Going Out, June 27-July 5, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Wednesday June 26, 2024
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Proud Mary at Queermericana Pride Fest @ Verdi Club; Afterglow @ Space 550; <br>Juanita MORE!'s Pride party @ 620 Jones; SF Pride parade along Market St.
Proud Mary at Queermericana Pride Fest @ Verdi Club; Afterglow @ Space 550;
Juanita MORE!'s Pride party @ 620 Jones; SF Pride parade along Market St.

The finale of Pride events is of course SF Pride's march, parade, and Civic Center celebration. But we've got plenty of other LGBTQ events that don't need sunscreen. Plays, art exhibits and of course every bar and nightclub unfurls their rainbow colors, at least until Monday. Check out all the events in Going Out.

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

'Company' @ Orpheum Theatre  

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; thru June 30, 500 Castro St. https://theatreworks.org/ (Read our feature article.)

La Bohéme @ Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma
The company perform's Puccini's opera about a tragic love story. $50-$75, thru July 7, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. https://cinnabartheater.org/

Brava Theatre Center
Plays, dance, comedy and music concerts by BIPOC women, at the Theater, 2781 24th St. Also at Brava Cabaret, 2773 24th St. 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

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

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; thru June 29, 1192 Market St. https://companymusical.com/ https://www.broadwaysf.com/

Arts center for experimental innovative performance, dance and art often with a queer focus. Gallery exhibit 'Transition Times Part II: Re-configuring Structures of Power' thru Aug. 24. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

'Evita' @ San Francisco Playhouse  

Dance Mission Theater
Space for dance lessons, concerts with a modern often sociopolitical edge. Mission in the Mix with several local dance companies, thru June 30. 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/

Evita @ San Francisco Playhouse
The company performs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tin Rice's Tony-winning musical about the lives of Argentinian dictator Juan Peron and his wife, the charismatic Eva Peron. $30-$125, June 27-Sept. 7, 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/

Four Play @ Theatre Rhinoceros
U.S. premiere of Jake Brunger's acclaimed play about a gay couple exploring an open relationship. $25-$50, thru July 7, 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org/

'Four Play' @ Theatre Rhinoceros  

Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival
The 48th annual LGBTQ film festival includes multiple films and events, thru June 29 at The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Roxie Theater, and The New Parkway Theater, Oakland. $17.50 and up. https://www.frameline.org/ (Read our feature article.)

Head Over Heels @ Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley
Berkeley Playhouse performs the 18th-century-set musical comedy with songs by The Go-Go's. $27-$52, thru June 30. 2640 College Ave. www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

Improvised Arabian Nights @ Bayfront Theater
BATS Improv's improvised version of 'The Arabian Nights' with music ensemble Zawaya; thru June 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; thru July 7, 52 W. 6th St. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

'Mother Road' @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre (photo: Kevin Berne)  

Mother Road @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Octavio Soliz' epic story of the Mexican American experience, inspired by John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath.' $22.50 and up, thru July 21, Peet's Theatre, 2025 Addison Ave. www.berkeleyrep.org

Mrs. Doubtfire @ Orpheum Theatre
The musical adaptation of the comedy film about a man who disguises himself as a maid to be with his estranged family stars Rob McClure. $55-$140, July 2-28, 1192 Market St. https://www.broadwaysf.com/

Murder on the Orient Express @ Woodside Performing Arts Center
Stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novel; $20-$63, thru June 30, 199 Churchill Ave. https://paplayers.org/

National Queer Arts Festival
27th annual festival of LGBTQ performance and art at multiple venues, thru June 30. https://queerculturalcenter.org/national-queer-arts-festival/

San Francisco Mime Troupe
The company performs 'American Dreams,' a new musical, at outdoor venues around the Bay Area, July 4-Sept. 8. https://www.sfmt.org

San Francisco Opera's 'The Magic Flute' @ War Memorial Opera House  

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
The company performs new and classic operas, with online livestreams. Mozart's 'The Magic Flute,' thru June 30. Handel's 'Partenope,' thru June 28. Pride Night at the Opera June 30. Each $37-$431. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com. (Read our feature article.)

