Events :: Nightlife Events

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Into the Dark, the terrifyingly fun production company, returns with "The Summoning," an original, fully immersive haunted attraction that can now be experienced at the San Francisco Mint.

Castro Street Fair's 48th

Castro Street Fair's 48th

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Oct 3, 2022

The 48th annual Castro Street Fair saw thousands of people enjoying the sunny October 2 day, with community organization booths, food, drinks and DJed music.

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

Wait! A plate? After a prolonged period of eating from cardboard delivery containers, refilling our own water glasses, and not flirting with servers, dining in restaurants can feel quite special.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 26, 2022

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag —and for some not dressed in much at all— enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 25, 2022

A new art exhibition will feature a curated selection of photographs, posters, more than forty commissioned works of art, and dresses that offer a rare glimpse inside the glorious and fabulous life of Juanita MORE!

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

Former local returns to Feinstein's this weekend as a bonafide Broadway star, shortly after winning a Tony for his role in the acclaimed revival of 'Company.'

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 2, 2022

From legacy acts to newcomers, there's an unusually queer season of pop ahead at major Bay Area concert venues. Brace yourselves for a glitter tsunami.

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 16, 2022

Glamour and gallantry filled the Herbst Theatre on August 13 at the GLBTQ Asian Pacific Alliance's "Runway 2022: Harmonic Convergence," featuring numerous contestant/performers and hosts Jezebel Patel and Sir Whitney Queers.

Q-Music: Female energy

Q-Music: Female energy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 16, 2022

New music from bands with strong women lead vocalists get a listen, including Bonny Light Horseman, The Interrupters, Momma, Deerhoof and Stars.

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 9, 2022

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

'Drag Becomes Her' returns to the Castro Theatre

'Drag Becomes Her' returns to the Castro Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 4, 2022

It's back. Peaches Christ's hilarious parody of the comedy film "Death Becomes Her" returns to the Castro Theatre August 27. Peaches will be joined by drag stars Jinxx Monsoon and Bendelacreme in a live parody of the hit film.

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.