Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 49 / 7 December 2017
Out and About - Arts events : Dec. 7-14

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Clinton visits AIDS grove

During his first visit to the national AIDS memorial that he federally recognized, former President Bill Clinton urged advocates and those living with HIV to "keep up the fight" against the global epidemic. (read more)

Gay SF man charged in murder

A gay San Francisco man has pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, and other charges related to the death of a man he had reportedly been caring for. (read more)

Justices seen as leaning toward baker

Many media outlets reporting on the oral arguments in Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission said the court's pivotal vote from Justice Anthony Kennedy seemed to be leaning away from the pro-LGBT trend he has established for years. (read more)

Ghost Ship suspect talks to B.A.R.

Derick Ion Almena, one of the two men charged in connection with the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire, told the Bay Area Reporter that he is being made a scapegoat and questioned the relevance of some of the witnesses who are scheduled to testify against him during his preliminary hearing this week. (read more)

SF mayor pushes for HIV/AIDS funds

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is working to restore HIV/AIDS funding that was recently cut by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (read more)

SF supe wants SRO gender-neutral bathrooms

San Francisco would require its single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral under a policy introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. (read more)

Lesbian chef eyes SFO Milk terminal lease

Six years after opening her first Cat Cora's Kitchen at San Francisco International Airport in Terminal 2, the celebrated lesbian chef is looking to expand into the aviation facility's under-renovation Terminal 1. (read more)

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Music - Jane Lynch swings

She'll always be best-known as Sue Sylvester, the gym teacher you love to hate on the late, lamented "Glee. (read more)

Theatre - Christmas treats

The Puritans didn't approve of its celebration, and for part of the 17th century, Christmas was banned in Boston as a public nuisance. (read more)

Fine Arts - Globalism comes to the galleries

Local galleries are wrapping up 2017 with their final shows of the year. (read more)

Out There - Seal does Standards

The English singer-songwriter Seal is known for his international pop music and his smooth, mellifluous voice. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events

Sing it out,
clap your hands,
pay your money
and show support for the arts. (read more)

Theatre - Carolina hoedown at the Curran

It's once upon a time with an achy-breaky heart and a whole heap of happily-ever-afters. (read more)

Film - A Coney Island of the mind

Woody Allen's nebbishy character Alvy Singer claimed in the first frames of his Oscar-winning 1977 comedy "Annie Hall" to have been "brought up underneath the roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (read more)

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