Wayne Thiebaud: Printmaker

Spend a Sunday with Wayne Thiebaud. Or, his prints: The Manetti Shrem Museum’s curatorial assistant Quintana Heathman hosts Wayne Thiebaud: Printmaker, which dives into the California artist’s history of printmaking in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation, on view at the museum from Jan. 31 to June 13, 2021. Wayne …

SFJAZZ Rebroadcasts Holiday Concert With Blind Boys of Alabama

SFJAZZ is continuing its yearly tradition of celebrating the Grammy–winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama by rebroadcasting a jubilant holiday concert from 2018. The Blind Boys, which formed in the late 1930s when its members were students at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Deaf and Blind, have collaborated with everyone from Lou Reed …

‘I Am a Camera’ at South Bay Musical Theatre

Tune in to South Bay Musical Theatre’s Readers’ Theatre performance of John Van Druten’s 1951 Broadway play, I Am a Camera, which was the inspiration for the cult classic Cabaret. Co-directed by Sara K. Dean and Anthony Howard-Erevia, the show starts at 8 p.m. Register at southbaymt.com

Cal Performances at Home’s New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration

In need of New Year’s Eve plans? Fret not: Cal Performances at Home is hosting a New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration, featuring artists who have performed in the series over the season. Chamber ensembles, soloists and jazz musicians have recorded exclusive performances for the occasion, resulting in a program that Cal Performances says is filled …

MoAD Screens ‘Mr. SOUL!’

The Museum of the African Diaspora is back with its monthly movie club, this time highlighting the 2018 documentary Mr. SOUL!. Directed by Melissa Haizlip, the feature explores the significance of America’s first Black late-night talk show — and its creator, producer and host, Ellis Haizlip. Cornelius Moore, co-director of California Newsreel and MoAD’s film …

Creative Voices: Mindful Singing in Community

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and the Community Music Center present Creative Voices: Mindful Singing in Community. The event is an enriching conversation between jazz vocalist Valerie Troutt and the seven-member family band, Curtis Family C Notes (a couple of whom are CMC faculty), which delves into music’s power to build community — a topic that’s …

The San Francisco Ballet’s Virtual Benefit

The San Francisco Ballet hosts its first-ever virtual benefit and 88th season opening gala performance — and this time, gowns are optional. Hosted by SF Ballet soloist Madison Keesler and curated by the company’s artistic director and principal choreographer Helgi Tomasson, the event will include a meal from McCalls, private virtual “tables’’ for supporters and …

Cal Performances at Home With Julia Bullock

Cal Performances at Home presents a recital with soprano Julia Bullock, recorded in Bleibach, Germany, with pianist Laura Poe. Bullock wowed audiences as an artist-in-residence with the San Francisco Symphony early last year before the pandemic shutdowns, garnering rave reviews from the New York Times, which called her a “diva on the precipice.” 7 p.m. …

The Bay Area Book Festival With George Saunders and Tobias Wolff

The Bay Area Book Festival presents a livestreamed conversation with celebrated authors George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) and Tobias Wolff (This Boy’s Life),to discuss the prolific Saunders’ latest read: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life. The event, which will …

John McCutcheon’s Virtual Left Coast Tour

Catch a performance by American folk musician John McCutcheon on his Virtual Left Coast Tour, with a portion of tickets benefiting the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. 4 p.m.; tickets range from $5 to $30. See montalvoarts.org for more information.

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