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Calendar, Night&Day Black Rock City

Black Rock City

The Black Choreographers Festival's innovative dance mentoring program must really be working out. This year, all but one of the presenting dancemakers are from the Bay Area — and the organizers have incredibly tough standards; we know they're not settling.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Transport Yourself

Transport Yourself

Riding public transportation can be viciously boring and deeply irritating at the same time. Get your revenge by taking a ride designed (by artists, not city officials) to surprise and delight you. "Trolley Dances" is an annual event that finds…
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Calendar, Performance The Rio Frisco

The Rio Frisco

FRI 8/22 Funk-rock trio Bat Makumba claims on its Web site to follow the "tradition of cultural cannibalism that so well describes modern music in Brazil." This depiction goes a long way toward explaining the deep and abiding affinity coastal…
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Culture, Stage Balance  of Power

Balance of Power

Move the setting of a classic play to the streets of a modern city, dress the conflict as a gang war, write a score in a popular style, and what do you have? Forty years ago it might have been…
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Calendar, Night&Day Camp WinanObie

Camp WinanObie

Every August, a group of selected playwrights goes to camp. Work-in-progress scripts in hand, the lucky few head off to Alamo for a weekend, where each is matched up with counselors: a dramaturge, a director, and in some cases a…
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The Long Night of the Iguana The Night of the Iguana. By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Keith Phillips and James Palermo. Starring Catherine Castellanos, Chris Phillips, Yulah Cochran, and Bruce Mackey. At the Actors Theater, 533 Sutter (at Mason), through…
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In a just world, blessings would fall onto every young artist: plenty of family and neighborhood support, devoted public-school arts education programs, private scholarships for professional training, and the bestowal of international commissions and grants before the artist could reach…
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wednesday august 23 The Art of Garbage Hey buddy, wanna buy some junk? "Discards" displays (and sells) byproducts from the art and daily life of 100 prominent local and international artists. In theory, the show aims to highlight creativity as…
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