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CityNotes for Friday, February 26, 2016

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Subject: CityNotes for Friday, February 26, 2016
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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:06:53 +0000


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1. Photography Exhibit: 65 Moments to Wake Up
2. From the Theatre Department: Dates for Spring Play
3. An Evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña

1. Photography Exhibit: 65 Moments to Wake Up

Come to a photography exhibit featuring work by CCSF student Adrienne Johnson, who is the Fall 2015 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Recipient.

Her work will be on display at the Gallery Obscura from March 1 to March 29, 2016, with a reception held March 22 from 6:00 - 8:00pm

Please click here for more information.

2. From the Theatre Department: Dates for Spring Play

The Theatre Department of City College of San Francisco presents “All the Way,” a 2014 Tony award-winning play by Robert Schenkkan.

"All the Way" vividly captures a period of great turmoil and consequence in American history, from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 through election night in1964. It's a sprawling drama, its unfolding story told by many of those who shaped the history of our nation at this critical moment, including Martin Luther King, Hubert Humphrey, J. Edgar Hoover, and most of all, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who deftly steers a Civil Rights Bill through a divided Congress. What follows is a watershed moment in history featuring the end of an era and the shift to the political alignments of today. The play examines the personal sacrifices, moral compromises and political cost of achieving this monumental shift.


Friday March 4, 7:30pm

Saturday March 5, 7:30pm

Sunday March 6, 2:00pm matinee

Friday March 11, 7:30pm

Saturday March 12, 7:30pm

Sunday March 13, 2:00 pm matinee

WHERE: Diego Rivera Theatre

TICKETS: Advanced Brownpapertickets:


$15.00 general

$10.00 senior, student, TBA member discount

3. An Evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña

In his latest solo work, “El border brujo” draws from his 30 year old “living archive” and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. His-self styled “imaginary activism” invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship.

Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city”.

Besides his international work with the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra, he has presented his solo work at museums, universities, galleries and theatres throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia and South Africa.

Gómez-Peña’s unique format reveals to an audience the process of creating, languaging and performing material and this process becomes the actual project. It is precisely in his new solo work where Gómez-Peña’s literature, theory, activism, pedagogy & live art come together in a wonderfully strange mix.

Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique solo style, “a combination of embodied poetry, performance activism and theatricalizations of postcolonial theory.” In his ten books, as in his live performances, digital art, videos and photo-performances, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what’s left for artists to do in a repressive global culture of censorship, paranoid nationalism and what he terms “the mainstream bizarre.” Gómez-Peña examines where this leaves the critical practice of artists who aim to make tactical, performative interventions into our notions of culture, race and sexuality. Most recently he has also been exploring the poetic and activist use of new technologies and social media.

See the attached flyer for details.

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