Arts & Entertainment

Good Day Sept. 11-12, 2019

Eric Clapton, Gretchen Rubin, Mariko Tamaki, CounterPulse Residency Double Bill, Sigrid, MTT and Mahler, Doobie Brothers, Lizz Wright

  • Sep 11, 2019

SF Opera stages commanding ‘Billy Budd’

All male cast dazzles in Britten opera about good vs. evil

Madonna to play S.F.’s Golden Gate Theatre

Madame X tour concerts slated for Oct. 31, Nov. 2, Nov. 4

Dutch heroine saves Jewish children in ‘Last Train’

Meg Waite Clayton’s Holocaust-set novel inspires

S&M2 opens Chase Center with grandeur

Metallica, San Francisco Symphony reunite in big show

Good Day Sept. 8-10, 2019

Opera in the Park, Gregory Taboloff, Kidz Bop World Tour, The Maestrapeace, Kidchella, Cross Record, Gina Yashere, Adam Pasace, Historically Black College Universities Fair, MindTravel SilentHike, Dave Matthews Band

  • Sep 7, 2019

SF Opera begins 97th season with stirring ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Pene Pati, Nadine Sierra shine in titular role debuts

Whiskey with a Texas flair

Their homegrown Fort Worth brand known as TX is now on its way with August’s sale to Paris-based Pernod Ricard.

Beer politics and random brew questions

In the current campaign cycle, Big Beer backs Republicans while smaller breweries tilt Democratic.

MTT leads final SF Symphony opening as music director

Extra festive concert includes tributes, great singing

Sipping through California’s Sta. Rita region

I tend to fall back on some traditional favorites and am never disappointed.

Day hikes among the giants of Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park boasts the world’s greatest concentration of the namesake trees.

Sumptuous ‘Anastasia’ retells historical myth

National tour boasts great sets and supporting characters

Good Day Sept. 5-7, 2019

Stephen Marley, Admissions, Exit Strategy, Metallica and The San Francisco Symphony, Soulskin, SF Opera’s Romeo and Juliet, The Body Electric, Josh Groban, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Heart, Autumn Moon Festival, SF Opera’s Billy Budd, Due South Concert Series, Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

  • Sep 5, 2019

Behind the scenes with ‘Official Secrets’ real characters

Film tells story of leaked 2003 memo

‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ is magical, horrifying, realistic

Writer-director Issa Lopez a storytelling talent worth watching

‘It Chapter Two’ focuses on lovable characters as much as scares

Long length is both an asset and a setback

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

Dierks Bentley recharges during flight

Country star enjoys seeing the country from the sky

Mike Love remembers George Harrison

Beach Boys, Beatles were ‘mutual admiration society’