Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday July 28, 2022
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Juanita MORE's Brunch @ Jones; Up Your Alley Street Fair @ Folsom St. at Dore; <br>Disney's The Lion King @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; Pussy Riot @ The Independent
Juanita MORE's Brunch @ Jones; Up Your Alley Street Fair @ Folsom St. at Dore;
Disney's The Lion King @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; Pussy Riot @ The Independent

There's no monkeying around when it comes to your health. So, with a big dose of caution, and few vaccines readily available, don't feel bad about perusing our arts and nightlife events from home, for now. We've got streaming amusements for at-home fun, too.

Ballet22 @ Cowell Theater  

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

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

Ballet22 @ Cowell Theater
The innovate dance company with 'msn' defying gender roles en pointe, performs a full evening program of classical and contemporary ballet. $20-$100. July 29-30, 7pm. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. https://fortmason.org/event/ballet22-summer-season/

Bay Area Playwrights Festival @ Potrero Stage
45th annual presentation of new works by local and nationally acclaimed playwrights, including Elana Dykewomon, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Inda Craig-Galván and others. $5-$200. July 29- Aug. 7 in-person, 1695 18th St.; online Aug. 5-7. https://playwrightsfoundation.org/ (Read our article.)

ChoreoFest @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Free concerts of site-specific works by Rawdance, Fact/SF, Push Dance Company and other ensembles. July 30, 1pm-3pm. Mission St. at 3rd. https://rawdance.org/

The Code @ Strand Theater
A.C.T. Young Conservatory cast performs the world premiere of Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses' pop-rock musical about a curious discovery made by some private school students. $20-$40. Aug. 4-7, 1127 Market St. https://www.act-sf.org

Deal With the Dragon @ Magic Theatre  

Deal With the Dragon @ Magic Theatre
Kevin Rolston's revised solo show about the comically complicated and competitive art world. $20-$70. July 22-Aug. 14. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.magictheatre.org/ (Read our feature interview with Kevin Rolston.)

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/

Disney's The Lion King @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
New local production of the Broadway mega-hit musical with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. $43-$138. Aug. 3-21. 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.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.)

Disney's The Lion King @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts  (Source: Matthew Murphy)

Fun Home @ City Lights Theater Company, San Jose
New production of the bittersweet family tragedy musical based on Alison Bechtel's award-winning graphic novel; thru Aug. 21. 529 S. Second St. www.cltc.org

Girlfly 2022 @ CounterPulse
Performances by aerial dance and textile workshop students taught by Flyaway Productions and the Museum of Craft and Design . Free/$25. July 28 & 29, 7pm. 80 Turk St. https://counterpulse.org

Going Out @ The Marsh
Don Reed's popular new solo show, subtitled 'Adventures Before & After the Pan Pan," is extended thru July 30. $25-$100. 7pm Saturdays, 1062 Valencia St. https://themarsh.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, 2022. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

Nan and the Lower Body @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Jessica Dickey's play about Dr. Pap, his mysterious assistant, and frank and funny discussions about women's health and body autonymy. $30 and up; thru Aug. 7. 1305 Middlefield Road. theatreworks.org

ODC/Dance: Summer Sampler @ ODC Theater
New and beautiful acclaimed dances by choreographers Brenda Way, Kimi Okada, KT Nelson, Amy Sierwert and Dexandro Montalvo, with a closing day outdoor block party. July 28-30, 7:30pm (July 29 includes LGBTQ after-party, with drinks, desserts, music). 3153 17th St. https://odc.dance/summersampler

ODC/Dance: Summer Sampler @ ODC Theater  

Sanctuary City @ Berkeley Rep
Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to establish a place for themselves in America. $29-$84; thru Aug. 14. 2025 Addison St. www.berkeleyrep.org (Read our review.)

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
Live and online performances. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com/

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

Talk to Your People
Dan Hoyle's new acclaimed solo show about race and politics in America. $25-$100; thru Aug. 27. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org



COMMUNITY
Castro Country Club
The LGBT-inclusive sober space holds meetings and events. 4058 18th St. https://www.castrocountryclub.org/

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio
Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. Tuesdays, 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation. 1229 Folsom St. https://www.instagram.com/gaymenssketch/

GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
Meetings, events and more for GLBTQ+ Asians. www.gapa.org

LGBTQ Connection  

Horizons Foundation
Community foundation invests in LGBTQ nonprofits, strengthen a culture of LGBTQ giving, fundraising, and events. https://www.horizonsfoundation.org

Jewish Community Center
In-person and online Pride-related events thru June. 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org/

Keshet
Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks. https://www.keshetonline.org

Laborfest
Online panels about workers rights, arts events, and educational panels; thru July. www.laborfest.net

Les Leventhal Yoga
The gay yoga instructor leads online classes. https://join.lesleventhalyoga.com/

