The fires in the North Bay may be contained, but life is hardly back to normal. On the Do List this week, Tomas Riley, former Executive Director for Counterpulse in San Francisco, joins me to talk about fundraisers for fire survivors and ways people can visit and support Sonoma and Napa County artists. Plus we discuss art and politics as the Mariinsky Orchestra barnstorms the Bay Area, a pair of dance festivals and a punk fest featuring women and trans bandleaders. We hope you like the show.

Oct. 28-Nov. 11: Wine Country fundraisers and arts events range from a pop-up sale of apparel by Johnny Cupcakes to an art auction to a music fest in Napa Valley

Oct. 29-Nov. 4: Valery Gergiev leads his Mariinsky Orchestra on a tour of Bay Area concert halls

Oct. 28: The Life is Living Fest celebrates community at Defremery (a.k.a. Little Bobby Hutton) Park

Nov. 10-12: The Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers features dance about current events and politics

Nov. 2-5: Jess Curtis makes dances that don’t have to be seen to be appreciated

Nov. 2-6: The West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival

Oct. 28-29: Join the family friendly fun at La Ultima Parada, a Day of the Dead celebration at the School of Arts and Culture in San Jose of Life on the Day of the Dead in San Jose

Nov. 12: Diana Gameros celebrates the release of her album Arullo (Lullaby in English) at Brava For Women in the Arts in San Franciso

Tomas Riley and Cy Musiker of KQED
Tomas Riley and Cy Musiker of KQED (Photo: Chloe Veltman)


On the Air: Cy and Tomas’ Do List Picks for Oct. 24, 2017 14 February,2018Cy Musiker


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

Become a KQED sponsor