Arts & Culture

Bestie Arts: Readers choices for theatre, music and museums

Bestie Arts: Readers choices for theatre, music and museums

By David-Elijah Nahmod

The people have spoken. The Bay Area Reporter is pleased to announce the 2020 winners in the Besties' Arts and Culture Categories. These are the places that bring (in your opinion) the finest highbrow entertainment the Bay Area has to offer.

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By | April 2, 2020

In this time of staying at home and practicing physical distancing when we venture out, it's not a surprise that the majority of this year's Besties winners are not open right now.

By Michael Yamashita | April 1, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.


By Cynthia Laird | March 31, 2020

Frameline, the San Francisco LGBTQ film festival usually held in June, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Executive Director James Woolley announced Tuesday.

By Brian Bromberger | March 27, 2020

Terrence McNally, the playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who portrayed gayness to a mainstream theater audience, died March 24th at 81, becoming one of the first celebrities to succumb to COVID-19.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 25, 2020

Joseph Caldwell's 'In the Shadow of the Bridge' is a heartfelt memoir about being gay in the New York City of the 1950s an '60s, as well as a remembrance of the peak years of the AIDS crisis.

By Tim Pfaff | March 25, 2020

I watched the new DVD of Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin,' the most emotionally brutal of the Tchaikovsky operas, in a Bolshoi production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, my personal favorite of the current gang of opera enfants terribles, from my bed.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 25, 2020

Welcome to the new dystopia. While we are self-isolating for the foreseeable future, let's make our time in quarantine as manageable as possible and create a TV routine that is helpful, not harmful.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2020

Oakland couple Richard Board and Flynn DeMarco's first bit of notoriety for their shared love of Legos came in 2018 when they wowed the crowd and judges at the annual Bricks by the Bay convention. They recently appeared on the TV show 'Lego Masters.'


By Tavo Amador | March 25, 2020

Although born in Detroit, Elaine Stritch was essentially a New Yorker. She performed on TV, film, and cabaret, but Broadway was the venue for which she is best remembered by two generations of theatre cognoscenti. She triumphed in musicals and dramas.

By Brian Bromberger | March 25, 2020

'Bombshell," (just released on DVD) details the fall of Roger Ailes, the head of conservative cable Fox News, due to a sexual harassment lawsuit instigated by several star journalists working at the network.


By Events Editor | March 25, 2020

Continuing our coverage on stay-at-home entertainments, here are multiple options to lift your spirits in pandemic times.

By Max | March 25, 2020

If we're going to get through this situation successfully, we're going to have to be able to laugh at it. Alaska provides a giggle amid our crisis.


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