|Wednesday, November 6
PRE-FUNK, "the Art of Funk" kicks off the 2nd Annual SF Funk
Fest with a
gallery opening featuring the artwork of George Clinton, Pedro Bell, Overton
Loyd, Stozo the Clown, Sirron Norris and the photography of Scott Chernis.
Sfunk performs live music for the Gala Party on Wednesday, November 6th at
Studio Z, 314 11th Street. The event starts at 6:00 pm and is FREE
Wednesday, November 6
THE DR. IS IN! George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic rock Ruby Skye for four
hours of superlative psychedelic grooves. What better way to kick off
festival devoted to funk culture, than to have the man most responsible
art, then throw down! Ruby Skye is located at 420 Mason St. Doors
open at 8:30, so there's plenty of time to dig on the art before you dig
music. Tickets are $40 and are available at http://www.sunsettickets.com,
415-389-TIXX, or Open Mind Music on Divisadero St.
Friday, November 8
FUNK THE FUTURE explores the cutting edge of funk rhythms and
improvisational jazz music. New York City's new kings of jazz-funk,
Topaz, headline an evening of infectious dance music. Down-and-dirty
funksters ALO and DJ Romanowski open the show Friday, November
8th, at 9:00 pm at the Great American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell Street).
Tickets are $15 and available at the Great American Music Hall.
This performance is co-presented by Mystery
|Saturday, November 9
SOUTHERN FRIED FUNK explores the subtle and not-so-subtle influence
of Southern old school git' down music in the development of funk featuring
the Bay Area's own Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra. Papa Mali, Jerkuleeze, Funky Beulah and DJ Cathy Tamkin also perform on Saturday,
November 9th at Studio Z, 314 11th Street at 8 pm. Tickets are $20
and available at http://www.sunsettickets.com.
|Late night Friday, November 15
Club culture and funky beats collide at SF Funk Festival's HOUSE PARTY a
late night of the Bay Area's best and most innovative DJs spinning groovalicious
funk on Friday, November 15th at Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin.
Dance from 9:00 pm - 4:00 am with Biz Markie, DJ Z-Trip, Shortkut,
DJ Apollo, DJ Zeph, Leema, Pam the Funkstress, Mind
Motion and Motion Potion. Tickets are $20 and available at http://www.sunsettickets.com This performance is co-presented by Mystery
|Friday, November 15
LATIN FUNK combines cool funk with hot salsa for an evening of O-MAYA's
sizzling Latin hip-hop on Friday, November 15th. DJ Papi Chocolate
starts the salsa simmering at 10 pm at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street
(@ 17th Street). Tickets are $8 and available at http://www.sunsettickets.com.
|Saturday, November 16
SPACE FUNK is a tribute to the spirit of those who see a wall and choose
to "break on through." The event features improvisation masters,
Santa Cruz Hemp AllStars, on Saturday, November 16th. Funklogic,
Tympanic, Boomshanka and DJ Tom Thump get the audience
in the right space starting at 8:00 pm at Studio Z, 314 11th Street @
Folsom. Tickets are $20 and available at http://www.sunsettickets.com
|Wednesday, November 20
JAM FUNK underscores the impact the Jam Band scene has made by keeping
funk available to new audiences. Big E (boasting an all star line
up of Bobby Vega, Ray White, Alan Hertz, Eric Levi,
and Tal Morris) and road warriors Global Funk Council jam
at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, November 20th. Show
starts at 9:00 pm and tickets are $20, available in advance at the Great American Music Hall.
|Thursday, November 21
URBAN SOUL takes an up close and personal look at some of the freshest,
most exciting music being produced on the local scene by Goapele
and Martin Luther. Bay Area soul funk Roux start the evening and
DJ Leema spins late night at the Justice League, 628 Divisadero,
on Thursday, November 21st. Show starts at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and available
at both http://www.sunsettickets.com and Open Mind Music (342 Divisadero).
|Friday, November 22
2002 FUNK FEST ALL STARS line up includes the legendary Zigaboo Modeliste
and three musicians - Robert Walter, Chris Stillwell, and
Brian Jordan - who have made names for themselves with touring heavyweights
the Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Robert Walter's 20th
Congress. New York's boogaloo ambassadors Sugarman 3 and DJ Motion
Potion turn up the heat on Friday, November 22nd at 9:00 pm at the Great
American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell Street). Tickets are $20 and available
at the Great American Music Hall.
|Saturday, November 23
BOOGALOO NIGHT concludes the 2nd Annual Funk Festival with New York's
new funk crusaders and Boogaloo ambassadors Sugarman 3. DJ
Vinnie Esparza opens the set on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 pm at
the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (@ 17th Street). Tickets are $10
and available at http://www.sunsettickets.com.
Saturday, November 23
GUMBO is the final blowout party of the 2nd Annual San
Francisco Funk Festival featuring legendary New Orleans funk guitarist
Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters, The Slaptones, UFM and Funkanauts on Saturday, November
23rd at 8:00 pm at Studio Z, 314 11th Street. Tickets are $20 and
available at http://www.sunsettickets.com.
|FUNK ON FILM highlights the importance of motion pictures in furthering
the influence of funk in American culture with three of the most important
Funk Films of all time: WATTSTAXm(Nov. 19), SHAFT (Nov. 20)
and SUPERFLY (Nov. 21) at the Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight
Street (@ Schrader). Tickets are $6.50 (please note that Funk Passes
are NOT valid for movies). There are two screenings each night and a Wednesday
matinee (2:00 pm) of SHAFT. Please visit http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com
or call 415.668.3994 for exact times or for more information.