Yes, San Francisco Bay Area socialites have long called the week after Labor Day "Hell Week," but really it's a type of cultural heaven.
Classy concerts, merry musicals, paintings to ponder. The arts await you.
For the next two issues, we'll be bringing you B.A.R. arts writers' brief previews of what to look out for in the Fall 2018 season.
Street festivals and art festivals are cool indoor and (sometimes) cooler outdoors. Dress appropriately, but strip off your creative inhibitions.
The atmosphere over the Sierra Nevada was brown and smoky last month, a result of the many horrific wildfires raging all over the region. It felt apocalyptic and thus very much of the historical moment.
Any show that has the balls to call itself "Lew the Jew" has a leg up on the competition in my book.
Madrona Manor is a lovely grand old house surrounded by eight acres of wooded and well-tended landscape and gardens in the hills above Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County.
A flick of the wrist with a paint brush, a strong high note carries to the back row, and you're thrilled; arts events await your presence.
Joe Goode's new world premiere "Still Standing" led us through San Francisco's historic Haas-Lilienthal House during the course of the performance. It runs through Aug. 5 there.
Peter Hujar, now considered one of the greatest American photographers of the late 20th century, was living in poverty at the time of his death in 1987 from complications of AIDS.
Summer arts events indoor, outdoor, under the moon or sun, help our world turn.
The touring production of "School of Rock" now playing the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco through July 22 is the perfect opportunity to bring your secret air-guitar moves out of the closet.
It's not often that one can take full measure of a wide swath of a concert artist's career, but Deutsche Grammophon affords just that opportunity with its release "Pogorelich - Complete Recordings."
Opening night at Frameline 42 was a rousing good kick-off to the film fest. Co-directors Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman were in the house for the screening of their documentary "TransMilitary."
Here comes "Giants of Land and Sea," a new, semi-permanent show at the California Academy of Sciences.
June is bustin' out all over. LGBTQ Pride Month always brings with it a cornucopia of new books of special interest to our community.
Last week, the film-world powers-that-be at Frameline gave a kick-off press conference for Frameline42, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival coming up this June 14-24.
Ask anyone who has ever tried improvisational theatre: a cardinal rule is always to say "yes" to whatever your improv partner has come up with during a scene.
Seeing the "Angels in America" revival at Berkeley Rep last month was among the most powerful theatre experiences Out There has ever had. It runs through July 22, and if you're interested in the American stage, you must see it.
All of a sudden we got really booked up! We don't remember when our datebook full of arts events went on overdrive, but it's been a while since we've caught up, Dear Reader, and in the interim Out There has been more out than in.
It's that time again when your old trusties at the Bay Area Reporter bestow the Besties, the reader's-choice LGBTQ Best of the Bay awards, for 2018.
As part of our ongoing quest to sample every cute little new boutique hotel that opens in San Francisco, Out There recently decamped to a two-night stay at the Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf, ground zero in SF's primo tourist zone.
Out There is always reading print media. Newsprint on our fingers is just mother's milk to us. Here are a few keepers from recent media we'd like to share with you.
American performance artist Laurie Anderson is one of those rare geniuses whose talents span diverse fields - music, painting, sculpture, film, storytelling, even the invention of musical instruments.
It's been many a moon since the once-familiar name Marc Huestis has graced these gossipy pages.
Out There grew up reading cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's classic "Peanuts" comic strip.
San Francisco Playhouse's latest offering, "Born Yesterday," wasn't - penned recently, that is. Playwright Garson Kanin's comedy premiered on Broadway back in 1946.
There is a special kind of performer who is somewhat well known by the world at large, but held a special place in the heart of San Franciscans. The actor, comic and writer Michael Greer was one of these performers.
In his cover story in the January issue of Harper's magazine entitled "The Future of Queer - a manifesto," queer essayist/novelist Fenton Johnson argues that legalized gay marriage in the US has damaged our gay culture.
Here in the arts pages, our last few issues have explored the past year's offerings and the year to come in Bay Area culture. We pile it on with 12 more arts events coming soon to a Bay Area venue near you.
You've gone over your holiday gifts and while you may be content, you forgot to get a calendar full of hunky men. Here's your chance to indulge some beefcake viewing while helping a good cause.