Arts + Culture
In honor of upcoming Pride weekend in SF, we asked you to submit pictures on Instagram and Twitter that make you proud about who you are and the city you live in. And as per usual our readers never cease to amaze.
Broadway star and Tony nominee Cheyenne Jackson has been making a name for himself lately in film and television, appearing on 30 Rock, Glee, and most recently making a prominent cameo in HBO's Liberace exposé, Behind the Candleabra. Next week he'll be in San Francisco to perform with the San Francisco Symphony in their concert version of West Side Story, and he'll also be serving as Grand Marshal in the LGBT Pride Parade on June 30, and celebrating the release of his first solo album, I'm Blue, Skies, on June 25. 7x7 talked with him by phone from L.A. about his music career, the current state of Broadway, and a few TV pilots that went nowhere.
Jessica Schimm is a beloved 7x7 online intern who recently graduated from SF State. This is the second of three posts she'll be writing about what it's like to navigate the tough patch of life between college and the real world, without completely freaking out.
It’s been 30 years since Cyndi Lauper released She’s So Unusual, and so doing informed the world that girls just want to have fun, that money changes everything, and finally, that I bop you bop a they bop a lu she bop. To celebrate, the 59-year-old is hitting the road for a 23-day tour and stopping at Saratoga along the way.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., 6/19
Where: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga
A couple of weeks ago I posted the some of the highlights of the most recent San Francisco transportation numbers.
I’ve received more than a few requests for more numbers, so here is SFMTA Greatest Hits, the B-Sides:
In case you hadn't heard, there's a lot going on in the Bayview neighborhood lately. The Bold Italic just ran a nice roundup of what to do out there, and their guide comes just in time for next week's 3rd on Third art and music celebration. What started as a plan to toast the murals along the Third Street Corridor soon turned into a full-blown block party when the Stern Grove Festival joined the SF Arts and Public Utilities Commissions to launch "Grove on the Road."
The season is winding down at the American Conservatory Theater, with its productions of Arcadia and Black Watch both set to close this weekend; and at the Magic Theatre, where the American premiere of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus closes Sunday as well. But across the Bay there is still stuff happening at Berkeley Rep and CalShakes, with the latter having just kicked off its summer season last week, and a small S.F. company is doing Sondheim's great fairy tale mashup, Into the Woods.