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Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 29, 2022

Upcoming and ongoing arts and nightlife events include a slew of our Bestie winners, runners-up, and other perennial favorites.

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' - exploring the trans experience

Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' - exploring the trans experience

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 27, 2022

A collage of essay, travelogue, history, meditation, and aphorism, Lars Horn's book is packaged —as is so much writing now— as a memoir.

Honoring Jewlia Eisenberg at the CJM

Honoring Jewlia Eisenberg at the CJM

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2022

The Contemporary Jewish Museum will pay homage to the life and legacy of singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Jewlia Eisenberg with a two-part event titled "Fierce as Death: Queer as the Song of Songs."

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 25, 2022

A new art exhibition will feature a curated selection of photographs, posters, more than forty commissioned works of art, and dresses that offer a rare glimpse inside the glorious and fabulous life of Juanita MORE!

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 24, 2022

Having matured musically since her hit single "Luka" in 1987, Suzanne Vega's new album, "An Evening of New York Songs & Stories" includes re-recorded old songs as well as new ones.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 23-30, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 22, 2022

Leather, rubber and other fetish gear abound at the annual Folsom Street Fair this weekend and at tied in —or tied up— nightlife events this weekend. We've also selected plenty of arts events that don't require such a kinky dress code.

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 20, 2022

The Contemporary Christian Music phenomenon known simply as Semler has earned the distinction of hitting #1 on the Gospel charts twice in one year. It's even more noteworthy that Semler is the first openly queer Christian music artist.

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

Consider the narrator: plays that show but tell too much

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 20, 2022

Three productions —"the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Berkeley Rep, "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Golden Gate Theater and "Lear" at CalShakes— employ narrator figures for various purposes and with varying degrees of success.

'Bros' - Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane on their big gay rom-com

'Bros' - Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane on their big gay rom-com

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 20, 2022

Promoted as the first romantic comedy from a major studio (Universal) about two gay men and the first studio film in history with an entirely LGBTQ principal cast, "Bros" finally arrives in San Francisco on September 29, after a local sneak preview.

'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 20, 2022

Gay filmmaker Wes Hurley's inventive and captivating 'Potato Dreams of America,' now available on Blu-ray, is the kind of movie another Wes (Anderson) would make if he was gay.

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 20, 2022

The new fall season is upon us and with it some —never enough!— queerness to keep us going through this relentless midterm election season, including 'Dancing With the Stars,' comedies 'Los Espookys,' 'Do Revenge' and more.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 15, 2022

We've got musicals, dance concerts, art exhibits — even a cat show and 'Cats' the show!— and nightlife up for grabs this week, including some pre-Folsom Street Fair events. Fall in for the fun.