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ART


THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8

Early Rubens

Early Rubens is the first exhibition dedicated to the pivotal years between 1609 and 1621, when the Northern Baroque master built his career. In more than 30 paintings and 20 works on paper, many on view in North America for the very first time, the exhibition traces Rubens’ early development as a master painter, his unique gifts for depicting seductive and shocking narratives, and the role played by Antwerp in his meteoric rise to the first rank of European painters and international fame.

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


THROUGH NOVEMBER 10

Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book

This blend of art exhibitions brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others.

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


THROUGH JANUARY 19

Beta Space: Pae White

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 nad the ambition to establish commercial space travel and planetary settlements continues to capture the imagination.

SFMOMA, San Francisco  |  www.sfmoma.org


THROUGH FEBRUARY 19

Daria Martin: Tonight the World

Tonight the World, Daria Martin’s new installation, co-commissioned with Barbican, London, combines computer gaming technology and film to explore the unconscious memories of her grandmother, Bay Area-based artist Susi Stiassni.

Contemporary Jewish Museum of Art, San Francisco  |  www.thecjm.org


SEPTEMBER 27 – 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. In addition to Japanese American Isamu Noguchi’s renowned paper Akari lamps and instantly recognizable stone, wood, and metal sculptures, the exhibition reintroduces audiences to Japanese calligrapher, painter, and philosopher Saburo Hasegawa.

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


 


THEATER


THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14

Cabaret

Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dreamlike romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically.

San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco  |  www.sfplayhouse.org


THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15

The 39 Steps

TheatreWorks’ acclaimed hit comedy returns in a hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s silver-screen classic. Mingling mystery and laughter, this irresistible Broadway smash hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blond from a raucous London music hall to Scotland’s most remote highlands—and a den of devious spies.

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


THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15

Anything Goes

Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl—no musical puts it on stage better than Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Porter’s most magical scores.

Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City  |  www.hillbarntheatre.org


SEPTEMBER 3 – 29

Anastasia

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

SHN Orpheum Theater  |  www.shnsf.com


 
SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 1

Romeo and Juliet

The San Francisco Opera offers the audience an updated rendition of the infamous tale of Romeo and Juliet.

San Francisco Opera  |  www.sfopera.com


SEPTEMBER 7 – 22

Billy Bud

When young Billy is pressed into naval service aboard the H.M.S. Indomitable, the recruit’s youth and innocence arouse devotion from the crew, but the commanding officer’s suspicions and dark desire threaten to throw order into chaos.

San Francisco Opera  |  www.sfopera.com


 
SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 13

Top Girls

Viva: MOMIX

Written by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information), one of the English language’s greatest living playwrights, and directed by Tamilla Woodard (Men on Boats) in her return to A.C.T., this modern classic dissects feminism and the cost of progress in Thatcher’s Britain, a country divided by class, cruelty, and capitalism.

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


SEPTEMBER 26 – 27

The Other Mozart

The Other Mozart is the untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s prodigy sister. Sylvia Milo’s award-winning production tells the true story of prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer Nannerl Mozart who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but whose work and story were almost lost to history.

Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose  |  www.hammertheatre.com


OCTOBER 20 – 21

Viva: MOMIX

The dance troupe’s latest production Viva: MOMIX uses mannequins, neon-lit costumes, and life-size spinning tops to go far beyond the medium of dance and take audiences through a transformation of the natural world into surreal fantasy.

Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose  |  www.hammertheatre.com


 

 


LIVE MUSIC


SEPTEMBER 3

Raveena

Reminiscent of early 2000s vocal jazz greats such as Norah Jones and Corinne Bailey Rae, Raveena is paving her own way to the mainstream R&B realm.

The Chapel, San Francisco  |  www.thechapelsf.com


SEPTEMBER 8

The Beach Boys

Summer isn’t over just yet! Join iconic California rock band The Beach Boys for one more night of summertime fun as the band performs their favorite hits.

The Mountain Winery, Saratoga  |  www.mountainwinery.com


SEPTEMBER 10 – 11

Duran Duran

At the dawn of the ’80s, a group of young men in Birmingham, England, had a sound in their ears—one with echoes of glam, art-pop, and dance. Four decades later, Duran Duran has sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles and 20 UK Top 20 tunes, and continues to perform to huge concert audiences around the world.

