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'Travelers' and tension — The Lavender Tube on 'Fellow Travelers' and 'A Murder at the End of the World'

'Travelers' and tension — The Lavender Tube on 'Fellow Travelers' and 'A Murder at the End of the World'

As the Showtime series 'Fellow Travelers' presents a gay and lesbian historical perspective, our TV columnist offers reminders on the false idea of 'moderate' Republicans, plus accolades for the mystery series 'A Murder at the End of the World.'

Gilbert O'Sullivan — singer/songwriter at Swedish American Hall

Gilbert O'Sullivan — singer/songwriter at Swedish American Hall

More than 50 years after Gilbert O'Sullivan's Grammy-nominated breakout single "Alone Again (Naturally)" made him a household name, the singer/songwriter continues to record and perform concerts, including at SF's Swedish American Hall Nov. 24.

'The Holdovers' — frosty days at a 1970s prep school

'The Holdovers' — frosty days at a 1970s prep school

Christmas has arrived early this year in the form of Alexander Payne's career-resuscitating and first period film, "The Holdovers," which reunites him with "Sideways" star Paul Giamatti, both at the peak of their respective powers.

'Chasing Bright Medusas' — Benjamin Taylor's new biography of Willa Cather

'Chasing Bright Medusas' — Benjamin Taylor's new biography of Willa Cather

Benjamin Taylor's "Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather," like his other biography on Marcel Proust, integrates the subject's homosexuality, communicating its centrality in the authors' lives.

Vichet Chum's 'Kween' — playwright's debut novel delights and educates

Vichet Chum's 'Kween' — playwright's debut novel delights and educates

"Kween" is the welcome new novel by debut author, playwright and actor Vichet Chum, the Texas-born, Lowell, Massachusetts-bred son of Cambodian immigrants.

Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

Friends of Absolute Empress Marlena (aka Gary Mclain) celebrated the 84th birthday of the local icon at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley on November 12.

Going Out, Nov. 9-17, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 9-17, 2023

We've got plays, musical, art exhibits and nightlife fun that are outta this world, well, actually possibly in your neighborhood, in this week's Going Out.

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Themes of science fiction, steampunk and outer space projected onto multiple screens did not upstage the musical artistry of Queen + Adam Lambert at their Chase Center concert November 8.

'Out in the Ring' — documentary's takedown on the history and future of LGBTQ pro wrestlers

'Out in the Ring' — documentary's takedown on the history and future of LGBTQ pro wrestlers

Ry Levey's fascinating "Out in the Ring," a 2022 documentary about LGBTQ people in professional wrestling, offers an expansive history with action-packed clips and multiple interviews that deconstruct the 'homoerotiphobic' dual nature of pro wrestling.

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

As conceived by writer John Cameron Mitchell and composer/lyricist Stephen Trask back in 1997, "Hedwig"— now being presented by Berkeley's Shotgun Players — is intended to feel like a late night in a dive bar, not an evening at the theater.

Tanika Baptiste directs 'Group Therapy' at Theatre Rhino

Tanika Baptiste directs 'Group Therapy' at Theatre Rhino

Tis the season for Tanika Baptiste. While performing in the recent SF Playhouse production of 'Nollywood Dreams,' the multi-talent helmed rehearsals of Theatre Rhinoceros' new show, Kheven LaGrone's 'Group Therapy.'

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

Nonbinary performers will be celebrated from November 14-18 when Diamond Wave, a San Francisco-based queer arts organization, presents the third annual Theyfriend performance festival.

California Festival — new music celebrated in concerts and opera

California Festival — new music celebrated in concerts and opera

'California Festival — A Celebration of New Music' is recharging musical institutions throughout the Golden West for two weeks through November 19.

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

Center Repertory Company is staging "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek as a direct response to the latest anti-drag and LGBTQ legislation sweeping the nation.