Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018
Out & About - Arts events - Feb. 15-22

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Mayor signs SRO bathrooms law

San Francisco officials have adopted a first-of-its-kind policy requiring single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral. (read more)

SF health dept. promotes PrEP for African-Americans

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has launched a new campaign to increase PrEP use among African-Americans, in an effort to help end disparities in new HIV infections, especially among black gay and bi men. (read more)

4 public defenders run for San Francisco judge seats

Four San Francisco deputy public defenders, including a Latina lesbian, have filed papers to unseat incumbent Superior Court judges in the June 5 election. (read more)

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved Biktarvy, a one-pill, once-daily combination that contains a new HIV integrase inhibitor and a kidney- and bone-friendly version of tenofovir. (read more)

Report: Suspected hate killings hit record in 2017

The number of suspected anti-LGBTQ homicides in the U.S. hit a record of 52 in 2017, according to a recent report. (read more)

SF stalking trial underway

Trial got underway recently for a gay man accused of stalking his ex-partner and a former friend. (read more)

CA panel backs historic listing for Women's Building

A state panel is supporting the San Francisco Women's Building's request to become a national historic site. (read more)

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Film - Mostly British gets it all right

Since its inception a decade ago, the Mostly British Film Festival has carved out an unusual niche, distinguishing itself among a crowded field of local festivals as a reliable source for classic and first-run English-language movies from abroad – foreign films without the subtitles, if you will – while maintaining a loyal audience for a mix of lesser-known titles and big-ticket fare headed for theatrical release. (read more)

Theatre - Touring musicals set to hit the road

What had been the most important casting mystery among the seven shows recently announced by SHN for its latest season of touring musicals was has just been solved. (read more)

Out There - Back with blonde

It's been many a moon since the once-familiar name Marc Huestis has graced these gossipy pages. (read more)

Film - Castro Theatre's Oscar bait

In the second half of February, the Castro Theatre's countdown to Oscar rolls out a handful of Best Picture contenders the way they should be seen. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events

Famous and fun, local and legendary acts feature in arts events this week. (read more)

Music - Aristocratic yet earthy concert fare

Like a favorite relative who visits only once a year, Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony and SFS Music Director for a decade (1985-95), returned to the podium at Davies Symphony Hall recently to start a welcome two-week stay. (read more)

Music - Rite back in your arms again

Back when the word bombshell still held meaning beyond "today's news," Robert Craft used it in his book "Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories," which appeared during the 2013 centenary of Stravinsky's revolutionary "The Rite of Spring. (read more)

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