Performance

James & The Giant Peach, JR – Civic Arts Stage Company

09/15/2017-09/24/2017
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton  

Sept 15-24, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm

Family musical theater performed by local youth! Roald Dahl’s popular children’s tale James and the Giant Peach to open the 2017-2018 season. The adventure-filled musical theater production features songs written by the Oscar(R), Golden Globe(R), and Tony Award(R)- winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Young orphan James Henry Trotter lives, unfortunately, with his two horrid aunts, in a place as remote as remote can be. Through a series of interesting events, James comes into possession of a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach bigger than his house. His curiosity launches him on a journey of equally enormous proportions as his Giant Peach rolls, floats, and soars around the globe.

$7-$18; youth, senior discounts.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

Dance Theatre of San Francisco presents Season 5 | Fall Program

09/22/2017-09/23/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco  CA

Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 8 pm

Dance Theatre of San Francisco (DTSF) presents Season 5 | Fall Program featuring world premieres by Artistic Director Dexandro “D” Montalvo and guest choreographers Sandrine Cassini & Angela Dice Nguyen. For it’s 2015-16 season, DTSF was the winner of two Isadora Duncan awards: Outstanding Achievement in Re-staging for Artistic Director D Montalvo’s re-staging of Robert Moses’ Toward September (2009), and for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, (the Company shared honors with San Francisco Ballet for Liam Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries).

$30 General Admission, $25 at the door and $20 for Students with ID.

Presented by Dance Theatre of San Francisco (DTSF).

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’ at Garcia Amphitheater

09/23/2017-10/01/2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
San Francisco   CA

September 23-Oct 1, 2017/ Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm, PLUS Friday at 10:00 am

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.

the 10th Annual SF Music Day

09/24/2017
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco War Memorial & Performance Center – Veteran’s Building
San Francisco  CA

SF Music Day Returns
35 ensembles – 155 musicians – 4 stages

Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day!
Sunday, September 24th 12noon to 7:30pm

SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of musical traditions from around the world. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making.

Free Admission!
Let us know you can make it

This year’s festival features 35 ensembles on four stages in the War Memorial Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco, and a special series of moderated discussions reflecting on Bay Area music making over the past decade

The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music has a new name – InterMusic SF!
A new name and a new look, but the same commitment to serving the Bay Area music community. Visit us at www.InterMusicSF.org

InterMusic SF Presents: SF Music Day 2017

09/24/2017
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
War Memorial Veterans Building
San Francisco  CA

Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of music from aroudn the world. Come to hear the artists you know and love, and stay to sample all that our vibrant music community has to offer.

Free

Presented by InterMusic SF

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

70s Roller Disco Party at PIER 39

09/28/2017
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PIER 39
San Francisco 

We’re rolling back to the year we opened—1978—with a free 70s Roller Disco Party! Head to The PIER for an evening of fun, music and roller-skating in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza from 4-10pm. Bring your own skates and protective gear or rent them for free. For details, visit pier39.com. The 70s Roller Disco Party is just one of PIER 39’s 39th Anniversary Celebration events! Learn more at pier39.com/39.

18th World Veg Festival – San Francisco

10/01/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
San Francisco County Fair Building
San Francisco   CA

Come to the 18th World Veg Festival in SF Golden Gate Park! Sun Oct 1, 2017. Listen to expert speakers, watch plant-based cooking demos, try delicious vegan foods and products, and be inspired about the benefits of vegan, plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical, and sustainable living. From 10am to 6:00pm there will be fun, food, entertainment and activities for the whole family, including a children’s play area! Updated info www.worldvegfestival.com $10 general admission. $5 students w/ ID, seniors 62+, and youth under 18. Free for children under 12 yrs. Tickets sold at door and on Eventbrite!

$5-$10.

Presented by SF Veg Society

Winchester Orchestra’s Season of Favorites- Mozart, Rossini, Bizet

10/08/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Congregational Church of San Jose
San Jose  

Winchester Orchestra opens with awarded violinist Bella Hristova & violist Bill Palmer in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. “…always a delight.” J.Puccio

The Barber of Seville Overture “one of the most loved…in classical…” He’s aptly “nicknamed Signor Crescendo.” S.Rahim

Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suites; Carmen Ste.”a haunting…quality…irresistible…to the emotional climax…” Petrushka

Violinist Bella Hristova “Every sound…is superb…” The Strad, “magical” The Press, N.Zealand

Violist Bill Palmer was principal/concertmaster for many Bay Area orchestras & served on boards of the Meadowmount School of Music and the I. M. Klein Competition, helps find young new performers

General:$20.00, Seniors (60+): $15.00; Students (21-): $10.00; Child(12-): free w/ paying adult.

Presented by Winchester Orchestra

Yerba Buena Night, The Performance of a Nighttime!

10/14/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jessie Square
San Francisco  

The 7th Annual Yerba Buena Night, The Performance of a Nighttime! is San Francisco’s most unique free evening of music, visual art, dance and performance, immersing Jessie Square and Yerba Buena Lane on October 14, 2017 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Yerba Buena Night features dozens of acts like Lady Chi, La Gente, Royal Jelly Jive, Grupo Sambo Rio, LINES Dance Center, Syn Circus, Oakland Culture Shock, Visuals by Three, and Midtown Social. The entire lineup is at www.ybnight.org.

“It’s like going to a multi-stage concert, dance performance and circus. Year after year, people say it’s one of their favorite nights of the year,” said Richard Ciccarone, Yerba Buena Night director.

Free

Presented by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District

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.