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Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

Some of these plays soar with good humor: a birds' eye view of Cinderella, or the wife of Bath's witty verbal flights. Others dig under the skin, particularly those about women who turn on the powerless, or show generosity in dire straights. Thoughtful, with fine performances.

Posted by Lisa Schneider on 09/19/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Punk Rock Renaissance Fest

old school east bay punk @ old school price $6 for this show!
Impatient Youth headlining/ Dr Frank of Mr T Experience solo/ Yo/ Edge City Ruins has members of Kwik Way, Boneless Ones, 13 & Fang/ International Cafe Revue is members of Jars, Psycotic Pineapple, Young Adults. The rest of the SF Punk Renaissance: 40th Anniversary of Punk week's schedule & info & tix @ punkrocksewingcircle.com featuring Cheetah Chrome, Avengers, Deadbeats w/ Geza X, Toiling Midgets, Alice Bag, Mutants, The Lewd, Frightwig, VKTMS, No Alternative & others! some free events, too!

Posted by Naomi Mod Lang on 09/19/2015 at 12:28 AM

Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

Remarkable production. Thought provoking.

Posted by Mark Hamblin on 09/18/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

Six utterly different fabulous portrayals of women and relationships told by riffing on familiar classics. Heartbreak alternates with tender connection, satire, redemption, rebellion, and outright situation comedy. A delightful way to spend an evening gasping, laughing and crying. Beautifully rendered, often surprising, intellectually absorbing,

Posted by Ellen Gottheil on 09/18/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Caffe Trieste

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Posted by Editor on 09/18/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

A wonderful assort of short plays that go from an incredible portrayal of evil to really funny.

Posted by William Newton on 09/17/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

What choices would you make to take back your power?
The legendary characters of In Plain Sight will risk almost anything.

Inspired by classic tales such as Medea, Cinderella, and the Iliad, five Bay Area playwrights explore beyond the margins of your favorite stories, revealing hidden truths of gender and power. By turns harrowing and hilarious, this anthology of short plays ranges in tone from whimsical comedy to Southern Gothic.

Those Women practice Radical Hospitality: All shows are pay what you can.

Posted by Carol Lashof on 09/16/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The Shoe Spot

I just heard about this spot which has been open for 18 years in an out-of-the-way location. What a find! A steady stream of happy and loyal customers and now I join that group.

Posted by Gary Meyer on 09/11/2015 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Spontaneous Storytelling

This was so much fun when we did it last month. People met each other!

A new form of live entertainment has been quietly growing in the Bay Area. At least ten different true, personal storytelling shows call the East Bay their home. Have you heard of "The Moth"? Or "Snap Judgment" (both on NPR). Welcome to the newest and most fun story show yet: Spontaneous Storytelling.

FREE!

Spontaneous Storytelling is an interactive event combining the fun of meeting new people with hearing and telling true, personal stories. At the beginning of the night there's a silly interactive game to get everyone mingling and talking to each other. Get curious about other people and fill up your game card.
You'll soon be thinking about all the stories you could tell. (No obligation, you're welcome to just watch and listen, too.)

Then when everyone's warmed up, we'll narrow down a theme related to everyone's favorite bar topic, dating & relationships. Using this idea as a jumping-off point, we'll tell 5-minute stories from our own life. Win drink tickets for telling a story, and prizes for meeting each other! It's a fun, casual alternative to the dating scene.

None of it's obligatory--you're welcome to just listen and enjoy. Everybody has a story about dating. If you're up for it -- come tell yours.

Posted by Julie Soller on 09/11/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “DANCE JAM

This is the best 'no booze - no shoes' dance in the East Bay! Great vibes, great music, and comfortable sound levels, no earplugs needed!

Posted by Mark Metz on 09/04/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Casa Orinda

great atmosphere not hip spectacular fried chicken & biscuits and prime rib sturdy gin martini need it now!

