Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 33 / 17 August 2017
O&A Arts events, Aug. 17-24, 2017

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Racist rally in Virginia turns deadly

One of the loudest chants by white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday was "Fuck you, faggots. (read more)

Openhouse ED hosts town halls

Openhouse Executive Director Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., is hosting a series of town halls next week to update the community on the expansion of programs provided by the LGBT senior services agency and the new construction timetable for the second phase of its senior housing complex. (read more)

Gay photog releases book on SF

For more than 40 years, gay photographer Daniel Nicoletta has been a witness to, and a participant in, LGBT history, capturing iconic moments with his camera – from the rise and death of his close friend, Harvey Milk, through the legalization of same-sex marriage and the film, "Milk," which brought Sean Penn an Academy Award for his portrayal of the slain gay rights leader. (read more)

Twin Peaks suspects deny charges

The two people accused of fatally shooting a gay San Francisco man at Twin Peaks in July have pleaded not guilty. (read more)

Outgames audit released

An official summary of the long-awaited city audit of the 2017 World Outgames that were canceled at the last minute in May was presented to Miami Beach Commission Tuesday, revealing that organizers had spent almost half ($600,000) of the money the event raised on advertising, promotional fees, and consultants. (read more)

Pacifica man pleads no contest to rapes

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men is expected to serve almost 30 years in prison after pleading no contest in the case. (read more)

Castro food hall sees tenant turnover

Half of the initial tenants at the Castro's year-old food hall, The Myriad, have moved out and have been replaced by new tenants and a dozen pinball machines. (read more)

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Theatre - That old Shakespearean razzle-dazzle

A typical bio in the "Who's Who" section of a Playbill rattles off the cast and creative team's various theater credits. (read more)

Fine Arts - Getting the big picture at CAS

For the last four years the California Academy of Sciences has been hosting an annual Natural World Photography Competition and displaying the winners and finalists in their "BigPicture" show, where each color photograph is more spectacular than the next. (read more)

Out There - Troupers enliven winery ruins

Transcendence Theatre Company is currently in the midst of its "Broadway Under the Stars" 2017 summer season performed in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, CA. (read more)

Books - Cuban life

The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas; Akashic Books, $19. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events, Aug. 17-24, 2017

Coordinate your interests, timing, hats, whatever; just get out and see some of the lovely arts offerings this week here in the Bay Area. (read more)

Music - Reprising his Broadway role

Tony winner Levi Kreis will be puttin' on some glitz when he appears in "Help Is On the Way: Puttin' On the Glitz" at the Herbst Theatre on Sun. (read more)

Music - Primal emotions

Proust's love of Cesar Franck's Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin was such that some researchers have called it the prototype of the Vinteuil violin sonata in "In Search of Lost Time. (read more)

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