Arts

Friday Nights at the de Young

06/23/2017-08/18/2017
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco  


Friday Nights at the de Young programs are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Butterflies and Blooms

07/04/2017-01/07/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SF Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco 

Now through January 7, 2018; Daily except Mondays, 10am-4pm

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit has been extended by overwhelming demand until January 7, 2018. The Special Exhibit gallery has been transformed into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.

The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these delicate beauties emerges.

$8 and under.

Presented by Conservatory of Flowers

Tri-Valley High: The Series 2017 – Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv

07/05/2017-07/26/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton  

Date: July 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Creatures of Impulse, the Bay Area’s popular and much-lauded teen improv troupe, presents “Tri-Valley High: THE SERIES 2017″ on Wednesdays in July at 7:30 p.m. The Bay Area’s one-and-only live improvised teen soap opera, presented by Creatures of Impulse, the award-winning Teen Improv Troupe. Four unique shows full of angst, heartbreak, teen drama, and total improvised hilarity. Audience suggestions inspire characters, location, and plot for this interactive and unscripted adventure… no show ever the same!

Students $5, General $10.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’

07/22/2017-08/06/2017
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park
Cupertino 

July 22-August 6, 2017, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm

In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free Shakespeare performances with a production of “Hamlet”. The play speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies, including “To be or not to be” and others that have become familiar all over the world.

Audiences of all ages can further their enjoyment of this production by attending “Hamleton”, a fun and informative 15-minute Green Show, 30 minutes before the performance.

Bring family and friends to enjoy professional theater in a beautiful park setting at no charge!

Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire

07/29/2017-07/30/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Park Street District, Downtown Alameda
Alameda 

The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is one of Alameda’s biggest and most popular events. Enjoy the summer sun along with more than 300 art, craft, and food vendors; live music on 3 stages; local craft beer and wine for sale; plus a special kids’ area with games and carnival rides. The fun takes place from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

This year’s featured bands include some of the Bay Area’s best tribute bands: Rag Tag Allstars, Joyride, Natural Wonder, Fog City Swampers, Long Train Running, and Zebop! New this year is a “Salsa Stage” at the corner of Park Street and Webb Ave!

Come see what’s new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer.

Free

Presented by Downtown Alameda Business Association.

屋崙兒童節

07/29/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
FLAX Art & Design
Oakland  CA

FLAX兒童日今會的主題是海盜,把你的小孩裝扮成美人魚,海盜等,讓他們渡過快樂的一天

ARC Youth Fest

07/29/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
屋侖市政廳 Oakland City Hall
Oakland 

會上可以看到很多年青人的畫作,還有大型街會

School House Rock Live! JR

08/11/2017-08/12/2017
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose 

August 11 at 7pm, August 12 at 11am, 3pm, 7pm

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the stage. From the Emmy award winning Saturday morning TV series in the 1970′s that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. definitely rocks. Visit “Conjunction Junction” to “Unpack Your Adjectives” while you “Do the Circulation”. Generation X-ers seeking a taste of nostalgia will delight in introducing their own kids to this good, clean, and educational fun! Come discover why this Schoolhouse Rocks!

$12 attendees 12 and up, $8 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating; Tickets at the door (30 minutes prior to curtain) $15 attendees 12 and up, $10 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating.

Presented by Playful People Productions.

Pistahan Parade and Festival

08/12/2017-08/13/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco 

The Pistahan Parade and Festival is an international celebration of Filipino community, culture and cuisine. Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and cuisine at the Yerba Buena Gardens. On Saturday, the Pistahan Parade will feature elaborate floats, marching bands and colorful contingents as it marches down Market from Civic Center to 4th St. The Festival will include live entertainment, popular balut eating contest, delectable Filipino cuisine, cultural exhibits, hands-on workshops for kids and adults. 11am-5pm.

The Pistahan is an international celebration of Filipino community, culture and cuisine, and will be held on August 12-13, 2017. The Grand Parade will kickoff the festival weekend on August 12, and will march up Market Street, from Civic Center to Fourth Street. The two-day outdoor Festival will take place at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens, and is expected to generate an audience of 80,000 people. The Pistahan is proudly produced by an all-volunteer staff and crew of the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE), a grassroots, nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.

The Pistahan is the premiere showcase of world-class Filipino American music, dance, art and cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is simple: to broaden awareness and deepen the understanding of Filipino heritage and traditions, as well as to spark cultural pride and foster community empowerment. This year’s theme is “Pride and Progress in SOMA Pilipinas” to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of SOMA Pilipinas: the new Filipino cultural heritage district in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of the Pistahan Parade and Festival.





Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’

08/12/2017-08/27/2017
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Sequoia High School’s Park-like Grounds
Redwood City   CA

August 12 – 27, 2017, Saturdays at 7:30 pm & Sundays at 4:00 pm

In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free Shakespeare performances with a production of “Hamlet”. The play speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet is torn between revenging his father’s murder and going along quietly with the new regime. He shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies which have become familiar all over the world.

Audiences can further their enjoyment of this production by attending a fun and informative 15-minute Green Show, 30 minutes before the performance.

No tickets or reservations are needed for these complimentary shows.

Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.