Stories about Palace of Fine Arts

’80s troubadour Colin Hay is still a man at work

Singer Colin Hay could have written Men at Work’s first major hit “Who Can It Be Now?” anywhere. But there was something about conceiving it in a “comfortable tree hut,...

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 passed blunts and cutty bangs,...

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 continued hounding of artists and...

The spy cameras you didn’t know about in Golden Gate Park

Just inside Golden Gate Park, not far from where Haight Street dead-ends at Stanyan, Alvord Lake offers a quiet, shady spot to relax, walk your dog or watch the...

SFFILM Awards’ stars speak about Hollywood’s growing diversity

The stars shone bright on the City by the Bay last week when Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, and Boots Riley turned up to be honored at the 2018 SFFILM...

Arts Forecast: Hip-Hop Dance Fest, The Orb, Great Dickens Christmas Fair…

ARTS FORECAST Everyone's pretty much been forced indoors by the smoke, so it's a good time to see a show—and I'll be keeping an eye out for fire fundraisers. If...

Fall Arts aflame! The 50+ best things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW The light is deepening, the food is getting heartier, harvest is bringing much good grape and green, and fall arts season is lighting up the longer nights...

Arthur, Arthur!

I was on Muni heading to my high school reunion. As an author, memory is crucial to my craft. Much of high school I have forgotten. Crowded Muni rides...

Return of the ‘Natives’

ONSTAGE "The initial reaction was shock -- but shock in a good way," laughed Patrick Makuakane, kumu (director) of SF hula dance troupe Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu. "I ask...

Juanga’s amor eterno

The first song I ever loved was El Noa Noa by Juan Gabriel. My mother was so obsessed with it, the title became one of my first words. As...