The One About A Romantic Brit and Silence
Cy Musiker and Peter Hartlaub scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a romantic Brit, the meaning of silence, and much more!
The Joffrey Ballet
January 26 - 27, 2013
The ballet company that inspired Robert Altman's The Company is making a rare visit to the Bay Area! Headed by former SF Ballet principal and dance master Ashley Wheater, the Joffrey Ballet will perform to music by Estonian composer Arvo Part and will also feature work from Edwaard Liang and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. The Joffrey Ballet perform on January 26th at Zellerbach Hall on the Cal Berkeley campus at 8pm and January 27th at 3pm. For tickets and information, visit calperfs.berkeley.edu.
January 25 - 27, 2013
If you're feeling directionless, Robert Moses' Kin might give you some ideas with his new piece titled Nevabawarldapece. No, that's not a typo. It's apparently pronounced "never be a world of peace" and explores the idea that there will always be more change for social activists to fight for. Obie winning writer and performer Carl Hancock Rux, MacArthur Fellow and composer Corey Harris, among others help with Kin's vision, which will be performed January 25th through the 27th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, visit robertmoseskin.org.
Se Llama Cristina
January 23 - February 17, 2013
The Magic Theater
San Francisco's own Octavio Solis is channeling Sartre's No Exit with his latest play, Se Llama Cristina. The story is described as a "multi-layered fever dream" involving a woman and a man who wake up in a strange room and must piece together their pasts. Sounds like a regular Sunday morning for any college student to me. The play is in previews now, opens on January 30th, and runs through February 17th. For tickets and more information, visit magictheatre.org.
January 31, 2013
22-year-old Tom Odell is pretty impressive. He recently won the Critics' Choice Award at the Brits, which has previously gone to the likes of Adele. He has been writing songs since he was 13. He was signed to Columbia Records after just four gigs. And he has a nice head of hair. Find even more reasons to love him when he plays the Rickshaw on January 31st. For tickets and more information, visit .
Silence at the Berkeley Art Museum
January 30, 2013
Berkeley Art Museum
It's hard to get a moment's peace in this town these days. Car horns, roaming mariachi bands, the party next door that you weren't invited to. So it might be a breath of fresh air to take a dose of silence. An exhibit by that name opens at the Berkeley Art Museum on January 30th and will feature work from Joseph Beuys, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Magritte, and others that "invoke silence to shape space or consciousness." There will also be a film program with the same thesis featuring movies by Ingmar Bergman, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, and Nam June Paik at the Pacific Film Archive. For tickets and more information, visit bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Father John Misty
January 25 - 26, 2013
The Fleet Foxes probably miss their former bandmate J. Tillman and rightfully so. Since his departure, he has flourished and been making awesome music under the moniker Father John Misty. And that awesomeness transfers to his music videos. He recruited everyone's favorite side-eye connoisseur Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation to play a freak show of a protagonist (one of the best music videos of 2012, according to me). Father John Misty plays the Fillmore along with the Walkmen on the 25th and 26th. For tickets and more information, visit fatherjohnmisty.com.
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