Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday June 16, 2022
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¿Donde Estan Mis Superheroes? @ KQED Commons; 'The Prom' @ Golden Gate Theatre; 'Uyra: The Rising Forest' @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland, part of Frameline filmfest
¿Donde Estan Mis Superheroes? @ KQED Commons; 'The Prom' @ Golden Gate Theatre; 'Uyra: The Rising Forest' @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland, part of Frameline filmfest

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues. We bring you Going Out, Homing's In's rainbow-licious array of events through next weekend, because we can.



9 to 5: the Musical @ 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa

Local production of the musical based on the film, with songs by Dolly Parton. $26; thru June 26. G.K. Hardt Theatre, 52 W 6th St, Santa Rosa. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com/

All Ages with Marga Gomez @ Brava Studio

The celebrated local comic and storyteller's new show conjures mythical worlds and celebrates gender freedom. $15-$20; thru June 25, Thu-Sat 7:30pm. 2781 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

Anything Goes

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

Circus Bella Bay Area Parks

The colorful gleeful company of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and clowns perform with live music by Rob Reich & The Circus Bella All-Star Band. June 16-July 23 at free outdoor shows. https://www.circusbella.org/flipflopfly

Dana H. @ Berkeley Rep

Lucas Hnath's true story solo drama about Dana Higginbotham, a counselor in a psychiatric ward who was kidnapped by one of the patients and held captive in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months; performed by Jordan Baker. $22-$60; thru July 10. Roda Theatre, 2020 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

'For a Look or a Touch'  

Dear Evan Hansen @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway San Jose presents the touring production of the hit musical about a lonely young man's lies that make him more likable; thru June 19. $35-$175. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

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

A Death-Defying Escape
Judy Carter's Hollywood show with magic, comedy and stories of Jewish life and lesbian love streams online. https://deathdefyingescape.com/

For a Look or a Touch
Touching opera work about gay men in Nazi Germany, commissioned by Music of Remembrance, composed by Jake Heggie, and Gene Scheer; lyrics and texts based on entries from Manfred Lewin's journal in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and on interviews from the film 'Paragraph 175,' directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. $12 online. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/foralookoratouch

Fresh Meat Festival
Online trans, queer and disabled performance works and films by 40+ artists and dance companies in five programs, all free. June 16-26. https://freshmeatproductions.org/

Hadestown @ Orpheum Theatre
Composer Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin's eight Tony-winning musical combines the mythical tales of Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone. $56-$226; thru July 3. 1192 Market St. https://broadwaysf.com

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child @ Curran Theater
The special-effects-filled stage play about a mystery at Hogwarts returns in a new shortened two-act version. $69-$349; extended thru Jan. 2023. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

Hello, Dolly! @ Mountain Amphitheater
Scenic outdoor performances of the classic match-making musical, with some sing-along shows. $25-$45; sing-alongs June 11, 12, 19. Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley. https://www.mountainplay.org/2021-season/ticket-information/

National Queer Arts Festival
25th annual festival of LGBTQ performance, music, art, workshops and more; thru June 23 at multiple venues. https://queerculturalcenter.org/

The Pajama Game @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the 1960s deer & Ross musical about romance in a factory workplace. $20-$70; thru June 19. 215 Jackson St. https://42ndstmoon.org/the-pajama-game/

'The Prom' @ Golden Gate Theatre  

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin @ SF Playhouse
In Jessica Huang's drama, During the Chinese Exclusion Act, Harry Chin, a Chinese national, entered the U.S. by buying forged documentation. Like other "Paper Sons," Harry lived the rest of his life keeping secrets — even from his daughter. $30-$100; thru June 18. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

The Prom @ Golden Gate Theatre
Touring company of the hit Broadway musical about show biz adults who intervene on a small town's prom where same-sex couples are banned. June 21-July 17. June 22 show includes a pre-show performance by drag star Lady Camden, with proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project.

Ragtime @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Terrance McNally and Stephen Flahertey's musical based on the E.L. Doctorow novel about U.S. immigrants. $30-$60; thru June 26. 500 Castro St., Mountain View. https://theatreworks.org (Read our interview with lead actor Leo Ash Evens.)

