11 JUN 2024 ~ Promoting the Arts Worldwide

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2024 JUN

Cinematic San Francisco: Hollywood Shakes San Francisco

FILM, 11 JUN: Cinematic San Francisco: Hollywood Shakes San Francisco at SF Main Library, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Jim Van Buskirk, a retired SFPL librarian, major movie buff, and public speaker, is the co-author of Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover’s Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations as well as other books, articles, blogs and radio broadcasts on San Francisco and film history.


The 1906 earthquake and fire is the single most important event in San Francisco’s colorful history. View clips from a number of Hollywood films — some favorites and others unfamiliar — recreating the event. On Wednesday, April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m. the earth shook, buildings collapsed, fires raged and the history of San Francisco was changed forever. Thrill to depictions of the devastation as Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Bette Davis, and other stars dodge falling bricks and chandeliers, searching for beloved survivors.In addition to contemporary newsreel footage, the program includes the recently rediscovered silent When The Earth Trembled (1913), Frisco Jenny (1932), San Francisco (1936), The Sisters (1938), and more. Through early special effects and masterful film editing, the cataclysmic event becomes a plot point in many feature films.


This four-part series, hosted every Tuesday night in June, celebrates San Francisco’s important role in the movies. These lively clip-filled programs are engaging, entertaining and educational. Beginning with a general overview of Bay Area in films and television, narrowing the focus to representations of the 1906 earthquake, before traversing the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally landing on Alcatraz.


Presented by San Francisco Public Library

Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home

MUSIC, 11 JUN: Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA • ArtsEarth

The experience of exile can take many forms–from banishment to estrangement to homesickness. The despair of being unwillingly separated from all that is familiar resonates deeply in the human soul. Voices and viols unite in 16th-century polyphony from Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, and Germany that depicts both physical and psychological exile. From well-known composers Dowland, Rossi, and Ferrabosco to the less known Ruimonte, Camphuysen, and Cavendish, the ensemble has sought out a variety of perspectives on displacement and isolation. Two New England composers, Will Ayton and Roy Sansom, contribute contemporary perspectives on ancient themes. As our society experiences social fragmentation, massive migration, and wars between neighbors, the themes of exile and separation resonate with many of us. This concert connects us across time with people who experienced similar upheavals and sought hope through music just as we do today.


Nota Bene Viol Consort

  • Joanna Blendulf, Wendy Gillespie, Sarah Mead, Emily Walhout – viols
  • Anney Barrett, Michael Barrett – voices


Presented by Society for Historically Informed Performance

SFJAZZ: Monty Alexander

MUSIC, 11 JUN: SFJAZZ: Monty Alexander at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Over his career, pianist Monty Alexander has garnered acclaim for bridging American jazz and the music of his native Jamaica, and he returns to SFJAZZ with his trio in a celebration of his 80th birthday and the release of his new album D-Day.

Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home

MUSIC, 12 JUN: Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home at The Chapel at West Parish, Andover, Massachusetts, USA • ArtsEarth

The experience of exile can take many forms–from banishment to estrangement to homesickness. The despair of being unwillingly separated from all that is familiar resonates deeply in the human soul. Voices and viols unite in 16th-century polyphony from Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, and Germany that depicts both physical and psychological exile. From well-known composers Dowland, Rossi, and Ferrabosco to the less known Ruimonte, Camphuysen, and Cavendish, the ensemble has sought out a variety of perspectives on displacement and isolation. Two New England composers, Will Ayton and Roy Sansom, contribute contemporary perspectives on ancient themes. As our society experiences social fragmentation, massive migration, and wars between neighbors, the themes of exile and separation resonate with many of us. This concert connects us across time with people who experienced similar upheavals and sought hope through music just as we do today.


Nota Bene Viol Consort

  • Joanna Blendulf, Wendy Gillespie, Sarah Mead, Emily Walhout – viols
  • Anney Barrett, Michael Barrett – voices


Presented by Society for Historically Informed Performance

SFJAZZ: Ben Wolfe Quartet

MUSIC, 12 JUN: SFJAZZ: Ben Wolfe Quartet at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

New York bassist/composer and bandleader Ben Wolfe’s music has been described as “Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann” (The New York Times). Acclaimed by some of the jazz world’s most respected critics for his “wit and cool intelligence” and signature “innovative, melding of hard-swinging jazz quartet, outstanding guest soloists and classical string quartet.”, Wolfe continues to produce works that draw top-flight reviews from fans and jazz journalists alike. The acclaimed bassist and his all-star quartet of bandleaders and master instrumentalists including saxophonist Nicole Glover, pianist Orrin Evans, and drummer Aaron Kimmel play music from his recent album Unjust and his upcoming August release The Understated with an all-star quartet


There is no doubt that after decades as one of the most sought-after bassists in jazz, performing and recording with top names such as Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and many others, award-winning composer Ben Wolfe is clear about his creative direction.


Ben Wolfe has distinguished himself through a significant catalogue of original music, including well over one hundred songs across ten albums, several extended works, and the film score for Matthew Modine’s 2008 short I Think I Thought. Ben says “Much of the music I’ve composed; particularly the music that includes strings, I think of as chamber music within a jazz context.”

SFJAZZ: Oscar Peterson’s The Africa Suite

MUSIC, 12 JUN: SFJAZZ: Oscar Peterson’s The Africa Suite at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

In a joyous celebration of piano legend Oscar Peterson’s upcoming centennial, an all-star cast of jazz greats presents the U.S. premiere of Peterson’s previously unperformed AFRICA suite along with a full performance of his 1964 Canadiana Suite and a selection of other notable Peterson compositions. The evening will be hosted by SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard, who will provide insights about Oscar Peterson and the music that’s being performed.


This exclusive concert endorsed by the Peterson estate will be anchored by a core quartet featuring Berkeley-raised pianist and Oscar Peterson protégé Benny Green, guitarist Russell Malone, and drummer Jeff Hamilton — all of whom performed extensively with Oscar Peterson Trio bassist Ray Brown — along with bassist and composer John Clayton. They will be joined by pianist, 2010 NEA Jazz Master, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Kenny Barron, the masterful pianist Gerald Clayton, Israeli-American jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman (featured on the Canadiana Suite), GRAMMY and Emmy-winning bassist Robert Hurst, and the GRAMMY-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, co-led by John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton.

SFJAZZ: Kenny Garrett

MUSIC, 12 JUN: SFJAZZ: Kenny Garrett at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Coming up as a teen through the Duke Ellington Orchestra and serving a memorable five-year stint with the iconic Miles Davis, saxophone virtuoso and 2023 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Garrett is “one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker” (The New York Times). He returns to SFJAZZ with his latest ensemble, featuring pianist/keyboardist Keith Brown, bassist Corcoran Holt, percussionists Rudy Bird and Melvis Santa, and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. (of Kamasi Washington’s band).

Matthew Montfort: Got Rhythm? Get the Beats of Africa, Bali, India

MUSIC, 12+19 JUN: Matthew Montfort: Got Rhythm? Get the Beats of Africa, Bali, India at Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, California, USA • ArtsEarth

This free introductory workshop by Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort is presented in an easy to follow, entertaining yet educational format for all music lovers. Montfort’s book, Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India, is the basis for this world music workshop and has been used by many teachers and musicians around the world, including Reinhard Flatischler, founder of the TaKeTiNa rhythm training process, and Steve Smith, famed rock and jazz drummer.


  • Not just for percussionists, this workshop can help any musician, singer, dancer, or music lover improve their rhythmic skills.
  • No musical background is required.
  • Very simple to play percussion instruments will be provided, and participants are free to bring an instrument.
Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home

MUSIC, 13 JUN: Nota Bene Viol Consort: So Far From Home at Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA • ArtsEarth

The experience of exile can take many forms–from banishment to estrangement to homesickness. The despair of being unwillingly separated from all that is familiar resonates deeply in the human soul. Voices and viols unite in 16th-century polyphony from Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, and Germany that depicts both physical and psychological exile. From well-known composers Dowland, Rossi, and Ferrabosco to the less known Ruimonte, Camphuysen, and Cavendish, the ensemble has sought out a variety of perspectives on displacement and isolation. Two New England composers, Will Ayton and Roy Sansom, contribute contemporary perspectives on ancient themes. As our society experiences social fragmentation, massive migration, and wars between neighbors, the themes of exile and separation resonate with many of us. This concert connects us across time with people who experienced similar upheavals and sought hope through music just as we do today.


Nota Bene Viol Consort

  • Joanna Blendulf, Wendy Gillespie, Sarah Mead, Emily Walhout – viols
  • Anney Barrett, Michael Barrett – voices


Presented by Society for Historically Informed Performance

Albany Consort: 50 Year Celebration

MUSIC, 13 JUN: Albany Consort: 50 Year Celebration at Christian Science Organization, Berkeley, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The Albany Consort begins celebrating 50 years of operation with this concert. Featuring a brilliant harpsichord concerto by founder Jonathan Salzedo’s uncle Leonard Salzedo, the program also includes J. S. Bach’s sumptuous Double Violin Concerto and Francesco Geminiani’s Concerto La Folia. Closing the gap between the 18th and 20th centuries is Charles Gounod’s Funeral March for a Marionette, better known as the Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ theme.


The 12 piece group is a string micro-orchestra with soloists. Principals for this concert are Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, and Laura Jeannin.


  • Jonathan Salzedo – harpsichord
  • Marion Rubinstein – recorder, organ
  • David Milnes – conductor
  • Laura Jeannin, Rachel Hurwitz, Joe Edelberg, Erika Miranda, Daria D’Andrea, Ondine Young, Amy Brodo, Hasan Abualhai, Ken Miller – strings


Presented by The Albany Consort

SF Live: Earl Thomas & Anthony Cullins @ Union Square

MUSIC, 13 JUN: SF Live: Earl Thomas & Anthony Cullins at Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

SF Live is a six-month series of free, outdoor music concerts put on as a joint, citywide initiative by esteemed San Francisco arts and music producers Illuminate, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Noise Pop Productions, and Union Square Alliance. Created as a love letter to San Francisco music, SF Live concerts are a coming together of San Francisco’s storied musical history and the city’s promising and developing local talent.


