As seen in Alamo Square:
You can be my ruler, Sovereign.
What’s this? AT&T Park is going to host its first international soccer match in a half decade this Saturday, July 16, 2011? Well that’s news to me!
Anyway, this was the scene today at the British Consulate, where Manchester City representative Gary Hopkins showed off the hard-won Football Association Challenge Cup Trophy to Acting British Consul General Mary Gilbert .
See? (If you want to see this historic trophy for yourself, it will be at the Union Square NikeTown sometime on Friday, July 15th.)
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So it will be Manchester City vs. Club America at 5:00 PM at AT&T this Saturday. Get your tickets here.
“International soccer powerhouses; England’s Manchester City and Mexico’s Club America are set to play each other in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5PM PST at AT&T Park as part of the World Football Challenge.
With no shortage of funding, Manchester City (CITY) boasts one of the most star-studded rosters of any league after being owned by the ambitious Abu Dhabi Royal family. CITY is set to take Europe by storm this upcoming season after successfully defeating bitter rival, Manchester United, on their way to conquering the English FA Cup and finishing third in the English Premier League, thus providing automatic qualification in to the European Champions League, the most elite soccer competition on the planet.
Mexico’s elite Club America is one of the most storied and legendary clubs south of the border with followers numbering in the millions, in Mexico City alone. This is truly an outstanding matchup for all soccer aficionados around the Bay.”
See you there!
“BritWeek 2011 will run from April 26th to May 11th in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and until May 12th in San Francisco. As usual, it will highlight the many British links with California, including art and design, literature, music, film and television, technology, business, sport, food and fashion. The program ranges from star-studded red carpet events, to concerts and exhibits, to conferences and symposiums.”
Now it just so happens that the British are having a royal wedding during this Fifth Annual BritWeek. So why don’t you be a sport and head over to 1 Sansome #850 in the Financh and sign the royal wedding book? You can use the elocution what you learned by watching The King’s Speech:
“HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton will be married on 29 April 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. The British Consulate General in San Francisco will be celebrating by engaging the Bay Area community in all of the excitement. The following activities are planned: ~A royal guest book will be available at the Consulate for the public to sign from April 26-28th (9am-4pm)…”
This is exactly what it’ll look like when you’re penning your best wishes:
All right, all the deets:
Fashion • Retail • Hospitality • Restaurants • Offers
Fri Apr 29
Royal Ceremonial Ball Celebrating the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Wedding. (This Event Is Sold Out)
Fri Apr 29
Celebrate the Royal Wedding with British Invasion Music at Cameron’s Pub in Half Moon Bay
Tues May 3
BritWeek SF is proud to support the Red Cross with an invitation-only VIP reception in the Penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel honoring sponsors and supporters of the Bay Area chapter.
Through May 5
54th San Francisco International Film Festival, featuring British films and coproductions
May 5 – Jun 5
An original Magna Carta on Display at the Legion of Honor. Exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, made possible by Qualcomm, Irwin & Joan Jacobs, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Thurs May 12
Business Innovation Awards
(I’ll tell you, I’ve yet to see one of the many commercials for Meg Whitman for Governor – I guess they don’t have political ads sponsoring Glee, or I’m able to scroll right through them on my VHS, a kind of analog DVR that was popular before you were born. But I’ve seen a few vids against her on the YouTube and, frankly, I didn’t like the claymation one as I thought it was a bit cruel. However, this Queen Meg parody is looking pretty good, so that’s nice. And I’ll tell you, you know who doesn’t like this kind of mockery about queens and royalty and couldyousaysenatorinsteadofma’am? Other Female Electeds of every political stripe, that’s who. They don’t truck with this crap. They consider this kind of thing anti-female, theywouldneversaythataboutamanwouldthey. But you won’t ever hear those beefs, so I thought I’d tell you. Moving on…)
Use your intuitive play/ ’cause maybe we have more play time than money/
For details contact Nato Green
See you there.
*Is this song actually good or am I a delayed victim of 1980′s imprinting / peer pressure / whatnot?