Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday June 2, 2022
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Amy Siewert's Imagery; 'Generations in Time'; 'For a Look or a Touch'; Grag Queen @ Hotel Utah
Amy Siewert's Imagery; 'Generations in Time'; 'For a Look or a Touch'; Grag Queen @ Hotel Utah

Arts, nightlife and community events continue to become more rainbow-licious at June's Pride Month gets underway. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's spectrum of listings.



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

Local production of the musical based on the film, with songs by Dolly Parton. $26. June 2-26. G.K. Hardt Theatre, 52 W 6th St, Santa Rosa. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com/

AirOtic @ Great Star Theater

Touring company of sexy male and female aerial performers brings their dazzling show to the Chinatown stage. $40-$135; thru June 12. 636 Jackson St.


All Ages with Marga Gomez @ Brava Studio

The celebrated local comic and storyteller's new show conjures mythical worlds and celebrates gender freedom. $15-$20. June 9-25, Thu-Sat 7:30pm. 2781 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

Amy Siewert's Imagery  

Amy Siewert's Imagery
'Sketch 5' innovative dance 'Starting Over at the End," on-demand thru June 5. https://www.asimagery.org/

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

Arc Edge 2022 @ CounterPulse
[and then we must be]' by Audrey Johnson & 'Mixtape of the Dead & Gone #1- Egwu Onwu Ahamefula' by Nkeiruka Oruche + Gbedu Town Radio. June 2-4, 9-11, 80 Turk St. https://counterpulse.org/counterpulse-presents-arc-edge-2022/

Breaking Down Walls @ Cowell Theater
'Celebrating Our Shared Humanity Through the Arts,' a benefit for Ukraine humanitarian efforts, with singer, songwriter Will Hammond, Jr.; choreographer Mia J. Chong in collaboration with Post:ballet with music by Vân-Ánh Võ; theatre group Teatro Nagual; poets Aileen Cassinetto, Tureeda Mikell, Kim Shuck, Maw Shein Win; and animation director Jaroslav Baran. Emcee is comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. Sat, June 11. 7pm. $25. Pier 2, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.eventbrite.com https://www.metrofilmandarts.org/

Cats @ Golden Gate Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber's 7-Tony-winning hit musical based on e.e. cumming's poems about cats. $56-$147. June 1-5. 1 Taylor St at Market. https://broadwaysf.com

Dana H. @ Berkeley Rep
Lucas Hnath's true story solo drama about Dana Higginbotham, a counselor in a psychiatric ward who was kidnapped by one of the patients and held captive in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months; performed by Jordan Baker. $22-$60. June 3-July 10. Roda Theatre, 2020 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

Dear Evan Hansen @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway San Jose presents the touring production of the hit musical about a lonely young man's lies that make him more likable. June 8-19. $35-$175. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

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

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

'For a Look or a Touch'  

Encore! @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Celebrate NCTC's milestone birthday with a magically melodious performance of iconic numbers from a songbook of over 50 musical productions, featuring hit songs from blockbuster mega-musicals and hidden gems from indie darlings. $40-$60; thru June 12. 25 Van Ness Ave. https://www.nctcsf.org

FabLab Celebration of Life @ YBCA
Eve Zen's indoor/outdoor show of five queer artists performing homages to historic queer icons (Rotimi Agbabiaka, Meliza Bañales, Tiff Lin, Aléta Mascorro, and Enormvs Muñoz) invite you into the living legacy of their QTBIPOC cultural ancestors Gloria Anzaldúa, James Baldwin, Kapaemāhū, Walter Mercado, and Guan Yin. 1pm-4pm. Free. 701 Mission St. https://www.eyezen.org/celebration-of-life

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

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

Heels for Hope @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
Variety show to benefit Maitri, with comedian FC Sierra, tenor Marcus J. Paige, singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine, hosts Helena Levin and Sister Roma. $52-$104. June 4, 6pm reception, 7pm show. 609 Sutter St. https://www.cityboxoffice.com/

Hearts & Minds @ Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor
GAPA Theate and GAPA Men's Chorus perform a music and storytelling program; part of the 25th annual United States of Asian America Festival. Free. June 4, 2pm. 100 34th Ave. https://www.gapa.org/

Hello, Dolly! @ Mountain Amphitheater
Scenic outdoor performances of the classic match-making musical, with some sing-along shows. $25-$45. June 5; sing-alongs June 11, 12, 19. Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley. https://www.mountainplay.org/2021-season/ticket-information/

National Queer Arts Festival  

National Queer Arts Festival
25th annual festival of LGBTQ performance, music, art, workshops and more. June 9-23 at multiple venues. https://queerculturalcenter.org/

On the Town @ Saratoga Civic Theater
South Bay Musical Theatre production of the classic musical about a trio of randy sailors on shore leave in 1950s Manhattan; music by Leonard Bernstein; book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. $24-$54; thru June 4. 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga.

