2012-05-26 16:34:22 GMT
- 05/26/2012 - Temporality
- 05/26/2012 - Playland's Fourth Anniversary Weekend
- 05/26/2012 - Invented in San Francisco Walking Tour - GG Bridge anniversary edition
- 05/26/2012 - Flamenco in Concert
- 05/26/2012 - Ensemble S.P.A.M: La Danse du Cleves
- 05/26/2012 - OmniCircus and MOTH NOR RUST present a robotic pocket opera 'THE GATES OF HELL'
- 05/26/2012 - Strange Sinema 52
- 05/26/2012 - Iteration/Aberration
- 05/26/2012 - BOOTIE SF - Punk Prom w/ A+D, Prom Contest w/ cash prizes, Smash-Up Derby, Sex!, Ya-Ya, more!
- 05/27/2012 - 5/27 Masturbate-a-thon
- 05/28/2012 - Comedy Night at Farley's East
- 05/28/2012 - FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: Wanted Man: Johnny Cash at San Quentin
- 05/29/2012 - Food Shift Movie Night - Dive!
- 05/29/2012 - Litquake's Epicenter: A Night of Edith Piaf
- 05/30/2012 - Harrington Gallery - Fresh Works
- 05/31/2012 - CCSF Forum Literary Magzine Release Party!!!
- 05/31/2012 - Cubanas! Readings from Two Contemporary Cuban Women Writers!
- 05/31/2012 - UNEXPECTED VIEW
- 06/01/2012 - SFFS Presents: âHide Awayâ
- 06/01/2012 - A Warp In The Weft: Surrealist-inspired group exhibit
- 06/01/2012 - First Friday on 24th Street
- 06/01/2012 - Dear Indugu (CD release), Caldecott, and Whiskerman at La PeÃ±a
- 06/01/2012 - Larry Hankin's Street Stories
- 06/01/2012 - Larry Hankin's STREET STORIES
- 06/02/2012 - 16th annual Chocolate + Chalk Art Festival 2012
- 06/02/2012 - EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2012 // JUNE 2-3, JUNE 9-10
- 06/02/2012 - Telethon Concert and Party
- 06/02/2012 - Launch Celebration for University of the Commons
- 06/02/2012 - 34th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
- 06/02/2012 - Report Back from Cuba
- 06/02/2012 - Oakland Nights...Live! June Edition: Book Club
- 06/02/2012 - Heart's Gate World Premiere
- 06/02/2012 - Empire of Death photo exhibit, Dr. Paul Koudounaris
- 06/03/2012 - Joni Morris - Patsy Cline Tribute
- 06/06/2012 - Headlands Center for the Arts presents 2012 Benefit Art Auction: Headlands at 30
- 06/07/2012 - Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State + Author of 'It Worked For Me'
- 06/07/2012 - OneMama + M.O.M. Dance Party + Fundraiser
- 06/07/2012 - Will Franken's New One-Man Show: 'Elementary, My Dear Watson, It Was Crack'
- 06/08/2012 - Southern Exposure's Annual Monster Drawing Rally
- 06/08/2012 - Mortified
- 06/08/2012 - Academy of Danse Libre presents 'Ghostlight Tango'
- 06/08/2012 - Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera <at> Club Oasis
- 06/08/2012 - Vital Signs: The Pulse of an American Nurse
- 06/09/2012 - 42nd Annual Live Oak Park Fair
- 06/09/2012 - Indie-Pino Underground Music Fest
- 06/09/2012 - FAX: Anne Colvin
- 06/09/2012 - My Objectivity: Michal Gavish
- 06/09/2012 - In Our Nature: Crystal Morey
- 06/09/2012 - Through That Which Is Seen
- 06/09/2012 - The Spirit of the Garden
- 06/09/2012 - 'Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington (Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings)'
- 06/10/2012 - Green Kids Conference
- 06/12/2012 - Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz, Author of 'The Price of Inequality'
- 06/12/2012 - A Night of Fairy Tales
- 06/13/2012 - Gail Collins, NY Times Columnist + Author of 'As Texas Goes...'
- 06/13/2012 - Lev Grossman, Best Selling Author of 'The Magicians'
- 06/13/2012 - Citizen Rhythm / Terrence Brewer Cd Release Concert at Yoshi's Oakland
- 06/14/2012 - Stretch and Expose
- 06/14/2012 - CIT presents Cardburg 2012: The Super Track <at> the Bedford Gallery
- 06/14/2012 - When We Fall Apart
- 06/14/2012 - Derrick Jensen: Civilization and Resistance
- 06/15/2012 - Tides Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of '5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche'
- 06/15/2012 - June Literary Clown Foolery: San Francisco Olympians Festival
- 06/16/2012 - Story Vault
- 06/17/2012 - Music for Father's Day
- 06/19/2012 - Adam Lashinsky, Author of 'Inside Apple'
- 06/20/2012 - Agaves w/Greg Starr
- 06/23/2012 - TREASURED CIGAR BOX Assemblage Explorations of the African Diaspora
- 06/28/2012 - An Evening with Paula Poundstone
- 07/19/2012 - The Curse of the Starving Class
- 08/04/2012 - Fun in the Sun Adventures
Posted: 26 May 2012 04:00 AM PDT
Temporality is the third in a multi-year trilogy of work created in a collaborative effort by Thingamajigs Performance Group and poet Stephen Ratcliffe. This marathon 14-hour work is centered upon Stephen Ratcliffeâs poem Temporality (1,000 pages written in 1,000 consecutive days, from 4.10.08 ï¿½" 1.4.11) and combines spoken word, projected images, movable objects and live sound to create various levels of multimedia textures.
For this third work in the trilogy, Thingamajigs will install Temporality and transform The Museum of Art + History in Santa Cruz into a "living exhibit". The "living" refers to the performance aspect: Stephen Ratcliffe at his desk, who will be reading all 1,000 pages of Temporality, and the Thingamajigs Performance Group, whose members will be moving within the space and creating a sonic score. The "exhibit" refers to the images (whether visual or other) that are produced from these actions, and the extended duration of time it takes for all these actions to unfold.
Audience members are welcome to come and go at will, just as if they were viewing art at a museum or gallery. Unlike a traditional art exhibition, Temporality slowly changes and fluxes within its 14-hour duration, and the audience is invited to sit/walk/sleep within or around the events that are unfolding in the space. In performances of the first two works in the trilogy, the public stayed as little as five minutes, while others stayed as long as five hours.
Thingamajigs is interested in testing the perceptions and labels of musical 'composition' and 'performance'. We are interested in spending years to develop and create work in a collaborative manner, and we are interested in pushing the limits of what we think as human nature. Our extended works are the outcome of these investigations, and the public event/exchange is our motivation to reach these lengths. We aim to have a high impact on the local community of all ages by offering them a rare extended performance that invites them to investigate time and temporality; offers them a space to sit, move, and reflect; and gives the chance to be part of an exchange that is intended to change each participant that spends time in the space.
Stephen Ratcliffeâs trilogy of 1,000-page books (HUMAN / NATURE, Remarks on Color / Sound, and Temporality) can be found at Editions Eclipse (http://english.utah.edu/eclipse/). Recent books of poetry include CLOUD / RIDGE, Conversation, REAL, Portraits + Repetition and SOUND/(system). Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet was published last year by Counterpath Press; Listening to Reading, a collection of essays on contemporary "experimental" poetry, was published by SUNY Press in 2000. His daily poems-plus-photographs are at stephenratcliffe.blogspot.com. He lives in Bolinas and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.
The Thingamajigs Performance Group emerged from the long-term collaborations from the individual artists that now make up its ensemble members. Using unusual musical instruments, TPG combines traditional Eastern sensibilities with modern American technologies and performance practices. Creating pieces in a group collaborative process that sometimes incorporate voice and multimedia elements, this ensemble of musicians expands and contracts within each performance situation.
The Thingamajigs Performance Groupâs unique process of creating work is closer to that of theater companies or dance troupes rather than standard music ensembles. Instead of commissioning one composer to write music for which the ensemble will play TPG creates each of its original works in a collaborative manner with each ensemble member having equal creative input in guiding the work to fruition. The core ensemble members have been working together for over 10 years and have devised this unique system of creation through a deep musical and philosophical understanding that comes with years of working and developing together.
Since 2006 Thingamajigs have been collaborating with poet Stephen Ratcliffe to create long-scale multimedia works, each based on one of Ratcliffeâs 1,000-page books of poems. Each work is approximately 14-hours in duration. The first piece of this trilogy, HUMAN / NATURE, was premiered at UC Davis in 2008; the second, Remarks on Color/Sound, at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010; and the last, Temporality, will be premiered at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in 2012.
The core members of the Thingamajigs Performance group consist of Keith Evans, Suki OâKane, Zachary Watkins, Dylan Bolles and Edward Schocker.
History and Mission Statement:
Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes, presents and performs music created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systems. Since 1997 we have presented world premiere works and performances by over 100 local, national and international artists. Known for our adventurous and genre-crossing programs, many of our artists have gained international recognition, including two MacArthur Fellows, Gerbode Foundation's Emerging Composers Awardees, and a McKnight Composer Fellow, to name a few.
Thingamajigs began in 1997 at Mills College. Originally conceived as a forum for composers/performers who develop new and unique ways of producing sound, it soon broke out of the college environment and into a large public offering. As of 2004 a permanent board of was created, by which many events in addition to the Annual Music for People + Thingamajigs Festival are produced. In addition to our annual festival Thingamajigs offers a variety of arts, educational, and cross-cultural events such as The Pacific Exchange Series, Thingama-kids!, and various artist exchange programs.
Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, as well as promote collaborative efforts within other artistic disciplines not generally associated with festivals of music. With open workshops and performances, we welcome audiences/participants of all ages and backgrounds to join in a wonderful tradition started here in the Bay Area by such composers as Henry Cowell, Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and John Cage.
Posted: 26 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT
May 26, 27 and 28 Playlandâs Fourth Anniversary Weekend Open Memorial Day Monday Kick off summer with a bang and commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Museum of Fun with us. We'll have special contests on the pinball and carnival games and many other surprises! Open Monday 10 to 5 for an extra day to play!
The special events of Playlandâs Fourth Anniversary Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can play all day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic, side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious sights and sounds of that marvelous era.
Posted: 26 May 2012 11:25 AM PDT
Bridge architect Joseph Strauss devised more than the world's most iconic span: he came up with the hard hat, to protect his team of fearless workers, along with many other inventions. Celebrate the birthday of our beautiful bridge by discovering the inventions our Bay Area bridges have brought us on this special edition of the popular Invented in San Francisco Walking Tour.
San Francisco's creative nature inspired innovation long before the silicon chip: Some of the world's most influential inventions were dreamed up by San Franciscan tinkerers. On this tour, we explore seven surprising stories of innovation that exemplify San Francisco as a hotbed of creative thinking for nearly two centuries. We'll investigate the science behind some of these inventions, discuss how the nature of what we patent has evolved over time, and explore our own ability to think outside the box.
Please note: This tour does NOT take place on the GG Bridge. We'll follow our usual downtown route, with views of the Bay Bridge and discussion of bridge-related inventions, as well as the many other innovations covered on the regular tour.
2.3 miles, moderate with 1 challenging uphill, 2.5 hours $45/person, includes snacks
Discovery Street offers walking tours that explore the science of everyday life, in your food, on the street, and inside you. www.DiscoveryStreetTours.com
Posted: 26 May 2012 05:00 PM PDT
The Flamenco Society of San Jose presents an extra ordinary evening of Flamenco in Concert. Featuring an amazing cast of professional flamenco artists. Two outstanding flamenco dancers of their generation; Stephanie Narvaez and Clara Rodriguez. Legend flamenco singer, Roberto Zamora, and the spectacular flamenco guitarist, David McLean.
This performance showcases some of the best flamenco artists in United States. Performing music, song and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain, noted for its energetic and passionate style. Flamenco in Concert guarantees a performance full of power, magic and purity.
MORE INFO: Eddie Diaz ** http://www.theflamencosociety.org ** flamencos <at> earthlink.net ** 510-792-8355 Presented by The Flamenco Society of San Jose
Posted: 26 May 2012 05:30 PM PDT
Ensemble S.P.A.M. will perform 13th cent. French rondeaus, caroles, and motets containing both sacred and secular/popular elements; secular ballades and virelais by Machaut and Dufay; Italian sacred laude, caccie and ballate by Piero and Landini, a fractal canon by Ciconia, and a saltarello contained in an anonymous Italian manuscript owned by the British Library.
Individually, we have appeared as members of Anonymous 4, Bimbetta, Ensemble Alcatraz, and Ensemble Project Ars Nova, + as guest artists of American Bach Soloists, Altramar, Boston Camerata, Chanticleer, Hesperion XX, the Newberry Consort, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Sequentia, Theatre of Voices, + more.
MORE INFO: Jane McDougle ** http://www.stbedesmenlopark.org ** jmcdougle <at> stbedesmenlopark.org ** 650-854-6555 Presented by St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park
Posted: 26 May 2012 05:30 PM PDT
Join MOTH NOR RUST including Frank Garvey, Dave Gursom, Taylor Way, the Robotic Ensemble and other Surrealist Warriors of the Unconscious in a very special event and PERFORMANCE of a new work entitled "THE GATES OF HELL", the story of a very special day Frank Garvey recently spent with his beloved "fiance" at the Rodin Gardens.
MOTH NOR RUST new show "THE GATES OF HELL" with the Robot Ensemble of OmniCircus. Doors open 7:30pm
Donation gratefully accepted $10 plus... any less and you get our thanks and a hearty handshake
Find us: 550 Natoma Street between 6th + 7th St. + Mission + Howard Streets, door on Russ St. We are also less than 2 blocks from the Civic Center BART and numerous bus lines on Mission and Market. Get off at 7th.
Posted: 26 May 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Strange Sinema 52 - Sat. May 26 - 8PM
Oddball Films and Curator Stephen Parr present Strange Sinema 52, a monthly screening of offbeat films, old gems and newly discovered oddities all culled from Oddball Films 50,000 film archive. Entertaining, experimental and eye-opening, tonightâs films feature: Land-Divers of Melanesia (1972), Kal Muller and ethnographic famed filmmaker Robert Gardnerâs collaborate to profile Melanesian men as they attach vines to their ankles, diving headlong from a 100 ft wooden tower in the Naghol land-diving ritual; Isaac Hayes performs the Theme From Shaft in this eye-popping, over-the-top display of glitz from the 44th Academy Awards show in 1972; Lipstick and Dynamite features furious femmes battling it out for the Womenâs Wrestling Championship of the World in 1949; and the famed Tiffany Chimps star in My Children (1931!), an all-monkey "chimpsploitation" comedy short. Three brilliant, hilarious, stop-motion, live-action films by film pioneers David âChuckâ Menville and Len Janson including Stop, Look and Listen about âhuman-poweredâ automobiles, Blaze Glory, the 70âs midnight movie hit spoof of Western gunfighters and Vicious Cycles another wacko short about biker gangs terrorizing scooter clubs. Two of film genius Georges Meliesâ most remembered surrealist films The Ballet Masterâs Dream (1903) and Fairy Land: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903); and 7362 (1967) the languid rhythms of fades, dissolves and superimpositions permeate this masterfully avant garde film by the auteur of the optical printer Pat OâNeill. Plus: Bizarre home movies from 1958, jet crash, Needle in a Haystack contest, guy jumps into a pool of fire, and Jayne Mansfield in a rickshaw?
Posted: 26 May 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Performances by Mike Morris, Dayv Jones, Tooth and Eric Stewart. With films by Tony Conrad, Rose Lowder, Randy-Sterling Hunter, Zach Iannazzi and more. ...
Iteration/Aberration explores the relationships between pattern, wavelength, and rhythm to that of perception, memory and experience. By extending cinema beyond traditional forms of presentation, the projector and audience become dynamic and malleable elements that reframe the media-maker's role into that more akin to a performer, conductor or choreographer. These artist's employ optical, electrical and mechanical manipulations that pry cinema into a ritualistic performance of light and sound fully accepting that the act of watching, changes that which is being watched.
