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19 October 2019


Online Extra: 'It seemed hopeless:' victim of attempted battery in Noe Valley speaks out

CRIME | By John Ferrannini | Oct 18

Two men were threatened with battery in two incidents Monday, October 14, by people wearing masks, just blocks from the Castro.

Online Extra: New travel company markets to entire LGBTQ+ community, including kink

NEWS | By Ivan Quintanilla | Oct 17

As I crossed the gangway to board the Celebrity Cruises' Summit for VACAYA's maiden voyage this summer, the Scissor Sisters serenading over the speakers reassured me that "a kiki is a party for calming all your nerves."

Adults have tepid response to Host Homes

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 16

Facing a tepid response from adults willing to open their homes to a homeless young person, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center will hold a recruiting event this Saturday for its Host Homes program.

2 SF district attorney candidates spar over appointment

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 16

A debate among the four candidates for San Francisco district attorney was civil for the most part, but near the end the two leading candidates squabbled over the mayor's recent action appointing Suzy Loftus interim DA.

City OKs third cannabis store in Castro

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Oct 16

The Castro will have a third cannabis dispensary thanks to a 4-0 vote last week by the city's planning commission allowing the Flore Store to open at 258 Noe Street.

LGBTQ History Month: Leather vests tell a larger tale of the subculture

HISTORY | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 16

The cute, furry faces of teddy bears provide a whimsical detail to the back of two leather vests worn by leathermen in a daddy and son relationship.

Jock Talk: 30 years ago, quake interrupted World Series

NEWS | By Roger Brigham | Oct 16

My mainstream sports journalism career reached its apex 30 years ago today — October 17, 1989 — when the Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through Candlestick Park just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

Editorial: No endorsement for SF sheriff

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 16

We tried to schedule an editorial board interview with Paul Miyamoto, the only candidate for San Francisco sheriff.

Editorial: Herrera for city attorney

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 16

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is running unopposed for a sixth term and we endorse him once again.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 16

Autumn's brisk beauty is reflected in the bounty of arts events, including authors, artists and queer horror films.

Figaro in Post-Revolutionary America

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Oct 15

After more than 200 years, the perpetually hip writing team of Mozart and Da Ponte still has a hit on their hands. "The Marriage of Figaro" opened at the War Memorial Opera House last week, and it's funnier and timelier than ever.

Bully boy: 'Where's My Roy Cohn?'

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Oct 15

In his provocative and darkly funny new feature-length biopic "Where's My Roy Cohn?" director Matt Tyrnauer once again displays a remarkable ability to rummage around in our country's recent past.

Telepathic hackers: Caleb Crain's 'Overthrow'

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Oct 15

From its very title, Caleb Crain's second novel, "Overthrow," is comedy of the highest order.

Musical thirst quenchers

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Oct 15

Out There has famously thirsty ears, but here are three CDs that have lately quenched them.

There is nothing like a Hollywood Dame

BOOKS | By Tavo Amador | Oct 15

As Sloan De Forest shows in TCM's "Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History" (Running Press, $23), today's gifted actresses continue to make noteworthy films.


Marc Almond: SexCells pop night at the Castro Theatre

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 16

The Castro Theatre will be hopping on October 26 with SexCells, featuring Marc Almond, TR/ST, Hercules & Love Affair (playing a DJ set) and other talents.

Caissie Levy: 'Frozen,' family and Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 16

In the depths of the New York winter, Caissie Levy will be defrosted. Bay Area audiences can preview the thaw as Levy brings a mix of backstage stories and folk-pop arrangements of theater songs to Feinstein's at the Nikko.

Nightlife Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 16

Nibble on some pumpkin spice nightlife.

Andy Mientus: Gentleman of the Canyon - Broadway star sings Joni Mitchell's classic album

CABARET | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 9

Andy Mientus takes to the elegant stage of Feinstein's At the Nikko on October 12 and 13, for an evening of song devoted to the great folk rocker Joni Mitchell.

Tom Orr is the Greatest Show Queen

CABARET | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 9

Tom Orr will sing for his supper at Martuni's when he offers The Greatest Showqueen, an evening of wild parodies of classic Broadway hits. The October 13 show is a comeback of sorts for Orr.

Nightlife Events Oct. 10-17, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 9

Autumn lovelies fill our weekly line-up of nightlifery.