If you’re looking for something rewarding, educational, or just plain fun to do this week, well … you live in the right place to do it.
If you’re a music lover then top of the list would be “Opera in the Park,” in Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Meadow this Sunday, September 8th. Bring a picnic and enjoy glorious sounds. The San Francisco Opera offers this free to the public concert to celebrate the opening of their 2013//14 Opera Season. Also, if you are a KDFC listener, you may drop by the station’s booth and say to your favorite on air personalities. The concert begins at 1:30 p.m. but, come early to stake out a good spot and of course, parking will be an issue for late arrivers.
Music lovers should most definitely take a look at upcoming events at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, which includes appearances by Renee Fleming, Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman and Herbie Hancock.
So, music’s not particularly your thing but you love art ... at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, time is running out to see the “Impressionist on the Water,” exhibit. This superb display of paintings, designed to coincide with the America’s Cup Races, closes on October 13, so don’t procrastinate. It will be gone in the blink of an eye.
Now this one is really a hurry up or you’ll miss it. The Richard Diebenkorn exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. It will only be on view until September 29th. If you have an appreciation for contemporary painting, this is a don’t miss. Diebenkorn was a forerunner in the “Abstract Expressionism,” movement. He is also credited with having brought attention to the art and artists of the West Coast at a time when most critics considered New York to be the hub of all art worth mentioning.
Now, if you like good music and great food, you’ll get yourself to Sebastopol this Saturday for the 18th annual Cajun Festival – Cajun music AND food. How can you miss. You may indulge yourself with crayfish, gator sausage, gumbo, BBQ, Hurricanes and oyster shooters. There’s a huge shaded dance floor and Music! Music! Music! What kind of music? Zydeco of course!
Now, if that won’t keep you busy for the week … well ...