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Ramana Vieira To Perform at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014 Co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo for An evening of Fado and energetic Tango

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Ramana Vieira
To Perform  at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014

Co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo An evening of Fado and energetic Tango Open dance floor! $20 advance / $22 door
Doors open at 7p.m. show starts at 8p.m.
*Joining Vieira are Chilean Guitarist/Percussionist Tomas Salcedo, cellist Gretchen Hopkins and on bass, Alberto Rameriz
Location- Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020 / info@freightandsalvage.org
www.freightandsalvage.org


The San Francisco Chronicle says that “no one in the United States is doing more to breathe new life into Fado.”Mundo Portuguese Magazine has called her “the new voice of Portuguese world music.” The Boston Globe called her one of the pioneers of creating a most unique hybrid of Fados with a contemporary 21st century spin.According to the New York Times, “the conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation to the music with cello and drums.”
Ramana Vieira sings Fado like it’s never bee…

Explore the arcane world of fine art printmaking - Graphic Arts Workshop Open Studio Oct. 25-26

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Explore the arcane world of fine art printmaking
Graphic Arts Workshop Open Studio
2565 Third Street, #305, San Francisco, CA 94107
Sat. and Sun. Oct. 25-26, 2014
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free


On October 25-26, 2014, one of San Francisco’s oldest and least-known
artistic organizations, the Graphic Arts Workshop, will open its doors for a show and sale of hand-pulled fine art prints as part of  ’s San Francisco Open Studios.

The Graphic Arts Workshop (GAW) has been a hotbed of fine
art printmaking in San Francisco since 1952, when it began as
part of the Art Department of the California Labor School. The
school was closed in 1957 due to political persecution during
the McCarthy era, but the workshop survived as an independent
entity. Many well known Bay Area artists have belonged to GAW over the past decades. Today, GAW continues as a working artists’ cooperative, with members sharing expenses and the work of maintaining a large studio.

In contrast to today’s world of technology, many of…

FLOAT Gallery is proud to present: Shock and Awe-A Group Art Show

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FLOAT Gallery is proud to present:Shock and AweA group show… September 11 through November 8, 2014 Opening Party 
Saturday September 27th
6 to 9pm
Show runs September 11 through November 8, 2014
Shock and awe (technically known as rapid art dominance) is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming creative power, dominant artistic awareness and maneuvers.  Showcasing spectacular displays of artistic power to paralyze the enemy’s perception of art and destroy their will to fight to remain boring.

An eclectic group of artists, most of whom reside at the Historic Cotton Mill Studios in Oakland.

Artists include:

Charles Boyd- Watercolor Artist

Cheryll May Macintyre- Painter

Craig Riedel – Photographer

Darcy Vasudev – Henna Artist

Hannah Woebkenberg - Abstract Artist

Ian G. Fabre - Interdisciplinary Artist

J. B. Mackinnon – Champion of creativity

Jeff Ritter   - Alchemist, Mad man & Industrial furniture designer

Lucciana Caselli - Visual Artist


Marty McCorkle – Painter

Sam Breach- …

Bringing Kindness to Our World Alameda Sangha September 20, 2014 9:30am

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Bringing Kindness to Our World
Alameda Sangha
September 20, 2014 9:30am
We will be together from 9:30-5:00, with a break for lunch. Meditation will begin at 9:30am. Please come a little early to settle in.

Alameda Sangha
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/

Cost: Donation
:This meditation daylong  will be lead by the Aloka Vihara nuns, Ayya Anandabodhi and Sister Jayati. They will offer us teachings on metta and compassion and guide us in sitting and walking meditation. We will be together 9:30-5:00 with a break for lunch. Meditation will begin at 9:30. Please come a little early to settle in. Please bring a bag lunch and a little to share with the nuns. There will be a lunch break at noon. If you would like to participate, you will be instructed on offering food to the nuns. The nuns are vegetarian. Please see our site www.alamedasangha.org/comingevents for details on the nuns diet.

