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Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 16, 2024

We love a classy benefit, especially one with notable local celebrities. Also, local theater, dance and music concerts are worth your time and money, in Going Out.

Bare Chest Calendar Men 2025

Bare Chest Calendar Men 2025

  • by Larry Rich
  • May 13, 2024

The Bare Chest Calendar held their finals contest for Team 2025 at the DNA Lounge on May 5. The event was hosted by Rosie Fingers from Full Queer Wrestling and Miss GAPA 2023, Kiki Krunch.

Going Out, May 9-17, 2024

Going Out, May 9-17, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 9, 2024

Classic and new stage plays, intriguing artwork, comedy cleverness, stellar music performances and festive nightlife; it's all in Going Out.

Oaklash unleashed! Oakland's three-day celebration of trans and queer performance returns

Oaklash unleashed! Oakland's three-day celebration of trans and queer performance returns

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 7, 2024

Oaklash, Oakland's annual celebration of queer and trans performance, is back, and it promises to be wilder than ever. The party takes place on the weekend of May 17.

'A Strange Loop' Pride night

'A Strange Loop' Pride night

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • May 5, 2024

Cast members of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical "A Strange Loop" schmoozed with patrons at a special LGBTQ Pride night on May 1. The unique must-see play, about a Black queer playwright, wowed audiences, and runs through May 12.

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano, Arts Editor
  • May 2, 2024

From delicate dances to robust theatrics, Bay Area arts and nightlife events spring forth, including the queer rock cover band GayC/DC, who perform at The Ivy Room in Albany on May 3. Rock on with plenty more events in Going Out.

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 25, 2024

Some really big shows are coming up in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. But probably nothing is as big as the giant sheep DJ art car, aka BAAAHS, that'll be at the April 28 Leather District block party. See plenty more events in Going Out.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.

Bianca Del Rio: drag star to hold court at the Warfield

Bianca Del Rio: drag star to hold court at the Warfield

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Currently on tour, drag star Bianca Del Rio will bring her unique brand of outrageous humor to the Warfield on May 3 and May 4 in a new show called "Dead Inside."

The Stud's return: historic bar's triumphant third time's a charm

The Stud's return: historic bar's triumphant third time's a charm

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 23, 2024

The Stud bar's fascinating history, going back to 1966, is matched by its festive reopening on April 20 at a new SoMa location, where many longtime patrons celebrated its multiple eras.

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 18, 2024

What's black and white and read all over? Our arts and nightlife listings! Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2024

In 2017, Oasis staged "Bitch Slap!," a live-on stage homage to "Dynasty" with a touch of "Days of Our Lives" and novelist Jackie Collins thrown in for good measure. "Bitch Slap!" proved to be so popular that Oasis is doing it again.

The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 12, 2024

After years of delays and lots of fundraising, the new Stud bar held hosted a soft opening on April 12 in advance of its grand opening coming up on April 20. The new venue, the former Julie's Supper Club on 1123 Folsom Street, includes two bars.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 11, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.