Pending graduation hard on sister being left behind
After hearing her say, “Only a couple of more months till I’m done with school forever,” I have realized I’m mad because she’s graduating soon.
[...] the show’s Thursday, March 23 press opening at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre demonstrated that in the Trump era, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury has still more to teach us — and more to make us shudder.
The popular Broadway Musical "Hamilton" is now in San Francisco, and those lucky enough to get tickets have already liked what they've seen.
American Conservatory Theater artistic director Carey Perloff will step down at the end of the company’s 2017-18 season, the theater announced Thursday.
Perloff’s announcement comes as ACT is searching for a permanent executive director, with Peter Pastreich currently serving in that role in an interim capacity.
There are no insights into internal states, no capturing of hard-to define moments of perception and consciousness, no ecstasy and transcendence.
Usually with Malick, the piecing together of scenes, sounds, stray moments of conversation and voice-over ruminations is so intuitive and flowing that it’s hard to imagine how the film could have been conceived, much less assembled.
Woody Harrelson plays Wilson, an unfiltered loner who invades the personal spaces of others and offers pointed critiques of contemporary society, whether he’s with an unsuspecting dog-walker, a train passenger or even someone taking a leak in the urinal.
Arabian Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Jihad Jones’
In writing “Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes,” Yussuf El Guindi was inspired by finding himself, he writes in an author’s note, “part of a racial/ethnic/religious group that has been cast as villains on the world stage.”
After nearly a decade of lobbing button-down hits into the country music charts, the Grammy-winning group made up of siblings Kimberly (vocals), Reid (bass) and Neil Perry (mandolin), is itching for the kind of pop crossover Taylor Swift pulled off a few years back.
Bust out your sparkly spandex because 2017 Burning Man ticket registration is open.
Registration went online at noon Wednesday, and it closes 48 hours later on Friday, but it's just the first step in a complex ticket sale operation.
Hamid’s fourth novel centers on two young people who fall in love in an unnamed city riven with sectarian conflict — then leave their homeland through a mysterious door.
Get ready, queen: tomorrow, RuPaul's Drag Race returns for its ninth season.
Fresh off an Emmy win, the popular reality competition show has switched its time slot from 9pm Mondays to 8pm Fridays—ruffling the feathers of San Francisco gay bars and their customers, who'd grown accustomed to starting the week by watching their favorite queens compete for a crown.
“Power Rangers” is a pretty well-made movie with strong characterizations, enjoyable action (though not enough of it), a few topical touches and a nutritious helping of fun.
The ultra-cheesy rubber suits of the various TV series are exchanged for some pretty good CGI, and the alien kung fu fights are drastically improved — apparently one can still buy nice things with a $100 million budget.
ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): You always said someone would be back and now he is. But is he sorry? Hold off on the happy reunion until you're thoroughly convinced.
Yet when we watch an action comedy these days, it just feels weird to see people getting killed.
[...] 30 years ago that happened all the time in action comedies, and 50 years ago, “Get Smart” was killing off characters to the sound of a sitcom laugh track.
At its best, and “T2” is mostly at its best, there’s a kind of joy about it, and a joy in watching it, of sitting back and witnessing a succession of beautiful and clever surprises, of never knowing what’s coming next, and of always having that next thing be something better than you might have ever guessed.
Chuck Barris, creator of ‘Gong Show’ and ‘Dating Game,’ dies
Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed — though never too seriously — that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died at his home in Palisades, N.Y.
A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Kerrigan was hit in the leg with a crowbar by a man hired by the ex-husband of fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding.
Joanne Kyger, trailblazing Beat poet, dies at 82
Joanne Kyger, a leading poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and a rare female voice of the male-dominated Beat generation, has died.
Ms. Kyger, who lived in Bolinas, died Wednesday, Bay Area poet and collaborator Michael Rothenberg wrote on Facebook.
4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera.
Agnieszka Ilwicka “A Polish Journey to Yiddish Language and Culture.”
1:30 p.m. Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org.
Jane Kriss “Next Stop Sausalito.”
Recommendations of recent books from the staffs of a rotating list of Bay Area independent bookstores.
Proceeds from the book are being donated to charities supported by the march.
Whole, Organic Ingredients and Delicious Meals From the Marley Kitchen, by Ziggy Marley:
ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Don't take people's wishes literally. It's better to treat them more like works in progress.
Mom’s adult children slow to embrace her new husband
Some of my adult children, although they did not want me to be alone and they say they are happy for me, have been slow in welcoming my new husband.
After much anticipation, "Hamilton: The Musical" made its San Francisco debut at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday night, a performance that marks the launch of its national tour.
"My name is Alexander Hamilton/ And there's a million things I haven't done/ But just you wait, just you wait," raps a spry Hamilton, played by Michael Luwoye, in his first appearance onstage.
In 1932, the great comic director Ernst Lubitsch switched gears to make an agonizing antiwar drama, “Broken Lullaby,” that did not impress audiences or critics and remains underappreciated to this day.
Bassem Youssef is a genial man who as a doctor went into the streets of Cairo during the Arab Spring and came out a world-famous comedian.
The man now known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt has graced us with satirical humor that sends a loud and clear message against repression.
Lily Janiak’s theater pick, March 26
The Freight and Salvage has forayed into theater before, but those excursions are rare for the venerable Berkeley music venue, which makes its one-off performance of Pamela Rose’s “Blues Is a Woman” all the more exciting.
ACT artistic director Carey Perloff will step down at the end of the company’s 2017-18 season, the theater announced Thursday, March 23.
Among Perloff’s many accomplishments have been funding the repair of the Geary Theater after the 1989 earthquake; the purchase of a second venue, in the Strand Theater; the direction of more than 50 main stage productions; the commissioning of world premieres including “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “Stuck Elevator”; and the expansion of ACT’s professional actor training into a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program.
ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): You finally have a face-off with that family member who's been aggravating you. This leads to a long overdue heart-to-heart talk.
Lisa See’s latest novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” takes place in the fascinating world of pu’er tea, from the picking of tea leaves to the distribution of aged, fermented tea cakes in Southern California.
"Hamilton" opens at the Orpheum Theater on Thursday, and a slough of face-value tickets have just appeared on SHN's website, ranging from $186 to $868. There are even a handful of tickets for this weekend.