[untitled] by Mathew Stryke
Drone piece with binaural beats, 15 minutes
Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals (Finale) by Tony Conrad 16mm, 10 minutes
âArticulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals is one of the most austere and highly structure-dependent films ever, made without images other than six patterns of alternating black and white imposed upon the full surface of the film strip.â (Canyon Cinema)
Les Tournesols, Les Tournesols Colores by Rose Lowder 16mm, 6 minutes
âThe film presents a field of sunflowers. The focus is adjusted frame by frame in succession according to a series of patterns on particular plants situated in different parts of the field. The diverse configurations placed on separate frames of the film strip appear, when projected successively, simultaneously on the screen. Thus, filmed one after another at different focal lengths, the sunflowers combine during projection to form one spatiotemporal image. LES TOURNESOLS COLORÃS is a capricious version of the film.â (Canyon Cinema)
Impromptu by Rose Lowder 16mm, 8 minutes
âMounted frame by frame in the camera by rewinding the reel several times during filming, the composition of the film is based on the interweaving of images recorded at two or three different periods of time. The mingling of the mobile forms in each space on the screen represents a particular spatiotemporal experience....â (Canyon Cinema)
Tarp by Zach Iannazzi 16mm 3 minutes Films by Randy Sterling Hunter TBA __________________________________________ PERFORMANCES
First Hermenutics, Multi-channel film/video performance, 15-20 min. - Michael Morris
â... an expanded cinema performance utilizing the aberrations that occur in the interpretation of filmic frame rates by NTSC video refresh rates. The first in a series of works conflating the discipline of interpreting texts with technological modes of interpreting information and with the bodily processes involved in perception. It makes use of hacked 16mm projectors, hand processed film loops, CMOS spy cameras, light sensitive electronics, and flickering light projections that produce a cacophony of responsive noise.â (Michael Morris)
Circles of Confusion, 10 minutes dual 16mm - Eric Stewart
Colored circles pulse and blend to the sounds of oscillators and doomsday cults.
Live video performance by Dayv Jones
Dayv Jones is a long time cable access producer and ATA volunteer staff. He works almost exclusively with Hi8/Digital 8 cameras- creating imagery reminiscent of the in-between wake and sleep state of consciousness through the use of in camera effects, filters, and recycling imagery by shooting monitors. Regenerating Arms, Dual 16mm variable time - Tooth + more TBA!!!!!
Posted: 26 May 2012 07:00 PM PDT
BOOTIE PUNK PROM Dress up fabulous to win cash prizes at midnight! Punk Prom King - $100 Punk Prom Queen - $100 Best Punk Prom Couple - $200 -------------------------------------------
Mashup DJs and chaperones: A PLUS D - http://aplusd.net -------------------------------------------
11 PM: Live mashup Prom band: SMASH-UP DERBY - http://smashupderby.com -------------------------------------------
Midnight Mashup Show: YA-YA -------------------------------------------
Upstairs room: SEX! Sexy electro-house with DJs: KEITH KRAFT - http://soundcloud.com/kraftrmath GIZMOTRONIK - http://facebook.com/sir.gizmoH -------------------------------------------
Opening DJ: DADA -------------------------------------------
FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door! $10 before 10pm, $20 cover, 21+ w/ID -------------------------------------------
$15 advance tickets -- SKIP THE LINE! Available at: http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf ------------------------------------------- http://BootieSF.com
We're doing Prom season the Bootie way! It's Bootie's first Punk Prom! Dress fabulous for a chance to be crowned Punk Prom royalty and win cash prizes - $100 each for Punk Prom King + Queen, and $200 for Best Prom Couple! Resident mashup DJs and chaperones A Plus D will keep you bouncing all night long while tossing some of your favorite Punk Prom mashups into the mix!
Your live Prom mashup band Smash-Up Derby takes the stage at 11 PM to give you a rocking set that's anything but slow dances, and for the Midnight Mashup Show, Ya-Ya celebrates graduation by being "sexy and you know it!" And finally, in the upstairs lounge, it wouldn't be Prom Night without SEX!, as DJs Keith Kraft and Gizmotronik bring some sexy electro-house to keep you dancing!
Posted: 27 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT
Like walk-a-thons? You'll love this wank-a-thon. Collect pledges to "compete" in duration or orgasm count, or just spank out your own $40 contribution. Proceeds benefit the Center for Sex + Culture, 1349 Mission Street <at> Grace x 9th/10th, SF.
Shockingly, that is also the location of the event, which is Sunday, May 27, 2012, from 10am to midnight. Note: no admission after 10pm. 18+ only.
Posted: 28 May 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Kelly Anneken hosts the Bay Area's funniest standup comedians every month. Enjoy Farley's full cafe menu, coffee, and bar items as you laugh off your Monday at this FREE performance. Featuring headliner Jesse Elias and local favorites Anna Seregina, Red Scott, Clare O'Kane, Bryant Hicks, Colleen Watson, Trevor Hill, and Roman Leo.
Posted: 28 May 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Johnny Cash may have done time only for picking flowers one night after curfew, but his fellowship with prisoners knew no bounds. On the album At San Quentin, playing for an audience of riotously grateful convicts, he sounds not only humbled by his freedom, but shamed by it. He understood the struggle of walking the line, and knew that but for the grace of God (or June Carter) he - the Man in Black - might well be wearing prison blues. Wanted Man will present Josh Pollock and the East Bay Three in a rocking reinterpretation of this legendary performance. To make the experience complete, we'll need a house of roaring inmates. Been out of your cell lately?
Join us as we revisit a powerful moment in Bay Area history, and underscore the drama and literary value of Cash's music by presenting it in a theatrical context.
Performed by Josh Pollock and the East Bay Three: Joe Lewis, Anton Patzner, and Laura Weinbach
ONE NIGHT ONLY! GET TICKETS: http://www.shotgunplayers.org/2012_cabaret_fps2.htm
Or call (510) 841-6500
A SHOTGUN CABARET PRESENTATION
More info at: www.1stpersonsingular.com
Posted: 29 May 2012 04:00 PM PDT
âDiveâ is a film that exposes the problem of food waste in America. This film is brought to us by Food Shift, an Earth Island Institute sponsored project dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system that curbs waste, empowers communities, respects the environment, and nourishes all people. Following the film will be a conversation with Dana Frasz, Director of Food Shift and Kirsten Bourne from Bi-Rite Market to discuss innovative ways grocery stores can do their part to reduce waste.
Please join us for food, drink and discussion! This is a fundraiser so please bring $5-10 for entrance and a few extra dollars for our sustainable raffle prizes.
Contact foodshift <at> gmail.com with any questions.
Please RSVP at http://foodshiftmovienight.eventbrite.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/events/313236405418375/ ______________________________________
Spread the word and keep in touch! Website: http://www.foodshift.net/ Donate: https://secure.acceptiva.com/ Blog: https://rally.org/foodshift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foodshift Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/danafrasz + https://twitter.com/#!/foodshift ______________________________________
For more information about Dive, please check out http://www.divethefilm.com/
Posted: 29 May 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Litquake and City Lights Books present an evening of readings and music celebrating the life of French singer Edith Piaf with Carolyn Burke, author of "No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf," and musical accompaniment from chanteuse Betty Roi.
The Epicenter embraces a theater of ideas between writers and readers with a literary conversation followed by audience Q+A, book sales and signing. Admission is free, cocktails recommended. Capacity is limited, so come early.
MORE INFO: Elise Proulx or Jack Boulware ** http://litquake.org/calendar-of-events/event/an-evening-of-edith-piaf-with-carolyn-burke ** info <at> litquake.org ** 415-440-4177 Presented by Litquake Literary Festival
Posted: 30 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT
May 30 - June 30; Wed. - Fri. 12-5 pm, Sat. 11am-3pm; Gallery reception Sat., June 2, 1-3pm
A gallery reception will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The exhibit will include an array of media -- watercolors, oils, pastels, sculptures, photography -- by accomplished San Francisco Bay Area artists. This season's juror is award-winning Berkeley painter, photographer and video artist Kim Anno. May 30 - June 30; Wed. - Fri. 12-5 pm, Sat. 11am-3pm; Gallery reception Sat., June 2, 1-3pm.
MORE INFO: Julie Finegan ** http://www.firehousearts.org ** jfinegan <at> ci.pleasanton.ca.us ** 925-931-4849 Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Posted: 31 May 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Enjoy free snacks and free thought as we unveil the fall 2011 edition of Forum Literary Magazine, a bi-yearly publication of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Photography from the Bay Area. Assembled on campus by a ragtag group of credit-hungry desperadoes, Forum Magazine has served as The City College of San Francisco's outlet for creative thought for nearly three decades. Come early and share your particular flavor of expression as we host an open mic, or come late and eat lots of free yummy tasty things .
This event is open to the the public, student status is not required.
Posted: 31 May 2012 05:00 PM PDT
A live, in-person reading from two Cuban women authors, as they celebrate the first English translations of their respective works published through Cubanabooks. Mirta Yanez and Nancy Alonso (photo, right) will share readings from Yanez's "Havana is a Really Big City" and Alonso's "Disconnect/Desencuentro." Audience Q and A follows the reading.
The evening also features a live performance by the Azucar Trio--three members from Azucar Con Ache, an all-woman, Bay Area-based salsa and latin jazz ensemble.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear two accomplished Cuban women authors and effervescent Latin rhythm!
