Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Wednesday October 6, 2021

Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater; 'Jesus Christ Superstar' @ Golden Gate Theatre; D'Arcy Drollinger in 'The Rocky Horror Show' @ Oasis; 'Hamilton' @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater; 'Jesus Christ Superstar' @ Golden Gate Theatre; D'Arcy Drollinger in 'The Rocky Horror Show' @ Oasis; 'Hamilton' @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts   

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

ARTS
DANCE, OPERA, THEATRE
"Blunderland" @ Great Star Theater
New vivacious show of mix of burlesque, circus, cabaret, and performance art, with Lady Rizo, Dirty Martini, Alotta Boutté, Fou Fou Ha and other acts. $25 and up, including VIP table seating. Oct. 7-10. 636 Jackson St. https://www.greatstartheater.org/blunderland

Cal Performances
View online dance, music and performance, with a new in-person season coming soon. https://calperformances.org/

Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater online
"This is Also Art," a discussion and informal performance of Charlotte Moraga's "Mantram." Oct. 14, 5:30pm. $10-$75. https://odc.dance/thisisalsotheart

Circus Bella
The fun acrobatic ensemble performs at outdoor parks on various dates through October. https://www.circusbella.org

Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater online  

Ethnic Dance Festival @ Grand Lake Theatre, AMC Kabuki, online
San Francisco's annual festival returns, but in dance films, viewable on-demand online and at two cinemas. $15-$25. Thru Oct 31. https://www.worldartswest.org/

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio
Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation. https://www.instagram.com/gaymenssketch/

"The Great Khan" @ SF Playhouse
World premiere of Michael Gene Sullivan's comic play about two Black gamer teenagers dealing with attackers, with a surprise appearance by Genghis Khan; in-person Oct. 13-Nov. 13 and on-demand online Oct. 20-Nov. 13. $15-$100. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

"Hamilton" @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Lin Manuel Miranda's mega-hit rap musical's touring company performs Oct. 12-31. $49-$69. 255 S. Almaden Blvd. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

'Hamilton' @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts  

"Interlude" @ New Conservatory Theater Center
LGBT theater company presents Harrison David Rivers' play about a man who returns to his Kansas home. Oct. 8-Nov. 7. Also, Season 2 of "In Good Company," a podcast for when life goes off-script; also, "Hold Me the Forgotten Way," an audio play collaboration by Harrison David Rivers. www.nctcsf.org

"Jesus Christ Superstar" @ Golden Gate Theatre
New touring company of Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice's meg-hit musical about the last days of Jesus' earthly life. $56-$226. Oct. 13-Nov 7. 1 Taylor St. https://www.broadwaysf.com

"Kingdom"
Broken Nose Theatre's online audio adaptation of its 2018 production of Michael Allen Harris' play about an LGBTQ African American family that lives in the near-literal shadow of Orlando's magical kingdom, as they struggle to create a life together. Thru Oct. 24. 500 Castro St., Mountain View https://brokennosetheatre.com/

"Lizard Boy" @ Mountain View Center for the Arts
Theatreworks Silicon Valley's production of Justin Huertas' whimsical indie rock musical about a boy's quest to become his true self; freak or hero. Thru Oct. 31. https://theatreworks.org/

'Jesus Christ Superstar' @ Golden Gate Theatre  

"Marga Gomez: Spanking Machine" @ The Marsh
The acclaimed comic, writer and storyteller returns wither new show about Catholic school kinks and more. $20-$100. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Oct. 23. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

QueerDanceCon
Online LGBTQ dance showcase with performances and panels with 16 performers and dancers, including Sean Dorsey. Oct. 9, 1pm-3pm. $10-$25. https://dearqueerdancer.com/

SF BATCO
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more; hosted by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., and Marcelo Javier. They've also returned to in-person shows. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco

"Somewhere," "The Tempest"
Mountain View's Pear Theatre performs the two plays by Marisela Treviño Orta and William Shakespeare. Thru Oct. 24. 1110 La Agenda St., Mountain View. https://www.thepear.org

Theatre Rhino
Gay-themed plays, most performed by John Fisher, free and archived on youTube. Oct. 9: "Keith!" http://www.johnfisher.biz/

Odd Mondays authors  

LITERARY
Litquake
The multi-event literary festival returns with in-person and online readings, talks; 80 events and more than 300 authors, Thru Oct. 23, with the closing night multi-venue Lit Crawl. https://www.litquake.org/

Odd Mondays
Queer novelists Mia P. Manansala ("Arsenic and Adobo") and Dennis E. Staples ("This Town Sleeps") read with Meng Jin ("little gods") at Odd Mondays online Oct. 11, 7pm to 8pm via Zoom. Get the link from [email protected].


MUSIC
BratPack @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
1980s movie music-themed concert; retro '80s attire welcome. $35-$104. Wed-Sat 8pm thru Nov 11. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Jazz and R&B [email protected] Yoshi's Oakland
Enjoy live music at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. 510 Embarcadero, Jack London Square. https://yoshis.com

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. https://www.noemusic.org/

Violinist Shunske Sato with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra  

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 streaming and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Season opening concert includes a concert of Schumann's Concerto for Violin in D minor and Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61, and Bach's Fuga a 3 Soggetto, "Unfinished Fugue" with violinist Shunske Sato. $15-$120. Oct. 14-17 at Herbst Theatre, Bing Concert Hall (Stanford U.), and First Congregational Church (Berkeley). https://philharmonia.org/

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 like the Pride Showcase 2021, "Wired." Also, video of the May 22 outdoor mini-concert, and a version of Todrick Hall's "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels." Also, "Behind the Curtain" series and Summer Reruns. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv

San Francisco Opera
Recorded and live performances, plus artists panels. "Fidelio" Oct. 14, 17, 20. $25. https://sfopera.com/

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Fall season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals at the Herbst Theatre. Oct. 7 & 11, the Catalyst Quartet reforms a four-part series of works by George Walker & Samuel Coleridge Taylor. $45-$65. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony
In-person concerts return to Davies Symphony Hall. Also, Digital Soundbox includes programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/

Justin Guarini @ Seth Concert Series  

Seth Concert Series
Seth Rudetsky's online concert series returns, with Broadway and cabaret stars. Justin Guarini (Oct. 10), Jessie Mueller (Oct. 17), Erika Henningsen (Oct. 24), Shoshana Bean (Oct. 31). $20. 5pm PT. https://events.broadwayworld.com/seth-concert-series/

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Jazz concerts will bring you good vibes. The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians. https://www.sfjazz.org


MOVIES, TV
(For expanded streaming online films and TV listings, see older event listings)

Bite Size Halloween @ Hulu
New short Halloween-themed films, including Matt Porter and Charles Gould's bisexual horror-comedy film "Unicorn."

"Changemakers"
GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

"Collar Confessions" @ Here TV
Series based on Dwight Allen O'Neal's novel about a closeted pastor. https://www.here.tv/

Bite Size Halloween @ Hulu  

"Cured" @ PBS
Independent Lens presents Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon's fascinating documentary about the pioneering LGBTQ+ activists who fought to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973. Oct. 11. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/cured/

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

Films @ Embarcadero Center Cinema
Trans documentary "My Name is Pauli Murray," "I'm Your Man," and "Blue Bayou." https://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema

Latino Film Festival
Cine+Mas' 13th annual filmiest includes multiple premieres at The Roxie and online, including a dozen LGBT-themed films. Thru Oct. 17. cinemas2021.eventive.org

LGBTQ History Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases historical documentaries through LGBT History Month, including "49 Pulses," "Raid of the Rainbow Lounge," "Love V. Kentucky," "Happy Birthday, Marsha," "Gay USA," and more. https://watch.revry.tv/Home

