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Oprah Winfrey (pictured on the big screen) went into the Chase Center crowd on Saturday, sharing wellness tips with fans. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Oprah brings her 2020 vision to Chase Center

TV star, mogul shares wellness advice, personal stories

Oprah Winfrey (pictured on the big screen) went into the Chase Center crowd on Saturday, sharing wellness tips with fans. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Daiane Lopes da Silva appears in Kinetech Arts’ “AI Sensorium.” (Courtesy Weidong Yang)

‘AI Sensorium’ takes on the technological age

Kinetech Arts dancers, designers aim to show dangers of digital era

Daiane Lopes da Silva appears in Kinetech Arts’ “AI Sensorium.” (Courtesy Weidong Yang)
Dawoud Bey’s 2012 “The Birmingham Project” includes “Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, Birmingham, AL.” (Courtesy the artist, Rennie Collection)

Black like Bey

SFMOMA showcases photographer Dawoud Bey’s beautiful, sociopolitical images

Dawoud Bey’s 2012 “The Birmingham Project” includes “Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, Birmingham, AL.” (Courtesy the artist, Rennie Collection)
Barbara Eden charmed students and fans during a QA at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Thursday. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Catching up with TV’s beloved Jeannie

Barbara Eden in town for S.F. Conservatory honors

Barbara Eden charmed students and fans during a QA at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Thursday. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Time for drinking, dining, theater — or science

The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Desiree Rogers, Juanita Harris and Zoe Hodge appear in “The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae.” (Courtesy Lance Huntley)

Contemporary satire puts black female stereotypes on trial

Comedy brings to light back stories of Mammy, Jezebel characters

From left, Desiree Rogers, Juanita Harris and Zoe Hodge appear in “The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae.” (Courtesy Lance Huntley)
92nd annual Academy Awards winners

92nd annual Academy Awards winners

South Korean film ‘Parasite’ earns four top honors

92nd annual Academy Awards winners
At center, Christian Burns carries Sarah Woods-LaDue, and, from left, Sonja Dale, Shannon Kurashige and Megan Kurashige appear in “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space. (Courtesy Stephen Texeira)

‘Just Ahead is Darkness’ looks at love, loss and memory

Sharp & Fine premieres poignant ‘dance play’ at Z Space

At center, Christian Burns carries Sarah Woods-LaDue, and, from left, Sonja Dale, Shannon Kurashige and Megan Kurashige appear in “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space. (Courtesy Stephen Texeira)
The Roxie is holding its annual Up The Awards Benefit Bash on Oscar Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Film lovers host SF Oscar-watching parties

Offerings range from ‘glamming’ to slamming

The Roxie is holding its annual Up The Awards Benefit Bash on Oscar Sunday. (Courtesy photo)
Izel Bezuidenhout, left, and Nicole Fortuin star in “Flatland,” screening Feb. 18 in the Mostly British Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Hidden gems of Mostly British film fest

Movies from the UK, Ireland, Australia and more in 12th annual program

Izel Bezuidenhout, left, and Nicole Fortuin star in “Flatland,” screening Feb. 18 in the Mostly British Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Strong actresses in SF for Berlin & Beyond film fest

Strong actresses in SF for Berlin & Beyond film fest

Plentiful premieres at annual German cinema showcase

Strong actresses in SF for Berlin & Beyond film fest
San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham are pictured in Liam Scarlett’s “Hummingbird” in 2014. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet changes program in wake of Liam Scarlett misconduct allegations

English choreographer has been suspended from London’s Royal Ballet

San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham are pictured in Liam Scarlett’s “Hummingbird” in 2014. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)
The San Francisco-set “39 1/2” screens Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at the Roxie in the 22nd annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

SF IndieFest offers films of local interest

Docs, comedies set in The City, or by Bay Area directors, screen at the Roxie

The San Francisco-set “39 1/2” screens Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at the Roxie in the 22nd annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Alexander Reneff-Olson, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, Frances Chung, Max Cauthorn and Steven Morse appeared opening night in San Francisco Ballet’s “Cinderella.” (Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet enchants with ‘Cinderella’

Troupe has fun in glitzy, lovely Wheeldon revival

Alexander Reneff-Olson, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, Frances Chung, Max Cauthorn and Steven Morse appeared opening night in San Francisco Ballet’s “Cinderella.” (Erik Tomasson)
Edie Flores, left, and Carla Gallardo appear in Word for Word’s “Retablos,” based on playwright-director Octavio Solis’ memoir. (Courtesy Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Theater

Bay Area stages offer musicals, dramas, solo shows, local premieres and bigtime stars, too

Edie Flores, left, and Carla Gallardo appear in Word for Word’s “Retablos,” based on playwright-director Octavio Solis’ memoir. (Courtesy Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec)
“Showing their Levi’s postcard from California Rodeo Salinas” is part of a Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibit about the famed blue jean company opening Feb. 13. (Courtesy Levi Strauss & Co. Archives)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Museums

Art and science centers show photography, sculpture, installations, painting and more

“Showing their Levi’s postcard from California Rodeo Salinas” is part of a Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibit about the famed blue jean company opening Feb. 13. (Courtesy Levi Strauss & Co. Archives)
From left, Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Sonja Dale and Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue appear in Sharp & Fine’s “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space from Feb. 7-9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Dance

Local choreographers and esteemed troupes of international renown bring work to Bay Area stages

From left, Megan and Shannon Kurashige, Sonja Dale and Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue appear in Sharp & Fine’s “Just Ahead is Darkness” at Z Space from Feb. 7-9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)
Apollon Musagète Quartet plays Feb. 9 in a Chamber Music San Francisco presentation. (Courtesy Nicolai Lund/Arts Management Group)

Winter 2020 Arts Preview: Classical

Virtuoso performers and dedicated amateurs bring chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and world music to concert halls

Apollon Musagète Quartet plays Feb. 9 in a Chamber Music San Francisco presentation. (Courtesy Nicolai Lund/Arts Management Group)
Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company is a favorite at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival. (Courtesy Robin Fadtke)

Dancing women light up Grace Cathedral

SF Movement Arts Festival hosts hundreds of local artists in majestic church

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company is a favorite at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival. (Courtesy Robin Fadtke)
Yuan Yuan Tan and Vitor Luiz in the pas de deux from Yuri Possokhov’s “Bells” were highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s 2020 opening gala concert. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

Helgi Tomasson kicks off 35th season with SF Ballet

Veterans Tan, Luiz sizzle in show of new, classic dances

Yuan Yuan Tan and Vitor Luiz in the pas de deux from Yuri Possokhov’s “Bells” were highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s 2020 opening gala concert. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)