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Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

by Jim Provenzano

SF Gay Mens Chorus AAPI celebrations; Victory Institute's 'Pride & Progress'; 'Nam June Paik' at SF MOMA; Suds & Studs at Oasis
SF Gay Mens Chorus AAPI celebrations; Victory Institute's 'Pride & Progress'; 'Nam June Paik' at SF MOMA; Suds & Studs at Oasis  

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.


ARTS
DANCE, OPERA, THEATRE

42nd Street Moon
The musical theater company presents Jason Graae in 'Perfect Hermany: A Musical Tribute to Jerry Herman,' Also Featuring: Jacqueline De Muro, Kelley Dorney, Lauren Louise, and Lauren McGraw; thru May 2. https://42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams/

A.C.T. Out Loud
New virtual play reading series: Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker on-demand thru May 2). $5-$50. https://www.act-sf.org/

The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison's audio drama is performed by Aurora Theatre company; adaptation by playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Thru May 21. https://auroratheatre.org/

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 perform new concerts, and classic shows are streamed as well. https://www.broadwayworld.com/

Combustible Residency
CounterPulse presents video installations, lifestreams and artist Q&As with Human/ID by StratoFyzika, and are:era by Psueda. https://counterpulse.org/combustible/


CounterPulse's Birthday Gala  

CounterPulse Birthday Gala
The innovative dance and performance space presents an all-day party, with Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions' livestreamed performance experiment from 80 Turk, ASMR Silent Auction, photo booth, CounterPulse gossip, drag, party games and DJ sets by TVOD and Orí Diwata; plus more for $100 VIPs. May 8, 12pm-10pm. $25 and up. https://counterpulse.org/

Creatives in Place
Online storytelling listening project and virtual gallery for a variety of Bay Area artists and activists participating in mid-pandemic work. creativesinplace.org

Dark Fruit
TOSOS Theatre presents a new online reading of the historic 1991 Pomo Afro Homos play, withppost-reading artists Q&A. Zoom link

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/

The Flats
Produced by the Aurora Theatre Company; three episodes of a collaboration between top Bay Area playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith and Jonathan Spector. A single ticket covers all three segments, which focus on the diverse residents of a Berkeley triplex who find themselves sheltering-in-place due to a mysterious threat. $20. www.auroratheatre.org

From Broadway to Hollywood
42nd Street Moon's online streams of various shows. https://42ndstmoon.org/

The Gaze: No Homo
LA's Fountain Theatre presents Larry Powell's play series of twelve short-form episodes produced through artistic protest in support of Black Lives. examines the process of building culturally specific and queer works of color in historically white spaces. New episodes each Friday. https://www.fountaintheatre.com/now-upcoming/the-gaze


'God of Vengeance'  

God of Vengeance
Yiddish Theatre Ensemble performs a Zoom-chat-styled adaptation of Sholem Asch's groundbreaking and controversial 1906 Yiddish play that issues of domestic violence, dignity and portrayal of sex workers, freedom of expression and acceptance of LGBTQ relationship. Thru May 31. $18-$45. https://klezcalifornia.org/yiddish-theatre-ensemble/

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

Herstory!
Dance Mission Theater and GRRRL Brigade's outdoor dance work celebrates women writers at different SF locations. May 8 ?& 9, 1pm & 3pm. Free/donations. Start at 23rd and Bartlett streets. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

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

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
42nd Street Moon's new production of Lanie Robertson's play with music about the tragic life of the jazz singer, starring Doris Bumpus. Streams May 8-30. $25 single stream to $112 season subscriptions. https://42ndstmoon.org

Live at The Lortel
Season 2 of the podcast series, with musical theatre talents discussing their art and lives. Archived podcasts include BD Wong. liveatthelortel.com

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

New Conservatory Theater Company
LGBT theater company presents TransNational Cabaret, with six performers from across the U.S. Also, podcast drama-comedies In Good Company, actor monologues, messages from playwrights, exercises to practice mindfulness and original material from Conservatory students. www.nctcsf.org

