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Bay Area Artist Stars in “I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco”

Geoffrey Pond will perform in this California Stage production

California Stage presents I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco, a loving tribute to the culture and history of one of the greatest cities in the world by some of the greatest writers of all time. San Francisco history comes to life with the words of Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain, Jack London, H.L. Mencken and Gary Kamiya. Conceived, performed and co-written by Geoffrey Pond and directed by Robert Ernst.

I’m Always Drunk in San FranciscoPond has transformed stories originally written for publications, such as Colliers Magazine, into a series of lively monologues. Stories include: Jack Kerouac’s account of the famous Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955 where Ginsberg’s poem “Howl!” was first read and the Beat scene was born; Jack London’s terrifying eyewitness account of the ’06 earthquake and fire; H.L. Mencken’s humorous little-known story of the bourbon-fueled 1920 Democratic National Convention at the then newly built San Francisco (Bill Graham) Civic Auditorium; and Mark Twain’s impressions of 1860’s San Francisco, including his first public lecture at The Academy of Music on Pine Street. Pond also shares the poetic and historic writings from Gary Kamiya, the author of San Francisco: The Cool Gray City of Love, editor of San Francisco Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Continue reading

‘Classical Revolution: Voices That Move,’ April 23rd!

Classical Revolution: Voices that MoveJoin Casey Lipka and Robin Fisher for “Voices that Move.” An afternoon of soulful melodies, spoken word and dance collaborations woven into one seamless performance. Works by pianist Jacqui Hairston. Musicians from Classical Revolution Collective including clarinetist Brennen Milton.

The event will happen April 23rd, at 4:00pm, at California Stage. Tickets are just $10. See Event Listing.

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Shelby J Presents: The Friends of George Walker

A Musical Matinee featuring:

George Walker
Shelby James.
  • Lady T Jackson
  • Claude Purcell
  • Yarah Rosvita
  • Roberto Clark
  • Shelby James

(Sorry, no tickets will be available online — see below.)

The event will include the debut of Shelby James’ song entitled “This is How Great Grandpa Risked His Life Helping Others Get Free on the Underground Railway.”

The event is in Honor of Black History Month.

The California Stage Theater
2509 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
( Between Q and R Streets in Midtown Sacramento)

12 Noon to 4PM, the last Saturday in February (the 25th).

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 seniors, $4-$6 children.

RESERVATIONS: Call Sound Ideas (916) 914-3968 or CalStage (916) 600-9536 (Sorry, no tickets available online).