Join us for San Francisco's latest gathering of artists & friends -
A Performing Art Salon that is open to the public -- in the style of artists' gatherings of eras gone by. Here we bring together performing artists, dancers, musicians, poets, writers, surrealist painters, and all the discontented demimonde to drink, dance, and share their work.
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:: the SOMA Salon ::
Thursday, January 22nd, 6:30p - 11:00p
"Birth, Death and Parties" with an OPEN MIC ::
The SOMA SALON is back! On January 22nd, 2015, Join us for the third SOMA SALON -
in the intimate setting of a former Chapel - turned Art Collective!
We will Showcase two new plays (actually just a lucky bite-sized slice of each) -
DON'T TALK ABOUT THAT
HEARD IT HERE FIRST
Other notable performers include musicians, poets, and all-around interesting persons, in one evening of ethereal bliss -and potentially some spritzer.There will be light refreshments, a cash bar, and of course, new art.
And for the first time, SOMA SALON will feature an OPEN MIC. Join us to celebrate the power of creativity to engage our past, present, and (I know, I know) our future.
What: the Soma Salon: " Birth, Death, & Parties" An Artists Showcase w/ an OPEN MIC, in the heart of San Francisco.
Where: The Convent, @ 660 Oak st, SF
When: January 22nd (Thursdays), 6:30p - 11p
**Doors open @ 6:30p. Show starts @ 7p.**
Featured Theatrical Showcases:
HEARD IT HERE FIRST is a fleet-footed, modern-beatnik deconstruction of meditation, sex, performance, gender dynamics, love, and the need to spontaneously burst into song. It is not a musical, but a work of theater that can only really be described as 'this is why you still need theater'-ish.
DON'T TALK ABOUT THAT brings to the stage real stories of individuals as they struggle to make sense of their first-hand experiences with death.
This new play in development combines scripted work with actor improvisation, offering a fierce exploration what happens when we take the risk to share our most taboo stories in moments of intimacy.
the CAST (for both plays, in alphabetical order)
Featured Performances by:
- .::Mary O Diaz::.She's Mary. She laughs and she cries sometimes about nothing, sometimes she cries when I cry, like when my balloon was going to pop, it almost made us do a big whole laugh but then everyone cried instead. She's really silly.
- .::Gabriel Bellman::. His work is regularly performed in LitQuake and his writing is found in magazines, books, literary journals and theater festivals worldwide. He will perform original spoken word.
- .::Liz Stone::. lawyer, comedian, invisalign success story
- .::Wesley Cabral::. Wesley is an artist working in drawing, video design, theater and music. He loves playing violin and is excited to share some folk and pop tunes at the Soma Salon.
- .::Scarlet Astrid::. informed by movement and visual explorations, Scarlet makes vulnerable ideas accessible & experiences visceral. Performing "Reflections" - expressing what it means to trust others in order to know oneself.
- .::Michael Burles::. Bay Area singer/songwriter who enjoys belting out stories via verse, making and eating pancakes, and rearranging other people's sock drawers when they are out of the room.
- .::Paul Erlich::. Straight from the Boston music scene, this jazz, world, and all around eclectic guitarist plays an improvisation in 17 count. (and more!)
The first SOMA SALON Open Mic will follow!
There is no cover but this Party is by invite only. Please RSVP with your name and guests' names.
Email thesomasalon [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com to RSVP.
There will be light refreshments, a cash bar, and feel free to bring your own to share!
A Brief History:
The SOMA Salon was born in an underground artists' warehouse space in the heart of San Francisco, in 2011. The Salon gives artists of all styles a chance to showcase their freshest, newest pieces and brings art, music, theatre, and sophisticated parties to unexpected, unique locales.