Homing's In: Online Events Dec. 4-12

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Friday December 4, 2020

While it's not exactly 'the most wonderful time of the year,' you can still get a bit of holiday cheer with online arts, nightlife and community events.


ARTS
LITERARY

Author Events at Alley Cat Books
The bookstore, while physically closed, hosts online events with acclaimed authors. the store is also taking mail order book purchases. www.alleycatbookshop.com

Author Events at Booksmith
The popular Upper Haight bookstore hosts talks and readings with mainstream fiction, nonfiction authors. https://www.booksmith.com

Author Events at BGS-QD
The New York City bookstore Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, located in the GBT Community Center, shots multiple online literary events each month. https://bgsqd.com/

Author Events at City Lights
the historic bookstore presents online author events. http://www.citylights.com/

Author Events at Dog Eared Books Castro
Online readings and chats, with in-person purchases available at the store, 489 Castro St. https://dogearedbookscastro.com/

Author Events at Green Apple Books
Online readings and chats; in-store shopping. www.greenapplebooks.com

Big Freedia
The celebrated New Orleans musician, TV star and fabulous queen celebrates the paperback release of "Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!," in online chats hosted by regional U.S. bookstores thru Dec. 12. Read the B.A.R. article. www.bigfreedia.com

Odd Mondays
LGBTQ authors Daniel Curzon ("Revolt of the Perverts") and Valerie Miner (twice a Lammy finalist) read with SF Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua at Odd Mondays "Short Story Collections," Dec. 7 at 7pm via Zoom. Request the link at [email protected]

"QueerWords Podcast"
Wayne Goodman's online audio discussions with many notable LGBTQ fiction, poetry authors, essayists and journalists. https://queerwords.org/


MOVIES, TV
American Pavilion Films
Virtual debut for a diverse showcase of 38 new films between all six of the showcases — Student Short Films, Student Documentaries, Emerging Filmmaker Short Films, Emerging Filmmaker Documentaries, High School Showcase, and Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase Films. https://www.ampav.com/

"Ammonite"
Historic romance set in 1840s England between two women, played by Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. Nov 13 opening at multiple Landmark online and in-person cinemas. https://www.landmarktheatres.com

"Benjamin"
Quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon ("Nevermind the Buzzcocks") Amstell and starring Colin Morgan ("Merlin," "The Happy Prince"), is now available on DVD and digital platforms including Kino Now.

"Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism"
25th anniversary online screenings of the historic documentary, with Michelle Handelman
Featuring Tala Brandeis, Patrick Califia, J.C. Collins, Queen Cougar, Amy Marie Meek, Skeeter, Wickie Stamps, Peggy Sue, Ann Soucy-West & others. https://newfest.org/event/bloodsisters/

"Born To Be"
Documentary about America's first hospital center for transgender medical care; at Roxie Virtual Cinema. https://www.roxie.com/

"The Changin' Times of Ike White"
Dan Verdon's fascinating documentary about the incarcerated musician who made an album in prison, then disappeared for four decades. kinomarquee.com

"Daedalus"
Jonah Greenstein's feature debut about inter-related straight and gay people in a disturbed rural Iowa town; viewable on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, OVID.tv & Kanopy. http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/intheaters.html

Dekkoo Films
LGBT online subscription channel with new short and feature films, series and classics. https://www.dekkoo.com

"Equal"
New HBO Max series of docudrama about prominent figures in LGBT history, with Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Sara Gilbert, Anne Ramsay and others. https://www.hbomax.com

Films at The Roxie
Watch independent and classic films online at the Roxie's virtual cinema.
https://www.roxie.com

Film Out San Diego
The Southern CA city's LGBT film est screens movies online. http://filmoutsandiego.com/

Fort Mason Flix
Drive-in movies at the waterfront arts complex, thru Dec. 12. https://fortmason.org/

The Garden Left Behind
Winner of SXSW's Audience Award and named one of the best LGBTQ films of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, Flavio Alves's moving drama of an undocumented Mexican trans woman in New York City can be viewed online. https://www.cinematropical.com/

GayBingeTV
Streaming channel for independent LGBT short, feature and documentary films.
https://www.gaybingetv.com/

"The Gay Husbands of San Francisco"
Free online series created by Adam Sandel, with SF gay actors in a witty reality show parody. https://tinyurl.com/t96b93j

"Holy Trinity"
Named to Indiewire's "Fabulous LGBTQ Films Not To Miss," "Holy Trinity" is the story of a sex-positive dominatrix in Chicago who discovers a newfound (and drug-induced) talent for speaking to the dead. Molly Hewitt wrote, directed and stars in this wild ride of queer spirituality and alternative sexuality. https://www.fullspectrumfeatures.com/trinity

"Homo Say What"
Acclaimed documentary explores the origins of homophobia against men that became institutionalized in the 1950s and how that continues to negatively affect all genders and sexualities to this day. https://homosaywhatfilm.com/

"House of Cardin"
The acclaimed documentary about fashion designer Pierre Cardin's online. http://houseofcardin.com/

