Arts & Entertainment

Yuan Yuan Tan stunning in San Francisco Ballet’s ‘Little Mermaid’

Dancer shines in John Neumeier’s dark, lavish take on fairy tale

Good Day April 21-23, 2019

Union Street Easter Parade, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 2019 Easter in the Park, Presto Opera! Easter Extravaganza, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Lizzo, King Princess, La Frontera Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border, Alexandre Tharaud, SF Conservatory of Music Orchestra, The 1975, Old Sea Brigade

  • Apr 20, 2019

‘Lest We Forget’ shines light on Holocaust survivors

Civic Center photo display urges viewers to fight hatred, bigotry

Films opening Friday, April 19, 2019

Breaking Habits: The documentary by Robert Ryan is about Christine Meeusen, the…

Lady Bracknell lights up Aurora’s ‘Earnest’

Sharon Lockwood steals show in Wilde’s classic comedy

Looking beyond prosecco for Italian sparkling wine

We often mistakingly define all Italian sparkling wine as prosecco.

Musical ‘Chocolate Factory’ missing Roald Dahl’s spirit

Shrill stage adaptation lacks joy of classic kids’ book

Good Day April 18-20, 2019

San Francisco Symphony with conductor Simone Young, Kingston Trio, Flyaway Productions’ The Wait Room, San Francisco Ballet’s The Little Mermaid, Caminos Flamencos, Midnight Cowboy, M. Lockwood Porter, Continuum, Randy Rainbow, Kyle Cook

  • Apr 18, 2019

‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to end 45-year run

Wacky, hat-filled musical revue closing Dec. 31

Timothy Showalter back on track with ‘Eraserland’

Strand of Oaks revitalized with assist rom My Morning Jacket

‘Little Woods’ a compelling drama about sisters in trouble

Nia DaCosta’s feature debut a vivid look at rural middle America

Good Day April 17-18, 2019

Once at Present, Messer Chups, Beyond Borders, Lest We Forget, The Body Electric, The Wolves, Vanity Fair, KiSMiT, 700 Sharks, Sonia Purnell, Hop Along

  • Apr 17, 2019

Feminists’ fury rises in ‘F213’

Group show offers works by angry artists calling for change

Claire Denis discusses pitfalls in making ‘High Life’

Director delves deep into space in first English-language film

Good Day April 14-16, 2019

Ensemble Caprice, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Queer California: Untold Stories, Israeli Chamber Project, Mariza, Damon Young, Great American Lie, Avey Tare, Lisa Vroman, Parcels

  • Apr 13, 2019

‘Halibut on the Moon’ evocatively details one man’s descent

David Vann’s fictionalized account of father’s road to suicide is heartbreaking

Charlotte Gainsbourg adds drawing to her list of talents

Actress-singer on tour with new book and music

‘5 Soldiers’ a riveting, urgent look at life in the military

Rosie Kay Dance Company performers are amazingly authentic

Films opening Friday, April 12, 2019

Elizabeth McGovern portrays the title character in ‘The Chaperone’

  • Apr 12, 2019

Don’t overlook the Cabernet Sauvignon of Paso Robles

The Paso Robles wine region was built on zinfandel.