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BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 1, 2022

Prior to Stonewall, one of the few ways we discover LGBTQ history is through encounters with the law, along with bar openings and closings, as in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 13-21, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 13-21, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 13, 2022

October's winding up to be full of fall arts and nightlife flavors, well beyond mere pumpkin spicy. Pluck your favorites from our harvest.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 26, 2022

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag —and for some not dressed in much at all— enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 9, 2022

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 16, 2022

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues. We bring you Going Out, Homing's In's rainbow-licious array of events through next weekend, because we can.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 27, 2022

May the 4th, through 6th and beyond, for this week, bring you arts, nightlife and community events of interest, plus online amusements as well.

SF judge rules in favor of Castro bar The Mix

SF judge rules in favor of Castro bar The Mix

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 20, 2022

A legal battle involving shareholders of the Castro neighborhood bar The Mix is over after a San Francisco judge granted summary judgment in favor of the 18th Street watering hole.

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 10, 2022

Bobby Friday's Pop Up Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Beaux is a hoot, as shown in Steven Underhill's photos from the April 9 event.

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

  • Mar 21, 2022

Queens got animated at the March 20 Disney Villains drag show at the Powerhouse. Menorah Manischevitz hosted, and DJ Jimmy Strano kept the beats going. photos by Steven Underhill

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 21, 2022

"Take off your shirt!" If you're up for some fun fundraising, this year's Bare Chest Calendar, which raises funds for local charities, is looking for new contestants.

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 12, 2022

In April 2011, the Bay Area Reporter celebrated its 40th anniversary with a mini-exhibit of vintage front pages, curated by photographer Rick Gerharter.

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 28, 2021

New Year's Eve celebrations in the Castro and South of Market districts will have fewer indoor options as nearly half a dozen bars and restaurants have temporarily closed out of pandemic health concerns.