Categories: Arts Calendar

April 29-May 1: Grrrl Brigade, Decorator Showcase, S.F. Dance Film Festival, Dia de los Libros, Harp Concert, Earplay, Ty Segall, Magic Lantern 3-D Show


Grrrl Brigade: The innovative political dance troupe’s 15th anniversary show is “Dancing on the Edge of the World,” based on Howard Zinn’s anti-establishment “A People’s History of the United States.” [2 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Decorator Showcase: The annual benefit for S.F. University High School’s financial aid program (continuing through May 28) features contributions by top Bay Area designers who have transformed more than 26 rooms in a Marina district home. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 465 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

S.F. Dance Film Festival: The Consulate General of Sweden presents the U.S. premiere of “Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye.” [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros: The 19th annual celebration of literacy for children and families presented by the San Francisco Public Library includes music, dancing and “free books under the sun.” [1 to 4 p.m., Parque Niños Unidos, 23rd and Folsom streets, S.F.]

Harp Concert: Harpists Diana Stork and Portia Diwa and guest harpist Brenda Chen present “Music from the Labyrinth: From Chartres to Grace.” [4 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

MOMENT Audio Cinema Experience: World music hip-hop collective Audiopharmacy hosts a release party to raise funds toward making a movie based on its album, including a screening of the storyboard, a live DJ set and guest performers. [6:15 p.m., PLACE, 1121 64th St., Oakland]

Concert of Aria and Songs
: The free performance of music by Mozart, Offenbach, Weber, Saint-Saëns, and Wagner is presented by the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute. [7:30 p.m. Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Oakhella: The family-friendly West Oakland micro music festival, which has grown beyond its community garden beginnings, celebrates its second anniversary and offers free admission with RSVP at [1 to 7 p.m., Bottoms Up Garden, Eighth and Peralta streets, Oakland]

Source of Life: Artist Annette Legallet hosts a reception to close her exhibit of abstract paintings inspired by nature, particularly movement and water. [2 to 4 p.m., Peninsula Museum Gallery, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]


Earplay: The string, wind and piano ensemble closes its 33rd season in an adventurous program with world, national and local premieres by an intergenerational cohort of composers reflecting varied styles; a talk at 6:45 p.m. precedes the concert. [7:30 p.m, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ty Segall: The prolific multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer is known for moving freely between garage, psych and melodic rock [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Lawrence Arms: The 19-year-old punk band from Chicago’s best-of album “We Are The Champions of the World” is a 29-song collection without greatest hits, says bassist vocalist Brendan Kelly, because it has no hits. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

The annual Decorator Showcase continues Tuesdays through Sundays at a Marina district home. (Courtesy Simon Breitbard Fine Arts)


Magic Lantern 3-D Show: Redwood City Improvement Association begins its summer series of free Tuesday evening 3-D video mapping light shows (designed by Bart Kresa) and projected onto the San Mateo County History Museum. [8:30 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Khruangbin: The Texas Trio, playing world music “infused with classic soul dub and psychedelia,” opens a two-night engagement. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Labyrinth!: Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy-adventure starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly comes to the big screen for a limited engagement across the Bay Area. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Women, Workers, and the Suppressed: Los Alto History Museum hosts the symposium, in connection with the exhibition “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I,” with scholars Glenna Matthews, Candace Falk and Margo McBane. [7 p.m., Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos]

The Good Fight-America’s Struggle for Justice: Photographer Rick Smolan, creator of the “Day in the Life” series, heads up a panel of activists including filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, podcaster DeRay McKesson and journalist Ray Suarez. [6:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

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