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Newly Minted Halloween horror

Newly Minted Halloween horror

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

Beginning September 23 until October 31 the San Francisco Mint will play host to 'The Immortal Reckoning,' a live, fully immersive haunted adventure that combines live theater with haunted mazes and special effects.

Megahood 2021 sizzled on Folsom

Megahood 2021 sizzled on Folsom

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 27, 2021

Health precautions included some changes to the traditions of the annual Folsom Street Fair, renamed Megahood 2021 to honor its original first iteration in 1984.

50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 23, 2021

Extra Fancy front man Brian Grillo may have been the most prominent out gay rock singer of the year. The band headlined the 1995 Folsom Street Fair in one of several queer rock moments of the year.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept 17-24, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept 17-24, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 16, 2021

Try to remember the kind of September when arts events did not have warnings. Try to remember to follow the guidelines and you'll enjoy the shows.

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Going Out, Homing's In Sept. 9-17, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Sept. 9-17, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 9, 2021

Enjoy sly comics, super music, divas in drag or marvy museums. Arts and nightlife events await your attendance.

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 7, 2021

Last year, Rufus Wainwright released his eighth pop music studio album. It was significant because it was his first in 12 years. He'll perform at Satatoga's Mountain Winery Sept. 12.

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

  • by Scott Stiffler
  • Sep 4, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 25, 2021

Cinemas, theater companies, museums and nightclubs are doing their best to follow health guidelines while keeping you entertained. Get your tickets, mask up and enjoy yourselves.

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 18, 2021

The old Nob Hill Theatre sign will stay, but the "touch our junk" tagline is no more.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 12, 2021

Theaters, bars, museums and more venues have reopened, while some have cancelled concerts (like Stevie Nicks!), but are you ready? Most Bay Area venues require proof of vaccination, so get your shots and have fun.

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 10, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.