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Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

by Jim Provenzano

Bob Mould @ Freight & Salvage; Leigh Crow hosts Dandy @ Oasis; Ana Tuazon Parsons in 'Asian-American Eyz'd: An Immigrant Comedy Special'; 'The Man With the Answers' @ Greek Film Festival
Bob Mould @ Freight & Salvage; Leigh Crow hosts Dandy @ Oasis; Ana Tuazon Parsons in 'Asian-American Eyz'd: An Immigrant Comedy Special'; 'The Man With the Answers' @ Greek Film Festival  

From music concerts to captivating theater, wacky drag acts and groovy bar events, Going Out, Homing's In offers a feast of fun.

ARTS
DANCE, OPERA, THEATER

Anything Goes
Sutton Foster stars in the recorded stage production of the classic nautical musical comedy; streaming at https://www.anythinggoesmusicalcinema.com/

La Cage Aux Folles @ 3Below Theaters, San Jose
The Tony-winning musical comedy based on the French film about a drag performer and his nightclub owner husband includes hit songs by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein. $25-$55. Mar. 31-April 24. 288 S. Second St. https://sanjoseplayhouse.org/


'La Cage Aux Folles' @ 3Below Theaters, San Jose  

Circle Mirror Transformation @ Phoenix Theatre
Custom Made Theatre Co.'s production of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's plat about an actors' workshop that goes too far into the participants' lives; thru April 17. 414 Mason St. $20-$45. www.custommade.org (Read our review.)

Dear San Francisco @ Club Fugazi
The 'high-flying love story' weaves local history with acrobatic theatrics and live music by The 7 Fingers company, now with new cast members, and a full food and beverage menu; extended through summer 2022. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

Drowning in Cairo @ Potrero Stage
Golden Thread Productions presents Adam Ashraf Elsayigh drama about three gay Egyptian men who confront their past. April 8- May 1. $20-$100. 1695 18th St. https://goldenthread.org/ (Read our interview with the playwright.)

Fefu and Her Friends @ Strand Theater
American Conservatory Theatre presents María Irene Fornés's innovative comic drama involving eight women gathering in the 1930s; audience members choose different rooms to observe as the play proceeds; costars include Marga Gomez; thru May 1. $25-$60. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org


Lisa Anne Porter (Julia), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (Sue), and Cindy Goldfield (Emma) in María Irene Fornés's 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater.  (Source:Kevin Berne)

The Great Indoors Comedy Show @ Stagewerx
Laugh it up with comics Joe Klocek, Arjun Banerjee, Emily Van Dyke, host Lisa Geduldig, and special guest Diane Amos. $15-$25. April 14, 7pm. 446 Valencia St. /GreatIndoorsComedy|www.CityBoxOffice.com

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child @ Curran Theater
The special-effects-filled stage play about a mystery at Hogwarts returns in a new shortened two-act version. $69-$349; extended run. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

Hotter Than Egypt @ Marin Theatre Company
Yussef El Guindi's dreamy brings a couple celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary to Cairo, where, shortly after revolution, problems arise; thru April 24. 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. http://www.marintheatre.org/

Passing Strange @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley
Stew's rousing Tony-winning musical drama; extended through April 23 at Shotgun Players' Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. $7-$40. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org (Read our review.)

PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
World premiere of Yilong Liu's comic play about a young man's time-traveling adventures with a magical pill that takes him back in time to the 1980s. April 1-May 8. 25 Van Ness Ave. www.nctcsf.org


San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House  (Source:Erik Tomasson)

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House
Program 5 (April 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 14, 16) includes Helgi Tomasson's 'Harmony' and 'The Fifth Season,' and Choreographer-in-Residence Yuri Possokhov's 'Magrittomania.' Program 6 (April 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15) includes the world premieres of Christopher Wheeldon's 'Finale Finale,' a tribute to Tomasson's final season, and Dwight Rhoden's 'The Promised Land.' 301 Van Ness Ave. https://www.sfballet.org/

Sean Dorsey Dance @ Z Space
Home season of the acclaimed local dance company includes a showing of 'The Lost Art of Dreaming' in-progress. April 8-10 (April 10, 2pm & 7pm with ASL interpretation). $5-$50 sliding scale. 450 Florida St. https://seandorseydance.com/

Talk to Your People @ The Marsh
Dan Holye's multi-character solo show's a comic, nuanced, and thought-provoking inquiry into some of the most-talked-about issues of this era. Extended thru May 28. $25-$100. Thy-Sat 7pm. 1062 Valencia St. https://themarsh.org/


Sean Dorsey Dance @ Z Space  (Source:Kegan Marling)

