What’s in August’s flask – last chance to flask!

You know the spiel, how Jake and Ryan love watching dance. They love it so much they create a cocktail catered to each performance they attend, never showing up at a dance show without their flasks in hand. Every month for over the past year they’ve diligently planned their calendar around their favorite upcoming shows, blowing off dates and girlfriends, wasting untold savings on fancy liquors, and savagely anticipating the newest contemporary dance pieces premiering around the City.

But all good things must end. Yes, the worst is true: Jake and Ryan are parting ways, and each is leaving San Francisco for new horizons. This month Jake and Ryan have come together for the last time to plan their dance flasks. They might come together again one day to flask it up, but for now, it’s sayonara to flask!

And so we lowly dance enthusiasts look up to Jake and Ryan, titans of dance-drink pairings, and ask one more time: what’s in next month’s flask?

jake with flask

casebolt and smith
In “O(h),” a fast-paced dance-theater work, performance duo casebolt and smith demonstrate what they can, can’t – and won’t – do as dancers.

Drink Selection: Let’s test exactly what these dancers can, can’t and won’t do with the “Double Dog Dare.” We’ve seen dancers do just about anything and everything, from dancing disrobed, dancing in trash bags, covering themselves in honey and dirt, and thrusting pillows. Anything and everything goes in the name of art, so the stakes are pretty damn high! Bring it. Hot sauce with a shot of tequila.

Thu-Sat, Aug 8-10, 8pm, $23-28

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Printz Dance Project
“Couch Stories” features new choreography by Stacey Printz, part of RAW (resident artist workshop).

Drink Selection: Speaking of couch stories, “The Other Night…” is a good one, if you know what Ryan means. Rum, ginger beer, and lemon.  Jake, on the other hand, is a “Total Couch Potato.” Vodka (which comes from potatoes), lime juice, ginger, and grenadine.

Fri-Sat, Aug 9-10, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF



Jenni Bregman & Dancers
“Home” explores how children envision adulthood through the drawings they make. “Context” imagines what it’s like to navigate the world with impaired senses. Lastly, “Force” is about working in a fast-paced corporation. Part of SAFEhouse’s sixth annual Summer Performance Festival.

Drink Selection: Speaking of navigating the world with impaired senses, bring a six pack of Hamms. Drink full force. You’ll feel at home in any context.

Wed, Aug 14, 7pm; Fri, Aug 16, 9pm, $10-20

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



“D.R.U.N.K.S., Dangerous Rebels Uncovering Nonsensical Knowledge Satirically” is a comedic dance theater piece about the ridiculousness of drinking. Part of SAFEhouse’s sixth annual Summer Performance Festival.

Drink Selection: The ridiculousness of drinking?! We take offense! We are making the “Angry Drunks.” Vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec, midori, sour mix, and seven up. Don’t mess with us.

Wed, Aug 14, 9pm; Sat, Aug 17, 7pm, $10-20

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Aura Fischbeck, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers and Angela Mazziotta
An excerpt from Aura Fishbeck’s “Have we all melted yet?” examines myths of American identity and the melting pot theory. Gretchen Garnett’s “Buitenlanders” investigates the isolation, confusion, and embarrassment of being an outsider. Angela Mazziotta’s “We lay awake breathing grapes” is a solo about a woman who has something to say, but can’t get the words out. Part of SAFEhouse’s sixth annual Summer Performance Festival.

Drink Selection: Speaking of melting pots, you know what’s great? FONDUE! You can dip grapes, or other things, in delicious cheese or chocolate. YOLO it up and add a stout beer or a dessert wine to your fondue and bring some grapes, or other things, to dip in it.

Thu, Aug 15, 9pm; Fri, Aug 16, 7pm, $10-20

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Nine Shards
“My five thousand north stars,” is a dance theater work investigating the world of home, and the choices we make within it and because of it. Part of SAFEhouse’s sixth annual Summer Performance Festival.

Drink Selection: Ever had a “My Five Thousand South Stars”? Yep going South, if you know what we mean (wink wink). So #1 bring a hot date. And #2 plan on going home after. Muddle starfruit and blueberries, add blueberry vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and a cherry liquor.

Thu, Aug 15, 7pm; Sun, Aug 18, 4pm, $10-20

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Capacitor and the Aquarium of the Bay
“Okeanos – A Love Letter to the Sea” is a dance/cirque portrait of the ocean as body, environment, resource, metaphor, and force. It aims to inspire and educate audiences about the ocean and connect them deeply to ocean conservation.

Drink Selection: While attending this show, we will be drawing a portrait of the flask as body, environment, resource, and metaphor with a “Flaskeanos – A Love Letter to the Flask.” Crushed salt, tequila, club soda, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur. We aim to inspire and educate audiences about the flask and its deep connection to dance.

Saturdays, Aug 10-Sep 28 (Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7, 14, 21, 28), 7pm, $30

Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39, The Embarcadero, SF