San Francisco Scene: July 15-21, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, July 15

Sat 7/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland < < Hearts > > SoCal Avant-Jazz Double Bill!
Bay Area jazz improviser/composers host three heroes of the SoCal music scene for an evening of free-spirited collaboration and exchange with Beth Schenck’s Guthrie Project+2 and the Tiner-Hubbard-Mezzacappa Three.

Sunday, July 16

Sun 7/16 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, July 17

Mon 7/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Tom Djll/Andrew Palmer Duo + Key West

Wednesday, July 19

Wed 7/19 7:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street SF, CA 94117]
Ralph White, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Scy1e, RTD3

Thursday, July 20

Thu 7/20 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk’ on Film
Guest curated by Brian Belovarac
A selection of short films on the evolution and formation of what came to be called free jazz through the form’s earliest adopting record label, ESP-Disk’.

Thu 7/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Ear Spray
Mark Pino, Ann O’Rourke, Carlos Jennings
9pm: RoitNozzle
Mika Pontecorvo, with Voi!Maa members Mark Pino and Adriane Pontecorvo

Friday, July 21

Fri 7/21 11:30 AM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
The twentieth annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival convenes young poets from around the world for several days of workshops, showcases, and other events across the Bay Area. We are pleased to host two quarterfinal poetry slam competitions at BAMPFA. See the full schedule of events at

Fri 7/21 6:00 PM Montalvo Arts Center – Park Grounds [15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA 95070]
Now Hear This!
Art on the Grounds Opening Celebration
The opening celebrations will include various sonic performances and opportunities for interactive engagement by visitors. It will also feature a tribute to the work and life of Pauline Oliveros, a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music, and her commitment to cultivating radically receptive listening.

Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Friction Quartet

Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Parsing the Octave, Contemporary Compositions in Small EDOs