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Richmond Arts Center Tackles Nature and Culture

Here Is the Sea and Faces Without Noses, a pair of Richmond Art Center exhibitions, examine environmental and aesthetic themes. Nature and culture, again, do their eternal parallel-evolution dance, seen through sociopolitical/informational and aesthetic/poetic filters. It’s style-plus-content art that looks good and is good for us.
April 12, 2019

Katy Butler Writes About Navigating the End of Life In Her New Book

In the The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, author and Bay Area journalist Katy Butler pools her infinitely practical and deeply human expertise to coach people on the end of their lives.
April 11, 2019

Cal Performances Hosts Alvin Ailey Dancers for 2019

Returning April 9-14 for its annual residency that began over 50 years ago in 1968, the venerable dance company brings three Bay Area premieres and some returning favorites to Zellerbach.
April 08, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 01, 2019

The Bay Area’s Latest Retail and Fashion News

Ultra Cat offers wearable art, Edo Salon opens, SF hosts Fashion Community Week, and SoleSpace goes solo.
March 27, 2019

Kamala Harris’ Memoir Is Mostly a Swift-Moving Tale

The U.S. senator and presidential contender from California advocates justice for all in her new memoir.
March 26, 2019

Big Screen Dreams in Albany

March 13, 2019

Summer Cooking Camps for East Bay Kids

At East Bay summer camps, today’s East Bay wannabe chefs learn dishes way beyond PB&J or chocolate chip cookies.
March 11, 2019

Auro’s ‘Actually’ Explores Sexual Misconduct

Making its Bay Area premiere on Aurora Theatre Company’s second stage, Anna Ziegler’s drama Actually promises to be a much more nuanced and thorny examination of the gray areas of sexual misconduct.
March 08, 2019

Tomorrow Youth Repertory Teaches Life Skills Lessons

At Tomorrow Youth Repertory, an Alameda theater camp with challenging productions, kids learn empathy and teamwork along with acting, singing, and dancing. Sometimes mishaps occur, but that’s OK.
March 07, 2019