LGBTQ Films on Revry
The global queer streaming network screens free and subscription-paid feature films, documentaries, short films and episodic series. New: OML, the 27.7 women's channel, featuring a new series, "Socially Distant." https://revry.tv/

LGBTQ Films on Tubi
The free streaming service showcases several queer films, including "God's Own Country" (2017) - won directing award at Sundance; "Hearthstone" (2016) — won directing award at TIFF; "Jeffrey" (1995) — starring Patrick Stewart; "Latter Days" (2003); "Lip Service" (2012, series); "Love is All You Need?" (2016) — starring Emily Osment; "Poison" (1991) - directed by Todd Haynes, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner; "Saved!" (2004) — starring Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin, and others. https://tubitv.com/

"Monsoon"
Henry Golding's touching film about a gay man who returns home to Vietnam after being away for many years. https://strandreleasing.com/films/monsoon/

"Mr. Soul"
Acclaimed documentary about Ellis Haizlip, the 1970s gay Black TV host who brought Black actors, activists, musicians, and community leaders to TV screens. https://www.mrsoulmovie.com/

Oakland International Film Festival
Rent VOD feature, documentary and short films. https://theoaklandinternationalfilmfestival.vhx.tv/products

"Old Show Queens"
Amusing insightful interview series with gay couple Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield, super and and producers of Broadway shows. https://www.oldshowqueens.com/

"Oliver Sacks: His Own Life"
Fascinating documentary about the gay psychotherapist and author. https://www.oliversacksdoc.com/

OutFest 2020
View LGBT films and artist discussion panels online. https://outfest.org/alwayson/

"Prideland"
New interview series with Dyllón Burnside talking with Southern LGBT people. www.pbs.org

"Promo Homo TV"
Veteran journalist Nicholas Snow hosts an online series of video interviews with LGBT actors, directors, authors and community activists. https://promohomo.tv

"Proud"
Philippe Faucon's three-part dramatic film about French gay lives in 1981, 1999 and 2013. https://kinomarquee.com/

"Putting On"
Season 2 of the gay reality show airs (starring Israeli-born underwear model On Mekahel); Sundays at 4pm & 7pm. https://revry.tv/

"Queen of the Capital"
Josh Davidsburg's vivacious and inspiring documentary follows Muffy Blake Stephyns, a drag performer with high aspirations. Muffy and her everyday persona, Daniel, navigate the drag and bureaucratic worlds of Washington, D.C. $10. https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/queen-of-the-capital/

Queer East Film Festival
Mini-festival of LGBT Asian films. https://queereast.org.uk/

"Sideways Smile"
Comedy web series about a young queer Asian American woman's urban journey of sexual self-discovery. https://sidewayssmileseries.com/

"Smothered"
Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara's two-man comedy film, now on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Revry. https://www.smotheredtv.com/

"Snowflake"
Indie film dramatizes modern day political divides in the LGBTQ Community, made by writer, director and star, Jack Tracy. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/snowflakefilm

"The Sons of Tennessee Williams"
Fascinating documentary film about gay-run Mardi Gras crews, from their early years to today. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sonsoftennesseewilliams

"Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life"
Screening of the American Masters documentary about the the late gay playwright. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters

"Transfinite"
Sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven stand-alone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive. https://linktr.ee/transfinitefilm

"Uncle Frank"
Writer-Director Alan Ball's family dreamed about a young girl and her gay uncle, and who they reconnect; on Amazon Prime. https://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Frank-Paul-Bettany/dp/B08KZCMFRQ

"Veneno"
New HBO Max series by Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi bring the beloved transgender celebrity of the 1990s, Cristina Ortiz, based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas. https://www.hbomax.com

Virtual Streaming Room With Cinema SF
Cinema SF, owners of the historic Balboa and Vogue Theaters, are keeping the spirit of movie-going alive with a series of virtual movie screenings and online chats. Proceeds from the screenings will go towards keeping the theaters alive so they can reopen after the shutdown ends. https://www.cinemasf.com/

"Where the Bears Are"
New online comedy show with two mature gay men. https://youtu.be/5TQnRDc15i0

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Animals worldwide have reclaimed urban spaces, as you may have seen in the news. But we need to face how our damage to the environment and abuse of wild animals may have aided the spread of disease. While we contemplate that, enjoy films of animals in the wild. Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) hosts an ongoing series of nature films and talks. openspacetrust.org

MUSIC
Cal Performances at Home
Watch videos of classical and modern music concerts, and artist conversations courtesy of the Berkeley-based performing arts organization; cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott perform "Songs of Comfort and Hope," a recital that's part of 16 new full-length performance aces streaming online. $15-$60 and up. Full new season schedule at www.calperformances.org

Garrin Benfield
Enjoy live and recorded home sets performed by the gay singer-composer. Garrin's YouTube channel

Justin Utley
The hunky gay singer has new music out, including his holiday-themed, "All is Bright." https://www.justinutley.com/

The Klipptones
Local jazz-pop band performs weekly streaming concerts; Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. https://www.facebook.com/klipptones/live

