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50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 12, 2022

In April 2011, the Bay Area Reporter celebrated its 40th anniversary with a mini-exhibit of vintage front pages, curated by photographer Rick Gerharter.

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 28, 2021

New Year's Eve celebrations in the Castro and South of Market districts will have fewer indoor options as nearly half a dozen bars and restaurants have temporarily closed out of pandemic health concerns.

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth panel shares stories of LGBT nightlife

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth panel shares stories of LGBT nightlife

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 3, 2021

Join an online chat about the historic connection between the B.A.R. and its 50 years of writing about Bay Area LGBT bars; with Sharon McNight, DJ Page Hodel, author Mark Abramson, scholar Michael Flanagan, and assistant news editor John Ferrannini.

50 years in 50 weeks: The Gangway, 'still here' in 2005

50 years in 50 weeks: The Gangway, 'still here' in 2005

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 2, 2021

A classic neighborhood bar, The Gangway was a tiny yet cozy tavern noted for its exterior décor of a boat's bowsprit. Inside, colorful locals drank from the early hours.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 21-28, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 21-28, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 21, 2021

Theater, music, dance, films, drag, comedy and more await you all over the Bay Area, plus a few pre-Halloween fun scares.

Litquake's finale & queer choices

Litquake's finale & queer choices

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 15, 2021

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Fifth B.A.R. Talks panel, Living in Leather, features community leaders

Fifth B.A.R. Talks panel, Living in Leather, features community leaders

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 27, 2021

The Sept. 2 oniline B.A.R. Talk will be a conversation with Race Bannon, Scott Brogan, Gayle Rubin, Rich Stadtmiller and Graylin Thornton, who each have a longtime connection to the leather/kink community.

Going Out, Homing's In - Aug. 19-26, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In - Aug. 19-26, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 19, 2021

You know the rules, so mask up, vax on, and enjoy the numerous in-person arts and nightlife events. Or, if you're more comfortable at home, tune in online.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 9, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

Revelers at Sunday's Folsom Street Market fair who wanted a drink had to show something more than an ID to the doorman at many of the bars — proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 15, 2021

If you think we're focusing on Mr. Marcus' May 23 1985 Leather column just to show off a photo of handsome Bare Chest Calendar contestant Paul John Gillespie, you're right. But there's a bit of historic irony to also observe.

Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 24, 2021

Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!

Sylvester mural livens up SOMA

Sylvester mural livens up SOMA

  • by BAR staff
  • May 26, 2021

Disco star Sylvester is remembered in a new mural on the side of queer nightclub Oasis, 298 11th Street, in San Francisco's South of Market district.