Stories about Comedy

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

Arts Forecast: An Ethio-jazz marvel, a Tenderloin snapper, The Residents …

A trans superhero rock opera, a celebration of Oddball Films, a colorful camp classic movie at the Symphony, and more great arts events.

Screen Grabs: Ramen Heads, Tiny Dance, Que Viva Mexico!

Trippy films by Sally Cruikshank, a double bill of wildly different 1970s classics, a screwball black comedy, and more in cinemas this week.

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

Mama (with Vicki Lawrence) comes a-callin’ at the Castro

The great Carol Burnett Show alum brings her alter ego to the stage in 'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show,' Sat/17

Bringing up daddy – and local nightlife history – in ‘Latin Standards’

Comedian Marga Gomez's new show tells the story of her Cuban entertainer father, and legendary SF venues wiped out by gentrification.

Screen Grabs: Disaster Artist, Polish Animation, The Breadwinner….

British Arrow Awards, "A Day of Silents," two huge classics and more coming to cinemas this week

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Music Festival, Best DJ, Best Drag Queen, Best Dance Party, Best Literary Night, and more.

Arts Forecast: Autumn Lights, Space Visitors, Clarion Alley Block Party …

Gathering of the Tribes, Liszt Gala, Open Carry Guitar Rally, Ed Asner, and more cool things ahead this week.