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Purpose in precarity: SF arts orgs share COVID-era gameplans

The COVID crisis has hit us all differently, and that variance certainly applies to local arts organizations. While the virus refuses to give a...

PHOTOS: Tenderloin streets filled with trans activists, allies for Courthouse 2 Compton’s march

Honoring the historic Compton's Cafeteria Riot, the trans and sex worker uprising against police which helped launch the contemporary LGBTQ rights movement—and in the...

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...

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...

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Ready to shed the rotting pumpkin skin of Halloween and sniff the sweet spice of the afterlife? OK that question is a lot, but...

Screen Grabs: A bounty of international film fests

Mill Valley may be over, but the fall cavalcade of local film festivals continues. This week alone brings at least four (that we know...

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

ARTS FORECAST File under: more of this please! According to the Bay Area Reporter, the buildings housing legendary Latinx queer bar El Rio have...

Dancing in different senses with ‘(in)Visible’

For many of us, going to a dance performance means going to a theater, sitting in the dark and watching the bodies move onstage.  But...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the...

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

ARTS FORECAST San Francisco, your Golden Gates are closing, it sometimes feels like—especially with the announcement that, after 45 years of high spirits and higher...