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12 November 2019


Online Extra: Onetime Mix shareholder sues former partners

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 12

Lawrence "Larry" Metzger, a gay man and onetime shareholder in the corporation that does business as the Mix gay bar on 18th Street in the Castro, is suing the corporation and two of its shareholders.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Winning design for Pulse memorial and museum announced

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 12

The onePULSE Foundation has announced the results of a competition to design a memorial and museum in honor of the victims of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida — even as it faces some opposition to the proposal.

Online Extra: Progressives unseat incumbents in SF DA, D5 races

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 11

The twin victories of progressives Chesa Boudin and Dean Preston for San Francisco district attorney and District 5 supervisor, respectively, has sent a jolt through the political establishment.,

Online Extra: Kaplan endorses Warren in 2020 prez race

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 7

Lesbian Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan on Thursday endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for president.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Updated: Second judge strikes down health care 'refusal rule'

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 7

Two federal judges in two days have struck down the Trump administration's Denial of Care rule as a third case in San Francisco awaits a judge's decision.

CA panel supports federal historic status for SF Japantown site with LGBT ties

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 7

A property in San Francisco's Japantown that has ties to the early LGBT rights movement has won support from a state panel to receive federal historic status.

Updated: Loftus loses lead in DA race; Boudin has 156-vote edge

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 6

Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin has a 156-vote lead in the San Francisco district attorney's race, based on preliminary results released Friday.

Updated: Preston holds lead in D5 supe race

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 6

For the second day, District 5 supervisor candidate Dean Preston hangs on to 35-vote lead over Supervisor Vallie Brown.

Editorial: Open meth sobering center soon

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Nov 6

Now that Mayor London Breed has won a full four-year term — with 68% of the vote, according to unofficial returns — it's time for her administration to quickly complete the process for opening a meth sobering center.

Arts & Culture

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.

Mandy Patinkin sings from the heart

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 12

"If I could only do one kind of performance," Mandy Patinkin explained in a recent phone interview with the B.A.R., "it would be doing concerts."

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.


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.

Leather Events, November 8-23, 2019

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Nov 6

As autumn chills, leather warms. There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

When Doris Fish Resurfaced - 'Blonde Sin' silkscreens at the 2007 Castro Street Fair

BARCHIVE | By Michael Flanagan | Oct 30

Found treasure that tells the tale of personal history is a story that has been repeated many times. When some silkscreens of drag performer Doris Fish were discovered, a lost legacy became reborn.