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Out There :: Bah Humbuggery in High Heels

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
At the Out There desk, we have put away our white shoes. It's after Labor Day, after all. But it's beginning to look a lot like you-know-what, so it's time to do a Dawn Davenport and unearth those cha-cha heels.

Out There :: And We're Off in the New Season!

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
The fall arts season got off to a rip-roaring start last week.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Mike Halterman | Saturday Sep 13, 2014
National Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 and runs through October 15. The special month celebrates Hispanic culture and Hispanic people's contributions to United States history.

Philly Celebrates Gay Jazz Artists

By Tro Petenbrink | Sunday Sep 7, 2014
Said to be the first LGBT jazz festival ever produced in the United States, OutBeat is set to take place in Philadelphia on the final days of summer, Thursday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 21.

Out There :: Opera in Your Living Room

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Sep 6, 2014
We won't deny it, we get a little thrill when we see the crews set up the tent for the San Francisco Symphony opening gala each year.

Out There :: Entering the Arts Season

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Welcome to the first of two issues of fall arts previews in the Arts & Culture pages. This week, find coming attractions in Bay Area art museums, film releases and TV offerings, as well as a preview of composer Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah."

Out There :: Classy People, Classy Art

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
When you hear the phrase "the ladies who lunch," do your thoughts automatically turn to Out There? No? Well, get a load of this...

Mad for Medieval in Alexandria

By Randy Schulman | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Touted as an out-of-the-ordinary experience, "Alexandria's Medieval Madness" blends the fields of art and history - and not simply by way of historical reenactment.

Out There :: Lifetime Achievement

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Undoubtedly the big art-house movie of the summer has been writer-director Richard Linklater's extraordinary "Boyhood." Slice of life? "Boyhood" gives you the whole pie.

Out There :: Succumbing to the Lures of Poetry

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Poetry distills language to its essence, finds music in words and in the spaces between words. So reading poetry is a great palate-cleanser between courses of fiction, or a necessary relief after the day's newspaper.