The One About Self-Portraits and Street Photographs
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up country music through a kaleidoscope, secrets of Jewish mysticism, a festival for wino classicists, and much more!
Festival del Sole
July 13 - July 22, 2012
Various Napa Valley locations (Candlelit cellars! Historic theaters! Outdoors amphitheaters!)
Being a total wino and enjoying classical music go hand in hand. Find out for yourself at the Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, which kicks off its 7th season tonight with a concert featuring Susan Graham and continues through July 22, 2012 with a closing concert by Helene Grimaud. For tickets and information, visit festivaldelsole.org.
July 14 - October 8, 2012
Man Ray and Lee Miller
July 14 - October 14, 2012
Legion of Honor
June 28 - August 18, 2012
San Francisco is hosting three eye-popping photography exhibits at the moment. First up is Cindy Sherman, who is bringing her highly quirky self-portraits to SFMoMA on Saturday and continues through October. Then there's surrealist power couple Man Ray and Lee Miller at the Legion of Honor starting Saturday and running through October 14, 2012. And finally there's the influential Garry Winogrand at the Fraenkel Gallery through August 12, 2012.
3pm, July 15, 2012
Contemporary Jewish Museum
On his new album Secret of Secrets, clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik explores the world of Jewish mysticism through the writings of Eleazar of Worms, a mystic and rabbi who explored hidden meanings in sacred Jewish texts. With help from a large ensemble, Novik will play music from his new CD on Sunday at 3pm at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. For more information, visit thecjm.org.
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
July 19 - August 6, 2012
Various Bay Area locations
The Jewish Film Fest is celebrating its 32nd birthday! Things kicks off with Hava Nagila, a foot-tapping celebration of 100 years of Jewish culture, which is followed by an Opening Night Bash at Cafe du Nord. Also of note, an opportunity to meet Judy Blume, the woman we have to thank for Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? For tickets and information, visit sfjff.org.
July 14 - August 10, 2012
Lucie Stern Theatre
Palo Alto's Theatreworks premieres its new season with Laura Schellhardt's Upright Grand, a play about what happens when a pianist father is surpassed by his protégé daughter. Upright Grand is in previews tonight, and opens tomorrow night at Theatreworks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
9pm, July 18, 2012
8pm, July 19, 2012
Described as "country through a kaleidoscope," Beachwood Sparks have reunited and are back with a brand new album. Hear songs, new and old, when they play the Catalyst in Santa Cruz on Wednesday and the Independent in San Francisco on Thursday.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.