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Best Online Events This Week for Bay Area Nightlife and Entertainment

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The bars and venues may all be shut down, but the movers and shakers of the Bay Area nightlife scene are still putting on shows. Online shows, that is! Just like the Hunky Jesus Contest is going online this year, some of your favorite weekly events and parties are providing online streaming alternatives too. 

Some of these are live events, others are archived and available on demand. All times listed are Pacific Time, but here are your best opportunities to log on and get off to forget your shut-in blues.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Britney Mashup Listening Party with Adriana A (1pm-5pm)

It’s a different Bootie Mashup theme every Wednesday afternoon on the Bootie Mashup Twitch channel, and this week It’s Britney, bitch! [Bootie Mashup on Twitch]

How to Keep San Francisco Weird During a Standstill with Broke-Ass Stuart

Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Broke-Ass Stuart on how to keep SF funky and weird during a standstill. San Francisco is THAT city. It is known for its culture, history, and people. But during times like this, how do we preserve the spirit of this beautiful city? How do we continue to honor the greatness of it? The funk. The weirdness. The all of it. [ZOOM]

Death Cab for Cutie Live at Home (4pm)

Not really a Bay Area performer, but Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie is livestreaming a solo set from his home every day at 4pm. [Death Cab for Cutie YouTube Channel]

SOCIAL ARTISTRY in the Age of Physical Distancing (7pm)

Explore how Social Artistry in the Age of Physical Distancing and the oncoming Social Recession is going to be increasingly important as we dive deeper into this new era. [Playable Agency]

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Piano and Wine with Kat (7pm)

Kat Robichaud of Misfit Cabaret maestros a “virtual piano party” in a live Facebook stream. You can even request tunes via her Patreon page or donation page. [Piano and Wine with Kat]  

‘Three’s Company Live!’ from The Oasis (5pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

The Oasis’ drag enactment of ‘Three’s Company Live!” will be available on the Oasis TV YouTube channel. [Oasis TV on YouTube]

Death Cab for Cutie Live at Home (4pm)

Not really a Bay Area performer, but Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie is livestreaming a solo set from his home every day at 4pm. [Death Cab for Cutie YouTube Channel]

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

COVIDivinations with John Cameron Mitchell (6pm)

The Stageit Digital Drag Fest welcomes Hedwig herself, John Cameron Mitchell to “sing a few songs from my mountain abode and do personal readings using Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass as a divination tool to burn away fear and focus on the goodness of NOW. Parental discretion is advised. [Stageit, Payment Required]

‘Sex and the City Live!’ from The Oasis (5pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

The Oasis’ drag enactment of ‘Sex and the City Live!” will be available on the Oasis TV YouTube channel. [Oasis TV on YouTube]

Gay Gaming Professionals Virtual Charity Party – Night One (6pm)

The Gay Gaming Professionals welcome DJs Scott Marshall, Ru, TOTC and more spin  in a “virtual world hosted on our LIVESTREAM for an evening celebrating PRIDE and Gaming with DJs spinning in the US and UK.” If you hve a VR headset, they’ll be be transporting guests to a virtual world filled with immersive experiences and see your virtual community live in virtual world.” [DNALounge.com]

Max Chanowitz: Jazz Banshee (6pm)
Via the PianoFight Virtual Venue: “Max Chanowitz continues his regular weekly Friday Happy Hour set on PianoFight’s (digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers.” [PianoFight on Facebook]

Comedy Baseball (8pm)
Via the PianoFight Virtual Venue: “Comedy Baseball is back! We won’t let a quarantine stop us, so we’re bringing our games online! Comedians will play from the comfort of their couches, as you watch from the comfort of your own on Twitch! Comedy Baseball is a comedy game show where two teams of comedians play a baseball video game that’s controlled by telling jokes and getting laughs.” [Comedy Baseball on Twitch]

Quarantine Cabaret with Alaska (10pm)

Join Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 for a Digital Drag Fest to “ring in the apocalypse with an uplifting mix of delightful songs (make a request if you dare), sidesplitting comedy (or lack thereof), and storytelling (choose your own adventure) — all while raising money for Drag performers in need.” [Stageit, Payment Required]

Death Cab for Cutie Live at Home (4pm)

Not really a Bay Area performer, but Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie is livestreaming a solo set from his home every day at 4pm. [Death Cab for Cutie YouTube Channel]

Bootie Mashup Friday Night Live with King of Pants (10pm)

This week it’s a Mashup Talk with Adriana A from 9-10pm, a live set with King of Pants  from  10pm-1am, and The Tyme Hole with Doug  til 2 a.m. [Bootie Mashup on Twitch]

D’Arcy Drollinger (left), Matthew Martin, Holotta Tymes and Heklina in “The Golden Girls Live! The Christmas Episodes,” which performs at the Victoria Theatre.

