Oakland vs. San Francisco
San Francisco International Arts FestivalMay 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra performance group light up the night with “Oakland vs. San Francisco,” the first event in an ongoing performance series starring poets, performance artists, dancers, and comedians from San Francisco and Oakland. The action takes place both in a church and within a metaphorical boxing ring inside a sacred space.
The multi-generational, pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary, and pan-gender group playfully expresses concerns about issues facing both cities, including problematic stereotypes, demonizing mythologies, and disturbing assumptions about communities in the two urban areas.
This performance by La Pocha Nostra is hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 19 – June 6 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by 50 different ensembles, as well as an expansive arts exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Dada Movement. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.