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David Pevsner: selling it, onstage and off

By Gregg Shapiro | Friday Dec 25, 2020
The filmed version David Pevsner's one-man show is a musical - and Pevsner goes into great detail about his sexual exploits, including his time as a male escort.

The God of San Francisco: SF poet James J. Siegel's new collection knocks on the door to memory

By Mark William Norby | Thursday Dec 24, 2020
Take a break from whatever you're doing and immerse yourself James J. Siegel's revelatory poetry collection for city that has known many gods.

Merry Krimble! alternative holiday music playlists

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Dec 24, 2020
Whether you're safely home alone, or socially distanced with family or friends, this is a most unusual holiday. So, for Christmas week, Eve and Day, enjoy a most unusual holiday music playlist.

Homing's In, Dec. 25-Jan 2

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Dec 23, 2020
Enjoy your leftover cookies and rum balls, ahem, as we wind up for yet another un-doable holiday. Yes, it's almost over, 2020, that is. But you still have plenty of online events to peruse.

Martuni's sells wines, aprons, shirts for quick gifts

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Dec 22, 2020
Get a taste of those fun cabaret shows at Martuni's that we miss so much. The popular martini bar is making do in difficult times by selling a cute variety of gifts items.

Bombing 'The Prom'

By Gregg Shapiro | Monday Dec 21, 2020
Ryan Murphy has entered the musical film fray with his big screen version of the 2018 musical "The Prom," but stumbles with his well-intentioned adaptation of the story about has-been celebs invading a high school prom to champion a teen lesbian.

Q-Music: Making the yuletide gayer

By Gregg Shapiro | Friday Dec 18, 2020
Have you been looking forward to the 2020 winter holidays, either as the giver of gifts or the recipient? If so, you can't go wrong with some of these very Mary, I mean merry, titles from Elton John, Little Richard, and new bands like Dust Bowl Faeries.

Homing's In Dec. 18-26: arts, nightlife and community events

Thursday Dec 17, 2020
Jingle around the clock with online arts, nightlife and community events. Some are viewable day or night. What? Like you're going anywhere?

The Millions: The Lavender Tube on 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' & Jonathan Capehart

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Thursday Dec 17, 2020
The best gift we are getting this holiday season is that 2020 is almost over. Whatever higher power you worship, say a prayer of thanks for that. "A Million Little Things," "Grey's Anatomy," and news show are covered.

Choral response: SF Gay Men's Chorus brings holiday music

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Dec 16, 2020
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus isn't letting the pandemic spoil their Christmas holiday. The chorus' annual Christmas Eve concert will go on this year as a virtual event with guest-star performers.

Colton Ford on music, maturity and moving forward

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Dec 16, 2020
After a few years away from music, singer-musician Colton Ford has returned with new songs and new perspectives on art, life and, yes, politics.

Homing's In Dec. 10-19: arts, nightlife, community events

Friday Dec 11, 2020
Have you hauled out the holly? That stuff's poisonous, you know. No matter how you celebrate Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah or Festivus, figure out how to celebrate safely with so many arts, nightlife and community events to choose from.

'Mank' takes a new twist on the life of the noted screenwriter

By Brian Bromberger | Thursday Dec 10, 2020
Based on a screenplay written by his late father Jack, director David Fincher returns with a retro-infused biopic about 'Citizen Kane' screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz.

Holiday variety: Taylor Mac, New Conservatory's seasonal shows

By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
Taylor Mac revives his "Holiday Sauce" at the Curran, and New Conservatory Theatre Center's "Queer Variety" show should bring some holiday cheer.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy's 'Spectacular'- Russian opera diva's holiday concert's online

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, our favorite local exiled Russian opera diva, takes to the online airwaves in a holiday-themed concert that'll make the Yuletide extra-gay.

Koz for celebration: an interview with jazz saxophonist Dave Koz

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
Smooth jazz superstar Dave Koz has a new album and a fresh take on the holidays with a one-night "Greatest Hits of Christmas" concert online.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet finds new ways to reach audiences

By Philip Mayard | Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
Throughout 2020, the artists at Smuin Contemporary Ballet have found success in spite of the pandemic. Not only have they kept their dancers working and their local audiences engaged, they've built new audiences in unexpected ways.

Sex and the cities: David Gilmore's memoir's more than sexy tales

By Jim Piechota | Wednesday Dec 9, 2020
Tucson, Arizona author David Gilmore, who is also a photographer, filmmaker, and former radio show host, offers more than just dirty sex stories in his latest book, "Tail in Two Cities."

Capital ideas: an interview with Kim Roberts, editor of 'By Broad Potomac's Shore'

By Gregg Shapiro | Sunday Dec 6, 2020
Queer poet, historian and educator Kim Roberts brings life to literary history in "By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poets from the Early Days of the Nation's Capital."

Santa Skivvies Run: memories & a 2020 revision

Saturday Dec 5, 2020
This year's Santa Skivvies Run, the SF AIDS Foundation's fun fundraiser, is an online challenge, and you can still have fun on Dec. 13 (sign up at Here's an album of Steven Underhill's best photos from past events.

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