Arts & Culture

5:16pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Arts & Culture

Berkeley’s Shotgun Players celebrates their 20th season

The Berkeley theater company Shotgun Players started performing twenty years ago in the basement of a Berkeley pizzeria. Now it’s got its own building, but the company has stuck with its founding principles: taking on little-known or brand new plays and working hard to create theater for the community.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the company is presenting an entire season of world premieres: five brand new plays.

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3:27pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Arts & Culture

Local music: Wild rumpus

The music you're hearing is by the Wild Rumpus New Music Collective. The eleven members of this ensemble will be playing world premieres of works composed especially for them on Saturday (12.10). Performance time is 8pm at San Francisco’s ODC Theater, in the Mission. NOTE: The music is more dissonant starting about 5:00.

5:00pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Arts & Culture

Taking the dance floor outdoors in Golden Gate Park

Photo courtesy of Dave Wong

In San Francisco, you don’t have to go to a stuffy night club or a formal classroom to learn how to swing dance. If you want to learn the Lindy Hop, you can learn in the great outdoors.

KALW’s Carolina Hidalgo, who is originally from Chile, found the group called Lindy in the Park, dancing in full daylight on one of her walks in Golden Gate Park. She brings us this profile for the next installment of Meet Your Neighbors.

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3:13pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Station News

See "Crosscurrents" live at MAPP!

Join KALW for its final 70th anniversary event, in conjunction with the Mission Arts and Performance Project!

This special evening will feature oral storytellers, radio producers, and musicians performing on the theme of "Beginnings and Endings." We'll also be bringing you an episode of KALW's "Crosscurrents" LIVE, with audience participation! 

Cost: FREE!

Venue: The Polish Club (3040 22nd Street, San Francisco)

Date and Time: Saturday, December 3rd from 6-9pm

Performers include:

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11:32am

Thu November 24, 2011
Arts & Culture

Comic relief: performing through tragedy

Comedian Marilyn PIttman

Marilyn Pittman is one of San Francisco's first openly gay comics, rising to fame during the AIDS crisis, and known for bringing hilarity through her blunt, "tell it like it is" comedy.

But in 1997, tragedy struck, when her father murdered her mother, and then committed suicide. After that, Pittman went through her mother's journals, and her father's love letters, seeking answers as to why it happened. She asked questions like "did they really love each other?” and "could we see this coming?”

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