Deafheaven, Thao and Ozomatli Headline Due South Concert Series at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

The McLaren Park venue will host three Noise Pop- and Parks Alliance-produced shows—one in August, one in September and one in October. will host Three Noise Pop- and Parks Alliance-produced shows—one in August, one in September and one in October.

Ben Bleiman: San Francisco’s Tireless Defender of Late-Night Fun

In advance of San Francisco’s June 2021 reopening, Ben Bleiman, founder of the SF Bar Owner Alliance, successfully persuaded local bar owners to deny entry to patrons who could not produce proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or a recent negative test.

Pride and Politics: But Make it Fashion!

From glittering rainbow hats to sparkling red dresses, attendees of Pride-based events took to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday to make strong fashion statements about contemporary politics and personal identity.


‘Welcome’ Is the Four-Mile-Long Rainbow Flag Light Installation That SF Needed for Pride Weekend

Starting last night and running through Sunday evening, the same firm that illuminated Twin Peaks’ Pink Triangle shoots lasers down the full length of Market Street.


Remembering Mel Simmons: Culture on the Corner Founder Worked to Preserve Black Artistic Legacy of the Fillmore

Simmons, who died in March, was remembered as ‘the conductor to the underground railroad of culture’ in a service at the African American Art and Culture Complex.

Erasing Erasure: Two Historic Exhibits Cement the Legacy of Late Filipino Artist Carlos Villa

A professor once told Villa ‘Filipino art history doesn’t exist.’ The San Francisco artist built a body of work proving how wrong that assessment was.

Romance and the Stone: A Guide to SF Opera’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’

Based on the 18th century novel by Cao Xue-qin, the highly influential story casts a long shadow in Chinese classical and popular culture.

This Weekend: Pride Parade, Japanese Internment Opera, and an ‘Extinction’ Event

Plus, remembering the Cockettes, Ani DiFranco plays the Fillmore and Rakim rocks the mic at The Independent.

Rage For Pride: Queer Supergroup Commando Turn Nü Metal On Its Ear

Why would eight LGBTQ+ musicians choose to channel Limp Bizkit and the bad vibes of Woodstock ’99? First, to make a statement. Second, because the pit isn’t just for cis white dudes.

‘Last Dance’ Tracks the Willful Destruction of a Drag Queen’s Persona

Vincent DeFonte, f.k.a. Vinsantos, peels off the false lashes and strips away the makeup to find a new way forward.