We spent the Saturday evening around Yerba Buena on a free outdoor music and performances called Yerba Buena Night. We truly enjoyed it and we will definitely watch out for this next year. Thank you Yerba Buena community!
Where is Yerba Buena? For those who are not familiar with San Francisco, Yerba Buena is a park near downtown bounded by 3rd St. on the East, Market St. on the North, South by Howard St and West by 4th St. It is a great green space in the middle of an urban jungle.
The Yerba Buena Night event was held around that area. It had several venues:
The Dance Stage was on Yerba Buena Lane near Market St. beside the Four Seasons Hotel;
the Video/Performance Stage behind St. Patrick Church; the Music stage in Jessie Square next to the church and in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum; the Aerial Performance next to the Music Stage; the Performance Area between the CJM and the Westin Hotel; and the Supper Club stage on Annie Alley near Mission St.
We learned later that evening that it was tough to choose which performances to watch. I can imagine it would be extra challenging for people with eclectic taste. Mijo and I tried to take it slow and moved from one venue to another at the end of each performance. There was also an Art Walk earlier that afternoon but we missed it.
Here are the ones we saw at the same time absolutely enjoyed. I've included links to their websites in the hyperlink in case you want to know more about the artists.
Venue: Dance Stage
Performance/Artist: Theatre Flamencos of San Francisco
Venue: Dance Stage
Performance/Artist: Kulintronica by KulArts
Performance/Artist: Video installation by Tim Roseborough
Performance/Artist: Blind Willies
Performance/Artist: Two of Swords
Performance/Artist: Cabaret style acts
Performance/Artist: Sara Du Jour
Performance/Artist: Classical hiphop by Cello Joe
Performance/Artist: Anna & The Annadroids
Performance/Artist: Caminos Flamencos
Performance/Artist: Amruta Trivedi and Nabanita Pal
This city is truly a meltingpot of truly creative people. I am immensely in awe of their talents at the same time thankful that I live among them in this great city.