San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

Probably no other artist is more associated with “the look” of the 1960s than Peter Max. Starting Friday, the world-renowned artist’s works will be on display at the de Young Museum in conjunction with the community celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

“Peter Max and the Summer of Love” features 50 works by Max. The show, which runs through Oct. 28, is the second hosted by the museum.

His first solo show, “The World of Peter Max,” opened at the de Young in 1970, eventually traveling to 46 U.S. venues. The prolific pop art icon continues to create colorful paintings and posters, including the official poster and stage backdrop for the Summer of Love anniversary concert in Golden Gate Park. That free show is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Speedway Meadow.

Meanwhile, Max will give a lecture and sign books at 7 p.m. Friday in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.

For information, call (415) 750-3600 or visit www.thinker.org.

WOMEN IN LOVE

Performance artist and sex educator Annie Sprinkle and intermedia artist and art professor Beth Stephens discuss “Love Art Laboratory,” their project in which they celebrate their love for each other and explore love as art. The pair’s talk is the September Soap Box Lecture at Bernal Bubbles launderette. The event is Saturday at 10 p.m. at Bernal Bubbles, 397 Cortland Ave., San Francisco. Admission is free.

Call (415) 821-9530 or visit www.bernalbubbles.com/soapbox.html.

ART AND JAZZ

Intersection for the Arts and the de Young Museum present Jazz at Intersection at the de Young, an eight-Sunday concert series in which local jazz artists present new commissioned music in the museum’s sculpture garden. Howard Wiley and the Angola Project lead things off Sunday at 2 p.m. at the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Admission is $6 to $10 for ages 13 and up.

Call (415) 750-3600 or visit www.deyoungmuseum.org.

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