Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Corey Rosen, writer, storyteller, and actor in "Warp Speed" by BATS Improv Theatre, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:
- Spontaneous Storytelling at the Layover on Saturday, 7/9
- Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the CJM
- San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove on Sunday, 7/10
The monthly event Spontaneous Storytelling happens this Saturday, 7/9, at the Layover in Oakland. Taking the happy hour concept to the next level, this mixer uses icebreaker game cards to get participants to meet each other and gain fodder for an open-mic storytelling session after the mingling.
ROSEN: It's kind of a show meets a social event. It's a crazy idea and it sounds really out there and fun to me.
Stanley Kubrick:The Exhibition, is at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, now through 10/30. This is a comprehensive look at Kubrick’s photographic and film directorial work, through the lens of his tools and notes. Each of his films has their own section in the gallery populated by props, costumes, still photos, letters, budget worksheets, and film clips.
ROSEN: There is something about the way that Kubrick uses the camera and silence that is unique and influential.
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) performs at the Stern Grove Festival this Sunday afternoon, 7/10. SFS has made this an annual stop since the festival’s inaugural concert in 1938. This year, they celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service with a nod to American Landscapes through the work of composers John Williams, Ferde Grofé and Antonín Dvořák.
ROSEN: There's a lot of cool stuff happening this summer but this is the best one because it's free and it's outside! You gotta get there early — bring your paper, bring your food, get a good spot and just enjoy!