Events

Fright nights: The Lavender Tube on scary monsters and super creeps

Fright nights: The Lavender Tube on scary monsters and super creeps

The air is redolent with the scent of all things pumpkin. Spicy October is all about Halloween, our national queer holiday. FX, AMC, Shudder and others have a slew of horror series and classic films lined up.

Reunion: celebrating queer history with the GLBT Historical Society

Reunion: celebrating queer history with the GLBT Historical Society

On October 14 the GLBT Historical Society will pull out all stops when it presents "Reunion," the organization's annual gala. The event, which takes place at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel, promises to celebrate the community's vast queer past.

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

It's been a while since we've heard from these four bands (wherefore were thou, Blur?), but new and collected albums, streams and a concert DVD will help you catch up to these bands.

Charles Busch's campy, candid memoir, 'Leading Lady'

Charles Busch's campy, candid memoir, 'Leading Lady'

Candid and often dishy storytelling permeates Charles Busch's "Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy." Theater fans, celebrity followers, performance buffs, LGBTQ readers, and everyone else in between will relish it.

Bearrison Street Fair - Folsom's 'cousin' celebrates body positivity

Bearrison Street Fair - Folsom's 'cousin' celebrates body positivity

The third annual Bearrison Street Fair, which takes place on October 14 inside the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in SoMa, is sometimes dubbed "a fair for every bear."

Going Out, Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2023

Going Out, Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2023

You can find plenty of arts and nightlife entertainment options whether you're in San Francisco, Oakland or anywhere in the Bay Area, this week and every week.

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

Ahoy, mateys! Lesbian comic Marga Gomez brings her 14th one-person show, "Swimming With Lesbians," to Brava Cabaret October 6-22. Yearning for her first lesbian affair, the main character Isabelle boards a notorious cruise ship "the Celesbian."

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

As Executive and Artistic Director at Cal Performances since 2019, Jeremy Geffen brings over two decades of experience to the Bay Area's foremost performing arts presenting organization. He shared his arts background and some enticing upcoming programs.

Julie Marie Wade - 'Otherwise' author on writing, life and love

Julie Marie Wade - 'Otherwise' author on writing, life and love

Award-winning lesbian writer and educator Julie Marie Wade lights up every room she enters. Her joyful spirit qualifies her as the Mary Tyler Moore of literature.

'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.

Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's 'Passions and Pastimes'

Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's 'Passions and Pastimes'

On September 30 the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band will premiere a new concert at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Titled "Passions and Pastimes," the concert will celebrate the various activities enjoyed by band members.

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.