Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Wednesday June 12, 2024
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Broadway Bares SF VII @ 1015 Folsom; 'The Cher Show' @ Curran Theater; <br>San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall; CupcakKe @ 1015 Folsom
Broadway Bares SF VII @ 1015 Folsom; 'The Cher Show' @ Curran Theater;
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall; CupcakKe @ 1015 Folsom

The rainbow avalanche of arts and nightlife events continues, and you should dig in and enjoy the ride. Check out all the events in Going Out.

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

'Being Alive: A Sondheim Celebration' @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts  

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.)

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.)

La Bohéme @ Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma
The company perform's Puccini's opera about a tragic love story. $50-$75, June 21-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. Comic Anton Tymoshenko June 7. Also at Brava Cabaret, 2773 24th St.; Poetic Rituals with Vidhu Singh, June 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
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.)

'The Cher Show' @ Curran Theater  

The Cher Show @ Curran Theater
Touring company of the hit Broadway musical featuring the music of Cher (played by three actresses!). $56-$144, June 18-23, 445 Geary St. https://www.broadwaysf.com/ (Read our feature article.)

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/

'Company' @ Orpheum Theatre  

Arts center for experimental innovative performance, dance and art often with a queer focus. 'Auiga,' a dance and sound work by Diana Lara and gizeh muniz vengel, with Ernestp Peart and others; June 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. 'Sanctuary,' an Afro-Fantasy Theater production, June 14 & 15, 7:30pm. Cuba Caribe Festival of Dance & Music thru June 16. 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/

Echoes in the Diaspora @ Z Space
GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) and GAPA Fund, with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), GAPA Men's Chorus and GAPA Theatre present a night of theater pieces and music about queer Asian lives. $20, June 15, 7pm, 450 Florida St. http://www.zspace.org/gapa

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' @ Victoria 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; thru June 23, 2961 16th St. https://www.rayoflighttheatre.com/jamie (Read our interview with star Romelo Urbi.)

Fellow Travelers @ Presidio Theatre
Opera Parallele presents the acclaimed operatic adaptation of Thomas Mallon's novel about two gay men in 1950s Washington D.C. $30-$120, June 21 & 22 at 7:30pm, June 23 at 3pm, 99 Moraga Ave. https://operaparallele.org/fellowtravelers/ (Read our feature article.)

'Four Play' @ Theatre Rhinoceros  

Four Play @ Theatre Rhinoceros
U.S. premiere of Jake Brunger's acclaimed play about a gay couple exploring an open relationship. $25-$50, June 13-July 7, 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org/

Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival
The 48th annual LGBTQ film festival includes multiple films and events, June 18-29 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.)

Fresh Meat Festival @ Z Space  

Fresh Meat Festival @ Z Space
23rd annual concert of queer and trans performance through music, dance, hip hop, comedy, and much more. $15-$30. Program A on June 21, 8pm and June 22, 2pm, program B on June 22 at 8pm and June 23 at 2pm. ASL interpretation. Z Space, 450 Florida St. www.freshmeatproductions.org (Read our feature article.)

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.)

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

'I, Too, Sing America' @ Grace Cathedral  

I, Too, Sing America @ Grace Cathedral
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company remounts its theatrical concert celebrating poets of color (Langston Hughes, Frances Chung, Vince Gotera and more), set to original music and choreography. $20-$45, June 13-15. 1100 California St. www.gracecathedral.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/

International Queer Women of Color Film Festival @ Presidio Theatre
20th annual screenings of feature, documentary and short films by and bout women of color. Free, June 14-16, 99 Moraga Ave. (Read our feature article.)

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

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 16, 2pm. East Ridgecrest Blvd., Mount Tamalpais State Park. https://www.mountainplay.org/

'The Lehman Trilogy' @ Toni Rembe Theatre  

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/

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, June 14-21, Peet's Theatre, 2025 Addison Ave. www.berkeleyrep.org

Murder on the Orient Express @ Woodside Performing Arts Center
Stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novel; $20-$63, June 12-30, 199 Churchill Ave. https://paplayers.org/

National Queer Arts Festival
27th annual festival of LGBTQ performance and art at multiple venues, June 1-30. https://queerculturalcenter.org/national-queer-arts-festival/

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

Queer Women of Color Film Festival @ Presidio Theater  

Queer Women of Color Film Festival @ Presidio Theater
20th annual festival of films by and about queer women of color. Free, June 14-16. 99 Moraga Ave. https://qwocff.org/ (Read our feature article.)