(Presentation in Spanish, with English translation and interpretation provided)
MORE INFO: Jason Wallach ** http://www.missionculturalcenter.org ** events <at> missionculturalcenter.org ** 415-821-1155 Presented by Mission Cultural Center
Posted: 31 May 2012 06:00 PM PDT
An evening of sound/film performances with:
Linda Scobie and John Davis
Ben Bracken and Paul Clipson
Irwin Swirnoff makes films, takes photos, writes creative non-fiction and gets inspiration from all kinds of music. His work wants to take you on faded daydreams filled with longing, desire, and lingering memories. Heâs interested in capturing the wonder of the everyday, and remembering that our bodies might know a lot more than our minds.
Jon Porras is a Bay Area musician whose work focuses on combining open tuned guitar with effects and processing. With clear cut roots in Americana and West Coast guitar, his work ranges from sparse, finger-picked passages to densely layered walls of melancholic wash.
Linda Scobie is DIY filmmaker who works in 16mm. Her films have been shown in the Black Maria, Antimatter and Ann Arbor Film Festivals. Her latest piece âSky Dogsâ is a 20 minute paper animated voyage through the cosmos, with dogs.
John Davis is an Oakland artist working with moving images and sound, expanding their relationships through experimentation, chance, collaboration and improvisation. Current performance work investigates various sound and image delivery systems, their material bi-products, and the range of sensory possibilities that exists between them.
Ben Bracken Is a musician and artist living in Oakland, California, who explores possibilities of echo-relocation in sound-based art.
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on live performances, films and installations.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 01:00 PM PDT
June 1 - June 7
A man with no name arrives in a small town in Michigan, heads to the harbor and buys a dilapidated boat. He is taciturn and withdrawn, nursing a private grief that unfolds in flashback. His halting progress in repairing the boat is monitored by two locals, an old seafarer with a similarly haunted past and a pretty waitress trying to quit smoking. With minimal dialogue but significant emotional content, Eyreâs film limns the mourning process, showing how the protagonistâs hands-on labors give him the time and space to reflect on his sorrows and perhaps the ability to rejoin society. Adding to his list of risky, demanding roles Josh Lucas is riveting, ably supported by James Cromwell as the old sea dog and Ayelet Zurer as the waitress.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
For the month of June 2012 The Emerald Tablet presents:
'A Warp In The Weft'
Show hangs June 1st to June 30th Opening reception: June 1st, 6-10 pm Gallery hours: Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1-7 pm Closing reception: June 29th (with special guests TBA)
Artists: Aram Larsen, Menlo Macfarlane, Douglass Truth, Della Heywood, Winston Smith and more
Join us at the Emerald Tablet to experience a fresh summer blend of artists spinning alternate realities by Surrealist-inspired image magic and trickery. A playful mood and whimsical metaphysics weave seamlessly into unsettling tweaks on familiar landscapes, as the fabric of the everyday is teased apart for a series of peeks into dimensions beyond.
Events and impromptu happenings will be held at the gallery throughout the month. Come to the opening to meet the artists and enjoy the party, drop in during gallery hours or phone for an appointment. Rumor has it that we will be hosting a very special event for the closing reception... so stay tuned!
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 04:30 PM PDT
First Fridays on 24th Street is back for May, June and July. On the evening of June 1, wander 24th Street from Mission to Potrero to see street performances, childrenâs activities, low riders, and more. Local stores and restaurants will be presenting live music, art exhibits, special deals, and bites for $3.00-$5.00.
Sponsored by the Lower 24th Street Merchants and Neighbors Association in collaboration with the S.F. Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Supervisor David Campos.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
East Bay indie rockers, Dear Indugu, celebrate the release of their debut studio EP. Inside every human is a natural compulsion to the honest and the real. Oakland-based folk-rock band Dear Indugu embodies these primal desires in their lyrics and sound, says the Alameda Sun. With powerful instrumentation, potent lyrics, and rich vocal harmony the group delivers a strong live performance you won't want to miss.
Dear Indugu (EP Release!) Caldecott Whiskerman
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
TWO NIGHTS ONLY! JUNE 1 + 2!
The Marsh in association with the San Francisco Improv Festival presents Larry Hankin in âLarry Hankinâs Street Storiesâ
Larry Hankin, actor and a founding member of legendary San Francisco improvisational theater troupe, The Committee, will be returning to the city for two nights of solo performance of his critically acclaimed show âLarry Hankin's Street Stories,â June 1st + 2nd, 2012. The San Francisco Improv Festival and The Marsh are pleased to bring Hankin and his decades of theatrical and film talent back to San Francisco. The one-man show was the basis for his Oscar-nominated short film âSollyÊ¼s Dinerâ and was last performed in San Francisco in the 90s, though recently it has been enjoyed by audiences in Venice, CA.
âThe feeling IÊ¼m going for is sort of like if Lord Buckley and BrÊ¼er Rabbit smoked a joint together and started telling each othersÊ¼ stories,â Hankin said. âThe stories and stuff were always written to be told in front of a live audience. A live audience is an amazing thing.â
The show originally opened at the Met Theatre in Hollywood and received plaudits from the LA Weekly, the Daily News and the LA Times, which called the show ââ¦a Don Quixote for modern times.â
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
The San Francisco Improv Festival, in association with The Marsh, presents Larry Hankin in âLarry Hankinâs Street Storiesâ
Larry Hankin, actor and a founding member of legendary San Francisco improvisational theater troupe, The Committee, will be returning to the city for two nights of solo performance of his critically acclaimed show âLarry Hankin's Street Stories,â June 1st & 2nd, 2012. The San Francisco Improv Festival and The Marsh are pleased to bring Hankin and his decades of theatrical and film talent back to San Francisco. The one-man show was the basis for his Oscar-nominated short film âSollyÊ¼s Dinerâ and was last performed in San Francisco in the 90s, though recently it has been enjoyed by audiences in Venice, CA.
âThe feeling IÊ¼m going for is sort of like if Lord Buckley and BrÊ¼er Rabbit smoked a joint together and started telling each othersÊ¼ stories,â Hankin said. âThe stories and stuff were always written to be told in front of a live audience. A live audience is an amazing thing.â
The show originally opened at the Met Theatre in Hollywood and received plaudits from the LA Weekly, the Daily News and the LA Times, which called the show ââ¦a Don Quixote for modern times.â
This show is 65 minutes with no intermission and is intended for audiences aged 15 and up. All seating, save the $50 reserved seating, is general admission and on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale.
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT
The sidewalks in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the CHOCOLATE + CHALK ART FESTIVAL, Saturday, June 2. First prize in the CHALK ART CONTEST is $250. Same-day, free registration 10AM-5PM in booths at 1495 and 1673 Shattuck Ave. Chalk is $10. For CHOCOLATE SAMPLING, purchase tickets at event booths at 1400, 1495 and 1673 Shattuck Ave. to use in the restaurants. Featuring vegan chocolate mini pies, habaÃ±ero chocolate gelato, Nutella crepes, adult brownies, or savories like chocolate ricotta pizza, chicken molÃ©, or Caribbean chocolate soup. www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com 510.548.5335
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
East Bay Open Studios, presented by Oaklandâs Pro Arts, is the largest and most exciting arts event in the region!
This year, June 2-3 and June 9-10, over 400 artists from all across the East Bay open their studios to the public, offering an opportunity for art fans of all ages to visit artistsâ studios, peek inside their creative process, and purchase works directly from local artists. Since 1979, this event remains the largest art event in the region and draws an annual audience over 50,000!
The event features a Preview Exhibition at Pro Arts, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, on view May 1 - June 10, 2012.
All participating artists are featured in the annual Directory of East Bay Arts. Published and distributed in conjunction with East Bay Open Studios, the directory includes artist listings, a 12 month East Bay Arts Calendar and the East Bay Arts Index - an index of local arts organizations, galleries, venues, and artist groups.
Together, the Directory of East Bay Arts and East Bay Open Studios serve as essential resources for artists to cultivate new audiences for their work.
About Pro Arts Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services --fiscal sponsorship to artists and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 15 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 500 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000.
www.proartsgallery.org info <at> proartsgallery.org / 510.763.4361
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
The telethon is the big finish to the Spring Fundraising Campaign. It will feature a wide range of local celebrities, musician, a fine art auction, and more. Emcees, including award-winning news anchors Dana King (KPIX) and Rita Williams (KTVU), author and interviewer Eileen Malone, and actor, writer and director Terry McGovern will host the event. Exclusive footage of artist June Schwarcz, Jone Chiara, and Wanxin Zhang, as well as RAC teachers, students, and RAC LOV members will highlight the significance of the center. Also the be aired; a short documentary inspired in part by the RAC's acclaimed 2011 exhibit Blossoms and Thorns. The telethon can be seen on TV, both Comcast and AT+T and online on Justin.tv/richmondartcenter.
