The Historic Final Edition...
Every week (for 7 years as of this week!), this column serves up a list of cool updated events to tantalize the pickiest palates of San Francisco.
When I started publishing San FranZiskGo! it was sort of a subconscious experiment to show that there was something good to do every night in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was to help those listed, (the acts, the venues, the promoters) as well as the fans. There were no other weekly listings like this on the web at that time. Now that there are a number of other fine resources, San FranZiskGo! (and I) can rest, so (unless something changes) this will be the final weekly edition of San FranZiskGo! Hope that eveyone has enjoyed...
San FranZiskGo! also circulates on Craig Newmark's events listings--which have now become the officially nonprofit craigslist.org-- as well as in the San Francisco Conference on the Well, of which Brian is a host.
Friday May 25. 00 p.m.
Fashionista The Fashionistas are hosting an exclusive „no-tie¾ benefit for Wardrobe for Opportunity http://www.wardrobe.org (featured on The View) on Friday May 25th, 2001 from 7pm to midnight at the Women¼s Building, 3543 18th Street in San Francisco. Help disadvantaged women and their families with your donation of professional, good-quality accessories: shoes, scarves, jewelry, watches, new hosiery and makeup. Go to Ticketweb.com or call toll-free 866-468-3399.
Thanks to the generous donations and goodwill of our sponsors: The SF Weekly, Hefty Bags/Pactiv Corporation, SoBe Drinks, Alita Pasta, Pepi Wine of Kendall Jackson, Black Star and Steel Reserve Lagers, the evening will be filled with complimentary drinks and tasty food by Vicino Sausalito. Special free ready to wear fashion courtesy of Hefty Bags. Experience multimedia theatrical entertainment with DJ Wasabi, Visuals by Nuda, Music by the Voodoo Cabaret, Go-Go Pro Dancers, comic Corrine Petteys and a fashion show inspired by the logos and products of our sponsors.
And since the world seems it has gone from faux to fake why not join us and make it real.
For more information contact: Gisela Tangui 650-997-4825 email@example.com
Saturday May 26. 8:30 p.m.
*Glitz* A Glam Rock Club
Blue Period is San Francisco's top glam band, and since there were no first rate glam nights in town, they decided to start their own, so each and every Saturday night, Paradise Lounge will be transformed. Come in your most glitter/glam outfit, and/or be prepared to be made over on the spot. This weeks bands will include Blue Period (of course), as well as Sparrow's Point, Bubble, and DJ Danny. The Paradise Lounge is at 308 11th st. at the corner of Folsom.
Sunday May 27. 10:00 a.m.
Carnaval Grand Parade and Festival
Celebrate Carnaval with the Mission District and folks all around the world. Snaking from Bryant over 24th street, and then down Mission st. to 14th where it'll head over to Harrison, a huge crowd will be watching floats, costumed dancers, and thousands of marchers and peformers strut their stuff down the parade route. Afterwards, for a $5 admission, there will be 3 stages of entertainment at the Civic Center Plaza featuring the "King of Salsa", Oscar De Leon, as well as Pepe Y Su Orchestra, Caliente, Zulu Spear, Pan Extasy, and a number of others. Call 826-1401 or visit http://www.latinbayarea.com for more info.
Monday May 28. 8:00 p.m.
Experience The Bay Area's Notorious Nomadic Nocturnal Theatrical Troupe and their latest debacle and departure this Monday Evening May 28th...
Every Month now for three years running, Popcorn Anti Theater charters a semi-luxury tour coach to take you and a fellow lucky few to profound & perplexing performances in places ye probably have never pounced around before...
Come aboard to see something new... Theater created on the fly...
This month's theme is a Beauty Contest in which you can either compete, judge, be part of the media, or just plain heckle... You'll be in the running for semi fabulous prizes and multitudinous chicanery the whole way... Fear the runway - dread the swimsuit competition. Exult in the utterly unusable tiara of Victory! Help us to make a pressed on silly putty copy of the curdled cartoon that is the "Beauty Pageant". You'll get four fun filled hours you won't soon forget filled with songs and stories, tradgedy and comedy...
Bus debarks Monday night across from the Potrero/16th St. Safeway in San Francisco circa 8 p.m and returns at approx 12 midnight...
Tickets are available on our website for $20 or via Paxton Gate @ 824 Valencia, near 19th St. For more info call the Secret Popcorn Hotline @ 415 695 9100
Tuesday May 29. 6:00 p.m.
Allen Cohen Exhorts Allen Cohen, founder and editor of the San Francisco Oracle, will be speaking on the "History of the Haight Ashbury" at San Francisco City Hall in the South Light Court. There will be a display of 60s artifacts and posters and a slide show and there is a suggested donation of $6 at the door.
Wednesday May 30. 8:00 p.m.
Marcus Miller is a musicians musician, having played bass with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, McCoy Tyner, Bryan Ferry, and Jay Z, and producing such superstars as Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, and Luther Vandross.
He'll be coming to Bimbo's 365 Club (1025 Columbus at Chestnut) with Lee "Scooter" Taylor and Herman Jackson on Keyboards, Gerry Brown on drums, Dean Brown on guitar, Roger Byam on sax, and Michael "Patches" Stewert on trumpet. It's $25 to see one of the world's most influential bassists. More info can be found at http://www.marcusmiller.com .
