Oh Bay Area, the nights are starting earlier, the chill is in the air, sweaters, scarves and quirky coats are about to be de riguer.  This weekend has plenty of exciting events for you to enjoy the early nights and to bundle up in your cute threads. Before you check out all the things you can do read about Tina D’Elia’s one woman show starting its run this week. See you at any or all these events!

Tinawebsize1647retouchMiz Chris [MC]:  Where are you from?

Tina D’Elia [TD]:  I grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts and lived in Boston before moving to the Bay Area 14 years ago.  My Dad is from the east coast, he’s Italian, my Mom grew up in Cali, Columbia and she is Mexican and German.

[MC]:  How did you start your career in theater?

[TD]:  I started in the early 90’s I had always acted in school or wrote. Yet when I finished college I started to do more performance poetry, poetry slams, and started working in professional theater and working on writing one-woman shows and performing them as well.

[MC]:  Tell us the history behind your one woman show coming up this weekend “The Rita Hayworth of this Generation”

[TD]:  I wrote a screenplay short and a short story called “The Lost Black Jack King in My Eyes” in Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 and it won a LAMBDA rita2013_FRONT-FINALaward for best anthology that year. I developed “The Rita Hayworth of this Generation” with two characters further “Carmelita and Jesus” by performing a duet piece at “Fresh Meat Performance” 2003.  In 2010, I performed the first workshop performance of my show at The Garage with Joe Landini and two director coaches Mary Guzmán and Katie Rubin.  I developed my Rita show from there at The Marsh, taking classes with David Ford. I then started working with Mary Guzman as my solo director and we presented one night at The Brava in 2011 to a sold-out standing ovation audience.  This run will be my second one in San Francisco. I did a three-week run last year at Shotwell Studios, March-April 2012 and after the success of that show, both my director and I Mary Guzmán knew this show had more work to do.  The Marsh presented “The Rita Hayworth of this Generation” as a “Marsh Rising Star” last October 2012.  This week I’m so proud to say that I really love how the writing and working with all the fantastic artists has gotten this show to a place that is really exciting.  The last two years I got to work with incredible artists creating original music, song, and new movement/dance piece.

1236431_10201810024157858_93497281_n[MC]:  What can the audience expect from show?

[TD]:  One performer being 5 people and most of the time two people are talking to each other. Whether it’s loving, laughing, fighting, or having sex.  This show involves a lot of space object work; there are no props so the world gets created before the audience by the solo performer.

Since this show is set in Las Vegas and folks are seeking fame, power, love, and money we see how each character struggles, rises, and falls as they strive to get what they want or need. This is a major Dramadey with a bit of a film-noir twist so the audience will be sheer to be entertained!

[MC]:  What are your future plans after the show finishes its run?

[TD]:  Yes, I am excited to work with a Bay Area Theater that would be interested in producing or co-producing this show. I want to find finish one original song/Big Band Number to include in this show so I’ll be seeking more funding and also interviewing Theater Producers to produce for my next run. I’m excited also take this show to other cities, colleges, and venues.




rita2013_FRONT-FINALThe Rita Hayworth of This Generation
The Garage
715 Bryant, Oakland
8 p. m.
Buy Tickets
Tickets general $10-15; $15 (in advance):
Ticket Info: (415) 518-1517; http://715bryant.org/
Playing through November 21st
Opening week Party at Jamber Thursday Nov 7th!
858 Folsom Street

“Hold onto your hats! Tina takes over the stage like a summer storm – brilliantly
Flashing between characters at lightning speed. Hilarious, sassy, smart, impressive!” – Sean Dorsey

AIRspace Residency Presents: The Rita Hayworth of this Generation, a one-woman play with multiple characters written and performed by Tina D’Elia; directed by Mary Guzmán. Tina D’Elia presents the new staging of her popular one-woman show: The Rita Hayworth of this Generation, with six shows only Wed-Thurs November 6th-21st 2013 in San Francisco.

“The Rita Hayworth of this Generation”
“Cristina gets a chance to perform her show, an homage to Rita Hayworth, in a seedy Las Vegas nightclub. She feels this will make her a star, but enter the Transgender Playboy, Jesus Antonio Gitano. Cristina falls for Jesus and enters a world of magical realism where dead Hollywood Movie Stars collide with the living.”

“Tina has that magic talent to have fun and move the audience at the same time. Extraordinary.”
David Ford, Goldie Award-winning Playwright/Director and & Dramaturge


996000_567545603282952_1570336635_nCalifornia by Bike Summit
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St., Oakland
Nov 7th – 10th

Join us for a gathering of the leading thinkers, movers and shakers in bike advocacy, the bike industry, and bike-friendly change agents in transit, urban planning, health, design, technology, tourism and more as we share, envision, connect, collaborate and celebrate! Don’t miss out!