The Mountain Winery, Saratoga  |  www.mountainwinery.com


SEPTEMBER 13

Blake Shelton

Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and Grammy Award nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status.

SAP Center, San Jose  |  www.sapcenter.com


SEPTEMBER 23

India.Arie

Now on the other side of a self-imposed four-year hiatus, Grammy-Award winning India.Arie returns with the most illuminating album of her career, SongVersation (Soulbird/Motown, June 25).

The Mountain Winery, Saratoga  |  www.mountainwinery.com


SEPTEMBER 27 – 29

Monterey Jazz Festival

Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on eight stages for three nights and two days of the world’s best jazz at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival.

Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey  |  www.montereyjazzfestival.org


 

 


EVENTS


SEPTEMBER 4

San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala

This spectacular evening will be a celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas’ 25th and final season as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. From the pre-concert Scharffenberger Cellars sparkling wine promenade, to the one-of-a-kind concert, to the exciting after-party, guests will be a part of San Francisco history while toasting the arts in style.

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


SEPTEMBER 6

San Francisco Opera Guild Presents the Opera Ball

San Francisco Opera Guild opens the 2019–20 Season with a spectacular evening of magnificent opera, fine dining, and dancing. Opening Night festivities include a performance of Romeo & Juliet, an elegant cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and celebration into the night.

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


SEPTEMBER 7

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Indulge for a cause with a variety of chocolate-centric events in the heart of San Francisco, at the 23rd edition of this beloved annual event. Experience “chocolate school,” live culinary demonstrations, chocolate tasting, and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge to benefit Project Open Hand, a nonprofit that serves meals with a smile to seniors and adults with disabilities.

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco  |  www.ghirardelli.com


SEPTEMBER 8

Montalvo Food & Wine Classic

Back for its 16th year, the Montalvo Food & Wine Classic (Silicon Valley’s premier culinary event) ​will take place in the elegant setting of Montalvo’s historic Villa and picturesque grounds. Sample gourmet fare from some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area and enjoy tastings from many of the region’s finest wineries. Proceeds will support Montalvo and its arts and education outreach programs.

Montalvo, Saratoga  |  www.montalvofoodandwine.com


SEPTEMBER 8

2019 Opera in the Park

Everybody is welcome to enjoy arias al fresco and celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s fall season and other operatic favorites. Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from the upcoming season. Bring friends and family for a fantastic afternoon of opera.

Robin Williams Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco  |  www.sfopera.com


SEPTEMBER 9

Steven San Filippo Memorial Invitational

Sequoia Hospital Foundation’s 35th Annual golf tournament will honor the legacy of long-time board member Steven san Filippo.

Sharon Heights Country Club, Menlo Park For tickets, call 650.367.5643.


SEPTEMBER 14

Prelude to an Affaire

In anticipation of the 2020 Vintage Affaire charity auction and fundraiser for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an elegant event with mouthwatering bites and decadent wines will be held at a private Woodside estate.

For tickets and information, call 650.858.0202


SEPTEMBER 14 – 15

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival 2019

The 2019 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival will feature the talents of local and regional artists with nearly 175 booths to visit, 25 community groups serving international foods, four vintners pouring fine wines, micro-brewed beer, live entertainment on three stages, and the ever-popular Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town.

Central Park, Santa Clara  |  www.santaclara.gov


SEPTEMBER 19

Wine & Music

Sequoia Hospital Foundation’s Women’s Group will host an evening of Wine & Music featuring Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito. Proceeds will benefit Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital’s award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute.

www.sequoiahospitalfoundation.org


SEPTEMBER 26

Shop! Sip! Support!

The San Francisco 49ers Academy will host its annual “Girls’ Night Out” in support of education in East Palo Alto at a private estate in Woodside. This signature event features fabulous shopping with a unique selection of curated fashion vendors (25 percent of all purchases made the night of the event will be donated to the 49ers Academy).

www.49ersacademy.org


OCTOBER 11

Design & Discovery… Dedicated to a Cure

The Grand View League, a fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society, will hold its annual luncheon fundraiser and shoping event for a cause.

La Rinconada Conutry Club, Los Gatos  |  www.acsgrandviewleague.org

 

 

 

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