Arts & Culture

Summer books round-up, part 1

Summer books round-up, part 1

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 7, 2022

Summer is alive with new books on or about queerness from a kaleidoscopically diverse array of LGBTQ subjects and authors, from a variety of literary angles. Here's Part One of a three-part sampling of what's already published or is coming up.

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

  • MOVIES
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 7, 2022

Combining social commentary with saucy sexy strip sketches, SF Baloney, seen mostly locally at Oasis, has received the documentary treatment from auteur Joshua Guerci, who directed, shot and edited the 75-minute film, now viewable online.

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's own private metaverse

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's own private metaverse

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 7, 2022

Adam Rapp's "The Sound Inside," making its West Coast premiere in a polished Marin Theatre Company production, is neither fish-meta nor foul-Meta. It's shaggy dog-meta; a mind-bending piece about a novelist writing a novel.

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 7, 2022

Natasha Lyonne stars in "All About Evil," the 2010 directorial debut by Joshua Grannell (local drag legend Peaches Christ), which gets a DVD release and a screening at the Victoria Theatre, where the horror campfest was filmed.

Fresh Meat Festival's online

Fresh Meat Festival's online

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2022

The most inclusive showcase of trans, queer, disabled and gender-nonconforming artists is this year online June 16-19, with five programs of recorded performances in music, dance, performance and other genres. Also, it's free!

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 2, 2022

Arts, nightlife and community events continue to become more rainbow-licious at June's Pride Month gets underway. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's spectrum of listings.

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

  • ART
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 2, 2022

At least a few dozen people were crammed into gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's second floor City Hall offices in the late afternoon June 1 for rainbow cake and a display of art by six San Francisco LGBTQ artists.

'Ragtime's Leo Ash Evens: actor on his iconic musical theater roles

'Ragtime's Leo Ash Evens: actor on his iconic musical theater roles

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 31, 2022

In TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new production of the hit musical "Ragtime," actor Leo Ash Evens gained inspiration for his role as a Jewish immigrant from his own family's heritage. He also shared stories from some other iconic roles he's played.

All that new jazz

All that new jazz

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 31, 2022

Vocalists, pianists and other gay and lesbian musicians share new grooves in a variety of copacetic jazz styles. Listen to new music by Avi Wisnia, Fred Hersch, Liam Forde, Nicole Glover, Kim Nalley and Carol Lipnik.

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 31, 2022

Summer is here, and the ideal LGBTQ film to satisfy any hot weather lethargy or romantic yearnings has arrived in "Fire Island," a multicultural gay rom-com set in the iconic enclave, The Pines.

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

  • BOOKS
  • by Hank Trout
  • May 31, 2022

Jack Fritscher's newest book, "Profiles in Gay Courage: Leatherfolk, Arts, and Ideas, Essays and Interviews," is an illustrated collection of thirteen essays celebrating "authentic leatherfolk founders, icons, and superstars" in our recent history.

Reynaldo Hahn's piano music; also near and Faure

Reynaldo Hahn's piano music; also near and Faure

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • May 31, 2022

Reynado Hahn, the boyfriend of writer Marcel Proust, gets a new recording of his 'Poemes & Valses' performed by Pavel Kolesnikov, Also reviewed: Gabriel Faure's 'Complete Songs; performed by tenor Cyrille Dubois and pianist Tristan Raes.

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • May 31, 2022

Joseph Osmundson's new book establishes itself as a unique and singular archive of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, queer theory, sociopolitical criticism, and a record of the viruses that are present in our guts, on our skin, and in our blood.

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

At the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, parents had to find and identify the bodies of their 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-old children; little kid bodies that had been decimated by an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.