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Going Out, Dec. 21-29, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 21-29, 2023

While many of our readers may be out of town for the holidays, we've still got plenty of local arts and nightlife events. Unwrap Going Out, our weekly listings, online this and every week.

US led world in daddies, Grindr states in year-end report

US led world in daddies, Grindr states in year-end report

The United States led the world in the percentage of Grindr users who describe themselves as daddies this year, according to "Grindr Unwrapped,"

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

  • BARS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 19, 2023

While every bar and nightclub will celebrate the new year in some way, if you're looking for some fun things to do to celebrate the New Year, here are a few of our special suggestions of the best New Year's Eve events in town.

Last-minute gift guide: local specialties and queer creations

Last-minute gift guide: local specialties and queer creations

  • SPIRITS
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 19, 2023

It's not too late to go to a local small business or jump online and order presents that will arrive in time for Christmas. Here's a selection of unique gifts that will provide memorable experiences at the table, on the town and even on your television.

Going Out, Dec. 14-22, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 14-22, 2023

Holiday pressures got you down? Go see a musical, some art, a music concert, or a fun drag show. We've made a list and checked it twice, in Going Out, this week and every week.

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

  • DRAG
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 13, 2023

Drag artists who helped organize pop-up performances around San Francisco as part of SF is a Drag earlier this month apologized December 13 for a lack of security after a performer was met with aggression after they protested in support of Palestinians.

Lady Bunny: drag star & political pundit returns with a spicy holiday show

Lady Bunny: drag star & political pundit returns with a spicy holiday show

  • DRAG
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Dec 12, 2023

Fasten your weaves. Drag icon Lady Bunny is on her way to San Francisco to present her show "Lady Bunny: A Very Blue X-Mas" at Oasis on Christmas Eve Eve.

2023's six best LGBTQ albums

2023's six best LGBTQ albums

When it comes time to compile a "best of" list for the year, it's a relatively simple process. Our music writer shares his top six favorites, including Jakes Shears, Man on Man, Meshell Ndegeocello and others.

Going Out, Dec. 7-15, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 7-15, 2023

Oh, what fun we'll have, probably not in a one-horse open sleigh; more likely in a driver-less Waymo cab. Either way, arts and nightlife events await you in Going Out, this week and every week.

'The Bars Are Ours' — Celebrating the spirit of bars and community spaces

'The Bars Are Ours' — Celebrating the spirit of bars and community spaces

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Dec 5, 2023

Lucas Hilderbrand seeks to redress the notion that in the early days, queer culture only happened at places like The Black Cat in North Beach and the Stonewall Bar in New York by introducing us to bars throughout the country.

Going Out, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2023

From holiday choral concerts to fierce drag queens, we've got another diverse batch of arts and nightlife events, this week and every week.

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 28, 2023

The ever-popular drag parody performances of Christmas episodes of "The Golden Girls" returns. D'Arcy Drollinger shared what it's like to become the character Rose, as did Miss Coco Peru, who replaces the late Heklina as Dorothy.

Going Out, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2023

While many of you dear readers may be out of town for Thanksgiving, some of us will enjoy the weekend in the Bay Area, and nightlife offers a fun break from all the turkey and leftovers. We've got an extra helping of arts events, too.

Singer Jeff Harnar is sweet on Cy and Steve

Singer Jeff Harnar is sweet on Cy and Steve

The acclaimed cabaret singer discusses his two new albums, "I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim's Words" in 2022, and his latest, "A Collective Cy: Jeff Harnar Sings Cy Coleman."