Arts & Culture

Arts Events Sept. 19-26, 2019

Arts Events Sept. 19-26, 2019

By Events Editor

Roll up for fall arts events in theatre, music, dance and museums.

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By Philip Campbell | September 17, 2019

"Billy Budd," Herman Melville's unfinished allegory of innocence and guilt upon a British war ship, deeply examined by composer Benjamin Britten and librettists E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, is the second offering in San Francisco Opera's fall line-up.

By Gregg Shapiro | September 17, 2019

B-52s lead male vocalist Fred Schneider was kind enough to answer a few questions before the band embarked on a multi-city concert tour.


By Jim Gladstone | September 17, 2019

"Caroline, or Change" is more than the title of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's ingenious sung-through musical, now playing in a not-to-be-missed Ray of Light Theatre production. It's an aphorism we'd be well to heed.

By Jim Gladstone | September 17, 2019

If you're a fan of fast-talking, morally complicated characters, don't miss playwright Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy," a bristling ensemble drama now in its Bay Area premiere at the Aurora Theatre Company.


By Roberto Friedman | September 17, 2019

Now that the fall theatre season has begun in earnest, the search is on to discover new places to go to dinner close to San Francisco's downtown theatres.

By Tim Pfaff | September 17, 2019

The 32-year-old Igor Levit, three of whose four commercial releases for Sony have included Beethoven, has just seen the release of "Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas," all 32 of them.


By Brian Bromberger | September 17, 2019

Just released for the first time on Blu-Ray by Kino Lorber, Merchant-Ivory's "Jefferson in Paris" can now be reevaluated in time for its 25th anniversary.

By David Lamble | September 17, 2019

If you come away liking "The Goldfinch," a lavishly mounted art thriller adapted from Donna Tartt's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, as I did, thank the casting gods.


By David Lamble | September 17, 2019

In director Justin Chon's melancholy but moving drama "Ms. Purple," a young Korean-American woman's world comes unraveled.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 17, 2019

Newly out on DVD, Donna Zaccaro's documentary "To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor" is a short, succinct explanation of the legal battle fought by Edie Windsor.


By Jim Gladstone | September 16, 2019

Avery, one of the three movie-theater workers at the heart of "The Flick," has trouble explaining why he so strongly objects to the impending replacement of the decrepit single-screen cinema's 35mm projector.

By Events Editor | September 11, 2019

New shows, exhibits, operas, concerts and more are ready and open for your arts patronage.


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