Arts & Culture

Going Out, July 17-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, July 17-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 17, 2024

Need a distraction from everything? Sure you do. Plays, concerts, art exhibits and nightlife abound, even in the slower summer weeks. And we've got info on next weekend's Up Your Alley Street Fair and related kinky events. Catch up in with Going Out.

SF Jewish Film Festival - Faves amidst the Gaza War

SF Jewish Film Festival - Faves amidst the Gaza War

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 16, 2024

As the Israeli-Hamas war continues without any ceasefire, the 44th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 18-August 4) finds itself "at a time of devastating international conflict and humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza."

Oh, Danny boy:  Web series shows the funny side of gay dating

Oh, Danny boy: Web series shows the funny side of gay dating

With sass, style and ingenuity, Jack Tracy created, wrote, edited, directed and stars in "Danny Will Die Alone" a web series of short episodes based on his horrific dating life. Wait, even this guy can't get a nice date?

'Light Light Light' - Inari Niemi's Finnish queer film

'Light Light Light' - Inari Niemi's Finnish queer film

In 1986, Eastern Europe changed forever with the explosion of Chernobyl. In the Finnish film "Light Light Light" ("Valoa Valoa Valoa"), so does the life of fifteen-year-old girl Mariia (Rebekka Baer) when a new girl, Mimi (Anni Iikkanen) arrives.

The Olympics: the operas - Two productions of "L'Olimpiade" in Paris

The Olympics: the operas - Two productions of "L'Olimpiade" in Paris

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 15, 2024

Christophe Rousset led his ensemble Les Talens Lyriques in a concert performance of Domenico Cimarosa's opera, "L'Olimpiade" (1784), at the Royal Opera-Versailles and on tour, having recorded the piece in Paris from December 18 to 22.

'Queering Rehoboth Beach' - James T. Sears on the beach town's evolution

'Queering Rehoboth Beach' - James T. Sears on the beach town's evolution

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 15, 2024

The dramatic and inspiring story of how Rehoboth Beach came to be what it is today can be found in gay historian James T. Sears's revealing new book "Queering Rehoboth Beach: Beyond the Boardwalk."

Going Out, July 11-19, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, July 11-19, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 10, 2024

Along with the usual ongoing arts and nightlife events, we've got some particularly unusual happenings for your midsummer enjoyment this week in Going Out.

Adam Tendler: Contemporary pianist performs the intimate "Inheritances"

Adam Tendler: Contemporary pianist performs the intimate "Inheritances"

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 9, 2024

With "Inheritances," acclaimed pianist Adam Tendler commissioned 16 composers to create short piano works related to an unusual moment in his life after the death of his father. Tendler brings the concert to Brava Theater Center July 17.

'Mrs. Doubtfire' & 'Drunk Drag Dizney' - Kids' stuff with a kick at The Orpheum & Oasis

'Mrs. Doubtfire' & 'Drunk Drag Dizney' - Kids' stuff with a kick at The Orpheum & Oasis

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 9, 2024

This week, two wildly different Bay Area productions offer new spins on icons of 20th-century pop culture. Here's a look at Drunk Drag Broadway's salacious take on Disney cartoonery, and "Mrs. Doubtfire"'s musicalized nanny buffoonery.

'The Lifespan of a Fact' - engrossing play's strange story at Aurora Theatre

'The Lifespan of a Fact' - engrossing play's strange story at Aurora Theatre

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 9, 2024

Painfully funny and crackled with intelligent ambiguity, "The Lifespan of a Fact," now playing at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre, is but a single link in an unlikely lineage of artistic and philosophical responses to a suicide that took place 22 years ago.

'National Anthem' - Queer patriotism flies its own flag

'National Anthem' - Queer patriotism flies its own flag

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 9, 2024

Luke Gilford's 'National Anthem' comes at an opportune moment, bringing much needed fresh air in a story about sexual outsiders finding sanctuary among themselves in rural America's LGBTQ rodeo subculture.

SF Mime Troupe's 'American Dreams' - a topical yet fun new musical

SF Mime Troupe's 'American Dreams' - a topical yet fun new musical

Now through September 8, San Francisco Mime Troupe will perform "American Dreams," a new musical that opens their 65th season. The political show is a contemplation of what the future of the United States and the world might look like.

Too darn hot: The Lavender Tube on Celine, 'Orphan Black,' and 'General Hospital'

Too darn hot: The Lavender Tube on Celine, 'Orphan Black,' and 'General Hospital'

Along with politics heating up the airwaves, TV stories with queer characters include 'Orphan Black: Echoes' and 'General Hospital,' and the new Celine Dion documentary will melt your heart.

Going Out, July 4-12, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, July 4-12, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 3, 2024

Shed those post-Pride blues, and the ennui about July 4 (Thanks, democracy; you had a nice run) with uplifting arts and nightlife events in Going Out, each week online.