Events

John Weir's 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me'

John Weir's 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me'

John Weir's short story collection 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me' is made of linked stories that span a 40-year period, illustrating the power of nostalgia to alternately bring us to tears and make us laugh with familiarity.

Gay Men's Chorus to premiere new work

Gay Men's Chorus to premiere new work

On April 10, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will present Voices Rising, a concert that will include the world premiere 'Songs of the Phoenix,' featuring ten songs by thirteen composers and lyricists.

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, currently showing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through August 14, brings joy and visual delight to fans of all ages.

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

It's only been a week, but as freshly-out gay comic Jerrod Carmichael said in hosting 'SNL,' it feels like we've been discussing "It," i.e. Will Smith's onstage assault on Chris Rook, since high school. Our TV columnist covers the mired aftermath.

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

John Holiday, the acclaimed countertenor known for opera, pop and jazz singing, will headline a benefit for Opera Parallèle at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in SoMa on April 14.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 1-8, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 1-8, 2022

We're in a tizzy over the multitude of arts and nightlife events that have sprung up in early Spring. Scroll through this week's Going Out, Homing's In and make a date; no fooling!

B.A.R. Talk 12: history in print

B.A.R. Talk 12: history in print

In closing our yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our twelfth online panel on April 7 will focus on five decades of the newspaper's history, with several current and former editors and writers.

Spring books: noteworthy queer fiction and nonfiction

Spring books: noteworthy queer fiction and nonfiction

Welcome to Spring! Along with this year's vibrantly blooming trees and flowerbeds (and allergies!), we present a crisp, vibrant, notable selection of current and soon-to-be-published LGBTQ books arriving on shelves.

Blair Fell's 'The Sign for Home' - Gay ASL interpreter and straight DeafBlind young man's lives intersect

Blair Fell's 'The Sign for Home' - Gay ASL interpreter and straight DeafBlind young man's lives intersect

In his debut novel, 'The Sign for Home,' author Blair Fell explores the friendship between Arlo, a young, straight DeafBlind Jehovah's Witness, and Cyril, his gay older ASL interpreter. Fell shared his inspiration and ideas behind his novel.

Lauren McBrayer's 'Like a House on Fire'

Lauren McBrayer's 'Like a House on Fire'

2022 is proving to be one of the queerest ever in terms of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles. If it's not already on your reading list, by all means, add lesbian writer Lauren McBrayer's debut novel 'Like a House on Fire.'

Steve Fellner's 'Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays'

Steve Fellner's 'Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays'

Steve Fellner's new book is at turns hysterically funny and cause for hysteria. Fellner is relentlessly open in the way he details his struggles with mental illness that is alternately clinical and casual.

Wayne Hoffman's 'The End of Her'

Wayne Hoffman's 'The End of Her'

For his new book, 'The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer's to Solve a Murder,' Wayne Hoffman called on his skills as a journalist and a storyteller to unravel a family mystery.

Poet Richie Hofmann's new orbit of intimacy

Poet Richie Hofmann's new orbit of intimacy

San Francisco poet Richie Hofmann combines memoir and fiction in order to detail the character's interior monologue in his new book of poems, 'A Hundred Lovers.'

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.