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October 2014
FREE

Lit Crawl 2014: Taking Literature to the Streets

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Featuring the Hothouse Transplants Writing Group!

The Lit Crawl was created by San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival in 2004 with a simple concept: transform a bar crawl into a fast-paced mob scene of literary mayhem. Lit Crawl takes over a neighborhood, adding pop-up events to every conceivable venue - bars, cafes, bookstores, galleries, clothing boutiques, furniture showrooms, parking lots, laundromats, bowling alleys, barbershops, bee-keeping supply shops, parks, police stations. Experience dozens of writers read from their work, and…

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$15-20

Alex Conde with special guest Shahin Gorgani: Alluring Piano and Flamenco Explorations

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

Alex Conde is an internationally renowned pianist and Spanish native who has a versatile background stemming from classical, jazz, and Spanish religious folklore. Beginning his career in Boston as a composer, Conde released his first album entitled, “Jazz and Claps”, which included guest artists from around the world, and received considerable praise. Now residing in the Bay area, Conde collaborates with top Flamenco companies in San Francisco such as the “Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco”, all the while being an active force within…

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$10-20

Los Cenzontles: Mexican American roots ensemble

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy Art House is thrilled to present an evening of music and film collaboration featuring the vocal talents of Los Cenzontles and animated short film, Tata’s Gift, in a special matinee performance.

Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”) dig deep into Mexico’s diverse cultural traditions while creating a vibrant, contemporary sound infused with the gusty soul of their rural roots. Los Cenzontles (senn-SONT-less) has released 21 albums and performed across the U.S., Europe, the Dominican Republic, and throughout Mexico. They have collaborated with…

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$15-20

Fared Shafinury: Exploring Persian Classical & Psychedelic Territories

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

“His compositions…move against the current, by retracing the arc from West to East …not for a departure from Iranian form nor the emulation of Western genres, but arrival at the point where binaries and boundaries bleed and blend until they dissolve completely.” – Frontline, PBS.org

Fared Shafinury is an artist that best represents the hyphenated-generation of Iranian-Americans today. He is a critically acclaimed composer, vocalist,…

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$15-20

Ricardo Peixoto and Brian Moran present a Night of Brazilian Guitar

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

Originally from Rio de Janeiro but currently based in the Bay Area, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the US today. He deeply explores the melodic and compositional structures of his country’s rich traditions, and strong Brazilian influences can be heard in both his original works as well as in arrangements of classics. He has recorded, performed, and collaborated with some of the very best and has performed throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Japan…

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FREE

MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project)

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Featuring the current resident artists of the Red Poppy Art House!

Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Tiffany Austin
The View from Bernal Hill

Family Art Activities: 1pm-4pm

Red Poppy Resident Artist Performance Night: 7pm-10pm 7:00PM: Vocalist Tiffany Austin – Creole and Jazz 8:00PM: Live music by The View from Bernal Hill 9:00PM: Live chamber hip-hop with EMN – Ensemble Mik Nawooj

On Exhibit: Works by Paz de la Calzada, Alberto Toscano, Todd T Brown, and Ytaelena Lopez

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10-20

Tangonero: An Argentine Tango Quartet

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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An Argentine Tango Quartet

Tangonero is a San Francisco based ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. From the folk styling of Roberto Grela to the jazz infused grandeur of Astor Piazzolla, their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance will capture the fire of the dance and the essence of a culture.

Michèle Walther – violin
I-Yun Chung – piano
Richard Duke –…

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September 2014
$15-25

Pollination V PART TWO: Mugwumpin and four dancers, Amara Tabor-Smith, Jennifer Gwirtz, Christine Germain and Kerry Mehling

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

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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$30

Pollination V PART ONE: TangoCeviche Workshop

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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$15-25

Pollination IV: Dandelion Dancetheater and Beatbox Soul band Antique Naked Soul

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

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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$15-25

Pollination III: John Calloway, and dancers Amara Tabor-Smith, Jennifer Gwirtz, Christine Germain and Kerry Mehling

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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$15-25

Pollination II: Marcus Shelby Trio, Byb Chanel Bibene, Embodiment Project and Indira Allegra

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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$12

