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Esa-Pekka Salonen, pictured in his first performance with the orchestra as music director designate, won’t be opening San Francisco Symphony’s fall 2020 season in Davies Hall. (Courtesy Brandon Patoc/San Francisco Symphony)

San Francisco Symphony cancels concerts through Dec. 31

Fall 2020 season will not go on in Davies Hall due to pandemic

Esa-Pekka Salonen, pictured in his first performance with the orchestra as music director designate, won’t be opening San Francisco Symphony’s fall 2020 season in Davies Hall. (Courtesy Brandon Patoc/San Francisco Symphony)
Eun Sun Kim, San Francisco Opera’s music director designate, won’t be conducting “Fidelio” in the War Memorial Opera House in September. (Courtesy Kristen Loken)

San Francisco Opera cancels 2020 fall season

Spring performances remain scheduled for 2021

Eun Sun Kim, San Francisco Opera’s music director designate, won’t be conducting “Fidelio” in the War Memorial Opera House in September. (Courtesy Kristen Loken)
Stage-and-screen writer, director and actor Colman Domingo appears in African-American Shakespeare Company’s first online talk back on June 20. (Courtesy Liebmen Entertainment)

Local theaters unite for Black Lives Matter

Stage-screen star Colman Domingo appears in new AASC online talk-back

Stage-and-screen writer, director and actor Colman Domingo appears in African-American Shakespeare Company’s first online talk back on June 20. (Courtesy Liebmen Entertainment)
Big Freedia tops the entertainment lineup of San Francisco Pride’s 50th anniversary online programming. (Courtesy photo)

Queen of Bounce Big Freedia heads up online 2020 San Francisco Pride festivities

Betty Who, David Hernandez, Dorian Electra, Kidd Kenn also to appear

Big Freedia tops the entertainment lineup of San Francisco Pride’s 50th anniversary online programming. (Courtesy photo)
On display on a Twin Peaks hillside during San Francisco Pride since 1996, the Pink Triangle serves as reminder of the persecution gay people faced during the Holocaust and a celebration of victories since. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pink Triangle to light up for 25th anniversary

Iconic S.F. gay rights art installation shines on during pandemic

On display on a Twin Peaks hillside during San Francisco Pride since 1996, the Pink Triangle serves as reminder of the persecution gay people faced during the Holocaust and a celebration of victories since. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“Ahead of the Curve,” a documentary about visionary lesbian Curve magazine, screens during the online Frameline44 Pride Showcase and at the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater in Concord on June 28. (Courtesy Frameline)

Frameline announces SF Pride weekend showcase

Big LGBTQ+ film festival offers movies and more in virtual programming

“Ahead of the Curve,” a documentary about visionary lesbian Curve magazine, screens during the online Frameline44 Pride Showcase and at the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater in Concord on June 28. (Courtesy Frameline)
Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is a one-of-a-kind Tenderloin dive with great community spirit. (Courtesy Marissa Patrice Leitman)

Bar patrons answer call to save Aunt Charlie’s

Fans of Tenderloin drag queen haven and neighborhood spot quickly donate

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is a one-of-a-kind Tenderloin dive with great community spirit. (Courtesy Marissa Patrice Leitman)
Community Music Center voice teacher Jonathan Smucker, accompanied by by Michael Mohammed, appeared in the first program of the organization’s annual Field Day fundraiser in the first of a week-long series on Facebook.(Courtesy photo)

Community Music Center kicks off virtual Field Day

Festive annual performance marathon raises funds for scholarships

Community Music Center voice teacher Jonathan Smucker, accompanied by by Michael Mohammed, appeared in the first program of the organization’s annual Field Day fundraiser in the first of a week-long series on Facebook.(Courtesy photo)
The SF Neon TenderNob tour showcased the elegant Ha-Ra sign, with a signature martini. (Courtesy SF Neon/Tenderloin Museum)

Virtual tour of SF neon signs as good as walk down Bush St.

