Performance

The Song of The Nightingale: A Fairytale Musical

09/28/2017-10/21/2017
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre
Lafayette 

TOWN HALL THEATRE ANNOUNCES
THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

- A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.
THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE will have 12 performances, including two previews, September 28 through October 21, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 – $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. THT will host two Special Events for THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE: Opening Night, on Saturday, September 30, 2017; and Lit Up at Town Hall, a literary salon, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

San Francisco Trolley Dances

10/21/2017-10/22/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco  

Oct. 21 – 22: 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm both days

San Francisco Trolley Dances returns with performances from the city’s South of Market to Golden Gate Park. An annual, admission-free festival that takes place each October, SFTD has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City.” A total of 12 tours are scheduled over the weekend, six each day starting at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm. Each tour runs approximately two hours. This year, audiences will get a taste of traditional Tibetan folk dance and music, dance theater, contact improvisation, hip hop, taiko drumming and much more.

Free

Presented by Epiphany Dance Theater.

Lily Cai Dance Company 2017 Concert

10/21/2017-10/22/2017
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cowell Theater
San Francisco  

Acclaimed for its elegance, vivid theatricality and virtuosity, the choreographer Lily Cai and the Lily Cai Dance Company will present audience an evening length concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st and 3:30 p.m. Sunday October 22nd at the Fort Mason Center’s Cowell Theater. The company’s distinctive Chinese classicism again blends with Western modern dance to present 4 works “The Mist Beneath”, “SenseScape II”, “Shifting” and “SilkCascade.”

Formerly a principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House, Lily Cai founded Lily Cai Chinese Dance in 1988. She has since choreographed numerous dances which have brought contemporary choreographic perspective and theatricality to works rooted in traditional Chinese dance forms. Lily Cai Dance has been ranked as among the top Chinese modern dance companies in America. The choreographer Lily Cai has won numerous awards and commissions for her works.

Community Music Day

10/22/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crowden Music Center
Berkeley  CA

Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, SF Chamber Orchestra, SFGirls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun and exploration!

Kids and adults alike touch and learn to make sounds on the instruments of a symphony orchestra in our huge “Instrument Petting Zoo.” SF Chamber Orchestra performs Very First Concerts for wriggly toddlers, with repeat performances of “Big, Bold, Brass!” at 10:40, 11:20, and 12:00pm. The celebration also includes instrument making, class demos, face painting, and musical performances for kids, by kids all day. Every child receives a special prize at Community Music Day. Please join us!

Free

Presented by Crowden Music Center

Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz

10/22/2017
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco  

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 we kick off our season in style with an unusual instrument combination-cello and classical guitar-featuring Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz. They will perform works by Christoph Schaffrath, Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Radames Gnattali and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

3:30pm Doors Open
4:00pm Performance

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Join us for an AfterParty, immediately following the performance.

Childcare is available. Public transportation recommended (48 Bus and J Church). Street parking.

NVCM has been presenting superb chamber music in San Francisco since 1992.

Tickets range from $15-$30 (FREE for children 12 and under. $30 at the door; $25 in advance/seniors; $15 for students.).

Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey at the OFJCC: A Children’s Show

10/22/2017
4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto   CA

Oct 22, 4:30 – 5:30 PM & 6:15 – 7:15 PM

Lightwire Theater presents “Moon Mouse”, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and be the hero.

Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket. There he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?

The show will be performed at 4:30 PM and 6:15 PM.

$35 General Public | $30 Members and J-Pass holders | $25 Children of All Ages.

Presented by The Oshman Family JCC.

Snow White and the 7 Little People

10/27/2017
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose 

Friday, 10/27 – 7pm; Saturday, 10/28 – 11am; Sunday, 10/29 – 1pm; Friday, 11/3 – 7pm; Saturday, 11/4 – 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, 11/5 – 11am and 3pm

Join us for an original twist on Snow White with such classic hits as Mack the Knife, Working in a Coal Mine, I Put a Spell on You and Killer Queen, Snow White and the Seven Little People sets out on a journey to find out … How will Snow White and Prince William Reisling find each other? Will Queen Evanora get her revenge as Granny Smith? Can Robin and the Bluejays defeat Raven and the Magpies? How will the Forest Animals lead Snow White to the Little People for shelter? The answers to these and many other questions will be answered in stunning musical theatre technicolor in Playful People Productions Fall Mashup show, Snow White and the Seven Little People.

$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.

Opera for Families: Fables and Fantasy

10/28/2017
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto   CA

Join us for a magical musical show with lots of fun surprises! Featured are songs from “Masked Ball” by Verdi, “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss, “Peter Pan,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Frozen” and more.

Opera for Families was created to spread the magic of opera among children of all ages in a way that is up-to-date, fascinating and, of course, fun.

Two singers and a pianist will perform pieces from operas and musicals, enhancing their performance with insightful explanations, role-playing games and exercises to help the young audience explore different aspects of opera.

All ages welcome. Come dressed up in your favorite costume.

$18 General Public | $15 Members, Children (all ages) and J-Pass Holders.

Presented by The Oshman Family JCC

Chinese Movie Night at St. Mary’s Square in Chinatown

10/28/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Square in Chinatown
San Francisco   CA

Oakland Ballet Presents Luna Mexicana: A Day of the Dead Celebration

11/03/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Paramount Theatre
Oakland  

Oakalnd Ballet presents Graham Lustig’s Luna Mexicana, a family-friendly celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead, at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, November 3 at 7pm. The program features festive choreography, vivid costumes, striking makeup and a mix of folkloric and modern Mexican music. Based on traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebrations, where the living honor the spirits of the dead with offerings of food, music and dance, Luna Mexicana tells the story of a young woman whose departed loved ones joyously dance back to life in the form of teetering skeletons, skirt-swishing girls, a high flying “deer dancer” and a rickety bride and groom duet.

Tickets are $20-$45, with discounts available for seniors, college students, and children under age 18.

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company

Children of Hobbes

11/17/2017-11/19/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
Berkeley  

November 17-19, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 7:00 pm

In 1651, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote: “In the nature of man, we find three principle causes of quarrel: competition, diffidence and glory.”

The evening-length dance “Children of Hobbes” is a direct response to our nation’s current politics. Just as the 2016 election revealed the darker side of human nature that usually hides in the shadows and corners, this dance exposes the power imbalances and moral dilemmas resulting from the endlessly complex interplay between individuals and society.

Presented by Quicksilver Dance.

The San Francisco Choral Society Presents French & French-Inspired Music With Works by Fauré, Bernstein and Lauridsen

11/18/2017-11/19/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
San Francisco  CA

The 150 Voice San Francisco Choral Society, under the Artistic Direction of Robert Geary, will perform the Fauré Requiem and Bernstein’s The Lake In Saturday, November 18 at 8pm and Sunday, November 19 at 4pm, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco.

For tickets call City Box Office at 415-392-4400 or cityboxoffice.com

For more information about the San Francisco Choral Society, visit our webpage at http://www.sfchoral.org/site/