The Z List

The A-List of Bay Area Counterculture

Audio Guide: 5 Best Things To Do for Dec. 6-19 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)


The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio, KPFA 94.1 FM  on Friday, December 6, 2013.  The podcast of this segment will be posted here soon, but in the meantime you can stream the HKR show in its entirety at (The Z List segment begins at  the 00:34:52 mark).


This segment is dedicated to Nelson Mandela who passed away on December 5th at the age of 95.  Below is one of my favorite live performance clips of Gil Scott-Heron, performing “Johannesburg” live at The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert.

 The concert – also referred to as Artists United Against Apartheid, Freedomfest, Free Nelson Mandela Concert and Mandela Day – was held on June 11, 1988 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.  With an estimated 72,000 people in attendance the event was broadcast to 67 countries to a viewing audience of 600 million.


1.  The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Theater)


The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Nov 10-Dec 8, showtimes and cost varies, Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St. (at Market), San Francisco.

2. Climate Change and Us: What Does the Future Hold? (Panel Discussion)


Peer beyond the headlines as experts explain what the IPCC report really says about global warming and what it means for our planet and for mankind.

Climate Change and Us, 12/13, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., $20 ($10 Long Now members), all ages, YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St., San Francisco.

3.  43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair (Benefit)


43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair, 12/14-15, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., $10 for two persons (Disabled, over 65, and under 17 free), Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St., San Francisco.

4.  W. Kamau Bell at the Punch Line San Francisco (Comedy)


W. Kamau Bell, 12/17-20, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m., $16, 18 and over, Punch Line, 444 Battery St., San Francisco.

5.  Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def with Kev Choice, Jahi & Melina Jones  (Music)


Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, Kev Choice, Jahi, Melina Jones, 12/19, 9 p.m., $35 presale, 21 and over, 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., San Francisco.

About The Z List on Hard Knock Radio

The Z List’s audio guide is an entertainment segment that airs monthly (and at times bi-weekly) on KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio program. The segment  features the SF Bay Area’s best in art and cultural events with a global and countercultural twist.  HKR is 94.1 FM KPFA’s daily drive-time Hip Hop Talk Show. It features hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson who hit the air everyday at 4pm offering news, views, breaks, and beats.

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