Calendar

Jazz singer Paula West promises an all-new show with an eclectic range of songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy Feinstein’s at the Nikko)

Good Day Feb. 6-8, 2020

Paula West, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Diane Ravitch, The 39 Steps, SF Symphony SoundBox, SF Beer Week Opening, Later Days: A Goodbye Show, Tom Papa, Aeron Flutes, Siroko Duo, Chinese New Year Parade, Talisman, Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Powwow

  • Feb 6, 2020
Jazz singer Paula West promises an all-new show with an eclectic range of songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy Feinstein’s at the Nikko)
Nigerian-American actress-comedian Yvonne Orji brings her standup act to the Palace of Fine Arts on Feb. 6. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Feb. 5-6, 2020

Ryan McMullan, Fog City Magic, American Authors, Tycho, John Carreyrou, Emma, Yvonne Orji, Lil Tjay, Kronos Quartet, DjangoSphere, ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Celebration, Berkeley Symphony, Manifesto

  • Feb 5, 2020
Nigerian-American actress-comedian Yvonne Orji brings her standup act to the Palace of Fine Arts on Feb. 6. (Courtesy photo)
Good Day Feb. 2-4, 2020

Good Day Feb. 2-4, 2020

SuperM, You’ll Catch Flies, The First Angry Man, She Loves Me, Isabella Rossellini, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Emily Skinner, Jackie Schimmel

  • Feb 1, 2020
Good Day Feb. 2-4, 2020
Cristina Hall is among the dancers featured in “Soul y Alma,” a presentation by Theatre Flamenco in collaboration with Glide’s gospel chorus onstage Feb. 1 at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2020

More Guns! A Musical Comedy About the NRA, Pablo Francisco, The Fantasticks, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Xavier Omar, GuGu Drum Group, Theatre Flamenco, New Pornographers, Monster Energy Supercross

  • Jan 30, 2020
Cristina Hall is among the dancers featured in “Soul y Alma,” a presentation by Theatre Flamenco in collaboration with Glide’s gospel chorus onstage Feb. 1 at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)
The 16-day, 22nd annual SF IndieFest opens Jan. 29 at the Victoria Theatre with “Woman in Motion” about actress Nichelle Nichols, famed for her role in “Star Trek.” (Courtesy SF IndieFest)

Good Day Jan. 29-30, 2020

SF IndieFest, Woman In Motion, Ingrid Newkirk, Charlee Remitz, DEWR, Translating Selena, Schwabacher Recital Series, Loudon Wainwright III, Howard Jones, Ron Pope

  • Jan 29, 2020
The 16-day, 22nd annual SF IndieFest opens Jan. 29 at the Victoria Theatre with “Woman in Motion” about actress Nichelle Nichols, famed for her role in “Star Trek.” (Courtesy SF IndieFest)
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven in concerts at Davies Symphony Hall on Jan. 26-27. (Courtesy Bastian Achard)

Good Day Jan. 26-28, 2020

Anne-Sophie Mutter, How Did This Get Made: Live, Sons of Apollo, John Pizzarelli, Ives Collective, John Hanrahan Quartet, Jocko Willink, Crissy Van Meter, Gregory Crouch, Ice on Fire

  • Jan 25, 2020
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven in concerts at Davies Symphony Hall on Jan. 26-27. (Courtesy Bastian Achard)
Dr. James L. Hutchinson, 96, the first black physician in San Mateo County, speaks about his memoir on Saturday in Redwood City. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 23-25, 2020

Sugar Sammy, Taking Steps, Jacquees, Amber Tamblyn, Piano Guys, Infamous Stringdusters, Kiara Aileen Machado, Jennifer Koh, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Dr. James L. Hutchinson, Ruth Carlson, Trippie Redd

  • Jan 23, 2020
Dr. James L. Hutchinson, 96, the first black physician in San Mateo County, speaks about his memoir on Saturday in Redwood City. (Courtesy photo)
Edie Flores, left, and Carla Gallardo appear in Word for Word’s “Retablos,” based on playwright-director Octavio Solis’ memoir. (Courtesy Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Theater

Bay Area stages offer musicals, dramas, solo shows, local premieres and bigtime stars, too

Edie Flores, left, and Carla Gallardo appear in Word for Word’s “Retablos,” based on playwright-director Octavio Solis’ memoir. (Courtesy Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec)
“Showing their Levi’s postcard from California Rodeo Salinas” is part of a Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibit about the famed blue jean company opening Feb. 13. (Courtesy Levi Strauss & Co. Archives)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Museums

Art and science centers show photography, sculpture, installations, painting and more

“Showing their Levi’s postcard from California Rodeo Salinas” is part of a Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibit about the famed blue jean company opening Feb. 13. (Courtesy Levi Strauss & Co. Archives)
From left, Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Sonja Dale and Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue appear in Sharp & Fine’s “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space from Feb. 7-9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Dance

Local choreographers and esteemed troupes of international renown bring work to Bay Area stages

From left, Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Sonja Dale and Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue appear in Sharp & Fine’s “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space from Feb. 7-9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)
Apollon Musagète Quartet plays Feb. 9 in a Chamber Music San Francisco presentation. (Courtesy Nicolai Lund/Arts Management Group)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Classical

Virtuoso performers and dedicated amateurs bring chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and world music to concert halls

Apollon Musagète Quartet plays Feb. 9 in a Chamber Music San Francisco presentation. (Courtesy Nicolai Lund/Arts Management Group)
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane” starring Mona Golabek continues through Feb. 16 in Mountain View. (Courtesy Hershey Felder Presents)