Bands: Mister Loveless Foxtails Brigade Dum Spito Spero Vir Mansion Plik Plok The Hipwaders
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The commons: What we share. Creations of nature and culture that belong to all of us equally.
On Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 7 p.m., we invite the community to join us at Artistsâ Television Access to celebrate the launch of a tuition-free educational community project, University of the Commons.
University of the Commons is a collective of teachers, activists, scholars, writers, and students dedicated to the idea of education for the sake of education. We invite new faculty, students, and the community to join us in forming a university dedicated to tuition-free education for all.
UTOC will work to provide an open, dynamically evolving educational framework dedicated to supporting the free exchange of knowledge and ideas, inclusively and equitably, from and for the many diverse communities of San Francisco.
UOTC will create opportunities for learning, camaraderie, and critical thinking; activities will include classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, teach-ins, and activist interventions. Starting in early June, the first section of 6 courses will begin; topics include Western music, filmmaking, literary criticism, science literacy, computer history, and Occupy activism. Classes will be university-quality, two-hour-a-week, fully scaled courses taught by qualified individuals living and working in the Bay Area.
The University of the Commons Launch Celebration will offer:
Roundtable discussions with featured speakers Stephanie Ellis independent, interdisciplinary cultural scholar and artist Andrej Grubacic chair, Anthropology Department at CIIS; author, Donât Mourn, Balkanize Mike Pincus Free University of Palo Alto Megan Prelinger author, Another Science Fiction; cofounder of Prelinger Library and more speakers TBA, addressing such topics as - The nature and history of âThe Commonsâ and the endangered status of these ideas currently - Education as a fundamental right
Brief introductory course presentations describing the first batch of classes offered
Snacks, drinks, fantastic music by the Brass Liberation Orchestra!
The university rests on the idea of free education as a fundamental right of all free people. All activities are open to the general public. All activities are free of charge.
Please join us Saturday June 2, 2 to 7 p.m., at Artistsâ Television Access for the University of the Commons Launch Celebration!
We hope to see you there!
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 02:00 PM PDT
June 2nd at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and June 3rd at 4 p.m.
For the 34th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Festival Artistic Directors Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo have curated a thrilling line-up featuring 30 veteran Bay Area dance companies performing both ancient and contemporary dances. The Festival, taking place June 2 through July 1, continues to bring dance to an ever-widening audience. It opens at Fort Mason Center, when Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents the thrilling world premiere of "Bayangan Jiwa" in collaboration with the Sundanese gamelan Pusaka Sunda on June 2 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. An Artist Dialogue with the renowned Lily Cai of the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at 4 p.m. on June 3rd completes the first weekend. June 2nd at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and June 3rd at 4 p.m..
MORE INFO: http://www.worldartswest.org ** 415-474-3914 Presented by San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 03:00 PM PDT
What: Report Back from Cuba: A night of video, dialogue, music, + dance
The Berkeley-Palma Soriano Sister-City Association traveled with 22 dancers to our sister city in Palma Soriano in the province of Santiago, Cuba this past December and participated in the Week of Culture as well as a Solidarity Brigade working on a reforestation project. We will be sharing our experiences thru a video presentation, personal recollections, pictures, and dance performances. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for further information or clarification. Dana Merryday 510-464-4615
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 05:30 PM PDT
Fresh on the heels of our wildly successful May âHilarityâ-themed show, itâs our June âBookclubâ-themed show!
This month.... 4 live in-person authors reading their work!: -Dean Rader - deanrader.com -Kari Marboe - karimarboe.com/home.html -CristÃ³bal McKinney - freestoriesproject.com/2010/07/07/author-cristobal-mckinney/ -Anhvu Buchanan - anhvubuchanan.com ONLs Favorite bookstore: -Borderlands Books!! - borderlands-books.com A special presentation from: -San Francisco Center for the Book - sfcb.org And as always: -Our house band: The Hats! PLUS: -Other things!
What is "Oakland Nights...Live!!"? Why it is Oakland's very own monthly late night talk show. Itâs half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Weeâs Playhouse, half Fresh Air, and all Oakland. Weâve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-enactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist from the South Pole, and much much more! Filled with Oakland trivia, highlights on local small businesses, spotlights on amazing non-profits - it is a microscope that looks in on all the little wonders across the Oakland Bay Area. Come see the show that all your friends are already at! Every 1st Saturday at 8pm.
-Jeremy (The Ghost Host) + Julie (The Host from the Coast)
Posted: 02 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Maestro Eric Kujawsky conducts an exciting World Premiere: Local composer Dan Wyman's concerto called "Heart's Gate," a tribute to the Golden Gate Bridge as it celebrates its 75th year. Mark Goldstein will play the virtuosic solo part composed for the Marimba Lumina, a versatile synthesizer laid out like a marimba, played with multiple mallets. Also on the program: The delectable and rarely-heard complete score to Stravinsky's first neoclassical work, the ballet Pulcinella, with soloists Theresa Cardinale, Brian Thorsett and Richard Fey. Kristin Link will perform William Schuman's popular evocation of a younger America, Three Places in New England. Preconcert lecture at 7:00.
MORE INFO: Eric Kujawsky, Music Director ** http://www.redwoodsymphony.org ** info <at> redwoodsymphony.org ** 650-366-6872 Presented by Redwood Symphony
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 10:00 PM PDT
Photography show: photos from the Empire of Death
Dates: June 2 - June 28
The Empire of Death by art historian/photographer Dr. Paul Koudounaris was named one of the ten best books of 2011 by London's Evening Standard--unique as a work of history writing and photography, it was the world's first ever study of bone-decorated religious shrines. Original photos from the book, some over four feet wide, will be on display at the Articulated Gallery at Loved to Death in San Francisco. The photos will be augmented by a selection from the author's forthcoming book, Heavenly Creatures, a study of seventeenth-century, jewel-encrusted, full skeleton relics. On display from June 2 to June 28, these stunning images probe the macabre to reveal a profound and sympathetic beauty, and visitors to the show will gain a rare opportunity to enter into a mysterious world seldom seen.
For information and contact with Dr. Paul Koudounaris, visit www.empiredelamort.com or email info <at> empiredelamort.com.
For information about Loved to Death, visit www.lovedtodeath.net
Posted: 03 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Back at the Firehouse by popular demand and again accompanied by the talented After Midnight Band, Joni Morris returns with her haunting renditions of Patsy Cline's hits such as "Crazy", "Sweet Dreams" and "I Fall to Pieces".
MORE INFO: http://www.firehousearts.org ** 925-931-4848 Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Posted: 06 Jun 2012 04:30 PM PDT
2012 marks Headlandsâ 30th anniversary! Join us for our biggest event and fundraiser of the year. Enjoy cocktails, hors dâoeuvres, live entertainment and dance party by DJ Primo. Bid on nearly 100 works of contemporary art and one-of-a-kind items, all in support of Headlandsâ next 30 years.
One-Of-A-Kind Objects Headlands-inspired objects created in honor of the 30th Anniversary. Local makers include: Captain Blankenship, De La Paz Coffee, Heath Ceramics, Small Trade Company/Matt Dick, Tauro/Scott Tal, New Factory/Yvonne Mouser + Adam Reineck
One-of-A-Kind Experiences -Marfa, Texas: Hosted weekend at the Chinati + Judd Foundations; private jet -Belize: 4 days at Francis Ford Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge
INFO: info <at> headlands.org 415-331-2787
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 10:00 AM PDT
Throughout his decades of service to the country, Gen. Colin Powell has kept his private life out of the limelight. Now, in his new book âIt Worked for Me: In Life and Leadershipâ he is opening up to reveal the important principles that guided him from being the son of Jamaican immigrants to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African-American Secretary of State. He shows others the foundations for achievement and leadership that worked for him and can help make their dreams come true, too.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 03:30 PM PDT
Join us for a night of fashion, music, dance and giving!
Help us empower women and families of rural, impoverished communities around the world to be healthy, educated and financially successful. Our current goal is to raise $20,000 to bring our on-site solar panels to the health clinic in Uganda, continue HIV and Malaria prevention programs, provide midwives with critical medical supplies, and to expand to surrounding countries.
For those that won't be able to attend but would love to be a part of this event, you will be able to celebrate with us via Skype. Details to come!
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 07:00 PM PDT
A new one-man show, bon voyage to the UK party, and DVD taping all rolled up into one special and hilarious evening. . .
Following the success of February's smash hit "Meme + Pepe = Bebe" at the Purple Onion, comedic tour de force Wm. Franken ("Best Comedian" and "Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs") returns to the scene of the crime in his latest one-man sketch comedy roller coaster, "Elementary, My Dear Watson, It Was Crack".
