Arts & Entertainment

Bay Area Musicals stages thoroughly entertaining ‘Gypsy’

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

SF Opera sets holiday mood with gentler, charming ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Family-friendly production lightens Grimm fairy tale

‘Triptych of hell’ inspires ‘Atomic Clown’

Sara Moore details bad spell in funny semi-autobiographical play

Good Day Nov. 17-19, 2019

SF Symphony Youth Orchestra, Sleater Kinney, Crushing Spiral Ensemble, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Zeruya Shalev, Migration to Jonestown vigil, Astana Ballet, Plain White T’s, Carmen Consoli, X Ambassadors, Savannah Shange

  • Nov 16, 2019

Lux Wines and virtual reality offer immersion into Italian wine portfolio

Tour showcases prominent estates with top-rated vintages

Films opening Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

‘At the Heart of Gold’ sheds light on USA Gymnastics scandal

  • Nov 15, 2019

‘Marriage Story’ a riveting, moving look at divorce

Noah Baumbach offers gold mine of emotions in heartfelt film

Shia LaBeouf’s screenplay comes to life in ‘Honey Boy’

Director Alma Har’el brings troubled actor’s therapeutic project to film

Good Day Nov. 14-16, 2019

Drew Holcomb, Mike Isaac, San Mateo Harvest Festival, Andrew Evans Illusions and Mystery, Cloud 9, Postcommodity-The Point of Final Collapse, Anthony Ramos, Opera San Jose’s Hansel and Gretel, Bianca Del Rio

  • Nov 14, 2019

Chelsea Wolfe returns to nature

Gothic folk artist creates new album at secluded home

Stars aligned for Geowulf’s Star Kendrick to make music

Dream pop duo tours with ‘My Resignation’

Good Day Nov. 13-14, 2019

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Flip The Script Benefit, Dr. Azra Raza, Julia Michaels, Sylvia Fein/Matrix 275, Tere O’Connor Dance, Post Malone, GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam, Mt. Joy, Zhavia, Prateek Kuhad

  • Nov 13, 2019

UK’s Blossoms unspoiled by success

Band members stay close to family, friends at home

SF punk band Crime captured at prime in new movie

Doc tells story of pioneering band known for wearing police uniforms

‘Soul of a Nation’ explodes with Black Power

Overdue de Young exhibition remains relevant in 21st century

Favorite principals appeal in San Francisco Opera’s ‘Manon Lescaut’

Nicola Luisotti conducts with passion, great reception in return to podium

‘Color Coded Symphony’ promotes openness, unity

Singer Aireene Espiritu’s musical experience counteracts racism

  • Nov 10, 2019

ACT’s ‘Testmatch’ takes on cricket, colonialism

Political messages are clear in amusing century-spanning premiere

Good Day Nov. 10-12, 2019

Daymé Arocena, Hiroshima, Rebekah Victoria, The King’s Singers, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Matt Maeson, Son Little, Transit of Mercury, Nassim, Santana, Miss Saigon, Rich Lowry

  • Nov 9, 2019

Tony winner LaChanze is ‘Feeling Good’

Broadway star makes SF Bay Area Cabaret debut