The Normal Heart
On May 8 at 5pm PST; an online staged reading, directed by Emmy winner Paris Barclay, will include a stellar cast of mostly people of color and LGBT actors performing the play; Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther); Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black, Promising Young Woman); Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy); Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insatiable): Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Weeds); Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy, The Thing About Harry); Ryan O'Connell (Special, Will & Grace); Daniel Newman (Walking Dead, Homeland); Jay Hayden (Station 19, The House Bunny); and Danielle Savre (Station 19, Heroes), with a special introduction by Martin Sheen. Proceeds benefit The One Archives, the Los Angeles-based LGBT archive. The one-night streaming event will include a post-show Q&A with Barclay and cast members. Tickets range from $10 to $100. www.onearchives.org short article


'The Normal Heart'  

Pear Slices 2021
Annual short-play showcase offers up a selection of original, short plays from the members of the Pear Playwrights Guild. Thru May 23. https://www.thepear.org/season-18

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. Transnational Cabaret May 10-June 10. www.playathome.org

Playing Changes
San Francisco Symphony and Post: Ballet's stunning collaboration of seven dances with music; Philip Glass, Daniel Bernard Roumain, LJ White and Samuel Adams as well as newly-commissioned works by Ambrose Akinmusire, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and Elizabeth Ogonek. All works were filmed at Oakland's historic 16th Street Station and feature the choreography of Robert Dekkers. Free. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org

Psychopomp
We Players' unique wood theatre experience and meditative journey through McClaren Park. $25-$100. May 3- June 17. https://www.weplayers.org/home

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/

Robert Moses' Kin
The acclaimed local dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with new video dances; five new works since March; also free online events and paid master classes. https://www.robertmoseskin.org

San Francisco Ballet
The claimed dance company returns with an online series of programs of newly commissioned dance films, and popular repertory works. Single tickets $29, full series $250. (read the recent B.A.R. article) https://www.sfballet.org

SF BATCO
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more. February includes special Black history Month shows, hosted by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., and Marcelo Javier. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco


SF Opera's The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In  

SF Opera
Stream recordings of the company's performances of classic operas, artists discussions and in-person drive-in screenings of operas at the Marin Center: Rossini's The Barber of Seville May 7, 8, 11, 14, 15. And "The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In" May 6, & 13. 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. https://sfopera.com

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. Free/donations. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The local dance company streams notable works. May 5-30: Spring al Fresco, performances featuring three fresh programs highlighting 'Smuin Songbook' favorites, plus a fourth show unveiling all-new dancer creations. $25-$75. https://www.smuinballet.org/ (Read the B.A.R. article.)

Stars in the House
Musical savant 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 (for The Actors Fund), 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; also classic TV show cast reunions. www.starsinthehouse.com

Tampon Rock
Alyssa Brown, Sarah Aument and Sophie Dinicol's new scripted audio comedy show about an Oakland lesbian rock band, with original music. https://www.tamponrock.com/

Theatre Rhino
The local gay theatre company presents online performances of solo and other plays, including 50+ works (mostly) written and performed by John Fisher. May 6, 8:30pm: Mommy, Mother, Mom. May 13: Kitchen Farce. All plays archived online. www.therhino.org

The Waves in Quarantine
Filmed play with music, made in six movements that meditates on themes from the musical adaptation of Virginia Woolf's masterpiece The Waves; with Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominees Raúl Esparza and Carmen Cusack, and Broadway veterans Nikki Renée Daniels, Darius de Haas, and Manu Narayan. Directed by Lisa Peterson, with music composition by David Bucknam and Adam Gwon. https://www.berkeleyrep.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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Various exhibits indoors and out; re-opened to limited capacity. Urban Film Fest's Mourning is an Act of Love thru May 2021. https://ybca.org


Tamika Mallory with Book Passage  

LITERARY
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 BGS-QD
The New York City bookstore Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, located in the LGBT Community Center, hosts multiple online literary events each month. https://bgsqd.com/

Author Events at Book Passage
May 12, 7pm PT: Tamika Mallory, Black Lives Matter activist discusses her book State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built with Andra Day, Matt Barnes, Kendrick Sampson, Tinisch Hollins and Van Jones. $40. https://events.extendedsession.com/state-of-emergency/

