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Homing's In Oct. 15-24

by Jim Provenzano

(top) The Cockettes; (middle) poet Patrick Ryan with Roxanne Gay; concerts with Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Vanessa Williams; (lower) 'Old Show Queens, Sins Invalid concert.
(top) The Cockettes; (middle) poet Patrick Ryan with Roxanne Gay; concerts with Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Vanessa Williams; (lower) 'Old Show Queens, Sins Invalid concert.   

Mid-October, fall is ripe for surprises and scares. But you can still enjoy arts, nightlife and community events online, with several bars, museums and venues cautiously re-opening, too.


ARTS
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
The company will broadcast Constellation, a collaboration between choreographer Alonzo King, visual electronic artist Jim Campbell, and mezzo-soprano Maya Layhani. The first part will stream from October 2-16, and the second part will stream from October 9-23. Free/donations. https://linesballet.org/constellation/

American Pavilion Films
Virtual debut for a diverse showcase of 38 incredible new films between all six of the showcases — Student Short Films, Student Documentaries, Emerging Filmmaker Short Films, Emerging Filmmaker Documentaries, High School Showcase,  and Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase Films. https://www.ampav.com/

Amy Siewert: Imagery
Dance is the most vibrantly physical of art forms, and we miss it. Until we can enjoy it live, check out some amazing short dance films by Siewert's beautiful deft dancers. The tenth anniversary Sketch series presents Red Thread, a new documentary dance film project with four films online. www.asimagery.org https://www.eventbrite.com

Artspan's Open Studios
Online version of the annual multi-artists weeks-long exhibits and studio tours, with talks, panels, live studio tours. thru Oct. 14. https://www.artspan.org/home www.shipyardartists.com

Author Events at Alley Cat Books
The bookstore, while physically closed, hosts online events with acclaimed authors. the store is also taking mail order book purchases. www.alleycatbookshop.com

Author Events at Booksmith
The popular Upper Haight bookstore hosts talks and readings with mainstream fiction, nonfiction authors. https://www.booksmith.com

Author Events at City Lights
the historic bookstore presents online author events. http://www.citylights.com/

Benjamin
Quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon (Nevermind the Buzzcocks) Amstell and starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Happy Prince), is now available on DVD and digital platforms including Kino Now.

Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
25th anniversary online screenings of the historic documentary, with Michelle Handelman
Featuring Tala Brandeis, Patrick Califia, J.C. Collins, Queen Cougar, Amy Marie Meek, Skeeter, Wickie Stamps, Peggy Sue, Ann Soucy-West & others. https://newfest.org/event/bloodsisters/


Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism  

Broadway on AirBnB
Promotional-sponsored performances by a variety of talents: Tittus Burgess, cast members from Moulin Rouge, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more, plus dance, yoga, tarot and circus classes. $10-$50. www.airbnb.com

Broadway Performers
For Broadway fans, Tony-winning performers and the super-sexy Broadway Bares benefits, visit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' YouTube channel for hours of amazing performances. Donation options are linked as well. https://www.youtube.com/channel/

Cal Performances at Home
Watch videos of classical and modern music concerts, and artist conversations courtesy of the Berkeley-based performing arts organization. $5-$60 and up. Full new season schedule at www.calperformances.org

The Cockettes: Acid Drag, Sexual Anarchy, and San Francisco Craziness
Book release party with shared memories with Cockettes members, 7pm on Saturday Oct. 17. part of Litquake. https://litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/dlQo

Contemporary Jewish Museum Events & Exhibits
View virtual exhibits (like Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years) and online events, plus in-person visits. https://thecjm.org/


The Cockettes: Acid Drag, Sexual Anarchy, and San Francisco Craziness  

Dancing Together Apart
Women's dance-film project with 20 Dancers over 40 days from all up and down the West Coast of the United States, from Portland to L.A., who participated in the work focusing on our current struggles with the COVID pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and police violence. https://www.dancingtogetherapart.org/

Dedalus
Jonah Greenstein's feature debut about inter-related straight and gay people in a disturbed rural Iowa town; premieres October 20 on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, OVID.tv & Kanopy. http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/intheaters.html

Different Stars
Musical show with a current theme: How do these emotions collide during time spent alone in quarantine? When James opens a box of artifacts from his first breakup, after months of self-isolation during COVID-19, he reckons with memories that haunt him of a first queer love gone awry; starring James Jackson, Jr., Victoria Huston-Elem, Danielle Buonaiuto, and Karl Saint Lucy. https://www.differentstars.live/

Equal
New HBO Max series of docudrama about prominent figures in LGBT history, with Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Sara Gilbert, Anne Ramsay and others. https://www.hbomax.com

