End the Month Enjoying the Arts: What's Happening this Weekend

From summer picnics to wars in space, here are just a few of the arts events happening during this last weekend of July. You can see the whole calendar for the weekend here.

Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble: 7th Annual New Works Festival at Z Below


The women-run theater company 3 Girls co-opted the witches’ chant in “Macbeth” for the umbrella title of this year’s New Works Festival, ten days of unique new works by women playwrights through August 5.  See details.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with San Francisco Symphony


Experience the magic of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like never before! Watch these intergalactic epics come to life on the big screen with the San Francisco Symphony performing John Williams' unforgettable score LIVE.  See details.


Stephen Frykholm: Summer Picnic Posters at SFMOMA


Stroll through this sweet gem of a show on your way to the SFMOMA café—it’s a foray into the look of Herman Miller in the ’70s and ’80s. Hired by the furniture design company in 1970, Stephen Frykholm was first tasked with creating posters for the Sweet Corn Festival, the annual company picnic.  Learn more.

Find more summer arts events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area in our July/August issue.