We welcome back as our co-host Jamedra Brown Fleischman, also a co-host on KQED's The Cooler podcast. She and I indulged our love for circus, and she located some of the skating rinks popping up around the Bay Area for the holidays. Plus we debate the merits of Aladdin the Musical and the revisionist gold rush opera Girls of the Golden West. Strap on your skates, it's going to be a smooth ride.
Continuing through Dec. 17: Kinetic Arts circus school in West Oakland mounts another homemade holiday show with world class acrobatics.
Cont. through Jan. 7: Aladdin surprises Jamedra with its humor and glitz
Nov. 21-Dec. 10: A people's history of the gold rush at San Francisco Opera