Posts Tagged ‘party’
Trumor: Apple to Introduce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Replacements At Bill Graham Auditorium in Civic Center on Sept 9thMonday, August 24th, 2015
“Apple is widely expected to reveal the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus at an event on September the 9th.”
“Who pays for the costs to staff the SFPD officers and for the SFPD vehicles that are used at this venue? The private company organizing the event, or San Francisco taxpayers?”
Well, I’ll field this one. Apple will throw us a few bucks.
Anyway, I’ve never been wrong on a TRUMOR yet. We’ll see…
Let’s see here, it’s been 75 years since we got a botanical garden up and running, thanks to Helene Strybing? OK, then let the party begin. But first, here’s a little background on the toll gates that went up (“temporarily” – IRL permanently, but oh well) a few years back, along with a few other issues:
The big question is whether Strybing is for:
The answer lately is that Strybing is not for people, but it is for trees, or tree people, anyway. But isn’t it sad how few people venture pass the toll gates and the minimum wage-ish toll takers these days?
And then when the Society actually wants people to come, to an anniversary party, NO ADMITTANCE FEE REQUIRED, people stay away anyway, well, isn’t that kind of sad?
Here it is from the Friend Gate on the busiest day Strybing has seen in years:
The bulk of the crowd was in the Great Meadow:
Very bored bartenders. Just one would have sufficed, prolly.
Were there more performers, bartenders, security guards, Strybing Society leaders, Phil Ginsburgses, Strybing gardeners, bored food truck cooks simply walking around at 12:30PM, and Task Rabbits than Actual Visitors yesterday? I know not.
But hey look, PERFORMANCE ART!
I’ve never seen a Rec and Park event with sufficient garbage cans and port-a-pottys like this one, in all my quarter century in the 415. The toilets had no smell – they were unused. Imagine that!
And look at all the bikes parked at expensive, SFGov-mandated(?) SFBC-approved “valet” bicycle parking:
Oh, here are the bikes, self-parked where you’d expect them. So what’s the valet for? Were you expecting a lot of people?
Why don’t we simply sell Strybing to the people who want to run Strybing? That way, tax and fee payers would save a lot of money and then the Tree Society people could be even more unfettered – a win-win, IMO.
Anyway, if you alienate the Public, don’t be surprised if they no-show your big birthday party, even if you paid a lot of money for it and you opened the tolls gates to allow FREE ADMITTANCE.
Coming to a Frat Party Near You: Costco-Brand Light Beer for $11-Something per Case – Taste? HorribleFriday, May 29th, 2015
No, it’s not Keystone, it’s Kirkland Signature Light
But don’t take my word for it, buy a doublecase yourself, why not? That’s how they come, 48 cans at a time…
First is was all like this, in early April 2015 across the street from Friend Gate of the Strybing Arboretum (which used to be popular until the $7 paywall went up):
These people were optimistically setting up in the rain. But then, weather started “improving” – the rain stopped and the fog came back and you could actually see Sutro Tower a little bit:
And then, when you pass by again, it’s a full-on party under El Sol:
Right? After all, these blossoms aren’t going to watch themselves.
See you next year!
As seen on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park during RPD’s 85th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event:
“A Coppola Family Affair” is Coming to the Roxie Theatre Dec 19-21 – Expect Big Stars at This Big BenefitWednesday, December 3rd, 2014
All the deets:
Friday, December 19, 2014
A Coppola Family Affair
5:30 Pre-“Apocalypse Now” Roxie Benefit Party
Join us for wine, micro-brews, signature drink and local bites
and an opportunity to mingle with one of the team
behind the award-winning sound design of Apocalypse Now, Richard Beggs.
7:30: Award-winning Sound Designer Richard Beggs in Conversation with Jim McKee
8:00: Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW
Tickets to Benefit Party and Friday Screening – $50.00
Space Limited. Buy Now
Can’t attend but want to support the Roxie?
Richard Beggs is an American sound designer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film Apocalypse Now. He has worked on over 60 films since 1979. See full bio below.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A Coppola Family Affair
2:00pm: Roman Coppola In Conversation With Michael Fox
2:30pm: Roman Coppola’s A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III(87min)
4:45 Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (97 min)
Preceded by The Making of The Virgin Suicides, by Eleanor Coppola
7:30 Eleanor Coppola In Conversation With Michael Fox
8:00 Eleanor Coppola’s HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER’S APOCALYPSE(97mi)
Sunday, December 21, 2014
A Coppola Family Affair
4:00 Gia Coppola’s PALO ALTO, (100 min)
Q&A Afterwards With Gia Coppola and James Franco,
Moderated by Cheryl Eddy
7:00 Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW