Joshua Rotter

Frederica von Stade’s lavish red silk dress from “The Merry Widow” is among the items offered in the virtual San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale, running Nov. 13-15. 
Courtesy Adam Traum/San Francisco Opera

One-of-kind SF Opera costumes for sale online

‘Merry Widow,’ ‘Die Fledermaus,’ ‘Tannhäuser’ items available

Frederica von Stade’s lavish red silk dress from “The Merry Widow” is among the items offered in the virtual San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale, running Nov. 13-15. 
Courtesy Adam Traum/San Francisco Opera
Justin Chon stars in “Coming Home Again,” which makes its U.S. premiere on Oct. 16 on CAAMFest Forward’s opening night. <ins>(Courtesy Center for Asian American Media)</ins>

Wayne Wang’s ‘Coming Home Again’ a portrait of a Korean-American family

S.F. filmmaker goes distance to get details right

Justin Chon stars in “Coming Home Again,” which makes its U.S. premiere on Oct. 16 on CAAMFest Forward’s opening night. <ins>(Courtesy Center for Asian American Media)</ins>
Bruce Dern and Lena Olin star in “The Artist’s Wife,” a drama about a painter dealing with the onset of dementia. (Courtesy Strand Releasing)

Ad-libbing Bruce Dern makes the most of his dialogue

Acting veteran stars as man facing dementia in ‘The Artist’s Wife’

Bruce Dern and Lena Olin star in “The Artist’s Wife,” a drama about a painter dealing with the onset of dementia. (Courtesy Strand Releasing)
JAUZ is among the artists who have played Bill Graham Civic Auditorium since Another Planet Entertainment started producing shows there. (Courtesy The Shalizi Group)

When time comes, JAUZ will return to Bill Graham Civic

Promoter marks 10 years of EDM at storied venue

JAUZ is among the artists who have played Bill Graham Civic Auditorium since Another Planet Entertainment started producing shows there. (Courtesy The Shalizi Group)
Randy Maupin, general manager of Cat Club, says he’s “trying anything and everything to survive.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF clubs mix things up to avoid a last call

Proprietors get creative with money-raising efforts during pandemic

Randy Maupin, general manager of Cat Club, says he’s “trying anything and everything to survive.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left, Carlos Verdugo, Eric Wilson and Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome play live in October at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. (Courtesy Daniel Prakopcyk)

Sublime With Rome to play live fairgrounds concerts in fall

Singer Rome Ramirez returns home for East Bay show

From left, Carlos Verdugo, Eric Wilson and Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome play live in October at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. (Courtesy Daniel Prakopcyk)
Tim Seelig is promoting his new memoir in an online event during Pride week. (Author photo courtesy Nick Leoni)

A journey from straight Texas to gay San Francisco

S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus director pens stirring memoir

Tim Seelig is promoting his new memoir in an online event during Pride week. (Author photo courtesy Nick Leoni)
A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)

‘Labor of Love’ details birth of San Francisco Pride

GLBT Historical Society multimedia show looks at event’s first decade

A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)
Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Gay rights advocate marks four decades of activism

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade
Third Eye Blind plays Oakland’s Fox on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy Eline J Duijjsens)

Stephan Jenkins takes on the world in ‘Screamer’

New Third Eye Blind album addresses climate change, police brutality

Third Eye Blind plays Oakland’s Fox on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy Eline J Duijjsens)
Raphael Saadiq says he wanted to “be a little bit more me” on his new recording. (Courtesy Aaron Rapoport)

Raphael Saadiq takes deeply personal turn on new album

Singer reflects on his late brother in ‘Jimmy Lee’

Raphael Saadiq says he wanted to “be a little bit more me” on his new recording. (Courtesy Aaron Rapoport)
Kelly Dodd comes to August Hall this week in “An Evening With Celebrity Housewives” with New York City’s Sonja Morgan. (Courtesy Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

Real Housewife Kelly Dodd returns to The City

Orange County reality star spent quality time in SF

Kelly Dodd comes to August Hall this week in “An Evening With Celebrity Housewives” with New York City’s Sonja Morgan. (Courtesy Tommy Garcia/Bravo)
Dirtybird Records co-founder Christian Martin is ending an 11-year run at Mezzanine on New Year’s Eve. (Courtesy Sinful)

Christian Martin closes out Mezzanine

Dirtybird Records producer anticipates ‘emotional’ final set

Dirtybird Records co-founder Christian Martin is ending an 11-year run at Mezzanine on New Year’s Eve. (Courtesy Sinful)
People who purchase a Go San Francisco pass can enjoy discounted activities including a ride on the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Classic Tour. (Courtesy Go City)

Go City pass offers fun at a discount

Bay Area attractions aren’t just for tourists

People who purchase a Go San Francisco pass can enjoy discounted activities including a ride on the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Classic Tour. (Courtesy Go City)
Joseph Kosuth’s “W.F.T.” on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is one of the stops on the Illuminate SF Light Art Trail. (Courtesy San Francisco Travel Association)

Dramatic public art lights up The City

Travel bureau’s Light Art Trail a fun winter diversion

Joseph Kosuth’s “W.F.T.” on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is one of the stops on the Illuminate SF Light Art Trail. (Courtesy San Francisco Travel Association)
Robyn Crawford remembers Whitney Houston as a teen in her new memoir. (Author photo courtesy Marc Hom)

Robyn Crawford tells all about Whitney Houston

Memoir reveals many sides of groundbreaking pop singer

Robyn Crawford remembers Whitney Houston as a teen in her new memoir. (Author photo courtesy Marc Hom)
San Francisco punk pioneers Crime are profiled in a rockumentary premiering Nov. 14 at the Victoria Theatre. (Courtesy Larry Larson)

SF punk band Crime captured at prime in new movie

Doc tells story of pioneering band known for wearing police uniforms

San Francisco punk pioneers Crime are profiled in a rockumentary premiering Nov. 14 at the Victoria Theatre. (Courtesy Larry Larson)
Flea faces father complex in new memoir

Flea faces father complex in new memoir

‘Acid for the Children’ details Red Hot Chili Peppers’ star’s parent issues

Flea faces father complex in new memoir
Versatile John Lithgow speaks about his new political satire in two Bay Area appearances. (Author photo courtesy Robert Zuckerman)

Rhyming John Lithgow takes on Trump

Author-illustrator’s new satire is ‘Dumpty’

Versatile John Lithgow speaks about his new political satire in two Bay Area appearances. (Author photo courtesy Robert Zuckerman)
Antonia Thomas plays Dr. Claire Browne on “The Good Doctor.” (Courtesy Bob D’Amico/ABC)

‘Good Doctor’s’ Antonia Thomas touts show’s diversity

Actress visits SF support women of color on TV, in business

Antonia Thomas plays Dr. Claire Browne on “The Good Doctor.” (Courtesy Bob D’Amico/ABC)