Events Calendar: July / August 2023

The calendar tells us it’s the height of summer even when the fog sometimes tells us otherwise. Never mind, there’s sure to be sunshine and smiles from Mendocino to Monterey—plus plenty of wonderful events. Once again, Haute Living, San Francisco is proud to be a Media Sponsor of the 17th Festival Napa Valley, “The Best 10 Days of Summer,” an annual event that plays a vital part in building a healthy, vibrant community. Enjoy! 


Through July 23
de Young | Ansel Adams In Our Time

Lush gelatin silver photographs of national parks, Ansel Adams (born in San Francisco in 1902) is a giant of 20th century photography whose images are icons of the American wilderness. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Through Aug. 20
86th Season Stern Grove Festival

Stern Grove Festival stage view (Credit: Stern Grove Festival)

Free Sunday concerts in the eucalyptus amphitheater. Headliners include Lyle Lovett on July 9 and the San Francisco Symphony with special guest Lettuce on July 23. The Big Picnic, an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, concludes the summer series starring The Flaming Lips. Park entrances open at noon, concerts begin at 2 p.m., reservations are required. 19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd.

Throughout July and August
San Francisco Giants | Oracle Park and Oakland Athletics | Coliseum 

There’s plenty of summertime action on the diamonds. The Giants play 12 home games in July, including Postgame Fireworks Night on July 3 and versus Oakland A’s on July 25 & 26, plus 15 home games in August. The A’s host 12 games in July and 11 games in August, including the SF Giants on Aug. 5 & 6. and

Through Sept. 9
A Chorus Line | San Francisco Playhouse

Called “unimpeachable” by The New York Times, catch a new production revival of the legendary hit musical about 17 aspiring dancers. With a score by Marvin Hamlisch, the show won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, four Drama Desk awards and a 1984 Special Gold Tony Award as Broadway’s longest-running musical. 450 Post St.

Through Sept. 24
The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England | Legion of Honor

The Tudors (Fine Art Museums of San Francisco)

From Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Elizabeth I in 1603. This is the only West Coast venue for the first major U.S. exhibition of Tudor portraiture, textiles, sculpture, silver, jewelry, and manuscripts. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave.

San Francisco Symphony with Fireworks | Shoreline Amphitheatre

A festive outdoor performance with vocalist Capathia Jenkins and conductor Edwin Outwater, for a crowd-pleasing lineup of favorite American classics and a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Spectacular fireworks for the grand finale. 8 p.m. Mountain View. 

5 – 9 
78th U.S. Women’s Open Championship | Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach Golf Links – Hole 18 – Credit Evan Schiller : See Monterey

For the first time in Pebble Beach history, the iconic and prestigious golf destination welcomes 100 of the world’s greatest players, including Michelle Wie West, to compete for the oldest and most coveted Major championship in women’s professional golf. 

5 – 23
Les Misérables | Orpheum Theatre

Les Mis Tour 2022 (photo: Broadway SF)

One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, the enthralling storytelling phenomenon returns to the stage in a production for the 21st century. Already seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, the curtain goes up for three weeks only. 1192 Market St.

Judy Collins | Blue Note Summer Sessions at Grand Reserve, The Meritage Resort 

Now in her sixth decade as an award-winning singer-songwriter, the poetic and prolific storyteller continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa.

July 9 and 23, Aug. 9 and 20
Summer Stage at Filoli

As the sun sets behind the mountains, vibrant live performances are staged against the backdrop of the gardens and historic house. Relax in the meadow with a drink in hand. Performances on consecutive dates by Effie Zilch and Miko Marks, Lolah, Brucemore Artisan Studio, and Trio Paz. VIP Area sponsored by Wente Vineyards. 86 Cañada Road, Woodside.

July 12 and Aug. 9
Winemaker Wednesday | Orafo

A special evening featuring a wine educator from the selected winery to provide the tasting, share insights about the unique characteristics and history of the wines. Seafood pairings with Zardetto Prosecco at Four Seasons Hotel at Embarcadero, 222 Sansome St.

13 – Aug. 20
SFJAZZ Summer Sessions

Six weeks of concerts featuring Savion Glover, Sun Ra Arkestra, Taj Mahal, Stanley Clarke, Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tank And The Bangas and more artists. 201 Franklin St.

