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“Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury” Queer History Tour (June 12 – July 25)

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“Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury” Queer History Tour (June 12 – July 25)

OUT of Site, San Francisco’s performance-driven queer history tour, returns this summer with a dazzling new edition starring award-winning stage, television and film actor Tina D’Elia. Following the sold-out tours of North Beach and South of Market, this year’s edition reveals the untold queer history of the neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury, a name synonymous worldwide with the hippie counterculture that emerged here in the 1960s.

Performances run at 11am and 3pm, Most Saturdays and Sundays, June 12-July 25, 2021.

Performing two key figures from the era, D’Elia will steer audiences on a journey from the historic Doolan-Larson Building at Haight and Ashbury Streets to the erotic underground of Buena Vista Park to the former site of the notorious Haight Theater and several other points in between.

Audiences will meet Peggy Caserta, a successful out lesbian business owner on Haight Street and inventor of the bell bottom jeans, outfitting rock’s new royalty like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. She was also Janis Joplin’s laid-back lesbian lover, later scapegoated as the cause of Joplin’s untimely death.

The tour will also feature George Harris III aka Hibiscus, the original flower power child who would go on to found the psychedelic pansexual theater collective known as the Cockettes. Bedecked in thrift-store finery, decaying flowers and dripping with glitter, Hibiscus left a lasting mark that’s visible today across the worlds of drag, theater, music and fashion.

We are committed to safely re-opening our local small businesses and arts organizations. This intimate new edition of OUT of Site will follow the latest covid safety protocols for outdoor arts performances and utilize audio headsets to bring the experience to life. The audience size for each show will be limited to 25 people or to whatever the current number is as prescribed in city guidelines at the time of opening.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: $15*
*Pay what you can ticket tiers for at low income folks, students, artists, culture workers, and people who really need it
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Theater & Performance

Sunday, June 20, 2021

9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile  FREE
9:00 am   “Thrive City” Farmers’ Market (Chase Center)  FREE
11:00 am   “Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury” Queer History Tour (June 12 – July 25)  $15*
*Pay what you can ticket tiers for at low income folks, students, artists, culture workers, and people who really need it
11:00 am   Final Free Day: Oakland Museum of California (Reopening Weekend)  FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
11:00 am   SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Every Sunday  FREE
12:00 pm   Mountain Music’s Grand Opening Block Party (Oakland)  FREE
12:00 pm   “Fillmore Marketplace” Small Black-Owned Businesses (1st & 3rd Sundays)  FREE
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   Live Music at Del Valle Winery: Vasco Road Band Father’s Day  FREE*
*free to enter but purchasing wine is expected
2:00 pm   2021 Stern Grove Festival is Back (June 20-August 29)  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
2:00 pm   Zeitgeist’s Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)  FREE
2:00 pm   “KXSF Sundays” Vinyl DJs at The Make Out Room (SF)  FREE*
*Free Admission
3:00 pm   Online Discussion “LGBTQIA+ Pride” No Place for Cops  FREE*
*Registration is free but required
4:00 pm   Transgender Operatic Soprano Concert w/ “Breanna Sinclairé”  $25*
*Donation based for virtual concert | $25 for in-person seating
5:00 pm   “Classical Revolution” Sidewalk Sunday Concerts at Atlas Cafe  $5*
*$5-20 suggested, reservations available
5:30 pm   Sun 5:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
6:00 pm   Zeitgiest’s Beer Garden Concert w/ Down Dirty Shake (SF)  FREE*
*Free Admission
8:00 pm   Sun 8p Show – “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:30 pm   Arthur Mac’s Tap &Snack Laugh Track  $25*
*One free drink included with purchase of ticket
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