March 1996


Through 3/11 - George Coates Performance Works - Media Performance / Twisted Pairs An opera about an Amish Farmgirl who finds a solar-powered laptop and joins a para-media militia. 110 McAllister St. (415.863-4130)

Through 3/17 - M.H. DeYoung Museum/ Artwork/ Nothing Lost from the Original
William Wiley
looks at Art History. 50 paintinsg, paintings, scultures, and drawringsfrom the 1960's to the present showing the influences of art history on Wiley's work. 8th Ave. & JFK Drive/ GG Park (415.863-3330)

Through 3/24 - American Musical Theatre of San Jose/ Once on This Island.
A sweet Carribean musical with several original members of the succesful Broadway production. If you are inclined to musicals, and trapped in Bland Jose, this is probably the show for you. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose (408) 998-BASS.

Through 3/25 - Bay Area TheatreSports/ 3 Times 4 Improv Tournament.
(Mondays 8 pm)
Improvisation based on audience suggestions performed by folks not too different from you. Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason Center, Bldg B. (824-8220)

Through 4/1 - SF Museum of Modern Art/ Steina and Woody Vasulka: Machine Media A retrospective of the artist's contributions to video technology and explores the role of machines in the creative process. 151 Third St. (415.357-4000)

Through 4/12 - University Art Museum/ Artwork / Innocence and Experience
German Expressionist Prints and Drawings
created between 1895 and 1935. Works by Beckman, Dix, Kirchmer, Grosz, and others. 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510.642-0808)

Through 4/14 - University Art Museum/ Video Installation/ Silent Movie,
French Filmmaker Chris Marker ( La Jetee, Sans Soleil, and The Owl's Legacy) responds to the 100th anniversary of cinema with his video installation, Silent Movie.2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510.642-0808)

Through 4/28 - Cartoon Art Museum/ Multimedia Installation/ Comix by the Bit
Cartoon Images, color, and sound to explore how computers are changing the role of traditional cartoon art. Also a retrospective of MAD genius, Harvey Kurtzman. 814 Mission St. (415.227-8666)

Through 5/5 - San Jose Museum of Art - Electronic Super Highway/ Nam June Paik. 30 major pieces that trace his video and sculptural art work since the 60's. 110 S. Market St. San Jose (408-294-2787)

Through 6/2 - Lawrence Hall of Science/ Invention Adventure
All the LEGO pieces you could ever want. Cool for Kids, even those of indeterminate age.
continental Drive, below Grizzley Peak Boulevard (510.642-5132)


3/8 - Bimbo's 365 Club/ NRBQ, Ralph Carney & Special Parrot. NRBQ's keep their cool over the years. Carney, from Tom Wait's band is a COBRA vet, and a real gem. 1025 Columbus St. (474-0365)

3/9 - Family Dog/ George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars
You will not be able to shut the funk up, after this, providing you haven't got the funk disco-nnected by the $25 to $30 tag. Maritime hall/ 450 Harrison St.@1st (974-0634)

- Stacey's / "Designing Large Scale Web Sites" / Darrell Sano (5:30 pm)
Designing and managing large and sophisticated web sites from the graphic designer and user interface expert at Netscape Communications. (FREE) STACEY'S Bookstore,581 Market St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St./ 415.421.4687)

3/12 - Stacey's / "Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days"/ Laura Lemay (5:30 pm)
Laura Lemay, an author who has probably sold more HTML books than anyone else in the world - guides you through one more language. (FREE) 581 Market St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St./ 415.421.4687)

3/14 - Stacey's / "Digital Money"/ Leslie Lundquist and Daniel Lynch (12:30 pm)
Digital Money explains the process, issues and strategic considerations of digital commerce from the Chaiman of CyberCash Inc. (FREE) 581 Market St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St./ 415.421.4687)

3/21 - Joe's Digital Diner/. Michael "Wave" Johnson
With a Ph.D from MIT, Michael Johnson jumped into the role of Media Arts Technologist at Pixar Animation Studios. He will likely demo his cool Interactive Character-based "Wave's World". San Francsico Digital Media Center 3435 Caesar Chavez Blvd. Email (824-9395)

3/26 - Stacey's / "The VRML SourceBook"/ Andrea Ames (5:30 pm)
Sourcebook creating interactive, navigable 3D Worlds in cyberspace, from the technical communications expert at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. (FREE) STACEY'S Bookstore,581 Market St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St./ 415.421.4687)

3/28 - Stacey's / "Applied Cryptography"/ Bruce Schneier (5:30 pm)
Something of a definitive bible for cryptographic code hackers. (FREE) STACEY'S Bookstore,581 Market St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St./ 415.421.4687)

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