Saturday, Sept. 26: The Dear Hunter.  Casey Crescenzo has written and recorded a symphony, had a series of concept EPs based on colors, and just released the fourth album in what’s going to be a six-album series — including a collaboration with the Bay Area’s Awesome Orchestra. Details here.

Sunday, Sept. 27: Kristin Chenoweth. The diminutive dynamo — and Emmy- and Tony-winner — performs songs from her latest album, Coming Home, at the Mountain Winery. Details here. 

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Tobias Jesso Jr. The gangly, painstakingly earnest singer-songwriter-pianist brings songs from his buzzy debut, Goons, to San Francisco. Details here. 

Thursday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 4: Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra’s ‘Cinderella.’ Commissioned for the Mariinsky in 2002, the production launched choreographer Alexei Ratmansky to international stardom, earning him a reputation for revitalizing classic ballet with urbane sophistication and modern storytelling. Details here. 

Thursday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 4: Needles to Thread: Dancing Along These Lines in Continuum Alley. Jo Kreiter’s Flyaway Productions present a new piece inspired by immigrant women who work in the garment industry, drawing from a number of lenses: gymnastics, Chinese pole acrobatics, social justice and urban revitalization, feminism. Details here. 

Shout-Out: Thursday, Oct. 1: Big Star’s ‘Third’ at Great American Music Hall. A warm-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Details here. 

Cy and David’s Picks: The Dear Hunter, a Diminutive Dynamo, and a Week of Dance 24 September,2015The Do List


The Do List

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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