where 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto
the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The majestic
blue expanse of Pacific Ocean serves as backdrop for turbo-charged
pageantry as automobiles are judged for style and technical merit,
as well as the accuracy of their preservation or restoration. Aug.
26, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $325. The Lodge at Pebble Beach,
1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, 877/693-0009.
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Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose stages this musical retelling
of “Romeo and Juliet,” set in 1950s New York City, where
Tony and Maria’s forbidden love is caught between warring
street gangs, the established local boy Jets and the encroaching
Puerto Rican Sharks. The popularity of this show proves that
the heart-wrenching struggle of teens to survive and thrive despite
an environment of prejudice is timeless. The talented young cast
tackles grown-up themes like immigration, gang violence and
xenophobia through iconic choreography set to a thrilling score
by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, which features exuberant
and catchy classics like “Maria,” “America” and “Tonight.”
Through Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Tickets $20–$25. Montgomery Theater,
271 S. Market St. San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Concours d’Elegance For one week every August, auto enthusiasts gather for
shows, rallies, concours and car auctions during Monterey
Car Week. The ritzy event culminates where tire meets turf
and the stage is set for one of the most glamorous events in
the automotive world: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,
One of the top stars of daytime television
is going back to her roots, digging into
her first stand-up comedy tour in 15
years including a stop in San Francisco.
DeGeneres has graced the small screen since
the early 1990s, when she made history by
coming out as the first openly lesbian
character on television on
an episode of her eponymous
sitcom “Ellen.” Since then,
the LBGTQ rights activist
has become one of the most
popular talk show hosts on
the air with “The Ellen
DeGeneres Show,” winning
30 Emmys. Seize this
rare opportunity to see
her perform live onstage.
Aug. 15–17, 7 p.m. Tickets
Symphony Hall, 201 Van
Ness Ave., San Francisco.
AUG. 15 THRU.