Arts & Entertainment

Justin Chon stars in “Coming Home Again,” which makes its U.S. premiere on Oct. 16 on CAAMFest Forward’s opening night. <ins>(Courtesy Center for Asian American Media)</ins>

Wayne Wang’s ‘Coming Home Again’ a portrait of a Korean-American family

S.F. filmmaker goes distance to get details right

Justin Chon stars in “Coming Home Again,” which makes its U.S. premiere on Oct. 16 on CAAMFest Forward’s opening night. <ins>(Courtesy Center for Asian American Media)</ins>
Hayden Thorpe’s new solo EP is “Aerial Songs.” (Courtesy Broomberg & Chanarin)

Hayden Thorpe’s ‘Aerial Songs’ come out of the country

Wild Beasts’ frontman inspired by nature on new recording

Hayden Thorpe’s new solo EP is “Aerial Songs.” (Courtesy Broomberg & Chanarin)

Melanie C has accepted all aspects of herself

Former Spice Girl’s new album full of dance-pop confessionals

  • Oct 12, 2020

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

Costumes and carving are hot, trick-or-treating is not

Black theater matters

African Americans infuse Bay Area stages with renewed energy

Academy of Sciences has ‘the right stuff’ for reopening

Golden Gate Park attraction welcomes public back on Oct. 23

High noon at the Oasis

D’Arcy Drollinger’s busy at the helm of the SoMa drag club and other ventures, too

Road tripping with Rerun – Part Three

A pandemic-era series chronicling a U.S. tour with a four-legged passenger

‘Totally Under Control’ details Trump’s COVID failures

‘Planters’ a whimsical comedy with heart

Forum on ‘Forests of California’ towers at virtual Litquake

Beloved SF literary festival goes online during pandemic, remains jam-packed

The San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Nkechi Emeruwa in “Licensed to Drive While Black” at 1 p.m. Oct. 24. (Courtesy photo)

SF International Arts fest goes on with outdoor staging at Fort Mason

Social distanced dance, music and theater slated for Oct. 24-25

The San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Nkechi Emeruwa in “Licensed to Drive While Black” at 1 p.m. Oct. 24. (Courtesy photo)

Good jolts in Blumhouse flicks ‘Black Box,’ ‘The Lie’

Amazon Studios kicks off series of four genre films

Suzanne Vega sings New York songs

Troubadour plays live-streamed gigs from Blue Note

New instrumentals from Ed Harcourt

Songwriter explores new frontiers after major label break

Road tripping with Rerun – Part Two

A pandemic-era series chronicling a U.S. tour with a four-legged passenger

Lodi is the new destination to explore distinctive whites

Vintners in appellation creating diverse selection of single-varietal wines

Castro museum reopens its door to LGBTQ history

GLBT Historical Society archives remain closed, but public is welcome back

Cinequest film fest launches Cinejoy films online

Screenings give viewers chance to see Cinequest offerings canceled in March

‘Glorias’ a satisfying salute to famed feminist

Uncommon heroine appeals in ‘Once Upon a River’

B movie chiller ‘Death of Me’ makes most of mysterious vacation setting

‘Finding out what the heck happened’ flick has some good jolts