Posts Tagged ‘drill’

San Francisco’s Most Anticipated Play of 2013: A.C.T.’s “Black Watch” – A Must-See – Runs Through June 16th

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This is it. This is your San Francisco Theatre Performance of the Year.

It’s Black Watch from Scotland.

It’s down in the Armory, in the Mission. If you show up late, they won’t let you in. 110 minutes, no intermission. And, oh yeah, all the tickets cost $100.

But everyone seems to love it. 

Get your tickets now if you want to go.

Look, it’s getting attention already:

Chad Jones of the San Francisco Chronicle

Karen D-Souza of the San Jose Mercury News

Georgia Rowe of the San Francisco Examiner

A shot from yesterday’s press preview at The Drill Court:

By  Brenden Mendoza – thanks!

All right, see you there!

Handy Guide: How to listen to Scootish People.

Here’s where it’s at:

The Armory Community Center
333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94103

View a larger map and get directions

Use the Bay Area’s 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner to get public transit information.

For more information about public transportation and parking lot options please visit the Black Watch show page.

All the deets: 

National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch

May 9–June 16, 2013
A Revolutionary Theatrical Event

by Gregory Burke
Directed by John Tiffany

Performing in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia).

THERE WILL BE NO LATE SEATING!
Please plan appropriate travel time when making arrangements.

Running time:
1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission

The internationally acclaimed hit—named “#1 Theatrical Event of the Year!”
by the New York Times
After transfixing audiences across the globe and receiving unanimous critical acclaim worldwide, National Theatre of Scotland’s revolutionary production of Black Watch makes its highly anticipated Bay Area premiere. Inspired by interviews with soldiers who served in Iraq with Scotland’s nearly 300-year-old Black Watch regiment, this hauntingly powerful depiction of war is so inventive and groundbreaking in scope that it demands a completely unique performance venue—and will take over the long-dormant Drill Court at San Francisco’s historic Mission Armory. Splicing together exquisitely deployed stagecraft, from choreographed marches and Scottish ballads to searing video news footage, Black Watch captures the layered state of being at war, from moment to gripping moment. A transformative theatrical event you don’t want to miss, Black Watch delivers a visceral, unforgettable experience.

Performances of Black Watch will take place in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District., located at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia). Click here for directions.

“Thrilling . . . a necessary reminder of the transporting power that is unique to theater.” —The New York Times

“A genuine spectacle that revels in its own theatricality and comes replete with music, marching, explosive effects and its own piper.” —Chicago Tribune

“Magnificent” —New York Observer

“Enthralling” —Washington Post

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! The world must see this play. Immediately.” —The Herald (Scotland)

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★! Fierce, passionate, and unguarded” —The Guardian

“A landmark event” —The Independent (London)

“A glorious piece of theater—raw, truthful, uncomfortable, moving, graceful and dynamic” —Scotland on Sunday

“Stirring and absorbing” —The West Australian

“A pulsating epic” —Daily Mail

Get To the Chopper! The West Side of San Francisco to be Invaded by the US Military this Morning

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Or so they say:

“This morning from 10-11 am a large military watercraft will arrive on Ocean Beach. This is part of an exercise and is only a drill.”

“This morning 11am-1pm there will be an exercise w/2 helicopters at Sunset Blvd & Lake Merced Blvd. Noise will be elevated. It’s only a drill”

You Never Really Realize How Many Art Students There are in San Francisco Until a Fire Alarm Goes Off at the AoAU

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Thusly:

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The sidewalks of SoMA couldn’t handle all of these Academy of Art University students in SoMA after a recent fire alarm – they were everywhere.

And I thought most AoA-types were up in the Tenderloin.

Anyway, I didn’t realize how many art students San Francisco has these days…

Brace Yourselves This Thursday: On 10-21, at 10:21 AM, Sirens Will Blare for the Great CA ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

You know what Mad Men’s Don Draper would say about this Thursday’s Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill? He’d say that if it was really all that great, then you wouldn’t need to have the word “great” in the name.

But no matter, all’s you have to do now is make a mental note and then when All Hell Breaks Loose on Thursday, 10-21, at 10:21* AM you can tell those around you to keep calm because it’s just a drill.  

