DMDCAF Entotainment Update (August 2002)

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August 10: The Afro Solo Theater Festival begins with a jazz concert from 1-4 p.m. at the Esplanade Gardens of Yerba Buena Gardens. Several solo theater events are presented August 15-17th.   August 13: Great Big Sea ("a really aggressive folk band that marries traditional Celtic music with modern rhythms") are coming back to San Francisco and we strongly recommend trying to help this Newfoundland outfit fill up The Fillmore.

August 17: 1 Giant Leap is a new multimedia project featuring a compelling kaleidoscope of rhythms, sounds, visuals, interviews and performances from around the world. It screens under the stars at Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco at 8:00 p.m. "Bring a blanket and experience a marvelous musical and visual journey around the world!"   August 18: Comedy Celebration Day is free in Sharon Meadow of Golden Gate Park and it may not be quite what it used to be, but perhaps Robin Williams will be the surprise finale for the first time in a while. Another great event at Stern Grove today features the newly re-formed group Arrested Development with South Africa's famed Mahotella Queens.

September 1: 30 View Lane Swim / Games / Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

September 2:
Josh Kornbluth &
The San Francisco Mime Troupe's
Mr. Smith Goes to Obskuristan
at 2:00 p.m. in Dolores Park.


Upcoming Special Film Screenings
Candice wants to be the first to tell you that Baraka--one of the most beautifully photographed films ever--is playing at The Castro Theater (8/30-9/12).

If you liked Baraka, you should consider seeing Koyaanisqatsi at the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall with original composer Philip Glass performing live (10/13).

Other favorites coming soon to the Red Vic Movie House include Harold and Maude (8/30-9/2), Promises (9/8-10), and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (9/29-30).

October 26-28: David Cale and Anne Galjour--two of the finest writer/performers in the universe--will be reading a new collaborative work, Stars at Night, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

November 7-10: Join us at the first annual
Walnut Creek Film Festival!!!

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