Exhibits at Asian Art Museum
The museum reopened Oct. 3, with limited admission, safety protocols in use. See classic, ancient and modern art exhibits.: Lost at Sea: Art Recovered From Shipwrecks, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, Jean Shin's Pause installation, works by Chang Dai-chien, Liu Jianhua, Zheng Chongjin and others. https://asianart.org/

Fifty Years of Pride
Presented by the GLBT Historical Society and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries, with the support of San Francisco Pride, 50 Years of Pride features 100 photographs to celebrate five decades of San Francisco Pride, one of the city's most beloved public festivals. View an online version of the exhibition on the GLBT Historical Society's website with the physical exhibition opening later in the year after the city's shelter-in-place order has been relaxed. Thru April 2021 at City Hall. www.glbthistory.org

Films and Art at BAM/PFA
The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive show online exhibits (Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India) and art films, including Spaceship Earth, The Cordillera of Dreams and more. www.bampfa.org

Films at The Roxie
Watch independent and classic films online at the Roxie's virtual cinema. New: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, RGB (the Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary), The Artist's Wife, African Violet and more. 'I Wake up Streaming' noir film master class with Elliot Lavine, Oct 13-Nov 24.
https://www.roxie.com

Flamingos Forever
"A radio play in poor taste," a new script inspired by the John Waters classic camp film Pink Flamingos, where The Queen of Filth and her family return to Baltimore for the first time since 1972. $10 gets a full download plus other goodies. https://www.queerpowers.com/homodaze-2

From Broadway to Hollywood
42nd Street Moon's online streams of pianist and storyteller Richard Glazier's musical tour of Broadway and Hollywood. Thru Oct. 11. Broadway Flipped! and Michael Patrick Gaffney's The Oldest Living Cater Waiter, both Oct., 15-25. $20-$129. https://42ndstmoon.org/

The Garden Left Behind
Winner of SXSW's Audience Award and named one of the best LGBTQ films of all time by Rotten Tomatoes,
Flavio Alves's moving drama of an undocumented Mexican trans woman in New York City can be viewed online. https://www.cinematropical.com/

Garrin Benfield
Enjoy live and recorded home sets performed by the gay singer-composer. Garrin's YouTube channel

GayBingeTV
Streaming channel for independent LGBT short, feature and documentary films.
https://www.gaybingetv.com/

Gay Men's Sketch/Hot Draw
Mark I. Chester hosts three gay men's sketch events a week, with sexy male models posing and works shared via Zoom. Ongoing events - Tue, 6:30pm: Gay Men's Sketch in exile. Fri, 6:30pm: Hot Draw! in exile. Sun, 2pm: Gay Men's Sketch in exile. instagram.com/gaymenssketch instagram.com/hotdrawsf

The Golden Girls, a Puppet Parody
The favorite sitcom is performed by puppets, directed by Jonathan Rockefeller; 16 episodes. https://thatgoldengirlsshow.com/

Gregangelo Museum
Take online and in-person tours (using all safety protocols with 'The Riddle of the Sphinx,' a new outdoor show) at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. https://www.gregangelomuseum.com/


Gregangelo Museum  

Holy Trinity
Named to Indiewire's "Fabulous LGBTQ Films Not To Miss," Holy Trinity is the story of a sex-positive dominatrix in Chicago who discovers a newfound (and drug-induced) talent for speaking to the dead. Molly Hewitt wrote, directed and stars in this wild ride of queer spirituality and alternative sexuality. https://www.fullspectrumfeatures.com/trinity

Homo Say What
Acclaimed documentary explores the origins of homophobia against men that became institutionalized in the 1950s and how that continues to negatively affect all genders and sexualities to this day. https://homosaywhatfilm.com/

House of Cardin
The acclaimed documentary about fashion designer Pierre Cardin's online. http://houseofcardin.com/

In Good Company
New Conservatory Theatre Center's new podcast drama-comedy, with playwrights and producers dealing with COVID in a realistic story. https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-Podcast

The Klipptones
Local jazz-pop band performs weekly streaming concerts; Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. https://www.facebook.com/klipptones/live

The Law of Attraction
New Conservatory Theatre Center's world premiere of Patricia Milton's adapted radio comedy about bad manners. Oct. 14-Nov. 18. Free/$40. https://www.nctcsf.org/

LGBTQ Films on Revry
The global queer streaming network screens free and subscription-paid feature films, documentaries, short films and episodic series. https://revry.tv/

LGBTQ Films on Tubi
The free streaming service showcases several queer films, including God's Own Country (2017) - won directing award at Sundance; Hearthstone (2016) — won directing award at TIFF; Jeffrey (1995) — starring Patrick Stewart; Latter Days (2003); Lip Service (2012, series); Love is All You Need? (2016) — starring Emily Osment; Poison (1991) - directed by Todd Haynes, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner; Saved! (2004) — starring Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin, and others. https://tubitv.com/

