Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Wednesday May 29, 2024
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Marga Gomez' 'Swimming With Lesbians' @ The Marsh; 'The Lehman Trilogy' @ Toni Rembe Theatre; <br>'Cabaret' @ Lesher Center for the Arts; 'Company' @ The Orpheum Theatre
Marga Gomez' 'Swimming With Lesbians' @ The Marsh; 'The Lehman Trilogy' @ Toni Rembe Theatre;
'Cabaret' @ Lesher Center for the Arts; 'Company' @ The Orpheum Theatre

Are you a bit theatrical? You're not the only one. There are so many new and fabulous shows that we're going to focus on those first, followed by literary events, music of all kinds, art exhibits and of course nightlife, all in Going Out.

(Click here for listings of LGBTQ movies, TV series, podcasts and community organizations.)

'All's Well That Ends Well' @ Theatre Rhino  

Adventures With Alice @ Golden Gate Park
We Players innovative site-specific adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' $20-$80; thru June 2. www.weplayers.org

All's Well That Ends Well @ Theatre Rhinoceros
Queerified adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy includes an indoor/outdoor performance. $17.50-$35; thru June 2, 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org. (Read our feature article.)

Being Alive: A Sondheim Celebration @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's original revue of Stephen Sondheim's most beloved musical songs. $27-$100, June 5-30, 500 Castro St. https://theatreworks.org/

'Best Available' @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley  

Best Available @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley
Shotgun Players performs Jonathan Spector's funny satire of the tribulations of a nonprofit theater company. $24-$36, thru June 16, 1901 Ashby Ave. http://www.shotgunplayers.org/ (Read our review.)

Brava Theatre Center
Plays, dance, comedy and music concerts by BIPOC women, at the Theater, 2781 24th St. 'De Norte a Sur' choreographers festival, June 1, 7pm. Also at Brava Cabaret, 2773 24th St.; Poetic Rituals with Vidhu Singh, June 2, 9 & 16, 2pm-5pm. https://www.brava.org

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

'Cabaret' @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek  

Cabaret @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Kander & Ebb's classic musical based on the 1930s Berlin stories by Christopher Isherwood is performed by Center Repertory Company. $48-$73, thru June 23, 1601 Civic Drive. https://www.lesherartscenter.org/. (Read our interview with Rotimi Agbabiaka, who plays the MC.)

Company @ Orpheum Theatre
The touring company of the hit Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1971 musical about a single woman and her friends. $55-$148, June 5-29, 1192 Market St. https://companymusical.com/ https://www.broadwaysf.com/

'Company' @ Orpheum Theatre  

Circus Bella
The talented local circus company returns with its 15th annual Circus in the Parks season, with free performances around the Bay Area June 5-July 21. https://www.circusbella.org

Arts center for experimental innovative performance, dance and art often with a queer focus. 'Auiga,' a dance and sound work by gizeh muniz vengel, with Ernestp Peart and others; June 6-8, 13-15, 8pm & 2pm. Gallery exhibit 'Transition Times Part II: Re-configuring Structures of Power' thru Aug. 24. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Dance Mission Theater
Space for dance lessons, concerts with a modern often sociopolitical edge. 'Toward Opulence, the Opera,' Skywatchers Ensemble's dance, song and spoken word performance weaves stories of Tenderloin residents. $20-$100, May 31-June 2. 18th annual Cuba Caribe Festival of Dance and Music, June 5-16. Mixed Dance Program June 7-9. 3316 24th St. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

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, including a new Chef's Series thru October; extended run. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

'Galileo' @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre  

Everybody's Talking About Jamie @ Victoria Theatre
Ray of Light Theatre Company's production of the hit UK musical about a young gay man determined to become a fabulous drag queen. $20-$70. June 1-23, 2961 16th St. https://www.rayoflighttheatre.com/jamie (Read our interview with star Romelo Urbi.)

Fellow Travelers Open Rehearsal @ Chan National Queer Arts Center
Attend a free open rehearsal of the anticipated new opera based on the Thomas Mallon novel about gay men in 1950s-'80s Washington, D.C. June 8, 1pm. 170 Valencia St. donorsnap.com

Galileo @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Raúl Esparza stars in Danny Strong, Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak's world premiere musical about the life and struggles of the pioneering astronomer. $29.50-$94; thru June 23. 2025 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org (Read our review.)

The Glass Menagerie @ SF Playhouse
New production of Tennessee Williams' classic 1945 drama about a young aspiring writer, his fragile sister and his overbearing mother. $30-$125; thru June 15, 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/. (Read our review.)

Improvised Arabian Nights @ Bayfront Theater
BATS Improv's improvised version of 'The Arabian Nights' with music ensemble Zawaya. June 1-27, Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.improv.org/

Kinky Boots @ 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
North Bay production of the hit musical about a drag queen who saves an ailing shoe factory. $29-$51, June 7-July 7, 52 W. 6th St. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Kinky Boots @ Cushing Memorial Ampitheatre, San Rafael
Yes, another production -by Mountain Play- of the hit musical about a drag queen who saves an ailing shoe factory. $25-$50. June 2, 8, 9, 16, 2pm. East Ridgecrest Blvd., Mount Tamalpais State Park. https://www.mountainplay.org/

'The Lehman Trilogy' @ Toni Rembe Theatre (photo: Daniel Boud)  

The Lehman Trilogy @ Toni Rembe Theatre
A.C.T. presents the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' epic staging of the Sam Mendes-directed play about the family that grew the global investment company whose collapse triggered a global financial crisis. $25-$121; thru June 23, (most evening curtains at 7pm.) 415 Geary St. https://www.act-sf.org/

Native Gardens @ 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
The company performs Karen Zacarius' play about neighbors whose gardening and fence arguments spiral out of control. $29-$45; thru June 16, 52 West 6th St. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

OP Dialogues; Fellow Travelers @ Chan National Queer Arts Center
Performance excerpts, dance, 'Loving' photo exhibit and panel talk focusing on Opera Parallele's upcoming production of the opera 'Fellow Travelers,' based on the novel. Free-$15, May 30, 6:30pm, 170 Valencia St. www.eventbrite.com

Pride Month Films @ Smith Rafael Film Center
Screenings of LGBTQ films 'Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt,' 'Pride,' 'Toll,' 'Tomboy' and queer women's shorts. $8.50-$14, June 7-9, 1118 4th St., San Rafael. https://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/pride-2024/

'The Revolutionists' @ La Val's Subterranean Theater, Berkeley  

The Revolutionists @ La Val's Subterranean Theater, Berkeley
Theatre Lunatico performs Lauren Gunderson's comic history play. $15-$30, thru June 9, 1834 Euclid Ave. https://theatrelunatico.wordpress.com/

San Francisco Ballet School @ YBCA
Spring Festival of student dances, and a new work by company member Pemberley Ann Olson. $25 (May 22 benefit dinner $200 and up), May 22-24, Blue Shield of California Theater, 700 Howard St. https://www.sfballet.org

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Arts Center
The company performs new and classic operas, with online livestreams. Mozart's 'The Magic Flute,' May 30-June 30. Kaija Saariaho, Sofi Oksanen and Aleksi Barrière's 'Innocence,' June 1-21. Each $37-$431. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com. (Read our feature article.)