RAWdance @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Free outdoor performances of the acclaimed local dance company's collection of works, 'Drawing on a Decade.' June 14, 6:30pm, June 15 1pm. 221 4th St. www.rawdance.org https://ybgfestival.org/

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. Kaija Saariaho, Sofi Oksanen and Aleksi Barrière's 'Innocence,' thru June 21. Handel's 'Partenope,' June 15-28. Each $37-$431. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com. (Read our feature article.)

San Francisco Opera's 'Partenope' @ War Memorial Opera House  

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, thru June 22. Terry Baum and Pat Bond's 'Hick: A Love Story,' about journalist Lorena Hickok, lover of Eleanor Roosevelt, thru 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. Other shows at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, include Don Reed's 'The DMV,' Fridays 7:30pm June 14-July 19. Steve Budd's 'Seeing Stars,' thru July 13, Saturdays, 5pm. Brian Copeland's 'The Waiting Period' returns for free shows June 23 (Berkeley). $20-$100. www.themarsh.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.)

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; thru June 23. 97 Hillview Ave. http://losaltosstage.org/young-frankenstein/

Michael Nott ('Tom Gunn: a Cool Queer Life') @ Fabulosa Books  

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; Author Sara Glass ('Kissing Girls on Shabbat: a memoir') June 13, 5:30pm. 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

Daniel Handler @ Sydney Goldstein Theater
The best-selling author discusses his books, and making cocktails. $39, June 20, 7:30pm. 275 Hayes St. www.jccsf.org

Elder Celebration Events
'Party on! Party People,' a series of visits with selected local seniors with For You Productions; thru June 22. http://www.foryou.productions/. (Read our feature.)

Fabulosa Books
David Ciminello ('Queen of Steeplechase Park'), June 13, 7pm. Michael Nott ('Tom Gunn: a Cool Queer Life') June 18, 7pm. 'Decades of Pride' with authors Trebor Healey, Gar McVey-Russell and Jim Provenzano read from and discuss their books, June 24, 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/

Amy Low @ Kepler's Books, Menlo Park  

Kepler's Books, Menlo Park
South Bay bookstore hosts author events. Amy Low ('The Brave In-Between'), June 17, 7pm. 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. Ron Nyswander, screenwriter/producer of the TV series 'Fellow Travelers,' and opera adaptation composer Gregory Spears, $15-$30, June 14, 6:30pm. 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 North Beach Walking Tour
Sean Sprocket of Unspeakable Vice Walking Tours leads a 90-minute historical guide to San Francisco's hidden queer history in North Beach. $30. June 15 & 16, 3pm. Meet at the Hilton, 750 Kearney St. by the flagpoles. www.eventbrite.com. (Related to Opera Parallele's 'Fellow Travelers events. Read https://queerwords.org/|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 Family Festival June 15, 3pm-5pm. 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. Pride Summer Well-Being Fair June 22 (Register). 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. Poet Therese Rodriguez, June 13, 5:30pm. SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and 'Sinister Wisdom' contributors Barbara McBane, Carla Schick, Lily Kaylor Honoré and Yeva Johnson, June 13, 6pm, Latinx Room, lower level. SF Zine Fest's monthly Zine Thing, June 18, 6pm, Fulton Room. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Strut SF
Literary readings and community talks. Queer Open Mic hosted by Cynthia in Public and Matthew Beld, free, June 18, 7pm. 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.)

Sean Patrick Murtagh @ 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. open Mic with pianist Russell Deason, June 21, 7pm. Sean Patrick Murtagh's 'Beautiful Girls,' $41, June 22, 8pm. (Read our interview.) 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

Hannah Gadsby @ Fox Theatre, Oakland  

Fox Theatre, Oakland
Elegant large theater hosts a variety of music and comedy acts. Hannah Gadsby June 13 & 14, 7:30pm. $39-$80. (Also June 15, 7:30pm at the Curran Theater, 445 Geary St; $46 and up) 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/

Joseph Keckler @ The Lost Church  

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. Vocalist Joseph Keckler and Sylvia Black, $20, June 19, 8:15pm, 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.org/

The Masonic
Large theater hosts notable music and comedy acts. 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.)

