SF FUNK FESTIVAL 2002 | FUNK YEAH!!!

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 to the public.

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 a festival devoted to funk culture, than to have the man most responsible show 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 on the 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 Machine Productions.

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 Machine Productions.

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.
[Published on: 10/22/02]

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