Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Thursday January 20, 2022

This is your arts and nightlife captain; please stand by as we navigate through abrupt closings, postponements — and even a few openings— around the Bay Area this week.

ARTS

DANCE, OPERA, THEATER

"The Band's Visit" @ Golden Gate Theatre

Music-filled drama about a group of Arab musicians who mistakenly end up in a small town; thru Jan. 30. 1 Taylor St. $56-$226. www.broadwaysf.com (Read our review.)

"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; through March 2022. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

"Freestyle Love Supreme" @ Geary Theater
American Conservatory Theatre presents the Broadway hit hip-hop improv music show. $5 discount-$130. Thru Feb. 13. (Read our advance feature.) 415 Geary St. https://www.act-sf.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 run. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

"Heroes of the Fourth Turning" @ SF Playhouse
Will Arbery's Obie-winning and Pulitzer-finalist drama, a bracingly revelatory red state meditation about racism and clashing politics. $25-$100 Jan. 26-Mar. 5. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

"I, Too, Sing America" @ Brava! for Women in the Arts
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company's third return of the rousing music, dance play that weaves the perspectives and experiences of American BIPOC artists with poetry, song, music and movement, with original compositions by Othello Jefferson. $15 and up. Jan. 28-Feb. 15. 2781 24th St. https://www.sfbatco.org/

Mike Birbiglia @ Berkeley Rep
The actor-playwright performs his comic solo show, "The Old Man and the Pool," a tale of life, death, and his visits to a highly chlorinated YMCA. $47-$62; thru Jan 23. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org

New Conservatory Theatre Center
Performances of Martin Sherman's "Gently Down the Stream" are cancelled; the upcoming run of "Getting There" by Dipika Guha is postponed. 25 Van Ness Ave. www.nctcsf.org

ODC Dance
Watch on-demand concerts like the feature-length dance film, "Up for Air / Decameron" directed by Brenda Way. https://odc.dance/

Theatre Rhino
Gay-themed plays, most performed by John Fisher, free and archived on YouTube; performed live from New York City's LGBT Center. Jan. 22: "M2," performed by Fisher. http://www.johnfisher.biz/


COMMUNITY
Castro Country Club
The LGBT-inclusive sober space is closed thru Jan. 15. 4058 18th St. https://www.castrocountryclub.org/

FabLab Workshops
LGBTQ arts and culture workshops hosted by local artists, each dedicated to an historic person. Feb. 24, 6pm: Enormous Munoz on 16th-century artist Kapaemahu. Mar. 5, 6pm: Réal Vargas Alines on Walter Mercado. $5-$50. https://www.eyezen.org/fablab22

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

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/

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, 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


LITERARY
Authors @ The Booksmith
Jan. 20, 6pm: Jami Attenberg ("I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home"). Jan. 26, 6pm: Mike Chen ("Light Years from Home"). 1727 Haight St. https://www.booksmith.com/

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Along with checking out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Fran Leibowitz @ Berkeley Rep
The witty and deft author and social pundit discusses various topics with six different hots. Jan. 21-26. $58-$78. Roda Theatre, 2021 Addison St. www.berkeleyrep.org/shows/fran-lebowitz/


MUSIC
Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more at Zellerbach Hall and nearby theaters. (Elmer Gavilán an Aldo López-Gavilán's Jan. 23 concert is cancelled..) Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Jazz and R&B Bands @ Yoshi's Oakland
Enjoy live music at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. 510 Embarcadero, Jack London Square. https://yoshis.com

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. 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 streaming and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. Jan. 28, 8pm: "Cycles of Resistance: Chelsea Hollow & Taylor Chan"; also live streamed online. $25.
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

San Francisco Bach Choir
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres, including a candlelight concert of traditional holiday music at Calvary Presbyterian Church, online. https://sfbach.org/

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

San Francisco Opera
Recorded and live performances, plus artists panels. https://sfopera.com/

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Fall season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. Jan. 21, 7:30pm: soprano Golda Schultz. Jan. 22 & 29, 10am: Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg. $45-$75. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
Jan. 20-22: Gautier Capuchin plays Shostakovich, with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. 201 Van Ness Ave. Online: Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads members of the SF Symphony and Chorus in 'Ligeti: Paradigms, a richly imaginative audio and visual exploration of three works by György Ligeti. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

"Seth Concert Series"
Broadway pianist and host Seth Rudetsky's online concerts return with 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

"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. www.youtube.com

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

MOVIES, TV
"Always Jane"
Four-part docuseries follows transgender teenager Jane Noury and her family as she nears graduation and prepares to leave the nest in a true coming-of-age story. https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Video

"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. Opens Jan. 22 at Roxie Theatre SF & New Parkway Theatre, Oakland; also online streaming. http://www.magpictures.com/badluckbanging/

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

"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

"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/

"Changemakers"
GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

"Christmas at the Ranch"
Lindsay Wagner, Laur Allen and Amanda Righetti star in the new lesbian holiday romantic comedy set on a horse ranch. https://www.tellofilms.com/

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

"Cured"
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/

Film Maudit 2.0
Highways performance space in Santa Monica presents some of their unusual festival films online, including several LGBT titles. $5-$65; thru Jan. 23. https://watch.filmmaudit.org/filmmaudit

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. https://drafthouse.com/sf

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 @ Embarcadero Center Cinema
Varied new feature films and documentaries, in-person. www.landmarktheatres.com

Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases "2022 is a Drag," with several programs ("Cherry Pop," "The Drag Roast of Heklina," "Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend," "Bob The Drag Queen: Live at Carolines"); also narrative films and historical documentaries, including "49 Pulses," "Raid of the Rainbow Lounge," "Love V. Kentucky," "Happy Birthday, Marsha," "Gay USA," and more. Also, Season 2 of "Versus," Deven Green's fun game show with guest stars. https://watch.revry.tv/Home

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

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

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" @ Revry
John Cameron Mitchell's film adaptation of his queer hit rock musical is viewable free online on Revry, through January, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. https://watch.revry.tv/details/37266

"Hipbeat"
Writer/director Samuel Kay Forrest's acclaimed new film about a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. Buy or rent on YouTube.

"Isaac"
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/

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/

"Little Girl"
Sébastien Lifshitz's acclaimed documentary about a transgender child. https://www.musicboxfilms.com/film/little-girl/

"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

"Out of the Closet"
New season of the six-episode show that showcases the drag outfits of "RuPaul's Drag Race" alumni. YouTube

"Party-N-Play"
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.

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

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

"Red Rocket"
Simon Rex stars as a has-been porn actor who returns to his small town Texas home. www.a24films.com

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

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

"Single All the Way"
Michael Urie stars in the Netflix romantic comedy about a gay man whose family tries to set him up with a guy, while his roommate might be a hidden love. https://www.netflix.com/title/81148358 (Read our interview with Michael Urie.)

"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

"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/

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

Tennessee Williams Films @ SF Public Library
Free screenings of films based on the late great gay playwright's stage plays and screenplays. Jan. 20. 'Night of the Iguana' Jan. 27. All 12pm. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

"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

"A Wake"
Gay-themed drama about clashing and romantic reunions at a family funeral; available on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers. https://www.bgpics.com/

"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

"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 Indelicate as the gay son with a boyfriend; on Amazon Prime.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
111 Minna Gallery
Emily Fromm's exhibit "There You Go, Wherever You Are," 50 original paintings made prior to and during the pandemic; thru Feb. 17. 111 Minna St. https://111minnagallery.com

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Xiaoza Xie's "Panorama of Eternal Night," a haunting five-panel series of large paintings visualizing the trauma of the pandemic. Thru Feb. 26. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

ArtHaus
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery's silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

"The Art of Banksy" @ Palace of Fine Arts
Exhibit of works by the notorious graffiti artist; thru February. $55-$75. 3601 Lyon St. https://www.banksyexhibit.com/sanfrancisco/

