In the less than three years since drag legend Heklina opened Oasis in San Francisco, the nightclub has become a mainstay of the city’s thriving and eccentric party scene. It’s easy to see why. Located in the heart of the booming SoMa neighborhood, the charming and intimate space has a lineup of exclusive rotating events, from original drag shows to male reviews to concerts. The venue’s two bars and lounge area make it easy to hang out with friends and take in the show on the dance floor. The rooftop bar has become a hot spot as well. Our friends at Queerty caught up with Heklina, covering everything from how Grindr is changing nightlife to old-school San Francisco steakhouses.
If one person could ever personify the glorious diversity of San Francisco, Juanita MORE! would be as good a candidate as any. The legendary Latin drag queen, party promoter, political activist, DJ, and gourmet chef has been a San Francisco fixture for two decades, enriching the lives of local scenesters while welcoming countless queer visitors to the the City by the Bay at her regular nightlife parties at various locations throughout the city. Our friends at Queerty had a chance to chat with Juanita between walks with her beloved French bulldog, Jackson, as she prepared for her big Halloween event at San Francisco’s Pier 70.
Perhaps no art form more exemplifies San Francisco's Summer of Love than the music of the era. It led an explosion of culture and expression in the balmy summer months of 1967, and a counterculture revolution swept through the city by the bay. Tens of thousands of young folks swarmed to the Haight-Ashbury and Golden Gate Park, and they brought with them the sounds of change.
Celebrate San Francisco’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, which unleashed a cultural revolution that prominently included queer liberation. But don’t just celebrate it–live the summer like the original free-lovin’ hippies, with these amazing events.