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    James Tissot Fashion and Faith at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

ART


THROUGH DECEMBER 8

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

This exhibition features more than 100 artworks that tell the story of an extraordinary friendship that helped shape the iconic midcentury aesthetic.

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco  |  www.asianart.org


THROUGH JANUARY 19

Beta Space: Pae White

Launched in 2011, this series by artist Pae White encourages artistic risk taking and experimentation, serves as an incubator for new ideas, and fosters creative opportunities as well as links within our community.

San José Museum of Art  |  www.sjmusart.org


THROUGH JANUARY 20

Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space

Fifty years since the first human footsteps on the moon, the exploration of the cosmos remains irresistable and the ambition to establish commercial space travel and planetary settlements continues to capture the imagination.

SFMOMA, San Francisco  |  www.sfmoma.org


THROUGH APRIL 12

Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale

A Gothic Tale, a newly commissioned film and installation for the Legion of Honor by Alexandre Singh, draws inspiration from the Gothic literary tradition of 19th-century Europe, as well as San Francisco’s place in the cinematic history of film noir (such as Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai, 1947, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 1958).

Legion of Honor, San Francisco  |  www.legionofhonor.famsf.org


OCTOBER 12 – FEBRUARY 9, 2020

James Tissot: Fashion & Faith

In partnership with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) will launch James Tissot: Fashion & Faith, the first major reassessment of the artist’s career in over 20 years. At FAMSF, this international retrospective will examine 60 paintings, additional works on paper, and cloisonné enamels.

Legion of Honor, San Francisco  |  www.legionofhonor.famsf.org


 


THEATER

THROUGH OCTOBER 13

Top Girls

Shattering the glass ceiling doesn’t come without a few injuries. It’s 1980s Britain and nothing will stop Marlene’s ascent from working girl to top exec.

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco  |  www.act-sf.org


OCTOBER 2 – 27

Mark Twain’s River of Song

Book passage on a riverboat down the mighty Mississippi, teeming with rousing traditional songs and the poignant stories of the Big Muddy’s favorite son, Mark Twain, in this delightful TheatreWorks production.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View  |  www.theatreworks.org


OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 1

The Marriage of Figaro

Lust, power, and gossip threaten to throw all of Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. How will the wily servant save the day? Find out in San Francisco Opera’s new production of Mozart’s masterpiece.

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco  |  www.sfopera.com


OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 16

Noche Flamenco’s Entre Tú y Yo

The creators of Antigona, the widely acclaimed and wildly popular flamenco adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, will return to the Bay Area with their hit program Entre Tú y Yo (You and I).

Z Space, San Francisco  |  www.zspace.org


 


LIVE MUSIC

Dystopian Dream at Memorial Auditorium at Stanford

OCTOBER 4– 5

Dystopian Dream

He may be a DJ, producer, guitarist, and composer for film and television, but dance has always been a force in Nitin Sawhney’s life. His latest work, Dystopian Dream, co-commissioned by Stanford Live, will debut in Palo Alto with two performances.

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford  |  www.live.stanford.edu


OCTOBER 4 – 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

This free, three-day gathering in Golden Gate Park features more than 100 of the best musical artists across seven different stages. Headliners this year include Emmylou Harris and Joan Osborne.

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco  |  www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


OCTOBER 19

Minimalism Explored

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. In this special performance in the intimate Bing Studio, Terry is joined by his son, award-winning classical guitarist Gyan Riley.

Bing Studio, Stanford  |  www.live.stanford.edu


OCTOBER 21

Lang Lang with San Francisco Symphony

Experience the musical fireworks of pianist Lang Lang in his much-anticipated return to San Francisco.

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco  |  www.sfsymphony.org


OCTOBER 25

Pasquale Esposito

This gifted Italian-born tenor has talent and charm to burn. Esposito will perform a variety of contemporary Italian, Neapolitan, English, and Spanish standards along with pop-inspired pieces.

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga  |  www.montalvoarts.org


 


EVENTS

OCTOBER 6 – 14

San Francisco Fleet Week

Much more than just the Blue Angels, this yearly festival and military celebration typically features a full air show with a 747, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, Navy ship tours, live music, a parade of ships underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and much more.

www.fleetweeksf.org


OCTOBER 3 – 6

The San Francisco Fall Show

The San Francisco Fall Show (formerly known as the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show) will feature over 50 of the top dealers from around the world, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods, including paintings, furniture, precious metals, ceramics, jewelry, rugs, books, and more.

Fort Mason, San Francisco  |  www.sffallshow.org


OCTOBER 19

Rocktoberfest

This beloved fundraiser benefits the Children’s Health Council and its efforts to provide affordable and accessible care to children, teens, and young adults with learning differences, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism.

NCEFT, Woodside  |  www.chconline.org


OCTOBER 25

Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause—Luncheon and Silent Auction

Celebrating their 14th year of service, The Bella Vista League will host “Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause” to raise funds to benefit charities that serve local women and children in crisis.

Fairmont Hotel, San Jose  | www.wonderfulwitchywomen.com


OCTOBER 26

Sanchez Adobe Historic Site Opening

A new interpretive center at the Sanchez Adobe Historic Site in Pacifica will open with a special Ohlone Day featuring activities for the whole family demonstrating craft skills of the Ohlone.

Sanchez Adobe, Pacifica  |  www.historysmc.org


NOVEMBER 2

Annual Jewel Ball

The theme of this year’s 67th annual ball is “Jewels of the Caribbean.” The San Francisco Auxiliary for Children will present the 67th Annual Jewel Ball—a benefit for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco  |  www.sfjewelball.org

 

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