Arts

Gilroy Gardens: LUMINATION 2016

08/19/2016-11/27/2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

As the sun sets, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will be transformed into a dramatic display of spectacular sights and sounds from ancient China. You will be whisked away to another time and place as you stroll through colossal light displays that illuminate over 2,000 years of Chinese history and culture.

These incredible displays—some towering as high as 6 stories into the night sky—include giant dragons, mythical Qilin, and playful pandas, as well as historic landmarks like the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Terracotta Warriors.

This exciting event also includes a bustling artisan marketplace and live performances. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Date and time :
August 19 – November 27: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (6pm – 10pm)

luminationgilroy.org
(408) 840-7100

*Visitors to Gilroy Gardens may purchase same-day Lumination passes for additional $15.

*Admission to Lumination is free with 2016 Gilroy Gardens Elite memberships.

Natural History

09/15/2016-10/26/2016
4:00 pm
Creativity Explored Studio
San Francisco 

Opening reception Thur, Sept 15, 7-9pm, exhibition September 15 – October 26, 2016

Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art gallery and studio for artists with developmental disabilities, presents Natural History, a group exhibition that transforms the gallery into a miniature museum complete with bone sculptures and diorama. In this multi-media exhibition, Creativity Explored artists explore astronomy, geology, prehistoric science, and flora and fauna using a range of art practices including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation.

Free

Presented by Creativity Explored.

International Art Forum

09/28/2016-10/28/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South San Francisco Conference Center
South San Francisco 

旧金山硅谷作地区不仅仅是全球科技创新的沃土,同时也为艺术的发展与创新提供了更广阔的空间以及可能性。迎国庆2016加州印象·国际艺术论坛暨邀请展旨在加深中西艺术在美国的交流,进一步推动中美两国艺术、文化、科技、经济等多个领域的合作。

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San Francisco Opera: Don Pasquale

09/28/2016-10/15/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

strong>Don Pasquale (September 28–October 15, 2016)

Sparkling with virtuosic singing and playful humor, this boisterous comedy pits the miserly Don Pasquale against his nephew Ernesto and Ernesto’s sweetheart, the crafty young Norina. Laurent Pelly’s topsy-turvy, rotating set and inventive 20th-century costumes perfectly capture the farcical fun.

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Noe Valley Chamber Music’s Classical Kids Concert: Friction Quartet

10/01/2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco 

Noe Valley Chamber Music kicks off its 2nd season of Classical Kids – a new chamber music program for children and their families – with the highly regarded ensemble Friction Quartet. Friction will play excerpts from Beethoven to Janacek, as well as exciting arrangements of pop songs by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson designed to keep kids moving and engaged.

TICKETS are $15-$40
($15 per person, $40 family pass for up to 4 people Children 2 and under FREE.)

Weaving together familiar tunes and songs from folk, pop, classical and beyond, the Quartet will help young listeners make connections to different types of music and introduce musical concepts to audiences of all ages.

Tickets range from $15-40 ($15 per person, $40 family pass for up to 4 people, Children 2 and under FREE.).

Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music

FILIPINO DAY

10/02/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asian Art Museum (亞洲藝術博物館)
San Francisco  

Free admittance to the museum to view Filipino arts and cultural artifacts.

MCD MakeArt: Halloween Haberdashery & Other Headgear

10/08/2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Craft and Design
San Francisco  

Explore the assemblages of artist Marianne Lettieri, and then design and build your very own unique headpiece from found and repurposed materials, for Halloween, carnavale, the Beaux Arts Ball, or anytime!

$10 non-member child, $5 member child.

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design

San Francisco Opera: Makropulos Case

10/14/2016-10/29/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

Makropulos Case (OCTOBER 14-October 29, 2016)

The Makropulos Case opens October 14 for five performances, and stars renowned German soprano Nadja Michael in the role of Emilia Marty, along with baritone Stephen Powell and bass-baritone Dale Travis. Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov makes his San Francisco Opera debut and director Olivier Tambosi returns to stage this powerful production from 2010. The opera is sung in Czech with English supertitles.

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History, Identity, Photography – Artists in Discussion

11/03/2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
California Historical Society
San Francisco 

Join us for a fascinating moderated discussion between CHS curator, Erin Garcia and two photographers who use the historic and unique tintype process to create thought provoking images that challenge historic and contemporary perspectives of Native Americans.

$5- $10.

Presented by California Historical Society

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San Francisco Opera: Aida

11/06/2016-12/04/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

AIDA (November 6–December 4, 2016)

Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic returns in a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA. This intimate love story of an Egyptian military hero, Radames, and an Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, features San Francisco Opera favorites Brian Jagde and Leah Crocetto.

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San Francisco Opera: Madama Butterfly

11/06/2016-12/04/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (NOVEMBER 6- DECEMBER 4, 2016)

Madama Butterfly returns to the War Memorial Opera House stage on November 6 for ten performances and features acclaimed Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian whom Opera Today hailed as “one of the major voices of our time.” Conductors Yves Abel and Jordi Bernàcer will lead the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a revival of Jun Kaneko’s colorful production directed by Leslie Swackhamer.

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