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Going Out, Feb. 29-March 8, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 29-March 8, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 29, 2024

We've got the most comprehensive LGBTQ and queer-friendly nightlife info in the Bay, along with dozens of arts events. Check out our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

'Big Data' is a big deal; an ambitious, thrilling world premiere at A.C.T.

'Big Data' is a big deal; an ambitious, thrilling world premiere at A.C.T.

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 27, 2024

"Big Data," the funny, itchy, nerve-jangling new play by Kate Attwell, commissioned by American Conservatory Theatre, now plays in a world premiere production at the company's Toni Rembe Theater.

'Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge' in Berkeley

'Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge' in Berkeley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 27, 2024

"I have a lot in common with James Baldwin," says Greig Sargeant, who portrays the author and activist in "Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge," a work he conceived and will perform as part of the Cal Performances series in Berkeley.

Kayla Farrish's 'Put Away the Fire, dear' reclaims Black cinematic depiction

Kayla Farrish's 'Put Away the Fire, dear' reclaims Black cinematic depiction

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 27, 2024

In San Francisco, the city often used as a setting in film noir, a new reinterpretation of Black people in cinema will be explored in Kayla Farrish's "Put Away the Fire, dear," an evening-length work at ODC Theater March 8-10.

Words: J. M. Redmann and Terry Wolverton: authors discuss lesbian mysteries and thrillers

Words: J. M. Redmann and Terry Wolverton: authors discuss lesbian mysteries and thrillers

  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Feb 27, 2024

Lesbian mystery and thriller authors have carved out a unique niche within the genre. Authors J.M. Redmann and Terry Wolverton discuss their writing in and outside genre expectations.

'Drifter' — Pat Rocco's 1974 bisexual hustler film rereleased

'Drifter' — Pat Rocco's 1974 bisexual hustler film rereleased

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 27, 2024

Newly available on Blu-ray and including special features such as four of Pat Rocco's short films, as well as audio commentary by film historian Finley Freibert, the classically low-budget "Drifter" may finally find an audience.

Russ Lorenson: gay singer's new album, years in the making

Russ Lorenson: gay singer's new album, years in the making

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 27, 2024

"Standard Time: Live in New York" is a live album, recorded at the Metropolitan Room in New York City in October 2008. It's Russ Lorenson's fourth album, and likely his last.

Spring books 2024 roundup, part 1

Spring books 2024 roundup, part 1

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Feb 27, 2024

For the first part of our Spring books roundup, we've got an amazing debut by a Southern writer, a welcome return to the "Tales of the City," a drag icon's life story, and a poetically written memoir by a celebrated Black writer.

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 22, 2024

The play's the thing, but so is the music, the dance, the painting, the bartender and the drag queen. We've got it all, and all the world's a stage. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

'The New Look' — Dior vs Chanel miniseries' wardrobe malfunction

'The New Look' — Dior vs Chanel miniseries' wardrobe malfunction

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 20, 2024

"The New Look" chronicles how Paris reclaimed its title as the capital of haute couture, launching modern fashion by dueling designers Christian Dior and Coco Chanel after the disastrous World War II Nazi occupation.

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 20, 2024

Maurice Vellekoop's marvelous graphic memoir "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," out this month, is a perfect addition to the genre of illustrated books about queer lives.

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Feb 20, 2024

Singer-songwriter Caleb Nichols, from San Luis Obispo, who's queer and nonbinary, will take the stage at Kilowatt Bar on February 29 as part of the SF Noise Pop Festival.

'Drive-Away Dolls' — queer comical road trip has drive

'Drive-Away Dolls' — queer comical road trip has drive

  • by Kyle Amato
  • Feb 20, 2024

Written by Ethan Coen and his wife Tricia Cooke, "Drive-Away Dolls" is reminiscent of the gonzo "Raising Arizona" or "The Hudsucker Proxy," with an unabashedly queer sentiment.

Group scenes: The Lavender Tube on 'Couple to Throuple,' 'Girls5eva' and more

Group scenes: The Lavender Tube on 'Couple to Throuple,' 'Girls5eva' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 20, 2024

Dry January has turned seamlessly into Lent, but we can't give up everything fun, can we? Here's some fun viewing to keep you sated. A girl group music series returns, couples seek a third, and Taylor Tomlinson's hot while Jon Stewart? Not.