Marga Gomez' 'Swimming With Lesbians' @ The Marsh  

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The acclaimed local company performs 'Dance Series 2' - Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Tupelo Tornado,' Amy Seiwert's 'Broken Open' and repertory works by Michael Smuin - at multiple venues in San Francisco, Mountain View, Walnut Creek and Carmel, $25-$89, thru May 31. https://www.smuinballet.org/ (Read our feature article.)

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storytellers and performers at 1062 Valencia St. SF: Marga Gomez' 'Swimming With Lesbians,' her hilarious stories about working on cruise ships, Fri & Sat 7:30pm, June 7-22. Terry Baum and Pat Bond's 'Hick: A Love Story,' about journalist Lorena Hickok, lover of Eleanor Roosevelt, June 9-July 7. Brian Copeland's 'Not a Genuine Black Man' returns, thru June 22. 'Something is Wrong With Adam Strauss,' Saturdays, 7:30pm, thru June 15. Lynne Kaufman's two-character play, 'Extreme Acts,' thru June 2. Dan Hoyle's 'Takes All Kinds,' thru May 31. Other shows at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, include Steve Budd's 'Seeing Stars,' June 1-July 13, Saturdays, 5pm. Joyful Raven's 'Breed or Bust' thru June 8. Align Ford's 'Tobacco, Zigzags & Gum,' Fridays, 7:30pm, thru May 24. Brian Copeland's 'The Waiting Period' returns for free shows June 23 (Berkeley); June 9, SF. $20-$100. www.themarsh.org

'tick, tick ...BOOM!' @ New Conservatory Theatre Center  

Soul of the City @ Presidio Theatre
Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu and collaborators' multimedia history, spoken word and music play about San Francisco's diverse cultural heritage. $25-$60, June 1, 7pm; June 2, 4pm, 99 Moraga Ave. https://www.presidiotheatre.org/

Sunnydale Prom @ SF Mint
Immersive theatrical parody of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer. $75-$150; thru June 9, 88 5th St. https://www.popcultureimmersives.com/buffy

The Taming of the Shrew @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
African-American Shakespeare Company performs Amy Freed's 1970s-set modern verse version of William Shakespeare's classic comic battle of the sexes. $15-$40; thru May 26, 609 Sutter St. https://www.african-americanshakes.org/

tick, tick ...BOOM! @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical, created before his megahit 'Rent,' features a catchy pop-rock score. Pre-show mini-concerts with local talents including Queer Chorus of San Francisco. $25-$65; thru June 16. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. https://nctcsf.org/. (Read our review.)

Torch Song @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley
Revised version of Harvey Fierstein's 'Torch Song Trilogy' about a lonely gay Jewish drag queen. $39.50-$65; thru June 2. 397 Miller Ave. https://www.marintheatre.org/. (Read our feature article.)

Young Frankenstein @ Los Altos Stage
Los Altos Stage Company performs Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan's wacky musical adaptation of Brooks' hit film. $20-$60. May 30-June 23. 97 Hillview Ave. http://losaltosstage.org/young-frankenstein/

Bay Area Book Festival @ Civic Center Park, Berkeley  

Bay Area Book Festival @ Civic Center Park, Berkeley
10th annual book festival including Amy Tan, Joan Baez, Piper Kerman ('Orange is the New Black'), Charlie Jane Anders, Myriam Gurba Serrano, Sim Kern, Sam Sax and many others. June 1 & 2, 11am-5pm, with ticketed evening events. https://www.baybookfest.org/

Books & Letters, Guerneville
The Russian River shop hosts readings by local and visiting authors, including LGBTQ writers and poets. 14045 Armstrong Woods Road. https://www.booksletters.com/

Book Passage
Indie bookshops host local best-selling author events at 1 Ferry Bldg. in SF; 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, and other venues for special events. Jack Turban ('Free To Be: Understanding Kids & Gender Identity') June 2, 4pm, at the Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. https://www.bookpassage.com/

Jack Turban @ Book Passage  

Books Inc.
Author events at several locations; 2251 Chestnut St., Opera Plaza store, 601 Van Ness Ave. Also shops in Berkeley, Laurel Village, Campbell and Palo Alto. www.booksinc.net

The popular indie bookstore joins forces with Fabulosa Books to send banned LGBTQ books to people and libraries. Donate online or in person. 1727 Haight St. https://www.booksmith.com

City Lights Bookstore
Historic North Beach bookstore hosts frequent literary events. 261 Columbus Ave. www.citylights.com

Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar @ Mechanics' Institute Library
Matthew Kennedy, author of 'Elizabeth Taylor: an Opinionated Guide' hosts screenings of the actress's films 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' (May 31). $10-free for members. 57 Post St. www.milibrary.org

David Ciminello @ Fabulosa Books  

Fabulosa Books
'Tales of the East Village' with authors Bruce Benderson, Catherine Texier, Travis Jeppesen, and Christopher Stoddard, May 30, 7pm. David Ciminello ('Queen of Steeplechase Park'), June 13, 7pm. Michael Nott ('Tom Gunn: a Cool Queer Life') June 18, 7pm. In-store and online monthly (4th Saturdays) book club group discussion of literary works, 8:30pm-10pm. Donate (online or in-person) to the Books Not Bans campaign. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Kayo Books
Fun bookstore sells vintage collectibles and pulp paperbacks, including many LGBTQ titles, at its new location. 907 Post St. https://www.kayobooks.com/

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel hosts the monthly authors and poets night (last Thursdays). 4 Valencia St.

