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Sights & Sounds: Anna Hillburg


Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco Singer-songwriter Anna Hillburg told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Credit courtesy of the Tenderloin Museum

The Tenderloin Museum’s 3rd Annual  Holiday Bazaar is a pop-up marketplace featuring tons of hand-crafted items for sale from local artist-vendors. Come enjoy festive holiday libations, snacks, and tunes by DJ Tylawave as you shop for treasures which will include ceramics, leather goods, tote bags, jewelry, candles, plants, and vintage pieces. It’s all happening at 398 Eddy Street in San Francisco beginning at 6 pm this Thursday, December 20th.

“It just seems like a good way to get everybody taken care of in one place.”

Credit courtesy of the Swedenborgian Church
The Swedenborgian Church

The Second Sunday Concert series takes place monthly at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. This is an intimate way to experience classical chamber music at a National Historic Landmark right here in the city. The series features guest musicians who perform one-hour concerts that bring to life classical and traditional music from the Middle Ages through the Classical eras, with modern interpretations and some inspired original works. The Swedenborgian Church is located at 2107 Lyon Street in San Francisco and the concerts begin at 7 pm. 

“People should give classical music a try because it’s not as complicated as we think it is, it’s just supposed to make us feel good.”

Bay Area music acts Killuv, Vida Sölstice & Kyléo Blue will all be performing at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland this Saturday, December 22nd. The Octopus Literary Salon was voted as the best venue for all ages in 2018 by East Bay Express and serves delicious food, coffee, beer & wine. You can also pick up some last minute gifts from the new & used books, records & tapes that are sold in the storefront. The show begins at 9 pm. 

“A lot of venues are just really loud bars and you’re just like screaming at each other trying to get to the front, but this is the type of thing where people actually go to listen. Literary people are great people, they love to listen.”


Anna Hillburg's latest album “Really Real” is available now.