Romeo Y Juliet @ Bruns Ampitheatre, Orinda
Karen Zacarías' bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic romance is reset as a romance between two women in California during the Spanish Colonial era; thru June 19. $35-$60. https://calshakes.org/

San Francisco Opera's 'Don Giovanni' @ War Memorial Opera House  

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' thru July 2. June 18 Pride Night performance includes a dress-circle after-party with an aria lip-sync contest, Best Pride Look competition, selfie stations and more with guest host Donna Sachet. Also, Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, thru July 3$31-$398. 301 Van Ness Ave. Also, recorded and live performances, too. https://sfopera.com/

State of Play Festival @ ODC Theater
Dance festival with 9 premieres and 7 works in progress of various artists from across the Bay Area and the U.S; thru June 11. 3153 17th St. https://odc.dance

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

Dyke March
Meet June 25, 5pm, at Dolores and 18th streets; no rally this year. www.thedykemarch.org

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

GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
Meetings, events and more for GLBTQ+ Asians. www.gapa.org

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

Jewish Community Center
In-person and online Pride-related events thru June. 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org/

Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks, including extra events thru June; June 23, 4pm, online: trans poet and theologian Joy Ladin. https://www.keshetonline.org

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

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

San Francisco Pride  

LGBTQ Connection
Sonomoa and Napa nonprofit hosts numerous events, including youth, elder groups, counseling, and special Pride month celebrations thru June. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/en/homepage

LGBTQ History Project
August Bernadicou's interviews and stories on LGBTQ activists' histories; special LA and NYC Pride history interviews. Also, recorded talks with Bay Area Gay Liberation's Charlier Hinton, (new) Dan Nicoletta, Phyllis Lyon, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass and more. New: a 'lost' interview with 'Pink Narcissus' director James Bidgood. https://www.lgbtqhp.org/

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

Manny's Events
The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, Ukraine fundraisers and community talks; in-person and online. June 17, 6:30pm: 'The Future of Lesbian Spaces.' June 22, 6pm: author Jeremy Atherton Lin ('Gay Bar'). $5-$30. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

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

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park
The dedicated grove of memorials allows for peaceful contemplation of those lost; also, regular events, and online exhibits. 320 Bowling Green Drive. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/

People's March & Rally
Juanita MORE!, Alex U. Inn, and an activist collective's alternative to the official Pride parade. June 26, 11am, Polk & Washington streets. https://juanitamore.com

Pride & Arts Events @ Japantown
Enjoy live music at the plaza, indoor dining, and special events. June 23; Koho community arts opening. Thru July 1: 'We Are LGBTQ+ Nikkei! Art Exhibition' at National Japanese American Historical Society. https://www.sfjapantown.org/

Pride Meet @ SF State University
SF Track & Field Club's 14th annual meet welcomes competitors and fans. June 18. 1600 Holloway Ave. https://sftrackandfield.com/

Pride Shabbat
Weekly gathering for LGBTQ Jewish dinners; register as a host or guest, thru June. https://onetable.org/pride/

Puff, Pass, Play @ 7th West, Oakland
Juneteenth gathering for queer Black gaming nerds who love cannabis; online at Twitch @blackdragonbreakfastclub and in-person with gaming tables and a full bar. June 19, 3pm-8pm. 1255 7th St., West Oakland. https://www.7thwest.com/

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

SF LGBT Center
Meetings, youth services and more events at 1800 Market St. and online. June 10, 5pm: A Conversation with Queeroes: muralists Juan Manuel Carmona & Simón Malvae. https://www.sfcenter.org/

San Francisco Pride
The annual LGBTQ two-day celebrations return to Civic Center (June 25 & 26, multiple speakers and performers, including Martha Wash, Jinkx Monsoon, cohosts Yves Saint Croissant and Per Sia), multiple dance stages around Civic Center, and a parade of hundreds of organizations from The Embarcadero to Civic Center (June 26, starting at 10:30am). https://sfpride.org/

Trans March
Meet up June 24, for the 19th annual gathering and march. Stage speakers and resource fair in Dolores Park, 2pm-6pm. March 6pm. Rally at Turk & Taylor streets, 7pm. www.transmarch.org

¿Donde Estan Mis Superheroes? @ KQED Commons
Writer and performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez explores the lives of queer people who walk on the wrong side of the tracks to do the right thing with his new graphic novel �Espectacular! Experience this live-narrated multimedia adaptation packed with fantastic new queer Latinx superheroes. Come dressed in your own superhero-inspired costume; in-person ($10) and live-streamed. June 23, 7pm. 2601 Mariposa St. https://www.kqed.org/event/1835

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. June 16, 7pm, online: Minnie Phan Art Talk; the illustrator discusses her work, and her Library exhibit'Nights and Weekends.' June 18, 11am: Drag Queen Story Hour with Persia. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

¿Donde Estan Mis Superheroes? @ KQED Commons  

Jeremy Atherton Lin @ Booksmith
The author of the acclaimed discusses and signs copies of his book, 'Gay Bar: Why We Went Out.' June 23, 7pm. 1727 Haight St. www.booksmith.com

