Events

Ann Powers' 'Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell'

Ann Powers' 'Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell'

If you've been waiting for the great summer read of 2024, your patience has been rewarded with the publication of "Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell" (Dey Street, 2024) by acclaimed music journalist Ann Powers.

'A Quiet Place: Day One' - Silence is golden in the scary prequel

'A Quiet Place: Day One' - Silence is golden in the scary prequel

The first thing you're going to want to know about "A Quiet Place: Day One" (Paramount) is that the cat survives. You know it's been on your mind since you saw the first of several trailers months ago.

Khashayar J. Khabushani's 'I Will Greet the Sun Again' - an engaging debut novel

Khashayar J. Khabushani's 'I Will Greet the Sun Again' - an engaging debut novel

A gut-wrenching novel of survival you won't soon forget animates the searing debut of local Iranian-American author Khashayar J. Khabushani's "I Will Greet the Sun Again," just released in paperback.

'Queen of the Deuce' - Biopic of yesteryear porn theater mogul

'Queen of the Deuce' - Biopic of yesteryear porn theater mogul

If you loved Rachel Mason's 2019 documentary, "Circus of Books," then Valerie Kontakos's "Queen of the Deuce" (Greenwich Entertainment) will be right up your alley.

'Janet Planet' - Mother/daughter angst in Annie Baker's indie film

'Janet Planet' - Mother/daughter angst in Annie Baker's indie film

Julianne Nicholson plays the single mother character in "Janet Planet," but the star turn belongs to Zoe Ziegler, who plays her daughter in her big screen debut.

Going Out, June 27-July 5, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 27-July 5, 2024 arts & nightlife events

The finale of Pride events is of course SF Pride's march, parade, and Civic Center celebration. But we've got plenty of other LGBTQ events that don't need sunscreen. Plays, art exhibits and of course every bar and nightclub unfurls their rainbow colors.

Peter Gregus: Gay actor makes his local debut in 'Evita' at SF Playhouse

Peter Gregus: Gay actor makes his local debut in 'Evita' at SF Playhouse

After living in New York for the first 60 years of his life, Bronx-born actor Peter Gregus moved to the Bay Area last fall. He's making his local stage debut as Juan Peron in the new production of "Evita" now playing at the San Francisco Playhouse.

Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

Matthew Martin is well known, even beloved, for his portrayals of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies. On July 4, 5, and 6, Martin will return to Oasis, appearing as queer icon Judy Garland.

Post-Tony predictions: Which award winners and nominees will make it to local stages?

Post-Tony predictions: Which award winners and nominees will make it to local stages?

For many Bay Area theatergoers, the biggest question on Broadway's biggest night isn't which shows will win Tony Awards, but which shows will we get to see on national tours or in local productions over the next couple of years?

Four-handed harmonies - Schubert, Desyatnikov, Cage piano recordings

Four-handed harmonies - Schubert, Desyatnikov, Cage piano recordings

Two new superbly-recorded discs by Bertrand Chamayou, Pavel Kolesnikov and Tsoy Samson, pianists renowned for their concert work, show what's possible when the meters are running.

Summer Sizzle: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Wars,' Sandra and more

Summer Sizzle: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Wars,' Sandra and more

What happens when viewers think a show is queer AF and the creator doesn't? Leslye Headland, showrunner of 'The Acolyte,' says that she "is proud to inspire LGBTQ fans," but says the story is being read wrong. Oh, is it?

'The AIDS Show' - Documentary about historic play

'The AIDS Show' - Documentary about historic play

When it premiered 40 years ago in September 1984, few realized how groundbreaking "The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival," a theatrical production produced by Theatre Rhinoceros, would be. A new documentary proves its relevance today.

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

Dark Entries Records has captured that moment in San Francisco queer music culture in an album, "Sylvester Sings," a shimmering series of intimate recordings and rehearsals with Sylvester and Peter Mintun exercising their stellar talents.

James Phoon: 'Bridgerton' actor on how representation matters

James Phoon: 'Bridgerton' actor on how representation matters

When James Phoon was told he would be joining the cast of "Bridgerton" for its third season, he could not have been more delighted. "It's so well-written and well-produced. It's a joy to be a part of," he said in our interview.