San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

In what’s being called a Bay Area first, on Sunday, local dancers will have the opportunity to audition before a who’s who of dancer/choreographer-judges in hopes of being chosen as a member of a new troupe, DanceQuake.

DanceQuake will feature an urban style that reflects different cultural influences seen in the Bay Area — melding hip hop with salsa, Afro-Cuban, jazz, swing and others. Dancers chosen for paid positions will perform throughout the Bay Area.

Open-call auditions for DanceQuake will be held Sunday at ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. (between 17th and 18th streets), San Francisco.

Space is limited and registration to audition (to get a time and number) is required. Dancers must be 18 or older.

For more information and to register, visit www.getupanddancebayarea.org.

Feast on this

The Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, an annual celebration of the culinary, visual and performing arts, returns to Menlo Park’s downtown area. Festivities include food and drink, cooking demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts — the art glass booth is pictured — and kids’ activities. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street in Menlo Park. Admission is free.

Call (650) 325-2818 or visit www.miramarevents.com.

Jeff Kao

“Be Just Because I Said So,” an exhibit of work by Jeff Kao, opens Friday. The show, which reflects the artist’s interest in motifs of childhood reminiscence, runs through Aug. 31 at Gallery 16, 501 Third St., S.F. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Call (415) 626-7495 or visit www.urbandigitalcolor.com.

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