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11/11/2012 - Veterans Day 2012: Celebration through Service + Art

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:00 AM PST
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On Veterans Day, November 11, the community is invited to celebrate the
contributions of Bay Area Veterans and the military history of the Presidio
with a day of celebration, art and service.



Veterans who are currently students at the San Francisco Academy of Art
will highlight the promise of their generation by leading volunteers in the
creation of several art panels. These canvases will honor military,
national, and community service by depicting the importance of
self-sacrifice and civic engagement. Following the event, paintings will be
donated to local veteran service centers throughout the Bay Area for
display.



Activities will take place at Fort Scott, the site of the recently-launched
National Center for Service + Innovative Leadership (NCSIL). A new
initiative of the Presidio Trust, the NCSIL will repurpose the historic
Fort Scott campus into an institute dedicated to developing cross-sector
leaders to achieve greater impact on our nation’s most pressing
challenges.



Veterans, military families, and community members are invited to view the
paintings as they are being created. Guests will also have the opportunity
to engage in a variety of activities, including:



-A welcome program honoring World War II Nisei veterans from the National
Japanese Historical Society (NJAHS)
-Community art projects
-Tours of the newly rehabilitated headquarters of the National Center for
Service + Innovative Leadership
-Park stewardship activities



This event is being hosted by the Presidio Trust and NCIRE - the Veterans
Health Research Institute.







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11/11/2012 - Sunday at Peralta Junction - Mousetrap + Music

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
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Opening Weekend of Lifesized Mousetrap: 25 ton Rube Goldberg machine!
Operates at 2PM + 5PM
http://lifesizemousetrap.org/



Live music: Lower Bottom Blues Band (1PM), Jerk Church (3PM) + Mortar and
Pestle (5:30PM)



Also, our collection of local, artesan vendors and scrumptious food.



www.peraltajunction.com & https://www.facebook.com/PeraltaJunction







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11/11/2012 - Book Launch: David H.T. Wong

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Free event co-sponsored by the Chinese American Librarians Association
Northern California Chapter.



Chinese-Canadian author David H.T.Wong will share his debut graphic novel,
Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America.



Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic history of the Chinese in
North America: based on historical documents and interviews with Canadian
and American elders, this vivid history is told through the eyes of the
Wong family. Generations from the Wong clan traverse the challenges of
surviving in their adopted homeland with hope and determination. Together,
the family creates a poignant immigrants’ legacy for their sons and
daughters.



David H.T. Wong was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. He is an
accomplished architect and a respected Asian Canadian community activist
whose family first came to Canada from China 130 years ago.







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11/11/2012 - Flamenco de Raiz

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Passion and Soul - Direct from Spain



Featuring Rafael de Utrera
with Eric + Encarnacion from Children of the Revolution
1 night only November 11, 2012 7PM



World renown cante(voice) master Rafael de Utrera will join Eric +
Encarnacion from Children of the Revolution and flamenco percussion phenom
Sergio Martinez with special guests.



The artists will present original flamenco compositions, dance
compositions, and the deep song style known as cante jondo.



Audiences will no doubt feel the raw emotion of this nonstop presentation
of a unique Spanish flamenco culture while experiencing the authentic depth
and startling range of some of the worlds leading flamenco artists.



Presented by Flamenco Seattle







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11/11/2012 - Noertker's Moxie

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 05:30 PM PST
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
7:30pm
Noertker's Moxie
(CD release for Little Bluedevil: Blue Rider Suite, vol. 2)
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute
John Vaughn - baritone sax, flute
Bill Noertker - contrabass
Dax Compise - drums
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music inspired by the Blue Rider artists
(Paul Klee, Vassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc)
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Outsound presents
the SIMM Series at Musicians' Union Hall
116 Ninth Street (near Mission) San Francisco CA 94103
$10 general • $8 students + seniors
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http://www.noertker.com
http://www.annelisezamula.com
www.edgetonerecords.com/vaughn.html
www.edgetonerecords.com/compise.html







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11/11/2012 - Jeff Surak : Scott Arford : Relay For Death : Tralphaz

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The Lab and 23five Incorporated present: 



Jeff Surak (Washington, DC)
Scott Arford (Oakland)
Relay For Death (Oakland)
Tralphaz (San Francisco)



Sunday  •  November 11, 2012 • 8:00pm • $7.00
The Lab  •  2948 16th Street  •  San Francisco, California •
http://www.thelab.org



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Jeff Surak started in the early 80s participating in the international
hometaper network. His primary projects include -1348-, New Carrollton, V.,
and Violet. Surak has collaborated with such artists as Alexei Borisov,
Zan Hoffman, Rinus Van Alebeek, Frans De Waard, Michael Gendreau, etc. He
operates in the netherworld between composed and improvised music, moving
between musique concrete, drone, noise, & free improvisation using whatever
sound implements at hand. Surak runs the Zeromoon label and directs the
annual Sonic Circuits Festival in Washington DC.
"Like beautiful rats hugging a sinking ship."  -- The Wire
http://violet.zeromoon.com/



Scott Arford (b. 1967) has been active in the Bay Area's underground music
and art scene since 1995.  His work constantly strives to create an
undeniable ecstatic moment, where sound, image and environment merge into
a singular experience.  His Static Room and TV-IV projects create intense
flickering static environments using images to create sound and sounds to
create images.  Works created for Naut Humon's Cinechamber expand these
projects into multi-channel video and sound installations.  His Infrasound
collaboration with Randy Yau, activates architectural space with sound,
literally causing buildings to shake and vibrate. More recently he
collaborated with Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst in
Total Accomplishment, a funky, darkly rhythmic, electronic dance outfit.
Arford has shown work globally including the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, the Sounding Festivals in Guangzhou, China and Taipei, Taiwan, Liquid
Architecture in Melbourne, Australia, Sonic Light in Amsterdam, and the
Center for Contemporary Arts in Kitakyushu, Japan.  His awards include an
Honorable Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica. Arford received a
Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Architecture and Design at
Kansas State University in 1991.  He currently works at EHDD where he
just competed a 14 story campus building for City College in downtown San
Francisco.
http://www.7hz.org
http://www.23five.org/archives/scottarford.html
http://soundcloud.com/scott-3-3
http://www.23five.org/infrasound/



Relay For Death is a project comprised of twin sisters from the American
South. Due to close proximity since inception the two have been fated to
act as physical witness-one for the other - of certain pre-birth
awarenesses. Embodied psychic imprints not allowing for the comfort of
forgetting. Where the sense is retained, always looming, though not fully
realized in the nervous half -known swarm that seems to surround them and
their sound. Making references to numerous styles but conforming fully to
none, the underlying coherence of this post-industrial project rests on a
metaphysical vision rather than a stylistic approach. Upon hearing the
often bleak and unsympathetic, sometimes frenzied arch of their recordings
and live sets which are here and there interspersed with stabs of
unrelenting beauty one can easily depict this duo as an atrophied hand that
resignedly pushes the sinking trash sound boundary or matter-of-factly
points at our existence as a terrible dream toward and everlasting reality.
Their LP Birth of an Older Much More Ugly Christ (2010) on Hanson records
is highly acclaimed in the genre; and They Are Heating Up The Ovens Get
the Fuck Out Now (2011) released by No Rent Records is a disquieting and
considered elaboration on their work. Relay For Death will be performing
with Sean Hollins aka Dick Cheney, a well known Oakland native,  former
chess champ, current sound experimentalist, and wordsmith,
having performing with Relay For Death here and there since 2010. 
http://23five.org/artists/relay_for_death.html

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/relay-for-death-lives-on/Content?oid=2138558.




Tralphaz is an electronic sound artist from San Francisco. He has recorded
for labels such as Troniks, RRRecords, Throat, and Harsh Noise and has
toured the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan.
http://www.tralphaz.com/





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Founded in 1993, 23five Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to the development and increased awareness of sound works in the public
arena, and to the support and education of artists working with and
discussing the medium of sound. 23five Incorporated has remained at the
forefront in bringing the most adventurous elements of sound art to the San
Francisco Bay Area. 23five has served as an important benefactor to
artists such as CM von Hausswolff, Christina Kubisch, Francisco Lopez,
Olivia Block, Matt Heckert, Zbigniew Karkowski, Atau Tanaka, and many more.

http://www.23five.org
http://www.facebook.com/23five







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11/12/2012 - Harvest of Empire -- the film: The Untold Story of Latinos in
America

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Monday, November 12: 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm

While immigration is one of America's most fiercely controversial issues,
little is understood about the growing Latino presence in the U.S. This
excellent new documentary reveals the direct correlation between centuries
of U.S. armed intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean and today's
immigration crisis. Adapted from the popular new book written by
award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez of radio and television's Democracy
Now!, the film by Wendy Thompson-Marquez and Eduardo Lopez - in conjunction
with director Peter Getzels and editor Catherine Shields - vigorously
details the social conditions and U.S. government actions (overt and
covert) that led inexorably to millions of Latino families to flee their
homelands, triggering an unprecedented migration that is transforming
America's cultural and economic landscape.



In addition to rare archival material, this film features interviews with
Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, the Reverend Jesse Jackson,
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, Mexican historian Lorenzo Meyer,
ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, poet Martin Espada, journalists
Maria Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, historian and broadcast journalist Juan
Gonzalez, and film producer Wendy Thompson-Marquez.



In person:
Wendy Thompson-Marquez is the President and CEO of the Onyx Media Group and
EVS Communications, Inc. In 2004 she was honored by the National Conference
for Community and Justice with the Media and Community Service Award.
Currently she is a board member of Latino Public Broadcasting, the
Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Community Foundation in D.C.



$10 advance tickets: 800-838-3006
or Modern Times Books, City Lights, Marcus Books, Global Exchange Store
($12 door)
KPFA and BuildOn benefit



Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM







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11/12/2012 - The Gaskettes - Moped girl documentary

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 05:15 PM PST
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The Gaskettes are an all-woman moped crew out of Los Angeles who love
mopeds, gold jackets, and whiskey. This short documentary follows the havoc
as they plan for their first official Valentines-themed moped ride.







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11/12/2012 - The SHOUT -- LIfe's True Stories

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 05:30 PM PST
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The SHOUT is a live storytelling event featuring people from all walks of
life telling amazing but true 10-minute stories from their lives.
Interspersed with the featured raconteurs, audience members have the
opportunity to put their name in the hat in hopes of being picked for one
of our 6-minute wild-card slots. Past stories at The Shout have featured a
bipolar father building a skiff in a living room in the projects, a
substitute teacher in Juvenile Hall, a young man discovering that he had
been in witness protection as a child, and an actor deciding to do better
art after starring in a soft-core porn version of Don Quixote, to name a
few. The SHOUT - Life is Entertaining







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11/12/2012 - SFAI Artist Talk: Paul Sietsema

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 05:30 PM PST
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Painter Mickalene Thomas discusses her elaborate, collage-inspired
figurative paintings in this artist talk. Join the San Francisco Art
Institute for this exciting artist talk, part of the ongoing Visiting
Artist and Scholar lecture series: http://www.sfai.edu/events







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11/13/2012 - Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil and Cruise for the Cure

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 02:30 PM PST
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In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness month, Sanovas Inc. will host a
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil and Cruise for the Cure. The Sausalito
vigil is one of hundreds being hosted on Nov. 13 around the United States
and internationally in association with the Lung Cancer Alliance to raise
awareness of lung cancer, the deadliest form of cancer for both men and
women. The event will feature speakers including Larry Gerrans, CEO of
Sanovas, Dr. Rex Yung of Johns Hopkins University, lung cancer survivors
and members of the medical community, as well as a moment of silence for
those lost to lung cancer and currently battling the disease.



Following the conclusion of the vigil, Sanovas
invites attendees on a “Cruise for the Cure” up to the Hawk Hill
overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge. Participating cars will depart from
Sanovas headquarters and drive through the city up to the overlook. Once
all cars arrive at Hawk Hill they will shine their headlights on the bay,
symbolically spotlighting lung cancer.







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11/13/2012 - Travel Tavern: Off the Map and On the Fly

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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For the latest and greatest installment of Travel Tavern -- Hostelling
International's meet-up series -- head to Public Works in the Mission for a
night of travel-themed improv showdowns!



To celebrate the spirit of footloose travel, two troupes -- 15 Minutes and
Chinese Ballroom -- will dazzle the audience with their off-the-cuff,
travel-themed skits. Audience participation is encouraged at every stage of
the game -- we’ll select the place, the characters, and the situation,
and our improv actors will interpret the scene. Audience applause is the
barometer for winning, so come prepared to cheer!



Watch as the teams battle it out to win a fabulous prize, and, as always,
come early and stay late to mingle with fellow travel enthusiasts and share
your own travel stories. You can also join in the competitive fun and spin
our prize wheel for a chance to win a free hostel stay or other prizes.



Doors open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. Come early
to have a cocktail, spin the prize wheel, and catch up with our travel
community.







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11/13/2012 - Defending Human Rights in Central Africa

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Defending Human Rights in Central Africa



Speakers:
Abbé Benoît Kinalegu, 2012 Human Rights Watch Defender
Ida Sawyer, Africa Researcher and Advocate, Human Rights Watch



For more than 25 years the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has terrorized
large swaths of Central Africa, roaming between at least four African
nations with impunity. While multinational efforts have been made to stop
the group and its infamous leader Joseph Kony, the communities of the
Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are left to deal
with the effects.



As head of the Catholic Church’s Peace and Justice Commission in northern
Congo, Abbé Benoît Kinalegu helped to create an early warning network in
which local activists report LRA attacks and movements, as well as set up a
rehabilitation center to help children who have escaped the LRA. Kinalegu
will be joined by Human Rights Watch Africa Researcher Ida Sawyer for a
conversation about the challenges of working in the Eastern Congo, and how
NGOs and local communities are working to stop human rights abuses and heal
a traumatized region.



This event is co-organized with Human Rights Watch







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11/13/2012 - Muni: The People's Railway at its Centennial

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Muni: The People's Railway at its Centennial
Tuesday, November 13 7:30pm


All aboard for a tour of the Muni from its conception, 100 years ago,
including the Geary Street line, service to the Pan-Pacific Intl Expo,
pioneering routes west of Twin Peaks, service through two World Wars, the
Muni Metro and its role leading the American "streetcar renaissance." Join
Grant Ute, a native San Franciscan and author with a passion for urban rail
transportation, for the story of how San Francisco's progressive civic
experiment in a "people's railway" showed American ho to use municipal
enterprise in a particularly challenging hilly city, and how streetcars can
be a vehicle to revitalize a major urban center.


Bring your friends and neighbors and introduce them to SFMHS and all we
have to offer them! Reservations not required. For more information,
visit the website: www.sfhistory.org, or call (415) 537-1105.







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11/13/2012 - SF Theater Pub Presents: Chrysalis, A Solo Tragicomedy

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 06:00 PM PST
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SF Theater Pub Presents:



Chrysalis: A Solo Tragicomedy
Written and Performed by Evangeline Crittenden



Chrysalis, A Solo Tragicomedy returns to San Francisco from the New York
International Fringe Festival for a one night only event at Cafe Royale!



Chrysalis is a one-act solo variety show written and performed by
Evangeline Crittenden that explores the question: What’s a little sister
to do without her big brother? Through fragments of a story about a sister
who loses her brother, original music and a whole bunch of characters
including a puppet named, “The Grief Monster,” Crittenden takes the
audience on a journey through loss to recovery at the crossroads of grief
and going-up.



Evangeline Crittenden, an actress, comedian and writer based in Oakland,
California. Crittenden has worked as a collaborative producer, writer and
performer for Tricycle Theatre (NYC) and Giddy Multitude Vaudeville Co. She
is currently a member of Oakland’s premiere all-female sketch comedy
group Femikaze. She played the title role in the world premiere of the
off-off Broadway musical, Lotsa’ Luck Lucy Lake. You can see her on the
internet as Billie in “Sam and Billie Date,” a new web series.
Chrysalis is her first solo show.
The show starts at 8 PM. The pop-up kitchen opens @ 7pm with sushi from
HayaHon. We encourage you to arrive early to ensure a seat!



More information:
sftheaterpub.wordpress.com/now-playing
twitter.com/sftheaterpub
facebook.com/sftheaterpub
solochrysalis.com







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11/14/2012 - Protest Against Nudity Ban in San Francisco

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
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ARTIST, NUDISTS AND ALL FREE SPIRITS!



We are about to lose our right to be nude in San Francisco without getting
arrested and fined between $100 and $500. Supervisor Scott Wiener has
submitted legislation to the Board of Supervisors that would criminalize
nudity in our city.



This legislation will be voted on by the full Board of Supervisors on
November 20.



Come join us for a protest against this fascist legislation! Stand up for
progress! Say NO to the return to the Dark Ages! Say NO to the Wiener Bill!
Let's show the Supervisors that we believe in body freedom and that we can
make our own decisions about what to wear and how to feel about our bodies.



We are inviting all of you to a protest against the nudity ban.



ARTISTS, please bring your nude art to the protest! Protest is clothing
optional (as bare as you dare).



PROTEST AGAINST NUDITY BAN:

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TH @ 12 NOON

Location: the steps of the City Hall in San Francisco

CONTACT: Gypsy Taub at ***@gmail.com (510)-318-1750

Presented by My Naked Truth TV







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11/14/2012 - Arttitud VIP Salon Happening

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 04:00 PM PST
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Arttitud, 111 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
VIP Preview is from 6pm to 7pm, $40
Grand Opening Reception is from 7pm to 9pm, $20
Limited capacity.



Artist Valery Yershov will appear in person with a special collection of
new and curated works.
Meeting of artists, cocktails, chocolate tasting and music.



Performance by Russian vocalist Jimmy Magsevei of the Berlin Opera House.



For more information about the artist and this event, visit
www.arttitud.info/yershov



“Though it is tempting to suggest that his gently surrealistic images are
a commentary on Western decadence, Yershov... has a more diplomatic take.
The devoted dogs, dandy cats, humble goats and sneaky rabbits of childhood
Russian folk tales are as much a part of his visual vocabulary as the gold,
blue and red of ornate Fabergé eggs...”
- Los Angeles Times



"Valery Yershov, an up and coming star- not just on the Russian art scene,
but- on the the world art scene, because much as the Chinese took over the
auction houses and the galleries a couple of years ago, watch out, the
Russians are coming."
- Charles A. Riley II, PhD, art curator, writer and historian




The fantasy fairy tale aspects of Yershov's work inspired Takaeva, but on a
more pragmatic level, she connected to Yershov's unusual talent "I really
appreciate his amazing skill and great sense of humor," she shares.



Anachronism is a steady motif in Yershov's paintings. In one, Vladimir
Putin and Grigori Rasputin stand together in Cosmonaut uniforms. In
another, Lady Gaga is a peasant maid in work clothes over a century ago.
Robert Pattinson wears the naval uniform of Czar Nicolas in another. "I
think he's hilarious and is famous for comic work, playing with pop culture
and history" Takaeva says.



“I spent quite a few years creating this series, the paintings exhibiting
in Arttitud will be shown for the first time in the world. They have not
yet been in any exhibitions," Yershov proudly shares.



To attend the event please RSVP online at: www.arttitud.info/yershov
(Capacity is limited).







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11/14/2012 - The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries brings together
three Bay Area artists whose practice shares an affinity with the language
of maps.

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 04:30 PM PST
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The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries brings together three Bay Area
artists whose practice shares an affinity with the language of maps. Amanda
Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather, who collaborate as the artist team,
Hughen/Starkweather and are behind the critically-acclaimed Approach,
Transition, Touchdown: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Project will
participate in a panel discussion with Val Britton, whose site-specific
installation, The Continental Interior, is currently on view at the SFAC
Galleries’ window installation site at 155 Grove Street. Working
primarily with paper collage, painting, drawing and printmaking, Britton
creates imaginary landscapes that depict physical and psychological spaces.
For The Continental Interior, she expands the boundaries of her art
practice by breaking out of the two-dimensional into three-dimensional
space, creating a large-scale installation made from recycled materials and
hand cut, organic paper shapes that resemble landmasses. Moderated by SFAC
Galleries Manager and project curator, Aimee LeDuc.







