Aug 27, 2016

Orpheum Theater One-Year Re-Opening Anniversary Celebration

Featuring recent Grammy winner Jon Cleary & the Monster Gentlemen, Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons"), Bryan Batt ("Mad Men"), singer-songwriter Amanda Ducorbier, burlesque performer Trizie Minx and more. 7 pm. Orheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 504.274.4871;

Aug 20, 2016

Amy Winehouse documentary + Amy & The Singles at SFJazz

This screening of the award-winning 2015 documentary “Amy” is accompanied by a live performance of Winehouse’s music by singers Diana Gameros and Martin Luther and the band Midtown Social. 201 Franklin St., 866.920.5299,

Aug 10 - Sep 04, 2016

Cal Shakes presents “You Never Can Tell”

George Bernard Shaw’s comedy of errors was originally written in 1897 and set in an English seaside town. This version reimagines the romantic farce in a Bay Area context, packing plenty of laughs and references to local culture. 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, 510.548.9666,

Jul 21 - Aug 07, 2016

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Attracting 35,000 filmgoers each year with over 120 screenings and events throughout the Bay Area, SFJFF also features panels about Jewish history, culture and identity, with dozens of directors, actors and industry professionals. 415.621.0556,

Jul 06 - Sep 17, 2016

“City of Angels” at SF Playhouse

Directed by Bill English, “City of Angels” follows Stine, a struggling screenwriter in 1940s Los Angeles whose screenplay suddenly comes to life. The musical won numerous Tony awards in 1990 when it premiered on Broadway. 450 Post St., 415.677.9596,    

Aug 20, 2016

Project Zin

Sample 21 highly acclaimed Zinfandels, mingle with the winemakers and enjoy cuisine from celebrity chef Charlie Palmer along with other top Sonoma County chefs. A silent auction offers luxurious getaways, Sonoma packages and rare collections of wine. 707.922.5249,

Aug 20, 2016

20th Street Block Party

This Mission neighborhood block party celebrating local music and food features two stages, seven artists and a variety of vendors. The Headliner Experience ($95) gets you access to a private indoor lounge above the popular bar Trick Dog as well as complimentary bites from high-end deli Salumeria. 20th St. between Bryant and Harrison sts. and Florida and Alabama sts. 12-6 pm,

Aug 13-14, 2016

Pistahan Parade & Festival

Now in its 23nd year, this annual festival is known as the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and cuisine in the country. Saturday brings the parade, and the ensuing festival at Yerba Buena Gardens features live entertainment, ice cream eating contests, cultural exhibits, delectable Filipino cuisine and hands-on workshops for kids and adults. 11 am-5 pm. 415.625.3976,

Aug 06-07, 2016

Nihonmachi Street Fair

Experience the traditions, art, music and food of Asian-Pacific American culture here in San Francisco. In addition to a variety of handmade crafts and gourmet street fare, the festival also features children’s activities, a dog parade and a showcase of about 20 vintage muscle cars. Japantown,


Aug 01 - Nov 01, 2016

AfroSolo Arts Festival

This annual festival celebrates the modern art and culture of the African American and African diaspora. Jazz concerts, visual arts exhibits and a series of lectures and readings are just a few of the featured events.