Those familiar with Franken's manic character changes, razor sharp wit, and unapologetic, anti-PC stance will find nothing out of the ordinary here as Franken opens the show with a drug and weapons deal and proceeds to use ebonics to berate white boys who haven't seen every episode of "The Wire" -- all before transforming himself into literature's most famous and erudite detective, Sherlock Holmes, recently pulled from the Baskervilles case and assigned to the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects.
And that's just the opening!
Classic, rarely-seen, and never-before-seen Franken sketches, intertwine melodically in his patented solo theatrical structure, resulting in a kaleidoscopic tsunami of multi-character hilarity -- audiences stop laughing long enough only to drop their jaws.
Other important news regarding this show:
1) This is Franken's last BIG SHOW in San Francisco before he brings his one-man absurdity to Edinburgh, Scotland for the month of August. Come witness this one-night only grand send-off; Franken to the UK and the success that awaits. . .
2) This night will be recorded for posterity. A DVD shoot capturing a new Franken, new material, and shorter, sexier hair. Be part of this historical night.
3) Franken as teacher/impresario? Yes, out of the numerous comedy students Franken works with, he's hand selected two of them to open up this very special night, Richard Sarvate and Sam Pond. They both carry the Will Franken Seal of Approval and tonight, he presents them to YOU.
Yet most importantly, the overriding reason to attend is that Franken is downright hilarious. . .
"Elementary, my dear Watson," said Holmes, "His shit be off-the-hook funny."
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Southern Exposure's famous Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing and fundraising event where more than 120 artists work side by side, allowing spectators to observe them in the act of creation. Drawings will be available for purchase immediately after their completion for just $60 each, and all proceeds provide direct, critical support for Southern Exposure's programs. The Monster Drawing Rally consists of four one-hour shifts that each feature approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously. The evening also includes food carts, a live DJ, and beer on tap.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Mortified is a comic excavation of adolescent writing, art + media. PS: It totally likes you.
Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, + Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers!
Where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Bon Jovi? Submissions come from a wide range of participants, from professional performers to total amateurs . All in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Share the shame.
See Mortified on TV! Watch The Mortified Sessions on the Sundance Channel!
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Friday and Saturday, 8-9 June 2012, 8pm Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto, CA
A story of intrigue showcasing dances of the Victorian era through the 1920s in authentic period attire. Also featuring performances by Swing Cats Rhythm Revue. "Ghostlight Tango" will be the seventh theatrical historical dance show produced by the Academy of Danse Libre.
This type of show only happens every 2-3 years. Buy discounted tickets now before the show sells out.
Founded in 1996, the Academy of Danse Libre is a Mountain View, CA based 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the lively exhibition of and education about vintage social dance by bringing to life the history of dance, music, dress, and mannerisms of the Victorian era through the early 20th century. During the past 16 years, Danse Libre has performed from California to the Smithsonian Institute, Paris, and Prague.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Great Integration: A Chamber Hip-Hop Opera (ft. Rico Pabon + Do D.A.T) at Club Oasis in Oakland on Friday, June 8.
With an 8 piece classical chamber orchestra featuring deep funk drums and Bay Area hip-hop icons, MC Rico PabÃ³n and Do D.A.T., Great Integration is a revolutionary music that "defies such categories as jazz, classical, and hip-hop" (Oakland Tribune), is "ambitious" (The New Yorker), and âbreaks established boundaries between genres and stylesâ (SF Examiner).
$5 students $10 general admission
More info + tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245449
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Vital Signs is a frank and funny vivisection of life on-the-job in a modern hospital in wildly diverse San Francisco. Equally comic, tragic and touching, it reveals what really goes on behind-the-scenes in a bustling medical center where patients, nurses, and families try their best to make the most of some very difficult, and at times utterly ridiculous, situations. Playing nearly two dozen characters, Alison is hoping to raise your blood pressure, have you in stitches, and give you a probing, insiderâs x-ray view of the hospital setting and the people who valiantly cope with it.
"Alison is a gifted writer and performer... painfully funny and profound." - Ann Randolph
"...funny, heartbreaking, frustrating, frightening and plain ol' interesting...a must-see." - - -- Mike Oz, Fresno Bee
"...masterful parody, amazing humor, and unusual sensitivity and compassion. She humanizes a world that is often percieved as sterile and impersonal. Her work will be a revelation to many and a thoroughly entertaining experience for all." - Jeff Anderson, M.D.
"A surgical strike to the funny bone. Penetrating, probing, and as revelatory as an MRI." - Jane Veit, RN
For more info, visit www.nursealison.com
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT
WHAT: 42nd Annual Live Oak Park Fair Highly anticipated FREE 2-day FAMILY event featuring over 100 high-caliber artists and craftspeople...showcasing affordable contemporary art, fine crafts, handcrafted jewelry + accessories, clothing, handmade quilts and baskets, plus sculptural + functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal + wood. Continuous entertainment + music for kids + adults. Delicious food + drink with seating among the oaks + redwoods or alongside the Codornices Creek. Free shuttles from BART.
WHERE: Live Oak Park - 1301 Shattuck Ave. at Berryman St. North Berkeley, CA 94709.
INFORMATION: Phone (510) 227-7110 or www.liveoakparkfair.com
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 11:30 AM PDT
An afternoon of live music, featuring independent and underground Filipino-American bands from around the nation. These bands have each created their own unique sound through the exploration and experimentation and represent a spectrum of musical genres such as indie, rock, punk, folk, garage, electro, funk and pop. The day will also feature experimental music videos, lots of head-bobbing and -banging, and delights from an assortment of Filipino food trucks.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Anne Colvin will present Attn: Miss Calpurnia a public program for the SFAC Galleries exhibition, FAX.
Attn: Miss Calpurnia is an iteration of a film, a figure, a still, an image, a page and a color fax machine, in a never-ending, transforming loop. The material components move from film, to video, to fax, to copy, to print in the deconstruction of the still and moving image. Colvin displays a fleeting figure frozen on the page which is caught up in its own elusive choreography as the sheets of paper feed through the fax machine and fall to the floor. It will be an event that will explore the artistic functionality of the fax machine and its relationship to the moving image.
Fax is a traveling exhibition co organized by the drawing center, New York and ICI (Independent Curators International). Exhibition runs through July 21.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:00 PM PDT
June 5th-28th, 2012, Artist Reception Sat. June 9, 4:00-6:00
Sandra Lee Gallery proudly presents My Objectivity, a solo exhibition by Bay Area artist Michal Gavish. The show will feature a multimedia installation of artworks inspired by artist residencies completed in Eastern Europe, where for a period of four months the artist researched her personal history, while examining its place between fact and fiction. The exhibition will be on view from June 5th-28th, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 9th, from 4:00-6:00pm. June 5th-28th, 2012, Artist Reception Sat. June 9, 4:00-6:00.
MORE INFO: Sandra Lee ** http://sandraleegallery.com ** art <at> sandraleegallery.com ** 415-291-8000 Presented by Sandra Lee Gallery
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Crystal Morey will explore the impact and stresses mankind has imposed on animal life and our natural world. She will pay particular attention to species that have been endangered or have become extinct due to urban development, industrial agriculture, over-hunting and loss of habitat. She will also examine how these changes may affect human psyches, emotions, and actions.
Crystal will look at the way mankind interacts with the natural world and the predator versus prey relationship that they share. Nature has always governed human and animal life; evolution had its own timeline and plants and animals coexisted. Crystal will address and examine the acceleration that has occurred in natural lifecycles caused by technology and human growth. One way for us to gauge our effect on the earth is through the health of other species around us.
Crystal wants to bring awareness to these ideas through sculpture that expands beyond what is true and what we know into an enigmatic realism that is of another world. Through combining human-like figures with ghostly animals she will draw a narrative of connectivity showing the relationship that exists between humans, animals, and nature. She will investigate the delicate, interwoven dependencies all creatures share, and the strengths and mysteries found in our world.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Curated by Alexis Arnold and Lauren Hartman Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7-10 pm
Through That Which is Seen represents a range of interpretations of the diorama, on all scales from site-specific installations to small-scale models. From natural history displays to shoebox book reports, the word diorama often conjures memories from childhood. However, dioramas can be found dotted throughout our daily lives. Think about storefront displays, televisions, and medicine cabinets, to name a few. Does a shower become a performative diorama when in use? Or a car? The work in this exhibition highlights the narrative potential of the diorama and the many forms in which they embody.
