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ArtPoint’s French Kiss Bastille Celebration a Huge Success at Our de Young Museum

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Here’s what Bastille Day 2010 looked like over at Art Point‘s party at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park last night.

Les danseurs gogo frappez une pose…

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…and fire up the DJ, because…

…the guests have arrived:

This movie was being projected above the partygoers:

At first I though it might have been Liz Taylor/Joan of Arc but the above scene clued me in. It had ballerinas ‘n stuff – don’t know what movie it is. Oh well.

Now, there was lots to eat and drink, of course, but I think I’m through with the absinthe. Look at the contraptions you need to make it work:

But the petit fours proved popular:

When will the next ArtPoint party come?

Celebrate Bastille Day at the de Young Wednesday Night: ArtPoint’s French Kiss

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Starting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 14th, you can celebrate Bastille Day and catch Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay over at our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

It’ll run you a few francs but la barre sera “ouverte” so that should ease the pain.

Voyez-vous là!

“Toast the storming of the Bastille and the dawn of the modern era with ArtPoint. Join us on Wednesday, July 14, at the de Young, for a night of revelry and an after-hours viewing of Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.

The romance, the art, the joie de vivre! Please your palate with light, French-inspired fare and an array of specialty drinks from our open bar, including some deliciously unique absinthe cocktails. Expand your knowledge of European art and lose all inhibition on the dance floor with music from Bardot A Go Go. French Kiss takes inspiration from many eras throughout the history of France, calling for you to dress festively and prepare to immerse yourself in all things French.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay presents nearly 100 works by the famous masters who called France their home during the mid-to-late 19th century and from whose midst arose one of the most original and recognizable of all artistic styles, Impressionism. The exhibition begins with paintings by the great academic artist Bouguereau and the arch-Realist Courbet, and includes American expatriate Whistler’s Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1, known to many as “Whistler’s Mother.” Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley are showcased with works dating from the 1860s through 1880s, and a selection of Degas paintings depict the ballet, the racetrack, and life in the Belle Époque.

Event Information:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.


Third Estate, Aristocrat, Starving Artist, Coco Chanel—you decide!

General Admission:

$65 ArtPoint Members

$85 Non-Members

Event Chairs:

Gary Coover, Ayelet Konrad, Consuelo Pierrepont

ArtPoint gratefully acknowledges:

ACME Bread, Michael David Wines
Bardot a Go Go, Pernod Absinthe
Dragonfly Cakes, Pop Chips
FIJI Water, Pyramid Breweries
Golden Star Tea,
IZZE Sparkling Juice, Marin French Cheese Co

San Francisco Celebrates Bastille Day Tonight – Ce Soir Ce Soir Ce Soir!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Are you all set for Bastille Day in San Francisco? If not, check out 7×7 Magazine for some hasty planification de dernière minute. And see Joe Eskenazi’s take right here.

Or you can keep it simple and just wander over to the “French Quarter” (of one-percent of) San Francisco around Bush Street betwixt Union Square and the Financial District, on tiny streets like Belden Place (home of Plouf, Cafe Bastille, B-44, and le Best-O-Burger), Mark Lane (home of the Bank of Ireland, aka the Irish Bank), and Claude Lane (home of Cafe Claude).

This is what Belden looked like on July 14th last year. Click to expand:


And this is the Mission from this year. Can you see les drapeaux tricolores? Peter Acworth’s famously makes pornography at the old San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal, but they’re never too busy to let a holiday go by without hoisting some huge flags for the occasion:

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Here are some more deets:

This party is back on Belden Place, considered a great out of many of San Francisco’s best street parties, this year will be one of the best for sure. Why? Well, the music, of course!!

Come early to get a seat, some wine, your favorite food, and listen to some of SF’s finest dj’s.  Audionista will be playing first, probably the best time slot of the day, so make sure you get there by 4pm.

Also featuring Trevor Simpson of Worldtown-energy 92.7fm
Pheeko Dubfunk of Swank SF
Jared F and Nima G of Connected Grooves”

And there’s ever more stuff below too.

