Taylor Mac - A 24 Decade History of Popular Music

Taylor Mac

Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 24 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Curran Theatre | 445 Geary Street

Chapter I (1776-1836) September 15

The American Revolution from the perspective of the yankee doodle dandy, the early woman’s lib movement, an epic battle between drinking songs and early temperance songs, a dream sequence where the audience is blindfolded and the heteronormative narrative as colonization.

Chapter II (1836-1896) September 17

Walt Whitman and Stephen Foster go head to head for the title of Father of the American Song, culminating in the queerest Civil War Reenactment in history. Oh, and: a production of The Mikado set on Mars.

Chapter III (1896-1956) September 22

A Jewish tenement, a WWI trench, a speakeasy, a depression, a zoot suit riot all make the white people flee the cities.

Chapter IV (1956-the present) September 24

Bayard Rustin’s March on Washington leads to a queer riot, sexual deviance as revolution, radical lesbians, and a community building itself while under siege.

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is Taylor Mac’s multi-year effort to chart a subjective history of the United States through is a unique mash-up of music, history, performance, and art that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day.

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Britex Fashion Design with Jamie Lau

Fashion Design with Jamie Lau

Saturday, September 16 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Britext Fabrics | 146 Geary Street

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.

$30. All materials are included..

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The Graduate

The Graduate "1967 Movie" Union Square Park

September 9, 2017 | Sunset 7:25pm

Union Square Park | Between Geary & Post and Stockton & Powell Streets

Film Night in the Park is San Francisco's premiere outdoor film series. Over 125,000 people have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.

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Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

Saturday, September 1 - October 39 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Britext Fabrics | 1 Grant Avenue

Remember those crazy ideas you dreamed up as a kid? The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences. A place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place.

Their mission is to design environments that bring people together and provoke imagination.

Tickets are temporarily sold out, but you can go here to sign up to be notified when more tickets become available. There are not tickets at the door.

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