Good Day Jan. 22-23, 2020

Pianist of Willesden Lane, Jerry Craft, Waking Dreams, Abby K, Bonny Light Horseman, Mimi’s Suitcase, Roz Chast and Patty Marx, Randy Houser, Carolina De Robertis, Cursive, Mahan Esfahani and Stefan Jackiw, Vijay Iyer and Hafez Modirzadeh, Tom Lutz

  • Jan 22, 2020
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane” starring Mona Golabek continues through Feb. 16 in Mountain View. (Courtesy Hershey Felder Presents)
Singer Kyra Gordon appears in “Loving Janis” at Feinstein’s at the Nikko on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Cherlyn Wagner)

Good Day Jan. 19-21, 2020

Loving Janis, Middleditch & Schwartz, Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival, John Pizzarelli, Jeremy Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service and Celebration Train and Parade, Cheesemonger Invitational, Seventeen, Earthgang

  • Jan 18, 2020
Singer Kyra Gordon appears in “Loving Janis” at Feinstein’s at the Nikko on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Cherlyn Wagner)
James Bacchi’s mobile photo “#inthesky San Francisco” is among the art works selling for $199 in “Snap!” at Arc Gallery on Friday, Jan. 17. (Courtesy James Bacchi)

Good Day Jan. 16-18, 2020

Rex Orange County, Photography of Gilbert Smith, Snap!, Nada Surf, The Nether, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Railroad Earth, Ali Wong, Shin Lim, Berkeley Symphony/Concerto Competition Winners, Brick Factor, Amber Liu, Amanda Addleman

  • Jan 16, 2020
James Bacchi’s mobile photo “#inthesky San Francisco” is among the art works selling for $199 in “Snap!” at Arc Gallery on Friday, Jan. 17. (Courtesy James Bacchi)
Miranda Popkey discusses her acclaimed debut novel “Topics of Conversation” — partly set in San Francisco, in which an unnamed narrator navigates identity through conversations spanning decades — with Rachel Khong at Green Apple Books on Jan. 15. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 15-16, 2020

Miranda Popkey, Mostly British Film Festival Preview, Ron Nagle-Handsome Drifter, Edward Simon, FOG Design + Art 2020, Untitled, Art, SF Ballet Opening Gala, Meng Jin, Emanuel Ax, But I Love the Zine

  • Jan 15, 2020
Miranda Popkey discusses her acclaimed debut novel “Topics of Conversation” — partly set in San Francisco, in which an unnamed narrator navigates identity through conversations spanning decades — with Rachel Khong at Green Apple Books on Jan. 15. (Courtesy photo)
Your Smith, promoting her EP “Wild Wild Woman” on her debut headlining tour, plays the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday. (Courtesy Erica Hernandez)

Good Day Jan. 12-14, 2020

Ramey Piano Trio, Amaluna, Tribute to The Monkees, Jerry Brown, Molly Shannon Tribute, Ottessa Moshfegh, Your Smith, Stella Donnelly, Black Scorpion, Steve Inskeep

  • Jan 11, 2020
Your Smith, promoting her EP “Wild Wild Woman” on her debut headlining tour, plays the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday. (Courtesy Erica Hernandez)
Photographer Mark Rogers speaks about his awesome portrait book, “Canines of San Francisco” at Book Passage in The City on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 9-11, 2020

Half the Sugar, All the Love, Bad Feminist, SF Tape Music Festival, Proof, A Messy World, Rashaad Newsome’s To Be Real, Mark Rogers’ Canines of San Francisco, Harlem Globetrotters, Open Water Shirsey Giveaway

  • Jan 9, 2020
Photographer Mark Rogers speaks about his awesome portrait book, “Canines of San Francisco” at Book Passage in The City on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
Molly Brenner appears in “I’m Coming,” her funny show sharing personal details about her sex life, at PianoFight on Jan. 8; she’s also slated for Sketchfest in The City on Jan. 10. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 8-9, 2020

Molly Brenner in I’m Coming, Henry Puna, The Jeanines, Midweek Metal Madness, E. J. Koh, Who’s Your Mami Comedy, Larry Arrington No Quarter, Cedric Burnside, Under the Knife, Andrew Rader, Capitol Steps

  • Jan 8, 2020
Molly Brenner appears in “I’m Coming,” her funny show sharing personal details about her sex life, at PianoFight on Jan. 8; she’s also slated for Sketchfest in The City on Jan. 10. (Courtesy photo)
Jessica Milligan’s “Meat” is among the artworks on view in “Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena” at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles through Jan. 12. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Jan. 5-7, 2020

Know Your Meme-Stitching Viral Phenomena, Durst Presents The Big Fat Comedy Kiss Off, Asian Art Museum Family Fun Day, Live Doctor Who, W. Kamau Bell and Adam Mansbach, Willie Nelson, George Cole

  • Jan 4, 2020
Jessica Milligan’s “Meat” is among the artworks on view in “Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena” at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles through Jan. 12. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Jake Daniel Leahy, Casey Anne Apregan, Daniel Cancel, Danya El-Kurd, Ciara Carvajal and Abigail Campbell appear in the Go-Go’s musical “Head Over Heels” at New Conservatory Theatre Center. (Courtesy Lois Tema)

Good Day Jan. 2-4, 2020

Head Over Heels, PolySHAMory, Death Valley High, A Year with Frog and Toad, Marty Nemko, This Charming Band, Vintage Paper Fair, When Doves Cry

  • Jan 2, 2020
From left, Jake Daniel Leahy, Casey Anne Apregan, Daniel Cancel, Danya El-Kurd, Ciara Carvajal and Abigail Campbell appear in the Go-Go’s musical “Head Over Heels” at New Conservatory Theatre Center. (Courtesy Lois Tema)