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Courtesy PhotoGlowing premiere: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet celebrates its 30th season with a new piece featuring contributions from visual artist Jim Campbell

30 years and 1,000 points of light at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In a testament to choreographer Alonzo King’s longevity and relevance, LINES Ballet…

Courtesy PhotoGlowing premiere: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet celebrates its 30th season with a new piece featuring contributions from visual artist Jim Campbell
Courtesy PhotoSneak preview: Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s “Times Bones

Bright, reflective lights in ‘Times Bones’ by Alexander V. Nichols

Lighting designer Alexander V. Nichols works with the best: His résumé boasts…

Courtesy PhotoSneak preview: Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s “Times Bones
Courtesy PhotoLit Crawl fun: Poet Robert Hass appears in a Threepenny Review event at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Saturday.

Litquaking Robert Hass

Bay Area poet Robert Hass admits his infatuation with The City started…

Courtesy PhotoLit Crawl fun: Poet Robert Hass appears in a Threepenny Review event at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Saturday.
San Francisco’s rowdiest garage band is promoting its new album “Putrifiers II” on Friday at the Great American Music Hall. The bill also includes Sonny Smith

Entertaining Bay Area events for the week of Oct. 8

This week, enjoy performance and visual art, literary events, garage rock, or…

San Francisco’s rowdiest garage band is promoting its new album “Putrifiers II” on Friday at the Great American Music Hall. The bill also includes Sonny Smith
Courtesy PhotoHardly sad: Nancy Hellman Bechtle

Hellman family wants people to ‘have a great time’ at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

“People should not take this as a memorial to Warren”: So says…

Courtesy PhotoHardly sad: Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Courtesy PhotoOne night only: Singing

Taye Diggs – triple threat

Stage, film and television star Taye Diggs can explain to his son…

Courtesy PhotoOne night only: Singing
Courtesy PhotoRisk-taker: Comedian Shazia Mirza appear Wednesday night at Punch Line.

A female British Muslim walks into a comedy club

Comedian Shazia Mirza understands San Francisco. “It’s not like the rest of…

Courtesy PhotoRisk-taker: Comedian Shazia Mirza appear Wednesday night at Punch Line.
Courtesy PhotoRed all over: The pioneering fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue is profiled in “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.”

Diana Vreeland — the first famous fashionista

Seemingly every big name from the 20th-century fashion world has something to…

Courtesy PhotoRed all over: The pioneering fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue is profiled in “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.”
"Nude with Joined Hands" by Pablo Picasso is on view in "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism" at the de Young Museum.

Paley’s modern masterpieces in San Francisco

With a Paul Gaugin front and center, Francis Bacon to the right…

"Nude with Joined Hands" by Pablo Picasso is on view in "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism" at the de Young Museum.
Courtesy PhotoDynamic duo: Husband-and-wife Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis created an engrossing Tolkien-like world in their books.

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis get wild with new children's book

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy has been busy spinning yarns. “Under Wildwood,” being…

Courtesy PhotoDynamic duo: Husband-and-wife Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis created an engrossing Tolkien-like world in their books.
Courtesy PhotoLive onstage: Local drage artists present stage versions of “Roseanne” TV episodes on Wednesdays in The City.

San Francisco drag queens reboot ‘Roseanne’

Comedy queen Roseanne Barr recently weathered a Comedy Central roast — but…

Courtesy PhotoLive onstage: Local drage artists present stage versions of “Roseanne” TV episodes on Wednesdays in The City.
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Napoles Ballet takes on the Faust legend

Among the many distinctive voices that have emerged from Cuba’s rich cultural…

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courtesy photoBon voyage: “Port Out

FoolsFury cruises with ‘Port Out, Starboard Home’

Celebrated playwright-screenwriter Sheila Callaghan is offering up what is sure to be…

courtesy photoBon voyage: “Port Out
COURTESY PHOTOPreservation issues: Off-roading

'California Forever' looks at parks’ past and future

California without Yosemite is a terrifying thought. But the famed park that…

COURTESY PHOTOPreservation issues: Off-roading
Getty Images File PhotoDelicious desserts: Treats galore are the subject of the 17th annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival at Ghirardelli Square this weekend.

Ghirardelli marks 160 sweet years

A technique called conching is one of the main reasons for the…

Getty Images File PhotoDelicious desserts: Treats galore are the subject of the 17th annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival at Ghirardelli Square this weekend.
Courtesy photoInternational tales: Jomar Tagatac

‘Passage’ looks at LGBT lives around the world

Ed Decker and Robert Leone, who married each other amid 2008’s feverish…

Courtesy photoInternational tales: Jomar Tagatac
Courtesy photoIntimate setting: Comedian Brian Regan

Brian Regan is naturally clean — and funny

Brian Regan has a clean act — a rare thing on today’s…

Courtesy photoIntimate setting: Comedian Brian Regan
Courtesy photoSouth San Francisco native Kurt Yaeger — who lost his leg in a 2006 motorcycle accident — rejoins the “Sons of Anarchy” cast for the fifth-season premiere Sept. 11.

'Sons of Anarchy' star scoffs at challenges

Most people don’t go from lying by the roadside with a broken…

Courtesy photoSouth San Francisco native Kurt Yaeger — who lost his leg in a 2006 motorcycle accident — rejoins the “Sons of Anarchy” cast for the fifth-season premiere Sept. 11.
Courtesy photoNot a normal theater outing: “Work MORE! #5” is a wild showcase of four performance installations by drag artists

Drag, performance artists join forces

When Mica Sigourney gave birth to his drag alter ego VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!…

Courtesy photoNot a normal theater outing: “Work MORE! #5” is a wild showcase of four performance installations by drag artists
Courtesy photoIan Edwards

No subject is off-limits for Edwards — even shark attack victims

Comedians are always going to offend someone, but comedian Ian Edwards welcomes…

Courtesy photoIan Edwards