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Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 15-22

by Jim Provenzano

Cuicacalli Ballet Folklórico in New Roots Festival; D'Arcy Drollinger in 'Shit & Champagne; Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater
Cuicacalli Ballet Folklórico in New Roots Festival; D'Arcy Drollinger in 'Shit & Champagne; Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater   

Check out all the marvelous musicals and plays, museum exhibits and nightlife fun to be had - that is, if you're vaccinated and masking up. Otherwise, just stay home.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Childrens Creativity Theatre
Landmark Musical Theatre's production of the popular Tony-winning musical about a spelling contest. $20-$50. Thru Nov. 7. 221 4th St.

Cal Performances
View online dance, music and performance, with a new in-person season coming soon.

Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater online
Charlotte Moraga's Mantram, an artistic creation exploring resonance through movement, music, percussion, and vedanta, the world's oldest, unbroken oral tradition. Oct. 14-17. 3153 17th St. Also, streaming concerts online.

Chitresh Das Institute @ ODC Theater  

Circus Bella
The fun acrobatic ensemble performs at outdoor parks on various dates through October.

Ethnic Dance Festival @ Grand Lake Theatre, AMC Kabuki, online
San Francisco's annual festival returns, but in dance films, viewable on-demand online and at two cinemas. $15-$25. Thru Oct 31.

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio
Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation.

The Great Khan @ SF Playhouse
World premiere of Michael Gene Sullivan's comic play about two Black gamer teenagers dealing with attackers, with a surprise appearance by Genghis Khan; in-person thru Nov. 13 and on-demand online Oct. 20-Nov. 13. $15-$100. 450 Post St.

Hamilton @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Lin Manuel Miranda's mega-hit rap musical's touring company performs thru Oct. 31. $49-$69. 255 S. Almaden Blvd.

'The Great Khan' @ SF Playhouse  

Interlude @ New Conservatory Theater Center
LGBT theater company presents Harrison David Rivers' play about a man who returns to his Kansas home; thru Nov. 7. Also, Season 2 of In Good Company, a podcast for when life goes off-script; also, Hold Me the Forgotten Way, an audio play collaboration by Harrison David Rivers.

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Golden Gate Theatre
New touring company of Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice's meg-hit musical about the last days of Jesus' earthly life. $56-$226. Thru Nov 7. 1 Taylor St.

Broken Nose Theatre's online audio adaptation of its 2018 production of Michael Allen Harris' play about an LGBTQ African American family that lives in the near-literal shadow of Orlando's magical kingdom, as they struggle to create a life together. Thru Oct. 24. 500 Castro St., Mountain View

Lizard Boy @ Mountain View Center for the Arts
Theatreworks Silicon Valley's production of Justin Huertas' whimsical indie rock musical about a boy's quest to become his true self; freak or hero. Thru Oct. 31.

Lockdown Comedy
Enjoy comic sets online with Karen Williams (OH), Avi Liberman (LA), Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (SF), and from Florida: The Geduldigs (Lisa and Arline). Oct. 21, 7pm.

Marga Gomez: Spanking Machine @ The Marsh
The acclaimed comic, writer and storyteller returns wither new show about Catholic school kinks and more. $20-$100. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Oct. 23. 1062 Valencia St.

New Roots Theatre Festival @ Brava Theatre Festival
Two days of POC performance, including Cuicacalli Ballet Folklórico. Oct. 16 & 17. 2781 24th St.

Cuicacalli Ballet Folklórico @ New Roots Theatre Festival  

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more; hosted by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., and Marcelo Javier. They've also returned to in-person shows.

SF Dance Film Festival
Dazzling array of filmed dance performances, including live dance with Ballet22, LGBT themes in 'Bay Area Shorts' at Brava Theater Center, and the U.S. premiere of Michaela DePrince's vibrant animated new Coppelia at Fort Mason. Oct. 15-24.

Somewhere, The Tempest
Mountain View's Pear Theatre performs the two plays by Marisela Treviño Orta and William Shakespeare. Thru Oct. 24. 1110 La Agenda St., Mountain View.

Theatre Rhino
Gay-themed plays, most performed by John Fisher, free and archived on YouTube. Oct. 16, 5pm PT, Romanov, with Fisher live from NYC.

