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8 nice reside exhibits and live shows to see this weekend

From Alonzo King LINES Ballet to a musical satire about Disney princesses, there are a number of nice reside exhibits to absorb this week within the Bay Space. Here’s a partial roundup.

King revisits wealthy catalog

Alonzo King has established himself as one of many dance world’s most progressive and distinctive choreographers over time, with a sequence of works that discover a mind-blowing array of themes and incorporate musical kinds from around the globe and from quite a lot of eras.

This season King and his LINES Ballet will reprise a few of his memorable works, starting with a program being supplied immediately by means of Sunday.

On faucet are revivals “Following the Refined Present Upstream,’ a piece initially commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which King describes as a “piece about easy methods to return to pleasure,” set to music by Bay Space tabla grasp Zakir Hussain and South African singer Miriam Makeba.

The lineup additionally contains King’s delicate “Mud and Mild,” set to concerti by Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli and spiritual chants by Francis Poulenc; “Writing Floor,”  (2010), drawn from a poem by Irish author Colum McCann and set to sacred early music from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions; “Resin,” set to music by Jordi Savall and numerous Sephardic discipline recordings”; “Suite Etta,” which pays homage to Etta James”; and “Youngster of Sky and Earth,” set to a rating by jazz pianist Jason Moran and vocals by Gregory Porter.

Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Thursday by means of Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; Yerba Buena Middle for the Arts, San Francisco; $40-$115; linesballet.org.

— Randy McMullen, Workers

San Jose Playhouse is reviving its manufacturing of the musical comedy “Disenchanted” Oct. 12-Nov. 5. (Kersh Branz/Guggenheim Leisure) 

Irreverent have a look at Disney princesses

Disney princesses are so engrained in our leisure panorama that it’s solely proper that they get the sendup therapy. With just a little chunk. And that’s precisely what you’ll encounter in “Disenchanted,” a musical comedy that San Jose Playhouse is reviving and which opens in previews immediately.

Described by organizers as “uncensored” and “sometimes profane,” the present finds such iconic characters as Cinderella, Ariel (from “Little Mermaid”) and Hua (“Mulan”) telling their very own tales and relating such points as race, the patriarchy and gender politics.

“This manufacturing is pure enjoyable,” says firm inventive director Scott Guggenheim, “however these princesses have a lot to say and so they accomplish that by celebrating individuality, selling that magnificence is from inside, and smashing all stereotypes of what a conventional Disney princess ought to look and be like.”

The acclaimed present was conceived by Virginia historical past instructor Dennis T. Giacino, who sought to painting feminine historic figures in a extra lifelike gentle. “Disenchanted” received its off-Broadway debut in 2014. San Jose Playhouse beforehand offered it in 2019.

Particulars: Right now by means of Nov. 5; 3Below Theaters, San Jose; $25-$60; sanjoseplayhouse.org.

— Randy McMullen, Workers

Classical picks: Wagner; Berkeley, Oakland orchestras

The return of “Lohengrin” and season-opening live shows by the Oakland and Berkeley Symphony orchestras spotlight this week’s classical music calendar.

Wagner at SF Opera: “Lohengrin” returns to San Francisco Opera Sunday afternoon in David Alden’s new-to-San Francisco manufacturing, setting Wagner’s mythic romance in mid-Twentieth century Europe. The story of a knight sworn to avenge the honour of a girl wrongly accused of her brother’s homicide options tenor Simon O’Neill within the title position and soprano Julie Adams as Elsa; the solid additionally contains baritone Brian Mulligan as Telramund, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as King Heinrich and mezzo-soprano Judit Kutasi, making her American debut as Ortrud. A particular livestream efficiency is on the market.

Particulars: Sunday by means of Nov. 1; Battle Memorial Opera Home, San Francisco; $26-$426; livestream efficiency on Oct. 21, $27.50; sfopera.com.

Pratt at Oakland Symphony: Pianist Awadagin Pratt joins the Oakland Symphony this week as soloist in a pair of era-spanning works: Bach’s Piano Concerto in A, and Jessie Montgomery’s “Rounds” for Piano and String Orchestra. Shiyeon Sung conducts this system, additionally that includes Valerie Coleman’s celebratory “Seven O’Clock Shout” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”

Particulars: 8 p.m. Friday; Paramount Theatre, Oakland; $25-$90; oaklandsymphony.org.

