Appealing Events: Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts

Rufus Wainwright has kept his focus on opera as of late, so it only makes sense that the singer-songwriter perform at the regal Palace of Fine Arts. The storied venue is one of the last few markers of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition and is the type of classy performance space especially reserved for a more subtle performer.

Though Wainwright, known for his haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” is no stranger to sparse composition, his latest material fares far busier and more well-rounded than his earlier records. 2012’s Out of the Game is reminiscent of Jackson Browne, set to the harmonies of a stellar backing band. Expect a bit of moodiness and even some dancing.

What: Rufus Wainwright plays the Palace of Fine Arts
When: Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20; doors: 7pm, show: 8pm
Where: The Palace of Fine Arts: 3301 Lyon St.
Cost: $62.50 for general admission; purchase tickets here

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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