Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tag: Brava Theater

Arts Forecast: Welcome to the ‘Manifesto’

If people asked me who I'd invite to my dream dinner party, I'm pretty sure James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti would make the shortlist. On the conversational...

Navigating gender’s fluidity in a sea of apps with ‘#femMASCULINE’

When San Francisco artist Kevin Seaman walked into the Lone Star or other similar LGBTQ spaces dressed as his outspoken and cartoonishly hyperfeminine drag persona LOL McFiercen, the ordinarily...

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Fall is a busy time for Bay Area screens beyond the multiplex, and this week is no exception. There are no less than three film festivals opening: SF Green...

Review: 20 years in, SF Electronic Music Fest doubles down on avant-garde

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, which took place over four days beginning September 12, describes the force behind itself as an artist-run organization founded in 1999 by a committee...

In Rotimi Agbabiaka’s ‘Manifesto,’ a call to visionary black, queer ambition

ONSTAGE Waiting after school for his mother to pick him up after a high school French club meeting, Rotimi Agbabiaka—whose new show Manifesto plays at the African American Arts and Culture...

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Truth is reliably stranger than fiction at SF DocFest, whose 18th annual edition takes over the Roxie Theater for eleven days starting May 30, with an opening night Wed/29 at...

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

Psychedelics are having a moment that's turning into a movement. Shrooms are being decriminalized. MDMA is being (re)approved for post-traumatic stress therapy. Ketamine is being investigated as a viable...

Arts Forecast: The week’s best moments to honor Momma

ARTS FORECAST Every day is a good day to show Mom love, but this weekend is an excuse to go in big. Mother’s Day is on Sunday! You can...

A live cinema event to ‘Remember Los Siete’ in the Mission

On May 1,1969, a pair of cops stopped a group of Latino activists on the Mission District's Alvarado Street. In the ensuring altercation, one of the officers was shot...

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

ALL EARS There are certain well-worn channels through which culture tends to move. Socioeconomically dominant countries export cultural products, regional art forms are picked up by the global mainstream...