Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 21 / 25 May 2017
Bloom - Out & About arts events May 25-June 1, 2017

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SF celebrates Manning's freedom

Chelsea Manning's release from a military prison last week was celebrated in San Francisco at the annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia rally in the Castro. (read more)

Trump budget worries HIV, hepatitis advocates

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal released this week includes major cuts to medical research and health services for low-income people that would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, advocates said. (read more)

Sausage Factory building for sale

The Sausage Factory, an Italian restaurant that's welcomed LGBT diners in San Francisco's Castro district since 1968, will be closing, according to an ad that lists the eatery's building for sale at $4. (read more)

A dress fights homophobia

Glo Taylor from Look Models SF modeled Amsterdam's Rainbow Dress during a ceremony in the City Hall Rotunda Monday, May 22 in observance of Harvey Milk Day. (read more)

Berkeley murder defendant pleads not guilty

A non-binary person charged with murder in the January stabbing death of one Berkeley woman and attempted murder in the stabbing of another has pleaded not guilty to all charges. (read more)

Couple denies child porn charges

A San Francisco couple has pleaded not guilty to felony charges that they possessed child pornography. (read more)

Supporters rally for safe consumption spaces

More than 100 public officials, people who use drugs, and community advocates rallied outside City Hall Monday, May 22, in support of supervised drug consumption spaces where clients can use drugs safely under medical supervision. (read more)

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More Arts

Theatre - Naturally absurd

When it comes to genres – well, it's best to forget genres when talking about the plays of Jen Silverman. (read more)

Music - Farewell to Nadja

New Century Chamber Orchestra turned silver last week with a three-concert 25th Anniversary Festival, celebrating an amazing Bay Area legacy of quality performances, adventurous programming and enthusiastic public support. (read more)

Fine Arts - May gallery walk

May is the gateway to summer, and the following shows at galleries in San Francisco and Oakland are a harbinger of the footloose season to come. (read more)

Out There - Venus de Market St.

It will probably come as no surprise that Out There has definite opinions about public art. (read more)

Out & About - Bloom

The arts in summer (June 1 is summerish enough for us) bloom in abundance. (read more)

Theatre - Messing with Texas

It probably only seems like every gay man outside of North Korea has seen "Sordid Lives," the kind of movie that first found its audience through friend-to-friend word of mouth. (read more)

Theatre - Stormy weather

The leading players of the romantic subplot in "Monsoon Wedding" get the final bows, and that's appropriate for the interest they generate, but not quite right in terms of what should be stoking our involvement in the new musical based on the 2001 movie. (read more)

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