Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 20-28, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday October 20, 2022
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Latino Comics Expo @ Cartoon Art Museum; Meow Meow @ Venetian Room; (one-fourth of) The Danish String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre; Nightlife of the Living Dead @ California Academy of Sciences
Latino Comics Expo @ Cartoon Art Museum; Meow Meow @ Venetian Room; (one-fourth of) The Danish String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre; Nightlife of the Living Dead @ California Academy of Sciences

Classy classical culture and nice nightlife news fill this week's Going Out, Homing's In listings, plus some pre-Halloween festivities.

'Bad Hombres' @ Theatre Rhino  

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

Bad Hombres @ Theatre Rhino (formerly Spark Arts)
Theatre Rhino presents Guillermo Reyes' new multi-character solo play performed by Rudy Guerrero, about Latinx people negotiating queer identity. $15-$20; thru Oct. 30. Also, John Fisher performs 'Banalities' Sept. 9, 8pm. 4229 18th St. http://therhino.org/

Circus Bella @ Bay Area parks
The entertaining kid-friendly circus's new show, 'Flip Flop Fly,' plays at various locations thru Oct. 23. https://www.circusbella.org/flipflopfly

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, celebrated its one-year residency; extended through 2022. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

Fall Season @ ODC Theater
Touring artists' dances include works by experimental performance artist Ni'Ja Whitson of The NWA Project; Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer Marjani Forte-Saunders of 7NMS; and a double bill of Rosanna Tavarez of LA DANSA DANSA from southern California and the Bay Area's Bianca Cabrera of Blind Tiger Society. Oct. 28-Nov. 13. https://odc.dance/

'Ghost Hunt Walking Tour' with Christian Cagigal  

Ghost Hunt Walking Tour
Charming magician Christian Cagigal leads walking tours in Pacific Heights with spooky tales about multiple houses and locations; includes a cocktail and card trick show. $30-$100 (VIP Halloween weekend); thru Oct 31. https://www.sfghosthunt.com/

Indecent @ SF Playhouse
New production of Paula Vogel's play based on the real-life events surrounding the scandalous Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' considered to be a seminal work of Yiddish theatre by some, and a piece of traitorous libel by others; thru Nov. 5. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/

Jagged Little Pill, the Musical @ Golden Gate Theatre
Musical about a dysfunctional family, with songs by Alanis Morrissette. $66.50-$47.50; thru Nov. 6. 1 Taylor St. at Market. https://www.broadwaysf.com

Liz Lerman Dance @ YBCA
'Wicked Bodies,' a new dance work that reflects on many issues centering women and their bodies that have persisted for centuries. $25-$40. Oct. 28-30. 700 Howard St. https://ybca.org/event/liz-lerman-wicked-bodies/

Liz Lerman Dance @ YBCA  

Lockdown Comedy
Lisa Gedig hosts the monthly online comedy show, with Candy Shaw, Nick Leonard, Ying Vigilan, and Lisa's mom, Arline. Oct. 20, 7pm. www.CityBoxOffice.com/LockdownComedy

Moulin Rouge! The Musical @ Orpheum Theatre
Broadway SF presents the touring company of the hit Broadway musical inspired by the Baz Lurmann film. $61-$122; thru Nov. 6. 1192 Market St. https://broadwaysf.com/ (Read our review.)

Nursing These Wounds @ Brava Theater Center
Kularts' immersive dance performance investigates the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses' history. Oct 22-30. $30. 2781 24th St. https://www.sfbatco.org/nrtf-2022

On Beckett @ Toni Rembe Theater
Award-Winning actor Bill Irwin performs his solo show about his many years performing the plays of Samuel Beckett, particularly 'Waiting for Godot.' $25-$115; thru Oct. 23. 415 Geary St. https://www.act-sf.org/

Bill Irwin's 'On Beckett' @ Toni Rembe Theater  

A Picture of Two Boys @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
World premiere of Nick Malakhow's drama about two young gay men who hoe to leave their racist small Pennsylvania town. $25-$37. Oct. 21-Nov. 27. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. https://www.nctcsf.org

Pony @
Cutting Ball presents Sylvan Oswald's play that explores transgender experiences in various stages of their journey. $15-$100. thru Nov. 13. 277 Taylor St. https://cuttingball.com/productions/pony

The Red Shades: A Trans Superhero Rock Opera @ Z Space
Adrienne Price's rock musical about a teenage trans girl who joins a gang of Tenderloin trans superheroes. Oct. 19-Nov. 5. Sliding scale $15-$30. 450 Florida St. http://www.zspace.org/

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
Live and online performances; Francis Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites,' (French; English supertitles) Oct. 15, 18, 21, 26, 30 (live streamed Oct. 21, on-demand Oct. 22-24). 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com/

Sean Dorsey Dance
The local trans and queer dance company is featured in a KQED documentary.

