Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Thursday September 1, 2022

'Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran' @ Cartoon Art Museum; Placebo @ The Warfield;<br>Lady Gaga @ Oracle Park; 'Moulin Rouge the Musical @ Orpheum Theatre
'Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran' @ Cartoon Art Museum; Placebo @ The Warfield;
Lady Gaga @ Oracle Park; 'Moulin Rouge the Musical @ Orpheum Theatre  

Some of our Fall Arts faves are still in preview mode, but we've got hundreds of arts and nightlife events happening today and through the week. Get out and about.

'Follies @ SF Playhouse'
'Follies @ SF Playhouse'  

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

DANCE, OPERA, THEATER
"Always ... Patsy Cline" @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Center Repertory Company's production of the biographical drama with plenty of music, about the fabled Country music singer-songwriter. $45-$70. Sept. 9-25. 1601 Civic Drive. https://www.lesherartscenter.org/

"Anything Goes"
Sutton Foster stars in the recorded stage production of the classic nautical musical comedy; streaming at https://www.anythinggoesmusicalcinema.com/

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" @ Los Altos Stage
Simon Stephens play, based on Mark Haddon's novel, about an autistic young man determined to solve the case of a killed dog. $20-$40. Sept. 8-Oct. 2. 97 Hillview Ave. www.losaltosstage.org

"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; extended through 2022. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

"A Death-Defying Escape"
Judy Carter's Hollywood show with magic, comedy and stories of Jewish life and lesbian love streams online. https://deathdefyingescape.com/

"Follies" @ SF Playhouse
New local production Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's classic musical revue, a reunion of former show biz stars before the demolition of a fabled theater. $30-$100; thru Sept. 10. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/ (Read our review.)

'Goddess' @ Berkeley Rep
'Goddess' @ Berkeley Rep  

"Generations In Time"
Gary Schall's experimental short dance and music film highlights the unique, cherished bond between father and jobs HIV+ drag queen son as they support each other as both family members and creatives. https://found.ee/generationsintime

"Goddess" @ Berkeley Rep
World premiere of an exuberant new musical about a mysterious singer who arrives at Moto Moto, a steamy Afro-jazz club in Mombasa, Kenya; by award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh and composer Michael Thurber, conceived by director Saheem Ali. $38-$104; thru Sept. 24. Roda Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" @ Curran Theater
The special-effects-filled stage play about a mystery at Hogwarts returns in a new shortened two-act version. $69-$349; extended thru Sept. 11. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

'Moulin Rouge: the Musical' @ Orpheum Theatre
'Moulin Rouge: the Musical' @ Orpheum Theatre  

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" @ Curran Theater
The special-effects-filled stage play about a mystery at Hogwarts returns in a new shortened two-act version. $69-$349; extended thru Sept. 11. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

"Lear" @ Bruns Ampitheater, Orinda
Cal Shakes, Oakland Theater Project, and Play on Shakespeare's production of Marcus Gardley's new adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy. Sept. 7-Oct. 2. 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda. https://calshakes.org/

Lenora Lee Dance @ ODC Theater
'In the Movement,' a dance, narrative and sound work about the stories and experiences office detainees imprisoned by the US government. $20-$50. Sept. 1-11. 3153 17th St. https://www.odcdance.org/

"Oklahoma!" @ Golden Gate Theatre
Touring company of the 2019 Tony-winning contemporary update of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. 1 Taylor St.; thru Sept. 11. $56-$256 (888) 746-1799 www.broadwaysf.com
(Read our advance article.)

"Moulin Rouge: the Musical" @ Orpheum Theatre
Broadway SF presents the touring company of the hit Broadway musical based on the Baz Lurlman film. $61-$122. thru Nov. 6. 1192 Market St. https://broadwaysf.com/

Kat Evasco's 'Mommy Queerest' in the With You Festival @ Brava Theater Center
Kat Evasco's 'Mommy Queerest' in the With You Festival @ Brava Theater Center  

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
Live and online performances; opening Sept. 10: John Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra.' 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com/

"School of Rock" @ Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Players' production of the hit musical (by Julian Fellowes, Glenn Slater and Andrew Lloyd Webber) about a rock music substitute teacher who inspires school kids to play rock music. $10-$60. Thru Sept. 11. 1305 Middlefield Road. https://paplayers.org

