Going Out, Jan. 19-27, 2023

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Thursday January 19, 2023

DJ DNZA Rize SF @ Origin; Cris Williamson: The Grand Reunion @ Freight & Salvage; spors fan at Wild Side West; 'Joan Brown' @ SF MOMA
DJ DNZA Rize SF @ Origin; Cris Williamson: The Grand Reunion @ Freight & Salvage; spors fan at Wild Side West; 'Joan Brown' @ SF MOMA  

Dress up or down, get a smile from a frown as uplifting arts and nightlife events fill our days and nights.

'Dear Evan Hansen' @ Orpheum Theatre
'Dear Evan Hansen' @ Orpheum Theatre  

ARTS
(Click here for listings of LGBTQ movies, TV series, podcasts and community organizations.)

DANCE, OPERA, THEATER
"Bluey's Big Play" @ Golden Gate Theatre
Live musical based on the Emmy-winning kids' cartoon show. $36-$96. Jan. 21 & 22, 11am & 2pm. 1 Taylor St. https://broadwaysf.com/

"Cashed Out" @ SF Playhouse
World premiere of Native American Claude Jackson, Jr.'s play about three generations of women living on the Gila River Indian Community Reservation in Arizona. $15-$100. Jan. 26-Feb. 25. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

"Clyde's" @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Nominated for the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play! Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's feel-good comic drama is about the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at a truck-stop sandwich shop who attempt to rebuild their lives. $26-$93. Jan. 20-Feb. 4. 2025 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

"Dear Evan Hansen" @ Orpheum Theatre
Touring company of the six Tonys-winning musical about a shy teenager who uses a classmate's death to gain popularity. $67-$169. Jan. 24-Feb. 19. 1192 Market St. https://broadwaysf.com/

"Dear San Francisco" @ Club Fugazi
The 'high-flying love story' weaves local history with acrobatic theatrics and live music by The 7 Fingers company, now with new cast members, and a full food and beverage menu, celebrated its one-year residency; extended, with shows resuming Feb. 10. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

"Ennio" @ Club Fugazi
The Italian comic Ennio Marchetto's hilarious show of 50+ parody mini-moments with quick-change paper costumes. $35-$69; thru Feb. 5. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/ (Read our interview.)

"Getting There" @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
World premiere of Dipika Guha's commissioned play about five women in Paris and how their lives suddenly entangle. Wed. night Parisian piano mini-concerts with Suzanne 'Kitten on the Keys' Ramsey. $21-$56. Jan. 20-Feb. 26, Wed-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. https://www.nctcsf.org

'Getting There' @ New Conservatory Theatre Center (photo: Lois Tema)
'Getting There' @ New Conservatory Theatre Center (photo: Lois Tema)  

"In Every Generation" @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
West Coast premiere of Ali Viterbi's Jewish multigenerational family saga. $30-$65. Jan. 18-Feb. 12. 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. https://theatreworks.org/

"Little Shop of Horrors" @ 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
The hit Off-Broadway musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman about a carnivorous alien plant gets another local production. $29-$43. Jan. 26-Feb. 19. 52 W. 6th St. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com/

"Lockdown Comedy"
Lisa Gedudig hosts the monthly online laugh-fest, this time with Keith Lowell Jensen, Eve Meyer, Brett Jennings, and Lisa's mom, Arline Geduldig. Jan. 19, 7pm. $15-25. CityBoxOffice.com/LockdownComedy

"The Play That Goes Wrong" @ Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Players' production of Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields' wacky pratfall comedy. $10-$40. Jan. 20-Feb. 5. 1305 Middlefield Road. https://paplayers.org/

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House
In the 'next @ 90' festival, the company premieres nine new works by nine diverse choreographers in three programs, including former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc. (Read our interview) $29-$448, Opening night concert and gala Jan. 19. Jan. 20-Feb.11, 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfballet.org

River Butcher @ SF Sketchfest
River Butcher @ SF Sketchfest  

SF Sketchfest @ Multiple Venues
The annual comedy festival presents dozens of event with TV and comedy stars (Cheech & Chong, Bruce Campbell, David Cross, River Butcher, Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould and many more) in stand-up, shows, roasts, table readings and more. Jan. 20-Feb. 5. https://sfsketchfest.com/

