Performance

FACE-OFF 2017: Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe

02/23/2017-02/25/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton  

Creatures of Impulse, the Bay Area’s popular and much-lauded teen improv troupe, presents Face-Off 2017. COI takes the stage in four unique shows full of scenes, games, and improv high-jinks, a solid menu of award-winning improv, topped with lots of audience participation, laughs, and prizes.

Each show will feature a different guest ‘opponent’ troupe, with participating teams from around the Bay Area. All shows are at COI’s home stage, the Firehouse Arts Center Theater in Pleasanton.

FACE-OFF 2017: Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 (two shows), 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Students $5, General $10.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

African Musical Instrument Workshop

02/25/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
North Beach Branch Library
San Francisco 

Hear the beautiful West African harp (Kora) and other instruments of African origin and play some too! Keenan Webster will play as well as give hands-on demonstrations of various instruments. Dancing is encouraged! Bring the whole family! (For celebration of Black History Month)

For more information about this event: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1026398801

Out of Darkness

02/25/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
San Francisco 

The San Francisco Girls Chorus continues its 2016-2017 season with performances featuring virtuoso organist Paul Vasile. Making his Bay Area performance debut, Vasile continues an ongoing collaborative partnership with the ensemble, performing in a variety of major liturgical works for treble voices and organ as well as Herbert Howell’s rarely performed Psalm Prelude, Op. 32, No 1 for solo organ. The program also features works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Grieg and Part. Presented during the solemn Christian season of Lent, these performances highlight works written by many of the great Romantic composers as a means of reflecting on this spiritual time of inner contemplation.

Price Varies based on age and/or date of purchase

Presented by San Francisco Girls Chorus
http://www.sfgirlschorus.org info@sfgirlschorus.org 415-863-1752 x333

DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT

03/01/2017-03/05/2017
All Day
ORACLE Arena
oakland 

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to the Bay Area! This delightful ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing in San Jose from February 22-26 at SAP Center and in Oakland from March 1-5 at the ORACLE Arena.

For more information about this event:  www.DisneyOnIce.com

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Music of Leiber and Stoller

03/02/2017-03/25/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre
Layfayette 

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the next show in its 2016-2017 Season, the show-stopping, Tony-nominated musical revue, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ will have 12 performances, including two previews, March 2 through March 25, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 – $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.
Grammy Award-winning SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ is the longest-running musical revue to play Broadway, featuring some of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s best known rock ‘n’ roll hits, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Fools Fall in Love” and more. Called “wildly infectious” by The New York Daily News, each compelling song is a complete story – of love, romance, dreams won and lost — told with a little humor and style

Thursday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guzheng (Chinese Harp) and Chinese Culture

03/04/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Beach Public Library Community Room
San Francisco 

Guzheng has a history of 2500 years in Chinese culture. Melody Yan is a famous, modern Guzheng musician (Chinese harpist) as the educator and performer. Please join Melody Yan’s solo at North Beach Public Library to explore the wonderful world of guzheng music. The concert will be the performance of western modern music by guzheng

For more information about this event: http://themixatsfpl.org/es/events/guzheng-chinese-harp-chinese-culture

Berkeley Chamber Performances Presents Frequency 49

03/07/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berkeley City Club
Berkeley  

Berkeley Chamber Performances presents Frequency 49, a five woman and one man wind and piano ensemble, celebrating Women’s History Month by performing an exciting program entirely of women composers. This stunning Bay Area ensemble blends the past and present through classical and contemporary works by such luminaries as Louise Farrenc, Valerie Coleman, Grazyna Bacewicz Madeleine Dring, and others.
Formed in 2012, Frequency 49 has premiered music by hip-hop/classical fusion artist Joowan Kim, Jazz musician and music educator David Hart, Robert Pierzak and Sy Brandon.
Please join us for a delightful evening of music followed by a hosted reception with the musicians.

$30; free to students through high school; $15 for higher ed students.

Presented by Berkeley Chamber Performances

Tiny Dance Film Festival

03/25/2017-03/26/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roxie Theater
San Francisco 

March 25-26; 5pm on Saturday, 2pm & 5pm on Sunday

The 5th Tiny Dance Film Festival will take place March 25-26, 2016 at Roxie Theater.

Founded in 2013, Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that celebrates short dance films from across the globe. There’s still plenty of room for dance filmmakers and producers to stretch into new territory. TDFF, which prioritizes dance filmmakers who embrace brevity and experimentation alongside grassroots gusto, promises to be an exciting entree of dance films for the connoisseur and curious alike.

$16-$45.

Presented by detour dance.
http://www.detourdance.com/tdff