We always wonder: If we’re listening to local kindie music sensation and mom Frances England at our family dance parties, what’s she listening to when breaking it down with her own kids?
To celebrate the arrival of her third album, Mind of My Own, England gives up what’s on rotation in her living room.
“A-Punk,” by Vampire Weekend
“Hotel Yorba,” by The White Stripes
“Absolutely Cuckcoo,” by The Magnetic Fields
“17 Pink Sugar Elephants,” by Mates of State
“Dancing with Myself,” by Billy Idol
“Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” by Michael Jackson
“Speeding Motorcycle,” by Yo La Tengo
“Helicopter,” by M. Ward
“Rock and Roll,” by Led Zeppelin
“Changes,” by David Bowie
“1234,” by Feist
“Across the Universe,” by The Beatles
San Francisco Hip-Hop DanceFest
What: Dancers from around the world showcase their dazzling moves.
Why: Don’t miss the Sunday matinee that includes the teen performers of Oakland-based Future Shock.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.
Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., at Bay St. (415-563-6504). Tickets at 415-392-4400 or online at cityboxoffice.com. Adults and children, $40.
Cut Arts Silhouettes
What: Master scissors-ist Karl Johnson visits city tot spots for silhouette-cutting sessions.
Why: Unforgettable in black and white.
When: Thurs., 4-8 p.m. (Gigi + Rose); Fri., 2-5 p.m. (Sprout SF); Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Peek Aren’t You Curious); Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Right Start Walnut Creek); Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-noon (Right Start Presidio Heights).
Where: Gigi + Rose, 900 N. Point St., at Larkin St., ste. h103 (415-765-9060 for reservations); Sprout SF, 1828 Union St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-359-9205 for reservations); Peek Aren’t You Curious, 1536 Redwood Hwy., at Corte Madera Center (415-945-0100 for reservations); Right Start Walnut Creek, 1567 Botelho Dr., b/t S. California Blvd. & Locust St., Walnut Creek (925-974-1590 for reservations); Right Start Presidio Heights, 3435 Sacramento St., b/t Walnut & Laurel Sts. (415-202-1901 for reservations).
Mini Holiday Shoot
What: A one-time offering of a fifteen-minute photo session with pro Gregory Cowley, including 25 press-printed holiday cards is $65.
Why: Snap and they’re done.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Gregory Cowley Photography, American Industrial Center, 2325 3rd St., at 20th St., unit 224 (415-864-4240). Book online at gregorycowley.com/minisessions.
Photo: Courtesy of Frances England