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Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Music mixes from the halcyon days of 1970s and '80s Fire Island and New York City nightclubs have been rediscovered in a series of remastered cassette mixes found in boxes at a Fire Island house. The Pine Walk Collection is now listenable on MixCloud.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Arts and nightlife events march into our schedule with energy and anticipation. Museums, galleries, theater, music and more await your attendance. Note the several music concerts and arts events with proceeds benefiting Ukraine refugees.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

As we reach the end of our 50 short tributes to the Bay Area Reporter's five decades, let's take a moment to talk about sex, particularly the B.A.R.'s coverage of it, in abundance.

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

In describing Grammy-winning recording artist and activist Melissa Etheridge as a 'Lesbian Rock Goddess,' it's a title she likes. "That's perfect!" she replies with modesty. Etheridge will soon perform with her band at several Northern CA venues.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Count yourself lucky that you're in a relatively free country, at least free enough to attend arts and nightlife events like those listed here. Do what you can, donate to Ukraine relief efforts, then count your blessings at a theater, art gallery, or bar.

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

The Imperial Court of San Francisco has a new empress and emperor.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

Juba Kalamka, who's remained active in a vast array of musical outfits, as well as appearing in movies, while remaining active politically and socially, has formed a new band, Commando, with Lynnee Breedlove, Honey Mahogany and other talents.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

When Big Freedia comes to town, we bow down for the Queen of Bounce. The New Orleans singer, TV star, cook and author performed at Mezzanine in April 2017, and writer Cornelius Washington shared a fun Q&A.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Roll up for a mystery tour of concerts, dance, readings, drag shows and dance parties. Who is that under that mask?

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

"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: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

50 years in 50 weeks: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

While probably not the most historic article of 2016, for this writer, it was a red-letter day to interview Shirley Manson, lead singer for the band Garbage.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Our rainy season may be over, but arts and nightlife events continue to reign.