The One About Con Artists and Musical Avengers
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up con men, bad veins, a missing hand, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
The Benue River Valley in central Nigeria is the source of some
of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in Africa. Discover the history of the region through masks, elaborate
bronze and iron regalia, and more at Central Nigeria Unmasked at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford through October,
2012. And to sweeten the deal, it's free!
Don't you hate when you lose your keys? Well, get over it 'cause some people
have it far worse. In Martin McDonagh's A Behanding in Spokane, a man searches for his missing hand in a world full
of violent con artists. A Behanding in Spokane is in previews at the SF Playhouse tonight and runs through June 30,
A little Booker T, a bit of Charlie Hunter, and a blast of Stax horns. That's
what you can expect from the trio Soulive when they perform with Lettuce at the Fillmore in San Francisco tonight and tomorrow.
Reunited and it feels so good! Legendary punk band The Avengers are back at
it again and are set to play Cafe du Nord in San Francisco tonight and hit the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz tomorrow, along with
This Saturday, Oakland is hosting the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival from 11
to 7 pm at San Antionio Park. And it's not just jazz! There will be a dance stage, a graffiti wall, and more, all for free.
And veteran jazz violinist Michael White, one of the featured performers at the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival, performs with
his quintet at the Eastside Cultural Center on International Boulevard in Oakland at 7 pm.
The hills are alive with the sound of music! At least they will be this Sunday
through June 17th when Mountain Play (located high up on Mt. Tamalpais) presents Meredith Willson's Tony Award winning play,
The Music Man.
This duo from Cincinnati, Ohio isn't a big fan of conventional music-making.
Lead singer Benjamin Davis sings into megaphones and telephones, and records backtracking music on a reel-to-reel tape player
nicknamed Irene. Check out Bad Veins' unorthodox indie rock when they play the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Thursday
and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz a week from today.
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