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What is Bay Area drag? Oaklash Festival has some wild ideas

Mainstream TV drag be damned—local luminaries revolutionize the art form in a weekend's worth of eye-popping shows.

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

Beach Blanket Babylon announces it's closing. Plus: Cerrone, Mercury Soul, Dream Bodies, Bikes to Books, Los Amigos Invisibles, more.

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

The Curran is transformed into a notorious refugee camp, while a performance at the Exit explores the contemporary Black-white divide.

In ‘La Ronde,’ a merry-go-round of trysts—with a twist

Cutting Ball Theatre's Ariel Craft on the pleasures and challenges of staging a 100-year-old play about sex—including hiring an 'intimacy coordinator.'

Exploring consent—and its conversations—in ‘Actually’

Michael A. Curry plays a Black freshman under pressure at Princeton in Anna Ziegler's play about a fraught encounter.

John Pizzarelli salutes ‘swinging’ Nat King Cole at 100

The jazz guitarist speaks about his connection to the velvet-voiced legend and new album, 'For Centennial Reasons'

Solate finds lush, soulful music in intimate connections

Local quartet speaks about its tuneful progression and celebrates the release of new album 'Like a River Does,' Sun/17.

No men, no boats, no problem: ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’ is wild ride

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus retells the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 Colorado River expedition—with some raucous twists.

Rami Malek, the man who would be Queen, on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Playing flamboyant rock hero Freddie Mercury in new band bio-pic, the actor discovers vulnerability in the stage bravado.

Screen Grabs: Free Solo, Arab Film Fest, Studio 54…

Greek Film Festival, Tea With Dames, The Happy Prince, First Man, and more films in cinemas this week. Read our reviews.