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March 2016
$10 - $25

Monica María & Soul y Agua: Entre Tierra y Cielo

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Monica Maria

With influences of modern pop, R&B and folk, Monica María’s Soul y Agua reflects her Californian roots mixed with traditional, earthly and contemporary sounds of Latin America. Her compositions paint the portrait of a soul that illuminates the space around it with love, faith and warmth. Monica's sound is both innovative and expressive of a world where cultures coexist, where fear is transformed by compassion, where we learn to truly love ourselves, and where we view the world from an empathetic and blissful state of mind. Featuring: Monica María Fimbrez…

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April 2016
$10

SOLO: Her – Three Women Playing Unaccompanied: West Coast Edition

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
soloher

From group improvisations to contemporary arrangements of standards, SOLO: Her is an intimate evening of music celebrating the individual voice of three women. Marika Hughes, Fay Victor and Mazz Swift bring together their varying musical styles and influences that extend across jazz, soul, folk, rock, and beyond. Featuring: Marika Hughes - vocals, cello Fay Victor - vocals Mazz Swift - vocals, violin Based in New York, Marika Hughes is a cellist, singer, actress, storyteller, and occasional radio host on the classical station WQXR. She has…

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Free

April 2nd MAPP: “My Heart, Your Sleeve” and the Porch Performance Festival

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP

For the April 2nd MAPP, the Red Poppy Art House has invited theater artist/playwright Mia Paschal to curate an evening of 7 solo theater performances titled My Heart, Your Sleeve. While this program is happening inside the Poppy, we will simultaneously be launching the the second test run of the Porch Performance Festival, done in partnership with independent artists and community members. PORCH is an in-progress initiative centered around transforming the stoops of local residences into sites of story sharing…

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Soup SF Presents: SOUP #9 – Share a Meal and Fund an Awesome Project in Our Community

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SoupSF

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to host Soup SF's SOUP #9 - share a meal and fund an inspiring project in San Francisco. Soup SF is like Kickstarter, only in real-life. Come together with great folks over a delicious meal and fund a creative, community-benefit project with your vote! You will deepen in relationships in your community while supporting the greater good. How It Works: 1) $15-25 donation gets you soup and a vote (no one will be turned away…

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$10 - $15

Therianthrope: Tabla, Nylon String Guitar & Live Looping

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

A duo consisting of nylon string guitarist Dusty Brough and tabla percussionist Miles Shrewsbery, Therianthrope draws from various musical influences and traditions including jazz, flamenco, classical Indian and Romani music. Featuring: Dusty Brough - nylon guitar Miles Shrewsbery - tabla, percussion Based in San Diego, guitarist 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,…

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$12

The Danny Green Trio: Converging Classical, Jazz and Brazilian Music

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
DannyGreenTrio

On tour promoting their upcoming release, Altered Narratives, The Danny Green Trio brings together elements of Brazilian, jazz, and classical music. A rising creative force on the national jazz scene, pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. The San Diego native has wowed critics and audiences alike with a growing portfolio of fresh and engaging jazz piano melodies. His trio, featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, recorded their latest album at New York…

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$15 - $20

Dream #1: Live Painting by Adrian with Amaranth Quartet and Special Guest La Tania

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Dream_Adrian1

Adrián Arias’ studio will move for one night to the Red Poppy Art House to show the painter and poet in his creative process. With the atmosphere of a dream, this multidisciplinary event features a live painting by Adrian and a presentation of his famous ceviche to be shared with the audience. Accompanying his art is a performance by Amaranth Quartet and the music of Phillip Glass, Debussy and more. Flamenco dancer La Tania joins Adrian as a special guest, performing two pieces inspired by the creative moments of the night. The…

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$15 - $20

Steven Lugerner’s JACKNIFE ft. Piano Legend Larry Willis: Exploring the Music of Jackie McLean

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

San Francisco-based saxophonist Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music by jazz legend Jackie McLean with JACKNIFE, a hard-hitting post-bop quintet. Paying homage to the late American jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean and his seminal Blue Note albums, JACKNIFE brings together a formidable cast of rising talent. This CD release performance will feature the virtuoso pianist and McLean's former sideman, Larry Willis. Willis made his recording debut on McLean's 1965 release, Right Now, and appeared on the original Jacknife album. Each member of the quintet…