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. June 19, 7pm: Jason Wong with the late Jim Nawrocki's 'House Fire: Stories and Poems.' June 24, 7pm: Jeremy Atherton Lin ('Gay Bar: Why We Went Out'). 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Queer Words
Listen to online literary chats hosted by author Wayne Goodman, with guests Kelliane Parker, Brian Broome, Michael Nava, Vi Khi Nao, Anne Shade, Brontez Purnell, Christopher Castellani, the late Leslie Cohen and many others. https://queerwords.org/

T.S. Leonard & Friends @ Driftwood
The local poet and colleagues read from his sonnet cycle poem, 'God Save the Queens! Or, How the Queens Saved Themselves, The Patch, August 17, 1968,' about the little-known pre-Stonewall bar raid and queer resistance. June 18, 5pm. https://www.driftwoodbarsf.com/|

Breanna Sinclairé in 'Expansive' @ PianoFight  

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more at Zellerbach Hall and nearby theaters. Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Cockette Cabaret with Scrumbly & Co. @ SF Public Library
Listen to original songs and music of the Cockettes shows in a musical experience to remember with Cockette musical director and creator, Scrumbly Koldewyn and special guests: Kitten on the Keys, Noah Hayden, Birdie-Bob Watt, Andy Arcade and Steven Satyricon. June 23, 5:30pm. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/events/2022/06/23/performance-cockette-cabaret-scrumbly-co

Expansive @ PianoFight
Opera Parallele presents a 'Showcase of Transgender and Agender Classical Artists,' with performances by Breanna Sinclairé, soprano; Rahzé Cheatham, baritone; and Reuben Zellman, countertenor. June 17, 7:30pm. 144 Taylor St. https://operaparallele.org/

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. June 16-18: Well Strung, the classical-pop string quartet; $65-$75. June 23-25, 8pm: the one and only Sandra Bernhard. $145. (Read our interview with Bernhard.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

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

Indigo Girls @ Mountain Winery, Saratoga
The popular folk rock duo returns. $39-$79. June 20, 7:30pm. 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga. https://www.indigogirls.com/

Noe Music
In-person and online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. 1021 Sanchez St. https://www.noemusic.org/

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

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. June 25, 8pm: Stanislav Khristenko performs piano works by Chopin, Lyatoshinsky, Silvestrov, and Szymanowski in a benefit concert for Ukraine relief efforts. $20 and up; in-person only. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Trap Girl at Punkera Pride @ The Knockout  

LA concert series streams online, featuring LGBT musicians like Whatever Mike (FKA Michael Blume), Mikalah Gordon, Black Gatsby and Eyemaki. https://www.twitch.tv/officiallyoutloud/about

Punkera Pride @ The Knockout
Queer & trans punk bands Trap Girl, Soltera, V.E.X., Moira Scar, Grimas, Telepathic Children play live rowdy sets. $20. June 24, 9pm-2am. 3223 Mission St. https://theknockoutsf.com/

Queer Music Festival @ Ivy Room Albany
I Need Space: In-the-Flesh, a group of LGBT musicians who collaborated remotely during the pandemic, perform live: Skip The Needle, Easy Queen, Cardboard People, Genesis Fermin, Briget Boyle, Mya Byrne and Doctora Xingona. $20-$30. June 23, 8pm-11pm. 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany. https://www.ivyroom.com/ https://ineedspacefestival.com/

Queer Vines
LGBT musicians perform a variety of genres in season 2 of the show, on the LGBT Center's YouTube channel.

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Enjoy music videos and programs online. www.sfgmc.org

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

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

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

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

Liz Phair @ Stern Grove Festival  

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

Stern Grove Festival
Outdoor music concerts return, with Toro Y Moi, LeAnn Rimes, Cold War Kids, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal, and June 26, Liz Phair. Free/advance seating. Also live streaming online. 19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd. www.sterngrove.org

True Colors @ PBS
'Our Stories, Our Songs,' a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ community In The United States In Stories And Songs, hosted by Amy Schneider, featuring performances by Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, Chris Colfer, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclairé And André De Shields, with The American Pops Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier. https://www.pbs.org/

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

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

'100 Years of Men in Love'  

100th Birthday celebrations @ Castro Theater
June 22 marks 100 years since San Francisco's Nasser family opened the Castro Theatre: an event that came to define an era and a neighborhood. A century on, it is the longest continually family-owned movie palace in the United States. To mark the occasion, the Nasser Family in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment is scheduling 11 days of film screenings; "Happy Birthday" special event on June 22 with movies filmed in San Francisco. Most shows will be preceded by a live performance by David Hegarty on the Castro's organ. $6-$16. 429 Castro St. https://www.castrotheatre.com/