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

Author Events at Dog Eared Books Castro
Online readings and chats, with in-person purchases available at the store, 489 Castro St. https://dogearedbookscastro.com/

Author Events at Green Apple Books
Online readings and chats; in-store shopping. May 3, 7pm: 'Poetry & Platica,' with Josiah Luis Alderete (Baby Axolotls & Old Pochos) and queer writer-performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez (Zoom chat link) www.greenapplebooks.com

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


SF Gay Men's Chorus  

MUSIC
Arts Unite - Art Unites
Goodmesh's online music and performance competition, where you vote for your favorites; among the competitors, drag opera baritone Nina Naï's 'Drauma' project. https://www.goodmesh.nl/

Cal Performances at Home
Watch videos of classical and modern music concerts, and artist conversations courtesy of the Berkeley-based performing arts organization. Pianist Jeremy Denk, thru July 14. Jazz vocalist Jazzmen Horn thru July 21. $25-$250. www.calperformances.org

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

Justin Utley
The hunky gay singer has new music out, including his new album, Scars. https://www.justinutley.com/

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

New York Choral Society Gala
May 11 4pm PT: Our Voices Gala ($20 and up), plus free streamed concert 5pm. Also, Invitation to Love, Jennifer Higdon's 2016 a cappella choral . May 11, 8pm. https://nychoral.org/

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

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

Rufus Wainwright
The gay singer-songwriter performs 'A Rufus-Retro Wainwright-Spective,' a series of online Friday night concerts including all of his recorded songs. Tickets $20. https://rufuswainwright.com/

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
New: SFGMC celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with songs from their 2017 Paradise Found spring concert, and a 'Behind the Curtain' chat with Kumu Patrick Makuakāne, director of the Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu hula dance troupe. Also, enjoy other concerts with guest performers joining the Behind the Curtain series and Summer Reruns (Britney Coleman, Lisa Vroman, Billy Porter, Wilson Cruz, Adam Rippon, Britney Coleman, Laura Benanti, Andrew Lippa); Kristin Chenoweth, Chasten and Pete Buttigieg, Wanda Sykes, Sharon Stone, Martha Wash, India's Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil and other performers. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv


San Francisco Symphony  

San Francisco Performances
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, with new and recent concerts to come. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony
Digital Soundbox includes programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen; additional programs curated by Julia Bullock, Destiny Muhammad, Nico Muhly, and Claire Chase; new episodes of Currents series, exploring Indian Classical, Native American, Zimbabwean, Persian, and Klezmer musical cultures. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/ (Read our article)

Seth Concert Series
Broadway, film and TV actor-singers perform intimate concerts online (live at 12pm PT and re-streamed at 5pm PT on Sundays) with pianist and musical theatre expert Seth Rudetsky. May 2: Andrea McArdle. May 9: Christine Pedi. May 16: Laura and Linda Bennati. https://thesethconcertseries.com/

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

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

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. http://susanwerner.com/

Tom Goss
The prolific gay singer-songwriter continues to put out new music, fun videos, and collaborations. http://tomgossmusic.com/


'Benjamin'  

MOVIES, TV
50 Years of Fabulous
View (purchase or rent) the new documentary about José Sarria and the history of the Imperial Council; on AmazonPrime and other services. https://www.50yearsoffab.com/

aGLIFF Events
Austin's oldest film festival, aGLIFF (The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) announces screenings for Spring 2021 and special events. https://www.agliff.org/queer-spectrum

American Pavilion Films
Virtual debut for a diverse showcase of 38 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/

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/

Born To Be
Documentary about America's first hospital center for transgender medical care; at Roxie Virtual Cinema. https://www.roxie.com/

Brunch Date
Film and TV writer Stan Zimmerman (Golden Girls) and Kristen Carroll cohost the new LGBTQ talk show. https://www.camptv.online/

Cher and The Loneliest Elephant
The music superstar's in a new Smithsonian Channel series about the quest to move an elephant 1000s of miles to an animal sanctuary. https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/

Cinema Lit
The Mechanics Institute hosts online movie club, with screenings and discussions. https://www.milibrary.org/events/cinemalit-film-series

