Christina Campodonico

Christina Campodonico writes about arts, community and culture. In her time at The Standard, she’s developed and launched the publication’s weekly and daily newsletters and won a National Arts & Entertainment Award. She first fell in love with local journalism covering Silicon Beach in her native SoCal and cut her teeth managing the neighborhood’s 50-year-old newspaper, The Argonaut. Her writing has been nominated for multiple Southern California Journalism Awards and has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeleno and KCET's Southland Sessions. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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The Standard Weekend Guide to SF Events & Entertainment—Aug. 4-7

After 2-year closure, Bar Agricole reopens; SF Ballet at Frost Amphitheater; a big crawfish boil; an extra dose of Tokimonsta; and the 48th annual Nihonmachi Street Fair.

Expand Upon Your Outside Lands Experience at These Often Overlooked Attractions

Take the road less traveled to meet local artists, get to know neighborhood nonprofits, catch delightfully delicious collaborations and enter to win free tickets to future festivals.

This Weekend: Beyoncé Listening Party, Pancakes & Booze, Bachata Festival & More

Plus, challenge GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan to a game of chess, take a road trip to the inaugural Blue Note Festival in Napa and watch a film disintegrate before your very eyes.


Grand Designs: ‘Strikethrough’ Chronicles the History of Protest Art in the Bay Area & Beyond

A new exhibit at the Letterform Archive shows how powerful words and graphics can translate into potent political action.

This Weekend: Mozzy at Regency Ballroom, Crash an Indian Wedding, Q&A With a ‘Labyrinth’ Puppeteer

Plus, explore the mysteries of Lands End history at ‘Naiad Cove’ and chow down in honor of Karl the Fog.

The Mystery of History: The Museum at The Cliff’s ‘Naiad Cove’ Looks Back on the Lost & Imagined Past of Lands End

The Western Neighborhoods Project’s exhibit at the Cliff House brings artifacts from the famous restaurant, Sutro Baths and Playland into conversation with contemporary photography of SF’s Pacific edge.


Party on a Freeway: SF’s Much-Anticipated Tunnel Tops Park Opens in the Presidio

The new national park space three decades in the making celebrated its grand opening with food trucks, hip-hop and and plenty of space to play on top of Presidio Parkway’s tunnels.

San Francisco Art Institute Will Shutter After Acquisition Deal Falls Through

Months after the University of San Francisco signaled interest in taking over the 151-year-old school, USF and SFAI announced separately Friday the merger would not go through.

The Life of Eric Garner Remembered at Museum of the African Diaspora

Visual artist Yashua Klos’ ‘Gardener,’ honoring lives lost to police violence, comes to SF’s Museum of the African Diaspora for the first time.

This Weekend: A ‘Gremlins’ Double Feature, Remembering Eric Garner and ‘Diego Rivera’s America’

Plus, dance like a Wes Anderson character at Bardot A Go-Go, and immerse yourself in beautiful pages at the SF Art Book Fair.