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11/14/2012 - Palo Alto Art Center Presents 'Community Creates' Discussion
Series

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Nov. 14, 2012, January 16, 2013; April 12, 2013, 7-10pm



The Palo Alto Art Center and Djerassi Resident Artists Program will present
a series of lively discussions showcasing artistic inspiration and process.
Featuring artists included in "Community Creates" along with their
community collaborators, these talks provide an insider's perspective into
the underlying motivation to create and the materials used in the process.
The schedule includes:



Mutual Gifts: Saying Yes to Trust, Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m.



Is the Medium the Message?, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7 p.m.



Representing Community, Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7 p.m.



Presented by Palo Alto Art Center







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11/14/2012 - Highlights in Low Lighting 2: Selections from LitUp Writers

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Eight writers from the past year have been invited back to LitUp Writers'
stage for an eclectic evening of laughter and absurdity as they dish out
their hilarious stories.



The show will also feature a very special performance by electronica band
Darling Gunsel, whose debut album “Unresolved Heart” was released on
October 25.







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11/14/2012 - Lecture by Barbara Hammer: 'Incorporating 'The Lesbian Museum'
and 'The Hidden Hammer''

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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The CCA Film Program's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series presents a special
performance lecture by legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer, a pioneer of
LGBT cinema and one of contemporary cinema's most important and fearless
chroniclers of hidden histories of marginalized peoples.



Hammer will present "Incorporating The Lesbian Museum and The Hidden
Hammer," a performance lecture that examines hidden queer histories and
Hammer's own creative process through which she "queers space and time with
performative strategies and object making, often challenging the viewer to
enter her space and make work with her."







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11/14/2012 - 2012 RAWards featuring 38 of the Bay's Top Artists

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We've spent the past year featuring over 400 of THE best emerging artists
this fine city has to offer + now it's time San Francisco, for you to vote
for your favorites!



Join us on November 14th at 1015 Folsom as we vote for the 9 Artists of the
Year to represent San Francisco at the RAWards in Hollywood for best in the
nation!



400 RAW SF artists.



38 Semi-Finalists.



9 San Francisco Artists of the Year.

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If you think a "typical" RAW SF event is boundary pushing, just WAIT until
you see what these 38 cutting edge artists have in store for you at the
RAWards!



This event will be like no other we've thrown yet.
Get ready for an overdose of exhilarating art, fashion, music!



"Raw SF's made quite the name for itself as a monthly that showcases the
latest in independent and underground artistic talent. Whether it's
showcasing the hottest looks, bassiest beats or sickest art, this
collective is definitely driven by natural ability." -nitevibe.com



"Art crawls and gallery parties may be synonymous with Friday nights, but
RAW SF's monthly art showcase re-institutes Thursday as the new Friday.
Leveraging the concept of "power in numbers," each month RAW SF packs 1015
Folsom with the work of over 50 emerging and established Bay Area artists
- along with aerialists, burlesque performers, DJs, vendors, roaming
photographers, body painters, and some 750 partiers. And that's all before
the after-party." -Flavorpill



+++++FASHIONABLE ATTIRE+++++

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Featuring:

Visual Art :: Photography :: Balloon Art :: Burlesque ::
Aerialists :: Body Painted Vixens :: Live Painting ::
4 Runway Shows highlighting Fashion, Makeup, Hair and Accessories ::
Film :: Music :: VIP Photobooth ::







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11/14/2012 - Feast of the Idea

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Feast of the Idea:
Culinary Fellow Niki Ford, in conversation
Wed , Novembe r 14, 7pm
Historic Villa
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP to Box Office at (408) 961-5858



As a culmination of her year-long Fellowship, Culinary Fellow Niki Ford
will host a panel
discussion with five other multi-disciplinary practitioners of the arts who
address issues of
landscape, agriculture, education, food, and the body in their work. This
conversation will
explore how our internal and external environments relate to our sense of
wellness.
Panelists: Kelsie Kerr, contributing author of The Art of Simple Food and
former Chez
Panisse Chef; Margit Galanter, movement artist and practitioner of Qi Gong,
Feldenkrais, and
Accupressure; Wapke Feenstra, conceptual artist working with the rural as a
space for and
of cultural production; Delmar McComb, Montalvo Garden Curator, vocalist,
and biodynamic
farmer; and Melanie Bandera-Hess, actress and Residential Psychotherapy
Intern with The
Body Positive.







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11/14/2012 - Shedding Light on Afghanistan

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Shedding Light on Afghanistan



Speaker: Tamim Ansary, Author, Games without Rules



From the outside the conflict in Afghanistan has been painted as a war
between pro-democracy forces and Islamist fanaticism. It is, however only
one small part of the larger and much older conflict - between Kabul and
rural Afghanistan, between the attraction of the modern world on the one
hand and traditional Afghanistan on the other.



Drawing on his Afghan and Muslim roots, Tamim Ansary reveals a
centuries-old internal Afghan struggle the world has never fully
understood. Ansary sheds light on a country desperately trying to find its
identity, while undermined by its own demons, plagued by a 40-60 year cycle
of invasion by outside forces and constantly at the center of an
ill-informed international political debate.




This event is in partnership with the Asia Society and Mechanics' Institute







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11/14/2012 - SFAI Artist Talk: Carolee Schneemann

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Carolee Schneemann discusses her work - which spans performance, video,
installation, photography, text, and painting - and the role its played in
transforming discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. Join the San
Francisco Art Institute for this exciting artist talk, part of the ongoing
Visiting Artist and Scholar lecture series: http://www.sfai.edu/events







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11/14/2012 - The Comikaze Lounge - a Comedy Showcase at Cafe Royale with
Brendan Lynch

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The brilliant Brendan Lynch will top off the evening with his assertive,
acerbic and intelligent humor. Brendan has established himself as a
comedian to watch out for in the Bay Area comedy scene. He performed in
last year's Sketchfest as a part of the Things We Made comedy show.
Brendan's astute observational comedy will continually surprise you with
its bold sarcasm, absurd twists, and hilarious punchlines. His command of
the crowd will keep you on your toes and laughing for days.




The Comikaze Lounge is excited to have the inimitable Stroy Moyd hosting
this month's lounge - fantastically hilarious and comic wrangler
extraordinaire



Also featuring local favorites:



Griffin Daley



Drew Harmon



Chris Riggins



Myles Weber



Melanie O'Brien



Ben DelCastillo



along with producers Stefani Silverman and Kate Willett.





This is going to be a great pre-Thankgiving show. Come out the the Cafe
Royale, a cozy neighborhood hangout with international sophistication.







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11/15/2012 - Lobos Creek Family Quest

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Family Programs: “Quest” Adventure
Saturdays 10-12
A naturalist will orient your family to the colorful Lobos Creek Valley
Quest adventure booklet. Then, enjoy a self-guided exploration of this
extraordinary hidden natural area in the southwest corner of the park.
Hidden boxes along the route reward your journey! Best suited for kids ages
5 to 12.
RSVP requested to (415) 561-2730 or ***@presidiotrust.gov .







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11/15/2012 - (Pre)Fabricators artists' project progress presentation

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Meet the five teams of students from the Fabricators ENGAGE at CCA
(California College of the Arts) class and art critic, curator, writer, and
educator Glen Helfand as they present Creativity Explored artists' projects
in progress.



On November 15, teams of three CCA students, who are serving as project
managers for CE artists Thanh My Diep, Christina Marie Fong, Camille
Holvoet, Lance Rivers, and Natalie Spring, will reveal sketches as well as
the narratives of working together on this unique venture.



The fabricated artworks (insipred by CE artists and manufactured by CCA
ENGAGE studens in partnership with IDEO) will be exhibited at Jack
Fischer Gallery December 12 through 22, 2012. Join us for the opening
reception on Saturday, December 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.



For a sneak peak of one of the Fabricators projects, check out this blog
Christina Marie Fong's team created: http://bit.ly/RpmzsZ







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11/15/2012 - Everyday as History: Selections from Lost Landscapes of San
Francisco

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Rick Prelinger searches out archival film, home movies, political reels,
and other celluloid remnants to splice together long-unseen film footage of
San Francisco and then invites the audience to be the soundtrack-to
identify places and events, to ask questions, and to talk with one another
as the film unfolds.



This program highlights the first six years of Lost Landscapes, focusing on
home movies shot by citizen filmmakers and footage of San Francisco's
social and political struggles, spanning 1910-1970. Prelinger will briefly
talk about the process of creating the Lost Landscape series.



Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Radical Camera: New York's
Photo League 1936-1951.



Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum







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11/15/2012 - Everyday as History: Selections from Lost Landscapes of San
Francisco by Rick Prelinger

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Rick Prelinger searches out archival film, home movies, political reels,
and other celluloid remnants to splice together long-unseen film footage of
San Francisco and then invites the audience to be the soundtrack- to
identify places and events, to ask questions, and to talk with one another
as the film unfolds.


This program highlights the first six years of Lost Landscapes, focusing on
home movies shot by citizen filmmakers and footage of San Francisco's
social and political struggles, spanning 1910 - 1970. Prelinger will
briefly talk about the process of creating the Lost Landscape series.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Radical Camera: New
York’s Photo League 1936 - 1951.







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11/15/2012 - Dear Teen Me Book Celebration at Book Passage

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Celebrate teens with Book Passage and several of the contributing authors
of Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters To Their Teen Selves, a book of
reflections and advice from nearly 70 young adult authors writing to their
teen selves. Editor E. Kristin Anderson and contributors Marke Bieschke,
Stacey Jay, Mike Jung, Katherine Longshore, Erika Stalder and Mariko Tamaki
will talk about their letters and their experiences.



Dear Teen Me includes letters from six New York Times bestselling authors,
including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, Nancy Holder, Carrie Jones, Sara
Zarr, Tom Angleberger, Robin Benway, and more, and covers a wide variety of
topics including body issues, bullying, friendship, love. Some authors
chose to write diary entries, some chose letters, and a few graphic
novelists turned their stories into visual art, but they all offer
invaluable wisdom and advice to young readers. All of the Dear Teen Me
authors experienced challenging times as teens in one form or another, and
now they are here to relate that it does get better!







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11/15/2012 - Ray Kurzweil: Inventor and Author of 'How to Create A Mind'

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For decades pioneering inventor and theorist, Kurzweil has explored how
artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, he
takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to
understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create
vastly intelligent machines. Kurzweil shows how we can vastly extend the
powers of our own mind and provides a roadmap for the creation of
superintelligence-humankind's most exciting next venture.







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11/15/2012 - Morton Subotnick and SUE-C: Silver Apples of the Moon

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Phyllis Wattis Theater
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Subotnick is hailed as one of the pioneers in the development of electronic
music and multimedia performance mixing computer-based compositions with
live electronic processing. In the early 1960s, Subotnick taught at Mills
College and cofounded the San Francisco Tape Music Center. For this
performance he reworks one of his most famous recordings, Silver Apples of
the Moon, originally released in 1967, a landmark analog synthesizer
composition created on the Buchla modular synthesizer by design legend Don
Buchla of Berkeley. Bay Area video artist SUE-C accompanies Subotnik
onstage to present her unique handmade imagery, creating a real-time live
cinema experience that fuses photographs, drawings, models, and interactive
lighting effects.
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors.







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11/15/2012 - Conceiving the Imagery: From and To Cuba

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Scholar and curator, Sheeka Arbuthnot, presents her research on
contemporary Cuban art. She examines Cuba’s cultural production of its
own contemporary image through the visual arts. Institutions such as the
Havana Bienal, Instituto Superior de Arte and the Centro de Arte
Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam will be discussed.







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11/15/2012 - Morton Subotnick and SUE C: Silver Apples of the Moon

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Subotnick is hailed as one of the pioneers in the development of electronic
music and multimedia performance mixing computer-based compositions with
live electronic processing. In the early 1960s, Subotnick taught at Mills
College and cofounded the San Francisco Tape Music Center. For this
performance he reworks one of his most famous recordings, Silver Apples of
the Moon, originally released in 1967, a landmark analog synthesizer
composition created on the Buchla modular synthesizer by design legend Don
Buchla of Berkeley. Bay Area video artist SUE-C accompanies Subotnik
onstage to present her unique handmade imagery, creating a real-time live
cinema experience that fuses photographs, drawings, models, and interactive
lighting effects.







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11/15/2012 - Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War

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This talk will address the impact of World War II on Chinese Americans, on
both Hawaii and the US mainland, and most notably in San Francisco.
Lecturer K. Scott Wong will describe the changes the war brought to the
social status of Chinese Americans, changes in occupations, and their often
over-looked service in the American military.



Mr. Wong is the James Phinney Baxter III Professor of History and Public
Affairs at Williams College where he teaches courses in Asian American
history, comparative immigration history, the history of the American West,
history and memory, and American Studies. He is the co-editor, of Claiming
America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era.
Most recently, he published Americans First: Chinese Americans and the
Second World War.







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11/15/2012 - There's No Place Like Home! Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary
Celebration!

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This November marks the 20th Anniversary of Homes Not Jails. Since the
first San Francisco housing takeover in 1992, Homes Not Jails has been a
resource to squatters, a place to share support, and a group that has
provided housing for folks in buildings that otherwise would have been left
vacant and unused.



Come out and celebrate 20 years of Community and Action!



The night will be filled with music, dancing, food, and lots of great
information.



Featuring:
Music from:
Penny Royal
The Drops
Young Coconut
soundcloud.com/young-coconut
And more TBA



Spoken word by:
Dee Allen.
Sarah Menefee



Free Food!

All ages

Doors at 7, music starts at 7:30







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11/15/2012 - Feathery Tribe

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The Feathery Tribe - Golden Gate Audubon features Daniel Lewis



Bird-watchers owe a hidden debt to history: the scientific study of birds
took a specific route in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that
dictated how birds were understood and enjoyed. For example, the ways that
both common and scientific names were standardized caused a great deal of
passionate argument. After Charles Darwin's work, everything changed,
affecting our understanding of birds. Daniel Lewis will cover these
developments in his discussion of The Feathery Tribe (Yale University
Press), his biography of Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian's first curator of
birds. His new book traces key changes in ornithology leading to the
present-and what it meant to be a natural scientist at the dawn of the 20th
century.



Dan is Dibner senior curator of the history of science and technology at
the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. He is also an adjunct
associate professor at the University of Southern California in the biology
and history departments. As the Huntington's chief curator of manuscripts,
he oversees a large department of 20 staff members and approximately seven
linear miles of manuscripts. Dan's permanent exhibit at the
Huntington, "Beautiful Science: Ideas That Changed the World," won the
American Association of Museum's Grand Prize in 2009 as the best exhibition
in the United States.



Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members.







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11/15/2012 - Book Launch Reading: IRON by Zarina Zabrisky

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Zarina Zabrisky will be joined by a motley crew of literary talent for the
East Bay book launch of IRON, her debut collection of short stories.
Featuring: Zarina Zabrisky, Hollie Hardy, Paul Corman-Roberts, Jack T.
Tumult, Joe Clifford, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, John Panzer, Julie Sparenberg,
Eugene Ostashevsky.



Zarina Zabrisky published work in literary magazines and anthologies in
the US, UK, Canada and Nepal. IRON is Zabrisky's first short story
collection. Find more at www.zarinazabrisky.com.







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11/15/2012 - Mega Hot Lava New Play Festival

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Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance presents the
fourth annual "Mega Hot lava New Play Festival." This annual festival
features script-in-hand readings of new plays written by Sonoma State
University student playwrights.



This production is part of "Water Works," is Sonoma State University campus
wide project including fine arts and academics drawing on the theme of
inland water flow as resource, theme and metaphor. The "Water Works"
project features a variety of events and performances presented across the
SSU campus in indoor theaters, classrooms, art galleries and outdoor
site-specific events at bodies of water.

WHEN: Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2012
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012







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11/15/2012 - Lecture by Jedediah Caesar

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Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar creates sculptures from amassed
and congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in
contemporary art. Filling containers with found objects from a specific
site - a road trip through California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, or
his own studio - Caesar collects and recombines a variable grouping of
natural and man-made refuse which he sets in resin and then slices. The
result is a compression and reorganization of time and place into forms
that flirt between the abstract and real, painting and sculpture, and old
and new.



Recent solo shows include De Cordova Museum in Boston, MA and the
D’Amelio Gallery in New York, NY, along with a showing in the Venice
Beach Biennial in Venice, CA this past summer.



His work is included in the collections of The New Museum, New York, NY,
Saatchi Gallery, London, England, The Blanton Museum, University of Texas
at Austin, TX and The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.
Gallery representation by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and
D’Amelio Gallery, New York.







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11/15/2012 - Our Daily Bread

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Amara Tabor-Smith’s Deep Waters Dance Theater



Inspired by a family gumbo tradition, Our Daily Bread is a performance
experience that honors individual food legacies and engages all of the
senses. This collaboration between Amara Tabor-Smith’s Deep Waters Dance
Theater, director Ellen Sebastian Chang and visual artist Laura
Diamondstone delves into the folklore and stories surrounding our food
traditions to examine how these traditions are impacted by industrialized
agriculture, fast food culture and our global food crisis.



Buy tickets here: http://ourdailybreadnovember2012.eventbrite.com/







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11/15/2012 - dreambody/earthbody, an experimental documentary video by
Antero Alli

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ParaTheatrical ReSearch presents
the world premiere screening of
"dreambody/earthbody"



"dreambody/earthbody" documents a paratheatrical working of a dreaming
ritual with a group of seven -- actresses, dancers, yoga teachers, martial
artists, singers -- using movements from their own dreams. Besides
interviewing them all about their process, I also created reenactments of
two of my own dreams where I found movements for a dreaming ritual that I
also demonstrate.



This 11/15 world premiere screening takes place in the same space we did
these rituals: Finnish Brotherhood Hall. The following link goes to a
6-min. excerpt showing the 5-phase physical warm-up of Paratheatre medium
to feel the body deeply enough to liberate and engage forces in the body
itself as movement resources. - Antero



a 6-min excerpt (the warm-up cycle)




The movie site
http://www.paratheatrical.com/circa2012.html

Featuring Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli, Robin Coomer, Jeffrey Fisher, Steve
Mobia, Lori Salomon, Marianne Shine, Julian Simeon, Nick Walker, Alaska
Yamada. Edited by Chris Odell + Antero Alli. Music by Sylvi Alli.
Videography by Antero Alli. Produced by ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Written,
narrated, and directed by Antero Alli.







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11/15/2012 - Future Sound Music Fest 2012 :: Benefit for the SF Food Bank

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Future Sound Music Fest 2012 :: Benefit for the SF Food Bank



Thursday November 15, 2012
San Francisco, CA
9pm to 2am



Location: Mighty // 119 Utah St. // SF 94103

Suggested Donation: $5 Before 11pm, $15 After 11pm
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more Info: LELANDPRO.COM, SFFOODBANK.ORG






Feel the music. Get down. Effortlessly help out your city.
100% of Proceeds Benefit the SF Food Bank





Featuring 2 Areas of HOUSE//ELECTROHIP HOP:

TREVOR SIMPSON (World Town, Nervous Records, San Francisco)

SEX PIXELS :: LUCAS MED :: KEITH KRAFT :: RAHAN BOXLEY
NICK NOLTE : IGOR BEATS : TEKTITE :: JOQ :: GLITTERFACE
LEON GOTHAM ::: KAPATID X ::: AUPTIC ::: ONE SOURCE
VOGUE N’ TONE :: LEL_LION :: MALIK SENEFERU :: TURAJ
and many more





+watch the trailer:


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$5-$15 Suggested Donation, 100% of Proceeds Benefit the SF Food Bank

Presale Tickets: http://fs3.eventbrite.com/
ALL Presale Tickets Include Priority Entry (no waiting in RSVP line)
____________________________________________________________





+2 areas + 15 acts + 1 electric night‚
+unparalleled sound, lighting, and effects‚
+SF's top gogo's and performers‚
+live/displayed artwork‚
+HeartBeatz Interactive Dance Team
+filming for the 'Love of Art'
+2 fully stocked bars‚
+Lyft car service providing transportation all night!







