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October 2017

CANCELLED – Dohee Lee with Raphael Radna: MU/巫 (Connector)

October 21
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

  Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.   EVENT DETAILS   Time: — Admission: —

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$5 - $20

Art Party: Visual Art Jam

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us Saturday night at the Red Poppy for an art-making jam in celebration of exploring your creativity! No previous art experience is necessary, and everyone from experienced artists to blooming creatives are welcome. Bring your current works-in-progress, or start a new piece with art supplies we’ll have available. If you’re new to visual art, we’ll have a project set up to get you started. Music and beverages will also be available for your enjoyment.   EVENT DETAILS   Time:…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

October 22 @ 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, October 22 @ 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 are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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$15 - $20

Adrienne Shamszad: American Folk/Soul & Traditional Persian Songs

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Oakland-born Iranian-American artist Adrienne Shamszad blends folk, soul, and singer-songwriter elements with traditional Persian music and lyrics that are as inspired by the mystic poets of Iran as they are by the folk poet-songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. At her Red Poppy debut, expect to hear songs from her recent EP, which features her Persian songs. Featuring: Adrienne Shamszad - vocals, guitar Schuyler Karr - bass TBA - percussion Adrienne Shamszad has traveled extensively, studying theater, music, and dance…

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$20 - $25

The Kilbanes & Voci Angelica Trio: Rock Opera & Haute Folk

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Kilbanes kick off Halloween weekend with songs from the forthcoming record of their rock opera, Weightless, which has played to sold-out crowds in several Bay Area theaters. Voci Angelica Trio debuts at the Poppy with a set that straddles Western classical and folk music from around the world, aiming to reinvigorate traditional songs for contemporary audiences. Featuring: The Kilbanes Kate Kilbane - vocals, electric bass Dan Moses - vocals, piano Voci Angelica Trio Jodi Hitzhusen - vocals, percussion Meena…

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$15 - $20

Javier Navarrette: A Musical Tribute to the Ancestors

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Bay Area rhythm all-star Javier Navarrette and his mighty vocal/percussion ensemble celebrate Día de los muertos at the Poppy with an evening of personal songs, as well as music originating from the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Mexicano song traditions, including rumba, palo, makuta, and son jarocho. Featuring: Javier Navarrette - vocals, percussion Sergio Duran - vocals, percussion Jessie Webber - vocals, percussion Alison Hammond - vocals, percussion, dance Monica Fimbrez - vocals, percussion, strings Kevin Repp - vocals, percussion Bay Area-based percussionist/educator…

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November 2017
$15 - $20

WaterSaw and Sisu Brassland: Beautiful Death

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area-based quartet WaterSaw and brass band Sisu Brassland make their Red Poppy debut with a body of music exploring the raw beauty and viscerally moving aspects in the transition from life to death. Through the layering of musical textures, WaterSaw's sound is sparse, ethereal, rhythmic, and sometimes haunting. Sisu is a Finnish word that translates to spirit, resolve, mettle, tenacity, and courage. Together, "Beautiful Death" exhibits this confluence of dark and light.   FEATURING: WaterSaw Nicole Laby - vocals,…

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$15 - $20

Four Poets and Their Music: Internationalist Poems & Music of Resistance

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl
Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00PM

Music, poetry, and future converge powerfully when Bonafide Rojas, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Bonnie Kwong, and Josiah Luis Alderete explore themes of imperialism, cultural identity, cultural resistance, love, and revolution through collaborations with guitarists Peck the Town Crier, Oliver Mok, and Eli Carlton-Pearson.   FEATURING: Bonafide Rojas - poetry, guitar Tongo Eisen-Martin - poetry Peck the Town Crier - guitar Bonnie Kwong - poetry Oliver Mok - guitar Josiah Luis Alderete - poetry Eli Carlton-Pearson - guitar   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Bonafide…

