Arts & Culture

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 2, 2022

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - chilling tales about what it means to be different

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - chilling tales about what it means to be different

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 2, 2022

Editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, both Bram Stoker Award winners, have put together a chilling collection of original short stories by a diverse group of some of today's biggest names in horror as well as new authors.

Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 2, 2022

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

"Uncoupled" would seem fresh and relatable fodder for a contemporary gay comedy of manners. However, Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is completely blindsided when Colin (Tuc Watkins) abruptly leaves him, making for uneven laughs.

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

"Trans is beautiful," says Cece Asuncion in the first episode of "Road to the Runway," a six-episode documentary series premiering on HereTV August 5. Twenty trans models compete in Slay Model's annual model search.

GAPA pageant returns in-person with gender-inclusive titles

GAPA pageant returns in-person with gender-inclusive titles

  • CULTURE
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 27, 2022

The GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance is bringing back its major fundraising event in-person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

  • THEATER
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jul 26, 2022

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2022

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

Still here: SF Playhouse mounts the local premiere of 'Follies'

Still here: SF Playhouse mounts the local premiere of 'Follies'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2022

Seeing "Follies" is like spotting the Bigfoot of Broadway history: It's the stuff of legend, even when it lumbers a bit. The current San Francisco Playhouse production more than does justice to this rarely revived classic of the Sondheim canon.

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Now that the season finale of the January 6th Committee has left us in a cliffhanger, we turn to other thrillers and dramas. Here are some shows we highly recommend.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: exposing new plays, on stage and online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: exposing new plays, on stage and online

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2022

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.

Ana Castillo: celebrated author discusses her most personal life lessons

Ana Castillo: celebrated author discusses her most personal life lessons

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 26, 2022

Great books spur readers to grow and discover truths for themselves. Each of Ana Castillo's books delivers just that. In fact, Ana Castillo has been instrumental in the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, particularly within the Hispanic community.

'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 26, 2022

The best way to approach Billy Porter's new film, "Anything's Possible," screening on Amazon Prime, is to view it as a fantasy, of what it should be like for young Black trans women rather than the often realistic trauma scenario.

Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 26, 2022

Enjoy diverse new sounds from LGBT artists Lucy Dacus, Michael Mayo, Marianne Faithfull (reading poems set to music), Dave Koz, Emily Wolfe, Annie Keating, and a concert album re-release by the late Laura Nyro.