This Lingering Life

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June 2014

Friday, June 6 – Beach Blanket Babylon 40th Anniversary Celebration at SF City Hall
Friday, June 6 – Japantown after BBB
Saturday, June 7 – 38th Annual Union Street Festival San Francisco
Sunday, June 8 – International Film VITUS (Switzerland) at El Campanil Theatre
Thursday, June 12 – 7:00 pm Rocco’s Pizza
Friday, June 13 — Yoshi’s Free Jazz Saxophone Concert Night | SF
Friday, June 13 10:15 pm — Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park (?)
June 13 or 14 — Theatre of Yugen presents ‘This Lingering Life’ (?)

Saturday, June 14 — Coit Tower Murals at Telegraph Hill, SF — Elevator  Fees Senior $5
Saturday, June 14 — North Beach Festival SF (after COIT TOWER tour)
Sunday, June 15 — Scottish Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, June 15 — annual Rose Show in Golden Gate Park
Monday June 16 — Advance screening: JERSEY BOYS  at Century Center 9,  SF
Thursday, June 19 — The Sun Kings Band. The premier tribute to The Beatles
Sunday,  June 22 – Stern Grove Festival — Smokey Robinson and  Patti Austin
THE BIG PICNIC PARTY – 11:30 am to 2:00 pm: A private catered fundraising event in the WEST MEADOW ($250 – $10,000)
THE BIG PICNIC CONCERT – 2:00 pm: Admission-free concert in the CONCERT MEADOW

Wednesday,  June 25 7:30pm — SF Opera ‘La Traviata’ – I bought a ticket 4 month ago. Online order cost extra $11 handling fee, $1-2 facility fee. And for Balcony with OperaVision surcharge ($5-$7) included in ticket.
Saturday, June 28 7:30 pm  — Shakespeare in The Park. “Taming of The Shrew” at Pleasanton.  The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Company.
Sunday,  June 29 10:30 am – LGBT Pride celebration Parade Sunday,
Sunday,  June 29 2:00 pm – Stern Grove Festival — Allen Stone (A self-described “hippie with soul”)
Yuna (Opening the show is the charismatic young Malaysian singer-songwriter)

Photo Gallery – June 2014

I really wanted to see ‘This Lingering Life‘, however I was concerned my safety in the most Dangerous Blocks  in the night – (Hispanic street gangs. Get off BART at 16th/Mission, then walk 8 blocks).  I decided not to go



Inspired by nine Japanese Noh plays — In This Lingering Life we meet a woman with tragic hair, feudal warriors, a mother whose son was kidnapped, dead lovers who meet across the Milky Way, a boy whose father is an arrow, and so forth. On and on for eons. It’s that kind of a world. It’s that kind of a life. And we all live it. This new tragicomedy is an elegant romp across the borders of time, geography, the world of the living and dead that ponders gods, miracles, and deep, comic, and ugly human emotions found in the theater of life and death.

This Lingering Life looks at the human conditions through the Buddhist concept of Karma: we all exist in a complex web of relationships, determined by emotions and actions from previous lives.

It was presented by Theatre Yugen.
Yūgen is said to mean “a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe… and the sad beauty of human suffering”.