Monday night means West Coast Swing for a graceful group of Pacificans enrolled in an ongoing dance class at Angie Major Dance Instruction. With cool blues music playing in the room, leaders and followers formed pairs and listened to Major’s explanation of key moves, like the “left side pass…
Coastside writer Thayer Walker has traveled the world as a correspondent for Outside magazine.
On Wednesdays you can find the Half Moon Bay Plein Air Painters focused intently on their work, capturing their natural surroundings, “en plein air,” or out-of-doors.
Even standing before the 12-foot tall tree that takes center stage in the Coastal Repertory Theatre’s production of “Native Gardens,” you wouldn’t imagine that the tree is primarily made up of carpet bits.
Local artist Diane Lee Moomey will be showing her watercolor paintings in an exhibition called “Figures in a Landscape” at the Caldwell Gallery located in Redwood City.
A masked and socially distant audience was able to enjoy a performance of “Love Letters,” directed by Gail Erwin, this past weekend at the Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay.
The Coastal Arts League is hosting another show opening on May 27 and running through June 20. This one includes abstract art from Paul Rubas and Martha Irwin.
Coastside artist Jane Kim of Ink Dwell opens her new show on Friday at Palette, a San Francisco gallery and restaurant. Her work focuses on our relationship with food and its connections to the natural world.
Coastal Repertory Theatre is bringing live shows back to the Coastside with a series of outdoor performances of “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers” this week.
Irving Norman, a European immigrant who lived in Half Moon Bay for 27 years before his death in 1989, believed that art could inspire. His work grappled with overarching problems of the world in the hopes that viewers would take away something new. His life and body of work are getting new a…
Coastsiders may know Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga as the founder and director of Ayudando Latinos a Soñar, a Latino-centered nonprofit that hosts many cultural arts programs, mental health services, and social justice and immigration initiatives.
Before the pandemic shuttered schools, Wilkinson Elementary School’s main hallway served several functions at once. It was part art gallery, part communal gathering space where students and teachers would gather before classes began. In the mornings, the entire school would discuss the art, …
With eight months of pandemic experience at this point, artists are no strangers to virtual art fairs via computer screen.
Anyone who claims to know the history of the Coastside as well as JoAnn Semones may be hard-pressed to prove it.
When the CZU Lightning Complex fires forced families to evacuate from the South Coast over the last few weeks, it altered some Coastsiders’ perspective of the likelihood of wildfire here.
This year’s Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival has been canceled, leaving many local artists who would normally participate without a means to showcase their work to the thousands who visit the Coastside during the two-day event.
Coastal Repertory Theatre will host its first live show in more than six months with an outdoor performance of “Sorry, Wrong Number” in the lot behind the Main Street Half Moon Bay theater.
For the past several years, performances by the Coastside Chorale at the Coastside Lutheran Church typically marked seasonal holidays with festive songs. Fans came to expect lively spring and winter concerts.
Investors Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis have written a prescription to cure what ails our capitalist society in a new book that is easier to swallow than most bitter-pill business tomes. It does, however, come with a side effect: You may never look at this newspaper the same way again.
The Kings Mountain Art Fair won’t take place among the towering redwoods this year. Visitors from across the Bay Area won’t be able to visit the dozens of artists showcasing their work.
Just when it seemed all in-person events were in the rear-view mirror, a new feature has appeared through the windshield. Pending final approval from San Mateo County, Coastsider Julie Mell is planning to host a drive-in movie on the evening of Aug. 13.
While Half Moon Bay’s Coastal Repertory Theatre was forced to close its doors in March, theater managers have been hard at work planning alternatives to continue bringing the arts to the community.
Last month, the Coastal Literary Arts Movement announced plans to help students at Half Moon Bay and Pescadero high schools publish a digital magazine when school resumes.
Half Moon Bay High School’s art students can now say their work was exhibited in the Coastal Arts League gallery.
