Leslie Katz

Public speaker, advocate, counselor and standup comedian Nina G is promoting her memoir “Stutterer Interrupted.” (Courtesy photo)

For Nina G, stuttering brings laughter

Comedian, disability rights advocate pens amusing memoir

Public speaker, advocate, counselor and standup comedian Nina G is promoting her memoir “Stutterer Interrupted.” (Courtesy photo)
Street artist JR’s huge digital mural on the first floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on view for free, is fascinating. (Leslie Katz/S.F.)

JR’s mural mesmerizes at SFMOMA

‘Chronicles of San Francisco’ showcases 1,206 people

Street artist JR’s huge digital mural on the first floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on view for free, is fascinating. (Leslie Katz/S.F.)
Stevie Nicks is among the headliners of the 2020 BottleRock Napa Valley. (Courtesy photo)

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Khalid at BottleRock

Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Zedd, Avett Brothers also among dozens of acts in three-day lineup

Stevie Nicks is among the headliners of the 2020 BottleRock Napa Valley. (Courtesy photo)
Bobcat Goldthwait is among the storytellers appearing in Porch Light’s annual Sketchfest show on Friday at Swedish American Hall. (Courtesy Robyn Von Swank)

19th Sketchfest kicks off with Porch Light storytelling stars

Hundreds of comics slated to appear in myriad shows across SF

Bobcat Goldthwait is among the storytellers appearing in Porch Light’s annual Sketchfest show on Friday at Swedish American Hall. (Courtesy Robyn Von Swank)
“Beach Blanket Babylon” — with its trademark San Francisco hat — celebrated with its final performance after 45 years on New Year’s Eve. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco bids farewell to ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’

Beloved hat-filled show ends 45-year run

“Beach Blanket Babylon” — with its trademark San Francisco hat — celebrated with its final performance after 45 years on New Year’s Eve. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco resident Sieu Sean Do’s new memoir describes his life as a youngster in Cambodia. (Courtesy photo)

Cambodian survivor tells dramatic story of ‘Good Fortune’

Sieu Sean Do recalls life before, during reign of terror

San Francisco resident Sieu Sean Do’s new memoir describes his life as a youngster in Cambodia. (Courtesy photo)
Tony, a cab driver, is among the people profiled in “63 Up,” part of a long-running series addressing class structure in England, and much more. (Courtesy BritBox)

‘63 Up’ director Michael Apted still going strong

British doc series checks in with subjects, now seniors

Tony, a cab driver, is among the people profiled in “63 Up,” part of a long-running series addressing class structure in England, and much more. (Courtesy BritBox)
John Fluevog, known for his whimsical shoe designs, will be at his Haight Street store on Friday touting his coffee table book “Fluevog: 50 Years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls.” (Courtesy photo)

Shoe guru John Fluevog celebrates 50 years

Designer’s new book is ‘Unique Soles for Unique Souls’

John Fluevog, known for his whimsical shoe designs, will be at his Haight Street store on Friday touting his coffee table book “Fluevog: 50 Years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls.” (Courtesy photo)
Filmmaker John Waters is hosting 2020’s Burger Boogaloo in Oakland for the six year in a row. (Courtesy Erika Reinsel)

Bikini Kill to top lineup at 2020 Burger Boogaloo

Discounted tickets now on sale for July concerts in Oakland

Filmmaker John Waters is hosting 2020’s Burger Boogaloo in Oakland for the six year in a row. (Courtesy Erika Reinsel)
Kim Epifano appears in “Rock & Mortar” at Z Space. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

‘Rock & Mortar’ takes audiences on a journey through memory

Epiphany Dance Theater’s performance art piece transcends time

Kim Epifano appears in “Rock & Mortar” at Z Space. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)
From left, Alex Hairston (Disco Donna), Dan’yelle Williamson (Diva Donna) and Olivia Elease Hardy (Duckling Donna) sing up a storm in “Summer” at the Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy for Murphymade)

‘Summer’ turns up the old victrola

Disco queen’s hits sound great in shallow jukebox musical

From left, Alex Hairston (Disco Donna), Dan’yelle Williamson (Diva Donna) and Olivia Elease Hardy (Duckling Donna) sing up a storm in “Summer” at the Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy for Murphymade)
American Conservatory Theater is staging its popular production of “A Christmas Carol” for the 43rd year. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Holiday Theater 2019: ‘Christmas Carol’ and more

Classics, musicals, fairy tales and drag queens take to the stage for the season

American Conservatory Theater is staging its popular production of “A Christmas Carol” for the 43rd year. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
San Francisco Community Music Center’s “Navidad en la Misión” on Dec. 6 at Mission Dolores Basilica includes holiday music from across the centuries sung in Spanish. (Courtesy Judy Rosenfeld)

Holiday Classical and Choral 2019: Sing on!

