Events

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Themes of science fiction, steampunk and outer space projected onto multiple screens did not upstage the musical artistry of Queen + Adam Lambert at their Chase Center concert November 8.

'Out in the Ring' — documentary's takedown on the history and future of LGBTQ pro wrestlers

'Out in the Ring' — documentary's takedown on the history and future of LGBTQ pro wrestlers

Ry Levey's fascinating "Out in the Ring," a 2022 documentary about LGBTQ people in professional wrestling, offers an expansive history with action-packed clips and multiple interviews that deconstruct the 'homoerotiphobic' dual nature of pro wrestling.

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

As conceived by writer John Cameron Mitchell and composer/lyricist Stephen Trask back in 1997, "Hedwig"— now being presented by Berkeley's Shotgun Players — is intended to feel like a late night in a dive bar, not an evening at the theater.

Tanika Baptiste directs 'Group Therapy' at Theatre Rhino

Tanika Baptiste directs 'Group Therapy' at Theatre Rhino

Tis the season for Tanika Baptiste. While performing in the recent SF Playhouse production of 'Nollywood Dreams,' the multi-talent helmed rehearsals of Theatre Rhinoceros' new show, Kheven LaGrone's 'Group Therapy.'

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

Center Repertory Company is staging "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek as a direct response to the latest anti-drag and LGBTQ legislation sweeping the nation.

California Festival — new music celebrated in concerts and opera

California Festival — new music celebrated in concerts and opera

'California Festival — A Celebration of New Music' is recharging musical institutions throughout the Golden West for two weeks through November 19.

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

Theyfriend: shining a spotlight on nonbinary performers

Nonbinary performers will be celebrated from November 14-18 when Diamond Wave, a San Francisco-based queer arts organization, presents the third annual Theyfriend performance festival.

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

Every once in a while, a major-label debut album comes along to take you by surprise. Queer singer/songwriter Rett Madison's "One for Jackie" is one such album.

Andrew Rannells' 'Uncle of the Year' — hilarious, heartbreaking essays from a funny gay actor

Andrew Rannells' 'Uncle of the Year' — hilarious, heartbreaking essays from a funny gay actor

In his candid new book of essays "Uncle of the Year," successful actor Andrew Rannells wonders why he still feels like an anxious twenty-year-old climbing his way toward solid ground.

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

November in the Bay Area may not burst into colorful fall foliage, but arts and nightlife events continue to add color to our lives. Rake it all in with our Going Out listings.

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

Sundance Stompede, a popular country western dance celebration, returns to San Francisco from November 9-12. It's the Stompede's 27th year, and sadly, this year will be the last.

Show and 'Tell' — dancing towards racial healing

Show and 'Tell' — dancing towards racial healing

"Tell," a new interactive dance piece, will, according to creators and choreographers Sarah Crowell and Keith Hennessy, begin a dialogue geared towards racial healing. The shows have been postponed to Dec. 8-10.

Nathalie Lermitte's tribute to Edith Piaf

Nathalie Lermitte's tribute to Edith Piaf

Between a summer that brought TayTay and Bey to the Bay and a winter that heralds the latest manifestation of Madonna, yet another gay-favored global superstar headlines the Herbst Theatre on November 6; Edith Piaf, as interpreted by Nathalie Lermitte.

NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

One of the most poignant moments in Harrison David Rivers' autobiographical "we are continuous," is a mother's reaction when her gay adult son, says "You don't have to worry about me."