Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

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Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's rainbow-licious array of events.



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

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

"All Ages with Marga Gomez" @ Brava Studio

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

"Anything Goes"

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

Circus Bella Bay Area Parks

The colorful gleeful company of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and clowns perform with live music by Rob Reich & The Circus Bella All-Star Band. June 16-July 23 at free outdoor shows. https://www.circusbella.org/flipflopfly

"Dana H." @ Berkeley Rep

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

"Dear Evan Hansen" @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway San Jose presents the touring production of the hit musical about a lonely young man's lies that make him more likable; thru June 19. $35-$175. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. https://broadwaysanjose.com/

"Dear San Francisco" @ Club Fugazi

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

"A Death-Defying Escape"

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

"For a Look or a Touch"

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

Fresh Meat Festival

Online trans, queer and disabled performance works and films by 40+ artists and dance companies in five programs, all free. June 16-26. https://freshmeatproductions.org/

"Hadestown" @ Orpheum Theatre

Composer Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin's eight Tony-winning musical combines the mythical tales of Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone. $56-$226; thru July 3. 1192 Market St. https://broadwaysf.com

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" @ Curran Theater

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

"Hello, Dolly!" @ Mountain Amphitheater

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

National Queer Arts Festival

25th annual festival of LGBTQ performance, music, art, workshops and more; thru June 23 at multiple venues. https://queerculturalcenter.org/

"The Pajama Game" @ Gateway Theatre

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

"The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin" @ SF Playhouse

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

"The Prom" @ Golden Gate Theatre

Touring company of the hit Broadway musical about LGBTQ adults adults who create the prom they never had as teens. June 21-July 17. June 22 show includes a pre-show performance by drag star Lady Camden, with proceeds benefitting The Trevor Project.

"Ragtime" @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

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

"Romeo Y Juliet" @ Bruns Ampitheatre, Orinda

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

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House

Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' thru July 2. June 18 Pride Night performance includes a dress-circle after-party with an aria lip-sync contest, Best Pride Look competition, selfie stations and more with guest host Donna Sachet. Also, Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, thru July 3$31-$398. 301 Van Ness Ave. Also, recorded and live performances, too. https://sfopera.com/

State of Play Festival @ ODC Theater

Dance festival with 9 premieres and 7 works in progress of various artists from across the Bay Area and the U.S; thru June 11. 3153 17th St. https://odc.dance


Castro Country Club

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

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio

Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. Tuesdays, 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation. 1229 Folsom St. https://www.instagram.com/gaymenssketch/

GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance

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

Horizons Foundation

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

Jewish Community Center

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


Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks, including extra events thru June; Community Seder, June 12, 5pm online. https://www.keshetonline.org

Les Leventhal Yoga

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

LGBT Asylum Project

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

LGBTQ Connection

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

"LGBTQ History Project"

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

Liberation Academy @ Dance Mission

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

Manny's Events

The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, Ukraine fundraisers and community talks; in-person and online. June 17, 6:30pm: 'The Future of Lesbian Spaces.' June 22, 6pm: author Jeremy Atherton Lin ('Gay Bar'). $5-$30. 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/

People's March & Rally

Juanita MORE!, Alex U. Inn, and an activist collective's alternative to the official Pride parade. June 26, 11am, Polk & Washington streets. https://juanitamore.com

Pride & Arts Events @ Japantown

Enjoy live music at the plaza, indoor dining, and special events. June 23; Koho community arts opening. Thru July 1: 'We Are LGBTQ+ Nikkei! Art Exhibition' at National Japanese American Historical Society. https://www.sfjapantown.org/

Pride Meet @ SF State University

SF Track & Field Club's 14th annual meet welcomes competitors and fans. June 18. 1600 Holloway Ave. https://sftrackandfield.com/

