Culture Calendar: Can't-Miss Bay Area Events
Summer concert season kicks off this weekend with the 10th annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival. Headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lizzo, Duran Duran and Lil Nas X. Expect to see celebrity chefs, local cuisines and even an indoor spa. Officially sold-out, but you can undoubtedly snag tickets online.
The annual celebration of all things that fly features fine arts, crafts and specialty food vendors, live entertainment, activities for kids, and kite-flying demonstrations in San Ramon’s Central Park. 11am-6pm, May 28-29.
Center Repertory Company presents "In the Heights," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Washington Heights where dreams take flight and passions ignite. Prepare to be swept away by electric choreography and music that blends hip-hop, salsa, and soul. May 30 to June 24.
Bring the whole crew—dogs and kids too—June 3 & 4 to Walnut Creek’s favorite community party in beautiful Heather Farm Park for two days of live music, art, wine, and craft brew. Festival eats include Coastal Paella, Chicken and The Farm, and Lins Dim Sum. Free admission, Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm.
Step into a world of flowers during the one-week flora-vaganza, Bouquets to Art. Explore the galleries of the de Young Museum, where you'll be treated to an exquisite display of dazzling floral installations. Inspired by the museum's collection of paintings and sculptures, the botanical creations showcase the work of innovative floral artists. June 6–11.
Take a deep dive into the art of portraiture at Bedford Gallery’s latest exhibit, About Face. Delve into the works of over 80 artists, ranging from celebrated masters to emerging talents, who capture the essence of individuals across various eras. On view until June 25.
Revered for his lush images of national parks, Ansel Adams is a giant of 20th-century photography. Looking forward and back, the Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) exhibition features some of his most-loved photographs, including images of Yosemite, San Francisco, and the American Southwest. Adams’s legacy continues to inspire and serve as an urgent call to preserve our environment. Through July 23, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, SF.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Book of Mormon returns to BroadwaySF’s Orpheum Theatre for a one-month run. This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent across the world to spread the Good Word. Through June 18, San Francisco.