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Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

One thing you can say about Kenneth Branagh, at the very least he's consistently inconsistent, and after the excellent 'Belfast,' follows his lackluster 2017 take on 'Murder on the Orient Express' with yet another Agatha Christie remake.

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

Check out new music from veterans Marianne Faithfull and Melissa Etheridge, and new groups Gypsum, Zvrra and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Residents of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties will soon have the opportunity to vote for a new Empress and Emperor of San Francisco. Several festive events, including the Coronation, are scheduled for the next two weeks.

Keith Butler on his 'Unapologetic Memoir'

Keith Butler on his 'Unapologetic Memoir'

Memoirs by LGBTQ authors continue to be more popular than ever. Among the new releases, Keith Butler has written a no-holds-barred book about his personal struggles and his path to recovery.

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

Monique Jenkinson's memoir, a dazzlingly unfettered exposé of life as a soulful performer, begins, of course, with style, fashion, and budding star quality.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

Stuff of all kinds —dance, theater, music, visual art— is all around the Bay Area this week. Here are our favorites, or at least those whose press releases were legible.

Zaccho Dance Theatre: finding a 'state of grace'

Zaccho Dance Theatre: finding a 'state of grace'

Zaccho Dance Theatre's long-delayed site-specific performance installation brings an aerial, ethereal new breath to the spiritual haven of Grace Cathedral.

San Francisco Ballet's two dramatic mixed bills, through Feb. 13

San Francisco Ballet's two dramatic mixed bills, through Feb. 13

San Francisco Ballet is back in the Opera House, looking strong, with two very different yet captivating programs of premieres and repertory works by choreographers Helgi Tomasson, Cathy Marston, William Forsythe, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen's extraordinary 'Flee,' is an animated yet real-life tale of a young gay man's harrowing escape with his family from Afghanistan to Russia and finally, accidentally, by himself as a teen, to Copenhagen.

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

Criterion's three-DVD special edition, 'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs,' honors the gay Black filmmaker who died of AIDS in 1994, whose entire career was based on confronting racism and homophobia, especially in media portrayals of People of Color.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

'Toy' is the perfect, playful name for what is labeled as "the new (albeit posthumously re-released) album from David Bowie." Also worth a listen, new albums from Bryce Bowyn, Davis Mallory, Lotic and Brion Starr.

Frozen '22: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics, 'Euphoria' and 'SNL's trend queens

Frozen '22: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics, 'Euphoria' and 'SNL's trend queens

The Beijing Olympics 2022 are incredibly exciting. Among the competing out athletes are freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, skeleton Olympian Andrew Blaser, speed skater Brittany Bowe and figure skater Jason Brown.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

We've got the scoop on the best and LGBTQ-est happenings around the Bay Area this week. Again, if you're making plans, call ahead or check venue' websites for openings, closures, and health safety protocols.