Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 29—Nov. 5, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday October 28, 2021
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Angélique Kidjo @ Zellerbach Hall; Glow in the Streets; Hell Hole @ Oasis; Man on Man @ Elbo Room
Angélique Kidjo @ Zellerbach Hall; Glow in the Streets; Hell Hole @ Oasis; Man on Man @ Elbo Room

Whether you've carved a pumpkin, donned a costume, or merely picked up a colorful leaf, you're into autumn, and thematic Halloween-ish nightlife and arts events are as well.



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. https://www.landmarkmusicals.com/

At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen @ Spark Arts

Theatre Rhinoceros presents an in-person production of Terry Guest's one-act play about Blackness, southern queerness, and the fine art of drag. Thu-Sat, thru Nov 14. 4229 18th St. http://therhino.org/

Ballet22 @ Midway

The local dance company presents an evening of immersive ballet featuring contemporary ballets by Joshua Stayton, Myles Thatcher, Cristina Alejandra, as well as fan favorites from the classical repertoire. The show will include live music from renowned cellist, Sophia Bacelar, and Bay Area� DJ, Trim. Nov. 4. https://www.ballet22.com/

Ballet22 @ Midway  

Ballet22 @ Midway
The local dance company presents an evening of immersive ballet featuring contemporary ballets by Joshua Stayton, Myles Thatcher, Cristina Alejandra, as well as fan favorites from the classical repertoire. The show will include live music from renowned cellist, Sophia Bacelar, and Bay Area DJ, Trim. Nov. 4. https://www.ballet22.com/

Circus Bella
The fun acrobatic ensemble performs at outdoor parks on various dates through October. https://www.circusbella.org

Cymbeline @ A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
In-person reading of William Shakespeare's epic adventure play, with 15 actors. Nov 4-6. Free/RSVP. 1127 Market St. https://www.act-sf.org/

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. https://www.worldartswest.org/

Garrett + Moulton @ SF Jewish Community Center
Athletic new dance work with astounding ball-passing. Free. Nov. 4 (11:30am, 1:30pm) & 5 (12pm, 3pm). 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org

Garrett + Moulton @ SF Jewish Community Center  

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

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 thru Nov. 13. $15-$100. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

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. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

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. www.nctcsf.org

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. https://www.broadwaysf.com

A Little Night Music @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical based on the Ingrid Bergman film. $35-$76. Nov. 4-21. 215 Jackson St. https://42ndstmoon.org

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. https://theatreworks.org/

My Fair Lady @ Orpheum Theatre
Lincoln Center Theater's touring production of the classic Lerner & Loewe musical based on G.B. Shaw's Pygmalion. $61. Nov. 2-28. 1192 Market St. https://www.broadwaysf.com

I Put a Spell on You: The Sanderson Variant
Jay Armstrong Johnson's Hocus-Pocus-inspired spooktacular stars Gavin Creel, Todrick Hall, Robyn Hurder, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson and more. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Stream premieres at 5pm PT Thursday, October 28. www.broadwaycares.org

RawDance: Take 3
Online performances of works by the company's three artistic directors: Shadow (part 1), choreographed by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein (world premiere) The Healer, choreographed by Katerina Wong. $15-$100. Oct. 29 & 30; on-demand thru Nov 7. https://odc.dance/TAKE3

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. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco

Theatre Rhino
Gay-themed plays, most performed by John Fisher, free and archived on YouTube. http://www.johnfisher.biz/

RawDance: Take 3  

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

Queer and trans-focused conference on nightlife, with multiple panels, talks and info, curated by Aveda Adara, Axmed Maxamed, Gavilán Rayna Russom and Ting Ding. $15-$60. Oct. 30 & 31. https://voluminousarts.com/

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Sen. Scott Weiner's annual kid-friendly gourd-feast, with drag judges Juanita MORE!, Mercedez Munro, and D'Arcy Drollinger. Oct. 30, 12pm-3pm. Noe Valley Courts 4320 24th St. secure.ngpvan.com

David Sedaris @ War Memorial Opera House
The celebrated humor essayist reads from and discusses his new book. $83-$93. Nov. 1, 7:30pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://www.broadwaysf.com

David Sedaris @ War Memorial Opera House  

Donde Esta Mi Gente? @ KQED
In-person and online event with a cabaret of performances by Latinx performers, curated by Bay Area writer, performer and storyteller, Baruch Porras-Hernandez; with Dorian Wood, Roberto F. Santiago, Dizzy Jenkins and Amanda Muniz. $10. Nov. 3, 7pm. www.kqed.org/events

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel hosts the monthly author series, with featured writer Chelsea Davis. Oct. 28, 7pm. 4 Valenia St. at Market.