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storyteller/performers. Tina D'Elia's queer telenovela, 'Overlooked Latinas,' thru Oct 29 (Read our review.). Brian Copeland's 'Grandma & Me: an Ode to Single Parents,' thru Oct. 22. Alicia Dattner's 'Are You Dressed for the Apocalypse?' thru Oct. 23. Irma Herrera's 'Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?' thru Oct. 21. $25-$100. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Trolley Dances @ Multiple Locations  

Trolley Dances @ Multiple Locations
The annual outdoor dance events with allet22, Charya Burt, Epiphany Dance Theater, Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company, Grrrl Brigade and Megan Lowe Dances. Oct. 22 & 23. http://epiphanydance.org/san-francisco-trolley-dances/

Come Out!
Online conversation with veteran activists, alumni of the Gay Liberation Front; Perry Brass, Mark Segal, Ellen Broidy, Martha Shelley, Flavia Rando and Mark Horn. Oct. 23, 1pm PT. Register at www.lgbtqhp.org

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Georgia Harkness Lecture
Pacific School of Religion's Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies presents Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, who explores the embodied ethics and spiritual insights of Claire Cunningham's Thank You Very Much, a contemporary dance performance that brings queer disability culture into provocative conversation with the glittering world of Elvis tribute artists. Oct. 20, 2:30pm. Online via Zoom.

'Come Out!' panel  

Lynn Crawford @ McRoskey Mattress Co.
The Green Arcade bookstore presents friends of the late author Crawford who discuss her gay and AIDS-themed novel, 'My Blue Coiling Snake, My Empty Room,' Oct. 29, 6:30pm. 1687 Market St. https://thegreenarcade.com/

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

The annual Bay Area-wide literary festival includes dozens of readings, talks, workshops, parties and author appearances, thru Oct. 22, with the closing night Lit Crawl at venues along Valencia Street. https://www.litquake.org/

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/

Stephan Ferris @ Mr. S
Book launch events for the author's (aka former porn performer Blue Bailey) memoir, 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw.' Free. Oct. 21, 5pm at Mr. S, 385 8th St. https://www.mr-s-leather.com/

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
International music and dance concerts. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. https://www.ashkenaz.com/

The B-52s @ Masonic Hall  

The B-52s @ Masonic Hall
The iconic pop-rock band performs on their farewell tour. $119 and up. Oct. 28 & 29, 8pm. 1111 California St. https://www.livenation.com/

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

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Oct. 26 & 27, Ann Hampton Callaway performs hr 'Judy Gardland Songbook.' $65. 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/

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

Meow Meow @ Venetian Room
Bay Area Cabaret presents the Australian star of cabaret, who performs her unique styling in a concert with Emmy-winning music director Lance Horne. $90. Oct. 30, 7:30pm. Fairmount Hotel, 950 Mason St. https://bayareacabaret.org/

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

Meow Meow @ Venetian Room  

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 in-person, live-streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. Oct. 21, 8pm: CelesTrios, works for piano, cello and violin. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

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

San Francisco Bach Choir @ Calvary Presbyterian Church
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres. 2515 Fillmore St. 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. Oct. 26, 7:30pm: the Danish String Quartet. $50-$75. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Performances presents The Danish String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre  

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

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

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

111 Minna Gallery
In-person Thursday 5pm-11pm sketch events have returned in conjunction with show by Alec Huxley and Robert Bowen. 111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

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

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Unusual art exhibits; 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

'Dyslexic Dictionary' @ Arion Press Gallery  

Arion Press Gallery
'Dyslexic Dictionary,' a group exhibit of works by prominent dyslexic artists, designers, and dignitaries, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sally Gardner, Gil Gerrshoni and others. Ppening reception Oct. 22, 6pm; thru Dec. 22. 1802 Hayes St., The Presidio. https://gershoni.com/culture/dyslexic-dictionary

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

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
'Hope is a Discipline,' a group exhibit of LGBT Bay Area artists, featuring Libby Black, Craig Calderwood, Jamil Hellu, Jaime Knight, Wei Keong Tan and Corrie Wille; curated by Marc Mayer; thru Nov. 11. Artists reception Oct. 15, 5pm-8pm. 1325 4th St., San Rafael. http://artworksdowntown.org/