Sean Dorsey Dance
The local trans and queer dance company is featured in a KQED documentary.
https://freshmeatproductions.org/sean-dorsey-dance-on-kqed/

SF Fringe Festival @ Exit Theatre
Take in 84 performances by 21 different indie theater companies, mostly comic solo shows, between September 8-17. Free/$18. 156 Eddy St. https://www.theexit.org/

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storyteller/performers. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

With You Festival @ Brava Theater Center
Three queer timely solo shows: Sept. 8-10: Kat Evasco's 'Mommy Queerest,' about a lesbian mother and daughter. Sept. 22-24: Cesar Cadares' 'Not My First Pandemic,' the artist's exploration of AIDS and COVID. Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Yosimar Reyes' 'Prieto,' his journey from immigrant to fashion maven. $25-$40-$100. 2781 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

"Xanadu" @ San Jose Playhouse
3Below Theaters' production of the campy musical based on the film featuring music by Electric Light Orchestra. $35-$55, thru Sept. 11, Tue-Sat 8pm. 288 South Second St. https://sanjoseplayhouse.org/

Jim Van Buskirk: 'My Grandma's Suitcase' @ SF Jewish Community Center
Jim Van Buskirk: 'My Grandma's Suitcase' @ SF Jewish Community Center  

LITERARY
Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. Sunday, September 4, 3:30pm, the Eureka Valley Branch Book Club Reads Toni Mirosevich's Spell Heaven, 1 Jose Sarria Court. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Jim Van Buskirk: "My Grandma's Suitcase" @ SF Jewish Community Center
The gay historian and author shares the unusual tale of discerning his grandmother's career as an opera singer, and his jewish heritage. Sept. 8, 1pm. Free. 3200 California St. www.jccsf.org

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

"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/

'Cocktails With The Carringtons' @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
'Cocktails With The Carringtons' @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

MUSIC
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
International music and dance concerts. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. https://www.ashkenaz.com/

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more at Zellerbach Hall and nearby theaters. Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Duran Duran, Nile Rogers, Chic @ Chase Center
Enjoy classic '80s rock and funk with the musicians. Sept. 4, 7:30pm. $35-$400. 300 South St. https://chasecenter.com

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Sept. 7, 7:30pm: 'Cocktails With The Carringtons,' a story and song night with 'Dynasty' stars John James, Jack Coleman and Gordon Thomson ($65; read our interview. Sept. 8-10, 8pm: Broadway star and Tony winner Matt Doyle ($80). Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

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

Lady Gaga @ Oracle Park
Lady Gaga @ Oracle Park  

Lady Gaga @ Oracle Park
The pop diva performs her 'Chromatica Ball' concert. $110-$1200. Sept. 8, 7:30pm. 24 Willy Mays Plaza. www.ticketmaster.com

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 weekly concerts in a variety of genres, Tuesdays at 12:30pm. 660 California St. www.noontimeconcerts.org

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Placebo @ The Warfield
The UK band performs, on tour with new songs from their eighth album. $35 and up. 8pm. 982 Market St. https://www.placeboworld.co.uk/ https://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com/

Placebo @ The Warfield
Placebo @ The Warfield  

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

San Francisco Bach Choir
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres. https://sfbach.org/

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Enjoy music videos and programs online. www.sfgmc.org

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/

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

'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision' @ Asian Art Museum
'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision' @ Asian Art Museum  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

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

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

"The Art of the Brick" @ LEGO® Exhibit
View sculptures and interactive installations made of the toy bricks, now with a creative lounge. $18-$21; extended thru Sept. 5. 1 Grant Ave. https://artofthebrickexhibit.com/

Asian Art Museum
'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 art exhibits; Juried Members Exhibition, 'No Way Out But Through,' thru Aug. 6. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeleyhttps://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

'Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran' @ Cartoon Art Museum
'Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran' @ Cartoon Art Museum  

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
'Undoing Time,' installations focusing on mass incarceration; thru Dec. 18. Whitney Bradshaw's 'Outcry,' a response to the alarming rollback of women's rights; thru Nov. 8. Alison Knowles retrospective thru Dec. 18. '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 (BYO chairs). 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. New; '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/

Cartoon Art Museum
Ajuan Mance's art, part of the Emerging Artist Showcase; also, 'Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran,' original artwork from the Dark Horse graphic novel illustrated by Doran and written by Neil Gaiman; thru Sept. 18. Sept., 7, 6pm: online conversation with Colleen Doran ($5). 'Keith Knight's 'Woke,'' the local Black cartoonist's exhibit ('The K Chronicles'); 'The Legend of Wonder Woman,' an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Castro Art Mart
Monthly first Sundays outdoor array of local artists and craftspeople selling wares. Free, 11am-6pm, Noe St at Market.

