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'A Chorus Line' — SF Playhouse's production is a singular sensation

'A Chorus Line' — SF Playhouse's production is a singular sensation

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 11, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "A Chorus Line" is given a rousing, emotional and strong new life at San Francisco Playhouse.

'Hello Yellow Brick Road' — SF Gay Men's Chorus pays homage to Elton John and Oz

'Hello Yellow Brick Road' — SF Gay Men's Chorus pays homage to Elton John and Oz

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Elton John's landmark album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on July 19. The album's title track makes subtle references to the classic musical fantasy "The Wizard of Oz."

Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 6, 2023

From drinks to drag to dinosaurs, we've got nightlife, performing arts and science exhibits to quench your thirst for knowledge, or just a beer.

Samantha Irby: 'Quietly Hostile' author on jokes, pandemic dogs and Dave Matthews

Samantha Irby: 'Quietly Hostile' author on jokes, pandemic dogs and Dave Matthews

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 4, 2023

The best part about reading a book by Lammy Award-winning queer humor essayist Samantha Irby, including her new one, "Quietly Hostile," is the way she makes you laugh out loud.

'Out of Character' at Berkeley Rep: Ari'el Stachel's frankly unfinished yet fascinating story

'Out of Character' at Berkeley Rep: Ari'el Stachel's frankly unfinished yet fascinating story

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 4, 2023

Ari'el Stachel reveals much about himself in "Out of Character," his one-man theatrical memoir, directed by Tony Taccone in its debut production at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The wild ride of Jinwoo Chong's 'Flux'

The wild ride of Jinwoo Chong's 'Flux'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 4, 2023

Jinwoo Chong's new futuristic debut novel is like no other book you've ever read. Written in the tech thriller genre, it is a masterful example of what just may be the literature of the future.

Alice Winn's 'In Memoriam' - The soldiers' tale

Alice Winn's 'In Memoriam' - The soldiers' tale

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 4, 2023

With her debut novel, "In Memoriam," screenwriter Alice Winn joins the ranks of the finest war writers this side of Homer and Heller.

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 29, 2023

Are you exhausted? Got the post-Pride blues? Relax with some cool art exhibits, fun theatrical shows, or sip a beverage at your favorite bar.

Atomic Comic: Sara Toby Moore's 'human cartoon fantasia'

Atomic Comic: Sara Toby Moore's 'human cartoon fantasia'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2023

Sara Toby Moore is the writer and star of "Atomic Comic: a Human Cartoon Fantasia," which will perform at Z Space from June 30 through July 8. It's a show rife with humor while dealing with some very serious topics.

Vive la différence! — Queer actors of color in "Les Misérables" at the Orpheum

Vive la différence! — Queer actors of color in "Les Misérables" at the Orpheum

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 27, 2023

Haley Dortch plays Fantine in the latest touring production of "Les Miserables," which opens at the Orpheum Theater on July 5. Christine Heesun Hwang is also in the cast, playing Éponine.

Author Jonathan Harper on belonging

Author Jonathan Harper on belonging

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 27, 2023

Jonathan Harper is good at luring and lulling readers. In his debut novel "You Don't Belong Here," the queer writer sets the stage with protagonist Morris, a bisexual writer from the DC area, and an unexpected encounter.

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 21, 2023

Here we go! The last week of June is full-on LGBTQetc. Pride. It's time to stand out, be out, and go out to arts and nightlife events all over the Bay Area.

'In the Evening by the Moonlight' — Lorraine Hansberry Theatre brings its namesake to life

'In the Evening by the Moonlight' — Lorraine Hansberry Theatre brings its namesake to life

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 20, 2023

Now at Fort Mason in a premiere production by Lorraine Hansberry's namesake theater company, Traci Tolmaire's drama imagines a single night of spiky conversation between the "Raisin In The Sun" playwright, singer Nina Simone and author James Baldwin.

Rainbow reading: Pride books round-up

Rainbow reading: Pride books round-up

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 20, 2023

To help usher everyone into the Pride spirit, here is a selection of newly-published LGBTQ books for the ultimate rainbow reading audience.