Events

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's biography "Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar" astonishing at every turn, deeply excavates the Darling archive in order to bring a pioneering trans woman into the spotlight of 1970s New York.

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, April (aka National Poetry Month), is the queerest month. There are so many books from which to choose before April's end, here are nine selections, including books by Richard Blanco, Kim Roberts and Emanuel Xavier.

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

The documentary film "Ahead of the Curve," directed by Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow, tells the long-awaited real-life story of Franco Stevens and her groundbreaking career as founding publisher of Curve Magazine.

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.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.