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Alyssa Mitchel presents The Classroom (Jessica DeFranco, Mariko Ishikawa, Katherine Neumann and Nicole Maimon are pictured) is an exploration of the learning process onstage at ODC Dance Commons Sept. 7-8.(Courtesy Kyle Adler)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Dance

From ballet to contemporary to folkloric, choreographers reveal the power of movement

Alyssa Mitchel presents The Classroom (Jessica DeFranco, Mariko Ishikawa, Katherine Neumann and Nicole Maimon are pictured) is an exploration of the learning process onstage at ODC Dance Commons Sept. 7-8.(Courtesy Kyle Adler)
The award-winning, two-part “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” comes to San Francisco’s Curran in October. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)                                The award-winning, two-part “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” comes to San Francisco’s Curran in October. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Theater

Classic and contemporary stories come to stages across the Bay

The award-winning, two-part “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” comes to San Francisco’s Curran in October. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)                                The award-winning, two-part “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” comes to San Francisco’s Curran in October. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)
“Bikes of Wrath,” a movie about Australian friends who attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California, in honor of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” screens at the Balboa. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Aug. 28-29, 2019

Bikes of Wrath, Popa Chubby, Hank Denson, Shannon Weber, Grace VanderWaal, Ringo Starr, Anything Goes, San Geronimo

  • Aug 28, 2019
“Bikes of Wrath,” a movie about Australian friends who attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California, in honor of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” screens at the Balboa. (Courtesy photo)
Leslie Ivy-Louthaman, second from left, and company appear in Broadway by the Bay’s “Sister Act,” closing on Sunday in Redwood City. (Courtesy Mark Kitaoka/Mark & Tracy Photography)

Good Day Aug. 25-27, 2019

Sister Act, Molly Burch, Tower of Power, Vanessa da Mata, As You Like It, TreasureFest, Vintage Paper Fair, Studio Misión, Emily Guendelsberger, Shonen Knife, Gov’t Mule, Low Low

  • Aug 24, 2019
Leslie Ivy-Louthaman, second from left, and company appear in Broadway by the Bay’s “Sister Act,” closing on Sunday in Redwood City. (Courtesy Mark Kitaoka/Mark & Tracy Photography)
Songsmith Helado Negro appears in the first show of the free Due South concert series in John McLaren Park on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Aug. 22-24, 2019

Lynda Benglis, Truth Thursday, Karrin Allyson, Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Lino Tagliapietra, Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals, Due South Concert Series, Lionel Richie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, JB Smoove

  • Aug 22, 2019
Songsmith Helado Negro appears in the first show of the free Due South concert series in John McLaren Park on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
The funk act Tuxedo consists of Mayer Hawthorne, left, and Jake One. (Courtesy Andi Elloway)

Good Day Aug. 21-22, 2019

Tuxedo, Negotiation Skills for Women, Tupelo Hassman, William Alsup, Alice Phoebe Lou, Chris Botti, An Ideal Husband, First Exposures, Harlem Renaissance Gala

  • Aug 21, 2019
The funk act Tuxedo consists of Mayer Hawthorne, left, and Jake One. (Courtesy Andi Elloway)
Songwriter Marc Cohn, right, is on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Courtesy All Eyes Media)

Marc Cohn, Blind Boys collaborate to soulful effect

Singers team on great version of ‘Walking in Memphis’

Songwriter Marc Cohn, right, is on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Courtesy All Eyes Media)
U.K. pop singer Mabel, on tour promoting her debut album “High Expectations,” plays Slim’s on Monday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Aug. 18-20, 2019

Isley Brothers, Rolling Stones, Deborah LeSueur, Mahogany L. Browne, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Dobre Brothers, Mabel, Homeshake, SF International Piano Festival

U.K. pop singer Mabel, on tour promoting her debut album “High Expectations,” plays Slim’s on Monday. (Courtesy photo)
Feisty Caitlin Gill releases her comedy album “Major” — it has a great bit about banking — at the Verdi Club on Friday. (Courtesy Blonde Medicine)

Good Day Aug. 15-17, 2019

Microcosmic Cinema, Caitlin Gill, Laurens Patzlaff, Magic Man at the Palace Theater, Bad Books, Tony Yazbeck, The Fixx, Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, 20th Street Block Party, Banda Sin Nombre, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

  • Aug 14, 2019
Feisty Caitlin Gill releases her comedy album “Major” — it has a great bit about banking — at the Verdi Club on Friday. (Courtesy Blonde Medicine)
PrettyMuch brings its FOMO tour to the Masonic on Tuesday. (Courtesy Columbia Records)                                PrettyMuch brings its FOMO tour to the Masonic on Tuesday. (Courtesy Columbia Records)

Good Day Aug. 11-13, 2019

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019, Wiz Khalifa, Pink Martini, American Bach Soloists, Lawrence of Arabia, Syed Afzal Haider, PrettyMuch, Mon Laferte, The Play That Goes Wrong, Middle Ground

  • Aug 11, 2019
PrettyMuch brings its FOMO tour to the Masonic on Tuesday. (Courtesy Columbia Records)                                PrettyMuch brings its FOMO tour to the Masonic on Tuesday. (Courtesy Columbia Records)
Garrett + Moulton Productions kicks off a series of performances featuring new dances at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater on Friday, Aug. 9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Good Day Aug. 9-10, 2019

Garrett + Moulton Productions, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Photography Exhibit, Mary Pearson, Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan, TheatreWorks New Works Festival, B Girls, Eilen Jewell