Pride Shabbat

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

Puff, Pass, Play @ 7th West, Oakland

Juneteenth gathering for queer Black gaming nerds who love cannabis; online at Twitch @blackdragonbreakfastclub and in-person with gaming tables and a full bar. June 19, 3pm-8pm. 1255 7th St., West Oakland. https://www.7thwest.com/

Rainbow World Fund

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

SF LGBT Center

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


"¿Donde Estan Mis Superheroes?" @ KQED Commons

Writer and performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez explores the lives of queer people who walk on the wrong side of the tracks to do the right thing with his new graphic novel ¡Espectacular! Experience this live-narrated multimedia adaptation packed with fantastic new queer Latinx superheroes. Come dressed in your own superhero-inspired costume; in-person ($10) and live-streamed. June 23, 7pm. 2601 Mariposa St. https://www.kqed.org/event/1835

Events & Exhibits @ SF Public Library

Online and in-person author events. June 16, 7pm, online: Minnie Phan Art Talk; the illustrator discusses her work, and her Library exhibit'Nights and Weekends.' June 18, 11am: Drag Queen Story Hour with Persia. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Jeremy Atherton Lin @ Booksmith

The author of the acclaimed discusses and signs copies of his book, 'Gay Bar: Why We Went Out.' June 23, 7pm. 1727 Haight St. www.booksmith.com

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books

In-store and online monthly book club group discussion of literary works. June 19, 7pm: Jason Wong with the late Jim Nawrocki's 'House Fire: Stories and Poems.' June 24, 7pm: Jeremy Atherton Lin ('Gay Bar: Why We Went Out'). 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

"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/

T.S. Leonard & Friends @ Driftwood

The local poet and colleagues read from his sonnet cycle poem, 'God Save the Queens! Or, How the Queens Saved Themselves, The Patch, August 17, 1968,' about the little-known pre-Stonewall bar raid and queer resistance. June 18, 5pm. https://www.driftwoodbarsf.com/|


Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley

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

Cockette Cabaret with Scrumbly & Co. @ SF Public Library

Listen to original songs and music of the Cockettes shows in a musical experience to remember with Cockette musical director and creator, Scrumbly Koldewyn and special guests: Kitten on the Keys, Noah Hayden, Birdie-Bob Watt, Andy Arcade and Steven Satyricon. June 23, 5:30pm. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/events/2022/06/23/performance-cockette-cabaret-scrumbly-co

Expansive @ PianoFight

Opera Parallele presents a 'Showcase of Transgender and Agender Classical Artists,' with performances by Breanna Sinclairé, soprano; Rahzé Cheatham, baritone; and Reuben Zellman, countertenor. June 17, 7:30pm. 144 Taylor St. https://operaparallele.org/

Feinstein's at the Nikko

The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. June 16-18: Well Strung, the classical-pop string quartet; $65-$75. June 23-25, 8pm: the one and only Sandra Bernhard. $145. (Read our interview with Bernhard.) 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/

Indigo Girls @ Mountain Winery, Saratoga

The popular folk rock duo returns. $39-$79. June 20, 7:30pm. 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga. https://www.indigogirls.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. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org


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

Queer Music Festival @ Ivy Room Albany

I Need Space: In-the-Flesh, a group of LGBT musicians who collaborated remotely during the pandemic, perform live: Skip The Needle, Easy Queen, Cardboard People, Genesis Fermin, Briget Boyle, Mya Byrne and Doctora Xingona. $20-$30. June 23, 8pm-11pm. 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany. https://www.ivyroom.com/ https://ineedspacefestival.com/

"Queer Vines"

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

San Francisco Bach Choir

Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres. https://sfbach.org/

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Enjoy music videos and programs online. www.sfgmc.org

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre

Winter season of chamber music, classical and vocal concerts and recitals. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall

In-person and online concerts. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

"Seth Concert Series"

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

SF Jazz

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

"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 Toro Y Moi, LeAnn Rimes, Cold War Kids, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal, and Liz Phair. 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/


