Month-long Performing Arts Festival Returns to SF Public Library



February 18, 2014

Contact: Michelle Jeffers
Communications, Programs & Partnerships
415 557-4282

Month-long Performing Arts Festival Returns to SF Public Library

Entertainment and Learning for All Ages March 2014

San Francisco libraries welcome multi-media music, storytelling, circus performers, puppet shows and more throughout the month of March with the Performing Arts Festival 2014!


What do Wilco, Bob Dylan, The Polyphonic Spree, Lisa Loeb, Flock of Seagulls, Guided By Voices, and The Breeders have in common?  Each has shared show bills with Gustafer Yellowgold!  The library is tickled pink, um yellow, to welcome back Morgan Taylor, the award-winning cartoonist, songwriter, and creator of Gustafer Yellowgold. And the Gustafer Yellowgold performances will be rivalled by other top performers.


Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations, and storytelling.  Hailed by The New York Times as a “Cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss,” the shows are a must-see for families who love groovin’ and boppin’ together.  With its unique crossover appeal, the show entertains all ages. Gustafer Yellowgold will be featured in six performances plus a teen workshop.


Come sing with the beloved bilingual recording artist, educator and children’s author José-Luis Orozco! Children and families will sing and dance to Jose-Luis’ Spanish and English music rooted in Latin American culture. His music combines rhymes, movements, and rhythm with information, such as the alphabet, vowels, numbers, and colors. These four concerts will be a delight for the entire family.


Acrobatics, juggling, balancing, contortion, and more will be performed by Wayne Huey of Red Panda Acrobats and by the kids and teens of Circus Center’s Youth Circus. The Youth Circus will thrill with aerial acts, clowns, face painting, and a chance to join the circus at the skills workshop following the performance.


And finally, by popular demand, five puppet troupes are returning to SFPL to amuse and amaze. Magical Moonshine Theatre performs traditional European-style hand-and-rod puppet theatre. Sean’s Shadows creates tales with light and shadow from around the world. The Fratello Marionettes both educate and delight with puppets and puppeteers in full view. Ventriloquist, Tony Borders, brings some crazy critters and a magical picnic with Muppet-style hand puppets.


Please see complete calendar, as follows. For more information, call 415 557-4277.


March 1                                   *Tony Borders’ Crazy Critters

4 – 4:30 p.m.                           Golden Gate Valley Branch


March 4                                  *Fratello Marionettes’ The Carnival of Animals

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                  Western Addition Branch


March 6                                   *Sean’s Shadows presents The Gingerbread Baby

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                  Mission Bay Branch


March 6                                      *Sean’s Shadows’ The Cat Drum

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                        Ingleside Branch


March 8                                   Sean’s Shadows presents Turtle’s Hungry

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon         Park Branch


March 8                                   *Fratello Marionettes’ The Frog Prince

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon         Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch


March 8                                   *Red Panda Acrobats

1:00 – 2:00 p.m                        Presidio Branch


March 8                                   *Fratello Marionettes’ Peter and the Wolf

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                       Ocean View Branch


March 8                                   *Sean’s Shadows’ The Cat’s Drum

3:00 – 3:30                               Marina Branch


March 8                                   *Red Panda Acrobats

4:00 – 5:00                               Bayview Branch


March 11                                 *José Luis Orozco in Concert

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon           Parque Niños Unidos, 23rd Street & Treat


March 12                                 *Cartooning Workshop for Teens with Morgan Taylor

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.                       Main Library, Children’s Creative Center, 2nd floor


March 13                                 *Tony Border’s Puppets’ Magical Picnic

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                   Sunset Branch


March 13                                 *The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon         Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch


March 13                                 *Tony Border’s Puppets’ Magical Picnic

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.                      Anza Branch


March 14                                 *The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                       Visitacion Valley Branch


March 15                                 *José-Luis Orozco in concert (English/Spanish)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon         Mission Branch


March 15                                 *Magical Moonshine Theatre: Puppylocks & the Three Bears

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                       Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 661 Lombard Street


March 15                                 *José-Luis Orozco in Concert (English & Spanish)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.                       Excelsior Branch


March 15                                 *The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                       Bernal Heights Branch


March 15                                 *Magical Moonshine Theater’s The Puppet Man

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                       Potrero Branch


March 16                                 Gustafer Yellowgold and Jose-Luis Orzoco in concert!

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       Main Library, Koret Auditorium


March 18                                 *The Gustafer Yellowgold Show!

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                   Portola Branch


March 18, 2014                       *The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                       Merced Branch


March 22                                 *Fratello Marionettes’ The Carnival of the Animals

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.                       Glen Park Branch


March 22                                 *Circus Center’s Youth Circus

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.                       Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch


March 29                                 *Magical Moonshine Theatre’s The Puppet Man

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon         Parkside Branch


March 29                                 *Red Panda Acrobats

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 Noon         Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch


March 29                                 *Red Panda Acrobats

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                       Ortega Branch


March 29                                 *Magical Moonshine Theatre’s The Puppet Man

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                       West Portal Branch