On the Do List this week, KQED’s Cy Musiker welcomes co-hosts Rachael Myrow and Gabe Meline for a highly selective preview of the best shows and exhibits of the fall season. (Next week, The Do List picks some of the best upcoming plays.) Listen above for our roundup, and click through the events below for more details.

Sept. 3: The second annual Sonido Clash Music Fest brings dance and alt-Latino music to San Jose.

Nov. 10-11: Samantha Bee, a leader of the new wave of political comedy on TV, comes to Stanford and UC Davis.

Oct. 7: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry talk about love, hate and comics at Cal Performances.

Sept. 14–23: YBCA presents a new festival featuring dancers and other artists addressing the challenges of citizenship under President Trump.

Sept. 20–24: Ravi Coltrane revisits his father’s most famous and most spiritual music.

Sept. 22–24: The San Francisco Symphony celebrates the 100th birthday of its conductor’s old friend Leonard Bernstein (and we’ll teach you how to pronounce Bernstein’s name correctly).

Nov. 21–Dec. 10: Women of the gold rush tell their side of the story on the opera stage in a world premiere.

Nov. 4–May 27, 2018: The di Rosa gallery and museum in Napa confronts issues dividing the nation in an age of anxiety.

Sept. 2–Nov. 17: A history of the Bracero program at the Napa Valley Museum.

Oct.–Jan. 2018: San Jose brings the Playa (Burning Man) to the Paseo (downtown San Jose).

Sept. 14Wilsen makes chill neo-folk and it’s our cheap under-the-radar show for the fall preview.

Oct. 20: Solange brings a black feminist message to a sold-out show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

Sept 13–15: A soiree of real paper maps you can touch at the San Francisco Map Fair.

On the Air: Cy, Rachael and Gabe’s Do List Picks for Sept. 1, 2017 14 February,2018Cy Musiker


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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