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OMG, It’s the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus – A Great Show at the Cow Palace – Eight Performances Through Labor DayFriday, September 4th, 2015
I know some people/families who are planning on going on this long three-day weekend and I know others who aren’t interested at all. Me, I’d never been to a circus, except the deconstructed “human-only circus” known as Cirque du Soleil. So here we go.
Man, the 101 South had multiple accidents near Hospital Curve during yesterday’s Evening Drive? Sure seemed that way. The alternate route to the Cow Palace (camera right) was a hilly adventure in itself.
An actual Showman:
Man, this is one big road show – lots and lots of performers:
I didn’t spot one tattoo. Amazing
What’s this, Critical Mass? Lots and lots of BMX bikes
If you like camels, this is the event for you – lots and…
…and lots of time with double-humped camels
Bam, your high-wire act. This is impressive:
Seats on the right side (I don’t know what to call it – the south side?) of our Cow Palace are particularly close to the action. They’re jumping around up there. For me, this was the highlight.
I’ve only seen this kind of thing in cartoons. Boom:
What am I looking at here, is this real life? Some surreal scenes:
Oh, a live orchestra in the pit? Didn’t expect that.
And, ballerinas galore:
And on and on.
Last night was the first show – they had $15 tickets available. The next eight shows start at $20. I paid $15 for parking, which I’d recommend paying for. If you see a free spot on Geneva right out front, you might want to go for that, but unless you show up way early, you’re not going to see that. They also have a more expensive lot close in but I wouldn’t recommend that.
OMG, the Circus is Coming to Town – Nine Shows At the Cow Palace Sept 3-7 – See the Elephants Before They Retire to FloridaTuesday, September 1st, 2015
Well, here’s the news from National Geographic:
“Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants – The circus will send its traveling Asian elephants to a conservation center by 2018.”
That means a 145-year tradition is about to end and this might be your last chance to see it.
I’m going, I’ll take a couple little squirts down there – I’ve never seen a circus.
Jan. 3, 2015 photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc. – elephants perform at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
People seem to like this version of the road-show.
WHEN: Thursday, September 3 – Monday, September 7
Thursday, September 3 7:00 PM
Friday, September 4 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 5 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 6 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, September 7 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM
WHERE: Cow Palace – 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA, 94134
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $20, $27, $40 (VIP) and $75 (Front Row) Opening Night discount tickets are just $15! (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels) All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office. *Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees
See you there!
All the deets:
(San Francisco, CA) – Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME. Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth.® Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Thursday, September 3 through Monday, September 7.
Guided by Ringmaster David Shipman, Circus XTREME pushes the limits of excitement to features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying beloved traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen contemporary spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Featuring an international assembly of over 100 performers spanning 13 countries around the world, the Ringling Bros. 145th Edition is highlighted by several unique acts including:
Xtreme Sports display featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks
Caravan of Camels – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels
Bungee Skydivers aerial acro-ballet
World’s youngest human cannonball Gemma “The Jet” Kirby has been shot from the cannon nearly 500 times
Mongolian Marvels strongmen create a human pyramid with a combined weight of over 880 pounds
Additional circus elements highlighted in the show including Bengal tiger presenter Taba; daredevil whirling Pendulum of Steel performance; edge-of-your-seat high wire stunts, hilarious poodle tricks; of course no show would be complete without the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and treasured performing pachyderms!
Be sure to arrive early to experience several fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts included with the ticket price – visit the Animal Open House to get up-close with our amazing animal stars and the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more!”
Cheetah, Na’vi, Tiger, Cheetah: The O’Farrell Theatre is “Where the Wild Girls Are” in Our Crime-Ridden TenderloinThursday, March 3rd, 2011
This joint used to be called Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre, and then, sadly, Mitchell Brother O’Farrell Theatre.
But now, it’s plain old O’Farrell Theatre, I guess, in the same old part of the crime-ridden Uptown Tenderloin.
Now check it – the marquis has changed a bit over the years as well:
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I’ve never been, but Stephy S. from L.A., well, she has. Enjoy:
“I hate you O’Farrell Theatre. I hate you because all I ever wanted to do was love you and you wouldn’t let me…”
Anyway, let’s agree to modify the list slightly:
Cheetah, Na’vi, Tiger, Blue Cheetah
There we go. That’s the ticket.
Who, Besides the New York Times, Says the Sunset District is Bleak? On a Clear Day, You Can See the FarallonesMonday, November 29th, 2010
The view from Golden Gate Heights, more or less, after rain clears. Basically, it’s the Inner Sunset
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Sugarloaf is whiter, so it shows up better than Southeast Farallon proper.
That big underwater nuclear waste dump is just to left of Southeast Farallon, the Big Island. From Hunters Point with love:
But we haven’t dumped 55 gallon drums there since 1970, so that’s good, right?
Anyway, at least the air is clean…
Back in the day, they tried to take over the moribund Presidio Main Post Theatre (the one in the Presidio and not that other Presidio Theatre), but that didn’t work out. Or rather, it hasn’t yet worked out.
Anyway, read a letter from SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat about what you can do to help, if you want.
All the deets, below.
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Here it is:
DEAR CLAY THEATER SUPPORTER:
The San Francisco Film Society is one of the top twenty organizations of its kind in the world, one of the top ten in the United States, and oldest, biggest and most widely respected film exhibition organization in Northern California. Since 1957, the Film Society has been enriching the lives of Bay Area residents by presenting the best film and media from around the world, notably via the acclaimed San Francisco International Film Festival. The longest-running festival in the Americas, the International celebrated its golden anniversary in April 2007. During its first half-century, the Film Society has hosted more than 2,000 filmmakers and presented more than 6,500 films from 124 countries to audiences numbering more than two million people. It is beloved by its audiences and the international film industry alike. Its contributions to the cultural life of the Bay Area are immeasurable.
