Sights & Sounds

THURSDAY AT 7:45AM & 4:45PM

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Every week, host Jen Chien speaks with a different local artist about upcoming arts events in the Bay Area.

Sights & Sounds is produced and engineered by Jackie Sojico.

You're invited to Sights & Sounds of East Oakland Live!

Join KALW, Oakland Voices, Eastside Arts Alliance & LiveArts in Resistance for the latest in a series of events celebrating the community by the artists who live, work, and create in east Oakland.  Featuring the musical presentation of spoken word artist & singer M'Kala Payton and live stories of journalists from KALW & community journalism project, Oakland Voices.

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm

Eastside Arts Alliance ~2277 International Blvd.~Oakland, California 94606

Tenderloin Museum's Katie Conry: Sights & Sounds

Feb 22, 2018
Tenderloin Museum

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. The Tenderloin Museum's executive director Katie Conry told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

DíaPaSon's Maria De La Rosa: Sights & Sounds

Feb 15, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. DíaPaSon's Maria De La Rosa told KALW’s Jen Chien about four amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Performance Artist Mica Sigourney: Sights & Sounds

Feb 8, 2018
Andria Lo

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Performance artist Mica Sigourney, aka Vivvyanne Forevermore, will be hosting Vivvy's Grand Opening at The Stud on 2/9. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week

Kari Orvik

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Documentary photographer Jean Melesaine told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Social-practice artist and "crochet jam" creator Ramekon O'Arwisters told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week. 

Poet and playwright Paul Flores: Sights & Sounds

Jan 18, 2018
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco-based poet, playwright, and professor Paul Flores told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Singer Tiffany Austin: Sights & Sounds

Jan 11, 2018
Courtesy Tiffany Austin

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Classical and jazz singer Tiffany Austin, who's playing the role of Harriet Tubman in Harriet's Spirit, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Bandaloop's Melecio Estrella: Sights & Sounds

Dec 28, 2017
Tony Nguyen

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Bandaloop's associate artistic director Melecio Estrella told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Singer/songwriter Eli Conley: Sights & Sounds

Dec 21, 2017
Brooke Porter

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Musician Eli Conley is playing Queer Folk Punk Holiday Disaster Show at the Lost Church on 12/22, and told KALW’s Jackie Sojico about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Quilter Marie de Porres Taylor: Sights & Sounds

Dec 14, 2017
Courtesy Marie de Porres Taylor

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. President of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland Marie de Porres Taylor told KALW’s Jen Chien about three amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Poet Maw Shein Win: Sights & Sounds

Dec 7, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Maw Shein Win is a teacher, performer, and El Cerrito's first poet laureate. Her newest book of poetry, Invisible Gifts, will be coming out in April 2018. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Choreographer Keith Hennessy: Sights & Sounds

Nov 30, 2017
Michael Rauner

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Choreographer Keith Hennessy will be opening his new solo show Sink at the Joe Goode Annex. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Detour Dance's Eric Garcia: Sights & Sounds

Nov 23, 2017
Chris Begley

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Co-director of Detour Dance, Eric Garcia, is premiering Fugue in San Francisco on 12/1, and he stopped by KALW to tell Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Comedian Karinda Dobbins: Sights & Sounds

Nov 16, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Comedian Karinda Dobbins will be performing at Comedy Night at Shiba Ramen in Oakland. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio: Sights & Sounds

Nov 9, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio will be screening her documentary, Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy at the African American Museum And Library In Oakland, on Friday, 11/10. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

Multi-talented musician Cellista: Sights & Sounds

Nov 2, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Multi-disciplinary artist Cellista will be opening her show Transfigurations on 11/17-11/18 at Little Boxes Theater in San Francisco. Cellista told KALW’s Jackie Sojico about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

Dancer and choreographer Liz Boubion: Sights & Sounds

Oct 26, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Liz Boubion, co-director of the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choregoraphers, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Anthony Mogli Maureal

Sights & Sounds is your guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, Michael Morgan, conductor and music director of the Oakland Symphony, tells KALW's Jen Chien about three amazing arts events you shouldn't miss. 

Painter and Muralist Ira Watkins: Sights & Sounds

Oct 5, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Ira Watkins, the new artist-in-residence at Hunters Point Shipyard Studios, will be showing his work on October 14 and 15 during the Shipyard's Fall Open Studios. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Poet Dean Rader: Sights & Sounds

Sep 28, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Poet and professor Dean Rader, who will be reading at Tell No One at this year's LitCrawl San Francisco, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. The eclectic electronic musician Maya Songbird, who'll be playing this Friday at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, told KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Harpist Destiny Muhammad: Sights & Sounds

Sep 14, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene.  Self-proclaimed harpist from the hood Destiny Muhammad, who'll be performing at SF Music Day, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Comedian Sammy Wegent: Sights & Sounds

Sep 7, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Start-up comedian and co-founder of the Speechless Marathon Sammy Wegent told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds: Thao Nguyen

Aug 31, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Musician Thao Nguyen told KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds: Sanaa Khan

Aug 24, 2017
Lena Gustafson. Cropped and resized.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Illustrator, printmaker and artist Sanaa Khan told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds: Cherríe Moraga

Aug 17, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Playwright, poet, essayist, and activist Cherríe Moraga told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds: Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Aug 10, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer and performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Sights & Sounds: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Aug 3, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Stand-up comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan told KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs about three great arts events happening around the Bay this week.

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