Arts & Culture

Worship and Tribute: Historic SF Buildings Recognized, Refurbished and Revitalized

Glide Memorial Church has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the Castro Theater is under new management, the Cliff House could soon be serving food again and more.

SF’s Lunar New Year Parade, Events Continue on Despite Omicron Surge Concerns

“We talked to merchants. Even though they have concerns, they all welcome the celebrations and activities to bring back the locals and tourists to Chinatown,” said Harlan Wong, director of the Chinese New Year Festival & Parade.

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This Weekend: Pandemic Murals, Plastic Surgery in Prison, an Epic Drag Contest and More…

A Paint the Void group show looks back at nearly two years of pandemic murals. Plus: FOG Design + Art returns and outdoor comedy.

‘Giant Mess’: Parody Video Game has Mayor Breed Dodging Syringes, Hurdling Tents

Created by a local web developer, the side-scroller is intended to ‘embarrass everybody’ into action.

This Weekend: Remembering MLK, Niners vs. Cowboys and Tool at Chase Center

San Francisco honors the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plus: Concerts, a comics writing workshop and live magic.

This Weekend: Despite Numerous Cancellations, the Party Goes On

San Francisco’s Sketchfest 2022 was postponed—along with many other live shows and concerts—but there are still things to do in the city.

Hitting a High Note: Core Values and Love of Music Inspire this Talented SF Family Band

Overcoming homelessness, The Curtis Family C-Notes—a Bayview District family band of five kids, plus mom and dad—is reaching national stardom with their 70’s-inspired funk jams.

SF’s Chinese Community Struggles to Save Cantonese as Mandarin Takes Over (本文有中文译版)

Chinese community leaders rallied to save Cantonese classes at city college.

‘Music For My Memories’ Taps the Magic of San Francisco’s Past, Present and Future

San Francisco has always been central to Luttrell’s creative process. The electronic dance music producer recorded his latest trio of EPs while living in and around NoPa.

Oakland Filmmaker’s Chinatown Installation Resists Easy Immigration Narrative

A new San Francisco video installation intentionally resists one-dimensional narratives about refugees—opting instead for a…