"The Art of the Brick" @ LEGO® Exhibit
View sculptures and interactive installations made of the toy bricks. $18-$21; thru Jan. 2022. 1 Grant Ave. https://artofthebrickexhibit.com/

Asian Art Museum
New: "Seeing Gender," a selection of works that reveal the complexities and nuances of gender across Asian art. Also, "teamLab: continuity," an animated ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art. Other exhibits include "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 Museum/Pacific Film Archive
"New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century" showcases 140 Works by a range of contemporary Feminist artists; thru Jan. 31. Also, "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

The Lab
Experimental musician Johanna Hedva performs, Jan. 22, 7pm. Jan. 28, 7pm: Marshall Trammell, Tasha Dorji and Aaron Turner. Wed & Thu 3pm-6pm and by appointment, thru Jan. 14. 2948 16th St. www.thelab.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
"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; contemporary and historic original cartoon, comic and graphic novel art exhibits, including The Last Week Tonight Masterpiece Gallery, "A Treasury of Animation" and "Emerging Artists Showcase: Nomi Kane" (thru Feb. 21.), as well as books and prints for sale. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catherine Clark Gallery
Marie Watt's "Companion Species" thru Feb. 26, and works by Ana Teresa Fernández thru Jan. 26. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Re-opened, 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
"dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don't have here," an experimental video work that foregrounds the stories of six Bay Area women who journeyed to the United States as refugees; thru Jan. 29. Also, an 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 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, Julie Weitz' "Golem: A Call to Action"; and Stephen Berkman's "Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years," an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include "Judy Chicago: A Retrospective," "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love," "Hung Liu: Golden Gate," thru Mar. 13; "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

"Entwined" Lighted Forest @ Golden Gate Park
The popular outdoor exhibit of illuminated "trees and plants" returns. https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org/entwined/

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Book display exhibits on the 6th floor. Also, the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center has reopened. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more. "Glow: Discover the Art of Light," thru Jan. 30. Weekly After Dark nighttime parties have returned. Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Gallery Wendi Norris
"Three Fates" features works by artists Ambreen Butt, Chitra Ganesh, and Eva Schlegel, thru Jan. 30. Fort Mason Center Pier 2, 2 Marina Blvd. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

GLBT History Museum
Gilbert Baker's original rainbow flag on display, plus ongoing exhibits. 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; Jan. 21, 6pm: Historians Miriam Frank and Allyson Brantley will discuss the long and interwoven history of LGBTQ and labor activism through the lens of Brantley's new book, "Brewing a Boycott: How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism." 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

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

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

"Immersive Van Gogh" @ SVN West
Designer Massimiliano Siccardi's popular large-scale installation of projected animated images of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, with sound and music by Luca Longobardi. (Social distancing circles have been reintroduced). $25 and up. Thru March 6. 10 South Van Ness Ave. at Market. https://www.vangoghsf.com/

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. By bringing together a group of artists from around the world, the exhibition strives to remind viewers of our interconnectedness via global currents of water and air. Timed ticketing. One of several outdoor and historic landmark projects with artists; thru Mar. 27. 1090 Point Lobos Ave. https://www.for-site.org

Legion of Honor
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. Tue-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; in The Atrium: Rashaad Newsmen's animated video on Black trans femme identity; thru Feb. 26. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
New and ongoing exhibits. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibits include "Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks"; also, "Sam Vernon: Impasse of Desires," both thru Feb 27. Also, award-winning films, talks and music performances. 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. Matthew Picton's "The Age of Kali," contemporary hybridized images of the past, religion, and culture; thru Feb. 26. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

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

Nocturne X @ Grand Theater
Immersive science and art experience; the weekend event series features evening DJ sets, experimental theater, paid bar, and more. $30-$50. 2665 Mission St. at 23rd. https://nocturne-x.com/

