Stories about Jazz

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

Pink Flamingos, Stereo Argento, The Go-Go's, All Day I Dream, and more this week—plus a protest against family separations at the border.

Hattie McDaniel’s pioneering, tumultuous life—in song

Vickilyn Reynolds's latest musical production about the first African American Oscar winner had humor, pizzazz, and poignancy.

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

... and a Leno/Kim event is shut down after Breed supporters shout down speakers

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.

Party Radar: A tenth of Honey

SF's most influential gay collective swings a decade. Plus: Djrum, Mozhgan, Colette and Heather, Ron Like Hell, Lumbertwink, more

The Doormat Division: 0-for-Niners!

Check out the worst teams in the worst league ever -- and it starts right here at home (more or less).

Screen Grabs: A French feast of film noir

Fourth annual "The French Had a Name for It" floods the Roxie screen with famous stars, troubling plots, and breakout roles.

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Open Studios, Circus Veritas …

... Infinite Wrench, Multiverse, The Bad Plus, Born In Flames, and more fantastic upcoming arts events.

Party Radar: 23 hot fright fests for Halloween

Creatures of the Night, A Sea of Bubbles, Paranoid London, Screamworks, Azaelia Banks, Stereo Argento, Disco Daddy, and more blood on the dance floor.