Categories: Arts Calendar

July 22-24: Sarah Cahill, San Francisco Symphony, Krush Groove, Low Anthem, Opera San Jose, Retro Futura, Zak Ové, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Psychedelic Furs


Sarah Cahill: The pianist performs commissioned American music by John Adams, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Annea Lockwood, Phil Kline and Samuel Adams and receives a Champion of New Music Award. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Jayce Ogren leads the orchestra in “Slavonic Dances” by Dvorak, Sibelius’ Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring Adam Golka in the sixth concert of the free Stern Grove Festival concert series. [2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Krush Groove: The movie, which reimagines the founding of Def Jam Records, screens during Modern Cinema’s “Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood” series; director Michael Schultz introduces the film, which is followed by a Q&A with Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky). [4 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

The Low Anthem: Noise Pop presents the alt-indie rock band from Providence, R.I. headlining a bill with Cincinnati’s all-girl art-rock project the The Ophelias. [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Opera San Jose: Artists from the troupe present a free concert featuring selections from the 2018-19 season as part of Redwood City’s Summer Classical Music Series. [6 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Retro Futura: The 1980s-themed show features Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis from The Outfield and Limahl from Kajagoogoo. [7 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Kidchella: Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, a fun hip-hop rock band from Silicon Valley started by Josh Friedman, headlines the second of four free concerts in the summer series for little ones. [11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Community School of Music and Arts Family Arts Day
: The free event showcases the school’s music and visual arts programs. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Tyminski: The bluegrass vocalist and composer, a member of Union Station, provided the singing voice for George Clooney in the Coen Brothers movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” [7 p.m., Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley] o

Outsound New Music Summit: The 17th annual event begins with a free “Touch the Gear” expo in which visitors are invited to meet inventors and musicians and learn about their computers and instruments. [5 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

The Marriage of Figaro: Pocket Opera presents Mozart’s beloved comic opera. [5:30 p.m., Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Josh Nelson Quintet: The pianist and his band, with guest vocalist Kathleen Grace, appear in the Filoli Jazz summer concert series. [1:30 p.m., Filoli Historic House, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

LaborFest 2018: Labor lawyer Jonathan Karmel speaks about his book “Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace.” [6 p.m., Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Sojourn Cinema: San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema screen experimental films at the San Francisco Art Book Fair. [11 a.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]


Zak Ové: The artist who created the Civic Center public installation Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness speaks about his work in a San Francisco Arts Commission presentation. [6 p.m., Arts Commission Community Room, Suite 125, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Sing-Along: Shulamit Hoffmann, artistic director of Viva La Musical, leads Handel’s “Messiah” in the third of a six-concert participatory series; scores are provided. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos]

Amanda Stern: The author and New York-based literary organizer speaks about her memoir, “Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life,” in conversation with San Francisco writer Andrew Sean Greer, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Princess Mononoke: An English-subtitled version of the animated epic by Hayao Miyazaki screens in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2018. [7 p.m., [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin: The hard rock bill also features Bad Wolves and Nothing More. [6 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

The Psychedelic Furs: Led by vocalist-songwriter Richard Butler and his bassist brother Tim, the band is known for “Pretty In Pink,” from the 1986 John Hughes movie. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Music@Menlo: The summer classical program’s Overture Concert series begins with pianist Wu Han, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Matthew Lipman and the Calidore String Quartet playing Haydn’s Piano Trio in C Major and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major. [7:30 p.m., Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton]

The Sandlot: Fathom Events brings the coming-of-age baseball dramedy to the big screen on its 25th anniversary. [7 p.m., Century at Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

A Place to Belong: American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory and Destiny Arts Center present the show, a snapshot of a day in the life of Bay Area teens by playwright Marisela Treviño Orta. [7 p.m., Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

South S.F. Unified School District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee: An update regarding 2010’s Measure J, which allocated $162 million for providing safe, clean learning environments for students, is on the agenda. [6 p.m., Board Room, District Office, 398 B Street, South S.F.]

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