BARtab :: Nightlife

Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 22, 2021

Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

  • by Anthony T. Eaton
  • Jun 22, 2021

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2021

Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2021

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare, drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

San Francisco leather, bear fairs among 1st LGBTQ outdoor events to return in-person

San Francisco leather, bear fairs among 1st LGBTQ outdoor events to return in-person

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 2, 2021

As the Bay Area and the state open up after more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions, LGBTQ street fairs are among those events that are back on.

Justin Vivian Bond: celebrated chanteuse returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Justin Vivian Bond: celebrated chanteuse returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 1, 2021

Creatively, I've been very satisfied during the pandemic," says Justin Vivian Bond, who performed mini-concerts at home in upstate New York. Bond returns in-person to Feinstein's at the Nikko June 16-19.

Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 31, 2021

In her new book, 'Girl Shock', Maria Konner lets it all hang out. A TV host, musician, activist and sexual adventurer, Konner has lived a colorful life and has had a great time doing so.

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 27, 2021

The rainbow avalanche is upon us as Pride events in multiple media rev up online and in person. Dust off your glittery gear. It's our month.

Oaklash serves up drag fun from SF Oasis May 28-30

Oaklash serves up drag fun from SF Oasis May 28-30

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 26, 2021

Dive in to a hundred hours of nonstop drag and more as Oaklash serves up three days and nights of performance, DJ sets and panel discussions streamed from SF's Oasis nightclub.

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 25, 2021

Drag chanteuse Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, who will open a four-night engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Tina D'Elia performs her new solo and hosts the new Out of Site Haight walking tour; each in new 'sort of' post-pandemic performances.

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 21, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 20, 2021

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.