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    5 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Nov. 22-28

    Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Kim Jiang Dubaniewicz in “Girl in Golden Gate Park.” Photo: Coffee and Language The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. Bay Area Thanksgiving 2021: turkey trots, merry feasts and more ways to celebrate J.P. Allen’s ‘Girl in Golden Gate Park’ is moody and unsettling Under the radar — farther under the radar than he deserves — writer-director J.P. Allen has been building a compelling body of moody, arresting films, shot in familiar Bay Area locations and dealing with contemporary urban life. His latest is one of his best, “Girl in  

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    8 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Nov. 15-21

    Ruthe Stein at Vogue Theatre in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 28. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. Ruthe Stein — a master interviewer — on the art of the celebrity interview Every feature section of every newspaper needs someone who has the nerve to ask anybody anything. For most people, that isn’t easy. We worry that the celebrity we’re interviewing will look down on us or consider us rude. We know we want to get the very best story, but when the moment comes, we get  

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    8 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Nov. 8-14

    Jesse Mockrin, “Mother and Child II,” 2021 Oil on linen. Photo: Friends Indeed Gallery The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. Veterans Day 2021: Bay Area parades, community events and more ways to celebrate Friends Indeed opens new Bayview gallery with ‘Mother and Child’ Friend Indeed Gallery’s newly opened second location of her Friends Indeed Gallery in the Bayview neighborhood gives curator Micki Meng more than double the space of the original gallery in Chinatown; and the gallerist is excited to scale up her presentations accordingly. The first show in the former metalworking shop,  

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    6 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Oct. 4-10

    The Catalyst Quartet: violist Paul Laraia (l.), cellist Karlos Rodriguez, violinists Abi Fayette and Karla Donehew Perez. Photo: Ricardo Quinones The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. Catalyst Quartet launches a four-concert series to champion overlooked composers The redoubled energy with which classical artists are finally working to broaden the performing repertoire has been a heartening thing to witness. After seemingly endless decades of neglect, there’s been a detectable effort to move the music of female and non-white composers into the spotlight. The Catalyst Quartet’s “Uncovered” series — four concerts presented over the course  

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    7 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Oct. 11-17

    A scene from “Louis’s Shoes,” a French animated short. Photo: Courtesy of Yummy Films The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. New French shorts, streaming now, highlight film innovations and up-and-comers In the United States, movie shorts are rarely seen. They show up at film festivals, but those screenings are mainly attended by other short film makers. But in France, audiences get to see shorts on television — usually they fill out a two-hour time slot when a feature runs less than that. Perhaps as a result, France has a thriving shorts industry. They  

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