What’s in February’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 February’s flask?

jake with flask

JARRY (Jesse Hewit/Laura Arrington)
“Adult” is a work in two acts. Act one is the funeral. Act two is the killing.

Drink Selection: Uh, “Is This Foreshadowing?” Have two flasks for this piece, one for each act. Act one is a flask full of wine. Pinot noir, please. Act two should be whiskey on the rocks. Cheers and RIP.

Fri-Sun, Feb 1-3, 8pm, $10-30

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



The Anata Project/ Samantha Giron
The Anata Project presents excerpts from “The Chronicles of Bribery” alongside Samantha Giron Dance Project’s “Grasp of Immediate Pleasure.”

Drink Selection: Two pieces, two drinks. For “The Chronicles of Bribery” make yourself “A Lobbyist.” Gin, ginger beer, lime juice and a slice of ginger. For “Grasp of Immediate Pleasure,” please make yourself a “Just Came.” Vodka, Kahlua and Baileys. (Use high quality vodka for this one folks. Cheap vodka can make the Baileys curdle…and no one wants to spoil an orgasm).

Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF



Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse
Shared Space Six includes Simonse’s “Kafka Sex Party,” featuring a human-sized cockroach, and a brand new work made by Eckert and Simonse.

Drink Selection: The words sex and cockroach should never be in the same sentence. But they are and we are slightly and awkwardly aroused. Join us in making a “Twisted Arousal.” Vodka, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Garnish your flask with a lemon twist.

Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2, 8pm; Sun, Feb 3, 7pm, $20

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF



Smuin Ballet

The program includes “Cold Virtues” by Adam Hougland, a revival of “Oh, Inverted World” by Trey McIntyre, and three works by Michael Smuin.

Drink Selection: For “Cold Virtues” please make yourself a “Morals on Ice.” Absolut Pear Vodka, iced tea, ginger syrup, mint leaves and pineapple juice. “Oh, Inverted World” is set to music by The Shins, so we are making a drink to one of our favorite of their songs, “Girl Inform Me.” Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and pear apple cider.

Fri, Feb 1, 8pm; Sat, Feb 2, 2 & 8pm, $54-70

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Wed-Fri, Feb 20-22, 8pm; Sat, Feb 23, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, Feb 24, 2pm, $52-68

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mt. View



Anthony Rizzi
In “An Attempt to Fail at Groundbreaking Theater with Pina Arcade Smith,” former Forsythe dance Anthony Rizzi simultaneously plays choreographer Pina Bausch, performance artist Penny Arcade, and filmmaker Jack Smith.

Drink Selection: In an attempt to fail at coming up with a groundbreaking name for this cocktail, “Just Drink This Stuff.” Bourbon, splash of cherry liquor, sweet vermouth and orange peel. Maybe make an extra batch; you’ll need it.

Thu-Sat, Feb 7-9, 8:30pm, $15

KUNST-STOFF arts, 1 Grove St, SF



Body Cartography

Dancer Otto Ramstad and visual artist Emmett Ramstad, twins from Minnesota, investigate notions of social bodies versus biological bodies in “Symptom.”

Drink Selection: This drink may cure many of your symptoms, so let’s make a “Filled Prescription.” Bacardi O, triple sec, orange juice, soda water or tonic.

Thu-Sun, Feb 14-17, 8pm, $20-30

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



Katharine Hawthorne
“Analog” examines how movement is detected, mechanized, and controlled.

Drink Selection: If you dare to detect, mechanize, and control your blood alcohol content, make yourself “The BAC.” Vodka, Malibu rum, pineapple and cranberry. OR you can make “Kegels.” Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice into some champagne. Top with a dash of Chambord Liqueur.

Fri-Sat, Feb 22-23, 8pm, $15-25

Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama St, #150, SF