Arts & Entertainment

Local Author Launches New Book at Occidental Center for the Arts

Friday, January 19th, 7-9 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts Book Launch Series presents recently published A Circle of Elephants, by beloved local author Michael David Fels. A heartfelt collection of poignant and humorous tales of life in Los Angeles during the period from 1948-1957, these stories continue to follow the life of Charlotte Evelyn(…)

Spreckels’ Theatre Company Presents “The Music Man”

March on down to Spreckels Performing Arts Center for the musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. presented by Spreckels Youth In Arts.  This show features iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa,(…)

Lambda Literary Award for Emerging Writers Now Open With New Cash Prize

Lambda Literary announced today that they are accepting applications for the 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The Judith A. Markowitz Award honors LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes will be presented, each with a cash prize of $1,000. Applicants to this prize may be self-nominated or nominated by another member(…)

Women Leaders Launch ‘Time’s Up’ Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power

TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is one of a series of TIME’S UP’s ongoing commitments to combat the systemic power imbalances that have prohibited many women, especially women of color, from being safe and reaching their full potential(…)

Upcoming Films, Film Festivals & Special Events End of 2017/Beginning 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Directed by Luca Guadagnino Screenplay by James Ivory Starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – Berlinale 2017  Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – New York Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – 40th Mill Valley Film(…)