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'Handling the Undead' — Nordic zombies, oh my!

'Handling the Undead' — Nordic zombies, oh my!

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 20, 2024

Thea Hvistendahl's "Handling the Undead" (Neon), also based on a Lindqvist book, isn't your run of the mill zombie flick.

Wendy Guevara — Reality star and musician soars to popularity

Wendy Guevara — Reality star and musician soars to popularity

  • by Laura Moreno
  • May 19, 2024

Mexico's trans star Wendy Guevara has made headlines and made millions of fans with her success in reality shows and music.

Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 16-24, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 16, 2024

We love a classy benefit, especially one with notable local celebrities. Also, local theater, dance and music concerts are worth your time and money, in Going Out.

Bringing Bacon Home: collection of Francis Bacon letters shows the painter in a new light

Bringing Bacon Home: collection of Francis Bacon letters shows the painter in a new light

  • by Robert Brokl
  • May 14, 2024

Edited by critic/curator Michael Peppiatt, with a forward by novelist Colm Toibin, "Francis Bacon: A Self-Portrait in Words" arrives at a propitious moment. Bacon's paintings have set world record-breaking prices at auction.

Romelo Urbi steps out in Ray of Light Theatre's 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

Romelo Urbi steps out in Ray of Light Theatre's 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 14, 2024

Romelo Urbi is poised for breakout local stardom as he takes on the title role in Ray of Light Theatre's upcoming Bay Area premiere of "Everybody's Talking About Jamie."

'The Glass Menagerie' - a bumpy update at San Francisco Playhouse

'The Glass Menagerie' - a bumpy update at San Francisco Playhouse

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 14, 2024

The Wingfields' wings have been clipped. That's the burning kernel of pain at the center of "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams' oft-revived 1944 family drama, now playing in a frustratingly unfocused production at SF Playhouse.

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 14, 2024

Each year the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band produces "Spotlight," the band's annual gala and fundraiser. This year's event will take place on May 18 with music from animated films and video games.

Great Britten from the jump — Violin Concerto, 'Spring Symphony,' shorter works in new recordings

Great Britten from the jump — Violin Concerto, 'Spring Symphony,' shorter works in new recordings

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • May 13, 2024

Harmonia Mundi has released a new live recording of Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, with Isabelle Faust as soloist. As in the case of "Spring Symphony," the recording is rounded out with shorter pieces that demonstrate how fine a composer Britten was.

LZ Love's 'From The Rooter to The Tooter' - a transgender life of love & music

LZ Love's 'From The Rooter to The Tooter' - a transgender life of love & music

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • May 13, 2024

"From The Rooter to The Tooter" explores the amazing life of LZ Love, her trials, tribulations, toils and snares of being a Black child raised in the 1960s and '70s in The Bay Area.

'I Saw the TV Glow' — Surreal, mind-blowing nightmare or just mad TV?

'I Saw the TV Glow' — Surreal, mind-blowing nightmare or just mad TV?

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 12, 2024

The new film "I Saw the TV Glow" both revels in this compulsive escapism but critiques our culture's fixation with nostalgia as a kind of cocoon and the ways we find and identify ourselves in the shows we watch.

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 12, 2024

The genres of Country and Americana continue to expand in styles with queer musicians Jaime Wyatt, Amelia White, Creekbed Carter Hogan, Stephanie Sammons, Zoe Boekbinder, and The Western Civilization.

Music for mortals: The Lavender Tube on Lady Gaga, 'Dead Boy Detectives' & more

Music for mortals: The Lavender Tube on Lady Gaga, 'Dead Boy Detectives' & more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 11, 2024

Get ready, Little Monsters, Mother Monster is back to remind Taylor Swift and Beyoncé they aren't the only queens. Also, "Dead Boy Detectives," "Black Twitter: A People's History," "Hacks" and more are on our TV columnist's watchful eye.

Going Out, May 9-17, 2024

Going Out, May 9-17, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 9, 2024

Classic and new stage plays, intriguing artwork, comedy cleverness, stellar music performances and festive nightlife; it's all in Going Out.

'Torch Song' at Marin Theatre Company — Harvey Fierstein's breakthrough classic revised and revived

'Torch Song' at Marin Theatre Company — Harvey Fierstein's breakthrough classic revised and revived

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 7, 2024

More than four decades after its New York premiere, Harvey Fierstein's streamlined 2017 revision of "Torch Song Trilogy," retitled simply "Torch Song," makes its Bay Area debut at the Marin Theatre Company beginning May 9.