Water by the Spoonful @ SF Playhouse
Quiara Alegría Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the boundaries of family and community stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. $30-$100; thru April 23. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/




COMMUNITY
Castro Country Club
The LGBT-inclusive sober space holds meetings and events. 4058 18th St. https://www.castrocountryclub.org/

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio
Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. Tuesdays, 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation. 1229 Folsom St. https://www.instagram.com/gaymenssketch/

GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
Meetings, events and more for GLBTQ+ Asians. April 9, 2pm: Hearts & Minds; 20 people tell stories; free at Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St.) www.gapa.org

Horizons Foundation
Community foundation invests in LGBTQ nonprofits, strengthen a culture of LGBTQ giving, fundraising, and events. https://www.horizonsfoundation.org

Keshet
Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks. https://www.keshetonline.org

Les Leventhal Yoga
The gay yoga instructor leads online classes. https://join.lesleventhalyoga.com/

LGBT Asylum Project
Local nonprofit aides LGBTQ refugees. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

LGBTQ History Project
August Bernadicou's interviews and stories on LGBTQ activists' histories, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass and more. New: a 'lost' interview with 'Pink Narcissus' director James Bidgood. https://www.lgbtqhp.org/


Liberation Academy @ Dance Mission  

Liberation Academy @ Dance Mission
A free series of round table discussions, music & dance workshops, and films for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) dedicated to freedom; monthly thru June. https://dancemissiontheater.org

Manny's Events
The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, Ukraine fundraisers and community talks; in-person and online. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

My Life is Worth Living
Teen support videos in five powerful, diverse stories told over 20 episodes, for for teens struggling with mental health, including LGBTQ youth. https://www.wonder.media/product/my-life-is-worth-living

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park
The dedicated grove of memorials allows for peaceful contemplation of those lost; also, regular events, and online exhibits. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/

Racism Under the Rainbow @ Queer Healing Arts Center
Online LGBTQ POC conference and leadership summit with workshops discussion panels, and an art exhibit. April 15m 8am-2pm April 16, 11am-2pm. https://www.queerartscenter.com/

Rainbow World Fund
Support international aid and outreach programs, not just LGBT causes, including the new Ukraine Emergency Fund. https://www.rainbowfund.org/

SF LGBT Center
Meetings, youth services and more events at 1800 Market St. and online. https://www.sfcenter.org/


poet Derek Austin @ SF Public Library  

LITERARY

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events; April 10, 2pm: poet Derek Austin (Tenderness) with Keith Wilson. African American Center, 3rd floor. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

LGBT Book Club @ Fabulous Books
In-store and online monthly group discussion of literary works. April 13, 7pm: Maia Kobbe's memoir Gender Queer. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Queer Words
Listen to online literary chats hosted by author Wayne Goodman, with guests Anne Shade, Brontez Purnell ('100 Boyfriends') and Christopher Castellani ('Leading Men'). https://queerwords.org/


Bob Mould @ Freight & Salvage  

MUSIC
Bob Mould @ Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
The gay rock musician performs his 'Solo Electric' concert. H.C. McEntire opens. April 10, 7:30pm. $30-$34. 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. https://thefreight.org/

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more at Zellerbach Hall and nearby theaters. Online April 7-13: Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran's Two Wings: The Music of Black Migration in America. Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts; April 8 & 9: Spencer Day, $99. (Read our interview with Day.) April 10, 9:30am: Mimosas & Motown Sunday brunch, $35-$65. April 14-16, 8pm: Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty, $140. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Great American Music Hall
Enjoy live music at the classic venue. 859 O'Farrell. https://gamh.com/


Megan Hilty @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. https://www.noemusic.org/

Noontime Concerts @ Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
Enjoy weekly concerts in a variety of genres, Tuesdays at 12:30pm. 660 California St. www.noontimeconcerts.org

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

San Francisco Bach Choir
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres. https://sfbach.org/

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Get tickets for 'Voices Rising,' April 10 at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Read our article.) Also, enjoy music videos and programs online. www.sfgmc.org

San Francisco Opera
Recorded and live performances, plus artists panels. https://sfopera.com/


SG Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall  (Source:Gooch)

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Winter season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
In-person and online concerts. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

Seth Concert Series
Broadway pianist and host Seth Rudetsky's online concerts feature an all-star line-up, Sundays at 5pm PT. $25. https://events.broadwayworld.com/seth-concert-series/

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians, and has returned to in-person concerts. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

Stars in the House
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's popular YouTube series of chats and game nights with musical theatre and TV/film talents continues, with donations going to The Actors Fund. https://www.starsinthehouse.com/

Yoshi's
The elegant nightclub-restaurant features jazz and R&B musicians. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. https://yoshis.com


'100 Years of Men in Love'  

MOVIES, TV
100 Years of Men in Love
David Millbern's documentary about vintage photos of men in affectionate portraits from the 1850s to the 1950s; on HereTV. https://heretv.com/ (Read our feature article.)

