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The Best Online Events and Livestreams To Make Your Weekend Wack

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The bars may be closed, but the stars of the Bay Area nightlife scene are still coming out and putting on spectacular 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.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Dolly Parton’s ‘Goodnight With Dolly’ (4pm and On Demand afterward) 

National treasure Dolly Parton is reading children’s bedtime stories, and while 4pm Pacific is not exactly bedtime, time is now a meaningless concept and you might already be drunk. This week Dolly is reading “The Little Engine That Could.” [Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library]

Quaran-tunis with Katya Smirnoff-Skyy (6pm) 

Definitely Russian drag opera diva Katya Smirnoff-Skyy busts out showtunes and shit with “her trusty Ghost Piano for a live broadcast.” [Katya Smirnoff-Skyy on Facebook]

NightLife & Friends: A Virtual Event

You know that fancy Thursday night California Academy of Sciences NightLife party that you can never afford to go to? This month it’s free on Youtube! BYOB, obvs. [California Academy of Sciences on Youtube]

Golden Girls LIVE! “Big Daddy’s Little Lady”  (7pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

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

Alameda Uke Jam and Open Mic (Online Edition)! (8pm)

It’s a three-hour open ukelele jam that will climax in a group rendition of “Careless Whisper.” [Uke Jam on Zoom]

Tiny Dorm Concert: Cello Night (5pm)

The SF Conservatory of Music is putting on “Short and Suite” concerts every night of shelter-in-place. Tonight it’s Cello Night, baby! [SF Conservatory of Music]

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, APRIL 3

Hubba Hubba Revue’s “BURLESQUERPIECE THEATRE!” (9pm)

Hubba Hubba Revue is back! “Alistair Kingfish” will put the T&A in PBS with more than a dozen Hubba Hubba honeys with full-fledged Friday night burlesque show. The show is free, but consider showing some hubba love to the Hubba Hubba Revue Patreon and the DNA Lounge Patreon.  [DNA Lounge]

Finer Things SF Presents: Quarantined, A Live-Stream Showcase (4pm)

We are very excited about this three-hour variety show from the Finer Things Club, featuring livestreamed burlesque, music, and outta control surprises. [Finer Things Club on Instagram

Bootie Mashup: Friday Night Live with Adriana A (8pm-2am)

Mashup Talk with Adriana A kicks off at 8pm, and then from 9pm onward, “It’s a Bootie Mashup party, as we livestream a live DJ set direct to you! And following the set, it’s The Tyme Hole, a drunken afterhours hangout with Doug.” [Bootie Mashup on Twitch]

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]

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]

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

“Clue: The Movie” Live Reading (4pm)

Slashfilm’s Ariel Fisher gets a whole cast together in the study bureau, with the candlestick, for a live reading of “Clue: The Movie.” How many endings will they do? WHO FUCKING KNOWS TUNE IN FIND OUT! [Ariel Fisher on Youtube]  

Drag Alive Online at The Stud (6:30-8:30)

The Stud may be closed, but Peaches Christ’s legs are wide open, as hosts VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Jillian Gnarling welcome more than dozen other drag queens for a classic Stud-style show. [Drag Alive on Twitch, $10 suggested Venmo to stud_sf]

Space Cowboys LIVEcast v3 (6pm-Midnight)

The Space Cowboys wrangle the herd back together for a six-hour boogie featuring Qdup and plenty more for Space Cowboys horseplay. [Space Cowbys on Twitch]

Brass Tax: Party in Place (3-8pm)

You hook your audio up through the Brass Tax Mxlr feed and the video via Zoom, then shake your rump and watch the Brass Tax crowd shine. [Brass Tax on Mxlr]

“TROG Live” at The Oasis (7pm, and on demand for 24 hours)

The Oasis’ drag enactment of ‘TROG” will be available on the Oasis TV YouTube channel. [Oasis TV on YouTube]

Tiny Dorm Concert: Violin Night (5pm)

The SF Conservatory of Music is putting on “Short and Suite” concerts every night of shelter-in-place. Tonight it’s Violin Night, baby! [SF Conservatory of Music]

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

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

The Monster Show: Virtually Live! (7pm)

A monster line-up of queens comes together for “a retro-digital age virtual telethon that will be everything you’ve come to expect on Thursdays at the Edge. You know, a tragedy.” The show is “a fundraiser for the Edge Relief Fund, to help the staff though their sudden loss of employment. All tips will be donated to the fund.” [Monster Show SF on Twitch]  

The Pope Performs Palm Sunday Mass (2am and and On Demand afterward) 

Jesus goddamn Christ, even a complete atheist like me is completely spellbound by the sight of Pope Francis saying mass by himself in a completely empty St. Peter’s Basilica. The best is when it starts pouring down rain, and that fucker just keeps going, it’s mesmerizing. [The Vatican Youtube Channel]  

Coffee, Cat, & Mashups 

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

MONDAY, APRIL 6

Marianne Fucking Williamson at Manny’s (2pm)

Crystal-slinging anti-vaxxer Marianne Williamson pops by Manny’s to discuss running for president during a crisis, apparently oblivious to the fact that she dropped out of the campaign two months before COVID-19 became a pandemic. [Manny’s on Zoom]

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.

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]

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Kat Robichaud’s Piano and Wine with Kat PART DEUX (7pm)

Misfit Cabaret’s firecracker songstress Kat Robichaud “will dress to the nines, drink wines, and play an entirely new set of originals and Patreon requested covers for you on piano, keys, and ukulele” in a livestream set so moving that you will surely be compelled to donate generously to her Patreon page[Kat Robichaud on Facebook

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]

 

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1 Comment

  1. April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Great list! That Short and Suite sounds fantastic!

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