Arts & Culture

"Casa del Haha on the Rocks," a Diversionary Theatre benefit cabaret at Martinis Above Fourth

SAN DIEGO, California – It's about time for a new comedy cabaret fiesta with a hilarious company of San Diego’s favorite award-winning comic actors and Señor Phil (Phil Johnson)’s rollicking variety extravaganza: "Casa del Haha."

THEATER REVIEW: "Avenue Q" at Coronado Playhouse

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx had me at “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?”

Lopez and Marx wrote the music and lyrics for “Avenue Q,” the best musical since “West Side Story,” getting a terrific production through Feb. 28 at Coronado Playhouse. The third creative light is Jeff Whitty, who wrote the clever book for the show.

Frenchie Davis to perform with the San Diego Women's Chorus in "Broadway, Our Way" show

SAN DIEGO, California -- Frenchie Davis will join the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) for an exclusive performance at the Balboa Theatre on Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm.

The concert, "Broadway, Our Way," is a fundraising event benefiting the Lesbian Health Initiative of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF).

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THEATER REVIEW: 'Tristan & Yseult"

The five-member band plays songs like “Perfidia,” “Reaching For The Moon” and “Only The Lonely” before the show starts, from its perch at the end of a long runway above the stage.

Meanwhile, several anorak- and balaclava-clad actors roam down the theater aisles, binoculars and notebooks in hand, looking for something. These are Lovespotters, hoping to soon relinquish membership in the Club of the Unloved.

Lana Wachowski's new film 'Jupiter Ascending' opens today

Lana Wachowski’s new film ‘Jupiter Ascending’ hits theaters across the nation today.

Wachowski, the critically acclaimed director of the Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas, is an openly transgender woman.

The film, made with her brother Andy, is a sci-fi fantasy film starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.

Lance Bass: "Once you're able to say 'husband,' it just means so much more"

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires sat down with recording artist Lance Bass and his husband and pop visual artist, Michael Turchin, to discuss their E! special Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding and how they feel as a newly married couple.

20 books that changed the way we felt about ourselves as LGBT people

"It's in literature that true life can be found," Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian was once quoted as saying.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Murder For Two” at the Old Globe

A piano takes near-center stage in the comedic musical whodunit “Murder For Two,” playing through March 1 at the Old Globe. Scott Schwartz directs this lickety-split two-hander that requires both actors to sing, dance, act *and* play that piano, together and separately.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Sons Of The Prophet”

Chekhov put it this way: “Happiness does not await us all. One needn’t be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why we must hang on to one another.”

Playwright Stephen Karam opens “Sons Of The Prophet” with a shocking car crash that will send a Lebanese-American man to the hospital. He will die a few weeks later of a heart attack, which may or may not have been precipitated by the crash. The crash was caused by a teenager’s prank: He had placed a dummy deer in the road, and the driver swerved to avoid it.

"Penis Talk Show" and "Vagina Talk Show" are coming to Long Beach

(Editor's note: "The Penis Talk Show" will be staged at 8:15 pm Feb. 7 and "The Vagina Talk Show" at the same time on March 7 at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. The show contains nudity, and nobody under the age of 18 will be admitted. For more information or to buy tickets costing $20, click HERE.)