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IMPURE THOUGHTS (without apology) by Ken Prestininzi directed by Rebecca Engle a new play about Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Poet, Playwright, Feminist (nun). Brilliant mind. Brave misfit. Sor Juana was a dazzling star in Baroque Mexico--a poet-playwright-scholar and nun with friends in high places. Then Church superiors demanded she renounce her writing life. In "Impure Thoughts," this brilliant...

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Picture a stage filled with 100 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even flutes. Now imagine a group that creates such a sense of fun and joy between musicians and audience that people spontaneously get out of their seats and dance in the aisles to the jigs and reels pouring forth from the stage. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler...

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Picture a stage filled with 100 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even flutes. Now imagine a group that creates such a sense of fun and joy between musicians and audience that people spontaneously get out of their seats and dance in the aisles to the jigs and reels pouring forth from the stage. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler...

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Time Regained

Apr 27, 2018

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy festivals, late night talk shows, won competitions, and have performed on every habitable continent! We are located inside Howden Home Of The Spice Monkey restaurant, upstairs. Free street parking is...

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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA from April 27th – April 29th, 2018. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art...

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This event occurs weekly, on Friday and Saturday.

Returning to Manna Gallery for his third exhibition, Wayne Jiang presents a fresh cycle of new works which reflect his ongoing interest in contemporary life viewed through an intimate and reflective lens.             “Interior/Exterior” opens Friday March 30 and continues through Saturday, May 5.  Wayne will be present to greet gallery visitors on Saturday, March 31, when we...

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Vintage Invasion Dance Party

Apr 27, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the fourth Friday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Vintage Invasion is a dress-as-you-like, mixed vintage ballroom, social dance party. We play lots of waltzes with swing, polka, and your dance requests mixed in.We teach a beginner vintage dance lesson (usually waltz) from 8 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome; no prior experience or partner needed. Social dancing and festivities follow from 9 pm to Midnight. Your potluck snack contributions are...

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Social Studies Improv

Apr 27, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the fourth and last Friday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Social Studies Improv thoughtfully explores relationships, culture, and society through long-form improvisation. We are Dave Dennison, Mona Thompson, Tony Contreras, Michelle Swaney, and Freddie Sulit. Individually we have trained, performed, and taught at theaters in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Social Studies Improv performs the last Friday...

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Interfaith gathering on the dangers and realities of drone warfare. Action suggestions for followup. Presenters: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Lisa Hajjar, is a professor of sociology at the University of California - Santa Barbara is a contributor to Life in the...

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