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Union Square Park - San Francisco







April 2011





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Wednesday, April 20
Miko Marks

People Magazine names her one of "Nashville's Hottest New Country Stars", while Ebony recognizes her as "The Storyteller", one who is "Breaking the Sound Barriers" in music! Whatever the case, all agree that Miko Marks is an artist in sync with the times. On the frontlines of change, Miko is blazing an unprecedented trail and ushering in "Generation Next" in Country Music!





Wednesday, April 20

Salsa in the Square Featuring         Avance


The Bay Area is fortunate to such great Latin music. Salsa in the Square brings you some of the best salsa bands to dance to! Introductory dance lessons start the night followed by an open dance floor with live music. Don’t miss!

Avance originates and consists of the hottest and newest talent the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know. Three electrifying bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. You put this all together and you get a new and unique sound that crosses the language barrier: Spanish and English. Leading this group is Karl Perazzo percussionist/ musical director and member of the Carlos Santana Band. Perazzo hopes to catapult Avance to a national/international stage. When you see and hear AVANCE you're guaranteed three things: sizzle, style and most of all swing.


Co-Presented with

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Friday, April 22
One Dance   Kick-Off for Bay  Area National Dance Week!


Bay Area National Dance Week's kick off event. One Dance is an all-inclusive flash mob of dancers and non-dancers, schools, companies, and artists, all dancing in unison to the same piece of music. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration! To view and learn the moves, visit





Presented with                                  Dancers’ Group

Friday, April 22        7pm-8pm                      &                        Saturday, April 23    2pm-3pm

Move-About Theatre, Running Shorts

San Francisco's first-ever rotating one-acts production, Running Shorts is a complete, eclectic, hour-long theatre experience made up of four one-act plays, each one with a different theatrical theme. From Shakespeare to Mamet and from auditions to playwriting, prepare to learn about theatre in the best possible way: by watching it.






Saturday, April 23
6th Annual

Fire Dance Expo





World class artists gather to bring you the 6th Annual Fire Dancing expo featuring hoops, poi, staff, sword and fan dancing set on fire. Bring a hat, blanket, chair, thermos, friends, and open mind for this fabulous show.








Presented with

Temple of Poi

Sunday, April  24
Jewels for Young Audiences

Halau’o Keikiali’i











Young Audiences of Northern California, in conjunction with Jewels on the Square, is pleased to present a series of Sunday arts experiences that are custom-designed for young people and their families.  Children and parents will be captivated by the artistry of Dance, Music, and Storytelling while they discover the universalities of the arts—across cultures and abilities.  Young Audiences has as its mission to make the arts—classical, contemporary, and multi-cultural, an essential part of every young person’s education and life.  For more than 50 years, we have served this mission by bringing world-class arts programs to young people in their schools, parks, and community centers.

Founded in 1994, Hālau`o Keikiali`i is a traditional Hawaiian Cultural Group based in San Francisco. Their goal is to educate the general public about the Hawaiian people, the traditional customs, values and protocols. Besides having regularly scheduled classes, Hālau `o Keikiali`i strives to help perpetuate the rich culture of the Hawaiian people through stage productions held for the general public throughout the year, including educational workshops, performances and other cultural events.  The group is comprised of men and women, ages ranging from 5 to 75.


Co-Presented with

Young Audiences

of Northern California

Wednesday, April 27
Dalia Marina



Classical and contemporary Arabic music, featuring:

Dalia Marina– Vocals                                                 John Erlich– Oud                                                     Sarah Michael– Qanun                                        Elizabeth Stuart– Percussion                                   Hector Bezanis– Ney


Presented with

Arab Cultural & Community Center