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National American Indian Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated every year in the month of

November to honor and recognize the original peoples of this land. The first

"American Indian Day" was declared by the State of New York in 1916, but a month

long recognition of Native Americans was not achieved until 1990. In that year

President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating

November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.”




Contact: Rich

>Gosse, 415/507-9962




> Single professionals of all ages are invited to taste boutique

> wines and enjoy delicious appetizers, Friday, October 24, 2008,

> 7:30-9:30pm, at San Francisco's newest art gallery, R.R. Gallery,

> at 290 Sutter St. The cost is $30 at the door, which includes everything.


Dear Friends & Art Lovers!

The season of Art has come!

In Japan, we celebrate Fall as the Art season.

How have you been enjoying your life with Art?

Today, let me update about my Art.

Firstly, Guess what?

I have eventually made to invite you to a SF down town Gallery Art


This show is exciting with over 500 works of art, eclectic by design

your will

definitely will enjoy the diversity that is what our City and Artists

are all about!

The following Artists will be featured:

Michele DiGregorio,Sawyer Rose, Marsha Ecegovic, Stephen Maffin,

Bertolt Schmidy, Lynn Hossom, Mike McDonough, Eyan Higgins Jones,

Peter Fronk, Kayne Youny, Hiroko Sakai, Audrey Roy, Judy Seidel, and

Traudel Prussin.

Artists' reception with refreshments from 5-7 p.m. See or call for additional information. We look

forward to seeing you!





863 MISSION ST., San Francisco, CA 94103 US


Thursday, October 2, 5:00PM



Secondly, my website URL has changed.

New URL is

Please check it out.

And do not forget to update your book mark! ~smile*



Sorry if this month’s issue of The Scene looks really screwed up.

I still haven’t got my computer hooked up since I moved so I’m typing this at a computer store in Berkeley, and I’m not familiar with post-2001 computer programs.

Also, sorry I don’t have an interview with new hot band Shiny Toy Guns. I sent them some email questions just like their management requested but never heard back from them. I can’t put much of a spin on this, so, let me just say that next month’s column is bound to be better than this month’s.


San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

P. O. Box 420470

San Francisco, CA 94142-0470

Contact: Nancy Fox 415. 459-3434 HYPERLINK ""


Jim Cranna, founder of the Theatre of the Deranged

Bob Sarlatte on David Letterman

Diane Amos, aka the "Pine-Sol Lady"

Debi Durst, "Queen of the Island of Misfit Toys"

Ron Muriera, moderator-comedian


5 comics riff on S.F. clubs and history

"I was explaining about throwing people out of windows ‹ an approved Czech

execution method for many years," recalls comedian Jim Cranna about an

improvisational group. "The bit turned into a thing about washing windows."

Cranna, who founded that group, The Theatre of the Deranged, is one of five

comics who'll reminisce about San Francisco comedy from the '50s to the '80s

at an Oct. 14 event.

Bob Sarlatte, Diane Amos and Debi Durst also will be featured on the "Small

City, Big Laughs" program, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and

Historical Society (SFMHS).

The 7:30 p.m. event, free to SFMHS members and only $5 for non-members, will

be hosted by Ron Muriera. It will be held in St. Francis Hall, St. Mary's

Cathedral, 1111 Gough (at Geary), preceded by a 7 o'clock reception.




From: "Art Opportunities Monthly" <>

Date: Mon, August 11, 2008 12:39 am

To: "Editor" <>

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Artists and photographers can now find financial support for

their work on <>. The newly revised site features the complete double Summer issue of Art Opportunities Monthly with more than $7.7 million in calls for



Subject: Press Release

From: "fitzpatrick jim" <>

Date: Tue, August 19, 2008 12:15 am


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The American Roller Skating Derby is proud to announce that the San Francisco Bay Bombers will be back on Bay Area TV in over 20 year starting in early 2009. Our San Francisco Bay Bombers will be on twice a week (Noon on Saturdays with a repeat showing at Midnight on Saturday evenings). The San Francisco Bay Bombers will be featured each week skating against the ARSD Brooklyn Red Devils, Chicago Pioneers, San Diego FireBirds, Eastern Chiefs, and the newest ARSD team the Orlando Thunder.

