Arts & Culture

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 20, 2023

Filmmaker and "filth elder" John Waters will once again host the 2023 edition of the hip, queer, punk music festival Mosswood Meltdown in Oakland. He shared his love of punk music and style.

Divas defined: Black Music Archive explains singing styles

Divas defined: Black Music Archive explains singing styles

  • MUSIC
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 20, 2023

In videos on the Black Music Archive, Milik Kashad explains the intricacies of mostly Black women singers in opera, pop, R&B and other genres, while answering questions about singing styles.

Q-music: Pride sounds all year long

Q-music: Pride sounds all year long

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 20, 2023

Even after you're over the rainbow, new music from Jake Shears, Rufus Wainwright and Passion Pit will have you humming along down your own yellow brick road.

Rainbow reading: Pride books round-up

Rainbow reading: Pride books round-up

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 20, 2023

To help usher everyone into the Pride spirit, here is a selection of newly-published LGBTQ books for the ultimate rainbow reading audience.

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 14, 2023

With so many LGBTQ events taking place, you might feel a bit of rainbow overload. But never fear. We've got arts and nightlife events carefully selected, so you can plan your gay agenda, every week right here.

Frameline47's coming-of-age films

Frameline47's coming-of-age films

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 13, 2023

Looking through this year's Frameline film selections, a majority of the films focus on young adult LGBTQ people and their concerns. Out of 71 films, 50 are in the teens-to-35 category.

Director Lear deBessonet on "Into the Woods"

Director Lear deBessonet on "Into the Woods"

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 13, 2023

The director of the new production of the 1987 musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, playing a limited engagement at the Curran Theater next week, discusses the timeless themes in the hit musical.

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

Happy Pride Indictment Month! Our intrepid TV columnist covers political news, including inanely antigay GOP remarks, plus more uplifting network quotes from singer-actress Janelle Monáe and actor (now author) Elliot Page.

Q-Music: solos and sides

Q-Music: solos and sides

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 13, 2023

Big name musicians (Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant and Ben Folds) depart from their traditional band mates for new solo albums, and one unusual super group (The No Ones) includes alumni from several bands.

His lion eyes: Henry Hoke's 'Open Throat'

His lion eyes: Henry Hoke's 'Open Throat'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 13, 2023

There's such sinewy, feral strength in the voice that powers Henry Hoke's new novel, "Open Throat" that the term "genre-bending" doesn't suffice. The novel is literally in a class of its own.

Art Events For Students in 2023

Art Events For Students in 2023

  • ART
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 12, 2023

Discover the best art events for students this year! Learn more about what to look out for, where to find opportunities and how to make the most of them.

Going Out, June 8-16, 2023

Going Out, June 8-16, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 8, 2023

Along with the arts events in this week's issue, we've got dozens more in our expansive coverage, with comprehensive LGBTQ bar and nightclub listings. It's rainbowlicious!

Frameline47: film faves & fails

Frameline47: film faves & fails

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 6, 2023

Frameline47 will host 47 screenings at the Castro Theatre, currently in controversy as to what its future might bring. This will entail half of the nearly 90 film screenings during the June 14-24 runtime, including streaming encores June 24-July 2.

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2023

In anticipation of the 76th annual Tony Awards, out theater critic traveled to New York last week to see some of the nominated productions and performances.