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This listing gives the wrong location! This concert, featuring Shawnette Sulker, Soprano and Jere Torkelson, Baritone, is at St. John's Episcopal Church in Oakland (Montclair), at 1707 Gouldin Road.
These are going to be two fantastic performances!!!!
The best place to find the sweetest and freshest strawberries just about the entire year. I have come to the market every Saturday with one goal- to purchase some Oxnard strawberries from the only vendor I know who has them,' Success Valley Farms'. Don't get me wrong there are other great things there and I do come home with more than just berries, but I only go there and to them for them. So go try the strawberries JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE FROM OXNARD.
Forget anything that might come to your mind when you hear the words "Youth Musical Theater." This is no high school production -- expect, and you will experience, some of the very best musical theater you have ever seen. Not only are the principals extraordinarily talented singers and actors, the entire cast pops. Add to that a powerful story of early 20th Century New York that is more honest about racism, classism, and sexism than most of what you might see anywhere, making it completely relevant to our 99% times. Then add exquisite music delivered by a 26-piece orchestra, inspired direction, fabulous choreography, a beautiful set, an incredibly responsive audience, tears and laughter, and you get a roaring standing ovation. This show is simply not to be missed. It's such a treat, I'm going again.
One not to be missed!
More info can be found here.
Mixologist DJ’s was founded in Berkeley Ca in 1982. Orlando Williams (DJ O-Aces) Gary Bolton (Guru-G) has continued together for the past three decades. They are the longest recorded deejay duo in the country. In 2011 they repp'd the Bay by organizing and officially set the Guinness World Record for the largest Soul Train Line. All the experience they have from mixing in the 80’s, 90’s till now has gained them worldwide fame and respect. They have a way of taking all genres of music putting them in the mix for all to enjoy
The concept of Body Language manifested in a conversation. The discussion was about the ability of a Dj to read body language and play the music to inspire movement. We created this party to take you on a musical journey. You sing along and do all the dances as you celebrate music. So it is time to bust out all those moves. You remember the cabbage patch, running man and smurf. You gotta to feel it to believe. The East Bay now has a place to celebrate the best music of the 80’s & 90’s.
For those of you who like your social activities mediated, here's the Facebook event for this shindig:
thank you so much, Rachel!
this review means a lot to me. Wanderlust is traveling a long way to play this show & we Hobo Gobbelins want to treat them right. Also proud to host the Conspiracy of Venus as feature of the Queen's concert and a fine selection of vendors. Calloo Callay!
Eat more! Drink more! Watch more TV! Procrastinate! Avoid the gym!
Resolutions are made to be broken.
That's why the theme for our January 2012 (optional) writing challenge is:
Join us on the last Saturday of every month for an evening of literary performances with featured readers, drink specials, and an open mic. We'd love to hear your poems, stories and comedic sketches on our optional monthly theme (or any topic). As ever, there will be some ridiculous prizes to celebrate your creative efforts. Or, you can just sit back, sip the tasty beverage of your choice, and enjoy the show!
Our January features are: LJ Moore & Chanel Timmons
14 open mic slots. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes at 7:30pm when the reading starts. Each reader will have 3-5 minutes maximum.
But bring CASH if you want to buy drinks
Hosted by Hollie Hardy & Tomas Moniz
Season 2 upcoming dates:
January 28 (featuring: LJ Moore & Chanel Timmons)
February 25 (featuring: Camille Dungy & Tess Taylor)
RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/28463866492…
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This is a rare opportunity to see museum quality traditional crafts and folk art by master Mexican craftswomen, two of whom will be present at the exhibit. Don't miss it!
One correction: For more info. go to www.mexicobyhand.com or www.facebook.com/mexicobyhand or call (510) 526-6395
Cal Sailing Club is the best deal on the bay if you want fun, safe, cooperative windsurfing and sailing. All the teachers are volunteers, the club is a non-profit, and members fix the gear and provide free sailing Open House events and free sailing for disadvantaged youth groups in summer. Thanks to grants from the State Department of Boating and Waterways, the gear is superb--nice wide, stable windsurf boards with lightweight, easily handled sails, and modern trainer sailboats with nimble controls and forgiving handling. Plus the club has a "refugee kitchen" where hungry windsurfers and sailors gather for food and homebrew. If you just want to learn windsurfing, and want a pro to get you carving jibes fast, a windsurf program like Alameda Boardsports, ABK, or Delta Windsurf is great. But for a fun intro to windsurfing, Cal Sailing Club offers the best deal on the bay.
