Out & About, Shows and Events: August
In the mood for a ballet? How about a bit of comedy? Below, find the listings from our latest issue, highlighting mostly Marin and the rest of the Bay Area too.
Even though fans and players participate in a water balloon “fight” on the field after every Sunday’s game, August brings its share of special events to Albert Park, the home of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team. Stop in for Ladies Night on August 2, Asian Heritage Night on August 9 or the Dancing with the Pacifics event on August 10. The regular season wraps on August 26.
Albert Park (San Rafael). 415.485.6755
Thru August 11
The Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Beth Henley depicts the quirky MaGrath sisters’ return in 1974 to their home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and all its tragicomic angst.
Ross Valley Players (Ross)
Thru Sept 8
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gets a decidedly S.F. twist and plenty of double entendres from the San Francisco Mime Troupe. In this rendition, an old sea dog of a developer drops into the city planning office seeking to plunder the city’s riches.
Dolores Park (SF)
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Celebrating its 30th anniversary season in the open air, Marin Shakespeare lovingly skewers everything Camelot in this musical production with spoofy lyrics, an irreverent search for a shrub, and loads of men in tights, naturally.
Forest Meadows Amphitheatre (San Rafael)
Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim’s musical is filled with witches, giants, magic beans and storybook characters. A.C.T.
Strand Theater (SF)
A Star Is Born
A cast of Broadway and cabaret’s top talents — Kelli Rabke, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter and John Boswell — revives iconic musical moments from the 1954, 1976 and 2018 film versions.
Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)
Those Dancin’ Feet
Be dazzled by a dance montage in Transcendence Theatre Company’s continuing 2019 Broadway Under the Stars season, then get up and dance yourself.
Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)
The Play That Goes Wrong
In the hilarious Tony-winning Broadway comedy, the Cornley University Drama Society attempts to perform a 1920s murder mystery, but the accident-prone actors struggle to their final curtain call.
Golden Gate Theatre (SF)
ODC Dance Summer Sampler
The San Francisco dance company performs new and favorite works including Way with Words, Waving Not Drowning, and Unintended Consequences, the latter with music by Laurie Anderson.
ODC Theater (SF)
Marin Dance Theatre’s Summerfest
Participants perform pieces they have worked on during Marin Dance Theatre’s summer intensive.
Marin Center (San Rafael)
Great American Sh*t Show
An evening of laughing and thinking with Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon as they explore life in the age of Trump.
Marin Center (San Rafael)
Grateful Dead Meet-up at the Movies
Deadheads around the world unite to watch footage of the jam band’s performances, this one from the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991, concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
Rafael Film Center (San Rafael)
Rush: Cinema Strangiato
Billed as the “first annual exercise in fan indulgence,” this global fan event features R40LIVE, filmed during the band’s 40th anniversary tour stop in Toronto in 2015.
Rafael Film Center (San Rafael).
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones is back, this time with John Williams’ score performed live by the Santa Rosa Symphony.
Green Music Center (Rohnert Park)