Arts and entertainment

The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City to allow live music and indoor events to resume

Fans to attend Warriors games at Chase Center

 

LisaRuth Elliott, co-director of the history project Shaping San Francisco, has been pleased to welcome visitors to Alemany Farm in The City during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Farmer, artist and historian LisaRuth Elliott is shaping San Francisco

‘As soon as you start researching, the world opens up beneath you’

 

High schoolers in drama and music programs that have been shut down by the pandemic should be able to resume performing. (Shutterstock)

High school sports return, but performing arts don’t — why?

By Ralph E. Shaffer Under new rules for high schools, athletes in…

 

A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

S.F. still falling short of goal to represent women in public art

City has few streets or public facilities not named after men

A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF to celebrate Year of the Ox through sculpture

San Francisco plans to install ox sculptures in various locations around The…

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Organizers of the San Francisco International Arts Festival had planned to use parts of Fort Mason including the Parade Ground, Eucalyptus Grove and Black Point Battery to host performances by about a dozen Bay Area arts groups. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Arts festival sues city over permit denial

Organizer says outdoor performances should be treated like demonstrations, religious gatherings

Organizers of the San Francisco International Arts Festival had planned to use parts of Fort Mason including the Parade Ground, Eucalyptus Grove and Black Point Battery to host performances by about a dozen Bay Area arts groups. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BFF.fm moves in to new pop-up studio at Ferry Building

BFF.fm moves in to new pop-up studio at Ferry Building

Collaboration is the first of its kind for the radio station and landmark building

BFF.fm moves in to new pop-up studio at Ferry Building
Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)

Why are the great opera companies silent?

By Patti Niemi Leading a major opera company like the Metropolitan Opera,…

Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)
A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)

‘Labor of Love’ details birth of San Francisco Pride

GLBT Historical Society multimedia show looks at event’s first decade

A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)
New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Pride week events

Exhibitions, performances, film, panels round out 2020 celebrations and commemorations

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free music festival in Golden Gate Park, has typically been a freewheeling event with open boundaries and no fences or security checkpoints. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass adds fencing, security checks in response to recent shootings

Free music festival in Golden Gate Park bans coolers, restricts backpacks

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free music festival in Golden Gate Park, has typically been a freewheeling event with open boundaries and no fences or security checkpoints. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

British radio's 'Desert Island Discs' turns 70

Margaret Thatcher chose Beethoven, Piers Morgan wanted Dean Martin and boxer George…

Local art featured at new Rogers cancer center

Jesse M. Coker sits in a recliner in a chemotherapy suite. To…

911 call reveals frantic efforts to help Moore

A 911 recording revealed frantic efforts by friends of Demi Moore to…

Grammy-winning composer Clare Fischer dead at 83

Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning composer who wrote scores for television and movies…

Screen Actors Guild votes to approve merger plan

The Screen Actors Guild national board of directors has voted to approve…

Senegal opposition wants protest against president

Senegal's opposition called on the population Saturday to rise up against President…

Ala. attorney questions death penalty in new book

After defending more than 60 people charged with capital murder and getting…

Cynthia Nixon wrestles with life in a moving 'Wit'

Another "Sex and the City" star has made her way to Broadway…

Musician shares gift with cancer patients

Julia Lamborn-Gettinger wasn't sure what to think when the man walked into…