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

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

Joshua Guerci's no-holds-barred documentary chronicling 18 months in the life of Baloney, a mostly male, mostly naked San Francisco burlesque troupe. Viewable on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Spectrum, and inDemand. https://www.baloney.film/

Being Bebe
Emily Branham's acclaimed documentary about drag performer Bebe Zahara Benet. ; on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. https://geni.us/BeingBeBe

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

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

Building a Bridge
Documentary about Father James Martin, a Catholic priest, and his efforts to make the Catholic Church more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community; streaming on AMC+ thru June 21. https://www.buildingabridgefilm.com/

'Crush' on Hulu  

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

GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

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

Coming of age/coming out film about two Latina girls on a high school track team; directed by Sammi Cohen and written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham; on Hulu. www.hulu.com

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

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

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse
Enjoy new and repertory films with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy. https://drafthouse.com/sf

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

Films @ Kino Lorber
Variety of new and outstanding independent films, many with LGBTQ themes, including 'Neptune Frost' an AfroFururistic queer musical, and the reissued 'Kamikaze Hearts,' the '80s underground lesbian porn classic. https://www.kinolorber.com/

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

Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases hundreds of LGBT films. https://watch.revry.tv/Home

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online; thru June 12, SF DocFest. (https://sfindie.com/) 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

'Fire Island'  

Fire Island
Joel Kim booster wrote and stars in the new comedy about a group of gay Asian men facing g snobs on the exclusive New York beach community. (Read our feature article) www.hulu.com

Acclaimed gay drama based on the true story of Russian soldiers who hide their romance during the Cold War. (Read our interview with director/writer Peeter Rebane and actor/writer Tom Prior) https://firebirdmovie.com/

Frameline46 @ Several Cinemas
46th annual LGBTQ International film festival will present 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more, at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theatre, SFMOMA, AMC Kabuki, and Oakland's New Parkway Theater; thru June 26, with streaming options for some films. www.frameline.org (Read our pre-opening round-up.)

Generations in Time
Short dance-music film with music by composer Gary Schall features his son, drag performer WorshipHer. https://www.youtube.com/

The House @ Fox Soul
New LGBTQ Black chat show. https://foxsoul.tv/shows/the-house/

'El-Houb' in Frameline's film festival  

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

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

Julia Scotti: Funny That Way
Documentary about the life of the acclaimed trans standup comic. https://geni.us/JuliaScottiFilm

Let's Kiss @ Italian Cultural Institute
Screening of Filippo Vendemmiati's 2021 documentary, subtitled 'Franco Grillini, Story of a gentle revolution,' about the leader of Italy's LGBTQ movement; in Italian, with English subtitles. Both the director and subject will be in attendance. Free. June 19, 6pm. 710 Sansome St. https://iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/iic_sanfrancisco/en

LGBT Films @ Ariztical
Stream a variety of feature films, including (new) 'The Fashion Lover.' http://www.arizticalnow.com/

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

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

Strong Voices Television streams LGBT films, series, and even the Hotlanta Softball Tournament. https://www.svtvnetwork.com/

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

LGBTQ films @ World Channel
Documentary features and short films thru June, via PBS. https://worldchannel.org/

'No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics'  

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

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

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

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

Open To It
Frank Arthur Smith's new queer comedy web series with Laganja Estranja about a couple who explore becoming a throuple. https://www.opentoitseries.com/

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

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

Pride Never Stops @ Hulu
The streaming service expands its LGBTQ programming, with favorite films and TV series ('Glee' seasons 1-6, 'Love, Victor seasons 1-3, 'Fire Island') and live-streams of New York City Pride (June 26 9am-12pm PT) and Los Angeles Pride (June 12, 11am-1pm PT). https://www.hulu.com/hub/lgbtq

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

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

'Queer as Folk'  

Queer as Folk @ Peacock
New reboot of the British and U.S. series about a tightknit group of LGBT friends, this time set in New Orleans; premieres June 9. https://www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/queer-as-folk

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

Queer Women of Color Film Festival @ Presidio Theatre
18th annual showcase of films by and about queer women of color. June 10-12, 99 Moraga Ave. https://festival2022.qwocmap.org/

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

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

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

Sort Of
Gender-fluid millennial Sabi Mehboob straddles various identities, from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family; on HBO Max

