Community Open House
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 12:00 pm an afternoon of workshops and performances free
April 30 12:00 pm

The Freight joins forces with Berkeley Old-Time Music to host their Spring Situation community open house, a free afternoon of old-time stringband picking, singing and dancing, including a family dance, cabaret-style concert sets, jam sessions and workshops galore on all manner of making music with people.

Noon to 1:00 pm: FAMILY DANCE with caller Evie Ladin and OPEN BAND (this means YOU!) led by Erik Hoffman in the lobby—all ages welcome! Dances will be geared towards families and kids, with some that even a babe in arms can do! You don't need to bring a partner, and no previous experience is necessary, Evie will teach all the moves. And when you're worn out from dancing, pick up an instrument and join in the open band!


Stories for All Children
w/ Dianne Ferlatte & Erik Pearson (1:10 pm)
Dance, Music Songs & Stories
w/Jubilee American Dance Theatre (1:40 pm)
Leah Wollenberg & Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (2:10 pm)
Tony Marcus (2:40 pm)
Allegra Yellin & Jordan Ruyle (3:10 pm)
The Ragtime Skedaddlers (3:40 pm)


Family Dance w/ caller Evie Ladin & Open Band led by Erik Hoffman (12:00-1:00 pm)
Lobby open for jamming! (1:00-4:00 pm)
Build an Instrument (1:30-2:50 pm)
w/ Stewart Port


(1:00-1:55 pm)
Dock Boggs Banjo w/ Isaac Enloe
Mountain Dulcimer w/ DJ Hamouris
Old TIme Mandolin w/ Eric Thompson
(2:00-2:55 pm)
Old TIme Fiddle (intermediate & above)
w/ Karen Celia Heil
History of Old-Time Music - listening session
w/ David Brown
Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Sara Winge
Clawhammer Guitar w/ Mike Stadler
(3:00-3:55 pm)
Guitar: The Many Side of Maybelle w/ Eric Thompson
Stringband Blues w/ Suzy Thomspon
Ask Dr Guitar (luthier at your disposal) w/ Stewart Port
Fiddlekids! w/ Leah Wollenberg & Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere

Community open houses at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse are made possible through the generous support of The San Francisco Foundation and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Foundation at the San Francisco Foundation.


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