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August 2017
$15 - $20

Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project
Thursday, August 24 @ 7:00PM

San Francisco-based bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and music educator Terrence Brewer brings his Acoustic Jazz Project to the Poppy for a night of unplugged jazz. Expect to hear selections from his 10 acclaimed albums in a special acoustic setting. Featuring: TBA Award-winning guitarist Terrence Brewer, a 2016 inductee into the Pittsburg Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame, runs his own record label, Strong Brew Music, and has performed on dozens of other albums as a side man.…

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$15 - $20

Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!
Friday, August 25 @ 6:30PM & 8:30PM

"Taraf" means "band" in Romanian, "Locos" means "crazies" in Spanish, and "de" means "of" in both languages–the perfect name for a group who lives at the intersection of Greek, Albanian, Turkish, New Orleans, Mexican, and Cuban music. If their previous Red Poppy shows are any indication, this quintet’s rare break from a self-imposed hiatus promises to be a very special performance. Featuring: Tano Brock - alto sax, clarinet, guitar, vocals Aya Safiya - violin, vocals Cecilia-Cassandra Peña Govea - trumpet,…

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$15 - $20

Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music
Saturday, August 26 @ 7:30PM

Moroccan musician, composer, professor of Sufi and Islamic studies, imam, and storyteller Yassir Chadly makes a rare visit to the Poppy, where he will weave together traditional Moroccan Sufi trance music, wisdom from the Sufi tradition, and music from his most recent recording, Asheeq Zeen. Featuring: TBA Yassir Chadly, a Casablanca native and Bay Area resident since 1977, has performed with many American artists, including Alvin Ailey, Omar Sosa, and Steve Coleman. He’s also the co-founder of the acclaimed Moroccan…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

August 27 @ 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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September 2017
$15 - $20

La Mandanga & Banda Sin Nombre: Rumba & Folk Music from Around the World

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
La Mandanga & Banda Sin Nombre: Rumba & Folk Music from Around the World
Friday, September 1 @ 7:30PM

Mission-based street band Banda Sin Nombre and six-piece rumba group La Mandanga come together for an evening of world folk music, combining rumba, flamenco, cumbia, chicha, and americana. This will be a send-off party for Banda Sin Nombre’s upcoming, month-long tour of Spain, so come out and dance for a good cause! Featuring: La Mandanga: Alberto Gutiérrez - guitar, vocals Javier Jiménez - lead guitar, vocals Mark Bell - cajón Luis Jiménez - cajón Joe Nemzer - bass Steve Gardner…

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$20 - $25

Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music
Saturday, September 2 @ 7:30PM

Internationally acclaimed fado artist Ramana Vieira returns to the Poppy for an evening of ballad-style fados and uptempo compositions from her latest album. Featuring: Ramana Vieira – vocals Ela Polak – violin Brad Bivens – guitar Leo Nobre – bass Steve Fowler – bass Others – TBA Ramana Vieira, described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music,” has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, the New Bedford Portuguese Feast in Massachusetts, and had her song…

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$15 - $20

Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz
Sunday, September 3 @ 7:30PM

Drawing from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot returns for a night of chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, and international folk. Her accordion, toy piano, and multilingual vocals will be accompanied by a fiery trio of clarinet/saxophone, upright bass, and guitar. Featuring: Jessica Fichot - vocals, accordion, toy piano Adrien Prévost - guitar Mike Bjella - clarinet, saxophone Ippei Ichimaru - upright bass LA-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris — French at heart, but…

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$15 - $20

Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West
Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30PM

Rooted in India's rich traditional musical culture and enveloped in an artful weave of jazz, rock, and funk, Wahh World Fusion Band plays original music that features contemporary music with Indian and Eastern Influences, including dynamic vocal percussion and Indian raga elements. Featuring: Shankh Lahiri - vocals, tabla Peter Mongaya - guitar Rajib Karmakar - sitar Michael Washington - drums Michael Gam - bass Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show…

