Arts & Entertainment

The man behind C-3PO talks about his 40-plus years on “Star Wars”

Last month, the man behind one of the most famous characters in one of the all-time most popular movie franchises was in San Francisco

John Prine, revered singer-songwriter, dies of COVID-19 complications at 73

John Prine, who traded his job as a Chicago mail carrier to…

Burger Boogaloo moved to Halloween weekend

Annual music festival hosted by John Waters to feature Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks

Compelling ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ new on demand

‘Slay the Dragon,’ ‘Other Lamb’ also notable

Savor the classic comedy of Betty White and Rose Marie

Streaming docs recount careers of two show-biz greats

Clannad’s ‘In a Lifetime’ world tour on hold

Celtic band’s new release is a 50-year career retrospective

Finding good value in wine and spirits while sheltering

I have struggled lately with trying to find the relevance of writing about wine and spirits during these difficult times.

Long-term installation sounds out about Millennium Tower

‘Point of Final Collapse’ addresses SF’s sinking downtown skyscraper

  • Mar 30, 2020

Green Day’s still vexed about planet’s sorry state

New album asks, How do you start a party as the world crumbles?

The fight isn’t over for this San Francisco venue

PianoFight finds new ways to keep the show going

  • Mar 27, 2020

SF Conservatory kicks off digital Tiny Dorm Concert series

Students, alumni, faculty and friends appear in online music, lecture sessions

Sequestered sipping cocktails brought to you by San Francisco bartenders

Besides having a drink while in coronavirus stay-at-home mode, you can virtually tip the creators and support your local bars

Viral musings: Dealing with cabin fever in the days of COVID-19

A few helpful tips for enduring these unusual times

‘Resistance,’ ‘Vivarium,’ ‘Bacurau,’ ‘Banana Split’ on demand

New releases shock, thrill, amuse and tug heartstrings

Cal Academy brings natural world inside

At-home programs include new virtual NightLife festivities

Series worth streaming: ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Anne with an E’

Different lives showcased in engrossing Hulu, Netflix shows

Innovative ways to view indie (and Hollywood) movies

‘Phoenix, Oregon’ streams with revenues assisting indie theaters

  • Mar 23, 2020

Newest Redbreast Irish Whiskey release was 27 years in the making

Ruby port casks from Portugal bring distinction to the aging process

Attractions, theaters, galleries serve up virtual diversions

Winchestery Mystery House, arts groups move to video, online gatherings

S.F. Symphony streams ‘Keeping Score’ series

Documentaries, filmed concerts online in wake of performance cancellations