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November 2014

Argentine Tango: The Fundamentals

November 17 @ 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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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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$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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