Asian-American Eyz'd: An Immigrant Comedy Special
Comics Ana Tuazon Parsons, Mx. Nicky Endres and Aidan Park perform in a show that shines a spotlight on three Asian American artists who tell their stories of immigration, assimilation, and struggles with identity, sexuality and survival in modern day America. Rent/buy on https://reelwomensnetwork.com/

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Radu Jade's new film about a school teacher, who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. http://www.magpictures.com/badluckbanging/

Beyto
Gay drama about a Turkish swimmer who falls in love with his Swiss coach but is forced into a straight marriage. https://darkstarpics.com/


'Asian-American Eyz'd: An Immigrant Comedy Special'  

Bridesman
Jimmy Fowlie stars in the super-camp film about a gay guy's attempts to ruin his BFF's wedding. Sponsored by Grindr; on YouTube

The Browns @ OutTV
Dark drag duo comedy show about Tammie Brown and Kelly Mantle; Brown as a semi-retired singer and homemaker and Mantle as her drunk best friend; on OutTV, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. https://www.outtv.com

Call Me Mother @ Out TV
Three drag stars —Miss Peppermint, Crystal and Barbada— adopt the next generation of artists into their new drag houses, mentoring them through a fierce drag competitions. Check out many other LGBT-themed shows, too. $3.30 monthly subscription. https://www.outtv.com/

Changemakers
GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

Collar Confessions @ Here TV
Series based on Dwight Allen O'Neal's novel about a closeted pastor. https://www.here.tv/

Compartment No. 6 @ Smith Rafael Film Center
Juho Kuosmanen's comic-drama about a Finnish lesbian and a Russian man forced to share a train compartment on a long journey. 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. rafaelfilm.cafilm.org www.sonyclassics.com (Read our review.)

Cured
Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon's fascinating documentary about the pioneering LGBTQ+ activists who fought to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/cured/


'Pink Narcissus' @ Alamo Drafthouse  

The Disappointments
Season 1 of Rich Burns' gay comedy about older gay men in Los Angeles. www.youtube.com/

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse
Enjoy new and repertory films with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy. April 13: James Bidgood's classic indie gay fantasia Pink Narcissus and The Cockettes' Trisha's Wedding. 2550 Mission St. https://drafthouse.com/sf

Films @ HereTV
Enjoy LGBT drama, comedies, scoff and more. April 8: cult horror filmmaker Mark Bessenger's new series, Gayliens: Love and the Mothman. https://heretv.com/

Films @ New Parkway Theater
Enjoy new, indie and classic films with a variety of comfy chairs and sofas. 474 24th St., Oakland. https://www.thenewparkway.com/

Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases many LGBT films, including 'Insomnia,' a queer South Asian dramedy from Vishaal Reddy; 'Steam: The Musical,' a Western gay thriller; '2022 is a Drag,' with several programs (Cherry Pop, The Drag Roast of Heklina, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, Bob The Drag Queen: Live at Carolines); also narrative films and historical documentaries, including 49 Pulses, Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, Love V. Kentucky, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Gay USA and more. Also, season 2 of 'Versus,' Deven Green's fun game show with guest stars. https://watch.revry.tv/Home

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. Opening April 8: Michell Yeoh's amazing Everything Everywhere All At Once. 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

Frameline Voices
New series of free LGBT online short films. https://www.frameline.org/voices

Greek Film Festival @ Delancey Screening Room
19th annual festival of Greek films, including several LGBT-themed features and shorts (A Summer Place, Aligned, Av (The Hunt), Butterfly, The Man With the Answers, SKG +drag = BFF?) $15-$170 (festival pass) April 8-16. 600 The Embarcadero. https://grfilm.com/


'The Man With the Answers' @ Greek Film Festival  

Hipbeat
Writer/director Samuel Kay Forrest's acclaimed new film about a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. Buy or rent on YouTube.

