San Francisco August 2019 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
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 August 1 – Everybody Loves The SunshineMuseum of the African Diaspora - Everybody Loves the Sunshine, is a solo exhibition of the work of artist Angela Hennessy. She utilizes hair and tactility as a way to mark the relationship between the living and the dead, joy and melancholy, the material and the immaterial. VISIT THE SITE

August 2 – American Craft Show 2019Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion - Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 250 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country. VISIT THE SITE

August 3 – 46th Annual Nihonmachi Street FairJapantown - The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. VISIT THE SITE

August 4 – Stern Grove Festival Presents Psychedelic Furs and James19th & Sloat Feel like you’re across the pond with the post-punk modern sounds of The Psychedelic Furs and James. VISIT THE SITE

August 5 –San Francisco’s Shocking SeventiesCommonwealth Club - A prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Duffy Jennings covered the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, and the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. VISIT THE SITE

August 6 – Tanabe Chikuunsai IV: ConnectionAsian Art Museum - Experience bamboo art on an unprecedented scale with a site-specific installation by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, who pushes the limits of his craft. VISIT THE SITE

August 7 – The Gypsy Kings Featuring Nicholas Reyes and Tonino BaliardoThe Warfield Theatre - The Grammy-winning band behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate 25+ years of flamenco, salsa, and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France. VISIT THE SITE

August 8 – SFJAZZ Presents Preservation Hall Jazz BandMiner Audtitorium – Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a true New Orleans institution that defines the tradition of Crescent City music. VISIT THE SITE

August 9 – Outside LandsGolden Gate Park - Follow the sound of music through Golden Gate Park to discover Outside Lands – a celebration of everything we love about the Bay Area. VISIT THE SITE

August 10 – Pistahan Parade & FestivalCivic Center to Yerba Buena Gardens - The Pistahan Parade and Festival will once again be showcasing the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of downtown San Francisco. VISIT THE SITE

August 11 – Family Winemakers San Francisco TastingThe Midway – Featuring about 70 outstanding California wineries pouring the best they have to offer! VISIT THE SITE

August 12 – Alice In Wonderland Walt Disney Family Museum Alice in Wonderland offers a whimsical tale of Alice’s enchanted encounters with the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and many more quirky characters. VISIT THE SITE

August 13 – The Pullman Porters of West OaklandCa Historical Society - Please join us for a discussion surrounding the rise of West Oakland alongside the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters with a focus on labor activist, Pullman Porter, and leader of the Brotherhood, C. L. Dellum. VISIT THE SITE

August 14 – Art of Peace – The ExhibitionYBCA - Art of Peace is a collaborative exhibition that brings together Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Robby Poblete Foundation, and United Playaz, and features art and artists raising awareness about the continued escalation of death due to gun violence in our country. VISIT THE SITE

August 15 – Into The WoodsACT’s Strand Theatre - Join us at The Strand this summer as we journey into the woods and discover that for every hero, there’s a villain, and for every wish, there’s a consequence. VISIT THE SITE

August 16 – Friction Quartet with Sarah CahillOld First Church - Friction Quartet are joined by pianist Sarah Cahill for the World Premiere of Max Stoffregen’s The Gila: Mesa, River, and Mountain, plus Geoffrey Gordon’s ABACISCUS and the World Premiere of a new string quartet by Piers Hellawell. VISIT THE SITE

August 17 – Jason Mraz: A Benefit for Harmonic HumanityThe Fillmore - On Saturday, August 17, 2019 homeless advocacy non-profit Harmonic Humanity will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a very special benefit concert at the Fillmore featuring multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz. VISIT THE SITE

August 18 – Polk Street Blues FestivalPolk Street, California to Post - The FREE Festival will feature two main stages, a merchant marketplace, arts and crafts, food booths, cafe seating areas, and much more. VISIT THE SITE

August 19 – SELF, MADE: Exploring You In A World Of WeThe Exploratorium - Whether you find yourself, lose yourself, or reinvent yourself, we hope you’ll be part of the experiment. VISIT THE SITE

August 20 – Anas Etan - The Hidden FaceInternational Art Museum of America - Through a human/machine dynamic, Anas Etan's work express and symbolize a new global, social, and cultural civilization that is mutating with the help of new technologies. VISIT THE SITE

August 21 – Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, HeapedContemporary Jewish Museum - The exhibition features more than 120 of Rosen’s most influential and dynamic works, never before exhibited in her home base of Northern California. VISIT THE SITE

August 22 – Noe Valley Wine WalkNoe Valley District - With over 17 unique local and international wines, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. VISIT THE SITE

August 23 – Jakob OgawaGreat American Music Hall - 22-year-old Norwegian artist Jakob Ogawa kick-started his career in 2017 with «All Your Love» that quickly became a tastemaker favourite. VISIT THE SITE

August 24 TheMattPatJoeyTrio The Lost Church – Matt, Pat, and Joey playing on each others songs  back and forth for the entire evening. VISIT THE SITE

August 25 – Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity Academy of Sciences – Discover the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ in the Academy's newest exhibit. VISIT THE SITE

August 26 – Elise S. Haas Building A Modern Collection SFMOMA – Featuring over forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created in the first half of the twentieth century by such artists as Constantin Brancusi, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Diego Rivera, this exhibition reveals how Haas built her personal collection and, in turn, contributed to shaping SFMOMA’s. VISIT THE SITE

August 27 – Romeo and Juliet Opera PreviewSF Public Library, Koret Theatre - Explore Romeo and Juliet in a 90-minute presentation by Timothy Flynn. VISIT THE SITE

August 28 – Mapping the City: A discussion of the 1854 map drawn by R.P. BridgensMechanic’s Institute - In this dynamic talk by local map expert Jim Schein, come learn about the early city, its businesses, original shoreline and riparian zones, and about the city's land use and growth at the time the map was drawn until today. VISIT THE SITE

August 29 – Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the BookLegion of Honor – Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others. VISIT THE SITE

August 30 – Host Battle: Camin Vs. CannonPunchline Comedy Club - Tony and Gary are both know for their hosting and riffing skills and are sure to be mocking each other mercilessly all night long while we sit back and laugh. But which one will outdo the other? VISIT THE SITE

August 31 – Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus [infected]deYoung Museum - The extraordinary 70-foot-long video, animating Reihana’s representation of eighteenth-century views of the Pacific Islands, plus an eighteenth-century folio with engravings of scenes from Captain James Cook’s travels in the Pacific Ocean, both also from the Museums’ holdings. VISIT THE SITE 

 
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