The One About American Talent and Bay Area Bands
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a chamber music oasis, a reality show crooner, an all-female dance gang, and much more!
8pm, July 21, 2012
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Marin crooner Tim Hockenberry wowed the judges on America's Got Talent this season with his where-did-that-come-from voice and now he has a shot at the million dollar prize. Get a look at this rising star at 142 Throckmorton Theatre tomorrow night. For tickets and information, visit 142throckmortontheatre.com.
WERK It Out
July 19 - July 22, 2012
Described as "the next wave of choreographers emigrating from the fringes to the forefront of Bay Area dance culture," the WERK Collective is an all-woman gang of movers-and-shakers that are camping out at the ODC Theater in San Francisco this weekend with brand new dance pieces. For tickets and information, visit odctheater.org.
7:30pm, July 25, 2012
A jazz storm is set to hit Palo Alto in the form of the Stanford Jazz Festival and at its center is Charles McPherson, a truly great saxophonist who studied with renowned pianist Barry Harris and played alongside jazz legends Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderly, and Wynton Marsalis. With Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums, the Charles McPherson Quarter plays the Stanford Jazz Festival on Wednesday. For tickets and information, visit stanfordjazz.org.
Music at Menlo
July 20 - August 11, 2012
Pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckle team up every year to fill Menlo Park with a chamber music oasis and this year marks their 10th anniversary! Music at Menlo opens tomorrow night with the music of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert at the Menlo School in Menlo Park. For tickets and information, visit musicatmenlo.org.
Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival
July 21, 2012
Potrero del Sol Park
If the colossal size and crowds of festivals like Outside Lands aren't your thing, try the smaller and cooler Phono del Sol festival, that is presented by the Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone and features local darlings the Fresh and Onlys, among others. For only 7 to 10 bucks, there's really no reason not to. For tickets and information, visit phonodelsol.com.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
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.