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Dance moves: Amy Seiwert on becoming the new artistic director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Dance moves: Amy Seiwert on becoming the new artistic director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Apr 22, 2024

As Smuin Contemporary Ballet approaches the conclusion of its ambitious 30th anniversary season, Celia Fushille prepares to step down after 17 years as Artistic Director and turn the leadership of Smuin Ballet over to choreographer Amy Seiwert.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 21, 2024

Pylon Reenactment Society, led by the band's original vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, along with Jason Nesmith, Kay Stanton, and Gregory Sanders, makes its album debut on "Magnet Factory."

'Liar, Alleged' - author David Vass tells all

'Liar, Alleged' - author David Vass tells all

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 20, 2024

David Vass has lived a colorful life. Now in his 70s, he has seen and done it all. In his new memoir, "Liar, Alleged: A Tell-all: Celebrities, Sex, and all the Rest," Vass recalls his life behind the scenes in show business & growing up gay in the 1950s.

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

Going Out, April 18-26, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 18, 2024

What's black and white and read all over? Our arts and nightlife listings! Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

'The Tutor' - passion play's penetrating perspectives at NCTC

'The Tutor' - passion play's penetrating perspectives at NCTC

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 16, 2024

"The Tutor," Torange Yeghiazarian's hardly mellow drama, commissioned by New Conservatory Theater Center, plays with a love triangle as sharp and spiky as the dagger-like points on a backgammon board.

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

'Japanese Prints in Transition' - classics and contemporaries at the Legion of Honor

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Apr 16, 2024

The lavish new exhibit, "Japanese Prints in Transition," at the Legion of Honor, is as welcome as spring. The exhibit spans the earliest prints to works by artists competing with photography in the early 20th century, plus contemporary works.

'Forever Plaid' - pitch-perfect melodies from beyond the grave

'Forever Plaid' - pitch-perfect melodies from beyond the grave

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 16, 2024

A show that begins with the deaths of its lead characters might not seem like a fun evening at the theater, but that's exactly how "Forever Plaid" begins. 42nd Street Moon will stage a revival of the 1989 play at the Gateway Theater.

Boldly go, girl: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Trek: Discovery,' Alan Ritchson, 'AHS' and more

Boldly go, girl: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Trek: Discovery,' Alan Ritchson, 'AHS' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 16, 2024

"Star Trek: Discovery" closes out at five queer-inclusive seasons, the hunky "Reacher" star speaks out, and Kim Kardashian can act? Yup, all this and more in our TV columnist's watchful eye.

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 16, 2024

Cynthia Carr's biography "Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar" astonishing at every turn, deeply excavates the Darling archive in order to bring a pioneering trans woman into the spotlight of 1970s New York.

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 16, 2024

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, April (aka National Poetry Month), is the queerest month. There are so many books from which to choose before April's end, here are nine selections, including books by Richard Blanco, Kim Roberts and Emanuel Xavier.

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 13, 2024

The documentary film "Ahead of the Curve," directed by Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow, tells the long-awaited real-life story of Franco Stevens and her groundbreaking career as founding publisher of Curve Magazine.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 11, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 9, 2024

The new seven-episode limited series, "Mary & George," streaming now on Starz, is probably the gayest, bawdiest series ever screened on TV. It raises carnal intrigue and scheming within a monarchy to new heights of audacity and salaciousness.

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 9, 2024

In "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord," the titular, jocular, Inner Sunset-raised performance artist's latest solo show, now playing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater, that short hop back to the pandemic years feels shockingly epochal.