Arts & Culture

'Natasha, Pierre' & 'Wuthering Heights' hit Berkeley
'The Inspection' - Elegance Bratton's gay military drama

'The Inspection' - Elegance Bratton's gay military drama

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 29, 2022

In "The Inspection," gay writer and director Elegance Bratton's fictionalized reminiscence of his entry into the Marines, tells of his surviving the near-death trauma known as Boot Camp.

A kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on breaking up and reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

A kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on breaking up and reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 29, 2022

"In retrospect, it had to be a violent end," says Kenny Mellman, recalling the demise of "Kiki and Herb" back in 2007, not long after the locally-formed twosome's last San Francisco performance. They've now reunited for a holiday-themed tour.

Holidays & heartache: The Lavender Tube on tragedies televised

Holidays & heartache: The Lavender Tube on tragedies televised

Violent shootings and hateful comments contrast sharply with game show victories, sincere comings-out, and personal loss, in this week's TV column.

It's Judy for Xmas with Connie Champagne

It's Judy for Xmas with Connie Champagne

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 29, 2022

It wouldn't be Christmas in San Francisco unless chanteuse extraordinaire Connie Champagne brings her annual Judy Garland holiday show to Martuni's.

Adler Fellows gala concert

Adler Fellows gala concert

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 29, 2022

The Adler Fellows class of 2022 will appear in their final concert of the year, 'The Future Is Now: Adlers in Concert' on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Herbst Theatre.

'Flaming Ears' - dystopian pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza

'Flaming Ears' - dystopian pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Nov 27, 2022

Filmed in Austria in 1991, "Flaming Ears" is truly an underground film. Highly acclaimed for its endlessly disruptive narrative —almost to the point of rendering it incomprehensible.

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Nov 26, 2022

In this new memoir, activist Ron Goldberg candidly and dramatically shares his experiences on the front lines of the ACT UP AIDS protest movements in New York City three and a half decades ago.

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

  • MOVIES
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 24, 2022

On the island of O'ahu, a short walk from the historic gay bar Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and touristy gay Kuhio Beach Park, a locus of healing and pilgrimage has been re-remembered on Waikīkī Beach through a reclaimed legend of transgender healing spirits.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 23, 2022

While many arts venues will be closed for the weekend, some theaters and museums will bring you amusement, and our local nightlife's notorious for offering ways to shake off some turkey and gravy calories.

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 22, 2022

Christmas will commence early this year when the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus returns with "Holiday Spectacular," an all-new holiday show in four venues, including their Castro Theatre concerts on Christmas Eve.

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

  • ART
  • by Jim Van Buskirk
  • Nov 22, 2022

Visual artist Phillip Hua's works have expanded in size and scope. His new and upcoming projects include murals at the Bayview Community Center, and an ambitious and inspirational stairway mural.

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 22, 2022

From campy drag to chorus boys, classical music to "A Christmas Carol" —not to mention eight different "Nutcrackers" to choose from— if you're gay in Bay, there's something that's sure to bring joy, laughter, and inspiration to your holiday season.

Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 22, 2022

Cheerful kids in celebratory seasonal fashions and princess gowns only added to the pre-show sugar rush at Sunday's opening night performance of Disney's "Frozen" road show.

Manuel Muñoz's short story collection "The Consequences"

Manuel Muñoz's short story collection "The Consequences"

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 22, 2022

Migrant Valley, one of America's most hidden regions —though it's right there at the side of the highway for anyone to see— is vividly portrayed in Manuel Muñoz's new short story collection "The Consequences" (Graywolf Press).