Events

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

'Frankie & Bug' author Gayle Forman

'Frankie & Bug' author Gayle Forman

In her new Young Adult novel, best-selling author Gayle Forman takes us back to the summer of 1987 in Los Angeles. Bug (aka Beatrice) and her older brother Danny navigate the streets around Venice Beach.

The work of sex: Michal Witkowski's 'Eleven-Inch' addresses sex as survival

The work of sex: Michal Witkowski's 'Eleven-Inch' addresses sex as survival

'Eleven-Inch.' Polish novelist Michal Witkowski's ninth book, bracingly rendered by his regular translator W. Martin, shares the picaresque chronicle of two teenagers on the lam from their politically oppressive homelands in Eastern Europe.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Roll up for a mystery tour of concerts, dance, readings, drag shows and dance parties. Who is that under that mask?

The good son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

The good son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

Akash, the protagonist of Neel Patel's debut novel, 'Tell Me How To Be,' ralphs at important family gatherings, behavior that evinces a certain sincerity in a clan infested with secrets.

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

Singer Troye Sivan shines in 'Three Months,' the new film by Jared Frieder. Set in Florida in 2011, it's a touching AIDS drama/comedy for the millennial generation.

Outside the rainbow: Black lesbian couple's memoir

Outside the rainbow: Black lesbian couple's memoir

Naomi W. Scales and Marilyn J. Jordan's co-authored memoir, 'From Pain To Love: Our Journey Outside The Rainbow,' is very timely, reflecting just about everything that is pathological about the African-American community.

Iced, iced, baby: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics successes and scandals

Iced, iced, baby: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics successes and scandals

Beijing 2022 was the best Winter Olympics and the worst all at once. It was the queerest Winter games ever, with a lot of out lesbians, some out gay men, the first nonbinary competitor and queer medalists galore.

Enemy lines: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' at SF Playhouse

Enemy lines: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' at SF Playhouse

At times when society feels divided into radically opposed camps, theater can remind us of a common humanity that transcends any singular ideology. But Will Arbery's play, 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning,' is a non-Kumbaya if ever there was one.

Christophe Rousset plays rediscovered harpsichord classics

Christophe Rousset plays rediscovered harpsichord classics

One of the most "baroque" things about the work of out early-music maestro Christophe Rousset is what a prodigious prodigy he is. His most recent harpsichord recording is the 'Le Manuscrit de Madame Theobon,' which he found on eBay.

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

"Take off your shirt!" If you're up for some fun fundraising, this year's Bare Chest Calendar, which raises funds for local charities, is looking for new contestants.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Our rainy season may be over, but arts and nightlife events continue to reign.

L'art dans l'air - 'Imagine Picasso' at The Armory

L'art dans l'air - 'Imagine Picasso' at The Armory

'Imagine Picasso,' the latest immersive art installation, is now at the San Francisco Armory. But do these spectacles actually bring viewers closer to the art, or just provide a computer-assisted form of entertainment?

Lorraine Hansberry: two biographies on the life of 'A Raisin in the Sun' lesbian playwright

Lorraine Hansberry: two biographies on the life of 'A Raisin in the Sun' lesbian playwright

Two biographies of Black lesbian playwright Lorrain Hansberry, one new, the other recent, offer insightful perspectives on the writer whose singular success and difficult life were cut short.