Wagner's Ring Cycle
This is the cultural highlight of the year, no exaggeration. It's the first time the SF Opera is performing the epic four-opera cycle in its entirety, a feat rarely undertaken by even the biggest cities' operas. DO NOT miss this.
When: Tues. 6/14 – Sun. 7/3
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., sfopera.com

Frameline LGBT Film Fest
Start gearing up for Pride early with an artfully curated mix of shorts, docs, and indie flicks. Our pick: Christopher and His Kind—an account of gay culture in 1930s Berlin based on Christopher Isherwood's memoir.
When: Thurs. 6/16 - Sun. 6/26
Where: Various venues, frameline.org

Matt & Kim
Avoid the mayhem surrounding Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj, and opt for more of an indie vibe with dance pop duo Matt & Kim.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 6/18
Where: The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., thefoxoakland.com

See Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray at their finest. Pack the blanket for this weekend's film night in the park featuring this classic '80s-style comedy. 
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 6/18
Where: Dolores Park, filmnight.org

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Try to sit still while former Rikers Island corrections officer turned funk/soul singer Sharon Jones gets her groove on. You won't last more than a few minutes before you're busting your own moves. Guaranteed.
When: 2 p.m., Sun. 6/19
Where: Stern Grove, 19th Ave. at Sloat, sterngrove.org