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
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 cultures.

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 September.

Thursday, September 25, 2008
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Jewels in the Square Presents
StringWreck Hits the Streets
A collision of music, dance, and street painting
Choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton bring highlights of their critically
acclaimed dance theater work, StringWreck to Union Square Park for three
performances with the internationally recognized street painter Tracy Lee Stum. With
Union Square Park as her canvas, Stum will paint a playful and provocative visual
landscape for this entertaining and often poignant work of dance theater that features
the Del Sol String Quartet.

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

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