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Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2024

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 4, 2024

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 4, 2024

The opening pages of Neel Mukherjee's novels have a singular staying power. Mukherjee's new three-part novel, "Choice" (Norton), has three you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 4, 2024

Throughout June, a performance and social practice group in San Francisco called For You, will present a series of four events which will celebrate isolated elders who live in the city.

'DC Pride' annual comics issue: Queer superheroes spark the imaginations of both young and old

'DC Pride' annual comics issue: Queer superheroes spark the imaginations of both young and old

  • by Gary L. Day
  • Jun 4, 2024

Just in time for June's rainbow celebrations, DC released "DC Pride 2024," a collection of slice-of-life stories featuring many of the LGBTQ characters the company has developed over the last several years.

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Jun 2, 2024

Richard Caldwell (Dick) Brewer (1923-2014), may be one of the most interesting but uncelebrated gay artists in America. But SF gallery Lost Art Salon offers a trove of his paintings and drawings.

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 1: LGBTQ stories in fiction & poetry

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 1: LGBTQ stories in fiction & poetry

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 2, 2024

Happy Pride Month! In between the film festival offerings, the parties, the marches, the performances, and the sheer joy of celebrating our unity, inclusion, and diversity, enjoy your downtime with a new book or two.

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 29, 2024

Are you a bit theatrical? You're not the only one. There are so many new and fabulous shows that we're going to focus on those first, followed by literary events, music of all kinds, art exhibits and of course nightlife, all in Going Out.

Sets and sensibility — 'The Lehman Trilogy' at A.C.T and 'All's Well That Ends Well' at Theatre Rhino

Sets and sensibility — 'The Lehman Trilogy' at A.C.T and 'All's Well That Ends Well' at Theatre Rhino

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 28, 2024

Two strikingly different styles of theater-making can be seen this week. The exquisite production design of a big-budgeted history play at A.C.T. offers a fascinating counterpoint to the shoestring fun of Theatre Rhino's take on The Bard's comedy.

SF DocFest 23: Compton's, Texas drag, Oliveros, and gay Hungarians

SF DocFest 23: Compton's, Texas drag, Oliveros, and gay Hungarians

  • May 28, 2024

Known for its eclectic selection of nonfiction features, the 23rd San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) will be held May 30-June 9. As usual, there are a handful of LGBTQ-related films.

'Best Available' - The comedy of compromise in Shotgun Players' premiere

'Best Available' - The comedy of compromise in Shotgun Players' premiere

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 28, 2024

A critique of pandering theater companies gets alchemized into comedy gold in Jonathan Spector's "Best Available," now enjoying a wickedly giddy premiere production by Shotgun Players in Berkeley.

Clyde Always' 'Surreal San Francisco' walking tour - Enjoy local tales and folklore

Clyde Always' 'Surreal San Francisco' walking tour - Enjoy local tales and folklore

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 28, 2024

Local storyteller, comic artist and author Clyde Always' amusing "Surreal San Francisco" walking tour navigates Duboce Park, The Mission and Castro districts with amusing bits of trivia, stories and recommendations for dining and drinking.

'God Made My Face' - James Baldwin tribute book honors the writer in essays and art

'God Made My Face' - James Baldwin tribute book honors the writer in essays and art

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • May 27, 2024

"God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin" is a delicious assemblage of interviews, essays and works of art by talented and learned intellectuals and artists.

Words: writer meets publisher: Elisabeth Nonas on meeting Nancy Bereano

Words: writer meets publisher: Elisabeth Nonas on meeting Nancy Bereano

  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • May 26, 2024

Elisabeth Nonas is an accomplished author whose path crossed with Nancy Bereano, a noted publisher. Although Nancy Bereano did not publish Elisabeth Nonas' works, their professional connection blossomed into a significant personal relationship.