Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 17 / 24 April 2014

Dining - Cheap Eats

As a freelance writer, I feel the pinch especially bitterly come tax season. If Uncle Sam's hands were any deeper in my pockets, I'd ask him to buy me dinner first.

Speaking of dinner, even a poor guy's gotta eat, and though my husband and I are capable and frugal cooks (seriously, you wouldn't believe what we can do with leftovers), sometimes we just want to enjoy a bite out in the world.

Luckily, San Francisco is one of the great capitals of cheap eats, despite our famously high cost of living. (read more)

Nightlife - Shirts and Skin

In what has become an ongoing tradition at The Powerhouse for years, men of all shapes and sizes have been taking their shirts off in the fun and sexy Bare Chest 2015 Calendar competitions. With eighteen finalists chosen from the many smaller competitions, the final event will be held Sunday April 27, 5:30pm at DNA Lounge, all to raise funds for the AIDS Emergency Fund and Positive Resource Center.

A stalwart host of the fundraisers for three years, Mark Paladini said that the Bare Chest events have been held at The Powerhouse Bar since 1999. The annual events go back to 1984, where they were first held at The Eagle. (read more)

Cabaret - Jazz Hands

Baghdad by the Bay just got a little naughtier. On Friday, April 25 at 7pm, the fabulous Divas will be at Beatbox to present ‘Jazz Hot Casino Cabaret,’ a fundraiser for the iconic and beloved San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. (read more)

Barbary Coasting

After meeting for almost a year the Barbary Coasters were officially incorporated as a “Mutual Benefit” nonprofit with the California Secretary of State on November 25, 1966. As part of the post WWII California gay motorcycle club movement, they cultivated the rebel biker image popularized by Marlon Brando’s 1953 film The Wild One. They also held some very wacky talent shows. (read more)

On the Town -
Galas and Giggles

As promised here two weeks ago, Equality California's Gala on April 12 packed the grand Palace Hotel with political movers and shakers, reminding us of the ongoing fight for full and equal civil rights for the LGBT Community. (read more)

On the Tab -
April 24-May 1, 2014

Pop goes the calendar, as a local favorite countess goes Beatles, an 80s gay pop icon returns, a boy band hunk grows up and goes solo, and younger musicians groove with retro reverence. (read more)

Sexuality -
Rafael Alencar

Dubbed the Energizer Bunny of Gay Porn, Rafael Alencar, with a massive set of equipment, and a Nob Hill Theater favorite, shares the lowdown on what it’s like to be a gay porn icon. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge -
Your Cheatin' Heart

Was it just coincidence, or did the gods (and mr. goddesses) of Naked Sword plan the one-two punch that saw the release of Boyfriends 2 followed by Cheaters? (read more)

Shooting Stars

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's annual Easter in the Park moved to Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow), due to construction at Dolores Park. (read more)

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