  • 5:30-6:15 PM Anthony Cullins


Young musical prodigy blending R&B, funk, soul, rock, jazz, and blues into his unique “psychedelic-soul-musin” style. Winner of “best Blues Artist” at the 2023 and 2024 San Diego Music Awards, his new digital EP and single “whirlwind” is gaining national attention.

SFJAZZ: Oscar Peñas

MUSIC, 13 JUN: SFJAZZ: Oscar Peñas at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Barcelona-born guitarist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Oscar Peñas returns following his sold-out 2022-23 Season debut. A recipient of the Jazz Road grant from the South Arts organization, Peñas was already a widely respected figure on the international jazz scene before he settled in New York City a decade ago. Since then, he’s genuinely blossomed, creating a singular body of work that weaves elements of jazz, Spanish folk music, and the European classical tradition.

SongWriter Live with Susan Orlean and Diana Gameros

MUSIC, 13 JUN: SongWriter Live with Susan Orlean and Diana Gameros at KQED, San Francisco, California, USA & ONLINE • ArtsEarth

Litquake and KQED Live present a night with SongWriter, a podcast that turns stories into songs (featured guests include: Questlove, Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Roxane Gay, and Craig Finn of The Hold Steady).


In this special live recording event, bestselling author Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, The Library Book) will share a story from her recent collection On Animals, and local songwriter Diana Gameros will play a brand new song written in response. SongWriter’s creator Ben Arthur will host, and engage the artists in a conversation with UC Berkeley researcher Laura Simone Lewis on animal intelligence.


Presented by KQED Live

SFJAZZ: Shabaka

MUSIC, 13 JUN: SFJAZZ: Shabaka at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

In recent years, the most vital, inclusive, and innovative jazz scene on earth has shifted east across the Atlantic to London, and the figure that stands atop this revolution is Shabaka (formerly known as Shabaka Hutchings). Until recently the leader of the heralded conglomerations Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors, and The Comet is Coming, Shabaka returns to SFJAZZ having retired from his previous projects and the instrument most closely associated with him, the tenor saxophone, to embark on new projects with fresh sources of inspiration. This night will be devoted to music from his new album, Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace, that employs flutes, clarinets, and other instruments, while building upon the ebullient spirit and passion that are his true trademarks.

Untitled Gesture – Opening Reception

VISUAL, 13 JUN: Untitled Gesture – Opening Reception at Creativity Explored, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Each artist in Untitled Gesture offers a highly personal, visual language in a physical form. In a society that often prioritizes verbal and symbolic communication, the artists in this exhibition realize alternative means of communication – the rich nuance language which exists in the shape of a mark, the pressure of a line, a color choice, and the subtlety of the spaces between. As technology continues to reshape our modes of communication, it is essential to acknowledge the limitations of symbolic language alone.


Curated by Leeza Doreian and Patricia Rubio


Featured Artists: Hung Kei Shiu, Taneya Lovelace, Roland Record, James Nielsen, Kaocrew ‘Yah’ Kakabutra, Marcus McClure, Pamela Pianchachi, Kevin Cordoba, Claus Groeger, Marilyn Wong


Presented by Creativity Explored

SFJAZZ: Ekep Nkwelle

MUSIC, 14 JUN: SFJAZZ: Ekep Nkwelle at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Awarded the prestigious Julliard Career Advancement Grant by Wynton Marsalis and a featured performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, Washington DC-born Cameroonian-American vocalist Ekep Nkwelle is among the most acclaimed young artists in jazz.


Forging her path through the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the Juilliard School, and Howard University, where she performed with the renowned Afro Blue jazz vocal ensemble, Nkwelle has already built an impressive list of collaborators including Russell Malone, Cyrus Chestnut, and Emmet Cohen, and recently worked with the legendary Dee Dee Bridgewater as part of her exclusive, all-women artistic residency, The Woodshed Network.

pARTy animals – Opening Reception

VISUAL, 14 JUN: pARTy animals – Opening Reception at Gallery 2727, Berkeley, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Welcome to pARTy animals – an electrifying art exhibition celebrating the boundless creativity inspired by the animal kingdom. Prepare to embark on a whimsical journey through the wild, where artists unleash their imaginations and breathe life into creatures. We invite you to join us for the opening reception of “pARTy animals” on June 14, 2024 to come see our exhibition and experience our wild event. Interact with installations, take selfies with animal artwork, collaborate on a mural and unleash your inner artist at hands-on workshops such as live puppet making.


*Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite animals.


Also, included in the festivities is a live musical performance by East Bay Area’s own Cache Memori. The artwork from artists of Gallery 2727 and invited friends will be exhibited through June 23 at 2727 California Street in Berkeley.

