Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Thursday August 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

It's nice outside, it's foggy/sunny, much like our taciturn disposition when traipsing out for art and nightlife. Tag along. We've got streaming homey amusements for you introverts.

ARTS

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

'Deal With the Dragon' @ Magic Theatre
'Deal With the Dragon' @ Magic Theatre  

DANCE, OPERA, THEATER
"The Anarchy Quartet" @ Exit Theatre
Premiere of Stuart Bousel's historical drama about the turmoil in twelfth century England. $15-$30. Aug. 4-20. 156 Eddy St. https://www.theexit.org/

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

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival @ Dance Mission Theater
Antoine Hunter's Urban Jazz Dance Company presents three nights of works by deaf choreographers and dancers and friends: Sean Dorsey Dance, Ian Sunburn, Listen With Your Eyes Dance Troupe, Binca's Playhouse and more. . $12-$35. Aug. 12-14. 3316 24th St. Sunday 3pm show will be at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St. BrownPaperTickets

Bay Area Playwrights Festival @ Potrero Stage
45th annual presentation of new works by local and nationally acclaimed playwrights, including Elana Dykewomon, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Inda Craig-Galván and others. $5-$200; thru Aug. 7 in-person, 1695 18th St.; online Aug. 5-7. https://playwrightsfoundation.org/ (Read our article.)

"The Code" @ Strand Theater
A.C.T. Young Conservatory cast performs the world premiere of Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses' pop-rock musical about a curious discovery made by some private school students. $20-$40. Aug. 4-7. 1127 Market St. https://www.act-sf.org

"Deal With the Dragon" @ Magic Theatre
Kevin Rolston's revised solo show about the comically complicated and competitive art world. $20-$70. July 22-Aug. 14. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.magictheatre.org/ (Read our feature interview with Kevin Rolston.)

"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 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/

'Disney's The Lion King' @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
'Disney's The Lion King' @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts  

"Disney's The Lion King"
@ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

New local production of the Broadway mega-hit musical with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. $43-$138. Aug. 3-21. 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.com

"Follies" @ SF Playhouse
New local production Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's classic musical revue, a reunion of former show biz stars before the demolition of a fabled theater. $30-$100; thru Sept. 10. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/ (Read our review.)

"Fun Home" @ City Lights Theater Company, San Jose
New production of the bittersweet family tragedy musical based on Alison Bechtel's award-winning graphic novel; thru Aug. 21. 529 S. Second St. www.cltc.org

"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 Sept. 11, 2022. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

"Nan and the Lower Body" @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Jessica Dickey's play about Dr. Pap, his mysterious assistant, and frank and funny discussions about women's health and body autonomy. $30 and up; thru Aug. 7. 1305 Middlefield Road. theatreworks.org

'Sanctuary City' @ Berkeley Rep
'Sanctuary City' @ Berkeley Rep  

"Sanctuary City" @ Berkeley Rep
Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to establish a place for themselves in America. $29-$84; thru Aug. 14. 2025 Addison St. www.berkeleyrep.org (Read our review.)

San Francisco Ballet @Frost Ampitheatre, Stanford
The company performs Jerome Robbins' 'In the Night,' Helgi Tomasson's '7 for Eight,' and the South Bay premiere of William Forsythe's 'Blake Works I.' $40 and up. Aug. 5 & 6, 8pm. 351 Lasuen St. https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/august-2022/starry-nights

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
Live and online performances. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com/

Sean Dorsey Dance
The local trans and queer dance company is featured in a KQED documentary.
https://freshmeatproductions.org/sean-dorsey-dance-on-kqed/

Silk Worm @ CounterPulse
'The jaws of all are red with gore' takes the classic cartoon series Looney Tunes as its source material. Loosely representing Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, three performers (Silk Worm, Frank Leasing, and Hiroko Tamano of Harupin-Ha Dance Theater) activate the stage with lip-sync, stage combat, butoh, clowning, projections, and live singing. $20-$35. Aug 11-13, 8pm. 80 Turk St. https://www.counterpulse.org

Dan Hoyle's 'Talk to Your People' @ The Marsh
Dan Hoyle's 'Talk to Your People' @ The Marsh  

