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Museums, music & more: Besties arts: a winning year in local culture for 2023

Museums, music & more: Besties arts: a winning year in local culture for 2023

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 24, 2023

From music to dance and theater, our readers have shared their favorites in the Besties once again. Here's what they have to say this go-round in the performing arts.

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Sep 26, 2023

As Executive and Artistic Director at Cal Performances since 2019, Jeremy Geffen brings over two decades of experience to the Bay Area's foremost performing arts presenting organization. He shared his arts background and some enticing upcoming programs.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 19, 2023

Following a world tour, and an Emmy win, Sean Dorsey Dance returns to San Francisco for a second season of performances of "The Lost Art of Dreaming" at Z Space.

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 31, 2023

If our Fall Arts Preview features aren't providing enough arts options to amuse, then check out our expansive online listings, also with nightlife fun; this week and every week.

Fall into autumn dance concerts

Fall into autumn dance concerts

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 29, 2023

This fall you can experience the vibrant pulse of San Francisco through dance performances that showcase a diverse array of styles and cultures, from site-specific contemporary works to traditional staged performances.

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 1, 2023

One standout among the dozen artists in the 11th annual State of Play Dance Festival is Jerron Herman, whose extensive solo confronts the artistic 'perfection' of Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing.

Joe Goode Performance Group debuts new work at YBCA

Joe Goode Performance Group debuts new work at YBCA

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 25, 2023

"This piece is especially personal for me," said Joe Goode, creator of the new work, 'As It Goes.' "It's about aging and the arc of life. How do I make the transition from being the bad boy to the elder statesman?"

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

Amy Seiwert's Imagery gets lucky with 'Sketch 13'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jul 18, 2023

This month's presentation of company's annual Sketch series will be a poignant celebration of Amy Seiwert's Imagery's rich contributions to the Bay Area dance community.

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans performance

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans performance

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 6, 2023

For the past three years the Fresh Meat Festival has conducted its annual performances online. The festival returns to performing live and in person.

Fathers figure: Andrew Pearson's 'Abbale'

Fathers figure: Andrew Pearson's 'Abbale'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 6, 2023

The word 'abbale' is the Hebrew word for father. It's a word that means a lot to dancer-choreographer Andrew Pearson. His show, titled "Abbale," will be performing at the ODC Theater June 15-18.

Circus Center's 'The Secret Garden' - tumbling with acrobatic designer Evan Tomlinson Weintraub

Circus Center's 'The Secret Garden' - tumbling with acrobatic designer Evan Tomlinson Weintraub

  • by Mark Willian Norby
  • Jun 6, 2023

San Francisco Circus Center's upcoming productions of "The Secret Garden" will recreate the classic children's book through acrobatic storytelling, designed by longtime circus artist Evan Tomlinson Weintraub.

Summer in The City: music, dance, and theatre around the Bay Area

Summer in The City: music, dance, and theatre around the Bay Area

  • by Philip Mayard
  • May 30, 2023

From unique interpretations of classic plays and musicals, to fusion music concerts and site-specific performances, summer performing arts experiences offer a chance to immerse yourself in the spirit and energy of San Francisco.

Christine Barker's 'Third Girl from the Left'

Christine Barker's 'Third Girl from the Left'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 9, 2023

Along with her career highlights in 'A Chorus Line,' Christine Barker's personal story, intertwined with cultural history, offers a unique searing testimony about the impact of AIDS from the straight perspective of families and friends.