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The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Frameline, SF Pride screen ‘In The Heights’

Ballpark film event features adaptation of Tony-winning musical

The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
Jazz pianist and composer Jon Jang is an instructor at Community Music Center in the Mission District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Jon Jang composes bittersweet symphonies

Musician-activist’s works are steeped in civil rights history

Jazz pianist and composer Jon Jang is an instructor at Community Music Center in the Mission District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and members of the orchestra were thrilled to be back inside Davies Symphony Hall on May 6 in a program for first responders featuring string works by Jean Sibelius, George Walker, Carl Nielsen, Caroline Shaw and Edward Grieg. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Symphony)

SF Symphony makes joyful return to Davies Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts program for first responders and community leaders

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and members of the orchestra were thrilled to be back inside Davies Symphony Hall on May 6 in a program for first responders featuring string works by Jean Sibelius, George Walker, Carl Nielsen, Caroline Shaw and Edward Grieg. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Symphony)
Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

How to safely reopen schools during the pandemic: The debate continues

Progress being made in ensuring vaccinations for teachers

Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Roxie Theater in the Mission, a haven for movie lovers, is slated to reopen on May 21 with a special program being selected by a poll of enthusiastic viewers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

S.F. indie movie houses readying to reopen

Fans, operators excited to return to the big-screen experience

The Roxie Theater in the Mission, a haven for movie lovers, is slated to reopen on May 21 with a special program being selected by a poll of enthusiastic viewers. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Don Johnson, currently appearing on NBC's "Kenan," has been shooting scenes for a new "Nash Bridges" show in The City. (Courtesy Chris Haston/NBC)

New ‘Nash Bridges’ show filming in The City

Supervisors OK use of SFPD insignia for series’ use

  • May 4, 2021
Don Johnson, currently appearing on NBC's "Kenan," has been shooting scenes for a new "Nash Bridges" show in The City. (Courtesy Chris Haston/NBC)
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
From left, Wiley Naman Strasser, Eric Garcia and Meegan Hertensteiner appear in FACT/SF’s “Diffusion” in Glen Canyon Park. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

‘Diffusion’ dancers go deep inside Glen Canyon

FACT/SF premieres life-affirming dance in a beautiful urban park

From left, Wiley Naman Strasser, Eric Garcia and Meegan Hertensteiner appear in FACT/SF’s “Diffusion” in Glen Canyon Park. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)
Audium, which offers a unique sound and space experience, brings back performances on Thursdays and Fridays for groups of no more than 10. <ins>(Courtesy Mark Akamine)</ins>

Audium reopens with a new, calming audio show

‘Sound-space continuum’ performances take place in the dark

  • May 4, 2021
Audium, which offers a unique sound and space experience, brings back performances on Thursdays and Fridays for groups of no more than 10. <ins>(Courtesy Mark Akamine)</ins>
Roberta Bechtel, left, and Carol Dimmick have been instrumental in making improvements in San Francisco’s Triangle Park. (Courtesy photo)

How to win neighborhoods and influence City Hall

There’s a reason Christopher Guest mockumentaries and fictional TV shows like “Schitt’s…

Roberta Bechtel, left, and Carol Dimmick have been instrumental in making improvements in San Francisco’s Triangle Park. (Courtesy photo)
Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)

SFUSD celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Teaching is a profession that is like none other. It takes great…

Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)
A recent visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was notably free of crowds. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/SF Examiner file photo)

A modern visit to SFMOMA

Though the area was far from bustling, traffic persisted on the way home

A recent visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was notably free of crowds. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/SF Examiner file photo)
From left, Nancy Lewis, Rita Goldberger, Jamilah Din and Herb Mintz say the Outer Sunset Farmers Market has invited a new sense of community in neighborhood. (Courtesy Kate Quach)

Pop-up farmers market finds its way into the hearts of the Outer Sunset

Weekly showcase is place for commerce and for community

From left, Nancy Lewis, Rita Goldberger, Jamilah Din and Herb Mintz say the Outer Sunset Farmers Market has invited a new sense of community in neighborhood. (Courtesy Kate Quach)
San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)

SFUSD Pride observances include virtual events this year

Creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students in focus even with distance learning

San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)
Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Grace Horikiri leads Japantown into post-pandemic future

‘The sharing of culture is what makes it special here — it’s what San Francisco is all about’

Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)

San Francisco Opera’s clever ‘Barber’ lights up the drive-in

Company brings back live shows with satisfying, high-tech production

Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)
From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)

Sixty years of Saving San Francisco Bay

Pioneering environmental group was started by three ladies on a mission

From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)
Once we can come and go more freely, will people gather the way they did before COVID? <ins>(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

What happens when the pandemic is over?

After experiencing initial excitement, I wonder just how much I’ll go out

Once we can come and go more freely, will people gather the way they did before COVID? <ins>(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Recovery from the pandemic could mean San Francisco’s downtown is more diverse than simply being a financial district.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Commercial real estate in 2021 – it’s time to get creative

Office space doesn’t necessarily need to be used for workers in cubicles

Recovery from the pandemic could mean San Francisco’s downtown is more diverse than simply being a financial district.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
A tent encampment site for the homeless was set up in the Bayview District in May 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Safe-sleeping sites meet demands of San Franciscans’ top post-COVID priority

A Place For All would guarantee secure, well-managed locations for people experiencing homelessness

A tent encampment site for the homeless was set up in the Bayview District in May 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>