Friday, July 31, 2009

Art Walk TONIGHT!

Tonight in outer mission, 6pm - 8 pm...see details below!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Homo A Go Go!! That Means GO!


Who would have ever thought that just walking down the street would open the doors to a revolution?

Buy Tickets Here

Girl in a Coma


ABE VIGODA


MIRAH

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ancient Writing - Contemporary Questions: Sophocles' ELECTRA @ STANFORD

ELECTRA
by Sophocles
translated by Anne Carson
directed by Rush Rehm

July 23 – August 15, 2009

Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee on August 9 at 2:00 pm

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University; (Seating right at the level of the stage)


---I have to say that I am biased with this production because a very good friend, Francesca McKenzie, plays the role of the sister in this riveting production of "Electra."

Besides my friend being a part of a magnificent production, this ancient writing was as fresh as anything I have seen in a long time. The ensemble did an incredible job accompanied by stunning lighting, stark design and emotive characters.

Don't worry if you don't know about about Greek philosophy (or the story itself) because the "Chorus" describes the entire story through contemporary dance, song and speech. Overall, it was as compelling as theater gets. I hope people get an opportunity to explore the classics. This is a rare chance to see it performed.

Cost: $10 for students, buy on-line beforehand!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Outer Mission/ Excelsior ARTS WALK! My neighborhood!


District 11 Art Walk
Friday July 31st 6-8pm
A SPECIAL ONE NIGHT FREE FAMILY EVENT!



District 11 Supervisor John Avalos in conjunction with Intersection for the Arts, Out of Site Youth Arts Center, Mamá Art Cafe, The Geneva Car Barn and Power House and local community members presents: A SPECIAL ONE NIGHT FREE FAMILY EVENT.


The Artwalk consists of three events, located within a one block radius on Mission Street near Onondaga. The events include an Art Show featuring:

  • Children's activities with Tree Frog Treks at 4767 Mission Street

  • You can also take part in a One-Night-Mural project led by Andrea Hassiba
Come out to see the artistic talent of our neighborhood, support your local merchants, and enjoy a stroll with your family and friends.

For more information, please call: 415-554-6976.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

And so it begins...

July 16, 2009 Wednesday
Rules of the Fifth Wall, by Clock Tower Ensemble
Studio theater at Brava Women's Theatre

$7
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On-line Review

It was an interesting take on theater and what the experience of being an actor is like. But, I felt as someone that isn't "in" the theater left out as an audience member. Though, it was inspiring to see so many young actors working in collaboration.













July 17, 2009 Thursday

Mortified!
$12
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Mortified ! I love the idea of reading from your journals from high school. I know mine has potential, but from what the six people who read tonight, everyone has similar horrifying experiences growing up.

If you ever get the chance in your city to go to Mortified, go!











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July 18th, Saturday
Rent Ave. Boy,

Play at the Box Car theater

An urban rock fairy tale

Book and Lyrics by Nick A. Olivero
Music by Michael Mohammed
Directed by Wolfgang Wachalovsky

July 16 – Aug 8

It was definitely an interesting experience being that this was a preview night. As I get more into the city, I see so much more experimentation with the arts. It is progressive, edgy and sometimes just downright bad. That is the experience of art though, the evolution of what an audience likes or dislikes. Sitting on scaffolding above the stage was an new and exciting way to view a show. That was about the freshest thing about this show. The plot and characters were stereotyped and the music was a bit rough. Also, for a RENT and Jonathan Larson fan, this was painful to see the copied material. It could have been a homage, but was quite cliche. All the actors and actresses were quite talented, just a difficult script to work with. I would encourage anyone to see it because this blog is all about supporting the arts, good or bad, experimental or historical. I think Box Car Theater will definitely have some outstanding shows this season and I will definitely continue to support them even though I was somewhat disappointed with this show.



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Free San Francisco Symphony Concert in Dolores Park (Mission Dist.)




Sunday, July 19, 2009

2:00 pm

Dolores Park is a perfect setting for the San Francisco Symphony in an afternoon of musical favorites including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet, followed by Beethoven’s incomparable Symphony No. 5. Bring a blanket, pack and picnic and arrive early so you don’t miss your chance to meet members of the Orchestra demonstrating their instruments before the concert.

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It was free, the park was full of people, and live music = can't beat that :)