SATURDAY MARCH 28

‘Golden Girls Live!’ from The Victoria (5pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

The Victoria Theater’s drag enactment of ‘Golden Girls Live!” will be available on the Oasis TV YouTube channel. [Oasis TV on YouTube]

The Brass Tax Zoo(m)! (2pm-6pm)

Brass Tax Radio’s theme for this months party is “the Zoo,” so slap on your animal onesie or costume and boogie all Saturday afternoon. The Brass Tax DJs will be streaming live on the Brass Tax Mixlr channel  while you party animals watch each other dance on  a Zoom meetup. [The Brass Tax Zoo(m)!]

Bootie Mashup Party on Second Life (6-9pm)

DJ SQWRL rocks the virtual Second Life world in a shut-in substitute for the normal Saturday night Bootie party. [Bootie Mashup on Second Life]

Gay Gaming Professionals Virtual Charity Party – Night Two (6pm)

The Gay Gaming Professionals welcome DJs Scott Marshall, Ru, TOTC and more spin  in a “virtual world hosted on our LIVESTREAM for an evening celebrating PRIDE and Gaming with DJs spinning in the US and UK.” If you hve a VR headset, they’ll be be “transporting guests to a virtual world filled with immersive experiences and see your virtual community live in virtual world.” [DNALounge.com]

Sad-urday Happy Hour (6pm)

Via the PianoFight Virtual Venue: “Tega and Evan Wardell (plus special guests) bring the sad songs and the rad songs to get your night started with a win and a whimper during the Sad-urday Happy Hour. This special Virtual Venue edition features Evan playing a solo set from his music bunker.” [PianoFight on Facebook]

Turbo Drive Party-In-Place Webcast (10pm-2am)

The longest running synthwave party in the world is still going even though we’re under lockdown thanks the DNA Lounge webcasts, with “Music for fans of Stranger Things, Kung Fury, Drive, Turbo Kid, and neo-80s nostalgia. Neon, Lasers, Chrome, Synths, Legwarmers, Fast Cars.” [DNALounge.com]

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (12-3pm)

Coffee, Cat, & Mashups 

DJ Lobsterdust spins a live Sunday afternoon set. [Bootie Mashup on Twitch]

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live!’ from The Oasis (5pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

The Oasis’ drag enactment of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live!” will be available on the Oasis TV YouTube channel. [Oasis TV on YouTube]

Image: Vampchild via Flickr

MONDAY, MARCH 30

Death Guild Live from DNA Lounge (9:30 pm)

Death Guild is doing a video webcast-only DJ set every Monday night set at their usual time of 9:30 pm at DNALounge.com. You can also catch the previous Death Guild, plus the club’s last two weeks’ worth of events via the DNA Lounge audio streaming archives. [DNALounge.com]

Remember, DNA Pizza is still open for delivery, plus they deliver alcohol, including their house brand of handcrafted, small-batch DNA Lounge vodka, rum and gin! You can also help support the DNA Lounge Patreon or the DNA Lounge donation page.

ON-DEMAND WEBCASTS

Bawdy Storytelling

The rollicking monthly spoken word hilarity of Bawdy Storytelling will be launching online shows soon, so sign up for their newsletter for details. In the meanwhile you can always tune in to the Bawdy Storytelling podcast, the Bawdy Storytelling YouTube channel, or hit the Bawdy Storytelling Patreon for more action on narratives of naughtiness. [Bawdy Storytelling podcast]

DNA Lounge Audio Archives

You can also catch the previous Death Guild, Monday Night Hubba, and Local Showcase shows of the club’s last two weeks’ worth of events via the DNA Lounge audio streaming archives. [DNA Lounge archives]

Remember, DNA Pizza is still open for delivery, plus they deliver alcohol, including their house brand of handcrafted, small-batch DNA Lounge vodka, rum and gin! You can also help support the DNA Lounge Patreon or the DNA Lounge donation page.

DJ Seven 

The Unusual Suspects’ and Housepitality’s DJ Seven has been posting sets regularly since the shelter-in-place orders came down. [DJ Seven on Soundcloud]

Pier 39 Sea Lion Webcast

Watch the sea lions frolic (but mostly sleep) in a livecam of Fisherman’s Wharf’s famed sea lion perch. [Pier 39]

 

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