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15 Exciting Things To Do in Silicon Valley

Misty Milioto | July 17, 2019 | Lifestyle

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Through 9/2 Andy Warhol— From A to B and Back Again

SFMOMA presents Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, the first Warhol retrospective in the United States since 1989. Timed entry, tickets $25 for adults with a $10-$12 exhibition surcharge, private tours available with two-week advance booking, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, sfmoma.org

7/17-21 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

The 13th year of this independent Mission District-based film fest returns with an opening night party (7-10pm) at the PianoFight arts venue, featuring live local musicians, a film screening, drinks and more, followed by four days of documentaries, animations and shorts. Times and ticket prices vary, Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, frozenfilmfestival.com

7/18-8/4 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

With international representation, this Jewish Film Institute event shines a spotlight on the complexities of the Jewish experience with more than 65 films and 135 screenings of dramatic and documentary features, plus television and web series, and experimental and animated features and shorts. Times and locations vary, tickets $11-$13, all-festival passes from $355, Bay Area, jfi.org

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An installation view of previous Pae White exhibition Spacemanship at the Saarland Museum, Germany, 2017-18.

7/18-1/19 Beta Space: Pae White

This new exhibition features the Los Angeles-based artist Pae White’s compendium of recent projects, thought-provoking work that encourages artistic experimentation while serving as an incubator for new ideas. Tue.- Sun., 11am-5pm, tickets $8-$10, youth 7-17 free, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, sjmusart.org

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7/20-21 Orchids in the Park

Discover thousands of orchids from local growers, and purchase plants and supplies from vendors from all over the world at this San Francisco Orchid Society summer show and plant sale at the San Francisco County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers). 10am-5pm, tickets $5, Golden Gate Park, orchidsanfrancisco.org

7/28-8/11 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy

This year’s Best of the Bay summer Bach festival has been expanded to include an additional weekend of performances, mostly focused on major works from the baroque period, plus classes and lectures. Sun., 4pm; Tue.-Wed., 7pm; Thu.-Fri., 8pm, tickets $38-$125, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, americanbach.org

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8/6-11 Menlo Charity Horse Show

This 49th annual equestrian event returns with a blue-ribbon lineup to benefit the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, including three rings of competition, luncheons, informal dinners, wine and beer tastings, shopping, music, and a gala Aug. 9. 7am-7pm, show tickets from $125, gala tickets $275, Menlo Circus Club, Atherton, menlocharityhorseshow.com

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8/9-11 Outside Lands

For the return of this three-day music extravaganza, more than 70 artists, including Paul Simon, Lil Wayne, Kacey Musgraves and Twenty One Pilots, will take multiple stages. Also on the bill: local food, wine and beer vendors. 11am-10pm, three-day tickets from $430, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, sfoutsidelands.com

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8/9-11 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, one of the hottest fests of summer features 12 stages and more than 100 acts. On the roster are Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Pink Martini, The O’Jays and many more. Single-day tickets from $20, VIP tickets from $395, Plaza de César Chavez Park, San Jose, summerfest.sanjosejazz.org

8/10 Presidio Kite Festival

This colorful event now in its fifth year is a high-flying affair featuring a free build-your-own-kite booth, tips from kite experts, a kite art exhibition, giant kites, mega team flying, taiko drummers and food trucks. 11am-4pm, free, Presidio Parade Grounds, San Francisco, presidio.gov

8/12 The B-52’s

Cult band The B-52’s 40th anniversary tour includes a show in Saratoga, with special guests OMD and Berlin. Comedian Fred Armisen will produce a documentary as the group prepares to part ways following this final tour. 6:30pm (doors open 4:30pm), tickets $91-$249, Mountain Winery, Saratoga, mountainwinery.com

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Wicked, based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is the story of Glinda the Good Witch, and wicked, green-skinned Elphaba.

8/14-9/8 Wicked

Recently celebrating its 15th anniversary on Broadway, three-time Tony Award-winning musical hit Wicked comes to San Jose to transport audiences to the Land of Oz. Times vary, tickets $62-$162, The Center For Performing Arts, San Jose, broadwaysanjose.com

8/17-18 Polk Street Blues Festival

Listen to live blues music on two stages and enjoy arts and crafts exhibitors, cafe seating areas, gourmet food vendors and more at this free party. Polk Street between California and Post streets, San Francisco, sresproductions.com

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8/18 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Expect another classic for the 69th edition of this top carcollecting competition where vintage automobiles take center stage. The event also features some of the world’s most anticipated concept and new car debuts. 10:30 am, tickets from $375, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, pebblebeachconcours.net

8/25 Bridge to Bridge Run & Expo

Cross the finish line for this year’s 5K and 12K Bridge to Bridge runs—a race between the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge benefiting Special Olympics of Northern California—and partake in a postrace afterparty in the Marina Green, featuring live music, beer and food. 8am start (both runs), registration from $55, Ferry Building, San Francisco, bridgetobridge.com



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