SFJAZZ: GoGo Penguin

MUSIC, 14+15 JUN: SFJAZZ: GoGo Penguin at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA & ONLINE • ArtsEarth

The piano trio has been one of the most durable, beloved, and flexible formats in jazz history. Manchester-based GoGo Penguin turns this most venerable construct on its ear, infusing direct influences from contemporary electronic music and modern classical concepts into their singular ensemble approach that has earned well-deserved raves from all corners of the music world.

CubaCaribe: Festival of Dance & Music

DANCE, 14-16 JUN: CubaCaribe: Festival of Dance & Music at ODC Theater, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

CubaCaribe, now in its 21st year, presents its 18th Annual Festival of Dance and Music featuring world premieres, performances, master classes, and celebrations at venues in San Francisco over two weekends, JUN 7-16.


JUN 14-16 at ODC Theater

  • Alayo Dance Company and ABADÁ-Capoeira Performance Company will investigate Brazil’s and Cuba’s history and significance with Carnaval.


Presented by CubaCaribe

Union Square Takeover: Celebrating 50 Years of The EndUp

MUSIC, 15 JUN: Union Square Takeover: Celebrating 50 Years of The EndUp at Union Square Plaza, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

SF Live presents an absolutely jam packed lineup of your favorite DJs. The EndUp is celebrating 50 years of rocking San Francisco’s nightlife with none other than Marshall Jefferson, Oscar G, Paul Goodyear, Dean Samaras, and more!


  • 1-2 PM Paul Goodyear (Paul Goodyear is a true house music veteran with a DJ style that encapsulates an incredible range.)
  • 2-3 PM Brian Salazar (“I choose my tracks from a spectator point of view, and not just as a dancer, DJ, or a musician.)
  • 3-4 PM Hawthorne
  • 4-6 PM Marshall Jefferson (Sometimes known as the father of house music, Jefferson was originally a record producer in the Universal Recording Studios in Chicago, where he met the owner of Trax Records, Larry Sherman. Jefferson’s 1986 single for Trax, “Move Your Body”, the first house song to use piano, was a popular and influential song in the genre.)
  • 6-8 PM Oscar G (If you were to get out a map and track the history of house music – with endless lines sprouting from New York, Chicago and Detroit to points all over the world – you’d have to make a big, red circle around Miami, Florida, and start drawing.)
  • 8-9 PM Dean Samaras (DJing for over 20+ years, Dean Samaras utilizes his lengthy experience to craft technical, creative DJ sets known for musical range.)


Bring your whole crew, family, and an open heart as we unite to celebrate the magic of music and community!


Presented by Union Square Alliance, The Endup, SF Live

Juneteenth Choral Celebration

MUSIC, 15 JUN: Juneteenth Choral Celebration at New Destiny Church, Oakland, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Join Amateur Music Network for our 4th annual Juneteenth choral celebration, in person at New Destiny Church in Oakland or online via Zoom, conducted by Dr. Candace Y. Johnson with special guests Hope Briggs and Lamar Green.


Praised by Opera Wire for her vocal clarity, dramatic presence, and expressive interpretation, soprano Candace Y. Johnson has concertized widely, including guest appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Manhattan Center, and with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Johnson is a versatile artist, equally comfortable in opera, musical theater, and jazz. She has performed lead roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Medium, Suor Angelica, Fame, and she defined the genre-bending role of Jackie in the world premiere of Howard’s End, America with RealOpera, San Francisco (2019).


A native of New Jersey, Hope drew a rave review from Opera News for her San Francisco Opera debut as the Duchess of Parma in Busoni’s Doktor Faust “… Hope Briggs was stellar, delivering one of the evening’s highlights with her lusciously intoned, lovelorn aria.”


At the age of 7, Lamar Green picked up a pair of drumsticks and immediately consummated his love for that thing called gospel music. It was through the rhythm of the drum that Green saw a world of possibilities that by age 16 had him playing the piano and composing the music he heard singing in his soul. That song never ended and it was that song that inspired Green to pursue his B.A in Music and Music Theory, thus paving the way for all of the work Green would go on to do as a leader and great talent.


*No preparation is required! We will provide some listening materials for those who wish to learn the parts in advance, but just show up and join in; all will enjoy singing this inspiring music together.


Presented by Amateur Music Network

Manilatown Academy: Intro to Traditional Philippine Music

MUSIC, 15 JUN: Manilatown Academy: Intro to Traditional Philippine Music at International Hotel Manilatown Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Philippine Teduray percussion as we explore the interlocking rhythms of the song Ka’atung. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this event is perfect for anyone interested in learning and appreciating the beauty of Philippine music. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with Philippine ancestral heritage and discover the power of percussion.


And as a bonus, if attendees are interested, we can also explore the dance that Ka’atung accompanies: the Teduray Social Dance.


Presented by Manilatown Heritage Foundation

La Misa Negra with SambaDá

MUSIC, 15 JUN: La Misa Negra with SambaDá at Radium Runway, Alameda, California, USA • ArtsEarth

La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound.


Presented by Radium Presents

Albany Consort: 50 Year Celebration

MUSIC, 15 JUN: Albany Consort: 50 Year Celebration at Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The Albany Consort begins celebrating 50 years of operation with this concert. Featuring a brilliant harpsichord concerto by founder Jonathan Salzedo’s uncle Leonard Salzedo, the program also includes J. S. Bach’s sumptuous Double Violin Concerto and Francesco Geminiani’s Concerto La Folia. Closing the gap between the 18th and 20th centuries is Charles Gounod’s Funeral March for a Marionette, better known as the Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ theme.


The 12 piece group is a string micro-orchestra with soloists. Principals for this concert are Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, and Laura Jeannin.


  • Jonathan Salzedo – harpsichord
  • Marion Rubinstein – recorder, organ
  • David Milnes – conductor
  • Laura Jeannin, Rachel Hurwitz, Joe Edelberg, Erika Miranda, Daria D’Andrea, Ondine Young, Amy Brodo, Hasan Abualhai, Ken Miller – strings


Presented by The Albany Consort

SFJAZZ: Jumaane Smith

MUSIC, 15 JUN: SFJAZZ: Jumaane Smith at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA & ONLINE • ArtsEarth

A remarkable trumpeter and vocalist mentored by Wynton Marsalis and renowned for his longtime work with superstar singer Michael Bublé, Jumaane Smith is an artist on a mission.


Reared in Seattle, the budding artist first picked up the trumpet in fifth grade, a move he described as “the one positive thing going on in my life at the time.” A full ride to Julliard cemented Smith’s trajectory as a serious musician, leading to a prominent collaboration with Bublé that has endured for nearly two decades, encompassing five albums and innumerable live performances on the greatest stages around the world.

Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: The Album

MUSIC, 15 JUN: Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: The Album at Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley, California, USA • ArtsEarth

E4TT celebrates the upcoming release of its fifth recording with “Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: The Album,” a concert featuring favorites by Erich Korngold, Miklós Rózsa, Alexandre Tansman, and more from the group’s multi-year exploration of music by composers who fled persecution in WWII and were instrumental in creating today’s famous “Hollywood” sound. Also on the program: ”Cabaret Songs” (Brettl Lieder) by Arnold Schoenberg. Performed by Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) with guest coloratura soprano, Chelsea Hollow.


Presented by Ensemble for These Times

An Evening with Noa Tishby

LITERATURE, 16 JUN: An Evening with Noa Tishby at Freidenrich Community Park, Palo Alto, California, USA • ArtsEarth

We are delighted to announce an exciting event featuring renowned Israel advocate Noa Tishby. This is your chance to be a part of an enlightening evening filled with insightful discussions.


During the event, you’ll hear from Noa Tishby as she shares her insights on pressing issues facing Israel today, as well as her recently published book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew, co-written with bestselling author Emmanuel Acho. Each attendee will receive a copy of Ms. Tishby’s latest book, providing you with valuable perspectives on the tough questions surrounding Jewish identity and modern-day antisemitism.


Presented by The Oshman Family JCC

Psych Rock at JGA: WITCH (We Intend to Cause Havoc)

MUSIC, 16 JUN: Psych Rock at JGA: WITCH (We Intend to Cause Havoc) at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

SF Live is a six-month series of free, outdoor music concerts put on as a joint, citywide initiative by esteemed San Francisco arts and music producers Illuminate, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Noise Pop Productions, and Union Square Alliance. Created as a love letter to San Francisco music, SF Live concerts are a coming together of San Francisco’s storied musical history and the city’s promising and developing local talent.


WITCH @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater is produced by Illuminate and Bottom of the Hill.


Presented by Illuminate, Bottom of the Hill, SF Live

SFJAZZ: Sal’s Greenhouse

MUSIC, 16 JUN: SFJAZZ: Sal’s Greenhouse at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The San Francisco Jazz Festival comes to a funky, rollicking close with this performance by the hard-hitting Oakland-based soul and R&B crew Sal’s Greenhouse, led by the dynamic vocalist and baritone saxophonist Sally Green.


Formed a decade ago, the band channels the proud legacy of East Bay funk that includes Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Sly Stone, and Tower of Power while exploring new musical territory that is uniquely their own.


*Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

SFJAZZ: Ivan Neville with members of Dumpstaphunk

MUSIC, 16 JUN: SFJAZZ: Ivan Neville with members of Dumpstaphunk at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Carrying on the tradition of the first family of New Orleans R&B, Ivan Neville returns for the first time since his showstopping appearance with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in 2016, performing a range of music including songs from his newest album Touch My Soul with members of his hard-grooving band Dumpstaphunk.


*Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

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San Francisco Design Week 2024

VISUAL, 3-12 JUN: San Francisco Design Week 2024 at SF Bay Area (Multiple Locations), San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

“Attention: Commanding and Controlling a Precious Commodity”


The 18th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), is returning June 3-12, celebrating with the theme “Attention: commanding and controlling a precious commodity”. The festival showcases the intersection of ideas, design and entrepreneurism that promotes the Bay Area as the birthplace of the future. Highlights include talks, open studios, conferences, tours with design leaders.


