** If you don’t live in SF (and aren’t visiting this week), skip this post and come back later. 🙂
** Also, this post is theatre, theatre, and a little jazz. If you are looking to party-hard at a big concert, I also invite you to come back later. **
Are you going out this week? Well, I recommend it!
This is an exciting week for San Francisco~ summer is the lull for big theatres, but a good time for small, little shows.
Plus there’s always a festival or something going on over the summer (SF Jazz this week).
Here are my picks for the week:
Monday, July 22nd: W. Kamau Bell @ The Chapel (Valencia x 19th in the Mission, SF): Actually, this show is over. The audience was so warm and receptive. The venue was cool. Why, yes, I was there.
Does it seem like I just wanted to mention this so I could feel special? What makes you think that? Is it because I’m so excited that I finally introduced myself to Kamau after performance-stalking him through SF since 2008? Is it because the performers were amazing and I laughed my ass off? Noooo.
::: (Tuesday and Wednesday are the REAL days of rest in SF….) :::
Thursday, July 25th:
Pick 1- SF Jazz Fest, Raul Midon. Do you play an instrument? Yes? No? Either way, if you aren’t familiar with Midon, check him out here. Now check this out: he’s blind. If you just answered “yes” to my earlier question, you can go throw your instrument over a rooftop like a rejected punk band member. At least–I know I did. * This is the upscale option of the night, as the remaining tickets are $40.
Pick 2- Fortunate Daughter, Thao Nguyen. She’s a great performer and this is her 2nd run of this solo show. She writes about eating rice. Just kidding. It’s about being queer and also Vietnamese-American. The show is in the East Bay, at Impact Theatre, if you don’t mind the drive. Which you shouldn’t, if I say so myself.
Friday, July 26th:
So You Can Hear Me, Safiya Marinez. This is at the Marsh Theatre, in SF. I haven’t seen this show yet, but it has a promising plot, as I am a big fan of teachers. Also, this just got extended, which makes me think it is a good show.
Saturday, July 27th:
Pick – BATS Improv: I’ve seen lots of improv in my life… which means lots of bad improv… but I’ve also seen the good stuff. And BATS at Fort Mason is IT. Two words: Improvised. Shakespeare. This month only!
It’ll be a good week! See you around, SF!