I didn’t see the chariots this year:
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Your Asian Art Museum: Terracotta Warriors on Sale Now, Out of Character Calligraphy Continues, India Celebration Nov 18thWednesday, October 31st, 2012
Anyway, here’s what’s going on these days:
Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy
Through January 13, FREE with museum admission
The SF Chronicle has called Out of Character–the first major American exhibition on calligraphy in more than a decade–a “smashing show” that aims to make Chinese calligraphy “less mysterious.” Many of the masterpieces are on public view for the first time, but that’s not all. Rounding out this beautiful presentation are a few modern paintings by abstract American artists and a short animated film by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. Whet your appetite with this fun trailer.
Finally: Tickets for Terracotta Warriors Available Starting Today
Exhibition Opens February 22
Last month we filled you in on the Terracotta Warriors’ impending visit. Starting today, you can hop online and purchase advance tickets to see the Eighth Wonder of the World. We’re anticipating big crowds, so getting tickets now is your best bet. Click here to get started.
Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
FREE with museum admission
It’s almost time for Diwali, one of India’s most important festivals of the year. More popularly known as the festival of lights, it’s named after the row of lamps that are symbolically lit outside homes. Here’s how we’ll celebrate at the museum: a performance with Ashwin Batish (of “sitar power” fame) and his family, Hindi script art activities, yoga with kids, storytelling tours with families, and more.
OMG, It’s the Maharaja Show at Our Asian Art Museum! The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts Runs Through April 8th, 2012Thursday, October 27th, 2011
And guess what, they’re having a Matcha tonight, Thursday, October 27th, 2011 – it’s New India Cuisine from 5:00 to 9:00 PM:
“Kick-off the Maharaja exhibition with taste! Top Chef Master Floyd Cardoz will discuss and demonstrate contemporary flavors in Indian Cuisine, and DJ Janaka Selekta will spin sweet sounds blending traditional South Asian music with electronic beats.
Enjoy free sample bites from Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, check out Maharaja and find out the curator’s favorite objects, go on a docent tour, make your own chai mix, sip from the cash bar, and more. All for just $10. 5-9 pm. Click here for more details. Share with friends on Facebook.”
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And, Don’t Miss These Highlights!
And here’s how the exhibit ends in Gallery 3, all modern, with the sweetest office desk imaginable:
I’ll dig through the catalog and post more stuff later.
And oh, if you haven’t seen it, here’s the new logo for the Asian – it’s a turned A, fundamentally:
But it’s 3D, as you can see:
All right, see you there!
Our Asian Art Museum Debuts a New Logo: A “Turned A” – Also, “Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” on Oct. 21Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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It’s one of these, right?
All the deets:
“A Brand New Brand
We’ve been eager to share something exciting with you, and now it’s time:
Your Asian Art Museum sports a new vision, a new brand promise, and a new logo – unveiled this week. We’re reinventing ourselves to engage a broader audience.
Our Vision is to spark connections across cultures and through time, and our brand promises to: Awaken the Past, Inspire the Next. We’ll use art to unlock the past and bring it to life, and act as a catalyst for new art, new creativity, and new thinking. We’ll feature more contemporary art, often drawing connections to historic art in our collection. We invite you to experience the beauty and depth of Asian art and cultures, and to be inspired.
Our new logo reflects our Vision. It says we have a new perspective. It’s bold and confident. And, it invites all to engage. (Did you know an upside-down A is a mathematic symbol for “for all”?)
Come see how we’re starting to live our new brand. On view now is Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (through Jan 8, 2012). In the next two months, check out Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (opens Oct 21) and Deities, Demons, and Dudes with ‘Staches: Indian Avatars by Sanjay Patel (opens Nov 11)”
“The Hula Show 2011” at Palace of Fine Arts, Oct. 15-23: Patrick Makuakāne, Dance Troupe Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu ReturnThursday, September 8th, 2011
All the deets, below:
WHO: Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
WHAT: Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne and his award-winning dance troupe, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, are set to return to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre October 15 – 23 with six performances of The Hula Show 2011. Tickets are on sale now at 415-392-4400, or online at cityboxoffice.com. With stops in India, Samoa, Turkey, Spain, and Wai’anae, The Hula Show 2011 takes attendees on a global tour of dance and song. The trip is rounded out with Hanohano Kapalakiko, a suite of chants that celebrate the indelible bond and long historical ties between Hawai’i and San Francisco. These original chants were written especially for Nā Lei Hulu by Puakea Nogelmeier, the celebrated author, composer and linguist.
