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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Hotel in a Bottle</i> Performance Mimics Murikami's Literature, Takes Us to "the Other Side"

Hotel in a Bottle Performance Mimics Murikami's Literature, Takes Us to "the Other Side"

Last Saturday we got sucked into a television set. We were walking through the lobby at CounterPULSE and somehow fell through to the other side. Luckily, we spent our time experiencing a sneak-preview of the supersurreal multimedia dance performance Hotel…
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Culture, Art At his desk in the gallery, Pawel Kruk will see you now

At his desk in the gallery, Pawel Kruk will see you now

Artistic disciplines love to commingle metaphors. Actors paint scenes, writers sculpt dialogue, and dancers translate the "language" of movement. Artist Pawel Kruk, who arrived in San Francisco seven years ago from Poland, isn't satisfied with metaphors. He wants to inhabit…
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Music, All Shook Down Froggy Tales: 'After The Quake' at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Froggy Tales: 'After The Quake' at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Frank Galati's stage adaptation of Haruki Murakami's After The Quake at Berkeley Repertory Theatre would help The Bay Area survive an earthquake. By Chloe Veltman The director Frank Galati has described the stories of the Japanese author Haruki Murakami…
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Music, The Past Imperfect

The Past Imperfect

There's a part in the recent Haruki Murakami novel Kafka on the Shore where two characters discuss a sonnet. It's a long and difficult song, rife with glaring imperfections, and the pair of listeners love it. One mentions that an…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Mission Out

Mission Out

ONGOING 7/15-8/22 People fall in love with the Mission District easily and quickly, which is great. But they also tend to get attached to the neighborhood just the way it is, and that's a recipe for heartbreak. For whatever reason,…
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