Arts & Culture

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 6-14, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 6-14, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 6, 2022

Autumnal fun awaits in theaters, nightclubs, galleries and museums; oh, and yes, some people are still doing Zoom talks.

Ramesh: gay musician discusses his solo work and Voxtrot's reunion

Ramesh: gay musician discusses his solo work and Voxtrot's reunion

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 4, 2022

Ramesh (Srivastava), who goes by one name, is the queer musical genius behind Austin-based Voxtrot, a band whose distinctive Britpop-influenced sound made an impression on listeners, and are once again touring.

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

Niecy Nash-Betts is having a moment, starring in two very high profile series. Also this week, trans entrepreneur Braxton Fleming on 'Shark Tank,' Hillary Swank in 'Alaska Daily' and 'Law & Order's triple play.

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 4, 2022

'Aunt Jack"' is full of surprises. Playwright Nora Brigid Monahan's enjoyably overstuffed comic family drama, now in its premiere West Coast production at New Conservatory Theatre Center, has several genuinely unexpected narrative twists.

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - charging forward, building communities

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - charging forward, building communities

"I want to do queer theater and I want to do weird theater," says River Bermudez Sanders, 24, who makes their San Francisco directorial debut with "Bad Hombres," the first show in Theatre Rhinoceros' 46th season, which opens this Friday.

'See How They Run' - mousetrapping murder mystery

'See How They Run' - mousetrapping murder mystery

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 4, 2022

"See How They Run," the feature-length debut by director Tom George, with a slightly derivative screenplay by Mark Chappell. It's no "Knives Out," but it's head and shoulders above either of Kenneth Branagh's unnecessary remakes.

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 4, 2022

In a concluding section to our Fall books roundup, we present several new and upcoming memoir and nonfiction titles of note; shocking and surprising autobiographies, from notorious whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and Hilton Als' Prince obsession.

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Oct 4, 2022

"No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies" by queer Indigenous writer and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, is part memoir and part manifesto, focusing on environmental and political strife for the colonized people of Guam.

Krystian Zimerman and Lisa Batiashvili record Szymanowski

Krystian Zimerman and Lisa Batiashvili record Szymanowski

  • MUSIC
  • by by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 4, 2022

The acclaimed pianist and violinist have each recorded stellar new performances of works by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 3, 2022

Montreal-based nouveau cirque troupe 7 Fingers' acrobatic spectacular, "Passengers," is now chugging into its final weekend at A.C.T.'s newly rechristened Toni Rembe Theatre.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

  • ART
  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Oct 1, 2022

The September 30 opening reception for 'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery was a who's who of local nightlife and arts notables.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 29, 2022

Upcoming and ongoing arts and nightlife events include a slew of our Bestie winners, runners-up, and other perennial favorites.

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • ART
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' - exploring the trans experience

Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' - exploring the trans experience

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 27, 2022

A collage of essay, travelogue, history, meditation, and aphorism, Lars Horn's book is packaged —as is so much writing now— as a memoir.