Or just plug your ears – that’s the other option:

And here’s a visual aid the boys in the Art Department just whipped up:

And here’s the FB and the Twitter.

And here’s a peek at part of the Facebook Wall:

The Great California ShakeOut: Imagine a civic group is hosting a huge potluck. Volunteers issue invitations, set up tables & put out plates. What if 100 families are expected & come, but only 10 families bring a potluck dish & the other 90 don’t? Can you see how this type of scenario could impact the aftermath of the next quake? If your friends… are not registered for the ShakeOut, please invite them today! Be a friend. Help others prepare!”
 
And here’s the first reply:
 
Tony Willis I know that i am going to eat and so are my dogs.”
 
O.K. then. That’s the spirit, Tony!
 
All right, see you Thursday. Shake Baby, Shake.
 
*This could be a reference to the October 21, 1868 Hayward Fault Earthquake but I don’t know. 

The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 10:20 AM
- 10:30 AM
 

Location: SF State University Campus-wide

Web: http://www.sfsu.edu/emergency

Sponsor: SFSU Office of Emergency Preparedness

The “Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill” is sponsored annually by CALEMA, the California Emergency Management Agency, to promote earthquake preparedness throughout California. At 10:21 a.m. SF State will test all building and outdoor sirens and the mass notification system that reaches the campus community via phones, email, SMS text and TTY messaging.

San Francisco to Test Sirens at 10:15 AM on Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

This is a test. Only a test.

Normally, you’d only hear these sirens on Tuesdays at noon. There’s no need for alarm.

Deets below.

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CITYWIDE SIRENS TO SOUND AS PART OF EARTHQUAKE DRILL
What: The City’s Outdoor Public Warning System Sirens will be activated as part of the statewide Drop, Cover and Hold earthquake drill on October 15, 2009 at 10:15 am.  The sirens will be sounded, followed by a voice message indicating that it is a test.  This is the first time the City is utilizing the system citywide at a time other than the regular Tuesday noon weekly test.

San Francisco residents and visitors should not be alarmed by the fact that the sirens are sounding at a time other than the regular Tuesday test.

When: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

Where: 92 locations citywide

Why:  The City is participating in the Great California ShakeOut, the statewide earthquake drill.  To date, more than 280,000 people in San Francisco have registered to participate in the drill, and more than 6.4 million have registered statewide.  For more information, please go to
www.shakeout.org/sanfrancisco.

“Big Rumble” Resource Fairs Will Be All Over San Francisco this October 17th

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Can you hazard a guess as to why?

Here are all the deets:

THE BIG RUMBLE – SAN FRANCISCO
20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. The Big Rumble commemorates this anniversary with a week-long series of special events designed to connect our communities with preparedness resources.

Join us in October for The Big Rumble, as we come together as a community to learn more about how we can be better prepared for all types of emergencies. Events will include entertainment, activities for kids, free giveaways, and valuable preparedness information.

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Venues and Entertainment

Bayview| Joseph Lee Recreation Center | Oakdale Ave and 3rd St.

Sila:  Kenyan Afro-Funk band led by Victor Sila

The Congress: Neo-jazz project led by producer/trumpeter Marcus Cohen

Breakdancing Performance by Acrosports All-City Team 

Marina| West Side of the Marina Green| Between Scott ST. and Avilla

Gaucho: San Francisco based Gypsy Jazz Sextet.

Kally Price: Local Jazz and Blues vocalist 
Devine’s Jug Band: San Francisco’s favorite Jug Band.   
Sony Holland Duo: Bay Area Jazz vocalist 

Mission| Parque Ninos Unidos| 23rd and Folsom. 

My First Earthquake.  San Francisco Electro-pop dance group 
Locura Trio.  San Francisco Based Flamenco rock group 
Aceituno Arts Capoeria Exhibition. Capoeira Exhibition by student owned Martial Arts Studio

Family Style:  Jazz and Funk Ensemble

Sunset | 20th Ave. and Irving St.

The Slayers Club:  Local DJ collective 
US Wing Chun:  International Martial Arts Studio

West Sunset ReConnect Steel Pan Drummers and Dance Ensemble