This seems like a slow month, even for a July, but these all look worth the time and trouble. I could use a slow month or two anyway; besides the perpetual backlog, I'm still digesting the fantastic Ojai North concerts that Cal Performances put on last weekend.
Shotgun Players present Sea of Reeds, a new monologue by Josh Kornbluth, 2 July to 4 August.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival runs 18 - 21 July at the Castro Theater; I was going to list highlights but I'd just end up listing everything, so check it all out here.
American Bach Soloists presents its annual summer festival of concerts and lectures, 12 - 21 July at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; highlights include Handel's Esther and Bach's Mass in B minor; complete schedule here.
West Edge Opera presents Britten's The Turn of the Screw, 20, 26, and 28 July.
San Francisco Opera ends its season early in the month, but you can see future stars of opera in the Merola production of Britten's Rape of Lucretia on 11 and 13 (matinee) July, in the Everett Auditorium at 450 Church Street in San Francisco.