Wednesday, August 16, 2006

upcoming events

Whenever I attend a limited engagement event and proclaim it my cool thing of the day I feel guilty for not giving my readers advance notice. To mitigate that guilt, I thought I would provide a preview of things I may do that could prove blog-worthy.

August 25: Pirates of the Caribbean
Los Altos Village Association presents a free outdoor showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at dusk, downtown off Main between Second and Third

August 28: The Fig Dinner at Incanto
The Summer Sagra dinner series at
Incanto in Noe Valley continues on August 28th with a four-course thematic menu featuring figs. Call 415-641-4500 for reservations

August 31: Joy of Sake
The annual
Joy of Sake tasting festival movies to the Moscone West for this year's installment. The list of participating restaurants providing snacks is impressive, and there will be 250 sakes to sample. Tickets are $70 per person and the event runs from 6p until 8:30p

September 1-24 (weekends): Shakespeare in the Park
The excellent Marin Shakespeare Company presents
The Comedy of Errors at Forest Meadows Amphitheater in San Raphael. Tickets are $27.50 and performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8p and Sunday afternoons at 4p

September 2-24 (weekends): More Shakespeare in the Park
If budget Shakespeare is more your style, you can enjoy a free performance of
The Tempest at the Parade Ground in the Presidio. The production is part of as part of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and reviews have been surprisingly good. Times are Saturdays at 7:30p and Sundays at 2:30p

September 10: San Francisco Opera in the Park
A city-favorite, the free show begins at 1:30 but arrive early as Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Meadow will be packed. More details

September 15-17: Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival runs Friday night until Sunday night and features over 500 artists on 7 stages. Headliners include the legendary Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and blues artist Keb’ Mo’

Bonus links: sites like
sfstation and sfgate maintain extensive calendars of upcoming events