BARtab :: Nightlife

Nancy And Beth - The girls in the band

Nancy And Beth - The girls in the band

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 1, 2019

Alongside their film and television careers, Megan Millally and Stephanie Hunt lead the band Nancy And Beth (upper case A, thank you!), which returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three shows this weekend following a sold-out gig in 2013.

Jack Alexander has magic to do

Jack Alexander has magic to do

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 24, 2019

Las Vegas-based illusionist Jack Alexander will bring his sleek new stage show, Express, to Oasis next weekend in two benefit performances for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF).

Oaklash - East Bay dragfest rocks

Oaklash - East Bay dragfest rocks

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 18, 2019

Oakland will be a real drag from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28 when 100 drag queens, drag kings, and radical queer performers take to the stages in Oakland for a three day drag-a-thon which will include live performances, music, vendors, and art.

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 17, 2019

Brent Barrett, known for his performances in 'The Phantom of the Opera,' has not named his solo cabaret show after the half-masked man's signature number "The Music of the Night." Instead, it's called "Night Songs."

SF International Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

SF International Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 17, 2019

Stars shined brightly at the April 10 opening of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which featured a screening of the first episode from the new series, Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City.'

Disco Coalition's grooves - 'Super Queeros' parties with Juanita MORE!

Disco Coalition's grooves - 'Super Queeros' parties with Juanita MORE!

  • by C.J. Knight
  • Apr 10, 2019

While fundraisers and drag queens are commonplace in the Castro, it's rare that 100 percent of the proceeds from a three-hour Friday event goes to a great cause. Enter The Disco Coalition.

What about the sex? - Combining social and sexual scenes

What about the sex? - Combining social and sexual scenes

  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 10, 2019

Recently, a young gay man messaged me, stating, "I've tried the leather scene. It's not for me." I asked why. He said, "It's not about sex anymore. It's not even about anything erotic anymore." Was he correct?

Hole in the Wall's 25th - Celebrating a quarter century of beer, bikers and rock & roll

Hole in the Wall's 25th - Celebrating a quarter century of beer, bikers and rock & roll

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 10, 2019

On Saturday April 13, the Hole in the Wall Saloon will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a party. The bar is best known for its colorful (some say surreal) decor, and for its rock music.

Queer Bowling @ Mission Bowling Club

Queer Bowling @ Mission Bowling Club

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 10, 2019

The second monthly Queer Bowling night at Mission Bowling Club was a strike, er, hit! On March 25, LGBTQ folks enjoyed tasty beer & bar food, DJs Marke B and Siobhan Aluvalot played fun grooves, and colorful bowling balls matched the festive attendees.

Bestied interests

Bestied interests

  • by Events Editor
  • Apr 3, 2019

You may have noticed a few new winners this year. In the tradition of multi-year winners who gracefully volunteered to move to 'emeritus' status, in order to give other talented folks a chance, we've omitted a few familiar favorites.

Bestie Peeps - Your favorite singers, MCs, dragsters and DJs

Bestie Peeps - Your favorite singers, MCs, dragsters and DJs

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 3, 2019

They love the nightlife, they love to boogie. And this year, our creatures of the night like to mix it up. We've got all new winners in the bartending category, a ladies rout in the comedy club, and a wake-up call in the gogo guys competition.

Best Bars and nightclubs - 2019's reader favorites

Best Bars and nightclubs - 2019's reader favorites

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 3, 2019

The Besties give us an opportunity to visit some longtime favorite watering holes, to visit some of the newer venues in town and unfortunately to note the passing of one venue.

Bestie Eats - Your fave brunch, dinner, desserts and more

Bestie Eats - Your fave brunch, dinner, desserts and more

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 3, 2019

"We are everywhere!" may be a queer community rallying cry, but once again, Bestie voters don't seem to eat anywhere but the Castro and the Mission.

Best Events - Weekly, monthly and one-off parties rock

Best Events - Weekly, monthly and one-off parties rock

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 3, 2019

From drag shows to dancing bears, game nights and beer busts, cubcakes, mangos and other treats, your choices for Best Nightlife Events truly represents a diverse menu of options.