The One About Paris and Real Estate
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up Paris delights, Bossa Nova grooves, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
April 19, 2012
British band Spector has been described as 'somewhere between Roxy Music and the Strokes, the Killers and Kanye West, Pulp and R&B and Frank Sinatra.' That's quite an impressive spectrum. Let Spector remind you of every band you've ever heard when they play the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Thursday.
April 19 - May 3, 2012
The SF Film Festival always has an embarrassment of celluloid riches, but this year, they're doing something really special. Local musical genius Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs is providing the soundtrack to Buster Keaton films with the help of guitarist Ava Mendoza (April 23, 2012 at the Castro). The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 19 through May 3, 2012 at various SF and East Bay locations.
April 22, 2012
With her much-anticipated debut Azul, Anne Sajdera takes listeners on a journey to Brazil with her songs that mix original piano pieces with the classic tunes by Brazilian masters Egberto Gismonti, Ivan Lins, and Chico Pinheiro. Take your ears on vacation when she plays the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland on Sunday at 4p.
April 24, 2012
Fresh off a gig at Coachella, Real Estate brings their brand of surly, yet hazy indie rock to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco Tuesday night.
April 25, 2012
Adrienne Rich, according to The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry, 'one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century,' passed away recently and a roster of poets and fiction writers, such as Jewelle Gomez, Peter Orner, and Kevin Killian, are coming out to celebrate her work and life at the James Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the SF Public Library on Wednesday.
April 25 - May 13, 2012
Lauded as 'the world's most perfect dancer,' Mikhail Baryshnikov was seen accidentally slapping Carrie from Sex and the City in a doomed trip to Paris in the show's final season. His new show at the Berkeley Rep, In Paris, promises to be an equally bittersweet time in the City of Lights. In Paris opens at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Wednesday night and runs through May 13th.
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