Stories about Music

A historian watches ‘Girls of the Golden West’

A new opera purports to tell the overlooked stories of women and people of color during the Gold Rush. How close does it hew to facts?

Arts Forecast: Coolest holiday events for everyone

Drag Queens on Ice, Armistead Maupin, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Kitka, Kugelplex, Kung Pao Kosher, Golden Bough, Zachary Quinto, and more make it bright.

‘Girls of the Golden West’: a new opera’s fresh take on the Gold Rush

At the San Francisco Opera, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars foreground the often-overlooked stories of women and people of color.

Arts Forecast: Druid Film Fest, San Fransgiving, Amplify Her…

Alcatraz Occupation anniversary, Bay Area Record Fair, post:ballet, SFS Youth Orchestra, and more great upcoming 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

OPINION: Cannabis is not a threat to our neighborhoods

If we treated bars and nightlife the way some at City Hall want to treat weed outlets, this city would be a much worse place

Arts Forecast: Trans Film Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, Rebirth Brass Band …

David Sedaris, 3rd-i South Asian Film Fest, International Tea Fest, "Mumu," and more upcoming arts picks.

Diana Gameros sings lullabies of Mexico

Heralding a return to her childhood home after 15 years, the local favorite brings family together on new album 'Arrullo.'

Party Radar: Fall drags you in

Powerblouse, Secret Circuit, Phase Fatale, Adriatique, YokoO, Byrel the Great, Exillon, Luminary, The SyntheTigers and more head up some nipply fun.

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.