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February 2015
$15-20

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

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

Irish-born violinist Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the music of Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the musical world – Jazz, Blues, Roma (Gipsy), India, Cuba, Brazil and many more.

An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, Colm has performed in festivals and venues throughout the world—from Argentina and Brazil to Sweden and Vietnam — while also thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the United States. His CD “Bridge Across the Blue”, produced with partner-in-crime, poet Pireeni…

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$10-30

The View From Bernal Hill with Madeline Tasquin + Amaranth: Chamber Jazz, Odd-Meter Soul, and Classical String Quartet

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The View From Bernal Hill brings forth a hearty amalgam of odd-meter rock, chamber jazz harmonies, and hip hop lyricism. With French-Vietnamese composer Camille Mai, Argentine guitarist Nahuel Bronzini and Seattleite bassist Schuyler Karr at its core, The View’s songwriting lies at the crossroads of dread and beauty, chasing psychological and spiritual extremes. The group has been performing in San Francisco since 2012 with a rotating cast of percussionists, string players, MCs, and other guest musicians. After touring the West Coast…

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$10-15

YeYe Ensemble: Abundant Hearts that Speak

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

The YeYe Ensemble‘s Afro-Latin rhythms, heartfelt songwriting, and original musical compositions are deeply rooted and inspired by immigrant stories. Grounded in vibrant Latin American musical traditions, the ensemble seeks to promote healing and social justice through their art. Journey with the YeYe Ensemble as they share, through their music, the transformative power of spiritual connection.

The YeYe Ensemble is: 

YeYe Suarez - lead vocals
Yuriza Jared - guitar, charango, winds, voice
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$15-20

The Supplicants: Songs of the Universe and Void

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

The Supplicants believe wholeheartedly in the metaphysical spiritual qualities of music. Their music reflects the continuum of this music from a global orientation, embracing the tones and textures of Africa, India, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. It is a music that’s firmly rooted in the past while pointing to the future using the moments of now to express what is truly happening. This is where jazz and the people of earth are headed. The only question is are you ready…

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$15-20

Yumi Tomsha & Friends: Songs of Love and Resilience

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

Yumi Tomsha is a singer, voice teacher, and sound healer living in Brooklyn. She has sung as a soloist at Bargemusic and the New York Ethical Culture Society, and as an oratorio soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Bach’s Mass in b minor. A dedicated recording artist, she is currently working on an album featuring Japanese songs. This special program at the Red Poppy Art House explores themes of love and resilience, and includes songs by Mozart, Dvořák, and Kosaku Yamada, as well…

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$15-25

Boca do Rio with Special Set from the Sarah Cabral Trio: Brazilian Beats for Valentine’s Sweets

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free.  Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musicá organicá – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas. Boca do Rio was founded with deep respect for past traditions, steeped in the sambas…

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$15-20

Trio Garufa: Virtuosic Argentine Tango

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

Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff (Bogota) and La Viruta (the largest Tango club in Buenos Aires).  Trio Garufa’s repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine Folklore Music, modern Tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions. The Trio’s music is exciting, virtuosic, and rooted in the dance.  They…

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Free

MAPP: Mission Arts Performance Project

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Black & Brown Lives Matter: From the Mission to Ayotzinapa, Ferguson to Gaza

Co-curated by Melonie J. Green and the Red Poppy Resident Artist Cohort. Conversation hosted by Melonie J. Green and Melorra J. Green

The Red Poppy Art House resident artist cohort collaborates with “Ubuntu: Can Art Save a Community?” documentary and book project featuring artivists, community organizers and residents of neighborhoods addressing engaged social change and gentrification. This amazing mash up of artists, activists and community organizers presents a special opportunity for community members…

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January 2015

Boots & Dangles + Diana Gameros (Double Bill!): Folk and Jazz of the Bay Area

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

More information about this performance will be added shortly. Please check back for more details!

Boots and Dangles is a collaborative quartet comprised of 4 of the bay area’s most unique voices. They explore original music, bridging genres and creating a sonic adventure that is both genuine and whimsical. Collectively, the members of Boots and Dangles have performed with Joe Henderson, Les Paul, Aaron Parks, Ben Goldberg, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Fred Frith, Erik Jekabson, tUnE-yArDs and more.

Boots and…

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$15-20

Musical Art Quintet: Classical Meets World Music, Nuevo Chamber

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during chamber music jam sessions every Sunday night at Cafe Revolution. Each week a new piece of music was written by MAQ band leader Sascha Jacobsen to be performed at Classical Revolution, and ink still wet, they would read through the piece in front of a live audience.  As their repertoire grew, a core group of players emerged and the quintet was founded. Although classically trained, the members…

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$10-15

Amy LaCour Trio: Full-Bodied Folk & Blues

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

“[Amy LaCour's] husky, soulful vocals, as full-bodied as a fine wine, ache with a heartbreak fusion of fortitude and vulnerability, bringing to mind other great singers to whose league she belongs, from Lady Day and Etta James through Fiona Apple and Norah Jones….  LaCour’s songs are mostly mid-tempo ballads of deep soul and jazzy melodic sweetness wed to poetic lyrics of sorrow and triumph.” -Paul Zollo, American Songwriter