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

Dekkoo Films
LGBT online subscription channel with new short and feature films, series and classics. https://www.dekkoo.com

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

Films at The Roxie
Watch independent and classic films online at the Roxie's virtual cinema.
https://www.roxie.com

Frameline Films
Watch new and acclaimed independent LGBT films, plus artist talks. Frameline45 tickets (June 10-27) now on sale; passes $95-$15. https://frameline.org


'Mapplethorpe: the Director's Cut'  

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/

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

Gay Chorus Deep South
The acclaimed documentary follows the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on their trailblazing tour of Southern U.S. cities in 2016; on Pop, Logo and Pluto TV. https://www.gaychorusdeepsouth.com/

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco
Free online series created by Adam Sandel, with SF gay actors in a witty reality show parody. https://tinyurl.com/t96b93j

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/

I'm Moshanty - Do You Love Me?
Tim Wolff's new documentary is a musical tribute to the legendary South Pacific recording artist and transgender activist Moses Moshanty Tau and the LGBTQI community of Papua New Guinea. www.facebook.com/Im-Moshanty-Do-You-Love-Me

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

LGBTQ Films on Tubi
The free streaming service showcases several queer films, including God's Own Country and many others. https://tubitv.com/

Livable Planet Festival
Festival of 67 environmentally-focused films, including a few LGBT stories. April 22-May 2. https://livableplanet2021.eventive.org/welcome

Mapplethorpe: the Director's Cut
Re-release of the biopic starring Matt Smith as the famous gay photographer's fascinating life. https://www.kanopy.com/product/mapplethorpe https://www.fandangonow.com

Monsoon
Henry Golding's touching film about a gay man who returns home to Vietnam after being away for many years. https://strandreleasing.com/films/monsoon/

Manifesto
Rotimi Agbabiaka's new film shows himself as a queer, black actor who decides to create a manifesto for theatre in our brave new world, using drag, dance, music, and "an endless parade of captivating characters and scenes." Thru May 3. https://www.brava.org/all-events/manifesto-a-film


'Oliver Sacks: His Own Life'  

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

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

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

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Fascinating documentary about the gay psychotherapist and author. www.oliversacksdoc.com

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

OUTshine
The 23rd annual Florida-based OUTshine Film Festival, thru May 2, streams more than 80 LGBTQ films from around the world. www.outshinefilm.com

Pretenders
Tristen Stafford's new stoner comedy with lesbian and gay characters. https://www.pretendersthemovie.com/

Prideland
Interview series with Dyllón Burnside talking with Southern LGBT people. www.pbs.org

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/

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. $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 Japan
New documentary shows a cross-section of LGBTQ Japanese life. On-demand starting Dec 11. http://www.queerjapanmovie.com/


Revry's Culture Q with Andy Lalwani and Shira Lazar  

Revry Programs
The LGBTQ network streams movies, TV series and talk shows, including the new Culture Q with Andy Lalwani and Shira Lazar.

RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 13 of the popular drag competition on multiple channels: The CW Network along with MTV, MTV2, PopTV, Logo and YouTube. http://www.vh1.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race

SF Indiefest
Annual film festival includes some LGBT-themed movies. Thru Feb. 21. https://sfindiefest2021.eventive.org/films

SF Latino Film Fest
Stream new and archived feature, short and documentary films. https://www.cinemassf.org/

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Sideways Smile
Comedy web series about a young queer Asian American woman's urban journey of sexual self-discovery. https://sidewayssmileseries.com/

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

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

Supernova
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a gay couple dealing with onset dementia in Harry Macqueen's film. (Read our review). Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu and other channels.

