Janet Delaney, Classical Concerts, Art Murmur, and more

See SoMa images at the de Young, sports in the East Bay, free concerts at Piedmont Piano Company, and art on First Fridays.


Photo by Janet Delaney

Through close to 40 photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, Berkeley-based photographer Janet Delaney catalogues the commercial, industrial, and residential changes that occurred throughout South of Market, now commonly referred to as SoMa, during two decades’ worth of transformation.

  A surprisingly relevant exhibit as it echoes the changes currently sweeping throughout various San Francisco neighborhoods, Delaney’s work grew from a nighttime demolition of a residential hotel that left many residents displaced. Delaney, a former resident of SoMa during the exhibition’s time period, splits her focus between the individual and the city’s landscape, a combination that reinforces unbreakable connection between the two despite the turbulent construction and upheaval surrounding the subjects.

Through July 15. 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m., Tue.–Sun., $6–$10, free (12 and under). The de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, www.deYoung.famSF.org.



Free Classical Concerts

Piedmont Piano Company offers free performances by artists from across the bay.

 The East Bay offers a wealth of art and cultural options in which to indulge, so rarely is it necessary to travel across the bay. Instead, Piedmont Piano Company brings the other side of the bay to Oakland with two performances offering a taste of what The City enjoys on an ongoing basis. The two free performances bookend March, leaving you to fill in the rest of the month. First up is the San Francisco-Munich Trio (March 1, www.PiedmontPiano.com) consisting of Rebecca Rust (cello), Friedrich Edelmann (bassoon), and Vera Breheda (piano). At the end of the month, the free concert features the SF Ballet Orchestra (March 31, www.PiedmontPiano.com), sans ballerinas, so you can fully focus on the musical performance.



Ticket Time

Highlights of the upcoming season.

 Cal Men’s Basketball vs. Oregon State. March 1, UC-Berkeley, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, www.CALBears.com.

 Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks. March 4, Oracle Arena, Oakland, www.NBA.com/Warriors.

 Cal Women’s Tennis vs. Utah. March 7, UC-Berkeley, Hellman Tennis Complex, Berkeley, www.CALBears.com.

 Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks. March 14, Oracle Arena, Oakland, www.NBA.com/Warriors.

 California Multi’s Meet! Cal Track and Field. March 19–20, UC-Berkeley, Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, www.CALBears.com.

Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards. March 23, Oracle Arena, Oakland, www.NBA.com/Warriors.


Visual Art

Oakland Art Murmur

What are you waiting for? Get out there and Murmur.

 Yes, you’re busy, and jumping into Oakland’s art scene may seem daunting, but remember, this is a great city, so get out there and enjoy it. Whether you dive in headfirst or simply get your toes wet, Oakland Art Murmur has you covered. The First Friday Art Walk (March 6, www.OaklandArtMurmur.org) occurs every, you guessed it, first Friday of the month and features more than 45 galleries spread across Oakland—from Lake Merritt to Highway 24. Weather permitting, there’s a street festival, Oakland First Fridays, in conjunction with OAM events happening on Telegraph Avenue between Grand Avenue and 27th Street. Every Saturday, check out Saturday Stroll Art Walk (March 7, 14, 21, and 28; www.OaklandArtMurmur.org), which is more focused on art and often includes artist talks and exhibition receptions, plus a free gallery walking tour the third Saturday of the month.

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