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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

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

TONIGHT, December 27 | Yes Sweet Can!: Who says a garbage can is trash? Who says sweeping up is a chore? Yes Sweet Can instills new life into old ideas, creating in a world in which anything can happen. This piece is about a group of people who, blown around by a storm of change, come to a place where the old rules of physical limitations no longer apply. In this place, they encounter acrobatic brooms, disco-dancing chocolate milk, and a trio of tap dancing trash cans. Their individual journeys toward expanded perspectives– with the help of their circus apparatus, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops — expose the magic of everyday life, accessible to everyone.

Thursday, December 29 | Laughter Against the Machine: New Years!: W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito, touring as Laughter Against the Machine, offer a unique kind of comedy where the comedians and the audience to expect to be challenged, to laugh, and think at the same time. It’s an issue-oriented, no-holds-barred show with no preconceived expectations, These shows mark the end of LATM’s biggest year ever. Collectively they visited seven of the nation’s Occupy Wall Street encampments. And after an extremely successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, they toured and shot a documentary of the most politically polarized places in the USA. In addition to visiting Occupy Wall Street actions across the country, they crossed the border in Arizona, marched with striking hotel workers in Chicago, went to a Mosque in Michigan, touched the levee in the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, and hung out with street artists against oil pipelines in DC.

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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Island of Lost Souls (1932) & Them! (1954): Celebrate Halloween with these two horror classics hand-picked by Gremlins director Joe Dante!

Thursday, November 3 The Heart, She Holler (sneak preview, Patton Oswalt in person!): See the six-part miniseries from the creators of Wonder Showzen before it hits Adult Swim!

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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tomorrow, October 4 through Thursday, October 6 | Patton Oswalt at New Beverly Cinema: We couldn’t choose between these two fantastic double features at New Beverly curated by comedian Patton Oswalt! He’ll be introducing both in person. Tomorrow night, check out modern films The Catechism Cataclysm and Punisher: War Zone. Wednesday and Thursday night feature two classic boxing films: 1949’s The Set-Up and 1972’s Fat City.

Thursday, October 6 | Ungrateful Daughter by Lisa Marie Rollins: Lisa Marie’s riveting solo show examines being a black girl adopted into a white family and how all that relates to celebrity crazes, the Haitian and Ethiopian ‘orphans,’ and the myth of colorblind love.
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Posted by on October 3, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Pachtman Theatrics: A Little Bit of Everything in the Bay Area

We love the Bay Area, and one of the reasons why is the diversity of its strong, artistic communities. There is just so much going on! So it only makes sense that one of our longtime Bay Area producers would represent a variety of different San Francisco happenings: Pachtman Theatrics.

In addition to working with a ton of Bay Area performers, including BPT favorites like W. Kamau Bell, Bruce Pachtman produces three monthly events at StageWerx in Union Square: Solo Sundays, Previously Secret Information and Underground Sound.

Solo Sundays is a monthly showcase, focusing on select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent in solo performance, from stand-up to storytelling to multimedia projects. Coming up this Sunday, August 28: “Meeting My Father,” where a woman meets her father who she had thought was dead for the past 20 years, “Be Careful What You Wish For,” where a woman in hard times has to make an even harder decision about whether to escape her past or stick to her roots, and “Jurassic Arc,” where a man goes on a religious mission to make a film showing man and dinosaur walking side-by-side. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Arts, Theater

 

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