Stories about Music

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

‘Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood’ at SFMOMA celebrates plucky cinematic classics

From 'Body and Soul' to 'Do the Right Thing,' the three-week series brings African American directors to the fore.

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.

Arts Forecast: Fresh Meat, North Beach Festival, Corgi Con…

Fantastic Negrito, Fatima Yamaha, Boris Godunov, Seinfeld Trivia Night (with Seinfeld-themed menu!) and more on tap this week.

A hot-button ‘Ring’ at SF Opera? You bet your Brünnhilde

#MeToo, environmentalism, and deeply personal stories—director Francesca Zambello brings out the contemporary side of Wagner's epic.

In classic doc ‘Sing Faster,’ stagehands tackle epic ‘Ring Cycle’

As Wagner's bombastic masterpiece returns to SF Opera, filmmaker Jon Else's 2000 documentary highlights the humans backstage.

Arts Forecast: A Princely debut, the Science of Rhythm, Haight Street Fair, more …

Lydia Lunch, Speedy Ortiz, Meat Beat Manifesto, A History of Violence, the Art of Romanowski, and more on tap this week.

Screen Grabs: Hot docs, silent classics, Bergman at 100 …

Docfest and Silent Film Fest highlight a week of great films. Plus: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Angels Wear White, more