When all the dancers from Lines Ballet aggregate together on the stage, they exude a sort of diamond-like wattage. Standing there in their skimpy and shiny costumes—often unafraid to include eye-catching mesh—one is aware of how much sex and sexiness there is to be found in the modern and contemporary ballet of Alonzo King.
Feel like heading down to the Presidio for cider tasting, lining up for free burgers, or checking out a show in Berkeley? Here's what's happening this weekend around the Bay Area.
With so many excellent art exhibits, tasty foodie events, awesome concerts, and more, April is shaping up to be a very busy month. Here's your curated guide. Can you even handle it?
When DJ/composer Mason Bates was named to 7x7's 2012 Hot 30, he was having a big year: The composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Symphony had just premiered his electronic orchestral work Mass Transmission at Davies Hall, and another of his works, Alternative Energy, was opening the season at Carnegie Hall. Now, Bates is once again making headlines in the music world with a new album dropping March 11.
The story is internet-famous by now: Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo crashed out on his NYC stoop in a tequila haze and woke to find his laptop—loaded up with almost two years worth of recordings for the follow-up to his critically beloved album, Era Extraña—gone, baby, gone. Palomo, who appears at Noise Pop this month, went back to the drawing board. The result, VEGA INTL. Night School, was named to Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2015.
Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.
Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theater in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife so she could get inside while he searched for parking. She arrived just in time to win a bid on the Fox for $340,000.
You might initially recognize her as "that girl from Portlandia," or as a recurring guest star on the dramedy series Transparent. But there is much more to Carrie Brownstein than just a resumé of great TV.