Events

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022
Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

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.

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

Three productions —"the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Berkeley Rep, "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Golden Gate Theater and "Lear" at CalShakes— employ narrator figures for various purposes and with varying degrees of success.

'Bros' - Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane on their big gay rom-com

'Bros' - Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane on their big gay rom-com

Promoted as the first romantic comedy from a major studio (Universal) about two gay men and the first studio film in history with an entirely LGBTQ principal cast, "Bros" finally arrives in San Francisco on September 29, after a local sneak preview.

'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

Gay filmmaker Wes Hurley's inventive and captivating 'Potato Dreams of America,' now available on Blu-ray, is the kind of movie another Wes (Anderson) would make if he was gay.

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

The new fall season is upon us and with it some —never enough!— queerness to keep us going through this relentless midterm election season, including 'Dancing With the Stars,' comedies 'Los Espookys,' 'Do Revenge' and more.

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

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

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

Cyndi Lauper's infectious score and the cast's all-in performances made the original production —and now the Ray of Light iteration — of 'Kinky Boots' well worth seeing.

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

Spectacular sets, extravagant costumes, dozens of pop song snippets woven together in a sonic field of dreams. The national tour of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" now playing at the Orpheum Theater, offers audiences an eye-popping, ear-tickling escape.

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

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

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

Luiz Silva's meteoric journey from his first dance class to the ranks of the esteemed Miami City Ballet in only five years is astonishing. He'll perform with the company in George Balanchine's classic work.

Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything'

Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything'

in his debut novel, author Henry Fry discloses how queer folk pretend to be someone else as survival mechanisms and the search for authenticity can lead down some treacherous paths as they find themselves.

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

Writer/director Myles Yaksich offers up "Albatross," an impressive debut feature, a tale of secrets and repression set in the 1950s.

Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines'

Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines'

This novel sets one back, not just in time and place, but in its stunning honesty. Cary Alan Johnson's serious and romantic novel tells of life in New York City during the time when HIV/AIDS was ravaging the LGBTQ community.

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

Gay French filmmaker François Ozon has done something different with his new movie "Peter Von Kant," a gender-swap remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1972's "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant."