The One About Dear Elizabeth And Radiation City
Suzie Racho and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up Puerto Rican flavor, a pair of poets, and much more!
May 28 - June 2, 2013
Jazz is an old medium, but that's not stopping Miguel Zenón from bringing something new to it. Through his work with the Rhythm Collective, the 30-something Puerto Rican, who received a MacArthur Genius Award in 2008, brings the Caribbean flavor of his homeland to the Bay Area. Take a trip to the island with Zenón and friends May 28th through June 2nd. For tickets and more information, visit sfjazz.org.
Superman Turns 75
May 30, 2013
Cartoon Art Museum
If you've seen Superman and all his muscles at the movies recently, you'd think he wasn't a day over 30. Turns out he's turning 75 this year! And to celebrate the occasion, author Larry Tye is giving a talk and signing his new book, SUPERMAN: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero at the Cartoon Art Museum. A larger Superman exhibit runs through September. For tickets and more information, visit cartoonart.org.
May 24 - 26, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
Radiation City is a quintet that features two couples and a multi-instrumentalist. Anyone who knows a thing about Fleetwood Mac can tell you how spectacular the results of this kind of make-up can be. Catch the passion first-hand when Radiation City plays tonight at Sophia's Thai Kitchen in Davis, Saturday as part of Hickey Fest in Leggett and Sunday at The Rickshaw Stop. For tickets and more information, visit radiationcity.net.
May 24 - July 7, 2013
Playwrights Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters are brining the West Coast premiere of their new play, Dear Elizabeth to the Berkeley Rep. The production follows the beautiful friendship between superstar poets Elizbabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, across continents and decades. For tickets and more information, visit berkeleyrep.org.
May 25, 2013
Once a bass player for Ty Seagall, Mikal Cronin is now stepping out of the shadows and into his own spotlight with the release of his new record, MKII, which is inspired by post-college life, a breakup, and a move from LA to SF. He's just like us! For tickets and more information, visit rickshawstop.com.
Hosted by Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook Editor David Wiegand.
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Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.