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Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Arts Forecast

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

Arts Forecast: We can do this!

We may be going through tough times, but we're still producing the art, music, culture, deep inquiry, and joy that continue to sustain us. It feels like organizations are...

Arts Forecast: Help save bookstores, drag queens, Frameline, more

Let's start with something positive! And then some more things positive! We deserve it. Except those of you joggers still cutting me off on the sidewalk. (For general arts...

Arts Forecast: Apocalypse… but make it fashion!

The name of this column, "Arts Forecast," has suddenly taken on an ominous tone in this moment of cancellations and uncertainty. While we are waiting to see what help...

Arts Forecast: Should you even go out?

UPDATE: Right after we published this, the governor advised against small gatherings until the end of March—and requesting that events including people at high-risk for COVID-19 should be limited...

Arts Forecast: Feeling international, at home

Alas, I've been ill so I've missed a few installments of the Arts Forecast column—but we're back, baby! Let's kick things off with the announcement of San Francisco International Arts...

Arts Forecast: Welcome to the ‘Manifesto’

If people asked me who I'd invite to my dream dinner party, I'm pretty sure James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti would make the shortlist. On the conversational...

Arts Forecast: A whole weekend with Laurie Anderson and more

ARTS FORECAST The shock of hair seems to have been tamed into a tiny ponytail atop her head, but electro-poetic pioneer Laurie Anderson certainly hasn't lost any mojo—this weekend...

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Blades will slice, crystals will fly, Mariah will be Careyed up to the high heavens. OK, it's not as dramatic as all that—I wish—but one of SF's most hallowed...

Arts Forecast: Hip-Hop (Dance Fest) hurray! + more

I'm old enough to remember rappers on Fillmore corners and TURF dancers in Oakland intersections. The homeboys gathered on my stoop throughout the day passed blunts and cutty bangs,...