14 – 23
Festival Napa Valley 

California wine country’s flagship festival returns for its 17th season with a rich lineup of music, food and wine events. Superstar country artist Carrie Underwood headlines fundraiser Arts for All at Nickel & Nickel, with an elegant dinner by Chef Charlie Palmer on July 16. Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas plays Joaquín Roderigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez at the opening concert at Charles Krug winery. More fabulous programming at 60+ gorgeous venues throughout Napa Valley. Haute Living, San Francisco is a proud Media Sponsor.

Taste of Napa | Meritage Resort & Spa

Featuring wines of Catalonia, 70 wineries, breweries, restaurants, culinary artisans and a reserve tasting salon plus live music, games, activities, prizes. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Matteo Bocelli in Concert | Olivia Decker Power of Music Series

Beloved Italian classics, ballads, favorite opera arias, and pop hits plus original compositions and selections from this rising international star’s upcoming debut album. With award-winning Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana and Maestro Eugene Kohn conducting. At Charles Krug Winery, 6:30 p.m.

San Francisco Marathon

Marking the Sapphire Anniversary (45 years) of the event that attracts 30,000 runners for a 5:15 a.m. kickoff at Embarcadero. The last northbound runner must access the Golden Gate Bridge by 7:40 a.m. and southbound runners must access the bridge by 8:50 a.m to re-open sidewalks and bike paths for the public. 

27, 28 and 30
Raiders of the Lost Ark | San Francisco Symphony

Film with live orchestra featuring the film with a score by John Williams, directed by Steven Spielberg. Conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. Also at Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, on July 28. Rated PG.

28 – 30
Blue Note Jazz Festival | Silverado Resort & Spa

The three-day festival hosted by Dave Chappelle features five-time Grammy winner and artist-in-residence Robert Glasper with special guests De La Soul, Bilal, and Lalah Hathaway & Terrace Martin plus Mary J. Blige, Nas, Chance The Rapper. 1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa.


1 – 27
Tina — The Tina Turner Musical | Golden Gate Theatre

Naomi Rodgers as Tina Turner in the North American touring production of TINA THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. (Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

She was simply the best. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of the most beloved hits from the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, follow the journey of one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Suggested for ages 14+. 1 Taylor St.

2 – 3
The Batman | San Francisco Symphony

Two years of stalking the streets of Gotham City, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows. Experience the caped crusader on the screen accompanied by a live orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s captivating score. Rated PG-13.  Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.

2 – 13
Disney’s Aladdin | Orpheum Theatre

Marcus M. Martin, Genie and Company (Photo Deenvan Meer, Disney)

From the producer of The Lion King comes this timeless story in a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and spectacle. It’s a magical theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Ages 5+. 1192 Market St.

The Salvation Army’s 19th Annual Flower Power Silent Auction & Luncheon

Featuring floral designer Orna Maymon, emceed by KPIX 5’s Juliette Goodrich, and honoring CEO of Union Square Alliance Marisa Rodriguez as the Woman of Dedication, the luncheon benefits The Salvation Army’s back-to-school and after-school programs in city neighborhoods. Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St.

11 – 23
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ™ in Concert | Davies Symphony Hall

Get ready to join Dumbledore’s Army™. When Professor Umbridge™ takes over Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, find out what else can Harry do to resist her terrible rule. An immersive experience on a giant screen accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. Ages 5+. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness.

12 – 13
48th Annual Rotary Fine Art in the Park

More than 150 juried California artists display paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood and glass works for sale over two days in an open air setting with a wine and beer garden under the redwoods at Lincoln Park, Los Altos.

18 and 19
Drake | Chase Center 

Four time Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum selling hip hop artist returns to the stage in his “It’s All a Blur Tour,” performing in two shows with Grammy winner and multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage.

Merola Grand Final | San Francisco Opera

A triumphant end to a transformative season features all young artists of the summer program in a dazzling array of opera’s most brilliant works. Conducted by Maestro Kelly Kuo and directed by 2023 Merola Stage Director Tania Arazi-Coambs, this evening showcases the extraordinary talent of the 2023 Merolini. English supertitles.

20 – 22
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance | Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show 22 (copyright Kimball Studios)

Since 1950, a prestigious event for world collector cars to meet and compete for best of show, with 200 of the classics rolling onto the hallowed 18th hole fairway. Experts critique their elegance, technical merit, and history in a highlight of Monterey Automotive Week.