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


"100 Years of Men in Love"

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

100th Birthday Celebrations @ Castro Theater

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

"Asian-American Eyz'd: An Immigrant Comedy Special"

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

"Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn"

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


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

"Being Bebe"

Emily Branham's acclaimed documentary about drag performer Bebe Zahara Benet. ; on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. https://geni.us/BeingBeBe


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

"Building a Bridge"

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

"Call Me Mother" @ Out TV

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


GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

"Collar Confessions" @ Here TV

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


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


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

"The Disappointments"

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

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse

Enjoy new and repertory films with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy. https://drafthouse.com/sf

Films @ HereTV

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

Films @ Kino Lorber

Variety of new and outstanding independent films, many with LGBTQ themes, including 'Neptune Frost' an AfroFururistic queer musical, and the reissued 'Kamikaze Hearts,' the '80s underground lesbian porn classic. https://www.kinolorber.com/

Films @ New Parkway Theater

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

Films @ Revry

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

Films @ Roxie

Watch new and repertory films in-person and online; thru June 12, SF DocFest. (https://sfindie.com/) 3117 16th St. https://www.roxie.com/

"Fire Island"

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


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

Frameline46 @ Several Cinemas

46th annual LGBTQ International film festival will present 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more, at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theatre, SFMOMA, AMC Kabuki, and Oakland's New Parkway Theater; thru June 26, with streaming options for some films. www.frameline.org (Read our pre-opening round-up.)

"Generations in Time"

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

"The House" @ Fox Soul

New LGBTQ Black chat show. https://foxsoul.tv/shows/the-house/


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

"Joe vs Carole"

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

"Julia Scotti: Funny That Way"

Documentary about the life of the acclaimed trans standup comic. https://geni.us/JuliaScottiFilm

"Let's Kiss" @ Italian Cultural Institute

Screening of Filippo Vendemmiati's 2021 documentary, subtitled 'Franco Grillini, Story of a gentle revolution,' about the leader of Italy's LGBTQ movement; in Italian, with English subtitles. Both the director and subject will be in attendance. Free. June 19, 6pm. 710 Sansome St. https://iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/iic_sanfrancisco/en

LGBT Films @ Ariztical

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


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

LGBTQ movies @ Filmsie

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

LGBTQ films @ World Channel

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

"Logo Live"

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

"Mayor Pete"

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

"No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics"

Vivian Kleiman's documentary, based on Justin Hall's award-winning print anthology, about LGBT comic and cartoon pioneers and new talents. https://nostraightlinesthefilm.com/ (Read our review.)

"Nuclear Family" @ HBO

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

"Open To It"

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


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

"Poppy Field"

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

Pride Never Stops @ Hulu

The streaming service expands its LGBTQ programming, with favorite films and TV series ('Glee' seasons 1-6, 'Love, Victor seasons 1-3, 'Fire Island') and live-streams of New York City Pride (June 26 9am-12pm PT) and Los Angeles Pride (June 12, 11am-1pm PT). https://www.hulu.com/hub/lgbtq

"Q-Force" on Netflix

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


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

"Queer as Folk" @ Peacock

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

"Queer Genius"

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

Queer Women of Color Film Festival @ Presidio Theatre

18th annual showcase of films by and about queer women of color. June 10-12, 99 Moraga Ave. https://festival2022.qwocmap.org/

"Right to Try"

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

"Shit & Champagne"

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

"Somebody Somewhere"

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

"Sort Of"

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

"Stories of Resistance: Documentaries by Arthur Dong"

Stream compelling documentaries about Asian Americana and LGBT subjects made by the award-winning director. https://www.deepfocusproductions.com/

"Strictly for the Birds"

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

Strong Voices Television

New LGBT streaming service hosts feature films, series, documentaries, podcasts and more. $6 a month. https://www.svtvnetwork.com/

"Surviving the Silence"