Isaac
Spanish film about two married friends who reconnect after a passionate teenage affair; on DVD and VOD, platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo, and through local cable & satellite providers. https://www.bgpics.com/

Joe vs Carole
Gay fave John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch and lesbian SNL star Kate McKinnon costar in the darkly comic dramatic adaptation based on the popular Tiger King documentary series about eccentric wild animal collectors; on NBC's Peacock. https://www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/joe-vs-carole

LGBT films @ Breaking Glass
Stream a variety of LGBT films and series, including Season 3 of Woke, the French dramatic series. https://www.bgpics.com/

LGBT Films @ TellFilms
Watch queer movies and documentaries, most with women's stories. https://www.tellofilms.com/

LGBTQ movies @ Filmsie
the free film streaming and social platform, today announces it has curated a catalogue of feature length and short films around LGBTQ+ stories and directors. https://filmzie.com/movie-list/lgbtqi-movies

Logo Live
Gay actor Johnny Sibilly hosts the twice-weekly LGBT talk show with celebrities. Tuesdays & Thursdays on the network's Instagram 4pm PT. https://www.instagram.com/logotv/


'No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics'  

Mayor Pete
Jesse Moss' documentary about Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, with his husband Chasten featured as well; on Amazon Prime.

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
Vivian Kleiman's documentary, based on Justin Hall's award-winning print anthology, about LGBT comic and cartoon pioneers and new talents. https://nostraightlinesthefilm.com/ (Read our review.)

Nuclear Family @ HBO
Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family in a three-part documentary series. In the late '70s/early '80s, when the concept of a LGBTQ family was inconceivable to most, Ry and her sister Cade were born to two lesbian mothers through a sperm donor. https://www.hbo.com/nuclear-family

Out of the Closet
Six-episode show that showcases the drag outfits of RuPaul's Drag Race alumni. YouTube

Party-N-Play
Bay Area comic and screenwriter Sampson McCormick also stars in the comedy about an overboard Beyoncé fan who risks everything to get to her concert; on Amazon Prime.

Poppy Field
Romanian film about a closeted policeman forced into confrontation at an anti-gay protest of a film screening. Rent online (plus several other LGBT foreign films) at https://www.filmmovement.com/


'Poppy Field'  

Poppy Jasper Film Festival
Diverse film festival in Morgan Hill and Gilroy; also online, with some LGBT films; thru April 13. https://pjiff.org/

Q-Force on Netflix
Animated comic parody of spy capers features several LGBT characters and voice actors (Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes). (See our feature article with co-creator Gabe Liedman.) Netflix

Quarantine
New queer music video showcase created by musicians Kisos and Cory Stewart. https://www.twitch.tv/itgetsbetter

Queer Genius
Chet Pancake's new docu-series about five queer female artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Dynasty Handbag / Jibz Cameron, who unapologetically break down barriers in their creative fields outside of mainstream culture. https://queergeniusfilm.com/

Right to Try
Short films about Jeffery Drew's struggle to get on an HIV drug trail in the 1990s. https://www.peacocktv.com/

Shit & Champagne
D'Arcy Drollinger and her crew's wacky photo retro exploitation sex comedy, adapted from the hit nightclub show, hits Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video. https://www.shitandchampagne.com/

Somebody Somewhere
A new comedy series starring and executive-produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett follows Sam, a true Kansan on the surface who, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold. https://www.hbo.com/somebody-somewhere

Stories of Resistance: Documentaries by Arthur Dong
Stream compelling documentaries about Asian Americana and LGBT subjects made by the award-winning director. https://www.deepfocusproductions.com/

Tampa Baes @ Amazon Prime
New reality show about two lesbian couples and their life & career ups and downs. https://www.amazon.com/


'Twenties' @ BET  

Twenties @ BET
Season 2 of the comedy series about 'Hattie,' a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her 20s, played by Jonica T. Gibbs. https://www.bet.com/shows/twenties.html

We're Here @ HBO
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated weekly series features drag stars Eureka O'Hara, Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen. https://www.hbo.com/were-here

Who Am I Now?
In Louise E, Lathey's debut film, new friends Erin and Alex discover a mutual attraction that neither of them have ever felt before. Streaming via multiple outlets. whoaminow.ca

With Love
Romantic comedy series about an American Latin family, including Mark Indelicato as the gay son with a boyfriend; on Amazon Prime.


"Don't Mess With Me" mural @ Asian Art Museum  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Kara Maria's 'Precious and Precarious: Life on the Edge of Extinction,' thru June 11. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

ArtHaus
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery's silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

The Art of Disability Culture @ Ruth's Table
Group exhibit of works by disabled artists; thru May 20. 3160 21st St. www.ruthstable.org

The Art of the Brick @ LEGO® Exhibit
View sculptures and interactive installations made of the toy bricks. $18-$21; extended thru May 30. 1 Grant Ave. https://artofthebrickexhibit.com/

