Leslie Katz

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s concert “Soft-Spoken” streaming live at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 features flutist Stacey Pelinka. (Courtesy Vivian Sachs)

Fall 2020 Arts Online: Classical

Music streams live, on recordings, in podcasts

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s concert “Soft-Spoken” streaming live at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 features flutist Stacey Pelinka. (Courtesy Vivian Sachs)
Patty Griffin is among the performers appearing in “Let The Music Play On,” the “hardly strictly broadcast” edition of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass online on Oct. 3. (Courtesy Michael Wilson)

20th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces Patty Griffin, Chuck Prophet

First-time performers at online fest include Birds of Chicago, Los Coast, Shakey Graves

Patty Griffin is among the performers appearing in “Let The Music Play On,” the “hardly strictly broadcast” edition of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass online on Oct. 3. (Courtesy Michael Wilson)
New Highway 1 radio fills big hole in Bay Area market

New Highway 1 radio fills big hole in Bay Area market

Station plays adult alternative hits in void left by KFOG’s departure

New Highway 1 radio fills big hole in Bay Area market
Funny guidebook assists ‘People of Pallor’

Funny guidebook assists ‘People of Pallor’

East Bay author shares ‘what not to say to Black people’

Funny guidebook assists ‘People of Pallor’
Violinist Tessa Lark opens Cal Performances at Home in a concert from Merkin Hall in New York City. (Courtesy Ras Dia)

Cal Performances moves from stage to screen

Fall streaming series showcases classical, jazz, multimedia virtuosos

Violinist Tessa Lark opens Cal Performances at Home in a concert from Merkin Hall in New York City. (Courtesy Ras Dia)
Presenters of the huge, colorful Carnaval festival and parade – which typically happens in the Mission in May – have scheduled a health and resource fair on Sept. 5-6 to help the Latino community deal with problems caused by the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

Carnaval hosts health and resource fair

Beloved festival directs energy toward helping Latino community

Presenters of the huge, colorful Carnaval festival and parade – which typically happens in the Mission in May – have scheduled a health and resource fair on Sept. 5-6 to help the Latino community deal with problems caused by the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)
LCD Soundsystem – James Murphy is pictured at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in 2016 – is in the lineup of Inside Lands Virtual Festival on Aug. 28-29. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Free Inside Lands streams Aug. 28-29

Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Jack White, Kehlani, ZHU, Beach House and many more appear

LCD Soundsystem – James Murphy is pictured at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park in 2016 – is in the lineup of Inside Lands Virtual Festival on Aug. 28-29. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lisa Geduldig, left, and Arline Geduldig appear in “Lockdown Comedy” online on 
Aug. 20.                                Courtesy 
Wanda Altidor

Kung Pao Kosher creator introduces ‘Lockdown Comedy’

Lisa Geduldig and her mom stream standup, with guests, from Florida

Lisa Geduldig, left, and Arline Geduldig appear in “Lockdown Comedy” online on 
Aug. 20.                                Courtesy 
Wanda Altidor
Allyson Baker and Marc Capelle of the Red Room Orchestra play a benefit concert at The Chapel in the Mission on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Kelley Stoltz)

Red Room Orchestra plays ‘Twin Peaks’ show at Chapel

Outdoor concert benefits independent music clubs

Allyson Baker and Marc Capelle of the Red Room Orchestra play a benefit concert at The Chapel in the Mission on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Kelley Stoltz)
The cast of San Francisco Arts Education Project’s “Bio Exuberance” devised dance, poetry, visual art, costumes and Zoom backgrounds to create a film collage from home. (Courtesy SFArtsED)

Youngsters reinvent gallery show as film

SFArtsEd students inspired by Zoe Farmer’s nature-themed works

The cast of San Francisco Arts Education Project’s “Bio Exuberance” devised dance, poetry, visual art, costumes and Zoom backgrounds to create a film collage from home. (Courtesy SFArtsED)
“Artifishal,” a documentary about the underside of the salmon-fishing industry, screens in a live stream with filmmaker Josh Murphy at 4 p.m. Aug. 4. (Courtesy Ben Moon)