Rainbow Collective LGBT Conference
'the Power of Acceptance,' a day-long online series of panels and talks about aging, sexuality, health issues and more. Oct. 16.

Rainbow Collective LGBT Conference  

Career Connections
SF's LGBT Center hosts an online hiring event, with representatives from Insight Global, UC Berkeley and Together Labs. Oct. 16, 10am-5pm.

GLAAD Spirit Day
Join 100s of celebrities, organizations and 1000s of LGBTQ people in supporting efforts to end bullying by supporting queer youth. Oct. 21.

GLSEN Respect Awards
The nonprofit that supports LGBTQ educators and students hosts a virtual celebration, with Antoni Porowski, Jennifer Beals, Wilson Cruz, Jim Parsons, performers Lena Hall, Fletcher and others. Oct. 14, 5pm PT.

Livermore Pride @ Carnegie Park
In person third annual celebration of East Bay LGBT folks, with drag queens, cheerleading, a 'Pride Pooch Parade' dog show, live music, food and more. Oct. 16. 12pm-5pm.

Manny's Events
The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, and community talks. Oct. 14, 6:30pm: a chat with Empress Juanita MORE!. $5-$15. Oct. 19, 6:30pm: 'Being Transgender and Latinx. 3092 16th St.

Reunion Gala
The GLBT Historical Society's annual gala's online again, with cohosts Juanie MORE! and Sister Roma, local dignitaries and performers Sean Dorsey Dance, honorees Jewelle Gomez, Daniel Nicoletta, Frances Stevens and Tina Valentin Aguirre, plus silent auction items of queer historical interest. $75. Oct. 21, 6pm.

Bid on vintage gay posters like this one @ GLBT Historical Society's 'Reunion' online gala  

Transgender Law Center's online gathering of support for trans people and allies. Oct. 14, 5pm.

Timothy Brown Boulder Dedication @ National AIDS Memorial Grove
Memorial dedication for the late "Berlin patient" known for being cured of HIV. Oct. 16, 9:30am. Golden Gate Park.

The multi-event literary festival returns with in-person and online readings, talks; 80 events and more than 300 authors, thru Oct. 23, with the closing night multi-venue Lit Crawl.

Perfectly Queer
Romance, scifi, and thriller authors share their work; Rem Wigmore reads from New Zealand, Chaz L. Cruz from L.A., David Eugene Perry from Palm Springs, and Frederick Smith from San Francisco. Oct. 20, 7pm. Zoom link from Buy books at Fabulosa Books, 489 Castro St.

Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis
Robert Birch, Keiko Lane, Aaron Nielsen and Andrew R. Spieldenner, contributors to the anthology Between Certain Death and a Possible Future read from their stories along with the editor Matilda Bernstein Sycamore. Oct. 20, 7pm.

Rebecca Solnit and Adam Hochschild @ McRosky Mattress Co.
The Green Arcade bookstore presents the two best-selling authors who discuss Solnit's Orwell's Roses $28-$38 book & ticket. Oct. 19, 7pm. 1687 Market St.

Show Us Your Spines
Radar Productions and the SF Public Library present a panel reading with QTBIPOC writers Jessica (Tyner) Mehta, Ryan Artes and Moriah Katz, with Mason J. Oct. 21, 6:30pm.

Jessie Mueller @ the Seth Concert Series  

BratPack @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
1980s movie music-themed concert; retro '80s attire welcome. $35-$104. Wed-Sat 8pm thru Nov 11. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Jazz and R&B Bands@ Yoshi's Oakland
Enjoy live music at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. 510 Embarcadero, Jack London Square.

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music.

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

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streaming and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Season opening concert includes a concert of Schumann's Concerto for Violin in D minor
and Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61, and Bach's Fuga a 3 Soggetto, "Unfinished Fugue" with violinist Shunske Sato. $15-$120. Thru Oct. 17 at Herbst Theatre, Bing Concert Hall (Stanford U.), and First Congregational Church (Berkeley).

San Francisco Bach Choir
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres.

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Enjoy music videos and programs like the Pride Showcase 2021, Wired. Also, video of the May 22 outdoor mini-concert, and a version of Todrick Hall's "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels." Also, Behind the Curtain series and Summer Reruns.

