YOUers join resident bookworms Andi and Colin Winnette for this summer book club! Embedded in San Francisco’s literary scene, our co-hosts select books by local authors to complement YBCA's Bay Area Now 7 triennial. During the first hour (open to the public) catch a reading plus Q&A with the author in the Screening Room. At 3 PM, YOUers gather in the Youth Arts Lounge where our book club hosts facilitate a discussion with refreshments specifically curated in conjunction with the books.
July's book club selection is Hold It ‘Til It Hurts by T Geronimo Johnson.
This Smart Night Outing takes YOUers to experience Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas, a YBCA In Community collaboration with artists DavEnd and Xandra Ibarra with community partners El/La Para Trans Latinas. This is a variety show (Variadades!) featuring members of the community that El/La Para Trans Latinas advocates for and empowers.
Following the performance, YOUers will gather at Galeria de la Raza (2857 24th St.) for a facilitated discussion with special guests and refreshments. You will receive further directions after you've reserved your spot for the outing.
The first night of the BAN7 Performance Festival, featuring jazz musician Sheldon Brown, spoken word artist and musician Rico Pabón, Lenora Lee Dance, and Brazilian dancer and choreographer Tania Santiago.
Post:Ballet presents "Five High"
The company's fifth season program features the premiere of ourevolution, as well as two critically acclaimed collaborations—field the present shifts (2013) and Mine is Yours (2012).
ourevolution brings choreographer/director Robert Dekkers together with San Francisco-based painter Enrique Quintero. Set to a mesmerizing score by composer Nils Frahm, the work explores technology's ability to facilitate meaningful conversation between individuals and communities.
Back by popular demand is field the present shifts, featuring architects Robby Gilson and Catherine Caldwell, composer Matthew Pierce, and lighting designer David Robertson. The "Five High" program will also include Mine is Yours, with composer Daniel Berkman, vocalist Artemis, and costume designer Susan Roemer.
For more information, visit postballet.org.
"There are a few 'must-sees' every summer, and Post:Ballet is definitely one of them." —Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance
Special events:Thu, Aug 7: Post-Performance Talk with Robert Dekkers and the 2014 dance artists and collaborators. Ticket holders are invited to this special event at no extra charge.Fri, Aug 8: Kick back and Post:Party with our dance artists and collaborators. Purchase a Party Ticket for admission to our 2014 Post:Party.Sat, Aug 9: Post-Performance Talk with Robert Dekkers and the 2014 dance artists and collaborators. Ticket holders are invited to this special event at no extra charge.
*Limited number of VIP Tickets available, includes:-Backstage tour and toast with the artists (pre performance, 7 PM)-Signed, framed photograph by David DeSilva-Premium seating
Photo: Tricia Cronin
Leah Johnston, YBCA’s resident tincture-maker and mixologist, will be leading a hands-on shrub-making workshop. Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, are aromatic infusions with a long legacy in American cocktail history, popular well before Tiki or the Corpse Reviver #2. There is a science to cocktails, but also a creative element involving many senses: visual, olfactory, gustatory. Cocktailing and tincture-making have room for a healing practice, geeky historical depth, and an integral, "use everything" approach to consumption. Join us to learn and make a new set of shrubs using herbs and fruits foraged in the East Bay hills. Walk away with your own aromatic infusion. Cocktails to be served.
The second night of the BAN7 Performance Festival, featuring contemporary music group sfSound, vocalists Antique Naked Soul, piano duo ZOFO, and dance company RAWdance.
Poetry can be a joyous activity as well as a conceptual one, and in our workshop we will try to harvest out of our emotions as well as explore, through formalism, the absolute limits of language systems. For example, Killian is particularly enchanted by the London-based, Australian-born pop singer Kylie Minogue, but everyone's got something they get excited about, and everyone brings with them, tied into our biologies like DNA, something of the string and beads on which poetry is constructed, so bring along your tools and memories. We will write together, read together, recite together, and act it all out. (Bring your notebook, bring a pen.)
The third night of the BAN7 Performance Festival, featuring dance theater artists Fog Beast, dancer and choreographer Latanya d. Tigner, spoken word artist Marvin K. White, and choreographer Katie Faulkner/little seismic dance company.
