Arts & Culture

Disney pride in concert: SF Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 100 film years

Disney pride in concert: SF Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 100 film years

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 7, 2023

On March 16 and 17, Davies Symphony Hall will come alive with the sound of Disney. It's "Disney Pride in Concert," a very special performance with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus which will celebrate 45 years of the chorus and 100 for Disney.

Say gay, or just sing it: new albums from Adam Lambert, P!nk, and more

Say gay, or just sing it: new albums from Adam Lambert, P!nk, and more

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 7, 2023

Our intrepid music columnist shares reviews of new quite queer albums by Adam Lambert, P!nk, Cavetown, H.C. McEntire, Thus Love and the Broadway cast recording of 'A Strange Loop.'

De'Shawn Charles Winslow: author discusses 'Decent People'

De'Shawn Charles Winslow: author discusses 'Decent People'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 7, 2023

Readers know a writer has created an effective murder mystery when they are kept guessing, and then are utterly surprised by the revelation of the guilty party. Gay author De'Shawn Charles Winslow does precisely that in his second novel, "Decent People."

Tyler Henry: 'Hollywood Medium' at the Golden Gate

Tyler Henry: 'Hollywood Medium' at the Golden Gate

Tyler Henry, the star of Netflix's "Life After Death" says he inadvertently began receiving messages from the dead at age 10 and, over time, honed his ability to where he says he can facilitate communications between the living and deceased loved ones.

Welcome 'Homesick' - Theatre Rhinoceros is back in charge

Welcome 'Homesick' - Theatre Rhinoceros is back in charge

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 28, 2023

Something remarkable is happening in a tiny former gallery space on 18th Street in the Castro. It's a play called "A Guide for the Homesick" on which I'm happy to bestow a secondary title: "How The Rhino Got Its Groove Back."

Sick beats at 'Six' - Tudor musical's dangerously derivative

Sick beats at 'Six' - Tudor musical's dangerously derivative

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 28, 2023

'Six,' the fan-magnet musical about the wives of Henry VIII, now at the Orpheum Theater on its first national tour, is a work of hit-list stitchery like its current Broadway peers "Moulin Rouge" and "& Juliet."

Unusual duo: Capp Street and Headlands paired art installations

Unusual duo: Capp Street and Headlands paired art installations

Although miles apart geographically, two conceptual art exhibits at the David Ireland House and the Headlands Center for the Arts bridge the work of pioneering designers and artists.

'Attachment' - a tale of queer Jewish horror

'Attachment' - a tale of queer Jewish horror

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 28, 2023

The new film "Attachment," now streaming on Shudder, is a lesbian romance, a Jewish folk tale and a horror movie all rolled into one.

Author Will Schwalbe discusses 'We Should Not Be Friends'

Author Will Schwalbe discusses 'We Should Not Be Friends'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 28, 2023

Will Schwalbe's "We Should Not Be Friends" is a memoir about two people who couldn't possibly be more different yet became unexpectedly good friends.

'Kids On the Street' - Joseph Plaster's queer Tenderloin history

'Kids On the Street' - Joseph Plaster's queer Tenderloin history

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Feb 28, 2023

An important new scholarly book, "Kids On the Street: Queer Kinship & Religion In San Francisco's Tenderloin" by Joseph Plaster, has unearthed the queer history of 'outsider youth' that has long remained hidden.

Spotify GLOWs for LGBTQ artists

Spotify GLOWs for LGBTQ artists

  • MUSIC
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Feb 28, 2023

Spotify introduced GLOW, a new global music program that amplifies LGBTQ artists and creators all year round. The hub includes not only music, but podcasts, news, and an expansive selection of themed playlists,

Classic queer films at BAM/PFA

Classic queer films at BAM/PFA

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 21, 2023

Beginning on March 3, the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive will host a two-month series called Pioneers of Queer Cinema, including screenings of 'The Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Tongues Untied,' 'Parting Glances' and 'Paris is Burning.'

Jake Blount's genre-queer Afrofuturist folk music

Jake Blount's genre-queer Afrofuturist folk music

  • MUSIC
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 21, 2023

If you ever listened to Jake Blount's music, it defies description, making it unforgettable. He describes his style as "playing fiddle and banjo from Black and Native American musicians, mostly in the Southeastern United States."

Noir Town: stage meets screen in A.C.T.'s 'The Headlands'

Noir Town: stage meets screen in A.C.T.'s 'The Headlands'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 21, 2023

The stars of 'The Headlands,' local playwright Christopher Chen's San Francisco mystery, now playing at A.C.T.'s Toni Rembe Theatre, are the scenic and projection design by Alexander V. Nichols.