Saturday, Aug. 1: Rasputina. The brainchild of cellist Melina Creager, Rasputina is a rock band with classical chops in steampunk dress. Details here. 

Saturday, Aug. 1 – Sunday, Aug. 2: Oakland Art + Soul. Two days of the best blues, jazz, hip-hop, dance, art, and food that Oakland has to offer, with the legendary Sheila E. as headliner. Remember, the TransBay tube is closed this weekend — try the ferry! Details here. 

Aug. 5: Joshua Redman and James Farm. A collaboration among four stellar young musicians, including Berkeley High grad Joshua Redman, is a highlight of the Stanford Jazz Festival. Details here.

Thursday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 16: UnderCover Presents ‘Amy Winehouse, the Singles.’ The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s in-depth retrospective about Amy Winehouse is on view through Nov. 5, but the best way to take it in is with musical accompaniment — especially local artists Karina Denike, Midtown Social and LoCura, curated by UnderCover Presents, performing Winehouse’s best-known tunes. Details here. 

Now through Sept. 12: ‘Company.’ San Francisco Playhouse kicks back with Sondheim’s 1970 concept musical about dating and marriage. Details here. 

Shout-Outs:

Jazz at the Lesher Center kicks off in Walnut Creek this weekend with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

And The Do List Live takes place Aug. 18 at The Chapel, with the Dodos, Tiffany Austin, Echo Brown, Killing My Lobster and, of course, Cy Musiker and David Wiegand.

 

 

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The Do List scours the Bay Area for superb and surprising performing arts events, with an eye for local talent, new discoveries, and fun opportunities across the price spectrum. Every Friday morning at 6:23 and 8:23am on KQED Radio, you can hear Do List regulars Cy Musiker and David Wiegand discuss the upcoming week's best picks.

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