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Arts Events Nov. 7-14, 2019

Arts Events Nov. 7-14, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Nov 6, 2019

Turn over a new leaf as mid-autumn arts events make a harvest of entertainments.

Arts Events Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2019

Arts Events Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 30, 2019

Turn over a new leaf as mid-autumn arts events make a harvest of entertainments.

Arts Events Oct. 24-31, 2019

Arts Events Oct. 24-31, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 23, 2019

Seasons of change, museums and literary haunts, plus some spooky Halloween-themed events, make up our arts calendar.

Dame Olivia's smockery fetches big $

Dame Olivia's smockery fetches big $

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Oct 22, 2019

The highlight of a recent auction was a collection of 37 Parisian haute couture and Hollywood designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland from 1954-89. Dame Olivia is still alive and kicking at 103.

Arts Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

Arts Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 16, 2019

Autumn's brisk beauty is reflected in the bounty of arts events, including authors, artists and queer horror films.

Five gay authors who played the intelligence game

Five gay authors who played the intelligence game

  • by Peter Garland
  • Oct 15, 2019

"The necessity of procuring good intelligence is apparent and need not be further urged." — George Washington, 1777. Here are five homosexual authors through history who dabbled in espionage.

Arts Events Oct. 10-17, 2019

Arts Events Oct. 10-17, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 9, 2019

Curtain up, light the lights, we've got nothing but arts at their heights, with an extra helping of the visual, thanks to Open Studios, and the literary, as Litquake stirs up the Bay.

Lounging at the Palace Hotel

Lounging at the Palace Hotel

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Oct 8, 2019

Surely the jewel in the crown of OT's hotel columns must be the night we spent last week at The Palace Hotel, one of San Francisco's truly grand old hotels, a downtown landmark.

Arts Events Oct. 3-10, 2019

Arts Events Oct. 3-10, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 2, 2019

Autumn's harvest of arts events brings a bounty of beauty, beguiling visuals, scintillating sounds and staged stories.

Visiting the City Different

Visiting the City Different

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Oct 1, 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico was calling to us, in the form of a wee press trip last week for a tour of the cultural riches on offer.

Arts Events Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2019

Arts Events Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Sep 25, 2019

Sizzle as fall arts entertainments unfold and unfurl.

Out There's Western roots

Out There's Western roots

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Sep 24, 2019

Out There is visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico, this week, on a sweet little press tour, and we'll fill you in on our travels next week. Surprisingly, the pre-statehood New Mexico Territories figure in our own family back-story.

Arts Events Sept. 19-26, 2019

Arts Events Sept. 19-26, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Sep 18, 2019

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

Gibson, an elegant eatery in the theatre district

Gibson, an elegant eatery in the theatre district

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Sep 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.