San Francisco Opera
Recorded and live performances, plus artists panels. Fidelio Oct. 17, 20. $25.

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Fall season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. 401 Van Ness Ave.

San Francisco Symphony
In-person concerts return to Davies Symphony Hall. Also, Digital Soundbox includes programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Seth Concert Series
Seth Rudetsky's online concert series returns, with Broadway and cabaret stars. Jessie Mueller (Oct. 17), Erika Henningsen (Oct. 24), Shoshana Bean (Oct. 31). $20. 5pm PT.

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Jazz concerts will bring you good vibes. The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians.

Stars in the House
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's popular YouTube series of chats and game nights with musical theatre and TV/film talents continues, with donations going to The Actors Fund. Oct. 19: cast members from TV shows Glee and Fame.

'Shit & Champagne'  

(For expanded streaming online films and TV listings, see older event listings)

Bite Size Halloween @ Hulu
New short Halloween-themed films, including Matt Porter and Charles Gould's bisexual horror-comedy film Unicorn.

GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

Collar Confessions @ Here TV
Series based on Dwight Allen O'Neal's novel about a closeted pastor.

Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon's fascinating documentary about the pioneering LGBTQ+ activists who fought to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973.

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. Oct. 15: The Velvet Underground 3117 16th St.

Films @ Embarcadero Center Cinema
Varied new feature films and documentaries, in-person.

Latino Film Festival
Cine+Mas' 13th annual filmiest includes multiple premieres at The Roxie and online, including a dozen LGBT-themed films. Thru Oct. 17.

LGBTQ History Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases historical documentaries through LGBT History Month, including 49 Pulses, Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, Love V. Kentucky, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Gay USA and m,ore.

Letters to Eloisa @ PBS
Documentary about the life and tragic death ofgay Cuban writer José Lezama Lima. Oct. 15.

Nuclear Family @ HBO
Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family in a 3-part documentary series. In the late 70s/early 80s, when the concept of a LGBTQ family was inconceivable to most, Ry and her sister Cade were born to two lesbian mothers through a sperm donor.

'Nuclear Family'  

Poly People @ Vudu
Comic mockumentary about a group of queer polyamorous people in a reality show.

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

Shit & Champagne
Darcy Drollinger and her crew's wacky photo retro exploitation sex comedy, adapted from the Hitt nightclub show, hits Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

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

Twenties @ BET
Season 2 of the comedy series about 'Hattie,' a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her twenties, played by Jonica T. Gibbs.

The Velvet Underground @ Landmark Theatres, Roxie
Gay director Todd Haynes' kaleidoscopic documentary about the 1960s groovy alternative rock band. Opens Oct. 15.
Read our review.

A Wake
Gay-themed drama about clashing and romantic reunions at a family funeral; available on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers.

We're Here @ HBO
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated weekly series features drag stars Eureka O'Hara, Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen.

'The Legend of Wonder Woman' @ Cartoon Art Museum  

ArtHaus 25th Anniversary
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery's silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St.

ArtSpan's Open Studios
47th annual citywide celebration of visual artists in all media. Take a tour, visit solo and group studios, buy some art; thru Nov. 21.

Asian Art Museum
teamLab: continuity, an animated ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art. Other exhibits include Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang, After Hope: Videos of Resistance, Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky, and historic works. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St.

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century showcases 140 Works by a range of contemporary Feminist artists; thru Jan. 31. Also, Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles, Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India) and art films streamed online and screened outdoors (BYO chairs). 2155 Center St., Berkeley.

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.

Cartoon Art Museum
The Legend of Wonder Woman, an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon, featuring comic books, merchandise, and original illustrations by many of Wonder Woman's most prominent artists. Oct. 19, 5pm: 80th Anniversary Celebration with Andy Mangels, Trina Robbins, and Robyn Smith. Also at the Fisherman's Wharf gallery; contemporary and historic original cartoon, comic and graphic novel art exhibits, including A Treasury of Animation and Emerging Artists Showcase: Nomi Kane (thru Feb. 21, 2022), as well as books and prints for sale. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St.

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

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

Chinese Cultural Center
Women: From Her to Here, an in-person and 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.

