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Revelers on Second Street enjoyed the How Weird Street Faire in 2018. (Courtesy photo)

How Weird festivities return to SoMa

Masks required, costumes encouraged at electronic music and art street party

 

Fort Mason Center officials are beginning to show the Building B space formerly occupied by City College of San Francisco to prospective tenants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic induces ‘dramatic’ changes for the arts at Fort Mason

Cultural hub remains hopeful despite losing tenants

 

The Naked and Treasure Island Music Festival. (Jason Silverio/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Treasure Island Music Festival moving off island starting next year

Organizers of San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival announced Tuesday that this…

 

“Tyrus,” an enchanting documentary about 105-year-old Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong screening at the Castro, opens CAAMFest 2016. (Courtesy Ildiko Laszlo)
“Tyrus,” an enchanting documentary about 105-year-old Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong screening at the Castro, opens CAAMFest 2016. (Courtesy Ildiko Laszlo)
Community Volunteers work together to clean up Artist Miguel Paul's defaced mural titled, "Por Vida." The art piece was defaced on Sunday, June 14, 2015, next to the Galeria de la Raza on 2857 24th Street. PHOTO BY MICHAEL ARES/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER

Mission gallery mural defaced

Galeria de la Raza staff and dozens of volunteers spent Thursday restoring…

Community Volunteers work together to clean up Artist Miguel Paul's defaced mural titled, "Por Vida." The art piece was defaced on Sunday, June 14, 2015, next to the Galeria de la Raza on 2857 24th Street. PHOTO BY MICHAEL ARES/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
COURTESY DAVE LEPORIFrom left

‘Addams Family’ creepy, kooky and grand

San Jose Stage Company wraps its current season with a smorgasbord of…

COURTESY DAVE LEPORIFrom left
COURTESY RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTIONZhang Huan's 1997 photograph “To Raise The Water Level in a Fishpond (Distant)” is among the arresting pieces on view in “28 Chinese” at the Asian Art Musuem.

'28 Chinese' spotlights contemporary art

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum's new exhibit "28 Chinese" showcases the fruits…

COURTESY RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTIONZhang Huan's 1997 photograph “To Raise The Water Level in a Fishpond (Distant)” is among the arresting pieces on view in “28 Chinese” at the Asian Art Musuem.
COURTESY MARK KITAOKA AND TRACY MARTINBroadway By the Bay is staging Lerner and Loewe's classic musical “My Fair Lady.”

BBB’s ‘Lady’ not quite fair

One of the most perfectly formed musicals of Broadway’s golden age, “My…

COURTESY MARK KITAOKA AND TRACY MARTINBroadway By the Bay is staging Lerner and Loewe's classic musical “My Fair Lady.”
COURTESY JIM SHEAThe Doobie Brothers – from left

Doobie Brothers come to The City via Nashville

In all his years with The Doobie Brothers, singer-guitarist Tom Johnston –…

COURTESY JIM SHEAThe Doobie Brothers – from left
COURTESY ALEX LAKEEmmy the Great plays from her latest EP called “S” at Hotel Utah this week.

Emmy the Great inspired by sunshine, literature

As the self-proclaimed artist Emmy the Great, Emma-Lee Moss had hit a…

COURTESY ALEX LAKEEmmy the Great plays from her latest EP called “S” at Hotel Utah this week.
Rajeev Gupta/APIndian superstar: Indian singer and composer A.R. Rahman is best known in the U.S. for his Oscar-winning music for the film “Slumdog Millionaire.” [8 p.m.

June 11: A.R. Rahman, Colleen and more

Who’s in town French musician Colleen is performing atmospheric, melodic pop music…

Rajeev Gupta/APIndian superstar: Indian singer and composer A.R. Rahman is best known in the U.S. for his Oscar-winning music for the film “Slumdog Millionaire.” [8 p.m.
COURTESY SCOTT RICHARDS CONTEMPORARY ART“Populart

Patrick Hughes an illusionist with a paintbrush

Foreground is background, background is foreground and static images appear to shift…

COURTESY SCOTT RICHARDS CONTEMPORARY ART“Populart
COURTESY SHERVIN LAINEZSinger Ingrid Michaelson is enjoying working with co-writers on her most recent compositions.

Ingrid Michaelson’s ‘Lights Out’ defies tough times

There are moments of sheer folk-pop bliss on Ingrid Michaelson’s latest CD…

COURTESY SHERVIN LAINEZSinger Ingrid Michaelson is enjoying working with co-writers on her most recent compositions.
Courtesy photoIndie-rock group Great Lake Swimmers employs banjos

June 10: Todd Rundgren, Peter Coyote and more

Who’s in town Harvard public-policy professor Robert D. Putnam is leading a…

Courtesy photoIndie-rock group Great Lake Swimmers employs banjos
COURTESY SCOTT WALL/SAN FRANCISCO OPERASan Francisco Opera’s creative team for the world-premiere "Two Women" includes

‘Two Women’ goes from novel and film to opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti sounds like a proud midwife,…

COURTESY SCOTT WALL/SAN FRANCISCO OPERASan Francisco Opera’s creative team for the world-premiere "Two Women" includes
Jeff Daly/Invision/APPeter Frampton and Cheap Trick are joining forces for a 1970s flashback. [7 p.m.

June 9: Neon Trees, sea junk and more

Who’s in town Best-selling author Neil Gaiman speaks about the way stories…

Jeff Daly/Invision/APPeter Frampton and Cheap Trick are joining forces for a 1970s flashback. [7 p.m.
Barry Brecheisen/Invision/APGrammy-nominated rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco is touring to promote his latest album

June 8: Lupe Fiasco, comedy and more

Who’s in town Philosopher, lawyer and atheist Nancy Ellen Abrams reflects on…

Barry Brecheisen/Invision/APGrammy-nominated rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco is touring to promote his latest album
COURTESY CORY WEAVER/SAN FRANCISCO OPERASan Francisco Opera’s production of Berlioz’s massive "Les Troyens" begins with a wonderful scene featuring the chorus.

S.F. Opera's 'Les Troyens' dazzles

"What joy!" were the first words the chorus sang when the curtain…

COURTESY CORY WEAVER/SAN FRANCISCO OPERASan Francisco Opera’s production of Berlioz’s massive "Les Troyens" begins with a wonderful scene featuring the chorus.
COURTESY DAN MONICKThe Reynolds siblings – Auston and twin sisters Jess and Rey – make up James Davis.

Smooth soul from James Davis

When she was young, before she acted on TV’s “Moesha” and in…

COURTESY DAN MONICKThe Reynolds siblings – Auston and twin sisters Jess and Rey – make up James Davis.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPHOTO OF THE WEEK: Suspect Michael Cortez lies handcuffed on the pavement in downtown San Francisco after allegedly leading police on a long pursuit June 1. Police pulled the 24-year-old from a wrecked Cadillac on Fifth and Mission streets after he reportedly plowed into several cars and injured several people during a chase that started in the Bayview. Officers were attempting to arrest him on a parole violation when he fled

June 7: Alcatraz triathlon, The Weepies and more

Something to read In the Unlikely Event By Judy Blume ($27.95) The…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPHOTO OF THE WEEK: Suspect Michael Cortez lies handcuffed on the pavement in downtown San Francisco after allegedly leading police on a long pursuit June 1. Police pulled the 24-year-old from a wrecked Cadillac on Fifth and Mission streets after he reportedly plowed into several cars and injured several people during a chase that started in the Bayview. Officers were attempting to arrest him on a parole violation when he fled