Here are some upcoming local events for the week.
THURSDAY: Neil Simon play
Dragon Productions presents “The Gingerbread Lady,” the play by Neil Simon. A cabaret singer whose career, marriage and health have been destroyed by alcohol is at the center of this comedy-drama.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto
PRICE: Tickets are $13 to $25
INFO: Call (650) 493-2006 or visit www.dragonproductions.net Artists’ Vocal Ensemble presents “Life and Death: A Requiem for the Victims of Darfur.” Intended to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, the program includes Renaissance and 20th-century music, modern dance and a speaker who is a refugee from Darfur.
FRIDAY: Concert for Darfur
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave., San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $10 to $25
INFO: Call (415) 221-8400 or visit www.ave-music.org
FRIDAY: Performance artist
Writer-performer JoAnn Selisker presents “Begin With a Box,” a performance in which she unpacks boxes, turns eggs into performers, and lures the audience into the epic stories that hide behind the small moments. The show also features Dance Ceres in BeLonging, a collaboration with Brittany Brown Ceres.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $18 to $25
INFO: Call (415) 863-9834 or visit www.odctheater.org