3101 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Playing drums in an afternoon of music and storytelling with Daniel Popsicle, the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey and Bay Area K-12 educators sharing stories from the classroom
free show | all ages | food & bar | homework assistance for math students K thru postDoc
Composer and high school math teacher Dan Plonsey has set his students’ essays to music, creating a hilarious and heartbreaking song cycle played by his legendary big band. Joined by Bay Area teachers ready to share tales of the classroom, this off-beat First Sundays afternoon combines homework assistance, storytelling, and live performances by Daniel Popsicle from the Student Work oeuvre, with its post-apocalyptic sound evocative of Thai brass bands, Indian wedding bands, ironic Dutch bands, Sun Ra Arkestra, Braxtonian creative music orchestras and junior high bands. Includes a couple pop quizzes for the audience.
Homework Assistance starts at 4pm
Music & Storytelling starts at 4:45pm