"Select Thine Own Journey" @ Gateway Theater
Media Meltdown and SF Sketchfest present 'an interactive fantasy drag show,' where the audience decides the fat of drag performers in a live show. $20-$30. Jan. 24, 8pm. 215 Jackson St. https://sfsketchfest.com/

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storyteller/performers. Brian Copeland's 'Grandma & Me: an Ode to Single Parents,' Jan. 21-Feb. 25. Lynne Kaufman's 'Poetic Justice' (performed by Julia McNeal and Charles Shaw Robinson), thru Jan. 29. Don Reed's 'The Never Too Late Show,' thru Feb. 19, Berkeley. Unique Derique's 'Fool La La Gift,' Jan. 15-Feb. 5, Berkeley. 1062 Valencia St.; also at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley ($10-$35). www.themarsh.org

Eric Orner @ Fabulosa Books
Eric Orner @ Fabulosa Books  

LITERARY
LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
Jan. 29, 4pm; comic and graphic novelist Eric Orner discusses 'Smahtguy: The Life and Times of Barney Frank,' his acclaimed illustrated biography of the first out gay congressman. (Read our June 2022 interview.) Also, in-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel hosts the monthly authors and cocktails night at the intimate martini bar, with Dina Klarisse, Allison Landa, Michelle Robertson, and Eric Sneathen. Jan. 26, 7pm. 4 Valencia St. https://www.facebook.com/events/1833876053635748

"No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics" @ PBS
The fascinating documentary about the history of LGBTQ comics airs Jan. 23. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/no-straight-lines/

Queer Wellness Symposium @ SOMArts Cultural Center
'Healing as Resistance,' a series of discussions about LGBTQ community survival techniques amid growing violence and homophobic and transphobic legislation; sponsored by Rosen Creative House. Jan. 21, 4pm-8pm. 934 Brannan St. https://www.rosencreativehouse.com/ https://somarts.org/

"Queer Words"
Listen to online literary chats hosted by author Wayne Goodman, with guests Kelliane Parker, Brian Broome, Michael Nava, Vi Khi Nao, Anne Shade, Brontez Purnell, Christopher Castellani, the late Leslie Cohen and many others. https://queerwords.org/

SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Donna McKechnie @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Donna McKechnie @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

MUSIC
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
International music and dance concerts at the East Bay venue celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special schedule of concerts. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. https://www.ashkenaz.com/

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more. Jan. 21: mezzo-soprano and storyteller Joyce Didonato. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Broadway legend Donna McKechnie performs Stephen Sondheim favorites, Jan 20 & 21, 8pm, $69. (Read our interview.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Freight & Salvage
Music venue presents folk, rock, blues musicians and more. 2020 Addison St, Berkeley. https://thefreight.org/

Great American Music Hall
Enjoy live music at the classic venue. 859 O'Farrell St. https://gamh.com/

Jessie Mueller with Seth Rudetsky @ Toni Rembe Theater
The Tony and Grammy-winning singer-actress performs favorite songs with the erudite interviewer/accompanist and musical maven. $64-$99. Jan. 21, 8pm. 450 Geary St. https://www.act-sf.org

The Lost Church
Intimate music and theater venue presents local and touring performers in a variety of styles. 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.org/

Jessie Mueller with Seth Rudetsky @ Toni Rembe Theater
Jessie Mueller with Seth Rudetsky @ Toni Rembe Theater  

Maxwell Quartet @ Kohl Mansion, Burlingame
The Scottish string quartet performs works by Purcell, Alberga and Brahms. $25-$55. Jan. 22, 7pm. 2750 Adeline Drive. https://musicatkohl.org/

Noe Music
In-person and online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. 1021 Sanchez St. https://www.noemusic.org/

Noontime Concerts @ Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
Enjoy concerts in a variety of genres, Tuesdays at 12:30pm. 660 California St. www.noontimeconcerts.org

Old First Concerts
Enjoy in-person, live-streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. Jan. 20, 8pm: pianist Chelsea Randall performs a concert of works by Black American 20th- and 21st-century composers. Jan. 23, 7:30pm: Earplay contemporary music ensemble. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Maxwell Quartet @ Kohl Mansion, Burlingame
Maxwell Quartet @ Kohl Mansion, Burlingame  

Planet Booty @ The Independent
The wild Oakland funk band performs with guest drag king troupes and DJ Planet Rump. $20-$25, 9pm. 628 Divisadero St. https://www.planetbooty.org/ http://theindependentsf.com/

"Queer Vibes"
LGBT musicians perform a variety of genres in Season 2 of the show, on the LGBT Center's YouTube channel.