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

Together Together
Ed Helms and Patti Harrison costar in Nikole Beckwith's comedy about child surrogacy. https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/

Transcend
Gracie Cartier's online talk show; the transgender activist and will explore the topics and issues that impact and inspire her as a Black, transgender woman who turns her pain and passion into purpose, with a focus on battling HIV stigma. https://pluslifemedia.com/

Transfinite
Sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven stand-alone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive. https://linktr.ee/transfinitefilm


'Twlight's Kiss'  

Twilight's Kiss
Ray Yeung's sweet film about two elder Hong Kong men who find love late in life. strandreleasing.com/films/twilights-kiss/

Uncle Frank
Writer-Director Alan Ball's family dreamed about a young girl and her gay uncle, and who they reconnect; on Amazon Prime. https://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Frank-Paul-Bettany/dp/B08KZCMFRQ

Veneno
New HBO Max series by Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi bring the beloved transgender celebrity of the 1990s, Cristina Ortiz, based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas. https://www.hbomax.com

Victoria Place
Comic queer soap opera with several Bay Area cast and crew; adapted from the stage show by Robby Kendall. On YouTube.

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/

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

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker
Chris McKim's documentary about gay revolutionary artist David Wojnarowicz includes archival film footage, interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar. https://www.kinolorber.com/ (Read our review.)


'Nam June Paik' at SF MOMA  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
[note: Several museums and galleries have re-opened with limited in-person admission.]

ArtHaus 25th Anniversary
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/

Asian Art Museum
Exhibits include Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, Jenifer K Wofford: Pattern Recognition, a mural that celebrates Asian American artists, Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks, and Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand. Among the outdoor exhibits is Don't Mess With Me, a vibrant colorful mural by Mumbai-based street artist Jas Charanjiva. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

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

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

Cartoon Art Museum
The downtown gallery features contemporary and historic original cartoon, comic and graphic novel art as well as books and prints for sale; They Called Us Enemy: A Graphic Memoir; A Treasury of Animation; and The Emerging Artist Showcase featuring Gemma Correll. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catherine Clark Gallery
Stephanie Syjuco's video installation Native Resolution, plus other works. In-person limited attendance. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Online programs (the center is closed to the public) include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Women: From Her to Here, a new online exhibit focusing on women Asian diasporic cultures, including diverse gender and sexual identities, with video and film works, mixed media installation, photography, painting, featuring Bay Area filmmaker Madeleine Lim; New York-based spoken word performance artist and activist Brad Walrond; Bay Area-based Tina Takemoto, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, and Heesoo Kwon; Nicole Pun from Hong Kong; three artists from Taiwan; Beijing-based Luka Yuanyuan Yang; and the archives of the Queer Reads Library in collaboration with Mixed Rice Zines. https://www.cccsf.us/


'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50' on the GLBT History Museum website  

Contemporary Jewish Museum Events & Exhibits
The spacious downtown museum includes 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 Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI (through June 26, 2021), collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm (extended to 7:45pm, Fridays and Saturdays through November for the Frida Kahlo exhibit). 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more. May 5-9: 7th annual Día de las Madres/Mother's Day celebration. Also, Mars rover video links; May 7, 6pm: Party at the Piers online gala fundraiser. $40 and up. www.exploratorium.edu

GLBT Historical Society events & exhibits
Online exhibits include Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50, 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; Angela Davis: OUTspoken andLabor 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. Events: May 7, 6pm: Queeriosity Corner: Meet the Mayor of Castro Street; curatorial specialist Ramón Silvestre provides an intimate, in-depth look at items in the archives' extensive Harvey Milk Collection. May 13, 7pm: Queer Culture Club with Natalia Vigil. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

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

Haight Street Art Center
Indoor's closed, but the small space includes an outdoor Garden Gallery open to the public. 155 Laguna St. https://haightstreetart.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View online exhibits of masterful photographic art. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Immersive Van Gogh
Projected images of the Impressionist painter's works will dazzle in the spacious venue; thru May 31. SVN West, Van Ness Ave. at Market. $25-$40 and up. vangoghsf.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, the various collections will leave you awe-struck. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Mercury 20 Gallery
Exhibits include works by Andrea Brewster, Tara Esperanza, Fernando Reyes. Notable sale works include Chris Komater's sexy nudes of gay bear Jack Radcliffe, and Johanna Poethig's timely Covid Spring (2020), an archival print (15 x 20 inches). 475 25th St., Oakland. Fri-Sat 12pm-6pm. mercurytwenty.com


