Feel like a kid again with special screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Bring a candy bar to accompany your wine at this Top of the Mark summer movie series pick or stick around for the SF Film Society Q&A with the people who made the giant stop-motion animation peach come alive.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tues. 8/7 and 11 a.m., Sat. 8/11
Where: Mark Hopkins Hotel, One Nob Hill and SF Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St.
Say goodbye to French-born artist Martial Yapo’s abstract expressionist paintings at the closing reception for his solo show “Whispering Soul.”
When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Thurs. 8/9
Where: Amelia Hyde Gallery, 521 Sixth St.
Taxidermy is having a moment. Check out Oakland-based artist Peter Gronquist's latest additions to the alluring art form.
When: Opening reception, 7-11p.m., Thurs. 8/9; Exhibit through Sat. 9/1
Where: Shooting Gallery, 839 Larkin St.
Outside Lands transforms Golden Gate Park into a musical mecca with performances by Stevie Wonder, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The weekend-long festival also brings out indie faves Santigold and Regina Spektor.
When: Fri. 8/10 – Sun. 8/12
Where: Lindley Meadow, Hellman Hollow, McLaren Pass, and the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park
Natalie Cressman debuts her album Unfolding with the help of Secret Garden, the band she formed while studying at the Manhattan School of Music. The San Francisco High School of the Arts student has serious cred—she's already played venues from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and has performed alongside such legends as Carlos Santana.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 8/10
Where: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley
Diaries, love letters, and home movies—Mortified never fails to provide a night of embarrassing entertainment, thanks to people brave enough to share their most mortifying memories.
When: 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8/10 and 8 p.m., Sat. 8/11
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St.; Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
ODC dancer Daniel Santos goes out with a bang during the company’s popular Summer Sampler event. Choreographers Brenda Way and KT Nelson bid him adieu with three new works for the dancer who says goodbye to ODC after ten fruitful years.
When: 4 and 7 p.m., Sat. 8/11
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.