Indie Film Review: 'Top End Wedding'

Mostly British Film Festival: ‘Top End Wedding’ and ‘Jill Billcock: Dancing the Invisible’

A few Stark Insider capsule film reviews from the Mostly British Film Festival (Vogue Theatre) in San Francisco. TOP END WEDDING (2019) Director: Wayne Blair Writers: Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler Stars: Brooklyn Doomadgee, Helena Johnson, Dan Collins A standout at the Mostly British Film Festival this year is the Australian romantic comedy, Top End Wedding, directed by...
Alternative Renderings, a duo exhibition featuring new work by San Francisco based artists, Tom Colcord and Tim Irani

San Francisco Arts: ‘Alternative Renderings’ at Glass Rice Art Gallery

A duo exhibition featuring new work by San Francisco based artists Tom Colcord and Tim Irani.
Scott Shepherd as Nick in 'Gatz'.

Theater Review: ‘Gatz’ at Berkeley Rep is the most (and best) non-Instagrammable thing you’ll ever see

The Great Gatsby. Word for word. Page by page. An extraordinary piece of experimental theater immerses the audience for 6 hours in F. Scott Fitzgerald's unforgettable classic.
The Presidio Things to Do, San Francisco, Tour and events

In San Francisco: What’s new at the Presidio

The Presidio of San Francisco (originally, El Presidio Real de San Francisco or The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis) is a park and former U.S. Army military fort on the northern tip of the SF Peninsula, and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.Presidio staff and volunteers offer many free tours to visitors in the spring of...
In San Francisco: Paula West at the Nikko (Review)

In San Francisco: Paula West at the Nikko (Review)

Paula West has opened a two-week engagement at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco. This popular cabaret performer has captured the hearts of jazz lovers over the years due to her extraordinary devotion to and understanding of the complexity and beauty of jazz classics as well as other...
Kristin Scott Thomas in 'Military Wives'

Indie Film: Mostly British Film Festival opens Feb. 13 in San Francisco

The British are coming this month, for the annual Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco. From February 13th to February 20th, the historic Vogue Theater will feature films from England and its former colonies -- India, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.Opening night begins with a screening...
Sting brings 'The Last Ship' musical to San Francisco

Theater News: Sting coming to San Francisco with ‘The Last Ship’ at Golden Gate Theatre

Former Police front-man Sting is bringing his acclaimed musical to San Francisco.The Last Ship opens February 20, 2020 and runs for a month. About 3 hours in length with one intermission, the show has earned a Tony Award nomination for Sting's score.Recently the production played sold-out runs in U.K.,...

Millennials not embracing wine notes Silicon Valley Bank industry report

Oversupply and low demand could result in discounting, leading to "the best wine values in 20 years."

Theater News: Berkeley Rep ‘Gatz’ is a 6 hour marathon production

And you thought The Godfather was long?Berkeley Rep has announced that its production of Obie-winning Gatz will run 6 hours long when it hits the stage next month. Fortunately there'll be plenty of breathers for the audience, including a 2-hour break for dinner.The production does take place in a...
Joy Harjo at JCCSF - Review - Stark Insider

Artists Always Are Looking a Little Ahead: Joy Harjo at JCCSF (Review)

As we enter the winter season, what better way to honor all that we have and all that we need to remember, than to listen to the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. Recently she spent an evening with an attentive audience at the...