Arts & Culture

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Makeup" is a buddy film for the 21st century. A tale of an unlikely friendship between two very different people, one of whom has a secret, "Makeup" is a film which raises a number of interesting questions about gender roles.

Funny stuff: author James Pauley Jr. on learning to laugh in life

Funny stuff: author James Pauley Jr. on learning to laugh in life

  • BOOKS
  • by Michele Karlsberg
  • Mar 31, 2024

James Pauley Jr. is a humor writer with a knack for storytelling, focusing on personal experiences that are both entertaining and heartwarming. His two books contain a collection of laugh-out-loud anecdotes and messages of love and acceptance.

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 28, 2024

Sure, we've got some serious plays, concerts and art exhibits. But don't miss the Mrs. Roper bar crawl on March 30 in the Castro. Get out your wigs and caftans! It's just one of many fun nightlife events, including Easter fun, in Going Out.

'Beyond Ridiculous' - Kenneth Elliott's theatrical tell-all

'Beyond Ridiculous' - Kenneth Elliott's theatrical tell-all

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 28, 2024

In "Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York," Theatre-in-Limbo's actor, director and producer Kenneth Elliott recounts the history of a unique art movement, the drag camp plays written by Charles Busch.

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 finalists announced

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 finalists announced

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 27, 2024

The Lambda Literary Foundation announced the finalists for this year's annual awards in numerous LGBTQ categories. Finalists were selected by judges comprised of 70 avid readers, critics, and literary professionals.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chalvar Monteiro on living dance history

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chalvar Monteiro on living dance history

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 26, 2024

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley for its 55th annual residency, and dancer Chalvar Monteiro shared his experiences in performing and teaching new and repertory works.

Shotgun Players' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - fairies, romance, and a memorable Bottom

Shotgun Players' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - fairies, romance, and a memorable Bottom

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 26, 2024

You can call it a romance. You can call it a comedy. But there's probably no better way to describe Shotgun Players' new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" than to just call it a Play.

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Mar 26, 2024

Innovative Opera Parallèle is re-teaming with SFJAZZ April 5-7 for a world premiere double bill. Two one-act operas, "Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera" and "Balls" extend the partnerships' repertoire of edgy contemporary works and clever musical hook-ups.

Cianga's poetry chapbook 'Congo, seen from heaven'

Cianga's poetry chapbook 'Congo, seen from heaven'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Mar 26, 2024

The new poetry collection by Cianga, "Congo, seen from the heavens," contains 18 intriguing poems, including highly innovative poetry forms.

'Cocktails with George and Martha'-  Philip Gefter's book on Edward Albee's acrimonious play and film

'Cocktails with George and Martha'- Philip Gefter's book on Edward Albee's acrimonious play and film

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 25, 2024

Philip Gefter's new book, "Cocktails with George and Martha," an analysis of both the play and the 1966 Hollywood film, uses this now classic drama to explore how recent movies have depicted marriage.

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

  • ART
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 24, 2024

"I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember," said Joset Medina, whose art has been seen in South America, Europe and the United States. Now his murals and paintings can be seen around the Bay Area.

Julio Torres makes it easy to love 'Problemista'

Julio Torres makes it easy to love 'Problemista'

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 23, 2024

It should come as no surprise that gay writer and actor Julio Torres' film directorial debut "Problemista" (A24) would not only be quirky and original but also deeply moving, while subtly making a political statement.

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 21, 2024

From the art of a brush stroke on a canvas to mascara on a queen's eyes, in arts and nightlife, all are included in Going Out, this week and every week.

Playwright Roger Q. Mason on their 'Pride of Lions'

Playwright Roger Q. Mason on their 'Pride of Lions'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 19, 2024

The Los Angeles-based writer discusses their play, "The Pride of Lions," a sharp, funny and heart-wrenching portrayal of trans folk in 1920s Manhattan, which will have its world premiere at Theatre Rhinoceros March 28.