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres (classical, folk, early music). Dec. 6, 7pm: Rob Kapilow and Noe Music favorites the Horszowski Trio team up for "What Makes it Great?"—an interactive deep-dive, demonstration, and concert all-in-one, featuring Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio, Op. 97. https://www.noemusic.org/

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
35th annual holiday concert, with host Don Reed, guest singers JaCore, Joven Watkins, ASL interpreters Half-n-Half, performing new and favorite music. www.oigc.org

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streaming and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Enjoy concerts (At) Home for the Holidays, with guest-stars Laura Benanti, Bianca Del Rio, and others; Dec. 24, 5pm PT ($25-$150); also films ("Gay Chorus Deep South" streaming premiere Dec. 20, 6pm PT), plus guest performers joining the Behind the Curtain series and Summer Reruns (Britney Coleman, Lisa Vroman, Billy Porter, Wilson Cruz, Adam Rippon, Britney Coleman, Laura Benanti, Andrew Lippa); plus Chasten and Pete Buttigieg, Wanda Sykes, Sharon Stone, Martha Wash and other performers. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv

San Francisco Performances
After several programs in celebration of their 40th anniversary were cancelled, instead, SFP offers memorable classical concerts from the past, all recorded at the Herbst Theater between 2004-2008. Concerts are audio only. http://sfperformances.org/

Seth Concert Series
Broadway, film and TV actor-singers perform intimate concerts online (live and on-demand) with pianist and musical theatre expert Seth Rudetsky; Sundays. Dec. 6 & 7: Ana Gasteyer. Dec. 13 & 14: James Monroe Iglehart. Dec. 20: Adam Pascal. $20-$25. https://thesethconcertseries.com/

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Jazz concerts will bring you good vibes. The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians. https://www.sfjazz.org

Stevie Nicks
Online screenings of the Fleetwood Mac singer's "24 Karat Gold" solo concerts. https://www.stevienicksfilm.com/

Susan Werner
The accomplished singer-songwriter ("Bull Durham, The Musical") performs acoustic songs with friends online, including music from her new album, "Flyover Country" series in support of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris campaign. http://susanwerner.com/

"Zappa"
Alex Winter's new documentary about extraordinary musician Frank Zappa includes never-seen footage; in theaters and on-demand. http://www.zappamovie.com/

THEATER, DANCE, OPERA
"Adios, Robinson"
Brava & La Lengua Teatro en Español present a radio play in Spanish (with English subtitles) by Julio Cortázar, with an updated anti-colonial take on "Robinson Crusoe." Thru Dec. 5. https://www.brava.org/

"Alice in Californiland"
AXIS dance revises their performance of Dec. 5. https://www.axisdance.org/

Broadway on AirBnB
Promotional-sponsored performances by a variety of talents: Tituss Burgess, cast members from "Moulin Rouge," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and more, plus dance, yoga, tarot and circus classes. $10-$50. www.airbnb.com

Broadway Performers
For Broadway fans, Tony-winning performers perform new concerts, and classic shows are streamed as well. https://www.broadwayworld.com/

City Lights Theater Festival
the San Jose theater company is seeking short play submissions for its 2021 audio season. Deadline Jan. 4, 2021. https://cltc.org/

Different Stars
Musical show with a current theme: How do these emotions collide during time spent alone in quarantine? When James opens a box of artifacts from his first breakup, after months of self-isolation during COVID-19, he reckons with memories that haunt him of a first queer love gone awry; starring James Jackson, Jr., Victoria Huston-Elem, Danielle Buonaiuto, and Karl Saint Lucy. https://www.differentstars.live/

"Flamingos Forever"
"A radio play in poor taste," a new script inspired by the John Waters classic camp film "Pink Flamingos," where The Queen of Filth and her family return to Baltimore for the first time since 1972. $10 gets a full download plus other goodies. https://www.queerpowers.com/homodaze-2

The Flats
Produced by the Aurora Theatre Company; three episodes of a collaboration between top Bay Area playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith and Jonathan Spector. A single ticket covers all three segments, which focus on the diverse residents of a Berkeley triplex who find themselves sheltering-in-place due to a mysterious threat. $20. www.auroratheatre.org

From Broadway to Hollywood
42nd Street Moon's online streams of various shows. https://42ndstmoon.org/

"The Gaze: No Homo"
LA's Fountain Theatre presents Larry Powell's play series of twelve short-form episodes produced through artistic protest in support of Black Lives. examines the process of building culturally specific and queer works of color in historically white spaces. New episodes each Friday. https://www.fountaintheatre.com/now-upcoming/the-gaze

"The Golden Girls, a Puppet Parody"
The favorite sitcom is performed by puppets, directed by Jonathan Rockefeller; 16 episodes. https://thatgoldengirlsshow.com/

"In Good Company"
New Conservatory Theatre Center's new podcast drama-comedy, with playwrights and producers dealing with COVID in a realistic story. https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-Podcast

