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On the third Thursday of each month, stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design to collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. This February, interact with hands-on projects, community discussions and film that support current MCD exhibition “Linda Gass: and then this happened….” From climate change to community and creativity—there will be something for everyone to explore! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for program updates. Tickets available at the door and cash/Square bar for guests 21 and over.
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
Date & Time: Saturday February 22, 7:30 p.m. Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church,[masked]th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students For more information visit https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com/ramana-vieira-and-ensemble/ Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW3SefENmT0 The Ensemble: Ramana Vieira — Vocals/piano, Dan Keller on bass, Stephen La Porta on drums/ percussion, and Jeff Furtado on guitar! About the Artist Journey to the world of Portuguese Fado as interpreted by Ramana Vieira, a northern California native of Portuguese descent. Vieira’s work captures traditional Fado and influences from the Portuguese diaspora in a musical tapestry that ranges from the whispering, haunting ballads of Fado, to American classics and jazzy blues. She also is a proficient pianist and a gifted songwriter having penned and composed her own original Fados, of which several have been nominated at the International Portuguese Music Awards. What is Fado? Fado is the most widely recognized genre of Portuguese music, dating back to 19th century. The word Fado literally means destiny or fate. Musically, Fado is characterized by poetic lyrics related to the darker elements of love, loss, redemption, and occasionally humor–as heard on her original composition “A Fadista” from her Fado da Vida album. Fado contains Moorish musical roots and must follow a specific musical structure. Its eruptive ballads evoke the emotion of saudade–a yearning for something lost. During a grievous time and turbulent era in Portuguese history, Fado was popularized as it served as a means of cathartic lamentation for the mourning and sorrowful. Her Influences, Spirit, & Artistry Vieira grew up listening to American pop, alongside Portuguese folk music and Fado. “During my childhood, I sang with my mother to Amália Rodrigues and other famous Fadistas (or Fado musicians) that were part of mom’s special record collection,” says Vieira. It was apparent at an early age that Vieira possessed exceptional musical talent. She studied at the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco under the influence of Faith Winthrop. But a spontaneous trip to Portugal shifted her professional vision and catalyzed an exploration deep into the world of Fado. In Portugal, Vieira connected with her roots and found that Fado ignited her spirit and set her soul aflame. She began to study intensively with local Fadistas and began to perform at venues singing Fado during her stay in Portugal. Fado for the 21st Century Vieira’s brilliant musicality and colorful heritage appeal to a global audience. Vieira’s work has been influenced by the great Amália Rodrigues and many other well-known Fadistas, but Vieira has found her place as a Fadista of the 21st century by maintaining the tradition of Fado while forging a new path with creative layers, textures, and compositions. In addition to Fado, Vieira has written masterful original compositions and compiled a synergetic repertoire that reflects the full scope of her identity by incorporating her background in American theater, blues, and soulful classics into her sets. Through this multifaceted fusion, Vieira has finally fulfilled her Fado, fate. Accolades, Accomplishments, Acknowledgments “The conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation of the music…” – New York Times Vieira has been described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music.” Her original composition, “Unido Para Amar,” was played at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Recently, United States Congressman Jim Costa expressly invited Vieira to perform for the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal. Vieira has also headlined the largest Portuguese festivals in the world. She has received multiple International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) nominations for her original compositions.
Date & Time: Tuesday February 25 – Food served from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church,[masked]th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $15 Adults/Teen, $15 Child (under 12) For more information visit https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com/the-goat-family-jug-band-and-pancakes/ Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-AzyMbGqtE Pancake Supper/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Every year we host our annual Pancake Supper to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those (including Louisiana) where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent. Our Pancake Supper features different selections of pancakes with a live band for listening or dancing after the feasting. Food is served continuously from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Seating is limited so come early! Goat Family Jug Band Cecil B Feeder – percussion, vocals Natasha Daniels – violin, viola Dan Janos – guitar, dobro, ukulele, vocals Rock Ross – washtub bass, penny whistle, saw, duck call, vocals Thad Povey – tiple, guitar, dobro, lap steel, vocals Chris Santeramo – harmonica, accordion, guitar, vocals With harmonies storming in from the West and rhythms shaking loose from the American songbook, the Goat Family packs folk, country, banda, and blues into a wobbly wagon on a cross-country trip bound for butt-shaking happiness. The Goat Family has now been knitting it’s eclectic weave of Americana music for more than sixteen years. Starting as an informal traditional music jam in the San Francisco neighborhood that Jack London once called South of the Slot, the Goats have matured into a tight, formidable, and original songwriting unit. The Goats have found inspiration in an unusually wide range of sounds and sources from Louvin Brothers style country and Mexican Banda to singalong Folk and even the Broadway musical. While they’ve expanded the scope of the songwriting on their latest album, their jug band origins remain at the center of the sound with a washtub bass and a homemade percussion kit (known as the Rhythmwalker) keeping them rooted in America’s musical sweet spot. What is a Jug Band? A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of conventional and homemade instruments. These homemade instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, bones, stovepipe, jew’s harp, and comb and tissue paper.
Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Wednesday, February 26th at Hard Rock Cafe . RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/37p5R8F Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking featuring a Cafe located next to the Bay’s waterfront, that is full of rock-n-roll memorabilia and features a savory menu as the cherry on top. It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports. Whether you have a specific business or career goal in mind, or just see the value in having deeper roots in the local community, this is the event for you. Tickets start at $20 at the door, so reserve your spot now to ensure entrance and save money. There are several ticket levels available for this event to meet your specific needs. RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/37p5R8F