Jewels in the Square
Season Calendar 2008
April - May - June - July - August - September - October
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Kapakahi is about celebrating diversity in all its fun, funky glory.  
Their music is a fresh and progressive mash-up of Pop, Reggae, Ska, and Hip-Hop
and their energetic stage show grabs the attention of whatever crowd they're in front
of. So, regardless of any label  placed on them, Kapakahi's genre-bending style
aims for ONE thing: to get your body moving on the dance floor!

Wednesday, October 1, 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.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
8pm - 10pm
Jewels in the Square & San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation Present
Film Night in the Park: Vertigo
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 three nights
during the summer.

Sunday, October 5, 2008
2pm  - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Picklewater Free Circus Fest
Featuring Circus Finelli with guests and
Summer Shapiro in
"The Boudoir"
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, October 8, 2008
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, October 8, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (LJYE) of San Francisco is a performing group of
talented musicians ages ten to 18. They perform Latin jazz classics and original
compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the
KCSM Jazz Festival, KGO Radio, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Museum of Modern Art,
Paramount's Great America and the world-renown jazz club, Yoshi’s. The LJYE has
shared the stage with legendary performers such as the great Cuban bassist,
Cachao; piano virtuoso Chuchito Valdes; Latin jazz heavyweights Poncho Sanchez
and Clare Fischer; and the Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The
LJYE mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music by
teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians.

Sunday, October 12, 2008
2pm  - 4pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Non-Stop Bhangra Collective
The Non-Stop Bhangra Collective is a San Francisco based group consisting of
cutting edge Dj's, dancers, drummers, emcee’s, live paintings and visuals. With a
strong desire to bring Bhangra to the masses, the group has blazed a trail by
presenting Punjabi music in a fresh way; an accessible approach which leaves no
one out. Mixing traditional tracks as well as remixes, all fused with live dhol drums
and scratching, dance lessons, and performances.

Teaming up with local non-profits and organizations promoting the arts, the collective
is always focused on helping the greater world community and raising awareness to
embrace a more global conscious unity through music & dance.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
Lindy in the Square
Join us for the last Lindy in the Square of 2008! We will have a live performance by
Jelly Roll Souls!

Friday, October 31, 2008
8pm - 9:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
ShadowLight Theatre
The Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis
Greek Shadow Theatre performed by Leonidas Kassapides with live music!

Jewels in the Square and ShadowLight Productions Presents a special free
Halloween performance of The Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis (CAR-E-GO-SIS).
Award-winning shadow artist Leonidas Kassapides joins live musicians to perform
the traditional Greek form of storytelling with shadow puppetry.  

The Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis epitomizes the comical tradition of Greek
Shadow Theatre, featuring the beloved folk hero, Karaghiozis.  Set during the
Ottoman Empire, The Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis is an adventure full of action,
comedy and spectacular confrontations with a monster that turns humans into
strange creatures.  Join our endlessly hilarious hero Karaghiozis as he cleverly
solves conflict. This show is performed in English and is appropriate for all ages.

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