Performance

Interactive Children’s Concert

06/22/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mitchell Park
Palo Alto 

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert on June 22, in Palo Alto

LOS ALTOS, CA. (April 25, 2018) — Folk musician Kathy Sherman and her band Hey Mom! will perform a free, family-friendly interactive concert Friday, June 22, at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Part of the Friday night summer concert series at the Magical Bridge Playground, located at Mitchell Park, 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, Sherman and Hey Mom! will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sherman has been a professional folk musician for 44 years and a music teacher for nine. She performs in three different folk bands and has released six recordings.

Her latest release is an 18-song children’s singalong album, “Let’s Sing!” which features such all-time favorite sing-alongs such as “The Hokey Pokey,” “She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”

The album also has an accompanying “Let’s Sing!” songbook, which includes all of the songs on “Let’s Sing!,” as well as selected songs from Hey Mom!’s “Listen to Your Mama” and “Singing on a Star.”

Sherman recently won a Parents’ Choice Recommended award for “Let’s Sing,” as well as a glowing review:

“Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kathy Sherman welcomes little ears with her renditions of folk and children’s songs, inviting listeners to play and sing along. These 18 tracks include fresh offerings of such traditional fare as ‘I Had a Rooster,’ ‘I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,’ and ‘She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain,’ as well as Dale Marxon’s ‘Waltzing with Bears,’ Peter Alsop’s ‘I Am a Pizza,’ Tom Paxton’s ‘The Marvelous Toy,’ Tom Chapin and John Forster’s ‘Bedtime Round,’ and more. Sherman’s happy mix of tunes is made even happier with the voices of her Good Folk Kids singers.”

In addition to Hey Mom!, Sherman is also member of the Good Folk Collective, the Greek folk duo The Plaka Band. She has recorded and released six albums with the three groups.

About Kathy Sherman
Kathy Sherman started her professional music career at age 15, playing Greek music in clubs, restaurants, festivals , and concerts. She put down her bouzouki, the mandolin-like instrument central to modern Greek music, long enough to earn a BMus in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Electric Guitar Quartet, a classical / comedy group that opened for such guitar luminaries as Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, John Hartford, The Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, and Herb Ellis) and Free Flight.

Kathy’s current music experiences include Greek folk music with long-time friend and fellow musician, Notis Contoplianos in their group, The Plaka Band. Notis and Kathy have two extraordinary CDs, New Songs of Old Athens (selected for Grammy consideration for best World Music Album), and A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance, a rollicking collection of favorite Greek dance music. For more information about The Plaka Band, please check out their website, ThePlakaBand.com. Kathy also plays classical mandolin for orchestras who have the occasional need for one.

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Free Shakespeare in the Park 2018: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

06/30/2018-07/15/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amador Valley Community Park
Pleasanton  CA

June 30-July 15, 2017, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 pm

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. It has an earlier start time of 7:00 pm this year, making it easier for children to enjoy this family-friendly production. The play follows the misadventures of 4 young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they meet in the woods on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with love and laughter. Attend our fun-for-all ages 15-minute Green Show at 6:30 pm to learn more about the play. Kids will have a chance to get onstage with the actors!

No tickets needed. Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy FREE professional theater!

Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Celebrate at the Japan Day Festival

07/01/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Japantown Peace Plaza
San Francisco  

Celebrate the cultural heritage of SF Japantown with a special performances from Japanese artists from Chicago, San Francisco, and Bay Area. See demonstrations and performances of taiko, japanese classical & folk dance, japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. In partnership with GenRyu Arts.

FREE Live Performances and Demonstrations:
Kokuseiryu Shigin * Shubukai of Chicago dance troupe * Grandmaster/ Founder Shunojo Fujima & Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima * Tsukasa Taiko of Chicago
Gen Ensemble, Gen Taiko School * Shubukai of Chicago dance troupe * Gintenkai National Project * Sakura Ren and More!

*Workshops throughout the week of June 21st-26th: www.genryuarts.org

Free

Presented by Japan Center Malls