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Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 22, 2022

Cheerful kids in celebratory seasonal fashions and princess gowns only added to the pre-show sugar rush at Sunday's opening night performance of Disney's "Frozen" road show.

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 22, 2022

The bass player and guitarist in The Claudettes, and an openly queer musician, Zach Verdoorn discussed the new album "The Claudettes Go Out!," his third with the band, and his earlier years with other groups.

Panto-monium: don't snooze on this madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

Panto-monium: don't snooze on this madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

  • Nov 22, 2022

Inside jokes for locals, a cast and crew chockfull of "Beach Blanket Babylon" alumni, and an antic atmosphere of non-stop audience participation are the hallmarks of Panto in the Presidio's 'Sleeping Beauty.'

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.

'The People We Hate at the Wedding'

'The People We Hate at the Wedding'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 18, 2022

Based on the novel by gay writer Grant Ginder, the best way to describe the painfully unfunny movie version of "The People We Hate at the Wedding" is to say that it's one of those movies that makes you feel less horrible about your own family.

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.

'Spoiler Alert' screening @ Castro Theatre

'Spoiler Alert' screening @ Castro Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Nov 15, 2022

The Castro Theatre's Nov. 14 advance screening of the new gay movie "Spoiler Alert," based on the novel by Michael Ausiello, was sponsored by Frameline. Attendees also enjoyed an onstage talk with author Ausiello and actors Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge.

Resisting Temptations: "Ain't Too Proud" begs for nostalgic indulgence

Resisting Temptations: "Ain't Too Proud" begs for nostalgic indulgence

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 15, 2022

Born at Berkeley Repertory and now playing at the Golden Gate Theatre as part of a post-Broadway national tour, "Ain't Too Proud" is not so much a musical as a deliciously slick nightclub act regularly interrupted by readings from a reference book.

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Nov 15, 2022

The powerful exhibition of work by San Francisco artist Bernice Bing recently opened at the Asian Art Museum, with its run extended through June. There's ample reason for the revival of interest in Bing's work and life.

'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.

Tanya Tucker's time: new documentary on Country musician

Tanya Tucker's time: new documentary on Country musician

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 15, 2022

Combining studio footage, along with numerous vintage visual and audio clips, "The Return of Tanya Tucker: featuring Brandi Carlile" paints a compelling portrait of Texas-born and Arizona-raised Tucker as an influential country music artist.

'Blood-Red Ox' - superb performances, senseless script

'Blood-Red Ox' - superb performances, senseless script

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 15, 2022

Rodrigo Bellott's 'Blood-Red Ox' is a strange film. It features extraordinary performances from a superb cast, but the script makes little sense.

Arab Film Festival's diverse LGBTQ stories

Arab Film Festival's diverse LGBTQ stories

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 11, 2022

The 26th edition of the Arab Film Festival will run November 11-20 in-person at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, and Oakland's New Parkway Theater, and online.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 10-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 10-18, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 10, 2022

Get your tickets for the cavalcade of talent headed our way, on stage, in nightclubs and other venues.