On the Air: Gabe & Ariana’s Do List Picks for May 18, 2018


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This week on the Do List, I’m joined by KQED Youth Media Manager Ariana Proehl for talk about a queer circus, a Saharan film festival, a tribute to a beloved DJ and more. And also, on my first week sitting in his old chair here at the Do List, I want to say thanks to Cy Musiker — for showing us the way.

On with this week’s show; click through for details.

May 18: Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sings with the San Francisco Symphony.

Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19: Paradise: Belly of the Beast from circus troupe Topsy Turvy pushes the boundaries of imagination and mythology while centering people of color and queer people of color.

Saturday, May 19: The Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival always has a great vibe and crowd, and features a jazz stage, dance stage, poetry stage, a tribute to Pam the Funkstress and more at San Antonio Park in Oakland.

May 20–June 17: Mamma Mia! is at the Mountain Play at Mt. Tam in Marin, a gorgeous amphitheater where they’ve done summer theater for over 100 years.

May 24: The film Zerzura screens and the guitarist Mdou Moctar performs with the film’s star, Ahmoudou Madassane at the Starline Social Club in Oakland.

Through July 17: Yarrow Slaps’ More Water at State Gallery features the artists’ works along with a back room that shows off Slaps’s curatorial side, with a group show by a crew of artists he’s calling the Art Figaz.

And some special news about the return of the Treasure Island Music Festival, including their just-announced lineup.

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