Events

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara: alive and kicking, and on tour

Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara: alive and kicking, and on tour

Hard rocking L.A.-based band Dead Sara has been at it for 20 years, with queer lead singer Emily Armstrong bringing powerhouse vocals to a new album and concert tour after a six-year gap.

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - chilling tales about what it means to be different

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - chilling tales about what it means to be different

Editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, both Bram Stoker Award winners, have put together a chilling collection of original short stories by a diverse group of some of today's biggest names in horror as well as new authors.

Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

"Trans is beautiful," says Cece Asuncion in the first episode of "Road to the Runway," a six-episode documentary series premiering on HereTV August 5. Twenty trans models compete in Slay Model's annual model search.

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

"Uncoupled" would seem fresh and relatable fodder for a contemporary gay comedy of manners. However, Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is completely blindsided when Colin (Tuc Watkins) abruptly leaves him, making for uneven laughs.

Woof! Up Your Alley Street Fair 2022

Woof! Up Your Alley Street Fair 2022

Fetish fashion flourished at the return of the Up Your Alley Street Fair in South of Market on July 31, where thousands showed off their leather, rubber, furry and kinky gear, while others in more casual attire merely looked on in amusement.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

There's no monkeying around when it comes to your health. So, with a big dose of caution, and few vaccines readily available, don't feel bad about perusing our arts and nightlife events from home, for now. We've got streaming amusements as well.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

Still here: SF Playhouse mounts the local premiere of 'Follies'

Still here: SF Playhouse mounts the local premiere of 'Follies'

Seeing "Follies" is like spotting the Bigfoot of Broadway history: It's the stuff of legend, even when it lumbers a bit. The current San Francisco Playhouse production more than does justice to this rarely revived classic of the Sondheim canon.

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Now that the season finale of the January 6th Committee has left us in a cliffhanger, we turn to other thrillers and dramas. Here are some shows we highly recommend.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: exposing new plays, on stage and online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: exposing new plays, on stage and online

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.