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January 2018
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FRESH Exchanges: RIPE ft. Sarah Bouars, Kristianne Salcines, Kathleen Hermesdorf

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
FFRESH Exchanges: RIPE ft. Sarah Bouars, Kristianne Salcines, Kathleen Hermesdorf
Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:30PM

FRESH 2018 Exchanges offer nine interactive, inclusive, and insightful gatherings in the frameworks of RIPE , POTLUCK/Social Practice, and Alternative Conservatory at the Red Poppy Art House between January 9th and 25th. Each Tuesday, RIPE invites two artists who are working on the edge of their form to share excerpts of current projects, speak about their process, and hold a moderated group discussion. Facilitated by Kathleen Hermesdorf, the January 23rd Exchange…

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FRESH Exchanges: POTLUCK/Social Practice ft. FRESH Community

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
FRESH Exchanges: POTLUCK/Social Practice ft. FRESH Community

Wednesday, January 24 @ 7:30PM

FRESH 2018 Exchanges offer nine interactive, inclusive, and insightful gatherings in the frameworks of RIPE , POTLUCK/Social Practice, and Alternative Conservatory at the Red Poppy Art House between January 9th and 25th. Each Wednesday, POTLUCK/Social Practice explores collaborative coexistence and conversations with warm food and FRESH artists notorious for generating situations of connectivity, improvisation, inclusivity, and direct action. The January 24th Exchange's hosting and food is by FRESH folks.   ABOUT FRESH FESTIVAL 2018: FRESH Festival…

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FRESH Exchanges: Alternative Conservatory ft. Sarah Bouars, Kristianne Salcines

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
FRESH Exchanges: Alternative Conservatory ft. Sarah Bouars, Kristianne Salcines
Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30PM

FRESH 2018 Exchanges offer nine interactive, inclusive, and insightful gatherings in the frameworks of RIPE , POTLUCK/Social Practice, and Alternative Conservatory at the Red Poppy Art House between January 9th and 25th. Each Thursday, Alternative Conservatory is a time to unwind, connect, absorb, consider, listen, and discuss with FRESH artists notorious for disarming paradigms and thinking outside the box. For the January 25th Exchange, Sarah Bouars and Kristianne Salcines present their workshop, Empathix: Bending Binaries, Bodies…

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$20

Derek Lassiter: “Secular Spirituals”

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Derek Lassiter: “Secular Spirituals”
Friday, January 26 @ 7:30PM

Derek Lassiter returns to the Red Poppy to present new songs along with songs from past releases. He will be joined by long-time collaborators Tammy L. Hall and Art Khu for an evening of jazz, soul, and beyond.   FEATURING: Derek Lassiter - vocals Tammy L. Hall - piano Art Khu - bass, guitar Elé Howell - drums Maritri Garrett - vocals   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Vocalist and songwriter Derek Lassiter, a native New Yorker, has called the Bay Area…

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$20 - $25

Howard Alden w/ Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere: Music of Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt & More

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Howard Alden w/ Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere: Music of Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt & More
Saturday, January 27 @ 7:30PM

Prominent jazz guitarist Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. In the words of Bay Area jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert, "DjangoSphere is a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of two irreducibly brilliant artists."   FEATURING: Howard Alden - guitar Kit Eakle - violin Rory Judge - drums Don Bennett - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: A…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, January 28 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy on the fourth Sunday of each month for a free afternoon of beat-making,…

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February 2018
$20 - $25

gina Breedlove & Beautiful Friends: Spirit Through Song

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Folksoul artist gina Breedlove casts and breaks spells with her powerful blend of folk and soul music with an undertone of Red Dirt blues.   FEATURING: gina Breedlove - vocals Julie Wolf - piano Ruth Price - percussion   ABOUT THE ARTIST: gina Breedlove is a singer, songwriter, sound healer, and medicine woman from Brooklyn, New York. Recently, gina returned from her U.S. tour to play Yoshi's in Oakland, her fourth sold-out performance. An actress as well, gina originated the…

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Free

MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project

February 3
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Launched in 2003, the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. On the first Saturday of every even month of the year, the MAPP transforms ordinary spaces, such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, street corners, and small businesses into pop-up performance and exhibition sites for a day/night of intimate-scale artistic and cultural exchange among a kaleidoscope of individuals and communities. Stay tuned…

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$15 - $20

Taraf de Akácfa: Eastern European & Balkan Folk Music

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drawing from many Eastern European musical traditions, Taraf de Akácfa performs a broad set of music ranging from danceable Macedonian coceks and complex odd time Bulgarian melodies, to Romanian horas and heart-wrenching Transylvanian songs.   FEATURING: Lulu de la Rue (USA/ France) - violin Johannes Olsson (Sweden) - accordion Isaac Misri (USA) - guitar Ábel Dénes (Hungary) - double bass   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Taraf de Akácfa is an international six-piece ensemble based out of Budapest, Hungary, performing Balkan and…

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$20 - $25

Drómeno: Folk & Urban Music of Greece

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Pasatempo Rebetika: Soulful Greek Blues
Saturday, December 30 @ 7:30PM

Drómeno is a traditional ensemble presenting authentic regional music from the Greek mainland and beyond, overlapping into the surrounding regions and finding the musical legacy that connects the traditions of the Balkans. Featuring wide-ranging instrumentation, the group is able to span the sounds of Greece, from Western Macedonia and Ipiros, through Thessaly and Thrace.   FEATURING: Christos Govetas - clarinet, bouzouki, vocals Ruth Hunter - accordion, vocals Eleni Govetas - double bass, saxophone, defi Nick Maroussis - guitar, laouto Bobby…