SF Bay Bomber Hot Line (510) 636-9300


Subject: Bernie Reilly - No Place To Hide

From: "Last Stop Records" <>

Date: Tue, August 12, 2008 4:25 pm


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Bernie Reilly - No Place To Hide

New Album - August 2008

Available now through






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Paper Round Kid is the moniker of one Darren Filkins, a UK

singer/songwriter who’s easily compared to an upbeat Bob Dylan,

Devendra Banhart or Neil Young but with a late ‘70s key party vibe.

Well, hello, Mrs. Robinson! The debut album, Submarine will be

available from Chocolate Lab Records via iTunes, Amazon, etc. on

October 8.


For Immediate Release: September 22, 2008

Contact: Andrew Farago, 415-227-8666 ext. 314

Images available upon request

October Cartoonist-in-Residence

Mike Gray, creator of Thom Cat

Cartoon Art Museum Event: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Free and Open to the public

The Cartoon Art museum hosts Mike Gray, artist and creator of Thom Cat,

(which will air on Nickelodeon in December 2008 as part of the Random

Cartoons cartoon series) on October 11, 2008, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, as part of

its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be

offered the chance to watch Mr. Gray at work, watch his cartoons, chat with

him about cartooning, and get a free sketch!

Cartoon Art Museum € 655 Mission Street - San Francisco, CA 94105 -

415-CAR-TOON - < HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank">

Hours: Tues. Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday


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From: "Sina Eiden" <>

Date: Wed, August 20, 2008 9:39 am


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*Knocked Up-*A Theater Production-Makes Its World Premiere. An

exploration of conception's life-altering complexities.

(San Francisco, CA) - KNOCKED UP, a theater adaptation of the independent full-length feature film from IMAGINATIVE

PRODUCTIONS<>, is coming to San Francisco and runs September 11 through October 18, as it makes its World Premiere. With performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, held at Studio 300 Theatre, a 30 seat intimate theater one half block from Union square in the heart of San Francisco, this is an experience you won't want to miss. Studio 300 Theatre is located at 442 Post Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, 94102. Studio 300 Theatre brought you the World Premiere of A Bowl of Rose Leaves in July and August of 2008 and the Pulitzer Prize winning play Rabbit Hole in 2007.

Knocked Up explores how three pregnancies, wanted or not, transform the lives of very different women and ultimately change their relationships with everybody and everything in the world around them.

The play was written in 2003 by Tonya Foster and was immediately made into the independent film KnockedUp <>.

It screened at the Short Film Corner World Market, May 2007, during the 60th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. The play follows three women and their pregnancies. It is edgy, heart-felt and written from a totally female perspective. Pam and Will confront the collapse of their starry-eyed notions about getting and staying knocked up, while learning to deal with tearing disappointment and the bitterness it engenders, when a desperately desired pregnancy ends in miscarriage. Anna, a single waitress, is forced to come to a decision

when she gets knocked up from a one-night stand. She takes a wild ride on an express train to an unexpected destination of self-discovery, with a little help from her friends. And Ellen, just over the edge of 50 and drinking to stay afloat in a sea of disillusionment from a wasteland of a marriage and a strained relationship with her daughter Emma, discovers she is knocked up by the neighbor's 19-year-old son, with whom she is having an affair.

For more information call 1 (888) 410-8355 or email

All shows at 8 pm: Thursday-Saturday, September 11 - October 18.

General Admission: $25, Students and TBA Members: $23


Subject: Walk for Lupus Now San Francisco

From: "Christi Rauth" <>

Date: Tue, August 26, 2008 5:21 pm

To: "Christi Rauth" <>

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The Lupus Foundation of America is hosting their inaugural Walk for Lupus Now event in San Francisco on October 11 at The Band Shell in the Music Concourse at Golden Gate Park. I am hoping you might be able to help us get the word out to the community through your community calendar. Below is the basic information. Walk for Lupus Now is a 5K (3.1 mile) fundraising walk that raises critical funds for lupus research, education programs, and patient and family support services. This year, thousands of walkers will participate in more than 52 Walk for Lupus Now events in the United States, promoting lupus awareness, physical activity and healthy living in a family-friendly setting. They will walk to raise funds to save lives from lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease that damages any organ in the body and affects more than 1.5 million Americans today. The proceeds from Walk for Lupus Now are invested into each local community.

