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You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 15, 2020

There are two sides to every story. That holds true in the case of The Moment, the debut 180-gram audiophile LP, also available via digital download, by Chicago-based queer electronic duo Dance Loud.

Remembering Esta Noche as queer, POC spaces shutter

Remembering Esta Noche as queer, POC spaces shutter

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 15, 2020

The long illustrious life of the Mission bar Esta Noche, its recent closure and the more recent loss of Club BnB marks a loss of LGBTQ People of Color venues.

Keeping nightlife alive: Event producers adjust, go virtual

Keeping nightlife alive: Event producers adjust, go virtual

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 7, 2020

The arts and nightlife communities have been hit particularly hard, with venues including Oasis and Manny's in San Francisco and The Alice Collective in Oakland seeing their revenue streams disappear overnight.

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 7, 2020

Like virtually all performing artists, Lena Hall, best known for her Tony-winning turn as Yitzhak in the Broadway run of 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch,' has had her music and acting career set on pause.

Bestie Eats: adjusting, closing and to-go

Bestie Eats: adjusting, closing and to-go

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

When the lockdown finally ends and we're able to get out and about to socialize over our vittles once again, this year's Restaurant Besties will be here to help.

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.

Bestie events: Days and nights of future, past

Bestie events: Days and nights of future, past

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 2, 2020

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Celebrating the past year and with an eye toward the future, let's bring on this year's Bestie-winning events.

Bestie Bars - Closed for business, but open in our hearts

Bestie Bars - Closed for business, but open in our hearts

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 2, 2020

With the closure of bars due to Covid-19, reading about which bars are best in the Bay Area according to our readers may be a bit like looking through the window of a candy shop when it's closed.

Heklina's online TV show: 'Live From the Apocalypse'

Heklina's online TV show: 'Live From the Apocalypse'

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 29, 2020

Feeling drag-deprived? Many performers are hosting online numbers, but SF icon Heklina's got her own show!

Sex in the era of COVID-19

Sex in the era of COVID-19

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 25, 2020

Well, life has sure changed in the past two weeks. COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has affected all of us dramatically, certainly for the short term.

Online Events: Arts, nightlife and fitness go virtual

Online Events: Arts, nightlife and fitness go virtual

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 25, 2020

Continuing our coverage on stay-at-home entertainments, here are multiple options to lift your spirits in pandemic times.

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 18, 2020

Rachel Garlin's music harkens back to another era. Her soft, gentle voice, poetic lyrics and acoustic guitar conjures up memories of great folk singer/songwriters from a generation ago such as Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell.

Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 18, 2020

Almost all LGBT nightlife spaces in California are shuttered after Governor Gavin Newsom's Sunday directive that bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries should close in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.