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Rogelio Martinez’s play shows how imagination is an act of compassion, how asking, “What must it have been like for… https://t.co/8pnhUxySb0Compared with other Italian operas of the period, “Macbeth” is a welter of secondary and ancillary characters (Shak… https://t.co/dmgfeh9RtYThe best way to find Keanu in real time? Social media is your friend, especially Twitter. https://t.co/18dHjA0H3sICYMI: @RachelBublitz’s “Ripped” won the 2020 Will Glickman Award for the best new play to premiere in the Bay Area… https://t.co/BQcvwfexdz".@BillyCrystal tones it down and adopts a light touch in a role that could have been phenomenally maudlin,"… https://t.co/Jy9sn2e5M3 @noisepop @MusicSF Here are the five concerts you should not miss at this year's fest. https://t.co/MPC4G6gVwRThe idea behind the new event series is to provide a glimpse into the lives of local performers — a look “behind th… https://t.co/GkPQV8KoGn" I hated this film. I hated every minute of it, and at times it even made me angry," @MickLaSalle reviews… https://t.co/9E3TT5Qbpa
2/20
2020
#SNL veteran @OrvilleIV was not looking for a project after #LastManOnEarth. The universe had other plans for him. https://t.co/5sDO6ph1x5 @erstheater @LilyJaniak Check out @LilyJaniak's review of the almost nine-hour long "Gatz." https://t.co/fq90vR2vWn"You can feel [Salonen's] hand on the small of @SFSymphony’s back, gently but firmly guiding it into the 21st centu… https://t.co/LLiFPijBvUHeading to @noisepop 2020? Check out @MusicSF's guide on how to get the most bang out of the festival. https://t.co/1gecxqq7fcLong known to history buffs and cinephiles in the city’s Asian community, "Films of Remembrance" offers documentari… https://t.co/1KuzTTFs1qThe “Spoek 1” is expected to be parked at the front of @FortMasoninSF, accessorized by photographs of its creation… https://t.co/dGPWuBxMoVAfter being wowed by @erstheater's "Gatz," @LilyJaniak reflects on the majesty of marathon plays. https://t.co/dOZLVFdl16After his scathing #BirdsofPrey review, @MickLaSalle reveals his "all-time worst" movie experiences. 🍿👀 https://t.co/tVH6HffxtVFor “The Last Ship” coming to the @broadwaysf starting this week, @OfficialSting is taking on one of the leading ro… https://t.co/wdAx0dAJooFollowing the inaugural event in June, festival organizers hope to expand Day to Night Festival to multiple days an… https://t.co/xrwiUua3C0“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a s— year,” @OzzyOsbourne said in a statement on M… https://t.co/GINZ0AjpPKIn this week's column, I argue that folks who have the very reasonable "8 HOURS?!?" reaction to marathon theater sh… https://t.co/1QloW3iKJd
Retweeted by SFChronicle DatebookICYMI: @primus will perform the Rush’s 1977 album “A Farewell to Kings” in its entirety every night, in addition to… https://t.co/1tzzMrU4tn.@SheleaMusic isn’t just poised to break out. She’s ready to blast off. 🎤🤩 https://t.co/m1WhsTBqOdSet to run June 9-21, the @SFJazz festival program includes 43 concerts over 13 days. https://t.co/FUxkMVPMlN.@ACTSanFrancisco will open its 54th season with @LehmanTrilogy, a three-part, one-evening epic about the rise and… https://t.co/PflTZJ0qRjICYMI: John Malkovich will make a live appearance in Berkeley together with five chamber musicians on April 30 in “… https://t.co/dEIJZLckFPEvery year, @noisepop brings more than 150 independent-minded artists to the Bay Area, where music fans can catch s… https://t.co/KJ5ujoOt8X.@RATM added a second tour stop in Oakland. 🎸🎶 https://t.co/k3qQj3Fp6rRogelio Martinez’s play shows how imagination is an act of compassion, how asking, “What must it have been like for… https://t.co/z1E6A2kEq5"No man loves a woman the way Jamie does. But, oh, how we wish they did," Debra Ryll writes of #Outlander's male pr… https://t.co/M4iojGRgD3BREAKING: @RachelBublitz’s “Ripped” won the 2020 Will Glickman Award for the best new play to premiere in the Bay A… https://t.co/hpExr2ttDzPromoters call Day to Night Festival “a boutique concert and community experience.” https://t.co/mBLoyXshkP"Behind the Curtain" will feature conversations with LGBTQ artists from around the Bay Area. https://t.co/VmRGleWWLcWith @bacheloronstage in San Jose today, Datebook's resident newlywed @SFMarMendoza writes about finding love. https://t.co/S0cuU0DUHm @susanthesquark Don't forget to check out our review of "Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for… https://t.co/1pyeb2n3SpIn “Whistleblower,” @susanthesquark attributes her courage and strategic nerve in making herself an unlikely thorn… https://t.co/tZImXGmWRo