Asian Art Museum
'Into View: Bernice Bing,' 20 works by the contemporary artist. 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision,' and '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
Diverse art exhibits. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeleyhttps://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Pier Paolo Pasolini film retrospective Oct. 22-Nov. 27. 'Undoing Time,' installations focusing on mass incarceration; thru Dec. 18. Whitney Bradshaw's 'Outcry,' a response to the alarming rollback of women's rights; thru Nov. 8. Alison Knowles retrospective thru Dec. 18. 'Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles,' 'Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India' and art films streamed online and screened outdoors (BYO chairs). 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

'Beyond Binary' @ SF State Fine Arts Gallery  

Beyond Binary @ SF State Fine Arts Gallery
Diverse media exhibit of works by trans and non-binary identifying artists, thru Oct. 27. SF State campus, 1600 Holloway. https://gallery.sfsu.edu/ (Read our feature article.)

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. New; 'Bugs,' a fascinating giant-plants-scale insect-view exhibit. '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
Oct, 22 & 23, 11am-5pm; Latino Comics Expo. Melissa Pagluica's art, part of the Emerging Artist Showcase; also, 'Keith Knight's 'Woke,'' the local Black cartoonist's exhibit ('The K Chronicles'); 'The Legend of Wonder Woman,' an exhibition celebrating 80 years of DC Comics' iconic Amazon. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Castro Art Mart
Monthly first Sundays outdoor array of local artists and craftspeople selling wares. Free, 11am-6pm, Noe St at Market. https://artyhoodsf.com/castro-art-mart/

Latino Comics Expo @ Cartoon Art Museum  

Catharine Clark Gallery
Sandow Birk's powerful exhibition, 'White Out (New Paintings for the US Capitol) and his panoramic drawing, 'A Walk in the Park (Insurrection - Jan. 6, 2021),' which depicts the procession from the White House to the Capitol Building; on view through October 22. Also; Arlene Correa's touching immigration-themed textiles. 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
'Gillian Laub: Family Matters,' an exhibit of her family portraits. 'Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves' presents works by 30 Bay Area—based contemporary artists working in fabric sculptures and other media in taking on the theme of 'repair' (tikkun); thru Jan. 8. 'Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History,' a paired exhibit about Frank Oz and his local family arts connection; thru Nov. 27. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

David Ireland House
Home converted into an intimate gallery of unusual art projects. 500 Capp St. https://500cappstreet.org/

de Young Museum
'Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,' a fascinating multi-part exhibit of Egyptian antiquities, jewelry, sarcophagi, even cat mummies, and special virtual reality consoles; thru Feb 12, 2023. Also, 'Faith Ringgold: American People,' an exhibit of Black historical and personal paintings, quilts and soft sculptures; thru Nov. 27. Also, the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley; 'Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival,' thru Feb. 2023; and, collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

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

'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora' @ GLBT History Museum  

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

Gallery Wendi Norris
'Uncovering Alice Rahon,' the artist's first solo gallery exhibition in 45 years; 17 works in oil and sand painting, assemblage, and sculpture, through Nov. 5. 436 Jackson St. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

GLBT History Museum
'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. 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

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

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

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

Juanita: 30 Years of MORE! @ SF Arts Commission Gallery
Visual celebration of the local drag star, DJ, activist and nightlife icon in portraits, posters, photos and gowns by Mr. David (Glamamore); thru Nov. 12. Oct. 28, 7pm: Juanita's birthday bash. 401 Van Ness Ave. (Read our interview with Juanita.)

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery  

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

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; extended thru Nov. 27. 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

Leslie Ewing @ Rockridge Cafe, Oakland
Queer activist's comics on display at the cafe; thru Oct. 26. 5492 College Ave., Oakland. https://www.rockridgecafe.com/ http://www.leslieewing.com/

Letterform Archive
'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages,' an exhibit of varies protest movement posters and graphics by Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Jenny Holzer, W.E.B Dubois, ACT UP, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Corita Kent, Atelier Populaire, Guerrilla Girls, Ben Shahn and others. 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. 245 S. Van Ness. #303. https://lostartsalon.com

Manna Gallery
'Flux,' Elaine Maute's exhibit of paintings. Also, Orlando Smith retrospective. 473 25th St., Oakland. https://www.mannagallery.com/

