Arts

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

A packed month for the essential fest, featuring SF Mime Troupe, labor leaders, film, arts, music, more

Looking for a hot gay connection? ‘Ask Any Buddy’

Evan Purchell's vintage porn Instagram expands into an epic movie, melding dozens of skin flicks into one real big one.

Boy bands to bomba: Fresh Meat Fest shines with trans & queer performance

The 19th annual festival is free and online, with 31 performances that showcase a vibrant community.

See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond

Talks, billboards, and a powerful coalition of artists and organizations come together to promote Black visibility.

Asian American women artists on creativity, activism—and COVID racism

Jenifer K. Wofford's new Asian Art Museum mural helps transform Civic Center. She joins others for a virtual conversation

The museum’s closed, but ‘The de Young Open’ poises for launch

Local submissions welcomed for community art exhibition, which will display selections once the pandemic passes.

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

With 'The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish,' Lil Miss Hot Mess helps channel inner sparkle.

Wendy Macnaughton’s #DrawTogether brings art (and needed supplies) to kids

The illustrator's daily online drawing lesson is a sensation—and helps raise money for art supplies in Oakland.

Folsom Street Fair 2020 moves online due to COVID concerns

The world's biggest kink and fetish festival (and its satellite events) will go virtual this year.

‘Hip-hop to Hamilton’ urges youth to pursue arts careers, despite COVID

A mega-hit music director and a local rap activist join forces with the Asian Art Museum to encourage curious students.