Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: HIV

Dan Hoyle’s border-crossing art of empathy

ONSTAGE Bay Area writer-performer Dan Hoyle, with his smart and poignant brand of journalistic theater, is at it again with his latest solo show, Border People (extended through August 30 at...

An audience with Marc Huestis, ‘Impresario of Castro Street’

Legendary event producer Marc Huestis is famous for organizing lavish tributes to Hollywood stars including Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Jane Russell, Karen Black, Patty Duke, and John Waters, at...

New ‘Tales of the City’: Mouse and Ben in a very different world

Michael’s white and Ben’s biracial. Michael’s older and Ben’s younger. Michael’s HIV positive and Ben’s negative. Michael’s a survivor of the AIDS era and Ben’s only heard about it....

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

Psychedelics are having a moment that's turning into a movement. Shrooms are being decriminalized. MDMA is being (re)approved for post-traumatic stress therapy. Ketamine is being investigated as a viable...

Arts Forecast: Easter with the Sisters returns to Dolores Park, more

ARTS FORECAST Everybody loves a Hunky Jesus, a Foxy Mary, a too-cute Easter egg hunt, and of course the most elaborate bonnet competition this side of an Atlanta baptist church....

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

ARTS FORECAST Spring is here, and all's a-bloom and sneezing. So what better time to plan your outdoor sunshine festivities? After our official festival season begins with Sisters Easter in...

Trans women from the migrant caravan need SF sponsors

Transgender and other LGBTQ people who joined the migrant caravan to the US border seeking asylum are having a hard time finding sponsors to live with in the United...

Fearless artist Keith Haring’s sister tells his tale, for all ages

LIT World AIDS Day, marked every December 1, is usually a solemn occasion, a reminder of how far we still have to go to end the global crisis. But...

Arts Forecast: Mezzanine closing, Taylor Mac, Laurie Anderson, Angela Davis…

ARTS FORECAST Right before Thanksgiving came the infuriating news that, after 16 years, SF's largest woman-owned independent music venue, Mezzanine, was planning to close next year due to landlord greed....

Rami Malek, the man who would be Queen, on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

When Rami Malek was originally cast to play Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," (opening Friday), he knew little about the lead singer beyond his music and peacockish...