Arts & Culture

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

SF Playhouse's 'Water By the Spoonful'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 16, 2022

Stories of intergenerational family drama, post-traumatic stress and the ravages of drug addiction are complexly interwoven in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Water By The Spoonful,' now at SF Playhouse.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 15-22, 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 14, 2022

Rise up, go out and do stuff, be it a play or concert, movie or mojitos in a bar. Going Out, Homing's In brings on the fun.

Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

Women on the Verge - 'Fefu and Her Friends' at A.C.T.'s Strand

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 12, 2022

Domineering den mother Fefu dispenses aphorisms like casually tossed grenades in 'Fefu and Her Friends,' Irene Maria Fornes' oblique psychosocial puzzle play, now being mounted in a luxe American Conservatory Theatre production at the Strand Theater.

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 12, 2022

At a time when Ukrainians are being killed and dying for their freedom, Austrian writer/director Sebastian Meise's exquisite film 'Great Freedom' couldn't have arrived in Bay Area theaters at a more opportune time.

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 12, 2022

In a career that has lasted more than forty years, Betty Buckley has done it all. On her new album, 'Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim,' she celebrates the lyrics of one of the greatest songwriters in musical theater history.

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 12, 2022

'Hypochondriac' is a much anticipated now-released LGBTQ horror film. Written and directed by Addison Heimann, it features a very talented cast starring Zach Villa and Devon Graye.

Q-Music: Queering the country

Q-Music: Queering the country

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 12, 2022

Makeover (Nonesuch), the marvelous 14-track k.d. lang remix album, is just one of the great albums you may have missed recently. Also, Sarah Shook, Joe Troop and others.

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic ministry head pens memoir

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic ministry head pens memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 12, 2022

In his new memoir, "Coming Out and Coming Home," Stan JR Zerkowski writes about how he never intended to be a national spokesperson for LGBTQ Roman Catholics. But Zerkowski said that for us all, "There is a plan in the end" we can't necessarily control.

A wee boy's own story: Douglas Stuart's 'Young Mungo'

A wee boy's own story: Douglas Stuart's 'Young Mungo'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Apr 12, 2022

Douglas Stuart has carried forward from his Booker Prize-winning debut novel Shuggie Bain into its follow-up, 'Young Mungo.' What it shares with its predecessor is a brutal honesty about some lurid familial connections.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 7, 2022

From music concerts to captivating theater, wacky drag acts and groovy bar events, Going Out, Homing's In offers a feast of fun.

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 5, 2022

'Compartment No. 6,' screening in Bay Area theaters, has the misfortune of occurring in Russia, but boasts a universal theme of connection and acceptance in a world of chaos and anxiety.

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

'Drowning in Cairo' — playwright Adam Ashraf Elsayigh's world premiere

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 5, 2022

The Egyptian-born, New York-based writer discusses audience expectations and presumptions about his new play, which isn't only about the Queen's Boat raid that made headlines.

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - wicked games with Custom Made Theatre

'Circle Mirror Transformation' - wicked games with Custom Made Theatre

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 5, 2022

Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation,' now being mounted by the Custom Made Theatre Company, is every bit as oblique, intelligent and goosebumpy as those other love 'em or hate 'em shows.

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 5, 2022

In his new documentary 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection, actor and Emmy-winning filmmaker David Millbern looks back upon gay couples who had the courage to celebrate their love openly as far back as the 1860s.