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

Strictly for the Birds
Jon Garcia's film about Kate Birdsall, an elder trans woman's life story. https://www.bgpics.com/

'Uyra: The Rising Forest' @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland  

Strong Voices Television
New LGBT streaming service hosts feature films, series, documentaries, podcasts and more. $6 a month. https://www.svtvnetwork.com/

Surviving the Silence
Documentary about three women in the military whose lives changed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. https://www.survivingthesilence.com/

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

Tom Swift @ CW
New TV series about a Black gay adventurer set on finding his missing inventor father. https://www.cwtv.com/shows/tom-swift/

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

Uyra: The Rising Forest @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland
Uýra is the alter-ego of Emerson, a non-binary performance artist and ecologist of indigenous origin living in Manaus, Brazil. Marginalized as an Indigenous, queer, and trans person, Uýra travels through the Amazon on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and exquisite transformations. June 22, 8:30pm. Also streaming June 24-30. https://www.frameline.org/films/frameline46/uyra-the-rising-forest

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

Alex Lev's 'silent' comic film (with music, captions and multilingual ASL) about a Deaf man's struggles in Hollywood, created with a mostly Deaf cast and crew. https://www.thewhatmovie.com/

The Whistle
Documentary about a secret code created by and shared among young lesbians in 1970s and '80s Albuquerque as a means of self-identification and finding community. https://www.pbs.org/video/the-whistle-6xaazf/

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

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

WOW PresentsPlus
Streaming drag shows and more from World of Wonder, including the multiple 'RuPaul's Drag Race' shows; new: 'Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love' a queer dating reality show. $4.99/month, $50 per year. https://www.wowpresentsplus.com/

Asian Art Museum  

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Unusual art exhibits; 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz showcase multiple visual artists. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

Art Visit
Meet with visual artists in your area at their studios. https://artvisit.org

The Art of the Brick @ LEGO� Exhibit
View sculptures and interactive installations made of the toy bricks, now with a creative lounge. $18-$21; extended thru Sept. 5. 1 Grant Ave. https://artofthebrickexhibit.com/

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

Berkeley Art Center
All of Us All of Us celebrates collaborative contemporary photography projects produced by Bay Area makers Marcel Pardo Ariza, Tristan Crane, The Q-Sides and First Exposures participants; thru June 18. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeleyhttps://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

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

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

Cartoon Art Museum
Ajuan Mance's art, part of the Emerging Artist Showcase (Read our interview) ; also, Chivalry: Art of Colleen Doran, original artwork from the Dark Horse graphic novel illustrated by Doran and written by Neil Gaiman; thru Sept. 18. Keith Knight's 'Woke,', the local Black cartoonist's exhibit ('The K Chronicles'); also, The Legend of Wonder Woman, an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon, featuring comic books, merchandise, and original illustrations by many of Wonder Woman's most prominent artists. Also at the Fisherman's Wharf gallery; 'The Batman Armory,' A Treasury of Animation, as well as books and prints for sale. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Early Oscar the Grouch sketches in 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum  

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

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

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

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

de Young Museum
New: the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley (opens June 15). Major exhibits include Alice Neel: People Come First thru July 10; Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival, thru Feb. 2023. Also, 'Bouquest to Art,' the annual display of floral arrangements inspired by works of art, with many related special events thru June 12. Also, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

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

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

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

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

Kehinde Wiley's Obama portraits @ de Young Museum  

GLBT History Museum
New: 'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora.' 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. www.glbthistory.org

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

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. June 18-July 14: 'Art & Pride: Age of A-Queer-ius;' opening hosted by Peaches Christ; curated by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez and Michael Johnstone. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

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

Land's End @ Former Cliff House
Group exhibit of artists' varied works where their charge is twofold: to discover artwork in unlikely places and to consider the planet's health. 1090 Point Lobos Ave. https://www.for-site.org

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

'Tehuana,' photography of Diego Huerta @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts  

Legion of Honor
'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy,' the first extensive exhibition of the designer's work, bringing together more than 80 ensembles from the past two decades; thru Sept. 5. Also, 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. Uue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

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

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits at 1275 Minnesota St. At Rena Bransten Gallery: Derek Weisberg and Sam Perry. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits; 'Tehuana,' photography of Diego Huerta. June 17-July 22. Opening reception June 17, 6pm-9pm. $20. . 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chloe Sherman photos @ Schlomer Haus Gallery  

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

Queer Arts Featured
New LGBTQ-owned pop-up gallery set in the former site of Harvey Milk's camera shop. 575 Castro St.

