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Shirly's Variety Show Extraordinaire!
Studio Quercus
Oakland, CA
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Shirly's Variety Show Extraordinaire!
AC and the Vega
AC & the Vega is folk and then some---lyrical and evocative of weather patterns and creature speak, moon phases and dark matter to soothe the soul and raise the spirits. Louis Vega muses on bass with Erik Gross on drums in collaboration with the songs of Anne Carol Mitchell.

Karen Penley
Karen Penley has made circuses. Circuses with dancers and singers (jeff wagner of the tunnel and tunnel of love) and actors (solomon landeman in hbo's boardwalk empire) and bands (20 minute loop) (bill horvitz) and animation (sean jones). She made two full odd circuses, Circus Proboscis: A Sneeze of Freaks and Not the More Lovely: A Circus Sideshow. Proboscis won a TBA Cash Grant and the SFBG said this of Not the More Lovely, "this glad, jagged-toothed mockery of human folly comes fast, fresh and unexpected." Now she's making her own one girl show, Feral Girl and Old Man. There is a circus in the middle of it. She is also working on a solo show being written by the great John Okeefe. And is joining an all boy pirate band, Boarding Party.

Brad Ericson
Oakland's Brad Erickson is an unemployed anthropologist riding the tailwinds of post-apocalypse ethnography while creating musical satire. Four of his short musical plays have been staged including DayGlo Yodel and Apostasy of the Sea Monkeys. His band Underthings released the CD Beautiful Grotesque in 2012. He is currently working on a full-length funk-rock opera based on the 5000 year-old Epic of Gilgamesh. Tonight he is joined by Los Angeles-based vocalist Nicole Cassese and Sonoma County bee-keeper Jason Berkman on the drums.

Rubik's Renegades Lars Petrus and Tyson Mao
The team that taught Will Smith to solve the cube for the 2006 film Pursuit of Happyness!
Tyson Mao is an American Rubik's Cube solver. He is a co-founder and a former board member of the World Cube Association, the organization that governs competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. In 2006, he set the world record for 3x3x3 blindfolded. He's also an accomplished classical violinist and guitarist.

Lars Petrus made his name as an internationally accomplished speedcuber in 1982 when he became the national champion of Sweden, and went on to finish fourth overall at the first official Rubik's Cube World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. He later published his unique method, known as the Petrus system, on the Internet. It has become an extremely popular method among intermediate and upper-level speedcubers. Lars was the World Champion for solving the Rubik's Cube in the fewest moves in 2005. He also plays guitar in a Ramone's cover band.

Music: Ghost Lore
Ghost Lore is an East Bay duo comprised of Katherine McDonald and Tim Kim. Together they have explored various musical contexts with their love of vocal harmony, simply melody, and free improvisation. Katherine blends heart breaking melodies with vocal and keyboard backtrack looping while Tim mixes vocals and violins with various effects to produce hopeful and foreboding soundtracks. The quest for the self is alive and well within the lore of the ghost...

Film: Corey Hitchcock
Sf native, Corey Hitchcock, is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a wide range of visual media. Most recently her focus has been video and installation. Her short films record such preoccupations as: the dual lives of ordinary objects, the dubious Path of Knowledge, cosmological mysteries like Dark Matter, Traffic Inversion projects, nature's regenerative storehouse in Double Radiance, and the effects of Pollination. She received her MFA in 2005 from JFKU's Arts & Consciousness Dept. and a Cadogan/Murphy Award in 2001 for new work.

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Studio Quercus (View)
385 26th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

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Minimum Age: 18
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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