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Classical music's culture alley & underworlds

Classical music's culture alley & underworlds

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 8, 2022

The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center or "culture alley" on Van Ness Ave., is ablaze with activity this month. The Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and Herbst Theatre are presenting festive and diverse musical events.

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

Amy Ray on Indigo Girls and her seventh solo album

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 8, 2022

Whether out singer-songwriter Amy Ray is performing with longtime musical partner Emily Saliers as one half of the Indigo Girls —as she has since the mid-1980s— or going solo as she did with her solo debut "Stag" in 2001, you can recognize her instantly.

'My Policeman' - drab historical film's forbidden affair

'My Policeman' - drab historical film's forbidden affair

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 8, 2022

The first word that comes to mind when we recall watching "My Policeman," the British drama, now available on Amazon Prime Video, is dreary. And by dreary we are referring not only to its execution, but the context that forms the film.

'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.

SF Trans Film Festival's 25th

SF Trans Film Festival's 25th

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 8, 2022

It's been 25 years since the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival first came into being. Over the years the festival has grown to become one of the most respected and best-known events in the trans community.

'Breaking Myths' - Brazilian political documentary's queer edge

'Breaking Myths' - Brazilian political documentary's queer edge

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Nov 8, 2022

Queer filmmaker Fernando Grostein Andrade's new film "Breaking Myths: the Fragile and Catastrophic Masculinity of Jair Bolsonaro" is a deep dive into the topic of what politics in Brazil has become since Jair Bolsonaro came to power.

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.

Tár: Cate Blanchett's conductor; genius or monster?

Tár: Cate Blanchett's conductor; genius or monster?

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 1, 2022

"Tár" is an intense and relentless investigation about the fictional orchestral director Lydia Tár (the phenomenal Cate Blanchett) and her downfall. The movie, seemingly centered around music, is really about power.

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 1, 2022

The latest LGBTQ and nonbinary-inclusive TV viewing includes a new 'Jeopardy!' champ, witches and wolves, killer ducks on a cruise ship, Latina drag stars, and an unpredictable 'Patient.'

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.

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 25, 2022

As the new docuseries "Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror" begins, lesbian icon Lea Delaria points out that horror exists "outside of society," as do queer people. The four-part series can now be seen on Shudder.

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.

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

Ultra Naté's new (and classic) grooves

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 25, 2022

Every time house and dance music legend Ultra Naté releases a new album it's a cause for celebration. Her latest, simply titled "Ultra" (Peace Biscuit), is no exception.