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$15 - $20

Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz
Friday, September 8 @ 7:30PM

Through a creative approach on some of their favorite songs from the past 40 years, Jenna & the Charmers delight in their dreamy, swinging, and sometimes rocking explorations of the songs that influenced them. Their Red Poppy debut will feature their own original compositions, as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Jon Brion, the Beatles, the Finn Brothers, and others. Featuring: Jenna Mammina - vocals Steve Bissinger - guitar Ryan Lukas - bass Jeremy Steinkoler - drums…

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$15 - $20

The Gerald Beckett Quintet: Modern Jazz Flute

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Gerald Beckett Quintet: Modern Jazz Flute
Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30PM

Eight years of classical training at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as extensive jazz studies with some of the leading teachers in the Bay Area, have given Texas-born flutist Gerald Beckett a firm command of both his instrument and the jazz idiom. His quintet makes its Red Poppy debut with selections from Beckett’s latest release, Oblivion. Featuring: Gerald Beckett - flute Ruben Salcido - alto saxophone Steve McQuarry - piano Ollie Dudek - bass Greg German - drums…

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Free

Andrea Guskin: “A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline)” Artist Reception

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Andrea Guskin: A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline)
On exhibition August 23 – October 15

A Temporary Collection (of An Ordinary Bloodline), Andrea Guskin's first exhibition at the Red Poppy Art House, establishes an open dialogue with the fragmented histories of immigrants, refugees, and ordinary citizens. When persecution’s targets change and crises appear in other forms, it is essential to preserve the thread of our history if we want to build a more aware future. Guskin preserves those threads through a collection of photos and ubiquitous objects mapping a history of missed meetings, dreams, and…

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$20 - $25

Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences
Thursday, September 14 @ 7:30PM

Chicago-born singer/songwriter/composer Subhi's music​ showcase​s​ a blend of her Indian roots, pop, the jazz culture of her hometown, and everything in-between. At her first Red Poppy performance, she’ll be presenting selections from her debut album, Shaitaan Dil (“Naughty Heart”), written during her travels between Mumbai and Chicago, as well as the Indian jazz album she’s currently producing. Featuring: TBA Subhi’s songs have been featured on NPR (WBEZ), WLUW 88.7 FM (Radio One Chicago), WGN-TV and international show Music from around…

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$15 - $20

Circadian String Quartet: Songs in the Key of Home

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Circadian String Quartet: Songs in the Key of Home
Friday, September 15 @ 7:30PM

Using string quartets by Antonin Dvorak, Sahba Aminikia, and Philip Glass, Bay Area-based Circadian String Quartet makes its Red Poppy debut with a program that delves into three different ways of experiencing home: Coming home, paying tribute to home, or watching with alarm as a homeland erupts in strife and division. Featuring: Sarah Wood - violin David Ryther - violin Omid Assadi - viola David Wishnia - cello Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to perform classical and contemporary…

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$20 - $25

Brooklyn Raga Massive: New Indian Classical & Raga-Inspired Experiments

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Brooklyn Raga Massive: New Indian Classical & Raga-Inspired Experiments
Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00PM

Brooklyn Raga Massive, headed by percussionist Sameer Gupta, brings together a diverse roster of artists who specialize in modern jazz, Indian classical music, and a full spectrum of other genres. At their only Poppy show in 2017, this New York-based collective will present exciting new works and concepts while featuring several special guests. Featuring: Jay Gandhi - bansuri Arun Ramamurthy - violin Neel Murgai - sitar Michael Gam - bass Sameer Gupta - drums Special guests - TBA Brooklyn Raga…

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz
Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30PM