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Exhibition 'Color Code' thru Jan. 21. 1150 20th St. https://www.mcevoyarts.org/event/head-bangers/

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries (Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Municipal Bonds, The Jones Institute and more) host different artist exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

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

'The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion' @ Museum of the African Diaspora  

Museum of the African Diaspora
Exhibits include 'The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion,' thru March 5; also, award-winning films, talks and music performances focusing on Black artists in multiple media. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Museum of Craft & Design
'Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail,' thru Oct. 30; 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

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. www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
'Angela Davis: Seize the Time,' an exhibit examining the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon; thru June 11, 2023. 'Hella Feminist,' an exhibit that combines art and historical artifacts to show the diverse individual and collective stories of feminism; thru Jan 8, 2023. 'You Are Here: California Stories on the Map,' thru 2022, 'Black Power' and 'Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism,' both ongoing. Friday night interactive displays and live music. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

Open Studios @ Hunter's Point Shipyard
Meet many artists in diverse media showing their works for sale. Oct. 22 & 23, 11am-6pm. 451 Galvez Ave. and 1 Rankin St. https://www.shipyardartists.com/

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

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

Photo Realness; The Queer Aesthetics of Photography' @ Schlomer Haus Gallery  

Project Press Play @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Exhibition of art in Edward Gunewan's comic book about a queer Asian immigrant dealing with mental health issues. In-person events through the exhibit run. https://www.projectpressplay.com/exhibition

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

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

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery's new group show, 'Photo Realness; The Queer Aesthetics of Photography' with works by Zackary Drucker, Clifford Prince King, Matt Lipps, Alec Marchant, Joe Sinness, and Suzanne Wright; curated by Christopher Tradowsky. 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

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, plus 'Diego Rivera's America,' an exhibit of his paintings. Also, Joan Mitchell retrospective' 'Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue.' and Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

SOMArts Cultural Center
'To Love and Be Loved in Return,' group exhibition Dia­ de los Muertes art and altars; thru Nov. 4. (Read our article.) 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

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

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco
'Soft Power,' recent projects by Alexander Hernandez, who blends queer immigrant narratives into bold and sometimes whimsical fabric sculptures; thru Nov. 6. 2130 Fulton St. www.usfca.edu/thacher-gallery

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. Thru Jan. 8, 2023: 'Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece,' and 'Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals.' 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

Alexander Hernandez' 'Soft Power' @ Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco  

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

Would You Be Caught Dead In That Outfit? - Que Perra Mi Amiga! @ Pacific Felt Factory
Julian Delgado Lopera and Rebeka Rodriguez's installation/archival project about legendary intergenerational histories of trans Latinas on San Francisco's 16th Street. 2830 29th St. www.pacificfeltfactory.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. Lobby art: Taravat Talepasand's 'Peace in the Middle East.' Coming up Oct. 20: 'Brett Cook & Liz Lerman: Reflection & Action.' 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

440 Castro hunky bartenders (photo: Steven Underhill)  

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

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

All Hallows' Gala @ August Hall
American Conservatory Theater's gala fundraiser includes appearances by actors Bill Pullman, BD Wong, performances, cocktails, food, games and more. $1500 and up. Oct. 28, 6:30pm-11pm. 420 Mason St. https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/cofzUw?vid=s2etz

Asia SF
Dining, nightlife and classy drag performers mix at the popular SoMa club; dinner shows from $59-$79. 201 9th St. https://asiasf.com/

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. Shangri-La second Saturdays. Latin Divas Live 4th Saturdays. Big Top Sundays with studly gogos. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Bong-O Bingo @ Moe Greens Dispensary
DJ Dank's pot and drag party at the cannabis shoppe, with a $5 stoner raffle. $10-$15. Oct. 25, 6pm. 1276 Market St. www.eventhi.io

Bong-O Bingo @ Moe Greens Dispensary (photo: Aaron Levy-Wolins)  

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. 43 6th St. http://www.clubomgsf.com/

Dirty Habit, Hotel Zelos
Hotel's fifth-floor bar/restaurant hosts its Thursday night Second Summer Outdoor Movie Series, thru Oct. 20, plus Tuesday night street food and other rooftop events. 12 4th St. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

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

Drag Bingo @ Hangar 1 Distillery, Alameda
Patio drag Bingo fun $10. Oct. 22, 5pm. Also Nov. 19. 2505 Monarch St., Alameda. https://hangarone.com

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, the weekly Monster Show, 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/

