Sept. 9-11: Opera in the Park, Bay Shore Lyric Opera, Kidchella, Soulskin, Dêmos Krátos Theátro, Arthur Buck, Trace Evidence, Infinite Cycle, R.O. Kwon, Marcus King Band


Opera in the Park: San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from the company’s fall season appear in the annual outdoor performance. [1:30 p.m., Robin Williams Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bay Shore Lyric Opera: Mozart’s comic opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” is part of the Opera in the Parks series. [5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Community Music Day: Community Music Center offers free jams, lesson demos and classes — on topics from Beatles to Latin to vocal performance — for all ages, as well as the crowd-pleasing instrument petting zoo. [3 to 5 p.m., 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Chinese American Dreams: Chinese-American filmmakers Kenneth Eng and Curtis Chin, working on a joint production “Our Chinatown,” screen their own films (Eng’s “My Life in China,” Chin’s “Tested”) and answer questions from the audience. [12:30 to 4 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Kidchella: Redwood City-born kiddie-rock artist Andy Z and the Andyland Band close the free summer concert series designed especially for little ones. [11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Unwed Sailor + Early Day Miners: The ambient post-rock bands (Unwed Sailor is led by Oklahoma-born songwriter Johnathon Ford, Early Day Miners by Daniel Burton) co-headline. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

The Frights: The Southern California surf punk band formed in 2012 by recent high school graduates as sort of a joke released its third full-length album “Hypochondriac” in 2018; HUNNY and Hot Flash Heat Wave open. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Soulskin: The troupe’s fifth anniversary season offers the premiere of “Hero,” a dance, spoken word, live music and video piece that explores the role of the hero in contemporary society. [5:30 p.m.,Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Anderson Collection Second Sunday: Special programming, including family-friendly tours and hands-on activities, is offered monthly at the facility showcasing contemporary American art adjacent to Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Dirty Habit, the bar on the fifth floor of the Hotel Zelos, screens “Dirty Dancing,” accompanied by a themed menu, in the first of four fall film events. [8 p.m., 12 Fourth St., S.F.]

T Bone Burnett: The versatile musician, songwriter and producer talks about collaborations with pop stars from Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison to Elvis Costello and Taylor Swift, as well as acclaimed work making movie soundtracks. [7 p.m., Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa]

Montalvo Arts Center Food & Wine Classic: The 15th annual benefit ($250 per person or higher) for the center’s arts and education program features gourmet fare from celebrated Bay Area restaurants and regional wineries in a “garden paradise.” [4 to 7:30 p.m., 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]


Dêmos Krátos Theátro: Opening a month-long run, the show presented by Utopia Theatre Project is a collection of short plays (with clowning and live music) by local writers who explore what it means to be a citizen in our current political climate. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Arthur Buck: The rock band is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, who says, “the music has a questing kind of feel”; Los Angeles-via-Ohio band Line & Circle opens. 8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F/]

Chris Hedges: The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist speaks about his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour,” a righteous critique of the country’s obsession with mindless consumption and ongoing war. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Angel Olsen: The indie folk rocker, on her first solo tour since 2014, is playing intimate songs from her early catalog, including stripped down material from her acclaimed 2016 album “My Woman.” [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


Trace Evidence: The exhibition, a “cross-cultural visual dialogue on climate change” with work by visual artists Zhou Tao, Mo Kong and Connie Zheng (who consider issues of environmental change focused on China) opens with a reception and panel discussion. [6 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Infinite Cycle: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Bamboo Curtain Studio of Taiwan and WYNG Masters Award of Hong Kong host a reception to open a group exhibit showcasing diverse artistic responses to the threat of global warming. [6 to 8 p.m., 41 Ross Alley, S.F.]

Silas: The San Francisco Green Film Festival screens the documentary about Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and corruption in his country. [6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Ancestors-Real, Imagined, and Literary: Perfectly Queer San Francisco presents children’s book author Anand Vedawala, journalist Andrew Lam (visiting from Vietnam) and novelist Wayne Goodman in a free discussion with refreshments and door prizes. [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.

R.O. Kwon: The author celebrates the release of “The Incendiaries,” her “shocking” debut novel of violence, love, faith and loss about a young woman at an elite American university drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Marcus King Band: The psychedelic, soulful Southern rock band is on tour promoting its third full-length album “Carolina Confessions.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Power of Collaboration-Crowdsourcing Our Past: The S.F. Museum & Historical Society presents the panel discussion with software developer Gary Stark, author John Martini, graphic designer Zoe Heimdal and historian Glenn Koch. [7:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd., S.F.]

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