Described by Urban Network as “a thinking woman’s cross…

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$10-15

Alejandro y María Laura: Peruvian Duo of Contemporary Songwriters

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Alejandro y María Laura is a Peruvian duo consisting of singer-songwriters Alejandro Rivas and María Laura Bustamanate. In 2011 they released heir first album “Paracaídas,” produced by Matías Cella. Their second record, “Fiesta para los muertos,” came out in late 2013. 
Alejandro and María Laura started making music together in 2009 – collaborating on each other’s original songs, and doing cover versions of songs from various genres. Back in Lima, at the end of 2010 the duo…

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$15-20

Homenagem Brasileira: Tribute to Brazilian Composers

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

“In this Homage to Brazil, vocalist Sandy Cressman has followed her heart in selecting material from across the musical spectrum.  The result is an exhilarating overview of some of Brazil’s finest artists and composers. ” - Bud Spangler, Sunday Night Suites, KCSM-FM

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira embraces the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions. Cressman’s deep connection with Brazilian music began in college when she was first introduced to the music of Ivan Lins, Flora Purim, and Djavan.…

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$10-20

Taraf de Locos: Local Band Brings Mission Flavors to Life

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

Taraf de Locos is a group of talented young musicians who grew up together in San Francisco’s Mission District. They met as children at a magical music camp in the heart of California, where they were exposed to traditional music from all over the world for ten days every year. Before they formed Taraf de Locos, the young musicians played with their respective families, each naturally gravitating toward the different styles their families mastered. As they grew older and music…

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$15-20

Lavay Smith Sings The Etta James Song Book: Double Show!

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

Lavay Smith celebrates the legacy of blues legend Etta James. With a staggering career that spanned six decades, James lived the blues both on and off the stage. From the mid-fifties until her death in 2012, she remained an icon of popular music, leaving a rich catalog of unforgettable songs including “Tell Mama,” “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and her signature song, “At Last.” Join us for a delightful romp through the history of song from…

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December 2014
$15-20

Caminos Flamencos: An Evening of Flamenco Exploration and Performance

December 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Caminos Flamencos, founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa, creates and presents contemporary, traditional and theatrical dance programs that reflect the changing face of flamenco in the 21st century. Their programs seek to preserve the legacy of Spain’s rich artistic heritage and bring them to people of all backgrounds, enriching the lives of people with Spanish and Hispanic ancestry as well as the community at large. They were recently nominated for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for their newest…

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$10-15

Quijeremá: Latin American, Jazz, and Classical Travels

December 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Quijeremá infuses their original contemporary Latin American compositions with a deep sense of ancient musical traditions. Primal, real, and ethereal environments permeate their music, creating an amalgam of masterfully fused traditional and contemporary styles. They blend rhythm, texture, and color seamlessly and transparently to arrive at a rich sound that integrates traditional Latin American instruments and vocals with jazz, classical, and world idioms. The diversely expert musicians of Quijeremá create tableaus through which the audience is transported and transformed. Travel…

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$10-15

Makrú: A Full Bodied Performance

December 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Landing in San Francisco from different parts of the world, Makrú fuses Rumba Flamenca, Reggae, Cumbia, Ska, and other global beats to create a unifying vibe in the Bay Area through its music. Originally from Madrid and trained in Spanish art forms, lead vocalist and composer, Raúl Vargas, first created a musical/circus/theater group called “La Malamaña” in 2006 – the first of its kind in San Francisco. The musical component of “La Malamaña” would eventually become “Makrú.” Since then, their…

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$10-15

Erik Jekabson Quartet: Straight Ahead Jazz

December 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

“… cutting edge Jazz player and writer.” – Jazztimes

Trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson brings his quartet to the Red Poppy to play his originals and arrangements of standards.  Jekabson’s music has been described as a “…thoughtful, cerebral post-bop affair that is a perfect balance between melodic artistry and probing, knotty jazz improvisation (Allmusic Guide).” He’s played with Illinois Jacquet, Galactic and John Mayer and is currently leading bands around the Bay Area. “He’s straight-ahead without a real wandering palette.…

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

December 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until December 15, 2014
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Taught by Todd Thomas Brown, assisted by Mia Paschal

6 week course: Mondays, November 10th – December 15th

A half-hour for first-timers…

6:30pm-7:00pm: The basic of basics – introduction to weight-shift and maintaining axis in the embrace (if you have never taken a tango class, you should make sure to arrive for this segment)

Regular class begins….

7:00pm-8:00pm: Fundamentals of walking in the embrace 8:00pm-8:30pm: Introduction to figures (combinations of steps), musicality and improvisation 8:30-9:00: Additional practice time

While this series is…

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10-30

CANCELLED: Red Poppy End-of-the-Year Bash: Join our Dance Party Celebration!

December 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

The Red Poppy Art House is throwing an End-of-the-Year Bash to celebrate its staff, volunteers, and all of you who represent our wonderful community. Come show your love on the Poppy dance floor! Our special guest DJs will get you movin’ and groovin’ as family and strangers mingle, connect, and cut a rug! Light refreshments will be served.

