The One About Hard Bop and Tilting at Windmills
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a master of hard-bop, a bumbling knight, a distracted messiah, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
April 27 - 29, 2012
Possibly the greatest hard bop pianist around, Cedar Walton and his band are bringing the funk to Yoshi's in Oakland tonight through Sunday.
April 27 - May 6, 2012
The San Francisco Ballet revives this comic piece, but shifts the focus from bumbling knight Don Quixote to a barber and his love from a vignette from Cervantes' book. Catch Don Quixote tonight through May 6, 2012.
April 27 - May 27, 2012
There is never a dull moment in San Francisco's sketchy Tenderloin district so playwright Annie Elias's latest piece, based on interviews with the neighborhood's residents, should be a sight to see. Tenderloin runs through May 27, 2012 at the Cutting Ball Theater.
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.
April 27 - 28, May 4 and 6, 2012
Imported all the way from Russia is Antidot, a humorous reflection on the confinements of life working in an office from Moscow's Liquid Theatre. The company makes their US debut on April 27th with a site-specific piece for the Bicentennial commemoration of Fort Ross and puts on the play on April 28th at Gualala Arts North of Sea Ranch on the Sonoma Coast, and May 4th as well as May 6th at the Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco.
May 2, 2012
What do you do when you're going through a break up, moving out of your house, and joining a 12 step program? No, not star in an episode of Intervention. Start a band! That's what Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power pop group Ima Robot, did when he founded Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, named after the messiah figure in a book he was working on who 'was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind, but kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.' Meet your savior when Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros play the Fox in Oakland on Wednesday.
May 2, 2012
Kids say the darndest things, like 'I want to be a filmmaker.' Find out what happens after that declaration at Alternatives in Action's 8th annual Project YouthView film festival, a showcase of winning local youth films, Wednesday at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex.
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