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Q-Music: Wonder women

Q-Music: Wonder women

Listen up for new music from Eleri Ward, Sharon Van Etten, Suki Waterhouse and Chelsea Jade, and a compilation of The Cranberries best songs.

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

Appalachian genderqueer punk writer C. Russell Price's first full-length poetry collection imagines a world of broken objects, clouds infused with black smoke and rivers that drain blood out to a far southern tributary.

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

The curtain rises on one of San Francisco's most exciting arts events of the year next week as Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of its innovative take on "La Belle et La Bête" (Beauty and the Beast), combining live music and film.

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

Sketch 12: showcase of new choreographers

Choreographic luminary Amy Seiwert brings the twelfth iteration of her annual 'Sketch' collaborative series to Fort Mason's Cowell Theater July 15 & 16, with world premieres by Natasha Adorlee and New Mexico-based choreographer Joshua L. Peugh.

A 'Stranger' here myself: two Nicks produce a boundary-moving CD

A 'Stranger' here myself: two Nicks produce a boundary-moving CD

Two American musicians nicknamed Nick —tenor Nicholas Phan and composer Nico Muhly— found a side-door through the pandemic that was deadly down-time for most of their fellow performing artists.

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

With some reservations, we welcome back "Queer As Folk" in its third incarnation, currently on Peacock. Stephen Dunn incorporates more of the punk, badass, muddy, and sometimes venomous composition of the original British characters.

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

Fans of Eric Orner's popular syndicated comic, "The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green" will be happy to know that after several years of work, Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

The late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who died unexpectedly at 58 in December 2021, never saw his 2005 movie "C.R.A.Z.Y." (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures) receive a general theatrical release in the States.

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

Andrew Holleran's new novel, the Florida-set 'The Kingdom of Sand,' is a welcome addition to his canon of gay novels, going back to the classic 'Dancer From the Dance.'

Going Out, Homing's in, June 24- July 1, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 24- July 1, 2022

Even though we only have a few more days in June, let your pride continue to shine, as arts, nightlife and community events continue into July.

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

In October, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center will mount the world premiere of Nick Malakhow's new play "A Picture of Two Boys."

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

At a time when every day's headlines feature collapse, corruption, war and plague, "Hadestown" works like an angel in devil drag. Its sultry come-on promises to lick you with flame, then anoints you with balm of Gilead.