What’s in October’s Flask?

Jake and Ryan love watching dance. They can’t get enough. Every month they plan their calendar around their favorite upcoming shows. But in order to ease the tension and get into the mood, they also bring a cocktail catered to that specific performance. So what’s in October’s flask?

Yea Big Dance
Boxed, canned, foil-wrapped, lipsticked… Angela Mazziotta, Whitney Stevenson and Nina Sawant’s “Packages” muses on being or obtaining ‘the whole package’.

Drink Selection: This show calls for a not-so-yeah-big drink.  Think inside the box (or package) for this one: a mulled boxed wine y’all!  Take some boxed Franzia merlot, boil with cinnamon cloves, orange peels, nut-mug, brandy and apples. 

Wed-Thu, Oct 3-4, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF


Number 9 Dance
“Confessions of White Girl” is choreographed by Kelly Kemp. The evening will also feature new choreography by Number 9 company members.

Drink Selection: We immediately thought of 90’s female power-house singers. Pick your poison.  Make yourself a “Fiona Apple-tini”.  Crown Royal, Apple Pucker and cranberry juice. Or an “Alanis More-Sun-Set Martini”.  Vodka, cranberry, Triple sec, and orange juice. For those young dance watchers, you should probably drink the “Taylor Swift and Sour”.  Tequila, limejuice, cranberry and Triple sec.

Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6 & 12-13, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF


Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra
Formerly the Kirov, this historic company opens Cal Performances’ 2012/13 dance season with Konstantin Sergeyev’s production of “Swan Lake”.

Drink Selection: For this piece, we’re bringing a “Dirty Goose Martini”.  Grey Goose vodka, olive juice, dry vermouth, shake and serve. You never know if that ugly little duckling will grow into a goose or a swan…

Wed-Fri, Oct 10-12, 8pm; Sat, Oct 13, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, Oct 14, 3pm, $30-175

Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800


Lenora Lee Dance
This program of three pieces, Passages (2010), Reflections (2011), and The Escape (2012), represents a trilogy of works addressing key experiences in the Chinese American narrative.

Drink Selection: This piece calls for a “Ménage à trois”. Tsingtao beer, whiskey, and Baileys. (Irish car-bomb with a Chinese beer).

Fri-Sat, Oct 12-13, 8pm; Sun, Oct 14, 3:30pm, $15-25

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF


Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
“Times Bones,” explores Jenkins fascination/examination of the “bones” of her past repertory to see what episodes resonate and suggest a new way to move forward.

Drink Selection: Make yourself a “Boniva.” It’s not just an osteoporosis medication folks!  Vodka, banana liquor, Baileys, cherries and whip cream.  (Over the age of 60…please add whole milk.)

Thu-Sat, Oct 18-20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 7pm, $20-31

Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center of SF, 3200 California St, SF


Joy Prendergast
“Bells and Whistles” is a solo work choreographed and performed by Joy Prendergast that explores visibility, what it is to be seen, and what it means to hide and keep secrets.

Drink Selection: For this piece, we made the “Status Update.”  Be careful with this one kids, this one calls for a dirty-thirty (30 pack of beer…Keystone light please) and a handle of Wild Turkey Whiskey.  Tag your friends and hit like!

Wed-Thu, Oct 24-25, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
The 30th Anniversary Fall Home Season premieres a collaboration with electronic artist Jim Campbell and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani. Campbell has meshed prerecorded and live images using 1,000 LED spheres programmed in synchronized interplay with the dancers to produce a visionary evening of light and dance.

Drink Selection: Ryan’s hypochondria and Jake’s musical savoir faire came together to invent the “Epileptic Melisma.”  This concoction involves chilled sambuca, jager, and vodka.  WTF.

Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 5pm; Wed-Thu, Oct 24-25, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, Oct 26-27, 8pm; Sun, Oct 28, 5pm, $25-100

LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St, SF


Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
“The Hula Show 2012” features fifteen never before seen numbers, including a tribute to King Kalākaua’s historical 50th birthday jubilee, a hip-hop hula remix, an homage to Waikiki beach, and a smoldering jazzy hula suite.

Drink Selection:Hula Fuck Are You?” Vodka, Malibu rum, banana liqueur, grenade, pineapple and orange juice.

Sat, Oct 20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 3pm, Fri-Sat, Oct 26-27, 8pm; Sun, Oct 28, 12pm, $35-45

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St, SF


One Response to “What’s in October’s Flask?”

  1. bayareadancewatch

    The performance that jumped out at me was Joy’s show at the new Garage. Anyone who witnessed her perform this at Zspace (I believe she showed it twice) should GO back to see it in a much more intimate setting. It will be an entirely different experience & a good contrast of large stage vs intimate space. And YOU can even decide which you like better. There are wonderful things about both experiences – whether you perfer one type over the other. I love both, myself. I’m ready to see that solo within a solo at close range Ms Joy!! Break a leg…

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