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Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 3, 2023

Sip a beer with pals at The Midnight Sun, take in "The Tudors" at the Legion of Honor, or clap along to the rousing "Tina Turner Musical" at the Golden Gate Theatre. We've got all this and many more nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

Going Out, July 27—August 4, 2023

Going Out, July 27—August 4, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 27, 2023

Whether you're strapping up or stripping down at the Up Your Alley Street Fair, or fanning out in finery at a summer music concert, we've got the deets, this week and every week in Going Out.

Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 25, 2023

The 27th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest comes to Oasis on August 6, and King extraordinaire Fudgie Frottage says that 27 is his lucky number. Frottage will co-host the contest with beloved Sister Roma.

Going Out, July 20-28, 2023

Going Out, July 20-28, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 20, 2023

From packed patio parties (and packed jock straps!) to contemplative art museum collections, a wide array of nightlife and arts listings await your selection, this week and every week in Going Out.

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 13, 2023

From cute cubs to crowned queens, nightlife's rousing. Flamenco, Modern and more rev up in dance, plus museums and galleries, and more music than an earful, all in this week's Going Out.

Castro's Q Bar reveals opening timeline as other businesses remain shuttered

Castro's Q Bar reveals opening timeline as other businesses remain shuttered

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 13, 2023

A Castro neighborhood bar that'd been closed for years will be reopening in September after it passed its final inspection.

Beaux staff to take over shuttered Harvey's space

Beaux staff to take over shuttered Harvey's space

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 11, 2023

The bar and nightclub set to open next summer in the old Harvey's restaurant space at Castro and 18th streets will undergo a complete overhaul and expansion into a vacant adjacent retail space, according to one of the new leaseholders.

Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 6, 2023

From drinks to drag to dinosaurs, we've got nightlife, performing arts and science exhibits to quench your thirst for knowledge, or just a beer.

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 29, 2023

Are you exhausted? Got the post-Pride blues? Relax with some cool art exhibits, fun theatrical shows, or sip a beverage at your favorite bar.

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 21, 2023

Here we go! The last week of June is full-on LGBTQetc. Pride. It's time to stand out, be out, and go out to arts and nightlife events all over the Bay Area.

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

The music was pumping and the dance floor and bar were packed at Oakland's White Horse Bar last month.

Whirlwind reign so far for SF drag laureate Drollinger

Whirlwind reign so far for SF drag laureate Drollinger

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2023

It has already been a whirlwind reign for San Francisco's inaugural drag laureate, D'Arcy Drollinger.

Drag performers of color reflect on 'queer joy' — and the current backlash to their art

Drag performers of color reflect on 'queer joy' — and the current backlash to their art

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 20, 2023

With roots stretching back thousands of years, drag performers have recently become a cultural Rorschach test.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jun 20, 2023

San Francisco drag legend Juanita MORE! is in mid-preparation for what is always, and promises to be, a wall-to-wall weekend of events during this year's Pride celebrations.