Oakland Gay Men's Chorus @ Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Oakland
'You Can't Stop the Beat,' a Pride cabaret concert with the chorus, $15-$60, June 22, 7:30pm, 900 Fallon St. www.eventbrite.com

Arjun Verma @ Old First Concerts  

Old First Concerts
Enjoy in-person, live-streamed and archived music concerts of classic and contemporary music. Sitar player Arjun Verma, June 14, 8pm. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Queer Chorus of San Francisco @ Noe Valley Ministry
The chorus performs 'Pleasure Principle,' a celebration of queer joy. $25, June 14, 7pm, 1021 Sanchez 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 Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall  

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall
The chorus performs 'All We Need is Love' with the San Francisco Symphony, $20-$139m June 18, 7:30pm, 201 Van Ness Ave. https://www.sfsymphony.org/

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. Esa-Pekka Salonen and cellist Sheku Kannek-Mason, June 13-15. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

Kronos Quartet Festival @ SF Jazz  

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue presents their concert series. Kronos Festival June 20-23. 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

Forgetmenauts @ 924 Gilman, Oakland  

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. The Homobiles, Glitter Ghost, The Forgetmenauts and other bands, $15, June 14, 7pm; all ages. 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 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

Bong-O Bingo @ Mission Cannabis Club  

Bong-O Bingo @ Mission Cannabis Club
Herbal hilarity with DJ Dank, Brandelicious & Thee Pristine Condition, pot prizes and games. $15 ($10 min. purchase), June 22, 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

Broadway Bares SF VII @ 1015 Folsom  

Broadway Bares SF VII @ 1015 Folsom
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's annual sexy benefit burlesque show, 'Filmstrips,' includes guests from the cast of 'Company,' and singer David Hernandez. $50-$150, June 16, 7:30pm, 1015 Folsom St. www.broadwaybaressf.org

Cabaret Palestina @ 7th West, Oakland
Queer artists and activists perform in a benefit for The Bad Fund, hosted by Mama Ganuush. $20, June 14, 6pm, 1255 7th St. partiful.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. CCC Pageant hosted by Sister Roma and Bobby Friday, $25, June 22, 6pm (www.eventbrite.com. 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/

CupcakKe @ 1015 Folsom  

CupcakKe @ 1015 Folsom
The bawdy hip hop singer performs. $25-$30, June 14, 10pm. 1015 Folsom St. wl.seetickets.us

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
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/

Disco's Mighty Real Bay Area Roots @ KQED Commons
DJed music of the disco era, discussion, and clips from the new PBS series, 'Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution,' June 18, 7pm-0pm, 2601 Mariposa St. https://www.kqed.org/event/4167

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

Nikki Jizz hosts the Drag Gala @ Regency Ballroom  

Drag Gala @ Regency Ballroom
Impulse SF presents a free drag performance and party night hosted by Nicki Jizz, with Tila Pia, Kochina Rude, Glamputee, Lotus Boy; dress in drag. June 16, 8pm-1am, 1300 Van Ness Ave. www.eventbrite.com

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

Drag Me to Wine Country Pride Brunch @ Fairmont Sonoma
Sister Roma hosts a brunch with drag performances by Bebe Sweetbriar, Elsa Touche, Mahlae Balenciaga, Evora Baden and Ehra Amaya. $145, June 22, 11am-2pm, 100 Boyes Blvd. www.exploretock.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's famous patio  

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/

Hi Tops (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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 an old-school jukebox. 3988 18th St. https://www.thelastcallbar.com/

Lookout staff (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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/

Lovestruck: A Queer Prom Experience @ Dacha
Dress up sweet and sharp for the LGBTQ prom, with drinks, food, DJed music, a photo booth; hosted by Dacha and [ap]Parent Love. $29-$99, June 14, 6pm-10pm, 1085 Sutter St. https://www.dachaprojects.com/queerprom

The intimate martini bar hosts music and cabaret acts. Andrew Bundy performs and leads isng-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 (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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/

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.)

