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Spring books 2024 roundup, part 1

Spring books 2024 roundup, part 1

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Feb 27, 2024

For the first part of our Spring books roundup, we've got an amazing debut by a Southern writer, a welcome return to the "Tales of the City," a drag icon's life story, and a poetically written memoir by a celebrated Black writer.

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 22, 2024

The play's the thing, but so is the music, the dance, the painting, the bartender and the drag queen. We've got it all, and all the world's a stage. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

'The New Look' — Dior vs Chanel miniseries' wardrobe malfunction

'The New Look' — Dior vs Chanel miniseries' wardrobe malfunction

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 20, 2024

"The New Look" chronicles how Paris reclaimed its title as the capital of haute couture, launching modern fashion by dueling designers Christian Dior and Coco Chanel after the disastrous World War II Nazi occupation.

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 20, 2024

Maurice Vellekoop's marvelous graphic memoir "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," out this month, is a perfect addition to the genre of illustrated books about queer lives.

Josh Fernandez's 'The Hands that Crafted the Bomb'

Josh Fernandez's 'The Hands that Crafted the Bomb'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Feb 20, 2024

Josh Fernandez is a multi-talented man with an artist's eye. His first book, "The Hands That Crafted the Bomb," released this week by PM Press, is a fascinating memoir.

Going Out, Feb. 15-23, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 15-23, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 14, 2024

Arts, music, theater, plus drag, DJs and dancers. That's our 100+ events for you in a nutshell. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 13, 2024

"The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco" is the perfect introduction to a tale of maritime workers, labor unions and the building of a sexual subculture that has its roots in the city before World War II.

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

Look out for Ghost Face! "Sqream: A '90s Musical Drag Parody," comes to Oasis on February 14. This will be an immersive show, meaning that the cast will be performing all over the club, mixing in with the audience.

Hot tunes for cooler temps

Hot tunes for cooler temps

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 13, 2024

Cuddle up next to your stereo, or just plug in your Spotify or iTunes, and enjoy some songs written, in most examples, by, for, and about us. Sample new music from Scott Free, Rachel Garlin, Cidny Bullens, Jeffrey Martin, Debby Friday and Chai.

'Rescuing Morgan' — true tale of a gay couple and their dog

'Rescuing Morgan' — true tale of a gay couple and their dog

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

"Rescuing Morgan," the new self-published book by Dan Perdios, is short and sweet. Clocking in at 155 pages, it tells the story of Perdios and his husband's relationship with Morgan, an abused golden retriever they rescued.

Going Out, Feb. 8-16, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 8-16, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 8, 2024

Whether you're full of love for Valentine's Day or happily single, you can mingle amidst great art, dance, music and nightlife fun. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Pina Bausch's 'The Rite of Spring' reborn

Pina Bausch's 'The Rite of Spring' reborn

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Feb 6, 2024

The riotous premiere of "The Rite of Spring" in 1913 Paris is something of a legend. An iconic interpreter of this seminal music was German choreographer Pina Bausch. Her stunning dance's new production tour includes UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.

Pride in Panels: queer comic books to be celebrated at SF's main library

Pride in Panels: queer comic books to be celebrated at SF's main library

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 6, 2024

On Sunday February 18 San Francisco's main library will celebrate queer comic books with an exhibition to remember. Titled "Pride in Panels: SF Queer Comics Fest," the afternoon will bring together scores of queer comic book creators.

An homage to Chita Rivera, the musical theater star

An homage to Chita Rivera, the musical theater star

  • by J.A. Valentine
  • Feb 6, 2024

The passing of Chita Rivera on January 30 at age 91 will be deeply felt by many. Here, a devoted fan, and a performer himself, shares highlights of the musical theater star's epic career.