Cafe and event space hosts engaging talks with prominent authors, activists and politicians. June 5, a reception with Vice President Kamala Harris, $500 and up. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

Medicine for Nightmares
Bookstore and gallery hosts a variety of events; poetry, music, workshops and author talks. 3036 24th St. https://medicinefornightmares.com/

Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, Berkeley
Author events and signings. 2904 College Ave. https://www.mrsdalloways.com/

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
Frequent workshops, discussion panels, clinic testing, vaccines, film screenings and more. 490 Lakepark Ave. https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/

Poetry Center
Literary events through the year. Humanities Bldg., Room 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. https://poetry.sfsu.edu/

Queer Words  

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/

SF Hiking Club
Weekly hikes with LGBTQ nature lovers. https://www.sfhiking.com/

SF Jewish Community Center
The center hosts lectures, art exhibits, classes and more. 'Queercore Talmud: Drop of Ink, Wednesday weekly talks discussing uplifting aspects of the Torah, 1pm, thru June. 3200 California St. www.jccsf.org

SF LGBT Center
Events, talks, film screenings and workshops. 'Building the Block Purple Pride Party, with live entertainment, food trucks, resource groups, business vendors; June 1, 10am-4pm. 'Complex Complexions,' a group art exhibit by Black, Afro-Latine, and LatinX artists. Queer & Well, the Center's wellness program, celebrates its first year with new informative workshops, yoga classes and health clinics. Also, housing and financial workshops. 1800 Market St. 1634 Jerrold Ave. https://www.sfcenter.org/

SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events at The Hormel Center, 3rd floor. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Strut SF
Literary readings and community talks. 470 Castro St. www.sfaf.org

Surreal San Francisco Walking Tour
Clyde Always' informative amusing two-hour tour of Mission, Castro and Duboce Triangle areas. $32. https://www.clydealways.com/ (Read our feature article.)

Writers Salon @ Bazaar Cafe
Authors and poets readings by Jude Berman, Gahl Pardes, Lee Rossi and Rich Rubin with host Tracey Knapp. Free, June 2, 6pm, 5927 California St. https://bazaarcafe.com/

Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu @ The 222, Healdsburg  

The 222, Healdsburg
Jazz, classical & contemporary music concerts, authors & artist talks and more. Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, June 1, 7pm. Pianist Inna Faliks, June 8, 7pm. Both $35-$75. 222 Healdsburg Ave. https://the222.org/

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
International music and dance concerts at the East Bay venue celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special schedule of concerts. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. https://www.ashkenaz.com/

Berkeley Symphony @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
The Symphony performs Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' Ellington's 'Solitude' and Jimmy López Bellido's 'Aurora,' with violinist Leticia Moreno. $25, June 2, 4pm, UC Berkeley campus. https://www.berkeleysymphony.org

Violinist Leticia Moreno with the Berkeley Symphony @ Zellerbach Hall  

Brick & Mortar
The Mission/SoMa nightclub hosts music acts in a variety of genres. 1710 Mission St. https://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/

Cafe du Nord
Intimate downstairs nightclub hosts musicians in a variety of genres. 2174 Market St. www.cafedunord.com

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Concerts of classical, modern and world music; Zellerbach Hall, Hertz Hall, and Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley campus. calperformances.org

Chanticleer @ Bay Area venues  

The Grammy-winning a cappella men's ensemble performs 'Machaut - Messe de Nostre Dame' at various Bay Area venues, June 2, 7 (at SF's Grace Cathedral Quire, 1100 California St., 7:30pm), 8 & 9. https://www.chanticleer.org

The Chapel
Spacious venue hosts rock music acts. 777 Valencia St. https://thechapelsf.com/

Cornerstone, Berkeley
Brewery hosts diverse music acts. 2367 Shattuck Ave. https://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Justin Vivian Bond's 'Rare Bird,' $79, May 30-June 1, 8pm. Sunday Brunch Mimosas & Motown with Top Shelf Classics, $35-$74, June 9, 11:30am seating, 1pm concert. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Justin Vivian Bond @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

The Fillmore
Historic venue hosts concerts by new and classic rock, folk and pop musicians. 1805 Geary Blvd. https://www.livenation.com

Fox Theatre, Oakland
Elegant large theater hosts a variety of music and comedy acts. 1807 Telegraph Ave. https://thefoxoakland.com/

Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Music venue presents folk, rock, blues musicians and more. 2020 Addison St, Berkeley. https://thefreight.org/

Golden Gate Park Band @ Music Concourse
Weekly free outdoor concerts Sundays, 1pm thru Oct. 6; Spreckels Temple of Music/Bandshell, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. https://goldengateparkband.org/

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

The Independent
Nightclub hosts upcoming and popular rock bands. 628 Divisadero St. http://theindependentsf.com/

Ivy Riot! @ The Ivy Room, Albany  

The Ivy Room, Albany
East Bay nightclub hosts diverse music acts. Ivy Riot! Pride concerts thru June (Read our feature article.) 860 San Pablo Ave. https://www.ivyroom.com

The Lost Church
Intimate music and theater venue presents local and touring performers in a variety of styles. Wave Chamber Collective June 3, 8pm. 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.org/

The Masonic
Large theater hosts notable music and comedy acts. Wanda Sykes, June 8, 7:30pm. $75. 1111 California St. www.livenation.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 concerts in a variety of genres. Tuesdays at 12:30pm. 660 California St. www.noontimeconcerts.org (Read our interview with pianist and artistic advisor Dr. Carl Blake.)

