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.

Japanese Guitarist Concert

04/04/2015
2:00 pm
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
Fremont  CA

Join Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as “Cinematic acoustic music” He recently performed on Japanese National Television.

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice; Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

The Myth-Adventures of Melanie Moe

04/08/2015
3:30 pm
North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley 

Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater presents The Myth-Adventures of Melanie Moe, a hilarious interactive theater performance that integrates tales from Greek mythology into a story with a modern day heroine. This exciting program takes place Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 3:30pm in the community meeting room at the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater specializes in fast-paced, hilarious performances for kids. Audience members provide sound effects, become scenery, and even get to be the stars of the show. This is a free performance, appropriate for kids ages 8-12. Call 510-981-6223 for more information.

Liss Fain Dance presents A Space Divided

04/09/2015-04/12/2015
All Day
Z Space
San Francisco  CA

April 9-12: 8pm Th-Sat, 2pm Sun

A Space Divided presents three world premieres by Liss Fain, Amy Seiwert and Christian Burns. Each choreographer has created work for an installation designed by Matthew Antaky, and the three pieces are brought together in a unique, evening-length performance event. The audience enters this world alongside the performers for an intimate and unusual experience of a highly physical and visually stunning production.

$20-$35.

For more information about this event:
http://zspace.org/guest-shows/a-space-divided
johnhillpr@gmail.com
510-435-7128

Sing Into Spring

04/12/2015
4:00 pm
St Columba Catholic Church
Oakland  CA

Join the Oakland Bay Area Community Chorus as we celebrate and spread the joy of the African American musical experience. This” Sing into Spring”concert promises to provide the spiritual healing found In the African American Spirituals and Gospel Music.

William “Bill” Bell, also known is the “Jazz Professor” is Director and Sandra Igelhart is Assistant Director of this Multi- Ethn, non-profit chorus. Come and “Sing into Spring” with this outstanding group of vocalists.

Adult Tickets $20.00, Children $10, under 12 years free.

For more information about this event:
jayceemck@aol.com
510-283-5003

Shakespeare Jubilee: All’s Well That Ends Well

04/16/2015-04/28/2015
All Day

 

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

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

Poetry & Jazz: A Mashup Concert at Berkeley Public Library

04/18/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley 

April is National Poetry Month and the Library is going all out with our Poetry & Jazz @Central Concert on Saturday, April 18, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Berkeley Public Library at 2090 Kittredge Street in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room. We have a great lineup: Al Young accompanied by John Wiitala on bass; with three more sets of notable poets and musicians as they present the words and music of poetry: Avotcja with Val Serrant on steel drums, Phavia Kujichagulia with Ron Williams on guitar, The Word-Music Continuum with poet Kirk Lumpkin and musicians: Paul Mills, Mark Wieder, and special guest, Q.R. Hand, Jr. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6150.

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

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/.

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