Mozart in the Jungle: If you're not watching it, binge on the original Amazon series immediately. The thoroughly funny and entertaining show, for which star Gael García Bernal won a Golden Globe, livens up the normally stuffy classical scene. In real life, just as in the show, Classical Revolution brings classical music to unusual settings. The movement, which is now international, started in 2006 at Revolution Cafe in the Mission. By going outside the symphony hall and into a cafe or bar — you can also check out Wednesday performances at Monroe in North Beach — you can engage with music you might normally dismiss. The hashtag #ChamberMusicForThePeople says it all.


Classical music played in nontraditional environments.
For a fresh perspective.
Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St., Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110
Every Mon., 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Reserved seats, $20. General admission, $5-$20 suggested donation. Reserve/donate online.


By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.