Litquake 2020
Festival of dozens of online author readings and discussions; 60 events, 150 authors, and a 12-hour Lit Crawl, including many LGBTQ authors and themes; thru Oct. 24. https://www.litquake.org/

Live at The Lortel
Season 2 of the podcast series is online, with musical theatre talents discussing their art and lives; Oct. 8: Maybe Burke (Transgender actor, writer, and human rights advocate). Oct. 15: Pooya mohseni and Karen Olivo. Oct. 16: Betty Shammies and Andreá Burns. Archived podcasts include BD Wong. https://liveatthelortel.com/

Living Legacies: Die de Los Muertos 2020
SOMArts Cultural Center's 21st annual Day of the Dead exhibit includes a large group exhibit curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla. Open to the public, timed ticketed entry. $10. Thru Nov. 6. Oct. 22 (7pm) digital drag show with Juanita MORE!, PerSia, Horrorchata, Dulce de Leche, Jota Mercury, San Cha. https://somarts.org/event/livinglegacies/

In Love and Warcraft
American Conservatory Theater streams Madhuri Shekar's play about a college gamer who also writes love letters for others. Will her gamer warrior make an IRL appearance? $15-$20. Thru Oct. 16. https://www.act-sf.org/

The Marsh Stream
The theatre producer known for acclaimed solo shows presents a variety of programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its newly launched Broadcast Platform, even interactive Bingo game nights. http://themarsh.org/marshstream/


'Mr. Soul'  

MOAD Film Club
Museum of the African Diaspora screens award-winning film, with multiple talks and music performances online as well. https://www.moadsf.org/

Mr. Soul
New documentary about Ellis Haizlip, the 1970s Black TV host who brought Black actors, activists, musicians, and community leaders to TV screens. https://www.mrsoulmovie.com/

Museum Collections
Many local museums and galleries host expanded online exhibits of classic and modern art, plus short films and 'Artist at Home' interviews. Some museums are reopening to the public.
Oakland Museum museumca.org
SF MOMA www.sfmoma.org
de Young and Legion of Honor www.famsf.org
Asian Art Museum https://asianart.org

Never the Sinner
Exit Cafe's online discussion of the play about Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the 1920s 'spree killer' murderers. https://www.facebook.com/exittheatresf/live/

New Conservatory Theater Company: Offstage But Online
Temporarily shuttered, queer theater company NCTC is now building a digital playground for your viewing pleasure that will feature the new podcast drama, actor monologues, messages from playwrights, exercises to practice mindfulness and original material from Conservatory students. Quarantine is a Drag Trivia Night, with J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skyy).
https://www.nctcsf.org/onstage-to-online
www.facebook.com/nctcsf
https://www.youtube.com/user/NCTCSF

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art.
www.niadartstore.org

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres. https://www.noemusic.org/

Oakland International Film Festival
Rent VOD feature, documentary and short films. https://theoaklandinternationalfilmfestival.vhx.tv/products

Odd Mondays
The reading series returns via Zoom Oct.19 7pm-8pm with authors Mathangi Subramanian (A People's History of Heaven), Michael Nava (Lies with Man), and Richard May (Gay All Year). RSVP at oddmondaysnoevalley@gmail.com

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

Old Show Queens
Amusing insightful interview series with gay couple Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield, super and and producers of Broadway shows. https://www.oldshowqueens.com/


Patrick Earl Ryan and Roxanne Gay  

Opera online
San Francisco Opera streams productions of several new and classic works. Oct. 17-18: Verdi's Attila. https://sfopera.com/ Also, New York's Metropolitan Opera shares their amazing productions online. www.metopera.org

OutFest 2020
View LGBT films and artist discussion panels online. https://outfest.org/alwayson/

OutShine Film Festival
Florida's LGBT film festival goes online (with local drive-in features, too). Thru Aug 30, with some archived events. https://www.outshinefilm.com/

Patrick Earl Ryan and Roxanne Gay
Celebrate the launch of Ryan's If We Were Electric, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. $20-$25 include a copy of the book. Oct. 20 5pm PST. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/if-we-were-electricpatrick-earl-ryan-in-conversation-with-roxane-gay-registration-124821154433

Patti Lupone, Laura Beneanti, Vanessa Williams
Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents three online concerts for $75; Lupone (Oct. 24, 5pm)Benanti (Nov. 14., 5pm) and Williams (Dec. 5. 5pm). https://scfta.org/

Peter Frampton at Book Soup
The rock legend discusses his memoir, Do You Feel ike I Do" hosted by the West Hollywood bookstore. $40 includes a book and signed plate, guitar pick and other swag. Oct. 20, 4pm PST. https://www.booksoup.com/

Play at Home
Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a bunch of short play scripts you can download and perform at home, featuring works by Julia Cho, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Miranda Rose Hall, Ricardo Pérez González and several others. www.playathome.org