Bay Area jazz quartet Zona Blu, who specialize in Latin, funk, and swing grooves, returns to the Poppy with singer Suzanne Kramer, renowned for her alt-pop country/folk vocals with indie band Sugar Ponies. Featuring: Suzanne Kramer - vocals Jim Wasco - piano David Kaufer - guitar Steve Teich - alto sax/flute Greg Galli - drums Learn more: Zona Blu | Sugar Ponies   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be…

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$15 - $20

Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions
Friday, September 22 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles trio Homenaje invites special guest vocalist (and Red Poppy all-star) Dina Zarif to the stage for an evening that incorporates heavy influences of Cuban and African music along with jazz, classical, and folk. Expect to hear selections from Homenaje's new album, La Mariposa y el Mentiroso ("The Butterfly and the Liar"), which tells the story of a spirit’s journey through life, complete with joy and sadness. Featuring: Will Brahm - guitar Chris Wabich - percussion Ross Schodek -…

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$15 - $20

Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America
Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more. It’ll be a Saturday night for listeners and dancers. Featuring: Caitlin Belem - vocals, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, hand percussion Terrence Rosnagle - guitar Caitlin Belem grew up in a house full of music in Northern Wyoming, fell in love with the fiddle at a young age,…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

September 24 @ 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

Joanna Rozewska & Yulia Fomicheva: Piano & Cello in Eastern Europe

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Joanna Rozewska & Yulia Fomicheva: Piano & Cello in Eastern Europe
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:30PM

Polish pianist Joanna Rozewska and Russian cellist Yulia Fomicheva, two highly respected international competition winners and alumna of San Francisco Conservatory, will present an evening of piano and cello music by Chopin, Myaskovsky, Rachmaninov, and other great Polish and Russian composers. Featuring: Joanna Rozewska - piano Yulia Fomicheva - cello Yulia Fomicheva is a cellist and cello teacher born in Moscow, Russia. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from renowned institutions in Moscow and a professional studies diploma from San…

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$20 - $25

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission
Friday, September 29 @ 7:30PM

Violinist/composer Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the soul of his native Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the world — jazz, blues, Roma, India, Cuba, Brazil, and more — while exploring new frontiers of sound, all with a developed sense of humor. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin, vocals Joe Kyle, Jr. - bass Geoff van Lienden - guitar Kate Brubeck - vocals An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, a global musician,…

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$20 - $25

Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films
Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30PM

Joined by New York vocalist Diana Mangano, four Bay Area musical treasures convene for one night to present the music of Beth Custer and David James, and to explore spontaneous improvisations. Custer's growling bass clarinet meets James's versatile guitar, on a bed of grooves by Amendola and Glasgow. Featuring: Beth Custer - clarinets David James - guitar Scott Amendola - drums Jordan Glasgow - keyboards Diana Mangano - vocals Beth Custer is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, bandleader,…

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October 2017
$20 - $25

Kellye Gray: Postmodern Jazz Vocals

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kellye Gray: Postmodern Jazz Vocals
Sunday, October 1 @ 7:30PM

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kellye Gray–renowned for her powerful voice, four-octave range, and 1990 Top 20 hit, Standards in Gray–comes to the Poppy to celebrate the release of a new album, Rendering. Featuring: TBA Texas native Kellye Gray has recorded seven albums as a leader, performed nationally and internationally at world-class venues and festivals, and shared the stage with many top names in jazz and blues. A songwriter since the age of 17 and a self-taught guitarist, Gray has produced one-woman…

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$15 - $20

Melford, Morris, Mezzacappa & Adams: Energetic Avant-Jazz

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Melford, Morris, Mezzacappa & Adams: Energetic Avant-Jazz
Thursday, October 5 @ 7:30PM

Pianist Myra Melford, bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, and saxophonists Angela Morris and Steve Adams perform original compositions and spontaneous improvisations. Ranging from melodic free jazz to energetic sonic explorations, they bring their unique chemistry to the West Coast for the first time this fall. Featuring: Myra Melford - piano Angela Morris - tenor saxophone Lisa Mezzacappa - bass Steve Adams - saxophones Pianist, composer, and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford is a singular voice in piano improvisation. Known for her restless curiosity…

