Before you hit the store for your backyard barbecue provisions or the highway for a quick trip this Fourth of July weekend, we’ve got details below on a San Francisco Symphony event worth checking out tomorrow night. (If you’re in town on the Fourth, the SFS is performing outdoors at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View — complete with a spectacular fireworks finale!) The first half of July is filled with more great activities, from a clay and glass festival to a benefit bike ride to an overnight “summer camp” at the Westin St. Francis.
Celebrate a Legend’s 100th Birthday
Judy Garland’s songbook comes to life at Davies Symphony Hall, as the SF Symphony’s summer season gets underway. Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration — conducted by Edwin Outwater, with vocalists Jessica Vosk and Andy Karl — also features rare performance footage, home movies, photographs and interviews.
Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. | SF Symphony’s Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration
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Get Fired Up for This Popular Festival
The ACGA Clay & Glass Festival will bring together more than 100 clay and glass artists at the Palo Alto Art Center grounds (including exhibitor Bay Blown Glass, whose work is shown above). Food trucks will also be on hand.
Saturday, July 9–Sunday, July 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | ACGA Clay & Glass Festival
Take in a Broadway Hit in the Bay
The award-winning Come From Away arrives onstage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The musical shares the true story of 7,000 travelers who, in the wake of 9/11, were stranded in Newfoundland, and the locals who fed and housed them.
Tuesday, July 12–Sunday, July 17. | Broadway San Jose’s Come From Away
A Harmonious Exhibition Opens
Creativity Explored just launched a new show last week. Song, curated by Sophie Appel and Cole Solinger of Delaplane, is described as “a lyrical group exhibition” that serves as “an homage to the work of Walter Kresnik, a developmentally disabled artist who worked at Creativity Explored from 2005 to 2016. He created a body of work based on sheets of music.” Kresnik’s drawings are on view alongside complementary pieces by other CE artists.
Now through Saturday, September 3. | Song at Creativity Explored
Ride to Raise Funds and Awareness
The third edition of the Bike Hut Classic, which supports Abundant Grace Coastside Worker and its efforts to address the homeless crisis, has quickly become a fundraising favorite among local cyclists. Riders can complete the course — on Tunitas Creek Road in Half Moon Bay, between the Bike Hut and Skyline — any time over a period of two-plus weeks (Friday, July 8–Sunday, July 24), then submit their time online. A reception is slated for July 30 at Potrero Nuevo Farm, behind the Bike Hut, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Camp Out at the St. Francis
Kit & Sis — founded by Bay Area natives and childhood pals Madeline Pollock, Gabrielle Pollock and Kate Lally — is partnering with the Westin St. Francis for an overnight Dollie & Me Summer Camp in the City. Bring the kids to the Union Square hotel for a movie night, followed by a crafting day camp the next day. (If you’ve already got Friday night plans, Saturday-only options are also available.)
Friday, July 8–Saturday, July 9. | Dollie & Me Summer Camp in the City
Enjoy World-Class Choreography
SFDanceworks Season Five is coming to the ODC Theatre in San Francisco. Catch world premieres by Dani Rowe, Laura O’Malley and Babatunji Johnson, along with the West Coast premieres of Yin Yue’s Just Above the Surface and Edward Clug’s Mutual Comfort. The performance also includes Martha Graham’s iconic Deep Song.
Friday, July 8–Sunday, July 10. | SFDanceWorks Season Five
Partake in a Peninsula Block Party
The 43rd Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival returns with artists, craftspeople, local wineries, global cuisines and more, populating Main and State streets. There will be a dedicated Kidzone as well as music on two stages, including a Megatones concert on opening night.
Saturday, July 9–Sunday, July 10, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival
Catch a Local Author in Conversation
At Book Passage’s Corte Madera location, Marin writer Barbara Graham sits down with Sylvia Boorstein to talk about the former’s debut novel. What Jonah Knew centers on a 7-year-old boy who is somehow able to recall the memories of a missing 22-year-old musician.
Sunday, July 10, 4 p.m. | Barbara Graham at Book Passage
Hit the Links for a Good Cause
Get ready to tee off for this benefit golf tournament plus two-day resort getaway. First Tee Silicon Valley’s Invitational happens at CordeValle, with the festivities also including an awards dinner.
Tuesday, July 12–Wednesday, July 13. | First Tee Silicon Valley’s Invitational