Stories about Performance

Arts Forecast: A whole weekend with Laurie Anderson and more

Edwardian Ball, Movement Arts Festival, Lyrics Born, Mercury Soul, Pink Mammoth, and so much to do this weekend

Playwright Ana Bayat lets us peek inside her ‘Mimi’s Suitcase’

Iranian revolution, Spanish flamenco, and US '80s pop collide in acclaimed solo show about her family history.

With ‘Butterfly Effect’ choreographer Krissy Keefer caps decades of eco-activism

New Dance Brigade show bridges aims to create a 'collective heartbeat' at the edge of apocalypse.

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

New music: Orion Sun brings winter warmth with ‘Ne me quitte pas’

This melodic vocal stroll, delivered with unhurried lethal precision, is a great introduction to the Philly artist.

A 24/7 switchboard connecting participants to ‘The Dead Woman’

In 'A morta,' Cinthia Marcelle fuses art, theater, and telecommunication—and yes, you can play at home.

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

French New Wave star Anna Karina returns to the big screens. Plus: Cunningham, Invisible Life, and more in cinemas.

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support

For San Francisco, the Gay Men’s Chorus brings the ‘Holigays’ home

"We first performed the Christmas Eve shows in 1991 when the AIDS pandemic was at its worst." Now, the annual shows are a mainstay.

Our critic picks 2019’s Music of Note

Spaced-out funk, Afrobeat, progressive soul, rave revivalism, heavy-rooted blues, breakbeats, and a lot of brass on this year's list