Arts & Culture

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 22, 2024

The play's the thing, but so is the music, the dance, the painting, the bartender and the drag queen. We've got it all, and all the world's a stage. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 20, 2024

Maurice Vellekoop's marvelous graphic memoir "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," out this month, is a perfect addition to the genre of illustrated books about queer lives.

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

  • MUSIC
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Feb 20, 2024

Singer-songwriter Caleb Nichols, from San Luis Obispo, who's queer and nonbinary, will take the stage at Kilowatt Bar on February 29 as part of the SF Noise Pop Festival.

'Drive-Away Dolls' — queer comical road trip has drive

'Drive-Away Dolls' — queer comical road trip has drive

  • MOVIES
  • by Kyle Amato
  • Feb 20, 2024

Written by Ethan Coen and his wife Tricia Cooke, "Drive-Away Dolls" is reminiscent of the gonzo "Raising Arizona" or "The Hudsucker Proxy," with an unabashedly queer sentiment.

Group scenes: The Lavender Tube on 'Couple to Throuple,' 'Girls5eva' and more

Group scenes: The Lavender Tube on 'Couple to Throuple,' 'Girls5eva' and more

Dry January has turned seamlessly into Lent, but we can't give up everything fun, can we? Here's some fun viewing to keep you sated. A girl group music series returns, couples seek a third, and Taylor Tomlinson's hot while Jon Stewart? Not.

'Michael' — early gay film was ahead of its time

'Michael' — early gay film was ahead of its time

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 20, 2024

Originally released in 1924, Carl Theodor Dreyer's "Michael" was a film that was quite different from what audiences of the time were used to. "Michael" is about a gay artist who loses his young male lover to a gold-digging woman.

Josh Fernandez's 'The Hands that Crafted the Bomb'

Josh Fernandez's 'The Hands that Crafted the Bomb'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Feb 20, 2024

Josh Fernandez is a multi-talented man with an artist's eye. His first book, "The Hands That Crafted the Bomb," released this week by PM Press, is a fascinating memoir.

Going Out, Feb. 15-23, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 15-23, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 14, 2024

Arts, music, theater, plus drag, DJs and dancers. That's our 100+ events for you in a nutshell. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 13, 2024

Is Taylor Mac's "Bark of Millions," making its west coast debut in a Cal Performances presentation, a pop concert? A drag show? Rock opera? Political theater? It's sll of the above, and then some.

'Capote vs. The Swans' Truman's deadly crash landing from high society

'Capote vs. The Swans' Truman's deadly crash landing from high society

"Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal and the Swan Song of an Era" by Lawrence Leamer, is the basis for the Ryan Murphy anthology series "Feud: Capote vs. The Swans," which premiered on FX and is now streaming on Hulu.

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

  • CULTURE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 13, 2024

"The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco" is the perfect introduction to a tale of maritime workers, labor unions and the building of a sexual subculture that has its roots in the city before World War II.

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

Look out for Ghost Face! "Sqream: A '90s Musical Drag Parody," comes to Oasis on February 14. This will be an immersive show, meaning that the cast will be performing all over the club, mixing in with the audience.

'I.S.S.' - In space no one can hear you scream

'I.S.S.' - In space no one can hear you scream

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 13, 2024

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Nick Shafir's screenplay is set in the near (and not totally improbable) future. "I.S.S." takes place aboard the International Space Station research facility.

Hot tunes for cooler temps

Hot tunes for cooler temps

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 13, 2024

Cuddle up next to your stereo, or just plug in your Spotify or iTunes, and enjoy some songs written, in most examples, by, for, and about us. Sample new music from Scott Free, Rachel Garlin, Cidny Bullens, Jeffrey Martin, Debby Friday and Chai.