Walk for Lupus Now

October 11, 2008

The Band Shell at the Music Concourse

Golden Gate Park



Thanks so much ahead of time.

Best, Christi


The Devil-Ettes are heading on TOUR with Tease-O-Rama to Seattle, Portland, Ashland

and back down to San Francisco! It is 10 days on the road to glitter and dreams!

Zivity ( HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" is a proud sponsor of the Devil-Ettes Tease-O-Rama tour!

They are a super cool company that we think you should check out. We think Zivity is

a great destination for Devil-Ettes fans because if you love burlesque and cute go

go girls, you're already a fan of sexy, real artists. Zivity is an online stage

where models and photographers showcase their glamour, fashion and pin-up

photography and talk to fans. They have over 20,000 members actively supporting

their favorite models by voting, and each Zivity vote triggers a cash royalty

payment to a Zivity artist.

Check out this Free Subscription from Zivity!

All artists who publish on Zivity will receive a free membership, and all fans of

artists who receive this email will receive a free 30 day trial subscription. Help

them discover the next star! AND Remember to tell them The Devil-Ettes sent ya!

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For more information on the Tease-O-Rama tour, or to buy tickets, visit:

Hope to see you at one of the upcoming Devil-Ette events!

XOXO The Devil-Ettes


Subject: sub pop tours/ one fell swoop

From: "Teal Garrels" <>

Date: Wed, August 20, 2008 3:49 pm

To: "Teal Garrels" <>

Priority: Normal

1. The new Death Vessel album "Nothing is Precious Enough For Us" just dropped this week. In support of the release, Joel will be taking off on a cross-country tour on Aug 27th and will continue on through the end of September. Full tour dates here:

Artist page:

2. Chad VanGaalen's 3rd Sub Pop full length "Soft Airplane" will be

released on September 9th. He has a NYC show coming up (Sept 21st @ Blender Theatre) and will be playing Portland (Doug Fir) and Seattle (Triple Door) on Oct 11th and 12th respectively.

Artist page:

3. Portland's Blitzen Trapper - who's new full length "Furr" is set to

drop on September 23rd - will be hitting the road on a record release tour soon too:

Artist page:

4. October 7th is the release date set for new Sub Pop signee Daniel

Martin Moore's record "Stray Age". Here are some shows that are

confirmed for now (more to come):

Artist page:

5. The following bands are either on tour as we speak, or are fixing to play some US dates soon-ish: CSS, Oxford Collapse, Beachwood Sparks, Foals, Iron & Wine, Band of Horses, Sera Cahoone, Fleet Foxes, Gutter Twins, Helio Sequence, Low, Mudhoney, Tiny Vipers. A full list of dates can be found here: (you can flip quickly into their artist

pages if you click on their names).



From: Loöq Records <>

Date: Wed, August 20, 2008 5:05 pm

To: Loöq Records <>

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On St. Patrick's Day, Jesse McPherson came home to his apartment to find his computer, his flat screen TV, and his XBox 360 stolen. Adding insult to injury, the thief had logged into Jesse's XBox Live account and left him a message, admitting to the theft and offering to sell the stolen game machine back to Jesse.

Unable to get help from the police, Jesse blogged about the incident, posting the moronic message on the web for all to hear. Blog readers soon tracked down the thief and subjected him to a barrage of online ridicule that eventually shamed him into returning the stolen gear.

Take a moronic confession of thievery posted on the internet, add an addictive rolling bassline and a cripsy tech house beat, spice it up with some old school funk sounds, and you get a simple recipe for filling up the dancefloor. Jondi & Spesh go deeper, darker, and techier into this life of crime, but emerge groovier than ever.

Momu takes the crime spree to another level with a full-on nuskool/oldskool breaks blend that is 100% booty shaking party music (more cowbell!).



