Cy and David's Picks: The Velvet Teen, Sinatra at the Movies, and More

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Merola Opera Artists in a scene from Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' earlier this summer. The program's finale takes place this Saturday, Aug. 22. (Merola Opera Program)

Opening Thursday, Aug. 20: 'Eurydice.' Shotgun revives Sarah Ruhl's luminous drama of a daughter and father reunited in the land of the dead. Details here. 

Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23: Jazzy Films. A cinematic jazz feast for the eyes and ears, this series pairs classics like The Maltese Falcon with music performed by local greats like drummer Antonio Sanchez. Details here. 

Friday, Aug. 21 - Saturday, Aug. 22: The Velvet Teen. After a nine-year hiatus, Sonoma County's own Judah Nagler brings his dreamy, sprawling baroque pop to stages in San Francisco and Petaluma. Details here.

Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23: Ring-A-Ding-Ding: The Movies of Frank Sinatra. The Vogue marks the Chairman's centenary with 11 time-capsule dramas and musicals. Details here. 

Saturday, Aug. 22: Merola Opera Grand Finale.  Hear a star being born at this conclusion of the annual Merola Opera Program, a boot camp for young mezzos and basses. Details here.