Arts & Culture

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.

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.

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.

Nonetheless: Andrew Sean Greer's "Less Is Lost" is less than "Less"

Nonetheless: Andrew Sean Greer's "Less Is Lost" is less than "Less"

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 18, 2022

Andrew Sean Greer's last novel, "Less," was a uproarious surprise hit. If you loved it, snap up "Less Is Lost," the sequel. But in what could be called a second act, the follow-up is —literally, sadly— less.

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.

John D'Emilio's 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

John D'Emilio's 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 18, 2022

One of the preeminent queer historians instrumental in helping establish Gay and Lesbian Studies as an academic discipline, John D'Emilio's memoir, "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood," details his coming of age from the 1960s to Stonewall.

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

  • DANCE
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Oct 17, 2022

Márcia Treidler (a.k.a. "Mestra Cigarra"), Artistic Director of ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco, discussed her decades-long love of the artistic martial art, and the upcoming free outdoor events in the Mission.

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 14, 2022

Former gay porn actor Stephan Ferris's debut memoir that chronicles his life in 77 unflinching and graphically depicted scenes. Ferris (aka Blue Bailey) considers the experiences that shaped his early years as "dangerous and potentially deadly."

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

  • THEATER
  • by Eric Jansen
  • Oct 13, 2022

In "Bad Hombres," playing at San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros through October 30, actor Rudy Guerrero plays seven characters that comically ("absurdly," said the solo show's director) skewer stereotypes of queer Latinos.

News Briefs: Day of the Dead exhibition now open in SF

News Briefs: Day of the Dead exhibition now open in SF

  • ART
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 12, 2022

SOMArts Cultural Center's annual Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, exhibition is now open for public viewing.

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Into the Dark, the terrifyingly fun production company, returns with "The Summoning," an original, fully immersive haunted attraction that can now be experienced at the San Francisco Mint.

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Circus Bella, the popular one-ring circus, returns with six outdoor shows for the fall season. Among the performers is Joey Moore, who will thrill audiences with his aerial straps.