Arts

Present Tense- New Urban Legend: Resistance of Space

05/17/2017-07/16/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
41 Ross
San Francisco  California

Present Tense 2017: New Urban Legend-Resistance of Space is an exhibition features four international site-specific projects that engage with local communities in an exploration of urban spaces and the issues embedded within them. The exhibition includes virtual reality, video, photography, and objects from works by Bay Area artists Weston Teruya and Laura Boles Faw, as well as two large scale projects in China involving more than 25 artists—one headed up by curator Man Yu in the Pearl River Delta, and the other by co-curators Michelle Wong and Wei Leng Tay in Hong Kong.

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème War Memorial Opera House

06/10/2017-07/02/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRESENTS GIACOMO PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME
WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE, JUNE 10–JULY 2

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus.

Puccini’s deeply moving work of love and loss among a group of bohemian artists in mid-19th-century Paris will be presented in the 2014 production by English director John Caird and designer David Farley. Hailed by The Mercury News for its “elegant staging” and “insightful direction,” this co-production of San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company presents the four-act opera with a single intermission and two-hour-and-twenty-minute running time.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the eight performances of La Bohème are scheduled for June 10 (7:30 p.m.), 15 (7:30 p.m.), 17 (7:30 p.m.), 20 (7:30 p.m.), 23 (7:30 p.m.), 25 (2 p.m.), 29 (7:30 p.m.); and July 2 (2 p.m.), 2017.

Tickets for La Bohème are priced from $27 to $398 (subject to change) and may be purchased at sfopera.com, through the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 301 Van Ness Avenue and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Standing Room tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance; tickets are $10 each, cash only and limited to two tickets per person.

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.

Felt Onigiri Plushies

07/01/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館
San Francisco  

Learn how to make a felt onigiri (rice ball) plushie – perfect as a gift or decoration! Materials will be provided. Sign-up required, space is limited. Please call 415-355-288 for more information

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’

07/01/2017-07/16/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Amador Valley Community Park
Pleasanton 

July 1-16, 2017, 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 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.

For more information:
http://www.sfshakes.org/programs/free-shakespeare-in-the-park/hamlet

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.

3rd “chao chan” teenagers Chinese reading and Recitation contest

07/15/2017-07/16/2017
All Day
Sophia University
Palo Alto 

能让小孩获取才艺比赛经验,可争取到北京比赛和六天游玩,对升学极有帮助的高格调青少年活动-“曹灿杯”青少年朗诵大赛。

年龄限制:4-18岁
年龄组
幼儿组:4-7 岁
少儿组:8-13岁
青年组:14-18岁

类别
诗歌散文类:
儿童诗歌,古诗,论语,散文,杂文
小说故事类:
寓言,小说,故事

海选:6/9/2017 到 7/10/2017 (网上递交作品到uschitufb@gmail.com)
** 作品为不超过4分钟的朗诵表演链接或附件(文档格式为mp4, mov等);朗诵题材可为小说,故事,散文,诗歌等;如超过4分钟,会以前4分钟表演为准。
** 所有参赛选手可获得参赛证书。 *入围参赛选手会在7/12号或之前电邮通知入围

初赛:7/15/2017 (Sophia University, 1069 E Meadow Cir, Palo Alto, CA 94303)

复赛:7/16/2017 (Sophia University, 1069 E Meadow Cir, Palo Alto, CA 94303)

湾区选拔赛奖品设置
**所有参加比赛的朋友(包括只参加海选的朋友),都可以获得参赛证书。

**大会按年龄和类别组设置: 金奖 (1名),银奖(1名),铜奖 (1名),优秀奖 (若干)。

**每个年龄段会选出各一名优胜者,会获得由价值上千元的北京6天游的旅行团家庭套餐,并参加 7/28-7/29月在北京举行的决赛。

比赛要求:

1诗歌散文和小说故事组,任选其中一项参赛。
2**如需要,参赛选手需自备演出服饰,表演道具,音乐 (配乐载体必须为USB盘)。
**音乐格式为MP3,WMA,或WAV, 不得使用CD,DVD, VCD光盘及手机。所有作品报名后请发到 uschitufb@gmail.com
3个人节目限时4分钟以内。每年龄段设最佳原创奖,支持原创作品。

更多詳情:
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/rXwCvhEl_dVf_FVTisJziQ