Oakland East Bay Symphony, July 3, 6:30-10 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic program of music and fireworks. Program also features Khalil Shaheed and Oaktown Jazz Workshops and the Hilltop Community Church Choir. Free. www.oebs.org.
1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. (510) 735-1133, www.craneway.com.<
FIRST COVENANT CHURCH OF OAKLAND
"Summer Sing-ins," July 6 through Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Jul. 6: "Mozart and Faure's Requiems, conducted by Greg Wait.
4000 Redwood Road, Oakland. (510) 531-5244, www.oaklandfcc.org.<
SMITH CENTER AT OHLONE COLLEGE
"Madame Butterfly," July 9, 8:15 p.m. A live fully-staged broadcast of San Francisco Opera's production of Puccini's opera. $10.
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. (510) 659-6031, www.smithcenterpresents.com.<