Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018
Out & About -  Arts events : March 22-29, 2018

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Castro park board prez forced out

Amid growing concerns of his leadership overseeing the upkeep of a San Francisco monument to LGBTs killed by the Nazis in World War II, the president of the Eureka Valley Foundation was forced to resign this week. (read more)

Atkins sworn in as state Sen. leader

Lesbian state Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) took her oath of office Wednesday to become the first female and first LGBT president pro tem of the California Senate. (read more)

UCSF called out over intersex surgeries

Advocates recently called out UCSF, saying the teaching hospital should stop performing genital "normalization" surgeries on intersex children at birth. (read more)

Leno no show at LGBT mayoral forum

At Monday night's mayoral forum at the Castro Theatre, gay former state lawmaker and city supervisor Mark Leno was a no-show. (read more)

SF paper apologizes for Wiener pic

A local monthly newspaper that covers San Francisco's western neighborhoods is apologizing for running a photo of gay state Senator Scott Wiener that many found to be homophobic. (read more)

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

The International AIDS Society's decision to hold its next large conference in San Francisco and Oakland in July 2020 has provoked controversy at both the local and global levels. (read more)

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Music - Loving two Janises

A new show featuring jazz, rock, and folk arrangements of the iconic performers Janis Ian and Janis Joplin will premiere at Ashkenaz, the Berkeley community music and dance cafe, on Friday, March 23, at 8 p. (read more)

Music - Soloists shine

Two chamber ensembles with brilliant soloists doing double duty as conductors made for some agreeable listening recently in bookend concerts in San Francisco. (read more)

Fine Arts - Patented Rube Goldberg

An award-winning, self-taught artist; a punch line; a canny social satirist and raconteur: The many facets of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, a man whose name is synonymous with wacky, chain-reaction contraptions, are explored in the Contemporary Jewish Museum's latest show, "The Art of Rube Goldberg. (read more)

Out There - Magazine wrack

Out There is always reading print media. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events

Films, faves, fabulous and fun. (read more)

Theatre - Transplanted lives

It's hard to imagine that there are many angles left to explore about the Vietnam War, but playwright Qui Nguyen is mining fresh and fertile territory in "Vietgone" at ACT's Strand Theater. (read more)

Film - Vineyard roots

The new film "Back to Burgundy" will best be appreciated by true wine-lovers, but even if you are, like me, a dedicated Diet Coke-head, there's a lot to savor in this melancholy comedy-drama from veteran French director Cedric Klapisch. (read more)

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