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If Frisco Wants to Get Rid of a Bunch of Statues Nationwide, What About This PIONEER MONUMENT in Civic Center – Meeting Today

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Here it is, at its newish perch on Fulton. Note its placement right next to City Hall, the highest classical dome in the Western Hemisphere.*

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Laying down a Jesus Trip in 1894:

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And here’s the plaque installed in 1995 what was supposed to Fix Everything. Note how it ends on an optimistic note:

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IDK, man. I don’t care what you do with this giant monument, just get it out of here, fine with me.

Here’s a recap of the controversy from the Gray Lady, from two decades back.

Nothing’s changed here lately, of course.

And it was a heavy lift to move this $9000 (original MSRP) monster a few dozen yards, so it won’t be cheap finishing the job, I’m afraid.

All the deets:

TODAY Bring down the “Pioneer” Statue in Downtown SF! NOW!

Who is done with these white supremacist colonization states?

Who is tired of seeing Natives depicted as savage, less than, not here anymore or unworthy of being human?

Who wants t get rid of this white supremist statue right here in SF?

Then join us during public comment to demand this “pioneer” statue be taken down during the Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee Meeting on Monday August 21st 2pm. 401 Van Ness #125

Whose coming with us?

(Note: I do not know when the meeting ends, so please arrive on time to not miss your opportunity to give public comment, if you dont want to speak thats fine the more bodies in the room the better)

Organization:
Urban Crunchy Mamas of Color
Date of Event:
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Time of Event:
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Address:
401 Van Ness Avenue #125 San Francisco, CA
City:
San Francisco”

*What’s that, you can think of one higher than our City Hall? Well, maybe, but it aint:

1. Higher (Our U.S. Capitol Building is a tad shorter); and/or
2. Classical (San Jose City Hall has a dome, but it aint classical, the same with the Astrodome etc.); and/or
3. In the Western Hemisphere (Europe has us beat by a mile, I’ll give you that)

de Young Museum: Extended Hours for Final Weekend of “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll”

Friday, August 18th, 2017

I liked this show.

All the deets, including info on extended hours for the grande finale, Man:

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Extended Hours for Final Weekend of
The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll

WHAT 
Extended hours for final weekend of The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll  – with more than 200,000 visitors and 370,000 web views since opening in April.Due to high demand, the de Young will stay open late during the final weekend of The Summer of Love Experience, before the exhibition closes its doors on August 20th. Turn back the clock one last time and relive this magical moment in history through iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive liquid light shows, costumes and textiles, and avant-garde films that could only be presented by the de Young museum.

WHEN 
Friday, August 18 | 9:30 am–8:30 pm
Saturday, August 19 | 9:30 am–7:30 pm
Sunday, August 20 | 9:30 am–7:30 pm

WHERE 
de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

WHY
On this 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, The Summer of Love Experience commemorates an “only in San Francisco” social and aesthetic movement, and reminds visitors that in a time of international upheaval, the city played a vital role in changing society and amplifying the pulse of the nation.

ABOUT THE EVENT
There is only a week left to see The Summer of Love Experience, one of the most beloved exhibitions of the year. Since its opening on April 8, 2017, the exhibition has seen record attendance, bringing more than 200,000 people to the de Young. With special artist appearances and new extended hours on final weekend; this is your opportunity to explore the Summer of Love at the de Young.

Special Artist Appearances: 
Friday, August 11, Abstract Painting and the Psychedelic Experience: An Evening with Bill Ham, legendary liquid light show artist
Friday, August 18th, “San Francisco Trips Festival” and other Cinematic Delights: Film Screening and Conversation with Ben Van Meter, famed film maker Both events are free and open to the public.

The Summer of Love Experience is the ultimate trip, with more than 400 cultural artifacts that embody the very essence and aesthetic of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, including an audio tour narrated by Peter Coyote, a floor-to-ceiling poster shop reminiscent of Haight Street, a liquid light show room newly commissioned from Bill Ham, numerous rock posters, fashion pieces and artworks by Bay Area artists and beloved items owned by Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and more.

Exhibition by the Numbers
With one more week to go, The Summer of Love Experience has already become one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of the de Young museum, having welcomed more than 200,000 visitors and 370,000 unique visits to the exhibition web site. During the 19-week run of the show, the de Young staff and docents have held more than 100 guided tours. Friday Nights exhibition tours have all been fully booked within days of release date.

The publications, including the 340-page extensive hardcover catalogue, the 40-page softcover Pictorial and the Digital Story; a free, in-depth digital educational exhibition guide released by the de Young to accompany the exhibition have all enjoyed high readership.

Ticketing Information
For adults, tickets are $25; for seniors 65+, $20; students, $16, and for youths 6-17, $10. Members and children five and under receive free admission. More information can be found online.

