The One About Social Media and a New British Invasion
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up British bands, new scores for silent films, social media gone wild, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
April 6- 28, 2012
In case you couldn't smell it in the air or tell from the flashes of orange everywhere, baseball fever has gripped our fair city once again. You can celebrate by checking out the 15th annual Art of the Game exhibit at the George Krevsky Gallery in Union Square through April 28, 2012.
April 14 - early June 2012
You haven't really done something unless you've Facebook'd, Tumbl'd, or tweeted it. At least that's how some people think. Charlie Varnon and Jeri Lynn Cohen taken on our culture's obsession with social media and internet exhibitionism in their new play FWD: Life Gone Viral, which is in previews at The Marsh in San Francisco for the next few weeks and runs through early June.
April 14 - 15, 2012
Don't underestimate teenagers. Not only are they in line to take your job in a few years, but their heightened emotions are the perfect catalyst for creative expressions. The proof is in events like the Mime Troupe's 16th annual Youth Theater Project, which features the work of teens from San Francisco and Oakland. Check it out at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco at 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.
April 15, 2012
English band Yuck is anything but disgusting. Following in the steps of bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth, these Londoners are bringing the noise rock. See them this Sunday at The Independent in San Francisco.
April 16, 2012
Founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and one of the great jazz improvisers of all time, Roscoe Mithcell is still doing his thing at the ripe age of seventy-one. Age ain't nothing but a number indeed! Roscoe Mitchell plays Yoshi's in Oakland Monday night.
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.