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
'Talk to Your People,' Dan Hoyle's new acclaimed solo show about race and politics in America. $25-$100; thru Aug. 27. Ongoing one-night solo shows on Mondays and Tuesdays. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

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

Keshet
Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks. https://www.keshetonline.org

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

Lesbian activist Ellen Broidy (right) interview @ LGBTQ History Project. photo: Diana Davies
Lesbian activist Ellen Broidy (right) interview @ LGBTQ History Project. photo: Diana Davies  

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

LGBTQ Connection
Sonoma and Napa nonprofit hosts numerous events, including youth, elder groups, counseling. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/en/homepage

LGBTQ History Project
August Bernadicou's interviews and stories on LGBTQ activists' histories; special LA and NYC Pride history interviews. Also, recorded talks with lesbian activist Ellen Broidy, 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 a 'lost' interview with 'Pink Narcissus' director James Bidgood. https://www.lgbtqhp.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. 320 Bowling Green Drive. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/

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, including employment assistance, yoga classes, well-being workshops, and more. 1800 Market St., and online. 1800 Market St. https://www.sfcenter.org/


LITERARY
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

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

"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/

Seth Rudetsky's 'Big Fat 70s Variety Show' @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Seth Rudetsky's 'Big Fat 70s Variety Show' @ Feinstein's at the Nikko  

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

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Aug 4 & 5: Seth Rudetsky presents his hilarious 'Big Fat 70s Variety Show' $85. (Read our interview.) Aug, 6, 8pm: Jason Graae in concert. $55. Aug. 12: Jonathan Poretyz's Frank Sinatra tribute concert. $50. 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. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

OutLoud
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

Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park  

Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
Annual massive music festival with multiple stages, food, drinks and art, too. $175 and up. Aug.5-7. https://www.sfoutsidelands.com/ (See our feature with several notable queer and cool acts.)

People in Plazas
75 free outdoor music concerts at 12 venues on or near Market St. thru August, most at 12pm. www.peopleinplazas.org

The Psychedelic Furs, X @ The Masonic
The two veteran rock bands perform. $30 and up. 8pm. 1111 California St. https://www.livenation.com

Pussy Riot @ The Independent
The exiled Russian activist punk band performs. $30. Aug. 4, 8pm. 628 Divisadero. http://theindependentsf.com/

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

Pussy Riot @ The Independent
Pussy Riot @ The Independent  

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. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
In-person and online concerts. Aug,. 6, 7:30pm: screening of 'The Goonies' with live orchestral accompaniment. 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. July 7-10: Joey Alexander Trio. $35-$95. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

"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/

Stern Grove Festival
Outdoor music concerts return, with Cold War Kids, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal. Free/advance seating. Also live streaming online. 19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd. www.sterngrove.org

"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. https://www.pbs.org/

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

'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision' @ Asian Art Museum
'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision' @ Asian Art Museum  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
111 Minna Gallery
New duo exhibit; Guy Colwell's 'Pleasures Primal Terrors' and David Ball's 'Fanfaronade,' thru Aug. 11. 111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

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

ArtHaus
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" @ LEGOŽ 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
'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision,' '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; Juried Members Exhibition, 'No Way Out But Through,' thru Aug. 6. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeleyhttps://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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

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; 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'); '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 (next is Aug. 7) outdoor array of local artists and craftspeople selling wares. Free, 11am-6pm, Noe St at Market.

Catharine Clark Gallery
Contemporary artists' exhibits; Ana Teresa Fernández: At The Edge of Distance, thru Sept. 3. 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

'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum  

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.) New: 'Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History,' a paired exhibit about Frank Oz and his local family arts connection; thru Nov. 27. 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.' Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
New: the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley. Major exhibits include "Alice Neel: People Come First" thru July 10; "Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival," thru Feb. 2023. 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

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

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

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

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

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. Member, Staff and Volunteer Show group exhibit thru Aug. 20. 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

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

'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' @ Legion of Honor
'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' @ Legion of Honor  

Letterform Archive
'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages,' an exhibit of 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