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

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery. June 17, 5pm: opening reception for Chloe Sherman 1990s queer nightlife photos. 2128 Market St., just west of Church St. Regular gallery hours Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://www.instagram.com/schlomer_haus_gallery/

SF Arts Commission
New: 'Carlos Villa: Roots and Reinvention,' the first-ever museum retrospective of works by the iconic San Francisco-born Filipino American artist and educator. June 17- Sept. 3. Additional exhibit, 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision, at the Asian Art Museum, 401 Van Ness Ave. https://sfartscommission.org/

SF Botanical Garden
Beautiful spacious gardens with multiple plants, trees and flowers. Free entry for SF residents; others $3-$10. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org

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

'We Are LGBTQ Nikkei' @ NJAHS Gallery  

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

Tenderloin Museum
'Punk/Performance in the 'Loin,' a gallery show of art, video and talks, curated by the late Dale Hoyt, who died in April 2022; thru July 2. Also, permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Tom of Finland Foundation
The LA-based museum hosts online exhibits and sketch sessions with male models (second Sundays; next up is June 12); also LA fundraisers and events. https://www.tomoffinland.org

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

We Are LGBTQ Nikkei @ NJAHS Gallery
The National Japanese American Historical Society hosts a group exhibit of queer Nikkei artists creating space for queer Japanese American culture within Japantown for Pride Month.by the Japantown Rainbow Coalition, generously funded by the Berkeley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; thru July 9. 1648 Post St. https://www.njahs.org/exhibits/

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

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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. 'The Healing Project,' thru June 19. https://ybca.org

Broadway Bares San Francisco Strips V @ DNA Lounge  

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

Afterglow @ Space 550
Comfort & Joy's annual Pride weekend dance, cuddle and glow party, with multiple DJed areas, virus acts, and drag star Raja Gemini. $25-$150. June 25, 10pm-6am. 550 Barneveld Ave. https://www.playajoy.org/

Alphabet Soup: a Trans Mixer @ Hotel Zetta
Hosted by Ethical Drvgs, the event supports Transcend Retreat. 100% of ticket sales will be supporting them. $5-$10. June 26, 1pm-4pm. 55 5th St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Ascend @ DNA Lounge
Pride night dance party with DJs Isaac Escalante and Arno Diem. $40-$75. June 26, 10:30pm-late. 375 111th St. https://www.dnalounge.com

Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. June 23, 9pm-2am: Tubesteak Connection returns. $5-$10. 133 Turk St.

Bearracuda @ Public Works
The big ursine dance party and loveliest returns for Pride, with DJs David Harness, Paul Goodyear and Ryan Jones, plus chunky hunky logos and clothes check. $30-$60. June 24, 9pm3am. 161 Erie St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Nightlife's hopping at the popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Big Top Sundays (June 26 6pm show with Big Dipper and Meatball). Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Broadway Bares: San Francisco Strips V @ DNA Lounge
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's saucy burlesque strip benefit returns, with multiple dancers and performers, including singer Jeannie Tracy, in a 'Fairy Tales'-themed show. Proceeds go to REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. June 19, 8pm. $45-$100. https://www.dnalounge.com

Casey Ley @ Punch Line Comedy Club  

Casey Ley @ Punch Line Comedy Club
The very funny former San Franciscan returns with his stand-up act. $18-$26; 2-drink min. June 21, 8pm. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

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

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

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

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

The EndUp
Historic SoMa nightclub hosts straight, gay and whatever late-night dance events. June 25, 2pm-8pm: Kool-Aid Pride party with DJs Von Kiss, China G, Val G. 401 6th St. https://theendupsf.com/

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBT-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Heat @ The Great Northern
Circuit party night with DJs Ale Maes and Ben Bakson. $25-$70. June 24, 10pm-4am. 119 Utah St. https://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/

Juanita MORE!'s Pride @ Jones  (Source: Georg Lester)

HellaGay Pride Comedy @ Neck of the Woods
Arjun Banerjee and Max Edyy host two nights of LGBT comedy acts. Free/$20. June 24 & 25, 7pm & 9pm. 406 Clement St. www.eventbrite.com

Hot Tea @ Bergerac
Cecil Russell's tea dance with DJs Nina Flowers, Bugie, Marvin Ayy, Dan Slater, Andrew Gibbons and Shane Marcus. $40-$100. June 26, 5pm-12am. 316 11th St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Jockstrap Party @ Mr. S Leather
Celebrate Pride in your jocks at the kink shop's back alley beer garden. June 25, 12pm-6pm. 385 8th St. https://www.mr-s-leather.com/

