What’s in July’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 July’s flask?

jake with flask

SFCD Summer Dance Series
Project Thrust’s “Kingdom” muses on miscommunication, the isolated worlds we build around ourselves and the illusions that fuel our perception of self.

Drink Selection: Project Thrust always features a Tom Waits song, which basically makes whiskey a must. Have enough whisky though, and you’ll go from King-dom to King-dumb. Thus, we give you “The King-Dumb.” Straight whiskey on the rocks please.

Mon, Jul 1 & 29, 8pm, $20

Z Space, 450 Florida St, SF



SFCD Summer Dance Series
Sharp and Fine’s “Love Songs” is a collaboration with opera singer Ina Rae. “Sonority Rules,” by choreographer Christian Burns and musician Donald White, investigates underlying connections between sound and movement.

Drink Selection: Sonar? I’m no dolphin! Oh wait that word is sonority, not sonar. Well since dolphins are frisky love-making little critters, we’ll tie it all together. Yup folks, it’s our first time going dry, but what else could possibly be in a “Dolphin” but water? (Feel free to serve that water on the rocks with a lemon garnish!)

Tue, Jul 2 & 30, 8pm, $20

Z Space, 450 Florida St, SF

sharpandfine.com, www.burnswork.org


Rasika Kumar Sheopory
“Courage” is a solo about a devadasi (a temple dancer) who refuses to abandon her art, the woman who ignited a national movement with a simple act of defiance in the wake of a devastating tsunami.

Drink Selection: We’re making a “Still Standing.” (All puns intended.) Tequila, lime, agave, blue curacao, and triple sec. Put a blood orange and salt on the rim of your flask.

Fri-Sat, Jul 12-13, 8pm, $10-20

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



Staged in and around Fort Mason and inspired by Fort Mason’s past and present, “Harboring” moves through images of travel, memory, the fluidity of the ocean, rope craft, and the maritime industry.

Drink Selection: “Harnessing the Hurricane.” Hold on tight! Rum, passion fruit, lime juice. Stir to create a hurricane in your flask.

Thu-Fri, Jul 18-19, 8:30pm; Sat, Jul 20, 2pm & 8:30pm; Sun, Jul 21, 8:30, $20-100

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, SF



Samantha Giron Dance Project
“The Dirt on Dorian Gray” examines Peter Pan Syndrome: perhaps we are lazy or broken. Perhaps we are idealistic or promiscuous. Perhaps we are indulgent. Perhaps we will regret it someday.

Drink Selection: Perhaps Your Portrait Looks Like Shit!” Mix whatever you want with Grey Goose.

Fri-Sun, Jul 19-21, 8pm, $15-20

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



Amy Seiwert’s Imagery

In “SKETCH 3: Expectations,” choreographers Marc Brew, Val Caniparoli, and Amy Seiwert will create a new work on the theme of challenging expectations.

Drink Selection: “Don’t Drink When You’re Expecting.” Take a sugar cube. Light it on fire. Drop it in absinthe. BAM! (Again, if you really are pregnant, sit this one out.)

Thu-Sat, Jul 25-27, 8pm; Sun, Jul 28, 7pm, $25-30

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Kevin Seaman
“Dr. Zebrovski’s HOUR OF POWER” is a comedy that explores the intersection of commercialism and the occult while expanding the brand and revealing the hidden past of the world’s #1 dance psychic, Dr. Zebrovski.

Drink Selection: Simple: Power Hour.” Every minute of this show, take a shot of your favorite beer. The show will get funnier and funnier, we promise.

Fri-Sun, Jul 26-28, 8pm, $15-25

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



detour dance
“Tiny Dance Film Festival” is an annual festival based in San Francisco that celebrates dances made for the screen. TDFF features short dance films created by both emerging and established filmmakers and choreographers from across the globe.

Drink Selection: You know what else is tiny and needs a celebration….? For this piece we will be making a “My Ego-Testicle.” Melt brown sugar in butter. Pour at the bottom of your flask and layer with bourbon and pear cider.

Fri-Sat, July 26-27, 8pm, $10-25

Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St, SF



Chris Black & Megan Finlay
In the 2nd Annual Studio 210 Residency, Chris Black’s “Duets for Girls” transcends stereotypes of female duet choreography by capturing athleticism and passion. Megan Finlay creates a physical acrobatic show based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Drink Selection: Duets for girls, huh? I guess we have to take this to a new level. Jake’s making a “Scissor Sisters.” Pomegranate juice, lime, triple sec, and vodka. Ryan’s making a Bloody Mary on the rocks, “Period.” Perhaps a tad inappropriate, but we couldn’t help ourselves.

Fri-Sat, Jul 26-27, 8pm, $10-25

Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez, SF



SFCD Summer Dance Series
Bobbi Jene Smith’s “Arrowed” is a representation of an ongoing interview between two people, a mirror of what we are told and what we tell.

Drink Selection: Who naturally comes to mind when speaking of arrows? The name of this drink is “Legolas,” someone we’ve always wished we look like when we look in the mirror. Gin, lemon, sugar. It’s a Lemon Drop with a twist, baby.

Wed, Jul 31, 8pm, $20

Z Space, 450 Florida St, SF