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Q-Music: Queering the country

Q-Music: Queering the country

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 12, 2022

Makeover (Nonesuch), the marvelous 14-track k.d. lang remix album, is just one of the great albums you may have missed recently. Also, Sarah Shook, Joe Troop and others.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 7, 2022

From music concerts to captivating theater, wacky drag acts and groovy bar events, Going Out, Homing's In offers a feast of fun.

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 5, 2022

'Compartment No. 6,' screening in Bay Area theaters, has the misfortune of occurring in Russia, but boasts a universal theme of connection and acceptance in a world of chaos and anxiety.

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 5, 2022

The Egyptian-born, New York-based writer discusses audience expectations and presumptions about his new play, which isn't only about the Queen's Boat raid that made headlines.

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - wicked games with Custom Made Theatre

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - wicked games with Custom Made Theatre

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 5, 2022

Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation,' now being mounted by the Custom Made Theatre Company, is every bit as oblique, intelligent and goosebumpy as those other love 'em or hate 'em shows.

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 5, 2022

In his new documentary 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection, actor and Emmy-winning filmmaker David Millbern looks back upon gay couples who had the courage to celebrate their love openly as far back as the 1860s.

John Weir's 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me'

John Weir's 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 5, 2022

John Weir's short story collection 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me' is made of linked stories that span a 40-year period, illustrating the power of nostalgia to alternately bring us to tears and make us laugh with familiarity.

Gay Men's Chorus to premiere new work

Gay Men's Chorus to premiere new work

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 5, 2022

On April 10, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will present Voices Rising, a concert that will include the world premiere 'Songs of the Phoenix,' featuring ten songs by thirteen composers and lyricists.

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2022

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, currently showing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through August 14, brings joy and visual delight to fans of all ages.

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 3, 2022

It's only been a week, but as freshly-out gay comic Jerrod Carmichael said in hosting 'SNL,' it feels like we've been discussing "It," i.e. Will Smith's onstage assault on Chris Rook, since high school. Our TV columnist covers the mired aftermath.

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 2, 2022

John Holiday, the acclaimed countertenor known for opera, pop and jazz singing, will headline a benefit for Opera Parallèle at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in SoMa on April 14.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 1-8, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 1-8, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 31, 2022

We're in a tizzy over the multitude of arts and nightlife events that have sprung up in early Spring. Scroll through this week's Going Out, Homing's In and make a date; no fooling!

B.A.R. Talk 12: history in print

B.A.R. Talk 12: history in print

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 29, 2022

In closing our yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our twelfth online panel on April 7 will focus on five decades of the newspaper's history, with several current and former editors and writers.

Spring books: noteworthy queer fiction and nonfiction

Spring books: noteworthy queer fiction and nonfiction

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Mar 29, 2022

Welcome to Spring! Along with this year's vibrantly blooming trees and flowerbeds (and allergies!), we present a crisp, vibrant, notable selection of current and soon-to-be-published LGBTQ books arriving on shelves.