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'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

Chilean director Sebastián Silva's latest film has some fun moments, extremely homosexual situations, but is overlong and obvious where it should be fleet and snappy.

Fabulosa to host banned books reading marathon

Fabulosa to host banned books reading marathon

Books with LGBTQ themes are under attack while anti-gay harassment is spiking nationwide. To counter the book bans, Castro district Fabulosa Books has organized Read For Filth, a 24-hour celebration of queer literature, on October 7-8.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

'Samuel Barber: His Life & Legacy' - Howard Pollack's biography of the gay composer

'Samuel Barber: His Life & Legacy' - Howard Pollack's biography of the gay composer

Howard Pollack has written a comprehensive biography rich with information about composer Samuel Barber's private and professional life, his music, and his place in the canon.

Going Out, Sept. 21-29, 2023

Going Out, Sept. 21-29, 2023

While we've got all the details on the annual Folsom Street Fair (this Sunday, Sept. 24) and its related events, we also have plenty of less kinky arts and nightlife events listed, this week and every week.

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

If you've seen Disney's cheerful animated feature "The Sword in the Stone," the world premiere production of "Before the Sword" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center will deepen your appreciation of the film's source material.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

Following a world tour, and an Emmy win, Sean Dorsey Dance returns to San Francisco for a second season of performances of "The Lost Art of Dreaming" at Z Space.

DJ Tom Stephan aka SuperChumbo

DJ Tom Stephan aka SuperChumbo

Also known as Superchumbo, Tom Stephan has DJed countless clubs, festivals, and parties, and includes to be one of the hardest-working DJs behind the decks. He'll play at Matinee Pervert at The Midway on September 23.

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

Gay duo Man On Man effortlessly avoids the dreaded sophomore slump with the incredible "Provincetown." Not shying away from its sexy subject matter, the duo is in peak condition in songs like "Gloryhole" and "Piggy."

Mysteries, madness & music: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Black Girl,' 'Chucky,' the VMAs and more

Mysteries, madness & music: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Black Girl,' 'Chucky,' the VMAs and more

Our steadfast television-viewing columnist notes the queer highlights of MTV's music awards show, the intrigue in a satire of the book publishing world, more of that serial-killing possessed doll, and more.

Steven Rowley's 'The Celebrants'

Steven Rowley's 'The Celebrants'

Billed as a "Big Chill" for our times, the lackluster "The Celebrants" is the latest fiction from the gay bestselling author Steven Rowley following his "The Editor" and "Guncle" feelgood books.

Kiki and Herb return for Castro Theatre holiday concert

Kiki and Herb return for Castro Theatre holiday concert

On December 15, Kiki and Herb's "O Come Let Us Adore Them" will bring out the holiday spirit, and/or spirits, at the Castro Theatre. Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman's sometimes soused cabaret duo rounds off their tour with a Bay Area homecoming.

'Cassandro' - Gael Garcia Bernal shines in new gay docudrama

'Cassandro' - Gael Garcia Bernal shines in new gay docudrama

Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award-winning documentarian, offers his first narrative feature with "Cassandro." The film tells the story of Saul Armendariz, a real life competitor in the world of Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling.

Shabbat at the Jewseum

Shabbat at the Jewseum

On September 23 the Contemporary Jewish Museum will launch "Shabbat at the Jewseum," a new quarterly program that lets attendees immerse themselves in Jewish ideas of rest and rejuvenation while engaging in the ritual of Shabbat.