Stories about Arts

Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation

The LA artist takes on Ben Vereens' infamously truncated performance at Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural gala, and more.

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more

A spirited walk through incredible queer history in ‘OUT of Site’

Artist Seth Eisen and his Eye Zen company bring subversive stories of North Beach and the Tenderloin to life, starting Sat/10.

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

Puff: Why isn’t SF a cannabis sanctuary city?

Berkeley's doing it—and will probably reap the rewards of a green economic boom. Meanwhile, San Francisco digs deeper into the tech rut.

Renowned dance company taps street musicians for ‘Bootstrap Tales’

Choreographer scoured San Francisco, with an eye toward helping foster kids, for Robert Moses' Kin's latest work at YBCA.

The big winner in the mayoral vote …

... Plus: A complex ethics reform sparks opposition from progressive nonprofits. That's The Agenda for Jan 28-Feb 4

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

Arts Forecast: Bowie Wowie Zowies!

A plethora of Starman birthday tributes. Plus: SF Tape Music Festival, Brilliant Dilettantes, Long Beach Dub Allstars, a Stephen Parr memorial, more.

Our most-read stories of 2017

From the groundbreaking Women's March to the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, 48 Hills continued to cover the stories that mattered.