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Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 29-May 6, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 27, 2022

May the 4th, through 6th and beyond, for this week, bring you arts, nightlife and community events of interest, plus online amusements as well.

The Art of Ajuan Mance at the Cartoon Museum

The Art of Ajuan Mance at the Cartoon Museum

FINE ARTS | By Laura Moreno | Apr 26, 2022

Opening April 30 and running until August 7, San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum presents the art of Ajuan Mance as part of its ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase. The Mills College professor is known for her vibrant portrait series, '1001 Black Men.'

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Apr 26, 2022

When "Firebird" screened at last year's Frameline Festival in the just re-opened Castro Theatre, it received a deserved standing ovation from the nearly full house. The Russian love story is back, screening locally and internationally.

Homecoming Queen: Alejandro Varela's 'The Town of Babylon'

Homecoming Queen: Alejandro Varela's 'The Town of Babylon'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Apr 26, 2022

The problematic return of a gay Latinx man to his hometown after decades away is supreme fodder for an engrossing and melodramatic novel, and debut author Alejandro Varela seems more than happy to seize the moment.

Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

FINE ARTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 26, 2022

In continuing our particularly queer art exhibit coverage, two opportunities in almost opposite ends of town might interest you.

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Apr 22, 2022

'The First Lady' features a trio of stars, Tucker Carlson's bizarrely homoerotic trailer, 'Law & Order: Organized Crime's lesbian cop played by Danielle Moné Truitt, plus more gossip and upcoming shows of note are all in this week's TV column.

Going Out, Homing's in April 22-29, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in April 22-29, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 21, 2022

We've got plenty of fascinating arts, nightlife and community events of interest, plus a plethora of pleasing online amusements as well.

SF Film Fest Faves

SF Film Fest Faves

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Apr 19, 2022

This year's 65th annual San Francisco International Film Festival will return to theaters in person from April 21 to May 1, with several films and events of note to LGBTQ fans.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - Strong Medicine Needs More Regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - Strong Medicine Needs More Regimen

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 19, 2022

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came of age with tenofovir pills are explored in "PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute."

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: A Rousing, Arousing New Musical

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: A Rousing, Arousing New Musical

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 19, 2022

Musician-playwright Rachel Lark's stage musical, "Coming Soon," opens at Z Space this week, with sex on its mind, but it's less schticky than her previous tunes performed at Bawdy Storytelling.

Toni Mirosevich's 'Spell Heaven'

Toni Mirosevich's 'Spell Heaven'

BOOKS | By Miah Jeffra Milla | Apr 19, 2022

Toni Mirosevich's collection of linked stories, "Spell Heaven," tells of working-class fishing family and the author's own balance of that life and academia, a position she loves for the students and loathes for the politics.

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle Returns to the Three Ballets

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle Returns to the Three Ballets

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Apr 19, 2022

The London Symphony Orchestra's recording of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," conducted by Simon Rattle, reminds us what a still-stunning piece "Le Sacre" is. Also, gay barihunk Stephane Degout sings Ravel.

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

LOCAL | By photo by Steven Underhill | Apr 18, 2022

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's annual Easter celebrations returned to Mission Dolores Park on April 17 with a huge crowd of attendees enjoying the bright sunny day, performances, the Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary and bonnet contests.

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 16, 2022

Stories of intergenerational family drama, post-traumatic stress and the ravages of drug addiction are complexly interwoven in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Water By The Spoonful," now at SF Playhouse.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 14, 2022

Rise up, go out and do stuff, be it a play or concert, movie or mojitos in a bar. Going Out, Homing's In brings on the fun.

Review: Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

Review: Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 12, 2022

Domineering den mother Fefu dispenses aphorisms like casually tossed grenades in "Fefu and Her Friends," Irene Maria Fornes' oblique psychosocial puzzle play, now being mounted in a luxe American Conservatory Theatre production at the Strand Theater.

'Great Freedom' - Love in the Face of Injustice

'Great Freedom' - Love in the Face of Injustice

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Apr 30, 2022

At a time when Ukrainians are being killed and dying for their freedom, Austrian writer/director Sebastian Meise's exquisite film 'Great Freedom' couldn't have arrived in Bay Area theaters at a more opportune time.

Betty Buckley Sings Sondheim

Betty Buckley Sings Sondheim

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 12, 2022

In a career that has lasted more than forty years, Betty Buckley has done it all. On her new album, 'Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim,' she celebrates the lyrics of one of the greatest songwriters in musical theater history.

'Hypochondriac ' — Must-See Gay Horror Film

'Hypochondriac ' — Must-See Gay Horror Film

MOVIES | By Laura Moreno | Apr 12, 2022

"Hypochondriac" is a much anticipated now-released LGBTQ horror film. Written and directed by Addison Heimann, it features a very talented cast starring Zach Villa and Devon Graye.

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic Minister Head Pens Memoir

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic Minister Head Pens Memoir

BOOKS | By John Ferrannini | Apr 12, 2022

In his new memoir, Stan JR Zerkowski writes about how he never intended to be a national spokesperson for LGBTQ Roman Catholics. But, "There is a plan in the end" we can't necessarily control.

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