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Winter season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
In-person and online concerts. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

Planet Booty @ The Independent
Planet Booty @ The Independent  

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians, and has returned to in-person concerts. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

Yoshi's
The elegant nightclub-restaurant features jazz and R&B musicians. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. https://yoshis.com


MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
111 Minna Gallery
Downtown gallery exhibits vibrant contemporary artworks. New: Seventh Son Tattoo presents 'Year of the Tiger,' a group exhibition of stunning contemporary tiger-themed art. Opening reception Jan. 21, 7pm-12am. Thru March 23. 111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

Andre Malcolm's art in 'Year of the Tiger' @ 111 Minna Gallery
Andre Malcolm's art in 'Year of the Tiger' @ 111 Minna Gallery  

Acion Latina
Community organization sponsors events, and hosts exhibits in its gallery. 2958 24th St. https://accionlatina.org/en/

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Unusual art exhibits; 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

Arion Press Gallery
Print and design art exhibits. 1802 Hayes St., The Presidio. https://gershoni.com/culture/dyslexic-dictionary

ArtHaus
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz showcase multiple visual artists. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

Art Visit
Meet with visual artists in your area at their studios. https://artvisit.org

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
Exhibits of works by local artists. 1325 4th St., San Rafael. http://artworksdowntown.org/

closing weekend of 'Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk' @ Asian Art Museum
closing weekend of 'Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk' @ Asian Art Museum  

Asian Art Museum
'Into View: Bernice Bing,' 20 works by the contemporary artist (Read our feature article.) new: 'Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk,' a dazzling electronic art installation combining ancient poetry and modern anime; thru Jan 23. 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision,' and 'Seeing Gender,' a selection of works that reveal the complexities and nuances of gender across Asian art. 'Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty' and 'Lam Tung Pang, After Hope: Videos of Resistance,' 'Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky,' and historic works. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Berkeley Art Center
Diverse arts exhibits. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
'Endless Knot: Struggle and Healing in the Buddhist World,' thru June 11. 'Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles,' 'Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India' and art films streamed online and screened outdoors. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. 'Bugs,' a fascinating giant-plants-scale insect-view exhibit. 'Wander Woods,' an outdoor kids and families play space. Also, 'Living Worlds,' a planetarium show. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

California institute of Integral Studies
Art and culture center hosts classes, workshops, exhibits. 'Karla Diaz: While You Were Sleeping,' thru Feb 24. 1453 Mission St. http://www.artsatciis.org/

'Edward Gorey's Eerie Art' @ Cartoon Art Museum
'Edward Gorey's Eerie Art' @ Cartoon Art Museum  

Cartoon Art Museum
'Edward Gorey's Eerie Art,' a rotating exhibit of different works, thru Feb 12. Melissa Pagluica's art, part of the Emerging Artist Showcase; also, 'Yay Comics!: Hilo, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, and Friends,' thru Feb 20. 'I Left My Art in San Francisco' thru Jan 22. Open daily (except Wed.) 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Catharine Clark Gallery
Arlene Correa's touching immigration-themed textiles. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Programs include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. Free/$15. 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland (opens in Nov.). chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Exhibition of new work by Bay Area-based contemporary ceramic artist Cathy Lu. 750 Kearny St. https://www.cccsf.us/

Conservatory of Flowers
Beautiful indoor and outdoor floral exhibits in the classic arboretum; special events and parties, too. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. Free/$12. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
'Gillian Laub: Family Matters,' an exhibit of her family portraits. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

David Ireland House
Home converted into an intimate gallery of unusual art projects. 500 Capp St. https://500cappstreet.org/

de Young Museum
'Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,' a fascinating multi-part exhibit of Egyptian antiquities, jewelry, sarcophagi, even cat mummies, and special virtual reality consoles; thru Feb 12. Also, 'Lhola Amira: Facing the Future.' The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley; 'Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival,' thru Feb. Collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora' @ GLBT History Museum
'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora' @ GLBT History Museum  

"Entwined" @ Golden Gate Park
The popular outdoor light installation returns, with special events, thru March 12. Peacock Meadow, 240 JFK Drive. https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org/projects/entwined/

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Book displays at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd floor. Also, book exhibits on the 6th floor. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

