LAUREN ANDREI GARCIA
THE HILOT OF 1910
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THE ASTONISHING LACK OF DISCERNMENT
Listening Party 11/14 7pm | Radio Basa
Enter a 1946 San Francisco noir. Thick smoke smothers the dank city’s underbelly as we watch from the dark corners as Rosy Rapture (Raisa Donato), a discerning private detective, gets one step closer to the truth. Will she find the killer of the infamous leader of an opium drug cartel? Can her penetrating questions unveil a clue from Alice Satana (Lauren Garcia), the alluring daughter and heiress of the opium fortune?
The Astonishing Lack of Discernment was originally workshopped in Bindlestiff Studio's Noir Writing Workshop with Ed Mabasa.
Find out what happens to our heroes as we peep into this world. We will have a live discussion via Zoom where you have a chance to interact with the cast and crew over the production process and the future of Radio Basa.
Can't make the party? Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2zoXhUJL5JK9nclWnkyDmJ?si=RfOBkxmgRGazF2zfl-DUTQ
Friday, June 26 | BindleZoom
Kevin Camia is your Host for a night of Stand-Up.
BINDLESILOG, GRANNY CART GANGSTAS
June 13 | 8pm | @Bindlezoom
GRANNY CART GANGSTAS
April 25 | 745pm | @InsideLands
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[Visual Artist and Curator]
VIRTUAL GALLERY NOW OPEN!
"Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds" is an exhibition proposed by Creative Creatures Collective that is "An exploration of brown bodies navigating historical erasure in America, biorhythms and the survival of lifeform, and intergenerational migration through the lens of water."
Creative Creatures Collective Artists:
Additional Exhibiting Artists:
Lauren Andrei Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza, Abel Rodriguez, Alejandra Rodriguez, Micah Tariga, Sunshine Roque, Syah Prindle, Paul Cuenco, Joan Osato, Cristina Nuñez, Christine Trowbridge, Mason Tariga, Gayatri Arameni Oseguera-Bhatnagar
Mermaid of St. Malo
Sept 12-28 | 8pm
Extended three-week run. Get your tickets now!
Sponsored in part by:
MOHCD - SOMA Stabilization Fund
PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists), Inc.
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
San Francisco Arts Commission
Pic by Vik Mediratta
City of Souls
Oct 12-Nov 8 2019| @SOMAarts Cultural Center
Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action.
Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator Rene Yañez’s vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition, titled City of Souls, a reference to his 2001 exhibition City of Miracles. City of Souls invites artists who are most directly impacted by gentrification and displacement to engage audience members in dialogue on the future of San Francisco’s cultural identity.
The exhibition unveiling, Friday, October 11, 2019, 6–9pm, $12–$20 sliding scale admission, features curatorial remarks, musical performances by Anaís Azul and Petting Kazo, and a Dia de Los Muertos inspired artist market.
Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls is dedicated to Dawn Mabalon, and to children who have lost their lives in ICE custody.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: CITY OF SOULS
VARIOUS EXHIBITING ARTISTS
[VISUAL ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHY]
June 14 5-10pm Opening | @Cal Maritime Community Art Gallery
A Glimpse Into Vallejo's Artist Community. A Group Exhibition and Poetry Showcase by local artists.
[VISUAL ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHY]
August 9 5-10pm Opening | runs Aug-Sept| @Cal Maritime Community Art Gallery
“Sacred Connection” will explore the beauty of our planet, environment, land and community. We invite you to submit work that explores the connection you have to your surroundings, nature and your environment. This can be from an aesthetic perspective, a critical perspective, or even from the perspective of how our planet has become victim to imperialism, colonization and technology and other contributing agents. We are looking for a wide range of works, so feel free to explore the beauty as well as the destruction of the planet. The intention of the show is to move people in hopes of bringing awareness to issues affecting our planet.
*also featuring members of Creative Creatures Collective
Granny Cart Gangstas On Tour
Asian AF March 29, 2019 | 930pm | @ Upright Citizens Brigade Inner Sanctum (Los Angeles)
Femme Fest March 30, 2019 | 8pm | @ Sacramento Comedy Spot (Sacramento)
Femprovisor SF April 25 | @Exit Theatre
Kulart May 11
Bukaka: Air it Out August 8-August 24 | @Bindlestiff Studios
April 30-June 15, 2019 | @SF Playhouse
Jordan Berman is looking for his own “Mr. Right.” Nothing is more important to him than his close group of girlfriends; but as they get married one by one, he is left to wonder why life won’t give him the same fairytale ending. Significant Other is an unorthodox romantic comedy from award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Admissions) that celebrates the highs and lows of twentysomething urban life—wedding after wedding after wedding.
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Lauren English
Before and Over
June 10-11 |8pm | @Shotgun Players
Remember the old Bernal Heights?
Written by Star Finch
Directed by Sean San Jose
LEAD Filipino Fly Pinay Panel (Panelist)
March 22, 2019 | All Day | @ Mission College, Santa Clara
LEAD Filipino's Fly Pinays mentorship program pairs Filipina professionals and students from across the Northern California region in shared interests, professions/fields, and areas of study. Since 2017, we have engaged over 200 Pinay women and girls through our Fly Pinays program.