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11/16/2012 - Boomtown: Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers

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Land ho! Get ready to jump ship into San Francisco’s rowdy past as the
Conservatory of Flowers presents an all new garden railway display
celebrating San Francisco’s gold rush Boomtown days and its infamous
Barbary Coast neighborhood. In an enchanting display landscaped with
hundreds of dwarf plants and several water features, model trains wend
their way along miniature docks crowded with replicas of the clipper ships
that brought fortune seekers to California, then zip past whimsical
recreations of the city’s most important landmarks of the day, including
Portsmouth Square, Chinatown’s Waverly Place, and Maiden Lane where many
a greenhorn was parted from his gold. Visitors encounter a life-sized
schooner at the entrance to the gallery, and interpretive signs,
memorabilia and interactive activities throughout help them to understand
the colorful history of the city after the 1848 discovery of gold at
Sutter’s Mill.



So, shout “Eureka!” this holiday season, and don’t miss Boomtown:
Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers (just watch your pockets!).



WHEN: November 16, 2012 - April 14, 2013. Closed Mondays and on
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.







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11/16/2012 - 2012 RayKo Artists-in-Residence Exhibition

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RAYKO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Features the work of the 2012 RayKo Artists-in-Residence



Ten Thousand Scrolls, Kirk Crippens
Contact, Maggie Preston
The After Life of Things, David Wolf



Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: November 16th - December 14th




The 2012 RayKo artists-in-residence are a diverse trio of traditional
darkroom users doing very unconventional things. Come check out their joint
exhibition in November and fall in love with the smell of fixer all over
again!



Kirk Crippens traveled to the comparatively small city of Lishui, China,
and found himself learning something he never could have grasped from his
home in the East Bay. A narrow understanding of a foreign land is
inevitable when knowledge simply comes from books, television, the internet
and news reports. Kirk replaced that shallow information with face-to-face
encounters and helped transform and broaden his understanding in ways
otherwise impossible. With two 35mm cameras strapped around his neck and
several dozen rolls of b&w film, Kirk went to the countryside of China with
only this much Mandarin in his vocabulary: “Ni hao.” He managed to meet
hundreds of people who allowed him to photograph them and who took him into
their homes and into their confidence. Kirk and his understanding of China
and its people will never be the same. There is an ancient Chinese saying
with a simple concept that speaks to the heart of his project, "Traveling
ten thousand miles is better than reading ten thousand scrolls."



Maggie Preston's practice represents an exploration of the basic concepts
of the photographic medium with her return to the photogram! In her
project, Contact, the technical strategies and critical approaches employed
by Preston at once explore the process and materiality of photographic
objects, as well as their presentation and interpretation. She has been
combining digital and hand-made negatives with silver gelatin prints and
traditional darkroom techniques to document and present a world that is
unrecognizable and as mysterious as the materials themselves. She states:
“Because of my conceptual interests, I feel it’s essential that I learn
how to merge analog and digital practices, and that a distinct hybrid
approach would yield artworks that can act as metaphors for the current
state of flux. On a personal note, I’m seeking a visual articulation of
the restlessness that I feel as a result of having grown up straddling the
divide between analog and digital.”




David Wolf has a love affair with the color darkroom. The After Life of
Things explores the materiality of things and our relationship to them,
while celebrating the wonder of the traditional darkroom in an age of its
decline. Drawing a parallel between discarded objects and discontinued
photo papers, images of unwanted objects are printed on a variety of papers
collected from closed photo stores and the basements and closets of onetime
darkroom users. The resulting prints bear witness to the mercurial effects
of time and happenstance, with each print distinguished by the shifting
colors and random marks of age. (Bring in your unwanted photo paper at any
time to add to David’s project!)



About RayKo



RayKo Photo Center & Gallery is a comprehensive photographic facility,
located near the Yerba Buena Arts District, with resources for anyone with
a passion for photography. Established in the early 1990’s, RayKo Photo
Center has grown to become one of San Francisco’s most beloved
photography darkroom spaces; it includes traditional b&w and color labs as
well as a state-of-the-art digital department, a professional rental
studio, galleries, and the Photographer’s Marketplace - a retail space
promoting the work of regional artists. RayKo also has San Francisco’s
1st Art*O*Mat vending machine and a vintage 1947 black & white Auto-Photo
Booth.



RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciate of photography and create
opportunities for regional and national artists to create and present their
work. RayKo Gallery offers 1600 square feet of exhibition space and the
Photographer’s Marketplace, which supports the work of Bay Area artists,
and encourages the collection of artwork by making it accessible to
collectors of all levels. The Photographer’s Marketplace offers
photography collectors unique and affordable work from artists living and
working in the surrounding area.







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11/16/2012 - The Best of Everything

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Electric Works is thrilled to announce The Best of Everything, an all-print
exhibition coordinated in conjunction with Artspace, the leading online
marketplace for fine art, November 16 - December 22, with an opening
reception Friday, November 16, 6-8 PM at 1360 Mission Street in San
Francisco.



Works from Peter Doig, Marcel Dzama, Todd Eberle, Pamela Hanson, David
Levinthal, Kara Maria, Clifford Ross, David Salle, and Lawrence Weiner will
be featured in this exuberant exhibition that covers a variety of projects
that Artspace has been publishing over the years. Pieces range from
photography to traditional, hand-pulled prints to sculptural multiples.
While some artists have shown in the gallery previously, many are new to
Electric Works; we are excited be able to introduce these artists to our
San Francisco audience and beyond.



Artspace is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, offering
collectors and aspiring collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about
and collect art from the top contemporary artists in the world. Artspace
curators collaborate with internationally renowned artists, museums,
galleries and art fairs to offer the world's best collection of limited
editions and unique works of art for sale online in a single location.
Membership to Artspace is free, and every sale of artwork on the site
supports an artist, cultural institution or non-profit organization. For
more information, visit Artspace.com.




Gallery hours are:
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm







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11/16/2012 - The Clown Jewels

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The Clown Jewels
Nov 16 - Dec 9, 2012



Velvet da Vinci is proud to present The Clown Jewels  a humorous
collection of work by artist Otto Van Winkle Peterstein. He juxtaposes
intricately hand-engraved sterling silver with rubber toys and fake fur.
This show is the culmination of Van Winkle Peterstein’s MFA at Adellab
Konstfack in Stockholm Sweden, and will be his first U.S exhibition. Van
Winkle Peterstein will speak about his work at the opening reception at
Velvet da Vinci on November 16th 6 to 8 pm.



Statement from Otto van Winkle Peterstein:
"For many, contemporary jewellery is viewed as a conundrum. Comparable to
trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube covered in Vaseline, whilst watching a
David Lynch movie in the dark. It seems so serious, it is impossible to
take it serious. However, adornment and jewellery hail from
pre-civilisation, as does humour. I believe the pairing of humour with the
most intimate applied art form of jewellery is an obvious match. Humour may
appear frivolous to some, but within the genre of contemporary jewellery
the benefits of humour are multifold, ultimately facilitating effective
communication with a wider audience, beyond the contemporary jewellery
milieu."







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11/16/2012 - Cobra 1st Legion presents Operation: Fork 2!

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Food Drive/Costume Party/Concert/Dance Party - Cobra 1st Legion, a G.I. Joe
themed cosplay/charity group is organizing a food drive for the Alameda
County Community Food Bank. This event will feature live music by Black
Cobra Vipers, Playboy School and Nephilim. Special Guests Bay Area
GhostBusters. Attendees are encouraged to arrive in costume. $10 or 5
cans of non-expired food with proceeds going to the Food Bank.







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11/16/2012 - Anna and The Annadroids: Clone Zone

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Anna and The Annadroids are on a mission to escape the Clone Zone. Smart,
funny, and surreal, this computer animation-enhanced dance and aerial
theater production places a small band of quirky robot girls in a video
game-like world designed to structurally parallel Carl Jung's multi-layered
psychoanalytic model of the human psyche. There, Anna has five lives (The
Annadroids) with which to battle and evade the weird and wonderfully
whacked-out forces that reside in the deepest regions of her programmed
mind.



"Through the integration of film, dance, and technology-generated graphics
the show succeeds in making bold statements about humanity and its
dysfunctions....the show is extremely entertaining.."
- Taylor Gordon, offoffonline.com New York



Anna and The Annadroids are quirky robot girls who perform athletic dance
and aerial theater shows enhanced with innovative video technologies. The
company was founded in 2005 in Columbus, Ohio by Artistic Director and
Choreographer Anna Sullivan. Between the years 2005 and 2011, Sullivan has
produced eleven original full length dance theater concerts; performed for
countless community events; received multiple project grants from the
Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council; been invited to
perform at the New York International Fringe Festival three times (2006,
2007, and 2011); and won the 2008 Greater Columbus Arts Council’s
Artistic Excellence Award of $10,000 for her production Anna and The
Annadroids: Clone Zone.



Since relocating to San Francisco in 2011, Sullivan’s work has been seen
at the Garage, Dance Mission Theater, SpectorDance, MixMatch Dance
Festival, and most recently was presented by ODC as part of their House
Special residency program. Anna has also recently received partial funding
from the Zellerbach Foundation for her upcoming presentation of Clone Zone.



Sullivan’s mission as a dance artist is to create a marriage between
unique movement, provocative concepts, edgy costuming, and innovative
multi-media technologies. Anna’s work stands apart from the norm with her
quirky gestures and symbolic movement vocabulary that invites a
give-and-take exploration of the human condition--vulnerability,
susceptibility, desire, mortality, relationships, motives, and the terror
of the unknown. Like a funhouse mirror, Anna and The Annadroids reflect a
playfully exaggerated image of early 21st century social conventions that
psychopathically promote robotic conformity and mindless overindulgence.







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11/16/2012 - Life with Laughter

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Life with Laughter, a new monthly variety showcase, makes its second
appearance November 16, 8:30pm. This show features standup comedy,
storytelling/spoken word, + music.



The lineup includes: Tom Smith, Anita Drieseberg, Orchid and Hound, Debbie
Campo, + co-hosts Loren Kraut + Morgan.







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11/16/2012 - Squidling Bros Circus Sideshow

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sword swallowing aerial acrobatics live accordion music pain proof acts
with needles beds of nails and broken glass making the impossible possible







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11/17/2012 - Believe It or Not Weekend

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November 17 - 18
Believe It or Not Weekend
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, a wondrous place that's always filled with magic
and mystery, pays homage to the Ripley tradition. Make sure to check out
the San Francisco oddities and curiosities within our Side Show and Dark
Mystery exhibits. Test your general trivia knowledge - for example, do you
know how many dollar bills there are in a pound of money?



The special events of Believe It or Not Weekend are in addition to all of
Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can
play all day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built
entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic
and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic,
side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted
houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer
generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's
Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious
sights and sounds of that marvelous era.







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11/17/2012 - Abilities United Authors Luncheon

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The Authors Luncheon will feature four acclaimed authors who will read from
their books, share stories about their writing experiences, and offer
insight into the inspiration behind their characters. Since it began in
1991, each year the Abilities United Authors Luncheon has drawn more than
650 guests who have been entertained by some of the world's most renowned
authors.



Sponsorship tables of 10 provide you with preferred seating and promotional
benefits at the following levels:



* Best Seller ($10,000+)
* First Edition ($5,000)
* Key Chapter ($3,000)
* Page Turner ($2,000)



Presented by Abilities United







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11/17/2012 - Discover San Francisco Bay with the Marine Science Institute!

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Saturday, Nov 17, 1pm and 3pm



The Marine Science Institute invites you to explore San Francisco Bay with
us on November 17, 2012. Voyages lasting two hours will depart at 1pm and
3pm from San Francisco's Pier 40. Our 90 foot Research Vessel, the Robert
G. Brownlee, offers a unique window into the wilderness below the surface.
We will deploy our net to catch a sample of fish from the Bay, bring up a
sample of the bottom and examine what interesting invertebrates inhabit the
sea floor, and peek into the world of plankton. There is no better way to
learn about the amazing ecology of San Francisco Bay!



MEMBER PRICE: $30 for Adults, $15 for Children
NONMEMBER PRICE: $40 for Adults, $20 for Children



Children prices apply to ages 5-12. Must be at least 5 years old to board



Trip 1 Departs at 1pm, returns at 3pm
Trip 2 Departs at 3pm, returns at 5pm



RSVP online through our web site: http://www.sfbaymsi.org/baylines.html



Interested in membership? A family membership of $50 entitles your entire
family to discounted pricing for all of our public events. We organize
dozens of unique adventures to get your family outdoors to explore the many
fascinating marine environments of our Bay area. Go to
http://www.sfbaymsi.org/members.html to sign up today!



The Marine Science Institute was founded in 1970, around the time that the
issue of water resources was becoming a major concern for many Bay Area
inhabitants. The Institute's philosophy was founded on the idea that
putting students in direct physical contact with their local bay
environment will help cultivate their natural sense of curiosity while
enriching their understanding of science and fostering a responsibility to
protect their environment. We have put more than one million people in
direct contact with the marine wildlife of our region since our founding.



Presented by Marine Science Institute







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11/17/2012 - Big Cat Quick Draw

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The Bedford Gallery is collaborating with Project Survival for a Big Cat
Quick Draw event on Saturday, November 17th from 2-5pm, where visitors will
have the rare opportunity to meet a live cheetah in the gallery!



Project Survival, a big cat convervation group, will introduce their
ambassador cheetah Tango, and local artists have been invited to draw or
paint this handsome cat over the course of an hour. The quick draw event
offers visitors the opportunity to watch locally acclaimed artists draw
from the live cheetah, and immediately following, all artworks are
available for sale at a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will
benefit the Bedford Gallery’s exhibition program and Project Survival's
Cheetah Conservation and Education Center in Kenya. The Quick Draw is in
conjunction with Captured which closes the following day on November 18,
2012.







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11/17/2012 - Screening of Karen Kilimnik's Sleeping Beauty and Friends

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KORET AUDITORIUM
Screening of Karen Kilimnik's Sleeping Beauty and Friends



Co-choreographed with Tom Sapsford for a 2007 London performance, Sleeping
Beauty and Friends is the realization of artist Karen Kilimnik’s
decades-long dream to choreograph a ballet. Her work combines altered
excerpts from four 19th-century story ballets. The fifty-minute performance
begins with the opening scene of the earliest ballet of the group,
Bournonville’s La Sylphide (1836), whose principal’s more natural
movements and soft, ankle-length tutu characterize romantic-era ballets.
Wending its way through time and costume changes, the mélange ends with
the grand finale of Petipa’s Don Quixote (1869). Sleeping Beauty is
cheekily absent from the offerings, yet the virtuosic variations Kilimnik
chose nod towards its famously difficult choreography. The videotape that
the artist shot of the performance is delightfully idiosyncratic and
amateurish. It counterpoints ballet’s perfectionism, while at the same
time penetrating the core of its intense beauty and emotionalism.



This screening is presented in conjunction with Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in
Dance at the de Young and Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik's World of Ballet
and Theater, on view through December 12 at the Mills College Art Museum.
www.mcam.mills.edu







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11/17/2012 - The Human Factory, Live Art, Film + Music

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An eclectic collection of local emerging painters, printmakers, sculptors,
dancers, actors, illustrators , jewelry designers and filmmakers is what
you can expect as you walk into Gallery + Bar 4N5 on November 17. “The
Human Factory” opens its doors at 5pm for Happy Hour, and features live
painting and music until midnight. The event is free.



The Human Factory is being co-produced by local art collective Cloudship
Creative and theatre company PianoFight Productions.



PianoFight, widely known for their sketch comedy productions, has broadened
its focus to include dancers, filmmakers and artists who will help breathe
life into the space at the 4N5.



This will be Cloudship Creative's inaugural show since the group’s
founding in 2011. The collective is made up of recent alumni of the San
Francisco Art Institute, as well as husband and wife team, Andy + Ariel
Hansen-Strong.



The partnership between the two groups stems back to an outdoor theatrical
production, Roughin’ It, which is produced annually at the Tomales Bay
Oyster Company. Before, during and after Roughin’ It 2011, Cloudship
artists hand-screened t-shirts to order as part of the show. A little over
a year and 5 t-shirt runs later, the visual artists will let their work
take center stage.



Gallery + Bar 4N5 is located at 863 Mission near 5th St (next to Good
Vibrations.)



The Human Factory will feature work from Lynsey Ayala, Hannah
Barnard-Henke, Kersey-Barrett-Tormey, Jules Berger, Daniel Burke, David
Burke, Gonzalo Desepulveda, Dylan Dingle, Molly Evans, Adam Fischer, Kellie
Flint, Brian Gibbs, Danielle Hacker, Ariel Hansen, Alex Jenkins, Amy Locke,
Ken Reichl, Rafael Roy, Emma Shelton, Andy Strong, Evan Winchester, +
Duncan Wold.







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11/17/2012 - Come Out + Play SF Opening Night Party

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Join SOMArts and Come Out + Play SF to kick off three weeks of city-sized
games for all ages! The Come Out + Play SF Festival, a forum for new types
of public games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games
exhibition in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17 -
December 8th, 2012.



From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes
and proximity sensors, Come Out + Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses
the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in
creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and
public space.



In addition to an opening night party with artist facilitated games,
Saturday, November 17, 6pm - 9pm, Come Out + Play SF also includes the
annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday,
December 1 + 2, 12pm - 5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the
gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas in the
surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.



Register in advance to skip the lines at the opening night party and during
festival weekend! http://www.somarts.org/playsf







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11/17/2012 - Yarek Godfrey Opening Reception

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Yarek Godfrey’s figurative work exists in both realism and the abstract.
Godfrey’s oil on canvas paintings possess a flare for the dramatic that
is both tender and spirited, confrontational yet steady. His willful
artistry arrives in its ability to blend past and present into one,
creating a timeless subject. All of Godfrey's works are anchored in truth
and contain a sense of destiny. Godfrey's opening night reception is
November 17, 2012 in San Francisco, at the Historic Cadillac Building at
1000 Van Ness. Never will you see a better marriage of painting and space
as Godfrey’s work at 1000 Van Ness. Freestanding canvas will stand side
by side in dialogue through time and space. Solo masterpieces will hang
from walls, gazing upon paired paintings of stone and flesh, while lit with
the soft light of candles. Godfrey will be in attendance for his one month
Exhibition.







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11/17/2012 - Meta-Sexploitation Double Feature: VIVA (2007) and THE
FRIGHTENED WOMAN (1969) on 35mm

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The San Francisco Cult and Psychotronic Film Society is proud to present a
series of November double features combining cult classics with overlooked
and outrageous cinematic gems. Each double-feature is $10 for two films,
and will be presented in 35mm at the Victoria Theatre at 2961 16th Street
in San Francisco. 



November 17th: VIVA (2007) at 7pm, and THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN (1969) at 9:30pm



VIVA, directed and written by Anna Biller, is both a tribute to '60s
and '70s sexploitation movies and a spot-on re-creation of those films,
perfectly emulating the saturated colors, design, performances and concerns
of those times. THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN, also known as FEMINA RIDENS, is a
paragon of late-1960s cool, an Italian battle-of-the-sexes horror thriller
that nearly gets carried away with incredible mod set designs and its
slinky, sought-after soundtrack.







