The One About A Bridge Not Too Far
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a son of a Beatle, a birthday girl, a birthday bridge, 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!
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.
Rebecca Mauleon is an educator, pianist, composer, and birthday girl! Celebrate
with a night of Latin jazz and salsa at Yoshi's in San Francisco tonight, May 25, 2012.
Inspired by Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Adam Chanzit's The Great
Divide rewrites the tale of a muckraking doctor to focus on current Bay Area environmental battles. The play runs through
June 17, 2012 at the Shotgun Player's Ashby Stage.
This Memorial Day weekend offers more attractions that you'll probably know what to do
with. Most prominently, tens of thousands of participants will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
along the waterfront. Further south, Santa Cruz hosts a Blues Festival with music by the likes of Tommy Castro and the Holmes
Brothers. Also of note, Carnaval in the Mission, a two day electronic music festival called I Love This City, a free screening
of a new HBO movie called Hemingway and Gelhorn at the Castro, a Memorial day parade in San Francisco on Monday, and, finally,
Sonoma County's May Madness JuggleFest on Saturday. Phew! Got all that?
In Liss Fain's new performance installation, The Water is Clear and Still,
six dancers and an actor meld choreography with text from Jamaica Kincaid short stories, while the audience moves inside the
set. Check out the performance at Z Space through the weekend.
One of the most popular live acts in Atlantic Canada, Wintersleep
started out as a side-project in 2001 and, a decade later, has become one of the most popular live acts out of Canada. Known
for incorporating the audience into their music through sing-a-longs, it might be a good idea to do some vocal exercises before
seeing them play Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday night.
James McCartney, son of former Beatle Paul McCartney, is following in his
pop's footsteps. Talk about a tough act to follow! Find out if genius runs in the family when he plays Cafe du Nord on Wednesday.
Pulitzer Prize winner Dael Orlandersmith and Obie Award-winning director Chay Yew collaborate
on the world premiere of Black n Blue Boys / Broken Men, a powerful solo show about runaways dealing with abuse. The
show, which will run through June 24, 2012, is in previews and opens on Wednesday at the Berkeley Rep.
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"The Bay Bridged" Music for June
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