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$15 - $20

Highest Ani: Armenian Folk Rock

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Highest Ani: Armenian Folk Rock
Friday, October 6 @ 7:30PM

Highest Ani plays traditional Armenian songs blended with diverse musical influences. Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, while incorporating musical identities taken from rock, jazz, indie, blues, and others, Highest Ani is a band that strives to carve out its own sound. Featuring: Mark Sarkis Ohanesian - qanon Avo Chalaganyan - drums, vocals Marina Hovhannisyan - vocals, guitar Aaron Kruziki - saxophone, duduk, clarinet Learn more: Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20…

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$15 - $20

Primary Colors: Harp, Saxophone & Percussion Trio

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Primary Colors: Harp, Saxophone & Percussion Trio
Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30PM

Blending elements from their own musical upbringings with influences from Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries, Los Angeles-based Primary Colors focuses on original compositions and arrangements. At their first Red Poppy show, expect to hear selections from their upcoming debut album. Featuring: Liza Wallace - harp, vocals Josh Johnson - saxophone Ryan Knudsen - percussion Josh Johnson is an alto/soprano saxophonist and composer recognized for his unique sound and captivating approach to improvisation. He has performed with Wayne…

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$20 - $25

Fred Frith: Solo Guitar

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Fred Frith: Solo Guitar
Friday, October 13 @ 7:30PM

Fred Frith, revolutionary of the electric guitar and pioneer of a form of improvisation which refuses all constraints, stylistic or otherwise, will present his first Bay Area solo performance in many years. Featuring: Fred Frith - prepared electric guitar Fred Frith learned his craft playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. His compositions have been performed by Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Robert Wyatt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, ROVA Sax Quartet, and the BBC Scottish…

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Free

13th Annual Lit Crawl SF: The Republic of Sin / The Escapery

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
13th Annual Lit Crawl SF: The Republic of Sin / The Escapery
Saturday, October 14 @ 6:30PM

Readings, live music accompaniment, and vivid projected images will recreate an episode of "The Republic of Sin" podcast, the story of a lost English-speaking colony of pirates, spies, and mercenaries on the legendary Coast of Sin, a tropical paradise full of dark secrets. After the intermission, writers will explore the ebullient linguistic space of animals, stories, and translation.   SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:30pm (Phase 2): The Republic of Sin 8:00 - 9:00pm (Phase 3): The Escapery   ABOUT LIT CRAWL:…

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$20 - $25

Degenerate Art Ensemble: Skeleton Flower (TWO NIGHTS!)

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Degenerate Art Ensemble: Skeleton Flower (TWO NIGHTS!)
Wednesday, October 18 & Thursday, October 19 @ 8:00PM

Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Skeleton Flower is an immersive performance that combines rich imagery, live music and song, visceral solo dance, and storytelling ritual. The work will be performed in a rare duo performance by the company's two co-artistic directors, dancer Haruko Crow Nishimura and musician/composer Joshua Kohl, over two nights at the Poppy. Featuring: Haruko Crow Nishimura - dance, voice Joshua Kohl - guitar, electronics Degenerate Art Ensemble has shown their work throughout the U.S. and Europe known for their…

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$15 - $20

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Gypsy Jazz & Dixieland Swing

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
French Oak Gypsy Band: French Gypsy Jazz & Dixieland Swing
Friday, October 20 @ 7:30PM

Join French Oak Gypsy Band as they take you on a caravan ride through many lands, with songs in French, Spanish, Roma, Catalan, Portuguese, Russian, and English. Highlighting both French music and the French relationship to American jazz, French Oak aims to reach into the depths of an emotion-fueled Piaf song and the light coquettishness of a Cole Porter tune. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals Jimmy Inciardi - saxophone TBA - bass Learn more:…

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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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