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

'Sam Vernon: Impasse of Desires' @ Museum of the African Diaspora  

Contemporary Jewish Museum
The spacious downtown museum includes Experience Leonard Cohen with a series of four solo exhibitions by contemporary artists George Fok, Judy Chicago, Candice Breitz, and Marshall Trammell, all inspired by the life and work of the revered singer-songwriter; also, Julie Weitz' Golem: A Call to Action, thru Dec. 5, Levi Strauss: A History of American Style, and Stephen Berkman's Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years, an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. Free/$16. 736 Mission St.

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include Judy Chicago: A Retrospective (special performance Oct. 16), Hung Liu: Golden Gate, thru Mar. 13, 2022; Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival, thru Feb. 2023; also, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Excuse Me, Highlights @ Alice Collective, Oakland
Group exhibit of new works by Asian American artists; a Vessel satellite pop-up exhibition; thru Dec. 18. 272 14th St.

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

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

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

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View online exhibits of masterful photographic art.

Immersive Van Gogh
Projected images of the Impressionist painter's works will dazzle in the spacious venue. SVN West, Van Ness Ave. at Market. $25-$40 and up; extended through Nov. 7.

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

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits. Oct. 16-Dec. 4: Leila Weever's Play+Prey: A Gospel, a spiritual narrative about the relationship between God, the Church, and a queer Black child, (with a Nov. 4, 6pm performance at Saint Joseph's Arts Society 1401 Howard St.). 1275 Minnesota St.

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

Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits re-open Oct. 20/21: Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks; also, Sam Vernon: Impasse of Desires, both thru Feb 27. Also, award-winning films, talks and music performances. 685 Mission St.

Monolith @ Southern Exposure
Group exhibit with Charmaine Bee, Edgar Fabián Frías, Leena Joshi, Liz Roberts and Jess Robbins exploring personal narratives; thru Oct. 16. 3030 20th St.

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

My Park Moment @ Presidio
Largescale outdoor exbibit of visitor-submitted images in local and regional state parks; at the new Tunnel Tops.

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

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. New: "I See What You're Feeling," a group exhibit.

Dr. Jane Goodall @ Walt Disney Family Museum  

Oakland Museum
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism, a relevant and timely exhibition that imagines the world through a Black cultural lens; thru Feb 27, 2022. Other exhibits: You Are Here: California Stories on the Map (through 2022), Black Power and Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism (both ongoing). 1000 Oak St., Oakland.

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro
Online multimedia exhibit documenting the history of Metropolitan Community Church, its LGBTQ-inclusive services and outreach through the AIDS pandemic.

Pride and Progress
The Victory Fund's online exhibit showcases a timeline of LGBT political history.

SF Museum of Modern Art
Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural Pan American Unity, on display during its restoration. Also, Joan Mitchell retrospective. View Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections; Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. Bay Area Walls mural project, the outdoor vertical garden and Olafur Eliasson's sparkling one-way color tunnel. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St.

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films hosts online and in-person exhibits, classes and events. Oct. 21, 5pm, a virtual chat and fundraiser with Dr. Jane Goodall, known for her studies with apes. ( 104 Montgomery St.

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Book display exhibits on the 6th floor. Also, the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center has reopened. 100 Larkin St.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Echo Location: The Cultural Geopolitics in South of Market, thru Oct. 23. Also, film screenings, murals, and tours.

Bootie Mashup @ DNA Lounge
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in live-streams. In-person nights have returned at DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.

Bounce @ Lookout
Weekly Saturday night dance party at the Castro bar with the panoramic view. 9pm-2am. $5. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Boy Division
DJ Xander hosts the Twitch online edition of the New Wave retro-fun dance party.

Club Papai @ Beaux  (Source:Steven Underhill)

Club Papi, Drag Brunch @ Beaux
Nightlife's back at the popular Market St. club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm.

Curbside Cabaret with Carly Ozard @ Poesia
The talented vocalist performs participatory concerts at the Italian restaurant. $10. Sat, 5pm-8pm. Sun 3pm-7pm. 4072 18th St.

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

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

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

Frolic @ SF Eagle
The furry cosplay dance party returns from hibernation, with DJs Pepe, LycanCatt, NeonBunny, and Khatalyst; now second Saturdays at The SF Eagle. $8-$12. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St.