Username: looqdemo

Password: 33rev



I Stole Your XBox (Original Mix)
I Stole Your XBox (Jondi & Spesh Remix)

I Stole Your XBox (Momu Remix)

Artist: Yellowcake

Title(s): I Stole Your XBox

Label: Loöq Records

Release date: August 25, 2008

Catalog #: LQ-1066

Copyright 2008 Loöq Records




Date: Thu, August 28, 2008 12:59 pm

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

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New York, NY - J Records' singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan shows no

fear of success as her debut single "Need U Bad" claims the No. 1 spot

this week on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts, thus making her the first female in

almost four years (the 8th this decade!) to accomplish this achievement!

The Jonathan Mannion-directed video for "Need U Bad" has been No. 1 on

BET's 106 & Park video countdown show for 3 non-consecutive days since

her live August 21st performance on the program. The video is also the

second highest rated R&B video on AOL Music.


Subject: Added Blitzen Trapper tour dates

From: "Teal Garrels" <>

Date: Tue, August 26, 2008 5:17 pm

To: "Teal Garrels" <>

Priority: Normal

Since my last tour update, Blitzen Trapper has added a handful of dates

to their US record release tour schedule. All shows are listed below

with symbols indicating which dates are with Stephen Malkmus & the

Jicks, Parson Red Heads, Horse Feathers, or Iron & Wine. Furr is

Blitzen Trapper's anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed

2007 release Wild Mountain Nation (8.5 on Pitchfork, "Breaking" band in

Rolling Stone, features in Billboard, Harp, Fader...) and first release

on Sub Pop.

Blitzen Trapper - Furr

Release Date: September 23, 2008

Bio, photos, mp3s:



I was supposed to list the September tour dates for this band, but the September edition got canceled, so check out…


I don’t know much about this. But my recommendation is that if this organization endorses Ross Mirkarimi and Mark Sanchez, I’d vote for whoever is running against their endorsements…

Subject: Press Release: SF for Democracy PAC Local Candidate Endorsements

From: "Tim Durning" <>

Date: Fri, August 22, 2008 3:50 pm


Priority: Normal

PO Box 194064, San

Francisco, CA 94119-4064



Tim Durning, President at [],


Jeff Whittington, Communications Director at




San Francisco, CA -- San Francisco for Democracy PAC, a sponsored political action committee of San Francisco for Democracy, is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for the November 4, 2008 local races. The endorsement process for the San Francisco and State Propositions, and for any changed or previously unendorsed State and Federal races, will take place in September.

Our completed candidate questionnaires and candidate videos may be found here:

San Francisco Supervisor


1: Eric Mar

District 3: David Chiu

District 4: No Endorsement

District 5: Ross Mirkarimi

District 7: Sean Elsbernd

District 9: Mark Sanchez

District 11: John Avalos

San Francisco Board of Education

Sandra Fewer, Barbara Lopez, Rachel Norton, and Norman Yee

San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees

Chris Jackson, Milton Marks, and Bruce Wolfe


The San Francisco Improv Alliance Newsletter

Dear Gene,

To see portions of this newsletter and more (including hiring improv actors through

the SFIA Talent pool, go


Frangella at Cobb's Comedy Club

Second City Improv Alumni Frances Callier (former Second City LA Artistic Director

and inspiration to ensembles like Oui Be Negroes and Nation of Improv) and Angela

V. Shelton perform as the Comedy duo Frangella


can be seen weekly on VH1's "Best Week Ever,"and together they are regular "Pop

Cultural Pundits"

on "The Today Show," "Dateline," and CNN's

"Headline News," among others. They also host their

own Radio Show, "The Week According To Frangela,"in

Los Angeles on Progressive Talk AM 1150 and fill-in for nationally

syndicated Radio Talk Show, Stephanie Miller.

Frances and Angela are currently creating and co-executive producing

a new television comedy for the Disney Channel. Last season they

starred, wrote and produced their own pilot for FOX Television Network

called "Frances and Angela." They both starred and wrote

on their award winning animated show "Hey Monie" for

Oxygen and BET. They also wrote on the Showtime pilot "The

Offensive Show." Frances and Angela have also co-authored

a book together called "The Girl Friend Handbook."

The SFIA highly recommends catching these two improv staples and funny women for

their two night only run at Cobb's!


