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Going Out, June 27-July 5, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 27-July 5, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 26, 2024

The finale of Pride events is of course SF Pride's march, parade, and Civic Center celebration. But we've got plenty of other LGBTQ events that don't need sunscreen. Plays, art exhibits and of course every bar and nightclub unfurls their rainbow colors.

LGBTQ bar reopening in SF's beleaguered Financial District

LGBTQ bar reopening in SF's beleaguered Financial District

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 26, 2024

Ginger's, the San Francisco Financial District's only LGBTQ bar, is planning a grand reopening Pride weekend.

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 5, 2024

In less than two minutes, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission unanimously approved a change of ownership for San Francisco Badlands in the Castro at its June 4 meeting.

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 3, 2024

Patrons in line at San Francisco Badlands in the Castro district may have seen a notice of application for change of ownership posted to the window, touting an upcoming hearing at the city's entertainment commission June 4.

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

  • by JL Odom
  • May 28, 2024

In the East Bay, the owners of The Ivy Room are going above and beyond for Pride month by hosting an unprecedented 19 music and community events.

Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 16, 2024

We love a classy benefit, especially one with notable local celebrities. Also, local theater, dance and music concerts are worth your time and money, in Going Out.

SF LGBTQ club fights to stay alive amid downtown woes

SF LGBTQ club fights to stay alive amid downtown woes

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 14, 2024

A South of Market LGBTQ nightclub that caters to the Latino community and is one of the few local queer bars owned by a person of color, is turning to the public to keep its doors open.

Bare Chest Calendar Men 2025

Bare Chest Calendar Men 2025

  • by Larry Rich
  • May 13, 2024

The Bare Chest Calendar held their finals contest for Team 2025 at the DNA Lounge on May 5. The event was hosted by Rosie Fingers from Full Queer Wrestling and Miss GAPA 2023, Kiki Krunch.

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

  • 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.

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 25, 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.