Arts & Culture

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

Former local returns to Feinstein's this weekend as a bonafide Broadway star, shortly after winning a Tony for his role in the acclaimed revival of 'Company.'

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

The promise of 'Goddess,' Berkeley Rep's rousing new musical

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

A crowd-pleasing package of infectious music, thrilling choreography, vibrant costumes and charismatic performances, "Goddess," now having its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, probably already has all it takes to achieve Broadway success.

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 6, 2022

Anticipation runs justifiably high for SFO's fifth production with composer John Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra,' adapted from William Shakespeare's tragic love story, with consultation by director Elkhanah Pulitzer and dramaturg Lucia Scheckner.

Cinematic matters: Fall Arts films, part 2

Cinematic matters: Fall Arts films, part 2

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 6, 2022

Fall films offer a variety of LGBT themes and queer-adjacent stories. As this continued list of fall offerings reveals, there are many queer artists behind the camera, even if on camera portrayals are still a mixed bag.

Paint, print, power: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 2

Paint, print, power: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 2

  • ART
  • by Sura Wood
  • Sep 6, 2022

One article simply was not enough to contain the eclectic cultural riches offered this season in museums and art galleries. So, here goes with a second chapter and a palette of shows in diverse media.

Get Lit: Fall Arts books, part 2

Get Lit: Fall Arts books, part 2

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 6, 2022

The second part of our Fall books roundup will give you an idea of what is coming to bookstores in the next several months. Highlights include a drag star's memoir, a horror film anthology, and a novel set in ACT UP New York's community.

Hammer to fall: The Lavender Tube on tennis, vampires, Armie's unravelling, and CNN's shifty shift

Hammer to fall: The Lavender Tube on tennis, vampires, Armie's unravelling, and CNN's shifty shift

Our intrepid TV columnist shares news about several vampire series both funny and fabled, Serena Williams's swan song in tennis, the disturbing Armie Hammer documentary, and CNN's abrupt turn to the right.

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 2, 2022

From legacy acts to newcomers, there's an unusually queer season of pop ahead at major Bay Area concert venues. Brace yourselves for a glitter tsunami.

Word for word: Fall Arts books, part 1

Word for word: Fall Arts books, part 1

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 30, 2022

As the seasons change, new books rush in and readers become enthralled at who's writing, what's new, and which trending (or non-trending) subject matter authors are focusing on.

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

Moving new works: Fall Arts dances from Bay Area and visiting companies

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 30, 2022

There's no doubt that live performances are back, and our resilient Bay Area dance community, and visiting ensembles, have emerged with a dazzling line-up of plans for the fall.

The world's a stage: curtain up for Fall Arts theater

The world's a stage: curtain up for Fall Arts theater

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 30, 2022

For the first time in three years, the Bay Area is welcoming a full-fledged fall theater season, with a parade of opening nights that starts next week and marches all the way into December at a head-spinning pace.

Get an eyeful: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 1

Get an eyeful: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 1

  • ART
  • by Sura Wood
  • Aug 30, 2022

This year in fine arts, women and artists of color take center stage, photography reigns supreme —only fitting, given our city's pivotal role in the medium— and at least one extravaganza confirms it's good to be king.

Screen gems: Fall Arts films to see

Screen gems: Fall Arts films to see

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 30, 2022

At least judging by summer box office standards, people are returning back to theaters, especially for blockbusters involving sequels and superhero movies. Let's look at some smaller yet more LGBT-filled fare.

Duly noted: Fall Arts classical music concerts

Duly noted: Fall Arts classical music concerts

There's a celebratory quality to the classical music offerings this fall, in no small part out of gratitude that live performances can go on at all. The home team has seldom looked so good, and many of the visitors, too, are easy on the eye and ear.