Categories: Arts Community

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Architecture + the City Festival, 50|50 Show, Ledisi, Sheer Mag, Kings Mountain Art Fair, Rosé Soirée, Crunchyroll Expo, Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, Belmont Greek Festival, Sausalito Art Festival

FRIDAY, AUG. 31

Architecture + the City Festival: The annual month-long celebration (presented by American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, and the Center for Architecture + Design, featuring walking tours, films, exhibitions and presentations) opens with a party and panel discussion led by Erin Feher, San Francisco magazine style and design editor. [6 to 9 p.m., Room & Board, 685 Seventh St., S.F.]

50|50 Show: The 10th annual juried art show and sale, which offers thousands of small, modestly priced works created by more than 60 California artists (in the span of 50 days), opens with a preview fundraiser. [6 to 8 p.m., Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Ledisi: The 12 time-Grammy-nominated R&B vocal powerhouse headlines a show with Oakland-born singer-songwriter Goapele. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Sheer Mag: The Philadelphia band, which Rolling Stone called “a gang of punks with a not-so-secret love of seventies classic rock” released its debut album “Need to Feel Your Love” in 2017. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisdero St., S.F.]

Callypygian: Dragon Late Nights series hosts the band, led by Dylan Collins, who plays a three-set show with music from the alt-rock group; a mix of covers and originals; and comedic songs off his album “Executive Sensei.” [9 p.m., Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

All My Sons: Role Players Ensemble stages Arthur Miller’s classic exploration of moral and ethical duty. [8 p.m., 233 Front St., Danville]

In the Heights: Woodminster Summer Musicals closes its 52nd season with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton” musical, a snapshot of New York’s Washington Heights community on the brink of change. [8 p.m., Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park, 3540 Sanborn Drive, Oakland]

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

Kings Mountain Art Fair: The 55th annual community event offers more than 100 artist booths, food, libations and children’s activities in a picturesque redwood setting. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside]

San Francisco Rosé Soirée: The $40 per person party offers endless sampling of more than 20 rosés, as well as sips of “bottomless” rosé sangrias as well as savory snacks and sweet treats. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. N., S.F.]

Crunchyroll Expo: The world’s largest destination for anime and manga opens its second annual, three-day event featuring exhibits, screenings, panels and appearances by some of the biggest personalities in the U.S. and Japan. [10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose]

Belmont Greek Festival: The 48th annual event — with authentic Greek food (moussaka, dolmades, souvlakia, baklava and more), a market, music, dancing, church tours, a mythology play and children’s play area — opens a three-day run. [Noon to 10 p.m., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont]

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival: In its 48th year, the free two-day event, billed as “the last blast of summer,” offers arts and crafts, food and drinks, a car show, children’s activities and performances by Petty Theft, Illegals, Rock Steady SF, Soul Section and others. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen avenues, Millbrae]

Dance Kaiso and FOLSOM50: Catharine Clark Gallery hosts two organizations working with prison populations in an event to close its group exhibition, “We Tell Ourselves Stories…In Order to Live.” [4 to 6 p.m., 248 Utah St., S.F.]

Sausalito Art Festival: The 66th annual Labor Day weekend event with works from more than 250 artists for sale features a 2 p.m. headlining performance by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic on its opening day. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Marinship Park, off Marinship Way, Sausalito]

SoVoSó: The “highly imaginative” a cappella ensemble sings a unique, rhythmic mix of jazz, gospel, world and R&B music, in its “trademark” improvisational style. [8 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Israeli Spice Blending: Chef Aliza demonstrates and offers tastes as part of SWANA, San Francisco Public Library’s September programming “honoring the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Southwest Asian and North African heritage.” [1 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch Library, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

World Music with Opium Sabbah: The son of DJ Cheb I Sabbah — known for mixing Asian, Arabian and African musical influences — appears in concert, continuing the genre his father helped pioneer. [1:15 p.m., Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Randall Museum Afternoon Art: Youngsters can get ready for back-to-school and make bookmarks at the drop-in workshop; kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. [1 to 4 p.m., 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Morgan Hill Blues Festival: The second annual free, family friendly musical bash features Maxx Cabello Jr., Ladee Chico, Henrik Martin, Alvin Draper, Kaye Bohler, Burnin Vernon Davis, Tony John & The Lucy Street Project and AJ Crawdaddy. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Community &Cultural Center Amphitheatre, 1700 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill]

Taste of Oakland: D’wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! hosts Unified Music Crew in performance at the event, also offering food and vendors. [Noon to 6 p.m., Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero West, Oakland]

FESTAC: The Oakland Cannery Collective, a group of writers, painters, sculptors, musicians and performers supporting small business and live-work spaces, hosts the free all-ages music, arts and crafts festival, with an emphasis on community spirit. [Noon to 10 p.m., Ninth and Washington streets, Oakland]

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