Asian Art Museum
Seeing Gender, a selection of works that reveal the complexities and nuances of gender across Asian art. Other exhibits include Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang, After Hope: Videos of Resistance, Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky, and historic works. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles, Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India) and art films streamed online and screened outdoors (BYO chairs). 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. New; 'Wander Woods,' an outdoor kids and families play space. Also, Living Worlds, a planetarium show. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

Cartoon Art Museum
Keith Knight's 'Woke,', the local Black cartoonist's exhibit ('The K Chronicles'); also, Gorey's Children, artwork and serigraphs by Edward Gorey; thru June 5. The Legend of Wonder Woman, an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon, featuring comic books, merchandise, and original illustrations by many of Wonder Woman's most prominent artists. Also at the Fisherman's Wharf gallery; 'The Batman Armory,' A Treasury of Animation, as well as books and prints for sale. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits, including 'Wanxin Zhang: Witness' thru April 16. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/


'The Jim Henson Exhibition:
Imagination Unlimited' @
Contemporary Jewish Museum  

Chabot Space & Science Center
Programs include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. Free/$15. 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland (opens in Nov.). chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Exhibition of new work by Bay Area-based contemporary ceramic artist Cathy Lu. 750 Kearny St. https://www.cccsf.us/

Conservatory of Flowers
Beautiful indoor and outdoor floral exhibits in the classic arboretum; special events and parties return soon. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. Free/$12. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, with videos and film screenings, Muppets, materials, drawings, guest talks, and more; thru Aug. 14. (Read our feature article.) Also, the spacious downtown museum includes Experience Leonard Cohen with a series of four solo exhibitions by contemporary artists George Fok, Judy Chicago, Candice Breitz, and Marshall Trammell, all inspired by the life and work of the revered singer-songwriter; also, group exhibit 'Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves,' Julie Weitz' Golem: A Call to Action; and Stephen Berkman's Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years, an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include Alice Neel: People Come First thru July 10; Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival, thru Feb. 2023; also, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

'Entwined' Lighted Forest @ Golden Gate Park
The popular outdoor exhibit of illuminated 'trees and plants' returns. https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org/entwined/


'The Cockettes: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy' @ SF Public Library  

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
The Cockettes: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy, A celebration of the avant-garde psychedelic hippie theater troupe's 50th anniversary, in conjunction with original member Fayette Hauser's newly-published pictorial history by the same title; thru August; at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd floor. Also, book display exhibits on the 6th floor. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more; weekly After Dark nighttime parties have returned. Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Frequencies of Tradition @ Kadist
Group exhibit of a dozen Asian artists whose work challenged traditional representation; curated bt Hyunjin Kim thru July 16. 3295 20th St. https://kadist.org/san-francisco/

Gallery Wendi Norris
Contemporary art exhibits. Fort Mason Center Pier 2, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

GLBT History Museum
Reopened to the public; Gilbert Baker's original rainbow flag on display, plus ongoing exhibits. Online exhibits include Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50; Also, Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present , Fighting Back, a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph, curated by Joseph Plaster; and other exhibits. Online events as well. Also, 37th anniversary online auction items. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


GLBT History Museum  

Gregangelo Museum
Take tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art. April 1-30: Steve Rapport's '(Mostly) Rock n Roll.' Opening reception April 1, 6pm-9pm. Also online galleries. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Immersive Frida Kahlo @ SVN West
The new popular large-scale installation of projected animated images of paintings by Mexican painter. $55-$80; thru May 8. 10 South Van Ness Ave. at Market. https://www.immersive-frida.com/san-francisco/

Imagine Picasso @ Skylight at the Armory
Projected images of more than 200 works by Pablo Picasso. $20-$50; thru April 9. 1800 Mission St. https://www.imagine-picasso.com/san-francisco/

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Online solo and group exhibits of works by Philomela Williamson, Alex Jackson, and others. https://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

Land's End @ Former Cliff House
Group exhibit of artists' varied works where their charge is twofold: to discover artwork in unlikely places and to consider the planet's health. By bringing together a group of artists from around the world, the exhibition strives to remind viewers of our interconnectedness via global currents of water and air. Timed ticketing. One of several outdoor and historic landmark projects with artists; thru Mar. 27. 1090 Point Lobos Ave. https://www.for-site.org


Alice Neel exhibit @ de Young Museum  

Lea Magdanal @ SF Academy
Local queer artist's exhibit of 30 paintings. 2166 Market St. https://www.academy-sf.com/

Legion of Honor
European and ancient art, giant Renaissance landscapes and historic paintings, plus classical sculptures and contemporary works. From Degas, Manet, Caillebotte and Vuillard to Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts; also Wangechi Mutu's fascinating modern outdoor and indoor sculptures. Ute-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Lost Art Salon
Intimate gallery exhibits small and unusual works of note by contemporary and early 20th-century artists. 245 S. Van Ness. #303. https://lostartsalon.com

