Switching gears from all of the historical tidbits, I thought I’d tip ya’ll off to a cool benefit happening at Vertigo on Feb. 1. Free Play Dance Crew, a hip-hop dance troupe co-founded by pop artist Joshua Klipp, will host a fundraiser for their upcoming show, L1FE (one life). Expect go-go dancers, performances from the Cal State East Bay dance team Electric Pulse and Sarah Bush Dance Project, and a special music performance. The festivities start at 8 p.m. at Vertigo, 1160 Polk Street, in SF. Cover is $5.
<>Heads Up: The L1FE show will happen on March 16 – 18 at Dance Mission Theater. It’s a full-on, thematic production that combines the talents of both Free Play and Sarah Bush dance.