Exploratorium Events
'Glow,' and exhibit of light-focused installations, thru Jan. 29. Also, talks and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more; weekly After Dark nighttime parties have returned. Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Gallery Wendi Norris
Contemporary artists' works. 436 Jackson St. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

GLBT History Museum
'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora.' Online exhibits include 'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50.' Also, 'Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present, Fighting Back,' a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; 'Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph,' curated by Joseph Plaster; and other exhibits. Online events as well. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Gregangelo Museum
Take tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Gray Area
Unusual and contemporary art exhibits and installations. 2665 Mission St. https://grayarea.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. Jan. 26, 6pm: Ed Kashi in conversation and a book-signing for 'Abandoned Moments.' 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Ed Kashi @ Harvey Milk Photo Center
Ed Kashi @ Harvey Milk Photo Center  

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
'Blood Child,' a group exhibition of works by Nyame Brown, Xandra Ibarra, Shara Mays, Gregory Rick, Stuart Robertson, and Leila Weefur, thru Jan. 28. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

"Land's End" @ Former Cliff House
Group exhibit of artists' varied works where their charge is twofold: to discover artwork in unlikely places and to consider the planet's health. 1090 Point Lobos Ave. https://www.for-site.org

Legion of Honor
European and ancient art, giant Renaissance landscapes and historic paintings, plus classical sculptures and contemporary works, from Degas, Manet, Caillebotte and Vuillard to Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts; also, Wangechi Mutu's fascinating modern outdoor and indoor sculptures. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Letterform Archive
'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages,' an exhibit of varies protest movement posters and graphics by Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Jenny Holzer, W.E.B Dubois, ACT UP, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Corita Kent, Atelier Populaire, Guerrilla Girls, Ben Shahn and others. 2325 3rd St. https://letterformarchive.org/

Lost Art Salon
Intimate gallery exhibits small and unusual works of note by contemporary and early 20th-century artists. 245 S. Van Ness. #303. https://lostartsalon.com

Manna Gallery
'Flux,' Elaine Maute's exhibit of paintings. Also, Orlando Smith retrospective. 473 25th St., Oakland. https://www.mannagallery.com/

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Exhibition 'Color Code' an exhibition that celebrates the many ways that color is used to create connection, convey meaning, and elicit emotion, featuring works by Etel Adnan, David Alekhuogie, Sadie Barnette, David Benjamin Sherry, and many more; thru Jan. 21. 1150 25th St. https://www.mcevoyarts.org

'The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion' @ Museum of the African Diaspora
'The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion' @ Museum of the African Diaspora  

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries — Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Municipal Bonds, The Jones Institute and more— host different artist exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Exhibits of art by Latino artists, plus events. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

Museum of the African Diaspora
Exhibits include 'The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion,' thru March 5; also, award-winning films, talks and music performances focusing on Black artists in multiple media. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Museum of Craft & Design
'Bull.Miletic: Proxistant Vision,' an innovative, art and technology research project that explores the impact of new aerial imaging technologies and their influence and power in everyday life; thru March 19. $8-$10. 2589 3rd St. www.sfmcd.org

Napa Lighted Art Festival
Colorful nighttime art installations, projections and sculptures at locations around Napa. Jan. 21-Feb. 19, Mon-Thu 6pm-9pm. Fri-Sun, 6pm10pm. https://donapa.com/lighted-art-festival/

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares in-person online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; in-person window displays and weekly online exhibitions. www.niadartstore.org

Martin Taylor/Chromaform's 'Seed of Dreams' @ Napa Lighted Art Festival
Martin Taylor/Chromaform's 'Seed of Dreams' @ Napa Lighted Art Festival  

Oakland Museum
'Angela Davis: Seize the Time,' an exhibit examining the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon; thru June 11. 'Black Power' and 'Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism,' both ongoing. Friday night interactive displays and live music. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro
Online multimedia exhibit documenting the history of Metropolitan Community Church, its LGBTQ-inclusive services and outreach through the AIDS pandemic. http://arspgallery.com/mccsf-exhibit-main/

"Pleasure as Art" @ Good Vibrations
Dafne Blade's sculptural window display installation made out of 100 decommissioned Magic Wand vibrators. 899 Mission St. https://www.goodvibes.com

"Pride and Progress"
The Victory Fund's online exhibit showcases a timeline of LGBT political history. https://www.prideandprogress.org/

