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Some Fun Events this Week

Here are a few of the fun events in my calendar this week …

At Union Square’s Jewels on the Square on Wednesday, you can see Kapakahi from 12:30pm – 1:30pm performing on the Union Square stage. Their music is described as “a fresh and progressive mash-up of Pop, Reggae, Ska, and Hip-hop and their energetic stage show grabs the attention of whatever crowd they’re in front of.”

Also at Union Square on Wednesday, June 3 from 6pm – 8pm, The Sopranos of Union Square perform “A Night of Enchantment.” Rosalyn Chan, and Clancy Cox with special guests Alex Gutman, and Marie Kelly with accompanyist Elizabeth Ingber, will perform a program titled “A Night of Enchantment”. These singers taught by San Francisco Conservatory of Music voice instructor, Ms. Pamela Alexander, will perform arias from opera’s most celebrated works.

On Thursday, get your jazz fix on the Yerba Buena Gardens esplanade when Mads Tolling Quartet performs during the lunch hour (12:30pm – 1:30pm).

Also on Thursday, get ready to dance and smile at the 2nd Let’s Go Dance at Jessie event. The Stairwell Sisters provide the music for square dancin’ or toe tappin’ on June 4, 2009 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Jessie Square (in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets).

Finally, an event for the little ones on Friday at 11:00am and again at 12:15pm at Yerba Buena’s Children’s Gardens. Top stars of the Caterpillar Puppets are the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, a baby orangutan, and a rainforest monster who the audience helps sing peacefully to sleep.

On Saturday, the San Francisco Youth Unity Eco-Fest offers an environmental summit and block party at Civic Center Plaza from 10am – 6pm. More information can be found on the event web site.

The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents the Venezuelan Music Project on Saturday at 11am and again at 12:15pm in the Children’s Garden area.

Also on Saturday, Bookstock 2009 happens at AT&T Park from 7pm – 11pm. an exceptional evening of art, music, entertainment, great food and plenty of children’s activities all on the field at AT&T Park. Kids 12 and under are free, and you can find out other prices at the event web site.

Also on Saturday from 9pm – 3am is Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’s What’s The Big Idea??? free late night party (RSVP Requested). I have to say, I really enjoy the programs and exhibits at YBCA.

On Sunday from 10am – 2pm, the next edition of Sunday Streets happens – this time in the Mission. Get more details at the Sunday Streets San Francisco web site.

Also, Israel in the Gardens is the largest Bay Area Jewish community family festival with performances and many activities planned at Yerba Buena Gardens from 11am until 5pm.

In Union Square from 2pm – 4pm, you can catch the 1st of five Tango in the Square events which offer free introductory lessons in
milonga, tango & vals (tango waltz). With open dance floor and performances every first Sunday of the month, June through October.

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