Raymond Saunders at Minnesota Street Art Project  

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits; highlights: Anglim/Trimble's exhibits of works by Jerome Caja and Kara Maria. Also, Ever Gold's exhibit of Mieke Marple's 'Tarot Reckoning' paintings. 1275 Minnesota St. Visits by appointment/RSVP. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Although still closed to the public, the Center offers online virtual tours, poetry-reading videos, music and dance concerts and workshops. I Am Why: Reclaiming the Lens, a group exhibit of multimedia works that invite the viewer to experience the brush strokes and the stories of system impacted young women and gender expansive folks. Thru April 9. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

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

Museum of Craft & Design
Imagining Data, a new multi-part online exhibit of nationwide installations, exhibits an with strikingly contemporary themes. https://curatorsquaredvirtualviews.com/imagining-data

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; this week: Carlota Rodriguez and Elena Rossi. www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
The East Bay museum remains closed, but online exhibits include 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

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Online exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

SF Museum of Modern Art
View Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections; Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. May 8 0 Oct. 3: Nam June Paik, a fascinating and fun retrospective of more than 200 works by the visionary experimental artist who bridged art, music, performance, and technology in groundbreaking ways. Also, Furite Histories: Theater Gates and Cauleen Smith (thru May 23); Assembly of Images on Histories of Race and Representation, thru April. Bay Area Walls mural project, the outdoor vertical garden and (mid-March Contemporary optics with Olafur Eliasson's sparkling One way colour tunnel. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Solemn Anthems
Political art show of works by Andy Mister, who pairs drawings of recent political uprisings with landscapes, connecting physical, ideological, and environmental terrain. Rebecca Camacho Presents, 794 Sutter St. www.rebeccacamacho.com


Tom of Finland Foundation  

Tom of Finland Foundation
Enjoy online exhibits from the LA-based museum, plus talks, life drawing sessions with male models and more. https://www.tomoffinland.org

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films, with online exhibits and events, including the Happy Haunts Tour. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Various exhibits indoors and out; re-opened to limited capacity. Urban Film Fest's Mourning is an Act of Love thru May 2021. https://ybca.org


Drag Brunch at Curio  

NIGHTLIFE
[Note: outdoor dining at restaurants and bars has resumed.]

Bootie Mashup
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in live-streams, Tuesdays-Saturdays. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. 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

Brenda, Call Me!
Courtney Act and Vanity's drag podcast comedy show. https://omny.fm/shows/brenda-call-me/

Club Papi, Drag Brunch at Beaux
Outdoor nightlife's back at the popular Market St. club, with drag entertainers, goo studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Curtain Call
"It Takes Two," Society Cabaret's couples-themed cabaret song night. May 8. 7:15pm. https://societycabaret.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

DJ Don Baird
Missing the rock mixes by the fave local DJ at The Hole in the Wall? Listen up online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

DNA Lounge/Pizza
Listen to groovy online mixes, and enjoy pizza and cocktails at the bar/pizzeria next door, 4pm-10pm daily. https://www.dnapizza.com/

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/

Friday Night Jam
The Queer Nightlife Fund's DJed music night and fundraiser for Juanita MORE!'s empress campaign, with Stanley Frank, Sidekick, Entree and Rolo. April 16. 8pm. https://www.queerpowers.com/

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

Jolene's
The SoMa queer nightclub and restaurant has re-opened, now with later hours Fri & Sat 6pm-12am. Sunday brunch 11am-5pm. Mask up, make a reservation. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Katya's Quaran-tuni
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy's online cabaret show returns, with special musical guests. https://www.facebook.com/events/434627647650558/

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


Nightlife at The Academy returns  

Nightlife at The Academy
California Academy of Sciences reopens for parties, with live DJs, outdoor bars, ambiance lighting, and nearly 40,000 live animals (including familiar faces like Claude the albino alligator). 21+ May 13, 6pm-10pm. Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive. https://www.calacademy.org/nightlife

Oasis
Enjoy in-person fun at Suds & Studs, the Baloney hunks' car wash (May 9, 12pm-3pm); plus online shows like 'Hunks n' Housewives with Pablo, Minority corner with James Arthur M., Pump & Thrust, the Baloney Guys' new sexy exercise show; Drag TV with Vanilla Meringue, Militia Scunt's the Beat, Bingo, James Arthur M's Minority Korner, plus upcoming and archival footage from the venue's best shows. www.sfoasis.com

Polyglamorous Mix
Enjoy DJ Mark O'Brien's six-year music mix, a set by Chicago's Sassmouth, and La Frida.

