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“Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF

Between May and October in 2018, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist Nils Frykdahl, who earned renown in the storied art rock bands Idiot Flesh and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

Together they conjure a magical world defined by strange and disquieting tales of rugged housekeeping, street kids, sleepwalking and exiled travelers returning home. Inhabiting a crossroads where ancient balladry, art songs, physical theater and rock gleefully collide, Faun Fables’ adventures have been chronicled on six albums. Touring internationally, the duo delivers riveting live performances, whether or not puppets are involved.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: Funcheap Presents, Live Music, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 23, 2018

10:30 am   Final Day: Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop | Millbrae  FREE
12:00 pm   People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF  FREE
12:30 pm   “Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival  FREE
3:30 pm   Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF  FREE
5:00 pm   “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pm   Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park  FREE
6:00 pm   SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Sun Hop Fat | Palo Alto  FREE
6:00 pm   Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Best in Show” | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers | Pier 15  $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm   Holbrook-Palmer Park Summer Concert Series | Atherton  FREE
6:00 pm   Beyond Human NightLife | California Academy of Sciences  $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:30 pm   Music & Market Summer Concerts: Kingsbourough | Concord  FREE
6:30 pm   “Thursdays on Vinyl” DJs on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   Win Tix: Breezy Folk-Pop & Harmonious Wanderlust: Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai | Swedish American Hall  WIN
7:30 pm   “I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pm   Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City  FREE
8:00 pm   Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List  FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
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