The One About Disposable Films And Memories of Brubeck
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a dose of Kafka, films shot on smart phones, and much more!
Le Boeuf Brothers
March 17 - 27, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
What do you get when you cross pollinate brainy jazz with Kafka? Well, you can find out when the Le Boeuf Brothers perform a musical adaptation of Kafka's "The Dream," a short story about a man who walks through a cemetery and find his own gravestone, at Kuumbwa on March 21st in their hometown of Santa Cruz. If Kafka isn't really your thing, the Le Boeuf Brothers are also playing as a quartet at the Jazz School in Berkeley on the 17th, Moody's Bistro in Truckee on the 22nd and 23rd, Chez Hanny in SF on the 24th and Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont in San Jose on the 27th. For tickets and more information, visit leboeufbrothers.com.
The Disposable Film Festival
March 21 - 24, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
You don't have to be a big shot with a fancy camera to make art. The Disposable Film Festival proves this point with their roster of films that were all shot on smart phones, web cams, and point and shoot cameras. Their motto is film is too important to leave to the experts and we wholeheartedly agree! The festival runs from March 21st through 24th. For tickets and more information, visit disposablefilm.com.
Brubeck Festival 2013
March 18 - 23, 2013
Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton
Great jazz pianist and Bay Area native Dave Brubeck recently passed away, but his memory lives on with the 2013 Brubeck Festival, which will celebrate his legacy with concert performances by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and the Tom Harrell Quintet, a documentary about jazz history, and a New Orleans-inspired street fair on the afternoon of March 22nd. For tickets and more information, visit pacific.edu.
Trisha Brown Dance Company
March 15, 2013
Zellerbach Hall on the Cal Berkeley campus
Known as the grande dame of the dance world and perhaps the most widely acclaimed choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era, Trisha Brown has certainly left her mark on modern dance and the Trisha Brown Dance Company is making a stop at UC Berkeley to showcase some of her later works on March 15th. For tickets and more information, visit calperfs.berkeley.edu.
March 16, 2013
The New Parish
Who needs to pick a favorite genre when acts like Bang Data roll a handful into one bangin' package? The group has made a name for itself by blending cumbia, jazz, hip hop, and rap into a bilingual mix and they plan to do just that at the New Parish in Oakland on March 16th. Dos Four, another Latin hip hop fusion band, are also on the bill. For tickets and more information, visit thenewparish.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.