Who’s in town Gloria Steinem — the feminist, journalist and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center — appears in conversation with young feminist leaders. The evening is a benefit for the center. [6 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]Lectures Food memoirists: Bay Area authors Dayna Macy, Kate Moses and Romney Steele share their journeys in writing and eating. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Following January’s temporary closure of a parking lot shared by the Exploratorium and the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco hoped to construct 23 new parking spots on a triangular plot of land at Palace Drive and Lyon Street. But neighbors of the 9,000-square-foot space were protective of the once-wooded lot.
Demanding that The City keep the land as is, they showed up to public meetings and replanted trees where pavement was about to go down. Read More
The definition of diva can range from a woman blessed with great musical talents to one cursed with a difficult or demanding nature. Both ends of that spectrum have been applied to Patti LuPone.The Broadway star drops in at the Palace of Fine Arts on Tuesday for a City Arts & Lectures chat with Steve Winn and possibly a few songs. The subject of the evening — rescheduled from an event canceled last fall — is LuPone and her life and times as chronicled in her recent memoir. Read More
Hitting town this Thursday, at the Palace of Fine Arts — is classy East Coast folk-popper Suzanne Vega, who’s on a bit of a roll these days.This month, she, Duncan Sheik and director Kay Matschullat have been in residence at Troy, N.Y.’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, fleshing out her new play, “Carson McCullers Talk About Love.” Read More
Blanche is back and she’s brought some friends to enjoy the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts with her.
The 13-year-old white mute swan — which was removed from her home in November for protection after her sister Monday was killed by vandals — was returned quietly Sunday, according to her caregivers.
“It’s been so good to see them on the water,” said Gayle Hagerty, one of Blanche’s caretakers “It just felt so lonely without them; it felt very incomplete.” Read More
Swans may not only gain an official welcome from The City but also protection.
The Palace of Fine Arts has a distinct look that makes it recognizable around the world — that includes the swans that have long made the lagoon on the grounds their home. Read More
The San Francisco Examiner predicts what The City’s leaders, losers, and movers and shakers want from Santa.Who: Blanche
Wish: New friends Read More
Blanche the swan may soon land in a witness protection program.
The very last of the mute swans that have waded in the Palace of Fine Arts lagoon for nearly a century may soon be moved to the San Francisco Zoo after its sister was brutally murdered on Nov. 13, authorities said.
Animal Care and Control will hold a private hearing with caretakers Tuesday at 4 p.m. to discuss moving the swan for its safety. Read More
Animal control officials in San Francisco suspect foul play in the death of a swan that was found dead outside San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday, Nov. 13.Results of a necropsy on the animal revealed that the bird, a Mute Swan so-named for its less vocal nature, died of a dislocated neck, according to an animal control statement released Friday. Read More
Longtime rocker Todd Rundgren performs his 1973 album “A Wizard, A True Star” in its entirety Tuesday at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Why “A Wizard, A True Star”? It’s not a bunch of very digestible pop songs; I was on a trajectory to do something different. It also represents a dividing line between my more general public listeners and the really devoted fans that have kept track of what I’ve been doing over the years. Read More