Arts & Culture

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 21, 2021

This year's Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show is producer/comic Lisa Geduldidg's 29th edition, and offers an all-female line-up. In addition to hosting, Geduldig will perform, as will her mom, 90-year-old Arline Geduldig.

Simon Rex: 'Red Rocket' star on fame and foibles

Simon Rex: 'Red Rocket' star on fame and foibles

  • MOVIES
  • by Brandon Judell
  • Dec 21, 2021

Rex's portrayal of an aging porn actor in 'Red Rocket' lets you sit back and admire Rex's perfect comic timing, his bonkers energy, and his no-holds-barred on-screen sexuality.

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 21, 2021

'The Woman In Black,' a ghost story, is now on stage at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. Thousands of goosebump-loving audience members who have made this play a huge hit in London.

Ashes to Ink: moving memoir recalls life with gay dad

Ashes to Ink: moving memoir recalls life with gay dad

In Ashes to Ink, Lisa Lucca has written a moving memoir in which she recalls coming to terms with her gay dad. Lucca not only learns to accept who her father is, she comes to the realization that she and her dad loved each other as best they could.

Saving Saint-Saëns: 'Carnaval des Animaux' and other works

Saving Saint-Saëns: 'Carnaval des Animaux' and other works

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Dec 21, 2021

Camille Saint-Saëns has gotten a comparatively bad rap as being 'superficial.' New and recent recordings may prove that bias wrong.

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

Many cast members of 'The Matrix Resurrections' film attended the Castro Theatre premiere on December 18, including stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and director Lana Wachowski.

Castro businesses sidelined by 'Matrix' premiere's parking impacts

Castro businesses sidelined by 'Matrix' premiere's parking impacts

  • MOVIES
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 17, 2021

A number of Castro neighborhood merchants are upset that they weren't informed that the red carpet U.S. premiere of "The Matrix: Resurrections" at the Castro Theatre would be taking away parking spaces for much of the last weekend before Christmas.

50 years in 50 weeks: Tomlin in 2007

50 years in 50 weeks: Tomlin in 2007

We could have scoured the year's worth of arts and nightlife articles, but then stopped. What's better than a concise interview with Lily Tomlin?

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

  • DANCE
  • by Paul Parish
  • Dec 14, 2021

SF Ballet's new production of Helgi Tomasson's 'Nutcracker' shines, with principal dancers and soloists even in minor roles acting on a par with the dancing. Also, advance coverage of Mark Morris Dance Group this weekend at Zellerbach Hall.

Live 'Stream'- 'Gently Down the Stream' at NCTC

Live 'Stream'- 'Gently Down the Stream' at NCTC

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 14, 2021

Playwright Martin Sherman's intergenerational 'Gently Down The Stream,' now at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, brings a simultaneous valedictory for the gay past and benediction of queer generations to come.

West Side Story: new film adaptation pays homage while updating a classic tale

West Side Story: new film adaptation pays homage while updating a classic tale

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 14, 2021

It's always a daunting gamble to remake an acknowledged classic especially decades after the original, but Steven Spielberg has defied the odds, reinventing and rejuvenating the 1961 ten-time Oscar winner 'West Side Story.'

Hidden Mercy: untold stories of Catholic care in the AIDS epidemic

Hidden Mercy: untold stories of Catholic care in the AIDS epidemic

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 14, 2021

Even before its publication, gay Catholic journalist Michael O'Loughlin's book 'Hidden Mercy,' about the ministry of Catholics during the height of the AIDS crisis, has generated publicity via his open letter to Pope Francis.

Rita Moreno: celebrated actress at SF FILM's 'West Side Story' screening

Rita Moreno: celebrated actress at SF FILM's 'West Side Story' screening

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 14, 2021

A packed audience braved the rain and filled the Castro Theater on Sunday Dec. 12 for a free screening of Steven Spielberg's reimagining of the classic musical 'West Side Story,' and a special Q&A with legendary actress Rita Moreno.

Make the Yuletide Gay: The Lavender Tube on holiday specials, 'With Love' and more

Make the Yuletide Gay: The Lavender Tube on holiday specials, 'With Love' and more

Billy Porter and others celebrated the National Christmas Tree Lighting, 'With Love' stars Mark Indelicato as a gay son coming out on Christmas, plus coverage of ABC's George Michael special and the Jussie Smollett media blitz; all in our TV column.