Arts & Culture

Words: savoring Saints & Sinners: Gerard Cabrera on the LGBTQ literary festival

Words: savoring Saints & Sinners: Gerard Cabrera on the LGBTQ literary festival

  • BOOKS
  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Apr 28, 2024

At the 2024 Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans, writer Gerard Cabrera had the opportunity to immerse himself in a vibrant and diverse community of writers and readers.

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 25, 2024

Some really big shows are coming up in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. But probably nothing is as big as the giant sheep DJ art car, aka BAAAHS, that'll be at the April 28 Leather District block party. See plenty more events in Going Out.

Stephen Mark Lukas: the 'Funny Girl' guy - classic musical arrives at the Orpheum

Stephen Mark Lukas: the 'Funny Girl' guy - classic musical arrives at the Orpheum

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 23, 2024

Actor Stepen Mark Lukas — who stars as Fanny Brice's suave-to-a-fault gambler husband, Nicky Arnstein on the current tour of "Funny Girl," talks about his various experiences performing with six actresses, including his current co-star Katerina McCrimmon.

SFFilm's queer picks: 67th annual film festival's diverse screenings

SFFilm's queer picks: 67th annual film festival's diverse screenings

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 23, 2024

"Film, always a reflection of and beacon for society, remains the gateway to a vibrant healthy future of our culture and city,"says Anne Lai, Executive Director of SFFilm. The 67th San Francisco International Film Festival will run April 24-28.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

  • ART
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 23, 2024

Nearly 100 people came out to the opening reception of "Out Museum: A Chinese Queer Museum" exhibit on April 12. The "Chinese queer museum prototype" by lesbian Chinese artist Xiangqi Chen opened at 41 Ross Alley art studio in the historic Chinatown.

Dance moves: Amy Seiwert on becoming the new artistic director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Dance moves: Amy Seiwert on becoming the new artistic director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Apr 22, 2024

As Smuin Contemporary Ballet approaches the conclusion of its ambitious 30th anniversary season, Celia Fushille prepares to step down after 17 years as Artistic Director and turn the leadership of Smuin Ballet over to choreographer Amy Seiwert.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 21, 2024

Pylon Reenactment Society, led by the band's original vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, along with Jason Nesmith, Kay Stanton, and Gregory Sanders, makes its album debut on "Magnet Factory."

'Liar, Alleged' - author David Vass tells all

'Liar, Alleged' - author David Vass tells all

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 20, 2024

David Vass has lived a colorful life. Now in his 70s, he has seen and done it all. In his new memoir, "Liar, Alleged: A Tell-all: Celebrities, Sex, and all the Rest," Vass recalls his life behind the scenes in show business & growing up gay in the 1950s.

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 18, 2024

What's black and white and read all over? Our arts and nightlife listings! Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

'The Tutor' - passion play's penetrating perspectives at NCTC

'The Tutor' - passion play's penetrating perspectives at NCTC

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 16, 2024

"The Tutor," Torange Yeghiazarian's hardly mellow drama, commissioned by New Conservatory Theater Center, plays with a love triangle as sharp and spiky as the dagger-like points on a backgammon board.

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

  • ART
  • by Robert Brokl
  • Apr 16, 2024

The lavish new exhibit, "Japanese Prints in Transition," at the Legion of Honor, is as welcome as spring. The exhibit spans the earliest prints to works by artists competing with photography in the early 20th century, plus contemporary works.

'Forever Plaid' - pitch-perfect melodies from beyond the grave

'Forever Plaid' - pitch-perfect melodies from beyond the grave

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2024

A show that begins with the deaths of its lead characters might not seem like a fun evening at the theater, but that's exactly how "Forever Plaid" begins. 42nd Street Moon will stage a revival of the 1989 play at the Gateway Theater.

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

'Bitch Slap!' - 'Dynasty' in drag at Oasis

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2024

In 2017, Oasis staged "Bitch Slap!," a live-on stage homage to "Dynasty" with a touch of "Days of Our Lives" and novelist Jackie Collins thrown in for good measure. "Bitch Slap!" proved to be so popular that Oasis is doing it again.