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11/17/2012 - The Usual Suspects Songwriter Showcase

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The Usual Suspects Songwriter Showcase is in it's 9th life! Excited and
grateful to reach show #9. This month we are featuring:



Donovan Plant http://www.donovanplant.com/



San Francisco Bay Area native Donovan Plant blends country and rock
influences with lyrics inspired by the City. In 2011 he released his first
EP, "Be With You" (NiteFlite Music - Germany) which included a video
produced by Ricky Kelley. Donovan is currently working on securing outside
writer placements and material for a full length alb
um. He also runs a San Francisco-based detective agency which he founded in
2001.



Becky Daly http://beckydaly.com/



Singer-songwriter Becky Daly is so humble, gracious and down-to-earth, she
doesn’t realize when she has cast a spell of sorts upon her listeners.
Becky hails from Dublin Ireland, and began playing guitar in 2008. She
immigrated to America the same year and began a whirlwind education in
love, life, art, and rock and roll. She began busking on the streets of Los
Angeles, and from there she went on to perform across the country, in New
York and San Francisco, and booking shows through out the Mid West,
predominately in Ohio. Her music is emotional, powerful, and visual. It
contains intellectual depth, paints life experiences, such as her struggle
with immigration and being a young woman in transition. This includes
emotional, economic, and spiritual adversity. She is currently working on
the release of her next independently distributed album.



Brentando http://brentnewcomb.com/



Brent Newcomb has been playing guitar, writing music and singing with his
voluminous and inspirational voice for most of his life. Born in New York
City and raised outside of Boston MA, Brent began songwriting at the early
age of 14. Over the years Brent refined his talents, studying voice and
songwriting at New York University, Boston University and Berklee College
of Music. His masterful infusion of blues, rock, folk and jazz with his
powerful baritone, bluesy and agile voice has created moods that can drive
listeners to tears or go wild with energy. His lyrics are synonymous with
poetry and carry the music on a journey instead of yielding to a popular,
redundant tune. He has astounded crowds in venues from Boston to New York
to San Francisco. Brent now resides in the San Francisco Bay area and
continues to write and perform his music to captivated audiences with
energetic live performances.



Alex Jimenez http://www.reverbnation.com/alexjimenez



Host Alex Jimenez has been playing music since his parents bought him his
first guitar when he was 12. His music has dark acoustic overtones, heavy
on the rhythm, and influenced by bands such as Blue Movie, Ride and Live.
But you can also hear the country and folk influences in his playing.
It’s this blend of styles, beautiful guitar melodies and pounding rhythms
that give his music a unique yet familiar sound. March 2012 saw the release
of his first album, a duet with drummer Mark Edgar called 'The Acoustik
Projekt', and he is eagerly writing and getting tracks together for his
second solo outing.



Alex is honored to be a part of a thriving songwriter community here in the
Bay Area, and is excited to share the stage with them monthly, through the
Usual Suspects Songwriter Showcase.



This is an early show and music starts at 7pm!



$5 cover, 21+







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11/17/2012 - Incognito @ Mission Comics and Art

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Mission Comics and Art Presents
Incognito



Featuring New Works by over two dozen Contemporary LowBrow Artists
November 17, 2012 through December 22, 2012



Opening Reception 11/17/12
7pm-10pm



Show Preview
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Mission Comics and Art is pleased to announce Incognito, a group show
featuring works of art themed around the idea of disguise, masquerade, and
duel identities. The show, curated by Daisy Church, will feature new art
and illustrations from over two dozen contemporary and sub-pop artists from
across the United States. The opening reception will be held at Mission
Comics and Art on Saturday, November 17th from 7-10 pm. Hor d’oeuvres and
complimentary drinks will be served (wine will be available to our 21+
guests). The exhibition will be on display through December 22, 2012 and is
free and open to the public.



Mission Comics is a fantastic retail and gallery space run by SF local Leef
Smith, who combined a comic book shop with an art gallery in a fresh,
exciting way while drawing on the unique strengths of the Mission District.
The gallery and retail space also helps facilitate a greater
cross-pollination between the worlds of fine art and commercially produced
sequential art. Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Sunday, 12pm-8pm, or
anytime online at www.missioncomicsandart.com.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 2012 7-10 PM







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11/17/2012 - ***@ss Bassoonists and Beethoven's Seventh

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New delights and variations on old ones: Maestro Eric Kujawsky conducts
Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in the Bay Area premiere of Gustav
Mahler's "retouched" version of the score. The program opens with Strauss
Jr.'s popular "Perpetuum Mobile," which gradually morphs into H. K.
Gruber's comic/menacing parody, "Charivari." Bassoon quartet Infernal
Fagotti will don motorcycle jackets and a lot of attitude when they play
Michael Daugherty's "Hell's Angels"!



Kujawsky will deliver a pre-concert lecture, complete with the latest comic
offerings from online, at 7:00.



Presented by Redwood Symphony







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11/17/2012 - Out of the Flood: Poetry and Music of Exile

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Baritone John Smalley and pianist Fred Adler perform “Out of the Flood:
Poetry and Music of Exile,” a concert celebrating the poetry of German
Romantic poet Friedrich Holderlin and anti-Romantic playwright Bertolt
Brecht in soulful, enigmatic songs by Hanns Eisler, Paul Hindemith, and
Gyorgy Kurtag.







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11/17/2012 - Music and Art. The Art and Artistry of Millicent Tomkins

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Voices of Music presents:Music and Art. The Art and Artistry of Millicent
Tomkins.
A celebration featuring the work of renowned Marin County artist Millicent
Tomkins.



Please join us for this wonderful concert featuring Bay Area
harpsichordists Katherine Heater, Corey Jamason, Gilbert Martinez,
Katherine Roberts Perl and Hanneke van Proosdij as well as baroque cellist
Tanya Tomkins.



Harpsichords, with lid paintings by Millicent Tomkins, by Kevin Fryer and
Joop Klinkhamer. Other art by Millicent will be on display as well.



FREE Admission and reception to follow the concert.



Please invite your friends and family to come to this special evening.



You can view Millicent and Tanya Tomkins in interview, talking about Music
and Art as part of the Voices of Music Great Artists Series HD videos.




Presented by Voices of Music







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11/17/2012 - Desert Rats: Bill Daniel + Sam Green + Scott Stark + Brigid
McCaffrey +

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The first installment of OTHER CINEMA's 3-part Psycho-Geography series,
dubbed Desert Rats, attends to that quintessential western landscape, the
Desert.



Premiering is Sam Green's Portrait of Las Vegas, an insightful essay on
that glittering mirage.



Bill Daniel (in person, with his Mostly True reissue) kicks in his Slab
City Citizen's Band Bulletin, and Laura Kraning contributes her Devil's
Gate (on Jack Parsons!).



PLUS Scott Stark's new Bloom, and the debut of Brigid McCaffrey's Southwest
outsider-geologist saga, Trace Formations.



The topographic triptych opens with Tom Greenwood of Jackie-O Motherfucker,
strumming in sonic complement to Daniel's double-projections.







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11/17/2012 - BOOTIE SF

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Back from Southeast Asia tour! Homecoming set by:
ADRIAN - http://aplusd.net
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Main floor mashup DJs:
TRIPP - http://bass211.com
DADA
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11 PM - Live mashup rock band:
SMASH-UP DERBY - http://smashupderby.com
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Midnight Mashup Show:
Amazing act from VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY -- http://vaudeviresociety,com
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Above DNA:
DAMN GINA! - http://facebook.com/damn.gina.7
with DJs:
DJ FOX - http://www.foxsounds.net
KOOL KARLO - http://www.myspace.com/djkarlo
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Lounge:
TURBO DRIVE
Retrowave, dreamwave, + neo-electro-pop
DJs: DEVON and SPARKLE
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FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door!
$10 before 10pm, $15 cover, 21+ w/ID
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$15 advance tickets -- SKIP THE LINE! Available at:
http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf
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http://BootieSF.com




Bootie co-founder and resident DJ Adrian is back from the Bootie Southeast
Asia tour, and ready to rock the dance floor with some of the best mashups
that were discovered, as well as rejoining house band Smash-Up Derby at 11
pm for a set of live rock mashups! Resident DJs Tripp and Dada will also be
on the decks to keep your feet moving into the late night!



For the Midnight Mashup Show, Vau de Vire Society presents another amazing
act, while in the new Above DNA space it's the return of Damn Gina! The
infamous Tuesday night party takes over, with DJ Fox and Kool Karlo
spinning super fun dance music to get your groove on! In the Lounge, it's
the debut of Turbo Drive, as DJs Devon and Sparkle present a night of
retrowave, dreamwave, and neo-electro-pop. It's “the future as the past
saw it." Imagine the sounds of Miami Vice meets Blade Runner - modern
artists re-imagining the future the past saw.



Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian +
Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the
burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup
event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four
continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past seven years, Bootie keeps
your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song] combinations,
mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance
party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free
mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.



For all Bootie parties worldwide: http://BootieMashup.com







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11/18/2012 - Chamber Music Day | Live + Free

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Live + Free is a unique, day-long showcase of performances designed to
spotlight the breadth and variety of professional chamber music in the Bay
Area. Produced by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Chamber Music
Day, now in its fifth season, unites the community of ensembles, presenters
and arts organizations to feature thirty of the San Francisco Bay Area's
finest baroque, classical, contemporary, cutting-edge improvisation, and
jazz ensembles in 30-minute performances created to delight new listeners
and seasoned concert-goers of all ages and backgrounds.



Chamber Music Day offers musicians, local chamber music presenting
organizations and audiences an unusual opportunity to gather at one venue
in a casual atmosphere. Programs are presented in half-hour segments and
are organized so that audience members are encouraged to move from venue to
venue within the museum, enjoying a variety of musical styles and enhancing
their overall experience by discovering unfamiliar repertoire, genres, or
ensembles.



A California Arts Council survey found that the greatest deterrent for
audiences in California to attending concerts is "being unaware of the
event." The next closest deterrents were cost of tickets and the
accessibility of the venue. Chamber Music Day overcomes all of these
deterrents by widely publicizing the event, by offering free admission, and
by presenting a fabulous array of music in a user-friendly environment,
this year at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In the past four Chamber
Music Days, the typical audience member came to hear one or two particular
ensembles with whom they were already familiar and ended up discovering and
appreciating a number of other groups with whom they were not familiar.
Many who attended were hearing chamber music for the very first time and
found the event to be relaxed, welcoming and unpretentious. Everyone was
appreciative of the opportunity to hear a musical sampling of the Bay
Area's finest local professional small ensembles and to gather the
information needed to attend concerts in the upcoming season that fit their
own personal musical tastes!







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11/18/2012 - Youth Panel on LGBT Equality - The Breakthrough Conversation
Project

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Have you ever had a question about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community but didn't know who to ask? Are you trying to
understand someone in your own life who has come out? Family Equality
Council is holding a Youth Panel to give members of the community a chance
to get an inside look into lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
families. Please join us for the Youth Panel on Sunday, November 18th from
12-2pm at 518 Valencia Street. As part of our commitment to changing hearts
and minds, Family Equality Council is hoping to give supporters in our
community the chance to hear the true life experiences of teens and young
adults who are LGBT and allies.







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11/18/2012 - Connexus

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Connexus is an incarnation of the conscious effort to effect change within
and beyond our communities through creative integration and social partner
dance.



Pollen8 Productions and Nomad Dance are bringing education and celebration
together in one day of integrated embodiment and top-notch musical acts.
With exciting workshops in social partner dance, communication and
effective relationship building, Connexus is sure to be a dance experience
unlike any other, fusing social partner dance with modern electronic music
and conscious, vibration raising action.



MUSIC



The Human Experience
Sixis
Chance's End
Octopod
Lux Moderna
Nari aka David Keogh
MrMoo




WORKSHOPS TEACHERS



Wren LaFeet :: Nomad Dance
Ted Maddry :: Beyond Blues
Sue Stuart :: Contact Improvisation
Shivoso Phoenix :: Intimacy Arts
Tahil Gesyuk :: Intimacy Forum
Ania Fizyta :: The Optimal Living Institute




INS and OUTS permitted
FOOD available for purchase



TICKETS at http://connexus.eventbrite.com/







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11/18/2012 - A talk and workshop on 'How to Speak American' About Peace and
Justice

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In the course of achieving the goals leading to a better world, peace and
justice advocates would do well by learning to communicate their ideas to
everyday people. They already know the issues and world problems and can
articulate them in a number of ways; it's the folks who don't know the
issues who need to hear about them. The problem is how to reach such people
in a way that will cause them to stop and think about the problems that
affect them every day...and even possibly take action themselves.



Author, academic and activist Susan Strong in 1997 founded the Metaphor
Project, dedicated to finding ways for progressives to reach out to a
variety of people in mainstream America. The idea is to take their messages
and frame them "as part of the ideal American story", as the Metaphor
Project puts it in its web site.



As the project's Executive Director, Susan conducts workshops on what she
calls "How to Speak American", which span a wide breadth of progressive
themes. She will give such a presentation on "How to Speak American about
Peace and Justice." Tailoring her talk to Peace Action's goals, Susan will
discuss important points in reaching out to people not necessarily in our
corner (though not necessarily out of it either), and invite participation
with an exercise in messaging.



Susan is well-qualified to address a meeting of Peace Action, having been
on the national board as a California representative of what was then the
Nuclear Freeze Campaign before it merged with SANE and became SANE/Freeze -
and later Peace Action. She was also the chair of what was then called
Northern California Nuclear Freeze.



Susan is the author of the book "Move Our Message: How to Get America's
Ear", which will be on sale at the event. She has also written for various
alternative and local mainstream news outlets.



Don't miss this important event that looks at making a real difference in
communication with people. The venue is wheelchair accessible.



Presented by Peace Action of San Mateo County







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11/18/2012 - 21rst Annual Penny Parade and Autumnal Extravaganza

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That's right folks, this annual Cacophony Society event now officially
comes of age, as we celebrate 21 years of throwing our money away in this
beloved autumnal ritual of abundance. “Spare change” the passers-by
(offering, of course), give people a penny for their thoughts, dance down
Haight Street singing “Pennies From Heaven” while tossing away copious
copper coinage, bringing good luck to hundreds who will find our lucky
pennies left behind. Be a copper clad tap dancing Busby Berkeley
showgirl/boy/whatever, or anything else you want to be. But keep enough
pennies to ride the carousel in Golden Gate Park afterwards! And (now that
we are of official drinking age) keep enough pennies for cocktails for the
optional de-briefing at the very end. This event will be rain or shine; if
it rains, the song “Pennies From Heaven” will be all the more
appropriate!







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11/18/2012 - Community Recognition Award Dinner Honoring Anne Halsted

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The Community Recognition Award Dinner has served as a forum for our
community to pay tribute to outstanding individuals who demonstrate
excellence in service to those who are underserved and disadvantaged.



Our honoree: Anne Halsted. We celebrate Anne for her success in fostering
community and advocating on behalf of the needs of the disadvantaged in our
community, and for supporting the important mission and work of North Beach
Citizens through nine years of dedicated board service.







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11/19/2012 - ATC Lecture: McKenzie Wark, Media Theorist, The New School, NYC

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The most resonant slogan of Occupy Wall Street is "we are the 99%!" But who
are the one percent? The popular answer is "Wall Street." But to think
about this more closely, perhaps the question to ask is: how do the most
advanced means of computing and communication of our time create new class
relations? Perhaps this isn't your grandparents capitalism we are now
living in. Perhaps there are intra-class struggles within the ruling class
for which we do not yet have good social maps. Perhaps there are new kinds
of class formation outside the ruling class. What do the new relations of
communication mean for the creation of art and culture?



McKenzie Wark is professor of culture and media at the New School for
Social Research and Eugene Lang College, in New York City. He is the author
of "Telesthesia" (Polity 2012), "The Beach Beneath the Street" (Verso
2011), "Gamer Theory" (Harvard 2007) and "A Hacker Manifesto" (Harvard
2004).



Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media/Art Techonology + Culture
Colloquium [ATC]







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11/19/2012 - SFAI Film Screening: Urs Fischer Documentary

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Directed by Iwan Schumacher, this 90-minute documentary on artist Urs
Fischer is structured around an approaching pinnacle of the artist’s
career: a one-man exhibition at the New Museum, New York, in 2009. Join
SFAI for the film’s West Coast premiere. This screening is part of the
San Francisco Art Institute’s ongoing fall exhibition, Temporary
Structures, in the Walter and McBean Galleries: www.sfai.edu/tempstructures







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11/20/2012 - Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck (This month's
theme: 'Gamechanger')

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SOMArts Cultural Center presents Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck, an
intimate monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to
eat, write, and share. Head to Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck on the
third Tuesday of each month to discover local chefs and writers, bring a
dish on the monthly theme and share your on-the-spot writing to be entered
in a drawing for edibles, books and other prizes!



On Tuesday, November 20, 7 to 9pm, Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck
features writer Mariah K. Young, who shares the story of a critical evening
in which a Delhian restaurant worker manages an American wedding event for
the first time; if he succeeds, he will receive a promotion and reconcile a
string of lies he has told his wife about his work. Come Out + Play SF
Festival and Exhibition, which harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to
engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play for all ages,
November 17 - December 8th, 2012, inspires this month’s theme,
“Gamechanger.” More information about the exhibition and accompanying
events can be found at www.somarts.org/playsf.



Yasmin Golan, Feast of Words’ first seasonal, culinary
artist-in-residence, anchors the evening’s potluck. As always, guests can
bring a dish, take part in a writing exercise and share the work they have
created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.



House opens at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 20, and space is limited.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 with a potluck dish, or $12 at the door,
cash bar. Purchase tickets online at feastofwords.eventbrite.com.



About Mariah K. Young
Young was born in San Leandro, and spent her childhood the East Bay and in
Lahaina, Hawai’i. She graduated with an English degree from California
State University East Bay, where she won the inaugural RV Williams Fiction
Prize. In 2008, she earned an MFA in creative writing from University of
California, Riverside, and that year she attended the Squaw Valley
Community of Writers conference. She currently lives and teaches writing in
Los Angeles, and is hard at work on a novel.



About Yasmin Golan
Yasmin Golan in an interdisciplinary culinary artist living in the Bay Area
who studied history in university, then artisanal cooking at restaurants,
before deciding to mix it up with art, literature, and delight. She can be
found foraging, gardening, and beekeeping locally at www.calicopie.us.







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11/22/2012 - The JFK Assassination 49 Years Later: Oliver Stone's 1991 Film
and Live Discussion with Leading Experts

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The Roxie Theatre will honor the 49th Anniversary of the Assassination of
John F. Kennedy on Thursday, November 22nd with a screening of Oliver
Stone's 1991 film JFK and a discussion with a number of highly regarded
experts from around the world. This is a rare and unique opportunity to
gain great insight into the Kennedy Assassination and how it has shaped the
world we live in today. Guest speakers include: Judyth Vary Baker, Lee
Harvey Oswald's girlfriend at the time of the assassination; Saint John
Hunt, the eldest son of "super-spy" E. Howard Hunt, a 27-year career C.I.A.
covert agent and Foreign Station Chief; James H. Fetzer, former Marine
Corps officer who served at the same Recruit Depot and Rifle Range where
Lee Oswald took his training, and who has become one of the world's leading
authorities on the death of JFK; Paul Kangas, USN veteran of the Cuban
Missile Crisis who in 1962 served Under Commanding Officer, George H.W.
Bush of the CIA; and Kris Millegan, writer, researcher and publisher whose
father served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Military
Intelligence G2, and the CIA.



Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about this
historic event which continues to shape our nation's history.



http://www.jasondove.com/jfk/JFKEVENT.html







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11/23/2012 - The Velveteen Rabbit - A Holiday Tradition

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Fri, Nov. 23, 2:00pm; Sat, Nov. 24, 2:00 pm; Sun, Nov. 25, 2:00 pm; Thurs,
Nov. 29, 11:00am; Fri, Nov. 30, 11:00am; Sat, Dec 1, 1:00pm + 4:00pm; Sun,
Dec 2, 2:00pm; Thurs, Dec 6, 11:00am; Fri, Dec 7, 11:00 am; Sat, Dec 8, 1pm
+ 4pm; Sun, Dec 9, 2pm



A bright testament to the transformative powers of love. What could be more
apt for the holidays? - San Francisco Chronicle



Join us for this beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. ODC/Dance enlivens
Margery Williams' classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes
real. Told though music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen
Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his
stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.



Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect
amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance - one of America's most exciting and
acclaimed contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts to present their 26th season of the beloved Bay Area production!



Tickets start at $15. Buy today to ensure the best price and best seats!

Due to demand, ticket prices may increase nearer to performance dates. Be
sure to order by November 11th to ensure these prices!

Interested in Group Sales? Groups of 10 or more qualify for discounted
tickets. Please contact Petrice Gaskin at ***@odcdance.org for more
information.

Presented by ODC/Dance







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11/23/2012 - Global Winter Wonderland 2012

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Come join us and experience an exciting and magical evening with family and
friends at a multicultural holiday lantern festival! This festival
features some of the most amazingly engineered World attractions and
exhibits that will have your family reminiscing for years about the great
time they had over the holidays!



There are Chinese New Year Lanterns that are specially engineered like the
ones from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing! The festival also includes ethnic
foods, holiday shopping, rides, Chinese acrobats and more! These
attractions are ones that you will have to see to believe!










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11/24/2012 - Haydn and His Students V

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With Beethoven's great Quartet in Bb, Op. 130, the New Esterhazy Quartet
continue their series of Haydn + His Students in two concerts on
Thanksgiving weekend, also featuring works by Haydn and A.F. Titz. Like a
harvest feast, Beethoven's Quartet features all manner of savory items, not
merely for digestion, but also as matter for discussion and disputation. As
for a holiday meal, he has put extra leaves in the table; instead of the
usual four movements we have six, encompassing song, dance, wit, prayer,
and frequent changes of subject. The most special of all is the Cavatina, a
movement Beethoven himself considered his best, saying that never had one
of his own pieces moved him so deeply. And he was not alone in this
opinion: in 1977 the Cavatina was chosen as the last piece to be played on
the "golden record," an LP containing a sample of Earth's sounds,
languages, and music, sent into outer space with the Voyager probes.
Violinist Kati Kyme says: "Beethoven was Haydn's most difficult
student-they often disagreed. And Haydn never got to hear the Cavatina. But
he would have agreed. He would have thought: 'Yes, it is a masterpiece.'"



The members of the New Esterhazy Quartet-violinists Kati Kyme and Lisa
Weiss, violist Anthony Martin, and cellist William Skeen-have performed and
recorded in the top tier of early music ensembles all over the world, and
often occupy the front seats of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and American
Bach Soloists in the Bay Area. The quartet, praised for their "exceptional
fluidity and polish," were the first in North America to perform all 68
string quartets of Joseph Haydn on period instruments. Alongside a series
of Quartets Dedicated to Haydn, the quartet started a series of Haydn and
His Students. Violist Anthony Martin says: "The Haydn quartets establish a
tradition of quartet writing which continues to this day. He has influenced
every composer who has ventured into the form. 'Papa' Haydn is the genial
progenitor of them all."

Presented by New Esterhazy Quartet







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11/24/2012 - Angles of Enchantment

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Continuing their string of hit collaborations including The Experience of
Flight in Dreams, StringWreck and The Illustrated Book of Invisible
Stories, internationally recognized Bay Area choreographers Janice Garrett
and Charles Moulton return from a sold out European tour to present their
newest co-created dance theater work, Angles of Enchantment. Featuring
dance, live music, and a whimsical theatrical landscape, the evening-length
piece explores the human need to experience states of wonder in a time of
increasing disenchantment and alienation.



Angles of Enchantment follows the journey of four dancers, including Tanya
Bello, Carolina Czechowska, Tegan Schwab, and Nol Simonse, as they take on
the malaise of modernity to affirm the transformative power of imagination
and its capacity to free the human spirit from despair. Garrett and
Moulton’s high-octane choreography is amplified by the contributions of
Bay Area designer Margaret Hatcher whose sculptural, 3-dimensional designs
and larger-than-life costumes propel the work through contrasting worlds of
colorful exuberance and stark isolation and animate a series of characters,
both real and imagined. Well-known San Francisco composer and
multi-instrumentalist Peter Whitehead performs original music live on stage
using a variety of fantastical, self-made instruments.



The Company



Garrett + Moulton Productions is a San Francisco based performing arts
organization co-directed by Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton. Initially
founded in 2002 as Janice Garrett + Dancers, the collaborative company had
its debut last year with the critically acclaimed full-length work, The
Experience of Flight in Dreams. Dedicated to the presentation of live
performances of dance, music, and other theater arts, the Company produces
an annual home performance season, tours nationally and internationally,
and offers an array of educational programs designed to enhance awareness
of the power of artistic expression to transform individual and collective
experience.



Performance dates and times are as follows: Saturday, November 24, 8PM;
Sunday, November 25, 2PM and 7:30PM; Thursday, November 29, 8PM; Friday,
November 30, 8PM; Saturday, December 1, 2PM and 8PM; Sunday, December 2,
2PM and 7:30PM. Tickets are $36 general and $30 students, seniors, and
groups of 10 or more.



Charles Moulton is a Guggenheim Award winner and a founding co-director of
Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan. He is acclaimed for his
Precision Ball Passing works in which large groups of volunteers work
together to solve a living puzzle. He has created works for the Joffrey
Ballet, Baryshnikov's White Oak Project and numerous other international
dance companies.



Janice Garrett is an internationally active choreographer and dance
educator. Honored in 2004 as one of Dance Magazine’s top “25 to
Watch,” she has choreographed more than 20 works for her company in
addition to receiving commissions for dance companies and performance
groups throughout the US and Europe.



Guest Artists



Peter Whitehead is a composer, performer, instrument builder and visual
artist. He composes for film and dance, often performing live with dancers.
In addition to working with Garrett + Moulton, he has composed music for
Sarah Shelton Mann, Susan Marshall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Matt Dillon
among others.



Margaret Hatcher has created costumes for film, opera, theater and dance.
Her design credits include the San Francisco Opera’s production of The
Ballad of Baby Doe and WGBH/Boston’s Between the Lions, Bringing the Rain
to Kapiti Plain. A graduate of the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion, she
has received grants from the WA Gerbode Foundation and Peter S. Reed
Foundation.







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11/26/2012 - Renewing America

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Renewing America



Speaker:
Gus Speth, Professor, Vermont Law School; Senior Fellow, United Nations
Association

The past few years have shown that America is facing hard times with
complex challenges still ahead. The unemployment rate hovers around 8%, the
income inequality gap continues to widen and American students are not
receiving the best education possible. To add to this, the country is in
the midst of political gridlock. To surmount these difficulties, Gus Speth
asserts that transformative change is essential in the American political
economy.



Speth will discuss his ideas for the specific adjustments that would be
needed to move toward a new system, such as the “theory of change” that
explains how system change can occur in America. In presenting his vision
for American political, social and economic life, Speth envisions a future
that will be worth fighting for and argues that Americans are capable of
using their freedom and democracy in powerful ways to create a renewed
America.







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11/27/2012 - Lecture by Nayland Blake

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Nayland Blake's mixed-media work in sculpture and installation has been
variously described as disturbing, provocative, elusive, tormented,
sinister, hysterical, brutal, and tender. Often incorporating themes of
masochism, it also manifests two other major threads: his biracial heritage
and what he calls his pansexuality. Blake was included in the 1991 Whitney
Biennial and the controversial Black Male: Representations of Masculinity
in Contemporary American Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American
Art in 1994. His work is in the collections of SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum,
and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He chairs the International
Photography Center -- Bard MFA program, and he lives and works in Brooklyn.







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11/27/2012 - Comedic Cannibals Double-Feature: CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL (1993)
and PARENTS (1989) in 35mm

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The San Francisco Cult and Psychotronic Film Society is proud to present a
series of November double features combining cult classics with overlooked
and outrageous cinematic gems. Each double-feature is $10 for two films,
and will be presented in 35mm at the Victoria Theatre at 2961 16th Street
in San Francisco. 



November 27th: CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL (1993) at 7pm and PARENTS (1989) at 9pm



CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL, the first foray into musicals by THE BOOK OF MORMON
and SOUTH PARK creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, follows the story of
prospector Alferd Packer as he is accused of committing unspeakable crimes
against fellow prospectors on an expedition to Colorado during the gold
rush. Bob Balaban's film PARENTS contrasts the cheery trappings of
middle-class life in the 50s with existential horror, as a young man
attempts to determine whether or not his parents (Randy Quaid and Mary
Stuart Masterson) are hiding, and possibly serving for dinner, a very dark
secret.







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11/27/2012 - Can Economics Save the Rainforest?

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Can Economics Save the Rainforest?

Speakers:


Marcos Amend,Brazil Executive Director, Conservation Strategy Fund
John Reid, Founder and President, Conservation Strategy Fund



There are still places on the planet of staggering beauty and biological
diversity that defy the imagination. Countless species have yet to be
described by scientists. These very places are being gradually carved up,
cleared and converted to suit economic needs, with serious environmental
consequences on a local and global scale. A growing recognition of the
centrality of economics to the fate of the forest and other natural areas
has spurred international conservation organizations to place new emphasis
on understanding and changing the economics. Can an economically informed
approach make a difference?



John Reid and Marcos Amend draw on over three decades of combined
experience to address that question in a session that will look at the
economic fundamentals of forest conservation. Their talk will focus on
Brazil, looking at the country as both a regional powerhouse and home to
some of the last Indigenous, forest-based cultures. Reid and Amend will
show how Brazil's economy is driving development in the Amazon Basin,
shared by nine countries, with important implications for biodiversity and
demanding economically smart solutions. They will also provide a glimpse
into economics at a local scale, where Indigenous people are trying to plan
realistic businesses that maintain a role for standing forest. Photos of
the forest and its people will serve as a backdrop to their talk.







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11/27/2012 - Nerd Nite East Bay #2: Oakland, Tumors, and Light!

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Rise from your Thanksgiving food coma with three nerdy lectures (and
light-producing chemistry demonstrations) in a bar. Be there and be square!



With DJ Ion the Prize and hosts Ian Davis and Rick Karnesky, who know now
that AT-ATs aren’t tanks. The fiveten burger truck will have food for
sale outside.




FRUITVALE FOLLIES: 6 GENERATIONS OF TINKERING AND FAILED EXPERIMENTS IN
OAKLAND by Emma Bassein



The anecdotal and biased story of technology in Oakland told through the
first hand accounts of 6 generations of one family living in the east bay.
From exploding radio vacuum tubes to shop fires, the dependents of the
Cohen-Bray family have managed to injure themselves, but preserve their
historic house in the Fruitvale neighborhood and are here to tell the tale.



Emma has absolutely no qualifications as a historian, except that her
family has lived in the East Bay for 6 generations. As the child of two
aged hippies, she spent her youth roaming the bay area protesting
everything in existence, and then went off to MIT and Princeton to study
Environmental Engineering. She now works as an engineer for an energy
efficiency company in San Francisco.




A PHYSICIST GOES LOOKING FOR A TUMOR CELL by Lydia Sohn



It is a strange and circuitous route from studying superconductivity to
searching for Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs). CTCs are cancer cells that
have “blebbed” off a primary tumor and travel through the blood stream.
They are thought to cause metastases in the body, and their numbers
(anywhere from 1-10 cells in 10 mL of patient blood) indicates prognosis
and how well a patient is responding to treatment. Currently, there are no
true methods to isolate and enumerate CTCs in blood. Biology meets
solid-state electronics to help find a solution.



Lydia Sohn, a low-temperature physicist, is now a professor of mechanical
engineering at UC Berkeley. When not searching out tumor cells, she combs
the academic lite rature, looking for duplicated plots.




LET’S MAKE LIGHT OF THE SITUATION by Mitch Anstey



LEDs, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, and detergents that “make your whites
whiter” are all possible thanks to a property called luminescence. It
comes in many shapes and sizes, but it’s all the same general principle:
turn energy into light! Humanity has quickly taken this property, carved it
up, marketed it, and given it cool names like triboluminescence,
cathodoluminescence, and sonoluminescence. Now it’s time to take
luminescence back to the streets! The streets of Oakland! Come see some
examples of this incredible property, and learn all you ever wanted to know
about making light!



Mitch Anstey is a chemist by day and a sleeping chemist by night. He made
esoteric metal chemistry his specialty at UC Berkeley. Thankfully, someone
found that useful in the job market, and he now makes metals emit light for
the good of the nation at Sandia National Labs. You’ll find him loving on
the Easy Bay just about any day of the week, and he’s glad Nerd Nite has
jumped over to the Sunny Side of the Bay.







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11/28/2012 - SLAC: Celebrating 50 Years of Scientific Discovery

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- Dr. Burton Richter, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist, Director Emeritus,
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
- Dr. Norbert Holtkamp, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
For five decades, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has pioneered
groundbreaking discoveries from astrophysics to energy science. The home of
cutting-edge facilities and technologies, scientists uncover mysteries on
the smallest and largest scales - from the workings of the atom to the
enigmas of the cosmos. Research conducted at SLAC has led to Nobel Prizes
for discovering two fundamental particles, proving protons are made of
quarks and showing how DNA directs protein manufacturing in cells. Richter
explains how SLAC helped define the science of the past, and Holtkamp
shares his vision of how SLAC will enable the science of the future.
Join Richter as he explains how SLAC helped define the science of today,
and Holtkamp as he shares his vision of how SLAC will enable the science of
the future.







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11/28/2012 - The Romane Event Comedy Show - Last Show of the Year!

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On Wednesday, November 28th at the Make-Out Room, some of the best comedic
minds will be assembled for a unforgettable night of comedy.
Alex Koll (Comedy Central)
Paco Romane (Best Comedian-SF Weekly)
Johnny Taylor (The Punch Line)
Andrew Holgrem (Sylvan Productions)
Lynn Ruth Miller (Fringe Festival)
Leslie Small (Cobb's)



Plus music by local legend Dj Specific!

This beloved Bay Area comedy show has long been a "must perform" show for
the Bay Area's top comedians, and a must-see for comedy fans. For the last
seven years I've worked hard to bring the best in indie comedy to San
Francisco. Romane Event alums include Will Durst, Sean Hayes, Will Franken,
Marga Gomez, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Brent Weinbach,
Killing My Lobster, Desiree Burch, and many, many more.
The Romane Event has been featured in the SF Examiner, SF Weekly, The
Onion, SFGate, sffuncheap.com, and appeared on KQED's Forum.







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11/29/2012 - San Francisco Living Wage Coalition 'El Rio' Fundraiser

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The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition is holding a fundraiser event at
the El Rio Club (back room) on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM to
8:00 PM. The entertainment will consist of poetry reading, acoustic music,
and spoken word artist. There will be food provided via donation.



Addition information will be posed on this event page in the future.







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11/29/2012 - Collecting 2.0

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Curators, gallerists, collectors, and advisers come together to discuss the
nature of collecting photography in an Internet 2.0 age. With access to
seemingly infinite numbers of images, how do collectors distinguish among
works and artists? Does the Internet enhance or detract from experiencing
and collecting art? These and other questions will be discussed as we look
at how an entirely new generation of artists and patrons travel the world,
both physically and electronically, in pursuit of art.



Moderated by Darius Himes, Assistant Director, Fraenkel Gallery. Panelists
include Chris Perez of Ratio 3 Gallery, gallerist Sabrina Buell, and
esteemed collectors.



Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Radical Camera: New York's
Photo League 1936-1951.



Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum







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11/29/2012 - David Goldblatt in Conversation

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David Goldblatt, photographer, and Sandra S. Phillios, senior curator of
photography, SFMOMA
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater, with live streaming online



Join SFMOMA curator Phillips for a conversation with acclaimed photographer
Goldblatt about his work and exhibition South Africa in Apartheid and
After. Goldblatt is the current participant in the Larry Sultan Visiting
Artists Program, presented in collaboration with California College of the
Arts and Pier 24 Photography.



Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets
will be available for pickup on the day of the event at the Phyllis Wattis
Theater enterance beginning at 5p.m. No late seating.







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11/30/2012 - Call Me Home: A Photographic Journey in San Francisco

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Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 30, 2012, 6pm to 9pm; Exhibit Nov 30 - Jan
23, 2013



Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the celebration of its
one-year anniversary and the opening of Call Me Home on Friday, November
30th, 2012.



Call Me Home features a series of photographs taken in San Francisco by 5
local photographers.



Call Me Home is the exclamation mark after "Happy one year anniversary
Carte Blanche!".
On November 25th 2011, Carte Blanche opened its doors in the city where
anything is possible. Since we've opened, countless photography lovers and
talented artists have brought this space to life. Hundreds of photographs
and books have decorated the walls, shelves and tables, transforming the
gallery into the home for photography it was meant to be. Celebrating
international vision and talent, Carte Blanche relies on the passion and
commitment of photographers from around the world, and from just around the
corner.



After one year of multicultural discoveries and international inspiration,
Carte Blanche is happy to culminate with a splash of local talent. The 5
photographers of Call me Home might not be native San Franciscans, but they
have all adopted this city as their new home and are active participants in
this place that we all love.



An artistic inspiration for generations, San Francisco enchants and
fascinates. The diversity and vibrancy of the City by the Bay, make it a
mysterious harbor, a place where life is quirky and good for people from
all over. The photographers of Call Me Home capture the wonders of San
Francisco and engage with the landscape to explore the paradox of the city,
from its foggy vistas to its neon-lit alleys.



Call Me Home is an homage to San Francisco, celebrating artists from all
horizons who call this city Home.



CALL ME HOME, A photographic journey in San Francisco
Kirk Crippens, Alan W George, Esmeralda Ruiz, Charity Vargas + Winni
Wintermeyer.



Exhibition: November 30, 2012 - January 23, 2013



Opening Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012, 6pm to 9pm



Presented by Gallery Carte Blanche







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11/30/2012 - 30 Years Under the Influence: St. Georges Tale of Liquid
Courage

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Jörg Rupf, Founder, St. George Spirits
Lance Winters, Master Distiller, St. George Spirits
Dave Smith, Distiller, St. George Spirits
Bob Klein, Proprietor, Oliveto Restaurant - Moderator



When Jörg Rupf founded St. George Spirits in 1982, he was a lone wolf
making elegant eaux de vie in a wine cooler world. In those days absinthe
was illegal, craft-produced American gins were unheard of, and there was no
such thing as an American single malt whiskey. In the decades since,
hundreds of new craft spirits producers have followed suit, proof positive
that the spirits movement has officially gone the way of micro brewing and
coffee roasting - into the realm of the artisanal. Intrigued by the unknown
and with a madcap approach to creation, the St. George team has inspired a
modern spirits renaissance. Come drink in some history with the godfather
of the artisanal distillation movement, Jorg Rupf, resident evil genius
Lance Winters, mad alchemist Dave Smith, and other artisans changing the
spirits conversation.



Tickets include: A grand tour of the St. George distillery; three
specialty, decade-inspired cocktails; hors d’oeuvres; and the panel
discussion and after party.



Location: St. George Spirits, 2601 Monarch St., Alameda
Time: 7 p.m. check-in; 7:30 p.m. tour; 8:30 p.m. program; 9:30 p.m. after
party
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11/30/2012 - Clas/sick Hip Hop

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What happens when you pair an up-and-coming violin virtuoso with five
hip-hop dance acts on the same stage? We call it Clas/sick Hip Hop -
legendary hip-hop pioneer Rennie Harris, trail-blazing b-girl Rokafella,
international phenoms Marquese “Nonstop” Scott and Lil Crabe,
California based new comers Ladia Yates and I Dummy, and composter/virtuoso
violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) in a mashup of music and movement
you won’t want to miss.







