Calendar of Events

December 3, 2015

ART’S NOT DEAD: The Convent’s First Annual Exhibit

The Convent Arts Collective, in conjunction with The Emerald Tablet, is hosting a major exhibition of works and processes by resident artists past and present.




Start: December 3, 2015 6:00 pm
End: December 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: The Convent
Address:
660 Oak St, San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States
Cost: Free

June 16, 2015

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: from Sophocles to Letterman

On Tues, Jun 23 2015, The Emerald Tablet presents the 27th installment of Under the Influence, featuring Jason Headley, Ivan Arguelles, Aaron Mayfield-Sunshine, and Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger at Viracocha (98 Valencia St.).

Start: June 16, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 16, 2015 5:00 pm

May 24, 2015

BARTER WITHIN THE BARK OF TREES: release party for the latest book by Latif Harris

Please join us in celebrating the release of Latif Harris’ new collection of poems, Barter Within the Bark of Trees.

Start: May 24, 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: 5

May 21, 2015

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Fela Kuti to Robert Duncan

Join us on Thursday, May 21st at 7:30pm for the twenty-sixth installment of our first homegrown performance series, Under the Influence, co-created with and hosted by Quiet Lightning’s Evan Karp.Under the Influence • art by Winston Smith

Five artists perform work by one of their major influences, followed by original work created for the show that channels that influence. Artists have 15 minutes and select the following month’s performers, so each show is inspired by the one before.

This month’s show features Brigid HughesK-Swift, Joshua Braff, and Jack and Adelle Foley! Information about the performers and their influences will be up soon here.

Come see what turns people on and what they do about it. Who knows? You might take someone more than just home with you. Under the Influence: because some things last longer than homes.

Thursday May 21 (Third Thursdays).
Doors 7:00 pm. Show 7:30 pm.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$5-10 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

Start: May 21, 2015 7:30 pm
End: May 21, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: $5-10

May 17, 2015

THE LIVES OF THE CREATORS: with Hugh Leeman

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THE LIVES
OF THE CREATORS

A series of storytelling, informal conversations, and live performances with creators and an audience. The speakers are a beautiful range of inspiring people from a former Fortune 500 consultant who quit his job and founded a company bringing clean water to the Indigenous Aeta Tribe that he was raised alongside in his native Philippines to a gay married couple who with their adopted daughter wrote a cabaret about their lives which has debuted in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and will open this fall in New York City as well as a brillant Engineer/Artist who has been a part of creating Avatar, The Pirates of the Caribbean not to mention his own beautiful artwork, with an award winning filmmaker, and an award winning street musician.This casual event is free and open to the public, it is hosted by Hugh Leeman in North Beach at the Emerald Tablet. This event allows the line between creator and audience to blend by creating informal dialogue propelled towards the profound through the power of storytelling with passion, humor, and vulnerability.

The founding idea is that when we put the creative ideas that live in our heads into the air around our heads and share these ideas with others, we begin to expand the idea of what art is and what a creator is and in that we expand the potential of what we believe we are capable of. Because at the end of the day, in the best of all of us is our ability to create. When we speak on our thoughts and feelings in an open minded environment we bring those thoughts and ideas one step closer to a tangible reality, improving not just the lives of others but our own as well.

The format:
Each creator will speak for 15 minutes on what they are creating with a focus on the backstory, what it is in their life that has influenced and inspired them to do what they are doing. At the end of the 15 minutes the host will facilitate dialogue between the speaker and the audience for 5 minutes with the focus of this dialogue being less of a question and answer session and more of a conversation to inform and ideally inspire.

The focus is what inspires your dreams and how can others be a part of that

 

 The Speakers:

fernandoFernando Briosos  founded the Aeta Tribe Foundation, a non-profit corporation, with the sole purpose of bringing clean drinking water to the mountains for the indigenous Aeta tribal population. The foundation will allow the Aeta people to continue living peacefully and sustainably in the forest they call home. Briosos was born and raised in a rural village of the Philippines, next to the indigenous, Aeta tribe. He moved to the United States at the age of 14.
Read more, http://www.sfgate.com/news



avaFrankAva Vukic and Frank Silletti A father and his 11 year old daughter, created and star in “The Book of Ava- the birth of a family” a cabaret based on their life together and celebrating the modern family.  Through story and song, “The Book of Ava” is a fun and tender look at adoption, marriage, equality and the love that binds Ava and her two dads in our changing world. The show had successful debuts in San Francisco and Los Angeles earlier this year and will return to SF and debut in New York in the fall.
Read more, http://www.sfgate.com/music