Pollination I: Opening night of the Cross Pollination Festival

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

The Red Poppy Art House Presents
The First Annual Cross Pollination People & Performance Festival 
September 24th-28th, 2014

Curated by lu-Hui Chua, Todd Thomas Brown, and Melody Wang

This September, the Red Poppy Art House is producing a new festival aimed at bringing together artists and audiences from different communities and artistic disciplines. It’s all about creating a space of intersection between the different worlds we inhabit; our social spheres, our…

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Free

San Francisco Youth Theatre Kick-Off Party

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Join us this Saturday, September 20th from 1pm-4pm and come celebrate the opening of San Francisco Youth Theatre at the Red Poppy! Meet San Francisco Youth Theatre’s teachers: Sally Davis, John Litten and all the wonderful folks who make up the organization. The Kick-Off Party will include a free sample classes in Story Theatre and Acting.Starting Tuesday, September 23rd through December 2nd, San Francisco Youth Theatre (SFYT) will be offering cutting-edge theater for children and youth ages 4-24 at the Red Poppy Art House. The art-inspired youth…

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$25-30

Somi: The Lagos Salon Tour; Sept 19-20, Two Evenings, Four Shows

September 20 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Intimate Songs from a Lagos Sojourn

The Red Poppy Art House is very excited to announce a special two-night, four show engagement with critically-acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi.  These two evenings of music are part of  the artist’s Salon Tour, promoting the release of her lastest album, The Lagos Music Salon.

In late 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The…

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$25-30

Somi: The Lagos Salon Tour; Sept 19-20, Two Evenings, Four Shows

September 19 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Intimate Songs from a Lagos Sojourn

The Red Poppy Art House is very excited to announce a special two-night, four show engagement with critically-acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi.  These two evenings of music are part of  the artist’s Salon Tour, promoting the release of her lastest album, The Lagos Music Salon.

In late 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The…

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$10-15

Broken Shadows Family Band

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

Different Roots from a Single Tree

Led by long-time Poppy performer Darren Johnston, this all-star cast of musicians has come together to produce wide-ranging music including raucous violins and exciting trumpet solos.

With an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, Broken Shadows Family Band is far from lacking in producing a variety of creative sounds – ranging from Western European to Arabic Classical, Slavic choral to Americana and classic jazz and R&B, as well as sounds from Macedonia and…

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$15 - 20

Gonzalo Bergara: Leading figure of Gypsy Jazz

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, guitarist Gonzalo Bergara arrived in the States in 2000, and rapidly became one of the lead figures in the style of guitarist Django Reinhardt, Gypsy Jazz. The most important Django Reinhardt festival,  DR Samois Sur Seine, named Bergara “the best thing to happen to Gypsy Jazz in the last 20 years.” He remains to be one of the most important composers in the genre today. For this special night at the Poppy, Bergara will be performing music…

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$10-15

Patchy Sanders

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

7-Piece Neo-Folk Revival Orchestra

Patchy Sanders is a 7-piece folk orchestra which goes beyond categorization. Some have hesitantly distinguished their sound as alternative, noir-grass, or perhaps neo-folk. Either way, this tight-knit group of extremely talented musicians take pride in their ability to pursue the broader folk revival in order to produce a new, but familiar sound. Guided by famed producer Sylvia Massey, Patchy Sander’s debut album is titled “& The Wild Peach Forest” and has been an immediate…

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$15 - 20

TITO Y SU SON DE CUBA

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

A HOT NIGHT IN OLD HAVANA

Bringing their own blend of traditional sounds to The Red Poppy Art House, Tito y Su Son de Cuba will take you back to the old Cuba, interpreting and redefining classic Cuban son at its best! Son, a translation for rhythm, is the most popular style of music to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to today’s salsa music. Tito y Su Son de Cuba blends traditional Cuban music:…

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$15 - 20

David Correa & Cascada

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

The Fresh Sound of Blended Folk & Rumba Flamenco

Entertaining audiences since 1999, David’s music combines Latin folk and rumba flamenco rhythms with a hint of middle eastern melodies, creating a distinctive style. Cascada’s rich musical experience lends depth to their unique sound, garnering wide acclaim in the Bay Area, the North and Southwest, and Southern California. Cascada was named Best Latin Band in the North Bay from 2005-2007. In 2006, David signed with prestigious Southern California BAJA/TSR…

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$10 - 20

Red Reels Presents: La Salsa Cubana

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

La Salsa Cubana: Film Screening, Q&A, Dance Lesson & Dance Party

The Red Poppy’s interdisciplinary film series, Red Reels, presents a screening of the exuberant dance documentary, La Salsa Cubana. The evening will also include a Q&A with the film’s Director Eric Joseph Johnson, a dance lesson taught by Sidney Weaverling and Ryan Mead of ODC Dance, followed by a salsa dance party!

Step into a world filled with vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, terrific music, and sumptuous Cuban…

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August 2014
$15 - 20

Lavay Smith Sings tunes from the Sarah Vaughan Song Book: Double Show!

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

Lavay Smith promises to re-imagine the 1920s by performing her favorite pieces within the songbook of classic jazz artist; Sarah Vaughan.

Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swingin’ Jazz and Blues bands in San Francisco. Lavay grew up in Southern California and the Philippines and has become an internationally recognized Diva of Jazz and Blues, with a singing style influenced by legendary greats such as: Billie Holiday,…

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Free

Family Art

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2014
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

Family Art takes place every Saturday afternoon.

Time: 1pm-4pm

 All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed.
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario. Calendar activities are subject to change. Check website for updates.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio. Revise la página web.

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$10-15

The Tiffany Austin Quintet

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

Creole, Swing & Soul Unite

Tiffany Austin, current artist resident at the Red Poppy, will perform her Creole Music Project, mixing swing, blues, soul and hip-hop. Performing in French Creole and English with an all-star lineup of players, Austin will explore the intersections between swing, soul, and creole music. Her unique, soulful sound draws upon the ground-breaking work of Creole accordionist Amede Ardoin and other songs from the blues tradition. This performance will be a culmination of her…

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$15 - 20

The Art of the Duo: Kathy Kosins & Adam Shulman

August 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

Harmonious Jazz Collaboration

Kathy Kosins and Adam Shulman bring to the Poppy a musical conversation between voice, piano, and visual art, presenting material from Kosins’ 5 internationally acclaimed CD’s, including a few selections from her forthcoming soul infused jazz album, to be released in Spring of 2015. Showcasing her talents as an abstract artist, Kosins will also be painting live on stage, an act of canvas improvisation, inspired by the piano work of Shulman. The pieces created will…

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$15 - 20

Benefit: Praise for the Poppies

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House cordially invites you to Praise for the Poppies: Benefit and staff celebration on Saturday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. The event is all ages, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a happy hour and performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15-20, sliding scale. A pot luck style meal is included in the admission price. For advance tickets visit: http://praiseforthepoppies.bpt.me/.

Praise for the Poppies is a special summer benefit that will honor the female…

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Free

Family Art

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 30, 2014
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

Family Art takes place every Saturday afternoon.

Time: 1pm-4pm

 All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed.
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario. Calendar activities are subject to change. Check website for updates.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio. Revise la página web.

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$10-15

Rob Reich Quintet

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

New Innovations for the Accordion

The Rob Reich Quintet features the original music of multi-instrumentalist and composer, Rob Reich. Considered by many to be a virtuoso of the accordion, Reich is known for his work with Bay Area groups Tin Hat, Gaucho, Nice Guy Trio, and Circus Bella, as well as for his solo work on the accordion. Given the variety of sounds that influence him, from gypsy swing to film noir scores to circus psychedelia, it is…

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$15 - 20

Los Boleros

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Arthouse,
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94110 United States

A Night of Cuban Rhythm & Dancing

Evoking feelings of romantic Havana nights, Los Boleros produces an electric, distinctly Cuban rhythm. Together, they play a range of musical styles including Cuban son, traditional salsa, cumbia, cha cha, merengue, danzan and of course, bolero. Led by Rudy Dylan on the tres Cubano and the powerful vocals of Felix Samuel, Los Boleros has continued to grow as a musical group over the years – imagine dinner with Ricky Ricardo’s Tropicana…

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