Arts & Entertainment

This version of the classic Tequila Sunrise is served in a highball glass. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Last Call with Saul: When life gives you orange skies, make orange cocktails

Alien atmosphere gives rise to color-themed drinks

This version of the classic Tequila Sunrise is served in a highball glass. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Caitlin Donohue’s book about women politicians describes their challenges as well as successes. (Courtesy Chelsea Starr)

‘She Represents’ tells stories of modern women politicians

Book for teens digs deeper than ‘girl power’ volumes

Caitlin Donohue’s book about women politicians describes their challenges as well as successes. (Courtesy Chelsea Starr)
Dacre Montgomery and Geraldine Viswanathan star in the appealing rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery.” (Courtesy Sony)
Dacre Montgomery and Geraldine Viswanathan star in the appealing rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery.” (Courtesy Sony)
“American Pathogen” shows footage of Donald Trump avoiding responsibility regarding the pandemic in news interviews. (Courtesy American Pathogen)

‘American Pathogen’ chronicles Trump’s catastrophic response to COVID-19

YouTube doc urges voters to consider president’s malfeasance around health crises

“American Pathogen” shows footage of Donald Trump avoiding responsibility regarding the pandemic in news interviews. (Courtesy American Pathogen)
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)
American Conservatory Theater opened its season virtually with “In Love and Warcraft,” featuring, top, from left, James Mercer as Ryan and Cassandra Hunter as Evie, and, bottom, Evangeline Edwards as Kitty. (Courtesy ACT)

ACT opens virtually with ‘In Love and Warcraft’

Plentiful shorts in Our Digital Stories, up-close look at Euripides’ ‘Bacchae’

American Conservatory Theater opened its season virtually with “In Love and Warcraft,” featuring, top, from left, James Mercer as Ryan and Cassandra Hunter as Evie, and, bottom, Evangeline Edwards as Kitty. (Courtesy ACT)
Chuck Prophet’s new recording “The Land That Time Forgot” has three songs with themes related to U.S. presidents. (Courtesy Sloane Kanter)

Chuck Prophet recalls ‘Land That Time Forgot’

Great new album from SF folk rock stalwart

Chuck Prophet’s new recording “The Land That Time Forgot” has three songs with themes related to U.S. presidents. (Courtesy Sloane Kanter)
Left: Cantor Arts Center has created an immersive virtual video of the exhibition “The Medium Is the Message: Art Since 1950.” Courtesy Cantor Arts Center

There’s no shortage of fine visual art online

Home computer offers OK way to take in an exhibition

Left: Cantor Arts Center has created an immersive virtual video of the exhibition “The Medium Is the Message: Art Since 1950.” Courtesy Cantor Arts Center
Matt Dees is The Hilt’s winemaker. (Courtesy photo)

On the Vine: The ‘electric acidity’ of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

The Hilt creates delicious wine from Santa Barbara County vineyards

Matt Dees is The Hilt’s winemaker. (Courtesy photo)
Randy Maupin, general manager of Cat Club, says he’s “trying anything and everything to survive.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF clubs mix things up to avoid a last call

Proprietors get creative with money-raising efforts during pandemic

Randy Maupin, general manager of Cat Club, says he’s “trying anything and everything to survive.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Keith Knight is the award-winning creator of “The K Chronicles” (his semi-autobiographical strip) and “(Th)ink” (his single-panel political satire). (Photos courtesy of Keith Knight)

‘Woke’ creator, cartoonist Keith Knight inspired by run-in with SFPD

Comedy series premieres this month on Hulu

Keith Knight is the award-winning creator of “The K Chronicles” (his semi-autobiographical strip) and “(Th)ink” (his single-panel political satire). (Photos courtesy of Keith Knight)
Fort Mason Flix will show drive-in movies on a special screen that accommodates daylight viewing. (Courtesy photo)

Fort Mason to open pop-up drive-in

Wide variety of movies offered on extra bright, high definition screen

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Fort Mason Flix will show drive-in movies on a special screen that accommodates daylight viewing. (Courtesy photo)
Terremoto Landscape designed the tasteful exterior of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase home on 22nd Avenue. (Courtesy Caitlin Atkinson)

SF Decorator Showcase goes online Sept. 5

Top designers join virtual tour to benefit high school students

  • Sep 4, 2020
Terremoto Landscape designed the tasteful exterior of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase home on 22nd Avenue. (Courtesy Caitlin Atkinson)
Sergio Chamy, left, and Rómulo Aitken appear in the appealing “The Mole Agent.”(Courtesy Gravitas Ventures)

‘Mole Agent,’ ‘Critical Thinking,’ ‘Measure for Measure’

Films focus on senior spies, teen chess players, Australian gangsters

Sergio Chamy, left, and Rómulo Aitken appear in the appealing “The Mole Agent.”(Courtesy Gravitas Ventures)
Musicians play traditional Italian songs with a photo gallery of the Giotta family behind them outside of Caffè Trieste as part of a smaller launch of First Fridays in August. (Photo Courtesy of Romalyn Schmaltz)

North Beach First Fridays relaunching with new safety precautions

After months of business and event shutdowns, North Beach First Fridays are…

Musicians play traditional Italian songs with a photo gallery of the Giotta family behind them outside of Caffè Trieste as part of a smaller launch of First Fridays in August. (Photo Courtesy of Romalyn Schmaltz)
Wayne Hussey has a new take on his band The Mission’s song “Tower of Strength.” (Courtesy James Bacon)

Wayne Hussey, friends cover ‘Tower of Strength’ for charity effort

U.K. health care workers inspired by Mission’s 1988 hit

Wayne Hussey has a new take on his band The Mission’s song “Tower of Strength.” (Courtesy James Bacon)
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
(Michael Timofeev/Shutterstock)

Enter the multiverse as Burning Man goes virtual for 2020

By Amelia Wiliams Bay City News Foundation This same time last year,…

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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’
Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has a walking trail situated alongside the bluffs. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A pooch’s Pacific paradise

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is fine for canines and their humans

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has a walking trail situated alongside the bluffs. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)