Carols and more in churches and concert halls

San Francisco Community Music Center’s “Navidad en la Misión” on Dec. 6 at Mission Dolores Basilica includes holiday music from across the centuries sung in Spanish. (Courtesy Judy Rosenfeld)
In the San Francisco production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” John Skelley as Harry (second from right) and loved ones Hermione (Yanna McIntosh), Rose (Folami Williams), Ron (David Abeles), Lily (Natalie Adele Schroeder), James (William Bednar-Carter), Ginny (Angela Reed) and Albus (Benjamin Papac) gather at the train station. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

Eighth Harry Potter tale takes to the stage quite well

Special effects, tender story magically meld in hit show at the Curran

In the San Francisco production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” John Skelley as Harry (second from right) and loved ones Hermione (Yanna McIntosh), Rose (Folami Williams), Ron (David Abeles), Lily (Natalie Adele Schroeder), James (William Bednar-Carter), Ginny (Angela Reed) and Albus (Benjamin Papac) gather at the train station. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
From left, Jorge Luis Diaz, Loreigna Sinclair, Larissa Kelloway, Kathryn Hannah, Ryan Drummond (center), Dean Linnard, Sophia Introna, Danielle Philapil and Montel Anthony Nord appear in San Francisco Playhouse’s “Groundhog Day the Musical.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

‘Groundhog Day the Musical’ rants more than enchants

Stage show lacks sweet tone of filmic source material

From left, Jorge Luis Diaz, Loreigna Sinclair, Larissa Kelloway, Kathryn Hannah, Ryan Drummond (center), Dean Linnard, Sophia Introna, Danielle Philapil and Montel Anthony Nord appear in San Francisco Playhouse’s “Groundhog Day the Musical.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)
ODC/Dance presents its annual holiday production of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” (Courtesy Margo Moritz)

Holiday Dance 2019: Nuts about ‘Nutcracker’

The classic ballet, and fun alternatives, on stages across the bay

ODC/Dance presents its annual holiday production of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” (Courtesy Margo Moritz)
The Conservatory of Flowers’ Night Bloom light and sound installation runs through Jan. 5 in Golden Gate Park. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday Events 2019: It’s Christmastime in The City

Trim the tree, slide on skates or do some holiday shopping

The Conservatory of Flowers’ Night Bloom light and sound installation runs through Jan. 5 in Golden Gate Park. (Courtesy photo)
Cher was colorful on her Here We Go Again Tour at Chase Center on Thursday. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Beat goes on in Cher’s fun ‘Here We Go Again Tour’

Entertaining diva, fashionista is inspirational, too

Cher was colorful on her Here We Go Again Tour at Chase Center on Thursday. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
From left, Ariela Morgenstern, Jade Shojaee and DC Scarpelli appear in Bay Area Musicals’ “Gypsy.” (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studio)

Bay Area Musicals stages thoroughly entertaining ‘Gypsy’

Troupe kicks off fifth season with solid cast in classic show biz tale

From left, Ariela Morgenstern, Jade Shojaee and DC Scarpelli appear in Bay Area Musicals’ “Gypsy.” (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studio)
From left, Millie Brooks, Arwen Anderson, Lipica Shah, Meera Rohit Kumbhani and Avanthika Srinivasan are excellent American Conservatory Theater’s “Testmatch.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

ACT’s ‘Testmatch’ takes on cricket, colonialism

Political messages are clear in amusing century-spanning premiere

From left, Millie Brooks, Arwen Anderson, Lipica Shah, Meera Rohit Kumbhani and Avanthika Srinivasan are excellent American Conservatory Theater’s “Testmatch.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)