Categories: Arts Calendar

July 18-19: Thirty Seconds to Mars, SF Frozen Film Festival, Fifty Years of Bay Area Dance Photography, Phoebe Bridgers, Le Moana, I, Nomi, Rad Girls Can, John Lloyd Young, Merola Opera Program, Seal

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Thirty Seconds to Mars: The alt rock band — today consisting of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto — is on its Monolith tour, promoting its fifth album “America”; Walk The Moon, K.Flay and Welshly Arms open. [6 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival: The 12th annual event, offering movies by “independent filmmakers, youth, filmmakers of conscience and artists from under-served communities” opens with a party and program of the “best international shorts of 2018” from Spain, Brazil and Iran. [10 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Captured Live-Fifty Years of Bay Area Dance Photography: The Museum of Performance + Design celebrates the launch of its new website a National Endowment for the Arts-supported project with 2,500 images of local dancers, companies and performances, with a free outreach party. [6 p.m., 2200 Jerrold Ave., Suite T, S.F.]

Hip Hop Dance with Destiny Arts: San Francisco Public Library’s performance program hosts the workshop in which local hip hop artists teach the latest moves and share information about the origins of the form. [3 p.m., Bayview-Linda Brooks Burton branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

Phoebe Bridgers: The Los Angeles-based indie singer-songwriter has a delicate balance to her work, which she calls “a dance between veiled narratives and earnest emotions, whispers and shouts.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]
Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist in Residence Exhibition: Mieke Marple, Chris Sollars and Taravat Talepasand –who had access to an online collection of materials including websites, software applications, games, music, videos, moving images and nearly 3 million books, show their work. [Noon to 5 p.m., Ever Gold [Projects], 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.].

Cristina Alger: The author of the best-selling “The Darling” is promoting her new book “The Banker’s Wife,” a “high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance.” [7 p.m., Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave., Oakland]

Everybody: California Shakespeare Theater’s production of the West Coast premiere of the riff on the 15th-century morality play “The Summoning of Everyman” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins opens with a preview performance. [8 p.m., Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda]

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Le Moana: The New Zealand troupe appears in the award-winning “1918,” a dance-theater piece inspired by memories of the writer’s grandmother and research about the particularly devastating effects of the influenza pandemic of 1918 in the New Zealand colony of Western Samoa. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

I, Nomi: Opening a three-night run, Off-Broadway sensation April Kidwell appears in the raunchy, funny one-woman tribute to Nomi Malone, the “feral heroine” of the movie “Showgirls.” [8 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl: The feminist artists and activists responsible for the best-selling books “Rad Women Worldwide” and “Rad American Women A-Z” launch their third title, “Rad Girls Can.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

John Lloyd Young: The Tony Award winner (for “Jersey Boys”) opens a three-night engagement of his new cabaret act, “I Have Dreamed,” a show of tunes that shaped his earliest Broadway aspirations. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Merola Opera Program: Opera stars of tomorrow enrolled in the prestigious program appear in Mozart’s “Il re pastore,” one of the composer’s early works, about a young shepherd who must renounce his true love in order to reclaim his lost throne. [7:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Seal: The Grammy-winning soul stylist’s most current recording is 2017’s “Standards,” a compilation of jazz and swing tunes and an album the singer “has always wanted to make.” [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Artrage-Truth Be Told: San Jose rapper Dem One and San Francisco musician PC Muñoz appear in “Rightstarter,” a percussion and vocal minimalism performance piece inspired by the exhibition “Rise Up!” [7 to 10 p.m., San José Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose]

Iglooghost: The English producer (aka Seamus Malliagh) makes an anticipated return to the U.S. on a bill with experimental bass music production duo Shades (Eprom and Alix Perez). [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Love it or Leave it: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts hosts an evening of experimental short films by Jack Smith, Julie Murray, Jodie Mack, Lewis Klahr, Scott Stark, Tomonari Nishikawa and Tom Palazzolo exploring the “enthralling decadence of Western fantasy, consumerism and excess in the 20th century.” [7 p.m., 1150 25th St., Building B, S.F.]

The Sound of Music: Foothill Music Theatre presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic about a novice who teaches the singing Von Trapp family in Austria. [7:30 p.m., Smithwick Theatre, Interstate 280 and El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Steve Budd’s What They Said About Love: In his solo show, the Oakland-based actor ponders questions of romance, offering himself and his friends as examples of how some people settle down, while others don’t. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: The old school outlaw country-Americana band with punk tendencies has been inspired by the likes of the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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