Arts & Culture

Summer in the theater with Sondheim

Summer in the theater with Sondheim

By Jim Gladstone

My favorite moment in "Sunday in the Park with George" is when the titular artist, George Seurat, describes the inventiveness of the pointillist brushwork in "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte."

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By David Lamble | July 18, 2018

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns, with 49 programs including a handful of LGBTQ-themed features.

By Sari Staver | July 18, 2018

Melissa Etheridge will rock the Bay Area this month with two outdoor evening concerts on the weekend of July 21 and 22.


By Roberto Friedman | July 18, 2018

Joe Goode's new world premiere "Still Standing" led us through San Francisco's historic Haas-Lilienthal House during the course of the performance. It runs through Aug. 5 there.

By Tavo Amador | July 18, 2018

Exceptionally handsome, tall, buffed, blonde, blue-eyed, Tab Hunter - named by agent Henry Willson, who also christened Rock Hudson - was labeled the "Sigh Guy," and had countless teenage girls (and boys) fantasizing about him.


By Philip Campbell | July 18, 2018

"Summer with the Symphony" concerts, the all-purpose two-month fix for staycationing Bay Area music-lovers, continues at Davies Symphony Hall through Aug. 3.

By Gregg Shapiro | July 18, 2018

There isn't much joy to be found on Current Joys' debut visual album "A Different Age" (Danger Collective).


By Jim Gladstone | July 18, 2018

"Oedipus at Palm Springs," written and originally performed by the Five Lesbian Brothers collaborative, is particularly reliant on the performers' delivery rather than the plot.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | July 18, 2018

To paraphrase Robert Browning, "Ah to be in England, now that Trump Baby is there."


By Sura Wood | July 18, 2018

Peter Hujar, now considered one of the greatest American photographers of the late 20th century, was living in poverty at the time of his death in 1987 from complications of AIDS.

By Sari Staver | July 18, 2018

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will screen two films and will hold a panel discussion focusing on women behind and in front of the lens who are revolutionizing the way women are presented in film.


By David Lamble | July 18, 2018

In "The Cakemaker" Thomas, a baker living in Berlin, meets Oren, a furtive Israeli with a sweet tooth.

By Events Editor | July 18, 2018

Summer arts events indoor, outdoor, under the moon or sun, help our world turn.


By Jim Gladstone | July 11, 2018

Raise your curtains of preconception and imagine a musical: There's a spunky, sexually adventurous gay boy pursued by a hardworking man, a few years older, who wants to tame the young-un's wandering eye and get domestic.

By Sura Wood | July 11, 2018

The 1886 Edwardian-style Italianate home at 500 Capp Street in the Mission District, where the late San Francisco conceptual artist David Ireland lived for three decades until several years before his death in 2009, is possibly his greatest achievement.


By Brian Bromberger | July 11, 2018

Derek Jarman's raw and captivating interpretation of Christopher Marlowe's play "Edward II" (1991) has been digitally restored in a pristine Blu-ray version just released by Film Movement.

By Philip Campbell | July 11, 2018

In the good old summertime, San Francisco music-lovers can always rely on the Merola Opera program to uphold a celebrated tradition, selecting, training and showcasing young singers.


By Tavo Amador | July 11, 2018

A fine crop of murder mysteries is available to keep readers engaged while at the beach, the pool, or flying to an interesting destination.

By Tim Pfaff | July 11, 2018

A deeply felt, finely balanced account of being Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter captures the madness of life in the orbit of one of the last century's most influential, larger-than-life musicians with equal parts candor and compassion.


By David Lamble | July 11, 2018

Here's a summary of films from Frameline 42 that have already secured theater distribution or TV deals.

By Jim Piechota | July 11, 2018

Outspoken, forceful, and eminently significant, Michelle Tea has been a literary force of nature for well over a decade.


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