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Hunters Point Shipyard Artists open their studios

The nation’s largest art colony welcomes the public into its digs this…

Kaiser Chiefs regroup and move on

It wasn’t as if Ricky Wilson was resting on his laurels in…

Russell Crowe divines, conquers in directorial debut

Just past 50 and widely considered one of the finest actors of…

Sir John Eliot Gardiner finds new experiences with ancient opera

Illustrious English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been presenting the music…

Too little direction in ‘The Way West’

“We’re special,” declares Mom (an unnervingly hearty Anne Darragh in flannel shirt…

Versatile Alan Cumming comes to S.F.

Life remains a cabaret for Alan Cumming. who is spending a musical…

Alvin Ailey dancers brilliantly meld old and new

It’s not typical for a dance performance to begin as it did…

April 22: 'Harold and Maude' at Castro, Sylvan Esso and more

Who’s in town Green Man Cannabis founder Christian Hageseth discusses his entry…

Big lineup for 58th S.F. International Film Fest

On a wintry night in 1957 at the Metro Theater on Union…

S.F. International Film Festival select programs

Here’s a brief sampling of the hundreds of films and programs offered…

‘Head of Passes’ a stormy, poignant family drama

The rain comes down hard in “Head of Passes.” So do the…

April 21: Reckless Kelly, free Armenian concert and more

Who’s in town Mary Noriss, chief copy editor at the New Yorker,…

Pianist Sa Chen brings her artistry to the U.S.

A musical revolution to the tune of 150 million students is happening…

‘Babylift’ details 1975 evacuation of Vietnamese children

The headline on top of the April 3, 1975 San Francisco Examiner…

April 20: Bad Religion, 'How High' and more

Who’s in town Actress Candice Bergen, whose credits include “The Sand Pebbles”…

Tony-winner Lena Hall gets her girl (back) on

Celina Consuela Gabriella Carvajal is coming home to San Francisco for a…

West Coast vibes revive Rumer’s spirit

From the string-latticed “Dangerous” to a piano-sculpted “Butterfly” and “Better Place,” the…

April 19: '4/20' comedy, Jewish cinema and more

Something to read Benu By Corey Lee ($59.99) The Benu chef, whose…

Barry Manilow makes miracles, magic on ‘One Last Time’ tour

During a particularly neat moment of his concert Saturday night at SAP…

‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ an intriguing salute to actresses

French writer-director Olivier Assayas journeys into the foggy Alps and into the…