Arts & Culture

Guadalupe Presents Solo Shows by Ana Fernandez and Ruth Buentello

Guadalupe Presents Solo Shows by Ana Fernandez and Ruth Buentello

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present a pair of solo shows by artists Ana Fernandez and Ruth Buentello on September 1. “Eastside Westside” by Fernandez and “Narratives Invented” by Buentello will feature work dealing with “place and perspective through a bi-cultural lens.” In a press release, executive director Cristina Ballí said, “Both Ana and

Artist Jose Villalobos Deconstructs Symbols of Masculinity

Artist Jose Villalobos Deconstructs Symbols of Masculinity

The 22nd installment of the Young [email protected] Artists exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas brings together eight emerging artists from around the state. Among the featured artists is San Antonio resident Jose Villalobos, whose work deals with LGBT issues and gender restrictions. Born in El Paso, Texas to a conservative Mexican-American family, Villalobos is a graduate

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico García Lorca became one of Spain’s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature. Lorca was part of a group of artists known as La Generacion del ’27, which included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. In the 1930s, Lorca explored

Young Texan Photographer Ryker Allen on Documenting His Life in New York

Young Texan Photographer Ryker Allen on Documenting His Life in New York

Photographer Ryker Allen picked up his first camera at the age of 10. “I touched every button and turned every knob and tried to learn as much as possible on my own — that led me to understanding the fundamentals of photography,” he told Out In SA. A former student at San Antonio’s North East

Dixie Longate Brings Her Comic Tupperware Party to Tobin Stage

Dixie Longate Brings Her Comic Tupperware Party to Tobin Stage

Since her early days entertaining “straight Republican white women” in Orange County living rooms, wayward Southern belle Dixie Longate—an over-the-top drag character created by writer-actor Kris Andersson—has earned comparisons to Dame Edna and emerged as an unlikely ambassador for Orlando-based Tupperware Brands Corp. Putting an unapologetically trashy spin on the Tupperware-party format, Andersson’s signature show

Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ From Two Perspectives

Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ From Two Perspectives

The Three Faces of Alison For the past decades, imported British musicals seemed to rule the Great White Way. That has all changed with the rise of homegrown, groundbreaking, box-office hit musicals from Rent, Next to Normal to the recent Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, and Dear Evan Hansen, that have restored the American musical

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, is

SA Film Festival to Screen ‘Victor’s Last Class’

SA Film Festival to Screen ‘Victor’s Last Class’

The 23rd annual San Antonio Film Festival will screen Victor’s Last Class on August 4 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The film documents the real-life story of Victor D’Altorio, a 52-year-old gay man and theatre teacher who announced his decision to end his life due to chronic pain via his online blog.

Derrick Barry and Chad Michaels Come Together for Show at Aztec

Derrick Barry and Chad Michaels Come Together for Show at Aztec

In the age of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s not uncommon for celebrity impersonators to be mistaken for the actual performers who inspire their acts. That awkward moment happened to Chad Michaels in 2009 when People Magazine mistakenly used a photo of the drag star for a spread on the iconic pop star Cher. Similarly, drag

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