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Celebrating San Francisco’s spirit of creativity and innovation, the Creativity Festival invites all the diverse populations of San Francisco and the Bay Area to a day of free activities in the Yerba Buena Gardens Children’s Garden Forecourt. Interactive performances from the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, bubble tables, slime, paper circuits, music shakers and free carousel rides all day.
11–11:30am & 1:30–2pm
Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling, and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and original clown vignettes. Pi members have worked as performers, teachers, and technicians for world-class institutions from Cirque Du Soleil and The New Pickle Circus to the San Francisco Circus Center and Teatro ZinZanni.
Venezuelan Music Project
12:15–12:45pm & 2:45–3:15pm
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through the tireless efforts of Jackeline Rago. A percussion expert and master of the diminutive four-string cuatro, Venezuela’s national instrument, Rago has assembled a brilliant cast of collaborators in the Venezuelan Music Project. Together they explore folkloric Venezuelan forms such as joropo and merengue.