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Besties nightlife: back and better than ever
Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

Upcoming and ongoing arts and nightlife events include a slew of our Bestie winners, runners-up, and other perennial favorites.

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

Wait! A plate? After a prolonged period of eating from cardboard delivery containers, refilling our own water glasses, and not flirting with servers, dining in restaurants can feel quite special.

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the leather- and kick-themed Folsom Street Fair returned to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in all its glory Sunday, September 25.

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag —and for some not dressed in much at all— enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 25, 2022

A new art exhibition will feature a curated selection of photographs, posters, more than forty commissioned works of art, and dresses that offer a rare glimpse inside the glorious and fabulous life of Juanita MORE!

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

Having matured musically since her hit single "Luka" in 1987, Suzanne Vega's new album, "An Evening of New York Songs & Stories" includes re-recorded old songs as well as new ones.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

Leather, rubber and other fetish gear abound at the annual Folsom Street Fair this weekend and at tied in —or tied up— nightlife events this weekend. We've also selected plenty of arts events that don't require such a kinky dress code.

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

"I am both queer and kinky," said Race Bannon.

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

The Contemporary Christian Music phenomenon known simply as Semler has earned the distinction of hitting #1 on the Gospel charts twice in one year. It's even more noteworthy that Semler is the first openly queer Christian music artist.

 Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

For the second year in a row, San Francisco LeatherWalk returns as the city prepares to usher in Leather Week ahead of the Folsom Street Fair.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

We've got musicals, dance concerts, art exhibits — even a cat show and 'Cats' the show!— and nightlife up for grabs this week, including some pre-Folsom Street Fair events. Fall in for the fun.

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Cyndi Lauper's infectious score and the cast's all-in performances made the original production —and now the Ray of Light iteration — of 'Kinky Boots' well worth seeing.

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

Herbst Theatre will echo with previously unheard sounds on Oct. 1, when Alta Sinfonica debuts, taking to the stage with music that combines traditional Mexican music forms with what organizers tantalizingly call "urban sounds."

Going Out, Homing's In,  Sept. 9—16, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 9—16, 2022

Still feelin' hot hot hot? It's the coolest summer we'll have again, so put it behind you and get a leg up to chill museums and theaters as arts and nightlife events refresh your senses.