Calendar | October
AboveJames Tissot Fashion and Faith at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor
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
THROUGH OCTOBER 13
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
OCTOBER 4– 5
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The glamorous new Harry Winston salon in San Francisco dazzles.
It is undeniable that the performing arts industry is under-going major changes. With the innovation in technology and a shift in audience demands, art institutions are trying to attract and reach a rapidly changing audience before it is too late. Red Curtain Addict, a performing arts start-up in San Francisco, has set out to “unite the arts” by making the arts easily accessible, approachable, and fun to a new and young audience.