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

"Tampa Baes" @ Amazon Prime

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

"Tom Swift" @ CW

New TV series about a Black gay adventurer set on finding his missing inventor father. https://www.cwtv.com/shows/tom-swift/

"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

"Uyra: The Rising Forest" @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland

Uýra is the alter-ego of Emerson, a non-binary performance artist and ecologist of indigenous origin living in Manaus, Brazil. Marginalized as an Indigenous, queer, and trans person, Uýra travels through the Amazon on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and exquisite transformations. June 22, 8:30pm. Also streaming June 24-30. https://www.frameline.org/films/frameline46/uyra-the-rising-forest

"We're Here" @ HBO

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


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

"The Whistle"

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

"Who Am I Now?"

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

"With Love"

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

WOW PresentsPlus

Streaming drag shows and more from World of Wonder, including the multiple 'RuPaul's Drag Race' shows; new: 'Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love' a queer dating reality show. $4.99/month, $50 per year. https://www.wowpresentsplus.com/


Angelic/Trimble Gallery

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


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

Art Visit

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

"The Art of the Brick" @ LEGO® Exhibit

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

Asian Art Museum

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

Berkeley Art Center

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

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

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

California Academy of Sciences

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

Cartoon Art Museum

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

Catharine Clark Gallery

Contemporary artists' exhibits. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center

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

Chinese Cultural Center

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

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

de Young Museum

New: the Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley (opens June 15). Major exhibits include "Alice Neel: People Come First" thru July 10; "Nampeyo and the Sikyátki Revival," thru Feb. 2023. Also, 'Bouquest to Art,' the annual display of floral arrangements inspired by works of art, with many related special events thru June 12. 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

Frequencies of Tradition @ Kadist

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

Gallery Wendi Norris

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

GLBT History Museum

New: 'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora.' Online exhibits include 'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50.' Also, 'Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present, Fighting Back,' a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; 'Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph,' curated by Joseph Plaster; and other exhibits. Online events as well. 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. June 18-July 14: 'Art & Pride: Age of A-Queer-ius;' opening hosted by Peaches Christ; curated by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez and Michael Johnstone. 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

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. June 17-July 22. Opening reception June 17, 6pm-9pm. $20. . 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org


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

Museum of Craft & Design

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

"My Park Moment" @ Presidio

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

Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Online and in-person exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

NIAD Exhibits

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

Oakland Museum

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

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro

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

"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.

Robert Koch Gallery

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

Schlomer Haus Gallery

New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery. June 17, 5pm: opening reception for Chloe Sherman 1990s queer nightlife photos. 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 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. June 17- Sept. 3. Additional exhibit, 'Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision, at the Asian Art Museum, 401 Van Ness Ave. https://sfartscommission.org/

SF Botanical Garden

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

SF Museum of Modern Art

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

Southern Exposure

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

Tenderloin Museum

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

Tom of Finland Foundation

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

Walt Disney Family Museum

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

"We Are LGBTQ Nikkei" @ NJAHS Gallery

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

"We Were There"

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


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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. 'The Healing Project,' thru June 19. https://ybca.org


After Dark @ Exploratorium

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

Afterglow @ Space 550

Comfort & Joy's annual Pride weekend dance, cuddle and glow party, with multiple DJed areas, virus acts, and drag star Raja Gemini. $25-$150. June 25, 10pm-6am. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Alphabet Soup: a Trans Mixer @ Hotel Zetta

Hosted by Ethical Drvgs, the event supports Transcend Retreat. 100% of ticket sales will be supporting them. $5-$10. June 26, 1pm-4pm. 55 5th St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Aunt Charlie's Lounge

The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. June 23, 9pm-2am: Tubestreak Connection returns. $5-$10. 133 Turk St.

