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Matt Mathews: TikTok phenom plays the Regency Ballroom

Matt Mathews: TikTok phenom plays the Regency Ballroom

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 21, 2023

"I don't consider myself a stand-up comedian at all," drawled Matt Mathews. Nevertheless, his comic wit that gained popularity online has led to nearly sold-out shows nationwide.

San Francisco is a Drag: queens and kings to take over city streets

San Francisco is a Drag: queens and kings to take over city streets

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 21, 2023

San Francisco will become a drag wonderland on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, when 100 drag queens and drag kings will take to the streets of the city to offer live performances.

Going Out, Nov. 16-24, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 16-24, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 15, 2023

Get ready to stuff yourself, we mean with arts and nightlife events, in this week's Going Out.

Going Out, Nov. 9-17, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 9-17, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 9, 2023

We've got plays, musical, art exhibits and nightlife fun that are outta this world, well, actually possibly in your neighborhood, in this week's Going Out.

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 2, 2023

November in the Bay Area may not burst into colorful fall foliage, but arts and nightlife events continue to add color to our lives. Rake it all in with our Going Out listings.

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 31, 2023

Sundance Stompede, a popular country western dance celebration, returns to San Francisco from November 9-12. It's the Stompede's 27th year, and sadly, this year will be the last.

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 26, 2023

Halloween's on Tuesday, but you know there'll be plenty of creepy costumed fun through this weekend. We also have plenty of arts and nightclub events that are a bit less scary, including our Besties winners and runners-up, this week in Going Out.

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

Yes, some bars have closed, but more nightclubs and bars have recently opened than in years past, despite the pandemic. This includes winners and runners-up, many in Oakland. Celebrate them all by going out.

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 24, 2023

John Cameron Mitchell takes to the stage on November 4 at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall with multi-talented singer Amber Martin. The duo will play "Cassette Roulette," a fun night of prepared and audience-request songs performed with their band.

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

From your favorite DJs to drag performers of all kinds, you, our readers, selected their favorite people in nightlife. Live bands, bartenders, gogo dancers and more talented folks get a nod for 2023.

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 19, 2023

From artists showcasing their works at the Shipyard Open Studios, to pre-Halloween weekend revelry, we're sharing a feast of arts and nightclub events in Going Out, this week and every week.

Fortune Feimster — She's queer, she's here, she's hella funny.

Fortune Feimster — She's queer, she's here, she's hella funny.

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 17, 2023

With two hilarious, full-length Netflix specials to her name, numerous acting roles, and a brand new live stand-up comedy tour, aptly titled "Live, Love, Laugh" (in Oakland Oct. 21), there's plenty of Fortune Feimster to go around.

SF supervisors delay vote on Castro Theatre legislation after 'technical' amendment

SF supervisors delay vote on Castro Theatre legislation after 'technical' amendment

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 16, 2023

One of the last hurdles for renovations to begin at the Castro Theatre was delayed by a Board of Supervisors committee Monday due to a technical amendment involving second-floor nighttime entertainment.

Going Out, Oct. 12-20, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 12-20, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2023

Along with the currently running "Rocky Horror Show" and the upcoming Anthony Rapp musical, "Without You" (see our features in this week's issue), we've also got art exhibits, music concerts, plus bar and nightclub listings in Going Out, each week.