Arts & Culture

Minna Lee's big launch — 'My Home on the Moon' at SF Playhouse

Minna Lee's big launch — 'My Home on the Moon' at SF Playhouse

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 30, 2024

"I can't imagine I'll ever eat an algorithmic cookie and love it," declared queer playwright Minna Lee, whose "My Home on the Moon" is currently having its world premiere production at the San Francisco Playhouse. "Eat a what?!," you may wonder.

Jeremy Jordan's Broadway-bound once again. But next, he plays Feinstein's at the Nikko

Jeremy Jordan's Broadway-bound once again. But next, he plays Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 30, 2024

When Jeremy Jordan performs at Feinstein's at the Nikko on February 18-20, more than four years will have passed since he last played San Francisco. After his concerts, he's back on Broadway starring in the musical, "The Great Gatsby."

'The Old Gays Guide to the Good Life'

'The Old Gays Guide to the Good Life'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 30, 2024

The Old Gays, a group of friends in Palm Springs, dance, wear skimpy outfits, and dress in drag. They are social media superstars with 11 million followers on TikTok and 1 million on Instagram, and now they have book full of advice and stories.

Veronica Klaus returns: jazz diva to perform at Martuni's

Veronica Klaus returns: jazz diva to perform at Martuni's

  • MUSIC
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jan 30, 2024

Former San Franciscan Veronica Klaus, whose singing style transports audiences to a bygone era, returns to Martuni's for two nights only on February 1 and 6.

Are you 'Open To It?' Frank Arthur Smith dishes on his gay non-monogamy series

Are you 'Open To It?' Frank Arthur Smith dishes on his gay non-monogamy series

"Open To It" is a web series led by Frank Arthur Smith. In season one we meet Cam and Greg, a gay couple who make the decision to start hooking up with other guys. What follows is an episodic master class in comedic representation turned all the way up.

Words: Lesléa Newman and Gary Eldon Peter: Young Adult writers in conversation

Words: Lesléa Newman and Gary Eldon Peter: Young Adult writers in conversation

  • BOOKS
  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Jan 30, 2024

Books about LGBTQ younger generations living in rural settings helps to save lives. Characters, stories and landscape that young readers can connect with are always important. YA authors Lesléa Newman and Gary Eldon Peter discussed their new books.

'Mean Girls' hits & misses

'Mean Girls' hits & misses

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 30, 2024

The trend of adapting films into stage musicals and then movie musicals has produced hits such as "Hairspray," and misses including "The Producers." "Mean Girls" (Paramount), falls somewhere in between, although it leans closer to a miss.

In Proust's time: new discs from the 'Belle Epoque'

In Proust's time: new discs from the 'Belle Epoque'

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jan 30, 2024

New recordings of music from the era of Marcel Proust include works by Karol Szymanowski, Leoš Janáček, Béla Bartók, Gabriel Fauré and Reynaldo Hahn.

Going Out, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2024

Going Out, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2024

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 25, 2024

From bright and beautiful musicals to thought-provoking arts exhibits, and rousing nightlife events, you've got plenty to whet your appetite for culture and clubbing, this week and every week in Going Out.

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

  • ART
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Jan 24, 2024

The on-and-off rain January 19 didn't deter a crowd from gathering in the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for the opening reception of the "API Family Wall of Pride" exhibition.

Trock & roll: Primo ballerino Robert Carter on his unique career

Trock & roll: Primo ballerino Robert Carter on his unique career

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 23, 2024

Robert Carter may play a dying swan with Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, but he's more of a unicorn in real life. As the longest performing member in the company, he's also one of very few men, and a Black gay man, who performs ballet on pointe.

'mouf//full' — OYSTERKNIFE's spiritual exploration at Grace Cathedral

'mouf//full' — OYSTERKNIFE's spiritual exploration at Grace Cathedral

  • DANCE
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jan 23, 2024

The Bay Area's hottest live performance from the Black queer community for African-American History Month is Oysterknife's "mouf//full," February 2-4 at the venerable Grace Cathedral. The series blends song, dance and visual design in a three-day event.

A two-man one-man show: salute to George Michael at the Curran

A two-man one-man show: salute to George Michael at the Curran

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 23, 2024

With "The Life and Music of George Michael," at the Curran Theatre on February 3, the Wham-bam leather man hunk of your teenage dreams has joined the wizened, grizzled likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash on the "concert experience" circuit.

Milestones and millstones: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order's anniversary, Jodi Foster, & the political race and -ism

Milestones and millstones: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order's anniversary, Jodi Foster, & the political race and -ism

NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" celebrates an amazing TV milestone this season: 25 years on prime time with a woman — Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay as the lead character, detective, now captain, Olivia Benson — since the series debuted.