Arts & Entertainment

Kate Hamill’s ‘Vanity Fair’ resonates in 21st century

ACT’s adaptation of Victorian novel is over the top yet amusing

‘Avengers: Endgame’ a magnificent epic

Big superhero series gets fitting final chapter

‘Vanity Fair’ performer balances acting and activism

Prosthetic leg doesn’t hold Anthony Michael Lopez back

‘Chocolate Factory’ producer holds golden ticket for screen-to-stage musicals

Show based on Roald Dahl’s classic a case of evolution

‘Red Joan’ a spy tale with missed opportunities

Story lacks depth, passion — even with Judi Dench

Good Day April 25-27, 2019

Tongo Eisen-Martin, Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, Art Market San Francisco, stARTup Art Fair, Wallows, Flower Drum Song, New Living Expo, Smuin’s Dance Series 02, Decorator Showcase, Nick Waterhouse, Pepe Romero, Daniel Ho, Rozalie Hirs

  • Apr 25, 2019

Free Bay Area Dance Week kicks off in Yerba Buena Gardens

Hundreds of classes, shows across the Bay from April 26 through May 5

Go-to cellist Kelsey Lu goes solo with ‘Blood’

Musician’s connection with her instrument ‘almost beyond explanation’

Good Day April 24-25, 2019

Lizzo, Ben Kweller, Mo Welch, We Three, Pierre Jarawan, Lavender Country, Haley Reinhart, John Mellencamp, Femprovisor Fest, Over the Wall, Jessie James DEcker, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom

  • Apr 24, 2019

‘Undiscovered Country’ a Shakespeare-Wild West mashup

We Players’ period piece is evocative, unexpected

‘From Ash’ grapples with destruction and redemption

Choreographer Annie Kahane creates new world in dance-theater piece

  • Apr 21, 2019

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