LGBT Asylum Project
Local nonprofit aides LGBTQ refugees. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

LGBTQ Connection
Sonoma and Napa nonprofit hosts numerous events, including youth, elder groups, counseling. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/en/homepage

LGBTQ History Project
August Bernadicou's interviews and stories on LGBTQ activists' histories; special LA and NYC Pride history interviews. Also, recorded talks with Bay Area Gay Liberation's Charlier Hinton, (new) Dan Nicoletta, Phyllis Lyon, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, and a 'lost' interview with 'Pink Narcissus' director James Bidgood. https://www.lgbtqhp.org/

Manny's Events
The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, Ukraine fundraisers and community talks; in-person and online. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

My Life is Worth Living
Teen support videos in five powerful, diverse stories told over 20 episodes, for for teens struggling with mental health, including LGBTQ youth. https://www.wonder.media/product/my-life-is-worth-living

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park
The dedicated grove of memorials allows for peaceful contemplation of those lost; also, regular events, and online exhibits. 320 Bowling Green Drive. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/

Rainbow World Fund
Support international aid and outreach programs, not just LGBT causes, including the new Ukraine Emergency Fund. https://www.rainbowfund.org/

SF LGBT Center
Meetings, youth services and more events, including employment assistance, yoga classes, well-being workshops, and more. 1800 Market St., and online. 1800 Market St. https://www.sfcenter.org/

Odd Mondays @ Bethany Methodist Church  

LITERARY
Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. July 30, 2pm: a screening of 'AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman.' Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. July 28, 7pm: Rob Volpe ('Tell Me More About That.') July 30, 4pm: Steve Reigns ('A Quilt for David'). 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Odd Mondays @ Bethany Methodist Church
Mystery novelist Cara Black and Queer authors Susan Dambroff, Wayne Goodman and Richard May read in-person. Aug. 1, 7pm, 1270 Sanchez St. https://bethanysf.org/

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


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

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. July 29 & 30, 8pm: gay singer-songwriter Matt Alber ($50). Aug 4 & 5: Seth Rudetsky presents his hilarious 'Big Fat 70s Variety Show' (Read our interview.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Matt Alber @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

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

OutLoud
LA concert series streams online, featuring LGBT musicians like Whatever Mike (FKA Michael Blume), Mikalah Gordon, Black Gatsby and Eyemaki. https://www.twitch.tv/officiallyoutloud/about

People in Plazas
75 free outdoor music concerts at 12 venues on or near Market St. thru August, most at 12pm. www.peopleinplazas.org

Pussy Riot @ The Independent
The exiled Russian activist punk band performs. $30. Aug. 4, 8pm. 628 Divisadero. http://theindependentsf.com/

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

Pussy Riot @ The Independent  

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/

Seth Concert Series
Broadway pianist and host Seth Rudetsky's online concerts feature an all-star line-up, Sundays at 5pm PT. $25. https://events.broadwayworld.com/seth-concert-series/

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians, and has returned to in-person concerts. July 7-10: Joey Alexander Trio. $35-$95. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

Stars in the House
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's popular YouTube series of chats and game nights with musical theatre and TV/film talents continues, with donations going to The Actors Fund. https://www.starsinthehouse.com/

Stern Grove Festival
Outdoor music concerts return, with Cold War Kids, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal. Free/advance seating. Also live streaming online. 19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd. www.sterngrove.org

True Colors @ PBS
'Our Stories, Our Songs,' a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ community In The United States In Stories And Songs, hosted by Amy Schneider, featuring performances by Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, Chris Colfer, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclairé And André De Shields, with The American Pops Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier. https://www.pbs.org/

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

Guy Colwell's 'Pleasures Primal Terrors' @ 111 Minna Gallery  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
111 Minna Gallery
New duo exhibit; Guy Colwell's 'Pleasures Primal Terrors' and David Ball's 'Fanfaronade,' thru Aug. 11. 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,' '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

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
New: 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

'Ana Teresa Fernández: At The Edge of Distance' @ Catharine Clark Gallery

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. '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

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits; Ana Teresa Fernández: At The Edge of Distance, thru Sept. 3. Opening reception and artists talk, July 30, 2pm-5pm. Also, Arleene 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 return soon. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. Free/$12. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited,' with videos and film screenings, Muppets, materials, drawings, guest talks, and more; thru Aug. 14. (Read our feature article.) 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. 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

de Young Museum
New: the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley. Major exhibits include Alice Neel: People Come First thru July 10; 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

'The Cockettes: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy' @ SF Public Library  

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
'The Cockettes: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy, ' A celebration of the avant-garde psychedelic hippie theater troupe's 50th anniversary, in conjunction with original member Fayette Hauser's newly-published pictorial history by the same title; thru August; at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd floor. Also, book display 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

