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'Natasha, Pierre' & 'Wuthering Heights' hit Berkeley

'Natasha, Pierre' & 'Wuthering Heights' hit Berkeley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 29, 2022

There's a super-abundance of energy on Berkeley stages this holiday season. Shotgun Players' "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and Wise Children's "Wuthering Heights" at the Berkeley Rep each compress the soul of an epic literary masterwork.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 24- Dec. 2, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 23, 2022

While many arts venues will be closed for the weekend, some theaters and museums will bring you amusement, and our local nightlife's notorious for offering ways to shake off some turkey and gravy calories.

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

  • by Jim Van Buskirk
  • Nov 22, 2022

Visual artist Phillip Hua's works have expanded in size and scope. His new and upcoming projects include murals at the Bayview Community Center, and an ambitious and inspirational stairway mural.

Dale Boyer: novelist and poet on his writing

Dale Boyer: novelist and poet on his writing

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 20, 2022

The gay writer discusses his work in novel, poetry and children's books, and his part in the Chicago literary community.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 17-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 17-25, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 17, 2022

Check out our expansive arts and nightlife listings, from opera to drag shows, and with some events, a little of both.

'Slice of Life' takes reality out for a spin

'Slice of Life' takes reality out for a spin

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 15, 2022

His new play finds actor/director John Fisher not only slicing, but dicing, chopping, shredding and puréeing the domestic storyline he initially teases into an unnerving phantasmagoria.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey Dance at Z Space

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2022

Sean Dorsey Dance will commence their 18th season when their new concert, "The Lost Art of Dreaming" premieres at Z Space for a three-day run. The show is the culmination of Dorsey's 20-year commitment to giving trans and queer dancers a platform.

Semiotext(e)'s new and recent translated books

Semiotext(e)'s new and recent translated books

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Nov 8, 2022

You can build a compact, power-packed little library of books translated for the first time into English and released by Semiotext(e) this fall or in recent years. Each work seems to touch the vast cosmos of French arts and letters.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 3-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 3-11, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 3, 2022

There may be a chill in the air, but we've got plenty of arts and nightlife events to warm you up.

Boys interrupted: Nick Malakhow's stirring professional debut

Boys interrupted: Nick Malakhow's stirring professional debut

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 1, 2022

After attending the world-premiere production of "A Picture of Two Boys," now on stage at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, audience members will have much to discuss.

BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

BARchive: Between the cities; an LGBTQ history of the Mid-Peninsula

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 1, 2022

Prior to Stonewall, one of the few ways we discover LGBTQ history is through encounters with the law, along with bar openings and closings, as in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

'Diaghilev's Empire' - how the Ballets Russes rocked the dance world

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 1, 2022

In 'Diaghilev's Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World,' Rupert Christiansen's absorbing new chronicle of one of history's most influential dance companies documents a gay producer's influence on the early 20th-century arts scene.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 27—Nov. 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 27—Nov. 4, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 27, 2022

You'll be howling at the moon over our expanded Halloween events listings this weekend, or perhaps growling and purring with less costumed capers in arts events.

Stephane Degout: French baritone's a star "over there" and on recordings

Stephane Degout: French baritone's a star "over there" and on recordings

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 25, 2022

French baritone Stephane Degout, a central player in repertoires ranging from early music to new-music premieres, is featured in four recent recordings.