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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

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.

Thursday, February 9 | SF IndieFest – Two weeks of “the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.” Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from the organizers:

Here’s a brief example of the extreme excellent-ness of this year’s program: we’re showing THE FP, no doubt the best post-apocalyptic dance-fight video game movie you’ve ever seen; CLOWN, the most sick and wrong (and hilarious) Danish buddy film you’ve ever seen; BULLHEAD, Belgium’s Oscar candidate for this year and probably your first introduction to Euro-backwoods crime culture.  We’re showing EXLEY, the latest underground masterpiece by Canuxploitation pioneer Larry Kent. And a sweet local comedy called JUKO”S TIME MACHINE, just in time for Valentines Day.  Though, if you prefer to spend Valentines Day yelling your lungs out to classic anti-love Power Ballads, put LOVE BITES on your calendar.

Great film, fantastic parties and a roller disco? Sign us up!

Friday, February 10 | Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – Non-profit Art Organizations AAAPAC and K*Star*Productions have joined forces to present a comprehensive festival celebrating the diverse artistic expression within the context of African and African American dance and culture. The festival strives to offer multi-faceted programming that addresses the needs of artists: networking, mentoring, training, outreach, and the community: affordable/accessible programming, cultural enrichment and arts education. For details on performances visit the festival’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, January 26 | Elissa Ball and Artist Home Presents: Substance (Comedy, Poetry, Short Film) – Elissa Ball and Artist Home Presents: Substance: a night of Comedy, Poetry, and Short Film featuring Comedy by Danielle Radford,  Elicia Sanchez / Poetry by Evan Peterson, Adam Boehmer / Short film by Marie Biondolillo, Union Street Films.

Tomorrow, January 27 | University Book Store presents: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman: Why We Broke Up – Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped. Prime tickets are $22 and include a copy of Why We Broke Up, available for pickup the night of the event. General tickets are available for $5.

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, November 18 | GIANTS movie screening – Sip a drink, grab a bite, sit back and enjoy this journey through the curiously comic world of Pacific Northwest giant pumpkin growers. Join directors Mimi Gan and Jim Dever at this screening to benefit The Martinez Foundation.  Before the film, enjoy a screening of Seattle filmmaker John Murphy’s hilarious short, 24:05. Fresh from an award-winning film festival run, Giants is coming back to Seattle, and the coolest little theater in town.

Friday, November 18 | Hazelle Goodman: Don’t Get Me Started! – If anyone knows how to get funky, if not downright scandalous, it is Hazelle Goodman. With feature films and an HBO Comedy Special under her belt, Hazelle packs a comedic punch as she bobs and weaves through some serious, but always hilarious commentary about our times. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

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.

TODAY | Learning from the Netherlands, Part II: Amsterdam’s Bike-Friendly Streetscapes: Join Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, David Chiu, Board of Supervisor’s President, and Bart Van Bolhuis, Consul General for the Netherlands, as they share lessons from living and studying the extraordinary bicycling experience of Amsterdam. As record numbers of people are biking in San Francisco, how can we learn from the Netherlands’ relatively recent success restoring their pre-WWII walkable bikeable street interface. How can SF catch up with the widespread demand for improvements and connect the city through bikeways and safe streets that help more people of all ages discover the multiple benefits of cycling? Find out more as these city leaders share their ideas on how San Francisco can become easier place to shop, live and play and meet the city’s goal of 20% of trips by bicycle by 2020.

Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 BrokeBACH Mountain: The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco‘s season opens in November with a program entitled “BrokeBACH Mountain.” This show features music by J.S. Bach, P.D.Q. Bach, and Offenbach. The heart of this humorous and enlightened concert is “Oedipus Tex,” an opera in one cathartic act, starring Dr. Timothy Seelig, Music Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Members of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, and the Freedom Band’s Artistic Director Jadine Louie, will provide a small instrumental group for this exciting and collaborative production!

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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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