Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, July 23rd
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
CONDUCTORS & PERFORMERS
Michael Morgan CONDUCTOR
San Francisco Symphony
La gazza ladra Overture - Gioachino Rossini
Pas de Six from William Tell - Gioachino Rossini
Symphony No. 3 - Louise Farrenc
Charleston - James P. Johnson
The partnership between Stanford Live and the San Francisco Symphony that began in 2019 with the opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater continues this summer with Saturday evening performances led by a variety of guest conductors.
Michael Morgan, the longtime music director of the Oakland Symphony who joined forces with the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, leads SF Symphony in a concert featuring Rossini, Farrenc, and James P. Johnson.
Music City Hotel, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR OWN HEADPHONES FOR THE AUDIO TOUR FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE
FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE HAVE SPOTIFY DOWNLOAD (FREE VERSION WORKS)
Welcome to the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery, the largest gallery dedicated to Bay Area musicians!
The Gallery honors over 90 of the most iconic Bay Area artists & bands.
Blown up shots from Getty Images, laser printed on aluminum original written tributes by prominent national writers such as
Ben Fong-Torres [Rolling Stone Magazine], Emma Silvers [KQED], Joel Selvin [SF Chronicle], and more.
Photographers such as Robert Altman [Rolling Stone], Jeff Kravitz [HBO, MTV, Rolling Stone], and Ed Perlstein also honored
Hours Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 6 PM/Friday- Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM for the San Francisco Hall of Fame Gallery, the largest gallery dedicated to Bay Area musicians. Experience the grand history of Bay Area music by taking an audio tour by local DJ Mike Watermann, check out music from amazing artists, or just enjoy the photographs.
Children 8 and under can be included for free under another ticket purchase.
Can't make the opening day event? No worries! The gallery will be open indefinitely, every day from 11 am - 6 pm and until 8pm FRI - SUN.
Limited tickets available per time slot to help with social distancing
MASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, NO EXCEPTIONS
Hand Sanitizer available throughout the building
Please bring YOUR own pair of headphones for audio tour
OUR BUILDING DOES NOT HAVE ANY WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AT THIS TIME, SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES.
Saturday, July 24th
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces a special 2021 summer season that will kickoff on Saturday, June 26 at 1pm with a free concert from Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area's matriarch of Cuban Music. In 2020, the Festival was poised to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and, now, in 2021, the organization can properly acknowledge this landmark year by honoring the Festival's historical legacy and cultural impact in the Bay Area and beyond.
All events are free.
For over two decades, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has presented free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit https://ybgfestival.org/ .
"I could not be more thrilled to announce this special Festival season of free performances and concerts this summer," says Festival Executive/Artistic Director Linda Lucero. "On behalf of the Festival staff and board, I am so excited to welcome everyone back to the beautiful Gardens to experience our region's rich cultural diversity and the immense fortitude of our local artists and performers. After a long period of isolation for many of us, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival remains a space for art and joy, welcoming people from all walks of life. There's nothing that gladdens the heart and spirit more than celebrating the performing arts together under open skies."
Additional events for September and October will be announced.
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
1:30 PM, All Ages
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.
Produced by Will Braden. United States. 2021. 72 min.
A percentage of the proceeds go to benefit GIVE ME SHELTER Cat Rescue! - https://www.givemesheltersf.org
Sunday, July 25th
Stern Grove, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
At 2pm exactly 12 days prior to each event, an online portal will be opened through https://www.sterngrove.org to offer free passes on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full lineup for Stern Grove 2021!
June 20: Ledisi, The Seshen, La Doña, LadyRyan
June 27: Perfume Genius, Madame Gandhi, Honey Mahogany, LadyRyan
July 4: San Francisco Symphony
July 11: Thievery Corporation, Dessa, DJ Shortkut
July 18: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Dip, DJ Omar
July 25: X, The Avengers, DJ Omar
August 1: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
August 8: Thundercat, Cassowary, DJ Shortkut
August 15: Fitz & The Tantrums, Devon Gilfillian, DJ Omar
August 29: The Big Picnic featuring Tower of Power, Too $hort, DJ Shortkut
* Advance Reservations Required for All Concerts
* General Admission reservations can be made for up to 4 people per reservation
* Senior benches can be reserved for up to 2 people per reservation
* ADA seating can be reserved for up to 2 people per reservation
* All members of your group must be present to enter
* Reservation holder must present a current photo ID to enter
* California residents only, unless you are a fully vaccinated visitor
* Eating/Drinking is allowed without a mask
* Mask requirements are subject to current SF Department of Public Health guidelines
Ortega and Quintara, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Come and explore our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 9 am-3 pm every Sunday, year-round rain or shine on 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara in The Outer Sunset, SF. Our festive family-friendly outdoor market features local farmers, ranchers, producers, food artisans, food trucks, amazing chefs, makers, merchants, artists, causes, live music, and children's activities...all well spread out over two long blocks to allow for safe distancing. Face coverings and frequent hand-sanitizing/washing a must. Join us in January and February as we celebrate MLK Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, and Black History Month.
Follow us @sunsetmercantile on IG/FB or https://www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details. Be sure to take time to explore all of the incredible shops and eateries of The Sunset District! Follow @sunset_strong or go to https://sunsetstrong.com/