"Nuclear Family" @ HBO
Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family in a 3-part documentary series. In the late '70s/early '80s, when the concept of a LGBTQ family was inconceivable to most, Ry and her sister Cade were born to two lesbian mothers through a sperm donor. https://www.hbo.com/nuclear-family

"Poly People" @ Vudu
Comic mockumentary about a group of queer polyamorous people in a reality show. www.vudu.com

"Q-Force" on Netflix
Animated comic parody of spy capers features several LGBT characters and voice actors (Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes). See feature article with co-creator Gabe Liedman. Netflix

'We're Here' @ HBO  

"Stories of Resistance: Documentaries by Arthur Dong"
Stream compelling documentaries about Asian Americana and LGBT subjects made by the award-winning director. https://www.deepfocusproductions.com/

"Twenties" @ BET
Season 2 of the comedy series about "Hattie," a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her twenties, played by Jonica T. Gibbs. https://www.bet.com/shows/twenties.html

"A Wake"
Gay-themed drama about clashing and romantic reunions at a family funeral; available on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers. https://www.bgpics.com/

"We're Here" @ HBO
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated weekly series features drag stars Eureka O'Hara, Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen premieres Oct. 11. https://www.hbo.com/were-here


MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Art for AIDS
25th anniversary art auction; proceeds benefit UCSF Alliance Health Project. Oct. 11, 12pm-Oct. 16, 9pm. https://alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu/art-for-aids

Art for AIDS  

ArtHaus 25th Anniversary
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery's silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

ArtSpan's Open Studios
47th annual citywide celebration of visual artists in all media. Take a tour, visit solo and group studios, buy some art; thru Nov. 21. https://www.artspanart.org/sfos2021

Asian Art Museum
teamLab: continuity, an animated ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art. Other exhibits include "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 Museum/Pacific Film Archive
"New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century" showcases 140 Works by a range of contemporary Feminist artists; thru Jan. 31. Also, "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. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

'The Legend of Wonder Woman' @ Cartoon Art Museum  

Cartoon Art Museum
"The Legend of Wonder Woman," an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon, featuring comic books, merchandise, and original illustrations by many of Wonder Woman's most prominent artists. Also at the Fisherman's Wharf gallery; contemporary and historic original cartoon, comic and graphic novel art exhibits, including "A Treasury of Animation" and "Emerging Artists Showcase: Nomi Kane" (thru Feb. 21, 2022), as well as books and prints for sale. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catherine Clark Gallery
Stephanie Syjuco's video installation "Native Resolution," plus other works. In-person limited attendance. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Online 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
"Women: From Her to Here," an in-person and online exhibit focusing on women Asian diasporic cultures, including diverse gender and sexual identities, with video and film works, mixed media installation, photography, painting, featuring Bay Area filmmaker Madeleine Lim; New York-based spoken word performance artist and activist Brad Walrond; Bay Area-based Tina Takemoto, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, and Heesoo Kwon; Nicole Pun from Hong Kong; three artists from Taiwan; Beijing-based Luka Yuanyuan Yang; and the archives of the Queer Reads Library in collaboration with Mixed Rice Zines. 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
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, Julie Weitz' "Golem: A Call to Action," thru Dec. 5, "Levi Strauss: A History of American Style," and Stephen Berkman's "Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years," an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include "Judy Chicago: A Retrospective" (special performance Oct. 16), "Hung Liu: Golden Gate," thru Mar. 13, 2022; "Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival," thru Feb. 2023; also, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

'Excuse Me, Highlights' @ Alice Collective, Oakland  

"Excuse Me, Highlights" @ Alice Collective, Oakland
Group exhibit of new works by Asian American artists; a Vessel satellite pop-up exhibition; thru Dec. 18. 272 14th St. https://www.vessel-gallery.com/

