San Francisco - September 2017 Calendar of Unique Events
San Francisco September 2017 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
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
Click below to see a Calendar of Unique Events for

September 1Japan Film Festival of San Francisco Presents The SF Premiere of Flower And SwordNew People CinemaIt’s 16th Century Japan’s ‘Age of Civil War,’ and one man works with flowers to bring peace to the land. VISIT THE SITE

September 2Aloha Poly FestHall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park - Relax and enjoy yourself indoors while watching performances from some of the best in and around the Northern Bay Area of California and farther or step outdoors to explore many wonders offered in Golden Gate Park such as Japanese Tea Garden. VISIT THE SITE

September 3The 16th Annual San Francisco Zine FestSan Francisco County Fair Building - Our annual weekend-long festival and its accompanying panels and workshops  celebrates and supports independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in exhibitions and public events. VISIT THE SITE

September 4San Francisco’s 35th Annual Shakespeare Festival Presents HamletMain Post Parade Ground Lawn, Presidio - Shakespeare's famous tragedy, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. VISIT THE SITE

September 5Parallel Visions: Poets, Artists & The BookLegion of Honor – This exhibition highlights many collaborations between artists and poets, including Max Jacob's Saint Matorel, illustrated by Pablo Picasso (1911); Giorgio de Chico’s profusely illustrated edition of Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes (1930); and Paul Éluard and Joan Miró’s À toute épreuve (1958). VISIT THE SITE

September 6RAW Presents A New Work by Under The TableSAFEHouse Arts – In Under the Table's latest physical comedy, “The Heist”, three idiotic and trouble-prone thieves team up to steal a ridiculous painting. VISIT THE SITE

September 7La Cage Aux FollesSF Playhouse - Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, La Cage aux Folles glimmers with French flair and celebrates love, romance, and being true to who you really are. VISIT THE SITE

September 8Dee Dee Bridgewater- Music of Horace SilverSFJAZZ, Miner AuditoriumSinger Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Silver with these personal takes on his classics – material she memorialized on her 2005 GRAMMY-nominated release Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver. VISIT THE SITE

September 9J-Pop SummitFort Mason Center For Arts & Culture - J-Pop Summit, a Japanese cultural festival held every summer since 2009 in San Francisco, introduces the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures!  VISIT THE SITE

September 10Ghirardelli Chocolate FestivalGhirardelli Square - Be engaged in all things chocolate and learn the inside scoop on many delectable delights. VISIT THE SITE

September 11In Conversation With Dr. Robert Thurman: Reflections On Peace And His Holiness The Dalai LamaCommonwealth Club of Ca - In his book, Dr. Thurman gives the detailed life story of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, from his early childhood and escape into exile, to conflicts with the Chinese Communist Party, and finally, his role as a truly global inspirational figure with special insight on Tibetan culture and identity. VISIT THE SITE

September 12Durst Case Scenario San Francisco Main Stage - Will Durst is proud to present his new solo outing, “Durst Case Scenario,” a comedic exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump. DCS is a rollicking feast of outraged and outrageous satire as up-to-date as the latest 4am Oval Office tweet. VISIT THE SITE

September 13The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need MusicdeYoung Museum - The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music, a new acquisition for the Museums in the context of its contemporary art initiative, is a cross-cultural ode to death that grafts the funerary ceremonies of southern Vietnam to those of the southern United States. VISIT THE SITE

September 14SF Symphony Opening Night GalaSan Francisco City Hall - Sensational guest artists, glamorous fashion, and unparalleled music are just part of what makes the Opening Night Gala an unforgettable experience. This year, Michael Tilson Thomas and superstar Yo-Yo Ma combine artistic forces, performing two beloved works for cello and orchestra. VISIT THE SITE

September 15Cine+Mas Presents The San Francisco Film Festival Opening Night Film- Ruta MadreAlamo DraftHouse - Ruta Madre opens this year’s San Francisco Latino Film Festival.  Laughs, romance, and depth. VISIT THE SITE

September 16Party For The ParksStern Grove – Party for the Parks is a unique, lively evening filled with signature cocktails, spectacular dinner stations by McCall's Catering, and dancing late into the night with DJ Aaron Axelson benefiting the work of the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to renovate playgrounds across the city. VISIT THE SITE

September 17SF Center For The Book Presents The 14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing FestivalRhode Island Street, Bet. 16th & 17th Streets - The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more. VISIT THE SITE

September 18Short History of Narrative CinemaSan Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium - Dominic Angerame will show and discuss comedies from the silent era featuring Charlie Chaplin and his contemporaries. VISIT THE SITE

September 19Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries Presents So You Made It. What Do You Know? Congratulations & Welcome!Asian Art Museum – By exploiting the capabilities of time-based media, YHCHI’s work can be seen as an extension of concrete poetry, which relies on visual patterns and typography to convey meaning. VISIT THE SITE

September 20SF Fringe Festival Presents $wamplandEXIT Theatre - In $wampland, seven award-winning Bay Area playwrights (Patrick M Brennan, Bill Hyatt, Susan Jackson, Charley Lerrigo, Lorraine Midanik, Madeline Puccioni and L. Zephyr) present their visions of what “making America great” really means. VISIT THE SITE

September 21Noguchi’s PlayscapesSFMOMA - Artist Isamu Noguchi (Los Angeles, 1904–New York, 1988) explored the sculptural medium throughout his career, often extending beyond the gallery into the commercial and public realm through design. VISIT THE SITE

September 22San Francisco’s Only Greek Food FestivalAnnunciation Cathedral – One of the oldest, most prestigious Greek Food Festivals, attracts visitors from around the world. VISIT THE SITE

September 2323rd Annual Sunset Community FestivalWest Sunset Playground - You can expect the Sunset Community Festival to have live entertainment including local music, dance performances.   VISIT THE SITE

September 24Oktoberfest By The BayPier 48 - Celebrates Munich's famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink. VISIT THE SITE

September 25Eyvind Earle ShortsWalt Disney Family Museum In conjunction with our special exhibition Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle, enjoy a compilation of television and Disney film projects. VISIT THE SITE

September 26Tom JonesMasonic Theatre – Tom Jones irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides and appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. VISIT THE SITE

September 27ElektraWar Memorial Opera House – In the wake of the Trojan War, Elektra’s world has come unmoored. When her desire for justice becomes a blood lust, she pushes her fractured family to the brink of destruction. VISIT THE SITE

September 28Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist As MaggidContemporary Jewish Museum – This exhibition presents newly commissioned works by sixteen contemporary artists in response to a selection of tales from Jewish folklore. Acting as modern maggids—storytellers, transmitters of knowledge, secrets revealers—they explore the many facets of these stories’ characters, themes, and metaphors. VISIT THE SITE

September 29SFFILM Presents The 7th Annual Hong Kong CinemaNew People Cinema – The seventh annual Hong Kong Cinema program celebrates the remarkable thematic diversity of this important filmmaking center. VISIT THE SITE

September 302017 AT&T San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon FestivalGrant Avenue Two days of non-stop entertainment, food, dragon parades, cultural events, activities and more! VISIT THE SITE

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