The One about Looney Tunes and Mardi Gras
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up Mardi Gras shenanigans, a cartoon centennial, and much more!
Chuck Jones: 100 Years of an Animated Artist
February 9 - May 5, 2013
Cartoon Art Museum
If you have at any point in your life enjoyed watching the Road Runner zip past every one of Wile E. Coyote's bullying tactics, you have Chuck Jones to thank. The Cartoon Art Museum is hosting a centennial retrospective of the legendary animation director and creator's art through 100 works from the '30s through the '90s. You can pay your respects from February 9th through May 5th, 2013. For tickets and more information, visit cartoonart.org.
February 14 - 16, 2013
In a rare collaboration, the Wooster Group and the New York City Players have come together to create an experimental theater dream team. For three nights only, they are bringing their award-winning reprise of three one-act Eugene O'Neill plays to the Bay Area. Collectively known as the "Glencairn plays," all three focus on the longing and loneliness of life at sea experienced by turn-of-the-century sailors. Catch it while you can from the 14th to the 16th at YBCA! For tickets and more information, visit ybca.org.
Black Choreographers Festival
February 9 - 10, 15 - 17, 22 - 24, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
Now here's something to dance about! The 9th annual Black Choreographers Festival, sponsored by the African-American Performing Arts Coalition, is back and opening with a celebration of Dimension Dance Theater's 40th anniversary at Laney College. More celebrating dance takes place the following two weekends at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, featuring Raissa Simpson, Gregory Dawson, and more. For tickets and more information, visit bcfhereandnow.com.
Mardi Gras 2013
February 9 - 14, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
After the Super Bowl, Bay Area residents don't have the happiest associations with New Orleans, the scene of the crime. But it's time to accept bitter defeat and move on to more joyous things like Mardi Gras! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate. Here are a few: Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra perform at Sweetwater on the 9th, Ralph Carney is holding a Fat Tuesday Serious Jazz Project at The Chapel on the 12th, a Mardi Gras 5 kilometer race on the 9th in San Jose, Allen Toussaint at Yoshi's in Oakland on the 9th and the 10th, Dr. John at Yoshi's in San Francisco on the 12th through the 14th, and, last but not least, Brick & Mortar's Mardi Gras Parade featuring Jazz Mafia, the Stanford Marching Band, North Beach Brass Band, and others.
February 10, 2013
Who better to speak about the power of music than Linda Ronstadt, a woman who has sold over 50 million records spanning multiple genres over four decades? And what better place to do it than Grace Cathedral, a location whose architecture matches the beauty of Ronstadt voice? For tickets and more information, visit gracecathedral.org.
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.