2/19
2020
As @bacheloronstage makes its way to the Bay Area, @rachelahoward shares her story about love lost, watching… https://t.co/bbUe1ZxG7FRalph Ziman’s “Spoek 1” is the centerpiece for the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show at @FortMasoninSF, whic… https://t.co/wKKMWzdIc0"There’s a healthy delight, after all, to be taken in grandiose, vulgar showmanship," @JoshuaKosman writes of the… https://t.co/jCKiPBD0TPThe second installment of @WestBayOpera’s three-part all-Verdi season was an all-round splendid affair. https://t.co/DjzhHqtQbe.@erstheater's "The Great Gatsby" trusts that we can accept and adjust to the realities of an unconventional dramat… https://t.co/NrgHQzC5E5.@Metallica promised that more details and ticket information for the rescheduled benefit concert would be revealed… https://t.co/EahwKxUWg7"When I saw his new installation, I was both drawn to and disturbed by his vision," @TonyBravoSF writes of Bret Woo… https://t.co/aB43ikWqioTickets for @primus' A Tribute to Kings tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 21. https://t.co/VfBfOuzsCPAB5 comes as Bay Area theater has already weathered significant losses in media coverage. https://t.co/4wc5qwhQRcSet to run June 9-21, the @SFJazz festival program includes 43 concerts over 13 days. https://t.co/raRklsvxy2"Nobody gets to choose who is and is not a gentrifier," @ConorDougherty told The Chronicle in a recent interview. https://t.co/d5C4yZFf9PAfter his scathing #BirdsofPrey review, @MickLaSalle reveals his "all-time worst" movie experiences. 🍿👀 https://t.co/AMbF8n5g8PIn January, @OzzyOsbourne revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. He plans to go to Europe for treatment. https://t.co/Cr5CAQsxXS.@SFSymphony will offer a 2020-21 season built around two mini-festivals devoted to themes of Greek mythology and t… https://t.co/uvDwT7TUjpAfter postponing the North American dates of his 2020 #NoMoreTours2 several times due to a variety of health issues… https://t.co/gLxl7YHy8W
Retweeted by SFChronicle DatebookGoing to a concert? Better to be safe than sorry. 😷 https://t.co/rpmlmyVSfhJohn Malkovich is coming to Berkeley! 🎭👏 https://t.co/UpN9wnkCr6“We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest” premieres tonight on @HBO. https://t.co/VFyG3Kpc4pThe Bay Area has been a big source of talent for the #TheBachelor franchise. But did the contestants find love? https://t.co/I4BEfzYXS5"Every time my husband pushed 'play,' I thought, 'Dear God, let our marriage make it,'" @rachelahoward writes of… https://t.co/rZnLH3OC9d“Dawoud Bey: An American Project,” a retrospective of the artist’s career, continues through May 25 at @SFMOMA. https://t.co/3onlDG80Gn.@JoshuaKosman documents how #AB5 is already changing which art gets made (and doesn't get made). https://t.co/bBfL89voaV @SFC_Datebook
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2/18
2020
"As a ballet, @SFBallet's 'The Big Hunger' is conceptually sound and theatrically brilliant — but choreographically… https://t.co/3fc3n2MTyjAn almost 9-hour production of "The Great Gatsby"? @LilyJaniak says @erstheater's production at @BerkeleyRep breath… https://t.co/HZKKxmE4xPThe Matrix 4 is filming in the Bay Area right now. Here's what we know: 😎 https://t.co/xXOBbPSDTZTo celebrate #Outlander's return tonight, Debra Ryll shares the story of how the show changed her life. https://t.co/pcrsjTJ9F8The unstylish trend has been popping up throughout the Bay Area at malls, grocery stores and now at concerts as con… https://t.co/SNRqZto6oTBefore @bacheloronstage comes to Santa Rosa today, @rachelahoward shares her story about love lost, watching… https://t.co/4iJOGUHOyL
2/17
2020
Bay Area native @ConorDougherty will discuss his new book,“Golden Gates: The Fight for Housing and Democracy in Ame… https://t.co/IgeZqnkqTKICYMI: @LilyJaniak shines a spotlight on @shurwitt "as an example of how AB5 is threatening the careers of some of… https://t.co/eg3QisyQZL“Extra Ordinary” screens Sunday, Feb. 16, as part of the Irish Spotlight at San Francisco’s Mostly British Film Fes… https://t.co/0ENSSofpcBThe Bay Area has all kinds of fun activities and events for the public to enjoy during this three-day weekend. https://t.co/tzT8tw73FIMartinez’s play, directed by Margarett Perry, shows how imagination is an act of compassion, how asking, “What must… https://t.co/sFwXVZzGQP
