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Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

Going Out, May 2-10, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano, Arts Editor
  • May 2, 2024

From delicate dances to robust theatrics, Bay Area arts and nightlife events spring forth, including the queer rock cover band GayC/DC, who perform at The Ivy Room in Albany on May 3. Rock on with plenty more events in Going Out.

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 30, 2024

Berlin-based singer Vladmir Kornéev has recorded five critically acclaimed albums, toured Europe, played with symphony orchestras in Germany and Montreal. He'll be in the Bay Area in May to make his United States concert debut.

Doctor, dinner, detainee - The Lavender Tube on the new 'Who,' political joke night, and a freed Brittney

Doctor, dinner, detainee - The Lavender Tube on the new 'Who,' political joke night, and a freed Brittney

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 30, 2024

In the latest iteration of the beloved "Doctor Who" series, the doctor is here and queer. The annual White House Correspondents Dinner, held on April 27 at the Washington Hilton, was funny, sobering, and scary. Oh, and vampires go to Paris.

'Housekeeping for Beginners' - gay filmmaker Goran Stolevski on his fictional family

'Housekeeping for Beginners' - gay filmmaker Goran Stolevski on his fictional family

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 30, 2024

With "Housekeeping for Beginners," gay filmmaker Goran Stolevski portrays an emotional tug-of-war with a family living in Macedonia.

'With Love, Mommie Dearest' - new book examines the cultural phenomenon of the classic film

'With Love, Mommie Dearest' - new book examines the cultural phenomenon of the classic film

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 30, 2024

"With Love, Mommie Dearest: The Making of an Unintentional Camp Classic," tells the story of the making of, and the aftermath of the now legendary biopic in which movie queen Faye Dunaway played movie queen Joan Crawford.

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 30, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares new and recent albums from Palehound, The Drums, Jenny Owen Youngs, Wrabel, and the "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" 2023 Broadway Cast Recording.

Artist grant recipients announced; film fests, theater submissions open

Artist grant recipients announced; film fests, theater submissions open

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 29, 2024

The winners of La Asamblea's Pa'lante Artist Grant Program have been announced by Kimzin Creative. Also, two film festivals and a theater company announced calls for submission.

'Challengers' - pulpy tennis film courts melodrama

'Challengers' - pulpy tennis film courts melodrama

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 28, 2024

Gay Italian film director Luca Guadagnino has focused on passion as an all-consuming force, a theme he continues in his new movie, "Challengers," which explores a love triangle dissected through a crucial tennis match.

Words: savoring Saints & Sinners: Gerard Cabrera on the LGBTQ literary festival

Words: savoring Saints & Sinners: Gerard Cabrera on the LGBTQ literary festival

  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Apr 28, 2024

At the 2024 Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans, writer Gerard Cabrera had the opportunity to immerse himself in a vibrant and diverse community of writers and readers.

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

Going Out, April 25-May 3, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 25, 2024

Some really big shows are coming up in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. But probably nothing is as big as the giant sheep DJ art car, aka BAAAHS, that'll be at the April 28 Leather District block party. See plenty more events in Going Out.

Stephen Mark Lukas: the 'Funny Girl' guy - classic musical arrives at the Orpheum

Stephen Mark Lukas: the 'Funny Girl' guy - classic musical arrives at the Orpheum

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 23, 2024

Actor Stepen Mark Lukas — who stars as Fanny Brice's suave-to-a-fault gambler husband, Nicky Arnstein on the current tour of "Funny Girl," talks about his various experiences performing with six actresses, including his current co-star Katerina McCrimmon.

SFFilm's queer picks: 67th annual film festival's diverse screenings

SFFilm's queer picks: 67th annual film festival's diverse screenings

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 23, 2024

"Film, always a reflection of and beacon for society, remains the gateway to a vibrant healthy future of our culture and city,"says Anne Lai, Executive Director of SFFilm. The 67th San Francisco International Film Festival will run April 24-28.

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

Xiangqi Chen's 'Out Museum' at 41 Ross

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 23, 2024

Nearly 100 people came out to the opening reception of "Out Museum: A Chinese Queer Museum" exhibit on April 12. The "Chinese queer museum prototype" by lesbian Chinese artist Xiangqi Chen opened at 41 Ross Alley art studio in the historic Chinatown.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.