For Purvi Jejurkar, the Pagrav Dance Studio artistic director, dancing has provided a spiritual and physical experience since she was 10 years old. And she is bringing that experience to the Coastside this weekend.
It’s no secret the recent outbreak of coronavirus cases has caused major changes around the world. Canceled flights, restrictions on international border crossing, and cities in quarantine are commonplace as cases of the COVID-19 continue to emerge.
For Bay Area-based author Janet Dawson, writing mysteries is a lesson in problem-solving, both for herself and her readers.
The first time A.J. DeMello saw a major stand-up comedy set, he thought he would never be able to do anything like that. But the late George Carlin’s 1999 special, “You Are All Diseased,” provided DeMello with a framework and goal to work toward.
Sometimes helpful knowledge comes from places one may least expect. That is one of many messages given in the 2009 documentary “The Horse Boy.”
Comedy Sharks, the stand-up comedy show produced by local comedian Phil Griffiths, continues to attract unique comics to the Hop Dogma brewery on the Midcoast. Friday night’s 8 p.m. show features several nationally touring comedians.
Snoop Dogg, yes, the famous Long Beach rapper, producer and media personality was sippin’ on gin and juice — or at least playing the turntables — at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. on the night of Feb. 12.
Mackenzie Melemed found his calling at a yard sale. Three-year-old Melemed was given a $1 keyboard by his grandfather. Relatively soon afterward, his undeniable talent began to reveal itself, and a musical prodigy was born.
Gone are the days when Stockton singer-songwriter Roem Baur’s gigs would barely pay for his sound system. But his blue-collar work ethic, instilled by his parents at a young age in Manteca, remains.
Dick Termes doesn’t think outside the box. He thinks inside a sphere.
Just as with techniques he would employ in his improvisational performances, Calvin George learned from his family’s experience and continued building upon it.
The Pescadero Opera Society has long had a knack for screening classic tales, comedies and riveting dramas. This week’s showing of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” should be a blend of all those themes.
Upon first glance, “Couples Date Night” at the Mariners Church may not appear to be a particularly humorous occasion. But the comedy and creativity of Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner promise otherwise.
Next week, the Half Moon Bay High School community will watch a film designed to shed light on an issue that is sometimes ignored until it’s too late. “Angst” focuses on the problem of teenage anxiety disorders that experts say are prevalent across the country.
Kacey Christine Roche, of Half Moon Bay, was named to the president’s list at Clemson University for her academic achievements during the 2019 fall semester. Roche is a psychology major and averaged more than a 4.0 GPA.
Though it took time for the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society to earn its reputation, Pete Douglas proved deft in getting shows together on the Coastside. It was established in 1964 and for more than 50 years it has hosted top-tier jazz and classical music talent in the seaside venue in Miramar.
Steve Bologna enjoys plays like this. He appreciates transcendent themes, relatable across generations, that highlight humorous and complex relationships. All of that is on display in the Coastal Repertory Theatre’s latest play, “On Golden Pond.”
Depending on how you look at Krytzia Dabdoub’s artwork, you’re bound to notice something that might not strike
Kenny Garrett has played with some of the most talented musicians of his day. And he’s one to recognize he’s been fortunate to learn from multiple mentors along his own musical path.
It’s not too often accomplished musicians get to stray from their beaten path and create something truly original.
The Photographers Rendezvous is a monthly gathering in which both amateur and professional Coastside photographers can share and discuss their work with peers under the guidance of veteran National Geographic photographer Gordon Wiltsie.
The Odd Fellows Hall in Half Moon Bay hosts a night of traditional Scottish and Irish music to warm up a January night.
With decades of collective jazz experience between the members, the South City Blues Band has seen and done all kinds of blues styles and tempos.
Inside the striking wooden building located along the Coastal Trail in Miramar, 337 Mirada ART was bustling with visitors who’d walked in off the street on Friday afternoon.
The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society has a knack for bringing special musical talents to the Coastside, and its first performer of 2020 is no different.