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Culture, The Exhibitionist Justin Sayre's <i>The Meeting*</i>: International Order of Sodomites Returns to Oasis

Justin Sayre's The Meeting*: International Order of Sodomites Returns to Oasis

Performance artist Justin Sayre returns to Oasis on Saturday, May 28, with The Meeting*, his acclaimed, ever-evolving show which has run in New York for years. When the curtain rises, audiences are invited to peek in on the monthly meeting of a "secret…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lovely, Low-Key <i>On A Clear Day</i> At NCTC: Barbra Would No Doubt Approve

Lovely, Low-Key On A Clear Day At NCTC: Barbra Would No Doubt Approve

New Conservatory Theater Center offers a low-key, lovely production of the classic musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. On A Clear Day has long been a show in search of an audience — though audiences seem to love…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mid-Century Eclectic: Cinema Classics From the '40s, '50s, and '60s at Roxie

Mid-Century Eclectic: Cinema Classics From the '40s, '50s, and '60s at Roxie

A Sunday evening screening of the classic chiller The Bad Seed (1956) will serve as the centerpiece for Mid-Century Eclectic, a festival of art house classics playing at the Roxie, May 13-16 Patty McCormack, who scored an Oscar nomination as the film's 9-year-old serial…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Thrillpeddlers' <i>The Untamed Stage</i> at the Hypnodrome: Life Is a Cabaret

Thrillpeddlers' The Untamed Stage at the Hypnodrome: Life Is a Cabaret

In 1972 Bob Fosse's classic film Cabaret celebrated the decadence of Weimar era Berlin while also noting the gathering storm which was looming just over the horizon. The Weimar Era was a wondrous time between the World Wars when Berlin…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Perpetual Motion: Automata Art Form Gets Inaugural Exhibition

Perpetual Motion: Automata Art Form Gets Inaugural Exhibition

Automata, a little-known art form which enjoyed great popularity during the 19th century, is making a comeback. Perpetual Motion: Contemporary Interpretations of Fine Art Automata will revive the genre when it holds an opening reception on April 16 at Heron Arts. Curated…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Contemporary Jewish Museum Recalls Bill Graham and The Summer of Love

Contemporary Jewish Museum Recalls Bill Graham and The Summer of Love

Bill Graham (1931-1991) was an impresario like no other.  Graham was the genius behind the legendary Fillmore, the venue that still operates at the corner of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. Graham's work as a concert promoter at The Fillmore was pivotal in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Roman Vishniac Rediscovered: Breathtaking Exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered: Breathtaking Exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum

Currently on display through May 29, Contemporary Jewish Museum's photo exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered is a breathtaking journey back to Europe, immediately before and immediately after the Holocaust. Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) was a Russian Jew who took hundreds of photographs of Jewish…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Mothers and Sons</i>: Riveting Drama Opens at New Conservatory Theater

Mothers and Sons: Riveting Drama Opens at New Conservatory Theater

The cast received well deserved applause after Saturday's opening night performance of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons at New Conservatory Theater. The award winning playwright has written a spellbinding drama which paints an accurate portrait of the emotional anguish of those who survived the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Look at Havruta, or Shared Learning, Now at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

A Look at Havruta, or Shared Learning, Now at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

According to My Jewish Learning, Havruta is the time-honored Jewish tradition of learning in pairs. Both participants in the act of Havruta are transformed from receiving new knowledge and meaningful experiences — the root word of Havruta is the Hebrew word chaver,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Kim Novak, Who Brings Vertigo to SF Symphony This Weekend

Chatting With Kim Novak, Who Brings Vertigo to SF Symphony This Weekend

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is now considered the great auteur's masterpiece, with some arguing that the 1958 romantic thriller is superior even to the groundbreaking and still terrifying Psycho. Vertigo was shot on location in a San Francisco which no longer exists…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: Declare Uncle Forry's House As a Landmark

Bay of the Living Dead: Declare Uncle Forry's House As a Landmark

Welcome to the final edition of Bay of the Living Dead.  For 18 months I've greatly enjoyed writing about horror movies — and horror television — in this column. But now it ends, as all things must. Stay tuned…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Golden Age of TV Movies: <i>Killer Bees</i> (1974)

The Golden Age of TV Movies: Killer Bees (1974)

Welcome to The Golden Age of TV Movies. This will be, I'm sorry to announce. the final edition of this column. Its been fun re-watching and reliving these fabulous TV films from long ago. I hope you enjoyed this…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: Classic Horror With a Dash of Olive

Bay of the Living Dead: Classic Horror With a Dash of Olive

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. Those of us who've reached a "certain age" might recall those bygone days of attending our local cinemas palaces. Going to the movies back then meant walking…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bebe Sweetbriar Dances To A New Beat: Drag Diva Releases "Dontcha"

Bebe Sweetbriar Dances To A New Beat: Drag Diva Releases "Dontcha"

Bebe Sweetbriar is one of the hardest working drag queens in San Francisco. The gorgeous and glamorous diva is a singer, talk show hostess, party promoter, and activist — she's a busy girl.  Sweetbriar is now preparing to tour…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Satchmo at the Waldorf</i>: Louis Armstrong Speaks From A.C.T.'s Stage

Satchmo at the Waldorf: Louis Armstrong Speaks From A.C.T.'s Stage

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1901-1971) is widely considered to be one of the 20th century's most brilliant and influential jazz musicians. Embraced by white audiences, he lived a life of privilege while experiencing the sting of racism. Satchmo sold millions…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Censored Voices</i>: New Doc Allows Israeli Soldiers To Speak

Censored Voices: New Doc Allows Israeli Soldiers To Speak

Mor Loushy's powerful documentary Censored Voices is now playing at the Opera Plaza. Heartbreaking and thought provoking, the film is particularly powerful today, only a few short weeks after Muslims rallied against ISIS. Those actions, along with Loushy's film, suggest an…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: Kathleen Cody Steps Back Into the Shadows

Bay of the Living Dead: Kathleen Cody Steps Back Into the Shadows

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre. When viewers of Dark Shadows last saw Hallie Stokes, she was lying dead in the tower room of the great house of Collinwood, one of many who fell…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Golden Age of TV Movies: <i>Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole</i> (1972)

The Golden Age of TV Movies: Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)

Susan Hayward (1917-1975) was a big star. She was Oscar's choice for Best Actress for her powerful performance in I Want to Live (1958). By the time she made Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Hayward's career had slowed down, largely by her own…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Danish Girl</i>: Trans History 101

The Danish Girl: Trans History 101

Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl is now playing at Embarcadero Center Cinema. The film is a must-see for members of the transgender community, their loved ones, supporters and friends.  Oscar-winner Hooper directs fellow Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, who in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: <i>Thundercrack</i> Returns!

Bay of the Living Dead: Thundercrack Returns!

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre.  Curt McDowell was a San Francisco treasure. The openly gay filmmaker spent much of his short life making bizarre underground films which pushed the boundaries…
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