  • Aug 8, 2019
Garrett + Moulton Productions kicks off a series of performances featuring new dances at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater on Friday, Aug. 9. (Courtesy RJ Muna)
Jurors are leading a walk-through of SF Camerawork’s “Forecast 2019” exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 8; Kristina Knipe’s “Daquiri and Crawfish” is among the photos on view. (Courtesy SF Camerawork)                                Kristina Knipe’s “Daquiri and Crawfish” is among the photos in “Forecast 2019,” SF Camerawork’s annual survey exhibition. (Courtesy SF Camerawork)

Good Day Aug. 7-8, 2019

Deify, Lynch: A History, Trestle’s Tomato Menu, Working for the Mouse, SF Camerawork Survey Exhibition Walkthrough, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Temptations, Four Tops, Chris Young

  • Aug 7, 2019
Jurors are leading a walk-through of SF Camerawork’s “Forecast 2019” exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 8; Kristina Knipe’s “Daquiri and Crawfish” is among the photos on view. (Courtesy SF Camerawork)                                Kristina Knipe’s “Daquiri and Crawfish” is among the photos in “Forecast 2019,” SF Camerawork’s annual survey exhibition. (Courtesy SF Camerawork)
The Backstreet Boys have a new album and big tour. (Courtesy Dennis Leupold)

Good Day Aug. 4-6, 2019

Backstreet Boys, Jerry Day 2019, Psychedelic Furs, Rachel Fong, Joey Alexander, Marc Huestis, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, The Julie Cycle, XYLO Rhys Bowen

  • Aug 3, 2019
The Backstreet Boys have a new album and big tour. (Courtesy Dennis Leupold)
Maya Kherani appears in West Edge Opera’s “The Threepenny Opera” opening Saturday in Oakland. (Courtesy Cory Weaver)

Good Day Aug. 1-3, 2019

American Craft Show, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Hamilton, Max Imini, Iggy Azalea, Lord Huron, Three Penny Opera, Pitbull, James McMurtry, Assassins Creed, Golden Gateway to Gems Show, Oyinkan Braithwaite

  • Aug 1, 2019
Maya Kherani appears in West Edge Opera’s “The Threepenny Opera” opening Saturday in Oakland. (Courtesy Cory Weaver)
“Black Grouse Showing Off” by Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen is the BigPicture 2019 Grand Prize winner on view at the California Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy BioGraphic/Cal Academy)

Good Day July 31-Aug. 1, 2019

BigPicture, Adonal Foyle, Adam Gazzaley and Robert Strong, Louise Aronson, Kool & The Gang, Eveylyn “Champagne” King, Lambchop, Afroman, Janna Jihad, Ohio Players

  • Jul 31, 2019
“Black Grouse Showing Off” by Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen is the BigPicture 2019 Grand Prize winner on view at the California Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy BioGraphic/Cal Academy)
Veteran hitmaking vocalists Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan play the Mountain Winery on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day July 28-30, 2019

Beast Coast, SF Ballet at Stern Grove, Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, Kenny Washington, The Uke-Sperience, Apothecary Raree, BigPicture, Psychic Graveyard, Cathy Fiorello, Vivien Zielin, Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan, Tom Dalzell

  • Jul 27, 2019
Veteran hitmaking vocalists Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan play the Mountain Winery on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)
Uke-Splosion!, two days of music presented by the free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, features Ukulenny and Cynthia Lin leading a jam on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day July 25-27, 2019

Theo Von, Murasaki Ensemble, Jackie Ryan, BigPicture, San Francisco Symphony and Pixar’s Up, Knotfest Roadshow, The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart, Denny Laine, Uke-Splosion!, Dancing on Waverly 2019, Veronica Swift

  • Jul 25, 2019
Uke-Splosion!, two days of music presented by the free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, features Ukulenny and Cynthia Lin leading a jam on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Miriam Drysdale, Danielle Trzcinski and Amanda Barker star in “Little Black Dress,” an original musical written by women, for women, at Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose. (Courtesy Dahlia Katz Photography)

Good Day July 24-25, 2019

Little Black Dress, Annabeth Rosen, Richard Clarke, Kristen Arnett, Robyn, Rascal Flatts, Henri Duman: Looking Up, Night Riots, Tucker Malarkey

  • Jul 24, 2019
From left, Miriam Drysdale, Danielle Trzcinski and Amanda Barker star in “Little Black Dress,” an original musical written by women, for women, at Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose. (Courtesy Dahlia Katz Photography)
Bay Area Afro-Latin dance troupe Amor do Samba appears at Presidio Picnic, one of the summer series’ monthly cultural performances. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day July 21-23, 2019

Presidio Picnic, Toots and the Maytals, Vans Warped Tour, Kidchella, As You Like It, Opera San Jose, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley Summer Sing, Raconteurs, Art of Peace, A.A. Bondy

  • Jul 20, 2019
Bay Area Afro-Latin dance troupe Amor do Samba appears at Presidio Picnic, one of the summer series’ monthly cultural performances. (Courtesy photo)
Leslie Odom Jr. sings with the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy CMYK)]

Good Day July 18-20, 2019

Margaret Chen, Beta Space: Pae White, Hetal Vasavada, San Francisco Art Book Fair, DeRay Davis, Punk Rock Storytelling, Rodgers + Hammestein’s Cinderella, Leslie Odom Jr., The Taming of the Breakfast Club

  • Jul 18, 2019
Leslie Odom Jr. sings with the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy CMYK)]