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Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by Jim Provenzano, Arts Editor
  • May 2, 2024

From delicate dances to robust theatrics, Bay Area arts and nightlife events spring forth, including the queer rock cover band GayC/DC, who perform at The Ivy Room in Albany on May 3. Rock on with plenty more events in Going Out.

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

Berlin-based singer Vladmir Kornéev has recorded five critically acclaimed albums, toured Europe, played with symphony orchestras in Germany and Montreal. He'll be in the Bay Area in May to make his United States concert debut.

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

Our prolific music reviewer shares new and recent albums from Palehound, The Drums, Jenny Owen Youngs, Wrabel, and the "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" 2023 Broadway Cast Recording.

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Some really big shows are coming up in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. But probably nothing is as big as the giant sheep DJ art car, aka BAAAHS, that'll be at the April 28 Leather District block party. See plenty more events in Going Out.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.

Bianca Del Rio: drag star to hold court at the Warfield

Bianca Del Rio: drag star to hold court at the Warfield

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Currently on tour, drag star Bianca Del Rio will bring her unique brand of outrageous humor to the Warfield on May 3 and May 4 in a new show called "Dead Inside."

The Stud's return: historic bar's triumphant third time's a charm

The Stud's return: historic bar's triumphant third time's a charm

  • BARS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 23, 2024

The Stud bar's fascinating history, going back to 1966, is matched by its festive reopening on April 20 at a new SoMa location, where many longtime patrons celebrated its multiple eras.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

Pylon Reenactment Society, led by the band's original vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, along with Jason Nesmith, Kay Stanton, and Gregory Sanders, makes its album debut on "Magnet Factory."

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

What's black and white and read all over? Our arts and nightlife listings! Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2024

In 2017, Oasis staged "Bitch Slap!," a live-on stage homage to "Dynasty" with a touch of "Days of Our Lives" and novelist Jackie Collins thrown in for good measure. "Bitch Slap!" proved to be so popular that Oasis is doing it again.

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

  • DRAG
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 16, 2024

Cynthia Carr's biography "Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar" astonishing at every turn, deeply excavates the Darling archive in order to bring a pioneering trans woman into the spotlight of 1970s New York.

The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 12, 2024

After years of delays and lots of fundraising, the new Stud bar held hosted a soft opening on April 12 in advance of its grand opening coming up on April 20. The new venue, the former Julie's Supper Club on 1123 Folsom Street, includes two bars.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 11, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

  • BARS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

After years of holding benefits for local nonprofits, the SF Eagle Bar will be helping a fellow business as it recovers from a break-in and robbery with a fundraiser Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 398 12th Street.