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The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

Costumes and carving are hot, trick-or-treating is not

 

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s concert “Soft-Spoken” streaming live at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 features flutist Stacey Pelinka. (Courtesy Vivian Sachs)

Fall 2020 Arts Online: Classical

Music streams live, on recordings, in podcasts

 

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

 

Yacht Rock Revue, which covers 1970s-80s tunes and has an album of originals called “Hot Dads In Tight Jeans,” is slated to play August Hall on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day March 12-14, 2020

The Baltimore Waltz, Yacht Rock Revue, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Confession, Oh My Goddess!, Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tour, Click Tracks, Oliver Brett, Dan Deacon, PUP, Pi Day

  • Mar 12, 2020
Yacht Rock Revue, which covers 1970s-80s tunes and has an album of originals called “Hot Dads In Tight Jeans,” is slated to play August Hall on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy photo)
The animated classic “Tokyo Godfathers” screens at local theaters, presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS. (Courtesy GKIDS)

Good Day March 11-12, 2020

Tokyo Godfathers, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Great Grandpa, Radical, The Ballroom Thieves, La Doña, Tori Scott, Colin James

  • Mar 11, 2020
The animated classic “Tokyo Godfathers” screens at local theaters, presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS. (Courtesy GKIDS)
Ensemble for These Times — soprano Nanette McGuinness, cellist Anne Lerner and pianist Dale Tsang — appears in a program of commissioned works called “Mothers and Daughters” on March 8. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day March 8-10, 2020

Patti Smith, Hannah Berner, Max von Essen, Bowie Celebration, Gail Archer, Ensemble for These Times, Neal Francis, Okay Kaya, Cult of Luna, Ásgeir, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Tracy Bonham

  • Mar 7, 2020
Ensemble for These Times — soprano Nanette McGuinness, cellist Anne Lerner and pianist Dale Tsang — appears in a program of commissioned works called “Mothers and Daughters” on March 8. (Courtesy photo)
Ingrid V. Wells opens her show of fun oil paintings called “Sweet Fascination” at Voss Gallery with a reception on March 6. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day March 5-7, 2020

Magic Man, DaVido, Of Here From There, Kiss, Craft Chocolate Experience, Reflect: Interactive Sensory Museum, Midtown Social, Fellini 100: Homage to Federico Fellini, Anamanaguchi, Flower Bulb Day, Yoshi Flower, Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo

  • Mar 5, 2020
Ingrid V. Wells opens her show of fun oil paintings called “Sweet Fascination” at Voss Gallery with a reception on March 6. (Courtesy photo)
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh appears in “The Forgotten Empress,” a multimedia South Asian dance performance at Z Space on March 5-6. (Courtesy Lynn Lane)

Good Day March 4-5, 2020

Colin Hay, Adam Ray, Michael Barenboim West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Michaela Anne, Tim & Eric, The Forgotten Empress, Lawrence, Encounters with Merián Soto, Evan Giia, Sarah Menefee

  • Mar 4, 2020
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh appears in “The Forgotten Empress,” a multimedia South Asian dance performance at Z Space on March 5-6. (Courtesy Lynn Lane)
Good Day March 1-3, 2020

Good Day March 1-3, 2020

Harpist Julia Kay Jamieson, Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, Fellini at 100, Anthem-Homunculus, Richard Marx, Frances Quinlan, On the Periphery, Common, Echosmith, Crash Test World

  • Feb 29, 2020
Good Day March 1-3, 2020
From left, Smuin dancers Tessa Barbour, Zachary Artice, João Sampaio and Mengjun Chen appear in James Kudelka’s “The Man in Black” (with music by Johnny Cash), part of Smuin’s Dance Series 1 in Mountain View. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Good Day Feb. 27-29, 2020

Smuin Dance Series 01, Chinese Culture Center open house, Olivia O’Brien, New Moon Duo, Precita Eyes Final Fridays Social, Jenn Colella, Black Choreographers Festival, Guster, Special Olympics 5K/10K & Polar Plunge, Slow Hollows, Eric Silverman

  • Feb 27, 2020
From left, Smuin dancers Tessa Barbour, Zachary Artice, João Sampaio and Mengjun Chen appear in James Kudelka’s “The Man in Black” (with music by Johnny Cash), part of Smuin’s Dance Series 1 in Mountain View. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)
Wil Baptiste, left, and Kev Marcus, the hip-hop meets classical duo Black Violin, play the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Feb. 27. (Courtesy Mark Clennon)

Good Day Feb. 26-27, 2020

Marcia Chatelain, Kara Cooney, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Heena Patel, Zai Divecha, Black Violin, Bob Stephens tribute, Toni Morrison tribute, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tove Lo

  • Feb 26, 2020
Wil Baptiste, left, and Kev Marcus, the hip-hop meets classical duo Black Violin, play the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Feb. 27. (Courtesy Mark Clennon)
“Salón Buenos Aires,” a piece by Miguel del Aguila (pictured) is on the Feb. 23 program presented by Avedis Chamber Music Series, which is celebrating its 35th year. (Courtesy Donna Granata)