Prideland
New interview series; Out, Proud & Southern: Dyllón Burnside's Story; recounts his own experience coming out in the South and travels to the heart of Alabama to meet Carmarion D. Anderson, a barrier-breaking transgender woman of color and the Alabama State Director of the Human Rights Campaign. www.pbs.org


Concerts with Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Vanessa Williams  

Promo Homo TV
Veteran journalist Nicholas Snow hosts an online series of video interviews with LGBT actors, directors, authors and community activists. https://promohomo.tv

Proud
Philippe Faucon's three-part dramatic film about French gay lives in 1981, 1999 and 2013. https://kinomarquee.com/

The Public Theater
Live and recorded solo and group plays and performances from the acclaimed New York City theater company; Under the Greenwood Tree, a new documentary about the 2017 production of As You Like It. https://publictheater.org/

PUSHfest
Online streaming international collection of dances, Choreographer, activist and community organizer Raissa Simpson's PUSH Dance Company continues its 15th anniversary year by increasing its programming by presenting PUSHFest Global, an online streaming festival of current and contemporary dance, with 18 Bay Area dancemakers and companies, and a few from beyond the Bay, in seven live, online presentations every Wednesday through Nov. 18. https://www.pushdance.org/festival

Putting On
Season 2 of the gay reality show airs (starring Israeli-born underwear model On Mekahel); Sundays at 4pm & 7pm. https://revry.tv/

Queen of the Capital
Josh Davidsburg's vivacious and inspiring documentary follows Muffy Blake Stephyns, a drag performer with high aspirations. Muffy and her everyday persona, Daniel, navigate the drag and bureaucratic worlds of Washington, D.C., while following her dream to lead a colorful group of philanthropic drag performers. $10. https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/queen-of-the-capital/

Queer East Film Festival
Mini-festival of LGBT Asian films. https://queereast.org.uk/

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

A Queer Serial
New series of LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake (Transparent, Gilmore Girls), @lgbt_history's 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/seasontwo

QueerWords Podcast
Wayne Goodman's online audio discussions with many notable LGBTQ fiction, poetry authors, essayists and journalists. https://queerwords.org/

Queer X Festival
Revry, the first queer global streaming TV network, honors National LGBT History Month in October with the premiere of the fifth annual QueerX festival, celebrating LGBTQ+ music, film, politics, and culture, movie screenings, enter conferences on activism, film industry pitchouts, comedy acts and more; thru Oct. 31. https://revry.tv/

Rodney Ewing, Tahiti Pehrson at Nancy Toomey Fine Art
What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next), an exhibit of collaborative works by the two multimedia artists. Oct. 14-Nov 30. By appointment only. 1275 Minnesota St. https://nancytoomeyfineart.com/

San Francisco Dance Film Festival
The 11th annual festival features a dozen programs in focused themes, and two live-streaming events, With 75 dance films from around the world broadcast on Marquee TV, multiple Bay Area and international companies make for a full-on binge-worthy collection. Thru Oct. 25. https://www.sfdancefilmfest.org/https://www.sfdancefilmfest.org/


Rodney Ewing, Tahiti Pehrson at Nancy Toomey Fine Art  

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Enjoy concerts and films, plus guest performers joining their Behind the Curtain series and Summer Reruns (Lisa Vroman, Billy Porter, Wilson Cruz, Adam Rippon, Britney Coleman, Laura Benanti, Andrew Lippa). Oct. 17 is a free 42nd anniversary event with a new song by Andrew Lippa performed by Kristin Chenoweth, plus Chasten and Pete Buttegieg, Wanda Sykes, Sharon Stone, Martha Wash and other performers. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv

San Francisco Performances Presents Front Row CD Archive Online Series
After several programs in celebration of their 40th anniversary were cancelled, instead, SFP offers memorable classical concerts from the past, all recorded at the Herbst Theater between 2004-2008. Concerts are audio only. http://sfperformances.org/

Seth Concert Series
Broadway, film and TV actor-singers perform intimate concerts online with pianist and music genius Seth Rudetsky. $20-$25. Oct. 18 & 19: Keala Settle. Oct. 25 & 26: LaChanze. Nov. 15 & 16: Lillias White. https://thesethconcertseries.com/

SF BATCO
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Cool jazz will bring you good vibes. The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians. https://www.sfjazz.org

SF Mime Troupe
Enjoy the theatre company's new radio serial-style production of Tales of the resistance, thru Oct. 24. Each series will have two episodes, which cycle through the Summer 2020, culminating in a finale where all four storylines converge. https://www.sfmt.org/talesoftheresistance

SF Playhouse Zoomlets
the acclaimed SF theatre company adapts, with short online plays. Also, weekly playwright chats. Ticketed videos on-demand include Brian Copeland's The Jewelry Box, From Blues the Broadway (collaborative music play), and Art by Yasmina Reza. Free/donations. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