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

Juanita MORE!'s Pride @ Jones
The always popular benefit party will benefit Q Foundation, and include cute peeps hot grooves, and fun drag acts. $60. June 26, 12pm-7pm. 630 Jones St. https://juanitamore.com

Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age @ Oasis
Book release event for Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus' book of interviews and photographs honoring elder drag queens and their boundless wisdom from years on the scene, with a drag show; MCs Sister Roma & Kochina Rude. $15-$35. June 22, 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com June 25, 5pm, attend a signing and book talk with Glamamore and Joan Jett Blakk at 34 Trinity Arts & News. https://www.34trinity.com/

Lip Sync for Your Eternal Life @ Hotel Zeppelin
Pride event with The Sisters (beneficiaries). Compete for $50, $100 and a Viceroy Hotel 2-night stay. $20-$25. June 24, 6pm-10pm. 545 Post St. www.eventbrite.com

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

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

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

Midnight Sun
The popular bar celebrates 50 years; Timeline Tuesdays, Honeypot Fridays with gogo studs; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's, 10pm Monday nights. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/

'Legends of Drag' book party @ Oasis  

Mighty Real @ The Great Northern
Post-Pride dance night with DJs David Harness, Heather, Andrew Phelan. $20-$25. June 25, 8pm-late. 119 Utah St. https://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/

Mr. Queen @ Jones
Cecil Russell's Pride party, with DJs Pumpkin Spice, Juka, and Joe Gauthreaux. regular and VIP garden service. $50-$75. June 25, 11am-7pm. 620 Jones St. https://www.tixr.com/

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

In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show (June 18 with Lady Camden, June 25 with San Cha). June 17, 7pm: Skyler Gentry's 'The Dirty Show.' June 17, 10pm: Safada's Pride Junina. June 18: Moist, an all-Black women erotic cabaret ($30-$50). June 20-21, 8pm: Juno Birch's 'Attack of the Stunning.' June 22: 'Legends of Drag' book release event and drag show. June 23, 8pm: 'Last Dance' film after-screening party. June 24-26, 7pm: Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine's 'Dirty 30.' June 24, 10pm: Bootie Mashup's LGBooTie Pride. June 26, 12pm-6pm: Snaxx's Pride pool party on the roof. June 26, 9pm Pride Sunday with Raja and Kevin Avian. Online shows, too. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Polyglamorous Pink Block @ Great Northern
Big outdoor/indoor day-and-a-half-long dance party with dozens of DJs. $40-$80. June 25, 12pm-June 26, 3am. 119 Utah St. http://polyglamorous.club/

Port Bar, Oakland
Shake It Up Saturdays; Women's night Sundays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm; Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; weekend drag brunch. Juneteenth Drag Brunch, June 19, 11:30am & 2pm, hosted by BeBe Sweetbriar and Amoura Teese. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

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

Pride Brunch @ Westin St. Francis
Donna Sachet and Gary Virginia's 24th annual fundraiser brunch honoring each year's Pride Grand Marshals, with delicious food. Proceeds benefit PRC. $150-$200. June 25, 11am-2pm. 335 Powell St. https://app.mobilecause.com/

Pride Events @ Hangar One Tasting Room, Alameda
June 18: LGBTQ music and Drag into. June 19: Oakland Gay Men's Chorus. June25: Not-so-Straight Comedy and Viva & Friends drag show. Hangar 1, Alameda. https://hangarone.com

Mango @ El Rio  (Source: Carole Hill)

Pride in the Park @ National AIDS Memorial Grove
National Center for Lesbian Rights' fundraiser, with food, drinks, art, kids activities, guest speakers and more. $100 and up. June 18, 3pm-7pm. Nancy Pelosi Drive & Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.nclrights.org

Pride Weekender @ Hotel Phoenix
Mighty Real events poolside, with DJs David Morales, Tedd Patterson, Robin S., David Harness, Heather and others. $20-$150. June 25 & 26, 12pm-7pm. 601 Eddy St. www.eventbrite.com

Pride with The Sisters @ Almanac Brewery, Alameda
Enjoy beer garden brews, food, DJed music and a drag show. June 18, 2pm-5pm. 651 W. Tower Ave., Alameda. https://almanacbeer.com/

Project RunGay ExDRAGaganza SeaZon 3 @ Dirty Habit
Drag show and runway competition at the elegant rooftop bar, with hosts KaiKai Bee and Niya La Rey. Tables include unlimited drinks, entree. $170-$680. June 25, 1pm-4pm. 12 4th St. https://www.eventbrite.com

