Arts & Culture

Dr. Patricia Grayhall's 'Making the Rounds'

Dr. Patricia Grayhall's 'Making the Rounds'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Nov 8, 2022

Beginning with her earliest memories of trying to fit in, 'Making the Rounds: Defying Norms In Love & Medicine' is an interesting memoir and Grayhall's first book.

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 8, 2022

Whether out singer-songwriter Amy Ray is performing with longtime musical partner Emily Saliers as one half of the Indigo Girls —as she has since the mid-1980s— or going solo as she did with her solo debut "Stag" in 2001, you can recognize her instantly.

Classical music's culture alley & underworlds

Classical music's culture alley & underworlds

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 8, 2022

The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center or "culture alley" on Van Ness Ave., is ablaze with activity this month. The Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and Herbst Theatre are presenting festive and diverse musical events.

'My Policeman' - drab historical film's forbidden affair

'My Policeman' - drab historical film's forbidden affair

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 8, 2022

The first word that comes to mind when we recall watching "My Policeman," the British drama, now available on Amazon Prime Video, is dreary. And by dreary we are referring not only to its execution, but the context that forms the film.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2022

Sean Dorsey Dance will commence their 18th season when their new concert, "The Lost Art of Dreaming" premieres at Z Space for a three-day run. The show is the culmination of Dorsey's 20-year commitment to giving trans and queer dancers a platform.

SF Trans Film Festival's 25th

SF Trans Film Festival's 25th

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2022

It's been 25 years since the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival first came into being. Over the years the festival has grown to become one of the most respected and best-known events in the trans community.

Semiotext(e)'s new and recent translated books

Semiotext(e)'s new and recent translated books

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Nov 8, 2022

You can build a compact, power-packed little library of books translated for the first time into English and released by Semiotext(e) this fall or in recent years. Each work seems to touch the vast cosmos of French arts and letters.

'Breaking Myths' - Brazilian political documentary's queer edge

'Breaking Myths' - Brazilian political documentary's queer edge

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Nov 8, 2022

Queer filmmaker Fernando Grostein Andrade's new film "Breaking Myths: the Fragile and Catastrophic Masculinity of Jair Bolsonaro" is a deep dive into the topic of what politics in Brazil has become since Jair Bolsonaro came to power.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 3-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 3-11, 2022

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 3, 2022

There may be a chill in the air, but we've got plenty of arts and nightlife events to warm you up.

Boys interrupted: Nick Malakhow's stirring professional debut

Boys interrupted: Nick Malakhow's stirring professional debut

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 1, 2022

After attending the world-premiere production of "A Picture of Two Boys," now on stage at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, audience members will have much to discuss.

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

The latest LGBTQ and nonbinary-inclusive TV viewing includes a new 'Jeopardy!' champ, witches and wolves, killer ducks on a cruise ship, Latina drag stars, and an unpredictable 'Patient.'

Tár: Cate Blanchett's conductor; genius or monster?

Tár: Cate Blanchett's conductor; genius or monster?

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 1, 2022

"Tár" is an intense and relentless investigation about the fictional orchestral director Lydia Tár (the phenomenal Cate Blanchett) and her downfall. The movie, seemingly centered around music, is really about power.

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

  • DANCE
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 1, 2022

In 'Diaghilev's Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World,' Rupert Christiansen's absorbing new chronicle of one of history's most influential dance companies documents a gay producer's influence on the early 20th-century arts scene.

BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

  • CULTURE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 1, 2022

Prior to Stonewall, one of the few ways we discover LGBTQ history is through encounters with the law, along with bar openings and closings, as in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.