Bearracuda @ Public Works

The big ursine dance party and loveliest returns for Pride, with DJs David Harness, Paul Goodyear and Ryan Jones, plus chunky hunky logos and clothes check. $30-$60. June 24, 9pm3am. 161 Erie St. https://www.eventbrite.com


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

Broadway Bares San Francisco strips V @ DNA Lounge

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's saucy burlesque strip benefit returns, with multiple dancers and performers, including singer Jeannie Tracy, in a 'Fairy Tales'-themed show. Proceeds go to REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. June 19, 8pm. $45-$100. https://www.dnalounge.com

Casey Ley @ Punch Line Comedy Club

The very funny former San Franciscan returns with his stand-up act. $18-$26; 2-drink min. June 21, 8pm. www.punchlinecomedyclub.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. June 25, 2pm-8pm: Kool-Aid Pride party with DJs Von Kiss, China G, Val G. 401 6th St. https://theendupsf.com/

Golden Bull, Oakland

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

HellaGay Pride Comedy @ Neck of the Woods

Arjun Banerjee and Max Edyy host two nights of LGBT comedy acts. Free/$20. June 24 & 25, 7pm & 9pm. 406 Clement St. www.eventbrite.com

Hot Tea @ Bergerac

Cecil Russell's tea dance with DJs Nina Flowers, Bugie, Marvin Ayy, Dan Slater, Andrew Gibbons and Shane Marcus. $40-$100. June 26, 5pm-12am. 316 11th St. https://www.eventbrite.com


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

Juanita MORE!'s Pride @ Jones

The always popular benefit party will benefit Q Foundation, and include cute peeps hot grooves, and fun drag acts. $30 and up. June 26, 12pm-7pm. 630 Jones St. https://juanitamore.com

"Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age" @ Oasis

Book release event for Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus' book of interviews and photographs honoring elder drag queens and their boundless wisdom from years on the scene, with a drag show; MCs Sister Roma & Kochina Rude. $15-$35. June 22, 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com June 25, 5pm, attend a signing and book talk with Glamamore and Joan Jett Blakk at 34 Trinity Arts & News. https://www.34trinity.com/

"Lip Sync for Your Eternal Life" @ Hotel Zeppelin

Pride event with The Sisters (beneficiaries). Compete for $50, $100 and a Viceroy Hotel 2-night stay. $20-$25. June 24, 6pm-10pm. 545 Post St. www.eventbrite.com


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

Lone Star Saloon

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

Martuni's Monday Happy Hour

Pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly open mic gathering. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Midnight Sun

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

Mr. Queen @ Jones

Cecil Russell's Pride party, with DJs Pumpkin Spice, Juka, and Joe Gauthreaux. regular and VIP garden service. $50-$75. 11am-7pm. 620 Jones St. https://www.tixr.com/

Muévelo @ Que Rico, Oakland

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


In-person shows include Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show (June 18 with Lady Camden, June 25 with San Cha). June 17, 7pm: Skyler Gentry's 'The Dirty Show.' June 17, 10pm: Safada;s Pride Junina. June 18: Moist, an all-Black women erotic cabaret ($30-$50). June 20-21, 8pm: Juno Birch's 'Attack of the Stunning.' June 22: 'Legends of Drag' book release event and drag show. June 23, 8pm: 'Last Dance' film after-screening party. June 24-26, 7pm: Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine's 'Dirty 30.' June 24, 10pm: Bootie Mashup's LGBooTie Pride. June 26, 12pm-6pm: Snaxx's Pride pool party on the roof. June 26, 9pm Pride Sunday with Raja and Kevin Avian. Online shows, too. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Polyglamorous Pink Block @ Great Northern

Big outdoor/indoor day-and-a-half-long dance party with dozens of DJs. $40-$80. June 25, 12pm-June 26, 3am. 119 Utah St. http://polyglamorous.club/

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. Juneteenth Drag Brunch, June 19, 11:30am & 2pm, hosted by BeBe Sweetbriar and Amoura Teese. 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) 1st Saturdays, and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St.

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