SF Bay Area Music Scene

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Fund To Help Save Music and Entertainment VenuesThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed Supervisor Matt Haney's legislation to create a fund to support the city's music and entertainment venues, city officials announced.
Prolific SF Singer/Songwriter Celebrates New Album At the ChapelVeteran Bay Area Kelley Stoltz celebrates the release of his latest effort 'Ah! (etc)' with two special dinner shows at the Chapel in San Francisco Thursday.
CBS SF Talks To Guitarist Jean Fossat Of French Psych Band SliftJean Fossat, the guitarist for acclaimed French psychedelic power trio Slift, recently answered a series of questions via email about the band and its celebrated album 'Ummon' that was released early last year.
San Francisco's Light Rail Studios Hosts Virtual Holiday Benefit For Local Music VenuesLight Rail Studio in San Francisco on Saturday will host it's second fundraising "webathon" of the pandemic to help save some of the city's financially struggling live music venues amid the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Chapel Hosts Fundraising Streaming Event Featuring Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts a fund-raising streaming event that will broadcast the venue's first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage from back in August featuring the Red Room Orchestra.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces First Acts For Virtual Version Of FestivalThe organizers of the popular annual free music festival Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Wednesday announced the first participants in the planned virtual music fest Let the Music Play On.
The Chapel To Christen Outdoor Stage With Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts its first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage with the Red Room Orchestra playing a special seated dinner show benefiting the Independent Venue Alliance.
How To Catch Comet NEOWISE In The Twilight SkyA lot of people will be going outside to see Comet NEOWISE this weekend, as the rare spectacle makes its first appearance in nearly 7000 years in the twilight sky. Anybody with a camera or a scope can try to snap a photo, but it won’t be easy to find.
Rep. DeSaulnier, Sens. Harris, Feinstein Push Bill To Expand Rosie The Riverter WW2 Park In RichmondLegislation that would expand the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress.

Entertainment Headlines

COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into TheatersWith pandemic restrictions starting to be peeled back, people in the East Bay headed out Friday night to enjoy a night at the movies as Regal Cinema reopened theaters in Berkeley and Oakland.
Liam’s List May 14: Teen Production 'Beyond Differences,' Aquarium of the Bay, '616 Wilford Lane'KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
Vaccinated Bill Maher Tests Positive for COVID-19; Friday's Show CanceledA taping of comedian Bill Maher’s weekly HBO show was canceled after the host tested positive for COVID-19. Maher, fully vaccinated, is “asymptomatic and feels fine,” according to a statement from HBO.
Playwright Brings Theater, Art, Music To Kids In San Francisco ChinatownA poet, teacher and playwright is sharing her prodigious talents with children while filling a niche in San Francisco Chinatown.
COVID Reopenings: Concord's Six Flags Hurricane Harbor To Reopen For 1st Time Since Start Of PandemicSix Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord is welcoming guests back to the popular water park later this month for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fire Danger: Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits For Monterey, San Benito CountiesStarting Monday, Cal Fire is suspending all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey and San Benito counties.
Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco ChinatownA group of senior citizens in San Francisco's Chinatown are making their own moves against Asian hate crimes with a new rap that's mostly in Cantonese.
Former Raider Marshawn Lynch Puts Point Richmond Mansion on Market for Nearly $5.3MFormer Raider running back Marshawn Lynch has put his East Bay mansion that sits on the Point Richmond waterfront on the market.
Californians Urged To Vacation In State As Tourism Officials Seek Reopening ReboundCalifornia tourism leaders are urging residents to spend their pent-up travel dollars exploring their home state, as coronavirus case numbers stay low and the industry reels from a 55% decline in revenue.