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Presidio Officers’ Club: Opening Weekend Celebration | SF

Long before there was the city of San Francisco, there was the Presidio of San Francisco. First established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand testament to California’s beginnings.  

Celebrate the re-opening of the Officers’ Club with two full days of history exhibits, art and activities, plus an all-day schedule of live music spanning across cultures including Oakland’s Grammy award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Presidio Officers’ Club Opening Weekend Celebration
October 4-5, 2014 | All Day
Presidio Officers’ Club, Moraga and Graham, SF

Andy Goldsworthy’s Newest Presidio Art Work: Earth Wall
Get a first look at Andy Goldsworthy’s latest nature-inspired art installation during the Presidio Officers’ Club re-opening celebration. Tucked in a courtyard of a building dating back to 1776 is “Earth Wall,” a vertical slab of dirt from which emerges a beautiful sphere of eucalyptus branches. Learn More


Schedule of Activities & Live Music

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • 10 am – Presidio Officers’ Club opens with flag raising, color guard, and marching band
  • 10 am to 3 pm – Creative Family Fun Drop-in Programs: Imaginative craft making activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years
  • 11 am – Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet
  • Noon – Bu Falle is a West African drumming company that integrates music, dance, history, and culture in high-energy performances
  • 1 pm – Jazz pianist Adam Shulman is known for compositions that display a stream of arresting melodies, arranged here for a sextet of brilliant Bay Area musicians
  • 3 pm – BELLA Piano Trio creates an intimate environment that invites audiences to become part of the musical conversation while covering a rich repertoire of Romantic and 20th century composers
  • 4 pm – Halau o Keikiali’I is a traditional Hawaiian cultural ensemble introducing audiences to the richness of Hawaiian history and culture through dance, music, language, and dress
  • 5 pm – Les Gwan Jupons translate vintage Caribbean party music in the voice of a contemporary acoustic jazz ensemble
  • 7 pm – Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a 19-piece Latin Big Band that plays Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz & Cha Cha

Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • 10 am to 3 pm – Creative Family Fun Drop-in Programs: Imaginative craft making activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years
  • 11 am – As renowned string crossover specialists, Quartet San Francisco excels in multiple styles — from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond
  • Noon – Chaskinakuy traverses musical territory across the Andes from Ecuador to Argentina, playing on an extraordinary collection of regional instruments
  • 1 pm – Real Vocal String Quartet’s surprisingly broad repertoire embraces the diverse influences of all four players and singers, from classical, jazz, and rock, to songs and styles from West Africa, Brazil, and rural America
  • 3 pm – The Bernal Hill Players employ clarinet, flute, voice, piano and percussion in an adventurous repertoire including European classics, Latin American favorites, and newly commissioned pieces
  • 4 pm – Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers – Experience one of the top swingin’ jazz and blues bands in the world with an all-star seven-piece band bake up an instant recipe for dancing and good times
  • 5 pm – Marcus Shelby Quartet  – One of the most influential musicians in the Bay Area, jazz bassist Marcus Shelby rocks audiences while weaving meaningful stories of the African American experience into the fabric of his compositions

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