Arts & Culture

Get ready for Gay Days Anaheim Oct. 2 - 4

Disneyland hosts over 16 million visitors each year. The “Happiest Place on Earth” has long become a destination for those who love losing themselves in the park’s enchanting atmosphere filled with song and dance.

Gay Days Anaheim returns to Southern California October 2 – 4. Get your red shirts ready!

Many years ago, Disneyland used to host a private party for gays and lesbians to come and enjoy the park in unity. However, in 1998 that event was eliminated and Gay Day Anaheim was born.

Target stores may start serving you shots before you shop

A Target store in Chicago could be the first to offer you a cocktail while you wait for your significant other to peruse the entire linen section. Or at least until you’ve drunk enough courage to brave the aisles yourself.

The prospective Target store is slated to open in October in the Windy City, and has applied for two liquor licenses. One document would allow this specific location to not only sell beer, wine and spirits but serve them as well.

Horror maven Wes Craven dies at 76

LGBT fans of horror movies are mourning the loss of writer/director Wes Craven tonight. He was 76.

Many may be wondering why an LGBT news site would run a report on the death of a horror movie director. But let's face it, many of us grew up on horror movies and Wes Craven was the writer and director behind of some of the most memorable thrillers in cinematic history.

THEATER REVIEW: "Parlour Song"

It’s a bitch, that day when you suddenly realize your climb to the top is over and it’s all downhill from here (at least temporally), whether or not you’ve reached that pinnacle you envisioned all those years ago.

Ned, Joy and Dale are at that stage. All are 40 and live “within six feet of each other” in mirror-image digs in London suburbia. Ned (Mike Sears) is a chunky demolitions expert whose job keeps him traveling to see all the places he will soon reduce to rubble.


Surveys show that most women are unhappy with what they see in the mirror. But Violet (Hannah Corrigan) has grown up in rural North Carolina with more than a mere blemish or two: she has a disfiguring facial scar that gives onlookers a start and provokes staring.

“I wasn’t born with this scar,” Violet tells an Old Lady (Melinda Gilb) who sees her for the first time. “It took an axe blade to split my face in two.”

This kitty takes drag by the domestic short hairs

Cats and drag queens? That sounds like a match made in internet heaven.

But what if there were such a thing as cats as drag queens.

The RuPaw’s Drag Race Instagram account is taking the fish to the cats as it recreates some of the most memorable characters from the reality show.

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Star of "Pippin," Brian Flores, is much like his character

The long-absent musical “Pippin” gets its San Diego run at the Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 30.

The coming-of-age production follows the title’s namesake as he traverses through life trying to find its meaning. The character Pippin is a new soul, who is only beginning to gather pieces from his adventures to assemble a complete picture of who he is and who he wants to be.

This might also be said for the actor who is playing “Pippin.”

Brian Flores, in his professional theater debut, graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in musical theater this past May.

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THEATER REVIEW: Broadway SD presents ”Pippin"

Poor little Pippin (Brian Flores), next in line for the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, finds his life “empty and vacant.”

So he tries just about anything anybody suggests, to see if that will give his life meaning. Warfare and unbridled hedonism are suggested and tried; he finds them unhelpful.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Get free Out at the Races tickets tonight at Wet

Tonight (Thursday) is another edition of Wet at Numbers. In addition to the very popular wet underwear contest with over$500 in cash and prizes, tonight’s event will feature a huge ticket giveaway: The first 150 people there will get a free ticket to next Friday’s Out at the Races, featuring a dance party with superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold after the conclusion of the day’s races.

Justin Bieber look-alike Toby Sheldon found dead in motel room

Toby Sheldon, who was best known for spending $100,000 on plastic surgery to look more like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley on Aug. 21, reports TMZ.  He was 35 years old.