Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Up-Coming: Saturday Stuff

A few smaller but interesting events taking place this Saturday: Composer Luicano Chessa & violinist Benjamin Kreith present their "Garret" show in a performance space at Duende restaurant in Oakland. Their program looks to be a piquant mix, including Futurist sound poetry, improvisations, Satie, Schumann, & Mr. Chessa's own music. 6 singers, possibly outrageously styled, are on the bill for a recital celebrating French opera heroines, in the intimate gallery & salon space of Salle Pianos. Seventh Avenue Performances presents lutenist Adam Cockerham, violinist Noah Strick, and cellist Adaiha Macadam-Somer in a free concert featuring lesser-known Italian composers of the early Baroque. CAAMFest (formerly SF International Asian American Film Festival) is showing Seeking Asian Female, local filmmaker Debbie Lum's documentary about a Caucasian, 60-year-old parking lot attendant & his young mail-order bride from China. The panel discussion following is sure to be provocative.

§ Luciano Chessa and Benjamin Kreith's "Garret"
Saturday March 23, 2013 - 4pm
across from the Fox Theater 468 19th Street, Oakland

§ Les Héroïnes
A Recital of Femmes from French Opera
Saturday March 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm
The Szalon at Salle Pianos and Events

§ Seventh Avenue Performances
Sunset Baroque
Dawn of the Baroque
Saturday March 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm

§ Seeking Asian Female
New People
Saturday March 23, 2013 -  5:00 pm

§ Seeking Asian Female Panel
Union Bank Community Room
Saturday March 23, 2013 - 7:00 pm


Michael Strickland said...

And which one are YOU going to attend?

Axel Feldheim said...

Who said I was going to any of them?

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Michael Strickland said...

Well, you do have a point, and it's nice to be reminded that you are simply a conduit of cultural information from the ether.

The question really related to which of these possibilities did I want to go to, and if you were interested in any one of them personally, there would be some serious weight.

But if you refuse to have a preference, let me state mine. The Luciano Chessa thingie in Oakland is probably going to be the most interesting, and it's at a civilized hour next to a BART station, plus you can drink good beer. I have spoken.

Look forward to your Caucasian seeking Asian mail order bride review.

Axel Feldheim said...

Yes, I merely point at things.

I plan to attend Lucanio & Ben's Garret show. CAAM added an extra screening of Seeking Asian Female, so I luckily got to see it last night. Like many seemingly mismatched couples, it goes from creepy to romantic & is compulsive viewing.