Happy Bastille Day!

Bal Populaire du Comite Officiel Directions
Saturday, July 11th, starting at 6 pm at the Basque Cultural Center.
Cost: $60 per person, gourmet dinner: choice of filet mignon or half-chicken – wine included.
A program of Franco-American music and dance, and a raffle (grand prize: a trip for two to Paris Courtesy of the Official Committee. (Read More)

The Santa Barbara French Festival Directions
Join the fun at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara FRENCH FESTIVAL
(Bastille Day Weekend, July 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, FREE admission).
Great food. from crepes to Cajun. Over 40 great acts on 3 stages: cancan, folkdance, Poodle Parade, Femmes Fatales Drag Review, Moroccan bellydance, Napoleon, Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Hot Jazz a la Django Reinhart, African drumming, Tahitian dance, accordeons galore, and much more. Huge Eiffel Tower. Free drawing. Lots for the kids.
It’s where AMERICA celebrates FRANCE! (Read More)

Bastille Day is back on Belden! Directions
Come enjoy a fun and vibrant Bastille Day celebration, July 14th(4 to 10pm) in Belden Place, San Francisco.
DJs, drinks, open restaurants, all the ingredients to have fun!
Restaurants: Sam’s grill – Cafe Bastille – Cafe Tiramisu – Plouf – B44 – Belden Taverna – Trademark – Brindisi
Official Belden Bastille Day After-Party, Scuba, at Harlot – 46 Minna between 1st and 2nd streets, SF(10pm to 2am)

Napastille Day Directions
Join us for a very special Bastille day on July 14th (10am to 9pm) in the wine country for an all day celebration of our French community!!! Come celebrate 220 years of revolution and 220 years of French presence in the wine country..!
The whole market will have a French flair for a very special Bastille day!
All vendors will have French specials: French everything: French songs, French surprises, French Dancing. (Read More)

Bastille Day Soiree Directions
On July 14th (8pm to 2am), French Tuesday organize Bastille Day Soiree. For this extra special occasion, the revolution will take place in Ruby Skye. an upscale entertainment venue especially decorated for Bastille Day!
At this event you will find: complimentary stationed horsd’oeuvres graciously offered by San Francisco top French restaurants along with French Wine tasting, live Band and Special performances, music by DJ Frenchy le Freak & Pheeko Dubfunk.
The suggested dress code is Blue/White/Red. Tickets prices will be $10 for the first 100, $15 afterwards, $20 for the last tier and $25-30 at the door (upon availability). (Read More)

Bastille Day at Sofitel Directions
Join the Sofitel at the bay bar on Tuesday July 14th (8pm to 12am) for the ultimate “Bastille Day” celebration with DJ Cris and a special dinner at Bay223.
For more information & reservations: Call: 650 -508 -7126. (Read More)

Bastille Day at The Bubble Lounge Directions
Celebrate Bastille Day with French Champagne Tuesday July 14th, lively music and a fun atmosphere at The Bubble Lounge starting at 4 pm.
Enjoy discounted prices off Taittinger Champagne as well as select Champagne cocktails and food items from 4 – 8 pm. (Read More)

Bastille Day in San Francisco a Huge Success

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Sort of. Maybe people got their Bastille on over the weekend, instead of last night.

Down on Claude Lane in Union Square, instead of le jazz hot revelers got AC/DC’s Back in Black for at least part of the time anyway.

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This what Belden Lane, home of Plouf, Cafe Bastille, B-44, and le Best-O-Burger, looked like later in the evening. Most people were just sitting around noshing.

See you next year?

Local Pornographers Help San Francisco Celebrate Bastille Day

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Well it’s July 14, so it must be time for another Bastille Day in San Francisco. Peter Acworth‘s famously makes pornography at the old San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal down in the Mission district, but they’re never too busy to let a holiday go by without hoisting some huge flags for the occasion.

 And anyway, efforts like this might serve to tamp down some of the criticism from the neighbours.


Get over to Belden Alley in the Financial District (“the financh”) sometime today to get in on the fun.

Jours heureux!