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‘I want to be humble, but I want to be fierce’

ONSTAGE "I certainly don't mean to talk your ear off," Bill T. Jones, one of the legends of contemporary dance and queer culture, says...

Big shebang for Human Be-In’s 50th

A huge celebration Sat/14 marks the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, the Owsley-fueled convergence in Golden Gate Park that gathered ten of thousands of earnest...

Join us Jan. 19 for the 48 Hills Pre-Trumpocalypse Happy Hour!

January 19. The last day before the dreaded Presidential Inauguration. Our final moment of freedom before a horrid human Cheeto strolls into the Oval...

Will the Thrillpeddlers meet their doom?

ONSTAGE From beloved annual Halloween tradition "Shocktoberfest" to hugely successful revivals of early Cockettes musicals like "Pearls Over Shanghai" (with stops in saucy Paris...

Coming in FRESH

ONSTAGE The piece Bay Area dancer and educator Amara Tabor-Smith will perform this weekend at the 2017 FRESH Festival explores how capitalism seeks control of black...

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite films (spoiler-free!) of 2016

SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who attended Sundance, SFiFF, Crossroads, Frameline, and Mill Valley Film Festival this year, picks the cream...

2016: Some very bright spots

Good lord, 2016 -- the year the music died, the year the Internet got too real, the year America got majorly oranged. When the...

Do toy drones dream of an Arab future?

This week at CounterPulse (Thu/15-Sat/17), multidisciplinary artists Keith Hennessy and Jassem Hindi  come together for future friend/ships, "an idiot’s perspective on violence and despair,...

Woven through a movement

The arc of the public gay rights movement's history is not very long at all. It's just about the length of one full life,...

The Oakland fire spurs crackdown on arts spaces

The tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire is already leading to a crackdown on underground arts spaces, where thousands of Bay Area artists and...