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17 December 2018


LGBTQ history exhibit planned for Oakland museum

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Dec 14

The Oakland Museum of California announces ambitious LGBTQ exhibition for April.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Newsom hires gay gubernatorial spokesmen

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 14

California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom adds more LGBT leaders to his gubernatorial team, naming two gay men as his top spokespeople.

Harvey Milk Plaza redesign scraps cantilevered seating area

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 13

Proponents of the overhaul for Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's gay Castro district have scrapped plans for a cantilevered seating area above the subway entrance and are now proposing a see-through canopy structure.

Frida Kahlo Way unveiled at City College

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Dec 12

Queer students at City College of San Francisco will now see themselves represented in the community college's address. The official unveiling of Frida Kahlo Way was held at the Diego Rivera Theatre on the college's Ocean Campus December 7.

Gay trailblazer leaves office: Worthington seeks new job

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 12

After 22 years in elected office, Kriss Worthington is back to being a civilian and looking to rejoin the workforce.

Editorial: Time for a gay board president

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Dec 12

Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are maneuvering for the upcoming board presidency in January, and from the comments on some recent online articles, it's getting ugly.

Tanzania gay activists vow to fight back

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Dec 12

A little more than a month after the latest anti-gay crackdown, LGBT Tanzanians are living underground or have fled the East African country out of fear.

Daddyhunt offers sexy with safe-sex message

NEWS | By Charlie Wagner | Dec 12

First there was Daddyhunt, the website in 2006, for older gay men and their admirers.

SF sex club 442 Natoma throws in the towel

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Dec 12

After four years, Scott Morris' sex club 442 Natoma has reached the end of its rope.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events Dec 13-20, 2018

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Dec 12

At year's end, consider all the artists whose work you have yet to see, hear and enjoy.

Parisian pleasures

ART | By Sura Wood | Dec 11

"Brassai," an engrossing new show at SFMOMA, leaves no doubt that this artist, who was also an accomplished sculptor and writer, was a great of 20th-century photography.

Gifted Fellows

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Dec 11

The Adler Fellows class of 2018 appeared in their final concert of the year, "The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert" last Saturday night in Herbst Theatre.

Meet the new music director

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Dec 11

When the San Francisco Symphony announced last week that conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen has been chosen to serve as Music Director Designate effective immediately, there was an almost-audible gasp of relief in the Bay Area classical music community.

'Evan Hansen' & musical therapy

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Dec 11

The closing scene of "Dear Evan Hansen" brings us to a clearing. The characters assemble before a bright blue scrim of open sky.

Four hands play Terry Riley pieces

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Dec 11

Musical iconoclast, mind-blowing performer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley has always been hard to classify.


Running up that hill in 2019

NIGHTLIFE | By Juanita MORE! | Dec 12

2018 was a rough year for almost everyone I know, even if there were hopeful moments sprinkled along the way. You might have noticed that we had an overwhelming number of success stories, too.

Help is on the Way for the Holidays @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Dec 12

The stars shone brightly at the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's annual holiday-themed benefit concert held Dec. 10 at the Marines' Memorial Theatre.

Nightlife Events Dec 13-20, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Dec 12

Chalk up all the fun you had, and add a few more week's merriment to round off the year of nightlife fun, because the newest club is opening up!

Amy & Freddy - Holiday cabaret duo's at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Dec 5

You better think twice if you're expecting anything less than silly fun holiday camp from the consummate piano and vocal duo Amy & Freddy, when they play at Oasis on Sunday, December 16.

Aaron Lazar: playing Dad

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Gladstone | Dec 5

It's been 18 years since Aaron Lazar last passed through San Francisco on a Broadway tour. He's in 'Dear Evan Hansen' at the Curran through December 30, and has a solo engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko on December 17.

Living every kinky day

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Dec 5

What has been impressed on me on World AIDS Day is that we should each of us grab on to life hard and live it as fully, beautifully and vibrantly as we can. For kinksters, that means taking full advantage of the many opportunities we have.