Fintastic! Shark Discovery
Monday, July 1
The Aquarium by the Bay teaches kids about sharks from 2 to 3 p.m. at the West Portal Branch of the S.F. Public Library.
Alameda County Fair
Tuesday, July 2 through July 7
Santana tribute band Caravanserai appears at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Later in the week, Weird Al Yankovic, Zendaya and Clay Walker perform concerts.
Independence Day on the Bay
Thursday, July 4
Celebrations start at noon on Pier 39. The epic fireworks show starts around 9:30 p.m.
Johnny Mathis at Davies
Friday, July 5 through July 6
The smooth pop vocalist performs his hits with the San Francisco Symphony.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 6 through July 7
The country’s largest jazz street festival is on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Sunday, July 7
The San Francisco Opera closes the season with the final performance of Mark Adamo’s daring new opera at the War Memorial Opera House.
Loudest Man on Earth
Wednesday, July 10 through Aug. 4
Catherine Rush’s romantic comedy about a deaf actor opens TheatreWorks’ season at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
Thursday, July 11
Dr. John Calloway leads the group in a performance at Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade at 12:30 p.m.
Festival del Sole
Friday, July 12 through July 21
Audra McDonald opens the annual classical music festival in Napa. Other big names include soprano Jessye Norman and violinist Sarah Chang.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sunday, July 14
Pocket Opera performs Otto Nicolai’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy at the Legion of Honor.
Tuesday, July 16
Robin Ekiss hosts a Litquake poetry reading with Peter Kline, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Sam Sax and Toni Mirosevich. The Yerba Buena Garden Festival event is at 12:30 p.m.
Counting Crows, The Wallflowers
Wednesday, July 17
The 1990s are revisited in this roots-rock double bill at Wente Vineyards in Livermore.
Silent Film Festival
Thursday, July 18 through July 21
International film buffs are drawn to the unique festival at the Castro Theatre, where movies are screened with live music.
Sunday, July 21
The orchestra performs Tchaikovsky, Copland, Beethoven and Williams in a free 2 p.m. concert in Dolores Park.
The Bridge Builders
Tuesday, July 22 through Sept. 27
Joseph A. Blum’s large photos of construction on the Bay Bridge’s new span are on view at City Hall.
Jeff Bridges & the Abiders
Thursday, July 25
“The Dude” performs soulful tunes from his debut album at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday July 27 through July 28
Eclectic indie crafters pack Fort Mason in this curated show and sale.
Up Your Alley
Sunday, July 27
The fetish event — for real players, not the feint of heart — attracts leather fans on Folsom Street between Ninth and Juniper streets and in Dore Alley.
July 30 through July 31
The tween pin-up group performs at San Jose’s HP Pavilion before heading to Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Thursday.