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News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 10, 2022

Bobby Friday's Pop Up Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Beaux is a hoot, as shown in Steven Underhill's photos from the April 9 event.

Palm Springs gears up for fall

Palm Springs gears up for fall

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 31, 2021

Palm Springs is gearing up for a busy fall with a number of events this autumn. Neighboring Cathedral City also offers dining, nightlife, and stylish accommodations in the desert.

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

Big Top Brunch at Beaux

Big Top Brunch at Beaux

  • Mar 2, 2021

Beaux's Sunday Big Top Brunch entertained outdoor patrons on Feb. 28 as glam drag performers strutted their lip-synching stuff, and photographer Steven Underhill caught some fun moments.

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

  • Feb 17, 2021

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 10, 2021

Despite our astoundingly difficult times, fans and patrons of LGBTQ Bay Area bars and nightclubs were extraordinarily generous to multiple fundraising efforts in 2020, donating nearly $400,000. You can still donate to help your favorite venues survive.

Castro cocktails

Castro cocktails

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 26, 2020

With parklets for many bars and restaurants, Castro businesses are gaining back patrons and fans. On October 25, Militia Scunt (photo by Rick Gerharter) performed on the sidewalk on Castro Street during a drag benefit for clothing shop Knobs.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Out in Columbus - Buckeye capital's LGBT-friendly tourist sites

Out in Columbus - Buckeye capital's LGBT-friendly tourist sites

  • by article and photos: Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 8, 2020

In March 2020, I joined a press trip to Columbus' Short North District with other journalists. As a former Ohioan, I wanted to witness the changes, and there were many, including some surprising new ones.

Street dining begins in the Castro

Street dining begins in the Castro

  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 26, 2020

Street dining started Sunday, August 23, on two blocks of 18th Street in the Castro.

Roma's Ristorante brings Italian taste to downtown SF

Roma's Ristorante brings Italian taste to downtown SF

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 21, 2020

With so many businesses closing, it's great news to learn of an opening. Roma's Ristorante Italiano, which opened on August 4. In a unique nod to the LGBT community, its namesake is 'nun' other than Sister Roma.

Castro street closure request for dining plaza approved

Castro street closure request for dining plaza approved

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 20, 2020

Castro businesses have been granted approval to turn two blocks of 18th Street in the heart of San Francisco's LGBTQ district into an outdoor dining plaza on Sundays through the end of the year.

Castro street closure request for dining plaza hits roadblock

Castro street closure request for dining plaza hits roadblock

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 5, 2020

A request by the Castro Merchants to turn a portion of a street running through the heart of San Francisco's LGBTQ district into an outdoor dining plaza on weekends through the end of the year has run into a roadblock over fire vehicle access.