Saint in the Sex Club @ Eros
Release party for Daphne Gottlieb's novel, Saint 1001, with Alexandra Naughton, Juba Kalamka, Lynn Breedlove, Mona Webb, host Tommy Salami. Oct. 30, 7pm. 2051 Market St. http://www.erossf.com/

Angélique Kidjo @ Zellerbach Hall
The acclaimed vocalist and composer performs her reinterpretation of Talking Heads' album Remain in Light. $36-$88. October 29, 8pm. UC Berkeley campus. https://calperformances.org

BratPack @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
1980s movie music-themed concert; retro '80s attire welcome. $35-$104. Wed-Sat 8pm; extended thru Jan. 1. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Angélique Kidjo @ Zellerbach Hall  

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
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. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv

San Francisco Opera
Recorded and live performances, plus artists panels. $25. https://sfopera.com/

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

San Francisco Symphony
In-person concerts return to Davies Symphony Hall. Also, Digital Soundbox includes programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/

Shoshana Bean @ Seth Concert Series  

Sarah Cahill @ Mills College
The acclaimed pianist performs works by women composers: former Mills faculty Maggi Payne and Pauline Oliveros; Mills alumnae Elinor Armer, Janice Gitek, and Theresa Wong; and Oakland resident Mary Watkins. $10-$15 (free online) Oct. 30, 8pm. https://performingarts.mills.edu/programs/mills-music-now/index.php

Seth Concert Series
Seth Rudetsky's online concert series returns, with Broadway and cabaret stars, including Shoshana Bean, Oct. 31. $20. 5pm PT. https://events.broadwayworld.com/seth-concert-series/

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

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

(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. https://www.hulu.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/

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/

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse
Enjoy new and repertory films (The French Dispatch, Last Night in SoHo, Spencer, Eternals), with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy. https://drafthouse.com/sf

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 @ Embarcadero Center Cinema
Varied new feature films and documentaries, in-person. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online; special horror and scoff classics this weekend. 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

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. https://watch.revry.tv/Home

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/

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. https://www.hbo.com/nuclear-family

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

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

'Flee' @ SF Film's Doc Stories  

SF Film's Doc Stories
7th annual festival of documentary films, in-person and streaming, Nov. 4-7, including films about Attica prison, Dionne Warwick, Julia Child, and the beautiful animated film Flee, about a gay Afghan refugee (Nov. 7, 4:30pm, Castro Theatre 429 Castro St.). Also at the Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St. https://sffilm.org

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. https://www.shitandchampagne.com/

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

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

Things We Dare Not Do
POV Presents the moving trans emancipation tale from Mexican director and cinematographer Bruno Santamaría; streaming online thru Nov. 24. https://www.pbs.org/pov/

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

The Velvet Underground @ Landmark Theatres, Roxie
Gay director Todd Haynes' kaleidoscopic documentary about the 1960s groovy alternative rock band. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/film-info/the-velvet-underground https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/the-velvet-underground/
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. https://www.bgpics.com/

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

'Living Worlds' @ California Academy of Sciences  

ArtHaus 25th Anniversary
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery's silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

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. https://www.artspanart.org/sfos2021

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. asianart.org

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. www.bampfa.org

Beyond Van Gogh @ San Jose Convention Center
Immersive projected art experience showcasing paintings by Vincent Van Gogh (not affiliated with the San Francisco Van Gogh exhibit). $25-$57. Thru Jan 2. 435 S Market St, San Jose https://vangoghsanjose.com/

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

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. 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. https://www.cartoonart.org

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

Chabot Space & Science Center
Online programs 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
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. 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 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. thecjm.org

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. deyoung.famsf.org

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. https://www.vessel-gallery.com/

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

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: Oct 29, 6pm: Who Was Sally Gearhart? Remembering a Lesbian Legend. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Gregangelo Museum
Take online tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. New Halloween-themed show, 'House of Weird,' Oct. 22, 23, 29 & 30. www.gregangelomuseum.com

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

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

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

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. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

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

Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits include 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. https://www.moadsf.org/

Nocturne X @ Grand Theater  

Nocturne X @ Grand Theater
Immersive science and art experience; the weekend event series features evening DJ sets, experimental theater, paid bar, and more. $30-$50. Space-themed costumes encourage this weekend. 2665 Mission St. at 23rd. https://nocturne-x.com/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
Opening of a new Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; 'Unseen Seen,' with works by Heather Benjamin, Lanee Bird, Evan Paul English, David King, Ryan McMenamy and John Webster. 2128 Market St., just west of Church St. Facemasks are required. Regular gallery hours Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. (415) 275-0960. https://www.instagram.com/schlomer_haus_gallery/

