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Jacob Stensberg named as next artistic director of SF Gay Men's Chorus

Jacob Stensberg named as next artistic director of SF Gay Men's Chorus

Jacob Stensberg has been hired as the new Artistic Director of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, following an extensive nationwide search. Stensberg succeeds Dr. Timothy Seelig, who will retire at the conclusion of the chorus' 44th season in July 2022.

SF Film fest faves

SF Film fest faves

This year's 65th annual San Francisco International Film will return to theaters (Castro, Vogue, Roxie, Victoria, Pacific Film Archive) in person from April 21 to May 1, with several films and events of note to LGBTQ fans.

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

'The First Lady' features a trio of stars, Tucker Carlson's bizarrely homoerotic trailer, 'Law & Order: Organized Crime's lesbian cop played by Danielle Moné Truitt, plus more gossip and upcoming shows of note are all in this week's TV column.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came-of-age with tenofovir pills are explored in 'PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute,' now in a world premiere at NCTC.

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

Musician-playwright Rachel Lark's stage musical, 'Coming Soon,' opens at Z Space this week, with sex on its mind, but it's more serious and less schticky than her previous tunes performed at Bawdy Storytelling.

Toni Mirosevich's 'Spell Heaven'

Toni Mirosevich's 'Spell Heaven'

Toni Mirosevich's collection of linked stories, 'Spell Heaven,' tells of working-class fishing family and the author's own balance of that life and academia, a position she loves for the students and loathes for the politics.

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle returns to the three ballets

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle returns to the three ballets

The London Symphony Orchestra's recording of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring,' conducted by Simon Rattle, reminds us what a still-stunning piece 'Le Sacre' is. Also, gay barihunk Stephane Degout sings Ravel.

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's annual Easter celebrations returned to Mission Dolores Park on April 17 with a huge crowd of attendees enjoying the bright sunny day, performances, the Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary and bonnet contests.

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

Stories of intergenerational family drama, post-traumatic stress and the ravages of drug addiction are complexly interwoven in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Water By The Spoonful,' now at SF Playhouse.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

Rise up, go out and do stuff, be it a play or concert, movie or mojitos in a bar. Going Out, Homing's In brings on the fun.

Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

Domineering den mother Fefu dispenses aphorisms like casually tossed grenades in 'Fefu and Her Friends,' Irene Maria Fornes' oblique psychosocial puzzle play, now being mounted in a luxe American Conservatory Theatre production at the Strand Theater.

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

In a career that has lasted more than forty years, Betty Buckley has done it all. On her new album, 'Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim,' she celebrates the lyrics of one of the greatest songwriters in musical theater history.

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

At a time when Ukrainians are being killed and dying for their freedom, Austrian writer/director Sebastian Meise's exquisite film 'Great Freedom' couldn't have arrived in Bay Area theaters at a more opportune time.

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

'Hypochondriac' is a much anticipated now-released LGBTQ horror film. Written and directed by Addison Heimann, it features a very talented cast starring Zach Villa and Devon Graye.