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Re: “Date Night at Pet Emergency

I've seen this show in various incarnations as it was being developed and have brought various friends to it and, amazingly, I am never bored for one second. It's so funny, so intelligent, and so moving. And you really don't need to have kids or dogs or a husband or wife of your own to get it. Anyone who has led a busy life with unexpected crises and relationship complexities will see themselves in this. Sometimes that will make you laugh, and sometimes it will make you squirm. Lots to discuss and think about afterwards, so it's a great show for friends, a book club outing, a date night with an established partner, an activity with your parents. Date Night at Pet Emergency is a great example of what I love about solo performance; it stimulates conversation and self-examination like no other art form. And you'll be laughing all the way.

Posted by Annette Roman on 10/20/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Date Night at Pet Emergency

At once funny, touching, and very human, Ms. Rothman paints on a large canvas, using recognizable, everyday situations we can all sympathize with to explore bigger themes: the nature of love, the challenges of present-day marriage, and whether we are destined, despite our best efforts, to repeat the patterns set by our parents. Love, of course, wins out, as it must, but the real star of the show -- Ms. Rothman's smart, slick performance aside -- is perseverance.

This is a big story, a validating tale for couples wondering why "having it all" costs so much, a cautionary tale for couples who think they'll be able to skate, and in general a most entertaining journey for everyone. Will continue to prompt smiles and/or good conversation, long after the final bow -- or, in this case, the final bow-wow.

Posted by Jerry Franklin on 10/19/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Abura-ya

I have been dreaming of going to this popup for year- finally I noticed it was across the street from me! yeah! Yes it was everything I wanted- real food finally. Delicious chicken with so many flavors, great Sake Sangria! and Deviled Avocado- on on fresh veggie sides. Don't miss the Brownie at the front door either. -- Great Fish Tacos = ps everything is gluten free!!

Posted by marlese carroll on 10/04/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Michael Helquist

Imagine someone who fights on the front lines for voting rights, reproductive rights, a livable wage, affordable housing, and an overhaul of the criminal justice system. Marie Equi did all that nearly 100 years ago. And she was a lesbian -- one of the first publicly known lesbians on the West Coast. As well as an early woman physician. She served time in San Quentin for speaking out against WWI. ......
Reads like an historical novel but is solid history with political context and extensive citations.

Posted by Dale Danley on 09/28/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “YMCA

Pilates classes with Sue Jamison are excellent.
She is very knowledgeable about health and fitness. She is very unique in the way that she directs her classes, any way at the end you will have a combination of exercises that not only are good for your body and mind, but also are beautiful.
After class you will feel peaceful, rested, and happy

Posted by Eugenia Bersano on 09/23/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “East End Pizza Co.

This place is the bomb!

Posted by Rocky Holmen on 09/23/2015 at 10:08 AM

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: “Berkeley Ecstatic 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

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