Posted by Bob Waks on 08/27/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Cam Huong Restaurant

best meatball & bbq chicken bahn mi

Posted by Bob Waks on 08/27/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Econo Jam Records

The phone number is now 510-465-2559.

Posted by Tom OShaughnessy on 08/21/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “East Bay Law School, Inc.

510 839-2004
Investor to reopen East Bay Law School

Posted by GUERRA GLO on 08/21/2015 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Encuentro

I count this restaurant as one of the best in the bay. I am not vegan but simply love their food. Fresh, delicious, and served by a knowledgeable staff.

Posted by Carol BAde on 08/20/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Roundup Saloon

So Gary Siu is right. There are no club dates posted for this Historical Bar, The Roundup Saloon in Lafayette at 3553 MT. Diablo Blvd. It is kind of a unique, Funky bar where live bands perform periodically. Tim Barnes band has successfully performed there 2 times and is coming up on August 28 for a recipe for a Rock and Roll Banquet. see www.timbarnesrocks.com I submitted an ad for the upcoming performance to that club for the band Tim Barnes & the Five Grand Band in plenty of time, (2 weeks prior) for the East Bay Express to announce it . At the time the ad was acknowledged by the events editor, but so far there has been no posting in the music and entertainment section of the East Bay Express for the Lafayette club. Up and coming struggling bands should be advertised. In this case, Tim Barnes, not a newcomer to the rock scene was a key member of the very popular '70's band Stoneground which made rock n rock history for a short time in the San Fransisco Bay area. With the management of Tom Donahue who was associated with an Alameda radio station at that time, took this band, under contract with Warner Brothers pictures, on 2 whirlwind movie tours which have since become cult movies and were shown successfully for a number of years internationally. "Medicine Ball Caravan" and the more successful, "Dracula, 1972 AD," That band was a hard driving band spearheaded by the growling guitar work and vocals by Tim Barnes. The unique solid rhythmic drive attracted local luminaries as Pete Sears, Jefferson Starship bassist and keyboard player and Sal Valentino.The band had tremendous success a handful of years but could not sustain because of so many in the band's personnel. There was a short hit single by one of the then girl singers at that time. After the demise of SToneground, Tim has had a successful career in Sacramento, first with the group called, the Fabulous Flames, then on to 25 year association with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. Tim continues to make rock history which is 100% home cooked. The ingredients of the hot band includes the high energy of Dan Stanton on bass and vocals, moving bass player and vocals, Gregg King, on master drums, Kenny Nichols and pulling it together, Chris Burns on keyboard. Come take a listen and you will soon be dancing your off!

Posted by Sylvia Rogers Barnes on 08/20/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Koala Punch

Great Venue for music and comedy!

Posted by Marcela Cabrera on 08/19/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Piedmont Piano Company

You can see musicians up close and personal at this venue with an outstanding selection of world-class pianos surrounding you. The shows have enhanced with new lighting on some nights and it's absolutely breathtaking.

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Posted by Susan Cohen on 08/05/2015 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Wild Like Wanting

In “Wild Like Wanting”, Emma Webster refashions traditional landscape painting and allows a fresh discourse with the unknown to enter the work. Her free-form idyllic scenes explore communion with nature in an attempt to find answers about the creative and sublime.

The artworks hearken to a romantic age, when we searched for inspiration, meaning, and transcendence in nature. Within Webster’s verdant greens we find mystery, danger, and temptation, both savage and familiar. Like the shock of awe itself, the atmospheric scenes are unknowable and inhospitable.

“Wild Like Wanting”’s abstract tapestries are magnets that pull subjective imagery and colors into the space through the veiled force of painting. Yearning to fill the void – resolve answers – certain horror vaccui fuels the paintings, which are saturated with expressive marks and remnants of the artist.

We uncover visual windows within the paintings, and unable to resolve what lies beyond these portals, we are left to linger at their thresholds—projecting our imaginations onto what lies beyond.

Posted by Emma Webster on 07/31/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Jian Bing Man

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Posted by Editor on 07/30/2015 at 12:24 AM

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