Visit the Aloka Vihara website…

Alameda Legacy Home Tour Sunday, September 28 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Alameda Legacy Home Tour
Sunday, September 28
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
$30 advance/$35 day of the tour
Franklin Park:
San Antonio Ave at Morton St
alameda-home-tour.org


Tickets online: alameda-home-tour.org
 510-523-5907



This year’s event features seven homes in the Gold Coast and the East End, plus the Meyers House garden for refreshments and vendor displays. Participants will partake of exterior charms, lush garden settings, and interiors of homes from the Victorian and Craftsman-era. On the tour you will see and learn about the different approaches to contemporary living in a vintage home.

Spend a day on our beautiful bayside island, strolling through neighborhoods rich in architectural heritage. The tour is self-guided—pick up your Legacy Guidebook and visit the homes at your own pace, in any order you choose. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at a park, in the Meyers House garden, the beach, or visit one of our many fine local restaurants.



The tour functions as a fundraiser for the Alameda Mus…

MARSHA BALIAN Fabrications and Other Notions

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MARSHA BALIAN
Fabrications and Other Notions
Solo Art Show

ARTSPACE
California Pacific Medical Center
   Women's Health Resource Center
   3698 California Street
   San Francisco CA 94118

Opening Reception Sunday September 14 2014 3:30pm-5:30pmThe show will run from September 8th until the end of the year
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-1:00pm and 2:00-4:30pm   Saturday, Sunday 10:00 to 2:00pm



   Other Art Shows for Balian:

                       (n) collage: a mixed media collage exhibit

                        Petaluma Art Center and Icehouse Gallery

                        400 E D Street Petaluma

                        www.icehousegallery.org

                        closes September 14



                        American Folk Art Festival

                        September 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

                        Madonna Estate, Napa California

                        www.americanfolkartfestival.com


 ARTIST STATEMENT

There are three elements that compel the production of art for me. The…

San Francisco Peace and Hope 4th Anniversary Reading Wednesday, October 22

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San Francisco Peace and Hope 4th Anniversary Reading

Wed, October 22, 2014
Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street
San Francisco 94117

(415) 387-3859 7pm sign up open mic

San Francisco Peace and Hope announces a poetry reading celebrating its magazine fourth anniversary in San Francisco on October 22nd, featuring readings by Al Young, Erica Goss, Marvin R. Hiemstra, and Marissa Bell Toffoli. Dan Brady host.
Dan Brady will host the event. Elizabeth Hack, Founding Director/editor will comment about the evolution of SFPH.

San Francisco Peace and Hope  sfpeaceandhope.com is a literary journal that promotes peace through poetry, writing and visual art.  Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as the advisor, and has written the magazine's foreword.
Highlights include the yearly anniversary reading at Sacred Grounds and the annual San Francisco Peace and Hope Fest at AWE Gallery.

Featured readers:

Al Young
California poet laureate emeritus
http://alyoung.org/

Erica Goss
Poet  …

Vocalist Nicolas Bearde and pianist Nat Adderley Jr. with special guest Alvon Johnson A Virgo Birthday Celebration

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Vocalist Nicolas Bearde and pianist Nat Adderley Jr.
with special guest Alvon Johnson
A Virgo Birthday Celebration

Saturday, September 13, 2014 8pm $25

Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-655-5600
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/livemusic/artist/show/4451

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
Nicolas Bearde’s Virgo Birthday Bash… Come celebrate!
Nicolas Bearde will bring it all to Yoshi's San Francisco on Saturday September 13th, 2014 with his newest collaborator, renowned Grammy-winning composer, pianist and musical director, Nat Adderley Jr

Show to feature new music from forthcoming Bearde album produced and arranged by Adderley. Joining Bearde and Adderley for this "Virgo Birthday Celebration" -- the leader's birthday is September 15 -- will be saxophonist Charles McNeal, bassist John Shifflett, and drummer Leon Joyce Jr.

ABOUT NICOLAS BEARDE
Nicolas Bearde is a Bay Area treasure. As a charter member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra ensemble as wel…