Arts & Culture

Alta Sinfonica launches Latin music remake

Alta Sinfonica launches Latin music remake

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 13, 2022

Herbst Theatre will echo with previously unheard sounds on Oct. 1, when Alta Sinfonica debuts, taking to the stage with music that combines traditional Latin music forms with what organizers tantalizingly call "urbano sounds."

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

Miami City Ballet brings Balanchine's 'Jewels' - an interview with dancer Luiz Silva

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Sep 13, 2022

Luiz Silva's meteoric journey from his first dance class to the ranks of the esteemed Miami City Ballet in only five years is astonishing. He'll perform with the company in George Balanchine's classic work.

Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything'

Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 13, 2022

in his debut novel, author Henry Fry discloses how queer folk pretend to be someone else as survival mechanisms and the search for authenticity can lead down some treacherous paths as they find themselves.

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 13, 2022

Writer/director Myles Yaksich offers up "Albatross," an impressive debut feature, a tale of secrets and repression set in the 1950s.

Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines'

Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines'

  • BOOKS
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Sep 13, 2022

This novel sets one back, not just in time and place, but in its stunning honesty. Cary Alan Johnson's serious and romantic novel tells of life in New York City during the time when HIV/AIDS was ravaging the LGBTQ community.

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 13, 2022

Gay French filmmaker François Ozon has done something different with his new movie "Peter Von Kant," a gender-swap remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1972's "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant."

'Girl Picture' - Gen Z romance in Finland

'Girl Picture' - Gen Z romance in Finland

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 13, 2022

'Girl Picture' is truly a fun film to watch. Director Alli Haapasalo's approach seems to be to simply get out of the way and let the kids speak for themselves as they deal with coming-of-age issues.

Going Out, Homing's In,  Sept. 9—16, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 9—16, 2022

Still feelin' hot hot hot? It's the coolest summer we'll have again, so put it behind you and get a leg up to chill museums and theaters as arts and nightlife events refresh your senses.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.