Leslie Katz

Holiday Events 2018: Tree lightings, ice skating, craft fairs and more

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Check out this list…

Flashy stunts, sketchy story in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’

At the outset of “Volta,” the Cirque du Soleil show now under…

Odd couple friendship in ‘Green Book’ is real

“Green Book” director Peter Farrelly and star Mahershala Ali vouch for the…

Crazy good song and dance in Bay Area Musicals’ ‘Crazy For You’

It’s hard to resist the sequin-studded, toe-tapping cast of Bay Area Musicals’…

It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming…

Fun time for all in ‘Hula in Unusual Places’

Bay Area hula master Patrick Makuakāne knows how to put on a…

SF Trolley Dances move from Mission Creek to SFMOMA

As her logistics-laden community arts festival San Francisco Trolley Dances observes its…

‘Waitress’ a sweet, tuneful slice of life

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Blueberry Bacon Pie and I Hate My Husband Pie…

Eliza Gibson’s ‘A.I. Therapist’ provides comfort

In her solo show “Bravo 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You…

Great Treasure Island Music fest lineup in new East Bay site

This weekend marks the 11th Treasure Island Music Festival -- but it’s…

Mountains of music at 18th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Even though the 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is missing some favorite…

Relationships unravel in SF Playhouse’s ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’

The personal and political dialogue between and among two interracial couples of…

FACT/SF turns 10 with premiere of ‘death’

San Francisco choreographer Charles Slender-White’s upcoming premiere “death” at CounterPulse represents the…

Rob Paulsen of ‘Animaniacs’ fame: Laughter is best medicine

Rob Paulsen, the man behind some of the most beloved TV cartoon…

Film festivals bust out across the Bay

It’s fall arts season in the Bay, and that means there’s no…

Violin greats join SF Symphony for 2018 gala

When maestro Michael Tilson Thomas announced “quite a lineup of fiddle players”…

‘Pause Breathe Smile’ a nifty primer on mindfulness

San Francisco author and longtime Zen practitioner Gary Gach had a goal…

Mary Sano keeps Isadora Duncan’s art, spirit alive

Mary Sano, upon celebrating the 20th anniversary of her South of Market…

SF Green Film fest tackles international environmental issues

“It’s elemental” is the theme of the eighth San Francisco Green Film…

Fall 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

A wide array of chamber, choral, operatic and symphonic music fills concert…