Arts

Dynamic Dames

Five living legends of San Francisco describe the forces that propel their passions. Denise Hale: Caviar with a Side of Civility Nobody goes to a dinner party because they’re hungry, and those…

Tranquil Spaces: Some of the world’s best sculpture gardens await

What’s so special about sculpture? Perhaps it’s the way it shares the space with us, in three dimensions, almost as if it were alive. Tactile, made from slick marble, gleaming metal, rough-hewn wood, or scores of other materials,…

The Art of Wore

Creativity takes courage. Behind easy grace and sunny candor, the founder of haute couture darling Tokyo Gamine has it in spades.

Events Calendar: July / August 2021

Outdoor concerts and all that jazz! A sure sign that summer is mostly happening this year; Stern Grove Festival is back, baseball is in full swing, and BottleRock Napa Valley (Sept. 3-5)…

Queen of Arts

Sherene Melania unites storytelling and social justice at Presidio Dance Theatre Dancing in toe shoes is a balancing act—just like the mission of San Francisco’s Presidio Dance Theatre, committed to the arts…

Immersive Van Gogh Opening Night

If you’ve spent time in Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, then you know the Dutch artist’s brush strokes bristle with movement when seen up close. Thanks to a blockbuster exhibit that premiered in…

Events Calendar: May/June 2021

Museums, we’ve missed you. Live opera, bravissimo. Spectator sports, welcome back. As the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco put it, “Less scrolling, more strolling.” Refresh your spirit this spring. Events are…

Events Calendar: March/April 2021

March is Women’s History Month; April is Down to Earth Month from the California Wine Institute and wineries are once again open for outdoor tastings. All along the coast, it’s peak whale…

Anatomy of a Wine Label: Crescere Wines

Literature lovers might recognize Crescere Wines’ label art. The Sonoma County producer of premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah tapped London-based Yehrin Tong to design its ethereal logo. Yehrin is well…

San Francisco Fashion Show To Support First Responders

FASHION TOOK TO ELLIS STREET IN NOVEMBER FOR THE CITY’S ONLY RUNWAY SHOW since March, organized by John Konstin of John’s Grill and fashionistas Farah Makras and Sonya Molodetskaya. It was a…

Events Calendar: Jan/Feb 2021

Good riddance, 2020. In the spirit of new beginnings, Haute Happenings returns. Be it virtual, be it live, be it hybrid, we’re presenting curated San Francisco Bay Area event listings from Mendocino…

Jacob Vilató: A Picasso Progeny Forges His Own Artistic Path

With an artistry and passion undoubtedly shaped and influenced by his great uncle Pablo Picasso, Jacob Vilató is finding creative success on his own terms. Jacob Vilató never knew his great uncle…

Performing Arts Postponed But Not Silenced

The power of music goes virtual to enrich, to unite, to heal Photo Credit: ©Drew Altizer Photography The global pandemic has caused the cancellation of all performing arts live concerts and events…

Blockbuster Netflix Eco Film “Kiss the Ground” A Must See

NY Times Raves: “Inspires a Rare Feeling of Hope” The inspiring climate change documentary “Kiss the Ground“ —  backed by the founder of San Francisco-based Price.com, RJ Jain — debuted on Netflix…

Bay Area Illustrators Offer Free Online Classes

Paint your way through the pandemic Stephanie Block is a third generation family partner in RNDC and Young’s Market Company. She holds a WSET 3 certification in wine and spirits and is…

FNNCH

The Rising Street Artist Talking When does a boarded-up storefront turn from community loss to abundance? When Bay Area artist fnnch transforms it with bursts of colorful symbolism from his nimble mind,…

Paula West

Surprises and Delights with Song When jazz singer Paula West performs, she offers a surprise or two or three. Jazz cognoscenti around the globe seek West’s richly sumptuous voice which continues to…