Friday Nights at the de Young

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.

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

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Firehouse Arts Center

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.

Merola Opera Program

2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco 

1. Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
2. Sunday, July 9, 2:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Tickets: $45/$25 (SF) and $25 to $45 (Palo Alto)
Featuring staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 pm
La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi), Sāvitri (Holst), and The Bear (Walton)
(English supertitles will accompany each opera)
Tickets: $70/$50
A triple bill of one-act operas
La Serva Padrona is a quintessential operatic work that links history to the present with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master. In Sāvitri, Holst reaches into the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focusing on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman. The series closes with Walton’s The Bear, where a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
(performed in Italian with English supertitles)
Tickets: $70/$50
In Rossini’s warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme.

Live in the Castro

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
San Francisco  CA


America’s Night out against Crime

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lincoln Square Recreation Center

National Night Out”is a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity, and foster community-police partnerships.
(Admission is free)
Content: Free food, Booths, Games, Singing & Dancing Performance.
Who: 4 hundreds people (Included City of Oakland’s staffs, communities Leaders, Performers, volunteers, neighborhood friends)
Organizer: Lincoln Square Recreation Center
Co-Organizer: Cantonese- Speaking Citizens’ Academy Alumni

School House Rock Live! JR

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

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’

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.


Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.