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

GLBT History Museum
Gilbert Baker's original rainbow flag on display, plus ongoing exhibits. 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 online tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View online exhibits of masterful photographic art. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Immersive Van Gogh
Projected images of the Impressionist painter's works will dazzle in the spacious venue. SVN West, Van Ness Ave. at Market. $25-$40 and up; extended through Nov. 7. vangoghsf.com

'Gilbert Baker' GLBT History Museum  

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

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora screens award-winning films, with multiple talks and music performances online as well. https://www.moadsf.org/

Monolith @ Southern Exposure
Group exhibit with Charmaine Bee, Edgar Fabián Frías, Leena Joshi, Liz Roberts and Jess Robbins exploring personal narratives; thru Oct. 16. 3030 20th St. https://soex.org/projects-exhibitions/monolith

Museum of Craft & Design
"Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism," and other exhibits online. https://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. https://www.presidiotunneltops.gov/

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

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; in-person window displays and weekly online exhibitions. New: "I See What You're Feeling," a group exhibit. www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
New: "Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism," a relevant and timely exhibition that imagines the world through a Black cultural lens; thru Feb 27, 2022. Other exhibits: "You Are Here: California Stories on the Map" (through 2022), "Black Power" and "Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism" (both ongoing). 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/

Modern Art @ SFMOMA  

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

SF Museum of Modern Art
Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural "Pan American Unity," on display during its restoration. Also, video art pioneer Nam June Paik retrospective, the first U.S. show of this size, with 200 items and beguiling installations; thru Oct. 3. Also, Joan Mitchell retrospective (opens Sept. 4). View Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections; Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. Bay Area Walls mural project, the outdoor vertical garden and Olafur Eliasson's sparkling one-way color tunnel. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.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. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

When the Conference Heard from the Street @ SF Public Library
"Scenes from the Sixth International Conference on AIDS, 1990," an exhibit of photos and text about the events of 1990 by photographer Rick Gerharter, journalists Liz Highleyman and Tim Kingston, at San Francisco Main Library, 6th floor, Skylight Gallery. On view thru October 9. Also, the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center has reopened. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Various exhibits indoors and out; re-opened to limited capacity. "Echo Location: The Cultural Geopolitics in South of Market," thru Oct. 3. https://ybca.org

Club Papi @ Beaux  (Source: Marques Daniels)

NIGHTLIFE & COMMUNITY
Bootie Mashup @ DNA Lounge
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in live-streams. In-person nights have returned at DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. https://www.dnalounge.com/

Bounce @ Lookout
Weekly Saturday night dance party at the Castro bar with the panoramic view. 9pm-2am. $5. 3600 16th St. at Market. http://www.lookoutsf.com/

Boy Division
DJ Xander hosts the Twitch online edition of the New Wave retro-fun dance party. www.twitch.tv/deejayxander

Castro Country Club Gala
"Resilience," the sober space's celebration, includes host Peaches Christ, auctions, online speeches with community leaders. Oct 13, 7pm. Donations. https://www.castrocountryclub.org/

Club Papi, Drag Brunch @ Beaux
Nightlife's back at the popular Market St. club, with drag entertainers, go go studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Curbside Cabaret with Carly Ozard @ Poesia
The talented vocalist performs participatory concerts at the Italian restaurant. $10. Sat, 5pm-8pm. Sun 3pm-7pm. 4072 18th St. https://www.poesiasf.com/

DJ Don Baird @ The Hole in the Wall
The fave local rock DJ's returned to the SoMa "friendly neighborhood gay bikers" bar; Thursdays and Fridays. 1369 Folsom St. https://blackwolfmetal.com/ Also, listen online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

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/

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

Frolic @ SF Eagle
The furry cosplay dance party returns from hibernation, with DJs Pepe, LycanCatt, NeonBunny, and Khatalyst; now second Saturdays at The SF Eagle. Oct. 9. $8-$12. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. http://frolicparty.com/