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Admission: $10-30. 6:00pm-10:00pm. All…

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$15-20

The Patrick Wolff Quartet featuring Grant Stewart: Classic Jazz from Bicoastal Bebop Saxophonists

December 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Two of jazz’s finest saxophone virtuosos, Grant Stewart and Patrick Wolff, join forces in an evening of classic bebop. Patrick Wolff is a mainstay of the San Francisco jazz scene, known for his work with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra and Diana Gameros, and praised for his original music and explorations of overlooked jazz repertoire. Grant Stewart, hailing from New York City, is an international favorite of critics and musicians, admired for…

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$20-25

Cascada de Flores Quintet: Timeless Music from the Radio Days of Latin America

December 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

“A dream from which you have no desire to return. You learn the roots while listening to experts play music they clearly love. ” – Sing Out! Magazine

The sound of Cascada de Flores echoes the golden age of Latin American radio, where exquisite bolero and earthy country traditions were juxtaposed.  Their new album, Radio Flor, features Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga’s duet of song, guitar and dance, supported by pillars of the San Francisco traditional music and…

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

December 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 15, 2014
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Taught by Todd Thomas Brown, assisted by Mia Paschal

6 week course: Mondays, November 10th – December 15th

A half-hour for first-timers…

6:30pm-7:00pm: The basic of basics – introduction to weight-shift and maintaining axis in the embrace (if you have never taken a tango class, you should make sure to arrive for this segment)

Regular class begins….

7:00pm-8:00pm: Fundamentals of walking in the embrace 8:00pm-8:30pm: Introduction to figures (combinations of steps), musicality and improvisation 8:30-9:00: Additional practice time

While this series is…

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Free

MAPP: Mission Art Performance Project

December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

For the Dec 6th MAPP, the Red Poppy Art House presents a moving international space of convergence, for a series of multidisciplinary performances featuring five artists from the Poppy’s new Resident Artist Cohort, along with special guests Alejandro y Maria Laura, on tour from Peru (and who recently headlined at the 33rd Encuentro del Canto Popular). We open the evening with AfroCuban Rumba with Sergio Duran y Los Patakines.

On this evening, we convene and converge in a space of artistic encounters at…

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$15-20

CANCELLED: The Beth Custer Ensemble: Bass Clarinet & Guitar Driven Funky Songs & Instrumentals

December 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s performance with The Beth Custer Ensemble is cancelled. 

The Beth Custer Ensemble is a veritable crème de la crème of Bay Area musicians and has been delighting audiences for fifteen years from across the US to abroad. On this night the ensemble will perform music from their vast repertoire and new tunes from their upcoming release ‘Aguaplano.’ Their unique blend of styles underscores the Beth Custer Ensemble’s lyrical depth and showcases recent projects including a commission by…

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

December 1, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 15, 2014
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Taught by Todd Thomas Brown, assisted by Mia Paschal

6 week course: Mondays, November 10th – December 15th

A half-hour for first-timers…

6:30pm-7:00pm: The basic of basics – introduction to weight-shift and maintaining axis in the embrace (if you have never taken a tango class, you should make sure to arrive for this segment)

Regular class begins….

7:00pm-8:00pm: Fundamentals of walking in the embrace 8:00pm-8:30pm: Introduction to figures (combinations of steps), musicality and improvisation 8:30-9:00: Additional practice time

While this series is…

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November 2014
$10-15

La Mixta Criolla: Latin Caribbean Soul Music

November 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is excited to warm you up with two hot dance sets of original tunes and unique arrangements of Latin Caribbean classics by La Mixta Criolla .

“La Mixta Criolla is a home grown stew flavored with Puerto Rican melaza and Bay Area salsa picante. This magical Music will heal your Soul and take you places you’ve only dreamed about. ” -Avotcja Jiltonilro, poet, musician, DJ at KPOO (89.5, San Francisco CA) and KPFA

La Mixta Criolla…

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$15-30

A Bella Benefit for the Red Poppy!

November 28, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Featuring the Americano Social Club, accordionist Rob Reich, and chanteuse Anna Laura Quinn.

We invite you to join us for a night of fun and laughter, friends new and old, drinks and of course some beautiful music! The Americano Social Club, led by Michael Zisman, will present “music for la dolce vita:” romantic and eclectic songs influenced by melodies from all over the world. With styles ranging from pop, jazz and folk to classical, rock or opera, tunes…

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

November 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 15, 2014
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Taught by Todd Thomas Brown, assisted by Mia Paschal

6 week course: Mondays, November 10th – December 15th

A half-hour for first-timers…

6:30pm-7:00pm: The basic of basics – introduction to weight-shift and maintaining axis in the embrace (if you have never taken a tango class, you should make sure to arrive for this segment)

Regular class begins….

7:00pm-8:00pm: Fundamentals of walking in the embrace 8:00pm-8:30pm: Introduction to figures (combinations of steps), musicality and improvisation 8:30-9:00: Additional practice time

While this series is…

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