Old First Concerts
Enjoy in-person, live-streamed and archived music concerts of classic and contemporary music. Pianist Blaise Bryski performs works by Mark Winges, June 2, 4pm. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Rickshaw Stop
Intimate venue hosts new, upcoming music acts and dance nights. 155 Fell St. https://rickshawstop.com/

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Frequent concerts of classical and contemporary music by students, faculty and visiting artists, most free. 50 Oak St. https://sfcm.edu/

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Chan National Queer Arts Center  

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Chan National Queer Arts Center
'Our Favorite Things,' a concert with the ensembles Homophonics and The Lollypop Guild. $ June 7, 7:30pm, 170 Valencia St. Also June 9, 2pm, at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

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

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
Classical and contemporary music concerts. 'Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy,' May 31 & June 1. Alonzo King Lines Ballet and Peter Sellars with the Symphony performing works by Ravel and Schoenberg, June 7-9. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue presents their concert series. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

SF Live Arts @ Cyprian's
Concerts by acclaimed musicians in a variety of genres. 2097 Turk St. https://sflivearts.org/

Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Intimate restaurant, nightclub and music venue presents all kinds of music, in the historic Masonic Lodge. 9 Corte Madera Ave. https://sweetwatermusichall.com/

Thee Stork Club, Oakland
East Bay nightclub hosts a variety of music acts. 2330 Telegraph Ave. https://theestorkclub.com/

The Warfield
Concert venue hosts rock bands, comics and more. 982 Market St. https://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com/

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

V for vodka @ Badlands  

440 Castro
Friendly neighborhood bar has ample outdoor seating, indoor Monday underwear parties, and two bars. 440 Castro St. http://www.the440.com/

924 Gilman, Oakland
Rock and punk music venue. 924 Gilman St. tickets.924gilman.org

Abrazo Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley
Beginning and intermediate tango lessons and parties. 1970 Chestnut St. https://abrazoqueertango.wordpress.com/

The Academy
LGBTQ social club offers membership, plus public events, art exhibits, music, community talks, wine-tastings and more. 2166 Market St. www.academy-sf.com

After Dark @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties at the interactive science museum, with different themes; Thursdays 6pm-10pm. Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. 133 Turk St. www.facebook.com

The historic bar has reopened; nightly dancing, and Sunday Tea Dance. 4121 18th St. https://www.sfbadlands.com/ (Read our news article.)

Popular Castro club with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food, celebrates its 11th year. New: Corazon, a Latin night, 4th Fridays. Ongoing: Shangri-La second Saturdays. Latin Divas Live 4th Saturdays, You/nique 3rd Saturdays. Big Top Sundays with new hostess Miss Melanie Sparks; Friday Manimal with cute gogo dancers. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays, and weekly 'Drag Race' viewings. 2344 Market St. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Bong-O Bingo @ Mission Cannabis Club  

Classy Duboce area bar known for its artisanal cocktails. 2124 Market St. https://www.blackbirdbar.com/

Blush Wine Bar
Popular wine bar also has a tasty food menu, live music events, too. 476 Castro St. https://blushwinebar.com

Bong-O Bingo @ Mission Cannabis Club
High hilarity and games with DJ Dank, Thee Pristine Condition and Brandelicious. $15 ($10 min. purchase), June 8, 6pm-9pm. 2441 Mission St. https://missioncannabisclub.com/

Bottom of the Hill
The queer-friendly nightclub hosts concerts by local and touring rock, punk and other-genre indie bands. 1233 17th St. http://www.bottomofthehill.com

The Cafe
Popular Castro nightclub with a dance floor and lounge areas, two bars, drag shows and gogo dancers on select nights; Picante Latin night on Thursdays. 2369 Market St. https://cafesf.com/

Castro Country Club
Sober space with meetings, events, art exhibits and a cafe; also host nonprofit of the monthly Mascara drag show. 4058 18th St. https://www.castrocountryclub.org/

The Cat Club
SoMa nightclub hosts a variety of events. 1190 Folsom St. https://www.sfcatclub.com/

The Cinch
Historic bar in the Polk district. 1723 Polk St. http://www.cinchsf.com/

Club 1220
Walnut Creek's gay bar, with drag shows, karaoke and dance nights. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. https://club1220.com/

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

Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag brunch shows with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone and other talents. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

Decant SF  

Decant SF
New lesbian-owned wine bar and shop with tasting and culinary events, local delivery and shipping. 1168 Folsom St. https://decantsf.com/

Castro bar and restaurant with pinball and arcade games; drag bingo Wed. nights. 2200 Market St. https://www.detoursf.com/

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. 475 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com/

Drag Me Downtown
Four downtown Pride drag shows at various venues each Thursday 5pm-7pm in June. www.downtownsf.org

Mixed cocktail bar hosts occasional queer-specific events. 1225 Folsom St. https://www.driftwoodbarsf.com/

El Rio's party patio  

The Edge
Musical Mondays, the weekly Monster Show, Beards & Booze and other events at the popular bar. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

El Rio
The popular bar with a spacious outdoor patio hosts multiple LGBTQ events, including Hard French, Daytime Realness, Mango, live bands, comedy and more. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

The EndUp
Historic SoMa nightclub hosts straight, gay and whatever late-night dance events. 401 6th St. https://theendupsf.com/

SF's queer sex club in a new location (site of the historic Bulldog Baths), open daily at 2pm to 10pm-12am; memberships available. 18+ only. $10-$30. 132 Turk St. www.erossf.com

Feelmore Social, Oakland
New LGBTQ cocktail bar with a cool ambiance. 1542 Broadway. https://feelmoresocial.com/ (Read our feature article.)

Fireside Lounge, Alameda
Woman-owned LGBT-friendly bar with live shows, outdoor lounge, cool cocktails. 1453 Webster St. https://www.thefiresidelounge.com/

Fluid510, Oakland
Nightclub from the founders of the now-closed Port Bar blends LGBTQ, straight and fluid patronage. Weekly Jush Sundays drag cabaret with host Jasmine Masters and guest performers, 9pm. Sunday brunch 10am-2pm. Reg, hours Wed-Fri, 4pm-2am. Sat & Sun 10am-2am. 1544 Broadway. https://www.facebook.com/Fluid510/ (Read our feature article and our coverage of evening Jush Sundays and daytime drag brunch>.)

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

Carson Kressley at Golden Gate Business Association gala @ City Hall  

Golden Gate Business Association @ City Hall
50th anniversary gala fundraiser for the LGBTQ business owners and entrepreneurs group, with guest speaker Carson Kressley, drinks, buffet dinner, drag show, $200 and up. June 7, 6pm-9pm; 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlet Place. After-party at The Academy, 2166 Market St., 9pm-12am. www.ggba.com

Heels for Hope @ Marine's Memorial Theatre
Variety show fundraiser for Maitri, with Allison Hooker, Caleb Sasser, and Fou Fou Ha!, and host Donna Sachet. $50-$100, June 1, 5pm, 609 Sutter St. https://www.maitrisf.org/heels-for-hope/

Hi Tops
Popular sports bar with multiple TV screens, events, and an irresistible snack menu. 2247 Market St. https://www.hitopsbar.com/hi-tops-sf

Hole in the Wall Saloon
Local rock DJs like Don Baird play at the SoMa 'friendly neighborhood gay biker bar.' 1369 Folsom St. https://blackwolfmetal.com/ Also, listen online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

