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Playtime Picks


A visual and sound installation that transforms a variety of

handbags and luggage into cacophonous kinetic sculptures

revealing the stories of everyday people.

Location: New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco

Time: Noon-6p.m Tuesdays-Saturdays, Sept. 18 through Oct.18

Cost: Free

Contact: 415.626-5416,

Henry IV: The Impact Remix

Impact Theatre’s take-no-prisoners production of Shakespeare.

Location: Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 through Sept. 21

Cost: $15 general admission, $10 students

Contact: 510.464.4468,

Solo Flights: The Aerial Photographs of Robert Hartman

Twenty Five photographs taken with infrared film to capture landscapes from 1000 feet above the ground.

Location: Oakland Museum of California, 10th&Oak Streets, Oakland

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays -Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 12

Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and students

Contact: 510.238.2200,

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Music of Hope

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs music of hope in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Location: Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St., San Francisco

Time: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22

Cost: Free

Contact: Heidi Beeler, 415.693.9056

Noh & Kyogen

A Noh adaptation in English of William Butler Yeats’ At the Hawk’s Well, with instrumental ensemble.

Location: University of San Francisco Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk Boulevard, San Francisco

Time: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 through Sept. 14.

Cost: $25 orchestra, $22.50 balcony, students, seniors, TBA, group and rush discounts.

Contact: 415.345.7575,

Black Box Confessions

Three women, three monologues, three sartling confessions. Brought to you by Rebel Pinup Productions Presents, in association with the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

Location: Exit Theater, 277 Taylor St. at Ellis, San Francisco

Time: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before each show and are available only at the Exit Theatre.

Cost: $8 cash only

Alloy Orchestra

America’s prolific live accompanists for classic silent flicks employ synthesizer, clarinet, accordion, banjo, musical saw and “junk percussion” to aurally interpret, emphasize Albert Parker’s masterpiece “The Black Pirate.”

Location: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco

Time: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.19

Contact: 415.621.6120

12th Annual Autumn Moon Festival

This year, the Moon Festival will recognize the one year anniversary of Sept. 11 with a parade down Grant Avenue led by Mayor Willie Brown with San Francisco’s police and fire departments.

Location: San Francisco Chinatown.

Time: 11a.m.- 6 p.m., Sept. 14 through Sept. 15

Cost: Free

Virtually Real Oakland: The Magic, the Diversity, and the Potholes

Photographer Ken Burson tweaks reality in his digitally enhanced, wildly colorful shots of Oakland.

Location: Photolab Gallery, 2235 5th St., Berkeley.

Time: Through Sept. 21

Cost: Free

Contact: 510.594.1643

Passion, Grace & Virtuosity

An evening of gypsy music and dance with guest artists Arshad Syed on tabla and violinist Patty Weiss, formerly with the Gipsy Kings

Location: International House, Chevron Auditorium, Berkeley

Time: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22

Cost: $15

Contact: 510.432.3212