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

Gayla @ Congregation Sherith Israel
Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club's Annual Dinner honors Cleve Jones, Jupiter Peraza, Nicki Jizz, Zander Moricz; dinner, silent auction. $100 and up. 7pm-10pm. Oct. 22, 2266 California St. https://www.milkclub.org/gayla

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBT-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts; Queeraoke on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 7pm. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Harvest Feast @ Green Room
Castro Country Club's annual gala fundraiser dinner, 'Boogie Wonderland,' has a disco '70s theme. Oct. 26, 6pm. War Memorial Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave. https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/zQ6bkQ?vid=v10vp

Jolene's (photo: Shot in the City)  

The Hole in the Wall
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; Coyote Queer, second Saturdays, with DJs Koslov & Livv, costume contest. Queer Karaoke Thursdays; UHaul SF, Fridays. Sunday brunch drag show 11am-5pm. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Ken Jones Awards @ Cityscape Bar, Hilton SF
Second annual event returns to an in-person reception to honor the incredible achievements of San Francisco's finest LGBTQIA+ advocates. Attendees will enjoy light food and beverages, as well as 360-degree panoramic city views from the 45th floor. $75. 6pm-8pm, 333 O'Farrell St. www.eventbrite.com

The Castro bar with a panoramic view. Oct. 28, 6pm-9pm: BALIF Halloween fundraiser with drag acts; $25. 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. Oct. 23, 2pm-6pm: beer bust fundraiser supports medical expenses for DJ Prince Wolf (https://www.facebook.com/events/1219065835340426/) 1354 Harrison St. https://www.lonestarsf.com/

The intimate martini bar hosts music cabaret acts. Pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly Monday Happy Hour 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; Galaxy Saturday nights with DJ Lu; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/

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

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

Muevelo @ Que Rico, Oakland
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

Nightlife of the Living Dead @ California Academy of Sciences (photo: Gayle Laird)  

Nightlife of the Living Dead @ California Academy of Sciences
Halloween-themed party at the natural history musuem, with DJed music drag shows by Rice Rockettes and Reparations, cocktails and fun. $24. Oct. 27, 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

Shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am. Reparations, the all-Black drag show. Art Hoe: Vol II, Thursdays, 10pm thru Oct. 'Sqream,' D'Arcy Drollinger's new '90s musical drag parody, thru Nov 5. Oct. 23, 7pm: fundraiser for Honey Mahogany's supervisor election campaign. Oct. 23, 10pm: Lil Nas X concert after-party and drag show. Oct. 25, 7pm:Ryan Patrick Welsh's 'Sex, Camp, Rock n Roll.' Oct. 26, 7pm: Baddies: a Halloween Burlesque show. Oct. 28, 10pm: Bootie Halloween mashup dance and drag night. Karaoke & Cocktails with Emma Peel, Tuesdays, 7pm-11pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Port Bar, Oakland
Oct. 25: Catacomb, a 'Dragula' viewing party and drag show hosted by Lucinda Puss. Ongoing: Shake It Up Saturdays; Women's night Sundays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm; Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; Thursdays, Karaoke Star hosted by Amoura Teese; also weekend drag brunch. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Popular cruise SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers; Aug. 6: Raul Anthony Gomez) 1st Saturdays, Glamamore's Pillows drag show on Mondays; and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

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

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

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays; monthly Lair with host Suppository Spelling; 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 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

The Summoning @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ, David Flower Productions, and Non Plus Ultra's new interactive spooky tour through multiple live performer's haunting fun. $55-$75; VIP parties also available; thru Nov. 5. 85 5th St. https://www.intothedarksf.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. www.sundancesaloon.org

Twin Peaks
Enjoy a great view and strong drinks at the historic tavern. 401 Castro St. https://www.twinpeakstavern.com/

Unhinged: Nightshade's Curse @ Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Spooky immersive show/tour through the beautiful 'haunted' mansion; also, 'Walk With Spirits,' 'Houdini's Spirit Escape,' and other tours, meals and drinks for sale. $65 and up. thru Oct. 31. 525 South Winchester Road, San Jose. https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/

Vehement: Devilettes from Mars @ Berber
A drag space horror spectacle in an immersive no-seating show, with performers Mss Vee, Teresa Guidcoohie, Starya, DJ Trevor Pearson and others; Wear your most extreme science-fiction-inspired attire and spacewalk along a starry runway for the costume contest. $45. Oct. 20, 9pm-12am. 1516 Broadway. https://www.berbersf.com/

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar; monthly music nights, 7:30pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

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