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Jewish Film Festival Faves

Jewish Film Festival Faves

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 19, 2022

The Jewish Film Institute has announced its program for the 42nd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the world's largest and longest one, running July 21-August 7. A few of the films have a specific queer aspect.

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 Years: Touching Timeline Traces Nearly Half a Century

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 Years: Touching Timeline Traces Nearly Half a Century

CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 18, 2022

The history of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus gets a new update from historian Tom Burtch with a 48-minute collection of video and audio clips, news clipping and poster montages, and commentary.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 14-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 14-22, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 14, 2022

With new health concerns, you might be cautious about going out, and there are still plenty of arts and nightlife options, plus online entertainments for the super-careful.

Kiss Off: The Lavender Tube on Summer Shows

Kiss Off: The Lavender Tube on Summer Shows

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jul 12, 2022

"Only Murders in the Building," "The Lake," "The Summer I Turned Pretty," and "Uncoupled" include gay and lesbian main characters; plus, two singers get called out for quotes about trans people; and a Brittney Griner update.

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jul 12, 2022

S.W. Leicher's second novel picks up where her debut left off, featuring two women from disparate cultural backgrounds who embark upon a loving lesbian relationship against all odds.

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

BOOKS | By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 12, 2022

"Uncategorizable" is the flavor of the month in gay literary fiction. Even in as genre-free a landscape as that, Zain Khalid's much-anticipated first novel, "Brother Alive," stakes out new territory.

'References to Salvador Dali' ... Maybe Not

'References to Salvador Dali' ... Maybe Not

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 12, 2022

Magical realist frosting is slathered thick on the humble crumbs at the heart of "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot," now playing in a Custom Made Theatre production.

'Thor: Love and Thunder' a Near-Queer Marvel

'Thor: Love and Thunder' a Near-Queer Marvel

MOVIES | By Josh Polanski | Jul 12, 2022

With a few daring visuals and innovative artistic references, writer-director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Love and Thunder" merits more superlatives than any of its peer Marvel Studios blockbusters, with a few queer twists.

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jul 8, 2022

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.

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | Jul 9, 2022

What's up? Art, theater, nightlife, music and more.

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 7, 2022

Randy Rainbow, comedian and singer, best known for his YouTube video spoof interviews and parodies of right-wing political figures that have become viral social media sensations with millions of views, now tells all in his new memoir.

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Jul 7, 2022

In author Shola von Reinhold's first book, "Lote," which is a tour de force, the luscious, textured writing is astonishingly good.

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Jul 6, 2022

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.

Sea Change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

Sea Change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jul 5, 2022

Julia Armfield explores a watery metamorphosis from the deep murky depths in her debut novel involving a lesbian married couple whose longtime relationship buckles beneath the weight of one partner's eventual mental and physical disfigurement.

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers

Sketch 12: Showcase of New Choreographers

THEATRE | By Philip Mayard | Jul 5, 2022

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.

'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

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 5, 2022

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.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 30, 2022

Keep on going out, or staying in, but either way, outstanding theater, music, films and podcasts deserve your attention.

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'

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jun 30, 2022

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.

Queer as Folk 3.0: Third Version of Popular Series Gets Diverse

Queer as Folk 3.0: Third Version of Popular Series Gets Diverse

TELEVISION | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 30, 2022

With some reservations, we welcome back "Queer As Folk" in its third incarnation. Stephen Dunn brings more of the punk, badass, 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

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 30, 2022

Eric Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

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