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What's cookin'? — The Lavender Tube on 'Recipe for Disaster,' climate frights and more

What's cookin'? — The Lavender Tube on 'Recipe for Disaster,' climate frights and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 25, 2023

It's officially the hottest June and July the world has ever known. And reality TV showrunners re surprisingly finding ways to include climate change in their programming; plus some fun romantic and drag-inclusive foreign series.

Going Out, July 20-28, 2023

Going Out, July 20-28, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 20, 2023

From packed patio parties (and packed jock straps!) to contemplative art museum collections, a wide array of nightlife and arts listings await your selection, this week and every week in Going Out.

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jul 18, 2023

This month's presentation of company's annual Sketch series will be a poignant celebration of Amy Seiwert's Imagery's rich contributions to the Bay Area dance community.

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 18, 2023

Damian Searls's just-published translations of Thomas Mann's "New Selected Stories," fleet but sure-footed, come as a relief, a long-overdue exhalation.

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 13, 2023

From cute cubs to crowned queens, nightlife's rousing. Flamenco, Modern and more rev up in dance, plus museums and galleries, and more music than an earful, all in this week's Going Out.

'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.