Now, as the Film Society begins its 54th year of operation, it is looking ahead to an even brighter future. In recent years the organization has launched many new activities, resulting in significant increases in membership, attendance, sponsorship and earned income. Its numbers are up across the board, in fact, and it is well on its way to establishing itself as a major cultural institution with a vibrant year-round presence. Central to this mission is the acquisition of a theater that the Film Society can call its home, one in which it can present many types of year-round programming in the areas of film exhibition, education, and filmmaker services.
Since December 2009, the Film Society has been in negotiations with the landlord of the Clay Theater, in an attempt to lease or purchase the building. So far these talks are at an impasse over terms, but ultimately the Film Society hopes to bring the negotiations to a successful and swift conclusion, resulting in a longterm lease or ownership of the Clay. Once the Film Society has the theater, it intends to significantly upgrade the physical plant, which needs a good number of improvements, and reopen it as a revitalized cultural and community hub for the thriving Upper Fillmore business district.
With a half-century of film-exhibition experience under its belt, there is no doubt that the Film Society can make a success of running the Clay. The organization will program the same eclectic and popular mix of international, independent, and documentary films that have so engaged its diverse audiences. It will also program “Landmark”-type films, meaning first-run arthouse hits, as they become available, and will present a number of mini-festivals devoted to individual filmmakers and national cinemas. In all cases the Film Society will add value to these screenings, with panels, talks, and filmmakers in attendance.
So, we urge you, as someone who attends the Clay Theater, appreciates its role in your cultural life, and wants it to continue showing great films in our neighborhood, to ask the landlord to resume negotiations with the Film Society, to come to terms with the realities of today’s recessionary marketplace and real-estate values, and make it possible for the Film Society to operate and bring renewed energy to our beloved Clay Theater.
When you send a letter to the Clay Theater landlord, please also email a copy of your letter to the San Francisco Film Society at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your efforts to make it possible to “Save the Clay”! – Graham Leggat, Executive Director of the SFFS
Sample letter below. Please send it to the Clay Theater’s landlord:
Balgobind Jaiswal c/o Blu, 2259 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California, 94115
DEAR MR. JAISWAL:
AS A CLAY THEATER CUSTOMER, I WAS ALARMED TO HEAR THAT OUR BELOVED NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER IS TO CLOSE ON AUGUST 29. I VALUE THE CLAY THEATER AS A UNIQUE AND IRREPLACEABLE COMMUNITY INSTITUTION AND WANT TO SEE IT CONTINUE TO PRESENT WONDERFUL FILMS IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING, AS IT HAS DONE FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS. PLEASE RESUME NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SFFS TO OPERATE AND BRING RENEWED ENERGY TO THE CLAY THEATER. CLAY THEATER PATRONS AND ALL OF SAN FRANCISCO’S FILM COMMUNITY WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!
Per the New Fillmore:
Be afraid, be very afraid.
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Sic transit gloria San Francisco.
Vaya con Gaia, tiny Clay Theatre.
“Come join us for one last The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bawdy Caste live on stage at The CLAY THEATRE,
It’s with heavy hearts we announce that THE CLAY THEATRE will be closing at the end of August. Join us in celebrating and saying goodbye to this historic theatre with one of our favorite movies! 100 Years of film history comes to a end, help us make this one amazing evening!
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
with the BAWDY CASTE LIVE ON STAGE!
Saturday August 28th at MIDNIGHT
THE HISTORIC CLAY THEATRE
2261 Fillmore St
Tickets just $9.50-
Doors at 11:30pm Show at MIDNIGHT!
Need more info call us! (415)561-9921
Rocky will be moving to The BRIDGE THEATRE! in September!”
“One Screen. Built in 1910. Operated by Landmark since 1991. The mighty Clay is one of the oldest theatres in San Francisco. Built in 1910 by the renown Naify brothers, builders of the first movie screen in town, the New Fillmore, the Clay was first a nickelodeon house. In April of 1935, Herbert Rosenerreopened the Clay as The Clay International, a foreign film showcase. In the early 1970s, the theatre was part of the Surf Theatres group, run by pioneering San Francisco film exhibitor Mel Novikoff. In 1972, the Clay hosted the first midnight movie in San Francisco with the premiere of John Water’s Pink Flamingos, and also hosted many other controversial films, including The Life of Brian.Since Landmark assumed management in 1991, the Clay has enjoyed such improvements as digital sound, new seats and an extensive refurbishment of its art deco and classic Greek accoutrements. The combination of classic appointments and modern amenities has helped keep the Clay a comfortable, laid-back place to see unique film programming for almost a century.”
What used to be a Pontiac (a brand of car, kids, back when San Francisco had an Auto Row) dealership changed to Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre in 1969 and the Tenderloin hasn’t been the same since.
Did one of the brothers shoot and kill the other? Sadly, yes. Did Mayor Diane Feinstein drop by one day? Gladly, yes.
Just read the Yelp reviews to see if its worth your $40 to enter.
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Happy Birthday, MB!
Well check it out – a fully functional official City and County of San Francisco parking meter on a platform at the Greenwich steps. It’s not hard to get to, just follow those hunting for the huge home-made sculpture of Tatiana the Tiger.
(Did you know that Tatiana the Siberian Tiger has the highest rating of anything on Yelp? It’s little wonder why the attorneys for the “charmless” Dhaliwal Brothers Paul and Kulbir (aka “the boys” or “the kids” despite the fact that they are adults) don’t want to have San Franciscans determining how big a payday (cha-ching!) they merit from the Christmas tragedy of 2007. What the Dhaliwals’ Yelp ratings would be like…)
Oh well, back to the whimsy:
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Find the tiger sculpture then look downhill.