The Pajama Game @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the 1960s deer & Ross musical about romance in a factory workplace. $20-$70. June 2-19. 215 Jackson St. https://42ndstmoon.org/the-pajama-game/

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

Pride Party @ SAFEhouse Arts
VIP Pride Preview featuring LGBTQ artists in RAW and AIRspace residencies. Catch a sneak peak of their newest work, featuring Raven Malouf-Renning, Gina Stella dell'Assunta and Peekaboo. Then stick around for a Pride Party at 9pm with a DJ, drinks and snacks. Free/donations. June 4, 7:30pm. 145 Eddy St. https://safehousearts.org/

'Romeo Y Juliet' @ Bruns Ampitheatre, Orinda  (Source: Kevin Berne)

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

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

San Francisco Opera
June 4- July 2: Mozart's 'Don Giovanni.' June 18 Pride Night performance includes a dress-circle after-party. Also, recorded and live performances, too.https://sfopera.com/

State of Play Festival @ ODC Theater
Dance festival with 9 premieres and 7 works in progress of various artists from across the Bay Area and the U.S. June 2-11. 3153 17th St. https://odc.dance

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

CommUnity Rainbow Run
Florida-based nonprofit commemorating the Pulse nightclub massacre hosts an in-person run fundraiser, with additional online donation and participation. June 4. https://onepulsefoundation.org

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

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

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

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

Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks, including extra events thru June. https://www.keshetonline.org

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

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

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

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park  

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

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

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

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

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park
The dedicated grove of memorials allows for peaceful contemplation of those lost; also, regular events, and online exhibits. Panel-making workshops Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, thru June 8; 543 Castro St. Panel display June 11 and 12, 10am-5pm. 320 Bowling Green Drive. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/

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

Queer Trans Asian Pride @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Celebrate and bring together Queer Transgender Gender Non-Binary Intersex Asians & Pacific Islanders. Enjoy food, drinks, and performances by QTAPI Artists. June 4, 5:30pm-8pm. 388 9th St. https://www.eventbrite.com

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

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

Sonoma County Pride
North Bay events June 2-5 in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. https://www.sonomacountypride.org/

David Sedaris @ Books Inc. Opera Plaza  

David Sedaris @ Books Inc. Opera Plaza
The gay writer reads from and signs copies of his new book, 'Happy-Go-Lucky.' June 8, 7pm. 601 Van Ness Ave. https://www.booksinc.net

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
May Online and in-person author events; also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. June 5, 2pm: Zinething: a Queer Zine Workshop with Anand Vedawala, executive director of SF Zine Fest. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. June 7, 7pm: Toni Mirosevich ('Spell Heaven and Other Stories'); June 14, 7pm: David Eugene Perry ('Upon This Rock'); June 15, 7pm: Justin Sayre ('From Gay to Z: a Queer Compendium'). June 16, 7pm: Ben Miller ('Bad Gays: a Homosexual History'). June 19, 7pm: Jason Wong with the late Jim Nawrocki's 'House Fire: Stories and Poems.' June 24, 7pm: Jeremy Atherton Lin ('Gay Bar: Why We Went Out'). 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Play, Orchestra, Play @ Mechanic's Institute
Authors Vernon Keeve III ('Southern Migrant Mixtape'), Lori Ostlund ('After the Parade') and Alec Scott ('Until It Shimmers') read and discuss their writing, which features music; hosted by writer Matthew Félix, with some music as well. June 8, 6pm. 57 Post St.

