The bee bursts onto the scene (from L to R: Will Hand, Juliana Lustenader, Josh Pollock (Banjo), Anthony Nemirovsky). Photo by Pak Han.
The Berkeley theater company Shotgun Players started performing 20 years ago in the basement of a Berkeley pizzeria. Now it’s got its own building, but the company has stuck with its founding principles: taking on little-known or brand new plays, and working hard to create theater for the community.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the company is presenting an entire season of world premieres: five brand news plays.
In honor of its 75th Anniversary this year, SFMOMA has invited 75 people from the Bay Area art world to talk about pieces from the museum’s collection that are meaningful to them, and to share their thoughts with the rest of us.
Carleton Watkins lost most of his life’s work, including early photos of Yosemite Valley, in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Last year a flat file full of Watkins photos turned up in a New England library and the photos are currently on display at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Bay Area photographer Susan Middleton and author Mary Ellen Hannibal have released a new book called Evidence of Evolution and will discuss it this week at the California Academy of Sciences.