As seen on Market Street:
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If you are interested in creative, art-type stuff and you live or work near the McAllister / Fillmore / #5 Fulton area, then you should check out Audio Manifestations: Voices from the Street, why not?
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And when you’re in the area, always check to see what’s hanging from 1269 McAllister near Steiner – it changes regularly. A sample is below.
And here’s another link: It’s Audio Manifestations, baby:
“Audio Manifestations records the hidden narratives of artists in the Western Addition/Fillmore district in San Francisco, and shares these stories with the wider neighborhood. By creating multi-media stories focusing on our neighborhood’s artists, the project illuminates the passions and talents that have emerged from our local streets.
Audio Manifestations will culminate in a community listening event that aims to create empathy, solidarity, and engagement by sharing artists’ experiences, and celebrating their commitment to making an impact on our blocks.
We invite local artists, musicians, radio documentations, and neighbors to submit any sound or audio art that will be featured during the listening party. Reach out to email@example.com and join in.”
A cry for help from a frequent flier?
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See you there!
No doubt. See?
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(Now, speaking of Supervisor Eric Mar, was he really “made to look like a fool on national television,” recently? Nope. E. M. knows exactly what he’s doing. And hey, K.G., don’t you wish you were a Supervisor on national television talking about your pet issue? Oh, that’s right, E. M. is electable and you, at least so far, are not. O.K. fine. But keep reaching for those rainbows, Ken Garcia.)
Bon courage, Starbucks volunteers!
Looks like that rain will stay away, so why not hit Japantown today?
The scene this AM during setup:
Kōkua Japan San Francisco concert on April 2 to benefit Japan disaster relief
Free event in Japantown’s Peace Plaza to include Hawaiian music, Polynesian dance and diverse Bay Area bands
SAN FRANCISCO, California — In response to the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan, a group of concerned citizens from the Bay Area’s Hawaiian and Asian American communities have organized Kōkua Japan San Francisco, a fundraising concert in Japantown’s Peace Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011. “Kōkua” means “help” in Hawaiian.
Donations to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will be solicited at the free event, which will also raise funds through raffles of donated merchandise and T-shirt sales. The nonprofit Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will collect the monies and deliver them to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), which administers the earthquake relief fund along with Union Bank. One hundred percent of the fund will be distributed for direct assistance to residents of the affected area of Japan.
The entertainment on the Peace Plaza stage, at Post and Buchanan streets, will be emceed by NBC Bay Area newsman and stand-up comedian Mike Inouye. The lineup includes: * Hawaiian music groups: Steven Espaniola & Friends, Faith Ako & Friends, Side Order Band featuring Chris Kamaka & Asa Young, ‘AHAmele ‘Ukulele Band, Ho’omana and JD Puli & Friends * Polynesian dance troupes: Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu (hula), Ke ‘Olu Makani ‘O Mauna Loa with kumu Meleana Manuel (hula), Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea (hula), Merahi O Tehani (Tahitian ‘ōte’a) * Diverse musical acts: Feelosophy (funk, soul), Project Gojira (fusion), Native Elements (reggae), Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra (funk, rock, ska.)
Local merchants have donated items for raffle prizes, while Hawaiian Airlines is flying in 200 special “Aloha” T-shirts for sale with the help of the Hawai’i Lieutenant Governor’s office, which is coordinating the islands’ Aloha for Japan fundraising effort. The T-shirt, which uses a rising sun for the “o” in “Aloha,” will sell at Kōkua Japan San Francisco for $25, from which the $15 profit per shirt will go to earthquake relief. Sponsors include Aloha Warehouse, Colortone Digital, Hawai’i Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, Susie Kagami, Osaki Creative Group, and Sound Innovations. Thanks also go to Sandy Lee of the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department.
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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?
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.
“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.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Third Estate, Aristocrat, Starving Artist, Coco Chanel—you decide!
$65 ArtPoint Members
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, TheAList.org
IZZE Sparkling Juice, Marin French Cheese Co
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:
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:
(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.)
R.H. (on the left) y compania descending Parnassus Heights after brunching with Attorney General Jerry Brown this afternoon:
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On It Goes.
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:
Bam! How many mens were here?
Like 32 models up on the catwalk or something:
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!