Cobb's Comedy Club

915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco


(Fri) -- 8PM (tickets

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& 10:15PM (tickets

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--- $18.50

10/11 (Sat) -- 8PM


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& 10:15PM (tickets

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--- $20.50

For more information go to Cobb's Comedy Club Calendar

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The SFIA Presents: Improv Juggernaut Comedy: The Halloween Spectacular!

The Irish Mutts

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return to San Francisco at The Darkroom Theater for two nights of improv comedy

to start your Halloween night off right! Also on the bill is San Francisco comedy

ensemble Oui Be Negroes!

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Improv Juggernaut Comedy: The Halloween Spectacular

With The Irish Mutts with Oui Be Negroes

Friday-Saturday October 31st and November 1st.

All shows 8PM

$15.00 General Admission

$7.50 Stud/Sen/TBA (with the password booscary)

7.50 at the door for anyone in costume (Halloween Only)

The Darkroom Theater

2263 Mission Street, San Francisco

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Buy Tickets Through Brown Paper Tickets

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This Week's Pick: Warp SpeedWarp Speed

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These are the

voyages of the Starship (to be named by the audience). Its mission, to

explore all new characters, to seek out new dangers and intense

relationships, and to boldly improvise where BATS has never gone


If you saw it last voyage, come

check out a brand new adventure. And if you've never seen the format

before, this completely improvised sci-fi story is sure to be one

unforgettable trek that you won't want to miss.

Warp Speed

Friday October 3rd 8:00 p.m.

BATS Improv

B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

$12 advance, $15 at door

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Warp Speed

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Big City Improv

[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]Big

City Improv

Ongoing Every Fridays: Big City Improv shows are unscripted, un-edited and created

on the spot, using audience suggestions, participation and their dark and sordid


Every Friday night at 10:00pmThe Shelton Theater, San Francisco 533 Sutter Street

in Union Square. Tickets $20.00 For more information go to The Shelton Theater Website

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ComedySportz San Jose

[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]ComedySportz

San Jose

Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: The National Comedy Theatre is proud to be the home

of ComedySportz, competitive, team improvisational comedy every Friday and Saturday

night in beautiful San Jose! Also,check out its late night show made especially

for adults!

For Tickets go to HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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Secret Improv Society

[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]Secret

Improv Society Presents TakeOne:Shortform Improvisation

Every Saturdays Edge-of-your-seat improv theater; uniquely San Francisco, completely

hilarious shhhh. Don't tell anyone.

10PMThe Shelton Theater 533 Sutter Street San Francisco. $15.00. For tickets go


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Stone Soup Improv

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Soup Improv

First Saturday of every month: Improv is live theater at its most unpredictable!

Each show is

different, created on-the-spot using suggestions from the audience! Stone Soup Improv

performs in Oakland's bustling Temescal neighborhood. Each unique show is created

on-the-spot using suggestions from the audience! Improv truly is LIVE theater!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street (at Telegraph Avenue) in Oakland, CA Box office

opens at 6:30pm Doors open at 7:45pm and Show starts at 8:00pm Admission: $9.00

General ($6.00 for students with ID and seniors) HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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for online reservations.


Blue Blanket Improv

[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]Blue

Blanket Improv presents: "Coastside Comedy Improv"

Second Saturday of every month: A la ugh-out-loud, high-energy,


comedy theater experience unparalleled on the coast! Blue Blanket Improv presents

a new comedy improv show on the second Saturday of each month. Bring a friend or

several and enjoy a night of laughs.

Doors open at 7:30 PM.Time:8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Location: Enso 131 Kelly

Avenue, Half Moon Bay Phone:(650) 726-1409. For additional information please visit

us at: HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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Rat in the Alley

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In the Alley

First and Third Thursdays: The Rats in the Alley continue to bring their own aggressive

style of "trial by fire" improv to the North Bay.

Uncle Bongs Pizzeria' 203Main Street, SuiSun City, CA, 94585 Street,SuiSun City

CA. FREE. HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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for more information and tickets.



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Performance Schedule THROUGH OCTOBER 2008: BATS Improv's Main Stage Theatre Company,

BATS "Sunday Stage" and Student Performing Groups Thurs-Sat Shows 8Pm. Sunday Shows

7PM. Go to HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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for more information, prices and tickets. Performances include:

* Friday,

Oct. 3


Speed: An Improvised Trek An improvised sci-fi adventure with earthlings, aliens.