Queer Arts Featured
New LGBTQ-owned pop-up gallery set in the former site of Harvey Milk's camera shop. 575 Castro St. www.queerartsfeatured.com

"Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer"
Online version of a new group exhibit at Berlin's Schedules Museum that explores the multiple historical, cultural, and political intersections of queerness and disability. https://queer-crip.schwulesmuseum.de/en/

Robert Koch Gallery
Contemporary artists exhibits. 49 Geary St. https://kochgallery.com/

Colin J. Radcliffe's 'Love Spoiled' @ Schlomer Haus Gallery
Colin J. Radcliffe's 'Love Spoiled' @ Schlomer Haus Gallery  

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; Colin J. Radcliffe's 'Love Spoiled,' cute sexy ceramic figurative sculptures. 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

SF Botanical Garden
Beautiful spacious gardens with multiple plants, trees and flowers. Free entry for SF residents; others $3-$10. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org

SF Museum of Modern Art
New: SECCA Art Award exhibition, with new works by Binta Ayofemi, Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza, and Gregory Rick. 'Joan Brown,' a retrospective of paintings and sculptures by the SF artist, thru March 12. 'Shifting the Silence,' a group exhibit of 32 women artists, and 'Speculative Portraits,' an exploration of portraiture and identity. Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural 'Pan American Unity' on display during its restoration. Joan Mitchell retrospective' 'Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue.' and Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

SOMArts Cultural Center
Various art exhibits and events. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Southern Exposure
Unusual art and installations and online projects. 3030 20th St. https://soex.org

'Stitching Communities and the AIDS Memorial Quilt' @ Thacher Gallery
'Stitching Communities and the AIDS Memorial Quilt' @ Thacher Gallery  

Stitching Communities and the AIDS Memorial Quilt @ Thacher Gallery
Exhibit of panels from The AIDS Memorial Quilt, which stands as an enduring monument to love, loss, and the power of art to bring communities together; thru Feb. 17. 2130 Fulton St. USF campus. https://www.usfca.edu/thacher-gallery

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. 'Legends of San Francisco,' an exhibit of 81 drag performer portraits by Harry James Hanson, Deb Leal, and floral designs by Devin Antheus. Opening party Jan. 12, 5:30pm-8pm features performances by performances by Donna Personna, Collette LeGrande, Olivia Hart, Carla Gay, Renita Valdez, BeBe Sweetbriar, Joan Jett Blakk, plus MCs Juanita More and Sister Roma. Thru April 1. Also, 'Education for Action: California Labor School, 1942-1957.' thru July 1. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Tunnel Tops @ Presidio
New outdoor beautifully landscaped area with scenic views, recreation, ranger talks, murals, and visiting food trucks. www.presidiotunneltops.gov

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films hosts online and in-person exhibits, classes and events. Thru Jan. 8, 2023: 'Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece,' and 'Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals.' 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

"We Were There"
Online tours of art museums, showcasing hidden and overlooked LGBT themes, subjects and artists. http://wewerethere.org/

"Worker"
Online exhibit showcases photos and historic paintings of sex workers by 19 artists, from the late 19th Century of Edouard Manet and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec to modern day contemporaries such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hockney, Nan Goldin, Bruce LaBruce and Margie Schnibbe. NSFW. www.artreporttoday.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. Lobby art: Taravat Talepasand's 'Peace in the Middle East.' Also, 'Brett Cook & Liz Lerman: Reflection & Action,' a video, dance and multimedia installation, thru June 4. Alex Strada and Tali Keren's 'Proposal for a 28th Amendment? Is it Possible to Amend an Unequal System?' thru March 19. 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

DJ Bus Station John's 'Can't Fake the Feeling' @ Emperor Norton's Boozeland
DJ Bus Station John's 'Can't Fake the Feeling' @ Emperor Norton's Boozeland  

NIGHTLIFE
440 Castro
Friendly neighborhood bar has ample outdoor seating, and indoor drink specials, Monday underwear parties and two bars. 440 Castro St. http://www.the440.com/

After Dark @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties return to the interactive science museum, with different themes; Thursdays 6pm-10pm. Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Asia SF
Dining, nightlife and classy drag performers mix at the popular SoMa club; dinner shows from $59-$79. 201 9th St. https://asiasf.com/

Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. 133 Turk St.