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits; Ana Teresa Fernández: At The Edge of Distance, thru Sept. 3. Also, 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

'Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
'Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum  

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 return soon. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. Free/$12. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
New: 'Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History,' a paired exhibit about Frank Oz and his local family arts connection; thru Nov. 27. Sept. 4, 10am: Frank Oz and Michael Krasny in conversation. Also, the spacious downtown museum includes 'Experience Leonard Cohen,' with a series of four solo exhibitions by contemporary artists George Fok, Judy Chicago, Candice Breitz, and Marshall Trammell, all inspired by the life and work of the revered singer-songwriter; also, group exhibit 'Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves,' Julie Weitz' 'Golem: A Call to Action.' Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

'Faith Ringgold: American People' @ de Young Museum
'Faith Ringgold: American People' @ de Young Museum  

de Young Museum
New: '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, 2023. Also, 'Faith Ringgold: American People,' an exhibit of Black historical and personal paintings, quilts and soft sculptures; thru Nov. 27. Also, the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley; 'Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival,' thru Feb. 2023; and, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

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
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 art exhibits. Fort Mason Center Pier 2, 2 Marina Blvd. 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
Inaugural exhibition, 'Gardens of Felt Zine Delights,' a simulated world, video series, NFT collection, and interactive experience inspired by classic icons from Hieronymus Bosch's famed triptych, 'The Garden of Earthly Delights,' thru Sept. 13. 2665 Mission St. https://grayarea.org/

Bryan Locke's 'Hot Walker' @ Harvey Milk Photo Center
Bryan Locke's 'Hot Walker' @ Harvey Milk Photo Center  

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. Bryan Locke's 'Hot Walker,' an exhibit of stunning black and white photos set at a horse racetrack; thru Oct 15. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Online solo and group exhibits of works by Philomela Williamson, Alex Jackson, and others. https://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

The Lab
'The Multivrs Is Illuminated,' collection of live music, performance and video works spotlighting BIPOC, queer and trans artists across diasporas and genres. Aug 12, 4pm-11pm. Aug 13, 4:30pm-1am. 2948 16th St. https://www.thelab.org/

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

Lea Magdanal @ SF Academy
Local queer artist's exhibit of 30 paintings. 2166 Market St. https://www.academy-sf.com/

Legion of Honor
'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy,' the first extensive exhibition of the designer's work, bringing together more than 80 ensembles from the past two decades; extended thru Nov. 27. Also, 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. Uue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages' @ Letterform Archive
'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages' @ Letterform Archive  

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

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits at 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

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits include award-winning films, talks and music performances. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Museum of Craft & Design
'Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail,' thru Oct. 30; and other exhibits online. www.sfmcd.org

"My Park Moment" @ Presidio
Large-scale outdoor exhibit of visitor-submitted images in local and regional state parks; at the new Tunnel Tops. www.presidiotunneltops.gov

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Online and in-person exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

'Hella Feminist' @ Oakland Museum
'Hella Feminist' @ Oakland Museum  

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. New: 'Miguel Chacon: Observer.' www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
'Hella Feminist,' an exhibit that combines art and historical artifacts to show the diverse individual and collective stories of feminism; thru Jan 8, 2023. 'You Are Here: California Stories on the Map,' thru 2022, '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/

"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

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

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; Jun Yang's 'Hold You Tightly.' 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

'Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece' @ Walt Disney Family Museum
'Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece' @ Walt Disney Family Museum  

SF Arts Commission
'Carlos Villa: Roots and Reinvention,' the first-ever museum retrospective of works by the iconic San Francisco-born Filipino American artist and educator; thru Sept. 3 (Additional exhibit, 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision,' at the Asian Art Museum). 401 Van Ness Ave. https://sfartscommission.org/

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
'Shifting the Silence,' a group exhibit of 32 women artists, and 'Speculative Portraits,' an exploration of portraiture and identity. Also, Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural 'Pan American Unity' on display during its restoration, plus 'Diego Rivera's America,' an exhibit of his paintings. Also, 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