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

Last Call
Small neighborhood bar with a fireplace and old school jukebox. 3988 18th St. https://www.thelastcallbar.com/

Castro bar and restaurant with a panoramic view. Ongoing: Encore, the drag musical revue hosted by Nitrix Oxide (first Thursdays); Bounce (Sat. nights), Lips & Lashes Drag Brunch with host Carnie Asada (Sat. afternoons); Jock (Sunday nights), and frequent themed fundraisers. 3600 16th St. http://www.lookoutsf.com/

Pals @ The Lone Star Saloon  

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

The intimate martini bar hosts music and cabaret acts. Ongoing: pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly Monday Happy Hour open mic gathering. Katya Presents, Sundays 7pm, a monthly music series hosted by Katya Smirnoff-Skyy with pianist Joe Wicht. (Read our interview). James J. Siegel hosts Literary Speakeasy, last monthly Thursdays. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Midnight Sun
The popular bar celebrates 51 years. Timeline Tuesdays, Honeypot Fridays with gogo studs; Nitrix Oxide's Killer Queen, 3rd Sundays, 9pm; Galaxy Saturday nights with DJ Lu; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. plus Thursday Media Noche, and more. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/ (Read our interview with Media Noche host Betty Fresas.)

Milk SF
Queer cafe in the Mission offers coffee, pastries, food, local drag shows. Sober Karaoke on 4th Wednesdays, 6pm-9:30pm. 302 Valencia St. https://www.milk-sf.com/

The Mix
Castro bar with pool table, jukebox, popular patio. 4086 18th St.

Moby Dick
Popular neighborhood bar known for its colorful aquarium and tasty drinks celebrates 40 years. 4049 18th St. https://www.facebook.com/MobyDickBar/

Cockettes Nouveau's 'Dirt! Sex! Passion! @ Oasis  

Mother Bar
New women's bar at the former Esta Noche is a welcome addition in the Mission. 3079 16th St. https://www.instagram.com/motherbarsf/ (Read our feature article.)

The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include: Cockettes Nouveau's 'Dirt! Sex! Passion!, a cabaret show, May 29-31, 7pm. $40-$60 (Read our feature article.) Iconique's Fluorescent Freaky Friday, May 31, 10pm. Bad Bitch Pride, a strip cabaret, June 1, 7pm. Queer Rebel Fest: Cosmos Unlimited, June 2, 7pm. Select Thine Own Journey, June 4, 7pm. Morti-Pride, queer adults read their teen diaries, June 7, 7pm. Hunks & Housewives, June 8, 7pm. Ongoing: Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am (Billie Eilish drag tribute June 1, 10pm). Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Pilsner Inn
Historic neighborhood bar (since 1980) with an easy vibe, pool table, an excellent beer selection, and a spacious back patio. 225 Church St. http://www.pilsnerinn.com/

Powerhouse Bar
Popular cruisy SoMa bar hosts many events. Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers) 1st Saturdays; Glamamore's Pillows drag show on Mondays; and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays; Lance Holman's Lick It, 4th Saturdays. Flex, the muscle worship night with big guys, each fifth Friday. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Pride Events @ Filoli Gardens, Woodside  

Pride Events @ Filoli Gardens, Woodside
Dragtopia show, San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, Queer Taiko, Drag Queen Storytime and more. $28-$38, May 31-June 2, 86 Canada Road. https://filoli.org/visit/pride/

Pride on Third @ People's Garden
Sunday brunch concert of live music with Madame Ghandi. June 2, 2pm-4pm. 4010 3rd St. www.eventbrite.com

Pride Pour @ Terra Gallery
Sample wines from 20 local wineries at a fundraiser for LYRIC queer youth services. $175, June 1, 4pm-7pm, 511 Harrison St. www.eventbrite.com

Que Rico, Oakland
LGBT Latinx nightclub features cute gogo guys and fun drag shows, DJed grooves, and gogo studs. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

R3 Hotel, Guerneville
The hotel hosts parties at its poolside and bar. 16390 4th St. https://ther3hotel.com/

Rainbow Cattle Company, Guerneville
The Russian River's LGBTQ bar serves up local fun since 1979. 16220 Main St. https://www.queersteer.com/

Rize SF @ Origin
LGBTQ dance party with K-Pop and other styles, DJ DNZA, drag performer Miss Shu Mai; first and third Saturdays. 1538 Fillmore St. www.simpletix.com

Homobiles @ SF Eagle  

Roller Disco @ Church of 8 Wheels
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. Queer rock bands Homobiles, Cam Girl & Middle-Aged Queers May 30, 8pm, $12-$15. Monthly Tom of Finland leather gear and erotic art night, each last Friday; Karaoke, Mondays 8pm, hosted by Dana Morrigan. BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays; Adonis, a muscle fetish night, first Fridays; Woof, the pup/handlers play party, first Saturday afternoons, 3pm; Filth, first Saturday nights; monthly Lair with host Suppository Spelling; Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Sonoma County Pride @ Downtown Santa Rosa
Annual Pride events, with outdoor movie nights, drag shows May 31; Parade and festival June 1, 4th St & Mendocino Ave. https://www.sonomacountypride.org/

Spring Soirée @ Green Room
Theatre Bay Area's gala fundraiser with performers, food, cocktails, auction prizes. $50 and up, June 3, 7pm-10:30pm, War Memorial Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave. https://www.theatrebayarea.org/

Steamworks Berkeley
The award-winning bathhouse hosts special events, DJed nights, and a cruisy vibe. $5-$200 (6-month membership). 18+ only. Open 24/7 every day. 2107 4th St., Berkeley. https://www.steamworksbaths.com/berkeleyhome

Marke B. welcomes you to The (new) Stud  

The Stud
The historic bar has finally reopened at a new location. 1123 Folsom St. https://www.studsf.com/ (Read our feature article.)

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

Summer Bar & Lounge, Oakland
New East Bay nightclub with drag shows, gogo dancers, karaoke and open mic nights. 526 8th St. www.thebarsummer.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping nights (Sundays and Thursdays) celebrates 26 years (lessons 5:30pm-7:15pm). 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Thee Parkside
Nightclub hosts concerts by rock, punk, folk bands and more. 1600 17th St. https://www.theeparkside.com/

Toad Hall
Spacious Castro bar with a small dance floor and back patio. 4146 18th St.

