Upcoming Events          APRIL 2008           


Saturday, May 3, 2008
3:30pm-5:30pm
New Life Christian Church

Sunday, May 4, 2008
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Consortium of the Arts
The Consortium of the Arts Chorus and members of the Meher
Schools’ Children’s Chorus join with soprano soloist Hilary Hogan to
sing a 30-minute program of original songs, celebrating spring, the
earth, brotherhood, and the underlying unity of all life. These singers
offered a sparkling and animated holiday concert at Union Square in
December, 2007 to hundreds of shoppers who suspended their
holiday schedule to enjoy the charm of the performers and the beauty
and message of their songs. The singers have been invited back by
Jewels in the Square to share more of their music, their hearts, and
their love for the city of San Francisco .

Sunday, May 4, 2008
6pm- 7:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Bay Bells
Join Bay Bells on a musical journey across the United States . Make
stops along the way as we present handbell and handchime
interpretation of scenic spots, tranquil locales and bustling cities. Be
transported to your favorite American destinations by your favorite
Bay Area Handbell Ensemble.

BAY BELLS, one of the longest-established community handbell
organizations in the country, has made strides over its twenty-year
history to increase the visibility of handbells in the world of
professional and amateur music as well as provide learning
opportunities for the public who are both familiar and unfamiliar with
handbells. The Bay Bells organization currently includes a complete
performing ensemble that makes use of 5 to 6 octaves of Malmark
handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark hand chimes; a smaller 3-octave
ensemble, which has more flexibility with fewer ringers, and 'Low
Ding Zone' a bass ringing ensemble.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Room 203 from Yick Woo Alternative Elementary School

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Nitecaps Blues Band
Come enjoy the musical styling of local blues band The Nitecaps as
they play their own original blues compositions, along with classic
blues standards by such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Three Kings,
and Slim Harpo.

Sunday, May 11, 2008
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Bayonics
Bayonics is a nine piece live hip hop, funk, salsa group from the SF
Bay Area. Their unique edgy sound comes from the combination of
funky beats with intricate horn lines, stylish guitar riffs, thumping bass
lines, and melodic rap vocals.

Tuesday, May 13
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Moonalice
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, May 14, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Oscar Reynolds
A leading advocate of his native country’s music, Bolivian-born Oscar
Reynolds is an accomplished composer, internationally-acclaimed
Andean flute master and guitarist. His music is rooted in Bolivian
tradition while blending Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian, and Flamenco
traditions.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Paul Green School of Rock
The Paul Green School of Rock Music, SFCA is the local branch of the
Nationally acclaimed Music School recently depicted in the
Documentary, " Rock School ."  It is the original performance based,
interactive music school for kids ages 8-17. We proceed from the
belief the best way to learn to do anything is by doing it.  School of
Rock , SFCA performs regularly throughout the city of San Francisco .


Friday, May 16, 2008
2pm-2:45pm
El Capitan High School Music Performace

Saturday, May 17, 2008
10am-7pm
Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Miko Marks
MIko Marks Raised in Flint , Michigan , the nations’ industrial heartland,
Miko first discovered her vocal prowess at a tender age. Her writing
talents have continued to sharpen with experience and maturity. Her
lyrics are optimistic, personal and delivered by crisp, powerful vocals.
Miko Marks is virtually incomparable as a performer, with a voice that
shines crystalline without studio gadgetry. Her influences cross the
barriers of generation, genre and race, while her live performances
satisfy the toughest critics.

Miko’s debut album, Freeway Bound, was named "Country Album of
the Year" at the Independent Music Awards, she was awarded "Best
New Country Artist for 2006" by New Music Weekly Magazine, and
she was named "Female Vocalist of the Year" by Indie World in
Nashville .

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Three Sisters Bellydancers

The Three Sisters are real life siblings. We find immense joy in sharing
this ancient artform with each other, our students, and our audiences.
Our Mission is to bring back the spirit of bellydance as a dance of
female power, strength, celebration, and sisterhood. Bellydance is a
sensual dance in the most pure sense of the word. It is a dance
where women find pleasure in our own movements, which we
translate to audiences through expressive choreographies and
improvisations. Bellydance started as a series of movements to
prepare the body for childbirth and the isolations and undulations that
make up bellydance as a performance art today are infused with this
history.

May 22- June 7
Jewels in the Square Presents
San Francisco International Arts Festival
Performances at Noon *
*5PM start on May 23 and June 6
*No performances on May 25, May 31, or June 3

Sunday, May 25, 2008
11am-4pm
Buddha’s Birthday

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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.

Friday, May 30, 2008
5pm-6pm
North Tahoe Jazz Band

Saturday, May 31, 2008
11am-4pm
Shunde Day