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Tina D'Elia delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

Tina D'Elia delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 11, 2022

Tina D'Elia is serving up a fizzy cocktail of sentiment, schtick and tribute at The Marsh this month. Her solo showcase, "Overlooked Latinas," pays an affectionate salute to mid-20th-century Hollywood actresses.

'Phantom Project' gets ghostly

'Phantom Project' gets ghostly

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 11, 2022

Roberto Doveris' feature film debut "Phantom Project" includes a mysterious vintage cardigan, abandoned plants, a mutt named Susan, a shapeshifting animated ghost, and Pablo, a gay, millennial, out-of-work actor.

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 11, 2022

For his latest novel, celebrated Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist K.M. Soehnlein channeled his personal history as a New York City AIDS activist in the 1980s to lend the story authenticity and heartfelt emotion.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 6-14, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 6-14, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 6, 2022

Autumnal fun awaits in theaters, nightclubs, galleries and museums; oh, and yes, some people are still doing Zoom talks.

Ramesh: gay musician discusses his solo work and Voxtrot's reunion

Ramesh: gay musician discusses his solo work and Voxtrot's reunion

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 4, 2022

Ramesh (Srivastava), who goes by one name, is the queer musical genius behind Austin-based Voxtrot, a band whose distinctive Britpop-influenced sound made an impression on listeners, and are once again touring.

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 4, 2022

Niecy Nash-Betts is having a moment, starring in two very high profile series. Also this week, trans entrepreneur Braxton Fleming on 'Shark Tank,' Hillary Swank in 'Alaska Daily' and 'Law & Order's triple play.

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 4, 2022

'Aunt Jack"' is full of surprises. Playwright Nora Brigid Monahan's enjoyably overstuffed comic family drama, now in its premiere West Coast production at New Conservatory Theatre Center, has several genuinely unexpected narrative twists.

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - charging forward, building communities

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - charging forward, building communities

  • Oct 4, 2022

"I want to do queer theater and I want to do weird theater," says River Bermudez Sanders, 24, who makes their San Francisco directorial debut with "Bad Hombres," the first show in Theatre Rhinoceros' 46th season, which opens this Friday.

'See How They Run' - mousetrapping murder mystery

'See How They Run' - mousetrapping murder mystery

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 4, 2022

"See How They Run," the feature-length debut by director Tom George, with a slightly derivative screenplay by Mark Chappell. It's no "Knives Out," but it's head and shoulders above either of Kenneth Branagh's unnecessary remakes.

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

Fall books roundup 4: memoirs & non-fiction

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 4, 2022

In a concluding section to our Fall books roundup, we present several new and upcoming memoir and nonfiction titles of note; shocking and surprising autobiographies, from notorious whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and Hilton Als' Prince obsession.

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Oct 4, 2022

"No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies" by queer Indigenous writer and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, is part memoir and part manifesto, focusing on environmental and political strife for the colonized people of Guam.

Krystian Zimerman and Lisa Batiashvili record Szymanowski

Krystian Zimerman and Lisa Batiashvili record Szymanowski

  • by by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 4, 2022

The acclaimed pianist and violinist have each recorded stellar new performances of works by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

'Passengers' at A.C.T. - the circus train pulls into town

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 3, 2022

Montreal-based nouveau cirque troupe 7 Fingers' acrobatic spectacular, "Passengers," is now chugging into its final weekend at A.C.T.'s newly rechristened Toni Rembe Theatre.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Oct 1, 2022

The September 30 opening reception for 'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery was a who's who of local nightlife and arts notables.