More than 40 years after his untimely death, San Francisco remains dedicated to its native son Lee Jun-fan – the martial artist, actor, poet and philosopher professionally known as Bruce Lee.
The Bruce Lee Foundation and the Sketchpad Gallery have put together a new tribute art show called “Spirit of the Dragon,” which features works focused on Lee and his teachings created by local and international artists. These professional artists collectively have worked for companies including Marvel, DC, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony and others.
Proceeds will benefit the Bruce Lee Foundation, which “provides student scholarships as well as martial arts training to at-risk and underprivileged youth.” The show opens at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Sketchpad is located at 505 Natoma St., San Francisco. Go to sketchpadgallery.com for more information.
Baseball: America’s Game
What: Doesn’t matter if they’re rooting for the Dodgers or the Astros – this exhibit in Stockton will be a hit with any baseball fan, presenting rare and historic paintings, prints, photographs, art, articles and audio clips of the game that transformed America.
When: Hours vary. Through Nov. 19
Where: Haggin Museum (1201 North Pershing Square, Stockton)
Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival
What: More than 15,000 people are expected at this annual two-day event, which combines tours and lectures about ancient rock carvings with a fun and kid-friendly street fair.
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: Multiple locations, including Petroglyph Park (Balsam Street and French Avenue, Ridgecrest)
Cost: Free, except for petroglyph tours and wine and beer tastings
What: Want to learn how to dangle with grace high above an audience? Many of the world’s best aerialists are heading to Reno to offer workshops for motivated students. They also will perform in an evening showcase competition that’s open to the general public.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 (for the showcase competition)
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4590 South Virginia St.)