More of a celebration, and less of a wake, the last weeks of Marlena’s the historic and intimate Hayes Valley bar grew to a series of crowded boisterous celebrations. On the same weekend that the Eagle Tavern re-opened, after 22 years, on March 3, 2013, Marlena’s closed.
Bartenders have long considered St. Patrick’s Day to be another Amateur Night (like Cinco De Mayo, or New Year’s Eve). It’s a night when inexperienced drinkers go out and drink. Save them the nightmare and make these these tasty drinks at home!
With nearly 300 original portraits of pop culture icons ranging from Elvira to Pam Anderson, John Waters to Sharon Needles, the World According to Wonder book lives up to its packaging as being “Eight Pounds of Fun!” It’s the ultimate gift for the real estate porn/reality/drag show queer cineaste on your Valentine’s Day list.
In addition to our beloved collection of well-known eateries, there are tons of places off the beaten path –or even not really on the path in the first place– to get a good plate of grub, usually accompanied by a cold beer or a cocktail to wash it all down.
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.
While many gay bars in San Francisco have a longstanding reputation for a cruisy atmosphere, including BDSM demonstrations and fetish nights, it’s rare that you’ll happen upon the full-tilt bondage orgies created by Kink.com’s Bound in Public video series.
With comedy shows, drag shows, festivals, fundraisers, book readings, marches, rallies, by the time Pride weekend rolls around, I’m not proud. I’m tired! Even so, here’s a look at just some of the notable events leading up to and taking place Pride Weekend.