Town Bar & Lounge, Oakland  

Town Bar & Lounge, Oakland
New intimate Art Deco LGBTQ bar serves up signature cocktails, DJed Fab Disq_O, first and third Sundays; dance nights, too. 2001 Broadway. www.goingtotownoakland.com (Read our feature article.)

Historic Haight gay bar (since 1940!) serves up cheap and strong drinks. 1437 Haight St. http://traxbarsf.com/

Turf Club, Hayward
The 'world famous' East Bay nightclub hosts live bands, dancing, outdoor patio, and Gag, the fun drag show, last Sundays. 22519 Main St. https://worldfamousturfclub.com/

Twin Peaks
Enjoy a great view and strong drinks at the historic tavern, now in its 50th year. 401 Castro St. https://www.twinpeakstavern.com/

Underground SF
Reopened and renovated intimate Lower Haight nightclub hosts varied DJed events, including LGBTQ nights like Hella Tight; also a cafe by day. French Press, first Thursdays. 424 Haight St. https://undergroundsf.com/

White Horse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the famous Oakland bar, now in its 90th year, under new ownership. (Read our feature article.); music nights, new dance parties and more. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

Wild Side West
Historic lesbian and friends bar in Bernal Heights with an airy backyard garden (stairs). 424 Cortland Ave. https://www.wildsidewest.com/

New queer bar with a stylish retro vibe. 1548 California St. https://www.zhuzh.bar/

'Kindred' @ 2358 MRKT  

111 Minna Gallery
Downtown gallery exhibits vibrant contemporary artworks. Mike Davis' 'Survivors of the Plague' and Michael Kerbow's 'Reversal of Fortune,' thru June 21. 11 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

2358 MRKT
Contemporary art gallery in the Castro. 'Kindred,' a new trio exhibit of works by LGBTQ artists Joseph Abbati, Don Hershman and Yunis Chkirate; opening reception June 1, 6pm-9pm. Artist's talk June 27, 3pm-5pm, June 1-31. 2358 Market St. https://www.2358mrkt.com/

Acion Latina
Community organization sponsors events, and hosts exhibits in its gallery. 2958 24th St. https://accionlatina.org/en/

African American Art & Culture Complex
Exhibits and events featuring Black artists. Screening of the film 'Harlem of the West, Then and Now,' with author Lewis Watts and musician Sam Peoples, May 30, 6pm. 762 Fulton St. https://aaacc.org/

Anglim/Trimble Gallery
Contemporary works. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

Art Haus Gallery
Artist and gallerist Elizabeth Dekker's Noe Valley gallery. 3977 24th St. https://www.arthaussf.com/

Aquarium of the Bay
Aquatic museum of sea life hosts many special events. Daily, 11am-6pm. Pier 39 Embarcadero at Beach St. https://www.aquariumofthebay.org/

Arion Press Gallery
Print and design art exhibits. 1802 Hayes St., The Presidio. https://gershoni.com/culture/dyslexic-dictionary

'Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China's Bronze Age' @ Asian Art Museum  

Asian Art Museum
Historic and contemporary works by Asian artists. 'Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China's Bronze Age,' a new exhibit of art from China's Yangzi River Valley, thru July 22. 'Into View: New Voices, New Stories' features recently acquired paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, and mixed-media work by local and international contemporary artists, mostly local women and queer artists; thru Oct. 17. 'RAD (Research and Development),' a workspace for engineers, designers, and other leaders from the world of gaming to test hardware for a major original exhibition (opening in Spring of 2025) from game artist Jenova Chen; thru Oct. 31. 'Resilient Traditions: Korean American Stories Told Through Paper.' Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Artists Television Access
Screenings of unusual art films and videos, readings and live music. 992 Valencia St. http://www.othercinema.com/ https://www.atasite.org/

Berkeley Art Center
Contemporary art exhibits. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
'A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration,' a group exhibit of 12 artists' focus on the theme of immigration, thru Sept. 22. 'What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection,' thru June 9. 'Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory.' 'Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles.' Ongoing film series, too. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

'Karlheinz Weinberger: Outsiders Within' @ Bob Mizer Foundation  

Bob Mizer Foundation
Exhibits of vintage male physique and erotica prints. 'Karlheinz Weinberger: Outsiders Within,' prints of Zurich youth culture; thru Aug. 31. 'Physique Pictorial: The Manufacture, Craft, and Art of Mizer's Magazine,' thru spring 2024. 920 Larkin St. https://www.bobmizer.org

New art gallery exhibits works by Charles Trapolin, antiquities, and other artists. 609 Pacific Ave. https://bountysf.com/

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. New: 'The State of Nature,' specimens, cultural objects, models, interactive experiences, videos, and sculptural elements, the new exhibition illuminates the unexpected connections between the species, places, and people that enable California to thrive; opens May 24. 'The World's Largest Dinosaurs,' an exhibit about sauropods Mamenchisaurus and Argentinosaurus. Also; 'Venom: Fangs, Stingers, and Spines,' all about venomous creatures. 'Wander Woods,' an outdoor kids and families play space, 'Living Worlds,' a planetarium show. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. Monthly Nightlife Live parties 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

California Institute of Integral Studies
Art and culture center hosts classes, workshops, exhibits. 1453 Mission St. http://www.artsatciis.org/

Castro Art Walk  

Cartoon Art Museum
Exhibits of fun cartoon artists' works. 'I Left My Art in San Francisco,' a new exhibit of comic treasures from the museum's archives. 'The Rocketeer: The Life and Legacy of Dave Stephens,' thru June 2. Ongoing: 'The Batman Armory.' Open daily (except Wed.) 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Castro Art Walk
Tour galleries in the Castro District on a self-guided your. 5pm-8pm; first Fridays; next, June 7. https://www.castroartwalk.com/ (Read our feature article.)