Really enjoyable evening of local musical theatre. Live orchestra is tops. At the heart are inspired, well directed performances, and a very clever story of three friends beginning in 1976 with the action going in reverse back to 1957. Sondheim tunes are great. Poignant, sophisticated, and entertaining. Thursday, 10/20 will offer $10 rush tickets to teen (age 19 and below). In addition: Friday 10/21 and Saturday 10/22 at 7:30pm.
This is a powerful production that you won't want to miss this weekend. It is beautifully performed by young, exuberant,and extremely talented actors who burst onto the stage. I felt lucky to see this show last weekend and wanted to recommend it to people to try to catch it on the last weekend of its run. I've heard that the show on Thursday night which will offer discounted tickets for teens.
This is a great opportunity to see an amazing production of a rarely seen Sondheim musical at a great price.
I had the opportunity to see this wonderful,rarely produced Sondheim show at the Sunday matinee this past weekend. I had to recommend this event to other people because it was so incredible. There are only three more performances so I suggest you get tickets as soon as you can. This show has an exuberant and amazingly talented cast of young performers and the music is haunting and beautiful. The story is so poignant, it really makes one think about one's life as the characters move backwards in time to their youth when they were idealistic and starry eyed. A beautiful theme and a reminder to try to rememember our ideals and goals and aspirations from our youth and to live them throughout our lives.
I really recommend that you try not to miss this show!
Hadley Williams innovative range of materiality combined with a minimalist approach form wonderful viewing experiences. She is an artist to watch!
DIEGO EL CIGALA
Spanish Gypsy singer just nominated for his third Latin GRAMMY
Bay Area debut and first major North American tour
TIckets Only Available online at http://www.BayAreaFlamencoFestival.com
or by phone at (800) 838-3006
(Tickets not available through Cal Performances)
"When I listen to him, it warms my heart." - Paco De Lucia
"a conjurer of impulsiveness and abandon." - The New York Times
The Bay Area is thrilled with the news of Diego el Cigala's much anticipated debut here this Fall. Noted as a pioneer for his unique approach to Latin American music forms such as the bolero, tango and Afro-Caribbean jazz, Cigala has deep roots in the culture of Spanish Gypsy flamenco. As explained by Josh Kun in the New York Times, Cigala is able to "enter flamenco into conversations with other traditions without ever sacrificing its distinctive identity." He won his first Latin GRAMMY for Bebo & Cigala: "Lagrimas Negras," hailed by critic Ben Ratliff of The New York Times as Album of the Year and "one of the great new cross-pollinating documents of Latin music." And then he went on to win another for a more flamenco-oriented CD "Picasso en Mis Ojos" which featured guests such as the legendary Paco de Lucia and Latin jazz master Jerry Gonzalez. Returning to the bolero, his 2008 project "Dos Lagrimas" united him with giants of Cuban percussion Tata Guines and Changuito and established his ongoing collaboration with the musicians who will be appearing with him at Zellerbach: guitarist Diego del Morao, pianist Jaime Calabuch Jumitus, percussionist Sabú Porrina and Cuban bassist Yelsy Heredia. Just nominated for yet another Latin Grammy, his latest album "Cigala & Tango" marries "Spanish flamenco with the equally gritty and powerful South American tango." (The Observer, UK). "It works effortlessly," says Felix Contreras of NPR who describes it this way: "it's a cross-genre type thing. It's as if John Legend made a blue grass album and killed."
Cigala's first major North American tour will include stops in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Vancouver, Toronto and New York City from October 20 through November 6, 2011.
Cigala Video Clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSA3Ki8cN4o (Bebo y Cigala)
This is a great event for anyone with an inquisitive mind, not just children! If you're a maker, crafter, hacker, shopper, foodie, music-lover, or just want something fun to do, this is the event for you.
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