Sins Invalid
Annual dance and theatre concert of works by disabled and LGBTQ artists, with this year's theme, 'We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives in Climate Chaos.' Oct 23, 24, 25. https://www.sinsinvalid.org/


Susan Werner  

Smothered
Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara's two-man comedy film, now on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Revry. https://www.smotheredtv.com/

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The local dance company streams notable works, including Helen Pickett's Oasis, Brennan Wall's Nocturne, Rex Wheeler's Sinfonietta and an ongoing Hump Day Ballets series. https://www.smuinballet.org/

Snowflake
Indie film dramatizes modern day political divides in the LGBTQ Community, made by writer, director and star, Jack Tracy. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/snowflakefilm

The Sons of Tennessee Williams
Fascinating documentary film about gay-run Mardi Gras crews, from their early years to today. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sonsoftennesseewilliams

Stars in the House
Musical genius and affable host Seth Rudetsky —with his husband, producer James Wesley— hosts Zoom chats with Broadway, film and TV stars galore. One of the first online fundraisers, your donations help artists of all kinds, from actors to lighting crew members. Broadway may be closed, but you can enjoy living room concerts and chats with favorite stars. www.starsinthehouse.com

Stay Fresh at Home
Fresh Meat Productions' new online weekly series of talks and classes to support your wellness, embodiment, breath and connection, with singing, dance and lessons in various topics. http://freshmeatproductions.org/

SummerStage Anywhere
The New York City outdoor concerts shift to online performances, through August. https://cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage-anywhere/

Susan Werner
The accomplished singer-songwriter (Bull Durham, The Musical) performs acoustic songs with friends online, including music from her new album, 'Flyover Country; series in support of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris campaign. http://susanwerner.com/


Terrence McNally  

Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life
Screening of the American Masters documentary about the the late gay playwright. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters

Theatre Rhino
The local gay theatre company presents online performances of solo and other plays, including works (mostly) written and performed by John Fisher. Oct. 15, 8pm: Shilts: The Story of Randy. All plays archived online. www.therhino.org

Virtual Streaming Room With Cinema SF
Cinema SF, owners of the historic Balboa and Vogue Theaters, are keeping the spirit of movie-going alive with a series of virtual movie screenings and online chats. Proceeds from the screenings will go towards keeping the theaters alive so they can reopen after the shutdown ends. https://www.cinemasf.com/

We Players' Audio Dramas
the innovative site-specific theatre company presents podcast-style audio re-interpretations of their recent productions, including Wonder Storytime with Alice and Friends, and The Odyssey. www.weplayers.org

Where the Bears Are
New online comedy show with two mature gay men. https://youtu.be/5TQnRDc15i0

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Animals worldwide have reclaimed urban spaces, as you may have seen in the news. But we need to face how our damage to the environment and abuse of wild animals may have aided the spread of disease. While we contemplate that, enjoy films of animals in the wild. Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) hosts an ongoing series of nature films and talks. openspacetrust.org

WQUR: Queer Quarantine Radio
BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ and Major Scales perform old-time radio-style thriller detective programs. https://anchor.fm/wqur


Amber Martin and friends  

NIGHTLIFE
Amber Martin
The feisty cabaret singer recreates Bette Midler's famous Continental Baths show with 'Barry Manilow' pianist Drew Brody. $15. Oct. 22, 5pm PST. www.stellartickets.com

Bootie Mashup
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in livestreams, Tuesdays-Saturdays. https://www.twitch.tv/BOOTIEMASHUP with special October mixes and Halloween 'Monster Mashup' sets Oct. 30 & 31. Also, DNA Lounge weekly webcasts (and DNA Pizza's open for take-out). https://www.dnalounge.com/

Boy Division
DJ Xander hosts the Twitch online edition of the New Wave retro-fun dance party. www.twitch.tv/deejayxander

Brunch with Poppy
Enjoy outdoor patio brunch and a drag show hosted by Poppy; $16 bottomless mimosas. Sundays, 11am-3:30pm. Jones, 620 Jones St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Digital Pride Fest
Enjoy drag and cabaret performances with Tom Goss, Bright Light, Bright Light, Divina De Campo, Trinity the Tuck, Pearl & Precious Brady-Davis, Deven Greeen & Handsome Ned, Miz Cracker, Desmond is Amazing, Manila Luzon and many more. www.digitialpridefest.com

Divas For Democracy: United We Slay
one-night-only virtual variety show on October 18, where the divas of the Broadway and Drag worlds join forces for Democracy. Broadway divas will sing iconic musical theatre songs while their drag counterparts will perform lip sync numbers. Additional segments will feature LGBTQIA+ (nonpartisan) activists promoting the importance of voter participation including Cyndi Lauper, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Harvey Fierstein, Cheyenne Jackson, and Allison Janney. Oct. 18, 5pm PST. https://www.dragoutthevote2020.org/divas-for-democracy