The fourth night of the BAN7 Performance Festival, featuring Balinese dancer, musician and choreographer Kompiang Metri Davies, dancer and choreographer Christy Funsch, Native American interdisciplinary artist Eddie Madril/Sewam American Indian Dance, and choreographer Gregory Dawson.
Let out a lusty “AAAARGH!” It’s time to carouse to one of the most popular comic operas of all time. This beloved tale of tender-hearted pirates with a soft spot for orphans and poetry, a squadron of bumbling British bobbies, a bookish Major-General well-versed in everything but military matters, and his bevy of beautiful maiden daughters, was the first Gilbert & Sullivan work to premiere in the United States, and marked the brilliant launch of the duo’s international career. With Sullivan’s rousing score and Gilbert’s hilarious lyrics, and peppered with unforgettable melodies and tongue-twisting songs such as I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General and Poor Wandering One, this show is guaranteed fun for the entire family!
Full details at www.lamplighters.org or 415-227-4797.
Photo: Kersti Malvre Fine Art Photography
A concert/art show/experience piece. A collaboration between The Coup and street artist Jon-Paul Bail with production design by David Szlasa. This will be the full Coup funk/punk/dance party experience, plus much more, and brought to you differently than any other Coup show you've seen.
Garrett + Moulton Productions presents The Luminous Edge
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, an evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth. Featuring a cast of 24 dancers, 7 musicians, and renowned Bay Area singer Karen Clark, this deeply expressive and theatrical evening of music and dance celebrates the cycle of life, bringing the audience on a hauntingly beautiful journey through a landscape of light and dark.
For more information, visit garrettmoulton.org.
"...the work of Garrett and Moulton is not to be missed. It is creativity to the core.” (artssf.com)
Special Event:Saturday, September 20th Post-Performance Benefit ReceptionJoin the artists for a celebratory champagne and dessert reception. Purchase a benefit ticket that includes both the performance and reception.
Photo: RJ Muna
San Francisco's internationally acclaimed science and technology dance company, Capacitor, takes you multi-sensory journey through a larger-than-life neural forest with their unique cast of dancers, acrobats, contortionists, and aerialists.
The Lamplighters present the most uproarious fun(d)raiser in town! A full-length original satire set (mostly) to the music of Arthur Sullivan, a Lamplighters Gala is a guaranteed afternoon of hilarity. Last year’s — Upside-Downton Abbey, or, the Lass that Loved a Chauffeur — was one of our most successful ever, joining the ranks of brilliant award-winning Lamplighters Galas past. This is definitely an event not to be missed! Our fundraising Gala performance also includes raffle, silent auction, and post-performance champagne reception with the cast.
Silent Auction starts at 3 PM. Full details at www.lamplighters.org or 415-227-4797.
Photo: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Come along for the ride on this madcap odyssey around the world, set to the sublime music of that quintessential modern American master, Leonard Bernstein, and the brilliant lyrics of Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim (among others). As classic in the realm of operetta as West Side Story is in the realm of American musical theatre, our production presents this masterpiece in the complete British Royal National Theatre version as adapted for the stage by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Join young Candide, his beloved Cunegonde, the absurdly optimistic philosopher Pangloss, and a virtual clown car of other eccentric characters on their picaresque journey in search of the meaning of life. Along the way, enjoy such timeless masterpieces as The Best of All Possible Worlds, Glitter and Be Gay, I Am Easily Assimilated, and Make Our Garden Grow.
Photo: David Allen
In this ultimate topsy-turvy farce, Gilbert presents a world turned upside-down when a theatrical troupe deposes the ruler of a tiny European Duchy and proceeds to squabble over which “role” in the government each leading actor should “play,” with uproarious unforeseen consequences. Sullivan's varied and original score includes an astonishing variety of musical styles, from Viennese waltz to uproarious Parisian can-can dance numbers. This Jewel Box Production promises to be a must-see event for Gilbert & Sullivan aficionados and lovers of comic musical theatre alike.
Photo: Joanne Kay