The One About Poets, Pinball and Girls
Suzie Racho and Peter Hartlaub scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up anniversaries, poetry, pinball, and much more!
California Extreme Arcade and Pinball
July 28 - 29, 2012
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Before games involved stealing cars, there was pinball. Take a trip back to a simpler time with the California Extreme Arcade and Pinball show this weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, where there will be hundreds of games from arcades of yore to choose from, all for a single fee! For tickets and more information, visit caextreme.org.
Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra
July 28 - 29, 2012
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Public radio darlings the Kitchen Sisters world premiere a multimedia collaboration at the opening of the Cabrillo Festival of Music. There will only be three performances Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Cruz Civic so make sure not to miss out! The festival carries on through August 12, 2012. For tickets and more information, visit cabrillomusic.org.
San Francisco International Poetry Festival
July 26-29, 2012
Various SF locations
Get your snapping fingers ready 'cause the poets are descending on the city for the SF International Poetry Festival this weekend. In addition to readings by local and international poets, there will be a "Poetry Crawl" through North Beach on Sunday and a literary labyrinth that ends with a book reward! And it's all free! For tickets and more information, visit sfipf.org.
1pm, July 29, 2012
Tatsu Aoki is a busy guy. Not only is he celebrating the release of his new album, which features music from the geisha house where he was born and raised, but he's also hooking up with saxophonist Francis Wong for a new commission inspired by the relationship between Chinese and Japanese communities in post-World War II San Francisco. And that's on top of teaching film at the Art Institute in Chicago. Give him some kudos by checking out his music at Tateuchi Auditorium in Japantown at 1pm this Sunday. For tickets and more information, visit asianimprov.org.
8pm, July 27, 2012
Experimental indie act the Dirty Projectors have been turning heads since their debut in 2002. With an ever-changing cast of characters, their music consistently surprises audiophiles and their new release, Swing Lo Magellan, is no exception. The Dirty Projectors will make a racket at the Fox in Oakland tonight. For tickets and more information, visit thefoxoakland.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.