|Hi, it's Dianne. Here are my top five events for this week - also - click the button to the right to search our classical events calendar
Music in the Vineyards
Chamber music among the vines, with a glass of wine at intermission! Music in the Vineyards presents its 21st season of great live performances at beautiful winery settings in Napa Valley. July 31 through August 23. See the complete line-up.
HMS Pinafore from the Lamplighters
Everyone's favorite Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, (well, almost everyone) is HMS Pinafore
and the Lamplighters are performing it beginning this Friday through August 23
at various venues around the Bay Area. Funny and tuneful, Pinafore
is the perfect intro to G&S! Get details and tickets.
SF Jewish Film Fest #35
The 35th SFJewish Film Festival
honors depth and complexity over formula, celebrates the richness of Jewish identity, and promotes an expansive definition of Jewish film. The lineup includes 70 films from 16 countries with 10 Big Night programs featuring music, history, food, art and love. Now through August 9 .Click for details and complete film line-up.
West Edge Opera Festival 2015
This summer, experience opera in 3 unexpected venues in Oakland, as West Edge Opera continues to put the "edgy" in opera! For example, there's Alban Berg's masterpiece Lulu
at the abandoned 16th St. train station! Would you believe Monteverdi at a former pipe factory? The festival runs now through August 9
. And there's more...
Turner: Painting Set Free
The paintings of British artist J.M.W. Turner are on display now at the De Young Museum through September 20. The exhibition is called "Painting Set Free" and features works from his later years. Click for more.