Drag Alive from The Stud
Every Saturday night The Stud, San Francisco's oldest queer bar, will host Drag Alive. Vivvyanne Forevermore and Jillian Gnarling bring you a virtual Stud to help support the staff, performers and the goals for a future venue. Party with the crew of The Stud at Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/dragalive

Drag Queen Mukbang
Online episodic mini-series of drag performers in a show sponsored by Jack Daniel's new brand, Tennessee Fire, with Patrick Starr, Gia Gunn, Eugene Lee Yang and Laganja Estranja. Saturdays. www.jackdaniels.com

Drive n Drag: Halloween
Asia O'Hara opens the show with a séance to summon the souls of RuPaul's Drag Race favorites Yvie Oddly, Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Vanessa Vanjie and Violet Chachki who have all have died from obscure causes: food poisoning, burned at the stake, spider bite... Each soul will share her chilling tale of death in an immersive stage performance that is sure to fright and delight. $25-$120. Oct. 16-18 at NewPark Mall in Hayward. www.vossevents.com


Drive n Drag: Halloween with Asia O'Hara  

Frolic Quarantine
The fun pursuit party goes virtual. Don your animal gear and enjoy a variety of DJ mixes. Monthly, first Saturdays. http://frolicparty.com/

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy
The drag chanteuse performs her popular 'Bittersweet '90s Symphony' cabaret show. https://www.sfoasis.com/calendar

Lockdown Comedy
Online laughs with Diane "The Pine Sol Lady" Amos, Victor Pacheco, Scott Blakeman, Arline Geduldig, and host Lisa Geduldig. Oct. 15, 7pm PST. $10-$20. https://www.koshercomedy.com/lockdown-comedy

The Monster Show
One of the longest running drag shows in the Castro, The Monster Show has made The Edge bar a Thursday night destination. The Monster show now comes to Twitch TV, where the performers will entertain you while they raise money for bar employees. https://www.twitch.tv/monstershowsf

Oasis TV
The SoMa nightclub's events include in-person rooftop and outdoor street events (Thursday-Saturday), online new and archival footage from the venue's best shows, including The Golden Girls Live. Cyberotica: the Rock Musical, Sex and the City Live, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live, AbFab Live, Star Trek Live, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Debbie Does Dallas, Bitch Slap and D'Arcy Drollinger's weekly Monday 'Hot Trash.' Also, Meals on Heels, the hit drag dinner delivery service. sfoasis.com/

Palm Springs Comedy Festival
Online comedy nights with LGBT performers, with Randy Rainbow, Bianca Del Rio, Judy Tenuta, Lady Bunny, Selene Luna, Alec Mapa, Shery Vine, Ian Harvie and many more. Oct. 11-18. https://www.psicf.org/

Pillows
Glamamore's long-running Monday night party at Powerhouse can also be found at Twitch TV. The party is called Pillows and has been a staple of the bar for years and is currently being hosted by Mary Vice. It's better than Monday Night Football! Check it out every Monday at 9pm. https://www.twitch.tv/cashmonetdrag

Quarant-Tea
One of the first local nightlife fundraisers, the SF Queer Nightlife Fund presents DJs spinning hours of music for your now possibly obsessive housecleaning activities. https://www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund

Quarantinis with Katya
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy sings and hosts weekly Thursday online cocktail parties. www.facebook.com/katya.smirnoffskyy

Queerpowers.com
A new LGBTQ+ platform developed by two San Franciscans on the first day of the Covid-19 quarantine. enjoy live drag shows, queer house parties, political broadcasts and other LGBTQ content from all over the world, uploaded hourly. Founded and curated by former Google employee Katie Bush and former Apple employee Anders Howerton. https://www.queerpowers.com/

Real Bad Merchandise
The popular fundraiser dance parties won't happen in person, but you can buy T-shirts, masks and hankies online. https://www.realbad.org

Red Hots Burlesque
enjoy drag and strip shows, music acts and more in online performances.
http://redhotsburlesque.com/

Russell Deason's Happy Hour in Exile
The Bestie-winning pianist and cabaret singer brings his martini bar ambiance into your home; Mondays 5:30pm-7pm. www.facebook.com

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar now features wacky karaoke, DJs and other entertainments. https://www.twitch.tv/sfeaglebar

Sampson McCormick
The acclaimed comic shares insightful witty perspectives of a Black gay man in short clips and "Church Boy," a new 40-minute recorded show. http://www.sampsoncomedy.com Sampson's YouTube channel

Stevie Nicks
Online screenings of the Fleetwood Mac singer's '24 Karat Gold' solo concerts. https://www.stevienicksfilm.com/

