Arts & Culture

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

We've sprung into spring action with a blossoming array of arts and nightlife events in Going Out.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2024

John-Andrew Morrison returns in "A Strange Loop," the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical being remounted by American Conservatory Theater with its original Broadway creative team, beginning later this month.

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 2, 2024

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the subjects of a marvelous and long overdue documentary, "Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All" which, including their "Barbie" boost, new album and tour, adds up to more music enjoyment for their fans.

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss celebrates the release of his latest album, "Remember What it Feels Like," with a concert at the Utah on April 11 as part of his performing tour.

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Our TV columnist covers the many romances on a drama, a soap, a sitcom and a reality series, plus a super queer scifi animated series with voiceovers by Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe and more big names.

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Portrait of a Body" by Julie Delporte, translated from French by Helge Dascher and Karen Houle, tells the story of how one woman came to gain self-acceptance. The intimate storybook is masterfully illustrated by the author.

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Makeup" is a buddy film for the 21st century. A tale of an unlikely friendship between two very different people, one of whom has a secret, "Makeup" is a film which raises a number of interesting questions about gender roles.

Funny stuff: author James Pauley Jr. on learning to laugh in life

Funny stuff: author James Pauley Jr. on learning to laugh in life

  • BOOKS
  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Mar 31, 2024

James Pauley Jr. is a humor writer with a knack for storytelling, focusing on personal experiences that are both entertaining and heartwarming. His two books contain a collection of laugh-out-loud anecdotes and messages of love and acceptance.

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 28, 2024

Sure, we've got some serious plays, concerts and art exhibits. But don't miss the Mrs. Roper bar crawl on March 30 in the Castro. Get out your wigs and caftans! It's just one of many fun nightlife events, including Easter fun, in Going Out.

'Beyond Ridiculous' - Kenneth Elliott's theatrical tell-all

'Beyond Ridiculous' - Kenneth Elliott's theatrical tell-all

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 28, 2024

In "Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York," Theatre-in-Limbo's actor, director and producer Kenneth Elliott recounts the history of a unique art movement, the drag camp plays written by Charles Busch.

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 finalists announced

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 finalists announced

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 27, 2024

The Lambda Literary Foundation announced the finalists for this year's annual awards in numerous LGBTQ categories. Finalists were selected by judges comprised of 70 avid readers, critics, and literary professionals.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chalvar Monteiro on living dance history

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chalvar Monteiro on living dance history

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 26, 2024

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley for its 55th annual residency, and dancer Chalvar Monteiro shared his experiences in performing and teaching new and repertory works.

Shotgun Players' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - fairies, romance, and a memorable Bottom

Shotgun Players' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - fairies, romance, and a memorable Bottom

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 26, 2024

You can call it a romance. You can call it a comedy. But there's probably no better way to describe Shotgun Players' new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" than to just call it a Play.

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Mar 26, 2024

Innovative Opera Parallèle is re-teaming with SFJAZZ April 5-7 for a world premiere double bill. Two one-act operas, "Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera" and "Balls" extend the partnerships' repertoire of edgy contemporary works and clever musical hook-ups.