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2018 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale

Red Poppy Art House | 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA

2018 Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | January 5-27

Part of the Fresh Festival, Fresh Exchanges are social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate the dance, music and performance communities.

Fresh 2018 presents 14 inclusive and insightful gatherings at Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom Street, SF], Joe Goode Annex [410 Alabama Street, SF] and F8 Nightclub [1192 Folsom Street, SF] in San Francisco, and Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley]. FRESH Exchanges are free or $5-10 [notaflof].

These events are designed as Happy Hours, offering social space with live music, raw + intimate performance experiments, performance showcases and more.

Mondays 1/8, 15, 22 – Happy Hours – live music with Albert Mathias + guests

6-9pm | F8 Nightclub | 1192 Folsom Street, SF | free
Happy Hours serve up live music by Albert Mathias and special guests including Andrew Kusin, Nerve Pincher, and DJ EFX in a funky SOMA club with a sweet dance floor and the best bartendress in town, Demetria. A great time to unwind, catch up, socialize, improvise, shake it up, get down, get loose and get happy. All ages. No cover. Happy Hour drink specials.

  • Monday, January 8 – Albert Mathias + Andrew Kushin
  • Monday, January 15 – Albert Mathias + Nerve Pincher
  • Monday, January 22 – Albert Mathias + DJ EFX

Tuesdays 1/9, 16, 23 – RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

7:30-9:30pm | Red Poppy Art House | 2698 Folsom Street, SF | $5-10 
RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments] invites 2 artists each week who are working on the edge of their form to share excerpts of current projects and speak about their process. Moderated group discussions to follow.

Wednesdays 1/10, 17, 24 – POTLUCK/Social Practice

7:30-9:30pm | Red Poppy Art House | 2698 Folsom Street, SF | $5-10
Collaborative meals and interactivities co-hosted by FRESH artists notorious for generating situations of connectivity, improvisation, inclusivity and direct action.

  • Wednesday, January 10 – hosted by José Navarrete + Debby Kajiyama, food by Jesse Hewit
  • Wednesday, January 17 – hosted by Kathleen Hermesdorf + Abby Crain, food by Asia Wong
  • Wednesday, January 24 – hosting + food by FRESH folks

Thursdays 1/11, 18, 25 – Alternative Conservatory

7:30-9:30pm | Red Poppy Art House | 2698 Folsom Street, SF | $5-10
Time to unwind, connect, absorb, consider, listen and discuss, hosted by FRESH artists notorious for disarming paradigms and thinking outside the box.

Sunday, January 14 – I’m Exhausted So my Soul is Rested: Transnational Epistolaries

8-10pm | Finnish Hall | 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley | $5-10

FRESH 2018 heads to the East Bay for a performance showcase curated by Chani Bockwinkel and Indira Allegra at Finnish Hall in Berkeley.

Sunday 1/21 – EnQueery Within|Queer this Jam

6-11pm | Joe Goode Annex | 401 Alabama Street, SF | $5-10

Axis Syllabus/Contact Improvisation Class + Jam with Diana Thielen + Devin Pastika

In this class, EnQueery Within, we’ll create a space which is focusing on Contact Improvisation using the Axis Syllabus** as a reference. Are you interested in studying the Axis Syllabus and diving deep into Contact Improvisation in this supportive bubble?

The class and the following jam aim to center women, femmes, transgender and intersex folks, butches, studs, queens, radical fairies, two spirits, genderqueers, dykes, gay men, bi’s, and others outside the box to create a queer, feminist safer space.

Links: Event details

Cost: $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale


Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA

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*$5 to $10 sliding scale
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