The Immortal Reckoning @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ and the 'Into The Dark' crew present a new interactive horror show and tour, with live performers, plus a bar, snacks and a shop, all in the historic Mint. Oct. 15 includes a Bootie mash-up takeover with DJs Adriana A & Jupiter Gatling. Thru Oct. 31, Wed-Sun. $50-$70. 88 5th St.

'The Immortal Reckoning' @ SF Mint  

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.

Lone Star Saloon
Events at the historic bear bar, plus regular nights of rock music and patio hangouts. 1354 Harrison St.

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

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

Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest
Comedy nights at multiple bus and nightclubs (Atlas Cafe, Milk Bar, OMG!) Oct. 10-15. $10 and up ($200 full festival pass)

Northern California Renaissance Faire @ Hollister
the annual festival of historic cosplay, knights, queens, jesters, ale and ladies in waiting returns; thru Oct. 24. 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister. $20 and up; group rates.

In-person shows have returned, including an immersive new production of The Rocky Horror Show, set throughout the nightclub and starring D'Arcy Drollinger; thru Oct. 31. Thu-Sat 6:45pm. $35 and up. Princess, the new weekly Saturday night drag show; also, Montego, a Lil Nas X drag show Oct. 15. Also, enjoy online shows on the web and via the club's new app as well.

Outdoor Movies @ Dirty Habit
The stylish Hotel Zelos bar screens movies each Sunday through October. Oct. 17: Sister Act. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $17. 8pm. 12 4th St.

'The Rocky Horror Show' @ Oasis  

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
The weekly Latin dance night returns (Wednesdays), as have other events at the popular Castro nightclub. 2344 Market St.

Port Bar, Oakland
Oct. 19: The Boulet Brothers' Dragula. Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm,11pm; Sunday Brunch, Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays, 8pm, RuPaul's Drag Race episode watch on Thursdays, dancing on Saturday nights, and more events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway.|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar, re-opened. Underwear Thursdays and other events. 1347 Folsom St.

Pumpkin Patch Pop-up Drag @ Milk Bar
Franzia Kafka and Piranha cohost a day-long kid-friendly Halloween-themed day of drag shows on the half hour, with plenty of pumpkins to buy, grown on a queer-owned farm! Oct 16, 10am-6pm. 302 Valencia St.

Red Hots Burlesque
Enjoy drag and strip shows, music acts and more in online performances. $15. Oct. 13.

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar, re-opened, has numerous events; Sunday beer bust (3pm-6pm). 398 12th St.

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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping night returns in-person, August 8, 5pm-10:30pm. $7. Space 500, 550 Barneveld Ave.

Thirst Trap Thursdays at Dirty Habit
New weekly event on the heated 5th floor outdoor terrace of Hotel Zelos, $5 benefits the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. 5pm-10pm. 12 4th St.

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

Alan Seales' Theatre Podcast  

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.

Broadway Podcast Network
Enjoy talks and audio performances with writers, composers, actors and professionals in theater.

Broadway Radio
Online Broadway music radio station featuring the best in the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and the London stage. New: Styles of Stephen Sondheim with music scholar Gail Leondar-Wright. Hosted by Stuart Brown.

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

Elton John's Rocket Hour
The gay music megastar hosts his weekly music show on Apple.

In the Key of Q
Podcast with interviews and music selections by LGBTQ musicians.

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.

Midnight Mass Podcast
Peaches Christ presents an online audio show with Michale Varrati about horror and cult movies; on Apple and Spotify.

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.

Planet Classroom
Instructional podcasts on a variety of issues, including LGBT subjects.

Probably True
Podcast with queer stories, "a smutty-but-charming collection of personal misadventures."

The Qube
E3 Radio's black LGBTQ radio show and podcast.

Queer Powers
Indie channel of chats radio shows, vintage zine archives and drag shows.

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

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.

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

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. Oct. 15: the Broadway revival of On the Town.

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).

You Make Me Real
LGBT podcast series, with Juanita MORE! & David Glamamore, Joan Jett Blakk, Lynn Breedlove and Tom Ammiano.

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