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits; thru April 30: Indira Allegra's 'Texere: The Shape of Loss is a Tapestry.' 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits include award-winning films, talks and music performances. 'Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art,' a group exhibit curated bt Monique Long, March 31- Aug. 21. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Museum of Craft & Design
Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism, and other exhibits online. www.sfmcd.org

My Park Moment @ Presidio
Large-scale outdoor exhibit of visitor-submitted images in local and regional state parks; at the new Tunnel Tops. www.presidiotunneltops.gov

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Online and in-person exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; in-person window displays and weekly online exhibitions. www.niadartstore.org


'You Are Here: California Stories on the Map' @ Oakland Museum  

Oakland Museum
You Are Here: California Stories on the Map (through 2022), Black Power and Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism (both ongoing). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro
Online multimedia exhibit documenting the history of Metropolitan Community Church, its LGBTQ-inclusive services and outreach through the AIDS pandemic. http://arspgallery.com/mccsf-exhibit-main/

Pride and Progress
The Victory Fund's online exhibit showcases a timeline of LGBT political history. https://www.prideandprogress.org/

Robert Koch Gallery
Contemporary artists exhibits. 49 Geary St. https://kochgallery.com/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; 'Unseen Seen,' with works by Heather Benjamin, Lanee Bird, Evan Paul English, David King, Ryan McMenamy and John Webster. 2128 Market St., just west of Church St. Regular gallery hours Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://www.instagram.com/schlomer_haus_gallery/

SF Botanical Garden
Magnificent Magnolias are in bloom (thru March) at the beautiful spacious gardens with multiple plants, trees and flowers. Free entry for SF residents; others $3-$10. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org


'Shifting the Silence,' @ SFMOMA  

SF Museum of Modern Art
New April 9-Sept. 5: Shifting the Silence, a group exhibit of 32 women artists, and Speculative Portraits, an exploration of portraiture and identity. Also, Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural Pan American Unity, on display during its restoration. Also, Joan Mitchell retrospective. Also, Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue. View Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections; Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. Bay Area Walls mural project, the outdoor vertical garden and Olafur Eliasson's sparkling one-way color tunnel. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Southern Exposure
Unusual art and installations and online projects. 3030 20th St. https://soex.org

Tom of Finland Foundation
The LA-based museum hosts online exhibits and sketch sessions with male models (next session April 10, 11am-1pm); NSFW. https://www.tomoffinland.org

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films hosts online and in-person exhibits, classes and events. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

We Were There
Online tours of art museums, showcasing hidden and overlooked LGBT themes, subjects and artists. http://wewerethere.org/

Worker
Online exhibit showcases photos and historic paintings of sex workers by 19 artists, from the late 19th Century of Edouard Manet and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec to modern day contemporaries such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hockney, Nan Goldin, Bruce LaBruce and Margie Schnibbe. NSFW. www.artreporttoday.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. 'Pedagogy of Hope: Uncage, Reunify, Heal,; presented by Galeria de la Raza, they May 29. 'The Healing Project,' thru June 19. https://ybca.org


Nightlife fun @ Beaux  (Source:Steven Underhill)

NIGHTLIFE
After Dark @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties return to the interactive science museum, with different themes. $20. Thursdays 6pm-10pm. Pier 15 (Embarcadero @ Green St.) https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Art Bash @ SF MOMA
SF Museum of ModdernArt's annual fundraiser party, with DJed and live music, food, drinks, and exhibition-viewing. April 8 (VIP 6pm) Regular 8pm-1am. $95 (10pm-1am), $250 (8pm-1am). 151 3rd St. https://www.sfmoma.org/event/series/artbash/

Beaux
Nightlife's hopping at the popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Big Top Sundays. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Club OMG
Intimate mid-Market nightclub includes DJed dancing, drag shows and a karaoke night. 43 6th St. http://www.clubomgsf.com/

DJ Don Baird @ The Hole in the Wall
The fave local rock DJ's returned to the SoMa 'friendly neighborhood gay bikers' bar; Thursdays and Fridays. 1369 Folsom St. https://blackwolfmetal.com/ Also, listen online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

Crescendo @ Four Seasons Hotel
SF Gay Men's Chorus gala benefit includes honors presented to actor BD Wong, Dr. Tim Seelig, Amazon and California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus; dinner, drinks and awards presentation. $350 and up. 6pm, 757 Market St. https://www.sfgmc.org/crescendo-2022

Drag Brunch at Curio
Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag shows (with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone) with brunch. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

