Pianist Sarah Cahill, known for championing new music, appears in an Old First Concerts presentation. (Courtesy Marianne LaRochelle)

Pianist Sarah Cahill, known for championing new music, appears in an Old First Concerts presentation. (Courtesy Marianne LaRochelle)

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.]Breaking BenjaminCalendarFive Finger Death PunchKrush GrooveLow AnthemOpera San JosePsychedelic FursRetro FuturaSan Francisco SymphonySarah CahillZak Ové

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