Aggregate Animated Shorts Awards Ceremony

Aggregate Animated Shorts Awards Ceremony Start Date: Wednesday 9/4/2019 — End Date: Wednesday 9/4/2019 Admission:student-$10 regular-$20 In our ongoing effort to present unique and challenging art experiences to the public, Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation. Animation, as a subset within video art, is unique in its versatility as a communicative form and its ability to place viewers inside adjacent realities. It is a medium without rules or restrictions, and its content can address ideas as simple or as complex as the animator intends. The exhibition will culminate in an award ceremony on September 4th hosted by artist, animator, and Congratulations Pine Tree co-host, Kate Rhoades. We will be screening the top two films from each category, as well as a viewer’s choice award from each category. Viewer’s Choice categories will be rated by visitors to the gallery and our special screenings, so come by and judge these films by August 31st! The Roxie event will also include a film by each of our exhibition jurors: Zeina Barakeh, Laneya Billingsley, Ryan D Lewis, and Sarah Paulsen. Featuring shorts by: Melanie Clemmons, Jacob Docksey, Celia Eid and Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Tess Elliot, Amy Fang, Gwendolyn Foster, Erinn Hagerty and Adam Savje, Santiago Insignares, Lacey Johnson, Shon Kim, Carey Lin and Gabriel Gilder, Tess Martin, Kathleen Quillian, and Fu Yang Location: 3125 16th Street San Francisco Contact: Shaghayegh Cyrous URL:

Manthers vs Cougars Party

Manthers vs Cougars Party Start Date: Sunday 9/8/2019 — End Date: Sunday 9/8/2019 Admission:10 The world’s first Manthers vs Cougars Party will be a blast! We all know that Cougars are women who prefer dating younger men. Manthers are the opposite, older men who prefer younger men. Which dating dynamic is the most popular? Find out at this fun mixer! Everyone will vote for either Mr. Bay Area Manther OR Ms. Bay Area Cougar. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4-6pm. COST: $10 at the door includes a fun Mixer Game, that makes it EASY to meet new friends; accompanied by light appetizers, served at 4pm, as long as they last. LOCATION: Juniper by Hilton Hotel, Parkview Kitchen & Spirits, 10050 S DeAnza Blvd, Cupertino CA 95014. From Hwy 280 take N DeAnza exit. Free parking. CO- CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Golddigger Events; Cougar Events; and by many singles meetups. MORE PARTIES at •Singles Happy Hour, Aug 17, Orinda •North Coast Food, Wine & Adventure Tour, Aug 17, Ukiah •The Summer Ball at The Fairmont, Aug 24, San Francisco •East Bay Singles Convention, Sep 1, Pleasanton •Singles Pizza Night, Sep 4, Corte Madera •Speed Dating & Dance Party, Sep 28, Silicon Valley Location: 10050 S De Anza Blvd Cupertino Cupertino Contact: Rich Gosse URL:

‘Round the World 2019

‘Round the World 2019 Start Date: Saturday 10/5/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/5/2019 Admission:free Celebrate world arts and cultures with an afternoon of FREE family-friendly performances and activities featuring: Aki Kumar’s Bollywood Blues Sekhou Senegal – a Journey through West Africa Capoeira Mandinga Alameda Shotokan Karate Young Ukulele Masters with Barbie Wong Hands-on art activities with the Alameda Education Foundation Gallery Exhibit Enjoy the K Gallery’s first juried art exhibition featuring works from 19 Bay Area artists exploring the theme “Diaspora Voiced”. All ages welcome! Reservations are free or pay what you wish to help support arts programming in Alameda. ‘Round the World Festival will take place at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Alameda, CA Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Contact: Tina Blaine URL:

Stroll Down Penny Lane-Celebrating the Music of

Stroll Down Penny Lane-Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney Start Date: Saturday 10/5/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/5/2019 Admission:$36 This multimedia, live performance of the work of Paul McCartney, tells the story of the most iconic songwriter of our age. The music is embellished with stories, evocative images and animation, for a fascinating, educational and entertaining romp through McCartney’s career. Enjoy songs from early influences, to the Beatles, Wings and beyond. Performed by some of the Bay Area’s most sought-after career musicians. You’ll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert – anywhere, by anyone! Delve deep into the music. Discover the origin of a song or the musical devices McCartney used. Funny and moving by turns, this show is a wonderful spectacle, and just plain fun! Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Carolyn URL:

Sister Act

Sister Act Start Date: Saturday 9/7/2019 — End Date: Saturday 9/21/2019 Admission:$16-$22 Deloris VanCartier is a wanna-be disco diva who witnesses a crime. Her only chance of surviving is to go deep into hiding in one of the most unlikely places, The Queen of Angels Church: a convent full of tone-deaf singing nuns. Watch as Deloris’ unique brand of funk comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church and how the strict order is in for a change. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Carolyn URL:

Singles Pizza Night

Singles Pizza Night Start Date: Wednesday 9/4/2019 — End Date: Wednesday 9/4/2019 Admission:10 Everyone loves pizza! That’s why we are delighted to host the Bay Area’s first-ever Singles Pizza Night. $10 at door includes our FUN Mixer Game, that makes it EASY to meet new friends; accompanied by pizza, served at 7pm, as long as it lasts. Please note: You are welcome to come late, but the free pizza may run out early! Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7-9pm. LOCATION: Moseley’s at the Tamal Vista Shopping Plaza, 55 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera (Marin County) CA. Free parking! Owned by Jonny Moseley (local Olympic Gold Medal winner). Moseley’s has 12 large flat screens and is an inviting urban space along with two outdoor patios to enjoy, hang out and soak up the Mount Tam views CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Singles2Couples; and by many singles meetups. MORE PARTIES at •Singles Happy Hour, Aug 17, Orinda •North Coast Food, Wine & Adventure Tour, Aug 17, Ukiah •The Summer Ball at The Fairmont, Aug 24, San Francisco •East Bay Singles Convention, Sep 1, Pleasanton Location: 55 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera Corte Madera Contact: Rich Gosse URL:

One Grass Two Grass + Grateful Bluegrass Boys

One Grass Two Grass + Grateful Bluegrass Boys Start Date: Friday 8/16/2019 — End Date: Saturday 8/17/2019 Admission:$10/$12 ONE GRASS TWO GRASS (Bay Area) One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, they bring strings to the times and their music is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another. GRATEFUL BLUEGRASS BOYS (Bay Area) This hot string band plays traditional bluegrass versions of classic rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic bluegrass and country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show. The band is a whos who of Bay Area pickers and singers, featuring member of Hot Buttered Rum, David Thom Band, Vintage Grass, David Grisman, Dusty Green Bones Band, the Cherry Pickers, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Achilles Wheel, Rusty Stringfield, and Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys. Location: 860 San Pablo Ave Albany Contact: Shelby URL:

Diaspora Voiced: Opening Reception

Diaspora Voiced: Opening Reception Start Date: Saturday 9/14/2019 — End Date: Saturday 9/14/2019 Admission:free Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th, 4–6:30pm Exhibition Dates: September 9 – November 1, 2019 Rhythmix Cultural Works and K Gallery, in collaboration with curator Michelle Nye, present DIASPORA VOICED – A Bay Area Juried Art Exhibition, showcasing 19 diverse Bay Area artists. The entire exhibition runs September 9th – November 1st with an opening reception on Saturday, September 14th from 4:00-6:30pm. The Tate defines diaspora as “a term used to describe movements in population from one country to another and is often cited in discussions about identity.” The melting pot of the Bay Area offers opportunities for individuals and communities to cross, merge, and hybridize. Each person constructs a unique identity much like a collage artist composes a cohesive whole out of varied and juxtaposed parts. Touching on these themes, the selected artists energize the space with a range of personal and collective explorations, creating an exhibition mirroring the ways peoples migrate, settle, and thrive: from reflections on ancestral traditions, to depictions of the journey of refugees, to abstracted memories of native landscapes and missed family members, to celebrations of personal freedoms. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Contact: Tina Blaine URL:

Alex Jimenez / Matt Jaffe / Terese Taylor / Thun

Alex Jimenez / Matt Jaffe / Terese Taylor / Thunderegg Start Date: Saturday 8/31/2019 — End Date: Saturday 8/31/2019 Admission:10 January 2019 saw the release of Alex Jimenez’ new EP ‘Inside’. The album is a personal journey. one that has its roots with the death of his childhood friend in 2012. It was an event that would inspire the title track of the new EP. ‘Inside’ is notable for it’s sound. Gone are Alex’ acoustic guitar undertones replaced with layers of electric guitar, breathing new life into old tunes like ‘Elana’ and ‘Voices, and transforming others. Riff Magazine describes ‘Thingamahoo’, the first single, as a song that ‘tells a story of distant past and joyful memories, [which] really stands out when the guitars come out heavy and full. Jimenez’ style of 90’s power pop has never sounded better.’ Alex will be joined by his full band. Lindy LaFontaine, whose help with arrangement is always invaluable, will join on keyboards and harmonies, Reese Douglas on guitar, and André Custodio on drums. Oakland Riviera is the former Freeway Recording Studio, and has a rich Oakland music history. Artists who rehearsed and recorded there include Tower of Power, Sly Stone, the Escovedos, B. B. King, Irma Thomas, Eddie Money, and Tony! Toni! Tone!. It is now the musical home of jazz bassist Dan Keller and Survivor Sound. Oakland Riviera is a smallish venue, with a comfortable capacity of 50. We are asking for a $10-20 donation. 100% tickets sales are going directly to the artists. Info & RSVP at There is no bar, so this is a BYOB event. There will be water and some other things, but please bring drink and food to share. Alex is VERY stoked and honored to be sharing this evening with 3 rocking local artists, Matt Jaffe, Terese Taylor, and Thunderegg! August is also Alex’ birthday month, so we are set for a fantastic evening of rock! Hope you can join us. —- Alex Jimenez A product of the early San Francisco indie music scene, Alex Jimenez has spent the majority of his life creating music to share with his fellow musicians and community. An avid guitar player and singer, Alex is currently focusing on his solo work, a blend of 90’s power pop meets gritty blues. He made the transition from bass player in the 90’s to songwriter in 2001, when he wrote his first 5 songs back to back. He subsequently formed the acoustic duo Ms.Quito with artist/performer Allison Hennessey. In 2012, he released his first album ‘The Acoustik Projekt’, with songwriter/conga player Mark Edgar. That same year, his 2 year, fifteen show odyssey, The Usual Suspects Songwriter Showcase, became a critical favorite, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s finest talent. He has also been seen moonlighting as Thunderegg’s full time rocking bass player. Alex’ new EP, ‘Inside’, was produced and engineered by Ryan Clark, and mixed by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios. He is currently writing songs for his next full length album. Matt Jaffe Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples and Jackie Greene), and collaborated with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. Having toured the country playing places like The Fillmore and your local hipster’s basement, Matt is back in the studio with his band, readying his fourth record and preparing to bring the guitar gospel back to the masses. Terese Taylor Terese Taylor’s music describes a personal world – or maybe series of worlds – that is dark, stark and cynical. Or perhaps, she is simply laying reality out in front of us as she sees it and letting us interpret her images through our own lens. Or maybe both at once. That is the genius of Terese Taylor, a songwriter and musical artist who uses her lyrics to paint sharp, steel cut images of life that upon closer inspection can be ambiguous. The same goes for her music. Is it rock, folk, country, or punk… or something that is simply Terese Taylor, best enjoyed without analysis? Thunderegg Half San Francisco, half Oakland, all rock, Thunderegg has recorded nearly 20 albums since 1994. Influenced by bands including Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Teenage Fanclub, and the Boo Radleys, the Egg takes simple, melodic tunes with sharp lyrics and swirls them up with layers of guitars. Thunderegg is the band and longtime recording project of Will Georgantas, based for many years in Brooklyn, now operating out of San Francisco/ Oakland. There have been 20 Thunderegg albums since 1994, some recorded with a full band, some recorded solo to four-track cassette, but the latest, May 2018’s ‘Cosmos’, is the first one to be released on vinyl. Produced by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Magnolia Electric Co.) ‘Cosmos’ is the Egg’s deepest plunge yet into space, blending the usual clever lyrics, sweet melodies, and ragged rocking with a layered roar that begs to be blasted. Location: 2248 International Blvd Oakland Contact: Alex Jimenez URL:

East Bay Singles Convention

East Bay Singles Convention Start Date: Sunday 9/1/2019 — End Date: Sunday 9/1/2019 Admission:15-20 EAST BAY SINGLES CONVENTION Labor Day Sunday, September 1, 2019 Our largest East Bay party of 2019 is on the Sunday before Labor Day, so no one has to worry about going to work Monday morning! Most singles do NOT go out of town over the holiday weekend and are looking for something fun to do. This is it! $15/advance (by Aug 31) or $20/door. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Sunday, September 1, 2019. 7:30pm – The East Bay Singles Scene, featuring representatives of the leading local singles organizations and meetups revealing all the fun ways to meet new single friends! 8-11:30pm – Dance to your favorite hits with one of our top DJs! LOCATION: Faz at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 5121 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton CA. Conveniently located near the junction of Hwy 580 and Hwy 680 (Hopyard exit off 580) in the Hacienda Business Park, two miles from BART. Free parking! CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many singles meetups. DISCOUNTS and more parties at •Singles TGIF, Aug 9, San Rafael •Vichy Springs Waterfall & Forest, Aug 10, Ukiah •Singles Happy Hour, Aug 17, Orinda •The Summer Ball at The Fairmont, Aug 24, San Francisco Location: 5121 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton Pleasanton Contact: Rich Gosse URL: