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Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

Oh my gosh, Omicron! We're keeping up to date on closings, postponements and persistent performances in arts and nightlife.

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

  • BARS
  • 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.

Transit tales: Johnny Townsend's 'Orgy At The STD Clinic'

Transit tales: Johnny Townsend's 'Orgy At The STD Clinic'

Johnny Townsend's new book chronicles the escapades of Todd Tillotson, a middle-aged, paunchy Seattle gay man and ex-Mormon riding the public transit bus in the present day pandemic while cruising for sex.

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

When asked to create a nightlife spinoff mini-magazine for the Bay Area Reporter, it took editor Jim Provenzano only a few seconds to devise the title, BARtab. Putting out a monthly second publication took a lot more time.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

We've got live theater and comedy, art exhibits in a diverse array of genres, plus movies, dance concerts or music shows in-person and online.

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 5, 2022

Our January 13 B.A.R. Talks panel focuses on drag and its local history, with guests Heklina, Fudgie Frottage, Khmera Rouge, Mercedez Munro, Persia, and Sister Tilda Nextime.

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

Queer women are making big sound waves in music, including Amythyst Kiah, Jennifer O'Connor, Brandy Clark, Lilli Lewis, Lady Blackbird, Ana Egge, Torres and Rosie Tucker. Enjoy our latest round-up, with a music clip of each artist.

US leads world in looking for 'right now,' Grindr states in year-end report

US leads world in looking for 'right now,' Grindr states in year-end report

"The world began to open up in 2021, and so did you," the dating app Grindr stated in a year-end report on user preferences, which revealed which countries have the most profiles of tops and bottoms, alongside other data.

Going Out, Homing's In, Dec. 31, 2021-Jan. 7, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Dec. 31, 2021-Jan. 7, 2022

Openings, closings, cancellations, variants and vaccinations have induced precautionary postponements of some events, so check and recheck before going out, or just stay in and watch movies, dance concerts or music shows online.

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

  • BARS
  • 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.

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

Whether you'll be cuddling at home sipping eggnog, planning to go out and guzzle champagne on New Year's Eve, or staying home and ignoring it all with a Netflix binge, we've got events for you, both online and not, plus updates on event cancellations.

B.A.R. seeks freelance reporters, sports columnist

B.A.R. seeks freelance reporters, sports columnist

The Bay Area Reporter is seeking freelance reporters to write about the diversity of the LGBTQ community, particularly LGBTQ people of color — in news, arts, and sports.

Tripping through history: 'The Letters of Thom Gunn' as a roadmap to San Francisco's past

Tripping through history: 'The Letters of Thom Gunn' as a roadmap to San Francisco's past

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Dec 22, 2021

'The Letters of Thom Gunn' is both an intimate portrait of the poet and a window on the development of what would become gay and leather culture, and the rise of the hippies and drug culture.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

In the second week of August, 2008, a beloved drag show reached its zenith, as host Heklina hosted the last weekly Trannyshack night at The Stud before exporting it to DNA Lounge and other larger venues.