"The Jewelry Box"
Brian Copeland's acclaimed solo play about growing up in Oakland; on-demand thru Dec. 25. $15-$100. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

"Josh Kornbluth's 'Citizen Brain' "
Produced by Shotgun Players, acclaimed Bay Area-based comic monologuist Kornbluth draws on his 2016 artist's residency at UCSF's Global Brain Health Institute to creatively delve into connections he sees between dementia and the current American political system. Live on Zoom at 7pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays. http://bit.ly/CitizenBrainBAR

"Live at The Lortel"
Season 2 of the podcast series, with musical theatre talents discussing their art and lives. Archived podcasts include BD Wong. liveatthelortel.com

The Marsh Stream
The theatre producer known for acclaimed solo shows presents a variety of programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its newly launched Broadcast Platform, even interactive Bingo game nights; Marga Gomez' "Not Getting Any Younger," Dec 5 & 6. Emil Guillermo's The Amok Monologues, Dec. 7. "Transit" Special featuring guests Wayne Harris and Eric Hall, Dec. 14. http://themarsh.org/marshstream/

New Conservatory Theater Company: Offstage But Online
Temporarily shuttered, queer theater company NCTC is now building a digital playground for your viewing pleasure that will feature the new podcast drama, actor monologues, messages from playwrights, exercises to practice mindfulness and original material from Conservatory students. New: "A Mighty Queer Virtual Variety Show," with host Dusty Pörn, live music from Azuah, SevanKelee Lucky 7 Boult's spoken word, comedy with Baruch Porras Hernandez, $10-$40. Dec. 13- Jan. 3. Also, "The Law of Attraction," Patricia Milton's radio comedy about a self-help guru whose life goes awry; streaming thru Jan. 3. (pay what you wish-$40).
Also, Quarantine is a Drag Trivia Night, with J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skyy). www.nctcsf.org

Play at Home
Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a bunch of short play scripts you can download and perform at home, featuring works by Julia Cho, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Miranda Rose Hall, Ricardo Pérez González and several others. www.playathome.org

The Public Theater
Live and recorded solo and group plays and performances from the acclaimed New York City theater company; "Under the Greenwood Tree," a new documentary about the 2017 production of "As You Like It" https://publictheater.org/

"The Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special"
Ed Jones plays the wacky host of the holiday show gone off-kilter; written by David Cerda. $25. Dec. 4, 8pm. http://www.handbagproductions.org/

Robert Moses' Kin
The acclaimed local dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with new video dances; five new works since March, including a major fundraiser for SF Unified School District; also free online events and paid master classes. https://www.robertmoseskin.org

San Francisco Ghost Hunt
Christian Cagigal hosts an online version of his 'haunted' house tours with fireside stories. $25. Nov. 25-Dec 30, 7pm on Wednesdays. www.sfghosthunt.com

SF BATCO
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco

SF Opera
Stream recordings of the company's performances of classic operas, and in-person drive-in screenings at Fort Mason. Dec. 4, 7:30pm 'Celebrating the Voices of San Francisco Opera,' an online concert with nearly a dozen vocalists. https://sfopera.com

SF Playhouse Zoomlets
the acclaimed SF theatre company adapts, with short online plays. Also, weekly playwright chats. Ticketed videos on-demand include Brian Copeland's The Jewelry Box, From Blues the Broadway (collaborative music play), and "Art" by Yasmina Reza. Free/donations. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

"The Slutcracker"
Ballet Ruses performs Vanessa White's burlesque take on Tchaikovsky's holiday ballet; videotaped performance by Boston's queer-feminist dance-theatre company. https://theslutcracker.com/

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The local dance company streams notable works, including new versions of Michael Smuin's "The Christmas Ballet." https://www.smuinballet.org/

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Stars in the House
Musical savant and affable host Seth Rudetsky — with his husband, producer James Wesley — hosts Zoom chats with Broadway, film and TV stars galore. One of the first online fundraisers (for The Actor's Fund), your donations help artists of all kinds, from actors to lighting crew members. Broadway may be closed, but you can enjoy living room concerts and chats with favorite stars. www.starsinthehouse.com

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier"
Berkeley Rep presents Looking Glass Theatre Company's production of Mary Zimmerman'[s magical take on the classic Hans Christian Anderson story, with music (one hour; kids-friendly). $20-$75. livestream and on-demand; thru Dec 27. https://www.berkeleyrep.org

"Tampon Rock"
Alyssa Brown, Sarah Aument and Sophie Dinicol's new scripted audio comedy show about an Oakland lesbian rock band, with original music. https://www.tamponrock.com/

"Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce"
The uber-fab singer-drag-performer returns for a must-see one-night Pandemic edition of his raucous bawdy holiday show. $20. Dec. 12, 7pm. https://sfcurran.com/

