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Fill your spring break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! Discover and explore new art forms, hone current skills and inspire fresh creativity with students from all over the Bay Area. Middle schoolers work with local artists and specialists from San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and American Conservatory Theater in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse to craft original works and produce a showcase for their families and the community. Find your crew–join the Performing Arts Connection (PAC) today! Who It's For Middle school students ages 11–14 years old. Students of all backgrounds and abilities welcome, no prior experience necessary. When Monday–Friday, March 26–30, 2018 10am–4pm daily Cost Application fee: $10 Tuition: $300 for the week Scholarships available, no student turned away for lack of funds. Community Showcase Friday, March 30, 2018 at 6pm Free and open to the community.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14453
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by talking about everyone’s painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-to-day life in such a way that makes audiences roar with laughter. He went on to fame starring in the TV series “A Different World,” and starred in several movies including “First Kid,” “Houseguest,” “Necessary Roughness” and “Jingle All the Way.”
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14494
Live performances will feature sneak previews of Island City Waterways (ICW) roving art experience to be presented by Rhythmix Cultural Works at Crab Cove May 19-20. Art Walk attendees will experience world music and dance of Maze Daiko with Epiphany Dance Theatre in the empty lot next to Calafia’s Taqueria. Across the street in front of the US Bank, Gamelan Sekar Jaya will present one of Bali’s rarest ensembles, gamelan jegog, featuring bamboo marimbas with tubes up to ten feet long. Partnering with the West Alameda Business Association to launch 2nd Fridays and make this event more festive, there will also be several food trucks and craft vendors onsite. With support from the California Arts Council, “Love Our Island Art Walk,” is an art-centric creative placemaking project that utilizes public art, storefront art installations, and music performances to activate Alameda’s historic downtown districts.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14509
Writers With Drinks features two hot literary debuts in April: Chelsey Johnson, author of Stray City, and Shobha Rao, author of Girls Burn Brighter. Plus superstar poets Javier Zamora (Unaccompanied) and Chiwan Choi (The Yellow House), along with Lilah Sturges and Dominica Phetteplace.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14506
This Pulitzer Prize rock musical centers on what appears to be a typical American family: Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet their lives are anything but normal. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart as they experience the highs and lows and “miss the mountains.”
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14467
Join us for San Francisco Opera's First Act program for families with young children. We'll have a rollicking adventure through the beloved story Where the Wild Things Are, by author Maurice Sendack. In this program, we'll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, movement and poetry, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills. Designed for youth ages 3-6 accompanied by at least one parent or guardian- all ability levels welcome, programs are all access.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14476
Raise a glass! San Francisco Opera Education hosts an afternoon of Wagnerian operas paired with specialty cocktails. Learn about Lohengrin, tangle with Tannhäuser and float through The Flying Dutchman, all while sipping a libation concocted by mixologists from San Francisco’s The Sea Star. Photographs and video clips from the San Francisco Opera Archives and live musical performances by guest artists complete this fun and tasty overview. Drink samples and light snacks will be provided.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14507
Rhythmix Cultural Works presents Island City Waterways, a site-specific public art event that animates Alameda’s past and present through music, dance, theater, storytelling, and more. A cast of forty actors, dancers, and musicians leads audiences on an easy stroll around Crab Cove, Crown Memorial State Beach for a 75-minute performance that brings to vibrant life the Cove’s rich history and celebrates the sea. Carnies and bathing beauties start the show off with a walk down Memory Lane, back to the Roaring Twenties when the area was the home of Neptune Beach, an amusement park with extravagant public baths. Then, following a drum corps, audiences visit “Glory of the Seas,” a WWII-era maritime officer training station, where they will join the trainees for drills. Ryujin the Dragon Queen spins a tale of ecological warning on the shores of the first estuary marine reserve in California, established in 1980. And finally, Japanese taiko drummers, Balinese gamelan performers, musicians, and contemporary dancers take to the beach for a dazzling ‘Island to Island’ finale that pays tribute to our shared waters and the global community’s efforts to protect them. Island City Waterways features actors Ed Holmes and Bob Ernst, Epiphany Productions, Maze Daiko, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, the Prescott School Stilt Walkers, and guest artists Mark Izu and Brenda Wong Aoki. Created by Janet Koike, directed by Jeff Raz, written by Ed Holmes, and choreographed by Kim Epifano, Island City Waterways is presented in association with East Bay Regional Parks District. Island City Waterways is supported in part by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and The MacPherson Fund. WHAT: Island City Waterways—A site-specific, outdoor performance that brings to vibrant life the rich history of Crab Cove, Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda and celebrates the sea DATES: Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 TIMES: Four performances each day at 10am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm WHERE: Crab Cove Visitor Center, Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda, CA COST: FREE (advance pre-registration is recommended) INFO & REGISTER: islandcitywaterways.org
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14466