Arts & Culture

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 28, 2022

With his new album 'Broadway by Day,' singer-pianist Spencer Day tips his hat to the Great White Way. He'll also perform his new songs at Feinstein's at the Nikko April 8 and 9.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 24, 2022

Spring has sprung, and with it blossoms a bouquet of new arts and nightlife events. Take in the florid display in this week's listings.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2021's anniversary

50 years in 50 weeks: 2021's anniversary

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 23, 2022

For our final arts and nightlife-themed 50 years in 50 weeks tribute, we'd like to share our April 1, 2021 64-page special edition, which included more than a dozen expansive features on the Bay Area Reporter's five decades of coverage.

Invigorating 'Passing Strange' at Shotgun Players

Invigorating 'Passing Strange' at Shotgun Players

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 22, 2022

'Passing Strange,' Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony-winning show that travels from Southern California to West Berlin, returns to the Bay Area in an invigorating new production at Berkeley's Shotgun Players.

Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than ever: theater and film fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than ever: theater and film fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 22, 2022

Award-winning writer and actor Harvey Fierstein qualifies as someone who has a distinctive voice and while reading his revelatory memoir, 'I Was Better Last Night,' you'd swear he was in the room with you, dishing away.

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • MOVIES
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 22, 2022

Remastered and reissued on Blu-ray, Maria Maggenti's 1995 debut feature film, 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love,' is now available from Strand Releasing. The writer-director shared her impressions on revisiting her indie classic.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns: out dancer Vernard J. Gilmore celebrates 25 years with the iconic company

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns: out dancer Vernard J. Gilmore celebrates 25 years with the iconic company

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Mar 22, 2022

Having danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for an astounding 25 years, dancer Vernard J. Gilmore's love and passion for the company, and in particular the classic work "Revelations," is still radiant.

Captive audiences: The Lavender Tube on athlete controversies, funny pirates and taut thrillers

Captive audiences: The Lavender Tube on athlete controversies, funny pirates and taut thrillers

Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia, trans swimmer Lia Thomas, plus funny pirates, Toni Collette in 'Pieces of Her,' 'Star Trek: Picard's potential women affair, and the gay teen romance 'Heartstoppers' are all must-see TV.

And the Oscar goes to...  TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

And the Oscar goes to... TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 22, 2022

Probably few people love films as much as Dave Karger, who has developed a career promoting them. The host of Turner Classics Movies shares his LGBT film faves, and makes some Oscar predictions.

Best Modern Art Museums in The World for Students

Best Modern Art Museums in The World for Students

  • ART
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Mar 21, 2022

Modern art is one of the best ways to introduce students to how art can be used to voice people's problems and concerns. It shows how art can invoke certain thoughts and feelings in us.

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2022

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced that they will host a 10-hour March 26 telethon to raise money for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2020's hindsight

50 years in 50 weeks: 2020's hindsight

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 15, 2022

Listen to the sound of endurance. In December 2020, our first year of the pandemic reached its end, yet artists found ways to endure, including musicians cloistered in home studios.