Arts & Entertainment

Buddy Miller brings good music, cheer to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Guitarist known for plentiful collaborations

‘Dance Nation’ goes all out with teen angst

Actors strong in San Francisco Playhouse show

‘The Year I Did Nothing’ tells funny, familial, political tale

Film looks at Philippines revolution from personal perspective

Merlot month helps restore respect to a legend

Not all problems with merlot were caused by the “Sideways Effect.”

Good Day Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2019

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, Folsom Street Fair, Anthropocene-The Human Epoch, Paula Cole, Annalee Newitz, Shura, Vampire Weekend, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Marie Lu

  • Sep 28, 2019

Films opening Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Teng Congcong’s lauded ‘Send Me to the Clouds’ at 4-Star

Union Square discount ticket booth to close

Tix Bay Area continues full-service offerings online

‘Death of Dick Long’ offers more than just laughs

Edgy rural comedy also has tender moments and food for thought

ACT stages top production of ‘Top Girls’

Caryl Churchill’s modern classic a strong season opener

See, listen to ‘Sound of a Wild Snail Eating’

SF Green Film fest screens evocative short

Good Day Sept. 26-28, 2019

Bob Seger, The Other Mozart, Smuin Dance Series 1, Monterey Jazz Festival, Maná, Glen Hansard, SF Conservatory of Music Kickoff Weekend, Great America’s Halloween Haunt, El Rio, Russian Ballet Theatre, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Portola Garden Tour

  • Sep 26, 2019

Renée Zellweger takes ‘Judy’ over the rainbow

Star soars in late-career portrait of troubled entertainer

Banks is back in action with ‘III’

Songwriter develops dynamic new material during self-imposed hiatus

Cutting Ball reimagines ‘Miss Julie’ with panache

‘Free For All’ cleverly updates Strindberg classsic

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness revisits his past

Garage rocker takes break from writing his autobiography

Good Day Sept. 25-26, 2019

Mari Andrew, San Francisco Public Press 10-Year Anniversary Party, Bier! Brezeln! Bratwurst!, Hot Mikado, Day6, Les Blank documentaries, Chanticleer, Friendly Fires

  • Sep 25, 2019

Fans, friends, colleagues remember Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter

Prolific lyricist, 78, died at home in Marin

Zany antics spoil ‘Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man’

foolsFURY show unsuccessfully mixes comedy and tragedy

Kate Tempest an eclectic, evocative poet and more

English spoken-word artist defies classification

Actors take charge in Cal Shakes’ ‘Macbeth’

Tragedy boasts strong ensemble, innovative set design