BARtab :: Nightlife

Stud competes for FedEx $50K

Stud competes for FedEx $50K

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 22, 2019

The recent news of the two-year lease extension to historic LGBTQ bar The Stud had fans cheering. To help pay their rent and bills, the bar's collective owners are competing in a $50,000 grant opportunity funded by Federal Express.

Brüt @ Great Northern

Brüt @ Great Northern

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 20, 2019

The New York dance party Brüt returned to the Bay Area at The Great Northern (119 Utah St.), thanks to Brian Kent Productions. Hotties of all kinds showed up to dance, flirt and enjoy St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Queering the Schmear - Jewish Halloween's a delish drag at Oasis

Queering the Schmear - Jewish Halloween's a delish drag at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 13, 2019

Costumes are encouraged on March 23, when Congregation Shaar Zahav, San Francisco's synagogue for LGBTQ Jews, families and friends, celebrates Purim, a joyous holiday which is Judaism's answer to Halloween.

Leather Alliance's Mr. SF Leather 2019 & SF Bootblack contests

Leather Alliance's Mr. SF Leather 2019 & SF Bootblack contests

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 13, 2019

One of the annual projects of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance is producing the Leather Alliance Weekend, which took place February 28 through March 3. The weekend included the San Francisco Bootblack and Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 contest.

Carnaval Brasileiro @ LGBT Center

Carnaval Brasileiro @ LGBT Center

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 13, 2019

Aguilas El Ambiente, the local organization dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos, hosted a festive Carnival party at the LGBT Center on February 28.

Ian Harvie:  Trans-forming comedy

Ian Harvie: Trans-forming comedy

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 27, 2019

Ian Harvie, the trans comedian and actor best known for playing Dale on Transparent, is slightly abashed to share his earliest transgender inklings. He'll perform March 6-9 at SF's Punch Line Comedy Club.

Cinematic celebrations - Oscar parties around the Bay Area

Cinematic celebrations - Oscar parties around the Bay Area

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 20, 2019

Oscar night is one of the holier nights on the LGBTQ calendar, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the big night. Even with this year's controversies over choosing a host (who isn't a homophobic jerk) might dissuade former fans from viewing.

Furrplay @ Oasis

Furrplay @ Oasis

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Feb 20, 2019

Furr Play at Oasis drew husky bears, otters and their pals to the dance event at the popular SoMa nightclub on February 15.

Women take the stage - Ms. San Francisco Leather contest at SOMArts

Women take the stage - Ms. San Francisco Leather contest at SOMArts

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 13, 2019

One of the biggest annual local gatherings for leatherwomen took place this past Saturday, the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest at SOMArts Cultural Center.

Life during wartime - Melissa Hawkins' nightlife photos at the GLBT History Museum

Life during wartime - Melissa Hawkins' nightlife photos at the GLBT History Museum

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 13, 2019

The GLBT Historical Society and Museum is presenting the exhibition 'SoMa Nights: The Queer Nightclub Photography Of Melissa Hawkins,' curated by photographer Hawkins and nightlife historian Marke B.

Valentimely - unusual and romantic events for the love holiday

Valentimely - unusual and romantic events for the love holiday

  • by Dan Renzi
  • Feb 6, 2019

Regardless of your relationship status, you can celebrate Saint Valentine for his renegade marriage ceremonies and check out some of these fun events.

Junk @ Powerhouse

Junk @ Powerhouse

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 30, 2019

The naughty weekly night at The Powerhouse, hosted by Dulce de Leche and mrPam, includes an underwear contest and gear night.

Winter Onesie Party @ The Lookout

Winter Onesie Party @ The Lookout

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 23, 2019

The Lookout's annual Winter Onesie Party attracted another festive crowd of creative long-underwear-clad patrons in cute outfits, with DJ Matt Effect.

Susan Werner - Somewhere under the radar

Susan Werner - Somewhere under the radar

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 16, 2019

Susan Werner is waxing lyrical about Carmen Cusack, the Tony-nominated singer-actress (Bright Star) with whom she'll share a sublime Bay Area Cabaret double-bill at the Venetian Room this Sunday afternoon.