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15 November 2019


Updated: Progressives unseat incumbents in SF DA, D5 races

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 13

Updated below: Mayor London Breed announces DA-elect Chesa Boudin will take office in January, at his request. Interim DA Suzy Loftus agrees to continue serving.

Business Briefs: Clothier fundraising for SF drag parodies actor awaiting heart transplant

NEWS | Nov 13

Until recently Sergio Lobito was working as a landscaper in San Francisco and starring in the wildly popular drag parodies of television shows.

Field honors gay SF national parks landscape architect

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 13

Visit any national park site in San Francisco and you will likely encounter a vista that has been shaped in some manner by Bay Area native Michael Boland.

Political Notebook: SF eyeing sites to house LGBT homeless individuals

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 13

San Francisco officials are eyeing several sites to house LGBT homeless individuals, in particular youth and transgender people, that could open in 2020 and fulfill several campaign promises made by Mayor London Breed.

Guest Opinion: Traveling while trans

NEWS | By Delia Danae Rawdon | Nov 13

I was singled out by TSA for being a transgender woman and I am not the only one.

Editorial cartoon

NEWS | By Paul Berge | Nov 13

This week's editorial cartoon.

Violence breaks out at gay film premier in Georgia

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Nov 13

Anti-gay demonstrators and police clashed last week as violence erupted at the opening of the highly acclaimed Swedish gay romance, "And Then We Danced," in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.


NEWS | By BAR staff | Nov 13

This week's corrections.

Editorial: Seismic shift in SF DA's office

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Nov 13

Deputy public defender Chesa Boudin's upset victory in the hotly contested San Francisco district attorney's race has sent shockwaves through the city, and continues a national trend of electing criminal justice reformers as top prosecutors.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events Nov. 14-21, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 13

Turn over a new leaf as mid-autumn arts events make a harvest of entertainments.

Grand Opera's material girl, Manon Lescaut

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Nov 12

First impressions are important, but they shouldn't lead to snap judgment. It is usually wiser to stop and think, but in the world of opera — especially Puccini — lovers tend to fall in love at first sight.

Monica Palacios, still here

THEATER | By Hannah Bennett | Nov 12

The newest show from San Francisco's most explosive comedian, Monica Palacios, is coming soon, and you shouldn't miss it.

Fascinating rhythms: 'Stomp' returns

THEATER | By Roberto Friedman | Nov 12

"Stomp," the so-called "international percussion sensation," played A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in San Francisco for eight performances last week, and Out There and a lot of vicarious percussionists were in the house.

Don't dismiss this sticky wicket

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 12

Playwright Kate Attwell's "Testmatch" is about race and gender and global economic power.

Systematic abuse in pursuit of the gold

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Nov 12

"At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" (opening Friday) follows the course of an investigation.


Opening Day @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

DAYTIME | By Steven Underhill | Nov 13

It was quite an icebreaker at the 12th annual opening for the Union Square Ice Rink, a holiday tradition that attracts thousands of locals and visiting tourists.

Nightlife Events Nov. 14-21, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | By Events Editor | Nov 13

Dance, prance, find romance. Revive, survive, enjoy being alive.

Beth Leavel - Broadway star of 'The Prom' at Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 6

Beth Leavel, who was Tony-nominated for her role in 'The Prom,' appears at Feinstein's at the Nikko next weekend.

Nightlife Events Nov. 7-14, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 6

What's up with what's going down? Find out with our comprehensive LGBTQ nightlife listings!

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Nov 6

Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.

Halloween @ The Castro

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Nov 6

Celebrants in a multitude of creative costumes celebrated Halloween early on Saturday, October 26, in and around Castro district bars.