Performance

Death of a Salesman

04/01/2015-04/26/2015
All Day
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose  CA

Previews: April 1 & 2 @ 7:30 pm / April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Opening: April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Run Dates: April 1 – April 26, 2015
Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 2:00 pm Sunday @ 2:00 pm

TICKETS: For tickets ($20-$65) or more information, please call the box office at 408.283.7142 or order online www.thestage.org. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups.

San Francisco Girls Chorus Presents West Coast and World Premieres

04/17/2015-04/19/2015
All Day
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
San Francisco   CA

The five-time Grammy-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will present the West Coast premiere of German-Kurdish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick’s Kinderkreuzzug (Children’s Crusade) based on Bertolt Brecht’s moving account of a group of war orphans searching for a land of peace. The program, conducted by SFGC Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe, will also feature the world premiere of a new arrangement by Philip Glass and SFGC Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa of Glass’s Father Death Blues. Two performances will be given Friday, April 17, at 8 pm at First Congregational Church, Berkeley; and Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco.

$36 for Reserved; $26 and $18 (Students) for General Admission.

For more information about this event:
http://sfgirlschorus.org
info@sfgirlschorus.org
415-863-1752

Oakland East Bay Gay Mens Chorus presents ‘From Stage & Screen’

04/18/2015-04/19/2015
All Day
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center – Laney College
Oakland  

April 18, 7pm to 9pm
April 19, 4pm to 6pm

The Oakland-East Bay Gay Mens Chorus (OEBGMC) announces its Spring concert series “From Stage & Screen” under the direction of Carl Pantle, Music Director. The program features exciting music from movies and musicals you know and love like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Cabaret,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Lion King” and more! Performing with the chorus is the gifted singer, Miss Malone, whom many will know from the long-running San Francisco institution, “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

For more information about this event:
http://oebgmc.org
contactoebgmc@oebgmc.org
877-987-0012

Down Home Music Time

04/19/2015
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco  

Inspired by the exhibition Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman, enjoy and explore bluegrass instruments like the mandolin and fiddle. Listen, learn, play, and have fun with Dave Rosenfeld of Octopretzel.

FREE with regular admission as follows: Members and youth 18 and under, Free; General Admission, $12; Students with a valid ID and Seniors, $10.

For more information about this event:
http://www.thecjm.org/programs/for-families/730-down-home-music-time
info@thecjm.org
415-655-7800

Musical Journeys for Children & Families With Pianist Frank Levy

04/19/2015
3:00 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto   CA

Enhance your child’s appreciation for music with Frank Levy’s engaging concerts for kids! Take a musical trip around the world and listen to Levy masterfully draw inspiration from animals and childhood delights.

Enter a childhood dream world with hauntingly beautiful music and delightful melodies about toys, dolls, clocks, trains, hamsters, princesses, witches and fairies. All great composers wrote masterpieces celebrating childhood, and music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Schumann, among others, will recreate this magical universe for us.

Pianist Frank Levy has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and communicative powers.

$20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

For more information about this event:
http://paloaltojcc.org/Events/PageId/EventDetails/EventId/106?EventStartDate=4%2f19%2f2015+3%3a00%3a00+PM&EventEndDate=4%2f19%2f2015+4%3a00%3a00+PM
joleary@paloaltojcc.org
650-223-8664

Twelfth Night

04/23/2015
6:00 pm
Coffee Catz
Sebastopol 

4 plays in 4 places! Join us in celebrating the Bards birthday month. B.A.R.D.S (Bay Area Readers Dramatic Society) will be reading 4 of Shakespeare’s finest in various locations in Sonoma County. Our readings are largely unrehearsed…just a bunch of Shakespeare loving actors having a great time, enjoying the poetry and prose from our favorite writer!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 16 @ 6pm
A’Roma Roasters
95 5th Street, Santa Rosa

Twelfth Night
April 23 @ 6pm
Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol

The Comedy of Errors
April 24 @ 6:30
Sebastopol Gallery
150 N Main St, Sebastopol

All’s Well That Ends Well
April 28 @ 6pm
Aqus Cafe
189 H Street, Petaluma

For more information about this event:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/B.A.R.D.S.1/
info@petalumareaderstheatre.com
707-478-0057

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

04/24/2015-05/02/2015
All Day
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose  

April 24th 7pm,
April 25th 10am, 2pm & 7pm,
April 26th 10am, 2pm & 5pm,
April 30th 7pm,
May 1st 7pm,
May 2nd 11am & 4pm

Peter Pan JR. is the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to. After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, indians and, of course, pirates. If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Peter Pan JR. features classic songs from the 1953 film such as, “You Can Fly!,” “Following the Leader” and “The Second Star to the Right” as well as songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the 2008 Disney film Tinker Bell.

$12 attendees 12 and up, $8 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating.

For more information about this event:
http://www.playfulpeople.net/index.html
barb@galiotto.com
408-497-9983

Romantic String Orchestra Performance

04/24/2015-04/26/2015
All Day

 

Date/Time: April 24 (Friday) at 8PM, April 25(Saturday) at 8PM, April 26 (Sunday) at 3PM

Address:
April 24: Calvary Presbyterian Church 2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco
April 25: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto
April 26: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will be hosting String Performance on April 24 to 26 in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkeley respectively. The performance featured by 14-year-old romantic string player, Sterling Elliott. For more information, please visit http://www.thesfco.org/events/mainstage/.

The Comedy of Errors

04/24/2015
6:30 pm
Sebastopol Gallery
Sebastopol 

4 plays in 4 places! Join us in celebrating the Bards birthday month. B.A.R.D.S (Bay Area Readers Dramatic Society) will be reading 4 of Shakespeare’s finest in various locations in Sonoma County. Our readings are largely unrehearsed…just a bunch of Shakespeare loving actors having a great time, enjoying the poetry and prose from our favorite writer!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 16 @ 6pm
A’Roma Roasters
95 5th Street, Santa Rosa

Twelfth Night
April 23 @ 6pm
Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol

The Comedy of Errors
April 24 @ 6:30
Sebastopol Gallery
150 N Main St, Sebastopol

All’s Well That Ends Well
April 28 @ 6pm
Aqus Cafe
189 H Street, Petaluma

For more information about this event:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/B.A.R.D.S.1/
info@petalumareaderstheatre.com
707-478-0057

Shakespeare Jubilee: All’s Well That Ends Well

04/28/2015
6:00 pm
Aqus Cafe
Petaluma 

4 plays in 4 places! Join us in celebrating the Bards birthday month. B.A.R.D.S (Bay Area Readers Dramatic Society) will be reading 4 of Shakespeare’s finest in various locations in Sonoma County. Our readings are largely unrehearsed…just a bunch of Shakespeare loving actors having a great time, enjoying the poetry and prose from our favorite writer!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 16 @ 6pm
A’Roma Roasters
95 5th Street, Santa Rosa

Twelfth Night
April 23 @ 6pm
Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol

The Comedy of Errors
April 24 @ 6:30
Sebastopol Gallery
150 N Main St, Sebastopol

All’s Well That Ends Well
April 28 @ 6pm
Aqus Cafe
189 H Street, Petaluma

For more information about this event:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/B.A.R.D.S.1/
info@petalumareaderstheatre.com
707-478-0057

Focus on the Cello at Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch

04/29/2015
6:00 pm
柏克萊圖書館克萊蒙特分館 Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch
Berkeley  CA

Enjoy an evening performance with Berkeley’s own Jewish Music and Poetry Project on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00pm at the Claremont Branch Library located at 2940 Benvenue at Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. The concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s Scherzo, recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. The poet will also attend.

For more information about this event call 510-981-6280.

PADC Community Night at Yoshi’s

04/30/2015
8:00 pm
Yoshi’s Jack London Square
Oakland   CA

Celebrate local talent at the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee’s Community Night at Yoshi’s, featuring jazz band Mingus Amungus; roots and reggae duo Mike Rufo and Far I Shields; and spoken word artists Together We Slam.

Mingus Amungus, led by Piedmont resident Miles Perkins, builds on the bebop, funk and classical rhythms of virtuoso bass player Charles Mingus. Also on the program are Piedmont singer/songwriter Mike Rufo and reggae artist Far I Shields; and Together We Slam, Piedmont students performing written word pieces.

Proceeds benefit PADC’s Grants Program, which funds programming and events supporting and promoting diversity in the Piedmont schools and community.

Tickets $25 adults/$20 students.

For more information about this event:http://www.padc.info/

Heart Of Darkness

05/01/2015-05/03/2015
All Day
Z Space
San Francisco 

Opera Parallele Presents U.S. Premiere of Heart Of Darkness

Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 2 pm and 8 pm; Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2 pm

Hard on the heels of the highly successful premiere of its acclaimed new production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking in February, Opera Parallele will present the U.S. premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness May 1-3 at Z Space in San Francisco. The opera will be staged in an innovative new production overseen by Opera Parallele Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, with Artistic Director Nicole Paiement conducting. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm; Z Space is located at 450 Florida Street in San Francisco. Tickets are priced $30-$85 and may be purchased at www.operaparallele.org

For more information about this event:
http://www.operaparallele.org/
415-626-6279

ODC presents Uncertain Weather

05/09/2015-05/10/2015
All Day
ODC Theater
San Francisco 

May 9-10, 1pm and 4pm both days

“Uncertain Weather” follows three young people on a journey through unpredictable weather – rainstorms, squalls, windstorms, white hot deserts, sunny beach days, and much more. Embark on this engaging & fun dance performance which includes diverse styles including contemporary, ballet, house dance, rhythm tap, and Bollywood.

Directed and choreographed by ODC School Director Kimi Okada with guest choreographers Tanya Bello, Marika Brussel, Namita Kapoor, and Bianca Cabrera, Uncertain Weather features dancers from the ODC Youth & Teen Program including ODC’s teen company, ODC Dance Jam.

$7 Children, $15 Adult General, $35 School Patron.

For more information about this event:
http://odcdance.org/uncertainweather
info@odcschool.org
415-549-8519

Family Concert: Winners of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Movement Competition

05/17/2015
3:00 pm
Cubberley Theatre
Palo Alto 

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association is pleased to present the seven winners of this year’s Concerto Movement Competition for young virtuosi. The competition, which is held every other year, is open to musicians of high school age or younger. This year’s winners include four violinists, two pianists, and a cellist.

Tickets: General Admission and Seniors, $10; Students, $5. Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one-half hour before the performance.