Stories about Festivals

Call the ‘Please Force’: Wavy Gravy revisits Woodstock in new doc

50 years later: "This is something I think the universe wanted to do, to create this amazement," the keeper of chaotic peace says.

A stellar Mutek.SF refreshed spirits weary of tech’s cynical slide

The fest's four days of gorgeous animations, rumbling techno, and puckish experiments injected the scene with new energy.

‘We Have Iré’ celebrates the Afro-Cuban immigrant experience—and challenge

New theatrical work combines fascinating tales, Cuban jazz, traditional Yoruba songs, Latinx hip-hop, and spoken word at YBCA.

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

Beach Blanket Babylon announces it's closing. Plus: Cerrone, Mercury Soul, Dream Bodies, Bikes to Books, Los Amigos Invisibles, more.

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

CubaCaribe Fest, baby goats, Record Store Day, Suzanne Ciani, Mahawan, Leikeli47, and more arts events this weekend.

SFFILM Fest brings new ‘Tales of the City,’ rare gems, big star power

Laura Dern, Dr. Ruth, Ai Weiwei, migrating elephants, Satanists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prison basketball, and more in 62nd edition.

I am not a homeless vampire

I didn't come here to be homeless. How is this okay, for so long?

The raver soul of Yoshi Flower

"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

A Macedonian beekeeper, a Taliban refugee, feisty Satanists, the life of N. Scott Momaday, a 1969 Memphis bluesfest...

Cross-bay institution Black Choreographers Festival celebrates its first 15 years

“A courageous/ambitious idea,” is how co-founder Laura Ellis characterizes the birth of her and fellow choreographer Kendra Barnes’ enduring yearly event, the Black Choreographers...