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

Queer Heyday @ Cat Club
Retro grooves with DJs Page Hodel, Junkyard, Stefanie Phillips, Downtown Donna, Don Baird and Lewis. $5-$25. Proceeds benefit an upcoming book about queer nightlife in SF's '80s and '90s. June 18, 3pm-7pm. 1190 Folsom St. https://www.sfcatclub.com/

Ringed Revival and Boot Walk
Celebrate the recent repairs and maintenance to the Ringold Leather History Alley, the District and Soma West CBD are hosting a block party. June 18, 12pm-3pm, Ringold Street between 8th and 9th streets. https://sflcd.org/

El Rio
The popular bar with a spacious outdoor patio hosts multiple LGBTQ events, including Hard French, Daytime Realness, a drag show hosted by Heklina, Mango, live bands, comedy and more. June 25, 1pm-8pm: Hard French: Los Homos Pride Dance; June 25, 8pm-2am: Mango women's night with DJs Olga T, Lady Lu, La Coqui ($30). $25. June 26, 2pm-10pm: Envy: a Pride party and drag show with Nicki Jizz and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! $10-$25. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

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

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; June 25 & 26: daytime Pride on the Plaza, with DJs 12pm-7pm. June 26, 7pm-2am: Disco Daddy Pride. Also, BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays. Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am. Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. (http://frolicparty.com/) 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Stranger Things; The Experience @ SF Armory
Fun interactive tour of exhibits and rooms based on the hit Netflix series. $54. Wed-Sun thru August 14. 1800 Mission St. https://strangerthings-experience.com/san-francisco/

Suavecito @ Space 550  

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

Sundance Saloon Pre-Pride Country-Western Dance @ Bayview Opera House
Enjoy two-stepping and line-dancing with the popular dance group. Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm—11pm. 4705 3rd St., S.F. www.sundancesaloon.org

ThursTrap Thursdays @ Dirty Habit
In celebration of Pride month, the hideaway perched on the fifth floor of Hotel Zelos, brings back ThursTrap Thursdays all month long. Guests can experience outdoor dining, a LGBTQ+ DJ experience and Naughty Photo Booth fun. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the SF LGBT Center. Reservations via Open Table are recommended. 5pm-1pm, Thursdays thru June. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

Trophy Dad @ Club Six
Toro, a dance and cruise party for dads, muscle men, bears and their fans, with DJs Charly and Oscar Velasquez. $35-$55. June 24, 10pm-3am., 60 6th St. at Market. www.trophydad.eventbrite.com

Vida @ Holy Cow
Dance party for women who love women, QPOC, the trans community, and their allies, with DJS Von Kiss, Val Geezy. $25-$50. June 26, 5pm- 2am. 1535 Folsom St. https://www.eventbrite.com/

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

Sound Barrier: Sylvester  

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

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

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

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

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

Confess Your Mess
Gay couple AJ Gibson and Emile Ennis, Jr. cohost a lighthearted podcast with celebrity guests. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/confess-your-mess/id1580440770

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

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

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

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

House of Mystery
Author and radio show host Alan R. Warren interviews dozens of LGBT authors and activists.

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

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

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

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/

Messy Situations
New LGBT-inclusive podcast series on funny and odd personal situations and learning experiences, co-hosted by Kane Sarhan and Michele Promaulayko. https://pod.link/1611232060

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

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

On the Mic: Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling
LGBTQ storytelling podcast based at the famed Chicago gay bar Sidetrack. on-the-mic-outspoken-lgbtq-storytelling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Queer Serial
LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake (Transparent, Gilmore Girls), Matthew Reimer, Radical Faeries' Will Roscoe and Joey Cain, and Chicago performers Salvio Gado and Jon Martinez, along with real recordings of pioneers including transgender entertainer Christine Jorgensen, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde, and oral histories from participants in the White Night Riots. 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 in recorded shows with Mark Segal, Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson, the Rev. Ed Hansen, Rev. Robert Cromey, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Sound Barrier: Sylvester
New multi-episode podcast all about music icon Sylvester, with music, archival Sylvester interns, and talks with Billy Porter, Mykki Blanco, Bob the Drag Queen, Big Freedia, Alex Newell, and interviews with Patti LaBelle, John Waters, and many others. https://open.spotify.com/ Read about this and other LGBTQ podcasts at https://newsroom.spotify.com/

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

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

This Queer Book Saved My Life!
New podcast on favorite books; the premiere episode features Nancy Agabian in discussion with host J.P. Der Boghossian about the LGBTQ book that saved her life, the memoir 'In The Dream House' by Carmen Maria Machado; premieres June 21. https://thisqueerbook.com/

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

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

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

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