The One About Time Travel and St. Stupid's Day
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up time travel, Stevie Wonder, an April Fools parade, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
March 29, 2012
Member of the legendary punk band The Avengers, Penelope Houston is back on the Bay Area music scene with On Market Street, her first solo album since 2004. Catch up with the folk rocker when she's on West Coast Live tomorrow from 10am - noon at Yoshi's Oakland and at her record release party at San Francisco's Cafe du Nord on Thursday.
March 30 - April 1, 2012
The SF Jazz Collective is known for reinterpreting modern jazz masters and this year they're taking on Stevie Wonder. Go hear a new twist on some old songs when they play Yoshi's Oakland tonight through Sunday.
March 30 - 31, 2012
Irish rock group The Saw Doctors have been melding
their repressed Catholic small town background with more modern trappings (fast food restaurants, 24 hour petrol stations,
electric blankets) since the 1980s. They're bringing their renowned live show to Slim's in San Francisco tonight and tomorrow.
March 30 - August 19, 2012
War, riots, assassinations, and the debut of Laugh-In.
The Oakland Museum takes a close look at this turbulent year with an exhibit that is paired with a selection from the museum's
collection of social justic posters by free speech movement activist Michael Rossman. 1968 is up through August 19,
March 21 - 25, 2012
Best of Broadway presents the voice of Jessica Rabbit in High, a play about a nun who tried to help a drug addict. If you've ever seen Turner in John Waters' Serial Mom, you know she means business. Stay on her good side by checking out the play when it opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco on Wednesday for a limited five day run.
March 31, 2012
First Church of the Last Laugh leads this tongue-in-cheek
parade from the Transamerica Pyramid (or as they call it 'that pointy building') to Joe Dimaggio Park, where there will be
a 2 minute talent contest. Laugh it up this Sunday.
April 4, 2012
We've all had that moment when you're watching Mad Men and you think: I wish I could live back then! Drinking on the job! Cool outfits! Shattering glass ceilings! Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine at ACT is about people who join a community of 1950s reenactors and revel in retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality. Hmm, on second thought, I think we should all just stay in the present. Maple and Vine is in previews now and opens April 4, 2012 at ACT in San Francisco.
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