Port Bar, Oakland
Shake It Up Saturdays with DJ Jaffeth and gogo hotties; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm,11pm; Sunday Brunch, Big Gay Trivia, and more outdoor events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy outdoor drinks and dining at the popular SoMa bar, re-opened. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

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

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/


Suds & Studs at Oasis  

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

Rhea Butcher
LA comic's witty podcasts online. https://www.rheabutcher.com

RuPaul's Drag Race 'Drive 'N Drag'
Drag Race favorites Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki, Vanjie and other perform in-person at the Southland Mall, in Hayward; May 7-9. $75 and up. https://vossevents.com/drive-n-drag/

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

The Stud on Twitch
Watch drag shows, enjoy DJ sets and more. https://www.twitch.tv/studsf

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

Trixxie Carr
The wacky and talented singing performer hosts online shows. May 14 7pm: 'Neon Gothic Unicorn,' a twice-monthly show on Oasis TV (www.sfoasis.com) http://trixxiecarr.com/

Versus
New queer game show hosted by drag performer Deven Green and musician Ned Douglas. https://watch.revry.tv/details/33707

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


Bare Chest Calendar  

COMMUNITY, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, PODCASTS, RADIO
AIDS Memorial Quilt
The National AIDS Memorial's virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt features more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. territories. March 20, 12pm: Quilt Unfolding Ceremony and Tree Planting to Honor American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians Lives Lost to AIDS. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/virtual-exhibition

Asian American Safety Kits
Third Culture, an LGBT-Asian-owned bakery, offers safety kits to be donated or bought for other. https://www.shopthirdculturebakery.com/

AXIS Dance Classes
'If you have a body, you can dance' with 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

Bare Chest Calendar
Join the efforts of the many hunky participants in the annual ongoing fundraiser by supporting candidates. https://barechest.org/
(See our Feb. article.)

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

Castro Country Club
The safe space for queers in recovery hosts online meetings on Sundays at 1 pm. 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. The renovated back patio's now open for in-person small gatherings. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CastroCountryClub/events/

Citizen Network
Global social justice online programs take on a variety of topics in discussions. https://citizen-network.org/

Conservatory of Flowers
Online Zoom classes, and outside floral exhibits. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

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

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

GAPA
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance hold member meetings and special events; online panels, membership meetings and May 22-29, QTAPI Pride Week. https://www.gapa.org

Gateway to Pride
Missouri History Museum's online exhibit showcases St. Louis's fascinating LGBTQIA+ history. The interactive digital experience features oral history interviews, artifacts with in-depth stories, and multiple opportunities for online visitors to share their own experiences. https://gtp.mhs.yourcultureconnect.com/e/home

Harvey Milk Photo Center
Sign up for online winter classes at the exhibition and classroom space. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

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

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

Glitter Worthy
Shop for queer stuff (prints, masks,, aprons and more) featuring local drag queens, including art by Aquaboogie, mugs, housewares, prints by photographers Gooch and mrPam, at the new online shop. https://shopglitterworthy.com/

HER app community chats
The women and trans-friendly dating app hosts frequent chats on various topics. https://www.facebook.com/pg/hersocialapp/events/

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. May 4-5: 473k: A Belonging Experience. https://www.keshetonline.org


LGBT Asylum Project Podcast  

Les Leventhal Yoga
Stretch and feel better with live and/or recorded donation-based Yoga classes via Zoom. https://lesleventhalyoga.com/ https://join.lesleventhalyoga.com/

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/

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. podcasts.apple.com-lgbtq

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

My Park Moment
Enjoy our local and national parks? Enter a photo contest to share images of your favorite park experience. To enter, just submit a photo or photos of your favorite park memory—a picnic, a trip to Yosemite, your last hike in the Presidio, or anything else you love to do in parks. This fall, 400 photos will be selected for a free outdoor photo show in the Presidio. https://www.presidiotunneltops.gov/my-park-moment

