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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Nightlife

Club mogul accused of vigilante homeless sweep says he did nothing wrong

Peter Glikshtern says he called private trash crew to encampment, insists he was justified by city inaction.

Bottoms up for spirits-lifting Oakland Cocktail Week (now a month)

Support local bars and drink in good company, as the festival pivots to a vital fundraiser.

How did the Ocean Beach party happen—and can we prevent another incident?

Why didn't the police shut things down earlier? Sup. Stefani wants criminal investigation; Sup. Mandelman worries about Halloween

[UPDATED] A Burning Man sound camp responds about Ocean Beach party that drew 100s

BAAAHS says masks were distributed and social distancing enforced—but why didn't someone just turn off the music?

Grab that virtual wig, it’s all aboard for Oaklash!

Weekend-long Oakland drag festival Oaklash (Fri/4-Sun/6 at www.twitch.tv/oaklash2020) has become such an integral part of the Bay Area queer performance scene that I was taken aback—aback, I say—when I remembered...

Party Radar: Necessary conversations in a time of nightlife consternation

Imagine a city that cared enough about a $6 billion dollar industry—and the creative people who've built it—that it figured out a way to preserve it? Imagine paying DJs,...

As pandemic grinds on, mourning queer sex and spaces

mask4mask, 31, versatile. I tapped on the profile—the little cordoned off box on the left-hand side of my phone screen, one among a dozen other little cordoned off boxes—because,...

How to move forward on improving the Castro—and all queer nightlife

This is part two of a two-part essay on how Castro nightlife can be improved for queer Black people and people of color. Read part one here.  What does it...

Castro nightlife must change if we are to move forward after COVID

Nightlife as we know it is dead. In the late summer of 2020 we must all be aware that we will not return to Saturday night drinks in the Castro...

Party Radar: Change finally comes to dance music

Superstar DJ The Black Madonna has changed her name to The Blessed Madonna. Beloved disco-house DJ Joey Negro has dropped his stage name and is now simply Dave Lee....