Here are some cool streaming options awaiting you this weekend.
Roy Rogers: The Northern California blues great — one of the finest slide guitarists you’ll ever hear — presents a solo acoustic show benefiting the MusiCares Foundation that aids struggling musicians. He’ll showcase his array of vintage guitars and tell stories and perform songs from his 50-year career.
Details: 5 p.m. Sept. 20; free, but donations encouraged; thecenterforthearts.org/events.
St. Patrick’s Day, Take Two: This all-day live-streaming “festival” on Sept. 17 presented by the non-profit AmeriCeltic serves up a wealth of terrific Celtic music acts, including several from the Bay Area. Many of the artists have not been able to perform live since the global pandemic started shutting things down around the time of the original St. Patrick’s Day. Performers include the famed Celtic band Tempest, Uilleann Pipes master Patrick D’Arcy, singer-songwriter Amelia Hogan, Scottish band The Fire and many more.
Details: Music starts 11 a.m.; free but donations encouraged; access the festival at AmeriCeltic YouTube page, more information at americeltic.net/newsletter/#ap.
Word for Word: The Bay Area stage troupe known for presenting dramatic, and verbatim, re-creations of works of literature on stage, launches its new virtual performance series Word for Wordcast with a podcast presentation of E.M. Forster’s 1909 dark dystopian novella “The Machine Stops.” The story — in which people have been forced to live underground and rely on “The Machine” for all their needs — will be presented in three parts, kicking off Sept. 17.
Details: The three segments will be released Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and remain available for streaming at www.zspace.org/pod; all content is free but donations are appreciated.
“Arsenic and Old Lace”: Tabard Theatre Company in San Jose presents a live-streamed “radio play” of Joseph Kesselring’s classic comedy about a eccentric family featuring two delightful and murderous elderly women.
Details: Performances are Sept. 18-Oct. 4; $15-$50; www.tabardtheatre.org.
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Author: Randy McMullen