Arts & Culture

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 27—Nov. 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 27—Nov. 4, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 27, 2022

You'll be howling at the moon over our expanded Halloween events listings this weekend, or perhaps growling and purring with less costumed capers in arts events.

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 25, 2022

As the new docuseries "Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror" begins, lesbian icon Lea Delaria points out that horror exists "outside of society," as do queer people. The four-part series can now be seen on Shudder.

'Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years'

'Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years'

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 25, 2022

In his new book "Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years," author and film historian Christopher Frayling recounts a century of blood-sucking cinematic (and small screen) masterpieces and camp classics.

Stephane Degout: French baritone's a star "over there" and on recordings

Stephane Degout: French baritone's a star "over there" and on recordings

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 25, 2022

French baritone Stephane Degout, a central player in repertoires ranging from early music to new-music premieres, is featured in four recent recordings.

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 25, 2022

Every time house and dance music legend Ultra Naté releases a new album it's a cause for celebration. Her latest, simply titled "Ultra" (Peace Biscuit), is no exception.

'Please Baby Please' pleases

'Please Baby Please' pleases

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 25, 2022

With an opening that looks like what "West Side Story" might resemble had it been directed by John Waters, Amanda Kramer's campy and thought-provoking, "Please Baby Please" is a sight to behold.

'Hocus Pocus 2' - witchy sequel's fun, but fumbles

'Hocus Pocus 2' - witchy sequel's fun, but fumbles

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 25, 2022

Since the plot is a virtual carbon copy of its 1993 predecessor, "Hocus Pocus 2" could be considered an unimaginative, repackaged remake, with some amusing moments.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 20-28, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 20-28, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 20, 2022

Classy classical culture and nice nightlife news fill this week's Going Out, Homing's In listings, plus some pre-Halloween festivities.

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

  • THEATER
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Oct 20, 2022

This week's Out in the Bay queer radio + podcast looks at a queer sketch variety show.

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 18, 2022

While you may not recognize his name, you definitely know his work. Vincent Paterson has choreographed some of the most iconic dances for pop music in the 20th century, plus musicals, operas and more, all shared in his new memoir.

'The Red Shades' - Adrienne Price's trans superhero rock opera

'The Red Shades' - Adrienne Price's trans superhero rock opera

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 18, 2022

"The Red Shades," now being presented in a world premiere production at Z Space, began seven years ago as a series of voice memos while composer Adrienne Price commuted to and from work.

Gods and Monsters: haunting classical music events

Gods and Monsters: haunting classical music events

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Oct 18, 2022

Evening fog chills the city, making a mysterious cover for things that go bump in the night. The San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera are providing the soundtrack as Halloween creeps near.

Scream, queens: The Lavender Tube on spooky shows, fictional and factional

Scream, queens: The Lavender Tube on spooky shows, fictional and factional

This month, the small screen gives us some big scares. Here's a roundup of the best new shows, and a bit of scary political news.

Breaking boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

Breaking boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

  • ART
  • by Robert Brokl
  • Oct 18, 2022

The timely "Beyond Binary" exhibit of trans and non-binary-identifying artists at the Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, is on view through Oct. 27.