Arts & Entertainment

New Century Chamber Orchestra debuts in new Presidio Theatre

Ensemble plays Beethoven in state-of-the-art venue

Edwardian Ball welcomes guests of all stripes

At 20 years, epoch bash is wild, warm and welcoming

Fireside Bar: From dive to cozy hangout

“We felt the neighborhood could use a bar that wasn’t a dive bar that could appeal to a younger crowd.”

Good Day Jan. 19-21, 2020

Loving Janis, Middleditch & Schwartz, Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival, John Pizzarelli, Jeremy Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service and Celebration Train and Parade, Cheesemonger Invitational, Seventeen, Earthgang

  • Jan 18, 2020

Helgi Tomasson kicks off 35th season with SF Ballet

Veterans Tan, Luiz sizzle in show of new, classic dances

‘Life’ doesn’t have to be ‘Miserable’

Three new movies do their best to live up to their disparate titles

Good Day Jan. 16-18, 2020

Rex Orange County, Photography of Gilbert Smith, Snap!, Nada Surf, The Nether, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Railroad Earth, Ali Wong, Shin Lim, Berkeley Symphony/Concerto Competition Winners, Brick Factor, Amber Liu, Amanda Addleman

  • Jan 16, 2020

Open marriage goes wrong in funny ‘PolySHAMory’

Yet Kate Robards’ teasing show looks at complex issues slightly

Real Housewife Kelly Dodd returns to The City

Orange County reality star spent quality time in SF

Good Day Jan. 15-16, 2020

Miranda Popkey, Mostly British Film Festival Preview, Ron Nagle-Handsome Drifter, Edward Simon, FOG Design + Art 2020, Untitled, Art, SF Ballet Opening Gala, Meng Jin, Emanuel Ax, But I Love the Zine

  • Jan 15, 2020

Chatting with Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Maverick Sabre, Midge Ure

Garvey recounts troubled times in ‘Giants of All Sizes’

‘Joker’ tops this year’s Oscar nominations

‘1917,’ ‘Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ close behind

  • Jan 13, 2020

Holocaust-era instruments tell untold stories

‘Violins of Hope’ recalls lives, music of those who suffered at hands of Nazis

For Nina G, stuttering brings laughter

Comedian, disability rights advocate pens amusing memoir

JR’s mural mesmerizes at SFMOMA

‘Chronicles of San Francisco’ showcases 1,206 people

Good Day Jan. 12-14, 2020

Ramey Piano Trio, Amaluna, Tribute to The Monkees, Jerry Brown, Molly Shannon Tribute, Ottessa Moshfegh, Your Smith, Stella Donnelly, Black Scorpion, Steve Inskeep

  • Jan 11, 2020

Films opening, film programs for Jan. 10, 2020

Coven film fest, with shorts and features by women and non-binary directors, at Roxie

  • Jan 10, 2020

Larkmead Vineyards honors influential viticulture researcher with $200,000 gift to UC Davis

The donation will preserve and digitize the work of the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Harold Olmo

‘Clemency,’ ‘Just Mercy’ are moving death row dramas

Alfre Woodard, Jamie Foxx star in affecting prison films

Good Day Jan. 9-11, 2020

Half the Sugar, All the Love, Bad Feminist, SF Tape Music Festival, Proof, A Messy World, Rashaad Newsome’s To Be Real, Mark Rogers’ Canines of San Francisco, Harlem Globetrotters, Open Water Shirsey Giveaway

  • Jan 9, 2020