Arts & Events

Don't Miss This

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Wednesday August 29, 2012 - 09:47:00 PM

"Summer time and the living is easy." Also easy (and free) are the fabulous cultural and educational activities occurring in the bay area this month. Where to begin? 

Theatre lovers will want to see a new play by Ed Decker and Robert Leone, "Rights of Passage", a world premiere now playing through Sept. 16 at The New Conservatory Theatre. "Sometimes It Takes a World of Courage." (415) 861-8972. 

Another play, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," by Kristoffer Diaz. "Behind every winner lies a really excellent loser." Playing through Sept. 30, 1/2 price tickets for people under 30. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. 

"Super Cinema," Friday afternoons, 3 p.m., Berkeley Central Library. "Unforgettable People" -- Sept. 7, "Anne Frank Remembered", Sept. 14, Capote; Sept. 21 "Norma Rae." 

"Hero Day", Combine an outdoor concert street festival and block party, all that is good about Oakland. Sept. 3rd. On San Pablo between 17th and 18th. 

"Mission Creek Oakland," Music and Arts Festival, Sept. 1-29, Mosswood Park and Disco Volante. 

Oakland Art Murmur Galleries, Saturday Stroll, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m. 18 galleries & 7 mixed-use venues. Pro-Arts! 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza. 

Yoshi's Jazz Fest, "celebrating 40 years in the Bay Area. Aug. 26, on the Waterfront at Jack London Square, Noon to 5 pm. www.Yoshi' 

"A Rose Walk in Berkeley," designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1913, celebrating its centennial next year. The elegant path leads to secluded benches and a collection of Henry Gutterson cottages. 

Pinchas Zukerman opens the S.F. Symphony Season, performing Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, Sept. 5, 6, 7, and 8. (Some matinees). Grove between Van Ness and Franklin. (415) 864-6000. 

"Post Apocalypse", three artists make bold, dooms-day tinged work. Alison Frost, Vanessa Marsh and Francesca Pastine, Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo Ave., through Sept. 15. 

"Man Ray and Lee Miller," two artists who worked and lived together in Paris from 1919 to 1932. First images of the Nazi concentration camps and napalm attacks during World War 2. Legion of Honor, S.F., through Oct. 14. (415) 863-3330. 

Now tell me there's nothing doing in the bay area in summer!!