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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.

Going Out, Homing's In, August 6-12, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, August 6-12, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 4, 2021

As more venues re-open, but more precautions become standard, let's shift back to online as well as in-person events, some new and favored, others new to be savored.

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 28, 2021

As more venues re-open, more precautions become standard. Mask up, get your shots, and enjoy arts and nightlife events.

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.

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 22, 2021

Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 12, 2021

Lisa Geduldig's monthly online comedy show Lockdown Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 15 with a rollicking night of comics from around the world: Marga Gomez, Jim Short, Shazia Mirza, oh, and Lisa's mom.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 8, 2021

Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

Going Out July 9-15, 2021

Going Out July 9-15, 2021

  • Jul 7, 2021

In midsummer, many arts organizations are planning their post-pandemic performances, while others, including nightlife event producers, have already returned to normal, somewhat. Catch up in Going Out.

Going Out July 2-8, 2021

Going Out July 2-8, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 1, 2021

We're not a big fan of fireworks, or nationalism, so this holiday weekend, if you're not escaping town, or hiding online, here are some entertainment and nightlife options; no stars or spangled banners required.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 30, 2021

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

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.!

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 24, 2021

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.