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12/01/2012 - Come Out + Play SF: Festival Weekend

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Join SOMArts and Come Out + Play SF for three weeks of city-sized games for
all ages! The Come Out + Play SF Festival, a forum for new types of public
games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games exhibition in
SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17 - December 8th, 2012.



From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes
and proximity sensors, Come Out + Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses
the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in
creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and
public space.



In addition to an opening night party with artist facilitated games,
Saturday, November 17, 6pm - 9pm, Come Out + Play SF also includes the
annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday,
December 1 + 2, 12pm - 5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the
gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas in the
surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

Register in advance to skip the lines at the opening night party and during
festival weekend! http://www.somarts.org/playsf







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12/01/2012 - Islam and Authors Series - Sumbul Ali-Karamali Author
of 'Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam'

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Please join us for an onstage conversation with author Sumbula Ali-Karamali
about her new book "Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and
Practices of Islam", followed by audience Q+A session and book signing.



About the Author



Sumbul Ali-Karamali grew up in Southern California, answering questions
about Islam. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D from the
University of California at Davis, and a graduate degree in Islamic law
from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She
has served as a teaching assistant in Islamic Law at SOAS and a research
associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in London. Her
book, "The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing,"
is an academically reliable introduction to what Muslims believe and
practice, but one written in the personal, anecdotal, everyday context of
growing up Muslim in America. Her second book, "Growing Up Muslim;
Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam," is a nonfiction chapter
book on Islam for ages 10 and up



About the Book



Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many
and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while
growing up in Southern California - from diet, to dress, to prayer and
holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically
reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development and
current demographics.



Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the
everyday aspects of Muslim American life, to dispel many of the
misconceptions that still remain and open a dialogue for tolerance and
acceptance.



The book will be available for purchase and signing. You can get your
ticket at the door or on-line via brownpapertickets.







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12/01/2012 - The Artumnal Gathering

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Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation for this extraordinary annual
celebration in honor of their remarkable artists and in support of their
future initiatives.



Don't miss this spectacular gathering and fundraising event! Enjoy
epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous
pleasures, captivating performances, original artwork by our favorite
artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and
items, and abundant expressions of creativity!



See spectacular live performances and dance the night away in three elegant
rooms of music and DJ's.




Artumnal Ticket Packages - All tickets are 21 and over.



Artumnal Celebration
$40 online presale first tier
$45 second tier
$50 third tier
9:30 pm - Late
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing,
raffle, silent auction, art sale, and delightful surprises.



Feast of Imagination
$250 advance purchase only
6:00 pm - Late
Includes an individual seat for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances,
wine, dessert, and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.



Premier reserved tables available. To reserve a table, or to purchase
tickets, visit blackrockarts.org/artumnal




About the Black Rock Arts Foundation



For the last ten years, The Black Rock Arts Foundation has supported and
produced innovative, collaborative, and pioneering works of public art that
build community in the Bay Area and around the world. To date, BRAF has
supported more than 20 projects in the Bay Area and over 100 projects
worldwide, including the installation of The Raygun Gothic Rocketship by
artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, and their
FiveTonCrane crew, on view at Pier 14 on San Francisco's waterfront, and
Bliss Dance, by Marco Cochrane, on view on Treasure Island.



Black Rock Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit; a portion of your
ticket price is tax-deductible.







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12/01/2012 - THE THIRD AVE (Third Annual P1xels' Global iPhonic Art
Exhibition

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THE THIRD AVE (Third Annual P1xels' Global iPhonic Art Exhibition
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
Nov. 29, 2012-January 30, 2013.



Opening night celebration Dec. 1, 2012 6-10 pm.; Soho Gallery For Digital
Art, 138 Sullivan Street, New York City.
(This show will be in conjunction with the hugely successful 1197
Conference);
OutOfMyMind Gallery, Goethestraße 36, Bremen, Germany, December 21, 2012
ᅵ" February 22, 20
Berkeley, New York City, Bremen, Germany



http://pixelsatanexhibition.com



This is the third annual global exhibition of iPhonic Art, work created
solely
on an iPhone or other iOS device, by artists around the world. P1xels
produced
the first ever juried print exhibition of the still-underground art form in
February, 2010 at the Giorgi Gallery (now called the Garden Gate Creativity
Center)
in Berkeley, California.



P1xels returns to the birthplace of the iPhonic Art movement with this show
of
curated prints and a large format digital feed of images available as a
Twitter feed.
With concurrent shows in NewYork City and Bremen, Germany, THE THIRD WAVE
P1xels
global exhibition, P1xels -The Art of the iPhone will be displaying the
best works
from around the world by the pioneers of this exploding art form.



P1xels - The Art of the iPhone remains the only curated site for the medium
and, as such,
is the site of record for the nascent medium of iPhonic art. P1xels - The
Art of the iPhone
has been featured in publications around the world, including the New York
Times, and featured on the Voice of America network for the Middle East.
http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com/press/




P1xels - The Art of the iPhone remains the only curated site for the medium
and, as such, is the site of record for the nascent medium of iPhonic art.
P1xels - The Art of the iPhone has been featured in publications around the
world,
including the New York Times, and featured on the Voice of America network
for the Middle East.
http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com/press/







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12/01/2012 - 'Pearls,' a photography exhibition of erotic mystery

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"Pearls," the new photography exhibition by Maja Pilipovic, is an erotic
mystery. It is erotic because it shows skin yet leaves something to the
imagination. And it is a mystery because the artist, Maja, still refuses to
answer the question of whether or not this is a collection of self
portraits. Her only response is, "I had a beautiful model."



Maja Pilipovic began studying photography at an early age. Her ability to
observe what others might overlook mixed with her skills honed at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Begium and later City College of San Francisco have
culminated in this recent collection of unexpected beauty. Maja says she
likes photography because when she sees the image, she can remember how she
felt in that moment.



There will be live music and a boudoir photo booth hosted by Clare Coppel
and Secret-Studios. Please join us for this wonderful event and please wear
your pearls! See you there!



www.maja-photo.com
www.secret-studios.com
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12/01/2012 - A Festival of Lessons and Carols

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Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and
students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, their
host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Service of Lessons and
Carols. This service began in 1918 at King's College (Cambridge, England)
and we are delighted to bring this


Christmas tradition to you, including audience carol sing along and a
festive holiday reception. This performance is part of Seventh Avenue
Performances 10th Anniversary Season of free concerts so no tickets or
reservations are necessary - just come and enjoy the concert!







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12/01/2012 - Blue Note Rendezvous

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Start the holiday season off on the right foot and come venture onto our
island of misfit toys! A combination of jazz, blues, and belly dance for a
fusion like no other!



We've got trumpet-playing-belly-dancing by KAROLINA LUX, along with the
theatrical choreography and slinky dance moves of JODI WASECA, LAURA
ELISABETH, DANIELLE LOTTRIDGE, and KIMBERLY MACKOY.



Sultry, foot-stomping blues will kick off the night with the talented HOLLY
PARK.



To close our festive show, THE SUFIS will wrap up the night with a big bow
of jazzy, bluesy swankiness.



For your holiday shopping pleasure, the show also hosts a variety of
vendors. Support your community and buy local!







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12/04/2012 - The New Industrial Revolution: How Will the Future be Made?

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SPEAKERS:
Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
Carl Bass, President and CEO, Autodesk, Inc



Thanks to 3D printers and other increasingly cheap and easy digital desktop
fabrication machines, the Web generation is now turning making physical
things on a global scale. This is more than just tinkering and DIY; it's
also spawning a new sort of manufacturing entrepreneurship, powered by
crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and the spread of Makerspaces like
TechShop.



How will this revolution impact traditional manufacturing and supply chain
processes-and how soon? How will it transform engineering? Where are the
biggest opportunities for innovation and economic growth on the near
horizon? What are the challenges? Don't miss this provocative and inspiring
discussion between Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired and author of
the new book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, and Carl Bass, CEO of
Autodesk, a leading 3D design software company.



SPONSOR: SRI International



REGISTRATION/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception: 6:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM



PRICE: Churchill Club Member $54 | Nonmember $79



EVENT URL: http://transition.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=964



Presented by Churchill Club







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12/05/2012 - Film: Dreambody/Earthbody

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Dreambody/Earthbody
By ParaTheatrical ReSearch



Directed by Antero Alli
~~ appearing in person



This brand new film documents a kinetic dreaming ritual developed by its
director Antero Alli that combines movements recalled from dreams to evoke
the emotions and images of dreaming while fully awake. The preparation and
execution of this dreaming ritual is demonstrated by Antero and a group of
seven others he trained in paratheatre. This experimental film features
participant interviews and dramatic re-enactments from two of Antero’s
own dreams.



Antero says: “When you’re tired, you go to sleep and wake up in your
dreams where you meet other dreamers, see things you’ve never seen
before. When this dreaming self gets tired, it goes to sleep and you wake
up the next morning thinking you have stopped dreaming. Nobody stops
dreaming.”



Meet experimental filmmaker Antero Alli and discuss his new film!



Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at
6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.



Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
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11/15/2012 - Spacial Relations - The Art of Architecture

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Oddball Films presents Spacial Relations - The Art of Architecture, a
program devoted to the artistry of building buildings with many of the
masters of modern design. The show will begin with a trip around the
world, featuring four simultaneously projected travelogues demonstrating
the architecture of the world including Paris in Claude Lelouch's
Rendezvous (1976) and Mexico's Mayan ruins in Sentinels of Silence (1971).
Then we will delve into the men behind the buildings, the visionary minds
that design the most interesting of domeciles in the world. Carlos
Vilardebo's haunting and meditative documentary on the grandfather of
modern design, Le Corbusier (1977) tours his studio and several of his
incredible buildings in France, Switzerland and India and focuses on his
contribution to changing people's views about building design. America's
favorite husband and wife design team, Ray and Charles Eames give us a
uniquely Eamesian tour of the house they designed and built for themselves
in House: After Five Years of Living (1955). Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling
Water (1970) goes into the intricacies of the house that revolutionized a
home's relationship to nature. And meet the man that went about
constructing (and living in) a scale replica of a European castle in the
endearing portrait Castle Man (1979). With a special appearance of the
creator of the geodesic dome in an excerpt from Primer of Universe:
Buckminster Fuller (1970) and a survey of the architecture of the American
skyscraper in A Modern Identity (1971).



Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to ***@oddballfilm.com or
(415) 558-8117







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11/16/2012 - Hang Glider + Mud Mask Book Launch Party

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"This is awesome." - Daniel Handler
"Beautiful." - Daniel Clowes



You're invited to a book launch, performance, and party for HANG GLIDER +
MUD MASK by Brian McMullen and Jason JÀgel.
Co-presented by McSweeney’s McMullens and Southern Exposure



Friday, November 16, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 pm
at Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street, San Francisco 94110



Join Brian McMullen and Jason JÀgel as we celebrate their new two-part
picture book, Hang Glider + Mud Mask, published by McSweeney’s McMullens
- the new children's book department at McSweeney's.



• Book readings at 6:30 and 7:30, accompanied by live music composed for
the book by members of Magik*Magik Orchestra and a Q+A with Brian and Jason.



• Jason JÀgel's original paintings from the book will be on display for
one night only.



• Brian and Jason will sign your books!



• Complementary beer, wine, and child-friendly drinks, plus homemade Hang
Glider + Mud Mask - themed treats for all ages.



• This event is child-friendly, but not aimed specifically at children.
People of all ages can come and have a good time.



This project was supported by an Individual Artist Commission grant from
the San Francisco Arts Commission.







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11/17/2012 - Meamorphism- Bridging Painting and Digital Technology

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Renowned artist Ali Meamar and his Art People Gallery will soon be
unveiling “Meamorphism™” in an exhibit bringing to realization
Meamar’s vision of a creative universe where traditional art making and
digital technology form a dialogue together in a singular art form.
In addition to the traditionally recognized senses of sight, hearing,
taste, smell and touch, and
even intuition, recognized by many philosophers and scientists as a sixth
sense, Meamorphism™ leads viewers to break paradigms and explore
additional senses such as emotions, movement and balance. Through the play
of what is and what can be, what moves and what is still, what is past and
what is future, Meamorphism™ steers viewers into a new era by connecting
with senses known and unknown.



Please join us Saturday November 17th from 5-8pm.
Exhibition will be up through December 17th.







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11/18/2012 - ZANG Talk

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ZANG is a nonprofit organization that holds lectures on a monthly basis
with four different successful and fascinating speakers from four
completely different domains. Each speaker will give a short talk, roughly
10-15 minutes, about her or his professional lifework.



The speakers will be inspiring and creative in their field, from the local
Israeli and Jewish communities in the Silicon Valley.



"Zang Talk" strives to strengthen and deepen the ties between the Israeli
and Jewish American communities in the Silicon Valley, by hosting events
using short lectures presented by great leading speakers in their domain.



Join us for these fascinating lectures: Online Education, Coaching for real
time performance, Kid's Start-Up, Security.



Presented by The Oshman Family JCC







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11/19/2012 - Chef Charles Phan at the JCCSF

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Get some culinary inspiration from Charles Phan, the James Beard
Award-winning chef of The Slanted Door, one of San Francisco’s top dining
destinations. Chef Phan shares tips from his cookbook Vietnamese Home
Cooking, which introduces traditional Vietnamese fare to home cooks by
focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients. Infused with personal
stories from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success,
Phan takes us on a journey of Vietnamese cuisine from pho to banh mi to
street food.



"Some say the Slanted Door is the best Vietnamese restaurant in the United
States, thanks in no small part to Phan’s understanding of the American
palate and his love of the warm and peppery flavors of Southeast Asia."
- Food + Wine Magazine



Chef Phan will share some light hors d'oeuvres from The Slanted Door
Restaurant during the reception and book signing following the event.



Standard: $25 | Members $20 | Students $15
Premium: $30 | Members $25







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11/19/2012 - Haaretz Election Analysis

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With Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief



What do U.S. election results mean for our relationship with the State of
Israel? Who are the clear winners and losers? What are the potential power
shifts for 2013? Aluf Benn, veteran journalist, commentator and
editor-in-chief of Israel’s progressive national daily Haaretz, offers
insights into the road ahead.







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11/20/2012 - The Economic and Ecological Crunch Impacting All of Us

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Meet Anthony Marr speaking on:



The Economic and Ecological Crunch Impacting All of Us



Our economy, along with the global economy, is toppling off a cliff and the
Earth's global ecology, all life on land and ocean, is in a death spiral.
Anthony Marr, author of 2 books and 2 online blog spots, renown activist in
behalf of wildlife, and recipient of prestigious awards for his activism,
will address this double calamity that's looming on the horizon. Not a
doomsday prophet, Anthony is a dynamo speaker who will inspire us all to
help restore the Earth and navigate our way through the collapsing economy
in the coming years. He writes: "Those warning the world about global
warming, climate change, the methane time-bomb, food crisis, economic
collapse, social disintegration and potential third world war have been
vilified of being 'doomsday prophets,' and tarred with all kinds of
unsavory projected motives, anything from egotism to narcissism to
profiteerism." A man without ego, narcissism, or profit, Anthony Marr has
a positive philosophy to tell us about, even though this warning is
appropriate to the current world situation. Come and hear what he has to
say about the dire situation of the world today! He is aware of this
situation but he has a positive message to communicate!



Anthony Marr, preeminent author and activist, started out with a degree in
physics and eventually wrote 2 books that reflect his mastery of science:
OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny and Homo Sapiens! SAVE YOUR EARTH!! He
passionately advocates restoring the Earth to its original wholesome
ecosystems and preserving the animal kingdom. He is a passionate and
resolute animal rights and anti-hunting activist and has conducted numerous
campaigns to save a wide range of wild life, including tigers, bears,
seals, sea lions, deer, whales, dolphins, and sharks. He led anti-hunting
campaigns in Canada, India, and Japan and earned the title: "Champion of
the Bengal Tiger" in the award-winning TV-documentary series Champions of
the Wild which aired on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in 20
countries. He also conducted 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions
(CARE tours) throughout the United States and Canada. In 1999, he founded
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE); in 2009, he founded the Global Anti-Hunting
Coalition (GAHC). He was recently honored with the title of "Best All
Around Activist of 2010" by the NIH. He was also honored at the 2010
Animal Rights National Conference in Washington D.C. with the prestigious
Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award "for his outstanding contribution to
animal liberation." Come hear Anthony Marr and join in conversation with
him!



Speaker evenings begin with potluck refreshments + social hour at 6:00 pm,
followed by the talk at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.



Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street







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11/23/2012 - Thanksgiving Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

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November 23 - 25
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Thanksgiving Weekend, Extra Day to Play - Open Friday after Thanksgiving!



Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will be open for an extra day to play on Friday,
November 23rd. Give thanks and spend quality time with your friends and
family at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Kids can make their own giving thanks
turkey to take home.



The special events of Thanksgiving Weekend are in addition to all of
Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can
play all day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built
entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic
and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic,
side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted
houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer
generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's
Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious
sights and sounds of that marvelous era.







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11/27/2012 - Phil Sterns Hollywood Stars Reading the Forward

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Phil Stern captured the Golden Years of Hollywood’s iconic stars in a
breathtaking body of work that spans the decades. In this exhibit, he
created a whimsical series of photographs of the biggest and brightest
stars of that era reading the Daily Forward, America’s daily Yiddish
newspaper. See Marlon Brando, Bob Hope and Alfred Hitchcock as you’ve
never seen them before.



All photographs are available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds
benefit the JCCSF.



Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm
Come join us for the Gallery Opening Event with the Photographer Phil
Stern. Refreshments and gallery tour included.







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11/29/2012 - Sonoma State University Fall Dance Concert 2012

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Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts + Dance presents "Fall Dance
Concert 2012"



Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance presents its
annual Fall Dance Concert. The program explores a wide variety of styles
and genres including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet and
features new works by student choreographers. Directed by Christine Cali.



WHEN: Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2012
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 Friends and Family Night and a post show
discussion.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

LOCATION: Evert B. Person Theatre
Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Evert B. Person Theatre is accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma
State University.
Tickets also sold at the door one hour prior to curtain. When attending a
performance in the Evert B. Person Theatre, snacks, wine and soft drinks
are available for

purchase in the lobby beginning one hour prior to curtain.

PARKING: After entering the main entrance of Sonoma State University, turn
right. Use LOT E to the left. Walk from the main parking lot using the ramp
to the

theater which is to the left of the parking lot. Parking permits are
required for all cars during posted hours Monday through Friday. Permits
may be purchased daily

from the vending machines located at the entrance to the general parking
lots. Daily parking fee is $2.50. Visitor parking is only permitted in lots
marked as

‘Non-Reserved.’



COST / TICKET PRICE: Free to $17
Sonoma State University students admitted free to all performances. $10
Visiting students and seniors; $15 SSU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $17
General. Tickets



also sold at the door one hour prior to curtain. When attending a
performance in the Evert B. Person Theatre, snacks, wine and soft drinks
are available for



purchase in the lobby beginning one hour prior to curtain.

