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“The Bay” is an eye-catching 40- by-20-foot mosaic mural by Mission-based Precita Eyes Muralists Association. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chase Center’s fine art extravaganza

Sculptures, murals and more in Thrive City

“The Bay” is an eye-catching 40- by-20-foot mosaic mural by Mission-based Precita Eyes Muralists Association. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ariana Grande is bringing her Sweetener tour to Chase Center in December. (Courtesy photo)

Chase Center brings new era of live entertainment to SF

Arena offers cutting-edge production amenities and two venues in one

Ariana Grande is bringing her Sweetener tour to Chase Center in December. (Courtesy photo)
Elton John’s final tour comes to Chase Center in September. (Courtesy photo)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Pop Music

New Chase Center brings big acts to SF, yet smaller spots have lots to offer, too

Elton John’s final tour comes to Chase Center in September. (Courtesy photo)
Blink-182 performs on the Lands End Stage on the first day of the 2019 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on Aug. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Outside Lands 2019 Day 1: blink-182, Yaeji, Flying Lotus 3D, Twenty One Pilots, Counting Crows, Lumineers

Lil Wayne, Marias, Lauren Daigle — and new Grasslands cannabis mall round out 12th Golden Gate Park fest

Blink-182 performs on the Lands End Stage on the first day of the 2019 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on Aug. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
P-Lo plays Friday at Outside Lands. (Courtesy photo)

Outside Lands 2019 acts to check out

Pinole rapper P-Lo, EDM artist Flume, haunting folk singer Weyes Blood hit Golden Gate Park

P-Lo plays Friday at Outside Lands. (Courtesy photo)
Works by San Francisco artist Nancy Hom are on view in “Building the Building,” SOMArts’ 40th anniversary show. (Courtesy Alora King Villa LeMalu)

‘Building the Building’ a snapshot of SOMArts’ four-decade history

Cultural center celebrates socially-engaged art

Works by San Francisco artist Nancy Hom are on view in “Building the Building,” SOMArts’ 40th anniversary show. (Courtesy Alora King Villa LeMalu)
Lin Evola, whose 13-foot “Renaissance Peace Angel” is in New York City, has begun work on a Bay Area project. (Courtesy photo)

Lin Evola aims to turn a million weapons into a monument

Peace Angels Project founder plans for big Bay Area artwork

Lin Evola, whose 13-foot “Renaissance Peace Angel” is in New York City, has begun work on a Bay Area project. (Courtesy photo)
Emiliano Lopez, left, and Gregory Sale pose in front of Lopez’s art work in “Future IDs at Alcatraz.” (Courtesy Steven Lopez)

‘Future IDs at Alcatraz’ reveals a road to reintegration

Exhibit explores many stages of rehabilitation

Emiliano Lopez, left, and Gregory Sale pose in front of Lopez’s art work in “Future IDs at Alcatraz.” (Courtesy Steven Lopez)
Awkwafina, left, and Lulu Wang work on the set of “The Farewell.” (Courtesy Casi Moss/A24)

Lulu Wang preserves authenticity in ‘The Farewell’

Chinese-American filmmaker’s story stems from her own family life

Awkwafina, left, and Lulu Wang work on the set of “The Farewell.” (Courtesy Casi Moss/A24)
“El Tigre” (2009) is a re-interpretation of Ed Hardy’s iconic self-portrait. (Courtesy Don Ed Hardy/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Ed Hardy exhibit shows all sides of tattoo artist

‘Deeper than Skin’ looks back on long career beyond the brand

“El Tigre” (2009) is a re-interpretation of Ed Hardy’s iconic self-portrait. (Courtesy Don Ed Hardy/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
“G Affairs,” a 2018 mystery about police corruption, screens Saturday at the Roxie in the Hong Kong Cinema series. (Courtesy SFFILM)

Hong Kong Cinema offers array of stories, genres

But filmmakers cite difficulties with funding

“G Affairs,” a 2018 mystery about police corruption, screens Saturday at the Roxie in the Hong Kong Cinema series. (Courtesy SFFILM)
Lizzie Calogero and Michael Gene Sullivan appear in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island.” (Courtesy Mike Melnyk)

SF Mime Troupe goes to Treasure Island for 60th anniversary

Social justice remains theater group’s primary focus

Lizzie Calogero and Michael Gene Sullivan appear in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island.” (Courtesy Mike Melnyk)
Annette Coffey, far right, sings with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, appearing at SF Pride on June 30. (Courtesy photo)

Gospel singers make room for LGBTQ community

‘Interfaith’ in Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir includes Pride

Annette Coffey, far right, sings with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, appearing at SF Pride on June 30. (Courtesy photo)
Pride flags are a prominent component of “Identity and Pride: Youth Exploration of Self” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy photo)

Boys & Girls Clubs explore ‘Identity & Pride’ at YBCA

Young artists create with colorful flags, words and humor

Pride flags are a prominent component of “Identity and Pride: Youth Exploration of Self” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy photo)
Pixar story artist Hyein Park, who also worked on the Academy Award-winning “Bao,” has original designs featured in the exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

Korean Consulate celebrate Bay Area, Korean-American Pixar animators

In “From Dreamed Reality,” art and nationality are both on exhibit

Pixar story artist Hyein Park, who also worked on the Academy Award-winning “Bao,” has original designs featured in the exhibit. (Courtesy photo)
SPiN, the South-of-Market ping pong club, has a spiffy remodeled patio and new menu items on the way. (Courtesy photo)

SPiN ping pong bar makes tweaks to keep the social club going

Social club has renovated patio, new drinks and snacks

SPiN, the South-of-Market ping pong club, has a spiffy remodeled patio and new menu items on the way. (Courtesy photo)
Filmmaker Madeleine Lim heads up the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, presenting the 15th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival at Brava in San Francisco this weekend. (Courtesy Leilani Nisperos)

SF Queer Women of Color film fest turns 15

Program and its parent group focus on creating community

Filmmaker Madeleine Lim heads up the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, presenting the 15th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival at Brava in San Francisco this weekend. (Courtesy Leilani Nisperos)
A humorous work by Kitagawa Utamaro is in on view in “Tattoos in Japanese Prints.” (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Tattoos get high-art treatment in museum show

19th century Japanese practices relate to present-day S.F.

A humorous work by Kitagawa Utamaro is in on view in “Tattoos in Japanese Prints.” (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Eth-Noh-Tec’s Nancy Wang appeared in a staged reading of “Shadows & Secrets” at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Eth-Noh-Tec’s Nancy Wang previews ‘Shadows & Secrets’

Storyteller searches for truth behind grandfather’s death in SFIAF presentation

Eth-Noh-Tec’s Nancy Wang appeared in a staged reading of “Shadows & Secrets” at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. (Courtesy photo)