Categories: Arts Calendar

Sept. 10-11: Ensemble Ari, Opera in the Park, Liederabend Series Opening, Bay Shore Lyric Opera, Suicide, Pascuala Ilabaca, David Bromberg, Maggie Shen King


Ensemble Ari: Composer-director Jean Ahn, violinists Heeguen Song and Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, violist Caroline Lee, cellist Sarah Hong, pianist Sharon Lee Kim and special guest Sooyeon Lyuh on haegeum play Jean Ahn’s “Archimedes’ Principle” and works by Bartók, Suk and Martinu. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Opera in the Park
: S.F. Opera Music director Nicola Luisotti conducts the opera orchestra and stars from the company’s fall season in the annual free outdoor performance. [1:30 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Liederabend Series Gala Opening: The “Evenings of Song” season programming begins with mezzo soprano Kindra Scharich and the Alexander String Quartet performing three Mahler song cycles. [5 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Bay Shore Lyric Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen,” in French with English supertitles, is part of the free summer concert series. [5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City,

Suicide: The dark comedy short, a festival favorite by Bay Area native Molly Ratermann offering different perspectives on someone dealing with suicide, screens on a bill with “#wanderlust,” a comedy by Maggie VandenBerghe, in the California Independent Film Festival. [7:30 p.m., Orinda Theatre, 4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda]

Pascuala Ilabaca: The Chilean singer, songwriter and accordionist and her band make their Bay Area debut, headlining a bill with Bay Area-based LoCura. [8 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Inner Sunset Flea Market: Fascinating local handmade treasures and “finds” are for sale, as well as “scrumpdillyicious” snacks from Grilled Cheese Guy and Le Punkie’s Kettle Corn. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Irving Street and Ninth Ave., S.F.]

David Bromberg: The “godfather or Americana,” veteran “musician’s musician” and master of guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin and many styles, is focusing on the blues these days. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Andy Z and the Andyland Band: The musical act for little ones, winner of Disney Interactive’s iParenting Media Award, closes out the summer Kidchella concert series. [11 a.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]


Maggie Shen King: The acclaimed short story writer shares her debut novel “An Excess Male,” a “chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love and rebellion, set in a near-future China” and exploring themes of classics such as “The Handmaid’s Tale.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Eric Litwin: The bestselling kids’ author and musician appears in his dance party with Pete the Cat and Groovy Joe. [4 p.m., Reading Bug, 785 Laurel St., San Carlos]

Salman Rushie
: The award-winning novelist, whose latest book “The Golden House” takes on Donald Trump, appears in conversation with Michael Chabon in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Ásgeir: On his latest album “Afterglow,” the Icelandic singer “leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of his debut album, ‘In The Silence,’ and dives into melancholic electronica in its purest form.” [8 p.m., Fillmore , 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

New Work by Margaret Timbrell: The embroidery artist opens a show of two groups of work: “Auto-Corrected,” donated autocorrect fails embroidered onto vintage imagery, and “RedWork,” traditional redwork embroideries about parenthood; and hosts a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. [1 to 5 p.m., Pacific Felt Factory, 2830 20th St., S.F.]

Natalie Pratt: When her debut album came out in 2015, Rolling Stone and Time put the Nashville-based singer-songwriter among the handful of artists “you need to know.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

David Hathwell: The writer and musician discusses his second collection of poetry, “Between Dog and Wolf,” a follow up to 2016’s praised debut “Muses.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

The Growlers: The Southern California party band that’s grown into a “traveling circus of psychedelia” with a cult following has added a fourth and final show. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F]

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