If I wasn’t getting married this weekend, I’d be parking my behind as close to Ralph Lemon as possible.

Lemon, anointed as “one of the most adventurous artists working today” by Time Out New York, takes over Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this weekend with How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?, an interdisciplinary work stemming from an eight-year collaboration with Walter Carter, a 102-year-old former sharecropper, carpenter and gardener. In the work, Lemon explores, “What every sentient being debates: where are we, how did we get here, and where are we going?”

The Lemon-filled weekend includes performances, multi-media, a Friday night post-performance discussion, and a final Sunday live installation.

What: Ralph Lemon’s How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?
When: Oct. 7-9, 8PM; Oct. 10, Noon-6PM
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $25-34 for Oct. 7-9 performances. Oct. 10th installation free with performance ticket stub or gallery admission.

the author

Becca Klarin writes about dance. Her first stage role was at the age of four, where she dressed in a brightly colored bumble bee tutu and black patent leather taps shoes. She remembers bright lights and spinning in circles with her eleven other bees, but nothing more. Becca also has an affinity for things beginning with the letter "P", including Pizzetta 211, Fort Point, pilates, parsvakonasana, and plies.

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