Jackie & Jan's Gaycation @ Oasis  

The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include: Moist, an all-Black burlesque and drag cabaret show, June 13, 7pm. Nasti, a night of Black queer performers, June 13, 10pm. 'Nocturnal Omisssions,' music and fun with singer John Coons and porn actor Jonah Wheeler, June 14, 7pm. Palace of Trash's drag musical 'Screech of the Merthey,' June 15, 7pm. 'Wet n' Wild,' an outdoor dance party wet t-shirt contest, June 16, 12:30pm-5pm. Drunk Drag Tony Awards viewing party June 16, 8pm. 'RPDR' Jackie & Jan's Gaycation June 21, 7pm. Bootie Mashup's Dua/Gaga night with Monster Show drag acts, June 21, 1pm. Ongoing: Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am. Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Out & Abt @ The Make Out Room
Pride queer dance party. $10, June 16, 8pm, 2am, 3225 22nd 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/

Pride Day @ Oracle Park  

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 Day @ Oracle Park
Enjoy a day of baseball as the SF Giants celebrate their LGBTQ fans, with Sister Roma & Peaches Christ DJ Juanita MORE! $28-$76, June 15, 1pm. 24 Willie Mays Plaza. fevo-enterprise.com

Pride Events @ Walnut Creek
The East Bay city's Arts & Rec hosts a series of LGBTQ events. Pet Pride Parade at Heather Farm Dog Park June 15, 9am-11am; Printmaking & Flag-Making at Bedford Gallery, June 15, 1pm-3pm. https://www.walnutcreekartsrec.org/

Pride Fair @ Fremont Public Library
Music, games, food trucks, drag Bingo, resource booths and more. June 15, 10am-2pm, 2400 Stevenson Blvd. aclibrary.bibliocommons.com

Pride is a Riot @ Mars Bar
Queer, trans & nonbinary burlesque, drag, kink and pole-dancing acts, hosted by Obsidienne Obsurd. $20-$25, June 22, 8pm, 798 Brannan St. www.facebook.com

Gogo hunks @ Que Rico, Oakland  

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

Queer Prom @ Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael
LGBTQ+ ballroom party for Marin County high school students (no alcohol). Flaunt your style, from classic glamour to bold avant-garde. A night of unapologetic self-expression. June 21, 7pm-11pm, 1408 Mission Ave. https://www.marin9to25.org/queer-prom

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/

Sausalito Pride
LGBTQ events (outdoors, music and drag) June 20-22 at various venues. https://www.sausalitopride.org/

SF Eagle beer bust  

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events. 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/

SF Live @ Union Square Plaza
Daytime outdoor celebration of The Endup nightclub's 50th anniversary with DJs Marshall Jefferson, Hawthorne, Paul Goodyear and others. Free, June 15, 1pm-9pm, Union Square. https://sflivefest.com/

Solano County Fair @ Vallejo Fairgrounds
Annual county fair with LGBTQ events. $6-$30, June 15, 12pm-10pm. 900 Fairgrounds Drive. https://www.outatthefair.com/solanocountyfair

Sonoma Pride Party @ The Lodge, Sonoma
Enjoy specialty drinks, food and a scenic pool deck view. $50, June 13, 4pm-6pm, 1325 Broadway. 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 (photo: Gooch)  

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; closing party with artists talk and DJed music, June 20, 5pm-9pm. 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. 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. '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. 'The Outsider's Gaze,' Bruce Hackney's talk about Weinberger's photos, $10, June 21, 7pm (in-person and online). '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

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

California Academy of Sciences  

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. 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/

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

Conservatory of Flowers  

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.)

de Young Museum  

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

'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. 'Straight for the Money: Interviews with Queer Sex Workers,' June 20, 6pm. 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  

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 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/

'Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World' @ Legion of Honor  

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
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  

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, 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

'Calli: The Art of Xicanx People' @ Oakland Museum  

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
'Calli: The Art of Xicanx People,' an exhibit of intergenerational, feminist, queer, and Xicanx-Indigenous artworks, June 14-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. 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 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/

'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; thru June 26. 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. 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. Cobi Moules' 'Showering of Sparkling Bits,' thru June 22. 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

'A Public Voice/Una Voz Pública' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery  

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. 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

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. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

'Disney Cats & Dogs' @ Walt Disney Family Museum  

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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