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50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

If you think we're focusing on Mr. Marcus' May 23 1985 Leather column just to show off a photo of handsome Bare Chest Calendar contestant Paul John Gillespie, you're right. But there's a bit of historic irony to also observe.

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

There will be much to celebrate with Broadway star Lillias White when she makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a two-night engagement beginning Friday, July 23. The very same day will see the release of White's new album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!'

Mary Gauthier: Saved by a songwriter

Mary Gauthier: Saved by a songwriter

Anyone familiar with the brilliant songs of lesbian singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier won't be at all surprised to learn that she also has a gift for writing prose, as shown in her first book, 'Saved By A Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting.'

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 12, 2021

Lisa Geduldig's monthly online comedy show Lockdown Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 15 with a rollicking night of comics from around the world: Marga Gomez, Jim Short, Shazia Mirza, oh, and Lisa's mom.

Post-Pride playlist

Post-Pride playlist

June has come and gone, but grooves from artists all over the rainbow continue to share queer tunes in a variety of genres, from longtime favorites to fresh newbies.

Fred Halsted art-porn classics at Embarcadero, Shattuck cinemas

Fred Halsted art-porn classics at Embarcadero, Shattuck cinemas

What are the cinematic boundaries between art and pornography? Two gay porn classics by Fred Halsted blend both in a strange mix, and will screen at Embarcadero and Shattuck cinemas July 9-15.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

Going Out July 9-15, 2021

Going Out July 9-15, 2021

In midsummer, many arts organizations are planning their post-pandemic performances, while others, including nightlife event producers, have already returned to normal, somewhat. Catch up in Going Out.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1984: Bathhouse battles

50 years in 50 weeks: 1984: Bathhouse battles

In 1984, the AIDS epidemic was raging and some officials in San Francisco thought that if the city closed bathhouses, which were frequented by gay men, the spread of the disease could be slowed.

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

Donnie's exceptional debut album 'The Colored Section' was virtually ignored after its release. Now, Motown has reissued the album in an expanded 20th-anniversary edition.

Matt Yee keeps fun afloat in trying times

Matt Yee keeps fun afloat in trying times

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 6, 2021

Sing-along cruise ship host Matt Yee discusses making the best of the past year, and his upcoming shows at the thankfully re-opened Oasis nightclub.

Going Out July 2-8, 2021

Going Out July 2-8, 2021

We're not a big fan of fireworks, or nationalism, so this holiday weekend, if you're not escaping town, or hiding online, here are some entertainment and nightlife options; no stars or spangled banners required.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!