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Oasis reopens rooftop bar Aug. 14

Oasis reopens rooftop bar Aug. 14

By Jim Provenzano

Good news for nightlife fans. Oasis, the popular SoMa nightclub, announced plans to re-open its rooftop bar on August 14, with proper social distancing rules in effect Fridays through Sundays.

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By Jim Gladstone | August 11, 2020

Medical ethics, journalistic practices, gender politics, body shaming, cancel culture and internet bullying are all on the table in 'Quack,' Eliza Clark's corrosive comedy-drama, now being mounted live-on-Zoom by Berkeley's Shotgun Players.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | August 11, 2020

On third Thursdays, Lisa Geduldig brings us Lockdown Comedy, shows, online via Zoom. This month's show takes place on August 20 and promises to offer lots of laughs. The line-up includes the host's mom, at a senior home in Florida.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | August 11, 2020

'Umbrella Academy's' season two includes gay and lesbian longing, 'Lovecraft Country' inhabits a creepy inherited mansion that leads to frightening netherworld amid real racist horrors, and 'NOS4A2' blends supernatural limos and vampire kiddies.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 11, 2020

For those unable to get to their workouts at the gym or favorite dance club because they've been shut down again after reopening too soon, here are some new releases sure to get your heart rate up and your body moving. Play them loud.


By Jim Provenzano | August 10, 2020

Marga Gomez returns to host the hit comedy series, Who's Your Mami Comedy. This time it's online, with headliner Laurie Kilmartin, pluis Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Suni Reyes, Dominique Gelin, and Jesús U. BettaWork.

By Jim Provenzano | August 8, 2020

Since moving to London with his husband Chris Turner, Bay Area fans of best-selling 'Tales of the City' author Armistead Maupin have missed his local appearances. On August 12, he'll discuss his life and writing with his friend, actor Sir Ian McKellen.


By Jim Provenzano | August 6, 2020

Music, comedy, theatre and community forums will get you through the next week of our collective endurance. Mask and ye shall receive.

By Jim Gladstone | August 5, 2020

Sam Harris certainly won't be singing in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. But he's doubled-down as an author. His second book, 'The Substance of All Things,' was published July 1. It's a novel. And it's a knockout.


By Gregg Shapiro | August 4, 2020

Seeing as how 'Jack & Yaya' is first-time co-directors Jen Bagley and Mary Hewey's full-length documentary debut, Bagley and Hewey get more right than wrong in their rendering of this touching true story.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 4, 2020

New music from Indigo Girls, Gordi, Katie Pruitt, Khruangbin's Mordechai, Totally F*cking Gay, and The Ultimate Peggy Lee collection.


By Gregg Shapiro | August 4, 2020

It's only July, but rest assured that 'The Greatest Part' (Captured Tracks), the breathtaking second album by out singer/songwriter Becca Mancari, will not be forgotten when folks assemble their end-of-the-year, best of 2020 albums lists.

By Will Snyder | August 4, 2020

Church history, scandals and hypocrisy and international intrigue set in San Francisco and Italy make the author's debut novel an interesting read.


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