Upcoming Dates

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Family & War: Women Filmmakers Asserting the Personal - 3pm
1433 Madison St
Oakland, CA 94612
U.S.A.
(510) 832-7600 [map]
Price: $10

Tickets available in advance at https://www.eventcombo.com/e/FAMILY--WAR-WOMEN-FILMMAKERS-ASSERTING-THE-PERSONAL-29874 or at the door.

IC3 Salon Series with: Sabereh Kashi and Ina Adele Ray

Experience a modern day Persian Teahouse storytelling experience in community at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) with Iranian Filmmaker and IC3 artist-in-residence Sabereh Kashi, and Oakland-based mixed-race Vietnamese American filmmaker, Ina Adele Ray. These two women will share excerpts from their personal films that explore themes of family, identity, and war. The short screening will be followed by a community discussion, tea and live music. 

'IC3: Incubating Creativity, Community and Civic Engagement' is a pilot program at ICCNC that provides local Muslim-American artists event- and community-building opportunities as they develop new work and build new audiences.

Screening & Discussion: 3-5pm
Mingle, Music & Refreshments: 5-6pm
Tickets: $10 suggested (A limited number of sliding scale tickets available at door)

Home Yet Far Away (film excerpt)
Dir: Sabereh Kashi
Impacted by the disturbance of revolution, war, and immigration, Iranian-American Sabereh worries about a U.S. military strike on Iran during the post 9/11 era. She feels detached from her emotions and alienated from her surroundings in California. Her beloved mother suddenly passes away and spins her on a journey back to Iran, where she seeks to reconnect with her eccentric and authoritarian father, reclaim her womanhood, and make peace between her two homelands in political conflict. The film is a visual essay/journal that draws viewers into the journey of the filmmaker between America and Iran.

VietnAmerican Peace (long trailer & scene excerpt)
Dir: Ina Adele Ray
Adele is a product of the Vietnam War. Her father was an American military officer and her mother was his Vietnamese language teacher before he was deployed to Vietnam. In August 2001, Adele set out on a 16 year journey to uncover her mother’s family history that spans three wars that affected three generations. In search of a peaceful life--away from the violence of war, her family moved across three continents (Asia, Europe, and North America). During the filmmaking process, she painfully struggles with her own depression, anxiety, and issues of authenticity when confronted as not being “100% Vietnamese” by relatives whose stories she is trying to document. In search for her own inner peace, she begins to accept what it means to identify as a Vietnamese, as an American, and as mixed-race person born from war. The film is a moving image collage of archival historical footage, home movies/videos, stylized re-enactments, and still photos accompanied by the personal narratives of Adele and her relatives.

Persian Tea House: Traditional Persian Tea Houses were centers for community gathering, storytelling, and entertainment, sometimes by women. In this modern interpretation, we once again bring women storytellers on stage to tell their personal and family stories of war, displacement, and cultural adaptation.

Elliot Racine is a virtuoso bass player, a singer, and a creator of music. His music incorporates elements of jazz, funk, rock, and a diverse array of traditional music forms from around the world.
The IC3 Salon Series showcases IC3 artists-in-residence and other cultural producers through discussions, screenings and performances that inspire, engage and create community.

IC3's goal is to increase community-building through supporting Muslim-American creatives, seeing them as important leaders who drive dialogue and engagement between diverse peoples.

This event is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding program, and California Arts Council's Cultural Pathways.

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Milk Bar
Anniversary Party - TBA
1840 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
U.S.A.
(415) 387-6455 [map]
Price: TBA

Anniversary Party—it's Q and Young Sun of The Wyatt Act's anniversary! The Wyatt Act and Elliot Racine at Milk Bar. More info TBA.

Past Dates

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Doc's Lab
Jurassic Party - 7:00 PM
124 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
U.S.A.
(415) 649-6191 [map]
Price: $10 advance, $12 at door

Come shake jurass.

Featuring:
Tyrannosaurus LEX (LEX the Lexicon Artist
Elliot Racine
Vincent Gargiulo Jurassic Park (Vincent Gargiulo National Park)
Full Moon Freakz

Get tickets in advance for $10 online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1555734?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent, or for $12 at the door.

 

Friday, August 11th, 2017

PianoFight
Elliot Racine, Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels, and Eileen Torrez at PianoFight - 9pm
144 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
U.S.A.
(415) 816-3691 [map]
Price: $10

Elliot Racine, Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels, and Eileen Torrez at PianoFight: the creators of Curiosity, Trans is Love, and Honey and Zest bring it to you live!

Get tickets online at www.eventbrite.com/e/marissa-kay-elliot-racine-eileen-torrez-tickets-34577742960?aff=pfcal&_eboga=897650700.1493969445 or at the door.

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Mutiny Radio
The Easy Evie Show feat. Elliot Racine - 8pm
2781 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
U.S.A.
(415) 550-0511 [map]

An Elliot Racine solo set, some spins from Curiosity, and some convo on The Easy Evie Show. Tune in at pcrcollective.org or come to the station and be part of the studio audience! Call in to chat with us during the show!

