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Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

May continues to blossom with fresh new arts, nightlife and community events, some with a bit of a gothic edge.

Pandemic prose: excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me -Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

Pandemic prose: excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me -Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

While we holed up indoors in 2020 —which now seems like much more than two years ago— prolific local gay author Mark Abramson took notes. He shared a few witty diary entries which are included in his latest book.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

Spring has totally sprung! May is a good month to get outside and do outside-y things. But then you come home and watch TV, right? Catch up with a gay romance on 'Legacies,' the end of 'Batwoman,' and rightwing hissy fits over queer-inclusive commercials.

King of filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

King of filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

Step aside, Dawn Davenport. There's a new bitch in town and she means business. Her name is Marsha "Liarmouth" Sprinkle, and she dominates all the depravity in filthy filmmaker and bestselling author John Waters' debut novel, "Liarmouth."

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

Nine years after she released her last full-length disc "In Us We Trust," Bitch is back with "Bitchcraft" (Kill Rock Stars), an album that draws on all of her strengths with dazzling results.

Paul Mendez's 'Rainbow Milk' - an auspicious literary debut

Paul Mendez's 'Rainbow Milk' - an auspicious literary debut

Raw and transcendent are the words applicable to Paul Mendez's semi-autobiographical debut novel "Rainbow Milk," a multi-generational dissection of sexuality, race, and religion on the rocky evolution of a young gay Black man, set in England.

Anaïs in Love: French romantic comedy's not so funny

Anaïs in Love: French romantic comedy's not so funny

'Anaïs in Love's running joke is that Anaïs is always running late; running to appointments to parties to school to family functions, rarely breaking a sweat. It's one of several overplayed odd moments in this abruptly lesbian-themed film.

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

On May 15, Eli Conley will perform in Queer Country West Coast at the Ivy Room in Albany. It's an afternoon show with Conley, Mya Byrne, Polythene Pam and Side Pony.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

May the 4th, through 6th and beyond, for this week, bring you arts, nightlife and community events of interest, plus online amusements as well.

The art of Ajuan Mance  at the Cartoon Museum

The art of Ajuan Mance at the Cartoon Museum

Opening April 30 and running until August 7, San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum presents the art of Ajuan Mance as part of its ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase. The Mills College professor is known for her vibrant portrait series, '1001 Black Men.'

'Everything, Everywhere' is almost everything

'Everything, Everywhere' is almost everything

Michelle Yeoh stars in the mind-blowing "Everything Everywhere All At Once" a hallucinogenic action-packed multiverse journey involving family drama, coming out, martial arts, piles of receipts, a laundromat, a fanny pack, butt plugs, and a raccoon.

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

When "Firebird" screened at last year's Frameline Festival in the just re-opened Castro Theatre, it received a deserved standing ovation from the nearly full house. The Russian love story's back and screening locally and internationally.

Rinabeth Apostol's take two: the luck and logistics of back-to-back roles

Rinabeth Apostol's take two: the luck and logistics of back-to-back roles

On May 8, Rinabeth Apostol will take her last bow as Alison Bechdel in the 42nd Street Moon production of the Tony-winning musical "Fun Home." Just three nights later, she'll be on stage at the Magic Theatre in "Monument, or Four Sisters (A Sloth Play)."