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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.

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 10, 2020

On March 14 three very queer bands will join forces for a night of queer rockin' and rollin' at Bottom of the Hill on 17th Street. GayC/DC, Middle Aged Queers and The Homobiles will rock out in a totally out way.

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 10, 2020

while there are intersections between contests and other elements of kink, the contest world can effectually be a unique kink unto itself. Is it a fetish? I'm not sure, but it's been suggested it is or can be. What can we do to improve them?

Nightlife Events March 12-19, 2020

Nightlife Events March 12-19, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 10, 2020

Whether DJed or drummed live, live-sung or lip-synched, your nightlife options bear fruit, and bears, and fruity bears! Due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue in advance.

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 4, 2020

It's been 27 years since Stephan Jenkins put together the first lineup of Third Eye Blind here in San Francisco. Before the band plays Oakland's Fox Theater next Friday, March 13, he shared several LGBT influences in his music.

Nightlife Events  March 5-12, 2020

Nightlife Events March 5-12, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 4, 2020

Big shows, rock concerts, hot dance floors, fun trivia and games mid-week; here's your nightlifery, in abundance.

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 26, 2020

The national outreach program makes an update, and the venerable 15 Association celebrates four decades.

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

  • by Gooch
  • Feb 26, 2020

In addition to Imperial Council events around the Bay Area through the weekend, Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Feb. 22 at the Park Central Hotel, concluded with the crowning of new Empress Mimi Osa and Emperor William Bulkley.

Nightlife Events  Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

Nightlife Events Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Feb 26, 2020

Leap into a new month's worth of nightlife fun. Then vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!