Sundance Saloon Online Live
Sundance Saloon offers online dance lessons and dancing every Sunday night. Beginning classes are aimed at novices. Learn how to dance while you shelter in place from 6-9pm. 6pm: beginning line dance for complete novices; 7pm: intermediate line dance; 8:15pm: line dance mini-marathon. http://www.sundancesaloon.org/

Sunday Funday, Events at Port Bar Oakland
Yes, the bars with tasty cocktails and limited to-go and dine-out dishes is open. Sunday Sunday 12pm-8pm. Fri & Sat 3pm-12am. Tue Big Gay Trivia with guest Oakland Council member John Bauters (Oct. 13, 8pm) Drag Queen Bingo, outside, hosted by Vicodonia Nightingale. Wed. night outdoor drag shows, at 7pm, 9pm11pm. Sunday Drag Brunch starts Sept. 27, with BeBe Sweetbriar, Delilah BeFierce. 2023 Broadway, Oakland. https://www.portbaroakland.com/

Sunny Side Up Drag Brunch
Oakland Pride presents a new weekly dine and drag brunch starting Oct. 4, with host Ming Munro. $10-$100, Sundays 11am-2pm. 2044 Franklin St. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunny-side-up-brunch-with-oakland-pride-tickets-122904473589

Who's Your Mami Comedy
Guest-host Jesús U. BettaWork welcomes headliner Cristela Alonzo, plus comics Francesca Fiorentini, Jes Tom, Madison Shepard, and event creator Marga Gomez. $10. Oct. 15, 7pm PST. https://brava.secure.force.com/ticket/#/


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COMMUNITY
Art for AIDS
Bid on paintings and more art from numerous galleries and artists; partial proceeds benefit the UCSFAlliance Health Project. Oct. 12-17. https://alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu/art-for-aids

AXIS Dance Classes
'If you have a body, you can dance' is the acclaimed Oakland disability-inclusive award-winning company. Take a Zoom class with company members JanpiStar, Bradford Chin, movement improvisation with Artistic Director Mark Brew, or a ballet with guest teacher Robert Dekkers, contemporary style with Bianca Cabrera. www.axisdance.org

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. https://www.beingseenpodcast.com/

Castro Country Club's Virtual Gratitude Meetings and Check-in
Castro Country Club, the safe space for queers in recovery, will be holding virtual meetings on Sundays at 1 pm until they are able to reopen. The Zoom meeting room will open at 12:30 and the meeting room will remain open for at least 30 minutes thereafter for hanging out and fellowship. Oct. 14: Resilience 2020, a virtual gala benefiting the Club. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CastroCountryClub/events/

Centering the Margins
LGBTQ Humanist Alliance's summit for non-theists, with panels discussions and workshops online, focused on 'celebrating creativity and a liberated future.' Oct. 17. https://www.lgbtqhumanists.org/ctmregistration

Conservatory of Flowers
Online Zoom classes, and outside, while it's closed, see a special giant rainbow made entirely of Legos; through Sept 21. https://conservatoryofflowers.org/exhibits-events

Corn Mazes of northern California
Celebrate autumnal one or more of Northern California's multiple corn mazes. https://sf.funcheap.com/city-guide/craziest-corn-mazes-bay/


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Daily Services at Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral, the welcoming and affirming Episcopalian congregation atop Nob Hill, will be holding online services weekday mornings at 9am and Sunday mornings at 11am. Grace is also hosting online Bible study and other events. www.gracecathedral.org

Disability Visability
Conversation with activist, editor and author Alice Wong and W. Kamau Bell, hosted by City Arts & Lectures. Oct. 19, 6pm. www.cityarts.net

Events at Cal Academy
Science talks, lectures, demos and exhibits go online. https://www.calacademy.org/

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more. www.exploratorium.edu

Fighting Racism
Join fundraising support and civil rights activism through various groups: The George Floyd Memorial Fund
(https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd, The Minnesota Freedom Fund (https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/), Black Lives Matter (https://blacklivesmatter.com/), Campaign Zero (https://www.joincampaignzero.org).

GLBT Historical Society events & exhibits
Fighting Back, a series which brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today. Film Screenings (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6pm-9pm) Reel in the Closet, the 2015 documentary of rare home movies dating back to the 1930s; with film director Stu Maddox and producer Joseph Applebaum. $5 donation. The 4127 18th St. museum opened Oct. 1, with advance reservations required. Online exhibits include Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph, curated by Joseph Plaster; Angela Davis: OUTspoken, Labor of Love about the first ten years of Pride events in San Francisco; Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker, Pioneering Periodicals, 1940s-1950s, Picturing Kinship: Portraits of our Community by Lenore Chinn and 50 Years of Pride. https://www.glbthistory.org/fighting-back

GLIDE Services
Online services with the spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. https://www.glide.org/church/

