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Pebble Beach Food & Wine: April 5-8, schedule and details (Video)

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is just weeks away. The 11th edition of the famed epicurean event features just about anything an avid foodie, oenophile or wanderlust seeker could ever dream of. The four day experience at Pebble Beach Resorts boasts "interactive cooking demonstrations, rare wine tastings, epic culinary collaborations, musical performances,...
Vietgone Review - ACT Strand San Francisco

Romance, rap and a road trip for refugees of Vietgone

Ilana Walder-Biesanz reviews Vietgone, American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) latest production, now playing at The Strand in San Francisco. Humor is not what you’d expect from a play about the Vietnam War, but Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone consistently had the whole audience in stitches. Inspired by his own family history (“Any resemblance...
Charlize Theron Atomic Blonde Tully San Francisco Film Festival Tribute

Indie Film: Charlize Theron to be honored at San Francisco Film Festival (SFFILM)

Actress Charlize Theron will  be honored at the upcoming San Francisco Film Festival (SFFILM). Organizers say the tribute will take place April 8, 2018 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The Atomic Blonde star and Academy Award winner will receive a special tribute with an onstage conversation followed by a...
Joshua Bell to perform at Festival Napa Valley

What’s Happening: Festival Napa Valley announces 2018 summer lineup

Headline artists include superstar violinist Joshua Bell, 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, Broadway legend Lea Salonga, opera sensation Michael Fabiano, the San Francisco Ballet, and a rare appearance by Grupo Compay Segundo from Havana
Reel to Reel at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

Magic’s ‘Reel to Reel’ an engaging exploration of sound and memory (Review)

Chances are many of your favorite childhood memories are triggered by a certain smell or sound. In my case, like Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies, perfect for a stormy winter night in Ottawa. Or, my grandfather filling the night sky in the backyard with a whimsical solo on his...
Custom Made Theatre Review - Man of La Mancha

Fighting Windmills at Custom Made Theatre

In Review: Man of La Mancha at Custom Made Theatre Co., San Francisco. Don Quixote has no shortage of adaptations – cinematic, balletic, theatrical, and operatic – and all draw on different aspects of Cervantes’ famous novel. The 1964 musical Man of La Mancha shows Cervantes awaiting trial by the...
Exit Theatre Fog City Magic Fest San Francisco

San Francisco: EXIT Theatre’s annual Fog City Magic Fest returns

Fans of magic, get ready for some of San Francisco's best. EXIT Theatre has announced its annual Fog City Magic Fest will run January 24-27, 2018. Festival co-founder Jay Alexander (The Marrakech Magic Theater) kicks things off with a performance at the opening night gala on Wednesday, January 24. Magicians and stars...
Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore

A Memorable Evening at SFJAZZ: Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore (Review)

An acknowledged jazz tap maestro, Savion Glover first performed at SFJAZZ (then called Jazz in the City) in 1989 at age 15.
A Christmas Carol Review - San Francisco American Conservatory Theater

‘A Christmas Carol’ at A.C.T. proves once again a wonderful family tradition (Review)

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Now in its 41st year at A.C.T., A Christmas Carol welcomes the return of James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the ghost of Jacob Marley. Last weekend...

Stark Insider Interview: Director Petra Volpe, ‘The Divine Order’ and Suffrage

"God doesn’t want women to be in politics. God has created the world with clearly assigned roles and if we mix up that order it’s the apocalypse.”