The Edge
Musical Wednesdays, Beards & Booze and other events have returned to the popular bar. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com


Gals go-going @ Jolene's  

Jolene's
SoMa queer and woman/trans-owned nightclub and restaurant; Coyote Queer, second Saturdays, with DJs Koslov & Livv, costume contest. UHaul SF, Fridays. Sunday brunch drag show 11am-5pm. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Lookout
The Castro bar with a panoramic view; ongoing: Bounce (Sat. nights), Lips & Lashes Drag Brunch with host Carnie Asada (Sat. afternoons), Jock (Sunday nights). 3600 16th St. http://www.lookoutsf.com/

Lone Star Saloon
DJed events at the historic bear bar, plus regular nights of rock music and patio hangouts. 1354 Harrison St. https://www.lonestarsf.com/

Martuni's Monday Happy Hour
Pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Muévelo @ Que Rico, Oakland
Valentino Presents' new East Bay Latin club is already a hit. Enjoy the new nightclub's weekly dance party with DJed grooves, drag divas, and gogo studs. Fridays, $10 and up, 9:30pm-3am. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

Oasis
In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show. April 8: Amy Armstrong, 7pm $2-$40. April 9: Dandy drag king show gets "far out." 7pm. April 10, 7pm: Vanessa Boulay's 'April Showers' show with Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and her dancing Smirnoff-ettes. April 13-17, 7pm: BenDeLa Creme's "Ready to be Committed.' Online: Matthew Martin in Michael Phillis' drag comedy, The Hand That Rocks The Crawford. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com


Dandy @ Oasis  

Opera Parallèle gala benefit @ Saint Joseph's Arts Society
'Over the Rainbow,' a gala benefit for the music nonprofit, features gay countertenor JohnHoliday, plus drinks and hors d'oeuvres. $300. 5:30pm, 1401 Howard St. https://operaparallele.org/ (Read our article.)

Port Bar, Oakland
RuPaul's Drag Race viewings Fridays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm; Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; dancing on Saturday nights. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; April 8: Onyx a leather BIPOC kink dance party. Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers) 1st Saturdays, and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/


Vanessa Bousay @ Oasis  

Qué Rico
New LGBT Latinx nightclub features cute gogo guys and drag shows, DJed dance floor, brunch and dinner menus, too. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

Roller Disco @ Church of 8 Wheels
D, Miles, Jr., "The Godfather of Skate," hosts roller-skating nights with groovy tunes, plus skate rentals. $5-$15. 554 Fillmore St. http://www.churchof8wheels.com/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays. Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am. (http://frolicparty.com/) 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Soirée @ City View at Matron
SF LGBT Center's annual gala fundraiser, with cohosts Homey Mahogany and Sister Roma, DJs Juanita MORE! and Lay Ryan, food, drinks, music, raffle prizes, auction items. April 8, $95 and up. 5:30pm-11pm. 135 4th St. https://www.sfcenter.org/

Suavecito @ Space 550
Valentino Presents and Club Papi present a new weekly Latin dance night with DJs Mike, Mr. Biggs, and Lola; Sonora Tropicana band, drag acts, gogo guys, three dance rooms, outdoor lounge. Saturdays, $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.suavecitosf.com


Sundance Saloon @ Space 550  

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping nights (Sundays and Thursdays) has returned. $5, 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Thirst Trap Thursdays @ Dirty Habit
Weekly event on the heated 5th floor outdoor terrace of Hotel Zelos, $5 benefits the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. 5pm-10pm. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Wigs, Waffles & Wine @ 3Below Theaters & Lounge, San Jose
Sunday Drag Brunch hosted by WooWoo Monroe. $25-$40. 11am, Mar. 27 and April 24. 288 S. Second St. https://sanjoseplayhouse.org

Writers With Drinks @ Make Out Room
Author Baruch Porras-Hernandez guest-hosts Charlie Jane Anders' monthly authors & alcohol event, with Isaac Fellman, Daphne Gottlieb, Nefertiti Asanti, tanea lunsford lynx and Kar Johnson. April 9, 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. http://www.makeoutroom.com/


Fruitbowl podcast  

PODCASTS, RADIO
Being Seen
GLAAD's new podcast focuses on the Black gay and queer male experience, hosted by Darnell Moore, producer of Being Seen and singer, actor and activist, Lawrence "Miss Lawrence" Washington. www.beingseenpodcast.com

Bridger Winegar's 'I Said No Gifts!'
Comic gay episodic podcast with celebrity guests. https://www.exactlyrightmedia.com/i-said-no-gifts

Broadway Podcast Network
Enjoy talks and audio performances with writers, composers, actors and professionals in theater. https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/