ORDER TICKETS: Pre-order or reserve tickets through the box office at
707-664-2353 or online at http://www.sonoma.edu/tix

BOX OFFICE: 707-664-2353
School of Performing Arts Box Office. Hours: Monday thru Friday 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. at Ives Hall on SSU Campus.
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11/15/2012 - Caveat Lector Salon + Open Mike

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Come celebrate literary, musical, and performing arts! Join Caveat Lector,
for our monthly salon and open mike. Featuring a musical performance by Ho
and Ping Lin, which will be followed by an open mike for readings and
performances.

http://www.caveat-lector.org/







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11/15/2012 - What Now? A Post Election Panel on Politics and the Environment

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Earth Island Institute and the Brower Centennial Committee
invite you to join us for a conversation with Assembly member Nancy
Skinner, former EPA regional administrator during the Clinton
administration, and current CA Water Resources Control Board Member Felicia
Marcus, Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil campaign director, Michael Marx, and
Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark, about the implications of the
election results on our environment.



About the panelists:



Nancy Skinner is a member of the California State Assembly representing
District 14 which includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. She
has been active in politics and environmental initiatives since her early
days as a student at UC Berkeley, and is nationally recognized for her
efforts in the fight against global warming.



Felicia Marcus, a former regional administrator of the Environmental
Protection Agency, during the Clinton administration, and Western Director
for the Natural Resources Defense Council, is a member of California's
State Water Resources Control Board.



Michael Marx, Ph.D., is Director of the Beyond Oil Campaign for the Sierra
Club U.S. Michael received his doctorate from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business
school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune 500
companies, but left consulting to become an environmental activist and
helped lead several campaigns to improve the practices of major
corporation. Michael then coordinated the International Tar Sands Oil
Campaign which involved over 50 groups working in the US, Europe and Canada.



Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal and co-manager of Alemany Farm
in San Francisco. Jason Mark is a writer-farmer with a deep background in
environmental politics. In addition to his work as editor of the Earth
Island Journal, he is a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success
Stories from the Grassroots and Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to
Corporate Power.







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11/15/2012 - Premiere Screening of Lua Hadar with Twist: Like A Bridge at
the Balboa

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World jazz ensemble LUA HADAR with TWIST presents the premiere screening of
Like A Bridge: a 70-minute Live Studio Concert directed by Emmy-winner
Lawrence Jordan, and the 25-minute documentary, Building Bridges, on the
origins of the band’s “cosmopolitan jazz” sound.



Songs in seven languages weave the theme of world unity through this
passionate, fun and eclectic performance by vocalist Lua Hadar and her band
of top international musicians. Music Director Jason Martineau on piano,
Dan Feiszli on bass, Celso Alberti on drums, Ian Dogole on Global
Percussion, Larry De La Cruz on reeds, Emil Miland on cello, Fumiko Ozawa
on koto, David Miotke on jazz accordion, and featuring Gideon Bendile and
members of his Kalahari Experience Zulu Choir.



PREMIERE SCREENING Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. The Historic Balboa
Theater, 3630 Balboa Street (at 37th Ave.) San Francisco, CA 94121. (415)
221-8184. Tickets $10 at http://www.cinemasf.com/balboa/?page_id=17



Collector’s Edition DVD for sale at a WINE RECEPTION with the band,
following the screening.



Join the band for a mock-Hollywood PHOTO SHOOT in front of the theater at
7:25pm, with a limo, searchlight and red carpet. You are welcome to dress
up! Kingmond Young, Photographer Deluxe will be taking photos.







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11/16/2012 - Eat Your Heart Out

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With the Holidays and their yearly double dose of feasting just around the
corner, Oddball Films brings you Eat Your Heart Out, a night of vintage
films about food, feasts and franchises for all tastes. Learn about basic
nutrition with a gaggle of creepy singing children in the campy classroom
primer The Eating, Feel Good Movie (1974). Take a funny and fascinating
trip to Japan as Colonel Sanders takes his chicken franchise global with
The Colonel Comes to Japan (1984). Woody Allen and Joanne Worley do their
best to answer an age old question in a segment from their weekly Hot Dog
program : How Do They Make Hot Dog Rolls? (1970). Get the first turkey
perspective of your Thanksgiving feast in the bizarre and macabre animation
I Was A Thanksgiving Turkey (1986). Find out the facts about the other
white meat in the bacontastic Pork: The Meal with a Squeal (1963). Get a
glimpse into the most entertaining lunch counter in America with Tom
Palazzolo's hilarious portrait of Jerry's Deli (1976). With a pantry full
of vintage food commercials and actually edible snacks, you can feast more
than your eyes!



Date: Friday November 16th, 2012 at 8:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 RSVP ONLY to: 415-558-8117 or ***@oddballfilm.com







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11/17/2012 - Succulence Grand Re-Opening Event

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Re-opening event Sat, Nov 17, 10am-6pm, Artist reception Sat, Nov 17, 4-6pm



Succulence is pleased to announce the Grand Re-Opening of it's newly
expanded life and garden shop in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San
Francisco on Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 - 6pm.



Please join us in celebrating the growth and cultivation of Succulence, and
partake in our mission to offer necessities for succulent living. We are
so excited to share our space, our new products, and our expanded program
of classes, workshops, and events.



New areas of our store will focus on a fully stocked kids zone which will
include unique books and educational toys, not-your-average party materials
and planting project kits. Our new bath area will feature gorgeous
handmade soaps, aromatic bath salts, and some quirky shower curtains. Our
expanded kitchen section will offer handmade ceramics, small batch jams and
pickles, and quality linens.



We will continue to offer our knowledge, passion, and expertise in the
areas of landscape and office design, installation, and maintenance, as
well as full service wedding floral preparation. Our cornerstone
collection of airplants, terrariums, vertical gardens and succulents will
be bigger and better than ever.



In conjunction with this opening event, we are initiating an exhibition
program that will feature the artwork of local, emerging and established
artists. Each curated exhibition will run for 3 months and include an
opening reception for the artist.



Opening reception:
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4-6pm
Jean Pedigo: Selected Landscape Photographs
From Jean: When photographing landscapes, I try to transcend the obvious
shots and search deeper for details that not only record an image, but tell
a story.
Jean's work has appeared in 7x7 San Francisco, California Home and Design,
Nob Hill Gazette, and Papercity magazines and in various client websites.
www.jpedigophotography.com



Facebook: www.facebook.com/succulence
Twitter: @TheSucculence



Presented by Succulence Life and Garden







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11/17/2012 - 941 Geary: REFLECTED Solo Show by APEX

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941 Geary is pleased to present Reflected, a collection of new works by
renowned street artist Apex. The opening reception will be Saturday,
November 17th, from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the
public for viewing through January 5th, 2013.



Consisting of two 10x6’ and ten 6x6’ latex and spray paint on canvas
paintings, 12 framed sketches on transparencies and a large-scale wall
mural, Reflected is the next step in the artist’s evolving look into
abstraction. With a focus on mirrored images, the exhibition will explore
the beauty of symmetry in nature and in design.



The artist’s sharp-edged compositions contain a visual interplay of
organic and structural form, Influenced by architecture, graphic design and
the Fibonacci sequence. The multilayered, intricately stylized letterforms
appear in Rorschach-like arrangements, characterized by a flurry of
self-contained energy. In two paintings, layers of color build upon each
other in bright bursts, but for the majority of the work the artist will
employ a monochromatic palette, incorporating earth tones into a body of
work for the first time.



San Francisco-based artist APEX has quickly made a name for himself in the
world of street art, in both the Bay Area and abroad. Having coined the
term “Super Burner,” his pieces are most commonly huge, multilayered
productions, packed with patterns and a vivid array of colors. The
relationship his pieces have to the built environment creates moments of
intersection, and opens up complex fields of color, as if they have somehow
transcended into their own form of architecture. The work is most certainly
its own form of typography - his pieces are careful explorations of
abstract letterforms.



White Walls Gallery has worked for nearly a decade to exist as the premiere
destination for urban art in the Bay Area. Combined with the Shooting
Gallery just next door, this 4,000 sq ft space is one of the largest
galleries on the west coast. Justin Giarla founded the gallery in 2005 with
a commitment to furthering the urban art movement, drawing directly from
street art and graffiti culture. Named for its plain white walls, the
gallery takes a backseat to the real focus: the work of our artists.









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11/24/2012 - Brazilian Music 'Forro do ABC'

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An evening of Forro music and dance with DJ's Abel Damasceno + Paulo
Pressoto



Forro dance class with Paulo Presseto + Marcela Breton

Zumba dance class with Adriana Bessa





(classes free with admission)


Brazilian drinks and appetizers for sale including our famous caipirinhas !

Presented by Brasarte







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11/27/2012 - DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to
Rob You

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David Cay Johnston, a reporter for The New York Times for thirteen years,
is the author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch - both New York Times'
bestsellers. He is also the president of Investigative Reporters and
Editors, and the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize. In The Fine Print, he
reveals just how major corporations work with the government to relax
rules, re-write regulations, and enforce only the rules that benefit them.
All of this is done without the consumer's knowledge, and it costs every
American family money they cannot afford to lose.



"With clarity, conciseness, and cool, fact-saturated analysis, Mr. Johnson,
the premier investigative reporter on how industry and commerce shift risks
and costs to taxpayers, sends the ultimate message to all Americans-either
we demand to have a say or we will continue to pay, pay, pay..."-Ralph Nader



"Everyone pays for a rigged economy, in a myriad of ways," Johnston
writes. "It extracts money from the many and concentrates it in the hands
of the few. In doing so, it squanders opportunities, wastes valuable
skills, costs more in taxes and adds risks. It also helps our economic
competitors by making us less efficient. Just as poor health damages the
quality of life, a weakened economy damages the quality of life for all,
including even the few gorging on the stolen fruit of the nation's economic
output."



"Perfectly Legal will make you mad as hell. Even if you suspected all along
that the system favors the rich, you're going to be shocked to learn just
how badly you're being screwed."- Greg Palast



Hosted by Bonnie Faulkner, the producer and host of KPFA's investigative
journalism show, Guns + Butter.



$12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291008: (800)
838-3006
or Pegasus Books (3 stores), Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond,
Marcus Books, DIESEL a Bookstore SF: Modern Times ($15 door)
information: www.kpfa.org/events KPFA benefit



Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM







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11/28/2012 - Brains, Big Data, + Business: Jeff Hawkins with Michael Chui

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Jeff Hawkins, legendary founder of Palm Computing and Handspring, and
architect of the PalmPilot PDA and Treo smart phone, has been called, "one
of the great technological and design geniuses of recent times." Hawkins is
also known for his research in brain theory and creating the Redwood
Neuroscience Institute.



Now co-founder of Numenta, Hawkins and his team have created an alternative
approach to big data, using brain-inspired machine learning technology and
a cloud-based service called Grok that recognizes complex patterns from
data streams and generates actionable predictions in real time. Hawkins
sees a future where data flows from billions of sources-the internet of
things-and is acted on immediately and automatically.



Here's your chance to get inside the head of one of Silicon Valley's star
entrepreneurs: what are his unique perspectives on how the human brain
works, and the implications for extracting value from big data? What are
his lessons learned building multiple successful companies? Hawkins will be
led in lively conversation by McKinsey Principal Michael Chui, co-author of
influential reports on topics such as big data, the internet of things, and
social media.



SPEAKERS:
Jeff Hawkins, Co-founder, Numenta
Interviewer: Michael Chui, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute



SPONSORS: Citrix and Numenta



REGISTRATION/ Buffet: 6:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM



PRICE: Churchill Club Member $47 | Nonmember $72



EVENT URL: http://transition.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=966



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11/28/2012 - ForePlays' 'The New California'

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Wed nights betw Nov 28 and Dec 19, at 8pm



ForePlays, PianoFight's female-driven sketch comedy group, debuts a
brand-new show that dares to imagine a free-floating California. After a
sudden earthquake breaks the Golden State off from America, "The New
California" is born. "The New California" will run every Wednesday night
from November 28 thru December 19 at 8 p.m. at The Traveling Jewish Theater
(470 Florida St., btwn 17th + Mariposa, San Francisco).



Experience this apocalyptic new frontier as citizens must learn how to
utilize miles of beachfront property, celebrities must choose between
successful infomercial careers and their own mortality, and journalists
must decide whether to report the news or dance with crustaceans. "The New
California" promises to rattle you to the bone. Your funny bone.



As if that isn't enough, a slew of talent female stand-up comedians and
musicians, including Claire O'Kane, Anna Seregina, Claire Plumb, Elisa
Hammersla, and Lady Blanche, will also take the stage each Wednesday
night. ForePlays is written, directed and produced by Kate Jones, Jessica
Mele, Emma Rose Shelton, Rachel Rockwood, Meredith Terry and Sarah Wright.
Joining the ForePlays ladies as directors and actors in "The New
California" are Sara Staley, Chris Cadena, Bryan Quinn, Devin McNulty, Leah
Shesky, Siobhan Doherty, Rich Egan and Carole Acuna.



Tickets are $20 (general admission) and $30 (VIP, with $5 from each ticket
sold going to Hurricane Sandy relief) at the door and are available online
at www.pianofight.com/shows.



Presented by PianoFight's ForePlays







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11/29/2012 - Conspiracy of Beards performs with a screening of Altman's
McCabe and Mrs. Miller

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Cinema SF and Folkyeah will be presenting a performance by San
Francisco-based male choir Conspiracy of Beards followed by a screening of
the film McCabe + Mrs. Miller starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie at
San Fransisco's historice Vogue Theare on November 29th at 8pm.



Robert Altman's 1971 film McCabe + Mrs. Miller opens with a bear-skin
swaddled Warren Beatty riding a pony along a dirt road. He's riding through
the dense greenery and driving rain of the Pacific Northwest towards a new
frontier town named Presbyterian Church. As the camera pans across the
forest, the opening credits begin to scroll across the screen accompanied
by singer-song writer Leonard Cohen's elegiac ballad "The Stranger Song".
At once, with Cohen's hushed voice and haunting lyrics and Vilmos
Zxigmond's gauzy cinematography, the mood for Altman's first masterpiece is
set.



Amazingly, the Leonard Cohen songes used in McCabe + Mrs. Miller weren't
written for the film but rather appeared on his debut solo album in 1967.
Watch the film again seeing how clearly the lyrics evoke the images on the
screen, one realizes what a masterstroke it was of Altman's to include
Cohen's music. Today the marraige of McCabe + Mrs. Miller to Leonard Cohen
stands as one of the finest examples of pop music within a film alongside
the use of Cat Steven's songs in Harold and Maude and the songs of Simon
and Garfunkle used in The Graduate.



Before the screening there will be a performance by San Francisco's
Conspiracy of Beards, a 30 member all-male choir. Exclusively performing
the songs of Leonard Cohen, and transforming them with rich 4- and 5-part
harmonies, Conspiracy of Beards has performed at such venues SF's Great
American Music Hall, LA's Echoplex, and the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.
They have also been featured on NPR, WFMU, and KQED-TV as well as many
other local and national media outlets.



Thursday, November 29th
Conspiracy of Beards perfomr at 8pm
McCabe + Mrs. Miller screens at 9pm
Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at cinemasf.com/vogue or at
the theatre box office.



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conspiracyofbeards.com







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11/30/2012 - LINES Ballet Training Program Fall Dance Showcase

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Nov 30, 7:30pm + Dec 1, 7:30 pm



Join Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program students in a joint
performance with LINES Ballet BFA Program to mark the culmination of their
Fall semester. Original works from local choreographers David Harvey,
Carmen Rozestraten and Erik Wagner, as well as visiting artists Uri Sands,
Monica Proenca and Sandrine Cassini will be showcased in this stunning
evening of dance.



Presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program







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12/01/2012 - TEDxSanJoseCA Women

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Taking place on December 1, TEDxSanJoseCA Women will feature Bay Area
speakers who will talk about "The Space Between Head and Heart." Speakers
this year include Susan Fonseca, the Founder of ***@TheFrontier - an
explosive forum highlighting female change agents; Adam Steltzner, NASA
scientist leading the team for the Mars Rover, Curiosity; Simply Awesome
Sylvia, an 11 year-old "maker" with over one million views; and Megan
Keely, American singer songwriter, co-composer of the soundtrack for The
Hunger Games.



There will also be a livestream session from a dynamic program of TEDxWomen
2012 in Washington D.C. Together the speakers and audience will share ideas
in the classic TED format, creating a program that will both surprise and
inspire. Attendees should be prepared to share their unique perspectives,
to catalyze change, and to be changed.



Speakers include:
* Susan Fonseca - Singularity University Founding Member, CEO and Founder
of ***@TheFrontier
* Jack Andraka - 15 year-old inventor of groundbreaking cancer test
* Adam Steltzner -NASA scientist leading the Entry, Descent and Landing
team for the Mars Rover, Curiosity
* Simply Awesome Silvia - 11 year-old "Maker"
* Megan Keely - American singer-songwriter, co-composer of the soundtrack
for Hunger Games
* Jeannie Kahwajy-founder and CEO of Effective Interactions



Presented by TEDxSanJoseCA Women: The Space Between Head and Heart







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12/01/2012 - 10th Annual Palestinian Hand-Crafted Gifts Bazaar

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December 1 and 2, 10 AM to 5 PM



Come shop at this popular annual sale of beautifully crafted items from
across the Middle East.



Olive wood, First Cold Press Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Olive Oil Soap,
Beautiful Scarves + Shawls (new styles!), Traditional Embroidery,
Hand-blown Glassware from Hebron, Colorful Hand woven rugs, Ceramics from
Jerusalem + Gaza, Cookbooks, Children's books, Calendars, Honey, Jewelry,
Children's clothing, Dolls from Gaza, food items and more! And back by
popular demand-Palestinian Dead Sea Products.



This is a great opportunity to buy something quite special and also make a
humanitarian contribution at the same time. By promoting traditional
handicrafts, you support the economic efforts of those living in difficult
conditions in the West Bank and Gaza. This sale benefits those crafts
people who have produced the work.



Bring your friends! Grab a bite of delicious Arabic food and coffee.



Presented by Joining Hands and The Middle East Children's Alliance
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12/01/2012 - THE THIRD AVE (Third Annual P1xels' Global iPhonic Art
Exhibition

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THE THIRD AVE (Third Annual P1xels' Global iPhonic Art Exhibition
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
Nov. 29, 2012-January 30, 2013.



Opening night celebration Dec. 1, 2012 6-10 pm.; Soho Gallery For Digital
Art, 138 Sullivan Street, New York City.
(This show will be in conjunction with the hugely successful 1197
Conference);
OutOfMyMind Gallery, Goethestraße 36, Bremen, Germany, December 21, 2012
ᅵ" February 22, 20
Berkeley, New York City, Bremen, Germany



http://pixelsatanexhibition.com



This is the third annual global exhibition of iPhonic Art, work created
solely
on an iPhone or other iOS device, by artists around the world. P1xels
produced
the first ever juried print exhibition of the still-underground art form in
February, 2010 at the Giorgi Gallery (now called the Garden Gate Creativity
Center)
in Berkeley, California.



P1xels returns to the birthplace of the iPhonic Art movement with this show
of
curated prints and a large format digital feed of images available as a
Twitter feed.
With concurrent shows in NewYork City and Bremen, Germany, THE THIRD WAVE
P1xels
global exhibition, P1xels -The Art of the iPhone will be displaying the
best works
from around the world by the pioneers of this exploding art form.



P1xels - The Art of the iPhone remains the only curated site for the medium
and, as such,
is the site of record for the nascent medium of iPhonic art. P1xels - The
Art of the iPhone
has been featured in publications around the world, including the New York
Times, and featured on the Voice of America network for the Middle East.
http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com/press/




P1xels - The Art of the iPhone remains the only curated site for the medium
and, as such, is the site of record for the nascent medium of iPhonic art.
P1xels - The Art of the iPhone has been featured in publications around the
world,
including the New York Times, and featured on the Voice of America network
for the Middle East.
http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com/press/







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12/01/2012 - 'Pearls,' a photography exhibition of erotic mystery

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"Pearls," the new photography exhibition by Maja Pilipovic, is an erotic
mystery. It is erotic because it shows skin yet leaves something to the
imagination. And it is a mystery because the artist, Maja, still refuses to
answer the question of whether or not this is a collection of self
portraits. Her only response is, "I had a beautiful model."



