Arts/Culture/Weekend: Dance, Dance Bay Area
This weekend it might finally feel like Spring is in the air – the weather report is calling for sunny skies. So grab your sunglasses and get out of the house, because it’s time for your Arts/Culture/Weekend:
Jewels in the Square // This series of free outdoor performances in Union Square kicked off on April 20 and will continue through October. This Sunday, the series will co-present the Chinyakare Ensemble with Young Audiences of Northern California. // DETAILS: 2-3pm, Sunday May 1, Union Square, San Francisco; Cost: FREE.
Bay Area National Dance Week 2011 // This year’s Dance Week, which started on April 22, is featuring 400+ free dance events, including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations. BANDW provides an opportunity for dance-lovers of all ages and experience levels to take a grand tour of the many movement styles, including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more. Whew! // DETAILS: Click here to find free classes in your neighborhood; Cost: FREE.
Streets Alive: San Mateo County // Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, Rollerblades, stroller, stilts, or walking shoes to your nearest Streets Alive celebration. Cities hosting Streets Alive (Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, and Daly City) will also coordinate free and low-cost activities such as a farmer’s market (Belmont) and a family health fair (Daly City). // DETAILS: All day, click here for more info; Cost: FREE.
13th Annual Glen Park Festival // According to the Festival website, the first Glen Park all-neighborhood gathering took place 90 years ago! But the modern-day Festival came to life in 1997, created by a group of neighbors who had been talking about the neighborhood's many artists and craftspeople. The Festival brings residents, neighbors and friends together for a day of entertainment, music, dancing, and good food. The day promotes neighborhood restaurants, artists, and craftspeople from Glen Park and well beyond. And it does something more: The Glen Park Festival raises money for children's programs based in Glen Park. // DETAILS: 10am-4:30pm, Diamond & Wilder Streets, San Francisco; Cost: FREE.
Holocaust Remembrance Day at The CJM // The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco will open its doors to the public in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, offering free admission, tours, ceremonies, readings, and music, as well as free activities for families and teens. Hourly public tours of the new exhibition Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theatre? take place on the hour every hour that day starting at 11am with a special 3pm tour specifically for teens. Salomon was a Jewish artist from Germany who feverishly painted the story of her life before she was sent to Auschwitz and killed at the age of 26. // DETAILS: 11am-6pm, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco; Cost: FREE.
Arts/Culture/Weekend is our roundup of the Bay Area’s upcoming events. If you have an event to suggest, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.