Out & About, Shows and Events: July

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Previews July 26–28, August 1-25

A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a nod to the story of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. A musical performance by the Marin Shakespeare Company, this show is sure to be loaded with  frippery and nonsense and at least ensure a giggle or two from even the most committed fan of the Bard.

415.499.4488, https://www.marinshakespeare.org/on-stage/



THRU July 7


Feline vengeance at any cost underlies this dark comedy about the thin line between savagery and civilization.

Marin Theatre Company (Mill Valley)

415.388.5200, marintheatre.org


The Oldest Living Cater Waiter

THRU July 9

This one-man show unwraps the complicated and often hilarious career of Michael Patrick Gaffney, professional actor and waiter to the stars.

Gateway Theatre (SF)

415.255.8207, 42ndstmoon.org


Fantastical Family Night

July 19–20

Transcendence Theatre Company’s 2019 Broadway Under the Stars season continues with Broadway hits, Disney classics and a special appearance by the Kids Summer Camp.

Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)

877.424.1414, bestnightever.org


The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart

July 26–27

Writer-performer Ryan Rafferty chronicles the humble New Jersey beginnings, epic fail, and return to TV of the crafter and cook extraordinaire who changed the way we think about the art of living.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)

866.663.1063, feinsteinsatthenikko.com


Mamma Mia!

July 26–28

ABBA’s greatest hits propel the story of a bride’s quest, on the eve of her wedding, to discover the identity of her father.

Showcase Theater (San Rafael)

415.473.6400, marincenter.org




San Francisco Ballet

July 28

The toe dancing group, directed by Helgi Tomasson, performs highlights from the current repertory, in the fresh fog-whipped air of the Outer Sunset.

19th Ave and Sloat Blvd (SF)

415.252.6252, sterngrove.org




Trevor Noah

July 6

The Daily Show host and comedian returns to the stage with his Loud & Clear Tour.

Ruth Finley Person Theater (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


George Lopez

July 26

The film and stand-up comedy star and late-night TV host returns with The Wall World Tour.

Ruth Finley Person Theater (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Chrisitina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Sunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her childrens’ schools, and supports the Marin Audubon Society, PEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.