Posts Tagged ‘thai’

San Francisco’s MUNI Bus Service on Any Given Sunday: Fuck It – Lower Haight, 44 Degrees, Blustery, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Oh, I’m sorry, it’s spelled “Phuket.”

But close enough:

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And if you wait for MUNI there long enough, that video camera will document your abduction or assault, as it has for others so many times before.

And if you wait even longer, the promise of that bus “shelter” dissipating sine-wave “roof” will be fulfilled by The Big One, you know, the one that will kill thousands.

And if you wait even longer than that, San Franciscans will have an SFMTA that actually is “somewhat independent” of the Mayor.

Keep waiting!

PS: MUNI sucks.

Matcha: Thai River Festival at the Asian Art Museum a Huge Success

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Just look at what ten bones got you down at the Asian Art Museum’s Matcha last night – it was the Thai River Festival 2009.

Lot’s of people upstairs…

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…to the see the dancers….

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…but also downstairs….

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…to make river offerings:

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That’s it for Matchas for 2009, but Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma continues…

And the reviews for EC:ASB are in:

  • The San Francisco Chronicle says that the Doris Duke gift has provided the museum with “a trove of Southeast Asian artifacts that has given the institution a depth in this collection area unique among American museums,” and it notes that “the exhibition, and the glorious catalog that accompanies it, mark the completion of that marathon of remedial work.”
  • Continuing the conservation storyline, the Wall Street Journal tells the story of how “Some of the Buddha paintings and gilded bronze sculptures that are part of a major upcoming exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco took an unusual detour en route to the museum: They spent decades in storage in a shooting gallery at tobacco heiress Doris Duke’s New Jersey mansion.”
  • The New York Times reports that “in galleries painted smoky lilac, charcoal or bright green, inlaid glass chips gleam on upholstered benches, shadow puppets of monkeys fight demons and princes ride elephants on cloth paintings.”
  • The San Francisco Examiner praises“fascinatingly detailed paintings of royal hunts, historical tableaux, legends and Buddhist images. A particularly haunting work is the Burmese gilded wood statue of the monk Shariputra, the body leaning at a strange angle, every detail of it and the robe signifying something.”
  • Bay Area ArtQuake says that Emerald Cities is “another beautifully organized, elegantly presented exhibit with a catalogue that’s a ‘must buy.’”
  • See you there!

    Thai River Festival is the Last Matcha of 2009 – See it at the Asian Art Museum Tomorrow

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

    Just look at what ten bones will get you down at the Asian Art Museum‘s Matcha that’s coming up tomorrow, Thursday, October 29th, 2009 starting at 5:00 PM. Your Night at the Museum will include:

    Thai Music and Dance, Burmese puppet masters, Emerald Cities plus tasty Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

    You simply can’t afford not to go.

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    The sked:

    5–9
    Tasty Sample: Burmese Tea Leaf Salad
    Art Activity: Create Your Own River Offering
    Live Thai Ensemble Music
    Cash Bars

    5:30
    Talk on Mythical Thai Bird-Women (kinnari)

    6:00

    Burmese Marionette Introduction & Demonstration

    6:30, 8:30
    Docent Conversations:
    Emerald Cities

    7:30
    Classical Thai Dance Performance

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    Docent Conversations: Southeast Asian Galleries

    So, join the crowd.

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    See you there!