Fall Arts 2013

Where the art is

FALL ARTS: VISUAL ARTS The season's must-see gallery and museum shows

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FALL ARTS If advance schedules and press releases are any indication, this fall we'll see a resurgence of nuanced, informed abstract painting in galleries around the Bay Area. Thoughtful formalist and abstract painting is always percolating somewhere beneath the flashier strata of the art world, and I'm heartened to see the number of galleries prepping shows that allow it some spotlight.Read more »

Get to the show, weirdos

FALL ARTS: MUSIC From Rock the Bells to Kate Nash, a sonic smorgasbord of can't-miss upcoming concerts

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FALL ARTS There are so many things competing for your precious time: long lines for pricey gourmet coffee, civic responsibilities and volunteer work, actual work, glazed fake cronuts or whatever the kids are into these days. Make live music a priority as well — your days will float by on a pink cloud of fuzzy, hangover-fueled memories.Read more »

Big game hunting

FALL ARTS: GAMER 'GTA V' and the rest

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FALL ARTS As summer slips away for another year, our consolation prize is that we are about to witness one of the most jam-packed seasons gaming has ever seen. Not only are we welcoming two spiffy new game consoles for the first time in six years, but here are six games that prove those suddenly less-shiny systems you already have are not going quietly.

 

 

GETTING IN EARLY

Before bidding summer a true farewell, we can enjoy a few releases that sneaked in at the tail end of August.Read more »

Silver screen playbook

FALL ARTS: FILM Hustlers, slaves, anchormen, and Nebraskans -- Hollywood and rep-house picks for the season ahead

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cheryl@sfbg.com

FALL ARTS In the Bay Area film scene, the volume is pretty much turned all the way up, all year 'round. But fall is particularly jam-packed: we've got more festivals and art-house events than we know what to do with — and coupled with the buzzy Hollywood stuff, film fans best prep for a solid diet of popcorn until New Year's Eve. Or you could pick and choose the events and openings that excite you the most, using my multi-point plan as a jumping-off point.Read more »

Choose your own adventure

FALL ARTS: STAGE Anything is possible at the SF Fringe Festival

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Fall forward

FALL ARTS: THEATER Onstage highlights of the coming season

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FALL ARTS Kings and queens, Brits and brats, music and mayhem, puppets and oppressors—the stage brims with them this fall. Talk about holding a mirror up to nature.Read more »

Essential grace

FALL ARTS: DANCE Anticipating the season's standout dance performances

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FALL ARTS Fall may no long bring with it the nervous anticipation of entering a new classroom, clutching a shiny lunch box to your chest. But for those of us hooked on live performance, September brings its own thrills, as theaters, studios, and lofts reopen their doors. If dance happens to be your particular bag, you can't do much better than the here and now. Few other places in the country can beat the Bay Area for the sheer variety with which nude, slippered, and high-heeled feet take the stage.

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