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Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 4, 2022

It's nice outside, it's foggy/sunny, much like our taciturn disposition when traipsing out for art and nightlife. Tag along. We've got streaming homey amusements for you introverts.

Road to the Runway: Trans Models in New Docu-series

Road to the Runway: Trans Models in New Docu-series

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 4, 2022

"Trans is beautiful," says Cece Asuncion in the first episode of "Road to the Runway," a six-episode documentary series in which twenty trans models compete in Slay Model's annual model search.

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Aug 2, 2022

Editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, both Bram Stoker Award winners, have put together a chilling collection of original short stories by a diverse group of some of today's biggest names in horror as well as new authors.

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' Gay Series: Comedy or Dramedy?

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' Gay Series: Comedy or Dramedy?

TELEVISION | By Brian Bromberger | Aug 2, 2022

"Uncoupled" would seem fresh and relatable fodder for a contemporary gay comedy of manners. However, Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is completely blindsided when Colin (Tuc Watkins) abruptly leaves him, making for uneven laughs.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28, 2022

There's no monkeying around when it comes to your health. So, with a big dose of caution, and few vaccines readily available, don't feel bad about perusing our arts and nightlife events from home, for now. We've got streaming amusements as well.

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

MUSIC | By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 28, 2022

The release of the "Beethoven Symphonies," all nine of them, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, makes for new essential recordings of time-honored classics.

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jul 28, 2022

"How bad could a waterboarding really be if you could get up and walk away afterward?" So posits the spicy protagonist of multi-talented author Davey Davis' kinky dystopian new novel.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

THEATRE | By Christopher J. Beale | Jul 26, 2022

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Clips, Quips and Acid Trips: Seth Rudetsky Roasts TV Variety Shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, Quips and Acid Trips: Seth Rudetsky Roasts TV Variety Shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jul 26, 2022

Now that the season finale of the January 6th Committee has left us in a cliffhanger, we turn to other thrillers and dramas. Here are some shows we highly recommend.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Jul 26, 2022

Great books spur readers to grow and discover truths for themselves. Each of Ana Castillo's books delivers just that. In fact, Ana Castillo has been instrumental in the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, particularly within the Hispanic community.

Review: 'Anything's Possible' - Bill Porter's Trans Teen Directorial Debut

Review: 'Anything's Possible' - Bill Porter's Trans Teen Directorial Debut

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 26, 2022

The best way to approach Billy Porter's new film is to view it as a fantasy of what it should be like for young Black trans women, rather than the often realistic trauma scenario.

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

BOOKS | By Charles Steiner | Jul 20, 2022

"Wittgenstein's Son and U. G. Krishnamurti: Ducks or Rabbits" is a deserved subject for discussion as it sums up the Forbes' life, fully and un-ordinarily, in San Francisco while focusing on two major influences.

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Jul 20, 2022

Getting lost in a relationship: People do it all the time, and it's the matter of some of our greatest literature. Rarer is the chronicle of making it back out, which is both the engine and the heart of Sean Hewitt's luminous new memoir.

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Contemporary social and political issues are tightly woven into "Sanctuary City," playwright Martyna Majok's gut-wrenching, personal-is-political drama, set between 2001 and 2005, and now playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

BOOKS | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Steven Reigns, a Los Angeles-based writer who was the first official Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, blends literary genres to stunning effect in his spare and powerful new work, "A Quilt for David."

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