Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Onstage

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...

Never mind the Brexit, here’s Mostly British film fest

Our political relations with the Britain may be strained at present—last month its Defense Secretary said they were looking for new strategic alliances as “the United States withdraws from...

Review: Get up, go out, see ‘Wakey, Wakey’

What do you look for when you want to go see a show? Some recommendations, perhaps, but definitely a little information on what it's about, right? For months, I've been...

Reviews: Laurie Anderson and Gina LaDivina, two very different storytellers

With her shock of hair and electric violin, Laurie Anderson is an instantly recognized avatar of '80s cool, although of course her pioneering electronics-based music, performance, and staging continue...

Fiery flamenco meets rousing gospel in ‘Soul Y Alma’

Since taking the helm of Theatre Flamenco in 2008, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Carola Zertuche has made it her mission to take the traditional Spanish dance form in...

Screen Grabs: Bombshells, Cats, and Star Wars—must be holiday time

As we are now single-digit shopping days from Xmas, the really big multiplex presents are arriving, whether they were on your wish list or not. Star Wars: The Rise...