I you’re wondering what to do this weekend – well, no matter what your taste, there’s something on board to peak your interests, be it grand opera, a classical concert under the stars, fun in the wine country, art exhibits, a Great Gatsby dress up party or eating way too much great Eastern European food.
Friday – September 20th
San Francisco Opera’s production of Mephistopheles. Would you sell your soul for one perfect moment of contentment?
This weekend you may see AND hear of course, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler’s ninth Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall.
Also this Friday the Cinnabar Theater presents it’s production of “The Pavilion,” a sort of modern day version of “Our Town.”
Saturday – September 21st
Itzhak Perlman, wine, a picnic and the harvest moon, all to be enjoyed at the magnificent Weill Hall on the Sonoma State University campus in Rohnert Park. What could be a better way to spend the Autumn Equinox?
How’s this for fun? Saturday, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Is holding their first annual Great Gatsby Fundraiser in the outdoor gardens of the historic McDonald Mansion in Santa Rosa. The evening will include diner, music, dancing and other entertainments. Dress up in Roaring 20’s fashion and come have a ball.
Sunday – September 22nd
S.F. Opera commissioned this adaption of the best selling Stephen King’s best selling novel, Dolores Claiborne. Would you commit murder to save your daughter?
At St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa, the Glendi International Food Festival is a DON”T MISS!. The food is spectacular: Greek, Russian, Italian, Romania, the Balkans and Eritrea - AND put on your dancing shoes because once the music starts you will not be able to sit still – the strains of Macedonian music fill the air and you will be swept away.
At the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park you only have until the 29th to see the Richard Diebenkorn exhibition, however, the Bulgari exhibit opens on Saturday, so why not take them both in. The Bulgari exibition features the post WW II period when they began creaiting jewelry inspired by the Italian Renaissance. One of the pieces in the collection was owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
At the Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Impressionists on the Water exhibit continues through October 13th.
San Francisco China Town’s Moon Festival opens on Saturday, featuring live entertainment, a street bazaar and food, food, food.