Calendar | August 2022

Photo courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery (photo: Adam Reich)

Ai Weiwei: Everyday Monuments

Catch Ai Weiwei: Everyday Monuments, the Chinese artist-activist’s solo show at Haines Gallery, while you can. Making its San Francisco debut as part of the exhibition is Weiwei’s “Zodiac” (2018), a dozen panels that portray the animals in the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Through August 27. |


Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic brings plenty of star power to San José State University Tennis Center. This year, teen sensation Coco Gauff is slated to compete in the WTA 500-level event for the first time.

Through August 7. |

Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff/Mogenburg

Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King — the winner of multiple Tony Awards — roars into town for a three-week engagement at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Recommended for ages 6+.

Through August 21. Tickets: from $43. |


The Code

A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory premieres The Code, written by Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses (aka The Kilbanes), and directed by Jessica Holt. The pop-rock musical centers on seven students at Valhalla Academy who discover a secret message in the library. Through August 7. Tickets: from $10. Strand Theater, San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Erik Tomasson

Starry Night

Stanford Live and SF Ballet present Starry Night at the university’s Frost Amphitheater. The program features a trio of short ballets, including Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight.

August 5 and 6, 8 p.m. Tickets: from $40. |


Outside Lands

Green Day, Post Malone, Sza, Lil Uzi Vert and Phoebe Bridgers are among the many acts slated to take the stage in Golden Gate Park during the three-day Outside Lands music festival (read more in Preview, page 12).

Through August 7. Tickets: from $175 for single-day pass. |


48th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

For two days, two blocks of Japantown — Post Street from Webster to Laguna — will be closed to accommodate the thousands expected for the 48th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair. Artisans, live music, dancing and even a car show will enliven the neighborhood.

August 6 and 7, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. |


Menlo Charity Horse Show

Menlo Charity Horse Show, a beloved benefit for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, (belatedly) commemorates its 50th anniversary this year. Exhibitors, spectators and competitors converge at Menlo Circus Club for the six-day equestrian event, which includes a Friday night gala and auction.

Through August 14. | | NHG Sponsored


Filoli’s Gala in the Garden

Cocktails, dinner and dessert in a stunning alfresco setting? Sign us up! Don’t miss Filoli’s Gala in the Garden, a fundraiser for the historic Woodside estate. This year’s Honorary Host is Mary Wheeler George.

Tickets: from $2,000 for two seats. 5:30–9:30 p.m. |


Much Ado About Nothing

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing at Redwood City’s Red Morton Park, part of the Free Shakespeare in the Park program, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer.

Weekends through August 28, 4 p.m. |


The Big Picnic Concert & Benefit

The Stern Grove Festival’s 2022 season concludes with The Big Picnic concert and benefit, headlined by Phil Lesh & Friends. Book a table for 10 that comes with a catered lunch by McCalls (from $5,000) or nab a free reservation online starting August 2.


Annual Glide Legacy Gala

The Annual Glide Legacy Gala, at the City’s Terra Gallery, is all about community building and celebration. DJ King Most and the Glide Ensemble are slated to perform, while Aimee Allison and Dr. Connie Wun will receive the Rev. Cecil Williams Legacy Award and the Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award.

Tickets: from $100. 8–11 p.m. |


28th Annual Burlingame On the Avenue

Partake in the festivities at the 28th Annual Burlingame On the Avenue. The two-day affair includes live music, with jazz, blues and rock bands along Burlingame Avenue and neighboring streets.

August 20 and 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. |


Salvation Army’s 19th Annual Flower Power Luncheon

The Salvation Army’s 19th Annual Flower Power Luncheon benefits its back-toschool and after-school programs in San Francisco. Join emcee Juliette Goodrich, of KPIX 5, at the Fairmont Hotel for a floral design show by John James, silent auction, luncheon, inspiring stories and more.

Tickets: from $200. 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | | NHG Sponsored


10th Anniversary of Beyond Trend.

Party at the Oakland Museum of California with Creative Growth, as the latter celebrates the 10th anniversary of Beyond Trend. This year’s fundraising fete will include the premiere of Cheryl Dunn’s documentary that commemorates a decade of fashion at the nonprofit, which supports artists with developmental disabilities by providing studio space and gallery representation.

Tickets: from $150. 7–10 p.m. |


Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, hosted by the city’s chamber of commerce, draws some 150,000 to University Avenue for two days of fun, with purveyors of fine art and contemporary crafts, street painters, a kids’ art studio, gourmet food, fine wines, microbrews and live entertainment.

August 27 and 28, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. |

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