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Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 10, 2024

The groundbreaking International Queer Women of Color Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Presidio Theatre this weekend with a theme of "Joyful Reunion."

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 9, 2024

With the closure of the Castro Theatre for renovations, Frameline48, which will screen from June18-29, had to find new venues for their movies. Here are a dozen feature films of note.

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 8, 2024

Here comes the second of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where we present almost a dozen nonfiction and memoir titles guaranteed to educate you on LGBTQ issues, trans identities, sluts, former military officers, lesbian spaces, and queer folk.

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2024

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 4, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 4, 2024

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 4, 2024

The opening pages of Neel Mukherjee's novels have a singular staying power. Mukherjee's new three-part novel, "Choice" (Norton), has three you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 4, 2024

Throughout June, a performance and social practice group in San Francisco called For You, will present a series of four events which will celebrate isolated elders who live in the city.

Frameline48: Juneteenth celebration, conversation with Lena Waithe, and awards

Frameline48: Juneteenth celebration, conversation with Lena Waithe, and awards

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 3, 2024

Frameline, the longest-running LGBTQ film festival in the world, kicks off its 48th film festival from June 19-25 with several major changes, including no screenings at the temporarily closed Castro Theatre now undergoing major renovations.

'Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes' - Documentary honors gay photographer

'Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes' - Documentary honors gay photographer

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 3, 2024

Possibly best LGBTQ documentary, so far this year, is director and co-writer Sam Shadid's "Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes," about the iconic works by the gay fashion, dance and male nudes photographer.

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

Rediscovering Richard Caldwell Brewer: Bay Area gay painter may finally get his due

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Jun 2, 2024

Richard Caldwell (Dick) Brewer (1923-2014), may be one of the most interesting but uncelebrated gay artists in America. But SF gallery Lost Art Salon offers a trove of his paintings and drawings.

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 1: LGBTQ stories in fiction & poetry

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 1: LGBTQ stories in fiction & poetry

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 2, 2024

Happy Pride Month! In between the film festival offerings, the parties, the marches, the performances, and the sheer joy of celebrating our unity, inclusion, and diversity, enjoy your downtime with a new book or two.

'Fellow Travelers' — Opera adaptation of Thomas Mallon novel at Presidio Theatre

'Fellow Travelers' — Opera adaptation of Thomas Mallon novel at Presidio Theatre

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jun 1, 2024

In acknowledgment of Pride Month, Opera Parallèle and the Presidio Theatre present the West Coast premiere of "Fellow Travelers" by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Greg Pierce for three performances June 21—23 at the historic Presidio Theatre.

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 29, 2024

Are you a bit theatrical? You're not the only one. There are so many new and fabulous shows that we're going to focus on those first, followed by literary events, music of all kinds, art exhibits and of course nightlife, all in Going Out.