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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the summer that changed the world, 1967! Italian Street Painting Marin is excited to celebrate this far-out occasion through the captivating art of street painting and music June 24-25 with Summer of Love: An Art & Music Experience! Event Hours: Saturday, June 24, 2017: 10:00am to 8:00pm Sunday, June 25, 2017: 10:00am to 6:00pm Admission Details: Tickets Available At: http://ispm.brownpapertickets.com/ Children ages 12 and under: FREE! Adult 1-Day Ticket: $10.00 Adult 2-Day Ticket: $15.00 Flower Children’s Avenue & Adult Admission: $15.00 – Purchase one Flower Children’s Avenue Square and receive 50% off one Adult, 1-Day Ticket The Art Over 100 renowned Madonnari (street painters) from the United States, Canada and Mexico will come together over art – transforming the streets into an awe-inspiring quilt of talent, color, and local history. Journeying back to the era of peace and love, much of this year’s artwork will pay homage to the Summer of Love theme and focus on the cultural revolution that started in the San Francisco Bay Area, changing art, music, and the direction of the country forever. Lending even more of a psychedelic-flair to the event, attendees will have the chance to meet legendary artist Stanley Mouse and view an exhibition of his iconic Rock and Roll posters. The inspiring artwork created by the winners of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases’ Rare Artist contest will be on display in the Rare Artist Gallery. The Music The songs from the summer of 1967 are some of the most iconic and influential in the history of music, and you can hear them live at Italian Street Painting Marin’s event! To get attendees groovin’ top musical hits from the era will be performed Saturday and Sunday on the main stage from very talented musicians from across the state. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Line-Up currently includes: SATURDAY The Sugarloafers - 10:45am - 11:45am Moonlight Rodeo – Noon to 1:00pm Otilia Donaire – 1:15pm to 2:45pm San Francisco Airship – 3:00pm to 4:00pm Aquarius – 5:30pm to 6:30pm & 7:00pm to 8:00pm SUNDAY Shakey Zimmerman – 11:00am to 1:00pm Ruckatan Latin Tribe – 1:15pm to 3:15pm Aquarius – 3:30pm to 4:30pm & 5:00pm to 6:00pm The final music performance schedule is subject to change. Bring the Kids! The youngest of art fans, aged 2-12 will enjoy “Flower” Children’s Avenue where they can design their own 2’ x 2’ street painting, and receive a box of chalk pastels to take home. (Fee $10.) All of those young at heart will enjoy beloved beagle, Snoopy, who will be onsite to mingle, hand out ISPM love beads and take photos. Receive a special bookmark to share your special Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience memories on social media!
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14052
In 1971, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a ‘racist bastion of white supremacy’. Newsweek magazine came to town. CBS aired a one hour television documentary. The US Commission on Civil Rights conducted a hearing. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland’s solo play Not a Genuine Black Man. In this evening of laughter, tears and sociology, Copeland takes us through his upbringing as one of the only African Americans in a town that doesn’t want his family there. It is an exploration of how our surroundings make us who we are that has become the longest running solo show in San Francisco theatrical history. The play has been performed in over 50 US cities to date including a prestigious run off Broadway. It is also the basis of a bestselling memoir that is required reading in several schools and colleges across the country. BRIAN COPELAND is an actor, playwright, author, standup comic, television and radio talk show host. As a standup comic he has toured with and been the opening act for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, Gladys Knight and Lionel Ritchie. He has written and performed four critically acclaimed solo plays including The Waiting Period (2015 THEATER BAY AREA AWARD “Best Solo Play”), The Scion (KQED “Best New San Francisco Play 2014”), the Bay Area Christmas Classic The Jewelry Box, and the acclaimed Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo play in Bay Area theatrical history. Show Duration: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Due to mature language and scenes of domestic violence, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14155
Step into nineteenth-century Paris and meet the bohemians from Puccini's celebrated opera! Experience the drama and romance of the main characters' unconventional, artistic lifestyles through song, movement and storytelling during this interactive workshop for families with children ages 7 and older.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14129
One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 50 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14172