An audio tour narrated by Peter Coyote is available for purchase to visitors.

Exhibition Organization
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Presenting Sponsor Anonymous, in honor of Max Hollein. President’s Circle: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, and Diane B. Wilsey. Benefactor’s Circle: Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, and Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund. Patron’s Circle: The Levi’s® Brand, Yurie and Carl Pascarella, Edith and Joseph O. Tobin II, M.H. de Young Tobin II, and The Paul L. Wattis Foundation. Additional support is provided by Nancy and Joachim Bechtle; Jack Calhoun and Trent Norris; Lauren Hall and David Hearth; Debbie and Blake Jorgensen; Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson; Dorothy Saxe; and Christine Suppes.About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco. The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park and was established as the Memorial Museum in 1895. It was later renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, who spearheaded its creation. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It holds the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.

Flowery Graffiti: San Francisco Chronicle News Rack – “To OUST?”

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Some fonts I just can’t read:

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Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Here’s your background and here’s how this site looks today:

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Suffice to say that this statue was going to need some work done anyway, and if the Arts Commish / RPD got a permanent fence put up (the way some people want) any sort of tagging wouldn’t look this bad, and it’s probably going to be a lot more difficult to get your painted message to the streets to stick (literally stick) around – suffice to say all that, but nevertheless Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism.

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Ghost Ship Memorial, In Situ, San Francisco Bay – This is How Most Will See It, from I-80 or W. Frontage Road

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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And of course, million upon millions of people will see it I think it will stick around.

2016 Oakland Warehouse Fire

Artist creates actual Ghost Ship as tribute in Emeryville

OMG, HAMILTON Returns to San Francisco in Early 2019 – Get Your Tickets Soon!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

‘Cause they’ll be hard to get, as they are these days for the 2017 tour, of course.

(What my buds did was to join SHN for one season for the sole purpose of getting some Ham ticks. That paid off very nicely for them and they were all quite proud of themselves.)

Take it away SHN:

“HAMILTON RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO IN EARLY 2019

Producer Jeffrey Seller announced today that HAMILTON will return to San Francisco in early 2019. Information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later time.The first national tour of HAMILTON opened in San Francisco on March 10, 2017 and moves to Los Angeles following the final performance in San Francisco, Saturday, August 5th. Performances begin at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, August 11th.

“I was blown away when the ticket-holders who had gathered outside the SHN Orpheum Theatre prior to the first preview cheered and cheered when the doors opened and they could finally take their seats. Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre is gorgeous, powerful and kinetic,” says Jeffrey Seller. “We look forward to returning and staying for a long time in early 2019.”

A second national tour will begin in Seattle in February 2018. The musical first opened on Broadway in 2015; a Chicago company opened in September 2016; and the London company premieres November 2017.

Once complete details are confirmed, SHN members will be first in line for tickets. For details on becoming an SHN Member, click here.

SF Board of Supervisors President London Breed Gets Second Billing in a Banksy Documentary?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Here we go, from the LA Weekly:

Director: Colin M. Day
Cast: Banksy, London Breed, Michael Cuffe, Ben Eine
Writer: Éva Boros
Distributor: Parade Deck Films

And here’s a screen grab:

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Now one problem with these credits, is that BANKSY ISN’T IN THIS DOC AT ALL. I mean that’s the whole thing, we’re not supposed to know what he looks like.

And London doesn’t get a lot of screen time either. I’m thinking less than a minute.

Now there is an idea called PROTOCOL ORDER, which has to do with who gets top billing* at some meet-up and what to do if there’s a tie, so yeah, the film is about Banksy so he’s listed #1, and then London Breed is the highest ranking elected official, so this might kind of make sense to somebody. But not to me.

And it looks like London doesn’t even make the FULL CAST list on IMDB, but she does have her own inchoate IMDB entry so go figure.

In other news, the Haight Street Rat is back, in a way. I don’t know how involved the property owner was with that, and I also don’t know if SFGov views the new rat as art, graffiti, or something in betwixt.

*Ginger’s agent told her that Gilligan’s Island was going to be about a castaway movie star plus six nobodies, basically Snow White and the Six Dwarves. She got steamed after she realized it’d be pretty much an ensemble cast with Big G the main star.

Haight-Ashbury Sidewalk Hearts Honor London Breed for being a Part of the Summer of Love? – Somehow

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Here you go:

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It’s the 50th Anniversary, of course. Oh look, some of them have names:

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And look, London Calling:

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IDK.

SFPD Furry Patrol

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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Your 50th Anniversary SUMMER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE is Ending Soon – Catch It by August 20th, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017

At our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

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I liked it.

All the deets.