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. Jon Rubin's whimsical banners and Nina Katchadourian's 'Books: Look Who's Talking and What I Know About Magic.' 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Student, faculty and guest-artist exhibits. 360 Kansas St. https://www.cca.edu/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Programs include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. Free/$15. 1000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland. chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Artist-in-Residence XiangQi Chen's 'Out Museum,' a special installation of queer Chinese works and ephemera, at 41 Ross, thru June 29. (Read our feature article.) Also: 'Chi Chi Master: Disability Art Residency Program,' 'Present Tense 2023: Perilous Playground' and other exhibits, programs and events. 750 Kearny St. https://www.cccsf.us/

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

Liz Lauter's 'Bride' in the 'California Jewish Open' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum  

Contemporary Jewish Museum
'California Jewish Open,' a group exhibit of 50 artists, June 6-Oct. 20. 'Leah Rosenberg: When One Sees a Rainbow,' a light installation in the Blue Cube. 'RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped,' a solo exhibition by Bay Area photographer Jay Blakesberg; thru July 28. 'Gillian Laub: Family Matters,' an exhibit of her family portraits. 'L'chaim: Celebrating Our Building at 15,' thru June 9. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

Crisis Club Gallery, Oakland
East Bay gallery hosts art workshops and exhibits. 5887 San Pablo Ave. https://www.facebook.com/crisisclubgallery

David Ireland House
Home converted into an intimate gallery of unusual art projects by the late artist and designer and other invited artists. 500 Capp St. https://500cappstreet.org/ (Read our article.)

'Bouquets to Art' @ de Young Museum  

de Young Museum
Contemporary and classical collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. 40th annual 'Bouquets to Art,' floral arrangements paired with artworks, June 4-9. 'Irving Penn' photo exhibit, thru July 21. Lee Mingwei's Rituals of Care' showcases conceptual art works like 'Guernica in Sand.' 'Contemporary Painting in Papua New Guinea: Mathias Kauage and His Family,' thru March 15, 2026. 'Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style,' thru August 11. Free/$25. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

Talks and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more; weekly After Dark nighttime parties (6pm-10pm). Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Foreign Lens
Candid City street photography collective's debut group exhibit. 513 Green St. https://www.candidcityspc.com/

Fraenkel Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. 49 Geary St. https://fraenkelgallery.com

Galeria de la Raza
Arts center focuses on Latine art and events. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm. 2779 Folsom St. http://galeriadelaraza.org/

Gallery 16
Modern art and design exhibits. Tucker Nichols' 'Somebody's Cheering Somewhere.' 501 3rd St. https://gallery16.com/

Gallery Wendi Norris
Contemporary artists' works. 436 Jackson St. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

'Erotic Resistance' @ GLBT History Museum  

GLBT History Museum
New: 'Erotic Resistance: Performance, Art and Activism in San Francisco Strip Clubs,' curated by Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa; opening event $5-$10, June 7, 6pm-8pm. Also, 'You Are Here: Claiming your place in history,' a new interactive historical timeline exhibit. 'All the Nights We Got to Dance,' a multimedia installation by artist Marcel Pardo Ariza. Also, 'API Family Wall of Pride,' a visual array of LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander communities, thru June. 'Queer Past Becomes Present,' the original Rainbow Flag, and 'The Flag in the Map: Charting Rainbow Flag Stories.' Online exhibits: 'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50,' 'AIDS Treatment Activism,' 'Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present, Fighting Back.' $10/free for members. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Gregangelo Museum
Take tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. 225 San Leandro Way. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Gray Area
Unusual and contemporary art exhibits and installations. 2665 Mission St. https://grayarea.org/

Haight Street Art Center
Pop and contemporary art exhibits. Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm. 215 Haight St. https://haightstreetart.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. 'SF_retake,' a group exhibit of 22 photographers' prints; thru June 8. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

'Threaded Identities: Braids of Portraits, Abstraction and History' @ Hunters Point Shipyard Artists  

Headlands Center for the Arts
Installations and contemporary exhibits of site-specific art at the historic former military buildings. 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito. https://www.headlands.org/

Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
Gallery, artists in residence and open studios events throughout the year celebrates 40 years. 'Threaded Identities: Braids of Portraits, Abstraction and History,' featuring works by artists-in-residence Adonia Middleton, William Rhodes and Charles Unger. May 30 (opening reception 6pm-8pm) thru June 29. 451 Galvez; 1 Rankin St. www.shipyardartists.com

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

Ken Jones @ San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Exhibit of art works by the Black Brothers Esteem member, long-term HIV survivor and prolific mixed-media artist; ongoing. 1035 Market St., 4th floor lobby. https://www.sfaf.org

The Lab
Contemporary and experimental art, music concerts, and installations. 2948 16th St. https://www.thelab.org/

Legion of Honor
'Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World,' thru August 18 (Read our review). 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; Wangechi Mutu's fascinating modern outdoor and indoor sculptures. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. 100 34th Ave, Lincoln Park. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Letterform Archive
'Typographic Jazz: The Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher,' an exhibit of 100 of the artist's prints, sketches and proofs. 2325 3rd St. https://letterformarchive.org/

Lost Art Salon  

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

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
Renovated and re-opened archives, sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society; open to students, scholars, and the public by appointment only. 3021 Irwin St., Vallejo. https://lltransarchive.org/

MAG Galleries
Contemporary art exhibits. Risa Iwasaki Culbertson's 'It's No Picnic,' thru June 30; fiber workshops and artist talks through the run. 3931 18th St. https://www.mag-galleries.com/

Manna Gallery, Oakland
Contemporary works. Gina Gaiser's 'Revisiting Oakland, a post-pandemic photographic survey of urban landscapes,' thru June 1. 473 25th St., Oakland. https://www.mannagallery.com/

Maybaum Gallery
Contemporary artists' works. 49 Geary St. #416. https://www.maybaumgallery.com/

Mercury 20 Gallery
Contemporary art gallery. 475 25th St., Oakland. https://mercurytwenty.com/

Nyame Brown's 'When We Move: A View of Technology Through a Black Lens' @ Rena Bransten Gallery  

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries - Rena Bransten Gallery (Amalia Mesa-Bains' 'Archeology of Memory,' thru Aug. 11 & Rodney Ewing and Nyame Brown's 'When We Move: A View of Technology Through a Black Lens,' thru June 29; artists reception and talk, June 1, 5pm-7pm. https://renabranstengallery.com/), George Adams Gallery, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Municipal Bonds, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Hashimoto Gallery, The Jones Institute, Thomas+Projects and more - host different artist exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Exhibits of art by Latine artists, plus performances, films and events. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

Modern Eden Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. 1100 Sutter St. https://www.moderneden.com

Museo Italo Americano
Museum of local Italian historical exhibits. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. https://museoitaloamericano.org/

Museum of the African Diaspora
Exhibits include contemporary works by African and Black artists, and about Black culture; also, award-winning films, talks and music performances. 'Unruly Navigations,' 22 works by 10 artists in various media, and Rachel Jones' !!!!!,' abstract figurative paintings of teeth and mouths that represent Black interiority; both thru Sept. 1. Free-$12. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

