Arts & Culture

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 5, 2023

Playwright Dominique Morisseau returns to the Bay Area for the premiere production of "Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical" for which she wrote the book, after a fortunate coincidence that fueled an invigorating musical treasure hunt.

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

Our television columnist notes a few replays ('Years and Years,' 'Interview With the Vampire'), 'Good Omens' and 'Foundation's second seasons, with gay and lesbian characters, and another gay couple on 'The Amazing Race.'

LGBTQ History Month playlist

LGBTQ History Month playlist

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 5, 2023

We've got a select batch of new music from artists you may know, a few that you likely don't but should, and a musical score you have to love.

Autumn reads, part 2

Autumn reads, part 2

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 5, 2023

Here comes the second part of our fall books roundup, which will give you an idea of what is coming to bookstores over the next several months.

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

  • BOOKS
  • by Hank Trout
  • Sep 5, 2023

"My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor," an anthology of some of Mark S. King's favorite blog entries and other pieces he wrote for various gay newspapers, chronicles his perspectives about being HIV-positive.

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 31, 2023

If our Fall Arts Preview features aren't providing enough arts options to amuse, then check out our expansive online listings, also with nightlife fun; this week and every week.

Fall into autumn dance concerts

Fall into autumn dance concerts

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 29, 2023

This fall you can experience the vibrant pulse of San Francisco through dance performances that showcase a diverse array of styles and cultures, from site-specific contemporary works to traditional staged performances.

Engage with the stage: curtains up for fall arts theater

Engage with the stage: curtains up for fall arts theater

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 29, 2023

From now through the end of the year, Bay Area companies are mounting a remarkable variety of productions, wildly varied in style and content. Here are some of the season's most intriguing offerings.

Quirky queer pop & comedy: one-night-only acts to catch

Quirky queer pop & comedy: one-night-only acts to catch

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 29, 2023

An esoteric collection of pop acts and comedians with distinct queer appeal will make their way through the Bay Area this season. Here are some of the most intriguing.

Autumn reads, part 1

Autumn reads, part 1

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 29, 2023

Here we are once again with another fall round-up of books coming to shelves near you. The range is diverse and effortlessly intriguing.

Back to classics: fall music preview

Back to classics: fall music preview

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Aug 29, 2023

We're back in business, back to school and it's time to plan your autumn concert-going. Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. So, grab a pumpkin spice latte and look at some tempting offerings of the new season.

Picture this: museum and gallery highlights for fall

Picture this: museum and gallery highlights for fall

  • ART
  • by Robert Brokl
  • Aug 29, 2023

Art exhibits to look forward to this fall run the gamut from spectacles to the more scholarly.

Five Memorable Gay Characters In Classic Literature

Five Memorable Gay Characters In Classic Literature

  • ART
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Aug 28, 2023

Despite its taboo and marginalized side for many years, homosexuality has always had a place in the masterpieces of classic literature. Ah yes ! This is in no way an evolution of sexual mores.

Going Out, August 24-Sept. 1, 2023

Going Out, August 24-Sept. 1, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 24, 2023

Remember back to school days, your new shoes squeaking, your lunch box packed with love? The new season of multiple arts and nightlife events is kinda like that. And we've got your homework assignment: find fun, this week and every week in our listings.