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storytellers and performers at 1062 Valencia St. SF: Terry Baum and Pat Bond's 'Hick: A Love Story,' about journalist Lorena Hickok, lover of Eleanor Roosevelt, thru July 7. Other shows at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, include Don Reed's 'The DMV,' Fridays 7:30pm thru July 19. Steve Budd's 'Seeing Stars,' thru July 13, Saturdays, 5pm.. $20-$100. www.themarsh.org

Leslie Stephens @ Book Passage  

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. Leslie Stephens ('You're Safe Here'), June 27, 7pm. Also, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, and other venues for special events. https://www.bookpassage.com/

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

Fabulosa Books
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/

Fabulosa Books  

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/

Kepler's Books, Menlo Park
South Bay bookstore hosts author events. 1010 El Camino Real #100. https://www.keplers.org/

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. Transgender District panel discussion June 27, 5pm. 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/

Memory Keepers Initiative @ KALW
Recordings of the four programs presented at The Chan National Queer Arts Center on LGBTQ community history will air June 24-27 on the radio station's website. https://www.kalw.org/kalw-culture

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

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center  

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
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. Pride Zumbafest June 22, 10am. '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. '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

The Trans March (photo: Rick Gerharter)  

Strut SF
Literary readings and community talks. Lavender Graduation Queer Prom June 22, 3:30pm-7:30pm. 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.)

Trans March
20th anniversary rally and march starts in Dolores Park with a community resource fair, June 28, 3pm-6pm. March at 6pm on Market St. to Turk & Taylor. After-party at El Rio. https://www.transmarch.org/

'I'm Every Woman' @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

The 222, Healdsburg
Jazz, classical & contemporary music concerts, authors & artist talks and more. 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/

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

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. 'I'm Every Woman,' a cabaret show with the trans ladies of AsiaSF, June 28, 6pm & 9pm, $49-$79. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

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

Bow Wow Wow @ The Fox Theatre, Oakland  

Fox Theatre, Oakland
Elegant large theater hosts a variety of music and comedy acts. Totally Tubular Festival with Thomas Dolby, Modern English, Wang Chung, Bow Wow Wow, Men Without Hats, The Tubes and more. $69-$99, June 30, 5pm. 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/

Joe Jackson @ Curran Theater  

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

Joe Jackson @ Curran Theater
The pop musician performs his own music, and in special second set, songs by 1880s music hall songwriter Max Champion with a 12-piece orchestra. $60-$90, June 28, 8pm, 445 Geary St. www.broadwaysf.com

The Lost Church
Intimate music and theater venue presents local and touring performers in a variety of styles. 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.org/

The Masonic
Large theater hosts notable music and comedy acts. 1111 California St. www.livenation.com

Merola Opera Program @ Dianne and Ted Taube Atrium Theater
Vocalists perform with piano accompanists, $10-$35, June 27, 7:30pm, with more concerts thru Aug. 17. 401 Van Ness Ave. (Read our feature article.). https://merola.org/

Proud Mary at Queermericana Pride Fest @ Verdi Club  

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. Lee Alan Nolan June 30, 4pm. Soprano Jill Morgan Brenner July 5, 8pm. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Queermericana Pride Fest @ Verdi Club
A concert with Proud Mary, Secret Emchy Society, Country Risque and Ashley Flynn & The Riveters, $15, June 28, 2424 Mariposa St. www.eventbrite.com

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mahler's third symphony with San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall  

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
Classical and contemporary music concerts. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mahler's third symphony, with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, Pacific Boychoir Academy and the SF Symphony Chorus, $55-$169, June 28-30, 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/

Stern Grove Festival
Summer series of popular free outdoor concerts; June 30 Chicano Batman and Lido Pimienta; Sundays thru Aug 25. https://sterngrovefestival.komi.io/

Melba's Kitchen @ Yoshi's  

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. Melba's Kitchen, the all-women big band, performs 'a prelude to Pride' concert, June 26, $25. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. https://yoshis.com

Pride Grand Marshall Tory Teasley at After Dark @ Exploratorium  

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. Pride night June 27 with Pride Grand Marshall Tory Teasley performing with her band, $20. Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Afterglow @ Space 550  

Afterglow @ Space 550
Comfort & Joy's annual Pride dance party with DJs David Harness, Denise, Homero Espinosa and more; wear groovy glowy garb. $40-$175, June 29, 10pm-4am, 550 Barneveld Ave. https://www.playajoy.org/

Alaska @ Palace of Fine Arts Theater
The drag star performs with Princess, $39-$59, June 28, 8pm, 3301 Lyon St. www.palaceoffinearts.org

Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. DJ Bus Station John's Tubesteak Connection, $5-$10, June 27, 9pm-2am. 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.)

