One of this year’s best dance programs isn’t being presented by just one company.
“Dances From the Heart 2,” the second annual benefit for Bay Area AIDS organizations on Sunday at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, features 10 local troupes: Ballet San Jose, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Diablo Ballet, ODC/Dance, Post: Ballet, Robert Moses’ Kin, Smuin Ballet, Salsamania and Te Mana O Te Ra. Read More
Who’s in townComedian Sammy K. Obeid, a member of the CoExist? and Axis of Evil “next generation” comedy tours, headlines a “Live at Deluxe” show. [9 p.m., Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight St., S.F.]LecturesArts town hall: Candidates for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors take part in a town hall forum about the arts. [6 p.m., Lam Research Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.; register: www.sfartstownhall.com] Read More
Once a lauded interpreter of European and cabaret songs, Samantha Samuels — “Sam” to her friends — is making a rare stage appearance at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre Monday to support the “Help is on the Way for the Holidays” benefit concert.Samuels performed for decades, touring the country and the world in clubs, concerts and stage productions like “Piaf, No Regrets” and “Nine.” Read More
Patrick Cassidy, who appears in the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation’s 17th annual “Help Is On the Way” benefit concert Sunday, is arriving in San Francisco fresh from a Boston production of “The Sound of Music.”
The son of Shirley Jones, who is joining him here for the concert, and the late Jack Cassidy says the show brought him full-circle theatrically.
“I was turning 16 and my mother told me if I wanted a car I was going to have to purchase half of it.” Read More
Most actors start their “weekend” after the final bows of a Sunday matinee and don’t plan to step on a stage again until Tuesday night. This Sunday, Tony-winner Faith Prince and the touring company of “Billy Elliot” will play their ninth performance of the week — albeit in a variety cabaret of their own design — to benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. Read More