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U.K.’s Fat White Family aims to offend

It isn’t difficult to identify the concept lurking behind Britain’s dissonant rock…

May 12: Indulge with ODC, Neil Diamond and more

Who’s in town New York writer Patricia Park’s debut novel, “Re Jane,”…

Time is right for another Anna Halprin ‘Blank Placard Dance’

For nine decades, Anna Halprin has explored what it means to dance…

ACT christens renovated Strand on Market Street

On Thursday, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater ceremoniously opens The Strand, a…

May 11: 'Inventing Champagne,” barbecue guru and more

Who’s in town Texas barbecue master Aaron Franklin shares the flavorful secrets…

Robert Moses’ Kin turns 20 with ‘SILT’

In 1995, when Robert Moses launched his dance company Robert Moses’ Kin,…

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch, Ministry and more

Something to read The Smartest Book In the World By Greg Proops…

Tattooed Elle King loves living the fast life

Singer Elle King is admittedly hard and mean. After partying in her…

‘Tangerines’ a simple, evocative antiwar drama

Hating each other murderously, two soldiers on opposite sides in a civil…

May 8-9: Mario Bello, Oysterfest and more

A great hike Mill about: In the northern part of Napa Valley,…

Echo Brown aims to challenge with ‘Black Virgins’

An echo is defined as “a close parallel or repetition of an…

Fantasy, reality meld in Seamus Conley’s dreamy explorations

Lone figures inhabit haunting, otherworldly landscapes in the paintings of Seamus Conley,…

Jane Lynch invites audiences to ‘See Jane Sing’

Jane Lynch, up close and gleefully musical, brings her cabaret act to…

May 7: Lila Rose, Jimbo the Clown and more

Who’s in town Grammy winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are performing…

S.F. seascape bolsters exquisite ‘Ondine at Sutro’

Could there be a better setting for French dramatist Jean Giraudoux’s 1938…

Shira Piven, Kristen Wiig take on real life in 'Welcome to Me'

Though "Welcome to Me" is Shira Piven’s second feature film, she brings…

Alarm’s Mike Peters speaks for Dead Men Walking

Alarm bandleader Mike Peters has accomplished a lot over the last couple…

Dwight Yoakam pleased with newfound popularity

Grammy-winner Dwight Yoakam at first was puzzled by the glowing reaction to…

Guys and dolls hit right notes in ‘Where’s Charley'

A lively pace and pleasing vocals make the 42nd Street Moon revival…

May 6: Cosmetology show, Rentals and more

Who’s in town Megan Kruse’s debut novel, “Call Me Home,” follows a…