Broadway Radio
Online Broadway music radio station featuring the best in the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and the London stage. 'Styles of Stephen Sondheim' with music scholar Gail Leondar-Wright, 'Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia' author Rick Pender and others; hosted by Stuart Brown. https://broadwayradioprograms.com/

Community Talks @ Manny's
In-person and online events discussing local and global community issues. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

Drag Time with Heklina
Online chat show with the Bay Area queen of drag shows. www.dragtimewithheklina.com

Environmental Drag Queen
Patti Gonia and Alex discuss nature, outdoors love, the environment and their connections in drag personae. spotify.com

Elton John's Rocket Hour
The gay music megastar hosts his weekly music show on Apple. https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-app/

Fruitbowl
Podcast about all sorts of sexuality, with famous queer people and ordinary folks. https://www.fruitbowlpodcast.com/intro

In the Key of Q
Dan Hall's podcast with interviews and selections by LGBTQ musicians. https://www.inthekeyofq.com/

I Still Think About You
Noir drama podcast from The Boys in the Band revival actor Brian Hutchison is part memoir, part psychological thriller, and part love letter to Broadway. https://www.istillthinkaboutyou.com/

Latina Stream Queens
Maria Gomez' new YouTube channel of shows, interviews, comedy skits and more. https://www.youtube.com/c/LatinaStreamQueens


Maria Gomez' 'Latina Stream Queens'  

LGBT Asylum Project Podcast
Creator and host of the LGBTQ Asylum podcast is 28-year-old Sayid Abdul, a queer Uighur refugee who was granted political asylum in 2018. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

Midnight Mass Podcast
Peaches Christ presents an online audio show with Michael Varrati about horror and cult movies; on Apple and Spotify. http://store.peacheschrist.com/

Move, I'm Gay
The totally gay fun podcast celebrates its 100th episode, starring Francisco and Brendan as Franny and Brenda. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/move-im-gay/id1500217797

Out in the Bay
The long-running LGBT radio show has returned with new podcast episodes, and an extensive archive. Host Eric Jansen welcomes artists, community leaders, scholars and celebrities. https://www.outinthebay.org/

OutMuseum
OutFest, the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, hosts an online array of panel discussions, audio interviews and short documentary films. https://www.theoutmuseum.org/browse

Planet Classroom
Instructional podcasts on a variety of issues, including LGBT subjects. https://www.planetclassroom.world/browse/

Probably True
Podcast with queer stories, "a smutty-but-charming collection of personal misadventures." https://www.probablytruepodcast.com/

The Qube
E3 Radio's black LGBTQ radio show and podcast. https://e3radio.fm/the-qube/

The Queerness
SF Pride's podcast with notable hosts and LGBTQ guests (Franco Stevens, Michelle Meow, Snaxx, Vinny Eng and more). https://sfpride.org/podcast.html

Queer Powers
Indie channel of chats radio shows, vintage zine archives and drag shows. https://www.queerpowers.com/

A Queer Serial
LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake (Transparent, Gilmore Girls), Matthew Reimer, Radical Faeries' Will Roscoe and Joey Cain, and Chicago performers Salvio Gado and Jon Martinez, along with real recordings of pioneers including transgender entertainer Christine Jorgensen, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde. https://www.mattachinepod.com/


Sounds of Broadway podcast
includes episodes about
Stephen Sondheim's works  

Queer Nightlife Talks
Blog and links to talks among Bay Area nightlife organizers and producers, with community input and opinions. Tune in, offer assistance or thoughts. sfqueernightlifefund.org

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' histories, including Mark Segal, Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson. Also, the Rev. Ed Hansen, Rev. Robert Cromey, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. Also, 2022 print calendar on sale. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. New Stephen Sondheim and 'West Side Story' tribute programs, including author Barry Singer (Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond 1977-2020), also Rick Pender, Ethan Mordden and Eddie Shapiro. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Taimi Talks
LGBTQ personalities (Jason Wimberly, Chris Mosier, Monique Heart and others) share guest-talks on various topics, with/on the Taimi app. (Apple Store or Google Play). https://taimi.com/

Twits in Love
Broadway Podcast network presents Tom Alan Robbins' audio comedy with steampunk setting, starring Michael Urie, Christian Borle, Mary Testa, James Monroe Iglehart, Lillias White and others. https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/twits/

Word for Wordcast
The theater ensemble known fostering short stories 'word for word' has a news series of podcasts in the same literary style. http://www.zspace.org/pod

You Make Me Real
LGBT podcast series, with Juanita MORE! & David Glamamore, Joan Jett Blakk, Lynn Breedlove and Tom Ammiano. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1753585

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