Arts & Culture

Kiss off: The Lavender Tube on summer shows

Kiss off: The Lavender Tube on summer shows

'Only Murders in the Building,' 'The Lake,' 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' and 'Uncoupled' include gay and lesbian main characters; plus, two singers get called out for quotes about trans people; and a Brittney Griner update.

'References to Salvador Dali' ... maybe not

'References to Salvador Dali' ... maybe not

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 12, 2022

Magical realist frosting is slathered thick on the humble crumbs at the heart of "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot," now playing in a Custom Made Theatre production.

'Thor: Love and Thunder's near-queer marvel

'Thor: Love and Thunder's near-queer marvel

  • MOVIES
  • by Josh Polanski
  • Jul 12, 2022

With a few daring visuals and innovative artistic references, writer-director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Love and Thunder" merits more superlatives than any of its peer Marvel Studios blockbusters, with a few queer twists.

Q-Music: Taking cover

Q-Music: Taking cover

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 12, 2022

One of the great delights of listening to music is hearing the way a singer interprets a song written by someone else, as done in new albums by Colin Hay, Jennifer Nettles, Rebecca Angel and Los Lobos.

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 7, 2022

What's up? Art, theater, nightlife, music and more.

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 7, 2022

Streaming feature films, TV shows with LGBT characters, and enjoyable podcasts continue to entertain; so much that we've make an additional line-up here.

Sea change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

Sea change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jul 5, 2022

Julia Armfield explores a watery metamorphosis from the deep murky depths in her debut novel involving a lesbian married couple whose longtime relationship buckles beneath the weight of one partner's eventual mental and physical disfigurement.

Q-Music: Wonder women

Q-Music: Wonder women

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 5, 2022

Listen up for new music from Eleri Ward, Sharon Van Etten, Suki Waterhouse and Chelsea Jade, and a compilation of The Cranberries best songs.

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jul 5, 2022

Appalachian genderqueer punk writer C. Russell Price's first full-length poetry collection imagines a world of broken objects, clouds infused with black smoke and rivers that drain blood out to a far southern tributary.

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jul 5, 2022

Choreographic luminary Amy Seiwert brings the twelfth iteration of her annual 'Sketch' collaborative series to Fort Mason's Cowell Theater July 15 & 16, with world premieres by Natasha Adorlee and New Mexico-based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh.

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 5, 2022

The curtain rises on one of San Francisco's most exciting arts events of the year next week as Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of its innovative take on "La Belle et La Bête" (Beauty and the Beast), combining live music and film.

A 'Stranger' here myself: two Nicks produce a boundary-moving CD

A 'Stranger' here myself: two Nicks produce a boundary-moving CD

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 5, 2022

Two American musicians nicknamed Nick —tenor Nicholas Phan and composer Nico Muhly— found a side-door through the pandemic that was deadly down-time for most of their fellow performing artists.

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 5, 2022

Randy Rainbow, comedian and singer, best known for his YouTube video spoof interviews and parodies of right-wing political figures that have become viral social media sensations with millions of views, now tells all in his new memoir.

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a literary tour de force

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a literary tour de force

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 5, 2022

In author Shola von Reinhold's first book, "Lote," which is a tour de force, the luscious, textured writing is astonishingly good.