The One About The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a New Testament femme fatale, glam rock, a farewell tour, 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!
Known for putting on an extremely energetic live show, Vancouver-based
duo Japandroids are bringing their raw and thrilling primal rock to the Independent on Thursday.
Ojai North! kicks off a festival of inventive music with John Luther Adams' Inuksuit,
which LA Weekly listed as one of the top five 'Classical Music Concerts We're Most Looking Forward to in 2012.' Another
promising highlight is Ojai North's artistic director Leif Ove Andsnes' collaborationg with pianist Marc Andre Hamelin in
a four hand version of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Ojai North! runs Tuesday through Thursday at Hertz Hall on the
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman called Pharoah Sanders 'probably the best tenor
player in the world.' See what all the hype is about when he blows the roof off of Yoshi's in Oakland tonight through Sunday.
Named after the famous Humphrey
Bogart line, The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of is an exhibition, presented by the SF Museum and Historical Society,
that highlights the filmmakers and movies (Vertigo, The Maltese Falcon, Take the Money and Run) that
have put San Francisco front and center on the silver screen. Also on display will be paintings by Vertigo star Kim
Novak. Check it out starting tomorrow through June 24, 2012 at the Old Mint.
Kate Miller-Heidke is pretty rad. Don't believe me? She played an adult baby
in a musical based on The Jerry Springer Show. And she named her side project Fatty Gets a Stylist. And she wrote a
song about the audacity of an ex trying to friend her on Facebook. Need I say more? She's playing Cafe du Nord in San Francisco
Glam pop gang the Scissor Sisters are known for their in-your-face cheekiness
and flashy live shows and they'll be bringing both to Oakland's Fox Theatre this Sunday a.k.a. Father's Day. Take your pops.
Get your butt off the couch and shake it to the energetic, electronic dance
rock of local band Solwave at Cafe du Nord on Tuesday.
You don't want to miss Glen Campbell's farewell tour. After a diagnosis of
Alzheimers, he is calling it quits, but not before one last hurrah, featuring three of his kids in the band. That's sweet
enough to melt even the Grinch's cold heart. Glen Campbell plays the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on Wednesday and the Wells
Fargo Center on June 22, 2012.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.