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January 2015
$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
|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, 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.

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, 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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$10-15

Bernal Hill Players: Chamber Music of North and South America

November 23, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 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, 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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CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

November 15, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 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, 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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CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

November 9, 2014 @ 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, 2014 @ 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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