Bookwaves/Artwaves – Sept. 10, 2020: Jonathan Safran Foer – Hershey Felder

Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Links to announced on-line and streaming local theatre & book events



Novelist and essayist Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his book, “We Are The Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast,” just out in trade paperback, with host Richard Wolinsky.

The author of three acclaimed novels, Jonathan Safran Foer has also written “Eating Animals,” a treatise on the evils of factory farming. This new book talks about changing one’s diet, cutting one’s carnivore diet, as a personal step in limiting your carbon footprint, i.e. removing meat, fish and dairy products from breakfast and lunch. Complete interview



Hershey Felder, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, 2013. George Gershwin Alone will be performed live from Florence, Italy on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific. For tickets and information, go to Berkeley Rep or TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Hershey Felder has made a career of creating solo shows in which he portrays different composers performing their work on piano. His first show, George Gershwin Alone, began in 1999 at a Los Angeles workshop. He later went on to portray Leonard Bernstein, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig Beethoven.

This interview was recorded in the offices of Berkeley Rep on April 12, 2013, during the run of George Gershwin Alone. Photos: Hershey Felder Presents.



Announcement Links

Book Passage. Conversations with authors, all at 4 pm Pacific: mystery writer Rhys Bowen, today, Bill Petrocelli, author of Electoral Bait and Switch: How the Electoral College Hurts Voters, Saturday September 12, Clarissa Ward Sunday September 13, Dr. David D. Burns on depression Tuesday September 14 and Sue Miller Wednesday September 15, again all at 4 pm Pacific. And Chasten Buttegieg in conversation with Andrew Sean Greer Tuesday September 15, 5:30 pm
The Booksmith features tonight Tom Phillpot tonight at 6 pm and Chuck Palahniuk (Palanik) in conversation with Richard Kadrey on Wednesday September 16 at 7 pm
Books Inc presents Adrienne Young, Adalyn Grace and Maggie Tokuda-Hall, later today at 5 pm and Kevin C. O’Leary Tuesday September 15 at 5 pm .
Bay Area Book Festival Sunday, October 4, the Bay Area Book Festival presents Berkeley #UNBOUND, an all-day, free, virtual mini-festival — kicked off with a ticketed keynote program on Saturday night, October 3.
Kepler’s Books presents Refresh the Page, on line interviews and talks. Registration required.

San Francisco Playhouse Tonight at 7 pm: Fireside chat with playwright Cleavon Smith, The Zoomlet play Monday September 14 at 7 pm is A Broken String by Lynn Kauffman
Custom Made Theatre Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, recorded during its Jan/Feb run, streams September 18-20, On Demand 10 am-11 pm.
Theatre Rhino Live Thursday performance conceived and performed by John Fisher on Facebook Live and Zoom at 8 pm Thursday September 10 is The Drinker.
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar, a live production on Zoom, this Friday and Saturday September 11-12 at 8 pm, and On Demand recording Sept 18-25.
42nd Street Moon. 8 pm Tuesdays: Tuesday Talks Over the Moon. Fridays at 8 pm: Full Moon Fridays Cabaret. Sundays at 8 pm: Quiz Me Kate: Musical Theatre Trivia. A new subscription series, Moonbeams, begins streaming on October 1.
Shotgun Players.  Josh Kornbluth’s Citizen Brain, live-streamed October 16 to November 8.
Berkeley Rep Another live performance by Hershey Felder, George Gershwin Alone, airs on Sunday September 13 at 5 pm.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Another live performance by Hershey Felder, George Gershwin Alone, airs on Sunday September 13 at 5 pm. Tickets on sale on the website. TheatreWorks’ production of the musical Pride and Prejudice is now streaming with an Amazon Prime subscription. Pandora by Laurel Ollstein streams September 24 to September 28, free.
California Shakepeare Theatre (Cal Shakes) Direct Address: Allyship and Anti-Racism, Where Are We Now? Is available streaming.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts new on-line programming series featuring classes, concerts, poetry sessions and more.
SFBATCO Live with Rod and Marce on Twitch TV, every Thursday at 6 pm.
Aurora Theatre’s A new ticketed audio drama, The Flats, written by Lauren Gunderson, Cleaven Smith and Jonathan Spector, with Lauren English, Anthony Fusco and Khary L. Moye, directed by Josh Costello, will stream this fall, date to be announced. Aurora Connects conversations every Friday, 4 pm.
Marin Theatre Company Lauren Gunderson’s play Natural Shocks streams through Soundcloud on the Marin Theatre website.
Central Works The Script Club, where you read the script of a new play and send comments to the playwright. The September script is Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff. A podcast will be posted to the Central Works website on September 29.
New Conservatory Theatre Center presents In Good Company, a podcast about life when it goes off script. The first four episodes are now available streaming.
The Marsh: International Solo Fest, October 7-11. Josh Kornbluth hosts bingo every Friday at 7:30 pm.
Pear Theater. Lysistrata, October 8 – November 9, filmed live outdoors.
Contra Costa Civic Theatre The Reading Stage: I and You by Lauren Gunderson, Monday September 14, at 7 pm on Zoom.

If you’d like to add your bookstore or theater venue to this list, please write [email protected].




Artist Song Album Label
Matthew MontfortAmberGuitar WorksNarada Productions, Inc.
Deee-LiteI Wont Give Up (Remix Version)I Wont Give Up (Remix Version)WMG - Elektra
The CureA ForestSeventeen SecondsUniversal Music