Leslie Katz

H.P. Mendoza’s San Francisco-set “Fruit Fly” closes CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home on May 22. (Courtesy CAAMFest)

Jam-packed Asian Pacific American Heritage Month goes online

Share culture in books, food, films, fine art, music, panels

H.P. Mendoza’s San Francisco-set “Fruit Fly” closes CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home on May 22. (Courtesy CAAMFest)
“Heaven,” Emerson Whitney’s poetic memoir, is the topic of a City Lights Booksellers online talk on May 6. (Courtesy McSweeney’s)

City Lights virtual book talks continue in May

Authors, editors, translators discuss new titles

“Heaven,” Emerson Whitney’s poetic memoir, is the topic of a City Lights Booksellers online talk on May 6. (Courtesy McSweeney’s)
K.Flay opens Noise Pop’s “No Place Like Home” series of live concerts online. (Courtesy Umusic)

Noise Pop’s new streaming concerts benefit local business

K.Flay, Rogue Wave first acts appearing in twice-a-week series

K.Flay opens Noise Pop’s “No Place Like Home” series of live concerts online. (Courtesy Umusic)
Violinist Alexi Kenney appears in the premiere Tiny Dorm Concert at 5 p.m. March 27. (Courtesy photo)

SF Conservatory kicks off digital Tiny Dorm Concert series

Students, alumni, faculty and friends appear in online music, lecture sessions

Violinist Alexi Kenney appears in the premiere Tiny Dorm Concert at 5 p.m. March 27. (Courtesy photo)
Webcams offer live views of California Academy of Sciences’ African penguins. (Courtesy photo)

Cal Academy brings natural world inside

At-home programs include new virtual NightLife festivities

Webcams offer live views of California Academy of Sciences’ African penguins. (Courtesy photo)
Winchester Mystery House is offering online tours of the haunted mansion during California’s shelter-in-place orders. (Courtesy Winchester Mystery House)

Attractions, theaters, galleries serve up virtual diversions

Winchestery Mystery House, arts groups move to video, online gatherings

Winchester Mystery House is offering online tours of the haunted mansion during California’s shelter-in-place orders. (Courtesy Winchester Mystery House)
This year’s Bay to Breakers — runners making their way down Hayes Street in 2016 are pictured — has been moved to September. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bay to Breakers postponed to Sept. 20

‘Legacy event’ will go on for 109th consecutive year

This year’s Bay to Breakers — runners making their way down Hayes Street in 2016 are pictured — has been moved to September. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
“Aaron Copland and the American Sound,” part of the San Francisco Symphony’s “Keeping Score” documentary and filmed concert series, is streaming on the symphony’s YouTube channel through April 8. (Courtesy San Francisco Symphony)

S.F. Symphony streams ‘Keeping Score’ series

Documentaries, filmed concerts online in wake of performance cancellations

“Aaron Copland and the American Sound,” part of the San Francisco Symphony’s “Keeping Score” documentary and filmed concert series, is streaming on the symphony’s YouTube channel through April 8. (Courtesy San Francisco Symphony)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is offering the opportunity to view its production of “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” online. (Courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

Local arts groups stream canceled productions

Berkeley Rep, ACT selling tickets to see recorded shows

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is offering the opportunity to view its production of “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” online. (Courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
A recent Commonwealth Club talk with George Hammond, left, and White House correspondent Kenneth Walsh on presidential leadership is available to stream for free. (Courtesy photo)

Commonwealth Club streams timely conversations

Civic group offers free digital interactive programming

A recent Commonwealth Club talk with George Hammond, left, and White House correspondent Kenneth Walsh on presidential leadership is available to stream for free. (Courtesy photo)
Sohrob Esmaili of San Francisco is among the competitors on “Spring Baking Championship, Season 6.” (Courtesy Food Network)

S.F. pastry chef vies for TV’s Spring Baking champion

Proper Hotel’s Sohrob Esmaili brings flower power to Food Network show

Sohrob Esmaili of San Francisco is among the competitors on “Spring Baking Championship, Season 6.” (Courtesy Food Network)
“The Book of Mormon” tour will not play in San Francisco in April. (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)

San Francisco run of ‘Book of Mormon’ canceled

Broadway SF shuts ‘Hamilton’ through April 30

“The Book of Mormon” tour will not play in San Francisco in April. (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)
The Tame Impala concert scheduled for March 13 at the Chase Center has been postponed to a to-be-determined date. (Courtesy Neil Krug)

Live Nation, AEG ‘recommend’ postponing large events

Major entertainment promoters call for halt to upcoming big shows

The Tame Impala concert scheduled for March 13 at the Chase Center has been postponed to a to-be-determined date. (Courtesy Neil Krug)
A fanciful, colorful dress by Wanda Jara, a Nicaraguan designer, was among winning looks at Fashion Community Week’s International Couture Show at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Fashion Community Week showcases international couture

Colorful, glittery, cutting-edge design in runway show at the Fairmont

A fanciful, colorful dress by Wanda Jara, a Nicaraguan designer, was among winning looks at Fashion Community Week’s International Couture Show at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Stanford University is closing Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Gallery galleries to the public, but the outdoor sculpture garden will remain open. (Courtesy photo)

Stanford closes art galleries due to coronavirus threat

Walt Disney Family Museum, Omni Concerts programs also affected

Stanford University is closing Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Gallery galleries to the public, but the outdoor sculpture garden will remain open. (Courtesy photo)
Nighttime New Orleans’ themed festivities come to California’s Great America in July. (Courtesy photo)

Great America offers new events, refurbished water park

Spring fiestas, Monster trucks, South Bay Shores on tap for 2020

Nighttime New Orleans’ themed festivities come to California’s Great America in July. (Courtesy photo)
Due to public health threats, Stanford University is canceling some programs at Cantor Arts Center, though the museum, and the Anderson Collection, will remain open. (Courtesy photo)

Coronavirus threat postpones Stanford museum programs, Ocean film fest

Officials take precaution as public health concerns mount

Due to public health threats, Stanford University is canceling some programs at Cantor Arts Center, though the museum, and the Anderson Collection, will remain open. (Courtesy photo)
Cinequest’s Poets N Film event on March 8 features a film about and appearance by Beat poet ruth weiss. (Courtesy photo)

Cinequest turns 30 with films and much more

Silicon Valley fest offers latest in tech and live performances, too

Cinequest’s Poets N Film event on March 8 features a film about and appearance by Beat poet ruth weiss. (Courtesy photo)
Sting, center, harmonizes nicely with the cast of “The Last Ship,” onstage at the Golden Gate Theatre through March 22. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

Sting builds tuneful ‘Last Ship’

Vivid score, great singers buoy pop star’s musical

Sting, center, harmonizes nicely with the cast of “The Last Ship,” onstage at the Golden Gate Theatre through March 22. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
Orange, yellow and purple are used to excellent effect in a “Three Sixes” quilt from 1999. (Courtesy Eli Leon Bequest)

Berkeley Art Museum shows Rosie Lee Tompkins’ brilliant quilts

Innovator brought new dimension to textile artistry

Orange, yellow and purple are used to excellent effect in a “Three Sixes” quilt from 1999. (Courtesy Eli Leon Bequest)