Guests arriving at the California Academy of Sciences' Big Bang Gala were greeted by human 'butterflies' swooping and flitting about, their shimmering wings competing with patrons' dresses for color and contrast.
Wing-Davey and company -- including a three-piece ensemble that provides all manner of terrific musical and sound support -- have turned this Pericles into a showcase for quirky stagecraft. If that sounds like your dish, have at it.
San Francisco's beloved Exploratorium opened with a big splashy party that befitting its swell new digs on Pier 15. Guests were as giddy as schoolchildren on a field trip as they navigated the expanse filled to the open rafters with scientific schemes.
The beloved 87th annual fashion show event put on by the San Francisco chapter of the Junior League brings visibility, leadership and volunteer training to the league's members, as well as the opportunity for a fun party.
What I most enjoy about Caitlin Gill is that you get a sense of who she is in her comedy. She is not trying to be anything other than herself. Her content ranges from gross to topical and I am curious to see just how far she will go.
Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate -- and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.
More novel than a graphic novel and more colorful than a color comic book, Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-Adventures of Bradley Boatright, is a dynamic, angst-fraught, paean to the super-cool kid-power of awesome invention.
All this magic in 49 square miles means we sometimes forget the glories that await just across the Bay, or down the peninsula. Here, five amazing Bay Area views to remind you why your East Coast friends are (and should be) jealous.
Hip hop legends Nas and Lauryn Hill brought the Fox Theater to life on Monday night. As the lights dimmed, fans had no idea what they were in store for: two of the greatest '90s hip hop acts coming back to shine.
It was a surprisingly balmy evening last night as our cabbie took a swerve to the left across in front of an onrushing bus, zipped past a double-parked car, and deposited us at Bottle Cap. It was time once again for the Annual Herb Caen Martini Competition.
Wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations and various other factors, a simple "wine weekend" can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think.
Fresh off my Alcatraz swim and keen on pursuing life in my un-comfort zone, I agreed to push my limits and ride along with veteran Bay Area cycling enthusiasts on the Alpine Dam Loop. When we departed, I was told that "this ride is going to be epic."
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson is a hard-rock musical that tells the life story of this nation's seventh president in modern lingo to make the 19th century relevant to youth culture. Lets just say, been there, done that, hella better.
Bassnectar openly advocates for causes such as free press and true media, but on this night, there was nothing. He kept things simple. There was just enough simple communication with the San Francisco crowd to keep folks' attention and energy in the moment.
One actor, roaming a stage that is nearly bare; one musician, lodged in a tiny balcony overlooking the performance space; a torrent of words -- some ferocious, some tranquil -- that recount events which may have taken place some 3,200 years ago.