Events

Betty White: a TV legend remembered

Betty White: a TV legend remembered

Betty White was the last major cast survivor of two television programs in which she gave iconic comic Emmy award-winning performances. But White's career was much more than two hit sitcoms.

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

Queer women are making big sound waves in music, including Amythyst Kiah, Jennifer O'Connor, Brandy Clark, Lilli Lewis, Lady Blackbird, Ana Egge, Torres and Rosie Tucker. Enjoy our latest round-up, with a music clip of each artist.

'Better' than ever: author Philip Dean Walker

'Better' than ever: author Philip Dean Walker

Washington, D.C.-based gay writer Philip Dean Walker's third book contains six short stories consisting of fictionalized situations involving characters whose names will be familiar to many readers.

Matthew Aucoin on 'The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera'

Matthew Aucoin on 'The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera'

Matthew Aucoin's new book, "The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera," focuses on opera's mysteries, the alchemy of opposites that fires it, and, perhaps most surprising of all, its unique and lasting power.

Going Out, Homing's In, Dec. 31, 2021-Jan. 7, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Dec. 31, 2021-Jan. 7, 2022

Openings, closings, cancellations, variants and vaccinations have induced precautionary postponements of some events, so check and recheck before going out, or just stay in and watch movies, dance concerts or music shows online.

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

New Year's Eve celebrations in the Castro and South of Market districts will have fewer indoor options as nearly half a dozen bars and restaurants have temporarily closed out of pandemic health concerns.

Sharon Gless: 'Queer as Folk' and 'Cagney & Lacy' star on her new memoir

Sharon Gless: 'Queer as Folk' and 'Cagney & Lacy' star on her new memoir

Multiple Emmy Award-winning actress Sharon Gless shares highlights and low times in her new memoir, 'Apparently There Were Complaints.'

The Lavender Tube's best of 2021

The Lavender Tube's best of 2021

Here are what we thought were the best TV series featuring LGBTQ characters in primary roles, not as tacked on adjuncts to cis-het normativity. These series made queer, trans and nonbinary characters integral to their plots.

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

From the moment Nicole Kidman first appears onscreen as Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos,' it's clear that writer/director Aaron Sorkin loves Lucy.

Safety in queer numbers: Elton John, Sad Daddy and more

Safety in queer numbers: Elton John, Sad Daddy and more

Lend your ears to new music from Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions,' Sad Daddy, Adult Mom, Bachelor, Destroy Boys and Haunted Like Human. Each offers a queer turn on pop, country and rock grooves.

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

Whether you'll be cuddling at home sipping eggnog, planning to go out and guzzle champagne on New Year's Eve, or staying home and ignoring it all with a Netflix binge, we've got events for you, both online and not, plus updates on event cancellations.

SF Gay Men's Chorus cancels Christmas Eve concerts

SF Gay Men's Chorus cancels Christmas Eve concerts

Citing some breakthrough COVID infections among its members, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus announced Wednesday afternoon that it is canceling its three Christmas Eve concerts at the Castro Theatre.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

In the second week of August, 2008, a beloved drag show reached its zenith, as host Heklina hosted the last weekly Trannyshack night at The Stud before exporting it to DNA Lounge and other larger venues.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

This year's Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show is producer/comic Lisa Geduldidg's 29th edition, and offers an all-female line-up. In addition to hosting, Geduldig will perform, as will her mom, 90-year-old Arline Geduldig.