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zOMG, zOMG! Attend Seven Museums for FREE during TARGET’s Arts & Wonder, July 16-18, 2010

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Target’s Arts & Wonder Free Family Event is coming to San Francisco July 16-18, 2010. So that means that the Target stores will pick up any and all admission fees for certain times on certain days. 

Repeat: “Certain Times on Certain Days.” Check below.

And, bonus, there’ll be a ton of kids’ activities going on.

Here are the places: 

The de Young Museum;

Asian Art Museum;

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA);

The Contemporary Jewish Museum;

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD);

Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum; and

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Does the MoMA in the SoMA still have Michael and Bubbles on display?

You can find out for free come July.

All the deets:

San Francisco’s leading museums are having a free for all and you¹re
invited! It’s one big weekend of fun as the de Young Museum, Asian Art
Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Contemporary Jewish
Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), Zeum: San Francisco¹s
Children’s Museum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival take turns welcoming all
ages with free general admission, free hands-on art making activities for
kids and special family-friendly free performances thanks to the generous
support of Target. It’s a marathon of creativity and discovery for all ages
so mark your calendar now. You won’t want to miss the family-friendliest
weekend that San Francisco has to offer!
WHAT:
Target Arts & Wonder ­ free admission for all ages with special art
activities and performances for children and families at seven San Francisco
cultural destinations including the de Young, Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, the
Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Zeum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
DATE AND TIME:
Friday, July 16, 2010 ­ de Young Museum free from 5 PM to 8:45 PM
Saturday, July 17, 2010 ­ Asian Art Museum free from 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, July 18, 2010 ­ SFMOMA, Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Zeum and
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival free from 11 AM to 4 PM
WHERE:
de Young Museum ­ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (Golden Gate Park)
www.famsf.org <http://www.famsf.org>
Asian Art Museum ­ 200 Larkin Street www.asianart.org
<http://www.asianart.org>
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) — 151 Third Street (between
Mission and Howard) www.sfmoma.org <http://www.sfmoma.org>
Contemporary Jewish Museum — 736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
www.thecjm.org <http://www.thecjm.org>
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) — 685 Mission Street (at Third)
www.moadsf.org <http://www.moadsf.org>
Zeum: San Francisco¹s Children¹s Museum — 221 Fourth Street (at Howard)
www.zeum.org <http://www.zeum.org>
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival ­ Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
www.ybgf.org <http://www.ybgf.org>
COST:
FREE!
INFO:
For general information, visit www.target.com/arts. For details about
activities specifically in San Francisco, visit
www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/target.
(Please note: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/target will go live June 4,
www.target.com/arts will go live June 15)
DETAILS:
Below, is a sample of the many activities families and individuals can enjoy
at participating venues in San Francisco with dates and times indicated for
each:
Friday, July 16, 2010; 5 to 8:45 PM
de Young Museum
Turn the Target mascot Bullseye into a work of Andy Warhol-inspired
Pup-Art
Get a lift as you watch a ballet performance celebrating the Impressionist
painter Degas
Saturday, July 17, 2010; 10 AM to 5 PM
Asian Art Museum
Journey from India to Japan as you stroll through the galleries
Take a storytelling tour and learn about gods, goddesses, emperors,
philosophers and more
Sunday, July 18, 2010; 11 AM to 4 PM
Five locations downtown San Francisco:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Go BIG — see for yourself how larger-than-life artworks transform the
ordinary into the EXTRAordinary
Create your own enormous art — make an everyday object into something 10
times its size
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Celebrate the everyday in the whimsical exhibition Maira Kalman: Various
Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
Marvel at the magic of ordinary objects by crafting fabric buttons,
decorating bags and watching Sweet Can Productions make brooms dance and
more
Museum of the African Diaspora
Tour the exhibition African Continuum: Sacred Ceremonies and Rituals
Try your hand at Haitian tooled metal sculpture
Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum
Sculpt and film your own clay animation
Ride the historic Zeum Carousel
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Come in costume and get ready to join the conga line as we celebrate the
international spirit of Carnaval with non-stop performances in the Gardens
from 12-3 PM by Mas Makers Massive, SambAsia, Fogo Na Roupa,
Sistas-wit-Style, Tambores de Colombian Soul, Latin All Stars, Chelle! and
Friends, and Mixtiso
*Please note that all de Young exhibitions are free except Birth of
Impressionism. A special timed ticket for $15 adults, $10 children ages 6-17
is required for entry to this exhibition only. Children 5 and under are
free.
*Please note that all Asian Art Museum exhibitions are free except Shanghai.
A ticket for $5 for ages 18 and older is required for entry to this
exhibition only. Youth 17 and under are free.
Background
Target Arts & Wonder is part of the Target commitment to arts and education.
Since 1946, the company has given 5 percent of its income to support
education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today, that adds up
to more than $3 million a week. During the third weekend of July, more than
80 institutions in 30 cities across the country will participate in the
Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.

Pinups for Purpose Calendar: 13 Bay Area Breast Cancer Survivors Showcased

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Here’s what they’re doing up in Marin County – they’re selling the Pinups for Purpose calendar in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Now, mark your calendar for this:

“The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar launch event takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Martin Lawrence Gallery, 366 Geary Street, SF from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.”

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Here are the deets:

“The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar featuring Bay Area breast cancer survivors is the culmination of the vision of Jeanette Vonier, the San Rafael-based creative force behind Elegant Images Photography. Specializing in fine art portraiture of families, individuals and romantic boudoir, Vonier conceived the idea of featuring breast-cancer survivors in a playful and elegant photographic style inspired by the pinup imagery of Gil Elvgren and the internationally renowned illustrator, Alberto Vargas.

“The portrayal of these courageous women and one man, all breast cancer survivors, posing with humor–and a touch of sexiness–harkens back to a more innocent and gentle time in our American history, the Forties and Fifties. The execution of the calendar project took a year to complete, and its purpose is to raise funds to benefit Bay Area Breast Cancer Charities. The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar launch event takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Martin Lawrence Gallery, 366 Geary Street, SF from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Entrance fee is the price of the calendar!”

More deets, after the jump.

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Jerry Brown Comes to San Francisco to Raise Money in Gavin Newsom’s Backyard

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Well, actually Jer-bear‘s journey today took him to San Francisco’s leafy Woodland Avenue, home of both Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks - it’s perhaps it’s a half-mile from Gavin Newsom’s new place on Masonic. So it’s kind of his backyard. Read all about the affair in this glowing report from Bill Wilson at the San Francisco Sentinel - was former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin there? Take a look to see.

And look who else was there – it’s Robert Haaland and his union allies. You know, the very same Robert that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson “hates” (reportedly). For the record, Mr. Haaland had this bon mot:

“Jerry Brown wrote the book that Gavin Newsom needs CliffsNotes to understand.”

(Or “needs CLiffNotes to read,” something like that – there might have been different endings. The book in this context would probably be entitled Governance or some such thing – people were talking about Jerry’s forward-looking high speed rail proposals from three decades ago, stuff like that.)

Ouch.

R.H. (on the left) y compania descending Parnassus Heights after brunching with Attorney General Jerry Brown this afternoon:

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Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks – Woodland Avenue – Jerry Brown
When: October 4, 2009 – Sunday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visit with California Attorney General Jerry Brown while having traditional Sunday brunch. California Attorney General Jerry Brown has not officially declared his candidacy for Governor in 2010. Join Agar Jaicks and Jane Morrison in the growing movement urging Jerry Brown once again to lead California toward a brighter future. Jerry has been in the forefront for decades of what is now known as 21st Century programs, thinking and actions: Sustainable energy. Reducing greenhouse gases. High speed rail. Wild river and coast protection. Resolving global conflict. Support for better education opportunities in public schools. Women and minorities sharing leadership at all government levels. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Attorney General Brown’s much-admired intelligence, humor and experience make him the ideal candidate for Governor.
Patrons: Pam Brennan, Richard Dana, Ina Dearman, Robert Dockendorff, Judith Flynn, Terence Hallinan, Eileen Kivlehan, Jeanmarie Maher, Esther Marks, Elaine McKeon, Marsha O’Bannon, Eliot Seal, Joan Simmons, Michael Wong
Sponsors:Claudia Abernathy, Marie Angell, Cedric & Dorothy Bainton, Prof. Ray Berard, Robert Champlain, Robert Erickson, Diana Taylor and Jay Folberg, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Walter Johnson, Margel Kaufman, Josie Karydas, Dr. & Mrs. John Kerner, Ryz Koprowski, George Lorenzetti, Mary Ann Massenburg, Evan Mogan, Zoanne Nordstrom, May O’Riordan, Gimmy Park Li, Carla Perez, Ceryl and Jim Roe, Norman Schlossberg, Ralph Singer, Virginia Sung, Debra Walker, Edith Wellin, Carol Bettencourt and Don Willenburg.

On It Goes.

Fall 2009 Men’s Fashion Event at San Francisco Nordstrom a Huge Success

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Well it was listed on funcheapSF.com so you just knew it was going to be fun and cheap.  And actually, it was free, it was packed, and adult drinks were included - it was like no department store I’ve seen before.

San Francisco Magazine and Nordstrom host an exclusive fall ‘09 men’s fashion event on Tuesday September 22, 2009 from 6 to 8pm. Meet Tom Julian, Nordstrom Guide to Mens’ Stylebook author and fashion insider and experience a one-of-a-kind fashion presentation from some of their favorite designers including Canali, G-Star, Hugo Boss and more. Stylists will be on hand to assist you in finding the right look for you. Enjoy cocktails, savory treats and a live DJ.”

The mall truly has it all:

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Let’s look closer at Nordstrom levels 1, 2, and 3:

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Bam! How many mens were here?

