Bay Area Theater & Art

Daughter of a Garbageman • June 1 – July 15

Continued run in Berkeley…ICBA special discount $10 off code “Garbage10”

“Daughter of a Garbageman” is a tale of Maureen Langan’s 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey. Her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her.

Maureen Langan is a journalist turned standup comic and talk show host. Maureen has performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and has opened for Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, Joy Behar and Gladys Knight.  She’s been featured on HBO, Gotham Live, Comics Unleashed, CBS, FOX, and HLN.  She’s performed at festivals in Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK. Daughter of a Garbageman completed a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August.

“She has something to say about family, relationships, self-acceptance and American culture and is willing to be completely honest without sacrificing her killer since of humor.” –SF Examiner

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
Use code “Garbage10” for discount

June 1 – July 15 | Berkeley
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm (except June 17 & June 22)


Eat, Read, Drink, and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin! The evening begins with a special Bloomsday menu with lively musical interludes featuring a Celtic music ensemble with singers Melanie O’Reilly, Esther Mulligan, & John Ilyin; and Michael Booi Volk (mandolin), and Pat Duffey (guitar). This is a community reading of Ulysses by James Joyce — so, bring your book and be ready to read and share your favorite short passages at table.

Bloomsday attire is welcome. Advance Reservations Required. Limited Seating.

Cost of admission includes dinner and libations. more


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Bay Area Art & Artists

Mark Curran, Museum of Capitalism • to July 21

The Museum of Capitalism opens its inaugural exhibition with a series of multimedia exhibits created by a diverse network of artists, scholars, and ordinary citizens, exploring the historical phenomenon of capitalism and its intersections with themes like race, class, and environment in the United States.

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Art behind the Spirit of Ireland Award

San Jose sculptor Harry Powers was one of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City program’s Spirit of Ireland award recipients in 2015. Back in 2009 the artist and San Jose State University Professor Emeritus Powers was commissioned to create a thematic award for the sister city union. He said of his award sculpture, an undulating ribbon of bronze, “Of course, it goes back to James Joyce and ‘river run’ in the first and last lines of ‘Finnegans Wake,’. There’s a river through the middle of San Jose and a river through the middle of Dublin, so I seized on that as a sister-city piece.”

Check out more on the story behind the sculpture in this YouTube clip, and visit Harry Powers website

The San Jose-Dublin Sister City program’s Spirit of Ireland Awards are presented annually to individuals or companies whose accomplishments have exemplified the relationship between San Jose in Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland.

past recipients of the Spirit Of Ireland Award