Arts + Culture

The week ACT UP shut SF down

25th anniversary events commemorate historic Sixth International Conference on AIDS protests -- and reunite seminal local activists, Fri/19-Sun/21. By Marke B. JUNE 16, 2015 -- "We were fraught,...

Watch out: What to see at Frameline 39

Mexican muxes, Indian desire, drunk guidance counselors, Tab Hunter, Yes Men, and a straight-again James Franco at the world's largest LGBT film fest. By Dennis...

PARTY RADAR: Black Coffee, Antacid, queer punks… and a bit about that Ten Walls mess

Choice nightlife dance floor affairs (and opinions!), Fri/12 and Sat/13 By Marke B.  PARTY RADAR Is electronic dance music still really gay, or is it now just...

Megapolis Audio Festival builds a sonic wonderland

Perpetual sound machines, stimulating hip-hop, light theremins, Fantastic Negrito, rapid prototyping, brain-wave encephalophones, and more, June 5-7   By Marke B. ALL EARS Somebody may have...

National Queer Arts Festival in full, fabulous swing

Monthlong, immersive celebration of queer expression takes on cholo culture, punk outbursts, hot comics, high-wire acts, #queerfails, hanky code twists, more  By Marke B. ART LOOKS...

Art Looks: Science in Surrealism, banned authors, 22 years of Counterpulse, gender nonconforming kiddos, Flor y Canto Literary Festival

By Caitlin Donohue Walk down 24th Street tonight and you won't get far without running into a poet. Local businesses will be full of readings by...

SF kids speak out against displacement in ‘City Not For Sale’

By Caitlin Donohue While adults (grant inequity-spurring tax breaks to social media companies and) dither on about the current influx of wealthy tech workers and...

Michelle Tea leaves RADAR Productions, oral historian to succeed her

By Caitlin Donohue Michelle Tea is a lot of things in this town; a chronicler of queer culture (as in 2000’s Valencia), role model...

Art Looks: La Cultura Cura, Mickalene Thomas, Jennifer Locke, Hoop Dreams, Ed Hardy, blow-up sculpture

By Caitlin Donohue I have enough faith in 48 Hills readers to know that you are not reading this with a wack sombrero on your...

48 Hills First Anniversary Gala: Thank you for coming!

April 23 Gala to raise funds for SF's independent news site featured music, food, and networking galore. A huge thank you to everyone who attended...