Arts & Culture

'Getting There' - world premiere debuts at NCTC; 'tick tick BOOM' postponed

'Getting There' - world premiere debuts at NCTC; 'tick tick BOOM' postponed

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 24, 2023

"Getting There," Dipika Guha's shifting, shimmering new play asks its characters and audiences to puzzle over a half-dozen abstract but interrelated concepts: loneliness, desire, friendship, love, guilt, and aging.

Brittney Griner's drama in a comic: basketball star's life told visually

Brittney Griner's drama in a comic: basketball star's life told visually

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jan 24, 2023

Brittney Griner's inspirational life story has now been immortalized in a new comic book published by TidalWave Comics, "Female Force: Brittney Griner."

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 24, 2023

Beginning Sunday, January 29, and continuing on the last Sunday of each month through the end of 2023, powerhouse singer Carly Ozard, accompanied by Barry Lloyd at the piano, will offer "Live at Martuni's: Carly Ozard and Friends."

Pick-up programs: The Lavender Tube on viewing to cure winter doldrums

Pick-up programs: The Lavender Tube on viewing to cure winter doldrums

Dry January and post-holiday doldrums can leave us aching for a pick-me-up and that's where queer TV comes in. 'Traitors,' 'Poker Face,' 'Velma' and more shows get some homocentric focus on sharp-view.

New operas for the new year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

New operas for the new year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jan 24, 2023

Two new opera productions from groundbreaking creators are coming to San Francisco in February and March. Collaborations between a veritable Who's Who of contemporary artists give encouraging evidence of the state of the art.

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Donna McKechnie, best known for originating, and winning a Tony for, the role of Cassie in "A Chorus Line," will honor her late colleague in her solo show, "Take Me To The World: the Songs of Stephen Sondheim," at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Jan. 19 & 20.

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Marshall Forte, a lightning bolt of charisma and musicality who, debuted as Lola in Ray of Light Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots," is now setting off sparks with his own cabaret act, "Hello My Name Is Marshall" at the new supper club Lyon & Swan.

'Women Talking,' a harrowing yet exhilarating drama

'Women Talking,' a harrowing yet exhilarating drama

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 17, 2023

Despite its dark themes, "Women Talking," about abuse in an isolated Mennonite community, while not a consistently riveting movie, ultimately becomes exhilarating thanks to an incomparable once-in-a-generation cast.

Dalida - European superstar singer; the first gay icon?

Dalida - European superstar singer; the first gay icon?

  • MUSIC
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jan 17, 2023

With over 170 million records sold worldwide, Dalida was a pop music sensation in the 1980s. Yet she remains almost unheard of in the English-speaking world.

Winter's tales: new and upcoming LGBTQ books, part 1

Winter's tales: new and upcoming LGBTQ books, part 1

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jan 17, 2023

Book lovers have so many reasons to be excited as it is already promising to be another stellar year for queer literature. Presented here are just a few examples of the amazing literary delights at —or coming soon to— a bookstore near you.

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 17, 2023

While it's true that country and jazz have come a long way in recent years, the number of successful and popular out artists in those genres pales in comparison to others. Here are a few notable acts, some who'll soon perform in the Bay Area.

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' festival: former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc returns as choreographer

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' festival: former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc returns as choreographer

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 10, 2023

In celebration of San Francisco Ballet's 90th anniversary, the company kicks off its spring season this month with the 'next@90 festival,' featuring nine world premiere ballets by nine choreographers from around the world, including Nicolas Blanc.

Happy fates: Spain's 'Smiley's a fun gay rom-com series

Happy fates: Spain's 'Smiley's a fun gay rom-com series

The new gay rom-com from Spain, "Smiley," debuted on Netflix last month and is so engaging and uplifting, you will feel sad when you've finished binge-watching all eight 30ish-minute episodes. It's the must-watch television you didn't know you needed.

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 10, 2023

Broadway and TV actor-singer Jason Gotay makes his San Francisco debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko this weekend on January 13 and 14. His new concert shares some intimate moments from his life.