“American Kaleidoscope” at Berkeley Symphony: American jazz is on this system when Berkeley Symphony opens its 52nd season; performed by music director Joseph Younger, the orchestra welcomes the Marcus Roberts Trio, performing James P. Johnson’s 1927 “Yamekraw: A Negro Rhapsody.” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” together with works by Barber and Peter S. Shin, full the lineup. Come early for the pre-concert discuss, moderated by Andrew Gilbert, music author for Bay Space Information Group and different publications.

Particulars: 4 p.m. Sunday; Zellerbach Corridor, UC Berkeley; $25-$80; berkeleysymphony.org.

— Georgia Rowe, Correspondent

All free, all day

One of many Bay Space’s finest free musical marathons, now in its sixteenth yr, is the daylong open home the nonprofit arts advocate InterMusic SF holds at 4 completely different venues inside the Battle Memorial and Performing Arts Middle at 401 Van Ness Avenue, going down Oct. 15.

SF Music Day options greater than 25 artists, duos, trios and ensembles taking part in music that spans genres from classical to jazz to electronica to choral to blues to Western to hip-hop and extra. Performers will maintain forth on the Herbst Theatre, the Taube Atrium Theatre, the Inexperienced Room and the Schooling Studio all through the day, inviting attendees to pop out and in for a hear at their very own selecting. These scheduled to carry out embrace the Telegraph Quartet, Brass Over Bridges, ZOFO Duet, Jaz Sawyer Trio, Quinteto Latino, Beast Nest, The place the Solar Grows and plenty of extra.

Particulars: midday to six p.m.; occasion may even be livestreamed by means of sfmusicday.com, the place you may as well signal as much as register to attend.

— Bay Metropolis Information Basis

Oakland Comedy Fest is again

Amy Miller, Ali Wong, Sarah Silverman, Emily Catalano — the record may go on by way of comics who established themselves by means of performing in “The City.”

“Oakland is simply so wealthy in having been part of many very well-known comics’ journey in turning into who they’re” says Shoshanna Howard, founder and producer the Oakland Comedy Pageant, which returns immediately by means of Sunday. “We see (OCF) as a gap for comics all through the world to come back and exhibit their expertise.”

The fest is a ardour venture Howard conceived of in 2018 after working for organizations centered on social change and local weather justice and discovering an absence of pleasure, given the heaviness surrounding the subjects. She determined to create a comedy competition “area” in Oakland the place there hadn’t been one.

Now 5 years robust, OCF 2023 boasts greater than a dozen exhibits with some 60 comedians, together with headliner Alice Wetterlund, from Los Angeles however with Bay Space ties, and plenty of extra native performers, together with Samson Koletkar, Brooke Heinichen, Tammy Tea Love and Ashley Monique.

“We need to be part of their long-term journey (towards) turning into comics who’re profitable,” says Howard.

Particulars: Oct. 12-15; numerous areas; $10-$50; 10 p.c of proceeds profit Oakland’s Transgender Legislation Middle; oaklandcf.com.

— J.L. Odom, Bay Metropolis Information Basis

Get a bounce on the scares

The nice novelist Henry James was in a little bit of a funk within the Eighteen Nineties. His works weren’t promoting nicely, his well being was unhealthy and a number of other of his pals and associates, together with Robert Louis Stevenson, had died. “I see ghosts in all places,” he wrote in an 1895 letter. Three years later, James was writing about ghosts once more in “The Flip of the Screw,” a gothic horror novella revealed in serial type in Collier’s Weekly journal.

Centering on a governess caring for 2 kids at a distant, and probably haunted, property, the work is immediately thought of a basic ghost story during which the mysteries rendered by an unreliable narrator solely deepen the novella’s eerie affect. Stephen King – who is aware of just a little one thing about nice horror writing – has known as “Turned of the Screw” and the “Haunting of Hill Home” the 2 finest novels about supernatural horror of the Twentieth century.

The ebook has been tailored into two films, an opera, a TV sequence and a stage play that’s being offered – simply in time for Halloween – by City Corridor Theatre in Lafayette. Dennis Markam, who’s directing the present, says it’s the novella’s built-in mysteries and ambiguities that drew him to the story. And whereas viewers members might want to piece collectively precisely what occurs within the story, it’s a reasonably good guess they are going to be spooked whereas they accomplish that.

Particulars: By means of Oct. 21; City Corridor Theatre, 3535 College St., Lafayette; $20-$45; www.townhalltheatre.com.

— Bay Metropolis Information Basis

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