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April 2016
$20 - $25

Amelia Romano: “New Perspectives” Album Release

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
AmeliaRomano

Performing arrangements as dynamic and diverse as Bach and blues to Mexican boleros, Amelia Romano combines Latin rhythms and personal lyrics to produce an intimate and energizing musical experience. With her signature blue electric lever harp, she experiments with various rhythms, tones and textures that demand the listener to re-think the lever harp's role in today's music. Amelia Romano takes the path less traveled. A composer and arranger, she draws on life experience and inspiration to inform her work, using the harp…

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May 2016
$8 - $20

San Francisco Youth Theatre Presents: HAMLET: The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. San Francisco 2016.

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - May 7 @ 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Hamlet Poster

The Poppy's youth arts partner, San Francisco Youth Theatre is proud to present SFYT DREAM Ensemble in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet. Directed by Cliff Mayotte, SFYT’s production is set against the backdrop of present day San Francisco with Shakespeare's Danish monarchy transformed into tech giant Elsinore.com. This shortened version focuses on the domestic tragedy of Hamlet: power, love, violence and loss. The Red Poppy Art House is the perfect setting for this intimate production, representing a contemporary art-filled Mission District tech hub.…

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$10 - $20

Vadalma: Hungarian Folk Songs in Handmade Arrangements

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Vadalma

Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) is a collaborative project led by Zina Bozzay with Matthew Szemela and Misha Khalikulov that explores vibrant, intimate arrangements of old Hungarian folk songs. Singing songs directly from village traditions of Transylvania, Moldavia, Transdanubia and other parts of the Carpathian Basin, the musicians integrate both traditional and original accompaniment to frame these rich melodies. Trained in Hungary, Zina Bozzay has performed at the Táncháztalálkozó, Hungarian Heritage House, and National Theatre in Budapest. She has been a soloist at…

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$10 - $15

Dusty Brough Trio: Surf Jazz

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
DustyBroughTrio

Guitarist Dusty Brough steps out front to lead his own trio of fine jazz instrumentals, featuring Paul Bertin on saxophone and Julien Cantelm on drums. Based in San Diego, Dusty Brough brilliantly integrates his roots in flamenco with jazz, folk, Romani, Brazilian, Balkan music. His nylon string guitar playing is marked by an agile technique that supports a buoyant aesthetic. As a composer, Dusty seamlessly combines harmonies, intricate rhythms and improvisation with a fluidity that can be compared to the rolling waves of the…

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$10 - $15

Brian Andres & The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Sandra Garcia Rivera: Latin Jazz Meets Spoken Word

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Performing together for the third time at the Red Poppy, poet/vocalist Sandra Garcia Rivera joins Brian Andres & The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel for an evening of hard-hitting Latin jazz and spoken word. Featuring: Christian Tumalan - piano Javier Cabanillas - congas Steffen Kuehn - trumpet Aaron Germain - bass Brian Andres - drum set Sandra Garcia Rivera - spoken word, vocals   Led by drummer Brian Andres, The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel was formed in 2007 with its roots in Latin jazz, a tradition which has thrived historically in…

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$15 - $20

David Tanenbaum Presents: Antoniy Kakamakov – Classical Guitar: From Baroque to Contemporary

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
AntoniyKakamakov

Curated by David Tanenbaum, join prize-winning guitarist Antoniy Kakamakov for a night of powerfully emotional and virtuosic classical guitar music. From Bach, Weiss and Mertz to Latin Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Sérgio Assad, the program will explore major works from the Baroque repertoire as well as more recent compositions influenced by early musical form. Antoniy Kakamakov is a professional classical guitarist, chamber musician, and educator. He attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelors, Masters, and Professional Studies Degrees.…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 3 w/ Marcus Shelby & Jackie Ramos

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the fourth series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 8, and July 6. Marcus Shelby and Jackie Ramos return to delve into our justice system, its flaws, and show how music and the arts can be used as agencies for reform and change—both in front and behind bars. These interactive discussions explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration,…

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$10 - $20

Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble: An Exploration in Contemporary Jazz – “Rising Colossus” Album Release

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Lifes Blood Ensemble

Saxophonist Rent Romus’ visionary group Life’s Blood Ensemble presents the album release performance of Rising Colossus, a milestone project of musical exploration of emergence and multiple movements. Featuring original compositions and a reprise of work written for Romus by late saxophonist legend John Tchicai, the ensemble will also perform a version of Anthony Braxton's Composition 23J provided by Tri-Centric Foundation. Featuring: Rent Romus - alto saxophone Timothy Orr - drums Max Judelson - double bass Safa Shokrai - double bass Joshua Marshall -…

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$20 - $25

Trio Balkan Strings: Balkan Swing

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
TrioBalkanStrings

On tour throughout the US and Canada, Trio Balkan Strings performs at the Poppy for a night of virtuosic Balkan instrumental music. From asymmetrical rhythms to original guitar interpretations, the ensemble's melodies are rich with elements of jazz, swing, classical, and a combination of cultural influences. Trio Balkan Strings is a Belgrade, Serbia-based family project formed by guitarist/composer Zoran Starcevic and sons Nikola and Zeljko. Spontaneous and brimming with energy, the trio is known for their trademark of having six hands playing one guitar. They have performed in…

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$20 - $25

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet: “Claroscuro” Album Release

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
GonzaloBergaraQuartet

With music heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and traditional jazz of Buenos Aires, the quartet returns to the Red Poppy to present their latest album, Claroscuro. The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet takes an all-acoustic, contemporary approach to 1930's Reinhardt-inspired jazz. Composer and leader Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios (chord notes played in succession) with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Magazine and was called a "masterpiece" in Vintage Guitar Magazine. Featuring: Gonzalo Bergara…

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$12 - $15

Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drawing from her French and Chinese heritage, chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot performs a combination of French chanson, 1940's Shanghai jazz, swing and international folk. LA-based Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. She has performed in packed venues across France, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Armed with her accordion, toy piano and multilingual vocals, Jessica is backed by a fiery band of clarinet/saxophone, upright bass, and guitar. Featuring: Jessica Fichot - vocals, accordion,…

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$15 - $20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Pagode Dos Amigos w/ Jorge Alabe & Special Guest Beicola do Cavaco

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. For a special Carnaval weekend show, master drummer Jorge Alabe and friends bring to the Poppy an authentic Rio-style pagode. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group…

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$15 - $20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Kata-Vento Brazilian Sextet: Reunion Concert ft. Guitarist Carlos Oliveira – Double Show!

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
KataVento

In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. After a hiatus, Kata-Vento reunites to play the moving music of Carlos Oliveira, a long-time important Bay Area musical presence. The concert will feature original compositions by…

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CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Post-Parade Samba Pagode de Mesa: Community Open House w/ Jorge Alabe and Friends

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Carnaval

In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. To round off the weekend, the Poppy will hold a traditional open-house Pagode de Mesa led by master drummer Jorge Alabe and some of the finest musicians…

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June 2016
$7 - $12

Cuban Documentary “Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories” San Francisco Premiere with Filmmaker Q&A

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Directed by Jennifer Hosek and Jaime Santos Menéndez, Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories tells of bicycling and community in Havana today, 20 years after the Special Period, when over 1 million Chinese bicycles were imported to Cuba to aid survival on an island suddenly without Soviet petroleum. The independent documentary first premiered to sold-out audiences and intensive media interest at the 2015 Havana Film Festival. For its San Francisco debut, co-filmmaker Jennifer Hosek joins the Red Poppy Art House for an evening of…

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