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The joy of big bamboo—and lots of it

Tanabe Chikuunsai IV's large-scale installation at the Asian Art Museum evokes the immersive feel of a forest journey.

‘Art of Peace’ transforms guns into beauty

YBCA exhibit displays power of gun buyback and education programs of United Playaz and Robby Poblete Foundation.

At Creativity Explored, Isaac Haney-Owens curates a vibrant ‘Cityscape’

From a replica of a newsstand to his own painted reproductions of iconic signs, the artist presents a vision of San Francisco.

A ‘Witch Hunt’ that reverberates today

Playwright Carol Lashof takes on the Salem Witch Trials, in a light informed by slavery, immigration, and fear of others.

Ethnic Dance Fest transcends borders 41 years in

From "sweet event" to vibrant showcase of technical excellence, the festival now features 30 expressions of global dance.

Playing a skinned cat: John William Watkins of MTC’s ‘Wink’

The actor stalks and preens his way through playwright Jen Silverman's absurdist tale, featuring a very expressive pet.

In Rotimi Agbabiaka’s ‘Manifesto,’ a call to visionary black, queer ambition

The actor's latest solo show channels James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti's revolutionary spirit—with his own fierce twist.

In ‘Rusalka,’ water nymphs, a frog king, and humanity’s destructive nature

Dvořák's opera inspired 'Little Mermaid'—but looks beyond storybook fantasy to dive into painful truths.

Tracing how Silicon Valley treats women in ‘The Fit’

Carey Perloff's new comedy is inspired by Ellen Pao's case, and explores "who’s making this stuff and how it gets used."

Stern Grove Festival changes family hands—but not its free music mission

Fifth-generation Goldman brothers take over SF tradition: "We're here experiencing music in nature, not through AirPods."