935993_10151949051625559_1200176373_nOakland Asian Cultural Center Fall Gala
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Buy Tickets

A 9-course family style sit-down meal plus dessert bar featuring:

Kainbigan | Filipino Comfort Food (Oakland):
Shanghai Lumpia, Pork Adobo, Garlic Noodles

Kapok Seafood Restaurant (Alameda)
Peking Duck & Buns, Walnut Prawns, and Bok Choy with Mushrooms & Fried Tofu

Burmese Gourmet (coming soon to Oakland)
Burmese Tea Leaf Salad, Prawn Balachuang, and Southeast Asian Style Rotisserie Smoked Herbed & Spiced Chicken

Jade Chocolates

Pauletta Chanco

Performances by:
Bochan Huy, Singer (Khmer & English)
Charles Wang, Cellist
CryWolffs, Urban Violinist
Emeryville Taiko
Ger Traditional Mongolian Dancers
Halau KaUaTuahine
Seibi Lee, OACC Artist in Residence, Kathak Indian Classical Dancer

– Rick Quan, Sportscaster & Video Producer
– Keesa Ocampo, Broadcaster & Corporate Affairs Officer for ABS CBN / Myx TV, San Mateo Commission on the Status of Women
– Steve Nakajo, Executive Director of Kimochi, Inc., San Francisco Fire Commission

Silent Auction – iPad Mini Raffle – Items for Sale by Orange Caterpillar

Festive ethnic and/or business attire suggested.

OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.


1391717_636103299746479_1144309303_nTourettes without Regrets
630 3rd St
Sign up’s 8pm * Show 8:30pm



Ellis Rodriguez’s passion for stand up comedy is evident whenever he performs, he is a favorite at comedy clubs across the West Coast including the Improv, Laugh’s Unlimited, Tommy T’s, PepperBelly’s, and the Laugh Factory. This Latino former Marine is smart and charismatic, and always full of surprises. An energetic performer, his comedy is appealing to any comedy audience.

Introducing San Francisco’s Coy & Classy, Sweet & Sassy, Captivating Chorus Line!

Poet Denise Jolly and her be Beautiful Project have caught on across the Internet recently. She’s been interviewed across North America and as well as in Australia. In 2013 she ranked 5th in the Women of the World Poetry Slam, was the 2009 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion and member of the 2009 San Francisco Slam team who ranked 3rd in the nation. Denise has taught and performed at colleges, universities, community centers, public and private schools all over the United States. Working with student populations in elementary through college and beyond. She likes doing great things with amazing people and being moved by art, community and how the two work together.

Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders

Also featuring special guest spoken word performer DEANN EMETT. And special burlesque and fire act Ill Nocturnal !

This month we debut our new VENDOR SHOWROOM featuring DIY and Small businesses in the Bay!




Grand Live
420 14th Street, Oakland
5:30 p.m.

Our 2013 Winter Member Party and Fundraiser, named after our vision for a vibrant, bike-friendly East Bay will take place in an Oakland ballroom recently brought back to life. Socialize with friends old and new, enjoy a tasty New Belgium brew or glass of wine, delicious food from Kamdesh Afghan, browse our impressive silent auction, enjoy good music and more.

Come prepared for great deals on bikes, accessories, local restaurants and other great treats in our silent auction (perfect bike-friendly Christmas gifts!). As the event takes place during the California Bike Summit, be prepared for some engaging participants and bicycle advocates from all over the state.

Visit www.ebbc.org/biketopia for more information.

Visit http://biketopia.eventbrite.com/ to purchase advance tickets.

We look forward to celebrating the East Bay’s fantastic bicycle community with you!


558593_656093491101983_949703286_nSF Transgender Film Festival
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF
Buy Tickets
Running 11/8-11/10

Friday 8:00pm Program films:

The Fiction of the Fix
Cathy Sitzes

Loving The Bony Lady
Scott Elliott

Burotrick (Austria)
Christa Biedermann

Gender Games
Veronica Lopez and Meg Smaker

Performing Girl
Crescent Diamond

Change Over Time
Ewan Duarte

Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure
Sam Berliner

Andy Bydalek

Music is Life
Legionnaire Saloon
2272 Telegraph Ave

A new party brought to you by LadyRyan singing and spinning all night

Many different genres of music.

People from all walks of life.