National AIDS Memorial
The National AIDS Memorial hosts 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. Nominate the site for a Webby Award at this link. 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. 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/

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/

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


A Queer Serial  

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/

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; 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, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, and veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass. New: the Rev. Ed Hansen, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, and pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Rainbow Railroad
International organization that helps LGBTQI people escape violence and persecution to find a path to safety — has launched its campaign to raise $600,000 in the last 60 days of 2020 to save 60 lives. https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

Rainbow World Fund
Ongoing fundraisers support children and impoverished families in South America. https://www.rainbowfund.org/

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 and in-person at Dolores Park's tennis courts. Sign up for classes (Fridays 6:30pm, Saturdays 1pm) 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, now in-person and outdoors at Dolores Park, Sundays 10:30am & 12pm. http://www.sexitude.com/

SF Botanical Garden
Take a break in the outdoors at the beautiful park full of floral tree and nature gardens with 8,000 different plants. Gift shop-bookstore, too. Free for SF residents ($7-$12 visitors) Daily 7:30am-5pm. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org/

SF LGBT Center
Choose from online services, meeting and more. https://www.sfcenter.org/

SF Pride 365
San Francisco Pride's new year-long events include a variety of people and topics. https://sfpride.org

SF Public Library
along with borrowing books,DVDs and audiobooks, choose from hundreds of programs online for kids, adults, educational, guest lectures, instructional, job services and more. SFPL YouTube channel https://sfpl.org/

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/


Slow Streets Noe Art Mart  (Source:Steven Underhill)

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart
Sundays from 11am to 6pm, and every Sunday, come out to support artists, makers, businesses and community organizations at the Slow Streets Noe Art Mart. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. Noe St. will be closed to vehicle traffic between Market St. and Beaver St., in the same footprint as the Farmer's Market, every Sunday through June. The Slow Streets Noe Art Mart will host a rotating selection of local artists, makers, and community organizations. Outdoor dining is available inside the closure from Lookout and La Mediterraneé.
https://www.facebook.com/events/796189470967940/

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

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/

Street Creationz
Local artists and activists perform drag in closed-ff streets to fundraise for Arm The Girls, an initiative by We Are The One's We've Been Waiting For, Join The Movement Coalition, and InvisibiliT, that provides self defense kits and life-saving mutual aid for Black and Indigenous queer and trans femmes of color. May 8, 12pm-6pm. 704 Larkin St.

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/

The T-House
Community gathering space for trans-masculine and masculine of center individuals including trans men, nonbinary people, genderfluid people, butches, studs, two spirit people who identify with transmasculinity, sponsored by City College of San Francisco. Weekly online events. https://t-house.carrd.co/

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Worship, community activities and support. https://uucb.org

Unleashed LGBTQ
Promotional events with LGBT singers, celebrities, politicians, gamers, fashion designers and more. March 25-27. https://www.unleashedlgbtq.com/lineup

Victory Institute's 'Pride & Progress'
The LGBT political fundraising organization's online exhibit documents prominent moments in politics. https://www.prideandprogress.org

Violet Therapy
LGBT-focused therapist referral website. https://www.joinviolet.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.
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Victory Institute's 'Pride & Progress'  

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/

The T-House
Community gathering space for trans-masculine and masculine of center individuals including trans men, nonbinary people, genderfluid people, butches, studs, two spirit people who identify with transmasculinity, sponsored by City College of San Francisco. Weekly online events. https://t-house.carrd.co/

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Worship, community activities and support. https://uucb.org

Unleashed LGBTQ
Promotional events with LGBT singers, celebrities, politicians, gamers, fashion designers and more. March 25-27. https://www.unleashedlgbtq.com/lineup

Victory Institute's 'Pride & Progress'
The LGBT political fundraising organization's online exhibit documents prominent moments in politics. https://www.prideandprogress.org

Violet Therapy
LGBT-focused therapist referral website. https://www.joinviolet.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.
www.facebook.com


Do you have an event to add? Email events@ebar.com

Help keep the Bay Area Reporter going in these tough times. To support local, independent, LGBTQ journalism, consider becoming a BAR member.


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