From Versace to queer ritual objects, 9 intellectually stimulating events in San Francisco

Nightlife often centers around go-go dancers and drag queens. Sure, we love do love the eye candy and campy humor, but sometimes we want to spend some time away from the strobe lights.

For San Francisco visitors and locals, here's a list of upcoming events that don't involve stuffing dollar bills into a jock strap.

From a public pillow fight near the Embarcadero plaza to a panel discussion around queer Islam, there's plenty of culture ahead in the city by the bay.

Premiere Viewing: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Watch the series premier of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story to explore the Italian fashion designer's murder.

Women's March San Francisco #HearOurVote

Along with other California cities, reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year by marching fr

Saturday Jan 20 11:30am-3:30pm going
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The Third Muslim Opening Reception

Fourteen artists create a platform for visibility and an archive of resistance within queer, trans* and gender non-conforming Muslim communities.

Thursday Jan 25 6pm-9pm 2 going
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Jewish Queer Ritual Objects

Enjoy a make-your-own-ritual-objects drawing prompt while exploring how personal experiences mold the interpretation and use of queer ritual objects.

Thursday Feb 1 6pm-8pm 2 going
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Queering Islam: A Conversation

A panel conversation representing an intergenerational, multi-identity group of community members who have made their own paths as queer Muslims in the realms of faith, fashion, leather and k

SF Valentine's Day Pillow Fight!

Nearly 1000 people descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows, running full speed at one another to lovingly beat the crap out of each other until the whistle blows.

Wednesday Feb 14 5pm-8pm going
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Tensions rise in this steamy stage play by Tennessee Williams when fragile Blanche and brutish, temperamental Stanley are left alone together while Blanche's sister Stella heads to the hospit

Mar 4-18, 2018 going
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Martinis & Writers With Literary Speakeasy

Literary Speakeasy is a monthly showcase bringing together literary artists for an evening of performance and cocktails. Enjoy a martini (or two).

Thursday Jan 25 7pm-8:30pm 1 going
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How Has Hollywood (Mis)Represented Homosexuality?

Using trailers from movies from the 1960s and 1970s, queer historian Jim Van Buskirk will investigate Hollywood's depiction of LGBTQ characters.

By Tony Taylor