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July 4-5: SF Symphony Independence Day Concert, SF Mime Troupe, Golden Gate Park Band, Foster City Fourth of July, Half Moon Bay Ol’ Fashioned Parade, SF Fourth at the Wharf, SF Pier 39 Fourth of July, Petal, Flower Piano

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Broadway star Capathia Jenkins appears with the San Francisco Symphony in its annual Independence Day concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre. (Courtesy Sneak Peek Photography)


San Francisco Symphony: The 32nd annual Fourth of July concert, led by Edwin Outwater, features music from “Star Wars,” pop performed by Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins, hit songs from Pixar, a salute to U.S. Armed Forces and fireworks. [8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Seeing Red-A Time-Traveling Musical: The San Francisco Mime Troupe opens its 59th season of free, politically-themed musical comedies in parks across the Northern California with a satire in which a disillusioned Trump voter travels back in time to 1912, during the heyday of the American Socialist party, [2 p.m., Dolores Park, Dolores and 19th streets, S.F.]

Golden Gate Park Band: The free concert is the annual holiday program of patriotic and American music. [1 p.m., Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration: The all-day event, starting with a pancake breakfast and including a barbecue, family entertainment and a dog parade, ends with fireworks. [9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City]

Half Moon Bay Ol’-Fashioned Parade: In its 48th year, the event hosts creative floats, marching bands, horse troupes, classic cars, bikes and trikes making their way down the town’s historic main street. [Noon to 1 p.m., Main and Seymour streets, Half Moon Bay]

S.F. Fourth at the Wharf: Killer Queen, an all-female Queen Tribute band, appears in concert before the 9:30 p.m. fireworks. [6 p.m. Aquatic Park, 890 Beach St., S.F.]

S.F. Pier 39 Fourth of July Celebration: Festivities include live performances by Tainted Love (3 to 6 p.m.) followed by a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over the bay. [3 to 9:30 p.m., The Embarcadero and Beach Street, S.F.]

Jack London Square Backyard BBQ: The free block party offers live music, family-friendly backyard BBQ and a beer and cider garden on the waterfront. [Noon to 5 p.m., Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland]


Petal: Rolling Stone gave a four-star review to “Magic Gone,” the second album by Pennsylvania indie rock songwriter Kiley Lotz. [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Flower Piano: The fourth annual event, a 12-day outdoor extravaganza in which visitors are invited to play and listen on one of 12 pianos installed throughout the San Francisco Botanical Garden, opens. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Golden Gate Park, entrances at Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, and at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse, S.F.]

Schwabacher Summer Concert: Opera singers in Merola’s prestigious training program appear in staged scenes from “Vanessa,” “Il tabarro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Les pêcheurs de perles” accompanied by a full orchestra. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Code Orange: The 10-year-old Pittsburgh punk band says it’s “ushering in the new era of heavy music” with its New Reality Tour, which includes Twitching Tongues, Vein, Disembodied and Show Me The Body on the bill. [7 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Paint the Town II-Echoes of the Past: The follow-up to a 1999 exhibit that gathered paintings by local artists of downtown Los Altos shops and businesses showcases never-before-seen works by local artists who responded to a call for pieces telling the stories of the community’s history. [Noon to 4 p.m., Los Altos History Musueum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Sunday in the Park With George: San Francisco Playhouse begins preview performances of its production of the award-winning Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical inspired by French artist Georges Seurat’s painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” [7 p.m., 450 Post St., second floor, S.F.]

Castro Art Walk
: The first Thursday of the month event offers special events and extended merchant hours at nine locations, as well as live music from 6 to 7 p.m. in Jane Warner Plaza. [6 to 9 p.m., Castro and Market streets and surroundings, S.F.]

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