Retweeted by SFChronicle DatebookOur resident newlywed said by the time she went down the aisle she learned "love is not a game we play ... and — he… https://t.co/svqNofvDTK"Though #ThePhotograph provides a handful of characters and makes us care about them — no small feat — it doesn’t m… https://t.co/P2lwQnhNXwCheers to the weekend! @sfchronicle @thepressCA 🥂🍾🍷 https://t.co/SM66oXkyPb
Retweeted by SFChronicle Datebook".@Downhill_Movie has moments of humor, but of the more uncomfortable variety, not the kind that provoke laughter,… https://t.co/bPB1b6gbKW
2/16
2020
Finding Neo? https://t.co/caJ29NjQkD #Matrix4 #KeanuReeves"It appears we all owe a big apology to the @SonicMovie," @PeterHartlaub writes in his review. https://t.co/mQLrCS4ois.@Portrait_Movie was nominated for a foreign film Oscar, and it’s currently nominated for Cesar Awards in nine cate… https://t.co/4qpwDOqzkG"Despite what all the sappy songs and rom-coms tell you, love is not a game we play," says @SFMarMendozahttps://t.co/MYYpQZmC7LNeed plans for the long weekend? We have suggestions. https://t.co/Y5vzZaHI5E.@ConorDougherty spoke with The Chronicle about the complex realities of housing, the primary obstacles we face and… https://t.co/suSi7iv48QICYMI: @Metallica's postpones benefit concert in San Francisco until September. https://t.co/8RKXXfgQ3j.@ZoeysPlaylist, @TheCrownNetflix, and more are in our list of Valentine's Day streaming suggestions.😍 https://t.co/RBd3icEXUvThe TV show's "wackadoodle spirit finds delightful new life onstage," @LilyJaniak writes of @SpongeBobBway in San F… https://t.co/lBh3X2LnvsThe Bay Area has all kinds of fun activities and events for the public to enjoy during this three-day weekend. https://t.co/H9dBzB2XhPThe best love stories on the screen? @MickLaSalle reveals his top picks for Valentine's Day. https://t.co/fdJDUQd6Zg"As a ballet, @SFBallet's 'The Big Hunger' is conceptually sound and theatrically brilliant — but choreographically… https://t.co/jRGyLPnpWb"This low-key video game movie is built on a foundation of solid writing and likable characters, and a mellow escap… https://t.co/i9iLYKLsFn“The Bachelor Live on Stage” is love in real time. Except that’s not how it happens. https://t.co/DJfpeMNQ04
2/15
2020
I spoke to @Stray_Kids for my latest @SFC_Datebook #kpop piece. Good lads, looking forward to seeing them live at… https://t.co/JtWkvCHYYe
Retweeted by SFChronicle Datebook"I can only pray that season five will bring back what we once had, because I need Jamie more than ever," Debra Ryl… https://t.co/mbaw5ofGLhRob Garver’s engaging new documentary "What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” is a must for any film fan. https://t.co/jVSD3CaZNXFor @Stray_Kids' show on Thursday, Feb. 13, a few people in line were sporting face masks, while others had them tu… https://t.co/3GgfrfdxEcThe so-called gig work bill, which went into effect Jan. 1, limits how much businesses can use independent contract… https://t.co/9mFETTtEs0"Fantasy Island" feels like less of a fully formed story than a series of “Saw”-lite horror cliches acted out by ch… https://t.co/dg5RrJ5FG7Boycotting the love? You can also celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day with these events. https://t.co/h60Lf82UPAEasy and lissome as it often was, a certain New York energy percolated through @SFBallet “Sandpaper” on Tuesday, Fe… https://t.co/CnFrgyPv6iThere are plenty of opportunities to socialize and enjoy with other singles on Valentine's Day. https://t.co/WpkC8FvtDZI LOVED THIS SHOW. I loved it loved it loved it. On Elevator Repair Service's "Gatz," now playing at @berkeleyrep!… https://t.co/K8MzyAkUdM
Retweeted by SFChronicle Datebook.@Barbara_Eden was honored by @SFConservMusic Friday as a distinguished alumna. https://t.co/0KhoKKm3sUBlack tragedies get frozen in time, packaged into little more than murals, pins and posters seen around town as tim… https://t.co/brJOr5D1ED
Retweeted by SFChronicle Datebook"'Come As You Are' takes viewers on not just a scenic tour from Colorado to Montreal, but also a journey through ou… https://t.co/1rXT84S50WValentine's Day is here and you still don't have plans? We have suggestions. https://t.co/zMBifBYFUw
2/14
2020

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