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December 2014
$10-15

Makrú: A Full Bodied Performance

December 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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10-30

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

December 14 @ 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.

Join the official Facebook event.

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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$10-15

Bernal Hill Players: Chamber Music of North and South America

November 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Bernal Hill Players is an adventurous chamber music ensemble from San Francisco whose diverse repertoire includes European classics, Latin American discoveries, and newly-commissioned pieces from both North and South America. Their program includes North American works by Katrina Wreede, Libby Larsen, and Beth Custer, and Latin American works by Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Guastavino, Eduardo Gamboa, and Astor Piazzolla. Steeped in the dynamic folk rhythms and the classical and contemporary traditions from both above…

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$15-20

Ganesh Vasudeva and Srinivas Pisharath: Classical South Indian Dance and Music

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

Ganesh Vasudeva and Srinivas Pisharath join to present an evening of captivating Bharatnatyam dance and Carnatic singing. Along with violin and percussion, they will be performing these classical forms of Indian dance and music through lyrically enchanting romantic ballads called Padams and Javalis. The theme of these compositions is always Shringara, or Love, in its myriad ways. Join us as Vasudeva and Pisharath unite their exquisite talents in an inspiring evening of “romancing the gods,” depicting stories of a heroine…

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CANCELLED Beaucoup Chapeaux: Music of Old World Europe

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance has been cancelled. Please check back for an update!

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

November 17 @ 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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CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House will be closed this evening for a private event.
Please check our events calendar for other scheduled performances.

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$17-20

Gabriel Kahane Celebrates His Major Label Debut: “The Ambassador:” Los Angeles, Then and Now

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

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the year’s very best albums,” Gabriel Kahane’s major label debut, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses: one song per address. Named for the demolished hotel that housed early Academy Awards ceremonies and where Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, The Ambassador is a song cycle based on life in Los Angeles from the 1920′s to the dystopian future. Using the street addresses as launching points, Kahane explores everything from Blade…

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Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

November 10 @ 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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CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House will be closed this afternoon for a private event.
Please check our events calendar for other scheduled performances.

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$10-15

Endangered Species Trio: Three Animals, Endless Music: Acoustic Whimsical Chamber Pop

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

Endangered Species is an exciting new collaboration of friends, featuring Oakland-based accordionist, pianist and composer Rob Reich, New York-based reedman Tom Abbott and trombonist, vocalist and composer Emily Asher. This ensemble brings together an unusual alliance of accordion, bass saxophone and trombone to explore, compose and improvise. At the intersection of American popular song, early New Orleans jazz, multi-cultural folk music and European classical music, these three friends meet somewhere in between musical styles; creating a new genre they like…

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$10-15

Double Bill: Sang Matiz and Gringa Present New Bossa Nova, Funk, R&B, and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian Rhythms

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

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present a double bill featuring Sang Matiz and Gringa for a night of Latin and Afro-inspired Brazilian music that will transport you to the shores of Rio.

“Afro-Rumba Funk and Brazilian-Flavored Pop”

Sang Matiz has developed a mix of Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian rhythms fused with funk and R&B. Comprised of a talented collective of Bay Area musicians, Sang Matiz have found their own zone of high-energy vibrant sounds and contagious beats from…

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FREE

An Intergenerational Celebration for Día de los Muertos

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

This Sunday’s celebration will open at 1pm with a rumba by well-renowned Bay Area rumberos, hosted by Afro-Cuban percussionist Miguelito Leon. This rumba serves as both a celebration of life and to express resistance to oppression and cultural violence. An open jam continues from thereafter, featuring local members of Taraf de Locos and La Familia Peña-Govea as they share the music of Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Turkey, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, and downhome United States – as a reflection of…

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$10-20

TARIMBA: Son Jarocho for our Ancestors on Día de los Muertos

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

‘TARIMBA’ is believed to be the African root word of ‘tarima’, which is the most important instrument and symbol of the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. TARIMBA is a band comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music from southern Veracruz, Mexico. The members of TARIMBA have all been active performers and teachers in the Bay Area music community for over ten years. They are excited to have the opportunity to…

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October 2014
$15-20

Amendola vs. Blades: Organ and Drum Duo Return to the Red Poppy

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

Wil Blades and Scott Amendola first became a duo when Scott had the vision of performing Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” with Wil on his Hammond B3. Originally written for big band, translating the suite for a duo was quite a daunting task. With Wil’s extensive knowledge of the Hammond organ and Scott’s desire to push boundaries, they accomplished this feat in a explorative, yet cohesive manner. Their live shows have been generating a buzz around the Bay Area ever…

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$15-20

GPS: Sextet Stories and Brazilian Songs

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

GPS stands for a title that is malleable and varied, much like the group’s frontman. David James visits the Poppy with a musical background of playing in settings ranging from ambient/noise (Thessalonians) to Hip-Hop (The Coup, Spearhead). His music is as diverse as the range of places he has performed. For this special night, David James will guide his GPS through a number of classic Brazilian songs, newly arranged for six equally diverse musical luminaries who make afrobeat-inspired…

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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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