Beaux
Popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Shangri-La second Saturdays. Latin Divas Live 4th Saturdays, You/nique 3rd Saturdays. Big Top Sundays and Friday Manimal with studly gogos. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays, and weekly 'Drag Race' viewings. 2344 Market St. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Blackbird
Classy Duboce area bar known for its artisanal cocktails. 2124 Market St. https://www.blackbirdbar.com/

The Cafe
Popular Castro nightclub with a dance floor and lounge areas, two bars, drag shows and gogo dancers on select nights; Picante Latin night on Thursdays. 2369 Market St. https://cafesf.com/

Can't Fake the Feeling @ Emperor Norton's Boozeland
DJ Bus Station John's new monthly 'old school Tenderloin dance party' celebrtaes his birthday with grooves of yesteryear. $10. Jan. 21, 10pm-2am. 510 Larkin St.

The Cinch
Historic bar in the Polk district. 1723 Polk St. http://www.cinchsf.com/

Club 1220
Walnut Creek's gay bar, with drag shows, karaoke and dance nights. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. https://club1220.com/

Club OMG
Intimate mid-Market nightclub includes DJed dancing, drag shows and a karaoke night. 43 6th St. http://www.clubomgsf.com/

Curio
Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag brunch shows with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone and other talents. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

Detour
Castro bar and restaurant with pinball and arcade games; drag bingo Wed nights. 2200 Market St. https://www.detoursf.com/

Dirty Habit, Hotel Zelos
Hotel's fifth-floor bar/restaurant hosts themed nights, plus Tuesday night street food and other rooftop events. 12 4th St. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Hangin' at The Hole in the Wall Saloon (photo: Rick Gerharter)
Hangin' at The Hole in the Wall Saloon (photo: Rick Gerharter)  

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. 475 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com/

The Edge
Musical Wednesdays, the weekly Monster Show, Beards & Booze and other events have returned to the popular bar. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

The EndUp
Historic SoMa nightclub hosts straight, gay and whatever late-night dance events. 401 6th St. https://theendupsf.com/

Eros
SF's queer sex club in a new location (site of the historic Bulldog Baths), open daily at 2pm to 10pm-12am; memberships available. 18+ only. $10-$30. 132 Turk St. www.erossf.com

Fireside Lounge, Alameda
Woman-owned LGBT-friendly bar with live shows, outdoor lounge, cool cocktails. 1453 Webster St. https://www.thefiresidelounge.com/

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBT-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts; Queeraoke on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 7pm. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Hi Tops
Popular sports bar with multiple TV screens, events, and an irresistible snack menu. 2247 MArket St. https://www.hitopsbar.com/hi-tops-sf

The Hole in the Wall Saloon
Local rock DJs like Don Baird play at the SoMa 'friendly neighborhood gay biker bar.' 1369 Folsom St. https://blackwolfmetal.com/ Also, listen online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

Jolene's
SoMa queer and woman/trans-owned nightclub and restaurant; Coyote Queer, second Saturdays, with DJs Koslov & Livv, costume contest. Queer Karaoke Thursdays; UHaul SF, Fridays. Sunday brunch drag show 11am-5pm. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Last Call
Small, neighborhood bar with a fireplace and old school jukebox. 3988 18th St. https://www.thelastcallbar.com/

'L Word' Trivia Night @ Jolene's
'L Word' Trivia Night @ Jolene's  

Lookout
The Castro bar with a panoramic view. Bounce (Sat. nights), Lips & Lashes Drag Brunch with host Carnie Asada (Sat. afternoons), Jock (Sunday nights). 3600 16th St. http://www.lookoutsf.com/

Lone Star Saloon
DJed events at the historic bear bar, plus regular nights of rock music and patio hangouts. 1354 Harrison St. https://www.lonestarsf.com/

Lyon & Swan
New gay-owned North Beach supper club with a diverse array of live cabaret acts; vocalists, jazz bands and comedy acts; also specialty cocktails and meals (closed Tue/Wed) . 124 Columbus Ave. https://www.lyonandswan.com/

Martuni's
The intimate martini bar hosts music cabaret acts. Pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly Monday Happy Hour open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Midnight Sun
The popular bar celebrates 50 years; Timeline Tuesdays, Honeypot Fridays with gogo studs; Galaxy Saturday nights with DJ Lu; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. plus Thursday Media Noche, and more. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/

Milk SF
Queer cafe in the Mission offers coffee, pastries, food, local drag shows. Sober Karaoke on 4th Wednesdays, 6pm-9:30pm. 302 Valencia St. https://www.milk-sf.com/

The Mix
Castro bar with pool table, jukebox, popular patio. 4086 18th St.

