Upcoming Events

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July 2009

Wednesday, July 1
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Manring Kassin Darter
Performing "chamber music for the new millennium," Manring Kassin Darter
has been astounding audiences for the last ten years with amazing chops,
quiet soul and diverse compositions.   Referred to by some music critics as
“the world’s most sophisticated jam-band,” the group features three of the top
virtuosos on their respective instruments.  With two gold records, over 200
albums recorded and multiple Grammy nominations to his credit, bass
phenom, Michael Manring has been hailed as "a master of the fretless bass
without rival” by Guitar Club Magazine. Bass Player Magazine recently named
him Bass Player of the Year and he is scheduled to perform at various Guitar
Hero Concerts this summer. Dazzling pianist, Tom Darter's compositions
have drawn praise from Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland and Karel Husa and, as
one Chicago newspaper put it, “Darter’s music makes one leap for joy!”
Music critics have compared Larry Kassin's flute playing to Rahassan Roland
Kirk, Hubert Laws and Paul Horn.  He has performed with artists ranging
from Bobby McFerrin, and Vienna Teng to Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure
and runs the Noe Valley Music series at the Noe Valley Ministry in SF. While
listeners can hear echoes of jazz, rock, classical, folk, avant-garde and world
music in their performances, the net result is music that tears down stylistic
walls and refuses to be compartmentalized.

Wednesday, July 1
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Sopranos of Union Square performing
"A Night of Enchantment"
Rosalyn Chan, and Clancy Cox with special guests Alex Gutman, and Marie
Kelly with accompanist Dimitry Cogan, will perform a program titled "A Night
of Enchantment".  These singers will perform arias from opera's most
celebrated works.  This program will also include your favorite songs from
Broadway, cabaret, and popular standards.  Bring a date or find a date in
Union Square, for this music will fill the air with romance for your enjoyment
on this summer's night!

Sunday, July 5
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Tango in the Square
Celebrate life ... dance tango!  There will be free introductory lessons in
milonga, tango & vals (tango waltz).  With open dance floor and performances
every first Sunday of the month, June through October.

Wednesday, July 8
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Mad Karma
Mad Karma is a 5-piece, original rock band hailing from the East Bay of
Northern California. With over 50 years of collective stage experience, the
guys are known for their personable and appreciative fan interaction.  
Members have shared the stage with Sammy Hagar, Brad Gillis, opened up
for Blue Oyster Cult and continue to do their best to raise money for a variety
of charities.  For more information, please head to www.myspace.
com/madkarmaband or check out the guys on Facebook under Mad Karma.

Wednesday, July 8
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Crosscut  Band
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of vintage
blues and rock, along with original music, to create a sound that is all its own.
Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago
Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, 50's Rock & Roll, 60's and 70's
Rock, and Jazz.

Saturday, July 11
Show Starts at Dusk
SF Neighborhood Theater Foundation, SF Jewish Film Festival and
Jewels in the Square Present
Film Night in the Park
Woody Allen's Manhattan
Enjoy one of the best cinematic masterpieces of all time under the stars at
Union Square Park.  Union Square will play host to Film Night in the Park two
nightsduring the summer.

Sunday, July 12
2pm - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
RAWdance in
"To Have and to Hold"
As our lives are being affected by the opinions of voters throughout California
and a semantic battle in the courts, it’s time for us to respond as individuals
and artists, to remind people that no one can tell you who to love or how to
love. Never underestimate the political power of public affection.

RAWdance, joined by poets Robert Andrew Perez and Cristobal McKinney,
and photographers Chuin Phang and Andrew Ng, turn public affection into
political response, celebrating love and equality in the heart of San
Francisco's Union Square.

Tuesday, July 14
6pm- 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
According to the legend, Moonalice is bringing its heady brew of roots, rock,
rhythm and blues to Union Square for an afternoon of spirited music,
peppered with ample doses of improvisation and surprise. Moonalice is a
band of seasoned players exploring new musical territory with a passion.
G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Bob Dylan), Barry Sless (Phil Lesh &
Friends, David Nelson Band), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart),
Ann & Roger McNamee (Flying Other Brothers), and Jim Sanchez (Dr. John,
Boz Scaggs) turn their collective body of experience, ace musicianship, great
songs, and love of adventure into live performances as distinct as they are
compelling. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, July 15
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Present
Nice Guy Trio
The award winning Nice Guy Trio is Darren Johnston on trumpet, Rob Reich
on accordion, and Daniel Fabricant on bass. Together, they create a sound
that is both intimate and reflective of their contrasting yet complimentary
musical backgrounds, and always with an emphasis on spontaneity. In
concert they navigate through a uniquely diverse collection of original
compositions and songs from folk traditions all around the globe, from jazz to
klezmer to Balkan dance forms, to calypso and beyond.

Wednesday, July 15
6pm- 8pm
Jewels in the Square and SalsaCazy.com present
Salsa in the Square
featuring Edgardo y Candela
Salsa in the Square brings you some of the best salsa bands from the Bay
Area to dance to on the 3rd Wednesday of the month through October!
Introductory dance lessons start the night followed by an open dance floor
with live music. Don’t miss!

Saturday, July 18
Ben and Jerry's Product Sampling

Sunday, July 19
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Comedy on the Square
Comedy on the Square presents an afternoon of fun filled magic, juggling,
comedy, variety arts and more hosted by the Bay’s favorite comedy host Tony
Sparks. The performers will include Magician RJ Owens (who has performed
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival) , Comedy Juggler “Frisco Fred” Anderson (who
has performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Montreal Just
for Laughs Festival), Comedienne Lynn Ruth Miller (who has performed at
the San Francisco Porch Light Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival and
Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Wednesday, July 22
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Villa Sinfonia
The Villa Sinfonia Foundation is dedicated to developing string musicians of
all ages and abilities, through the performance of chamber music and
chamber orchestra music, assisted and coached by professional musicians.

Wednesday, July 22
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Lindy in the Square
The Swing Dancers will turn back the clock and infect the Square with dance
fever the fourth Wednesday of every month from May through September.
Introductory dance lessons will be followed by an open dance floor. Bring a
partner or come and meet new people!

Sunday, July 26
2pm - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Dance-A-Vision Entertainment based in Oakland,CA , under the Direction of
Carla Service uses dramatic choreography and the freedom of freestyle
dance to engage and entertain their audience. Delivering a dynamic mix of
dance styles, the Dance-A-Vision dancers both youth and adult  will leave you
breathless and happy.

Wednesday, July 29
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Diego’s Umbrella
Diego’s Umbrella is the original Spanish Surf Mexican Gypsy Pirate Pop
Band from San Francisco. Together for over seven years, the band creates
music that will make you smile, weep, ponder, and dance.

Wednesday, June 29
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
The BRO sound is defined by unique upbeat original songs with definitive
bass and drum beats, dynamic lead vocals and vocal harmony with soaring
electric guitars and piano. The bass and drum rhythms are influenced by funk
music but with more intensity, while our guitar work can be funk-or-rock-