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Theater Review: “A Kind of Weather”

Theater Review: “A Kind of Weather”

In Sylvan Oswald’s “A Kind of Weather,” a 30-something writer called Kid (August Forman) is a trans male in the process of writing his memoir about the transition for editor Rose (Andréa Agosto), who’s getting antsy about that manuscript.

Actors Connor Jessup and Miles Heizer announce they are dating

Actors Connor Jessup and Miles Heizer announce they are dating.

Connor Jessup is seeing great success both in his professional life and personal life. Not only is his Netflix original show Locke and Key getting great reviews, but he confirmed over the weekend that he and fellow actor Miles Heizer of 13 Reasons Why are an item.

Theater Review: “August Wilson’s Jitney”

“August Wilson’s Jitney” plays through February 23, 2020 on The Old Globe’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

“Jitney” is part of playwright August Wilson’s 10-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” of plays chronicling African American life throughout the 20th century. The eighth in the series, it was the first written but the last to be performed on Broadway, in 2017.

Theater Review: “Babette’s Feast”

“Babette’s Feast” runs through February 16, 2020 at Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado.

Isak Dinesen’s 1958 short story “Babette’s Feast,” adapted for the stage by Rose Courtney, plays there through Feb. 16.

The film adaptation won the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1987. The play, however, was adapted from the short story, not the film.

Theater Review: “Murder for Two”

“Murder for Two” plays through March 1, 2020 at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad.

How about a goofball murder-mystery musical called “Murder For Two,” featuring two piano-playing, singing actors playing a total of 13 (oops, unlucky number) characters.

PGK Dance Company to perform at New Village Arts

Join one of San Diego's most creative and inspiring dance companies on Sunday, Feb 9 at New Village Arts for a dance workshop and performance!

Dance Spirit Magazine and the San Diego Union-Tribune call "PGK Dance! one of the best, most thrilling, entertaining professional companies in SoCAL."

Starbucks gives venti-sized feels with new trans-inclusive ad

Starbucks gives the world venti-sized feels with new trans ad.

Starbucks is making sure LGBT inclusivity in advertising is an all-year event and not just reserved for Pride month.  

Social media has found a Starbucks UK television spot wherein a young trans man named James is having a rough time with people always calling him Jemma, the name he was apparently given at birth. Even his father is aloof. 

The most ever LGBT-inclusive ads played during the Super Bowl

The most ever LGBT-inclusive ads played during the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl was charged with Latinx political statements during the spectacular half-time show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. But the LGBT community was also well-represented, much to the dismay of some conservatives, during the intermissions. In fact, according to GLAAD this was a landmark broadcast as far as representing the pink dollar. And it's not even June. 

Theater Review: “The Great Leap”

Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday at 2 and 7 pm.

The U.S. has a history of promoting western sports to the inscrutable East. Back in the 1930s, Lefty O’Doul, Moe Berg and Ted Lyons went to Japan to teach baseball seminars at Japanese universities.

Theater Review: “Red Bike”

“Red Bike” plays through February 16, 2020 at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in the Rolando district.

Get ready for a bumpy but amusing and wonderful psychological ride when you take your seat at Moxie Theatre for Svich’s “Red Bike.”

Lisa Berger directs the San Diego premiere of this wondrous 90-minute two-hander – the first in a seven-play cycle – through Feb. 16.