Arts & Entertainment

French Oak Gypsy Band at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sat. February 24 @ 7:30 pm. French Oak Gypsy Band  at Occidental Center for the Arts. Come on down to our acoustic sweet spot to enjoy a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics, Django –inspired, plus world music tunes. This popular local band features magnetic vocalist Stella Heath, with Gabe Pirard on guitar/vocals (both formerly(…)

Cajun Dance Music at Occidental Center for the Arts

Cajun Dance Music: Saturday February 17 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Cajun Mardi Gras Dance Party! with Suzy Thompson & Aux Cajunals. Renowned roots musician/fiddler Suzy Thompson sings and plays Cajun accordion, fiddle and guitar joined by Eric Thompson, vocalist daughter Allegra plus other fine musicians for some foot-stomping, smoking hot Cajun(…)

Announcing the 2018 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Film Line-up!

Tickets on sale to the public Feb. 12 Sebastopol Center for the Arts is proud to announce the program for the 11th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. The festival will screen 66 documentaries, including one U.S. premiere and two Academy Award® nominated films. Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is scheduled for March. 22-25 with screenings taking(…)

Lively Cabaret Show Happens at Occidental Center for the Arts

Music/Cabaret: Sunday February 11 @ 4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents Sandy and Richard Riccardi : Cabaret! Laugh along with the talented comedy cabaret duo of Sandy & Richard Riccardi as they combine ‘tastefully raunchy’ original comedy songs with progressive political parody plus expert musicianship to charm your socks off! www.partyriccardi.com .$22 Adv/$25 at(…)

LGBTQ Community Well-represented on Stage and Among the Winners at the Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City and several artists delivered powerful statements about sexual harassment, immigration, and the overall state of America. Throughout the night, the LGBTQ community was well-represented on stage and among the winners, writes Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media.(…)

LGBTQ Films to Premiere at the 20th SF Independent Film Festival

The SF IndieFest is pleased to screen the following LGBTQ themed films as part of the 20th anniversary of the festival which returns to San Francisco February 1-15, 2018. More information at www.sfindie.com RUMINATIONS Robert James, 2018, USA, 78 min – World Premiere A gender-bending coming-of-age story of Rumi Missabu, the iconoclast co-founder of San Francisco’s(…)

‘The Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nominations

Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to earn a nod in that category in nominations announced Tuesday for the 90th annual Academy Awards.(…)

22nd Berlin & Beyond Begins February 9 at the Castro

22ND BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT, CENTERPIECE AND CASTRO CLOSING NIGHT FILMS The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Feb. 9-15, 2018), presented annually by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, proudly announces the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Castro Closing Night films of its 22nd edition. The festival will return for the 22nd year to(…)