Arts & Culture

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 7, 2023

Nonbinary performers will be celebrated from November 14-18 when Diamond Wave, a San Francisco-based queer arts organization, presents the third annual Theyfriend performance festival.

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

  • THEATER
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Nov 7, 2023

Center Repertory Company is staging "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek as a direct response to the latest anti-drag and LGBTQ legislation sweeping the nation.

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 7, 2023

Every once in a while, a major-label debut album comes along to take you by surprise. Queer singer/songwriter Rett Madison's "One for Jackie" is one such album.

Andrew Rannells' 'Uncle of the Year' — hilarious, heartbreaking essays from a funny gay actor

Andrew Rannells' 'Uncle of the Year' — hilarious, heartbreaking essays from a funny gay actor

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 7, 2023

In his candid new book of essays "Uncle of the Year," successful actor Andrew Rannells wonders why he still feels like an anxious twenty-year-old climbing his way toward solid ground.

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 2, 2023

November in the Bay Area may not burst into colorful fall foliage, but arts and nightlife events continue to add color to our lives. Rake it all in with our Going Out listings.

Show and 'Tell' — dancing towards racial healing

Show and 'Tell' — dancing towards racial healing

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 31, 2023

"Tell," a new interactive dance piece, will, according to creators and choreographers Sarah Crowell and Keith Hennessy, begin a dialogue geared towards racial healing. The shows have been postponed to Dec. 8-10.

NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 31, 2023

One of the most poignant moments in Harrison David Rivers' autobiographical "we are continuous," is a mother's reaction when her gay adult son, says "You don't have to worry about me."

Nathalie Lermitte's tribute to Edith Piaf

Nathalie Lermitte's tribute to Edith Piaf

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 31, 2023

Between a summer that brought TayTay and Bey to the Bay and a winter that heralds the latest manifestation of Madonna, yet another gay-favored global superstar headlines the Herbst Theatre on November 6; Edith Piaf, as interpreted by Nathalie Lermitte.

Transgender Film Festival returns: 26 years and going strong

Transgender Film Festival returns: 26 years and going strong

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 31, 2023

For the past quarter of a century, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival has brought stories about the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people to the silver screen.

'Friends,' and a family's 'Fall' — The Lavender Tube on 'House of Usher,' Matthew Perry and more

'Friends,' and a family's 'Fall' — The Lavender Tube on 'House of Usher,' Matthew Perry and more

Could there be a more queer show right now than Netflix's fabulous new iteration of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, "The Fall of the House of Usher?" Also, the death of "Friends" star Matthew Perry, and other new series, are covered.

'The Gilded Age' — Fellowes serves costume drama's second season

'The Gilded Age' — Fellowes serves costume drama's second season

In a continual concern and compassion for the extremely rich, especially the unhappy ones, in our country, HBO MAX's "The Gilded Age" enters its second season as a glamorous soap opera.

JD Doyle's '1981: My Gay American Road Trip'

JD Doyle's '1981: My Gay American Road Trip'

  • BOOKS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 31, 2023

"1981: My Gay American Road Trip," a journal of music and queer culture historian JD Doyle's cross-country trip to 29 cities in 24 states, shares a bounty of stories from our collective past, including San Francisco's pre-AIDS heyday.

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 31, 2023

In advance of her Nov. 7 concert at Cafe Du Nord, singer-songwriter Becca Mancari discussed the making of her new album, and the many musicians who helped create and produce it.

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 26, 2023

Halloween's on Tuesday, but you know there'll be plenty of creepy costumed fun through this weekend. We also have plenty of arts and nightclub events that are a bit less scary, including our Besties winners and runners-up, this week in Going Out.