BARtab :: Nightlife

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 21, 2022

"Take off your shirt!" If you're up for some fun fundraising, this year's Bare Chest Calendar, which raises funds for local charities, is looking for new contestants.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

  • Feb 17, 2022

Our rainy season may be over, but arts and nightlife events continue to reign.

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 15, 2022

Residents of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties will soon have the opportunity to vote for a new Empress and Emperor of San Francisco. Several festive events, including the Coronation, are scheduled for the next two weeks.

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Feb 15, 2022

Monique Jenkinson's memoir, a dazzlingly unfettered exposé of life as a soulful performer, begins, of course, with style, fashion, and budding star quality.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 10, 2022

Stuff of all kinds —dance, theater, music, visual art— is all around the Bay Area this week. Here are our favorites, or at least those whose press releases were legible.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 8, 2022

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 2, 2022

We've got the scoop on the best and LGBTQ-est happenings around the Bay Area this week. Again, if you're making plans, call ahead or check venue' websites for openings, closures, and health safety protocols.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 28-Feb.4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 28-Feb.4, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 27, 2022

The ins & outs and ups & downs of scheduling changes for arts and nightlife events are certainly keeping us on our toes, but we'll try to keep up with happenings around the Bay Area this week. If you're making plans, call ahead or check venues' websites.

Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 20, 2022

This is your arts and nightlife captain; please stand by as we navigate through abrupt closings, postponements —and even a few openings— around the Bay Area this week.

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 18, 2022

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 18, 2022

On January 22 and 29 eight seasoned drag entertainers will compete in The High Princx Pageant, a drag spectacular in which one performer will take home the High Princx Crown.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 13, 2022

Oh my gosh, Omicron! We're keeping up to date on closings, postponements and persistent performances in arts and nightlife.

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 6, 2022

When asked to create a nightlife spinoff mini-magazine for the Bay Area Reporter, it took editor Jim Provenzano only a few seconds to devise the title, BARtab. Putting out a monthly second publication took a lot more time.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 5, 2022

We've got live theater and comedy, art exhibits in a diverse array of genres, plus movies, dance concerts or music shows in-person and online.