Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
TONIGHT, February 21 | Good-Night Moon! A benefit for the Radar LAB – A Bernal Heights cocktail party fundraiser! Celebrate the last new moon of the lunar year with an enchanting evening of food, wine, tarot and your special Witch of Honor, Justin Vivian Bond, all to benefit the 4th Annual Radar LAB artists’ retreat! With a home-made feast culled from the recipes of El Bulli‘s “The Family Meal” by the world’s most famous chef Ferran Adria; intoxicating wines donated from The Lexington Club, illuminating tarot readings from Marcus Ewert, and the magical presence of Justin Vivian Bond. 100% of the proceeds go to fund the LAB. The LAB artists retreat relies 100% on funding from special benefits such as these.
Wednesday, February 22 | Counter Attack! – Stagebridge presents the world premiere of Counter Attack!, an original play by Joan Holden. Loosely based on Candacy Taylor‘s book Counter Culture, Holden deftly shatters stereotypes of aging workers, tapping into personal stories to deconstruct complex politics. Best of all, this original Stagebridge production reunites Holden with director Sharon Lockwood and actress Joan Mankin, two esteemed artists who helped Holden forge the New Left movement of the SF Mime Troup.
Thursday, February 23 | Trainwreck Cabaret – Trainwreck Cabaret captures the charm of off-color entertainment from the 1950s, with the sarcastic modern twist that could only come out of San Francisco. They’ve got comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque — the best local talent from many different genres put together for a show you’ll never forget.
Saturday, February 25 | The February Festival – Deborah Slater Dance Theater and Studio 210 will present the second annual February Festival at Studio 210. The festival will feature some of the extraordinary choreographers who are members of the DSDT family as well as invited guest artists. The program will showcase the work of Kelly Kemp, Kerry Mehling, Shaunna Vella, Deborah Slater, David Herrera, and invited guests.
Saturday, February 25 | The Holistic Health Saloon! – Awakening the Bay, My Whole Body, and The Center are joining forces to create a magical evening of holistic health offerings, a amazing food and a cabaret! Specifically, from 5 to 8 p.m., a wide variety of healers will offer 30 minute sessions, including massage, reiki, sound healing, wellness coaching, energy readings and more! 8 to 9:30 will be a cabaret filled with my amazing local performers, including circus artists, dancers, musicians, sound healers and poets. Throughout it all there will be food and drinks by local chefs.
Sunday, February 26 | ((( Y4W ))) Yoga for Writers, Third Edition with Mark Morford – One part energized yoga class, one part fearless creative writing workshop, taking turns with each, blurring the edges of both. What will emerge? How will your voice change? Can a good backbend scandalize your boring syntax? In this workshop, Mark Morford has created some dynamic asana sequences to alternate with bursts of specific writing exercises to explore how a vigorous yoga practice, one that aims to free the body’s locked-up energy, release the ego’s death grip on some of our most entrenched patterns and open up the fifth chakra of confident self-expression, can actually inspire and liberate your creative voice. And vice-versa.
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