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Like 32 models up on the catwalk or something:

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Don’t miss the next event you see on funcheapSF that looks anything like this. Until then, gentlemen can find great men’s fashions at King Size Direct big and tall mens clothing.

See you there!

“SF Chefs Food Wine” Festival Coming to Union Square August 6-9, 2009

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Step right up and get your tickets, cause the Golden Gate Restaurant Association will soon put on their big August festival.

San Francisco is abuzz. Check it:

SF Chefs. Food. Wine is a four day food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum.

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Event Dates: August 6-9, 2009
Location: Union Square and surrounding hotel and retail spaces as well as restaurants throughout the city.
Guests: 1500 attendees per day
Tickets: Go on sale Friday, May 22nd. Click on the ticket icon about for more information. Children free at Sunday family activities.

The Cause. The event supports four charities. San Francisco Food Bank (a member of Feeding America) provides food to over 133,000 people every year through more than 600 community programs. Meals on Wheels provides food and meal delivery especially to seniors and others with mobility issues. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation provides funding for culinary and hospitality students based upon economic need. Project Open Hand provides Meals with Love to people living with HIV/Aids in San Francisco. All four charities will receive funding from the weekend’s activities.

And all your favorite  celebrities will be there, like Thomas Keller, Chris Cosentino,  Martin Yan, Hubert Keller, Cindy PawlcynMichael Chiarello, Joanne Weir and Top Chef-ers Jamie Lauren, Jennifer Biesty, Elizabeth Falkner and Ryan Scott.

See you there!
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Worries About Rain and H1N1 Flu Lower Turnout at Cinco de Mayo

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The turnout at today’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration in San Francisco’s Dolores Park was a bit subdued at the get-go yesterday morning. But things picked up a bit in the afternoon, when the rain let up a bit in the Mission District.

A performer heading north away from the park in the rain yesterday morning. Click to expand:

There were more people working the festival than actual attendees an hour after the start.

I’d forgotton all about the worry over the Swine Flu until seeing masks being worn at some food vendors:

Free cardiovascular health screenings and health management products from the American Society of Hypertension - well that’s a draw in itself:

See you next year!
MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS PRESENTS
“San Francisco CINCO DE MAYO” at Dolores Park Saturday, May 2, 2009

SAN FRANSICO CINCO DE MAYO Festival is a wonderfully unique experience–Bring your picnic blanket and
entire family, including los abuelos/grandparents, to enjoy the sun, cultural entertainment, recreation and dramatic city view!

What: Mission Neighborhood Centers invite the entire bay area community to San Francisco’s CINCO DE
MAYO Festival, Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10a-6p at Dolores Park between 18th & 20thSt. — FREE all day Health
Screening, Cultural Entertainment, Kid’s Activities, Art/Crafts, Lucha Libre Wrestlers, Soccer Skills Camp and
Mission Dolores tour — a short walk from BART 16th St. Station and Muni/Light Rail Church/18th St. stop.
FREE hypertension health screening, sponsored by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), including blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol testing with onsite results and referrals —FREE health tools given away to adults and children while they last!

This Year’s Mascot: Cartoon Network’s “Scubby Doo” will be at the park taking pictures and giving paw-prints to dog lovers and the kids too! MNC’s festival’s goal is to promote education, healthy lifestyle and alternative resources for family/children by introducing new, “Health”, “Education” and “Going Green” sections featuring community non-profits, county/state agencies, and retail vendors along with our traditional/cultural arts/craft/food vendors—all in an alcohol-free environment.

The stage program will include Univision morning show “Al Despertar’s” delightful host, Kira Vilanova, as SF Cinco’s event mistress of ceremonies, as well as LA rockeros “Zhono” and “Futuro Picante”, Mariachis “Colima” and “Femenil Orgullo Mexicano”, Azteca/Folklorico Dance, illusionist “Anthony the Magic”, Soloist “Berta Olivia”, “Lucha Libre” personalities and more.

This event targets 10,000 families which is 4+ (parents, child+, and grandparent) via our outreach to SF Unified School District student/families, our multichannel media partners COMCAST, Univision KDTV14, TeleFutura 66, Radio LaKalle, general KISSfm, MOVINfm, and Green960am, print, web placement and transit partner BART via bay area wide electronic platform signs and more.

WHY: The event benefits the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Celebrating 50 years of Community Service
“1959-2009” (www.mncsf.org). Since 1959, MNC has provided a wide variety of social services through quality programs that promote self-sufficiency and community growth for the Mission District’s low-income residents through their Head Start, Youth Development and Senior Services Programs.
Event Sponsors: Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., SF Grants for the Arts, Comcast, American Society of
Hypertension, Wells Fargo, Western Union, SF Health Plan and more.

When: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: DOLORES PARK
18th & Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA

FREE EVENT
PROGRAM BEGINS AT 10:00 A.M.

THERE WILL BE FREE MUSIC, BALLET FOLKLORICO AND AZTEC DANCERS, ARTS AND
CRAFTS, BOOTHS AND MORE!