A Guide to the 2010-2011 Cultural Calendar 

Exhibits, dance, comedy, music, lectures, and more.

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Pixar: 25 Years of Animation With over 500 works by the artists of Emeryville's Pixar Studios. Through Jan. 9, 2011, $6-$12; free for children and members. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, 510-238-2200, MuseumCA.org.

Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945—2000 An exploration of teh Bay Area's rich history of radical filmmaking, with a gallery exhibition and film series. Oct. 6-April 3. Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Ave., Berkeley, 510-642-0808, BAMPFA.berkeley.edu.

Reality Check A hands-on exhibit for kids that provides safe access to arts, media, and technology. Daily. Zeum, 221 4th St., San Francisco, 415-777-2800, Zeum.org.

Shel Game The ongoing exhibition of Roger Goldenberg's painting, Shel Game, The Big O's vs. The Missing Pieces. Daily. Habitot Children's Museum, 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley, 510-647-1111, Habitot.org.

TBM Avenger WWII torpedo bomber, restored by volunteers. Daily. USS Hornet Museum, Pier 3, Alameda, 510-521-8448 ex. 243, USS-Hornet.org.

The Art of Design: The Architecture and Design Collection An ongoing presentation of works of architecture, graphic design, and industrial design. Daily. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum / MATRIX 234 A collection of photography by Marjolijn Dijkman. Sept. 26-Nov. 28. Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Ave., Berkeley, 510-642-0808, BAMPFA.berkeley.edu.

To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color With over 50 textile pieces from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Through Jan. 9, 2011. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

Traits of Life A collection of exhibits and demonstrations examining the fundamental elements common to all living things. Daily. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco, 415-561-0363, Exploratorium.edu.

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay 120 late Impressionist paintings from the Musee D'Orsay's collection. Sept. 25-Jan. 18. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine With a variety of ancient artifacts. Through Oct. 31. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

Woofer Art: Pet Portraiture A celebration of pets, in mosaic. Daily. Institute of Mosaic Art, 3001 Chapman St., Oakland, 510-437-9899, InstituteofMosaicArt.com.

Rock & Pop

12th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival: All-day fest on Sept. 11 w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead, Crystal Bowersox, Rebelution, Rupa & The April Fishes, SambaDaÃÅ, & a DJ tent. Plus a pre-party at the Fillmore (1805 Geary Blvd., San Franciso) on Friday, September 10, followed by Yoga & Brazilian arts workshops, also at the Fillmore, Sunday, Sept. 12., Sept. 10-12, free, $35 for after-party tickets. Speedway Meadow, 3 Overlook Dr., San Francisco, 415-831-2700, SFGov.org/Site/RecPark_Page.asp?id=17796.

Aimee Mann: Oct. 7-9, 8 p.m., $35. Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 415-655-5600, Yoshis.com.

Mason Jennings (solo): Fri., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 8 & 10 p.m., $25. Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 415-655-5600, Yoshis.com.

On Land: W/ Xela, Date Palms, Barn Owl, Pete Swanson, Aster (Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul), Charalambides, and many more, plus Super8 film & video by Paul Clipson, Nate Boyce, John Davis, and Sabrina Ratté., Sept. 2-5, 7:30 p.m., $10, $45. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, 415-861-5016, CafeduNord.com.

Treasure Island Music Festival: W/ Belle & Sebastian, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Wallpaper, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Broken Social Scene, She & Him, Mike Snow, and scores more., Oct. 16-17, $119.50-$475. Treasure Island, Treasure Island.

Soul, Funk, R&B & Hip- and Hop

Les Nubians: Sat., Sept. 18, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 2 & 7 p.m., $18, $30, $5 children's matinee. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, 510-238-9200, Yoshis.com.

SFJAZZ Presents Ledisi: Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $30, $50, $75. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco, 415-567-6642, PalaceofFineArts.org.

Spoken Word

Tell It on Tuesday A new monthly series celebrating the art of storytelling, with a different musical guest each month. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m., $8-$12. Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, 510-845-8542, JuliaMorgan.org.

Theater & Performing Arts

Anton in Show Business A comedy about a disastrous production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, written by Jane Martin and directed by Michael Storm. Starting Sept. 2, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26, $15-$30. Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre, 531 19th St., Oakland.

Becoming Britney A comedic musical chronicling the irse and fall of the pop singer. Written by Molly Bell and Daya Curley, and directed by Daya Curley. Starting Oct. 28, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8:15 p.m.; Sundays, 2:15 p.m. Continues through Nov. 14, $25. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.

Bleacher Bums A comedy about baseball and the love it inspires. Written by The Organic Theatre Company, and directed by Joel Roster. Sept. 10-Oct. 3, $11-$18. Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito, 510-524-9132, CCCT.org.

Compulsion A historical drama about the discovery and publication of Anne Frank's famous diary. Directed by Oskar Eustis and starring Mandy Patankin. Sept. 13-Oct. 31, $29-$73. Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-647-2949, BerkeleyRep.org.

Dracula A production of Bram Stoker's classic, written by John Balderston and Hamilton Deane and directed by Michael Butler. Starting Oct. 28, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20, $19-$45. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.

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