Tenderloin Museum co-sponsors nifty online local art, history series

The SF Neon TenderNob tour showcased the elegant Ha-Ra sign, with a signature martini. (Courtesy SF Neon/Tenderloin Museum)
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose kicks off today’s virtual concert and fundraiser for a pavilion in San Jose’s St. James Park. (Courtesy photo)

May Day for the Arts promotes South Bay pavilion project

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose hosts community concert

Children’s Musical Theater San Jose kicks off today’s virtual concert and fundraiser for a pavilion in San Jose’s St. James Park. (Courtesy photo)
SF Sketchfest’s Live from the Archive online series features a tribute to Fred Willard. (Courtesy photo)

SF Sketchfest opens plentiful comedy archive

Presenter offers free tribute to late great Fred Willard

SF Sketchfest’s Live from the Archive online series features a tribute to Fred Willard. (Courtesy photo)
SF’s historic Stud to close down in style with drag funeral

SF’s historic Stud to close down in style with drag funeral

Venue plans to shift to online and mobile operations and eventually reopen at new location

SF’s historic Stud to close down in style with drag funeral
San Francisco’s famed Pride celebration, which is turning 50 during the coronavirus pandemic, will be different from what its longtime supporters and organizers expected.                                Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

SF Pride takes 50th anniversary party online

Nation’s largest gathering of LGBTQ+ community skips iconic parade

San Francisco’s famed Pride celebration, which is turning 50 during the coronavirus pandemic, will be different from what its longtime supporters and organizers expected.                                Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Dr. George Rutherford speaks with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier in the May 20 session of the science center’s online COVID-19 conversation series. (Courtesy photo)

Exploratorium continues COVID conversation series

Scientists share expertise in free timely online talks

Dr. George Rutherford speaks with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier in the May 20 session of the science center’s online COVID-19 conversation series. (Courtesy photo)
“The Territorial City” by Hannah Kim & Sayer Al Sayer is among the Curator’s Picks from the California College of the Arts Class of 2020 Showcase. (Courtesy CCA)

Bay Area higher education art students show work online

CCA, SFAI grads and undergrads present virtual exhibitions

“The Territorial City” by Hannah Kim & Sayer Al Sayer is among the Curator’s Picks from the California College of the Arts Class of 2020 Showcase. (Courtesy CCA)
Wildlife artist Sophie Murre’s print “Common Murres on the Farallon Islands” is among the items being auctioned by the Golden Gate Audubon Society. (Courtesy photo)

Golden Gate Audubon Society auctions bird-themed art

Sale to provide funds in wake of canceled benefit events

Wildlife artist Sophie Murre’s print “Common Murres on the Farallon Islands” is among the items being auctioned by the Golden Gate Audubon Society. (Courtesy photo)
Katy Perry talks about her new song “Daisies” on Houseparty. (Courtesy Liza Voloshin)

Houseparty app hosts Katy Perry, Keegan-Michael Key, Alicia Keys

‘Experiential’ online event series features dozens of stars

Katy Perry talks about her new song “Daisies” on Houseparty. (Courtesy Liza Voloshin)
Stern Grove, the beloved longtime summer series of free outdoor concerts, has attracted thousands of fans for decades. (Courtesy Stern Grove Festival)

83rd Stern Grove canceled due to pandemic

S.F. free summer concert series called off for first time in history

Stern Grove, the beloved longtime summer series of free outdoor concerts, has attracted thousands of fans for decades. (Courtesy Stern Grove Festival)
Designers and crafters have until May 31 to enter The Museum of Craft and Design’s online mask-making contest. (Courtesy photo)

Create a mask, win a cash prize

Museum of Craft and Design hosts “Let’s Face It,” an online competition

Designers and crafters have until May 31 to enter The Museum of Craft and Design’s online mask-making contest. (Courtesy photo)
The Presidio Loop, a 4.5 mile long car-free trail, will continue Saturdays through May in San Francisco’s Presidio. (Courtesy Presidio Trust)

Golf and running, but no food trucks, in SF’s Presidio

18 holes are open, picnic areas closed, Memorial Day services canceled

The Presidio Loop, a 4.5 mile long car-free trail, will continue Saturdays through May in San Francisco’s Presidio. (Courtesy Presidio Trust)