Good Day Feb. 23-25, 2020

Avedis Chamber Music Series, Phora, Sonya Rapoport: Biorhythm, Blindspotting, John Sayles, Sarah McLachlan, CatVideoFest, ZZ Ward, Hollow Coves

  • Feb 22, 2020
“Salón Buenos Aires,” a piece by Miguel del Aguila (pictured) is on the Feb. 23 program presented by Avedis Chamber Music Series, which is celebrating its 35th year. (Courtesy Donna Granata)
The Casspir Project, artist Ralph Ziman’s decommissioned, apartheid-era ambush protection vehicle decorated in collaboration with artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, is on view in the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show on Feb. 22-23 at Fort Mason. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Feb. 20-22, 2020

SF Ferry Building Third Thursdays, William Vollmann, Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, Tuck and Patti, Lisa Hilton, San Francisco Tribal Textile Art Show, American Indian Art Show, Oprah Winfrey, CatVideoFest, Mardi Gras Carnival

  • Feb 20, 2020
The Casspir Project, artist Ralph Ziman’s decommissioned, apartheid-era ambush protection vehicle decorated in collaboration with artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, is on view in the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show on Feb. 22-23 at Fort Mason. (Courtesy photo)
Bay Area Musicals’ “The Full Monty,” the fun show based on the movie about unemployed steelworkers who, trying to make money, work up a strip act, runs Thursdays-Sundays through March 15 at the Victoria Theatre. (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studio)

Good Day Feb. 19-20, 2020

Disney on Ice, Barbara Rose Brooker, Leslie Jordan, Ride Your Wave, Conor Dougherty, Kandace Srpings, Full Monty, Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, Last Ship, YBCA Community Culture Free Day

  • Feb 19, 2020
Bay Area Musicals’ “The Full Monty,” the fun show based on the movie about unemployed steelworkers who, trying to make money, work up a strip act, runs Thursdays-Sundays through March 15 at the Victoria Theatre. (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studio)
Alt-pop musician Ezra Furman’s latest music is from the soundtrack to the Netflix show “Sex Education.” (Courtesy Jessica Lehrman)

Good Day Feb. 16-18, 2020

Ezra Furman, Youth America Grand Prix, Seth Troxler, Hanzhi Wang, Murray Hidary, Johnny Mathis, The Bachelor Live on Stage, Illiterate Light, Frogs featuring Evan Dando, Joep Beving, Dennis Baron

  • Feb 15, 2020
Alt-pop musician Ezra Furman’s latest music is from the soundtrack to the Netflix show “Sex Education.” (Courtesy Jessica Lehrman)
Opera San José presents “Il trovatore” Feb. 15 through March 1; Rebecca Krouner as Azucena is pictured in the troupe’s 2013 production. (Courtesy Pat Kirk)

Good Day Feb. 13-15, 2020

Gatz, High Fidelity Record Store Takeover, Conspiracy of Venus, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dark Star Orchestra, San Jose Jazz Festival, Travis Tritt, Opera San Jose’s Il trovatore, Eric Hutchinson, Dashboard Confessional

  • Feb 13, 2020
Opera San José presents “Il trovatore” Feb. 15 through March 1; Rebecca Krouner as Azucena is pictured in the troupe’s 2013 production. (Courtesy Pat Kirk)
Noise Pop presents hit songwriter Tayla Parx at Cafe Du Nord on Feb. 12. (Courtesy Joey James)

Good Day Feb. 12-13, 2020

Tayla Parx, Walk Off The Earth, San Francisco Ballet Programs 2 and 3, Romeo Is Bleeding, Arthur Kleinman, Jo Koy, Kronos Quartet, Prep, Gloria

  • Feb 12, 2020
Noise Pop presents hit songwriter Tayla Parx at Cafe Du Nord on Feb. 12. (Courtesy Joey James)
The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Time for drinking, dining, theater — or science

The California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Valentine’s Day sleepover for adults on Friday night. (Courtesy photo)
Guitarist Al Di Meola, who’s reinterpreting Beatles’ tunes on his new album, plays Palace of Fine Arts on Feb. 11. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Feb. 9-11, 2020

Apollon Musagète Quartet, Harlem Quartet, Wooden Fish Ensemble, Love Story, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Jeff Denson, Lola Marsh, Earplay, Al Di Meola, Rizo, Atmosphere

  • Feb 8, 2020
Guitarist Al Di Meola, who’s reinterpreting Beatles’ tunes on his new album, plays Palace of Fine Arts on Feb. 11. (Courtesy photo)
Jazz singer Paula West promises an all-new show with an eclectic range of songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy Feinstein’s at the Nikko)

Good Day Feb. 6-8, 2020

Paula West, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Diane Ravitch, The 39 Steps, SF Symphony SoundBox, SF Beer Week Opening, Later Days: A Goodbye Show, Tom Papa, Aeron Flutes, Siroko Duo, Chinese New Year Parade, Talisman, Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Powwow

  • Feb 6, 2020
Jazz singer Paula West promises an all-new show with an eclectic range of songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy Feinstein’s at the Nikko)