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Elliot Racine at Hoffman's - 6pm
1102 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
U.S.A.
(831) 420-0135 [map]
Price: TBA

An Elliot Racine solo set at Hoffman's

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Ellisa Sun, Elliot Racine, and Naghmeh Shafiei at Amnesia - 8pm
853 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-8336 [map]
Price: $7.00

It's Elliot's birthday, Naghmeh's back in town, and Ellisa's just awesome. Come celebrate!

Yes, there will be cake!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Love of Summer - 8pm
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-546-6300 [map]
Price: $8.00

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Revolution Cafe
Marissa Kay and Friends! - 8:30pm
3248 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 642-0474 [map]
Price: Free

Marissa Kay is playing a show at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco! Right off 24th and Mission BART station, this lovely hideaway is home to some stellar artists, plus great food and drinks. It's a free show with some awesome guest performers to look forward too. Stay tuned, and hope to see you there!

Guest performers include:

Elliot Racine
Carlie Mari Music
The Complements

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Local Color
San Jose Rocks! - 7pm
27 South First St
San Jose, CA 95113
U.S.A.
(760) 462-5806 [map]
Price: Free

Solo set at San Jose Rocks! Here's a little info about the event:

San Jose Rocks celebrates the uniqueness of our home. This is a tactical urbanist community art project. Together, we'll paint 100 rocks and re-distribute/hide them throughout the city like easter eggs. 

This free event is sponsored by the Awesome Foundation San Jose.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Reimagining in Music and Film: An artists' talk on cross-genre work - 2:30pm
145 9th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
U.S.A.
(415) 625-6100 [map]
Price: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Join filmmaker Jennifer Crystal Chien and musician Elliot Racine for a discussion on how their use of cross-genre work reflects their understanding of the world and its social dynamics! Both artists will use selected clips of their work, and the work that has influenced them in this participatory presentation on the inner-workings of film, music, and an artistic philosophy called Reimagining.

Advance tickets are available at reimagining.ticketleap.com/9thstreet

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

PianoFight
Hayley is ecstatic about her 25th Birthday (variety show) - 9pm
144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
U.S.A.
(415) 816-3691 [map]
Price: Free

Hayley's Birth-Day Va-ri-e-tay Show!!!

PERFORMERS:
Hayley Goldstein
Clay Newman
Elliot Racine
MooreDevine
Austan Found

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Neck of the Woods
Curiosity Release - 8pm
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
U.S.A.
(415) 387-6343 [map]
Price: $7 advance, $10 at the door

Record release party for Elliot Racine's new album, Curiosity!

On the bill with The Wyatt Act and David Colón.

Advance tickets available at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1269869?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent.

21+.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Behind the Mynd
Elliot Racine on Behind the Mynd Radio Show - 4:00pm
Price: NA

Elliot Racine will be on the Behind the Mynd internet radio show! You'll be able to listen at www.behindthemynd.com, Studio 2B stream.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

IndieHouse SF
Reimagining in Music and Film: Our First Dialogue - 12:30pm
765 Pennsylvania Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94107
U.S.A.
(415) 741-5765 [map]
Price: TBA
Jennifer Crystal Chien and Elliot Racine present:
Purpose of event

To introduce an artistic philosophy called Reimagining to those interested in the arts, and in particular filmmakers and musicians. This event will feature two artists who use this philosophy in their work, Elliot Racine and Jennifer Crystal Chien. Elliot will play excerpts of songs from his new album Curiosity and discuss his process and ideas while making these songs. Jennifer will show excerpts from her feature documentary, Waiting for Bekir, and how she came to make this film. They will both reflect on how their work also reflects their understanding of the world and its social dynamics.
There will be snacks!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

What's in Your Parlor? - 7:30pm
65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
U.S.A. [map]
Price: TBA

A far out parlor concert featuring Tommy P, Elliot Racine, and Devin Lane!

$10 in advance and $15 day of show. Get tickets in advance at http://ticketf.ly/1PbWqNs.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event, but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

UUUNNNHHH!!!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Halloween Concert and Costume Contest - 8:00pm
5371 Hwy 299
Hawkins Bar, California
U.S.A.
(530) 629-3899 [map]
Price: $5

Halloween show! Four Low are also on the bill! There will also be a costume contest—the winner gets $100!

