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Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts Performs at 3rd Annual Peace in the Park

Sat, Sep 19, 9am-6pm
Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF

Small Stage: 11:30am-12 noon
Main Stage: 5-5:30pm; 5:50-6pm

Peace in the Park Lets you explore a variety of ways to unplug and unwind while living in a fast-paced urban environment. It’s an opportunity to find yourself, feel good and engage with our beautiful community in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere. This free festival will feature world music, dances, tai-chi, hatha yoga, life-enchancing seminars, kids activities, peace exhibits, and meditation experiences in the exquisite Golden Gate Park Bandshell.

Being, Breathing, Moving, Sounding: A Three Part Playshop Series with India Harville and Nomy Lamm

Sat, Oct 24, Sat, Nov 21, Sat, Dec 5, 1-5pm
Location will be shared upon registration

What if everything about who you are is not just ok, but is beautiful? How would you share the gift of who you are with the world? What would you create if you were not afraid? Or if you were afraid and still decided to create? What if all of you is invited to the experience? These are some of the inquiries we will dive into in this exciting three part playshop series exploring being, breathing, moving, and sounding.

This journey will be an embodiment playground, a place to deepen your work to reclaim the full range of your humanity. We will explore how the very act of claiming our bodies, our right to take up space, and our right to sound, move, breathe, and be is a revolutionary act in decolonizing ourselves from the legacies of colonialism, racism, classism, sexism, cis gender normativity, heteropatriachy, capitalism, sizeism, and other systemic oppressions that take up residency in our bodies. Attending all three workshops is not necessary, it is fine if you come to any or all of them.

To register contact and for more information please visit

Silicon Valley Ballet (formerly Ballet San Jose) 2015/2016 Season Kickoff Event

Sat, Sep 19, 6:30pm
Silicon Valley Ballet, 40 North First St, San Jose

Visit our historical downtown San Jose studios and celebrate a night of dance and fun as Artistic Director Jose Manuel Carreno kicks off his ballet shoes and takes over as salsa master. He will be teaching salsa lessons from 6:30pm-7:30pm and following lessons you can show off your new moves and dance the night away with our stars. Don’t worry if you work up an appetite, famous San Jose food truck Tacomania is stopping by to keep you fueled up and ready to go. Though tickets are FREE, space is limited so visit to reserve your spot today! For more information please visit

Questions? Contact Rachel Johnson,

Free Dance for Families and Children of All Ages at Luna’s Open House

Sat, Sep 12, 9-11am
Luna Dance Institute, 605 Addison St, Berkeley

Come play and have fun with your child at Luna Dance Institute’s (LDI) free event! Our fall open house features a morning of family dance, dance story time, and kids’ classes for 8 year olds to teens. LDI’s open house attracts families from all over the Bay Area. Both new and returning families will find delight in participating in the family dance classes, and relax with younger ones during story time. To learn more about Luna’s fall open house and studio lab program visit:

For more information contact Cherie Hill at, 510-883-1118.


Flyaway Productions and Quesada Gardens Initiative Present: “A Geography of our Own”

Sat, Jul 25, 12 noon-2pm (the same performance repeats)
Quesada Gardens, Quesada Ave at 3rd St, SF

Home Grown Dances honoring youth and community, featuring teen girls from the Bayview and beyond selected for Flyaway Productions’ 2015 GIRLFLY Program. Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Celine Alwyn Parker and the young artists, film Directed by Cynthia Blancaflor. Supported by the Miranda Lux Foundation and the Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, a project of SF Grants for the Arts.

For more information contact : 415. 672.4111 or

Communities’ Crossing Contact #2

Sat, Jun 20, 11am-1pm
Phat Beets Farmers Market/Stanford Ave, 970 Grace Ave, Oakland

What’s happening to your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Who are your neighbors? Communities’ Crossing Contact #2 explores these questions through a focus on the Golden Gate neighborhood in North Oakland. This collaborative, multidisciplinary project between Marksearch and the Oakland Improv Collective is the culmination of a residency at Kala Art Institute and an in-depth exploration by Marksearch of the changes (past and present) to the neighborhood. The Oakland Improv Collective’s improvisational, site-specific performances evolved from Marksearch’s archival research and extensive interviews with new and long-time Golden Gate community members.

Additional performance opportunities are available for a Sat, Jun 27 event in a different neighborhood location. This event is part of the “Print Public” series at Kala Art Institute.

For more information please contact Darcie Luce, (510) 282-1254 ,,

For the event page click here

MoveSpeakSpin presents: The Daughters of Hypatia

Thu, Apr 30, 1:30-3pm
De Anza College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Circles of Mathematical Women by dance company MoveSpeakSpin, co-directed by De Anza College math faculty member Karl Schaffer. This dance concert celebrates important women mathematicians throughout history and their struggles to create groundbreaking mathematics. The performance is sponsored by Women’s History Events, DASB, Developmental and Readiness Education (DARE), the Math Department, and the Institute for Community and Civic Engagement.

For more information contact Karl Schaffer: 831-246-2112,

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax