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Arts & Culture

Love Songs by Kitka Honor the Solstice

Kitka, the nine-piece Oakland women’s choir originally devoted to Balkan choral music, celebrated 40 years in March and manages to keep its repertoire fresh.
June 19, 2019

Ticks, Golden State, and Musical Artistry

Kris Newby spins a conspiratorial tale about Lyme disease in Bitten; Marcus Thompson II goes deep on Kevin Durant in KD; and Barbara Higbie presents music for healing and renewal.
June 19, 2019

Mano con Ojo Modernizes Mexican Folk Art

Christina Cordova is the artist behind a local lino blockprint line of cards, prints, T-shirts and more that honor her Chicano-American upbringing.
June 18, 2019

Art Transcends Grief at Aurora Theatre Season Closer

This one-performer show, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, is powered by a venerable trio: author Didion, director Nancy Carlin, and actor Stacy Ross.
June 17, 2019

See a Found Footage Opus

Based in San Francisco’s Mission District since the mid-’80s, Craig Baldwin makes a rare hometown visit on June 15 to rattle the rafters at Shapeshifters Cinema at Temescal Art Center.
June 14, 2019

The Alameda County Fair Opens in Pleasanton

Discover old school charm in pig races and frozen lemonade, concerts, and amusement park rides.
June 13, 2019

Susan Matthews Goes Large for More Impact

The Oakland artist uses acrylic on canvas to share reflection on human existence in specific cultural contexts.
June 12, 2019

Ali O’Grady Creates a New Kind of Greeting Card

She's helping others through difficult times, one thoughtful card at a time.
June 12, 2019

Pacific Boychoir Academy Survives a Major Financial Crisis

A major donation of apparently forged art resulting in a financial crisis has made the nation’s only nondenominational boy choir school stronger than ever.
June 11, 2019

East Bay Open Studios Tours Still Thriving

The self-guided tour of East Bay artists studios in more than a dozen cities is going strong in year 40 and adds a third summer weekend.
June 7, 2019
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