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Going Out, August 24-Sept. 1, 2023

Going Out, August 24-Sept. 1, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 24, 2023

Remember back to school days, your new shoes squeaking, your lunch box packed with love? The new season of multiple arts and nightlife events is kinda like that. And we've got your homework assignment: find fun, this week and every week in our listings.

Castro Art Walk helps local businesses' revival

Castro Art Walk helps local businesses' revival

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Aug 22, 2023

Held the first Friday of every month, the self-guided walking tour steers attendees to neighborhood art galleries, art-focused spaces and other small businesses on Market, Castro and Noe Streets and at adjacent locations.

Riot Party: Transgender celebration's third edition

Riot Party: Transgender celebration's third edition

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Aug 22, 2023

San Francisco is the birthplace of the trans-centering Riot Party, which returns for its third year on August 27 in celebration of the 57th anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riot.

Leon Acord's 'Expletives Not Deleted'

Leon Acord's 'Expletives Not Deleted'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 22, 2023

The creator and star of the hit series "Old Dogs & New Tricks," and author of the very entertaining book "Sub-lebrity: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote," Leon Acord is now wowing fans with his new book, "Expletives Not Deleted."

Going Out, August 17-25, 2023

Going Out, August 17-25, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 17, 2023

Summertime, and the livin' is easy, or too hot, or too foggy. But either way, you'll adjust, and get out to enjoy some of the many nightlife and arts we have listed for you, this week and every week.

'Josephine's Feast' at the Magic Theatre

'Josephine's Feast' at the Magic Theatre

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 15, 2023

A grand buffet of ideas crowds the table in "Josephine's Feast," the world premiere play by Star Finch being presented by the Magic Theatre and Campo Santo through this weekend. Two other plays are also worth seeing.

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 15, 2023

Jamie Stewart's "Anything That Moves," an erotic catalog of collected memories of the non-binary performer's sexual experiences shifts from the awkward to the depraved to the hilarious.

Going Out, August 10—18, 2023

Going Out, August 10—18, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 10, 2023

From wild to mild, sexy gogo guys at Beaux and virtuous vocalists are among our many nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 8, 2023

If you have loved gay writer Tim Murphy's books since his breathtaking 2016 breakthrough novel "Christadora" and its 2019 follow-up "Correspondents," then you will be happy to know that his fourth novel, "Speech Team" is being released in August.

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 8, 2023

Part 2 of our spiritual books survey includes Jewish Buddhist, Native American, yoga and Wiccan traditions that provide inclusive spaces where people don't have to choose between essential parts of their identity.

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 3, 2023

Sip a beer with pals at The Midnight Sun, take in "The Tudors" at the Legion of Honor, or clap along to the rousing "Tina Turner Musical" at the Golden Gate Theatre. We've got all this and many more nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

Cowboy contemplation: Luca Torrens plays the SF Fringe Festival

Cowboy contemplation: Luca Torrens plays the SF Fringe Festival

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 1, 2023

A gregarious spirit of pioneering and possibility animates "Howdy, Stranger" creator-performer Luca Torrens' SF Fringe Festival solo show, which they describe as "a transmasculine Western."

'Out of Site: Sylvester, the Mighty Real' — immersive theater experience tells fab tales

'Out of Site: Sylvester, the Mighty Real' — immersive theater experience tells fab tales

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 1, 2023

Local theater company EyeZen Presents will debut "Sylvester: The Mighty Real," a performance-walking tour that celebrates the life and cultural impact of Sylvester James, Jr., the San Francisco-based dance music diva.

The past recaptured: Out conductors bring back classical rarities

The past recaptured: Out conductors bring back classical rarities

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 1, 2023

New recordings of operas and symphonies by Gaspare Spontini, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Schreker have been released, led by a trio of prominent gay conductors.