Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Onstage

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

Review: Pandemica! Metallica jams (safely) at the drive-in

For decades, some of the greatest pleasures that have made me feel like me have involved attending and writing about concerts and music festivals. So something in my dead soul...

Forget the ‘pale male’ podcast scene, here’s Bitch Talk

In 2012, Erin Lim, a publicist and Karyn Paige, a digital marketer, had just appeared on a San Francisco podcast called Your Straight Male Friend, co-produced by Charlene Goto....

Screen Grabs: Two of SF’s biggest acting exports light up screens again

One of the first cultural casualties of the pandemic was, of course, live theater, with many local productions stopped mid-run, others’ openings canceled, and numerous companies’ entire remaining seasons...

SFFILM Fest goes virtual just as programming director bows out

The week between the confirmation of the SFFILM Festival's program and the public announcement of it is Director of Programming Rachel Rosen's least favorite time of the festival season....

Can drag queens beat death? Find out in ‘Drag Becomes Her’

UPDATE: 'Drag Becomes Her' has been postponed.  There are approximately 800 miles separating Seattle and San Francisco’s drag scenes. What bridges them, says RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 winner and...

Review: Sketch comedy legends Culture Clash return—with big tío energy

In these incendiary political times, watching the three master sketch comedians of pioneering Latino troupe Culture Clash is like dipping your spoon into a warm, comforting bowl of menudo—although...

Is Marcos Mena the best guitarist in indie rock?

Those whose image of do-it-yourself indie rock shows is of kids struggling to tune their guitars onstage might be surprised that virtuosity—good, old-fashioned, blurred-fingers virtuosity—has had a pretty good...

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Though exhibition is perennially imperiled—the most recent bad news being that after 110 years, the Clay Theatre is no more, the good news that the Opera Plaza has a...

Review: A dash of variety and joy in SF Ballet’s ‘Classical (Re)Vision’

If you're looking for a delectable entry point into ballet today, San Francisco Ballet has created a program expressly for you. Classical (Re)vision, playing through February 22, is billed...