San Francisco events for May 20, 2013. Read More
San Francisco events for May 19, 2013.
SOMETHING TO READ
The World’s Strongest Librarian By Josh Hanagarne ($26)This touching memoir documents the struggles of a 6-foot-7 librarian with Tourettes who breaks with Mormonism and finds solace in weightlifting. Read More
San Francisco events for May 16, 2013. Read More
Who’s in town
Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, speaks during the Stanford Summer Human Rights Program. [7 p.m., Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford]
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The year 2012 is making a great start, with classical and dance programs galore. Here are recommended events for aficionados of great music, both traditional and contemporary.
SF Ballet Program 3
San Francisco Ballet’s “Program 3” — featuring three pieces — opens with Bolshoi director Alexei Ratmansky’s “Carnival of the Animals,” last performed here in 2003. It is choreographed to 14 movements of Saint-Saëns’ famous score. Read More
For an entire generation of young people, the recent death of Steve Jobs brought into focus the transitory nature of life. Choreographer Carmen Carnes explores that reality in her new piece “Annica/River of Time” onstage at The Garage in The City on Wednesday and Thursday. Read More
One could make the plausible argument that the Bay Area’s post-modern dance movement began in earnest when choreographer Margaret Jenkins returned from New York and founded the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. “What I experienced from working with wonderful people like Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham and Viola Farber was an intellectual, emotional and physical rigor,” she says. “I wanted to continue that rigor here.” Read More
Extinct species such as the great auk are in the spotlight at the California Academy of Sciences, and they’re not trapped in musty dioramas. They are being reanimated in “Extinction Burst: a dance of lost movement,” a new work by artist-in-residence Chris Black.The piece debuts at the Academy’s NightLife program on Thursday, and continues with performances next week. Read More
Where will you be on March 18 at noon? You could be sitting at your cubicle, eating lunch or waiting for the light to change. No matter your location, dancer and artist Beth Fein hopes you will stand up and dance, along with thousands of other participants of her project, called dance anywhere.The once-a-year, worldwide, simultaneous dance-a-thon that began in 2005 has its roots in a casual conversation between Fein and her fellow dancers. Read More
A 39-year-old man died Sunday after he was shot during a fight outside a dance cafe near Mission Bay — the latest incident in a string of nightclub violence.
The victim, who has not been identified, was at the dance club Jelly’s on Pier 50 about 1:40 a.m. when he got into an argument inside the club, police said. The fight then escalated and spilled outside, according to police. Read More