Events

Calling queer comic artists: Pride in Panels seeks exhibitors

Calling queer comic artists: Pride in Panels seeks exhibitors

We're drawn to queer comics, and the upcoming inaugural Pride In Panels: SF Queer Comics Festival will certainly draw plenty of artists and fans. The organizers are actively seeking participants at the free event in February.

Fariha Róisín's 'Survival Takes a Wild Imagination' — on being Queer and Muslim

Fariha Róisín's 'Survival Takes a Wild Imagination' — on being Queer and Muslim

Poet, cultural critic and multidisciplinary artist Fariha Róisín (pronounced 'roh-zhin') has written a powerful collection of poems in "Survival Takes a Wild Imagination," her second book of poetry.

Going Out, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2023

From holiday choral concerts to fierce drag queens, we've got another diverse batch of arts and nightlife events, this week and every week.

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

The ever-popular drag parody performances of Christmas episodes of "The Golden Girls" returns. D'Arcy Drollinger shared what it's like to become the character Rose, as did Miss Coco Peru, who replaces the late Heklina as Dorothy.

Holiday happenings: music, dance and camp fun for your Yule

Holiday happenings: music, dance and camp fun for your Yule

From classical music and dance, to campy classics featuring your favorite drag performers, there's something on stages across the Bay Area to bring joy and inspiration to your holiday season.

'My Name is Barbra' — long-awaited Streisand memoir tells all

'My Name is Barbra' — long-awaited Streisand memoir tells all

At age 81, after more than 60 years in show business, superstar Barbra Streisand's long-awaited memoir is finally out. In interviews, Streisand has said that she worked on the book for the better part of ten years. It was a massive undertaking.

Our gay apparel: The Lavender Tube on queer holiday viewing

Our gay apparel: The Lavender Tube on queer holiday viewing

To paraphrase the song, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas movies, everywhere you go." As we lamented elsewhere, how is it I love Christmas so much and really don't like Christmas movies? And why are there so many of them?

The unscripted self: Billy Crudup in Berkeley Rep's 'Harry Clarke'

The unscripted self: Billy Crudup in Berkeley Rep's 'Harry Clarke'

"Why would anyone read reviews?!" asks the brash title character of David Cale's funny, brainy one-actor play "Harry Clarke," now at the Berkeley Rep. "Surprise me!"

Q-Music: Oy to the world! Cher, George Perris and others release holiday albums

Q-Music: Oy to the world! Cher, George Perris and others release holiday albums

Our prolific music writer has some holiday albums to share, including Cher! Also, songs by George Perris, Scout Durwood and Stephanie J. Block should get you into the spirit of the time.

Nancy Spada's biography of musician Thomas Schippers

Nancy Spada's biography of musician Thomas Schippers

Nancy Spada's new "Beyond the Handsomeness: A Biography of Thomas Schippers" hits a sour note. Spada breezes past one thing people who know little else about Schippers know: his versatile sexuality.

'eVil Sublet' — queer horror comedy to play Balboa Theater

'eVil Sublet' — queer horror comedy to play Balboa Theater

Allan Piper's "eVil Sublet" (the stylized title) is a queer horror comedy that delivers. It's a supernatural parody on how far people in New York City will go to obtain affordable housing.

Going Out, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2023

While many of you dear readers may be out of town for Thanksgiving, some of us will enjoy the weekend in the Bay Area, and nightlife offers a fun break from all the turkey and leftovers. We've got an extra helping of arts events, too.

Gay Pride on Pride Rock — 'The Lion King' cast member & manager share tales from the road

Gay Pride on Pride Rock — 'The Lion King' cast member & manager share tales from the road

"Sometimes you get surprised," said Eric Bean of the 50-odd cities he's visited as one of the 134 members of "The Lion King" touring company that opens at the Orpheum Theatre this week. "In Tulsa, Oklahoma, there are four different drag brunches!"

Wolfgang Tillmans' 'To look without fear' retrospective at SFMOMA

Wolfgang Tillmans' 'To look without fear' retrospective at SFMOMA

Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans likes to shake up cavernous white cube museum spaces. With his retrospective exhibition, "To look without fear," he does so at the SFMOMA, personally revising an exhibition that debuted in 2022 in New York City.