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Courtesy PhotoParticipants in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Saturday will have to make their way around the big Chinatown parade.

Bay Area gumshoes getting ready for Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

With some 250,000 spectators expected, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade doesn’t…

Courtesy PhotoParticipants in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Saturday will have to make their way around the big Chinatown parade.
Courtesy PhotoBroadcast giant: Michael Krasny is celebrating two decades of “Forum

Michael Krasny reflects on 20 years of 'Forum'

With his measured, reasonable voice and always-thoughtful interviews on KQED’s “Forum,” Michael…

Courtesy PhotoBroadcast giant: Michael Krasny is celebrating two decades of “Forum
Courtesy PhotoMake Up For Ever artists will teach consumers how to apply their own cosmetics at Stonestown this weekend.

Paris cosmetics brand tours makeup class

The cosmetic industry’s dizzying annual array of new products is daunting for…

Courtesy PhotoMake Up For Ever artists will teach consumers how to apply their own cosmetics at Stonestown this weekend.
Courtesy PhotoShip to shore: A sterling silver miniature yacht is among works offered by Nicholas Brawer Gallery

San Francisco Antiques Show gets America’s Cup fever

This year, the prestigious San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is upping its…

Courtesy PhotoShip to shore: A sterling silver miniature yacht is among works offered by Nicholas Brawer Gallery
Courtesy photoBlock party: Rik Olson’s prints are on view at the San Francisco Center for the Book in conjunction with his appearance at the Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival on Saturday.

Rhode Island Street gets inked — with a steamroller

On Saturday afternoon, a 3-ton steamroller will drive up and down roped-off…

Courtesy photoBlock party: Rik Olson’s prints are on view at the San Francisco Center for the Book in conjunction with his appearance at the Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival on Saturday.
Courtesy Open Show/Andrei RiskinInvitation for conversation: Artists get feedback on  photos or short films at monthly Open Show events in the Bay Area. Those interested in presenting at Open show can submit their work to www.openshow.org/submissions/

Photo forum brings conversation to tech based world

Every month, Open Show brings together photographers and audiences to do something…

Courtesy Open Show/Andrei RiskinInvitation for conversation: Artists get feedback on  photos or short films at monthly Open Show events in the Bay Area. Those interested in presenting at Open show can submit their work to www.openshow.org/submissions/
Courtesy photoJonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper’s new book focuses on regretful guy seeking redemption

New York-based, best-selling writer Jonathan Tropper — coming to the Bay Area…

Courtesy photoJonathan Tropper
courtesy photoCommissioned piece: Jon Jang's composition about the Central Subway premieres at the Chinatown Music Festival in Portsmouth Square on Saturday.

Sweet sounds at Chinatown Music festival

Renowned pianist Jon Jang’s premiere of his commissioned work “Central Pacific, Central…

courtesy photoCommissioned piece: Jon Jang's composition about the Central Subway premieres at the Chinatown Music Festival in Portsmouth Square on Saturday.
Courtesy photoSlice of history: ”Corazon Under the Dome” uses technology to weave a web of sound and images across the Westfield Centre dome

Westfield San Francisco Centre puts on a really big light show

Every half-hour this summer, Westfield San Francisco Centre’s landmark dome comes alive…

Courtesy photoSlice of history: ”Corazon Under the Dome” uses technology to weave a web of sound and images across the Westfield Centre dome
March on: The Pistahan Parade

Filipinos unite! It’s the Pistahan Parade and Festival

In Filipino culture, fertilized duck embryo, called balut, is a delicacy. It’s…

March on: The Pistahan Parade
Courtesy PhotoEarly works: The exhibit features snippets from Mad’s long history

60 hilarious years of Mad mag

The appearance of Mad comics in the early 1950s and its imaginative…

Courtesy PhotoEarly works: The exhibit features snippets from Mad’s long history
American Bach Soloists’ Festival & Academy begins Thursday and will run until July 22 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Summer outing champions Bach and Baroque

The American Bach Soloists’ annual Festival & Academy, a summer music camp…

American Bach Soloists’ Festival & Academy begins Thursday and will run until July 22 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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Rescued Ruin

Ron Tanner could have just walked away. He could have ignored the…

After
James Sofranko

Doctors honored for diabetes research

2012 Hope Gala: Dr. Napoleone Ferrara and Dr. Anthony P. Adamis of…

James Sofranko
Courtesy PhotoActor and comedian Jay Mohr's stand-up gig at Cobb's this weekend coincides with the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and celebration.

Mohr stories from Jay

Nobody told actor and comedian Jay Mohr that his stand-up gig at…

Courtesy PhotoActor and comedian Jay Mohr's stand-up gig at Cobb's this weekend coincides with the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and celebration.
Courtesy photoSpecial concert: Composer Philip Glass

Philip Glass champions artistic innovation

American writer-painter Henry Miller, known for his distinctly original, powerful prose in…

Courtesy photoSpecial concert: Composer Philip Glass
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Gala highlights Asian spirituality

  Gala highlights Asian spirituality ‘Phantoms of Asia’ gala: Wednesday night, the…

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Courtesy PhotoNorth Beach Festival will be the weekend of June 16.

June 2012 arts and entertainment events in San Francisco

Events happening this June in The City. June 2: Black & White…

Courtesy PhotoNorth Beach Festival will be the weekend of June 16.
Courtesy PhotoTuning up: Marin Alsop leads a full Cabrillo music festival lineup.

Summer Music and Dance Fill the Air

The arts don’t go on vacation in summer. The San Francisco Opera…

Courtesy PhotoTuning up: Marin Alsop leads a full Cabrillo music festival lineup.
Courtesy PhotoPrints: Claes Oldenburg’s “Profile Airflow” (1969) is among works on display at the de Young Museum.

Take a gallery or museum break

A list of events and exhibits happening in the San Francisco art…

Courtesy PhotoPrints: Claes Oldenburg’s “Profile Airflow” (1969) is among works on display at the de Young Museum.