Meanwhile, at the bookshop…
Sunday, March 18th
2:30 pm: Writer Jonah Raskin
Jonah Raskinhas written extensivelyÂ on American cultural history, particularly its more radical and humanist aspectsÂ â€“ with books on Abbie Hoffman, Allen GinsbergÂ and the wine industry in Sonoma, an anthology of Jack Londonâ€™s politicalÂ writings, among others.Â Heâ€™s also written on theÂ novelist B. Traven and much more.
With personal roots in his parentsâ€™Â American communist underground of the 1940s, his own involvement in SDS in the 1960s, his participation in the academic world of Sonoma State University throughout the 1970s until quite recently, and his contemporary assessment of that journey and what makes sense to him today in terms of political and social engagement, Jonahâ€™s insightful take on the marijuana industry, subculture, mythos, economics and politics of Northern California, including the war waged on it,Â will be thought provoking and enlightening.
His advice on engagement for social change is this:Â â€œBe visible. Talk openly. Go out and meet people. Organize. Educate. Avoid violence. Democracy is in the streets, on the Internet, and wherever people meet.â€
4:30 pm: The Bernal Hill Players
which way west? Sunday concert series
All ages welcome!
Jennifer Peringer, Martha RodrÃguez-Salazar, and Leah di Tullio, the Bernal Hills Players, present a concert of gorgeous chamber music from around the world, right here in Glen Park.Â In the cozy environment of your littleÂ neighborhood bookstore, youâ€™ll hear a bit of theirÂ fascinatingly diverse chamber music repertoire, which includes European classics, Latin American favorites, and locally commissioned works about neighborhoods of San Francisco. The concert will feature pieces by Manuel de Falla, AgustÃn Lara, Darius Milhaud, C.P.E. Bach, Loren Jones, and Chus Alonso.
The ensemble has playedÂ concerts throughout the Bay Area and Mexico City since its inception in 2008, and has commissioned several pieces by Bay Area composers for a project about the neighborhoods of San Francisco, called â€œSan Francisco: In and About the Cityâ€. This project has resulted in a CD being released now (with a party Mar. 11 at the Community Music Center).Â The next big project involves commissioning pieces about neighborhoods of Mexico City by Mexican composers.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site