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Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 23, 2022

While many arts venues will be closed for the weekend, some theaters and museums will bring you amusement, and our local nightlife's notorious for offering ways to shake off some turkey and gravy calories.

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 22, 2022

The bass player and guitarist in The Claudettes, and an openly queer musician, Zach Verdoorn discussed the new album "The Claudettes Go Out!," his third with the band, and his earlier years with other groups.

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 8, 2022

Whether out singer-songwriter Amy Ray is performing with longtime musical partner Emily Saliers as one half of the Indigo Girls —as she has since the mid-1980s— or going solo as she did with her solo debut "Stag" in 2001, you can recognize her instantly.

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 25, 2022

Every time house and dance music legend Ultra Naté releases a new album it's a cause for celebration. Her latest, simply titled "Ultra" (Peace Biscuit), is no exception.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 24, 2022

Having matured musically since her hit single "Luka" in 1987, Suzanne Vega's new album, "An Evening of New York Songs & Stories" includes re-recorded old songs as well as new ones.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 22, 2022

Leather, rubber and other fetish gear abound at the annual Folsom Street Fair this weekend and at tied in —or tied up— nightlife events this weekend. We've also selected plenty of arts events that don't require such a kinky dress code.

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 20, 2022

The Contemporary Christian Music phenomenon known simply as Semler has earned the distinction of hitting #1 on the Gospel charts twice in one year. It's even more noteworthy that Semler is the first openly queer Christian music artist.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 15, 2022

We've got musicals, dance concerts, art exhibits — even a cat show and 'Cats' the show!— and nightlife up for grabs this week, including some pre-Folsom Street Fair events. Fall in for the fun.

Alta Sinfonica launches Latin music remake

Alta Sinfonica launches Latin music remake

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 13, 2022

Herbst Theatre will echo with previously unheard sounds on Oct. 1, when Alta Sinfonica debuts, taking to the stage with music that combines traditional Latin music forms with what organizers tantalizingly call "urbano sounds."

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

Former local returns to Feinstein's this weekend as a bonafide Broadway star, shortly after winning a Tony for his role in the acclaimed revival of 'Company.'

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

A crowd-pleasing package of infectious music, thrilling choreography, vibrant costumes and charismatic performances, "Goddess," now having its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, probably already has all it takes to achieve Broadway success.

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 2, 2022

From legacy acts to newcomers, there's an unusually queer season of pop ahead at major Bay Area concert venues. Brace yourselves for a glitter tsunami.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 1, 2022

Some of our Fall Arts faves are still in preview mode, but we've got hundreds of arts and nightlife events happening today and through the week. Get out and about.