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$15 - $20

Mark Zaleski Band: High-Energy Jazz

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Mark Zaleski comes to San Francisco to celebrate the release of his second album, Days, Months, Years. The album includes clever compositions combined with choice standards reimagined to fit the style of his band of 10 years. Zaleski performs on saxophone this evening as he puts his own spin on modern jazz by incorporating his love of rock music with his jazz training.   FEATURING: Malcolm Campbell - piano Doug Stewart - bass Colin McDaniel - drums Mark…

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$15 - $20

Max Minardi / Little Shrine: Melodic Storytelling & Folk-Pop

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Singer-songwriter Max Minardi opens the show with folk songs reflecting his experiences and humorous stories on the road. Folk-pop trio Little Shrine then closes the night with music from their newly released mini-album, Wilderness, as well as several brand new tunes that have never been shared publicly. The songs, written by vocalist and bassist Jade Shipman, explore a rich, emotional landscape with thoughtful instrumentation from violinist Ryan Avery and guitarist Tony Schoenberg.   FEATURING: Max Minardi - vocals, guitar Little…

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$15 - $20

Dynamic ft. Paul Kim: Danish Jazz & Close Harmonies

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Consisting of four singers and a rhythm section, Dynamic is a Danish jazz band that creates close-harmony arrangements of classic and progressive jazz tunes. Their current repertoire focuses on vocal arrangements of instrumentals by jazz giants including Miles, Monk, Coltrane, Gillespie, and more, as well as original songs with a sprinkling of funk and soul.   FEATURING: Paul Kim - baritone, arranger Kirstine Dahlberg - soprano Katrine Rømhild - mezzo-soprano Anne Rørbaek Olesen - alto Niels Wilhelm Knudsen - contrabass…

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$20 - $25

Sheela Bringi: Hindustani Harp Project

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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An evening of rare and beautiful artistry, Hindustani harpist, singer, and bansuri flautist Sheela Bringi performs classical Indian music reimagined for harp and voice, plus soulful devotional ballads (bhajans), Indian folk melodies, and original songs.   FEATURING: TBA   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The singer and instrumentalist plays the harp, harmonium, and bansuri—an Indian classical bamboo flute. As a young woman, Bringi…

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$15 - $20

Grupo Falso Baiano ft. Francisco Marques: 100 Years of Choro & Samba

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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With special guest Francisco Marques from Ginga, Grupo Falso Baiano performs the music of Rio de Janeiro, illustrating 100 years of samba and choro.   FEATURING: Brian Moran - 7-string guitar Zack Pitt-Smith - clarinet, saxophone, flute Francisco Marques - cavaco, vocals, percussion Ami Molinelli - percussion   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. Choro is one of Brazil’s earliest popular music, dating back…

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$20 - $25

Sameer Gupta: A Circle Has No Beginning

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This project infuses an element of deep appreciation for cultural diversity and respect for tradition as well as innovation into the musical landscape today. The ensemble's diverse roots, spontaneity, and musical influences of soul, modern jazz, Native American melodies, and Indian classical traditions help bring together a relevant and powerful statement. This work represents the power of collaboration and mindfulness towards others.   FEATURING: Sameer Gupta - drumset, tabla Jay Gandhi - bansuri flute David Boyce - saxophone Rashaan Carter…

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$15 - $20

Alex Hand Band / Three For Silver: Balkan Folk-Jazz Meets Apocalyptic Folk Noir

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A staple in the Bay Area Balkan and gypsy swing scenes in recent years, Alex Hand’s current project explores the common ground of influence between western art music and jazz with folk music of Eastern Europe. The repertoire features uptempo and high-energy dance tunes from Bulgaria and Romania with a progressive edge. Sharing the night is post-folk/rock band Three For Silver, who is currently on tour supporting the newest album, The Way We Burn, released September 2017 on Foggy Night…

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$25

Alex Conde, John Santos & Jeff Chambers: Jazz Flamenco (DOUBLE SHOW!)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz/flamenco pianist Alex Conde returns to the Bay Area to reunite with his California trio featuring Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos and legendary bassist Jeff Chambers. This extraordinary trio of natural-born improvisors will explore the intersections of jazz, Latin jazz, flamenco, and all the spaces in between, leaving you inspired, elated, and transformed.   FEATURING: Alex Conde - piano John Santos - percussion Jeff Chambers - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Alex Conde is a vibrant and visionary jazz and flamenco…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, January 28 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy on the fourth Sunday of each month for a free afternoon of beat-making,…

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March 2018
$15 - $20

Nick Hours and Katy Stephan: Dreamy Nighttime Music & Visuals

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Nick Hours and his band performs two short sets, one with a rich acoustic ensemble and the second with beats and projected visuals featuring vocalist Claire Gendler. Pianist and singer-songwriter Katy Stephan offers intricate and original handmade songs that may evoke ghosts of the Barbary Coast.   FEATURING: Nick Rattray - vocals, guitar Hamza Tayeb - guitar Holly Mead - cello Claire Gendler - vocals Nate Toutjian - drums Katy Stephan - piano, vocals   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Nick Hours…

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