Elisheva Biernoff Michael Campbell Lisa Rybovich Cralle Brynda Glazier
Michael Kerbow Mary Ma Bridget May Christine Osinksi
Rachael Posnak Carissa Potter Kate Stirr*
* Root Division Studio Artist Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7-10 pm Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $1-$20 Plus Creative Station: Free diorama-making activity in the Studio 2 Classroom from 7-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 6 - 23, 2012 Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2-6 pm (or by appointment)
Â¬Contact: Amy Cancelmo events <at> rootdivision.org
ABOUT ROOT DIVISION: Root Division is an arts + arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.
Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund; Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Fleishhacker Foundation.
For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or events <at> rootdivision.org.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Rose + the Nightingale, a powerhouse quartet of female virtuosi, celebrates the sublimity of gardens through poetry and song in a special concert that receives its West Coast debut at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
Rose + the Nightingale is a New York City-based quartet of world-class improvising vocalists and instrumentalists, who create unique genre-defying music that blurs the boundaries of world music, folk, and jazz improvisation. âThe Spirit of the Gardenâ integrates poetry about gardens and nature into the lyrics of a cycle of original songs and improvisations created in collaboration with local San Francisco poets Evan Karp and Silvi Alcivar. The new compositions by Karp and Alcivar, inspired by the Conservatory of Flowers, receive their premiere at the event, the first West Coast stop on a nationwide concert tour to botanical gardens throughout the country.
Rose + the Nightingaleâs live performances are noted for their fiery rhythmic energy, sublime harmonies, and lyrical beauty. Members of Rose + the Nightingale have performed internationally at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Barbican in London, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Chicago Symphony Hall, and at the world's most prestigious jazz festivals including the North Sea, Montreal, Montreux, Newport, San Francisco, and CapeTown South Africa Jazz Festivals, and Tokyoâs Blue Note.
Rose and the Nightingale is Jody Redhage (cello, vocals, compositions); Sara Caswell (violin + mandolin); Laila Biali (piano + vocals); and Leala Cyr (vocals, trumpet and percussion). More information about the quartet and individual members at http://roseandthenightingale.com/.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 07:30 PM PDT
Bading is Filipino slang for âgay,â referring specifically to flamboyant, effeminate homosexuals. A Zombading is the undead version, which the titular character has to deal with as he tries to lift a curse that is gradually turning him into a bading. Part of YBCAâs âNew Filipino Cinemaâ festival, June 7-10 + 17.
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Green Kids Conference A conference dedicated for children ages 3 to 18 years!
***Register Online Now***Admission Free*** ***http://greenkidsconference.org***
Event Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Green Kids Now, Inc., is honored to bring you, Second Annual, Green Kids Conference!
Our goal is to educate kids and their families on environmental issues, make them aware of available resources and opportunities, and also to promote, encourage, and reward new innovative ideas.
Come and explore the latest developments and opportunities in the Environmental and Sustainability areas Learn * Innovate * Take Action * Share
MORE INFO: Shanti Balaraman ** http://greenkidsconference.org ** info <at> greenkidsconference.org ** 510-793-1343 Presented by Green Kids Now, Inc.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Our current economic system has made America the most unequal advanced industrial country with crippled growth and undermined democracy. As the top 1% of Americans control 40% of the countryâs wealth, Stiglitz makes a forceful argument against our divided society and vicious circle of inequality.
In an effort to bridge that growing gap, Stiglitz offers his plan for changing our current monetary and budgetary policies and create a more just and prosperous future.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 06:30 PM PDT
To close out the 2011-12 Two Voices season, join the staff and friends of the Center for the Art of Translation for a special evening on translating fairy tales!
Kate Bernheimer, Ilya Kaminsky, and Maria Tatar take the audience down the slim path into the dark woods with readings from classic and contemporary fairytales. And these aren't the fairytales you grew up with-they're the darkest, scariest tales you've ever heard! A reception with cash bar will follow the event.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 10:00 AM PDT
The first woman editor of The New York Times editorial page and best-selling author, Gail Collins, reveals in her explosive new book how Texas has become the bellwether of a far-reaching national movement that continues to have profound social and economic consequences for the nation. The proud state of big oil and bigger ambition has created a conservative political agenda that is shaping our national identity. Collins declares, âlike it or not, as Texas goes, so goes the nation.â
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Grossman's 2009 novel The Magicians was labeled by critics and many fans as "Narnia for adults." The dark tale of a magical school for adolescents became a bestseller that spawned a sequel, The Magician King, and soon attracted the attention of Hollywood. Join us as the author, Time magazine book critic, and popular blogger discusses what's in store for Quentin Coldwater and his fellow graduates of the Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, SouLive, and Cream get into a bar fightâ¦it's the closest imagery that describes the sound of San Francisco based fusion group, âCitizen Rhythmâ (www.CitizenRhythm.com). Imagine the music of Mingus, Monk, Miles, and more fused with funk, hard rock, hip-hop, and odd-meter grooves.
Formed in 20010 by award winning San Francisco Bay area based guitarist, Terrence Brewer, âCitizen Rhythmâ is another evolution of fusion. Taking all of the musical styles Brewer grew up playing and marrying them together to create the best of all worlds - music that has booty-shaking grooves, is harmonically and rhythmically advanced, based on the open improvisation form that is jazzâ¦and, at times, it rocksâ¦hard. Filling out the core lineup of âCitizen Rhythmâ are talented veteran Bay area musicians Michael Coleman (Beep! Shumannâs Humanâs) on Keyboards, Rob Rhodes (Ledisi, Mary Wilson, Fred Ross) on drums, and Gabe Davis on Electric Bass.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 03:00 PM PDT
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries Art at City Hall program presents The Stretch and Expose exhibition, which will be dedicated to celebrating the rich history of screen printing and the artistic minds that chose to manipulate this media to embody and expose their vision. It is a compilation of non-commercial screen printing from the direct hearts and minds of San Francisco.
This Event will be located on the ground floor of San Francisco City Hall.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
The Bedford Gallery CIT presents Cardburg 2012: The Super Track June 14 - August 12, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday, June 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy bites provided by the Bedford Gallery Guild and brews donated by Pyramid Alehouse - Walnut Creek. Free for Friends of the Bedford. Sponsored by Diablo Regional Arts Association. Admission: $5
Cardboard Institute of Technology (CIT), a team of Bay Area artists, is the driving force behind Cardburg. Established in 2007 by sculptor artist Joshua Short, CIT uses recycled cardboard and found materials to build enormous, site-specific installations that immerse audiences in a fantastic and entertaining world. Cardburg is a new work commissioned especially for the Bedford Gallery and CIT ups the ante with a low-powered micro radio station, live performances, broadcast events, video feeds and in-car cameras. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, and join us for this outrageous, high-octane display of twists and turns! Do not miss this one-time show!
Bedford Curator Carrie Lederer comments that, "CIT projects always incorporate aspects of the world we live in-from pop culture, history and myth to contemporary life. The artists are entrepreneurial in spirit, and bring an array of skills and talents to their projects, using high-tech/low-tech hybrids as a motto for construction. Each installation is a unique, humorous and thoughtful statement about our local and global community, and our attraction to large-scale, exhilarating public events."
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
June 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28 - 7pm; June 22, 23, 29, 30 - 7 + 9 pm
Z Space presents Joe Goode Performance Group in the world premiere of When We Fall Apart, a dance/theater work that examines the intricate and fragile relationship between house and body, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Goode, heralded for his innovative form of dance theater, explores the motivations that keep us building, even as life might collapse around us, by weaving the real life stories of audience and community members into the work itself. Architect and collaborator Cass Calder Smith provides a visual "house of art," constructed to collapse, re-shape, and illuminate the songs, stories, and movement taking place within. Featuring live, original music by Ben Juodvalkis. June 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28 - 7pm; June 22, 23, 29, 30 - 7 + 9 pm.
MORE INFO: Andrew Burmester ** http://www.zspace.org/1213/joegoode.htm ** zspace <at> zspace.org ** 415-626-0453 Presented by Z Space
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 05:30 PM PDT
Derrick Jensen is the most potent voice of the growing deep ecology movement. Winner of numerous awards and honors including the Eric Hoffer Book Award and Press Action's Person of the Year, he is the author of some fifteen books, including the new Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environmental Revolution.
Stunningly original, grippingly personal, this book will shock you to your core while at the same time quickening your deepest yearnings for reconnection with the Earth and all its creatures. - Frances Moore Lappe
Hosted by Claire Cummings.
