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'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

Look out for Ghost Face! "Sqream: A '90s Musical Drag Parody," comes to Oasis on February 14. This will be an immersive show, meaning that the cast will be performing all over the club, mixing in with the audience.

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 13, 2024

"The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco" is the perfect introduction to a tale of maritime workers, labor unions and the building of a sexual subculture that has its roots in the city before World War II.

Old Harvey's space gets new name

Old Harvey's space gets new name

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2024

After the name Brut was withdrawn, the ownership group behind a planned new bar and restaurant at the high-profile intersection of 18th and Castro streets has settled on what to call the establishment.

Going Out, Feb. 1-9, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 1-9, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 1, 2024

Shake up your usual routine with a vibrant dance concert, a stunning art exhibit, or a night of drinks and drag. While nearly every bar will screen the Super Bowl on Feb 11, you can find other diversions, even some that also include men in tights.

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Going Out, Dec. 28, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024

Going Out, Dec. 28, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 27, 2023

Whether you're looking for last-minute New Year's Eve plans, or craving some fun movies to watch cuddled up at home, we've got plenty to help you ring in the new year the way you want. We toast your arts and nightlife options each week.

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 26, 2023

While Kylie and a cowboy crooner offer gay fun at The Venetian, the growing downtown Las Vegas scene now includes smartly designed hotels, an art park, nightclubs, and even a large bookstore.

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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. 16-24, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 16-24, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 15, 2023

Get ready to stuff yourself, we mean with arts and nightlife events, in this week's Going Out.

Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 12, 2023

Friends of Absolute Empress Marlena (aka Gary Mclain) celebrated the 84th birthday of the local icon at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley on November 12.

SF supervisors' panel advances liquor license for Stud Bar as collective plans fundraising telethon

SF supervisors' panel advances liquor license for Stud Bar as collective plans fundraising telethon

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 9, 2023

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee unanimously approved a liquor license for The Stud — a necessary precondition before the iconic LGBTQ nightclub can open its new location in the South of Market neighborhood.

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

Yes, some bars have closed, but more nightclubs and bars have recently opened than in years past, despite the pandemic. This includes winners and runners-up, many in Oakland. Celebrate them all by going out.

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 18, 2023

Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth wish the walls could talk in their East Oakland home, which they discovered was once a working-class lesbian bar.