Theatre Rhino
The local gay theatre company presents online performances of solo and other plays, including works (mostly) written and performed by John Fisher (including, on Dec. 3, "How I Murdered My Best Friend"). J. Julian Christopher's "Alligator Mouth/Tadpole Ass," (a twistedly queer memory play about a troubled man in 1985 looking for answers at Miss Chelley's Fortune Shop in Greenwich Village, performed by Jakob Mendoza-Reitz and Armando Rey), Dec. 11-20, 8pm. All plays archived online. www.therhino.org

"Three Decembers"
Jake Heggie's intimate modern opera, based on Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's unpublished play "Some Christmas Letters," gets a new production by Opera San Jose, with Susan Graham, Maya Kherani and Efrain Solis; on-demand thru Dec. 31. $40-$50. https://www.operasj.org/

We Players' Audio Dramas
The innovative site-specific theatre company presents podcast-style audio re-interpretations of their recent productions, including "Wonder Storytime with Alice and Friends," and "The Odyssey." www.weplayers.org

WQUR: Queer Quarantine Radio
BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ and Major Scales perform old-time radio-style thriller detective programs. https://anchor.fm/wqur

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES [note: museums and galleries have closed again.]
A"fter Life (we survive)"
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' multi-artist online and in-person installation of works examining survival tactics for indigenous, people of color, queer, trans and marginalized cultures; thru Jan. 24. https://ybca.org/event/after-life-we-survive/

Asian Art Museum
Exhibits include "Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment," "Jenifer K Wofford: Pattern Recognition," a mural that celebrates Asian American artists, "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks," and "Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand." Among the outdoor exhibits is "Don't Mess With Me," a vibrant colorful mural by Mumbai-based street artist Jas Charanjiva. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Closed to the public for now, view online exhibits ("Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter," "Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India") and art films streamed online. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Online programs (the center is closed to the public) include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. chabotspace.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum Events & Exhibits
The spacious downtown museum includes Stephen Berkman's "Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years," an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. "Levi Strauss: A History of American Style" continues through Jan. 10, 2021; "Threads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay Area" continues through Feb, 28, 2021. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" (through Feb. 7, 2021), "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI" (through June 26, 2021), collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm (extended to 7:45pm, Fridays and Saturdays through November for the Frida Kahlo exhibit). 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more. www.exploratorium.edu

GLBT Historical Society events & exhibits
[Closed] "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. Online exhibits include "Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph," curated by Joseph Plaster; "Angela Davis: OUTspoken, Labor of Love," about the first ten years of Pride events in San Francisco; "Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker," "Pioneering Periodicals, 1940s-1950s," "Picturing Kinship: Portraits of our Community by Lenore Chinn" and "50 Years of Pride." Dec. 11, 6pm: Gabriela Martinez leads an online workshop on "Printmaking for Queer Social Justice." $5 donation. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Gregangelo Museum
Take online tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. New: the holiday-themed "Solstice: Illuminate Your Wonder," Nov. 20 thru Dec. 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm (various dates) www.gregangelomuseum.com

Haight Street Art Center
Forward Together's new exhibit honoring Trans Day of Resilience with works by and for trans people of color, includes posters and an outdoor Garden Gallery open to the public. Indoor exhibits closed. 155 Laguna St. https://haightstreetart.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View online exhibits of masterful photographic art. Dec. 12, 1pm: Webinar featuring works by Vivian Maier and Fred Lyon. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.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, the various collections will leave you awe-struck. [closed] Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Mercury 20 Gallery
Exhibits include works by Andrea Brewster, Tara Esperanza, Fernando Reyes. Notable sale works include Chris Komater's sexy nudes of gay bear Jack Radcliffe, and Johanna Poethig's timely "Covid Spring (2020)," an archival print (15 x 20 inches). 475 25th St., Oakland. Fri-Sat 12pm-6pm. mercurytwenty.com

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Although still closed to the public, the Center offers online virtual tours and Day of the Dead activities, poetry-reading videos, music and dance concerts and workshops. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora screens award-winning films, with multiple talks and music performances online as well. Senator Cory Booker in conversation with author Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Dec. 11, 2pm PT.https://www.moadsf.org/

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art. www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
The East Bay museum remains closed, but online exhibits include "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

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
"What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)," an exhibit of collaborative works by the two multimedia artists Rodney Ewing, Tahiti Pehrson. thru Nov 30, by appointment only. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

SF Museum of Modern Art
Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections include some easily recognizable famous works, even for an art-loving amateur. Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. But give yourself a day to enjoy all five floors of visual treats, since the massive redesign of the building makes for an easy journey through the past century of compelling works. New exhibits include "David Park: A Retrospective" (through Jan. 2021) and "Bay Area Walls," a group mural project in response to 2020's chaotic events. Don't forget the store to get a jump on your holiday shopping. Free/$25. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Tom of Finland Museum
the Los Angeles house/museum dedicated to the archives of tom of Finland's art and other erotic works showcases exhibits and films and talks online; Plugged In festival Dec. 11-13. https://www.tomoffinland.org

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films, with online exhibits and events, including the "Happy Haunts Tour." 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org