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/

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

Sam Harris @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts; thru June 4: Justin Vivian Bond's 'Oh Mary, It's Pride.' $65-$85. June 8 & 9: Sam Harris, $75. June 10 & 11: Babe! Featuring Caitlin Kinunnen & Isabelle McCalla; 8pm, $55. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

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

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

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

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. June 3, 8pm: SF Girls Chorus. June 5, 4pm: pianist Jason Sia. June 10, 8pm: Passionflower duo perform a vocal/pianio concert of works by gay composers. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Winter season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. May 5, 7:30pm: Jerusalem Quartet. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

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

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

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

Stephanie J. Block @ The Venetian Room  

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

Stephanie J. Block @ The Venetian Room
The Tony-winning star of the Broadway musical 'The Cher Show' and 'Wicked' performs her cabaret concert. $90. June 5, 7:30pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. https://bayareacabaret.org/artist_Block_22.html

True Colors @ PBS
'Our Stories, Our Songs,' a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ community In The United States In Stories And Songs, hosted by Amy Schneider, featuring performances by Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, Chris Colfer, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclairé And André De Shields, with The American Pops Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier. premieres June 4. https://www.pbs.org/

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

100th Birthday celebrations @ Castro Theatre  

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

100th Birthday celebrations @ Castro Theatre
June 22 marks 100 years since San Francisco's Nasser family opened the Castro Theatre: an event that came to define an era and a neighborhood. A century on, it is the longest continually family-owned movie palace in the United States. To mark the occasion, the Nasser Family in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment is scheduling 11 days of film screenings on June 3 -12 featuring iconic movies from each decade of the Castro's history, including some family and children's programming and a "Happy Birthday" special event on June 22 with movies filmed in San Francisco. Most shows will be preceded by a live performance by our own David Hegarty on the Castro's organ. $6-$16. 429 Castro St. https://www.castrotheatre.com/

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

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

Joshua Guerci's no-holds-barred documentary chronicling 18 months in the life of Baloney, a mostly male, mostly naked, very erotic San Francisco burlesque troupe. Viewable starting June 7 on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Spectrum, and inDemand. https://www.baloney.film/

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

'Baloney' documentary  

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

Building a Bridge
Documentary about Father James Martin, a Catholic priest, and his efforts to make the Catholic Church more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community; streaming May 3 on AMC+ thru June 21. https://www.buildingabridgefilm.com/

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

GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

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

Coming of age/coming out film about two Latina girls on a high school track team; directed by Sammi Cohen and written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham; on Hulu April 29. www.hulu.com

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

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

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse
Enjoy new and repertory films with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy. May 31: 1983 lesbian erotic film 'Kamikaze Hearts,' restored print, with writer/director Juliet Bashore. https://drafthouse.com/sf

Films @ HereTV  

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

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

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

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. May 28 & 29: 'Eraserhead' and 'Videodrome.' June 1-12., SF DocFest (https://sfindie.com/) 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

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

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

Frameline Voices
New series of free LGBT online short films and upcoming screenings. https://www.frameline.org/voices

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

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

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

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

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

LGBT films @ Breaking Glass  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queer. Black. Film. @ Brava Theater Center  

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

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

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

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

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

Queer. Black. Film. @ Brava Theater Center
Screening of Ahsa-Ti Nu's 'Overlooked Giants: A Parable of Queer Women of Color in The Arts,' and Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' with a panel discussion. June 4, 7pm. $20-$25. 2781 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

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

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

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

SF DocFest
21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, June 1-12 at Roxie Theater, includes several LGBT-themed feature and short films. 3117 16th St. https://sfindie.com/ (Read our article.)

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

'Sort Of'  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'All of Us All of Us' @ Berkeley Art Center  

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Kara Maria's 'Precious and Precarious: Life on the Edge of Extinction,' thru June 11. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ajuan Mance's art @ Cartoon Art Museum  

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits; 'Masami Taraoka: The Last Swan Lake, Zeina Barakeh: Wild Cards, Al Farrow: New Sculptures' - each thru May 28. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

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

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

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

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

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include Alice Neel: People Come First thru July 10; Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival, thru Feb. 2023. Also, 'Bouquets to Art,' the annual display of floral arrangements inspired by works of art, with many related special events; June 7-2. Also, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

'Bouquets to Art' @ de Young Museum  

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

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

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

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

GLBT History Museum
New: 'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora.' Online exhibits include 'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50.' Also, 'Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present, Fighting Back,' a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; 'Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph,' curated by Joseph Plaster; and other exhibits. Online events as well; June 9, 6:30pm: Neon Comes Out: San Francisco's Gay Bar Signs, at the Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St. $5-$10. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