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

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Tom of Finland Foundation
The LA-based museum hosts online exhibits and sketch sessions with male models (second Sundays); also LA fundraisers and events. https://www.tomoffinland.org

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. https://ybca.org

Mixing it up @ The Edge. photo: Steven Underhill
Mixing it up @ The Edge. photo: Steven Underhill  

NIGHTLIFE
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/

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

Beaux
Nightlife's hopping at the popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Shangri-La second Saturdays. Big Top Sundays. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays. https://www.beauxsf.com/

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

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. Sept 1: A Show for the Girls; all-female bands. Sept. 2: Chromatica Disco: Lady Gaga Dance party. $10-$20 and up. 475 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com/

Drag Brunch at Curio
Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag shows (with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone) with brunch. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

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

Hard French @ El Rio
Hard French @ El Rio  

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

Hard French @ El Rio
Labor Dy party, with Baalti performing live, DJs Patrick, Jeremy Castillo, Vin Sol and Brown Amy. Sept. 3, 2pm-8pm. $10-$15. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

The Hole in the Wall
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. UHaul SF, Fridays. Sunday brunch drag show 11am-5pm. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Lookout
The Castro bar with a panoramic view; ongoing: 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/

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.

Polyglamorous @ Public Works
Polyglamorous @ Public Works  

Midnight Sun
The popular bar celebrates 50 years; Timeline Tuesdays, Honeypot Fridays with gogo studs; Galaxy Saturday nights; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. 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/

Muévelo @ Que Rico, Oakland
Valentino Presents' new East Bay Latin club is already a hit. 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

Oasis
In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show (10pm-2am). Sept. 2 & 3: 'Eat Pray Patty,' with Michael Phillis' hilarious Patty From HR. Sept. 2: Snaxx's Homegirl throwback dance party. Sept 8: Chromatica Ball Afterparty (bus ride from concert at Oracle Park to Oasis included with $15 ticket). Sept. 9: Palace of Trash's 'Fetish.' 7pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Polyglamorous @ Public Works
Labor Day Weekend queer dance party with DJs Massimiliano, Pagliara, Chris Cruse, Olga T, Beya and Mark O'Brien. Sept. 4. $15-$25. 10pm-3am. 161 Erie St. www.eventbrite.com

Port Bar, Oakland
Shake It Up 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|

Suzette Veneti hosts Queens and Comedy @ Cobb's Comedy Club
Suzette Veneti hosts Queens and Comedy @ Cobb's Comedy Club  

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers; Aug. 6: Raul Anthony Gomez) 1st Saturdays, and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Qué 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

Queens and Comedy @ Cobb's Comedy Club
Suzette Veneti hosts a night of queer and drag comics; Justin Lucas, Shanti Charau, Marcus Williams, Madd Dogg 20/20 and others. $25-$7. Sept 1, 8pm. 915 Columbus Ave. https://www.cobbscomedy.com/

"The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" @ SVN West
Immersive Regency Court experience, with live music, cocktails, actors playing roles from the hit TV series, including the Queen. $45 and up. 16+. Festive attire suggested. 10 Van Ness Ave. https://bridgertonexperience.com/san-francisco/

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

'RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World' @ The Masonic
'RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World' @ The Masonic  

"RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World" @ The Masonic
Kim Chi, Rose, Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, Naomi Smalls, and Jaida Essence Hall, and season 14 finalists Willow, Lady Camden, and Bosco perform in a wacky journey of time-traveling drag numbers. $28-$150. Sept. 8. 1111 California St. https://vossevents.com/werq-the-world-tour/


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

SoMa Second Saturdays @ Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District
Join kink folks and fans on 12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street to shop with some of the finest queer and kink artists, artisans, and craftspeople. Beverages are available at the SF Eagle, including Beer Bust from 3pm to 6pm. 2th Street between Folsom and Harrison. https://bl.ooo/m/soma-second-saturdays-135 https://sfleatherdistrict.org/sunday-streets/

"Stranger Things; The Experience" @ SF Armory
Fun interactive tour of exhibits and rooms based on the hit Netflix series. $54. Wed-Sun thru Sept. 25. 1800 Mission St. https://strangerthings-experience.com/san-francisco/

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

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


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