NIGHTLIFE
Bearracuda
Online sexy bears and pals dance party includes host Big Dipper and Matt Barracuda, DJs Mateo Segade & Mat Stands, chunky gogo guys, and a Virtual Bulge Contest. $10. Dec. 5, 9pm-12am with an afterparty. http://bearracuda.com/

Beaux-Tanical Gardens
Beaux's extra-spacious outdoor dining and cocktails series delicious food and drinks. Mon-Wed 3pm-9pm. The 3pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 12pm-11pm. Sun 12pm-10pm with Castro Drag Brunch at 12pm & 2pm.https://www.facebook.com/beauxsf

Bootie Mashup
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in livestreams, Tuesdays-Saturdays. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. Also, DNA Lounge weekly webcasts (and DNA Pizza's open for take-out). https://www.dnalounge.com/

Boy Division
DJ Xander hosts the Twitch online edition of the New Wave retro-fun dance party. www.twitch.tv/deejayxander

Brunch with Poppy
Enjoy outdoor patio brunch and a drag show hosted by Poppy; $16 bottomless mimosas. Sundays, 11am-3:30pm. Jones, 620 Jones St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Digital Pride Fest
Enjoy drag and cabaret performances with Tom Goss, Bright Light, Bright Light, Divina De Campo, Trinity the Tuck, Pearl & Precious Brady-Davis, Deven Greeen & Handsome Ned, Miz Cracker, Desmond is Amazing, Manila Luzon and many more. www.digitialpridefest.com

DJ Don Baird
Missing the rock mixes by the fave local DJ at The Hole in the Wall? Listen up online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

Dragapalooza
Live music concert with Courtney Act, Derrick Barry, Rhea Litre, Trixie Mattel, Coco Montrese and Sharon Needles, with a live band. Dec. 5. www.dragapalooza.com

Drag Alive from The Stud
Every Saturday night The Stud, San Francisco's oldest queer bar, will host Drag Alive. Vivvyanne Forevermore and Jillian Gnarling bring you a virtual Stud to help support the staff, performers and the goals for a future venue. Party with the crew of The Stud at Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/dragalive

Drag Queen Christmas
Trinity the Tuck, Nina West, Sasha Velour, Lady Bunny, Shea Coulee and other drag performers offer up holiday performances, on-demand. https://www.dragfans.com/

Drag Queen Mukbang
Online episodic mini-series of drag performers in a show sponsored by Jack Daniel's new brand, Tennessee Fire, with Patrick Starr, Gia Gunn, Eugene Lee Yang and Laganja Estranja. Saturdays. www.jackdaniels.com

Frolic Quarantine
The fun pursuit party goes virtual. Don your animal gear and enjoy a variety of DJ mixes. Monthly, first Saturdays. http://frolicparty.com/

"Holiday Curtain Call"
Bill Cooper leads an online cabaret show with guest singers and a holiday theme. Dec. 4, 7:15pm. https://societycabaret.com/

"The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special"
The two drag stars present a second wacky, glittery song-filled holiday special. Dec 1, streaming afterward. https://www.jinkxanddela.com/

Legends Archive Awards
The Academy inducts Juanita MORE! into its hall of fame with an online celebration. Dec. 4, 7pm. https://academy-sf.com/legends-awards

The Monster Show
One of the longest running drag shows in the Castro, The Monster Show has made The Edge bar a Thursday night destination. The Monster show now comes to Twitch TV, where the performers will entertain you while they raise money for bar employees. https://www.twitch.tv/monstershowsf

Oasis TV
The SoMa nightclub will close events for the winter next week, so don't miss the GAPA Takeover Dec. 4, Outdoor drag 7 dining Dec. 5. After that, enjoy online new and archival footage from the venue's best shows; "The Golden Girls Live" (Dec. 17-20), "Cyberotica: the Rock Musical," "Sex and the City Live," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live," "AbFab Live," "Star Trek Live," "Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls," "Debbie Does Dallas," and "Bitch Slap." Also, Meals on Heels, the hit drag dinner delivery service. sfoasis.com/

Quarant-Tea
One of the first local nightlife fundraisers, the SF Queer Nightlife Fund presents DJs spinning hours of music for your now possibly obsessive housecleaning activities. https://www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund

Quarantinis with Katya
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy sings and hosts weekly Thursday online cocktail parties. www.facebook.com/katya.smirnoffskyy

Queerpowers.com
A new LGBTQ+ platform developed by two San Franciscans on the first day of the COVID-19 quarantine. Enjoy live drag shows, queer house parties, political broadcasts and other LGBTQ content from all over the world, uploaded hourly. Founded and curated by former Google employee Katie Bush and former Apple employee Anders Howerton. https://www.queerpowers.com/

Red Hots Burlesque
Enjoy drag and strip shows, music acts and more in online performances.
http://redhotsburlesque.com/

Russell Deason's Happy Hour in Exile
The Bestie-winning pianist and cabaret singer brings his martini bar ambiance into your home; Mondays 5:30pm-7pm. www.facebook.com

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar now features wacky karaoke, DJs and other entertainments. https://www.twitch.tv/sfeaglebar

