San Francisco Scene: March 17-24, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, March 17

Fri 3/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa celebrates the release of her CD avantNOIR, a suite of music inspired by noir crime fiction, as part of the Presidio Sessions presented by the SF Friends of Chamber Music. With Aaron Bennett, tenor sax, John Finkbeiner, electric guitar, Tim Perkis, electronics, William Winant, vibraphone and Foley, and Jordan Glenn, drums.

Fri 3/17 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street San Francisco]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja
Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.

Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Perspectives: Digital Album Release
ALL THAT BAD play exploratory music on harp, trumpet and bass.

Saturday, March 18

Sat 3/18 3:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.

Sat 3/18 4:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.

Sat 3/18 6:20 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF
EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM
Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

Sat 3/18 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Please join us as CCRMA presents their 2nd evening of immersive multichannel music at the Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy the GRAIL (the Giant Radial Array for Immersive Listening), our full 3D surround speaker array.

Sat 3/18 8:00 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions

Sat 3/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 51: Questionable Practices
The Future… it’s all so uncertain. Join us for a program of unanswered questions in uncertain times… With flutist Alan Kingsley, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project String Quartet, Piano Quintet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!

Sat 3/18 8:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Jeweled Snakes RECORD RELEASE party! Order the LP today and get in FREE at The Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF SATURDAY Mar.18
– feat. Jeweled Snakes
– with V.E.X.
– and Amphibious Gestures
– but first Wobbly & Professor Cantaloupe
– while DJs Bunnywhiskers & Lucy tackle the decks!

Sunday, March 19

Sun 3/19 6:20 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF
EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM
Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

Sun 3/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.

Monday, March 20

Mon 3/20 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Earplay Season 32: Wind

Mon 3/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fistortion + reserva

Tuesday, March 21

Tue 3/21 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Grex & Christina Stanley
Grex – Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, dms; Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, dms
Christina Stanley – Christina Stanley-voice, gtr, etc.
A special evening of roving, ravishing sounds: Oakland art rock ensemble Grex presents a set of explosive duo music, drawing from a spectrum of two-piece bands that encompasses Skeleton Crew, the White Stripes, and Interstellar Space. Local singer/multi-instrumentalist Christina Stanley completes the evening with a program of eerie, beautiful songs.

Wednesday, March 22

Wed 3/22 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
An evening of ad hoc improv, featuring Andrea Centazzo (perc), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Thomas Dimuzio (elec), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Ron Heglin (low brass, voice)
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Culture Institute of San Francisco

Wed 3/22 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades with special guests Kasey Knudsen and Ben Goldberg

Thursday, March 23

Thu 3/23 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF
EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM
Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

Thu 3/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Ron Heglin- voice, and Lorin Benedict- voice
9:00pm Andrea Centazzo – electroacoustic percussion with Matt Davignon – electronic percussion

Friday, March 24
Fri 3/24 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Stenberg | Cahill Duo
Kate Stenberg, violin • Sarah Cahill, piano

Fri 3/24 6:30 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF
EXPLORATION OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, POWER AND CONQUEST, MONSTROSITY AND HEROISM
Directed by Ava Roy and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Created and performed by We Players, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance

Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Tri-Cornered Tent Show is joined by 3 other great bands for a night of eclectic and soul bending sounds.
9 pm door / 9:30pm show. $5.00 / 21+

Fri 3/24 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ainsley Wagoner + Jordan Presnick, Danny Clay + Jon Fischer, Jim Haynes

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