International Ocean Film Festival begins online screenings

Features, shorts, talks programmed for July 30 to Aug. 9

“Artifishal,” a documentary about the underside of the salmon-fishing industry, screens in a live stream with filmmaker Josh Murphy at 4 p.m. Aug. 4. (Courtesy Ben Moon)
San Francisco portrait photographer Erica Deeman is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s “In the Artist’s Studio” program at 1 p.m. July 29. (Courtesy Lewis Watts)

Museum of African Diaspora hosts artists in studios

Program is among myriad online upcoming cultural presentations

San Francisco portrait photographer Erica Deeman is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s “In the Artist’s Studio” program at 1 p.m. July 29. (Courtesy Lewis Watts)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass hosts Los Lobos in its first live pandemic-era concert on July 25. (Courtesy David Alan Kogut)

Los Lobos to play live at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass stream

Bonnie Simmons hosts July 25 digital broadcast

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass hosts Los Lobos in its first live pandemic-era concert on July 25. (Courtesy David Alan Kogut)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park guides tell amusing and entertaining stories about the founding of The City in their podcast “Better Lives, Bitter Lies.” (Courtesy photo)

S.F. Maritime park podcast elucidates, enlightens

‘Better Lives, Bitter Lies’ details role of trickery in city’s history

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park guides tell amusing and entertaining stories about the founding of The City in their podcast “Better Lives, Bitter Lies.” (Courtesy photo)
“They Ain’t Ready for Me,” a film about Tamar Manasseh, a Black rabbinical student fighting for change on Chicago’s South Side, screens at noon July 18 with a Q&A presentation. (Courtesy photo)

Jewish Film Institute serves up ‘Cinegogue Summer Days’

Four-day fest offers drive-in, digital screenings

“They Ain’t Ready for Me,” a film about Tamar Manasseh, a Black rabbinical student fighting for change on Chicago’s South Side, screens at noon July 18 with a Q&A presentation. (Courtesy photo)
John Waters is slated to return to host Burger Boogaloo in 2021. (Courtesy Erika Reinsel)

Burger Boogaloo cancels, back in 2021 with same lineup

East Bay punk fest returns with Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks, local acts

John Waters is slated to return to host Burger Boogaloo in 2021. (Courtesy Erika Reinsel)
Singer songwriter Andrew St. James, right, and his friend Scott Padden have been playing brief outdoor concerts in The City since mid-May. (Courtesy Ian Young)

Andrew St. James is enjoying Fast Times

S.F. music booster, songwriter releases new tunes, plays ‘drive-by’ concerts

Singer songwriter Andrew St. James, right, and his friend Scott Padden have been playing brief outdoor concerts in The City since mid-May. (Courtesy Ian Young)
LaborFest co-presents the first episode of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2020 nine-part radio series, featuring, top row, from left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Amos Glick, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Brian Rivera and Marie Cartier, and bottom, from left, Velina Brown, Andre Amarotico, Lizzie Calogero,Michael Gene Sullivan and Marissa Ellison. (Courtesy photo)

LaborFest kicks off 27th annual month-long programming

Online offerings address pandemic, focus on ‘building a new future’

LaborFest co-presents the first episode of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2020 nine-part radio series, featuring, top row, from left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Amos Glick, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Brian Rivera and Marie Cartier, and bottom, from left, Velina Brown, Andre Amarotico, Lizzie Calogero,Michael Gene Sullivan and Marissa Ellison. (Courtesy photo)
Tame Impala, pictured at Outside Lands in 2015, will be back for the 2021 festival. (Natasha Dangond, Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outside Lands to return in 2021 with Lizzo, Tame Impala, Strokes

2020 Golden Gate Park music and art fest canceled due to COVID-19

Tame Impala, pictured at Outside Lands in 2015, will be back for the 2021 festival. (Natasha Dangond, Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Harvey Milk appeared in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)

A look at San Francisco Pride through 50 years

Civil rights quest a cycle of celebrations and challenges throughout the decades

Supervisor Harvey Milk appeared in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)