The SFDW 2024 Design Awards are juried by top industry professionals, including: Jay Ganaden, Director, Adobe Firefly, and Karin Hibma Cronan, Co-Founder, Hibma:Cronan.


  • JUN 11+12: 5-9 PM


Presented by Design Bay Area

Darren Waterston: A Life in Fields

VISUAL, 2 MAY-JUN 13: Darren Waterston: A Life in Fields at Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present A Life in Fields, an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by American artist Darren Waterston. This show marks Waterston’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.


Darren Waterston’s A Life in Fields envisions the landscape genre as an enigmatic investigation of human consciousness. Through symphonic sweeps of color, Waterston creates “devotional” paintings and works on paper that rely on the sublime to survey the human psyche. Each painting embraces the unresolved nature of conscious experience, using color as a stepping stone towards investigating our psychological interiorities.


  • Exhibition: MAY 2-JUN 13
  • Artist Reception: THU, MAY 2 from 5-7 PM
  • Artist Walkthrough: FRI, MAY 3 at 3 PM
The Depths

MUSIC, 10 MAY-JUN 15: The Depths at Audium, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Head down below, to a place beneath the surface. A place where time slows down, and sonic events unfold with subtle precision and startling intent. The Depths is a sound world that asks for your patience, but where you end up is worth the wait.


Listen as liquid drips and drops land on sluggish synth drones. Horns improvise saturated melodies while flying above you. Wind whips at your front and back. A contrabass tickles your feet. You are being drawn into The Depths…

Arminée Chahbazian: Within Reach Art Gallery Exhibition

VISUAL, 25 MAY-JUN 15: Arminée Chahbazian: Within Reach Art Gallery Exhibition at Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Cornerstone Sonoma is proud to feature the art of Arminée Chahbazian as she presents ‘Within Reach’ in our Canvas at Cornerstone Art Gallery. Arminée’s work will be open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 – July 13 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Cornerstone. The Canvas at Cornerstone is located behind Folktable Restaurant.


Experience Arminée Chahbazian’s works on paper and stone sculpture and meet the artist at the opening reception at Cornerstone Sonoma on June 2 from 2-4 PM.


Presented by Canvas at Cornerstone

Best Available: A New Play by Jonathan Spector

THEATRE, 18 MAY-JUN 16: Best Available: A New Play by Jonathan Spector at Shotgun Players at the Ashby Stage, Berkeley, California, USA • ArtsEarth

A New Play By Jonathan Spector · Directed by Jon Tracy


City Repertory Theater company launches a search for a new artistic director. Who is the best available candidate? Rising star and hometown hero Jonathan Spector interviewed dozens of theater makers to create this satirical tale. Some subjects are much too serious to be dramas.


Spector proves as much a master of pathos as of comedy.

-The Guardian


  • Post-show Conversations: THUs and SUNs
  • Live-Streamed Performance: JUN 6 – Book your tickets on Overture+
  • MAD Night: MAY 30
  • Haptic Tour and Audio Description Night: JUN 2


Presented by Shotgun Players

The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws

THEATRE, 13 APR-JUN 23: The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws at The Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

San Francisco’s #1 Immersive Experience is back for a limited run! Step back in time and visit a secretive prohibition nightclub. Within these hidden speakeasy walls, more than twenty characters beckon you into their underground world, each with their own tale to tell. Navigate through an interweaving maze of stories and side-quests, as over a dozen unique storylines unfold around you. Your choices shape your experience in this immersive 1920s playground.


  • Hidden Rooms & Secret Passages
  • 15 Interweaving Storylines
  • 1,000+ Pages of Script
  • 20 Interactive Characters
  • 50+ Side-Quests
  • Handcrafted Prohibition-era Cocktails
  • Casino Games, Tarot Card Readings, “Man in the Moon” Photo Booth, Cabaret Shows


The Speakeasy is an illicit bar, a crooked casino and a vaudeville cabaret. Located in a discreet location on the edge of North Beach and Chinatown in San Francisco.


The Speakeasy is both a time warp and a head trip.

—Frommer’s


A voyeur’s playland.

—San Francisco magazine


Period-perfect, right down to the ladies’ room itself.

—San Francisco Examiner


Presented by Boxcar Theatre

USAAF: Be(long)ing Here

MULTIMEDIA, 25 APR-JUN 23: USAAF: Be(long)ing Here at SOMArts, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

USAAF features artists from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, highlighting the work of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists across all artistic disciplines including theater, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and beyond. This year’s theme, Be(long)ing Here, turns to AAPI artists to express what belonging means for themselves and their communities. The festival will honor the diverse histories, present impacts, and future visions of AAPI artists with roots connected to diverse immigrant, refugee, and mixed-race experiences.


Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)

William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well

THEATRE, 7-23 JUN: William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well at Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park, San Jose, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Helena is in love with Bertram who is well beyond her social standing. Though he does not love her in return, she is determined to win his affection. After remarkably healing the sickly king, Helena is rewarded with Bertram’s hand in marriage. Meanwhile, Bertram escapes the king’s will (and Helena’s advances!) by going to war. Clever Helena will not be ignored, so she sets out to bring to fruition impossible tasks set forth by Bertram. Will she win his love?


Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Marley Rose-Teter


Special Themed + Accessibility Nights


  • Thursday, June 13: Renaissance Dress-up Night*
  • Saturday, June 15: ASL-interpreted Performance


Presented by Silicon Valley Shakespeare

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – Call for Submissions

FILM, 1 APR-JUN 25: San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – Call for Submissions at Z Space, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for our 2024 Festival (November 13-24, 2024 at Roxie Theater in San Francisco, CA and online via Eventive). This year we are PRIORITIZING Films 20 Minutes or less. SFTFF accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people. We prioritize short films, but accept all screening lengths.


  • Regular Deadline: 6/4/24 ($15)
  • Late Deadline: 6/25/24 ($20)


Presented by Fresh Meat Productions

Shuffle! | An Improvised PLAY-list

THEATRE, 7-28 JUN: Shuffle! | An Improvised PLAY-list at Bayfront Theater, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

What’s on your playlist? Mix it up with BATS in this joyful blend of improvised music and stories. First we’ll turn your song titles into never-before-heard improvised tracks. Then we’ll improvise scenes based on those songs. Bring us your inspiration and we’ll turn it into a magically musical medley of songs and scenes. Let’s Shuffle!


Presented by BATS Improv

HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – Exhibition

VISUAL, 22 FEB-JUL 22: HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – Exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA • ArtsEarth

HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy explores the lives and stories of the millions displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent nation-states, India and Pakistan. The installation crafts visual memories through a series of short documentary and narrative films, virtual reality, photographs and oral histories, objects and archival documents, and sound installations–recreating the long-lost sights, sounds, and smells of what millions once called home.

Improvised Arabian Nights

THEATRE, 1 JUN-JUL 27: Improvised Arabian Nights at Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Witness the magic ignite as Scheherazade weaves unforeseen tales to enthrall King Shahrayar! Improvised Arabian Nights whisks you away on a spellbinding journey, where brand new chapters unfold in this legendary saga. Our talented improvisers draw inspiration from the timeless themes of the Arabian Nights, crafting enchanting narratives brimming with: mystical magic, unpredictable mayhem, cunning thieves, valiant heroes, powerful djinns, and boundless love that conquers all.


Presented by BATS Improv

The Silly Sunday Family Show | Improvised Fairy Tales

THEATRE, 9 JUN-JUL 27: The Silly Sunday Family Show | Improvised Fairy Tales at Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Introducing The Silly Sunday Family Show! The completely improvised family-friendly show where the audience is not only allowed to talk to the folks on stage but encouraged to! The show will be an improvised fairytale in the first half followed by short, interactive games in the second.


Presented by BATS Improv

VI International Mini Print Cantabria – Open Call

VISUAL, 15 FEB-JUL 31: VI International Mini Print Cantabria – Open Call at Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center, Santander, Spain • ArtsEarth

The Award is open to all printmaking disciplines, admitting digital printed artwork and monotype as well.


The general theme is The Sea and the Lighthouses, but this does not imply that the artwork must be figurative. All kinds of aesthetic languages are admitted.


The image and the paper must not exceed 20 x 20 cm. (7,8” x 7,8”)


There is no minimum image or paper size.


You can submit up to 3 artworks


Awards

  • 1st Prize: € 4000.-
  • 2nd Prize: € 1500.-
  • 3rd Prize: € 500.-
  • Mar Cantabrico Award: € 500.-


Exhibition: September 1 to December 31, 2024 at Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center, Santander, Spain

Opulent Mobility: Enter the Goddesses – Call for Artists

VISUAL, 26 MAR-AUG 1: Opulent Mobility: Enter the Goddesses – Call for Artists at Los Angeles Makery, Los Angeles, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The gods have had their era… now it is high time for the goddesses to take center stage!


Submit your art that celebrates your goddess/es of choice. 2D, sculptural, and performance work welcomed.


Curated by A. Laura Brody, founder of Opulent Mobility.


Fill out the form to submit your art! There are no strict limits on the size of the artworks, but contact me at brody@laura@gmail.com if the works are larger than 5′ across or if there are issues with the form. No fee to submit, 30% commission on any sales.


The deadline for submissions is August 1, artists will be notified September 1, and the in person exhibit will run October 3 to 30, 2024 at the Los Angeles Makery in Little Tokyo.


It will coincide with the exhibit “Art of Costume Couture”.


Artwork must be original to the maker. If this work is still in process or concept mode please include a statement about what you plan to make.

