Arts & Entertainment

‘Rise of Skywalker’ comprehensively concludes ‘Star Wars’

Ninth movie bids farewell to beloved characters with joy, sadness

Cambodian survivor tells dramatic story of ‘Good Fortune’

Sieu Sean Do recalls life before, during reign of terror

Good Day Dec. 18-19, 2019

Noh Christmas Carol, Scott Capurro, Mike Quu, Common Holly, Christmas Jug Band, Love Actually with the San Francisco Symphony, Sutro Baths Gingerbread Replica, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas

  • Dec 18, 2019

Good Day Dec. 19-21, 2019

Katya: A Holiday Spectacular, Bayview Opera House Winter Wonderland, African-American Shakespeare Company’s Cinderella, Sasheer Zamata, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s Soulful Christmas, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Tourist, Songs for a Sixpence, Bethlehem A.D., Birdman Bats Ballapalooza, New Wave Winter Ball, SF Symphony’s A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Dec 18, 2019

New holiday music that is good – really

Here are this year’s standout holiday albums deserving of attention

Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan hides out in U.S.

Welsh songwriter uses time off tour to reflect in Utah

Shotgun Players stage hypnotic ‘Vinegar Tom’

Caryl Churchill’s 17th century-set witch play is funny, musical, provocative

San Francisco Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ goes deep

Added nuance welcomed in 2019 edition of holiday favorite

Robyn Crawford tells all about Whitney Houston

Memoir reveals many sides of groundbreaking pop singer

Good Day Dec. 15-17, 2019

Kim Nalley, Kim Shuck, Stassi Schroeder, Lola Kirke, Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley, Ragazzi, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Ariana Grande, Waitress, Matt Callahan & Yvonne Moore, Nicole Miller’s To the Stars

  • Dec 14, 2019

Pete Yorn calls his new songs ‘caretakers’

Rocker references sounds on popular 2001 debut

Stories from Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center

Three exhibitions showcase American life, past and present

Imelda Marcos’ scary pull comes to light in ‘Kingmaker’

Documentary explores Philippine leader’s comeback attempt

‘Richard Jewell’ a telling tale of human nature

Great cast shines in Clint Eastwood drama about heroes under suspicion

Asian Art Museum reintroduces 15 ‘Masterworks’

Redesigned galleries offer taste of what’s to come when $100 million expansion is completed

Iconic French Bordeaux release tops Wine Spectator’s 2019 picks

The United States, at 29 percent, had more wines on the 2019 list than any other country

‘63 Up’ director Michael Apted still going strong

British doc series checks in with subjects, now seniors

Good Day Dec. 12-14, 2019

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet, Circus of Light, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s Soulful Christmas, One Hour Star Wars Trilogy-Live!, Illenium, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul, Kim Nalley, Pomplamoose

  • Dec 12, 2019

Shoe guru John Fluevog celebrates 50 years

Designer’s new book is ‘Unique Soles for Unique Souls’

Role Model’s music comes from loneliness

Composer records distinctive sparse tunes in a closet