Jazz music in San Francisco; its rich past floats through open windows like melancholy notes from Chet Baker’s horn at the old Black Hawk. Today, the genre thrives at new and historic venues all over town.
A new generation of queer hip-hop homos almost luxuriously rap, sing, shimmy or vogue their way through tracks that talk, sing or are about their queerness if they feel like it, or about something else if they don’t.
Not in the mood for crowded bars and clubs, but still want to be out late? San Francisco offers a host of cafes that are open into the wee hours of the morning and offer everything from sweet concoctions and confections to art, entertainment and even a little bit of hookah.
The party goes on at El Rio
by Heather Cassell
photos courtesy Carol Hill
Without missing a beat, Mango, the popular women’s afternoon dance party hosted at El Rio, returned after its annual winter hiatus, but under new leadership and with a new mission: to party with a cause.
An estimated 600 women danced the afternoon away [...]
The panoramic windows still let you view the ever-changing Polk Street scene. Several nights a week, music pours forth from the second floor. But there’s a new ownership team at Kimo’s, now in its 30th year, with hopes and dreams for the future. Already, the second-floor showroom has been substantially improved, [...]