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Flor de Utah - 8:30pm
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-546-6300 [map]
Price: $10

A night of fragrance, color, and sound featuring Tommy P, Elliot Racine, and The Hitsville Soul Sisters! Tickets are available at the door or in advance at http://ticketf.ly/1Mn8gUC.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

TBA
106 E 25th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 522-9800 [map]
Price: TBA

Koala Punch is also on the bill. More info TBA.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

TurnStyle Music Group Presents Kevin Heinz, Elliot Racine, and Koala Punch at Make-Out Room - 6:30pm
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415)647-2888 [map]
Price: $5 online, $8 at the door

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Smoke and Glitter, Bitches! - Doors at 8pm
31 East Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95101
(408) 834-3905 [map]
Price: TBA

Opera 
Classical Piano Trios
Electronic music
Avant garde compositions
A lot of Classical Music 
Drag Queens 

Johnny V's transformed from Dive to Diva

Featuring the music of:
Cellista
Containher
Giovanna Hutchison
Elliot Racine
Juxtapositions Piano Trio 
and a Cellista DJ set 

Mendelssohn
Schumann
Distortion 

Oh my!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Juxtapositions: 20 Mission Hive Last Thursday series - 8:00pm
2415 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
U.S.A. [map]
Price: TBA

Juxtapositions presents: Last Thursdays at 20 Mission HIVE in collaboration with Korrupt Label
featuring:
Cellista, The TruantsRyan Acosta, Naomi Stine, Elliot Racine

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Find venue info here: whydoyouplayforfree.eventbrite.com
JUXtalks: "Why do you play for free?" Panel discussion and benefit concert - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Price: JUXtalk general: $5, JUXtalk full package: $25
"Why do you play for free?"
a panel discussion & benefit concert
facilitated by musicians
 
Is it for the love of it? For the exposure? Because it's expected?
Precisely why musicians play for free isn't obvious. Even to musicians themselves.
 
 
Join Juxtapositions and F.A.M.E. Fatale for an evening of entertainment and discussion over a gourmet dinner and beverages. We will start the evening with a 1 hour panel discussion followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with the audience. A salon concert will follow featuring the music of San Jose's own Cellista (classical cello set), Lisa Dewey (rock), Tracy Cruz (soul), and Elliot Racine (bassist/composer).
 
The panel will feature members of the music community and will explore the question: Why do you play for free? A complex question with answers as varied as the musicians of the Bay Area at large. 
 
Learning Objectives:
After attending the panel discussion,  attendees will have a better understanding of this complex question. We hope to begin a series of conversations that explore:
  • The complexities of why musicians play music. 
  • The diversity of music makers (hobbyists, professionals, and that grey area in between)
  • Why it matters to musicians to know why they play for free? and why it matters to the industry
 
Panelists/Musicians:
  • Freya Seeburger, artististic director of Juxtapositions and professional cellist
  • Tracy Cruz, founder of F.A.M.E. Fatale and soul singer. 2014 Hollywood Media in Music awardee
  • Lisa DeweySJ based rocker, owner of Kitchen Whore Records. Lisa has released four full length albums, 2 EP's and a book.
  • Sarah Dabby, classical violinist and freelance touring/recording musician (Deltron 3030, Kid Koala, Jazz Mafia, Awesome Orchestra, Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Monterey Symphony).
  • Boudica "Todi," strategic doer with a focused passion for telling the right story at the best time. She is a vibrant and strategic creative professional. Todi is a founding member of Ballet Russe Spectacle Variété and a regular performer with Dark Garden at the Edwardian Ball. She holds her MFA from Yale School of Drama, and a bachelors in directing from San Francisco State University.
  • Elliot Racine, experimental avant-garde composer and bassist. 
  • Brian Adam McCune, orchestrator (Awesome Orchestra Collective, 
  • Demone Carter Emcee/Executive Director FutureArtsNow!
 
This is an evening you won't want to miss! Buy your ticket today!
 
Event Schedule: 
7:00pm Doors Open 
7:20pm Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A
8:30pm Reception and Benefit Concert with CellistaLisa DeweyElliot Racine, and Tracy Cruz
 

Pricing:

  • $5 for panel discussion and concert
  • $25 for panel discussion, concert and gourmet dinner w/  complimentary beverages. Catered by chef Israel Garcia known for his creation of programmed meals based on art and music.
  • If the event has not sold out in advance, tickets will be available for purchase at the door

 

Ticket price includes:

  • Admission to the panel and benefit concert
  • Panel discussion, dinner and complimentary beverages, and concert. 
  • Proceeds from each ticket will go to the Juxtapositions artists and will help fund subsequent events of this nature.
 
 
You can fund Juxtapositions artists and events directly at GoFundMe.com:
http://www.gofundme.com/juxtapositions

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Hayatt Place
Juxtapositions Tuesdays at Hyatt Place - 7:30
282 S Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95113 [map]
Price: Free

E.R. will be hosting and performing!

  • Open chamber rehearsals at The Hyatt Place (282 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113) every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Interact with musicians from a variety of disciplines, and genres, and be a part of the process through these accessible rehearsals. Each week features a new ensemble. Free! All ages! An inclusive space for creative cultivation!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Hayatt Place
Juxtapositions Tuesdays at Hyatt Place - 7:30
282 S Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95113 [map]
Price: Free

E.R. will be hosting and performing!

  • Open chamber rehearsals at The Hyatt Place (282 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113) every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Interact with musicians from a variety of disciplines, and genres, and be a part of the process through these accessible rehearsals. Each week features a new ensemble. Free! All ages! An inclusive space for creative cultivation!