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Chad Neuman, new culinary director of Chase Center, introduced new Asian-inspired menu items on July 26, 2021. (Courtesty Chase Center)

Chad Neuman heads up Chase Center dining

Arena uniquely serving from-scratch food for diverse palates

Chad Neuman, new culinary director of Chase Center, introduced new Asian-inspired menu items on July 26, 2021. (Courtesty Chase Center)
In the team Lab installation “Sketch Ocean,” visitors’ drawings of sea creatures are photographed, scanned and instantly added to moving art work on gallery walls. (Courtesy teamLab)

Dazzling wonderland fills Asian Art Museum’s new wing

Technology, nature combine to magical effect in ‘teamLab: Continuity’

In the team Lab installation “Sketch Ocean,” visitors’ drawings of sea creatures are photographed, scanned and instantly added to moving art work on gallery walls. (Courtesy teamLab)
The Tonga Room’s official band The Island Groove has been entertaining guests from a boat in the lagoon for years. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)

Tonga Room swimmingly back in business

Rain, rum drinks remain intact in historic tiki lounge

The Tonga Room’s official band The Island Groove has been entertaining guests from a boat in the lagoon for years. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)
Bay Area soul and jazz great Ledisi headlined Stern Grove’s opening 2021 show. (Christopher Victorios/Special to The Examiner)

Sweet sounds, extra space at Stern Grove

Ledisi, The Seshen, La Doña play first free concert since pandemic hit

Bay Area soul and jazz great Ledisi headlined Stern Grove’s opening 2021 show. (Christopher Victorios/Special to The Examiner)
Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s Juneteenth discussion “Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretics: Shredding While Black and Female.” (Courtesy Jawan Scott)

MoAD celebrates Juneteenth with music and more

Holiday marking slaves’ freedom gains momentum with Black Lives Matter

Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s Juneteenth discussion “Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretics: Shredding While Black and Female.” (Courtesy Jawan Scott)
<em>Lina Yea, owner of Bay Home & Linens in San Mateo, was happy to invite all customers in her shop on reopening day. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</em>

‘No doom and gloom’ on the Peninsula

Hot spots in Burlingame, San Mateo enjoying good business on reopening day

<em>Lina Yea, owner of Bay Home & Linens in San Mateo, was happy to invite all customers in her shop on reopening day. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</em>
Afro-Cuban singer and drummer Bobi Céspedes opens Yerba Buena Gardens Festival at 1 p.m. June 26. (Courtesy photo)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is back

Local artists play outdoor shows in 20th free summer series

Afro-Cuban singer and drummer Bobi Céspedes opens Yerba Buena Gardens Festival at 1 p.m. June 26. (Courtesy photo)
Grammy-winning R&B singer Ledisi opens the Stern Grove 2021 season on June 20. (Courtesy photo)

Stern Grove announces summer schedule: Returns live on June 20 with Ledisi

Tickets for season’s concerts must be reserved online in advance

Grammy-winning R&B singer Ledisi opens the Stern Grove 2021 season on June 20. (Courtesy photo)
Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)

New circus show coming to Club Fugazi

7 Fingers acrobats to appear in former home of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’

Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)
The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Stern Grove is coming back this year

84th outdoor music fest kicks off summer concert season on June 20

The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Frameline, SF Pride screen ‘In The Heights’

Ballpark film event features adaptation of Tony-winning musical

The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
From left, Wiley Naman Strasser, Eric Garcia and Meegan Hertensteiner appear in FACT/SF’s “Diffusion” in Glen Canyon Park. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

‘Diffusion’ dancers go deep inside Glen Canyon

FACT/SF premieres life-affirming dance in a beautiful urban park

From left, Wiley Naman Strasser, Eric Garcia and Meegan Hertensteiner appear in FACT/SF’s “Diffusion” in Glen Canyon Park. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)
Lizzo headlines Outside Lands on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Courtesy Atlantic)

Outside Lands announces 2021 daily lineup

Headliners include Strokes on Oct. 29; Lizzo on Oct. 30; Tame Impala on Oct. 31

Lizzo headlines Outside Lands on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Courtesy Atlantic)
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen is opening the orchestra’s first live concert series in more than a year on May 6-7 at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Andrew Eccles/San Francisco Symphony)

SF Symphony to resume concerts in Davies Hall starting May 6

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leading opening performances for front line workers

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen is opening the orchestra’s first live concert series in more than a year on May 6-7 at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Andrew Eccles/San Francisco Symphony)
Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)

San Francisco Opera’s clever ‘Barber’ lights up the drive-in

Company brings back live shows with satisfying, high-tech production

Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)
From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)

Sixty years of Saving San Francisco Bay

Pioneering environmental group was started by three ladies on a mission

From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)
San Francisco’s live music clubs have been closed for more than a year. (Twitter screenshot)

S.F. venue recovery fund begins accepting grant applications

Top chefs serving meals for behind-the-scenes live entertainment workers

San Francisco’s live music clubs have been closed for more than a year. (Twitter screenshot)
“Occupy The Farm,” premiering on PBS on April 20, details efforts of activist urban farmers in the East Bay.<ins> Johnson)</ins>

Urban farming activism a timely theme in ‘Occupy The Farm’

Issues in 2014 doc about contested UC Berkeley land relevant today

“Occupy The Farm,” premiering on PBS on April 20, details efforts of activist urban farmers in the East Bay.<ins> Johnson)</ins>
Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

Indoor shows won’t be flooding SF stages soon but Stern Grove might be back in June

While San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that live performances may resume…

Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
San Performances presents the fun Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in a virtual concert on April 1. (Courtesy Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain/San Francisco Performances)

San Francisco Performances offers innovative PIVOT concerts online

Program kicks off with ukuele concert on April 1

San Performances presents the fun Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in a virtual concert on April 1. (Courtesy Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain/San Francisco Performances)