Bearracuda @ Public Works (photo: Dusti Cunningham)  

Bearracuda @ Public Works
David Harness, Mateo Secade and Philip Grasso DJ the popular bear dance night. $30-$60, June 28, 9pm-3am, 161 Erie St. www.eventbrite.com

Popular Castro club with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food, celebrates its 12th 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/

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

Laganja Estranga at Bong-O Bingo @ HottBoxx  

Bong-O Bingo @ HottBoxx
New cannabis shop celebrates its opening with Laganja Estranga, DJ Dank and the Puff drag party, $10, June 29, 3pm (tickets) & June 30, 11am (tickets), Grove St. at Polk.

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

Brut @ The Great Northern
Cruisy leather-themed dance night with DJs Tdon, Karsten Sollors and Brian Kent. $40-$60, June 28, 10pm-4am, 119 Utah St. brutparty.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/

Brut @ The Great Northern  

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 Castro Stroll
New monthly community event with special events of music, art, vendors and dining options. 11am-5pm. Next: June 16. https://castromerchants.com/events

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 is unfortunately closing at the end of June (Read our article.) 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/

Eden SF @ DNA Lounge  

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/

Dirty Habit @ Hotel Zelos
Elegant restaurant and bar hosts different events. 12 4th St. www.eventbrite.com

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. Eden SF's Pride Womxn's Party, $20-$40, June 29, 9pm-2:30am. Ascend with DJs Nina Flowers and Arno Diem, $60-$100, June 30, 10:30pm-6am. 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

Drag Me to Brunch @ W San Francisco
Drag king Mad Dog 20/20 and queen Miss Shugana host a cavalcade of performers who will add some more sparkle to your Pride mimosa, in the Living Room bar of the swanky W Hotel. $15-$55, June 29, 11am, 181 3rd St. www.eventbrite.com

Drennon Davis @ Punchline Comedy Club  

Drennon Davis @ Punchline Comedy Club
The popular social media guy known for his wacky talking cats videos performs songs, with puppets, animation and more. $32-$45, July 3-6, various times, 444 Battery St. https://www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

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

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 (Pride with Honcho, $20-$30, June 29, 1pm-7pm), Daytime Realness, Mango, live bands, comedy and more. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

Hard French @ El Rio  

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 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>.)

Ginger's reopening  

Reopening of the historic downtown cocktail bar, June 28, 6pm, with drag shows and more thru June 30. 86 Hardie Place. https://www.gingers.bar/

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBTQ-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts and DJed events. Pride show with bands Workplace Injury, Maya Songbird, Soft Spark, June 30, $110, 3pm; Tortured Angels Revue (queer punk burlesque and drag) $15, 7pm. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Hella Gay @ First Edition, Oakland
Pride dance party with DJs Homofomo, Kare Bear and MicahTron. $10-$20, June 29, 8pm-2am, 1915 Broadway. www.eventbrite.com

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

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party @ 620 Jones (photo: Gooch)  

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

Juanita MORE! Pride Party @ 620 Jones
The drag legend, DJ and activist's 20th anniversary Pride party is always a hit; proceeds benefit LYRIC. $75, 12pm-7pm, 620 Jones St. https://juanitamore.com/tickets

Just Us! Pride @ Monarch
Club Ablunt presents a queer POC dance night with DJs Queen of Clubs, UNiiQu3, Tomu DJ, Black, De Alma & Brown Amy. $20-$30, June 28, 10pm-3am, 101 6th St. www.eventbrite.com

Lady Camden @ Palace of Fine Arts Theater
Local drag star performs 'Lady Land,' a wacky live show with comedy, music the Baloney boys and more. $39-$49, June 27, 8pm, 3301 Lyon St. www.palaceoffinearts.org

Lady Camden @ Palace of Fine Arts Theater  

Last Call
Small neighborhood bar with a fireplace and an 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/

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. Andrew Bundy performs and leads sing-alongs, $10, June 20, 7pm. 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. 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration June 23, 3pm-7pm. 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.)

David Harness DJs at Mighty Real @ Audio  

Mighty Real @ Audio
Juanita MORE!, David Harness, Ted Patterson and Charles Hawthorne DJ a big Pride afterparty, $20-$40, June 30, 7pm, 316 11th St. www.eventbrite.com

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/

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.)

