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Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 24, 2022

Spring has sprung, and with it blossoms a bouquet of new arts and nightlife events. Take in the florid display in this week's listings.

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

  • Mar 21, 2022

Queens got animated at the March 20 Disney Villains drag show at the Powerhouse. Menorah Manischevitz hosted, and DJ Jimmy Strano kept the beats going. photos by Steven Underhill

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 18, 2022

Out in the Bay — Queer Radio is back from a brief hiatus, and on this week's edition: "Literary readings with really, big, gigantic martinis!"

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 16, 2022

As benefit concerts and events around the Bay Area raise funds to aid people overseas, you can help yourself by enjoying music, theater, nightlife and more.

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 15, 2022

Music mixes from the halcyon days of 1970s and '80s Fire Island and New York City nightclubs have been rediscovered in a series of remastered cassette mixes found in boxes at a Fire Island house. The Pine Walk Collection is now listenable on MixCloud.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 10, 2022

Arts and nightlife events march into our schedule with energy and anticipation. Museums, galleries, theater, music and more await your attendance. Note the several music concerts and arts events with proceeds benefiting Ukraine refugees.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 9, 2022

As we reach the end of our 50 short tributes to the Bay Area Reporter's five decades, let's take a moment to talk about sex, particularly the B.A.R.'s coverage of it, in abundance.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 3, 2022

Count yourself lucky that you're in a relatively free country, at least free enough to attend arts and nightlife events like those listed here. Do what you can, donate to Ukraine relief efforts, then count your blessings at a theater, art gallery, or bar.

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 2, 2022

The Imperial Court of San Francisco has a new empress and emperor.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 25, 2022

When Big Freedia comes to town, we bow down for the Queen of Bounce. The New Orleans singer, TV star, cook and author performed at Mezzanine in April 2017, and writer Cornelius Washington shared a fun Q&A.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 24, 2022

Roll up for a mystery tour of concerts, dance, readings, drag shows and dance parties. Who is that under that mask?