5 Best Things to Do This Week: August 26 – September 1
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches (such as “All the world’s a stage”, “too much of a good thing” and “A fool, A fool, I met a fool in the forest”). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country. Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy professional theater at no charge in a beautiful park setting near you.
Shows take place at San Francisco’s Presidio (Main Post Parade Ground Lawn):
- Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
- Monday, September 2 at 2 p.m.
The 16th annual “Wabi-Sabi” exhibit at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, will be on display from Thursday, August 29 to September 19. The exhibit “…celebrates the simple, the rustic, the unassuming; the dignity of things imperfect, uncontrolled and incomplete; the transient beauty of the natural world…” When seeking to understand Wabi-Sabi, it is helpful to contemplate the idea that beauty is inherent in a simple object, which in turn evokes a quiet, thoughtful mood and atmosphere. The emphasis of this exhibit will be not on the final perfected form of the work, but on how well pieces reflect a sense and feeling of this elusive concept. In particular, focus will be on the imaginative use of natural materials that may include found objects.
Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park this Saturday evening. Seating begins around 7 p.m., with pre-movie slideshow, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 p.m., nightly raffle at 8 p.m., with movies starting by 8:15 p.m. Movies run about two hours and are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. This Saturday’s film is fitness themed, so wear your favorite gym, Crossfit, yoga, dojo logo, so on, for a screening of Rocky.
The Sausalito Art Festival brings world-class art, music and wine together on the Sausalito waterfront for a festival like none other. Come for the art, and then enjoy the same musicians you see on big concert venue marquees. While you’re here, enjoy beverages from some of the best wine and spirits makers in the country. For the first time at the festival, check out the intersection of art and technology at the Art Tech Pavilion.
The Flaming O’s will be playing dance hits from the 2000’s as well as classics spanning five decades in downtown Tiburon on Main Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. With Main Street closed to traffic, children can safely enjoy a host of fun activities while parents relax at the outdoor dining tables. Outdoor restaurant seating is first come first served. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Friday Nights on Main is free and open to the public.
All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.