What's going on in the months of July and August!
Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger and conductor Maria Schneider brings her superb, 21-piece jazz orchestra to Zellerbach Hall.
Do you hunger for an engaging cultural experience, but can't spare the time or money for a trip abroad? Then prepare yourself for an evening in the food, music or dance of Spain, India, Thailand or Morocco.
The Monster Ball Tour is the second worldwide concert tour by American recording artist Lady Gaga in support of her second studio album, The Fame Monster. 8 p.m., ticket prices vary. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, (800) 745-3000, www.oraclearena.com
Cavalia, an extravagant two-hour multimedia production from the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, features more than 100 performers including 50 magnificent horses from all over the world, riders, aerialists, acrobats and dancers as well as musicians.
More than 800 costumed entertainers and more than 100 shopkeepers and artisans will descend upon Ardenwood Historic Farm for the Ardenwood Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire on Sept. 11-12.
Jeremy Mayer Turns Typewriters Into Art
Pacific Boychoir Teaches Excellence Through Song