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

Museum of Craft & Design
Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism, and other exhibits online. https://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. https://www.presidiotunneltops.gov/

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

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; in-person window displays and weekly online exhibitions. New: "I See What You're Feeling," a group exhibit. www.niadartstore.org

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. museumca.org

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

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

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. www.sfmoma.org

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

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

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

Man on Man @ Elbo Room, Oakland  

After Dark: Fright Night @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties return to the interactive science museum; Oct 28 is a spooky costume party. $20. Thursdays 6pm-10pm. https://www.exploratorium.edu/

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. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. https://www.dnalounge.com/

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

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

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. https://www.poesiasf.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/

Events @ Beaux
Nightlife's back at the popular Market Street club, with a Halloween Oct. 30 costume party, drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. https://www.beauxsf.com/

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

Fake & Gay @ Monument
Costume grooves at the Halloween party in SoMa, with DJs Squish Goth Jafar and Séverine. $20. 10pm-3am. 140 9th St. . https://www.eventbrite.com/

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. http://frolicparty.com/

Glow in the Streets @ Noe/Market
Comfort & Joy's annual fun street party returns, with Noe Street blocked off for dancing and glowy costume amusement; DJs Synthe Tigers, Allen Craig & Sergio Fedasz, live acts including Alotta Bouteé, Kat Lin and Liam Ocean, decor and the special window show logo dances. $10 donation, 4pm-9:30pm. https://www.playajoy.org/

HalloQueen Drag Brunch @ The Fairmont
Dress up for a big drag show, upscale menu, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, with performances by Carnie Asada, The One And Only Rexy, Militia, Roxy-Cotten Candy, Nicki Jizz and Ryder King, with hostess Sister Roma and guest DJ Juanita MORE! Oct. 31, 12pm $125. 950 Mason St. www.opentable.com/booking/

Horror Story: Blood Moon @ Public Works
Mystopia-Polyglamorous Halloween collaboration with DJs galore in a pagan-themed Halloween party. $25-$35. Oct. 30, 9:30pm-4am. 161 Erie St. https://www.eventbrite.com/

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. 30: Terror Ball, a scary dance party ($100-$150). Thru Oct. 31, Wed-Sun. $50-$70. 88 5th St. www.terrorvault.com

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

Lone Star Saloon
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 return of the fun weekly open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Macy Gray's Halloween Bingo Bash  

Macy Gray's Halloween Bingo Bash
Online Bingo party with the soul-pop singer and guests; proceeds benefit the charity that supports families who lost loved ones to police brutality. $40-$100 Oct. 29, 5pm PT. https://mygood.org/

Man on Man, Middle-Ages Queers @ Elbo Room, Oakland
Two rocking gay bands perform in the must-see concert of the weekend. $15. Oct. 31. 8pm. 311 Broadway, Oakland. https://www.elboroomjacklondon.com/ (Read our May 2021 interview)

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 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. Oct. 29: Nick at Fright, a Halloween dance party and Nickelodeon drag show. Oct. 30 & 31: Hell Hole, a two-night immersive show with hosts Kochina Rude and Lisa Frankenstein, aerial acts, logos, Squeaky Blonde, Heklina, Nicki Jizz, Leigh Crow, Mary Vice, and many more; $500 costume contests; also, Princess, the new weekly Saturday night drag show. www.sfoasis.com

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

Port Bar, Oakland
Oct. 30 Halloween party and Oct 31 spooky Drag Brunch; Oct 31 evening Dia de los Metros party. Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm; Sunday Brunch, Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays, 8pm; dancing on Saturday nights, and more events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Hell Hole @ Oasis  

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar, re-opened. Oct. 30: Nuts: Halloweenie, with gogo studs, a costume contest with cash prizes. Underwear Thursdays and other events. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

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

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square
The popular holiday-themed ice rink opens Nov. 3 (thru Jan 17). 333 Post St. https://holidayicerink.com/

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

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. Oct. 30 big Halloween party. Saturdays, $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.suavecitosf.com

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

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. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

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

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

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

Dan Hall's In the Key of Q  

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. https://broadwayradioprograms.com/

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

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/

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

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

Midnight Mass Podcast
Peaches Christ presents an online audio show with Michale Varrati about horror and cult movies; on Apple and Spotify. New: Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. http://store.peacheschrist.com/

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

Elvira on the Midnight Mass podcast  

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/

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

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

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

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' histories, including 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. https://www.queercorepod.com/

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.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/

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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