Through Aug. 11
de Young | Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style

Over 100  items, plus high fashion and haute couture on loan, in the first major presentation of the costume collection in over 35 years. Showcasing designs from French couturiers, Japanese avant-garde designers, and other pillars of the fashion industry. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. famsf.org/exhibitions/fashioning-san-francisco

Through Aug. 18
SFMOMA | The Art of Noise

Yuri Suzuki, ‘Arborhythm’ (installation view); collection SFMOMA, gift of Peggy Guggenheim; © Yuri Suzuki; photo: Myleen Hollero

Music is amplified by great design, from concert posters to Sony Walkmans and Apple iPods. Over 800 works explore ground-breaking designs that enrich our collective memory. 151 Third St. sfmoma.org

Through Aug. 18
Legion of Honor | Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World

In 1868, Japan’s shogun was overthrown, marking the end of feudal military rule and ushering in the Meiji era of modernization. The exhibition highlights the stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned two worlds. 100 34th Ave. at Lincoln Park. famsf.org

Through Aug. 25
Stern Grove Festival

Celebrating 87 years of free summertime music on Sunday afternoons in the outdoor amphitheater, this is the nation’s longest-running non-profit festival. The 2024 lineup includes The Commodores on July 14, Herbie Hancock (above, left) on Aug. 11, and Chaka Khan on Aug. 25 (above, right). The Big Picnic Weekend is a two-day fundraiser on Aug. 24-25. 19th Avenue at Sloat Boulevard. Free, reservations required. sterngrove.org

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 11 home games in July, including versus the Oakland A’s on July 30 & 31, plus 12 home games in August. The A’s host 12 games in July and 15 games in August, including the SF Giants on Aug. 17 & 18. mlb.com/giants and mlb.com/athletics

Through Sept. 7
San Francisco Playhouse | Evita

Photo: Jessica Palopoli

Electrifying music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the Tony Award-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America. 450 Post St. sfplayhouse.or

Aug. 1 & 3
San Francisco Opera | Don Giovanni

Mozart’s masterpiece is brimming with passion, humor, psychological insights, and ravishing melodies. Don’t miss the 2024 Merola artists putting their own stamp on an opera classic. SF Conservatory of Music Concert Hall. 50 Oak St. sfopera.org

Aug. 1 – 4
Festival del Sole

In partnership with Barrett Wissman, featuring international artists Olga Kern, Nina Kotova, Viktoria Mullova, plus tenor Joseph Calleja, and violinist Pinchas Zukerman performing with cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Michael Brown. Programming includes The Way of the Rain: Hope for Earth with Sibylle Szaggars Redford and Robert Redford, also joining a fundraiser dinner and gala at Buena Vista Winery. Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. gmc.sonoma.edu

Aug. 2
The Salvation Army’s 20th Annual Flower Power Silent Auction

An evening event to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s innovative homeless initiative, The Way Out. After party hosted by Adam Swig’s Value Culture. SF Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St. sanfrancisco.salvationarmy.org/san_francisco/flower-power-2024 

Aug. 3 – 4
San Francisco Symphony | Film With Orchestra, La La Land


Dazzling throwback to the golden age of Hollywood musicals, follow the whirlwind romance of an aspiring actress and jazz pianist chasing their big breaks in modern-day Los Angeles. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. sfsymphony.org

Aug. 9 – 11
Outside Lands

The three-day event features 90 performers, including headliners Tyler, the Creator; the Killers; and Post Malone. More than 100 restaurants participate in Taste of the Bay Area culinary showcase, largest in the festival’s 16-year history. Golden Gate Park. sfoutsidelands.com

Aug. 10 – 11
49th 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. rotaryartshow.com

Aug. 10 – Jan. 12, 2025
de Young | Robert Bechtel: Prints and Drawings 

Bay Area artist Robert Bechtle (1932–2020) captured local life in mesmerizing detail. This exhibition celebrates Bechtle’s legacy and his close relationship with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Golden Gate Park. famsf.org

Aug. 11
Thrive City at Chase Center | Hoop It Up

The country’s most notable 3×3 basketball tournament returns for its second year. Founded by NBA legend Kevin Garnett, players ages 8 and up can register with a team of up to five players. hoopitup.com    

Aug. 16 & 17
San Francisco Symphony | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert 

Harry’s amazing adventures are projected onto the giant screen with live accompaniment by the symphony orchestra. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. broadwaysf.com

Aug. 17
Cliff Lede Vineyards | Poetry Dinner in the Vineyard

An elegant four-course dinner amongst the vines on Cliff Lede’s Stags Leap District Estate, paired with wines from the winery’s estate-driven portfolio. cliffledevineyards.com/events

Aug. 18, 20 & 25
Summer Stage | Filoli 

As the sun sets behind the mountains, live performances are staged against the backdrop of the gardens and historic house. Relax in the meadow with a drink in hand. Performances include Alex Mendham & Orchestra, The Outlaw Mariachi, and Wreckless Strangers. 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. filoli.org/summer-stage

Aug. 30 – Sept. 1
Blue Note Jazz Festival | The Black Radio Experience

Hosted by Sway Calloway, featuring artist-in-residence Robert Glasper, with special guests Musiq Soulchild and Marsha Ambrosius plus John Legend, Jill Scott, André 3000, and others. Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. bluenotejazz.com/jazz-festival-napa