Arts & Culture

Farsight Delivers a New Off-Kilter Vision on Latest Two-Song EP

With ‘Swallowed Whole’ and ‘Flash Flood,’ the San Francisco producer continues to zig while others zag.

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Nostalgia Remastered: Andrew St. James Returns with ‘Light After Darkness’ LP

The prolific San Francisco musician conjures irresistible earworms from snippets of half-forgotten riffs and echoes of nostalgic harmony.

Can Rock and Roll Save Downtown SF’s Economy? City Pledges $2.5M to Boost Live Entertainment

Proponents hope the SF Live Initiative will draw San Franciscans out of their homes and encourage them to open their wallets.

Ticket Racket: Outside Lands Giveaways Expose an ‘Only in San Francisco’ Flavor of Corruption

Freebies were passed for years to city staffers, and the SF Standard’s reporting shows that is anything but typical.

Exhibit at Former Cliff House Takes on Climate Crisis

‘Lands End,’ a group showing of photography, film, sculpture and installation, overlooks the opulent ruins of the Sutro Baths and the unyielding Pacific Ocean.

Calamity Fair, Street Artist Behind ‘Weird Lady,’ Takes a Creative Turn with New Tenderloin Gallery

John Vochatzer (aka Calamity Fair) is reevaluating his role as a street artist as he opens the new Tenderloin gallery, Moth Belly.

SF’s New Performing Arts Center Touted as ‘Engineering Marvel’

The Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall, located on the ground floor of San Francisco’s recently completed Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts is quiet… a bit too quiet.


Photos: Dia De Los Muertos Returns to the Mission District

Community members spilled out onto the street, their faces artfully painted to resemble skulls. Dressed in suits, gowns and floral crowns, participants also wore shells or other noisemakers to amplify the excitement. 

Outside Lands Organizer Mary Conde Aims for Unique Halloween Revival

The iconic San Francisco music festival returns to Golden Gate Park for its first October outing.

Judy Chicago’s Feminist Art is Unapologetically Colorful

Orange, purple and pink smoke filled Golden Gate Park this weekend, as feminist artist Judy Chicago debuted her latest exhibition at the de Young Museum.