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50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 9, 2022

As we reach the end of our 50 short tributes to the Bay Area Reporter's five decades, let's take a moment to talk about sex, particularly the B.A.R.'s coverage of it, in abundance.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 3, 2022

Count yourself lucky that you're in a relatively free country, at least free enough to attend arts and nightlife events like those listed here. Do what you can, donate to Ukraine relief efforts, then count your blessings at a theater, art gallery, or bar.

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 2, 2022

The Imperial Court of San Francisco has a new empress and emperor.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 25, 2022

When Big Freedia comes to town, we bow down for the Queen of Bounce. The New Orleans singer, TV star, cook and author performed at Mezzanine in April 2017, and writer Cornelius Washington shared a fun Q&A.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 24, 2022

Roll up for a mystery tour of concerts, dance, readings, drag shows and dance parties. Who is that under that mask?

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.