Celebrating the Summer Season

The San Francisco Opera and General Director Matthew Shilvock host Celebrating the Summer Season, a three-part virtual program featuring performances from Music Director Eun Sun Kim, plus appearances by Michelle Bradley, Louise Alder, Sasha Cooke, Jakub Józef Orliński, Russell Thomas, Mason Bates, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Chorus, and others. Selections …

MoAD Screening of ‘Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed’

Inspired by our current election year, MoAD’s African Diaspora Film Club revisists Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, the Peabody Award-winning documentary from 2004 that chronicles the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress, and to run for president. Chisholm’s run also was depicted in …

HairToStay’s Home Cabaret

The show must go on. HairToStay’s Home Cabaret brings dinner and a show to your doorstep, with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission of providing scalp cooling treatments to cancer patients. Three top-notch San Francisco restaurants are participating in three different dates for City dwellers: On July 23, chef Michael Tusk will serve up comfort …

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at the Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum hosts a live concert by indie singer/songwriter Thao Nguyen, of alt-folk band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, from 7 to 8:15 p.m.. Nguyen’s eclectic sound falls somewhere between hip-hop and country — don’t miss it! Find ticket and sign-up information at asianart.org. 

Stern Grove’s 2020 Best of the Fest

Stern Grove wraps up a summer of virtual performances with its 2020 Best of the Fest season finale. Watch it on KPIX-TV/Channel 5 at 4:30 p.m. with Liam Mayclem, or catch an extended version of the show on Stern Grove’s website, Facebook and YouTube channel. Check sterngrove.org for lineup information as August approaches.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Some traditions even a pandemic couldn’t squash. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase launches its first-ever virtual tour. This year’s talented roster of designers includes Dina Bandman, Benni Amadi and Barbra Bright. As always, the showcase raises funds for the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. Head to decoratorshowcase.org for further details. (Note: The …

A.C.T.’s ‘In Love & Warcraft’

4: The American Conservatory Theater and Perseverance Theater are bringing a live stream of Madhuri Shekar’s In Love & Warcraft straight to your home on Sept. 4-5 and Sept. 11-12. Featuring students from A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts program and directed by Peter J. Kuo, the show is described by the company as “a cosplay-loving …

Virtual Exhibition: ‘Lucy Liu: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others’

The Napa Valley Museum has taken its popular exhibition Lucy Liu: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others online. The show features the artist and actress’ massive paintings and evocative wood sculptures inspired by erotic art. There is a minimum $5 donation to gain access to the interactive tour, which serves as a …

Patti Smith’s Reading of ‘Year of the Monkey’

Organized by the Bay Area Book Festival’s Women Lit society, punk-poet icon Patti Smith will do a special reading from her 2019 New York Times bestseller, Year of the Monkey. Smith — author of cult favorites Just Kids and M Train — will also play a few songs with her longtime bandmate Tony Shanahan. The …

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