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Going Out, July 16-22, 2021

Wednesday Jul 14, 2021
Make your reservations, get your vaccinations, and rejoin audiences all over the Bay Area for films, theater, dance and nightlife. Catch up in Going Out.

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
There will be much to celebrate with Broadway star Lillias White when she makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a two-night engagement beginning Friday, July 23. The very same day will see the release of White's new album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!'

Protests and produce: The Lavender Tube on sports, 'Gossip Girls,' 'Unforgotten' and 'Banana' & Emmy noms

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
Our erudite TV columnist covers Olympic controversies, Valerie Bertinelli's slap-back to fat-shamers, the "Gossip Girls" reboot, and Russell T. Davie's oh-so-gay "Cucumber" etc. series refreshed for U.S. audiences.

Jewish Filmfest includes compelling LGBTQ stories

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
San Francisco's Jewish Film Festival will present more than 50 films from over 20 countries. Now in its 41st year, 2021's program has "something for everyone," including six films addressing LGBTQ stories.

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

By Jim Piechota | Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
In this honest and poignant remembrance of the years before, during, and after the scourge of AIDS, celebrated designer, photographer, and artist Derek Frost escorts readers into the dark, devastating heart of the 1980s and beyond.

Fred Halsted art-porn classics at Embarcadero, Shattuck cinemas

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jul 8, 2021
What are the cinematic boundaries between art and pornography? Two gay porn classics by Fred Halsted blend both in a strange mix, and will screen at Embarcadero and Shattuck cinemas July 9-15.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jul 8, 2021
Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

Going Out July 9-15, 2021

Wednesday Jul 7, 2021
In midsummer, many arts organizations are planning their post-pandemic performances, while others, including nightlife event producers, have already returned to normal, somewhat. Catch up in Going Out.

Matt Yee keeps fun afloat in trying times

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jul 6, 2021
Sing-along cruise ship host Matt Yee discusses making the best of the past year, and his upcoming shows at the thankfully re-opened Oasis nightclub.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Jun 30, 2021
Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

Carry on, my wayward son: Heidi Ewing's gay immigration drama

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 29, 2021
'I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo)" is a tender, frustrating, sporadically agonizing, and heartbreaking film that has wisdom to impart on a dire and bitterly divisive subject.

A Dog's Tale: Dan Perdios' charming story of a disabled gay man and his service dog

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Monday Jun 28, 2021
In his new book, "A Golden Retriever and His Two Dads," author Dan Perdios, a gay man with limited hearing, remembers his late service dog Willy and their adventures together.

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jun 27, 2021
'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.

Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 24, 2021
Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!

Queer tales of brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

By Jim Piechota | Thursday Jun 24, 2021
The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 24, 2021
1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

By Brian Bromberger | Thursday Jun 24, 2021
Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt."

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

By Mark William Norby | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

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