The One About Black Keys and White and Red Rabbits
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a pair of blues rockers from Akron, an Iranian playwright, a jazz storyteller, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
(May 4, 2012)
You might remember Dianne Reeves from her appearance swinging jazz hits from the '50s in Goodnight and Good Luck. Now you can see her in the flesh when she brings her sultry voice to Zellerbach Auditorium on the Cal campus tonight.
(May 4, 2012)
dropping out of college doesn't pay? It sure worked out for the Black Keys, who have been making consistently great blues
rock for a decade. And tonight, they're taking it to the next level with a show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. They's also
swing by the Power Balance Arena in Sacramento tomorrow.
(May 4 - 20, 2012)
The San Francisco International Arts Festival presents the US premiere of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Iranian playwright
Nassim Soleimanpoor tonight at the International Arts Festival Lounge in San Francisco. Josh Kornbluth reads the play at 7pm
and Sean San Jose gives it a whirl at 8:30pm, with more performances through May 20, 2012, all featuring a different performer
every night who has never read the script or seen the show. Anything can happen!
(May 6, 2012)
Omar Sosa, a mover-and-shaker on the Latin jazz scene, kicks off the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival this Sunday afternoon at, you guessed it, Yerba Buena Gardens. Other events coming up are salsa, Mazacote style, on May 10, Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra on May 12, a Litquake event on May 22, and much more through October. And the best part is that it's all free!
(May 8, 2012)
BBC Radio 1 favorite Benjamin Francis Leftwich started playing music at the age of ten and now, at the tender age of 22, is wowing critics with his debut, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm. He plays the Independent in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
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