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Breaking boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

Breaking boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 11, 2022

For his latest novel, celebrated Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist K.M. Soehnlein channeled his personal history as a New York City AIDS activist in the 1980s to lend the story authenticity and heartfelt emotion.

Gerard Cabrera: gay author discusses his novel, 'Homo Novus'

Gerard Cabrera: gay author discusses his novel, 'Homo Novus'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 11, 2022

In his debut novel, 'Homo Novus,' gay writer Gerard Cabrera takes us back to the late 1980s, a time when AIDS was still a death sentence and the pedophile priest scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

  • 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

  • Oct 4, 2022

"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.

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.