Amber Martin @ Oasis  

The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include: Hex & Wily Minxes burlesque show June 27, 7pm. Amber Martin performs 'Reba's Redneck Riviera,' $30-$60, June 29, 7pm. Wet & Wild rooftop party with a wet t-shirt contest, June 30, 1pm-8pm. Pride Sunday with Amanda Tori Meating & Hershii Liqcour-Jeté, June 30, 8pm. Disco Sleaze, Baloney's underwear dance party, July 3, 10pm. 'Matthew Martin is Judy Garland,' $40-$50, July 4-6, 7pm. Faith, a George Michael drag & burlesque show, July 5, 10pm. Ongoing: Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am (June 29 with Adore Delano). Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Odyssey @ Club Six
Trophy Dad presents Phil B, Jesus Montanez and GSB, who DJ the cruisy dance night, $50-$70, June 29 10pm-8am, 60 6th St. www.eventbrite.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/

Polyglamorous Pink Block @ The Great Northern  

Polyglamorous Pink Block @ The Great Northern
Annual big indoor-outdoor dance party with several stages, DJs Holographic, Juanita MORE! David Harness, Reddevil and many more, drag acts. $35-$110, June 29, 12pm-June 30, 3am. 119 Utah St. www.eventbrite.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/

Prism @ Bergerac
Brian Maier, 1 To 1, Yuvraj K and Jerry Chiu DJ a deep house grooves night at the swanky nightclub; proceeds benefit The LGBT Asylum Project. $10, June 28, 9pm-2am, 316 11th St. www.eventbrite.com

DJ Brian Maier at Prism @ Bergerac (photo: Georg Lester)  

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

Queerly Beloved @ 1015 Folsom
Queer Pride party with pop band Pixel Grip, drag, pole dancers, kink demos and more. $40-$100, June 30, 9pm. 1015 Folsom St. www.seetickets.us

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

Roller Disco @ Church of 8 Wheels
Roller-skating nights with groovy tunes, plus skate rentals. $5-$15. 554 Fillmore St. http://www.churchof8wheels.com/

San Francisco Pride (photo: Steven Underhill)  

San Francisco Pride
Multiple big events include Saturday Pride for Breakfast with coffee, breakfast service and yoga and voguing classes, $40-$60, 7:30am-11am, Civic Center Plaza (Register). Saturday mainstage acts include Adore Delano, Princess drag performers, Cheer SF and more, hosted by D'Arcy Drollinger and Black Benatar, with food and community booths in Civic Center Plaza. Sunday, June 30, the annual parade kicks off at 11am from Embarcadero up Market Street into Civic Center. Main states entertainment includes headliner Billy Porter, Nina Sky, Reve, Amber Martin, Sexitude and more; free/donations. City Hall party with food, drinks and entertainment with Billy Porter, Raya Light and more, DJed music and host Jason Brock, $100-$150, June 30, 1pm-5pm. Full Pride Pass $200-$300. https://sfpride.org/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events. Pride on the Plaza outdoor party, 12pm-7pm. Disco Daddy June 30, 7pm-2am. 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/

Shea Coulee @ Palace of Fine Arts Theater  

Shea Coulee @ Palace of Fine Arts Theater
The drag star performs with the local Reparations crew, $39-$49, June 29, 8pm, 3301 Lyon St. www.palaceoffinearts.org

Sizzle Dinner & Drag Revue @ One Market
Fine dining and fab drag acts, hosted by Bobby Friday, June 27, 7:30pm. 1 Market St. https://onemarket.com/

Sober Pride Party @ Yotel SF
The Castro Country Club's Pride event includes DJed grooves, drag acts, snacks and mocktails. Free, June 30 11am-5pm, 1095 Market St. www.eventbrite.com

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

The Stud
The historic bar has finally reopened at a new location. Forever Queer Pride night, $20, June 28, 9pm-2am. 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 Pride Hoedown @ Bayview Opera House  

Sundance Saloon Pride Hoedown @ Bayview Opera House
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping event's Pride edition includes dancing, lessons, beer and wine bar. $15-$25, June 28, 7:30pm-11pm, 4705 3rd St. 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
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/

Twin Peaks (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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/

The queer-friendly bar with a spacious outdoor patio hosts a Pride party with DJed music, drag king Mudd and mechanical bull rides. $8, June 27, 6pm-10pm, 199 Valencia St. www.eventbrite.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; closing party with artists talk and DJed music, June 20, 5pm-9pm. 'Lust for Life, a cancer fundraiser for Tré Packard June 25 5pm-10pm; thru July 5. 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; artists talk June 27, 3pm-5pm; thru June 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. 'Sargent Claude Johnson,' exhibit of paintings thru Aug. 31. 762 Fulton St. https://aaacc.org/