The Immortal Reckoning @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ and the "Into The Dark" crew present a new interactive horror show and tour, with live performers, plus a bar, snacks and a shop, all in the historic Mint. Oct. 15 includes a Bootie mash-up takeover with DJs Adriana A & Jupiter Gatling. Thru Oct. 31, Wed-Sun. $50-$70. 88 5th St. www.terrorvault.com

Jolene's  

Jolene's
The SoMa queer nightclub and restaurant has re-opened, now with later hours Fri & Sat 6pm-12am. Sunday brunch 11am-5pm. Mask up, make a reservation. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Ken Jones Awards Reception @ Cityscape Lounge, Hilton Hotel
SF Pride presents honors to notable community members (Honey Mahogany, Marke Bieschke, Sean Dorsey, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. $75. Oct. 14. 5:30pm-7:30pm. www.eventbrite.com

LGBTQ+ Freedom Day Festival @ Valencia Street
Celebrate Coming Out Day with entertainment, exhibitors, food and fun. Oct. 10, 11am-6pm. Valencia between 18th & 21st. https://sfpride.org/

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

Martuni's Monday Happy Hour
Pianist Russell Deason hosts the return of the fun weekly open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Mr., Miss, Ms. & Mx. Gay San Francisco Pageant @ Midway
The Imperial Council's 49th annual festive competition. Oct. 9, 5pm-9pm $29 single to $150 table. 900 Marin St. https://themidwaysf.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

D'Arcy Drollinger in 'The Rocky Horror Show' @ Oasis  

Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest
Comedy nights at multiple bus and nightclubs (Atlas Cafe, Milk Bar, OMG!) Oct. 10-15. $10 and up ($200 full festival pass) https://mutinyradio.fm/

Northern California Renaissance Faire @ Hollister
the annual festival of historic cosplay, knights, queens, jesters, ale and ladies in waiting returns; thru Oct. 24. 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister. $20 and up; group rates. https://norcalrenfaire.com/

Oasis
In-person shows have returned, including an immersive new production of "The Rocky Horror Show," set throughout the nightclub and starring D'Arcy Drollinger; thru Oct. 31. Thu-Sat 6:45pm. $35 and up. Princess, the new weekly Saturday night drag show; also, Nicki Jizz' Reparations, an all-Black drag show, Oct. 8. Le Drags Hot, Oct. 10. Annie, Eastern pop drag show and costume party, Oct. 14. Montego, a Lil Nas X drag show Oct. 15. Also, enjoy online shows on the web and via the club's new app as well. www.sfoasis.com

Outdoor Movies @ Dirty Habit
The stylish Hotel Zelos bar screens movies each Sunday through October. Oct 10: "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything," Oct. 17: "Sister Act." Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $17. 8pm. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
The weekly Latin dance night returns (Wednesdays), as have other events at the popular Castro nightclub. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Port Bar, Oakland
Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm; Sunday Brunch, Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays, 8pm, "RuPaul's Drag Race" episode watch on Thursdays, dancing on Saturday nights, and more events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar, re-opened. Underwear Thursdays and other events. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Red Hots Burlesque
Enjoy drag and strip shows, music acts and more in online performances. $15. Oct. 13.
http://redhotsburlesque.com/

Scarlet Envy: AllStar  

Scarlet Envy: AllStar
The "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6 contestant's NYC cabaret show will lifestream online Oct. 13. https://www.caveat.nyc/event/scarlet-envy-allstar-10-13-2021

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar, re-opened, has numerous events, including the legendary Oct 8: Lair, Leather Cigar Demos BLUF niight with Dj guest Chuck Gunn, with residents Spazatron and Prince Wolf, Demos by Christopher Wood, and photos by Gooch. Sunday beer bust (3pm-6pm). 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

SoMa Second Saturdays
Outdoor social event at Eagle Plaza, at 12th St. by the SF Eagle, with artists booths and more. Oct. 9, 12pm-5pm. https://bl.ooo/m/somasatoct

