Animal Planet

At the historic Stud bar, each month, hundreds of furries and allies gather for Frolic’s dancing, drinks and to strut custom costumes ranging from foxes, lions, and even a prehistoric bird that flapped his wings outside the bar.

Arty Parties

San Francisco museums host a variety of special winter events where you can enjoy a little wine and cheese along with your highbrow, and sometimes lowbrow, culture. Several museums can be counted upon to enlighten your mind and spirit while you dance to some hot music and enjoy a few cocktails.

Peachy Keen

Eclectic, experimental, punk, electro… it takes many words to try to describes the unique musical talent known as Peaches. She and her Peachettes will headline the 40th anniversary Castro Street Fair with a special musical tribute to Sylvester.

Great Scots:
‘Black Watch’ @ The Armory

With a lobby bar and special cocktail nights before and after the shows, A.C.T.’s presentation of the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Black Watch’ is guaranteed to be a great date night for gay theatre fans. The handsome cast of men in uniforms, along with an array of sexy Scottish brogues, certainly help.

BARchive: Tri-ing Times

The first annual Memorial Day Charity Costume Tricycle Race, held May 29, 1972, combined a trike race, drag and funny costumes with alcohol. Expectedly, hilarity ensued.

Curtain Up!

Only in the past decade have local theatre and dance companies established ongoing gay-specific after-parties. It’s fun and a great way for companies to fill the house, and a great time for LGBT fans.

Halloween Weekend
Events, 2011

Halloween events in nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, even bike tours of cemeteries, will bring out your ghoulish glee for the holidays.

Through the Grapevine

Wine Country events are welcoming gay visitors like never before. With the harvest season upon us, daycations and weekend excursions to the gorgeously verdant Napa and Sonoma are ripe for the picking.

Picture Perfect

San Francisco’s plethora of museums and galleries offer not only visually, emotionally and intellectually stimulating exhibits, but a great dating alternative to bar-hopping.

Yule Tales

Memories of holidays past can come rushing back to warm or haunt you. BARtab asked some locals about their own heart-warming -and horrifying- memories of past holiday get-togethers.


Here comes Christmas one more time. But if you’re Jewish, Hindu, Wiccan, atheist, or Pastafarian, what’s to do? We’ve got you covered with our guide to non-Christmas Day fun.

Pub Grub

Queers know where to dine. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “gay mecca” is also a foodie paradise that offers a cornucopia of options to diverse palettes no matter what mood or time of day.

Halloween Weekend Events

Friday, Saturday, Sunday! Enjoy three nights of howlingly hilarious costumed camp for Bay Area gayliens, terror trannies and lezombies.

All About Evil @ The Victoria Theatre

While simultaneously nodding to the likes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mario Bava giallo and the teen slasher genre, All About Evil whips a wig-tastic topping of camp that, while indulging in a bevy of inside jokes, never lingers too long before moving on to the next monstrously hilarious scene.


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