JAN 1–2 Tainted Love
Bring in the New Year
with Tainted Love,
San Francisco’s original ’80s tribute band.
Sweet water Music
Hall (Mill Valley).
JAN 1–2 Rancid The
band comes to San
Francisco to perform
its third studio album,
1995’s And Out Come the
Wolves, in its entirety.
The Warfield (SF).
JAN 2 Gypsy Jazz from
the Gypsy Trio Ian
Scherer, Joel Kurzic
and Michael Price head
to Hotel Healdsburg as
part of its Winter Music
Series. Enjoy local talent in the hotel’s cozy
lobby. Hotel Healdsburg
JAN 10 Delta Deep
Founded by Def
Leppard guitarist Phil
Collen, Delta Deep is
a soulful combination
of blues and rock performed by a quartet that
includes Stone Temple
Pilots bassist Robert
DeLeo. Sweet water
Music Hall (Mill
JAN 22 Bach Favorites
American Bach Soloists
open its 27th season
with an all-Bach program that displays the
composer’s genius in a
variety of settings. St.
JAN 29 The New
Orleans Suspects Five
talented New Orleans
to create music that is
true to the city’s iconic
sounds with originals
and creative covers.
Hall (Mill Valley).
JAN 30 Los Pinguos
at the JCC with an
evening of Latin
dance courtesy of Los
Pinguos. Begin the evening with a pre-concert
Latin dance lesson
so you can make the
most of the dance floor.
Osher Marin JCC (San
JAN 31 Oboe Bliss
Left Coast Chamber
Ensemble’s own Tom
Nugent joins Arthur
Bliss quintet for this
oboe-centric program. Throckmorton
Theatre (Mill Valley).
Art Works Downtown
Climate Change A juried
exhibition with aims
to inspire stewardship
by showcasing artists’
visions of adaptation
and our responses to the
26. 1337 Fourth St, San
Desta Gallery The Way
of Art New works. 417
San Anselmo Ave, San
di Rosa Robert Kinmont
Works by the conceptual
sculptor, who explores
between humanity and
nature, through January
24. 5200 Carneros Hwy,
CHILDREN’S THEATRE ASSOCIATION began in 1934 when 20 young women saw the need for live theater for children in the Bay Area. With support from the Junior League and the S. F.
Unified School District, their dream became reality and the group
began taking the shows to the schools. Since then they’ve also performed at The Palace of Fine Arts and the Cowell Theater at Fort
Mason. They will stage six Saturday performances for the public on January 23 and 30 and
February 6 at 10: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Cowell. Here we talk with CTA’s Peggy Haas about
the organization. ctasf.org. KASIA PAWLOWSKA
It’s No Lie
This organization brings live theater to children all over the Bay Area.
Tell us a little bit about this year’s program.
This year’s production of The Adventures
of Pinocchio is based on the book Pinocchio
by Carlo Colladi and the production by the
Prince Street Players Ltd., with adaptation
and lyrics by Jim Eiler and music by Jim
Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Our own Adelaide
Hornberger has further adapted the play to
suit our young audiences.
What is the overall mission of the organization?
This is our 81st year of providing free live theater
to Bay Area children. We strive to encourage
theatrical excellence and expose young children to the wonder and magic of live theater.
What makes the Children’s Theatre Association
unique? CTA is made up of multitalented,
devoted, ageless women who all have a com-
mon goal: to showcase familiar fairy tales
for the more than 7,500 young Bay Area
schoolchildren who would normally not have
the opportunity to be exposed to live musi-
cal theater. We live by the motto “the show
must go on.” And the show has gone on for 81
years. It has become a tradition for families to
attend our performances and for attendees to
become a part of the group.
Sounds like a real family affair? Our membership includes granddaughters and great nieces
of the founding members’ daughters, and
daughters-in-law and strangers who become the
closest of friends. CTA began in San Francisco
and now has a very large Marin contingent.
Being a member of CTA is being part of a family/
sisterhood who truly care for one another and
volunteer to bring their talents to the melting pot
that is San Francisco. Magical productions are
created for children. Everyone benefits.