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Family jewels

Family jewels

By Sura Wood

The Legion of Honor's "East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection" is a new exhibition that emphasizes cross-cultural exchange between India and the West.

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By Events Editor | November 7, 2018

Celebrate the arts, learn and grow. Harvest the bountiful array of ideas, images and expressions.

By Sari Staver | November 6, 2018

The opening-night feature of the SF Transgender Fim Fest is about performer Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson's role.


By Jason Victor Serinus | November 6, 2018

Tom Volf's new documentary "Maria by Callas" is essential viewing for anyone who cares about classical music, opera, the human psyche, or the biases of American media.

By Roberto Friedman | November 6, 2018

Out There had an epic Halloween 2018. We were there at The Fillmore for a rollicking concert from The B-52s, only the greatest party band ever in the history of rock.


By David Lamble | November 6, 2018

Presenting the 2nd Cinematografo International Film Festival. This Asian American-themed event presents an array of films and videos, many with LGBTQ content.

By Jim Gladstone | November 6, 2018

In "Cardboard Piano," Hansol Jung's engrossing, idea-dense drama now playing the New Conservatory Theatre Center, 16-year-old girlfriends are forced to face down a double-barreled homophobia.


By Jim Gladstone | November 6, 2018

Watching "Men on Boats," the frontier adventure story now on stage at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater, summons up memories of childhood.

By Philip Campbell | November 6, 2018

Two classical chamber concerts closed a busy October for music-lovers last week, and, unpredictably, offered time for reflection and needed breaks from the madness of recent events.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 6, 2018

GLAAD's new "Where We Are on TV" report is out, and the numbers are up, which is great. But those numbers are also deceptive, because they don't tell the whole story.

By Events Editor | October 31, 2018

Elect to vote for arts to enliven our lives. Choose the performing artists in your district and express yourself.


By Jim Gladstone | October 30, 2018

Chita Rivera will be at it again at Feinstein's at the Nikko next week, singing songs and telling tales from throughout her career in a four-show run of her latest cabaret show (including afternoon matinees on Sat., & Sun., Nov. 10 & 11).

By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 30, 2018

Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, "Boy Erased" is an emotionally riveting new film about a young man in Arkansas, a pastor's son, who goes to a conversion therapy camp.


By Roberto Friedman | October 30, 2018

On the eve of this historic and Very Important Election, we can't say it better than Hans the Franz does with his spectacular outfit. He's out there in the Castro District streets, resplendent in his declamatory onesie, and it's all to get out the vote.

By Philip Campbell | October 30, 2018

Symphony and Opera lovers have been playing a game of performance ping-pong in San Francisco lately, bouncing between Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 30, 2018

Rami Malek beautifully channels the late rock star Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," the new biopic of Queen, the band Mercury (1946-91) fronted.

By Michael Jortner | October 30, 2018

When you take in watercolorist Timothy Wells' new solo show "SF Made in China" at the Jack Fischer Gallery in Potrero Flats and feel the urge to remove his paintings from the wall only to toss them into your recycling bin,


By Brian Bromberger | October 30, 2018

Created by BBC and now available on Amazon Prime, "A Very English Scandal," a three-part/three-hour series, is a breezy dissection of hypocritical British attitudes toward homosexuality and insular homophobia.

By Tim Pfaff | October 30, 2018

In the case of Dale Peck's new novel, "Night Soil" (Soho Press), forget everything you think about the Dale Peck of the past.


By David Lamble | October 30, 2018

The Castro Theatre waits until Turkey Month to get back to its best rep programing.

By Garland Richard Kyle | October 30, 2018

Whether it was glam rock or punk rock, Reed was a precursor, if not the godfather, of musical styles and rock-n-roll movements.


By Paul Parish | October 27, 2018

"Körper" played last weekend in Berkeley, where Cal Performances presented Sasha Waltz's masterpiece in Zellerbach Hall for the first time.

By Sura Wood | October 23, 2018

a comprehensive, wide-ranging touring exhibition at OMCA surveys the careers and multidimensional practice of the influential, Southern California-based, husband-and-wife design team Charles & Ray Eames.


By Philip Campbell | October 23, 2018

If you believe in love at first sight or you're just a pushover for the lyricism of Richard Strauss, San Francisco Opera has a production of his flawed but charming "Arabella" set to seduce you once more.

By Roberto Friedman | October 23, 2018

As the swallows return to Capistrano, every fall Out There returns to the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, site of our misspent youth.


By Jim Gladstone | October 23, 2018

A world-premiere family drama by Ashlin Halfnight, developed through Magic's own Virgin Play Festival, touches on suicide, homosexuality and pedophilia.

By Jim Gladstone | October 23, 2018

"Fairview," the exquisitely constructed drama now at Berkeley Rep, requires concentrated observation.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 23, 2018

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus celebrates its 40th anniversary this month with special events during the weekend of Oct. 26-28.

By David Lamble | October 23, 2018

The subject of the new drama "Wildlife" (opening Friday) is achingly familiar to many LGBTQ filmgoers.


By Jim Gladstone | October 23, 2018

"Waitress," the hit Broadway musical now playing at the Golden Gate Theatre on its first national tour, opens with a chiming refrain.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 23, 2018

As the clock ticks down to midterms, don't let the Republicans' desperate move of going on every available TV pundit slot and proclaiming Democrats "the mob" and "criminal class" deter you from voting.


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