1378332_10151900959658522_998725912_nShow & Tell 2nd Year Anniversary
Show & Tell Concept Shop
1300 Clay St #160 Oakland
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Join us on Saturday 11/9 from 6-9pm to celebrate the last 24 months and to learn more about what Show & Tell has in store for the future! Show & Tell wouldn’t exist without the support of our dear Town of Oakland and all her lovely residents. This year we’re celebrating our love for Oakland and it’s going to be HELLA fun! There will be live music, food, drinks and limited edition merchandise to commemorate our 2 years in business.

– Performance by Aima the Dreamer

– Live screenprinting by Team Print Shop

1870 Oakland Pop Up Shop

– Limited Edition Merchandise – Local Food and Drink

– Bday Photobooth

– Entire Store 20% off

– New Holiday Products


1395230_663034997063676_126982835_nTexas Rose C&W Dance
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Ave, Oakland
6:30-7:00pm Beginner 2-step with Chiara!
7:00-8:00pm WALTZ – Wen and Tara
10:30-11pm Social

We are bouncing off the walls over here because the awesome Wen Minkoff and Tara Walsh – partners in life and dance – will teach the WALTZ in November!

If you’re sidelined when a waltz comes on at Texas Rose, chances are you’ve seen Wen and Tara breeze by – tall, swift and graceful. Now they’re going to show you how to do it. Yowza!

No partner needed! Lesson times below.

Texas Rose is a super no-attitude event. Come on
out and see how sexy cowboi dancing really is.

New to Country? We urge you to attend the 6:30 two-step lesson.  It’ll be fun and you’ll meet friendly folks you can dance with later on.  No partner needed.
(Arriving on time will seriously pay off. 🙂
We welcome beginners and have friendly veterans to help you along the way.

Leather-soled shoes are best.
Texas Rose is a fragrance-free event.


1391826_553945711328102_2045031658_nLyrical Shaman Tour
Cloud 9
1320 9th St., Berkeley
Doors Open 7:30 p.m.
Show Starts 8:30 p. m.
All Ages

The West Coast -Lyrical Shaman Tour-Celebrating 40 Years of Hip Hop Culture

Special Hip Hop Ceremony will feature some of the most respected Lyricists in the whole Culture all under the same roof! with Special Guest Wisdom Keeper Luisah Teish starting at 8:30

Brother J, MC Supernatural, Killah Priest (wu tang) Phoenix Orion , Chachillie, Aima the Dreamer, Earth Amplified & MORE Plus Organic Food, Healing Arts, Live Visionary Art, Freestyle Cyphers and HIP HOP at its BEST…


420 14th Street, Oakland
$5 b4 11, $10 after
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Music is found in every known culture, past and present. From the most isolated tribal groups to humans living on the forefront of technology creating syncopated rhythms on their cellphones, music is often the sweetest common denominator. There are calls of the drum that speak to every heartbeat, songs of every passion that are sung into the night. Over music we gather; to celebrate life, to honor our ancestors, honor each other and to revel in the moment. It is here, that we recognize our common bond as a people. Our need to feel free, to move our bodies like a wild prayer and it is here, that we find our healing, and our joy.

We’ve chosen the finest artists and DJs to take us across continents and diasporas; from the winding rhythms of Nigeria’s Afro-Beat & Highlife to the new sounds rising in South Africa’s House Scene, the Caribbean’s golden collection of Soca, Calypso, Dancehall and Salsa to Brazil’s Samba & Baile Funk…we fuse the tap-tap-tapping of Tahitian drumming with sexy 808 rhythms of Tropical Bass, Northern India’s Bhangra, soulful Hip Hop and jazz à la New York…all married to heavy heavy Afro-Latin rhythms. Summoning the past, present and future – we invite you to journey with us into a space where music becomes our mother, and we find ourselves lovingly back home.

*Three Rooms of Lovely Music*
Hosted By: Candi

Cecil (thePeople)
Orfeu Negro (thePeople)
Emancipacion (SouLovely)
Nina Sol (Space Is The Place)
Diaztek (Refuge)
Son of Son (Refuge)

Live Drum & Dance:
Samba Funk

Showdown Bar
10 6th Street, SF
Free Before 11. $5 after

TWITCH reemerges Saturday November 9th at the Showdown Bar (10 6th Street). Bringing back the $5 dance party, with hard beats and cheap drinks.

New local personalities will take the helm as host for the month and navigate you through an evening tainted by their aesthetic and sensibilities. To entertain, to inspire, to rouse. November we are excited to feature the rising star: Johnny ROCKITT — resident Dark Doll at Dark Room and performer/artist at many venues throughout SF and beyond.

Resident DJs:
Justin Anastasi / Rachel Aiello / Kevin Sniecinski / Omar Perez
Resident DJs span all genres of music intended to shake you up.

Host: Johnny Rockitt

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