Moby Dick
Popular neighborhood bar known for its colorful aquarium and tasty drinks celebrates 40 years. 4049 18th St. https://www.facebook.com/MobyDickBar/

Muevelo @ Que Rico, Oakland
Enjoy the new nightclub's weekly dance party with DJed grooves, drag divas, and gogo studs. Fridays, $10 and up, 9:30pm-3am. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

Heklina's 'But I Don't Judge' @ Oasis
Heklina's 'But I Don't Judge' @ Oasis  

Oasis
The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am. Dina Martina Jan. 19-21, 7pm (sold out). Jan. 20, 10pm: D'Arcy Drollinger's birthday party; free. Jan. 21 & 28; the High Princx Pageant, with big cash prizes and local drag celebrity judges. Jan. 26, 7pm: Erica's First Holy Shit, a multimedia performance with guest star Christeene. Jan. 27 & 28, 7pm: Heklina's new show, 'But I Don't Judge,' with guest performers. Jan. 27, 10pm: MaDonna Summer dance party. Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am. Karaoke & Cocktails with Emma Peel, Tuesdays, 7pm-11pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Pilsner Inn
Historic neighborhood bar (since 1980) with an easy vibe, pool table, an excellent beer selection, and a spacious back patio. 225 Church St. http://www.pilsnerinn.com/

Port Bar, Oakland
Ongoing: Shake It Up Saturdays and Juicy (also Saturdays); Women's night Sundays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm; Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; Thursdays, Karaoke Star hosted by Amoura Teese; also weekend drag brunch. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Popular cruisy SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers) 1st Saturdays, Glamamore's Pillows drag show on Mondays; and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Que Rico
LGBT Latinx nightclub features cute gogo guys and fun drag shows, DJed dance floor, brunch and dinner menus, too. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

Sunday beer bust @ SF Eagle (photo: Steven Underhill)
Sunday beer bust @ SF Eagle (photo: Steven Underhill)  

El Rio
The popular bar with a spacious outdoor patio hosts multiple LGBTQ events, including Hard French; Daytime Realness, Mango, live bands, comedy and more. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

Rize SF @ Origin
New LGBTQ dance party with K-Pop and other styles, DJ DNZA, drag performer Miss Shu Mai; first and third Saturdays. Free/$250. 1538 Fillmore St. www.simpletix.com

Roller Disco @ Church of 8 Wheels
Roller-skating nights with groovy tunes, plus skate rentals. $5-$15. 554 Fillmore St. http://www.churchof8wheels.com/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events. BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays; monthly Lair with host Suppository Spelling; Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am, $8-$12. Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. (http://frolicparty.com/) 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Steamworks Berkeley
The award-winning bathhouse hosts special events, DJed nights, and a cruisy vibe. $5-$200 (6-month membership). 18+ only. Open 24/7 every day. 2107 4th St., Berkeley. https://www.steamworksbaths.com/berkeleyhome

Suavecito @ Space 550
Valentino Presents and Club Papi present a weekly Latin dance night with DJs Mike, Mr. Biggs, and Lola; Sonora Tropicana band, drag acts, gogo guys, three dance rooms, outdoor lounge. Saturdays, $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.suavecitosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping nights (Sundays and Thursdays) has returned. $5, 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Toad Hall
Spacious Castro bar with a small dance floor and back patio. 4146 18th St.

Trax
Historic Haight gay bar (since 1940!) serves up cheap and strong drinks. 1437 Haight St. http://traxbarsf.com/

Hella Tight @ Underground SF (photo: Gooch)
Hella Tight @ Underground SF (photo: Gooch)  

Twin Peaks
Enjoy a great view and strong drinks at the historic tavern, now in its 50th year. 401 Castro St. https://www.twinpeakstavern.com/

Underground SF
Reopened and renovated intimate Lower Haight nightclub hosts varied DJed events, including LGBTQ nights like Hella Tight; also a cafe by day. 424 Haight St. https://undergroundsf.com/

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar; monthly music nights, 7:30pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

Wild Side West
Historic lesbian and friends bar in Bernal Heights with an airy backyard garden (stairs). 424 Cortland Ave. https://www.wildsidewest.com/

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