Hispanic Heritage Month
Revry's array of online films, activist chats and more, including Latinx LGBTQ personalities on the show The Q Agenda. https://revry.tv/

Job Services at LGBT Center
Learn new job search skills, work on your resume and more in online workshops. Oct. 9, 11am: Resume Workshop. https://www.sfcenter.org/program/employment_services/

Keshet
The Jewish LGBTQ organization's online events include discussions, author talks and celebrations. https://www.keshetonline.org

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. Sayid speaks authentically and truthfully to the US asylum process, and he and his guests engage listeners in gripping, critical stories that bring urgency to a crisis affecting millions; available on Spotify and Apple's Podcast. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

LGBTQ Connection
Online and in-person events for Napa and Sonoma community, including a voter registration party, candidate forums, Big Gay Trivia night, counseling and more. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org

LGBTQ&A
Jeffrey Masters hosts a series of weekly podcasts with community notables; sponsored by The Advocate and GLAAD. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lgbtq-a/id1151561226

Manny's Live
Community leaders, authors, activists and politicians join online discussions, voter registration campaigns and more. www.welcometomannys.com

National AIDS Memorial
The National AIDS Memorial launches a new web platform that features the entire AIDS Quilt's 48,000 panels online, with a new initiative to share stories from 40 years of the pandemic from then to now. July-ongoing. Opening is coordinated with the annual International AIDS Conference. https://aidsmemorial.org/

Out in the Bay
The long-running LGBT radio show, offline for a few years, has returned with new podcast episodes, and an extensive archive. Host Eric Jansen welcomes artists, community leaders and celebrities. New: the music and life of Liberace. Archived: producer Truc Nguyen shares intimate stories and solutions to the quarantine no-sex life; Imani Rupert-Gordon, the National Center for Lesbian Rights's new executive director, discusses her life and her vision for NCLR. https://www.outinthebay.org/

Outdoor Dance Classes
Stretch, spin, sing your body electric in outdoor, distanced playground-set SF/mission and West Oakland dance class fin Hip Hop, Salsa, Cuban and other styles. Also online classes. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' dark histories; a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights. The QueerCore Podcast is an opportunity for them to tell their stories in their own words, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County and Vanguard Editor Keith St Clare. https://www.queercorepod.com/

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

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
An online talk with the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue. Oct. 22, 4pm PST. https://www.keshetonline.org

Rainbow World Fund
Help local community response to wildfires, children in Uganda and other causes. Oct 8-18, join in-person volunteers to decorate the World Tree of Hope, with origami cranes, at Grace Cathedral. http://www.rainbowfund.org/

Reunion: Making History
The GLBT Historical Society's annual gala goes online, with hosts Peaches Christ and Marga Gomez; performances by Freddie Seipoldt and Breanna Sinclairé. Silent auction, too. Donate to attend or host a virtual table. $25-$100 and up. Oct. 16, 6pm. https://www.glbthistory.org/gala

Resisterhood
Website, documentary film and toolkit for women to restore their power, encourage voting and resistance. https://www.resisterhooddoc.com/

Roryography
For dance class fun right off the stage of some Oasis and Peaches Christ productions, Roryography is also now online. Sign up for classes at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1672375 or https://www.facebook.com/rory.davis.94.

Sexitude
D'Arcy Drollinger's fun retro-aerobic dance class returns, in-person, outdoors at Dolores Park. http://www.sexitude.com/

Shabbat Services With Congregation Shaar Zahav
During the Covid-19 shutdown Congregation Shaar Zahav, San Francisco's synagogue for LGBTQ Jews and friends, will stream their Shabbat (Sabbath) services via Zoom. Friday nights at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 A.M. https://shaarzahav.org/services/

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Classes
The local dance company streams notable works, and offers online dance classes in all levels of ballet, plus tap, hip hop, contemporary and dance for fitness, and Broadway Jazz classes with hunky Weston Krukow; through Oct. 31. $6-$20 each. www.smuinballet.org

Sound On
MTV News brings together leading voices for "Sound On," a roundtable series igniting essential conversations through a BIPOC lens. Panelists dive into the topics of gender identity, white supremacy, allyship & more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPc5wy-iROM

Spark 2020
The Transgender Law Center's annual gala fundraiser goes online. $1000 and up. Oct. 16. https://transgenderlawcenter.org/events/spark-sponsors

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/

Worship With Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer of Grace Lutheran Church, the first openly transgender pastor to be ordained in the Lutheran church, will be offering a variety of online services and events during the Covid-19 shutdown. For kids stuck at home there will be Kids Dance Parties on Zoom until May 1. Pastor Rohrer will also hold their Sunday services online via Facebook live at their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/meganrohrer/events/

Zoom Baking Classes
Join a variety of notable chefs for fun tutorials on baking. Fridays 10am PT/1pm ET.
www.24sixlife.com/baking-zoom-room

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