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Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jun 17, 2024

For the first time in 67 years, San Francisco's treasured Merola Opera Program has made women the three stage directors for the 2024 season. Always known for diversity and inclusion, it is a surprising and welcome first.

Frameline48: Families, friends and foes in film

Frameline48: Families, friends and foes in film

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 17, 2024

"We are going to change the world through the power of queer cinema," said Frameline's new Executive Director Allegra Madsen. Here are a dozen more viewing choices at the annual festival, screening at some new venues.

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 16, 2024

Here's the third and final installment of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where you'll find a colorful selection of picture books, photo essays, and Children's and Young Adult titles. These books make ideal conversation pieces in mixed company.

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2024

Lambda Literary, the nation's premiere LGBTQ literary arts organization, proudly announced the 36th annual Lambda Literary Award winners on June 11 at Sony Hall. Awards in numerous categories were given, including to several Bay Area authors.

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 12, 2024

The rainbow avalanche of arts and nightlife events continues, and you should dig in and enjoy the ride. Check out all the events in Going Out.

Costumes are key to 'The Cher Show'

Costumes are key to 'The Cher Show'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 11, 2024

As wardrobe supervisor for the national touring company of "The Cher Show," at the Curran Theatre June 19-23, John Beltre oversee a wardrobe of more than 450 costumes composed of thousands of individual garments, accessories and jewelry.

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans dance, theater & music

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans dance, theater & music

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 11, 2024

This year's Fresh Meat Festival features a diverse cast and will feature voguing, Salsa, trans-Americana music, taiko, South Asian contemporary dance, and deaf performers. It all happens June 21-23 at Z Space.

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 11, 2024

On June 22 Bay Area native Sean Patrick Murtagh returns to San Francisco to perform his critically acclaimed show "Beautiful Girls: A Tribute to Sondheim's Divas."

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

As Pride month continues with events and parades and general flaunting in the face of the haters, there's some Pride programming to watch when you just need a little down time from the non-stop parties.

Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

  • MOVIES
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 10, 2024

The groundbreaking International Queer Women of Color Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Presidio Theatre this weekend with a theme of "Joyful Reunion."

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 8, 2024

Here comes the second of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where we present almost a dozen nonfiction and memoir titles guaranteed to educate you on LGBTQ issues, trans identities, sluts, former military officers, lesbian spaces, and queer folk.

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2024

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 4, 2024

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 4, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?