Stories about Performance

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.

An Asian American twist on the bourgeoisie, white wine included

Leah Nanako Winkler's new play 'Two Mile Hollow' at Potrero Stage fills familiar 'white people by the water' roles with different faces.

Comedian Gina Yashere rides the ‘up’ elevator to stardom

From Otis repair engineer to Trevor Noah Show regular, the British sensation brings her act to Freight and Salvage.

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.

Screen Grabs: Jaws, RGB, Leave No Trace …

"Black Panthers in '68," Damsel, Breath, and more in cinemas this week. Plus, details on how you can help save Opera Plaza Cinemas.

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.

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.

Swimming through teen girls’ intense friendship in ‘Dry Land’

Grace Ng, star of new Shotgun Players production, speaks about the play that begins with a boom and doesn't let up.

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.

Stephen Spinella: Playing Trump and Reagan’s lawyer in ‘Angels in America’

The great Broadway and film actor plays Roy Cohn in Berkeley Rep's blockbuster revival—25 years after originating one of the other main roles.