Avant-Garde Giant Laurie Anderson Holds Residency At SFJAZZA rare avant-garde artist who managed to cross over to mainstream pop success, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director performs a series of shows with varied collaborators at Miner Auditorium this weekend.
SF Sketchfest Delivers Laughs In Second WeekendThe 19th annual SF Sketchfest continues into it's second weekend of programming with appearances by actor Crispin Glover, the stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and comic icons George Wallace and Sandra Bernhard.
Local All-Star Orchestra Plays Classic Soundtracks For SF SketchfestVeteran bandleader and keyboard/trumpet player Marc Capelle plays two nights at the Chapel with his Red Room Orchestra starting Friday, performing music from "Boogie Nights" and "Twin Peaks" as part of the 19th annual SF Sketchfest.
San Francisco Ballet Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of 'Nutcracker'The San Francisco Ballet presents its annual staging of the classic Russian Christmas ballet when Nutcracker marks its 75th year as part of the company's standard repertoire through Dec. 29.
Film About NYC Noise Iconoclast Has West Coast Premiere In San FranciscoA brand new documentary on experimental post-punk band Swans and its mercurial leader Michael Gira has a special West Coast premiere Thursday at Gray Area in San Francisco's Mission District.
Metal Guitarist Turned Crooner Brings Big Band To McLaren ParkVocalist Sven Soderlund and his Masterful Orchestra celebrate their new CD with a free noon concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park Saturday.
Renowned Tattoo Artist Ed Hardy To Make Bay Area Debut At de Young MuseumThe de Young museum is taking on the work of Ed Hardy, one of the late 20th century's most iconic artists, at their new exhibit, "Deeper Than Skin."
Master Turntablist Presents Ambitious Concept Show In San JoseCelebrated scratch DJ, artist and producer Kid Koala brings one of his most ambitious projects to San Francisco for a series of performances when Nufonia Must Fall Live recreates his acclaimed graphic novel as an elaborately staged puppet show at San Jose State's Hammer Theatre Center for two nights.
SF Sketchfest Comes To Big Finish This WeekendThe 18th annual SF Sketchfest comes to a close with a final weekend of stand-up, sketch comedy and tributes including such talents as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Ian Black, Pete Holmes
SF Sketchfest Rolls Through First Full WeekThe 18th annual SF Sketchfest continues with its first week of stellar programming with a tribute to television legend Carol Burnett, live film commentary show "Riffer's Delight," comedy prankster Harmon Leon and much more.
Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Selling For $1.4 MillionA framed painting by the elusive street artist Banksy shredded itself in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for $1.4 million.