Events

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024
The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

The Stud's soft opening: historic bar, new location

After years of delays and lots of fundraising, the new Stud bar held hosted a soft opening on April 12 in advance of its grand opening coming up on April 20. The new venue, the former Julie's Supper Club on 1123 Folsom Street, includes two bars.

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

The new seven-episode limited series, "Mary & George," streaming now on Starz, is probably the gayest, bawdiest series ever screened on TV. It raises carnal intrigue and scheming within a monarchy to new heights of audacity and salaciousness.

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

In "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord," the titular, jocular, Inner Sunset-raised performance artist's latest solo show, now playing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater, that short hop back to the pandemic years feels shockingly epochal.

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

More often than not, queer history is either forgotten or rewritten until it bears little resemblance to what really happened. Now, two podcasts seek to set the record straight, so to speak, by telling our stories accurately.

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

The new eight-episode limited series "Ripley" stars the beloved Andrew Scott in a dark, calculating, and alluring run at the character Tom Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith's first in a best-selling series of books.

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

Garrard Conley's debut novel, "All the World Beside," set in Puritan 18th-century America, involves a covert male love story as linear as human life, with its twists and turns, flash-forwards and flashbacks, that make it compelling.

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

With "Forty Pillars," Tin House introduces the arrival of a future star in modern poetry and a gay Iranian who emigrated from Iran to America in 2018 when he was 17.

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

Celebrate the sound of new music by Isle of Klezbos, The Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue, Melissa Errico's second Sondheim album, and a tribute to the late Nanci Griffith.

Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

The former Café Flore, shuttered for four years, had a soft re-opening on April 3 as Fisch and Flore, a new seafood restaurant and bar.

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

We've sprung into spring action with a blossoming array of arts and nightlife events in Going Out.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

John-Andrew Morrison returns in "A Strange Loop," the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical being remounted by American Conservatory Theater with its original Broadway creative team, beginning later this month.

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the subjects of a marvelous and long overdue documentary, "Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All" which, including their "Barbie" boost, new album and tour, adds up to more music enjoyment for their fans.

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss celebrates the release of his latest album, "Remember What it Feels Like," with a concert at the Utah on April 11 as part of his performing tour.

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Our TV columnist covers the many romances on a drama, a soap, a sitcom and a reality series, plus a super queer scifi animated series with voiceovers by Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe and more big names.