Cultural Feasts and Beats at Restaurant Row

MULTIMEDIA, 8 JUN-AUG 17: Megan Lowe Dances: Just a Shadow at Great Star Theater, San Francisco, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Bring your own lunch from the vibrant Restaurant Row and enjoy it in the theater’s lobby while immersing yourself in cultural activities. Each event features enchanting live guzheng music performances and traditional arts such as Chinese calligraphy and watercolor painting. It’s a perfect blend of culinary and cultural exploration, ideal for families and anyone interested in the arts. Don’t forget to have your culinary passport stamped at each visit!


Presented by Chinatown Merchants Association

Opulent Mobility 2024 – Call for Art

VISUAL, 1 MAY-AUG 31: Opulent Mobility 2024 – Call for Art at Los Angeles Makery, Los Angeles, California, USA • ArtsEarth

The Opulent Mobility 2024 call for art is now open! Please share your art that re-imagines disability as opulent and powerful. We challenge you to imagine a world where disability, mobility, and access are not merely functional, but opulent.


Opulent Mobility is co-curated by A. Laura Brody and Anthony Tusler.


  • There is a $20 flat fee to cover administrative costs, but please get in touch if the fee causes hardship.
  • Opulent Mobility 2024 will be at the Los Angeles Makery from December 5-28, 2024.
  • We look forward to sharing your work with the world!


Accessibility features: art descriptions in text and in audio files, ASL interpreters at the opening and online artist talk, artists may submit digital files instead of shipping artworks, and submissions may be sent either through the online form or directly to the founder. Use the contact page on the website for more assistance.

Cantabíle Youth Singers: 2024/25 Season Auditions

MUSIC, 3 JUN-AUG 31: Cantabíle Youth Singers: 2024/25 Season Auditions at Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos, California, USA • ArtsEarth

Cantabíle Youth Singers, Silicon Valley’s premiere youth mixed choral program, is holding auditions and registrations for the 2024-2025 season. With over 150 singers ages 8-18 across eight choirs, Cantabíle will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2025 with a newly commissioned choral piece, an international concert tour, and a special anniversary concert.


Cantabíle has choirs for students in grades 1-3 with little or no previous singing experience that do not require an audition; intermediate choirs for grades 4-5 that require an informal evaluation; and advanced, audition-based choirs for grades 6-12. Rehearsals take place in Los Altos and are once or twice per week, 2-4 hours per week beginning in mid-August and running through Memorial Day. Major concerts happen in early December and mid-May, with other performance opportunities throughout the year.


To learn more about the choirs or to make an appointment for an audition or interview, join.

NIPAI: Theatre Directing Certificate Program

THEATRE, 1 APR+SEP 1: NIPAI: Theatre Directing Certificate Program at Dock 11 Eden, Berlin, Germany • ArtsEarth

The NIPAI’s 1-Year Theatre Directing Program gives students the all-around directing experience necessary to make their own performances and shows. The year is divided into two semesters, depending on the start date. Students in the program receive over 500 hours of hands-on distant instruction and actual hands on experience.


Next Intake: April 2024 and September 2024


  • Submit Application


The curriculum includes


  • Classical approach to directing
  • Physical theatre
  • Stanislavski Acting Methodology
  • Meyerhold and Biomechanics
  • Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture
  • Ensemble building
  • Producing
  • Composition
  • Rehearsal techniques


…and much more!


All students write, direct, perform and work in multidisciplinary context.

Mila Ryk: Imaginary Expressionism

VISUAL, 1 JAN-DEC 31: Mila Ryk: Imaginary Expressionism (ONLINE) • ArtsEarth

Join curator and concert host Andrea Clearfield as she presents an exciting International ZALON from The Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy. The online ZALON features performers live from around the USA to Greece, England, Argentina and Nepal! This exciting program features 11 exceptional artist/ensembles!


Performers include: Jeffrey Solow and Elise Auerbach (Philadelphia, PA); Mada and Hugh Piano Duo (Philadelphia, PA); Noelle Streuber-Eden and Sonja Streuber (Philadelphia, PA); Teagan Faran and Leo Sussman (Indiana); Katha Tango Ensemble (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Suzanne Teng and Gilbert Levy (Santa Fe, NM); Dirk Quinn Band (Coatesville, PA); Iris Malkin and Daniel Gledhill (Los Angeles, CA); Ortakides (Crete, Greece/London, England); Ella Gahnt and Aaron Graves (Philadelphia, PA); Kanta dab dab (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

VISUAL, 31 AUG-JAN 13: Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA • ArtsEarth

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel, the Austria-based artist known for engineering steel and mirrors into spectacular, architectonic sculptures. Working with materials similar to the arts center’s new building, Schlegel created a series of polished and translucent surfaces that catch and reflect light and parts of the surrounding environment, encouraging visitors to gather, play and learn. Poems by Steve Bellin-Oka, Kimberly Blaeser, and Joy Harjo appear in blurred form on glass panels, registering each poem as part of the sculpture, but rendered cryptic to the viewer.


  • AUG 31, 2023-JAN 13, 2025 at Campbell Art Park

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