* Saturday,

Oct. 4, 11 & 18


Stage Company TheatresportsTwo teams, three judges, millions of scenes and laughs

* Sunday,

Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26


Players' Freestyle Impro Students of BATS Improv school create new shows

* Friday,

Oct. 10


News ShowImprovised

scenes and stories inspired by the day's

* Friday,

Oct. 17


Improvised Shakespeare A full-length play in the style of the Bard, starring BATS'

male cast members performing all parts!

* Friday,

Oct. 24


vs. SImps Theatresports competition between BATS and Stanford's top improvisers

* Saturday,

Oct. 25


Improvised Shakespeare A full-length play in the style of the Bard, starring BATS'

female cast members performing all parts!

* Friday,

Oct. 31


Guest: True Fiction Magazine

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The renowned ensemble creates a night of intersecting Halloween stories from a single



The Great Puppet Bollywood Extravaganza!Nov. 28 - Dec. 20The Un-Scripted Theater

presentsThe Great Bollywood Puppet Holiday Extravaganza! Complete with improv singing

and dancing, it will also feature

humans and puppets in a Bollywood world

SF Playhouse, Stage 2 533 Sutter Street $20 general $10 students & seniors.

For more information go to

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for more information and tickets!


Improv On the Air


[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]Improvised

Movies from barewitness films! Barewitness is the longest San Francisco Improv Company

doing completely improvised movies!

Check out all of their award winning films at

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Radiostar Network

[ HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"]Cassandra

Call Productions: Cassandra Call (the folks who brought you Sweetie Tanya!) brings

you Radio Star Podcasts and animation! (Where every show is completely improvised

and recorded in a single take and podcast every Wednesday)!

To hear Radiostar Podcasts go to HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

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Improv Books

The Improv Playbook A must have for everyone who performers improv. Over 370 Improv

Games collected over 20 years of improv play from the one of the Founders of BATS

Improv, San Francisco, William Hall. This is the book you've been waiting for. For

a table of contents and to purchase this book, please to The Fratelli Bologna Improv

Playbook Site

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How to Improvise a Full-Length Play Forget the script and get on the stage! In How

to Improvise a Full-Length Play, actors, playwrights, directors, theater-group leaders,

and teachers will find everything they need to know to create comedy, tragedy,


and farce, with no scripts, no scenarios, and no preconceived characters. Author

Kenn Adams (SF Synergy Theater)presents a step-by-step method for long-form


covering plot structure, storytelling, character development,symbolism, and advanced

scene work. For more information on this improvisational book or to purchase, go


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San Francisco Public Library Presents

Journey to Afghanistan

Large Screen Videos in Koret


October 2008

Thursdays at Noon

This month's films are in conjunction with:

One City One Book 2008

San Francisco Public Library and One City One Book partners are excited

to explore and celebrate San Francisco author Tamim Ansary's memoir with

an unparalleled series of book discussions, author events and more

< HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"> . In West of Kabul, East of New

York: An Afghan American Story < HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank">

, we travel at Ansary's side, as he gives us rare access to Afghan

culture-from the time of "old Afghanistan," through Soviet rule, and

later the Taliban.

October 9

Osama (2003, 83 min.)

Chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation.

In Pashto with English subtitles.

October 16

Charlie Wilson's War (2007, 102 min.)

A drama based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in

Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the

Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

October 23

The Kite Runner (2007,128 min.)

A powerful adaptation of Fremont author Khaled Hosseini's bestselling

novel of life before and during the reign of the Taliban. In multiple

languages with English subtitles.

October 30

The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006, 74 min.)

A quirky group of Western hairstylists armed with blow dryers and

designer scissors open a school in post-Taliban Kabul to teach eager

Afghan women the art of fixing hair.

Large Screen Videos

Thursdays at Noon

Koret Auditorium, Lower Level

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

All films are shown with captions when possible to assist our deaf and

hard of hearing patrons.

All programs at the Library are free.



All contents © 2008 by Gene Mahoney