The Kanbar Center at the Osher Marin JCC Announces the 25th Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Music Festival featuring 5 Saturday Nights of Multicultural Live Music Kid Zone, Food, Dance, Picnic, Cocktails & Fun Saturday July 8 – August 5, 2017 @ 7:00PM (May 1, 2017– SAN RAFAEL, Ca) The 25th Annual Summer Nights outdoor concert series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, a Kid Zone and fun begins on Saturday July 8th, and continues for 5 consecutive Saturdays. Multicultural bands perform under beautiful Marin skies in an intimate and relaxed setting. This series has been created to celebrate diversity, find commonalities, and bring generations together through live music. 5 evenings of community building through the arts. Each concert offers dinner for sale from a local favorite restaurant, a children’s hands-on project provided by partnering non-profits, festival shopping from Good Will Industries’ Georgi & Willow, and additional pre-concert fun including dance lessons and youth student talent. THE LINE UP: 7/8~ Americana: The Brothers Comatose A southwestern-tinged, rowdy string band sound. Brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West Coast headliner and national touring act in a mere handful of years. This gritty Americana roots quintet gets crowds stomping and clapping, winning over new fans with their infectious energy. Marin Academy’s own Bluegrass band opens! 7/15~ African: Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited play Chimurenga music (or music for the struggle of the people), a unique African music genre whose beats are traditional and timeless. They are delivered through an electric fusion of melodious lyrics accompanied by sounds of the African thumb piano (mbira) and guitar, and speak to issues in society that include, peace, love, civil rights, equality and justice. Pre-event African Dance Class. 7/22~ Latin Big Band: Pacific Mambo Orchestra This 19-piece Latin Big Band orchestra plays salsa, Latin Jazz, cha cha cha, bachata, and more. Their crowd-funded first album (self-titled 'Pacific Mambo Orchestra’) led them to win a 20`4 Grammy in the "Best Tropical Latin Album" category. San Francisco’s Premiere Salsa Big Band. For this evening a wooden dance floor will be laid on the turf and a pre-concert Mambo Dance Class will prepare you for the main event, so bring your dancing shoes! 7/29~ Afro-Cuban: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca Congo born musician and singer Ricardo Lemvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles. Since forming Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, singing songs that celebrate life and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries. This event will have a wooden dance floor on the turf and pre-concert Salsa Class - be prepared for a street party that you’ll have to dance through! 8/5~ Celebrate the Summer of Love: Melvin Seals & JGB Dress as you were or wished you had been, and come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love! Melvin, revered for his powerful, high-spirited Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band (JGB), plays with a rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch and funky style. No wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe”. Melvin & JGB, with their acoustic and electric ingredients and an intuitive, expressive style, bring soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the stage. Youth in Arts teen a cappella group ‘Til Dawn opens with songs from the era. The Summer Nights venue is perfect for picnicking but each night also offers the choice of purchasing delicious and affordable meals on-site from a local pop-up restaurant. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase. WHAT: Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages. TICKETS: From $25. Kids 17 and under free. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices WHEN: Sat. July 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug. 5 @ 7pm. Doors: 6:15 Gen Ad/ 6:00 VIP/Subscribers WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101 PARKING: Ample FREE parking. TICKETS: Available at www.marinjcc.org/arts The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, and no membership is ever required to attend an event. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/2 mile east off Hwy 101
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14122
Fresh from the national tour of his award-nominated, hysterical chronicle of the action-packed 2016 election, “Elect to Laugh,” comic/columnist/actor/author/former oyster shucker, Will Durst, is excited to present his new solo outing “The Durst Case Scenario,” a comedic exploration of a changing America during the Time of Drumpf. It’s a rollicking feast of satire as up-to-date as the President’s latest 4 am tweet. In this lightning-paced, 80-minute comedic tour-de-force, Durst, described by the Oregonian as “the thinking man’s comic,” analyzes where we are, how we got here and what possible destinations lie ahead. He also recounts the wacky, zany antics, palace intrigues and pitfalls of polarization threatening to tear our country apart in this, The New Abnormal. It’s incisive and trenchant and profound with jokes. Many funny ones. The response has been electric. Crowds are streaming into performances searching for their community of like-minded confused souls. Equal parts comedy and therapy. The intrepid Dr. Durst assists audiences in overcoming their PTSD: President Drumpf Stress Disorder, by surgically isolating the farcical. For those who thought they’d never laugh again, this show is for you. Durst does his bipartisan best to describe our strange new world where danger, intrigue and romance lurk around every corner. Where every day without a mushroom cloud counts as a victory. He details the anxiety of never knowing when the president will strike the flint that shoots a spark to light the fuse to Armageddon. Prepare to meet the funny side of defiance. Because laughter allows room for hope to creep back on the inhale. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, and blessed with an extraordinary talent to engage an audience with his patented outraged and outrageous common sense, Durst mocks, scoffs and taunts in segments such as Trumpapalooza, the Bright Side of Donald J. Drumpf’s Presidency, The Donzi Scheme, Presidential Apprentice and Mike Pence is the Product of Reverse Taxidermy. The Durst Case Scenario is playful and ludicrous and whimsical and droll and silly and serious and sarcastic and mischievous. Smart and clean and uplifting. A unique theatrical event delivered with decades-honed timing and not less than a modicum of poetry. See this show before this sort of thing becomes illegal. A portion of each night’s proceeds will go to fund a nonprofit whose mission will be to bury wire-cutters along the Canadian border. Will Durst’s performances are brought to you by the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. This concert is made possible in part with funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. About Will Durst Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs and stand-up into a riotous patchwork of funny comedy humor. The New York Times called him, “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” Author of three books, Durst has told jokes in 16 countries, racked up 800+ television appearances, released five CDs and despite blistering reproach, continues to squeeze ketchup on his bratwurst. More at http://willdurst.com/
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14156
An Evening of Americana Music Series with with BROTHERS COMATOSE Kid Zone, Dinners, Dance, Picnic, Cocktails & Fun Saturday July 8 2017 @ 7:00PM (May 15, 2017– SAN RAFAEL, Ca) The 25th Annual Summer Series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, a Kid Zone, and fun begins on Saturday July 8th with the homegrown talent of BROTHERS COMATOSE. Infused with a sense of relaxed, experienced confidence, The Brothers Comatose offer a southwestern-tinged, rowdy string band sound that might just make this your new favorite band. “It’s just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” say brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists who front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere handful of years. With bass master Gio Benedetti and stellar accompanists Philip Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with fans from San Diego to Seattle to Salt Lake to Silk Hope, NC and beyond. “Despite the fact that the band plays acoustically, the fierce energy the quintet is anything but Comatose“ The evening will begin with our own Marin Academy High School Bluegrass Band opens! The Osher Marin JCC’s outdoor music series has been created to celebrate diversity, find commonalities, and bring generations together through live music. Five consecutive Saturday nights of great music, under beautiful Marin Skies in an intimate and beautiful setting – Five evenings of community building through the arts. TIMING 6:00pm Doors open for sponsors, Century Circle members, and reserved ticket holders -Concessions and bar open. 6:15pm Doors open for general admission seating. 7:00pm Concert begins – all concerts over by 10pm FEATURING Opening: Marin Academy HS Bluegrass Band Dinners available on-site from: Farm Burger Kid Zone hosted by: Rising Sun Energy Pop-up festival shopping: Georgi & Willow EVENT DETAILS WHAT: Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages. WHO: All are invited. No membership/affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free. TICKETS: From $25. Kids 17 and under free. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices WHEN: Sat. July 8, 2017 WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101 PARKING: Ample FREE lot and on-street parking available. TICKETS: Available at www.marinjcc.org/arts FACEBOOK Page The Outdoor Venue is perfect for picnicking and offers the choice of purchasing delicious and affordable meals on-site from local pop-up restaurants. No alcohol is allowed to be brought into venue, but is available for purchase. THE 25th ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES 7/8: Americana - Brothers Comatose 7/15: African – Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited 7/22: Latin Big Band – Pacific Mambo Orchestra 7/29: Afro-Cuban – Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca 8/5: Celebrate the Summer of Love – Melvin Seals & JGB The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/2 mile east off Hwy 101
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14133