Arts & Entertainment

Ten top rock records of 2019

Nothing comes close to Sam Fender’s ‘Hypersonic Missiles’

Christian Martin closes out Mezzanine

Dirtybird Records producer anticipates ‘emotional’ final set

Go City pass offers fun at a discount

Bay Area attractions aren’t just for tourists

Good Day Dec. 29-31, 2019

The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXVII, S.F. Chamber Orchestra, Dead & Company, John Oliver, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, Fantastic Negrito, Spafford, Shen Yun, American Bach Soloists, Sutton Foster, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lettuce

  • Dec 28, 2019

Gary’s Wine and Marketplace comes to St. Helena

When we arrived in late afternoon to the all-day event, the store was buzzing

Travel: Sailing from Singapore to Sydney in luxury

Commencing in Singapore, over 18 days, the Silversea Silver Muse made two stops in Indonesia and five in Australia

Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter takes lessons in rap

Soul singer collaborates with Lyrics Born

  • Dec 26, 2019

Good Day Dec. 26-28, 2019

Mittens & Mistletoe, Hyphy Holiday Reunion, New Mastersounds, Frankie Quinones, Lea DeLaria, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, Trainwreck Riders, Joey Diaz, The Rhino 2019 Holiday Extravaganza

  • Dec 26, 2019

‘Little Women’ looks great on the big screen in the 21st century

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of classic novel both fresh and timeless

‘Spies in Disguise’ sweetly aims at James Bond

Animated offering insubstantial, lightly entertaining

  • Dec 25, 2019

Good Day Dec. 25-26, 2019

‘Tis the Season for Science, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco Zoo, Lantern Light Festival, Bill Graham Menorah, Night Bloom, Dana Gould, Poolside

  • Dec 25, 2019

A cappella heroes Straight No Chaser stick together

Singers bring their fun seasonal show to The City

Carpe diem in San Jose del Cabo

Close-by holiday hot spot in Mexico has something for everyone

Sam Mendes combines tech, heart in epic ‘1917’

World War I flick dazzles like a ticking-clock thriller

Good Day Dec. 22-24, 2019

A Chanticleer Christmas, Ragazzi Continuo, Bill Graham Menorah, Grace Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys, James Lanman, Cinderella, Dave Koz & Friends, Bud E Luv Christmas Spectacular, Oakland Ballet Nutcracker, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

  • Dec 21, 2019

Dramatic public art lights up The City

Travel bureau’s Light Art Trail a fun winter diversion

‘Becky Nurse of Salem’ takes on too many issues

Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s heavy handed in Berkeley Rep premiere

Films opening Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

Mega-musical ‘Cats’ hits big screen at last

  • Dec 20, 2019

‘Bombshell’ focuses on Fox News women in action

Dramedy looks at fall of harassing CEO Roger Ailes

Gift bottles they’ll remember: An Umbrian wine, Martinique rum

With the holidays upon us, allow me the gift of sharing two stories