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$15 - $25

Joe Warner Trio: Jazz and Blues Piano From Then to Now

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Joe Warner

The Joe Warner Trio plays music that is creative and grooving, drawing from such diverse influences as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal and Professor Longhair. Expect to hear many familiar and beloved songs as well as tunes that will become new favorites. Featuring: Joe Warner - piano Sly Randolph - drums Schuyler Karr - bass Pianist Joe Warner is one of the Bay Area's brightest young talents. He frequently works with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and bassist/composer Marcus Shelby and has…

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$15 - $20

Abbos Kosimov & Sirojiddin Juraev: Instrumental Masterworks of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Abbos and Siroj photo

Master percussionist Abbos Kosimov is joined by dutar and tanbur virtuoso Sirojiddin Juraev for a rare performance of instrumental masterworks of folk and classic traditions. Spanning musical geographies from the remote mountain highlands of Tajikistan, to the ancient urban centers of Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, this special evening will highlight the musicians’ technical mastery and innovative virtuosity in the rhythms of timeless Central Asian music. Featuring: Abbos Kosimov - doira drum Sirojiddin Juraev - dutar, tanbur Abbos Kosimov is widely acknowledged as an international percussion phenomenon, particularly for his many innovative…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 2 w/ Marcus Shelby & Jackie Ramos

April 20 @ 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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$12 - $20

Flying Under the Radar, in Collaboration with Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement, Presents: Symbiosis

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
KDT_Bahiya1

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Kiandanda Dance Theater (directed by Byb Chanel Bibene) and Bahiya Movement (directed by Afia Thompson) present Symbiosis, a shared evening of performance featuring recent dance projects: Weighted Acceptance and Nkisi…

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$10 - $15

Flying Under the Radar Presents: The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies

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

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants - Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Sameer Gupta and David Boyce invite you to embark on a journey across the universe with their duo project, Celestial Frequencies. They offer a glimpse into their sound alchemy of new…

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$15 - $25

Flying Under the Radar, in Collaboration with Derek Lassiter, Presents: As Três Meninas

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ATresMeninas

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, As Três Meninas (The Three Girls) is a musical project formed by three bandleaders: Fabiana Passoni, Stephanie Ozer, and Ami Molinelli. Their repertoire…

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Free

Bay Area Dance Week: Congolese Rumba Workshop with Byb Bibene & Chris Babingui

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
byb_chris

For the 18th annual Bay Area Dance Week, dancers Byb Bibene and Chris Babingui offer a special class, the Rumba Congo. The Congolese rumba (not related to Cuban rumba) is a social dance that is very prominent throughout the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Every bar and club offers a selection of rumba music en vogue or in retro. The music is soft, slow, lyrical, and intimate. With variations in music and body rhythms, the dance is performed between couples. This is…

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$20

Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: A Night of Cross-Coastal Raga-Inspired Music

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BRM

Ranging from collaboration and impromptu performances to casual musical appreciation, Brooklyn Raga Massive presents an evening inspired around Indian classical ‘raga’ music. The NYC-based collective of artists, alongside several raga-influenced musicians in the Bay Area, join together to perform multiple showcase-style sets as well as to facilitate group discussions with the community. Through Q&A and networking, fellow raga musicians and appreciators can learn how to build their audience and networks for further sustainability and fair practices among individual artists. Featuring:…

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$10 - $15

Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta: Improvisations for 12-String Guitar and Tabla

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ross_Sameer

Having shared a musical partnership for nearly twenty years, Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta come together as a duo through the combination of jazz improvisations and global elements rooted from their respective cultures. This most recent project finds them stripping away layers and presenting music for acoustic 12-string guitar and tabla. Featuring: Ross Hammond - guitar Sameer Gupta - tabla Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset and Indian classical music…

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$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
ACJC_Sandra

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

CANCELLED – 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

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 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…

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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
jessicafichot

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
JorgeAlabe2

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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