Arts & Culture

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 3, 2023

It's been a while since we've heard from these four bands (wherefore were thou, Blur?), but new and collected albums, streams and a concert DVD will help you catch up to these bands.

Going Out, Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2023

Going Out, Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2023

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 28, 2023

You can find plenty of arts and nightlife entertainment options whether you're in San Francisco, Oakland or anywhere in the Bay Area, this week and every week.

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2023

Ahoy, mateys! Lesbian comic Marga Gomez brings her 14th one-person show, "Swimming With Lesbians," to Brava Cabaret October 6-22. Yearning for her first lesbian affair, the main character Isabelle boards a notorious cruise ship "the Celesbian."

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Sep 26, 2023

As Executive and Artistic Director at Cal Performances since 2019, Jeremy Geffen brings over two decades of experience to the Bay Area's foremost performing arts presenting organization. He shared his arts background and some enticing upcoming programs.

Julie Marie Wade - 'Otherwise' author on writing, life and love

Julie Marie Wade - 'Otherwise' author on writing, life and love

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 26, 2023

Award-winning lesbian writer and educator Julie Marie Wade lights up every room she enters. Her joyful spirit qualifies her as the Mary Tyler Moore of literature.

Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's 'Passions and Pastimes'

Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's 'Passions and Pastimes'

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2023

On September 30 the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band will premiere a new concert at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Titled "Passions and Pastimes," the concert will celebrate the various activities enjoyed by band members.

'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

  • MOVIES
  • by Kyle Amato
  • Sep 26, 2023

Chilean director Sebastián Silva's latest film has some fun moments, extremely homosexual situations, but is overlong and obvious where it should be fleet and snappy.

Fabulosa to host banned books reading marathon

Fabulosa to host banned books reading marathon

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 26, 2023

Books with LGBTQ themes are under attack while anti-gay harassment is spiking nationwide. To counter the book bans, Castro district Fabulosa Books has organized Read For Filth, a 24-hour celebration of queer literature, on October 7-8.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • ART
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

'Samuel Barber: His Life & Legacy' - Howard Pollack's biography of the gay composer

'Samuel Barber: His Life & Legacy' - Howard Pollack's biography of the gay composer

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 25, 2023

Howard Pollack has written a comprehensive biography rich with information about composer Samuel Barber's private and professional life, his music, and his place in the canon.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 19, 2023

Following a world tour, and an Emmy win, Sean Dorsey Dance returns to San Francisco for a second season of performances of "The Lost Art of Dreaming" at Z Space.

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 19, 2023

If you've seen Disney's cheerful animated feature "The Sword in the Stone," the world premiere production of "Before the Sword" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center will deepen your appreciation of the film's source material.

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 19, 2023

Gay duo Man On Man effortlessly avoids the dreaded sophomore slump with the incredible "Provincetown." Not shying away from its sexy subject matter, the duo is in peak condition in songs like "Gloryhole" and "Piggy."

Mysteries, madness & music: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Black Girl,' 'Chucky,' the VMAs and more

Mysteries, madness & music: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Black Girl,' 'Chucky,' the VMAs and more

Our steadfast television-viewing columnist notes the queer highlights of MTV's music awards show, the intrigue in a satire of the book publishing world, more of that serial-killing possessed doll, and more.