'Mr. Roboto' @ Museum of Craft & Design  

Museum of Craft & Design
Innovative art and design exhibits. 'Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest,' and 'Mr. Roboto,' both thru June 30. 2589 3rd St. www.sfmcd.org

NIAD Art Center, Richmond
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares in-person and online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; window displays and online exhibitions. 551 23rd St., Richmond. https://niadart.org/

Oakland Museum
'For El Pueblo: The Legacy & Influence of Malaquías Montoya,' thru June 30. 'Black Power' and 'Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism,' both ongoing. Friday night interactive displays and live music. 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/

Queer Arts Featured  

Queer Arts Featured
LGBTQ-owned gallery and community space set in the former site of Harvey Milk's camera shop. 575 Castro St. www.queerartsfeatured.com

Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer
Online version of a new group exhibit at Berlin's Schedules Museum that explores the multiple historical, cultural, and political intersections of queerness and disability. https://queer-crip.schwulesmuseum.de/en/

Radian Gallery
Don Hershman's solo show, 'I Am a Barn,' a collection of landscape paintings, thru July 7. 440 Brannan St. https://donhershman.com/ https://radiangallery.com/

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

'Just Another June' @ Root Division  

Root Division
Gallery hosts exhibits, classes, artist studios and events. 'Just Another June,' a large group exhibit of works exploring queerness in various media; June 7-26; reception June 8, 6pm-8pm. 1131 Mission St. https://rootdivision.org/

Rosebud Gallery
Shannon Amitin and Cabure Bonugli's new trans and queer-owned art gallery and community space. Joseph Abbati exhibit thru June. 839 Larkin St. https://www.rosebudgallery.com/ (View our album of Steven Underhill photos from the opening night.)

Rosie the Riveter Historical Park, Richmond
Museum showcases the real women who built WWII planes, with films, events and talks. 1414 Harbour Way. https://rosietheriveter.org

Ruth's Table
Intimate arts nonprofit showcases works created by elders, disabled people and LGBTQ artists, plus workshops and events. 'Radical Resistance,' thru June 7. Reg. hours Tue-Fri 10am-5pm. 3160 21st St. www.ruthstable.org

San Francisco Historical Society Museum
Ongoing and new exhibits, and historian talks, of fascinating local history. Thu-Sat 10am-4pm. 608 Commercial St. https://www.sfhistory.org/

Cobi Moules' 'Showering of Sparkling Bits' @ Schlomer Haus Gallery  

San Jose Museum of Art
'Tina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,' photographs and installations explore migration, labor, gender, and her Mexican American identity; June 7-Sept. 22. 110 South Market St. https://sjmusart.org

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Handmade fabric art exhibits. 520 South 1st Street, San Jose. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery. Cobi Moules' 'Showering of Sparkling Bits,' thru June 22. 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

SF Arts Commission Gallery
'A Public Voice/Una Voz Pública,' an exhibition that chronicles the history of political and community activism and cultural events in San Francisco through the posters produced by Mission Gráfica and La Raza Silkscreen Center/La Raza Graphics; thru July 12. War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. Also, exhibits at City Hall, Ground Floor and North Light Court, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place. https://www.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 Camerawork
Diverse photography exhibits; The Storehouse at Fort Mason Center for the Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D. https://sfcamerawork.org/

'Art of Noise' @ SF Museum of Modern Art  

SF Museum of Modern Art
'Art of Noise,' a new exhibit designs in the music arts; posters, stereos album covers and more; thru Aug. 18. Also, 'Creative Growth: The House That Art Built,' 80 works by disabled local artists, thru Oct. 6. 'New Work: Mary Lovelace O'Neal,' thru Oct. 20. 'Zanele Muholi: Eye Me,' an exhibit of portraits, sculptures and other media depicting South African LGBTQ people; thru Aug. 11. 'Conversation Pieces: Contemporary Furniture in Dialogue;' 'Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection' and new Infinity Rooms; also, Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections. Reg. admission free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

SF Public Library
Book displays and exhibits at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd floor. Also, book exhibits on the 6th floor. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

SOMArts Cultural Center
Community art exhibits and events. Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents the 27th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, 'Be(long)ing Here,' thru June. Free-$50. (www.apiculturalcenter.org) Reg. hours 11am-4pm. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

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

Strut SF
The LGBTQ health and wellness center also hosts art exhibits and talks. Diego Gomez' exhibit, 'Piss in the City.' 470 Castro St. https://www.sfaf.org/locations/strut

Gallery focusing on innovative experimental works in video and electronic media. 323 10th St. https://www.tttelematiccc.com

'Sylvester, the Queen of San Francisco' @ Tenderloin Museum  

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. 'Sylvester, the Queen of San Francisco,' a special musical tribute to the iconic disco vocalist, with live music by LZ Love and Jeanie Tracy, a screening of the film 'Unsung: The Sylvester Story,' and a panel discussion. $10, May 30, 6pm-9pm. 'Transition Times: Re-Membering Anticarceral Resistance in the Tenderloin,' thru June 8. SF Pride kickoff party with previews of the Compton's Cafeteria site-specific stage play, creator talks and an optional walking tour; June 7, 6pm. Also, 'Central City 1970-2016' by Dave Glass in the Tenderloin Museum's art gallery space. A prolific San Francisco street photographer, Glass documented the Tenderloin's denizens; thru Dec. 30. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Tunnel Tops @ Presidio
New outdoor beautifully landscaped area with scenic views, recreation, ranger talks, murals, and visiting food trucks. www.eventbrite.com www.presidiotunneltops.gov

Vessel Gallery
In-person and online exhibits. 490 Lake Park Ave., Oakland. www.vessel-gallery.com

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. 'Disney Cats & Dogs' thru June 24. $5-$15. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

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

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Strange and beautiful mansion with tour exhibits, brunch service and live performances celebrates 100 years. 525 S. Winchester Blvd. https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/

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

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
Educational art space for students, faculty and alumni. 116 Anthropology + Art Practice Building (first floor), UC Berkeley Campus, College Avenue at Bancroft Way. https://art.berkeley.edu/gallery

'Nick Dong's '11-88' @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits and installations, film screenings, murals, and tours. 'Nick Dong's '11-88,' an expansive interactive installation, June 6-Aug. 25. $10. 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

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