San Francisco - September Calendar of Unique Events
San Francisco
September 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
To augment your summer travel fun, I’d like to draw your attention to the new links below, which will take you to July events for two of my favorite destinations NYC and Washington DC. My Sotheby's colleagues, Kevin (in NYC) and Sheryl (in DC) have generously offered to share their calendars. Wishing you safe travels and tons of fun this summer.
Happy 4th of July!!
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
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September 1NIghtlife: Fermented NightlifeCalifornia Academy of SciencesNightLife breaks down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between! VISIT THE SITE

September 2David Alan GrierCobb’s Comedy Club - David Alan Grier is known for his sketch comedy work and impressions on In Living Color, and for starring in NBC's DAG, Comedy Central's Chocolate News, and the hit blaxploitation parody I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. VISIT THE SITE

September 3Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet LickersEsplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens - Lavay and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers highlight the connection between jazz and dance while exploring stylistic innovations and regional influences. The project includes dancers to provide a demo accompanying the concert. VISIT THE SITE

September 4San Francisco Fest Featuring Journey, Steve Miller Band, Santana & The Doobie BrothersAT&T Park - This historic concert is the only opportunity to see these iconic Bay Area bands performing on the same bill. VISIT THE SITE

September 5The Campaign for ArtSFMOMA – This exhibition — one of several highlighting contributions from the museum’s Campaign for Art — introduces the range and quality of these newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA’s collection. VISIT THE SITE

September 6Worshipping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian PaintingAsian Art Museum – In this intimate exhibition, a selection of paintings from the museum’s collection focuses on three aspects of female power: as devout worshipers; as goddesses and consorts to male gods; and as ascetics (yoginis). The galleries nearby display additional manifestations of the goddess figure in sculptural form. VISIT THE SITE

September 7San Francisco Symphony 105th Season Opening Night GalaDavies Symphony Hall - Toast sparkling wine and walk the red carpet in luxurious style—then sit back and enjoy a spectacular concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas featuring Renée Fleming, whose “dazzling technique and glamorous persona make her the complete package,” (St. Paul Star Tribune) and “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone) Susan Graham. VISIT THE SITE

September 8Pairings: Communal CheeseThe Exploratorium - Get a taste for the transformative roles of microbial communities with Rachel Dutton, who uses cheese as a model system for studying the formation of more complex microbial systems. VISIT THE SITE

September 9Opera Ball 2016War Memorial Opera House - Opening Night festivities include an elegant cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner, dancing and celebration into the night. VISIT THE SITE

September 102016 San Francisco Chinatown AT&T Autumn Moon FestivalGrant Avenue - Two days of nonstop entertainment, food, shopping, dragon parades, cultural events, children's activities & more! VISIT THE SITE

September 11Ghiradelli Chocolate FestivalGhiradelli Square - 100% of the profits are donated to the non-profit Project Open Hand! VISIT THE SITE

September 12In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art- Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers Contemporary Jewish Museum - Based on the Talmudic study principle of havruta—the study of religious texts by people in pairs—In That Case at The CJM encourages learning through fellowship for Bay Area artists, established professionals, museum staff, and the entire CJM community. VISIT THE SITE

September 1325th Annual SF Fringe Festival Presents A Mathematician At PlayEXIT Studio - Presenting a show about mathematicians and their obsession with numbers, featuring uncanny feats of lightning calculation and super-mental demonstrations. VISIT THE SITE

September 14On The Grid: Textiles and MinimalismDeYoung Museum - Together, more than two dozen textiles from the Museums’ permanent collection examine various aspects of the Minimalist art aesthetic that address abstraction, precision, geometry, materiality, and process. These objects reflect the core principle that there is a beauty in simplicity that is both universal and timeless. VISIT THE SITE

September 15A Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month with a Film Screening & DiscussionMuseum of the African Diaspora - Join us for an evening of dialogue about black philanthropy and the arts with Keynote Speaker Danny Glover followed by a film screening & discussion of Farias: An Afro Uruguayan Love Story. VISIT THE SITE

September 16Home Land SecurityThe Presidio, Fort Winfield Scott – Home Land Security brings together works by contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe to reflect on the human dimensions and increasing complexity of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross in its name. VISIT THE SITE

September 1728th Annual Sea Music Concert SeriesSan Francisco Maritime National Historic Park - Experience the driving rhythms of shipboard work songs, and the beauty of ballads and instrumentals, aboard the 1886 Glasgow-built sailing ship Balclutha! VISIT THE SITE

September 18The Park: A Love Story Golden Gate Park Landscapes and Flora by Stephen KaneSan Francisco Botanical Garden - The Helen Crocker Russell Library is pleased to present a new exhibition by photographer Stephen Kane. Steve's exhibit, The Park: A Love Story, celebrates the beauty and diversity of landscapes and flora in our beloved Golden Gate Park. VISIT THE SITE

September 19Wish Upon A Star: The Art of PinocchioWalt Disney Family Museum – This never-before-seen exhibition created by the museum allows visitors to discover the artistic process and step behind-the-scenes to explore how one of the most influential animated films in history was produced: Walt Disney’s 1940 feature-length masterpiece Pinocchio. VISIT THE SITE

September 20Tom Sachs Space Program: EuropaYBCA - Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, this expansive sculpture exhibition offers an unprecedented view into Sachs’ extraordinary artistic output and advances his quest to find extraterrestrial life with bricolaged sculptures. VISIT THE SITE

September 212016 Architecture and the City Film Festival Presents Lost Landscapes of San FranciscoKoret Auditorium, Main Library –  Rick Prelinger will present this "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco" event, an eclectic montage of lost and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes and labor in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers. VISIT THE SITE

September 22All Of What You Love And Nothing Of What You HateSF Playhouse – Written by Phillip Howze, All Of What You love And None Of What You Hate is a beautiful, emotional journey punctuated by bursts of abstraction. VISIT THE SITE

September 23Oktoberfest By The BayPier 48 - Celebrating in the true tradition of Munich's famed festival, Oktoberfest by the Bay will include nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink. VISIT THE SITE

September 24PUSH Fest 2016ODC Theatre - The Festival is the best opportunity in the Bay Area to catch an incredible variety of dance - contemporary ballet, modern, Bharatanatyam, Afro-contemporary fusion, and more - all in one night, all on one stage. VISIT THE SITE

September 25Shakespeare In The Park 2016 Presents The Winter’s TaleMcLaren’s Park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre “Shall we thither, and with our company piece the Rejoicing?” VISIT THE SITE

September 26Ayesha Curry: The Seasoned LifeCommonwealth Club - In The Seasoned Life, Ayesha Curry will share 100 of her favorite recipes, in conversation with Chef Michael Mina, and invite readers into the home she has made with her two daughters and her husband Stephen Curry. VISIT THE SITE

September 27Jonathan Safran Foer In Conversation With Steven WinnNourse Theatre – Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His much anticipated new novel, Here I Am, will be published in September 2016. VISIT THE SITE

September 28Grace And Delia Are GoneFort Mason Center, Cowell Theatre – Flyaway Productions, an apparatus-based dance company, celebrates its 20th anniversary with the premiere of “Grace and Delia are Gone” at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. VISIT THE SITE

September 29The DescendentsWarfield Theatre – Opening bands Modern Baseball and Such Gold start an evening with The Descendents. VISIT THE SITE

September 30Hardly Strictly Bluegrass FestivalGolden Gate Park A free gathering in Golden Gate Park featuring over 100 musical artists on seven stages. VISIT THE SITE

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