What's Up: Weekend in the Arts

Here's our weekly roundup of arts in every discipline happening around the Bay Area this weekend. See much more to make plans for this weekend in our comprehensive calendar.

“Frolic-The Queering Dance Festival” at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center: September 19-22


Frolic is part of a week-long celebration of queer dance artists at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center with free workshops, facilitated conversations, showings, and six performances featuring new commissioned work from Bay Area LGBTQ+ choreographers.  Learn more.

“Top Girls” at A.C.T: September 19-October 13


Amidst a season of Caryl Churchill plays on stages Bay Area-wide, this 1982 play by the great British playwright opens ACT’s season, directed by Tamilla Woodard. Set in the 1980s in Thatcher’s England, it follows an ambitious career woman (played by Michelle Beck) as she rises inexorably. Along the way, various historical and fictional characters—Dull Gret, Patient Griselda and more—discuss the plight of women in society.  Learn more.


9th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging at New People Cinema: September 20-September 22


The unique Legacy Film Festival on Aging presents award-winning shorts, features and documentary films celebrating, and sharing the experiences of people aging all over the world. The fest's mission: to educate, entertain, and inspire intergenerational audiences about the issues of aging.  See details.

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