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

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

'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' @ Legion of Honor  

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

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

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

Legion of Honor
'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy,' the first extensive exhibition of the designer's work, bringing together more than 80 ensembles from the past two decades; thru Sept. 5. Also, European and ancient art, giant Renaissance landscapes and historic paintings, plus classical sculptures and contemporary works, from Degas, Manet, Caillebotte and Vuillard to Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts; also, Wangechi Mutu's fascinating modern outdoor and indoor sculptures. Uue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

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

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

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits; Solo Mujeres thru May 6. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SF Museum of Modern Art  

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

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

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery. 2128 Market St., just west of Church St. Regular gallery hours Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://www.instagram.com/schlomer_haus_gallery/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. 'Pedagogy of Hope: Uncage, Reunify, Heal,; presented by Galeria de la Raza, they May 29. 'The Healing Project,' thru June 19. https://ybca.org

Freak Chic Pride Gala @ Oasis  (Source: Photos by Dot)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freak Chic Pride Gala @ Oasis
Comfort & Joy presents the fourth edition of their fashion fantasia. Starts at 5pm with live jazz with Maria Konner, rooftop drinks and nibbles, pop-up drag closet, photos with Dot, and fashion bazaar. 6-8:30pm: fashion performances featuring Ismael Acosta, Jack Davis, Haus of Jubilee, Sister Magic Productions, Suppositori Spelling, Sawako Ogo, C Quinn, Larissa and more. Dance Party til closing. $15-$100. June 5, 5pm-11pm. 298 11th St. eventbrite https://www.sfoasis.com/

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

Grag Queen @ Hotel Utah  

Grag Queen @ Hotel Utah
Brazilian 'Queen of the Universe' winner performs live music in her first U.S. tour. $15-$20. June 10. 500 4th St. https://www.facebook.com/gragqueenoficial https://hotelutah.com/

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

Judy Garland's 100th @ The Academy
Connie Champagne performs as Judy Garland, plus Donna Sachet and pianist Russell Deason, as part of an intimate night at the club. June 10, 7pm-11pm. 2166 Market St. https://www.academy-sf.com/

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

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

Connie Champagne at Judy Garland's 100th @ The Academy  

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

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

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

In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show. June 2-4, 7pm: 'Cockettes: Eternal Emissions' (read our feature on the Cockettes). Tuesdays 5pm: Say Gay! karaoke with bartender Bernie and Dulce De Leche. June 3: Question for the Culture Lana Del Rey tribute show. June 5: Comfort & Joy's 'Freak Chic' Pride gala. June 9, 7pm: Over the Rainbow, a big gay cabaret show. June 9, 10pm: ThiccTease Pride, a fat-positive women strip show and dance party. June 10, 7pm: Matthew Martin's Judy Garland 100th birthday tribute concert. Online shows, too. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Port Bar, Oakland
Shake It Up Saturdays; Women's night Sundays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm; Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; weekend drag brunch. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Matthew Martin's Judy Garland 100th
birthday tribute concert @ Oasis  

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

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

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

San Mateo County Fair @
Enjoy concerts (Gloria Gaynor, Queen Nation, The Commodores, Uptown funk), exhibits, food, animals, 1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo. June 5 Family Pride Day with San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, Jesus U. Bettawork, Snaxx and more. Jun 4-12. https://sanmateocountyfair.com/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays. Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am. Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. (http://frolicparty.com/) 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping nights (Sundays and Thursdays) has returned. $5, 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. Sundance Stompede & Hoedown May 25-29, a four-day CW dance weekend at Space 550, the Regency Ballroom and the Holiday inn/Van Newss Ave. . www.sundancesaloon.org

Thirst Trap Thursdays @ Dirty Habit
Weekly event on the heated 5th floor outdoor terrace of Hotel Zelos, $5 benefits the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. 5pm-10pm. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

Turn Up the Love @ ATT Store
Concert with live performances by Vincint, Madame Gandhi, Mario Jose, and host Silky Nutmeg Ganache. June 4, 7pm-10opm. 1 Powell St. https://attturnupthelovesf.splashthat.com/

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

Brian Hutchison 's 'I Still Think About You'  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August Bernadicou's Queercore Podcast  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' histories in recorded shows with Mark Segal, Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson, the Rev. Ed Hansen, Rev. Robert Cromey, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. https://www.queercorepod.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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