 

 

matthewMatthew Parrot  is an artist and engineer working in visual effects. His personal work is a Romantic take on nightscapes, cityscapes, and the Self. Parrot has additionally created visual effects on major motion pictures such as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Monsters Inc.
See more, http://matthewatabet.com

 

michaelMorgensternMichael Morgenstern  is a filmmaker, artist, and techie who has made two award-winning shorts, numerous web projects, and started a national event called Nametag Day. Between tech company commercials, teaching, and writing, his primary focus is directing a feature film. His projects and films have been featured on HBO, CBS, and The New York Times.See more, http://everythingisfilm.com

 

 

vinnyVinny “Blue” Priest is a Viet Nam veteran originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He has more than 25 years of experience playing harmonica in front of live audiences as a street performer. “Blue” as he is affectionatley known has appeared on The New York Times as well as on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bay Area section.
Read more http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea

 

 

Hugh Leeman presents: The Lives of Creators
Sunday May 17th 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
Free, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Complimentary refreshments.

 

Start: May 17, 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 17, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: Free

May 16, 2015

TIMELESS BEAUTY IN MOMENTARY MADNESS

There is no excerpting madness, or beauty. Be there, or be somewhere else. Either way, this field has no purpose this time. Let’s plow it together, sometime, somewhere.

Start: May 16, 2015 5:00 pm
End: May 16, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: Free

May 15, 2015

FLAMENCO DEL ORO: cuadro flamenco

Please join us for what may well be the final flamenco show at The Emerald Tablet, and definitely is the last scheduled for now.

Start: May 15, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 15, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: 18

May 14, 2015

BIGGI VINKELOE ROUGHTET: composite visual and musical showcase

We’re excited to once again welcome German/Swedish saxophonist and flautist Biggi Vinkeloe with her US touring ensemble.

Start: May 14, 2015 7:30 pm
End: May 14, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States

May 9, 2015

CALL AND RESPONSE: Arnaud Martin + Chris Brown

Join us on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. for an experiment in arts and lectures, combining performance and presentation in the form of Call and Response: a specialist in any field gives a presentation—of any kind—in their area of expertise, followed by an informal Q&A, and a musical response by some of the Bay Area’s finest creative musicians.

Curated by Kristina Dutton, this show features a presentation by postdoc evolutionary biologist Arnaud Martin and a response by Mills composition faculty and pianist Chris Brown playing a combination of solo piano and electronic keyboard interactive pieces!

Arnaud MartinArnaud Martin is a butterfly geneticist interested in how DNA codes for shapes and how biodiversity has emerged from the tinkering of genetic information. He’s a Master in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Universite Lyon I / Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, 2007), a PhD in Evolutionary Genetics (University of California Irvine, 2012), a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University, 2012-2014 and at University of California Berkeley, 2014-present).

Petals” for keyboard and interactive computer
Matrix” for piano and interactive signal processing
Branches” for piano and interactive computer

Chris Brown by Lenny GonzalezChris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent themes in his work, along with the invention and performance of new electronic instruments and software. He is a founding member of The HUB, the pioneering network music ensemble, and has composed many interactive works for the percussionist William Winant (Iconicities, New World Records.)   His trio with Winant and saxophonist Frank Gratkowski were featured on the 2009 Donaueschingen Musiktage.  His most recent music explores microtonal tunings, including 6Primes, for piano in 13-limit just intonation, Arcade for string quartet, and Ragamala Chiaroscuro, for wind trio.  Recordings are available on New World, Tzadik,  Pogus, Intakt,  Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, Leo, and Artifact labels. He is currently a Professor of Music at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).

You can get advance tickets by clicking here or on the image below:

CALL AND RESPONSE: Arnaud Martin + Chris Brown
Saturday May 9th 2015, 7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$10-20 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Drinks for sale. Delicious complimentary refreshments.

 

Start: May 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: May 9, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Phone: 415-500-2323
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: $10-20

May 3, 2015

DROP LEAF PRESS PRESENTS: a release party for OXALIS

Celebrate with us as we honor our inaugural issue of OXALIS, an occasional handmade magazine from Drop Leaf Press.

Start: May 3, 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Emerald Tablet
Address:
80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
Cost: Free
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