Sampson McCormick
The acclaimed comic shares insightful witty perspectives of a Black gay man in short clips and "Church Boy," a new 40-minute recorded show. www.sampsoncomedy.com

Sundance Saloon Online Live
Sundance Saloon offers online dance lessons and dancing every Sunday night. Beginning classes are aimed at novices. Learn how to dance while you shelter in place from 6-9pm. 6pm: beginning line dance for complete novices; 7pm: intermediate line dance; 8:15pm: line dance mini-marathon. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday Funday, Events at Port Bar Oakland
Yes, the bars with tasty cocktails and limited to-go and dine-out dishes is open. Sunday 12pm-8pm. Fri & Sat 3pm-12am. Tuesdays Big Gay Trivia, 8pm. Drag Queen Bingo, outside, hosted by Vicodonia Nightingale. Wed. night outdoor drag shows, at 7pm, 9pm, 11pm. Sunday Drag Brunch with BeBe Sweetbriar, Delilah BeFierce. 2023 Broadway, Oakland. www.portbaroakland.com

Sunny Side Up Drag Brunch
Oakland Pride presents a new weekly dine and drag brunch with host Ming Munro. $10-$100, Sundays 11am-2pm. 2044 Franklin St. https://www.eventbrite.com

Trixxie Carr
The wacky and talented singing performer hosts online shows. http://trixxiecarr.com/

"Versus"
New queer game show hosted by drag performer Deven Green and musician Ned Douglas. https://watch.revry.tv/details/33707

Wild Side West
The lesbian-owned super-friendly bar has re-opened, with outdoor space. 424 Cortland Ave. www.wildsidewest.com

COMMUNITY, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, PODCASTS, RADIO
AIDS Memorial Quilt
The National AIDS Memorial's virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt features more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. territories. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/virtual-exhibition

AXIS Dance Classes
'If you have a body, you can dance' is the acclaimed Oakland disability-inclusive award-winning company. Take a Zoom class with company members JanpiStar, Bradford Chin, movement improvisation with Artistic Director Mark Brew, or a ballet with guest teacher Robert Dekkers, contemporary style with Bianca Cabrera. www.axisdance.org

"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. https://www.beingseenpodcast.com/

Castro Country Club's Virtual Gratitude Meetings and Check-in
Castro Country Club, the safe space for queers in recovery, will be holding virtual meetings on Sundays at 1 pm until they are able to reopen. The Zoom meeting room will open at 12:30 and the meeting room will remain open for at least 30 minutes thereafter for hanging out and fellowship. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CastroCountryClub/events/

Coast Pride Night In
LGBT nonprofit's fundraiser, with speakers and music acts. Dec. 6, 6pm. https://coastpride.org/

Conservatory of Flowers
Online Zoom classes, and outside floral exhibits. https://conservatoryofflowers.org/exhibits-events

Daily Services at Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral, the welcoming and affirming Episcopalian congregation atop Nob Hill, will be holding online services weekday mornings at 9am and Sunday mornings at 11am. Grace is also hosting online Bible study and other events. www.gracecathedral.org

Fighting Racism
Join fundraising support and civil rights activism through various groups: The George Floyd Memorial Fund
(www.gofundme.com/georgefloyd, The Minnesota Freedom Fund (https://blacklivesmatter.com/|blacklivesmatter.com/), Campaign Zero (www.joincampaignzero.org).

Gay Men's Sketch/Hot Draw
Mark I. Chester hosts three gay men's sketch events a week, with sexy male models posing and works shared via Zoom. Ongoing events - Tue, 6:30pm: Gay Men's Sketch in exile. Fri, 6:30pm: Hot Draw! in exile. Sun, 2pm: Gay Men's Sketch in exile. instagram.com/gaymenssketch instagram.com/hotdrawsf

GLIDE Services
Online services with the spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. https://www.glide.org/church/

Glitter Worthy
Shop for queer stuff (prints, masks,, aprons and more) featuring local drag queens, including art by Aquaboogie, mugs, housewares, prints by photographers Gooch and mrPam, at the new online shop. https://shopglitterworthy.com/

HER App Community Chats
The women and trans-friendly dating app hosts frequent chats on various topics. https://www.facebook.com/pg/hersocialapp/events/

International LGBTQ Leaders Conference
President-Elect Joe Biden will guest-keynote the three-day International LGBTQ Leadership Conference. Each year, hundreds of LGBTQ elected and appointed officials, advocates, community leaders, and others gather for plenary events, issue-based workshops, networking, and an exclusive elected officials track for those leading on LGBTQ legislation and policy worldwide. Dec. 3-5. https://events.bizzabo.com/LGBTQLeaders2020

Job Services at LGBT Center
Learn new job search skills, work on your resume and more in online workshops. Oct. 9, 11am: Resume Workshop. https://www.sfcenter.org/program/employment_services/

Keshet
The Jewish LGBTQ organization's online events include discussions, author talks and celebrations. https://www.keshetonline.org

Les Leventhal Yoga
Stretch and feel better with live and/or recorded donation-based Yoga classes via Zoom. https://lesleventhalyoga.com/ https://join.lesleventhalyoga.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. Sayid speaks authentically and truthfully to the US asylum process, and he and his guests engage listeners in gripping, critical stories that bring urgency to a crisis affecting millions; available on Spotify and Apple's Podcast. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

LGBTQ Connection
Online and in-person events for Napa and Sonoma community, including a voter registration party, candidate forums, Big Gay Trivia night, counseling and more. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org

"LGBTQ&A"
Jeffrey Masters hosts a series of weekly podcasts with community notables; sponsored by The Advocate and GLAAD. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lgbtq-a/id1151561226

Manny's Live
Community leaders, authors, activists and politicians join online discussions, voter registration campaigns and more. www.welcometomannys.com

National AIDS Memorial
The National AIDS Memorial launches a new web platform that features the entire AIDS Quilt's 48,000 panels online, with a new initiative to share stories from 40 years of the pandemic from then to now. https://aidsmemorial.org/

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

Outdoor Dance Classes
Stretch, spin, sing your body electric in outdoor, distanced playground-set SF/mission and West Oakland dance class fin Hip Hop, Salsa, Cuban and other styles. Also online classes. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

OutSummit
OutRight Action International's sixth annual OutSummit, a global summit for the human rights of LGBTIQ people; with Hamed Sinnol, Geena Rocero, Dec. 9-11. https://outsummit.org/

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

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

"A Queer Serial"
New series of LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake ("Transparent," "Gilmore Girls"), @lgbt_history's 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/seasontwo

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; a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights. The QueerCore Podcast is an opportunity for them to tell their stories in their own words, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, and veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Rainbow Railroad
International organization that helps LGBTQI people escape violence and persecution to find a path to safety — has launched its campaign to raise $600,000 in the last 60 days of 2020 to save 60 lives. https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

"Resisterhood"
Website, documentary film and toolkit for women to restore their power, encourage voting and resistance. https://www.resisterhooddoc.com/

Roryography
For dance class fun right off the stage of some Oasis and Peaches Christ productions, Roryography is also now online and in-person at Dolores Park's tennis courts. Sign up for classes (Fridays 6:30pm, Saturdays 1pm) at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1672375 or https://www.facebook.com/rory.davis.94.

Santa Skivvies Challenge
The annual fundraiser for the SF AIDS Foundation has changed, with individuals' online participation on Dec. 13. https://www.santaskivviesrun.org

Sexitude
D'Arcy Drollinger's fun retro-aerobic dance class returns, now in-person and outdoors at Dolores Park. http://www.sexitude.com/

Sex/People
Sex talk roundtable with sex educator and podcaster Dirty Lola, intimacy educator Stella Harris, marriage and family therapist Matthew Geraths, and the Mystery Box Show's host Reba Sparrow. Nov 21 event archived on YouTube. www.youtube.com link

Shabbat Services With Congregation Shaar Zahav
During the COVID-19 shutdown Congregation Shaar Zahav, San Francisco's synagogue for LGBTQ Jews and friends, will stream their Shabbat (Sabbath) services via Zoom. Friday nights at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 A.M. https://shaarzahav.org/services/

Sound On
MTV News brings together leading voices for "Sound On," a roundtable series igniting essential conversations through a BIPOC lens. Panelists dive into the topics of gender identity, white supremacy, allyship & more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPc5wy-iROM

"Stay Fresh at Home"
Fresh Meat Productions' new online weekly series of talks and classes to support your wellness, embodiment, breath and connection, with singing, dance and lessons in various topics. http://freshmeatproductions.org/

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/

The T-House
Community gathering space for transmasculine and masculine of center individuals including trans men, nonbinary people, genderfluid people, butches, studs, two spirit people who identify with transmasculinity, sponsored by City College of San Francisco. Weekly online events. https://t-house.carrd.co/

Voice for RAINN
Broadways and music tars perform in a benefit for an evening of song and celebration in honor of the RAINN community and our commitment to end sexual violence and support survivors; with host Laura Benanti, plus Kristin Chenoweth, Cheyenne Jackson, Jewel, Leslie Odom Jr., Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams, Tori Amos, Annaleigh Ashford, Connie Britton and more. Dec. 7, 5pm PT. https://www.rainn.org/actions/voices-for-rainn

World AIDS day
Join events, local and global, to observe the other pandemic, including live forums with Dr. Anthony Fauci, leaders in HV research, and more. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/wad2020

Worship With Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer of Grace Lutheran Church, the first openly transgender pastor to be ordained in the Lutheran church, will be offering a variety of online services and events during the COVID-19 shutdown. For kids stuck at home there will be Kids Dance Parties on Zoom until May 1. Pastor Rohrer will also hold their Sunday services online via Facebook live at their Facebook page.
www.facebook.com

Zoom Baking Classes
Join a variety of notable chefs for fun tutorials on baking. Fridays 10am PT/1pm ET.
www.24sixlife.com/baking-zoom-room

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