Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 38 / 21 September 2017
 
Arts Events: Sept. 21-28

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Folsom fair nixes beer partner

If you were hoping to purchase a cold one at this Sunday's Folsom Street Fair served up by hot men (or women) wearing wrestling singlets, you're out of luck. (read more)

Merchants hear plans for Castro hotel

The forgettable facade of 4230 18th Street might become the site of the Castro district's first official hotel. (read more)

Legislators send CA governor 7 LGBT bills

State lawmakers sent Governor Jerry Brown seven LGBT-related bills this session that, if signed into law, will change how California oversees identification documents for transgender or gender non-conforming people, penalizes people who are HIV-positive, and tracks registered sex offenders. (read more)

Health panel hears of drop in HIV infections

The health department presented its latest HIV epidemiology report at a San Francisco Health Commission meeting Tuesday, September 19, showing that new HIV diagnoses continue to decline, with decreases seen across racial and ethnic groups. (read more)

Officials set to help homeless at BART stations

Officials in San Francisco are working to help homeless people and drug offenders while cleaning up several BART transit stations. (read more)

Pussy Riot founder urges change in a Trump world

From the time she was a child, Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokno realized there was "something very wrong about the gender roles" assigned by society. (read more)

Nurse delivers pointed speech at SFAF gala

Longtime former HIV nurse Diane Jones enlivened the crowd at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Tribute celebration, urging them to keep fighting, especially in the current political climate when access to health care is under attack. (read more)

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Music - Classic dysfunction on the opera stage

"Elektra" by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal opened recently as the second presentation in San Francisco Opera's fall season. (read more)

Film - Gender showdown on the tennis court

The new docudrama "The Battle of the Sexes" flashes back 44 years to 1973. (read more)

Out There - Season opens with real panache

Oh arts-loving pumpkins, the fall arts season has definitely begun! Your gay old uncle Out There has been running around to season openers like there's no tomorrow – which is silly, since there's a whole action-packed season ahead. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events: Sept. 21-28

The curtain rises, the paint dries, the voice warms up, "me may mi mo moo. (read more)

Theatre - Once upon a time in Oakland

Whose story is it anyway? Kheven LaGrone's "The Legend of Pink" spends much of its first act in an I-gotta-be-me story of one character, climaxing in a kind of performance-art epiphany, and then abruptly dispenses with him in the second act to tell another character's tale in very different tones. (read more)

Theatre - Harmonizing along with blue notes

It isn't a pretty story, the kind that can legitimately end on a high note like the musicals about the music and careers of the Four Seasons ("Jersey Boys") or Carole King ("Beautiful"). (read more)

Theatre - Funny cigarettes

Lost in the haze of history is the name of the church group that commissioned the notorious anti-weed movie "Reefer Madness. (read more)

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