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Return of the Don

By Philip Campbell | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
The second presentation in San Francisco Opera's summer season opened last week with Mozart's immortal masterpiece "Don Giovanni." Making his SFO debut, director Jacopo Spirei has revised Gabriele Lavia's production from 2011.


By Richard Dodds | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
In JC Lee's intriguing "warplay," having a stylish world premiere at New Conservatory Theatre Center, which commissioned it, characters derived from Achilles and Patroclus in Homer's "The Iliad" are brought into the modern world.

Celebrating Pride with Judy's Daughter

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
Her mother, the late Judy Garland, was a gay icon. Now, nearly fifty years after her mother's death, Lorna Luft continues to embrace the gay community and the concept of Pride.

Hundreds Rally in San Jose

By Heather Cassell | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
A rainbow of supporters demanded equal rights during last weekend's march in San Jose that coincided with the national Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C., and numerous other satellite protests around the country.

SFO Exhibit Will Honor Pride Flag Creator

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
With Baker's sudden passing, his friends and city officials are now working to make his vision for an SFO exhibit a reality next year.

Chavela: Chanteuse & Sexual Outlaw

By Sari Staver | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
The stunning new documentary about the life and times of iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas will be screened twice at the Frameline film festival, with the award-winning lesbian directors answering questions afterwards.

Hello, Frameline!

By David Lamble | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
The 41st edition of the nation's premier LGBTQ film festival unspools with a record number of films by and about women. Our picks for Frameline's first week follow.

Acrobat Erin Shredder in the New 'Soiled Dove' Show

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
Though she enjoyed being a firefighter, which she had done for seven years up in Humboldt County, Erin Shredder felt that something was missing from her life.

SOMA Alley Leather Walk Takes Shape

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
The bronze bootprints lining the sidewalks on a block of Ringold Alley honor men and women who left a lasting imprint on San Francisco's leather community during their lifetimes.

Flore Launches Cannabis Cocktail Menu

By Sari Staver | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
The Castro's Flore cafe is rolling out its new cannabis cocktail menu and is believed to be the first bar in San Francisco to offer beverages laced with pot.

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