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$15 - $20

Doralice with Bianca Levan and Wolf & Crow: Record Release Celebration

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Violin-guitar duo Doralice unveil a new 10" vinyl record of original cinematic acoustic music, featuring everything from moody waltzes to serpentine gypsy rhythms and creaky Americana. Records will be available and include custom papercut art by Bianca Levan, who will share some of her work during the show. Opening the evening will be an intimate set by cinematic folk duo Wolf & Crow.   FEATURING: Rima Ash - violin Yates Brown - guitar Zachary Vieira - guitar, vocals Mathieu Stemmelen…

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$15 - $20

Wonder and William Smith: Acoustic-Electronic Chamber Folk + 100 Years of Guitar

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Wandering troubadour Wonder and dapper BART six-stringer William Smith usher in Daylight Savings Time with two distinct flavors of guitar. Wonder makes her Poppy debut with a set of original songs and stories brought to life by vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, and effects pedals, while Smith’s "100 Years of Guitar" project explores the last century of acoustic and electric guitar tradition.   FEATURING: Wonder - guitar, ukulele, vocals, effects William Smith - acoustic guitar, electric guitar   ABOUT THE ARTISTS:…

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$15 - $20

Tulio Araujo and the Dobradura Project: “Monduland” Album Release

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Brazilian percussionist Tulio Araujo returns to the Poppy with a project that’s two years in the making: A contemporary jazz ensemble (bass, piano, 7-string guitar) built around the pandeiro, a tambourine-style frame drum ubiquitous in Brazilian music. Expect tunes from his new album, Monduland, along with a rainbow of surprising grooves and harmonic colors.   FEATURING: Tulio Araujo - pandeiro Lucas Telles - 7-string guitar Tiago Araujo - bass Igor Neves - piano   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Tulio Araujo, who…

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$15 - $20

Ole, Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Flamenco dancer Bianca Rodriguez and New York-based Balkan/Turkish singer Jenny Luna team up with clarinetist Calvin Lai and guitarist Gopal Slavonic for a night of music from Turkey, Spain, and the Balkans.   FEATURING: Jenny Luna - vocals, cajon Gopal Slavonic - guitar Calvin Lai - clarinet Bianca Rodriguez - flamenco dance   Learn more: Jenny Luna   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in advance for this…

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$20

Opera on the Spot: “The Italian Lesson” and “La Serva Padrona”

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Opera on the Spot presents a double bill of Lee Hoiby’s “The Italian Lesson,” followed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona” (“The Servant Turned Mistress”). Based on the famed character sketch by Ruth Draper, “The Italian Lesson” lyrically recounts the hectic day of a New York society matron, and the fun continues in “La Serva Padrona,” where an elderly bachelor learns to see a new side of his servant. Come enjoy this rare production of two hilarious one-act Italian…

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$15 - $20

CHELLE! and Friends: New Orleans Meets the Bay

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Poppy is proud to welcome back New Orleans native Michelle Jacques, who has solidified her rep as Oakland's "Queen of New Orleans Music" by stirring jazz, funk, soul, Creole, Cajun, gospel, Caribbean, African, Zydeco, rock, and Mardi Gras Indian chants into a musical gumbo that leaves audiences wanting more.   FEATURING: Michelle Jacques - vocals Rhonda Crane - vocals Bryan Dyer - vocals, horn Donna Viscuso - woodwinds Eric Swinderman - guitar Kevin Scott - bass Michaelle Goerlitz -…

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$20 - $25

Guarandinga: Latin Afro-Pop (DOUBLE SHOW!)

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Red Poppy favorites Guarandinga, led by singer Rowan Jiménez and bassist/producer Jeremy Allen, return with a signature style of Latin Afro-Pop that integrates hip-hop, rock, and Venezuelan folklore with gritty East Bay funk.   FEATURING: Rowan Jiménez - vocals, percussion Jeremy Allen - bass, vocals, cuatro, percussion Kenya Moses - percussion, vocals Chris Carter - guitar Brian Andres - drums   Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM / First show 7:00-8:15PM…

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