Posts Tagged ‘Preview’

O RLY? Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Her Handling of Occupy: “Mistakes Were Made” – A Big WSJ Article on Recall Efforts

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The Great Wall Street Journal Pay Wall isn’t fully operational right now, so that means that you can follow the lead of SF Bay Area Observer’s Ron Russell by checking out today’s bit from Bobby White in the Wall Street Journal:

Occupy Flap Prompts Oakland Recall Drive

Or at least I think you can get to it for free.

I could, anyway. See?

Now check it:

In an interview, Ms. Quan acknowledged that “Occupy has damaged downtown businesses and mistakes were made.” Still, she said, she believes most voters back her and “I do not believe that most of the businesses in the city agree with this recall campaign.” The 62-year-old Ms. Quan, who was elected in late 2010, added that Oakland’s ethnically based chamber of commerce organizations support her, as do major businesses in the city such as Pandora Media Inc. and Kaiser Permanente.

Is that an apology? (Your Bromide of the Day: As goes Pandora Media, so goes Alameda County.)

And there’s this:

Corey Cook, an associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, said until Oakland’s recall effort becomes more structured, he is uncertain if it will succeed. Still, he said, “To go from being an unpopular leader to one worthy of recall requires a very public failure, and it seems [Ms. Quan] has accomplished that.”

Ouch.

We’ll know more by the end of next week.

On It Goes…

OMG, Email the Kabuki Theatre Right Now to See a MAJOR New Film for Free – Sneak Peek on Tuesday, Oct 25th

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Well, I have a guess as to which film this will be.

Hey, what’s this? Is it South African mega-honey Charlize Theron?

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How odd, how did that get here?

Anyway:

“The Sundance Kabuki on Post @ Fillmore will host a special sneak screening of a major motion picture set to release later this year AND THAT IS ALL WE CAN TELL YOU!  We are not allowed to tell you the title, but we can tell you that talent (stars) from the film and the director will be there to talk about the film and what makes this film so special and so different from any other movies these MAJOR award winners have done before.

Tickets are first come, first serve. RSVP to KabukiSneak@gmail.com

 Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street @ Fillmore

Tuesday October 25, 7.30 pm

Sundance Kabuki 1881 Post Street

Validated Discount Parking

Please note, seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.  We suggest you arrive early.

Reminder, only those 21and over may sit in the balcony at the Sundance Kabuki.

One piece of information is that the film is rated R!”

So, if you liked Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), and/or Up in the Air (2009) and you want to meet the dude behind them and you like waiting in line with your friends like for hours in cold, dreary, windblown, forever-Starbucks-free Japantown, then don’t delay, email now.

Annual UC Hastings Supreme Court Review & Preview 2011 is Today at 3:30 PM, September 28

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Here it is:

2011 Annual UC Hastings Supreme Court Review & Preview

Start: 9/28/2011 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 198 McAllister, Louis B Mayer Lounge

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon, and UC Hastings Professor Osagie Obasogie review and discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings and decisions. Moderated by UC Hastings Professor Rory Little.”

Historic 100 McAllister:

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See you there!

OMG, Our Asian Art Museum’s “Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens” is Leaving Us on Sunday

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Our Asian Art Museum‘s Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens is leaving us on Sunday, January 16, 2011.

It’s all kinds of awesome.

See?

Via Civic Center Mike

What’s this look like?

Zooming out:

Does it sort of look like a person, in a boat, in a skiff?

The mise-en-scene, or half of it, anyway.

AAM BGC Cat. 2 Landscape, approx. 1602, right screen. By Kaiho Yusho (approx. 1533-1615). Pair of six-panel screens; ink and gold on paper. Saint Louis Art Museum, Friends Fund (59:1962.1-2)

That’s what they call a “great efficiency of ink,” huh?

And best of all, there’s no glass or nothing to get in your way – there’ll be nada betwixt you and a 409-year-old masterpiece.

Now, that’s old bidness, that’s what’s going away after this weekend.

Here’s the new bidness, coming up in February 2011.

Arts of Pacific Asia Show Preview Opening Gala

See you there!

Grisly Hanging Bacon at Our MoMA in the SoMA – Sure, Meat is Murder, But Is It Art? – “EXPOSED” and “HENRI CARTIER BRESSON” Debut

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I’m not sure if this scene of bacon drying on the line at our San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is for the kick-off of Exposed, Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, or the kick-off of HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: The Modern Century, or both.

Or maybe you’re supposed to eat it?

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Irregardless, a better way to start your day is with Bakon, the bacon-flavored vodka. This is a real product, srsly:

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(Bacon, enjoy 2010, ’cause you’ll never be as popular as you are this year. Oh well.)

Enjoy.

Yearlong Shanghai Celebration Starts Today – San Francisco Goes All Out For Our Sister City

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Why did Shanghai, the largest city in China, become one of our 16 Sister Cities in 1979? Well, we should all thank former Mayor and current U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein:

It was sort of a race between Los Angeles and San Francisco to establish a Sister City relationship with Shanghai and of course San Francisco won – and it was the first such Sister City relationship between an American city and a Chinese city.”

(Once again L.A. loses, of course(?) - thanks DiFi.) Now it turns out that our Big Sis is hosting a big party this year – it’s World Expo 2010. So, that’s a good excuse for a bunch of  the Bay Area’s cultural organizations to represent, via the Shanghai Celebration featuring Honorary Chair and San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum, confronting a media scrum after today’s announcement:

Check out the calendar of upcoming events all related to the Paris of the East - it’s packed, baby. Swan Lake featuring San Francsico Ballet Principal Dancer and Shanghai native Yuan Yuan Tan will kick things off from January 23-31 and then on February 12th comes the debut of the cornerstone of the Shanghai Celebration, a big exhibit at our Asian Art Museum simply called Shanghai. It’s going to be mega.

Just ask Jay Xu:

“The 2010 World Expo that opens in May is Shanghai’s coming-out party, the official debut as the city reclaims its position as a global powerhouse. The Asian Art Museum’s Shanghai exhibition was timed to coincide with this prominent international event. Only through understanding its tumultuous history, can one truly understand the progressive and stylish Shanghai of today.”

 O.K. then.

Our jet-setting mayor was on hand to cheerlead for San Francisco, a part of his job which I think everybody would agree he does well. He was dressed for rain today, with blue jeans, and a pair of brown shoes that he claimed were “ruined” by the wet:   

More deets from the AAA:

“The Shanghai Celebration is an unprecedented, year-long festival presented by more than thirty San Francisco Bay Area organizations commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the sister city relationship between San Francisco and Shanghai.

Spearheaded by the Asian Art Museum, the Celebration runs throughout 2010, coinciding with the World Expo presented in Shanghai from May to October. The more than 50 Shanghai-related programs feature exhibitions, concerts, performances, films, lectures, book readings, artist demonstrations and other special events and cover topics such as Shanghai’s architecture, jazz, historic Jewish communities, Art Deco design, filmmaking industry, contemporary art, cuisine, high-rise urban planning and fashion.

The cornerstone of the Celebration is the Asian Art Museum’s presentation of Shanghai, a major exhibition examining the visual culture of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, scheduled for February 12-September 5, 2010.

For the Shanghai Celebration program calendar of events, and a list of participating organizations, please visit www.shanghaicelebration.com.”

Check the lengthy, lengthy sked, after the jump. 

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