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50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

The B.A.R.'s June 23, 1977 illustrated cover, an ad for The Balcony bar, took a macho cartoonish focus with art by Chuck Arnett, who was known more famously for his mural on the wall of the Tool Box bar.

Excitable boy: singer/songwriter Jordy

Excitable boy: singer/songwriter Jordy

Jordy, the latest in the long tradition of mono-monikered performers in the music world, gets up close and personal with listeners on his viral TikTok hit single "Long Distance."

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

As more venues open up, you have more opportunities to enjoy art, music, nightlife and other events.

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

  • DRAG
  • by Steven Underhill
  • May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

Feinstein's returns: popular nightclub to reopen May 20

Feinstein's returns: popular nightclub to reopen May 20

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 8, 2021

Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco's premiere nightclub, will once again bring Broadway stars and Bay Area acts to its stage. Performances are set to resume on May 20 with an all-star lineup.

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

Gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum's teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to form Man on Man, a duo dedicated to openly gay music that aims for your heart, ears, and groin.

Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

After more than a year of waiting and worry, the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are back to live, in-person performances of 'The Barber of Seville' and Adler Fellows drive-in concerts in Marin, and symphony indoor concerts.

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.