Held in March, during Women's Herstory Month, the Fly Pinays mentorship program produces two events to celebrate sisterhood, leadership, and Pinay experiences throughout our neighborhoods and communities -- and most importantly, bring our mentor-mentee network together!
With Her Voice, She Rises
March 8 - 9, 2019 | 8pm | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
Resident Bindlestiff and Kundiman artists will perform monologues and literary works conveying intimate and profound expressions of womanhood, identity and lineage. Beginning on International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is in deep appreciation and solidarity with API Women, their unique experiences, and their cultural impact through performance and literature.
Love Edition: Falling Hard (Directing)
February 14 - March 2, 2019 (Thurs-Sat) | 8pm | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
Exploring the emotional twists and turns of love and relationships, The Love Edition: Falling Hard is a short play festival that captures the complex nuances of love stories. Through comedy, drama, and mixed media, The Love Edition illustrates a theatrical world that delves deep into the human experience and spectacle of romantic love.
Granny Cart Gangstas @ SF Sketch Fest
January 12, 2019 | 11pm | @ Piano Fight (San Francisco)
We create rebellious rowdy comedy poking fun at pop culture, consumerism, politics, systems of oppression (oh yeah), the mundane and absurdity of everyday life, weed, and pretty much anything under the sun, actually universe.
Hmodern Hmong & Science Fiction & Fantasy
Saturday, December 29, 2018 | 3pm - 5pm | @ SFPL (San Francisco)
Poetry Association (SFPA) would like to welcome you to Fresh Off the Starships: Diasporic Asian Narratives.
November 18, 2018 | @ The Custom Made Theatre Co. (San Francisco)
INTIMATES, Written by Nicole Jost, Directed by Noelle Viñas, is the next in a series of five plays being workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program.
A sex worker and her client begin a whole new kind of relationship—after the client’s death. Nevaeh shows up on Fatima’s doorstep, confused about the rules of the afterlife and the limits of her newly-dead body. To Fatima’s surprise, they forge a deeper connection than the one they shared in life. As Nevaeh floats towards another world, Fatima struggles to keep her grounded in this one. INTIMATES: a story about the point where love meets lust, honesty meets artifice, and life meets death.
November 1–17, 2018 | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
Chasing Papeles explores the undocumented Filipina immigrant experience using spoken word text, music, movement, shadow puppets, and more.
Written and Co-Directed by Andrea Almario
Co-Directed by Aureen Almario
Granny Cart Gangstas x The Lola Project
October 20, 2018 | @ UndiscoveredSF (San Francisco)
UNDISCOVERED SF Creative Night Market is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate San Francisco's new cultural district - SoMa Pilipinas! Enjoy local artisans, food vendors, live music/dance performances, and flavor each month.
Hidden Refuge :: Refugio Escondido
September 21, 2018 | @ Grace Cathedral (San Francisco)
This performance explores the decolonization of patriarchal infrastructures and environments through performance ritual and sound art.
Sips for Solidarity (Visual Art)
September 21, 2018 | @ The Women's Building (San Francisco)
The Holy Face of Miraculous Healing and it is Frida’s Face on hand dyed cotton handkerchiefs. Framed for display.
Call and Response
August 4, 2018 | 6:30pm | @ African American Art and Culture Complex (San Francisco)
Good. Better. Best. Bested.
June 14–July 7, 2018 | @ Custom Made Theatre (San Francisco)
A one-night journey down the Las Vegas strip, an interwoven story of bachelorettes, magicians, street performers, addicts, tourists and historical soldiers.
Written by Jonathan Spector
Directed by Lauren English
May 3–May 26, 2018 | @ EXIT Theatre (San Francisco)
Stuart Bousel’s revamp of Aristophanes’ outrageously cynical sex and politics romp, chronicling one community’s attempt to overhaul its corrupt power structure and save itself from ruin.
Adapted and directed by Stuart Bousel
Ser Muxer (Visual Art)
April 6–May 5, 2018 | @ El Comalito Collective (Vallejo)
Ser muxer is about the relationships among muxeres and how those relationships empower and or inspire muxeres to follow our own caminos despite social, gender and cultural norms. The artwork includes celebration, unresolved feelings and lingering conflict in regards to these relationships.
Femprovisor Fest '18
April 27, 2018 | @ EXIT Theatre (San Francisco)
Femprovisor Fest showcases diverse female-identified improv ensembles, comics and sketch groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US.
April 7, 2018 | @ Caffe Frascati (San Jose)
Keeping it Nerd goes into depth about what the panelists like in the pop and geek culture, why we will always see the 80's style in modern times, and what superpowers each of the panelists have.
Here, Kitty, Kitty: The P*ssy Bites Back!
March 22–23, 2018 | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
The red tides are raging to turn the course of herstory. In the age of Trump, Granny Cart Gangstas respond in the only way they know how - comedy.
March 9, 2018 | @ Studio Grand (Oakland)
A new theatre arts initiative designed to nurture a new generation of cis-gender womxn, queer, trans, and gender expansive artists of color voices in the Bay Area.
ISLAND WOMXN RISE
June 30 | 6pm PT
Granny Cart Gangstas
Diana Reyes aka FLY LADY D
Monica Joan Ogden
hosted by Alia Ceniza Rasul
Art by Ahlyssa E. Dulay
Inspired by Ruby Ibarra