The One About Sex Mob And The Year Of The Snake
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up celebrating snakes, hometown composers, and much more!
The Dmitri Matheny Quartet
February 16, 2013
57th Street Gallery
Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny made his home in this neck of the woods in the '90s and early 2000s and is now reuniting with some former bandmates to bring his music back to the Bay. They're set to debut a piece called "Buckshot Rubaiyat" in honor of master martini maker Bruno Mooshei the late owner of the Persian Aub Zam Zam Room on Haight Street. Can't get more local than that! The Dmitri Matheny Quartet play the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland on February 16th. For tickets and more information, visit 57tgstreetgallery.com.
New Stories from the Edge of Asia Opening
February 21, 2013
San Jose Museum of Art
Have you ever pictured an army of Bruce Lees playing dodgeball against an army of Aztec warriors to score points in societal advancement? If you answered yes to this, your brain is a wonderful thing. If not, you now have a chance to see this happen in real life thanks to artist Mike Lai, who is putting on the mock battle to mark the opening of an exhibit titled "New Stories from the Edge of Asia," as well as a show of contemporary Chinese photography, at the San Jose Museum of Art. It all goes down on February 21, 2013 at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit sjmusart.org.
February 20 - 21, 2013
Duende and Brick and Mortar
Fans of Fellini, listen up! The jazz quarter Sex Mob, led by Steven Bernstein, is bringing the music of Nino Rota, the composer of Fellini movie soundtracks, to San Francisco. Sex Mob plays Duende on the 20th and Brick and Mortar on the 21st. For tickets and more information, visit stevenbernstein.net.
The Year of the Snake
February 16 - 17, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
If the firecrackers up and down the streets of Chinatown didn't already tip you off, it's a brand new year -- the year of the snake! A few ways to celebrate: check out a spectacular lion dance and other asian traditions at the Oakland Museum of California on February 17th from noon to 4:30pm, catch some cultural performances and some arts and crafts at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on February 16, 2013 from 11am to 4:30pm, or watch the Miss Chinatown US Pageant on the 16th.
Kronos: Listen Local
February 21 - 22, 2013
Lam Research Theater, YBCA
One of the Bay Area's great string quarters, the Kronos Quarter, is wrapping up a series of concerts featuring local composers such as Pamela Z and Nathaniel Stookey. For tickets and more information, visit ybca.org.
Anna Halprin: Parades and Changes
February 15 - 17, 2013
Berkeley Art Museum
Tonight through Sunday at Berkeley Art Museum, Anna Halprin is putting on the final staging of "Parades and Changes," a landmark in postmodern choreography for its pioneering use of everyday movements and domestic rituals in dance. The nudity in the piece also won her a summons for arrest in New York City. Catch it before it's gone! For tickets and more information, visit bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
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.