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Sights & Sounds: Rotimi Agbabiaka

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Rotimi Agbabiaka, an actor and singer whose solo show Type/Caste is currently at the Brava Studio, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Girl A (Britney Frazier*) and Boy (Cameron Matthews) share a bottle of wine.

A lamp flickers on. In her bedroom, a young girl's universe explodes around her. With the future unsettled, she must find answers and new footing in a clash against fate. all of what you love and none of what you hate is a beautiful, emotional journey punctuated by bursts of abstraction.  

Agbabiaka: There's all kinds of really interesting stuff, really interesting storytelling happening...I'm excited to see it.

OutLoud is a queer storytelling series featuring true tales by the Bay hosted by Joshua Grannell, aka Peaches Christ. To celebrate OutLoud's one-year anniversary, Joshua chose a theme near and dear to his heart: stories from the perspective behind the concession stand. OutLoud takes place at Oasis Bar in SoMa. 

Agbabiaka: It's just a wonderful night...and there's always a theme, and the stories are amazing. I've been fortunate to perform in the past.

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  Queer punk trailblazing band Pansy Division is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and they've celebrated by releasing a new album. Quite Contrary  was released on September 9th, and The Eagleis throwing a listening party. 

Agbabiaka: They've achieved quite a bit of success and visibility and have been and continue to be a vital part of San Francisco's queer scene and music scene.