Going Out, Jan. 5-13, 2023

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Thursday January 5, 2023

Going Out, Jan. 5-13, 2023

If you're bravely enduring our rain-soaked weather to attend arts and nightlife events, jolly good on you. Still indooring it? We've got a bounty of LGBTQ-themed films and TV series in our weekly listings.

'As You Like It' @ SF Playhouse
'As You Like It' @ SF Playhouse  

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

DANCE, OPERA, THEATER
"Annie" @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
New North American tour of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the vintage comics. $38. Jan. 10-15. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

"As You Like It" @ SF Playhouse
Shane Taub and Laurie Woolery's new musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy, with a gender-shifting update. $15-$100; thru Jan. 14. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org (Read our review.)

"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. Jan. 10-Feb. 5. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/ (Read our interview.)

"R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: a Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin" @ Golden Gate Theatre

Vibrant tribute concert withe songs by (and sung by) Aretha Franklin. $46-$96. Jan. 5, 8pm. Jan. 6, 2pm & 8pm. 1 Taylor St. at Market. https://broadwaysf.com

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: a Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin @ Golden Gate Theatre
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: a Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin @ Golden Gate Theatre  

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storyteller/performers. Lynne Kaufman's 'Poetic Justice' (performed by Julia McNeal and Charles Shaw Robinson), Jan. 7-29. Don Reed's 'The Never Too Late Show,' Jan. 8-Feb. 19, Berkeley. Unique Derique's 'Fool La La Gift,' Jan. 15-Feb. 5, Berkeley. 1062 Valencia St.; also at The Marsh Berkeley, 2061 Allston Way, Berkeley ($10-$35). www.themarsh.org


LITERARY
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/

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

Cris Williamson: The Grand Reunion @ Freight & Salvage (photo: Jill Cruse)
Cris Williamson: The Grand Reunion @ Freight & Salvage (photo: Jill Cruse)  

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. Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Freight & Salvage
Music venue presents folk, rock, blues musicians and more. Jan. 6 & 7, 7pm: Cris Williamson: The Grand Reunion, a two-night concert celebrating the pioneering musician, with Williamson, Barbara Higbie, Vicki Randle, Mary Watkins, Shelley Doty, Kofy Brown, Katie Cash, Julie Wolf, Mouths of Babes and Special Guests. 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/

The Lost Church
Intimate music and theater venue presents local and touring performers in a variety of styles. 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.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. 6, 8pm: acclaimed pianist Sarah Cahill, who performs 'Humanitas by the late Frederic Rzewski, written in honor of his friend Terry Riley, as well as Arlene Sierra's Birds and Insects Book 3, selections from Enneagram by Robert Pollock, and a Nocturne by Bay Area composer Carolyn Yarnell. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Sarah Cahill @ Old First Concerts
Sarah Cahill @ Old First Concerts  

"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 @ Calvary Presbyterian Church
In-person and online concerts of classical music and other genres. "Songs of Spirit and Joy" new for the holidays. 2515 Fillmore St. https://sfbach.org/

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Winter season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. Jan. 12, 7:30pm: soprano Dawn Upshaw with the Brentano String Quartet performing 'Dido Reimagined,' by composer Melinda Wagner; libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann, and works by Purcell, Locke and others. $45-$65. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
In-person and online concerts. Films with the live orchestra presents 'Jurassic Park,' Jan. 6-7. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

San Francisco Performances presents soprano Dawn Upshaw with the Brentano String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre
San Francisco Performances presents soprano Dawn Upshaw with the Brentano String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre  

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. On view: works by Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags. 111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

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/

'Into View: Bernice Bing' @ Asian Art Museum
'Into View: Bernice Bing' @ 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 art exhibits. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeleyhttps://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/

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

Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers  

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. 'Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves' presents works by 30 Bay Area-based contemporary artists working in fabric sculptures and other media in taking on the theme of 'repair' (tikkun); thru Jan. 8. 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

'Glow' @ Exploratorium
'Glow' @ Exploratorium  

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
'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. 'Nomadic Lives,' photos by Jamie Johnson and Norma I. Quintana, thru Jan. 14. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

'Blood Child' @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery
'Blood Child' @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery  

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

'Color Code' @ McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
'Color Code' @ McEvoy Foundation for the Arts  

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries — Nancy Toomey Fine Art ('Smallish Treasures' group show thru Jan. 3), 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

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

Oakland Museum
'Angela Davis: Seize the Time,' an exhibit examining the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon; thru June 11. 'Hella Feminist,' an exhibit that combines art and historical artifacts to show the diverse individual and collective stories of feminism; thru Jan 8. '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/

"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 in the Castro
Queer Arts Featured in the Castro  

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/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery's new group show, 'Photo Realness; The Queer Aesthetics of Photography' with works by Zackary Drucker, Clifford Prince King, Matt Lipps, Alec Marchant, Joe Sinness, and Suzanne Wright; curated by Christopher Tradowsky. 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

Joan Brown retrospective @ SF MOMA
Joan Brown retrospective @ SF MOMA  

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
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/

'Legends of San Francisco' @ Tenderloin Museum (photo: Deb Leal)
'Legends of San Francisco' @ Tenderloin Museum (photo: Deb Leal)  

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 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

Cute gogo guy @ Beaux (photo: Steven Underhill)
Cute gogo guy @ Beaux (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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. https://www.beauxsf.com/

"Bong-O Bingo" @ Moe Greens Dispensary
Cannabis game night with Thee Pristine Condition, Brandelicious!, DJ Dank and Pickle Pup. multiple game rounds, drag numbers, cannabis prizes and a fun Stoner Raffle. $10-$15. 6pm-9pm. 1276 Market St. https://eventhi.io/

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/

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/

Bong-O Bingo @ Moe Greens Dispensary
Bong-O Bingo @ Moe Greens Dispensary  

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

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. 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, 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/

pals at Jolene's (photo: Shot in the City)
pals at Jolene's (photo: Shot in the City)  

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/

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. Queer Karaoke Thursdays; 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. 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.

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/

Ryan Patrick Welsh returns with 'Sex, Camp, Rock n' Roll' @ Oasis
Ryan Patrick Welsh returns with 'Sex, Camp, Rock n' Roll' @ Oasis  

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/

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

Oasis
The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include Iconique drag show and club kid disco party (jan. 6, 10pm-2am). Ryan Patrick Welsh returns with 'Sex, Camp, Rock n' Roll' (Jan. 12-14, 7pm). Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am. Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am. Karaoke & Cocktails with Emma Peel, Tuesdays, 7pm-11pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.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

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. Dec. 31; Mango New Year's Eve, $25, 8pm-2am. 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

DJ DNZA @ Rize SF @ Origin
DJ DNZA @ Rize SF @ Origin  

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

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square
Enjoy fun outdoor making (rentals available) at the annual downtown rink, with ongoing special events. $13-$18; thru Jan. 16. 333 Post St. https://unionsquareicerink.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

Fun times @ Wild Side West
Fun times @ Wild Side West  

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

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/

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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