Listen up! It’s a music-filled fall on stages big and small. The curtain at War Memorial rises as SF Opera comes home, big name concert performers make up for lost time at the Chase Center, Shoreline Amphitheater, and Greek Theater. Sweetwater Music Hall reopens and SFJAZZ is back as well, with something special for Halloween at Grace Cathedral.   

SEPTEMBER 

PAN AMERICAN UNITY @Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Courtesy CCSF

Through Summer 2023
SFMOMA | Pan American Unity
In 1940, artist Diego Rivera created the mural for the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island. The fresco found a home at City College of San Francisco where it will be installed in a new performing arts center. Meantime, the 30-ton masterwork is on view in the Roberts Family Gallery. sfmoma.org/exhibition/pan-american-unity

Throughout September and October
San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park | Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum  
A full schedule of home games continues. Watch the Giants take on the Brewers, Dodgers, Padres, Braves, and D-backs while the Oakland A’s play the White Sox, Rangers, Mariners and Astros in home games during the 2021 season ending Oct. 3. mlb.com/giants and mlb.com/athletics

SF 49ers
The 2021 NFL regular season opens with a game versus the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12. Kickoff at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara at 10 a.m. 49ers.com/schedule

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Shoreline Amphitheater | KISS
Over four decades, 44 albums with 100 million in sales worldwide. The epic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band performs KISS End of the Road World Tour at 7:30 p.m. in Mountain View. kissonline.com/tour 

Chef Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot (courtesy Healdsburg Hotel)

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Healdsburg Hotel | Celebration of Pigs & Pinot Dinner
A five-course meal showcasing Sonoma’s greatest Pinots with perfect pork pairings, a collaborative creation from Chef Charlie Palmer and featured chefs, select wineries. bit.ly/36PNKuG

11-12
Buena Vista Winery | A Concert of Songs from Sideways: The Musical
A teaser premiere of the full stage production presented as a sneak peek, limited engagement of the Broadway musical featuring 10 new songs. Rex Pickett is master of ceremonies. Exclusively available to American Express cardholders. sideways-themusical.com 

Transcendence Theater Company (Gala Dress Rehearsal 9-5-2019)

10-12 and 17-19
Transcendence Theatre Company | The Gala
Featuring show-stopping vocals and beloved songs from the greatest Broadway musicals for the group’s 10th anniversary production. Evening outdoor performances, food & wine at Jack London State Historic Park, Sonoma. transcendencetheatre.org

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The Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley | John Legend
The multi-platinum artist has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award. The War and Treaty Tour. 7 p.m. thegreekberkeley.com/events/john-legend-4 

18-19
TreasureFest
Art, food, music, vintage, makers in an open-air location. 300+ curated vendors. All ages, dogs welcome. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (5 p.m. Sunday) at Marin Center, San Rafael. bit.ly/3ex7N5A

The 7 Fingers (Credit: Alexandre Galliez)

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Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story 
Previews begin at the North Beach landmark, Club Fugazi, in an all-new resident theatrical production. Conceived locally and staged by the acclaimed Montreal-based troupe, The 7 Fingers, a leading contemporary circus arts company. An intimate venue with food and beverage service at every seat. World premiere Oct. 12, 2021. clubfugazisf.com

Oracle NetSuite Open on the Embarcadero (courtesy ONSO)

23-27
Oracle NetSuite Squash Open
World-class squash action featuring the top international players at a custom-built glass court at Embarcadero Plaza on the San Francisco Waterfront. Oraclenetsuiteopen.com    

23-26
Silicon Valley Sculpture 2021 | Shifting Perspectives

A fine art fair exhibiting 30+ large scale sculptures in a natural environment benefiting Menlo Park Public Art. Meet & greet SVS artists, New Ballet SJ, soirée, live auction. At Menlo College, Atherton. siliconvalleysculpture.com   

23-26
Re-Opening Week Celebration | SFJAZZ

A packed, star-studded season (through March 2022) includes re-scheduled 2020 performances. Re-opening lineup: Thelonious Monk Competition winner pianist Kris Bowers, tabla genius Zakir Hussain, guitarist Pat Metheny, drummer Kasaa Overall, and others. SFJAZZ.org 

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Chase Center | Gold Over America Tour 
Starring Simone Biles in a celebration of all-star powerful female athletes: Jordan Chiles, Laurie Hernandez, Katelyn Ohashi, Peng Peng Lee, Danusia Francis, Morgan Hurd and others. 7:30 p.m. ​​www.chasecenter.com/events/gold-over-america-tour-20210928

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Chase Center | An Evening With Michael Bublé in Concert
The multi-platinum singer/ songwriter/producer/humanitarian is officially a global phenomenon, performing timeless classics of the great American Songbook. 8 p.m. michaelbublechasecenter.com

OCTOBER

Charles Krug Carriage House (courtesy of Charles Krug Winery)

5-6
Judgment of Napa Celebration & Tribute | Charles Krug Winery 
Exclusive invitation to join highly reputed wine experts at an intimate occasion to judge Napa’s top wines against some of the world’s finest in an exclusive blind tasting at Charles Krug Winery. Dinners, tasting, tribute, tickets via Cultured Vine. culturedvine.com/judgment-of-napa-1

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Legion of Honor | Color Into Line
Pastels from the Renaissance into the present, a powerful selection of masterpiece drawings done with pastel from Rosalba Carriera to Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas to John Altoon and Wayne Thiebaud. Through Feb. 13, 2022. legionofhonor.famsf.org/exhibitions/pastels

Fidelio chorus (Credit: SF Opera)

14, 17, 20, 22, 26, and 30
San Francisco Opera | Fidelio
A brand new production of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s only opera, marking his 250th birthday (one year late) as the War Memorial Opera House reopens its doors and the curtain rises again. sfopera.com/on-stage/fidelio

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Dress for Success
Sweet 16 Anniversary Gala, a fundraising celebration benefiting the nonprofit and celebrating client success stories and thousands of lives enhanced in our community. The Palace Hotel. sfdress.org/sweet-16

22-23
Chase Center | The Eagles
It’s back to the ‘70s: Hotel California, Desperado, and One of These Nights. The Eagles are noted for five #1 singles, six #1 albums, six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards, performing two shows. 8 p.m. 

Dorothy Papadakosin (Courtesy SFJAZZ)

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SFJAZZ | Halloween Night at Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral transforms into a grand movie palace for a special Halloween-time screening of Rupert Julian’s immortal 1925 silent horror classic, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney. Live score performed by organist Dorothy Papadakos. SFJAZZ.org

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