The One About Dance Music and Telling Fortunes
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up free opera, dance music, fortune telling, and much more!
August 21, 2012
Big on the Philly and Atlantic City scene, Michael Pedicin is known for his perfectionism and his mad tenor skills. With 11 albums under his belt, he's back with a live album. But why only listen to it, when you can experience it first hand? Pedicin plays his debut SF performance at Yoshi's on Tuesday night. For tickets and more information, visit yoshis.com.
Circle Mirror Transformation
present - September 2, 2012
After a string of recent SF productions of Annie Baker plays comes yet another (not that we're complaining). Circle Mirror Transformation has received the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and has been lauded by the SF Chronicle as "the biggest hit" by "one of the country?s hottest young playwrights." What's there to think about? The play runs through September 2, 2012. For tickets and more information, visit marintheatre.org.
Opera at Stern Grove
August 19, 2012
If you're poor, but have expensive taste, you're in luck! This Sunday afternoon, Michael Fabiano and Leah Crocetto, the 2010 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, along with the help of the SF Opera Orchestra, will play the oasis called Stern Grove for free. Pack a lunch and check it out! For tickets and more information, visit sterngrove.org.
August 18, 2012 - January 13, 2013
San Jose Museum of Art
Ranu Mukherjee is coming to San Jose Museum of Art's experimental Beta Space and bringing ideas of modern day nomads, specifically the Silicon Valley variety, with her latest exhibit Telling Fortunes. Admission is free so go get cultured! For tickets and more information, visit sjmusart.org.
August 17, 2012
Has a rave scene in some movie or television show ever made you a little jealous? Well, now you don't have to be. The IDentity Festival, a celebration of electronica and dance music, is taking Mountain View's Shoreline Ampitheatre by storm, with a lineup that includes Paul van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Adrian Lux, and Eva Simons. For tickets and more information, visit idfestival.com.
Cotati Accordion Festival
August 18 - 19, 2012
Various Bay Area locations
Started in 1991, the Cotati Accordion Festival annually celebrates the beloved instrument. This year, they're undertaking the world's largest accordion performance of Lady of Spain, with help from the audience. The festival starts tomorrow in front of the three Olivers markets in Cotati and Santa Rosa and continues through the weekend in downtown Cotati. For tickets and more information, visit cotatifest.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.