Arts & Culture

Milestones and millstones: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order's anniversary, Jodi Foster, & the political race and -ism

Milestones and millstones: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order's anniversary, Jodi Foster, & the political race and -ism

NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" celebrates an amazing TV milestone this season: 25 years on prime time with a woman — Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay as the lead character, detective, now captain, Olivia Benson — since the series debuted.

'Good Grief' — Dan Levy's journey down a dark tunnel

'Good Grief' — Dan Levy's journey down a dark tunnel

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 23, 2024

Dan Levy's follow-up to his smash streaming TV series "Schitt's Creek," a romantic comedy/drama about a man processing the sudden death of his husband.

Victor Heringer's 'The Love of Singular Men'

Victor Heringer's 'The Love of Singular Men'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jan 23, 2024

You'll know before the first sentence has run its course whether Victor Heringer's final novel, "The Love of Singular Men" (New Directions), is for you. It opens with a creation story, unless, that is, it's a desecration story.

Q-music: Songs she sings

Q-music: Songs she sings

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 23, 2024

From folk to ethereal, new music by women artists ranges from sassy to spiritual, including Lydia Loveless, Ismay, Mitski and Spellling (not a typo).

Bonni Suval: goth chanteuse to play Martuni's with original Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn

Bonni Suval: goth chanteuse to play Martuni's with original Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 19, 2024

On January 27 and 28, goth chanteuse Bonni Suval, who's been seen with the Thrillpeddlers and The Cockettes revival shows, will take to the stage of Martuni's for a night of song.

Going Out, Jan. 18-26, 2024

Going Out, Jan. 18-26, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 17, 2024

Winter might be a hibernating season for some, but we've got arts and nightlife events that are guaranteed to wake you up, this week and every week in Going Out.

'The Wiz' — Deborah Cox brings Glinda goodness to the hit musical's revival

'The Wiz' — Deborah Cox brings Glinda goodness to the hit musical's revival

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 16, 2024

"As a little kid, I didn't even know about the Broadway show," said actor and singer Deborah Cox, who plays Glinda in a revival of "The Wiz," the Tony-winning 1975 musical that's playing a local stop of a national tour at the Golden Gate Theatre.

'Two Dykes and a Mic' — podcasters McKenzie Goodwin & Rachel Scanlon serve up laughs and life lessons

'Two Dykes and a Mic' — podcasters McKenzie Goodwin & Rachel Scanlon serve up laughs and life lessons

  • CULTURE
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jan 16, 2024

"Two Dykes and a Mic" is the hit podcast created by stand-up comedians and platonic best friends McKenzie Goodwin and Rachel Scanlon, who share their magnetic chemistry, quick wit and unique perspectives.

Michael Tilson Thomas' milestones and Mahler

Michael Tilson Thomas' milestones and Mahler

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jan 16, 2024

Michael Tilson Thomas returns as Music Director Laureate Jan. 25-27 to lead his final subscription concerts with the San Francisco Sympat Davies Symphony Hall. The program is devoted to Mahler, this time the composer's ecstatic Fifth Symphony.

'Fireworks' — true-life story packs an emotional wallop

'Fireworks' — true-life story packs an emotional wallop

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 16, 2024

Giuseppe Fiorello makes his debut as a director with "Fireworks," ("Stranizza d'amuri") a bittersweet tale of young gay love in a small, homophobic town. The film is set in Sicily in the early 1980s.

'Masc' film series at BAM/PFA

'Masc' film series at BAM/PFA

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jan 16, 2024

A new film series at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, "Masc: Trans Men, Butch Dykes, and Gender Nonconforming Heroes in Cinema," celebrates the rarely depicted masculine identities of queer and gender non-conforming trailblazers.

Author Michael Cunningham sees the light of 'Day'

Author Michael Cunningham sees the light of 'Day'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Brmberger
  • Jan 16, 2024

Michael Cunningham figures out the pandemic's implications for our lives in his new book, "Day: A Novel," his first since "The Snow Queen" (2014). It's his best work since his now classic novel, "The Hours" (1998).

Rocking reissues from A(qua) to Z(evon)

Rocking reissues from A(qua) to Z(evon)

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 16, 2024

From sugary pop to gravelly blues, reissues of classic albums revive fan favorites in new formats.

Going Out, Jan. 11-19, 2024

Going Out, Jan. 11-19, 2024

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 10, 2024

Never mind the rain. Wrap up, umbrellafy yourself and head out to enjoy arts and nightlife events. For details on dozens of precipitation-defying events, check out our weekly online listings in Going Out.