Arts & Entertainment

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(…)

Grammy-winning Jazz Quartet Performs at OCA

Saturday January 27 @ 7pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents: Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. Sterling jazz quartet featuring Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist McCandless (Paul Winter Consort; Oregon) and guitarist Foley-Beining with Tom Shader on bass and Tom Hayashi, drums playing original compositions at OCA’s acoustic sweet spot. $18 Advance/$22 at the door. Cabaret seating. Fine Refreshments. Wheelchair Accessible.(…)

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(…)