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September 2017
$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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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
Javier Navarrette: A Musical Tribute to the Ancestors
Saturday, October 28 @ 7:30PM

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 on the fourth Sunday of each month for a free afternoon of…

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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
Adrienne Shamszad: American Folk/Soul & Traditional Persian Songs
Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30PM

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
The Kilbanes & Voci Angelica Trio: Rock Opera & Haute Folk
Friday, October 27 @ 7:30PM

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
Javier Navarrette: A Musical Tribute to the Ancestors
Saturday, October 28 @ 7:30PM

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 Jesse Weber - 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
WaterSaw and Sisu Brassland: Beautiful Death
Thursday, November 2 @ 7:30PM

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
Four Poets and Their Music: Internationalist Poems & Music of Resistance
Friday, November 3 @ 7:00PM

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 – SOLD OUT!

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Doralice with Bianca Levan and Wolf & Crow: Record Release Celebration
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30PM

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
Wonder and William Smith: Acoustic-Electronic Chamber Folk + 100 Years of Guitar
Sunday, November 5 @ 7:30PM

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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Free

Tana Quincy Arcega: “Development and Maintenance” Artist Reception

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Tana Quincy Arcega: Development and Maintenance
On exhibition November 1 – November 29

Join us for the opening reception of Development and Maintenance, the new solo exhibition by Tana Quincy Arcega at the Red Poppy Art House, which revolves around the meaning of these pivotal systems within our culture and within contemporary art. The artist turns mass-produced, functional, and disposable items (such as spackling compound, aluminum window screens, shellac, and upholstery fabrics) into artistic tools, giving them new existence through the poetic vision.   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Tana Quincy Arcega has a BFA…

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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
Tulio Araujo and the Dobradura Project: “Monduland” Album Release
Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30PM

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 Igor Neves - piano Felipe Vilas Boas - guitar   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Tulio Araujo,…

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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
Ole, Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:30PM

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
Opera on the Spot: “The Italian Lesson” and “La Serva Padrona”
Friday, November 10 @ 7:30PM

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
CHELLE! and Friends: New Orleans Meets the Bay
Friday, November 17 @ 7:30PM

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
Guarandinga: Latin Afro-Pop (DOUBLE SHOW!)
Saturday, November 18 @ 7:00PM & 8:45PM

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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