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

'Sargent Claude Johnson' @ African American Art & Culture Complex  

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

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

'A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration' @ Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive  

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. '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

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. Special Bob Mizer collectible double card decks with sexy Mizer models, on sale. 920 Larkin St. https://www.bobmizer.org

Physique prints @ Bob Mizer Foundation  

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. '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. Pride Night June 27. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

California Institute of Integral Studies
Art and culture center hosts classes, workshops, exhibits. 'Two-Spirit Identity and the Body as a Portal to Freedom,' Free-$25, June 20, 6pm. 1453 Mission St. http://www.artsatciis.org/

California Academy of Sciences  

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. 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. 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
New: NASA Ames Visitor Center with 360-degree projection, exhibits, models and more. Asteroid Day with astronauts Rusty Schweickart, Steve Smith and Nicole Stott, $19-$24, June 29, 10am-5pm. Programs include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. Free-$30. 1000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland. chabotspace.org

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart @ Chabot Space & Science Center  

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum
'California Jewish Open,' a group exhibit of 50 artists, thru 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. 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.)

'ExtraOrdinary!' @ Exploratorium  

de Young Museum
Contemporary and classical collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. '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

'ExtraOrdinary! an exhibit of fascinating art, June 13-Sept. 8. 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

GLBT History Museum  

GLBT History Museum
New: 'Erotic Resistance: Performance, Art and Activism in San Francisco Strip Clubs,' curated by Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa. 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, '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/

'Living Life Golden' @ Harvey Milk Photo Center (photo: Mark Rennie)  

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. 'Living Life Golden,' an annual Pride-themed group exhibit, June 22-July 31; opening reception with drag performers June 22, 6pm-9pm. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

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; 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. Free/$15. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. 100 34th Ave, Lincoln Park. legionofhonor.famsf.org

'Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer' @ Letterform Archive  

Letterform Archive
'Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer,' an exhibit of designs with social jusice and Black power themes, June 29- January 2025. 2325 3rd St. https://letterformarchive.org/

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, and Richard Caldwell Brewer (Read our feature article.) 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. Bryn Craig's 'The View From here,' thru July 20. 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/

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. https://renabranstengallery.com/), George Adams Gallery, Nancy Toomey Fine Art (Carole Silverstein's 'this ache in your heart is holy' exhibit, opening reception June 22, 4pm-6pm) , 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

'Unruly Navigations' @ Museum of the African Diaspora  

Modern Eden Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. 'The Portrait Show 12: Myth' group exhibition, thru July 4. 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

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/

'Not Just Rainbows' @ Minnesota Street Project (photo: Gooch)  

Not Just Rainbows @ Minnesota Street Project
Pop-up exhibit of photos by Gooch and sculptures by Deidre DeFranceaux depicting LGBTQ communities. June 27-July 13; opening reception June 27, 4pm-6pm. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Oakland Museum
'Calli: The Art of Xicanx People,' an exhibit of intergenerational, feminist, queer, and Xicanx-Indigenous artworks, thru Jan. 26. '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, 5pm-9pm (June 28 with Skip the Needle band and Bachata dance lessons). Free/$25. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

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

Queer Histories of Hawai'i
Online virtual tour of a new exhibit showcasing the intersection of indigenous Hawai'ian and LGBTQ cultures. www.bishopmuseum.org

Queer Nightlife Photography @ Midway Gallery
Photo exhibit of prints by Gooch, Devlin Shand, FotoHoto, Rachel Ziegler and others. 888 Marin St. https://themidwaysf.com/art/

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/

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

Grace Towers @ Ruth's Table  

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. Pride party with drag performers Grace Towers and more, and DJed music, June 27, 5pm-8pm. 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/

San Jose Museum of Art
'Tina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,' photographs and installations explore migration, labor, gender, and her Mexican American identity; thru 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. 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

'Art of Noise' @ SF Museum of Modern Art  

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/

SF Museum of Modern Art
Kara Walker's 'Fortuna and the Community Garden,' opening reception July 1, 4pm-6pm; thru Spring 2026. 'Art of Noise,' a new exhibit designs in the music arts; posters, stereos album covers and more; thru Aug. 18. Free community day June 29. Also, Yayoi Kusama's 'Dreaming of Earth's Sphericity, I Would Offer My Love' Reopens on June 22 with No Surcharge. '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. 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

'Disney Cats & Dogs' @ Walt Disney Family Museum  

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. '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. Also, Trina Michelle Robinson 'Home and Away' window projections/ 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

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; thru Aug. 25. $10. 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

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