A total departure from the Mariinsky Ballet’s version (and somewhere between Footloose and West Side Story) is Rock n’ Roll Cinderella, the story of a girl who’s just gotta dance. Growing up in the 1950s, this Cinderella’s home is ruled by her uptight, stick-in-the-mud stepfather but her toes just can’t stop tapping to that new crazy beat. When her mousy pals Dean and Martin can’t get her a ticket to the Debutante Ball, all seems lost, until a benevolent do-gooder from the “Make a Wish Come True” Society arrives on the scene. Unlike many children’s theater companies, which cast adult actors, the Family Matinee Company puts the city’s most promising young teen actors to work under the direction of Children’s Playwright-in-Residence Stephanie Temple. Past endeavors, like Goldilocks and the Three Aliens, Bollywood Sleepy Beauty, and their Western take on Snow White have inspired gaggles of kiddies hang around after the show for the meet-and-greet.More
Saturdays, Sundays, 2 & 4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18
When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, its a good core workout. If youre sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king.More
Each is a standout Bay Area artist. Each is as comfortable in the street doing public work as he is painting and exhibiting inside a gallery. Eddie Colla, Hugh Leeman, and D Young V share an aesthetic vision that is undeniable, and now they're sharing the space at 111 Minna Gallery, starting with a 5 p.m. reception February 7. Colla, Leeman, and D Young V have collaborated before but this is their first significant exhibition at the downtown San Francisco venue that displays artists' work with keen veneration. On display through March 29, the exhibit promises to be one of 2014's most memorable gallery collaborations — a kind of all-star gathering where the art and the attitude go hand-in-hand.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: Feb. 7. Continues through March 29, 2014