Jewels in the Square
Season Calendar 2008
April - May - June - July - August - September - October
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Present Richard
Howell Quintet
Richard Howell will be joined by E.W. Wainwright on drums, Fred Harris on
piano, Gary Brown on bass and Destiny, harpist from the 'hood. The quintet's
theme is to demonstrate the exuberant, rich cultural heritage and definitive
musical elements inherent in jazz...spontaneous creativity!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Crosscut  Band
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, 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.

Greedy Fish’s “If You’re Going to San Francisco”
September 5, 6, 12, 13; 5:15pm, 6pm, 7pm
September 7 & 14; 12:15pm & 1pm
What happens when street performers become historians? What happens
when audiences are part of an identity that is bigger than any individual or
generation? Built on vice, ambition and sand dunes, San Francisco lasts as
a beacon of change. Join us in Union Square Park for an exploration and
celebration of some of the unique characters and conflicts that have shaped
San Francisco.

Sunday, September 7, 2008
2pm - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Picklewater Free Circus Fest
Featuring the San Francisco Circus and the The Aji Show with
The monthly Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a collection of diverse
performances from the best Circus Arts performers around the bay, in a
celebration of the history and future of circus in America.

Wednesday, September 10, 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, September 10, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
The Sopranos of Union Square perform
"A Night of Enchantment"
Antoinette Bush, Rosalyn Chan, and Clancy Cox will perform a program titled
"A Night of Enchantment". This trio of sopranos taught by San Francisco
Conservatory of Music's voice intructor Ms. Pamela Alexander will perfrom
arias from opera's most celebrated works. Popular songs from Broadway,
caberet, standards and sacred pieces will also be performed.  This music
will fill the air with romance for your enjoment on this late summer's night!

Sunday, September 14, 2008
2pm - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Wish Inflicted
Wish Inflicted, founded by songwriters Branden Boyd and Brian Cooper, plays
a deeply introspective yet accessible brand of acoustic / electric rock. Their
roots began in Portland, Oregon, where they performed as an acoustic guitar-
wielding duo at coffee shops and open mics, but upon re-grouping a few
years later in San Francisco, they decided to reach beyond the acoustic
sounds and create a full band project. Brian brought in electric guitars, and
Branden began alternating between acoustic guitar and keys, plus they
added the solid, intricate drumming of Emir Simbirdi, and fluid basslines
provided by Jochen Straub.  Now gigging regularly at renowned Bay Area
venues, they bring depth to their sound with unique arrangements of catchy
guitar hooks, piano & Hammond organ sounds, and a grooving rhythm
section.  Wish Inflicted has long since outgrown the coffee shop, but still
embraces the honest songwriting and strong vocal harmonies of its singer-
songwriter past.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
12:30pm -1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Curt Yagi
The genre of his music is difficult to pinpoint, but many say his style is
something they could envision waking up to on a sunny, Sunday morning.  
With well thought out lyrics and an open vibe, Curt will take you on a journey
through his life experiences and leave you wanting more.  To learn more, be
sure to visit

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Sarah Bush Dance Project

September 19 & 20, 2008
11am-5pm 9/19
9am-5pm 9/20
AFA Quilt to Remember
The AFA Quilt to Remember pays tribute to all those who have passed or are
living with dementia, and their families, so that others can recognize the
reality and enormity of this disease, and acknowledge that we stand united
for optimal care and a cure.

Sunday, September 21, 2008
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Dr. Mojo Band
Soul, rhythm and blues is best delivered with energy and feeling, and that is
where Dr. Mojo comes through with the goods. Based on the classic line-up
of female vocals, tenor sax and Hammond B3 organ, their repertoire ranges
from classic soul from the likes of Sam and Dave, Joe Tex or Aretha, through
Texas blues from Freddie King or Lou Ann Barton, to undiscovered gems
from blues masters.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Liss Fain Dance
Visceral, emotional, compelling. Liss Fain's dynamic and emotionally
poignant movement blends the flow and movement experimentation of
modern dance with the kinetic precision and vertical lift of ballet. Since its
founding in 1989, Liss fain Dance has collaborated with film makers, visual
designers, musicians and technologists on projects that have toured
nationally and internationally. The company is currently developing  artistic
exchanges with companies in Poland, the Netherlands and Russia.  LFD is
committed to pursuing cross-cultural exchanges through performances,
workshops, and master classes,  contributing to greater mutual
understanding and respect between citizens from different countries and

Wednesday, September 24, 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

Thursday, September 25, 2008
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Highlights from the evening length collaboration between choreographers
Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton that features the Del Sol String Quartet
and street paintings by chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum.

Friday, September 26, 2008
10am- 12:45pm
Wicked the Musical Promotional Event
Come karaoke Wicked tunes and see cast members sing a few excerpts
from the musical.

Friday, September 26, 2008
12 noon-7pm
Private event
Private event being held on the western half of the plaza.

Sunday, September 28, 2008
2pm- 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Celebrate life ... dance tango!  There will be free introductory lessons in
milonga, tango & vals (tango waltz).  With dancing and performances every
last Sunday of the month, June through September.

April - May - June - July - August - September - October
April - May - June - July - August - September - October