Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tag: Opera

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2020: The protests, the parties (online), the poignant posters

I've stayed in all Pride Week so far—and I'm already exhausted! Well, I was, until putting together this list of recommendations. Most of them can be done at home...

Boy bands to bomba: Fresh Meat Fest shines with trans & queer performance

I'm writing this as I'm taking in the Supreme Court decision that people cannot be legally fired for being LGBTQ, a momentous act that was made possible by the...

Science Snack, anyone? Exploratorium goes DIY to help teachers

Exhibits at San Francisco’s Exploratorium are meant to get kids and adults thinking about science and art. The museum has a 40-year relationship with local teachers and schools—now that...

Arts Forecast: We can do this!

We may be going through tough times, but we're still producing the art, music, culture, deep inquiry, and joy that continue to sustain us. It feels like organizations are...

Screen Grabs: More marathon movies to help sustain you

Part 2 in our survey of really, really long films for your sequestrian pleasure casts its big net over films from around the globe, dating back as far as...

Arts Forecast: Help save bookstores, drag queens, Frameline, more

Let's start with something positive! And then some more things positive! We deserve it. Except those of you joggers still cutting me off on the sidewalk. (For general arts...

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

As Broken Horse, an enduring San Francisco band that calls its oeuvre Western Doom Noir, erupted into tuning instruments at its Rite Spot comeback show on Saturday, March 7th, a congregation...

Screen Grabs: A major director quietly remakes the Western

Austerity is not a quality greatly prized in commercial filmmaking. While we may revere them now, it’s worth remembering that such leading cinematic minimalist auteurs as Dreyer and Bresson...

Arts Forecast: Feeling international, at home

Alas, I've been ill so I've missed a few installments of the Arts Forecast column—but we're back, baby! Let's kick things off with the announcement of San Francisco International Arts...

Screen Grabs: Traveling the world, popcorn in hand

This week’s openings personify the movies’ appeal as armchair travel, encompassing cinematic detours to Ireland, Israel, Poland, China (twice), American backroads and various African nations, plus a tribute to...