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November 2022 Newsletter





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Hayden Tran

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SFIAF November 2022 Newsletter

in this issue

Sign Up! Dec. 3 Holiday Party

Artists Share June 2023 Festival Program Announcement


Indonesian Gamelan Stories 

Artist Interviews by Hayden Tran

Nov - Dec Community Calendar

Selected local events for the coming month


Volunteer for SFIAF

Join the team and get free tickets to our events!
For more information contact Hayden


Saturday December 3

Last Supper & SFIAF Holiday Parties


In-tandem with our regularly scheduled Last Supper Party on Saturday December 3 (featuring Georgina Marie Guardado and Mia Ruiz), SFIAF will use its traditional annual holiday party to announce the line-up for the 2023 Festival that will open in San Francisco's Mission District on June 8.

This will be our first full SFIAF since the pandemic lock down and the 20th anniversary since the inaugural Festival way back in 2003.

We invite the Festival community to visit us at our Polk Gulch hideaway to meet the above pictured artists who will be featured in the 2023 Program. Join the party, find out more about their upcoming Festival Projects and raise a glass in celebration of the holiday season.


Indonesian Gamelan Stories

Included in the December 3 Program will be announcements by Indonesian groups Pusaka Sunda and Purnamasari, both of whom will feature in June 2023. Hayden Tran interviews the artistic directors of both groups: Burhan Sukarna and Lisa Graciano respectively.

*  Click on the buttons below to read Hayden's interviews to get into the spirit of the evening.

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Up Next! November 12 - January 1
Here are  selections of Bay Area performance highlights for the coming weeks.
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November 12-13 at Bindlestiff Studio
Pickles! ($0-$18)
Filipino American puppeteer Ramon Abad directs a live, indoor stage show specifically designed for families and kids 5 years old and older called “Pickles! The Bindlestiff Kid Show”.


November 18-20 CounterPulse
Dark Lessons/Rupture ($10-$50)
Into The Dark is a new work by Jess Curtis and an ensemble of Blind, Low Vision and Sighted performers. Lessons in Anatomy is a solo from Silk Worm about navigating medicalized transition. Rupture is a collaborative work by jose abad, Gabriele DeLeon, Stephanie Hewett, Styles Alexander, and Clarissa Dyas.


Nov 20 TJPA's Salesforce Rooftop Park
RAWDance (Free)

RAWdance's Katerina Wong unites dancers, musicians, and literary artists for a live collaborative storytelling performance in Step/Song/Story. On Sunday, November 20, the Main Plaza of TJPA's Salesforce Park will offer free performances at 12pm and 2pm.


Nov. 20 Mexican Heritage Plaza
Abinhaya Dance/Jwala the Immortal Flame ($18-$75)
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose will present ‘Jwala’- The Immortal Flame with a new work on the wildfires that have devastated Northern California. Trials and tribulations of survivors will also be a part of the narrative.


Dec 1-4 Miner Auditorium
Home for the Holidays ($25-$45)
Cherished Bay Area vocalist and SFJAZZ Collective alumnus Martin Luther McCoy brings a soulful celebration with this exclusive, multimedia night of new and classic soul and holiday favorites.


Dec. 8 Joe Henderson Lab
Erik Jekabson Sextet ($25)
For this two-night residency, Jekabson brings a joyous program of holiday favorites, joined by special guest vocalist Kalil Wilson.


Dec 11 Joe Henderson Lab
A Great Miracle ($25)
Inspired by guitar legend John Fahey’s 1968 Christmas classic The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Record, A Great Miracle consists of eight blues-inspired takes on the most beloved melodies of the holiday’s canon, one for each night of the Festival of Lights.



Drama Therapy M.A Program
Explore CIIS' Drama Therapy Program (M.A.) to learn how your theatre arts skills can be adapted to mental health counseling, offering healing to those who need it most. Applications for Fall 2023 are accepted through Jan. 15, 2023.

If you are a performing artist or represent a Bay Area arts organization with performances taking place in the next two months, email Hayden Tran, to be considered for future calendar listings.




























































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