Oakland Museum
"Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism," a relevant and timely exhibition that imagines the world through a Black cultural lens; thru Feb 27. Other exhibits: "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

"Paint the Void" @ Pier 70
"The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective," an exhibit of 49 large murals originally painted on boards put up on closed storefronts in the Bay Area. $10 donation. Jan. 22-30. 588 22nd St. https://www.paintthevoid.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/

Robert Koch Gallery
Mimi Plumb photo exhibit thru Jan. 29. 49 Geary St. https://kochgallery.com/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; "Unseen Seen," with works by Heather Benjamin, Lanee Bird, Evan Paul English, David King, Ryan McMenamy and John Webster. 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 Museum of Modern Art
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

Tom of Finland Foundation
The LA-based museum hosts online exhibits and sketch sessions with male models; NSFW. Mr Gruts 'Love and Power' thru Feb. 10. 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 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

NIGHTLIFE
After Dark @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties return to the interactive science museum, with different themes. $20. Thursdays 6pm-10pm. https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Bootie Mashup @ DNA Lounge
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves on Saturdays. 375 11th St. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. https://www.dnalounge.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/

Events @ Beaux
Nightlife's back at the popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, go go studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. https://www.beauxsf.com/

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

Frolic @ SF Eagle
The furry cosplay dance party returns from hibernation, with DJs Pepe, LycanCatt, NeonBunny, and Khatalyst; now second Saturdays at The SF Eagle. $8-$12. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. http://frolicparty.com/

Jolene's
SoMa queer and woman/trans-owned nightclub and restaurant; Coyote Queer, second Saturdays, with DJs Koslov & Livv, costume contest. Sunday brunch 11am-5pm. Mask up, make a reservation. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

"Lockdown Comedy"
The monthly comedy show returns, with Sampson McCormick, Matt Kirshen, Lauren Hooberman, Lisa Geduldig, Arline Geduldig. Jan. 20, 7pm. $10-$20. https://www.koshercomedy.com/lockdown-comedy

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 return of the fun weekly open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

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 new weekly Saturday night drag show. Jan. 20-29, Baloney returns for their postponed New Year's Eve gay male burlesque show, Thu-Sat 7pm (www.sfbaloney.com). Jan. 21: D'arcy's birthday cabaret, 10pm. Jan. 22 & 29: the High Prince Pageant; judges will be drag legends Peaches Christ, Glamamore, Honey Mahogany, D'Arcy Drollinger, Leigh Crow, as well as a special celebrity guest judge from RuPaul's Drag Race, Dida Ritz, among others. Competing for the crown will be Frida Mont, Heaven on Earth, Meatflap, Papi Churro, Pearl Teese, Phoebe Cakes, Tyson Check-in and Vera. (Read our article about the pageant.) Jan. 23: Purge, a drag swap. 4pm-8pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
The weekly Latin dance night gets a hot invasion of Club Papi's LA logo studs. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Port Bar, Oakland
"RuPaul's Drag Race" viewings Fridays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm; Sunday Drag Brunch hosted by Amoura Teese, Big Gay Trivia on Tuesdays; dancing on Saturday nights, and more events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy indoor and outdoor drinks at the popular SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays and other events. 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/

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events; Sunday beer bust (3pm-6pm). 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 galore, three dance rooms, outdoor lounge. Saturdays, $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.suavecitosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
(Temporarily closed) The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping night is again on hiatus. 550 Barneveld 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

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



PODCASTS, RADIO
"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

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 Ricker Pender and others; hosted by Stuart Brown. https://broadwayradioprograms.com/

"Cooking with Juanita MORE! and Brontez Purnell"
KQED airs a fun holiday cooking show with the local drag icon and the acclaimed queer author. https://www.kqed.org/food/1337260/bachelorette-thanksgiving-with-miss-juanita-more

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

"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/

"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/

"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/

OutMuseum
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, and lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde. 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, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, and veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass. New: SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson. Also, 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. Also, 2022 print calendar on sale. 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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