$12 advance tickets: t: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores ($15 at door)
MORE INFO: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244265 ** 510-967-4495 Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Tides Theatre is proud to announce the West Coast premiere of '5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.' It's 1956 and somewhere in middle America a women's group called the "Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein" is celebrating their annual quiche breakfast. Code abounds in this society and the playï¿½"code so hidden that even the five society members onstage don't all realize they are members of a latently lesbian group in the repressed '50s. They not only celebrate quiche, but they revere eggs and abhor sausagesï¿½"especially when mixed with eggs. (One society member committed the ultimate faux pas a year earlier by bringing a sausage quiche to the celebration). Conformity is not the only characteristic of the fifties that's skewered in this 90-minute comedyï¿½"the red scare and nuclear paranoia of the decade are targets as well. When the five repressed lesbians are confined to a fallout shelter following a nuclear attack, the emotions and suppressed desires explode with greater force than the H-bomb.
About Tides Theatre Tides Theatre is on a mission to challenge, inspire and heal our community by creating visceral theater experiences that are bold and truthful.
Jennifer Welch is the Producing Artistic Director of Tides Theatre, a founding member of the Howells Transmitter Arts Collaborative, a contributor to Dramalist.com and the Actors Theatre of San Francisco. Her directing credits include; Waiting For Godot, The Grapes Of Wrath, Glengarry Glen Ross, Buried Child, The Trip To Bountiful, A View From The Bridge, The Rose Tattoo, The Night Of The Iguana, Lysistrata, The Real Inspector Hound and Killer Joe. She currently teaches acting classes in San Francisco and trained at the University of Kansas, A.C.T and the Jean Shelton Actors Lab.
Cary Cronholm Rose is the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager of Tides Theatre. She has a B.A. from Kenyon College. She is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and B.A.D.Aâs Midsummer in Oxford program. In Chicago she has worked with Second City, Improv Olympic, The Chopin, and the Steppenwolf Garage. Cary is a proud company member of Chicagoâs Collaboraction Theater and a founding company member of Chicagoâs Pine Box Theatre.
* actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association **June 15th features an opening night celebration at 8pm with ticket prices at $38.
Photo Credit: Michael David Rose Photography, Larissa Archer, Caitlin Evenson, Susan Shay*, Sophia LaPaglia + Karina Wolf
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
June 11th, the clown and Stuart Bousel tackle the Greeks. And not the way you're thinking.
Literary Clown Foolery is a monthly event at the Booksmith. A loyal troop of bookish clowns (satire clowns, not can't-sleep-clowns-will-eat-me clowns) tackle literature, culture, San Francisco, and finally, Greek Tragedy in a special edition dedicated to the San Francisco Olympians festival.
Stuart Bousel is an actor, designer, director, producer, and writer whose work includes collaborations with Actor's Theater of San Francisco, Atmostheatre Inc., Conlan Media, Custom Made Theater Company, the New College of San Francisco, Poet's Theater of San Francisco, The San Francisco Fringe Festival, The San Francisco Theater Festival, Wily West Productions and Woman's Will, in addition to being the artistic director of No Nude Men Productions and co-founding artistic director of the San Francisco Theater Pub.
Live performances, humor that pushes the boundaries of taste, drinks on us, and MORE for $10 at our monthly 90-minute cabaret show. Welcome to the lighter side of literature.
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Travel through time. See ghosts. Hear stories. Drink to your ancestors. The Great-Grandfather Club presents Story Vault, a cocktail party and video installation extravaganza in the heart of the Mission District. This fundraising event is to promote two documentaries: "Fiji Time" directed by Alexandra Lacey + "Reunion" directed by Elizabeth Cabrera. Seven extraordinary artists have created diverse multimedia work inspired by the power of oral history, memory, and family lore. The evening will feature local music talent from DJ Donghoon Han, Musica Delira, and Bayonics, donations from an all-star group of restaurants and bars, and the chance to enter a raffle for some awesome prizes.
MORE INFO: Elizabeth Cabrera + Alexandra Lacey ** http://greatgrandfatherclub.com ** greatgrandfatherclub <at> gmail.com Presented by Great-Grandfather Club
Posted: 17 Jun 2012 02:00 PM PDT
Last year's concert on Father's Day by the ladies of The Albany Consort was so successful we are presenting another Father's Day concert. Our French composers Boismortier and Leclair will be joined by their German and Italian contemporaries Quantz, and Telemann for a varied and exciting program. We will also be presenting a violin sonata by Albinoni, usually known for his beautiful oboe compositions. This violin sonata showcases Laura in the heady and dramatic Italian spirit, in the tradition of Corelli and Vivaldi.
Come and help us celebrate Father's Day and our son Simon's 27th birthday, in our tribute to the wonderful men in our lives. Surprises for all!
MORE INFO: Jonathan Salzedo ** http://www.albanyconsort.com ** consort <at> albanyconsort.com ** 408-480-0182 Presented by Albany Consort
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:30 PM PDT
Apple products have undoubtedly changed the way we work and live. From the iPhone to the iPad, the company continues to produce cutting edge technology and inspire a cult like following worldwide. So whatâs next?
In 2008, Adam Lashinksy, Fortune Senior Editor at Large predicted that Tim Cook would eventually succeed Steve Jobs as CEO of the company. He takes us inside the offices at 1 Infinite Loop and offers a rare glimpse to Appleâs ecosystem, corporate culture, and leadership strategies that have helped propel the company to success. Hear what might be next in the post-Steve Jobs era.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Gardeners and garden designers are having a love affair with agaves. It's easy to see why-they're low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and strikingly sculptural, with an astounding range of form and color. Many species are strikingly variegated, and some have contrasting ornamental spines on the edges of their leaves. Fabulous for container gardening or in-the-ground culture, they combine versatility with easy growability. Join Author Greg Starr and The Ruth Bancroft Garden for a lecture and garden tour event! For more information, visit our website at www.ruthbancroftgarden.org or call the office at (925)944-9352.
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT
Exhibition Runs: June 23 - Aug 2, 2012 Location: 3rd Floor (Afro-American Wing) Hours: The show is open during Library hours Mon-Sun
Chartrand's Treasured Cigar Box series invites you into a world of the global slave trade perspectives between Africa, Europe, the Americas, and America (USA). These multidimensional assemblage cigar boxes (15 boxes) incorporate recycled and found objects, keys, money, and hand painted paper.
This series bridges the gap by connecting the major Colonial slave trade shareholders of the New World. Treasured Cigar Box (series) offers knowledge and research into the deeper meaning on how the exploitative, atrocious and brutal servitude, and harvesting of tobacco by circa 12-million African Slaves fueled the beginnings of the modern day corporations.
Artist's Video + Blog: http://thefiberalchemist.blogspot.com/
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:00 PM PDT
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts + The Other Cafe Comedy Showcase present An Evening with PAULA POUNDSTONE
An evening of unsurpassable laughter with the star of NPRâs âWait Waitâ¦ Donât Tell Meâ, HBO Comedy Specials and one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. She draws her material from her own complex life with 3 kids, 2 dogs and 13 cats, motherhood, a demanding job, crazy travel schedule, aging frustrations and a bag of neuroses including her famous inability to ever shut up.
Attending a Paula Poundstone performance will leave you marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members in conversations bound to garner riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paulaâs ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Little wonder people leave Paulaâs shows complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter, and debating whether the random people she talked to are âplantsâ - which, of course they never are.
Tiered Seating/Pricing including Reserved Seating, VIP with Premier Seats and Artist's reception or General Admission
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Starring Stanford Summer Theater veterans Marty Pistone, Courtney Walsh, Ben Fisher, and Max Sosna-Spear, âCurse of the Starving Classâ is a comedy with a difference. An American family filled with strangely lovable characters lives out its delusions and fantasies with hilarious energy and willful denial. Like a lottery whose payoff rises each week but no one ever wins the jackpot, âCurse of the Starving Classâ leads us on over the rainbow, always hungry for something more, and for some way home.
Written in 1976, âCurse of the Starving Classâ is eerily prophetic its world built on bad loans, speculations in land and real estate and the little manâs struggle against the corporate âzombiesâ who run the country into the ground while laughing their way to the bank. A hilarious, brilliantly crafted, and deeply affecting play, âCurse of the Starving Classâ takes us back though our cultural history and forward into our wildest dreams.
Directed by Rush Rehm (Artistic Director, Stanford Summer Theater), starring Marty Pistone (Weston), Courtney Walsh (Ella), Max Sosna-Spear (Wesley), Jessica Waldman (Emma), with Ben Fisher (Taylor), Keith Marshall (Ellis), Ben Knoll (Slater), and Michael Vang (Malcom, Emerson). Set design by Chad Bonaker, costumes by Connie Strayer.
Posted: 04 Aug 2012 08:00 AM PDT
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