Arts & Entertainment

‘Burden,’ ‘Incitement’ focus on real-life haters

Films detail lives of KKK members, Rabin’s assassin

‘Retablos,’ ‘On the Periphery’ explore life on the border

Word for Word, Golden Thread, Crowded Fire dramas set in Texas, Turkey

Cinequest turns 30 with films and much more

Silicon Valley fest offers latest in tech and live performances, too

Riptide: An everyman sort of bar in San Francisco’s Sunset District

‘What I enjoy about this bar is you can have an Irish construction worker sitting next to a drag queen, and everyone is happy and fine.’

Good Day March 1-3, 2020

Harpist Julia Kay Jamieson, Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, Fellini at 100, Anthem-Homunculus, Richard Marx, Frances Quinlan, On the Periphery, Common, Echosmith, Crash Test World

  • Feb 29, 2020

Book offers some fun facts about tonic water

When you think of quinine water do you think of stout, pink-faced British sea captains being revived by gin and tonics?

Dance in ‘The Day’ lacks urgency

Beiser, Whelan, Lang, Childs collaboration feels self-couscious

Comedy, tragedy and lived experience explode in ‘Gloria’

Playwright Jacobs-Jenkins asks pointed questions about telling, and owning, stories

Will Forte gets ‘Extra Ordinary,’ Dan Scanlon moves ‘Onward’

Funny filmmakers also can produce a touching moment or two

Good Day Feb. 27-29, 2020

Smuin Dance Series 01, Chinese Culture Center open house, Olivia O’Brien, New Moon Duo, Precita Eyes Final Fridays Social, Jenn Colella, Black Choreographers Festival, Guster, Special Olympics 5K/10K & Polar Plunge, Slow Hollows, Eric Silverman

  • Feb 27, 2020

Sting builds tuneful ‘Last Ship’

Vivid score, great singers buoy pop star’s musical

Good Day Feb. 26-27, 2020

Marcia Chatelain, Kara Cooney, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Heena Patel, Zai Divecha, Black Violin, Bob Stephens tribute, Toni Morrison tribute, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tove Lo

  • Feb 26, 2020

Berkeley Art Museum shows Rosie Lee Tompkins’ brilliant quilts

Innovator brought new dimension to textile artistry

New music from Miranda Lambert, Best Coast, The Seshen

Artists deal with, and overcome, darkness in latest projects

Oceano Wines brings the taste of San Luis Obispo to the East Coast

Rachel Martin, who co-founded Oceano Wines in San Luis Obispo can truly be described as bicoastal.

Three perfect days in sensational Sydney

Clean, walkable city is both friendly and diverse

‘Un-Trumping America’ a riveting call to arms

Dan Pfeiffer’s funny book will inspire readers to vote

  • Feb 23, 2020

Oprah brings her 2020 vision to Chase Center

TV star, mogul shares wellness advice, personal stories

Good Day Feb. 23-25, 2020

Avedis Chamber Music Series, Phora, Sonya Rapoport: Biorhythm, Blindspotting, John Sayles, Sarah McLachlan, CatVideoFest, ZZ Ward, Hollow Coves

  • Feb 22, 2020

‘AI Sensorium’ takes on the technological age

Kinetech Arts dancers, designers aim to show dangers of digital era