The world premiere of Hookman

All Day
Z Below
San Francisco 

May 6-30; Opening night, May 9 at 8pm; Wed-Thur, May 6-7 at 7pm, Fri May 8 at 8pm, May 14-24: Thurs at 7pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 5pm; May 27-30: Wed-Thurs at 7pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm

It’s freshman year of college and Lexi’s life is falling apart. Ever since the mysterious death of her high school best friend, Lexi has found herself stalked by a tall, dark, hook-handed stranger who has been seriously cramping her style. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi learns what it means to grow up — and it’s not pretty.

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Sounds of China

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco 

Free program conducted in English and Chinese

Programs include Orchestra , musical instruments , singing , poetry readings , and related Asian quiz

Juerga Flamenca

7:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theater
San Jose  

The Flamenco Society of San Jose will host “Juerga flamenca” (Flamenco Jam Session) with musical arangements composed of dance, song, guitar, and percussion, hightligthing the passion and beauty of flamencos. Showcasing a great cast of flamenco artists; Koko de la Isla, dance – Roberto Zamora, singer – Ricardo Diaz, guitarist. Special guest apperances by various other artists.

This promises to be a very special event. Feel the passion, power and emotion of flamenco in an intimate setting. Come see and hear the wonderful singing and beautiful dance of great artists.

Great performance, full of excitement and passion.

$12 – $19.

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Hope Mohr Dance Spring Season

All Day
ODC Theater
San Francisco 

May 28 – 31: Thurs – Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

Hope Mohr Dance’s eighth spring season, produced in association with ODC Theater, features two world premieres: “Stay,” inspired by the emotionally raw paintings of Francis Bacon, and “The Material of Attention,” a structured improvisation for six dancers, developed in collaboration with Christian Burns.

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SF Girls Chorus Free SF City Hall Concert

12:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
San Francisco 

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will give a free public performance Thursday, May 28, in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to celebrate the legacy of Elizabeth “Beth” Avakian, who will retire after 32 years as a beloved teacher and SF Girls Chorus School Director in June. During the course of more than three decades, Avakian has been responsible for the music education of thousands of girls and young women. The dedication, inspiration, professional values and joy of music she has inspired in them and their families and friends have influenced their careers in music and other fields and the community.

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Sherene Melania’s The Little Lantern Ballet

7:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco 

Presidio Dance Theatre presents their annual spring event on Friday, May 29 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco) – a premiere ballet theatre presentation of the beloved children’s tale The Little Lantern Ballet, Discover the Magic, Experience the Light. “The magic of this beautiful story is matched by the dedication of our artists,” said Sherene Melania, artistic director of the Presidio Dance Theatre. “The story’s message is timeless, and the music, sets, and costumes for this production, are enchanting.” The premiere production of The Little Lantern Ballet is based on the popular children’s book written by beloved Ghassan Kanafani.

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Les Miserables

All Day
Congregational Church of San Mateo
San Mateo 

May 30, 8pm and May 31, 4pm

One of the most beloved works of the musical theater, “Les Miserables” is based on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece of French literature. Masterworks will perform a semi-staged version with 90 voice chorus and professional soloists in a performance that will appeal to a wide ranging audience.

$30 Adult in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for students with ID.

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2015 Summer Show

7:00 pm
Capuchino Performing Center
San Bruno  CA

host:American Art Institute
co-host:San Francisco International
New Concept Film Festival

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Mobius Guitar Trio

4:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco  

Described as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today”, Mobius Trio will perform works by Dan Becker, Belinda Reynolds, Danny Clay, and Sergio Assad. Pre-concert talk at 3:15pm.

Audience members can mingle with artists at a post-concert reception. Childcare is available. Ample free parking. Doors at 3:00pm.

Tickets range from $20-$25 (Discounts available for seniors, students and advance purchase); Free for children 12 and under.

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The Addams Family

All Day
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose 

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Directed by Tony Kelly
SHOWS: Previews: June 3, 4, @ 7:30 pm / June 5 @ 8:00 pm
Opening: June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Run Dates: June 3 – July 19, 2015
Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 2:00 pm Sunday @ 2:00 pm

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

Terrestrial Footprints, A Premiere by Cherie Hill IrieDance

8:00 pm
Omni Oakland Commons
Oakland  CA

TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is an evening-length premiere, choreographed by Cherie Hill IrieDance, experimenting with contemporary dance, improvisation, and African aesthetics. Composed of long, luscious movement, TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is the first dance of its kind entirely performed to dub music. The piece moves between human and cosmic, revealing a painted gallery of female bodies, dancing through space, time and energy. Throughout, dancers collaborate with the environment and perform in the ballroom, on the stage, and in the balcony. Driving the piece is new dub music produced by Brizion, and rearranged by Peter Lionheart, both of which inspire presence of the beyond.

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