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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Photos: ‘Neverland’ Bar Offers a Fantastical, Boozy Escape

Although the pop-up appears to be produced by the same outfit behind 2020’s never-to-be ‘Floating Boat Cinema’ event, we have confirmed that this Peter Pan-themed experience is really happening.

‘Religion Kitendi’ Dances Around Central African Swagger at SF International Arts Festival

Oakland-based Congolese choreographer, Chanel “Byb” Bibene, takes a critical look at the colorful creativity and complicated cultural implications of his homeland’s outlandish high fashion scene.

Deafheaven, Thao and Ozomatli Headline Due South Concert Series at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

The McLaren Park venue will host three Noise Pop- and Parks Alliance-produced shows—one in August, one in September and one in October. will host Three Noise Pop- and Parks Alliance-produced shows—one in August, one in September and one in October.

Pride and Politics: But Make it Fashion!

From glittering rainbow hats to sparkling red dresses, attendees of Pride-based events took to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday to make strong fashion statements about contemporary politics and personal identity.


With Roe Reversal, SF Pride Parade a Colorful Celebration and Urgent Call to Action

This Pride Parade, two symbols stood side-by-side: the rainbow flag and the wire coat hanger.

This Weekend: Pride Parade, Japanese Internment Opera, and an ‘Extinction’ Event

Plus, remembering the Cockettes, Ani DiFranco plays the Fillmore and Rakim rocks the mic at The Independent.

Brimming With Pride: SF Closes Out June With Many More Events Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

In addition to the official Pride parade and affiliated after parties, San Francisco celebrates the queer community with drag shows, the Trans March, the Pride Run and much more.

This Week in Civics: Visit Pilipinas Cultural District, Make Music, Protect Yourself

Plus, Pride Month is still here and queer with Trans March and HEAD WEST Marketplace in Hayes Valley.

What’s Behind the Decline in Lesbian Bars? Documentary & Manny’s Unpack the Downward Trend

Even in San Francisco, spaces dedicated to women who love other women are further and fewer between. The Lesbian Bar Project and Manny’s seek to understand why while looking to the future.

This Weekend: Psychedelic Roller Skating, Red Chamber Opera, Barack Obama and Nina Simone

Plus, the worldly sounds of Sofi Tukker, the Frameline Film Festival and two exhibitions of the late San Francisco Filipino artist, Carlo Villa.