Frequencies of Tradition @ Kadist
Group exhibit of a dozen Asian artists whose work challenges traditional representation; curated by Hyunjin Kim; thru July 16. 3295 20th St. https://kadist.org/san-francisco/

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

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. Member, Staff and Volunteer Show group exhibit thru Aug. 20. 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

'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' @ Legion of Honor  

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; thru Sept. 5. 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

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. At Rena Bransten Gallery: Derek Weisberg and Sam Perry. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits; 'Tehuana,' photography of Diego Huerta; thru July 22. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

'Hello, Feminism' @ Oakland Museum  

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits include award-winning films, talks and music performances. 'Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art,' a group exhibit curated by Monique Long; thru Aug. 21. 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

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
New: 'Hello, Feminism,' 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/

Jun Yang's 'Hold You Tightly' @ Schlomer Haus Gallery  

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; Jun Yang's 'Hold You Tightly,' opening reception July 28, 5pm-9pm. 2128 Market St., just west of Church St. Regular gallery hours Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

SF Arts Commission
New: '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; 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

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. 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

Brut @ Great Northern  

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/

Big Muscle Party @ DNA Lounge
Annual gathering of muscular men and their fans, with DJ Paul Goodyear; also the kickoff of the Bare Chest Calendar. $20-$30. 2pm-7pm. 375 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com/

Brut @ Great Northern
Annual buff guys and fans kink-themed circuit party, with DJs Morabito and Dan Darlington; produced by Brian Kent. $40-$60. July 30, 10pm-4am. 119 Utah St. www.eventbrite.com

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

Disney Tribute Party @ DNA Lounge
DJ Cip plays animated musical favorite songs; cosplay encouraged. $15 and up. July 30, 9:30pm-2am. 375 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.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/

The Edge
July 30: Code, the only Castro leather/kink party. Musical Wednesdays, 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/

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBT-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Juanita MORE's Brunch @ Jones  

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

Juanita MORE's Brunch @ Jones
The delicious Fried Chicken Honey Goo prix fixe menu, with dessert and a drag show, is a popular favorite. $38. July 30, 11am, 3pm. 620 Jones St. Reservations required. https://www.tixr.com

Lazy Bear Week @ Guerneville Venues
Large-scale multi-event week at the Russian River for gay bear men and their pals. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Aug. 1-8. https://www.lazybearweek.org/

Lookout
The Castro bar with a panoramic view; Aug 1, 1pm-9pm: Recovery with DJ Phil B, Pollo Del MMar. 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; exhibit of painter Kenney Mencher's portraits of bears; thru July 27. 1354 Harrison St. https://www.lonestarsf.com/

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

Lazy Bear Week @ Guerneville Venues  

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/

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. July 28: 'Way Out' film screening and drag show fundraiser. July 29, 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' finale viewing, 7pm. 10pm: Lady Gaga/Dua Lipa night. July 30, 7pm; Matthew Martin's Judy Garland live concert, with special guests. Online shows, too. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.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; weekend drag brunch. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

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

Prime @ Midway
Daddy Alley's elder-welcoming dance party, presented by Trophy Dad, with Dad logos and DJ Neon. $30-$40. July 29, 10pm-4am. 900 Marin St. www.eventbrite.com

Pretty in Kink @ Space 550
Glamcocks' Up Your Alley dance night, with a kink and fetish glam theme (disco ball gags?). July 29, 10pm-4am. 550 Barneveld. www.tickettailor.com

Up Your Alley Street Fair @ Folsom St. at Dore  (Source: Rich Stadtmiller)

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

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/

Ritual @ 1015 Folsom
Real Bad's after-hours cruise dance party with DJ Juanma Escudero. $40-$60. July 31, 4am-12pm. 1015 Folsom St. www.eventbrite.com

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/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; July 29: Fuzz Ball. July 30: Prowl. July 31: Rogue. 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/

Sneaks @ Club Six
Polyglamorous' sports gear, sneakers-only dance party, with DJs Marceaux Marceaux (SAUNA Memphis), Lisa Frank (GAZE, The Eagle - SoFl), KK/Nark (Young Hearts, Seattle) and the Polyglamorous residents Beya and Mark O'Brien. $25-$45. 10pm-3am. 60 6th St. www.eventbrite.com

Stranger Things; The Experience @ SF Armory
Fun interactive tour of exhibits and rooms based on the hit Netflix series. $54. Wed-Sun thru August 14. 1800 Mission St. https://strangerthings-experience.com/san-francisco/

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, 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

Up Your Alley Street Fair @ Folsom St. at Dore
Annual sexy street fair with a focus on kink, outdoor exhibitionism, beer, bears and more. Gate donations. July 31, 11am-6pm. https://www.folsomstreet.org

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

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