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; 'Tehuana,' photography of Diego Huerta; thru July 22. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
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
'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

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

'Hella Feminist' @ Oakland Museum
'Hella Feminist' @ Oakland Museum  

Oakland Museum
New: '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

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

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

Queer Arts Featured
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; Jun Yang's 'Hold You Tightly.' 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

SF Arts Commission
New: 'Carlos Villa: Roots and Reinvention,' the first-ever museum retrospective of works by the iconic San Francisco-born Filipino American artist and educator; thru Sept. 3 (Additional exhibit, 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision,' at the Asian Art Museum). 401 Van Ness Ave. https://sfartscommission.org/

Jun Yang's paintings @ Schlomer Haus Gallery
Jun Yang's paintings @ 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, 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; 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
New and 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); 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. 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

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

"Worker"
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. https://ybca.org

Pan Dulce gogo stud @ Beaux
Pan Dulce gogo stud @ Beaux  

NIGHTLIFE
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/

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

Beaux
Nightlife's hopping at the popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Shangri-La second Saturdays. 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/

GAPA Runway @ Herbst Theatre
GAPA Runway @ Herbst Theatre  

GAPA Runway @ Herbst Theatre
'Harmonic Convergence,' the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance's revamped pageant, presents performances and GAPa title competition. After-party at Oasis. $35-$55. Aug. 13, 7pm, 401 Van Ness Ave. www.cityboxoffice.com

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

Help is on the Way XXVI: Broadway and Beyond @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's celebratory concert and after-party fundraiser returns in-person, with Debby Boone, Leanne Borghesi, Garrett Clayton, Jason Graae, Steve Knill, Shawn Ryan, Sally Strutters, Lisa Viggiano, Paula West and others, with a VIP after-party of cocktails and food. $45 and up. 609 Sutter St. https://www.reaf-sf.org/ (Read our article about the concert.)

Jolene's
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

Lazy Bear Week @ Guerneville Venues
Large-scale multi-event week at the Russian River for gay bear men and their pals. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Aug. 1-8. https://www.lazybearweek.org/

Lookout
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/

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; Galaxy Saturday nights; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/

'Harry Poofter and the Chamber of Secretions' @ Oasis
'Harry Poofter and the Chamber of Secretions' @ Oasis  

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

Oasis
In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show (Aug. 6 with Willow Pill. Aug. 4-27, 7pm: "Harry Poofter and the Chamber of Secretions." Aug. 7, 6pm-9pm: 'Sing Out, Louise!'piano bar open mic with Joe Wicht, Ryan Patrick and Sarah Catherine. Aug. 12, 10pm: Reparations, the all-Black drag show. 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|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers; Aug. 6: Raul Anthony Gomez) 1st Saturdays, and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Qué 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

"The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" @ SVN West
Immersive Regency Court experience, with live music, cocktails, actors playing roles from the hit TV series, including the Queen. $45 and up. 16+. Festive attire suggested. 10 Van Ness Ave. https://bridgertonexperience.com/san-francisco/

Some Are Camp @ Guerneville Venues
Some Are Camp @ Guerneville Venues  

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. Aug. 6, 9pm: cover band Proud Mary, a Creedence Queerwater Revival. 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. Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am. Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. (http://frolicparty.com/) 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Some Are Camp @ Guerneville Venues
The annual drag camp and camping party four-day party returns, with events at several venues. Aug. 11-14. $150. Camping tickets $151. https://account.venmo.com/u/somearecamp

"Stranger Things; The Experience" @ SF Armory
Fun interactive tour of exhibits and rooms based on the hit Netflix series. $54. Wed-Sun thru August 14. 1800 Mission St. https://strangerthings-experience.com/san-francisco/

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

Women Win Emporium @ Emporium Arcade Bar
Women DJs Lady Ryan, Jenset, Bitesize, and maDRE spin, plus performer Turfer Girl at a fundraiser for the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project. Aug, 11, 8pm-2am. 616 Divisadero. https://www.emporiumarcadebar.com/

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar; monthly music nights, 7:30pm. Aug. 4: Adrian West Band, Velvetta and May Byrne Band. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

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