- October 15 at 8 p.m. – opening night Champagne reception following show
- October 16 at 4 p.m.
- October 21 at 8 p.m.
- October 22 at 5 p.m. – gala benefit Lu’au & silent auction, show begins at 8 p.m.
- October 23 at noon – one-hour matinee designed especially for children & families
- October 23 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco (Bay & Lyon Streets)
TICKETS: Ticket prices are $35 – $45 (reserved seating) for regular performances. All tickets for the family matinee are $10 (general admission). Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount (does not apply to reception or gala). Tickets to the opening night Champagne reception (Saturday, October 15) are $90. Tickets for the gala benefit Lu’au and silent auction (Saturday, October 22) are $150 and a reserved table of ten is $1,500. Tickets are on sale now at 415-392-4400 and online atcityboxoffice.com.
MORE: As special guests, the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus join Nā Lei Hulu for a beautiful a cappella accompaniment as they perform an Islamic chant and two Indian Ragas during the October 22 and 23 performances. All shows feature an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary forms of hula.
PARKING: Due to construction at the Palace of Fine Arts, parking will be limited. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, and arrive early to park. Street closure: Doyle Drive from northbound 19th Avenue/Hwy 1.Parking options: ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB – free parking. 700 Marina Boulevard at Yacht Road. 12-minute walk across Marina Boulevard to Lyon Street and POFA Theatre. CLAIRE LILIENTHAL SCHOOL – $10 per car. Enter schoolyard on Beach Street between Scott and Divisadero. 15-minute walk on Beach Street to POFA pond, then around pond to POFA Theatre doors. MARINA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Sunday shows only) – $10 per car. Enter schoolyard on Bay Street between Fillmore and Webster. Complimentary shuttle to and from POFA Theatre, starting 90 minutes prior to show time. For additional parking information, please visit naleihulu.org.
About Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Founded in 1985, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu (“the many feathered wreaths at the summit, held in high esteem”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to teaching and preserving the Hawaiian culture through hula. It has a performance group of nearly 40 dancers and offers classes to students in the beginning and intermediate levels. The organization holds educational workshops throughout the year in Hawaiian language, history, and arts and crafts. The company has performed in locations throughout California, and in New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Honolulu. For further information on Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, call 415-647-3040 or visit naleihulu.org.
Remember Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, San Francisco’s Own “Secret Millionaire?” Well, Now He’s Crying Over His Busted FerrariFriday, July 29th, 2011
(Remember when he proudly pointed out his flat-panel TV (“BAM!”) and “great mirror?” And the zebra pelt on the kitchen floor?*)
But now, there’s sadness in his life owing to his slightly older-model Ferrari getting cracked up while in the custody of his Ferrari dealership. Of course, the dealership has offered to fix it up and/or offered to let him buy a newer, unused Ferrari at a higher price, but that’s not good enough for G.
Read all about it via Ryan Tate of Gawker.
Also via Ryan, an excerpt from the FB:
See that “why does this crap always happen to me?”
Does this make “G” the “definition of a douchelord?”
At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano – Click to expand.
Chin up, G!
*Apparently, the people behind the Secret Millionaire show wanted to show a big delta between the lifestyle of his real-life SoMA pad vs. the Tenderloin hovel that he shacked-up in during the filming of the show. Well, some people got carried away with the made-for-TV furnishings. So that’s where the zebra pelt and chandelier came in. Ironically, you might prefer to live in that hovel on Larkin Street – it’s not that bad, right across the street from Homeland Security. Typical Americans watching had no idea that the rent on that supposedly unlivable apartment in the Tenderloin was more than their flyover country mortgage payments…
The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire is coming to SoMA at noon, May 1st, 2011. So dust off your cowboy hat and go, why not?
This could be you come May Day 2011:
(In Soviet Russia, we had to make big travel to get to Burning Man, but in San Francisco, Burning Man travels to you. What a country!)
The 12th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 1, 2011
Noon to 8pm
Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
All the deets after the jump!