Thursday May 31. 00 p.m.
Soulstice Headlines Sounds of Om Show
Unquestionably alive, the music of Soulstice echoes of the past while remaining transfixed on the possibilities of tomorrow. Soulstice is futuristic electronic soul. Consisting of aural innovators Andy Caldwell and Gabriel Rene on keyboards, deck master Mei-Lwun Yee on turntables and songbird Gina Rene on vocals, Soulstice have released a string of sought after house and d&b classics including "Tenderly" and "Lovely." Featuring remix work by Kevin Yost, Johnny Fiasco and Acetate these 12"s have brought Soulstice into clubs worldwide on the playlists of notable artists such as Rainer Truby, DJ Garth, Mark Farina and Q Burns Abstract Message. Stateside, their debut album Illusion has garnered huge radio support from Jason Bentley and Kevin Lincoln, making Soulstice one of KCRW's most requested artists. In 1989 Gabriel and Mei-Lwun were working on a hip-hop track in the Rene family studio. "The track was cool," says Gabriel, "but Mei-Lwun and I couldn't rap." They asked little sister Gina to give it a try, and the rest is history. It wasn't till some time later that Soulstice finally materialized after collaboration between Andy and Gabriel in 1995. "I knew the first time I worked on a track with Gabe that this was right. Making music with my brother was where I was supposed to be. The chemistry between all of us was so obvious and it was such a natural high whenever we'd get together," reflects Gina. Approaching production from a collaborative standpoint, Soulstice often developed many of the sounds and ideas they used from the freestyle sessions they originally became known for. Soulstice continued to refine their sound with emotive song writing and detailed arrangements. From playing to a few hundred people at 111 Minna St to playing sold out shows at the 1200 capacity historic Fillmore Theatre, SF, Soulstice have come a long way in their musical journey. "We live and breathe our music, everything comes from us. The song is king, it's all about the lyrics," says Andy. "Like a lyrical journal, I lay out my experiences and melodies to connect to the present in our music. I get the feeling that the whole band's lyrical ability to be so honest about the struggle of growing into adulthood really brings the listener in," describes Gina.
The debut album "Illusion" is a true collective work of art. Five years in the making, Soulstice emerge as the driving force behind putting the music back into electronica. "Using the electronic medium does not mean that the music can't be organic," explains Andy, "there is more to electronic music than beats and samples." As an American band in a widely European genre of dance music, Soulstice are pioneering the stateside convergence in the sophistication of electronic music.
The San Francisco Sounds of Om Tour featuring Soulstice, aFRO-mYSTIK, Marques Wyatt, J Boosie, Tomas and more come to Ruby Skye 420 Mason @ Geary $15. The dress code is relaxed for the night
Friday June 1. 8:30 p.m.
Cellspace Soundlab presents ** 246(i) WORLD REMIX Music Series ** The Ali Khan Band
Cellspace Soundlab is elated to announce a monthly concert series celebrating music traditions from around the world and all the cross-cultural collaborations flourishing in the global community. The opening event features
The Ali Kahn Band,
an incredibly rich synthesis of Qawwali, jazz fusion, rap, and Bhangra featuring 2 of the most powerful voices in Qawwali today, Riffat Salamat Ali Khan
and her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan with the extraordinary instrumentalist Richard Michos and ensemble http://www.slip.net/~alikhan/ , as well as JouJou, who perform Balkan, Appalachian, Italian, and Greek songs, "goofy international folk jazz" http://www.joujousings.com/ and Mixtape From Mars, an otherworldly techno tribal collective specializing in odd sounds from homemade and store-bought instruments, with emphasis on extreme vocal
techniques, improvisation, looped beats, and audience participation
This inaugural event will take place at
2050 Bryant St.
at 18th St. For info and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 415-430-1269 ext.2126
Of the $15 cover charge,
50% benefits the musicians,
30% supports Cellspace,
20% goes into the Cell Soundlab,
where we are envisioning radio and music production workshops for our diverse community once we have completed a professional
recording studio facility.
Saturday June 2. 9:00 p.m.
Anon Salon Presents Heaven Eleven
Once again, an incredible collaborative team of artists, designers, performers and musicians are joining together, this time to transform the luxurious and spacious Peacock Gap Country Club into the Eleventh incarnation of Heaven on Earth - for one glorious night, a night which also has ANON SALON celebrating its eleventh year as the Bay Area's longest-running pARTy-cipatory celebration.
7 Eternal-Active Environments,
Great Bands (The Ali Kahn Band, and Foxglove), Groovin' DJ's, Dancers, Performers, and so much more.
Come Dressed As Your Reincarnated Self, or Deincarnate as a Groovy Insect.
Plenty of Free Parking. Complete info @ http://www.anonsalon.com. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (21 & over)
This all takes place at the elegant and open to the stars
Peacock Gap Country Club,
333 Biscayne Drive in San Rafael.
Take Highway 101 to Central San Rafael exit, turn on 2nd Street, (left from the north, right from the south) past McNears Beach (5 miles) turn left on Biscayne Drive, club is 1/4 mile on the left.
And that's all folks...