Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: El Rio

How To Reopen Nightlife: Keeping it cute and safe for all on the dance floor

What should we expect from venues and each other when clubs come back? The first in a series exploring issues left to face.

With Virgil’s closure, SF loses another great queer space

Owner Lila Thirkield reveals details about hurdles her beloved small bar faced as pandemic shut it down.

Time’s running out for SF’s live music venues. What’s being done to save them?

Via the Independent Venue Alliance and SF Venue Coalition, businesses seek private donations—and put much-needed pressure on federal and city level politicians to help.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Best of the Bay 2020 Editors’ Pick

The roots festival reached back to its own, philanthropical roots—granting more than a million dollars to local venues and musicians

10 artists centering Latinidad in the sound of the Bay today

For over 50 years, the Bay Area has been a crucial intersection of global music. Everything from psych rock to funk, hip hop, and diasporic sounds of Latin America,...

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

Last-minute campaign intelligence — and Election Night Parties

I haven’t seen a campaign mailer from Rep. Nancy Pelosi in at least 20 years. She doesn’t make a habit of coming back to town before elections, either; she’s...

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Blades will slice, crystals will fly, Mariah will be Careyed up to the high heavens. OK, it's not as dramatic as all that—I wish—but one of SF's most hallowed...

Party Radar: A monster mash of Halloween bashes

While hardly as wild as it used to be, Halloween is still a hoot in this devilish town. Let us never forget the  year (1982) when the Bay Guardian...

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

ARTS FORECAST File under: more of this please! According to the Bay Area Reporter, the buildings housing legendary Latinx queer bar El Rio have been acquired by the Mission...