Arts & Culture

'80 for Brady's fabulous football foursome

'80 for Brady's fabulous football foursome

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Feb 11, 2023

When was the last time a football film brought women, not to mention senior citizen women en masse to the theater? An ode to New England Patriot's legendary quarterback Tom Brady, "80 for Brady" boasts a most accomplished cast.

Mostly British fest's favored films

Mostly British fest's favored films

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 8, 2023

The 15th Mostly British Film Festival, presented by the SF Neighborhood Theatre Foundation, runs Feb. 9-16 at the Vogue Theater. It introduces 25 new and classic English language foreign films from not just the UK, some with LGBTQ themes.

Bobby Conte: the Broadway star comes home

Bobby Conte: the Broadway star comes home

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 7, 2023

Before starring in 'A Bronx Tale' and other Broadway shows, Bobby Conte, who brings his solo concert "Along the Way" to A.C.T.'s Strand Theater Feb. 11, got his start in theater here in the Bay Area.

Mark Morris Dance Group's "The Look of Love" - company director & Berkeley native Sam Black returns to his roots

Mark Morris Dance Group's "The Look of Love" - company director & Berkeley native Sam Black returns to his roots

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Feb 7, 2023

Cal Performances welcomes back Mark Morris Dance Group for the Bay Area premiere of Morris' "The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach." Company Director and Berkeley native Sam Black discussed his work with Morris.

Collective currents: The Lavender Tube on 'The 1619 Project' and 'The Last of Us'

Collective currents: The Lavender Tube on 'The 1619 Project' and 'The Last of Us'

"The 1619 Project," the anthology by Nikole Hannah-Jones, and its Hulu miniseries adaptation, are at the center of the conservative firestorm over Critical Race Theory. Also, anti-fans hate the loving gay couple in 'The Last of Us' more than its zombies.

'Knock at the Cabin' - M. Night Shyamalan's gay-inclusive apocalyptic thriller

'Knock at the Cabin' - M. Night Shyamalan's gay-inclusive apocalyptic thriller

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 7, 2023

You have to wonder about writer/director M. Night Shyamalan going after the gay audience with 'Knock at the Cabin.' Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge play adoptive parents whose family is threatened by a quartet of invaders.

Who's Your Mami Comedy: stand-up with a feminist twist returns to Brava Cabaret

Who's Your Mami Comedy: stand-up with a feminist twist returns to Brava Cabaret

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 7, 2023

Lesbian comic Marga Gomez, with Carla Clay and Chelsea Bearce, returns to Brava Cabaret with "Who's Your Mami Comedy."

Tom Crewe's 'The New Life' - Wilde times in Britain

Tom Crewe's 'The New Life' - Wilde times in Britain

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Feb 7, 2023

Tom Crewe's debut novel, "The New Life" (Scribner), has been rightly praised as historical fiction at its finest. The irony, richly deserved, is that its two main protagonists, John Addington and Henry Ellis, never met in real life.

Streaking through history: New Yorker article tells of Robert Opel

Streaking through history: New Yorker article tells of Robert Opel

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 6, 2023

Robert Opel, the famed "Oscar streaker," was also a gay gallery owner, nudism activist, and freelance photographer whose life and death are the subject of an expansive essay by Michael Schulman in the February 6 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Castro art gallery starts fundraiser as rent doubles

Castro art gallery starts fundraiser as rent doubles

  • ART
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 6, 2023

Queer Arts Featured, a boutique, gallery and event space located at the former camera shop owned by Harvey Milk, had its rent double this past month. The owners have launched a GoFundMe campaign.

Chingwe Padraig Sullivan: queer Native American actor in SF Playhouse's 'Cashed Out'

Chingwe Padraig Sullivan: queer Native American actor in SF Playhouse's 'Cashed Out'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 31, 2023

In an interview with the Bay Area Reporter, Chingwe Padraig Sullivan reflected on growing up in New England and pursuing a career in theater as a queer Native American. Sullivan costars in the cast of "Cashed Out," currently running at SF Playhouse.

IndieFest returns to the Roxie with LGBTQ cinematic selections

IndieFest returns to the Roxie with LGBTQ cinematic selections

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 31, 2023

SF IndieFest provides alternatives you won't find at the multiplex or popular streaming services. The 25th annual festival will be presented at the Roxie Theater from February 2 to 9, and online through virtual cinema from February 2 to February 12.

'Clyde's' - Lynn Nottage's diner comedy at Berkeley Rep

'Clyde's' - Lynn Nottage's diner comedy at Berkeley Rep

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 31, 2023

The beautifully balanced ensemble of five actors who play the owner and staff of a truck stop diner in "Clyde's" are provided with a bumper crop of fresh, zesty dialogue by Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.

Jesse Blake Rundle: folk musician on life changes and Idaho life

Jesse Blake Rundle: folk musician on life changes and Idaho life

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 31, 2023

Sometimes the most interesting queer music comes from the least expected places; Boise, Idaho, for example. That's where out singer/songwriter Jesse Blake Rundle recorded his new eight-song LP "Next Town's Trees" during a period of "immense change."