Suavecito @ Space 550
Valentino Presents and Club Papi present a new weekly Latin dance night with DJs Mike, Mr. Biggs, and Lola; Sonora Tropicana band, drag acts by Dorys, Ms.Lola, Delilah BeFierce and Betty Fresas; go go guys galore, 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 night returns in-person, August 8, 5pm-10:30pm. $7. Space 500, 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Thirst Trap Thursdays at Dirty Habit
New weekly event on the heated 5th floor outdoor terrace of Hotel Zelos, $5 benefits the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. 5pm-10pm. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

Broadway Podcast Network  

PODCASTS, RADIO
"Being Seen"
GLAAD's new podcast focuses on the Black gay and queer male experience, hosted by Darnell Moore, producer of "Being Seen" and singer, actor and activist, Lawrence "Miss Lawrence" Washington. www.beingseenpodcast.com

Broadway Podcast Network
Enjoy talks and audio performances with writers, composers, actors and professionals in theater. https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/

Broadway Radio
Online Broadway music radio station featuring the best in the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and the London stage. New: Styles of Stephen Sondheim with music scholar Gail Leondar-Wright. Hosted by Stuart Brown. https://broadwayradioprograms.com/

Community Talks @ Manny's
In-person and online events discussing local and global community issues. 3092 16th St.
https://welcometomannys.com/

"Elton John's Rocket Hour"
The gay music megastar hosts his weekly music show on Apple. https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-app/

"In the Key of Q"
Podcast with interviews and music selections by LGBTQ musicians. https://www.inthekeyofq.com/

"LGBT Asylum Project Podcast"
Creator and host of the "LGBTQ Asylum" podcast is 28-year-old Sayid Abdul, a queer Uighur refugee who was granted political asylum in 2018. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

"Midnight Mass Podcast"
Peaches Christ presents an online audio show with Michale Varrati about horror and cult movies; on Apple and Spotify. http://store.peacheschrist.com/

"Out in the Bay"
The long-running LGBT radio show, offline for a few years, has returned with new podcast episodes, and an extensive archive. Host Eric Jansen welcomes artists, community leaders and celebrities. https://www.outinthebay.org/

Planet Classroom
Instructional podcasts on a variety of issues, including LGBT subjects. https://www.planetclassroom.world/browse/

"Probably True"
Podcast with queer stories, "a smutty-but-charming collection of personal misadventures." https://www.probablytruepodcast.com/

"The Qube"
E3 Radio's Black LGBTQ radio show and podcast. https://e3radio.fm/the-qube/

"Queer Powers"
Indie channel of chats radio shows, vintage zine archives and drag shows. https://www.queerpowers.com/

"A Queer Serial"
LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake ("Transparent," "Gilmore Girls"), Matthew Reimer, Radical Faeries' Will Roscoe and Joey Cain, and Chicago performers Salvio Gado and Jon Martinez, along with real recordings of pioneers including transgender entertainer Christine Jorgensen, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde. https://www.mattachinepod.com/

You Make Me Real with Juanita MORE! & David Glamamore  

Queer Nightlife Talks
Blog and links to talks among Bay Area nightlife organizers and producers, with community input and opinions. Tune in, offer assistance or thoughts. sfqueernightlifefund.org

"Queercore Podcast"
"The QueerCore Podcast," hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' histories, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, and veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass. New: SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson. Also, the Rev. Ed Hansen, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Taimi Talks
LGBTQ personalities (Jason Wimberly, Chris Mosier, Monique Heart and others) share guest-talks on various topics, with/on the Taimi app. (Apple Store or Google Play). https://taimi.com/

"You Make Me Real"
LGBT podcast series, with Juanita MORE! & David Glamamore, Joan Jett Blakk, Lynn Breedlove and Tom Ammiano. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1753585


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