Maja Pilipovic began studying photography at an early age. Her ability to
observe what others might overlook mixed with her skills honed at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Begium and later City College of San Francisco have
culminated in this recent collection of unexpected beauty. Maja says she
likes photography because when she sees the image, she can remember how she
felt in that moment.



There will be live music and a boudoir photo booth hosted by Clare Coppel
and Secret-Studios. Please join us for this wonderful event and please wear
your pearls! See you there!



www.maja-photo.com
www.secret-studios.com







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12/01/2012 - Babylon Salon

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On Saturday, December 1, Babylon Salon's Winter Reading features
prize-winning writers NAMWALI SERPELL and WESLEY GIBSON. Serpell's fiction
has appeared in The Caine Prize Anthology 2010, Best American Short Stories
2009, Tin House, Callaloo, and The Believer. She received a Rona Jaffe
Foundation award and teaches English at UC Berkeley. Gibson is the author
of You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival and the novels Shelter and Personal
Saviors. His work has been published in The Village Voice, the Mississippi
Review, and elsewhere. He is an editor at Bloom literary journal and on the
faculty of theSt. Mary's College MFA Program. Additional performances by
Michael David Lukas, author of The Oracle of Stamboul, Valerie Fioravanti,
whose short story collection, Garbage Night at the Opera, won the 2011 G.S.
Sharat Chandra Prize, and Bay Area writer Robin Terrell.



FREE admission - Cash bar exotica. The doors open at 7 PM at Cantina SF 580
Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94102: www.cantinasf.com. To learn more,
visit www.babylonsalon.com







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12/01/2012 - A Festival of Lessons and Carols

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Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and
students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, their
host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Service of Lessons and
Carols. This service began in 1918 at King's College (Cambridge, England)
and we are delighted to bring this


Christmas tradition to you, including audience carol sing along and a
festive holiday reception. This performance is part of Seventh Avenue
Performances 10th Anniversary Season of free concerts so no tickets or
reservations are necessary - just come and enjoy the concert!







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12/01/2012 - Blue Note Rendezvous

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Start the holiday season off on the right foot and come venture onto our
island of misfit toys! A combination of jazz, blues, and belly dance for a
fusion like no other!



We've got trumpet-playing-belly-dancing by KAROLINA LUX, along with the
theatrical choreography and slinky dance moves of JODI WASECA, LAURA
ELISABETH, DANIELLE LOTTRIDGE, and KIMBERLY MACKOY.



Sultry, foot-stomping blues will kick off the night with the talented HOLLY
PARK.



To close our festive show, THE SUFIS will wrap up the night with a big bow
of jazzy, bluesy swankiness.



For your holiday shopping pleasure, the show also hosts a variety of
vendors. Support your community and buy local!







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12/03/2012 - An Evening with Elliott Gould

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With San Francisco Chronicle movie correspondent Ruthe Stein



When Elliott Gould made the cover of Time in 1970, the magazine dubbed him
“star for an uptight age.” As the embodiment of a disenchanted youth
culture, he starred in films like M*A*S*H, Getting Straight and Bob + Carol
+ Ted + Alice. The witty yet modest actor gained a new audience with his
recurring role on Friends and in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s series and
continues to work on new television and film projects.







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12/04/2012 - The New Industrial Revolution: How Will the Future be Made?

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SPEAKERS:
Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
Carl Bass, President and CEO, Autodesk, Inc



Thanks to 3D printers and other increasingly cheap and easy digital desktop
fabrication machines, the Web generation is now turning making physical
things on a global scale. This is more than just tinkering and DIY; it's
also spawning a new sort of manufacturing entrepreneurship, powered by
crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and the spread of Makerspaces like
TechShop.



How will this revolution impact traditional manufacturing and supply chain
processes-and how soon? How will it transform engineering? Where are the
biggest opportunities for innovation and economic growth on the near
horizon? What are the challenges? Don't miss this provocative and inspiring
discussion between Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired and author of
the new book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, and Carl Bass, CEO of
Autodesk, a leading 3D design software company.



SPONSOR: SRI International



REGISTRATION/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception: 6:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM



PRICE: Churchill Club Member $54 | Nonmember $79



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12/04/2012 - Life with Laughter

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A monthly variety show will make its third appearance on Tuesday, December
4, 8:30pm. This showcase features standup comedy, storytelling + music.



With co-hosts Loren Kraut + Morgan, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Kristee Ono,
Tom Rhodes, + Reggie Steele.







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12/05/2012 - Alicia Suskin Ostriker

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Poet, Critic, Activist



Alicia Ostriker writes “as an American, a woman, a Jew, a mother, a wife,
a lover of beauty and art, a teacher, an idealist, a skeptic.” Lauded for
her sharp intellect, Ostriker is the award-winning author of fourteen
poetry collections including The Book of Life, The Mother/Child Papers, No
Heaven, and the volcano sequence, as well as several books on the Bible.



"Alicia Ostriker is not only one of our very best poets but one of our most
crucial."
- Joyce Carol Oates







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12/05/2012 - Film: Dreambody/Earthbody

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Dreambody/Earthbody
By ParaTheatrical ReSearch



Directed by Antero Alli
~~ appearing in person



This brand new film documents a kinetic dreaming ritual developed by its
director Antero Alli that combines movements recalled from dreams to evoke
the emotions and images of dreaming while fully awake. The preparation and
execution of this dreaming ritual is demonstrated by Antero and a group of
seven others he trained in paratheatre. This experimental film features
participant interviews and dramatic re-enactments from two of Antero’s
own dreams.



Antero says: “When you’re tired, you go to sleep and wake up in your
dreams where you meet other dreamers, see things you’ve never seen
before. When this dreaming self gets tired, it goes to sleep and you wake
up the next morning thinking you have stopped dreaming. Nobody stops
dreaming.”



Meet experimental filmmaker Antero Alli and discuss his new film!



Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at
6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.



Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street







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12/06/2012 - The Great Broadway Sing-Along

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Warm up your pipes and get prepared to belt out some of your favorite show
tunes, as a talented cast and musicians lead the way. Broadway has always
written shows that are relevant to the times. We’ll sing the best music
of Broadway, arranged into themes such as Economy, Politics, Environment,
Love, Travel, Pursuit of Happiness and The Future. The evening will feature
music from the songbooks of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Lerner and
Loewe, Kander and Ebb and, of course, the mighty Gershwins too. Bring the
whole family. On this night, everyone is a star!







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12/06/2012 - San Francisco Cinematheque Screening: Shifting
Geographies/Special Relativity: Deep State and Other Works

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Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Brad Butler and Karen Mirza’s Deep State (2012) examines transnational
political networks (official and unofficial), analyzing the invisible flows
of power circulating beneath enactments of individual expression and state
oppression. Also screening: newsreel number one: day and night (october
25th/26th), a documentation of Occupy Oakland from the Moyah Pravdah
Newsreel Collective; Crossings, Robert Fenz’s examination of the
U.S./Mexico border; Jonathan Schwartz’s A Preface to Red; and Powers of
Ten by Charles and Ray Eames. (Steve Polta)
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque members, students,
and seniors.







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12/06/2012 - Occupy SF shows the documentary 'Big Sky, Big Money'

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We've all heard about Super PACs and the Citizens United Supreme Court
decision, but what impact do they have in the real world and what do they
mean to our Democracy? Come join the folks from the Occupy SF Outreach
Working Group and watch a short documentary on one of the most pressing
issues of our day; the role money in politics. The folks at PBS Frontline
have put together a illuminating film that reveals how dark money can buy
elections, and how Montana, a state with a uniquely corrupt history, is
dealing with the fight against Citizens United. After the film we will
have a discussion where will will explore what we as Californians can do to
stem the corrupting influence of money in politics. The movie is free, and
food and drinks will be available for purchase that this locally owned cafe!







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12/06/2012 - San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents 'SantaConCert' at
Davies Hall

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Taking a cue from the outrageously popular and festively irreverent
international phenomenon of SantaCon, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Music
Director Dr. Timothy Seelig has announced a hip holiday program
entitled "SantaConCert" for the organization's seasonal concerts to be held
this 35th anniversary year.



The December 6 Davies Hall "SantaConCert" program will feature two wildly
divergent halves. Beginning with an elegant, formal big chorus sound and
the full 60-piece Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, SFGMC will treat the audience
to a feast of classic seasonal music by top arrangers from all over the
country. First-half selections will include a stunning arrangement of "The
Little Drummer Boy", "The Carol of the Bells" arranged by Barlow
Bradford, "Seasonal Sounds"-a secular holiday medley arranged by Randol
Bass, arranger for such organizations as the Boston Pops, the New York
Philharmonic and the Bohemian Club-San Francisco composer Clark Sterling's
first choral version of "Christmas by the Bay" and more, setting a classic
and warm-hearted tone for the holidays.



For the second half of the Davies Hall concert merry mayhem will be
unleashed SantaCon style as all 275 choristers take the stage dressed as
Santa Claus for a musical "splash" mob careening through a whirlwind of
musical gems set in a scripted story about Santa's and their pre-Christmas
assignments to help mankind. Santa songs will abound, plus
holiday-transformed Broadway show tunes, a tipsy Florence Foster
Jenkins-inspired appearance by Mrs. Claus (who may be Santa's second
beard . . .), a tiny trio of industrious elves and more.



The December 6 concert will include a benefit for the Make A Wish
Foundation.



Presented by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus







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12/07/2012 - Rotunda Dance Series: Chris Black

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This free public performance is part of the Rotunda Dance Series, a
partnership between Dancers’ Group and World Arts West with San
Francisco’s Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall. This
month’s featured artist, Chris Black, presents a playful dance featuring
more than twenty third graders performing a piece inspired by the movement
patterns of the solar system and concepts of home.







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12/07/2012 - Point of No Return

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SoEx presents its iconic juried exhibition, the premier showcase of
contemporary work by promising local artists. Guest juror Hesse McGraw
chose work from a diverse pool of Northern California artists, some of whom
are presenting never before seen work. This year’s theme, Point of No
Return, is open to the artists' interpretation, drawing from as many
insights, media, and forms of expression as possible.



December 7 - 21, 2012
Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 pm







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12/07/2012 - Melody of China with Guests Earplay - New Voices: Celebrating
Contemporary Composers

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Melody of China presents an evening of new music for Chinese instruments.
Featured on the program is a special performance of Joan Huang's "Along the
River During the Qingming Festival". Melody of China will perform this
colorful and dramatic work with guests Earplay ensemble offering a striking
combination of Chinese and Western instruments. Also on the program will be
the world premiere of "Standing at the Gate" for Chinese sextet by young
composer Eric Myers. Melody of China and Earplay - don't miss this
incredible performance!! For tickets, visit:
www.oldfirstconcerts.org
For info about Melody of China, visit:
www.melodyofchina.org







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12/08/2012 - Christmas Opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' Dec. 8

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Dec. 8, 2pm and 5pm



For the first time, Livermore Valley Opera, in collaboration with First
Presbyterian Church of Livermore, presents the long-standing Christmas
season favorite Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo
Menotti. Performed in English, this story of a crippled boy and his mother
who are visited by the three kings on their way to Bethlehem, offers a
unique opportunity for holiday family entertainment. Details are as
follows: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Saturday, December 8, 2012; 2pm and
5pm; First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 Fifth Street.



"We are very excited about bringing this unique chamber opera production to
the Tri-Valley," says Raquel Holt, LVO Board member. "This opera is so
delightful with a heartwarming story that is perfect for families."



Director Sylvia Amorino says that because the chamber opera is in English
and under an hour, it is the perfect piece for children and families. And,
because the main character Amahl is a young boy, children can identify with
his role.



Other cast members include soprano Michelle Rice as Amahl's mother who has
performed in a number of LVO productions include Romeo et Juliette, and
solo performances at LVO's annual Opera in the Vineyard. The cast of
shepherds, members of First Presbyterian Church of Livermore's own choir,
is led by choral director Janet Holmes, who will also provide piano
accompaniment for the opera.



With the opera's Christmastime appeal, young singers and heart-warming
story, Amahl makes for a great family holiday experience says director
Amorino.



Presented by Livermore Valley Opera







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12/08/2012 - Annual Holiday Group Show

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Exhibition Dates: December 4th-29th, 2012; Opening Reception: Saturday
December 8th, 5:30-7:30pm



To celebrate the end of the year 2012, Sandra Lee Gallery presents our
Holiday Group Show featuring our selected gallery artists. This show is
meant to serve as a gesture of gratitude to the artists, clients,
art-lovers, and members of the San Francisco Bay Area art community who
have embraced our gallery this past year.



Year-round, we are proud to display the artwork of prominent Bay Area
artists and international artists from Asia, and this month will be no
different. For this very special occasion, Sandra Lee Gallery will
showcase a broad scope of works from our gallery artists, side-by-side, to
allow for both provocative juxtapositions and complementary readings. For
frequent visitors of the gallery, this will be a reminder of our artists'
ambitious offerings from this past year, and for our new friends, an
excellent introduction to the talented artists we represent year-round.



Right in time for the holiday season, our fine art works will be unique,
one of a kind gifts for the art lovers on your holiday shopping list.
Better yet, these pieces can act as a year-end luxury for your own home.



In keeping with the gallery's mission to connect artists and collectors in
their unified passion for the arts, the gallery will be hosting a party in
conjunction with this reception on Saturday 8th from 5:30-7:30. Please
stop by and celebrate the holiday season early with champagne, music and a
distinguished crowd alongside our collection of masterful artworks.

Presented by Sandra Lee Gallery







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12/08/2012 - Misfit Toy Factory II

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The Misfit Toy Factory
A One-Night Live Event of Artists Making Small Sculptures / Toys / Giftables
Second Saturday Reception + Event: December 8, 6-10:30pm



Root Division presents The Misfit Toy Factory, a live artmaking event
featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and giftables onsite in
the gallery space at Root Division. All works made in this one night only
event will be cash and carry for $40 each. Join the misfits for a night of
mayhem and making, and get your holiday shopping done in style!




Artists/ Makers: (confirmed to date)



Verda Alexander
Alexis Arnold
Sharon Bach
Ray Beldner
Joey Castor
Linda Ford
Erica Gangsei
Blake Gibson*
Dan Grayber
Adrienne Heloise
Alexander Hernandez*
Plinio Hernandez*
Pete Hickok
Ryan Jenkins
Ryan Jones
Angie Lee
Jennie Lennick*
Cathy Lu
Bobby Lukas
Margaux McAllister*
Kate Stirr
Tobias Tovera*
Ian Treasure
Brian Wasson
Adam Widmer
Sarah Willis
  and many more TBD!
* Root Division Studio Artist




One Night Only Live Event: December 8, 6-10:30pm
Featuring a variety of holiday festivities, including tunes by DJ Yukon
Cornelius
Doors open @ 6:00 / Toy Factory starts @ 6:30
All items will be for sale for $40 each
EXHIBITION DATES: December 8-14, 2012
Any unsold pieces will be available through December 14th
OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm







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12/08/2012 - Nutcracker

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12/8, 14, 15, 16 - 7:00 PM; 12/8, 9, 15, 16 - 2:00 PM; 12/11 - 9:30 AM +
12:15 PM



Valley Dance Theatre will present its annual production of Tchaikovsky's
holiday classic The Nutcracker. Full length performances will take place
at 7:00 p.m. on December 8, 14, 15 + 16 and at 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 9,
15 + 16. A shorter 1 1/2 hour performance will take place on December 11
at 9:30 and 12:15.

Presented by Valley Dance Theatre
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11/17/2012 - Godless Perverts Story Hour

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The Godless Perverts Story Hour is an evening about how to have good sex
without having any gods, goddesses, spirits, or their earthly
representatives hanging over your shoulder and telling you that you’re
doing it wrong. With fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and performances from
Maggie Mayhem, Greta Christina, David Fitzgerald, Chris Hall, M. Christian,
Dana Fredsti, Anthony O’Con, Loren Rhoads, and Simon Sheppard, we’ll be
bringing you depictions, explorations, and celebrations of godless
sexualities, as well as critical, mocking, and blasphemous views of sex and
religion. The evening’s entertainment will have a range of voices - sexy
and serious, passionate and funny, and all of the above - talking about how
our sexualities can not only exist, but even thrive, without the
supernatural.



We’ve only got one life - what better way to spend it than an evening of
sexy godless fun?



Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/293976







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11/20/2012 - San Francisco Film Society presents: MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE
IN THE HOUSE OF GOD

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Tuesday November 20, 7:00 pm
Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level [map]



Director Alex Gibney in person.



Starring Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper, Brady Bryson, Larry
Hunt
All ticket proceeds benefit San Francisco Film Society.



Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The
Smartest Guys in the Room) exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic
Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, through the churches of Ireland, all the way to the highest
office of the Vatican. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
investigates the secret crimes of a charismatic Milwaukee priest, Father
Lawrence Murphy, who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under
his control. At the heart of the film are four courageous deaf men-Terry
Kohut, Gary Smith, Arthur Budzinksi, and Bob Bolger-who set out to expose
the priest who had abused them and sought to protect other children by
making their voices heard. It is the first known public protest against
clerical sex abuse in the U.S., long before the crisis in Boston, a case
that spans three decades and ultimately led to a lawsuit against the
Pontiff himself. The investigation helped uncover documents from the secret
Vatican archives that show the Pope as both responsible and helpless in the
face of evil. - Film Forum

Buy Tickets: http://gathr.us/screening/532







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11/24/2012 - popUp Gallery presents: EVERY_BODY

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popUp Gallery presents:
EVERY_BODY
Reception FRIDAY Nov. 24th, 2012
popUp Gallery is back with another fascinating exhibition. The collection
of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures assembled in
“EVERY_BODY” celebrates the human figure - its strengths and
weaknesses, its attributes and accessories.


Representation of the human form, with all its subtle curves and angles,
has tested the skill of artists since the dawn of time, from the
hieroglyphics of ancient civilizations to the gleaming marble sculptures of
Michelangelo, from Duchamp’s startling “Nude Descending a Staircase”
to avatars and holograms and digitally-created casts of thousands.


In this exhibition, eleven Bay Area artists present their interpretations
of the human figure exploring not only its endlessly beautiful geometry but
extending their reach beyond the figure into concepts of self-image, the
rhythms of daily life, and spiritual essence - who we are as well as what
we are. This exciting collection of paintings, drawings, photographs and
sculptures celebrates the beauty and diversity of “everybody”.


Please join Artists Rob Anderson, Gabriele Bungardt, Bob Giles, Irene
Hendrick, Diane Komater, Suzanne Lacke, Judy Miller, Stephen Namara,
Dickson Schneider, Darcy J. Sears, for the opening reception on Saturday,
November 24, 2012 from 4 to 7 pm at 1517 Park Street in Alameda.
The opening reception is part of the Estuary Art Attack, Alameda’s lively
gallery scene on the second Friday of the month.
Additional receptions:


Friday, December 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Also open by appointment
popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Art, 1517 Park Street in Alameda
http://www.popupautobodygallery.com
popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Art, 1517 Park Street in Alameda, is a
creative collaboration between Autobody’s Executive Director, Jacqueline
Cooper, and popUp Gallery Directors, Gabriele Bungardt and Mi’Chelle
Fredrick who believe in the importance of fostering creativity.



popUp Gallery’s mission is to provide free exhibition space for deserving
artists who might otherwise remain anonymous. In exchange for this
opportunity, artists who sell work through the gallery contribute 20% of
the sales price to selected art-related non-profit organizations whose work
benefits other Bay Area artists. Paying it back in this way ensures that
artists will have a place to share their work with the community and their
creative voices will find an audience.







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11/24/2012 - NTCs Musical Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

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Nov 24th - Dec 15 2012, Thu-Sat 8pm; Sundays Nov 25 + Dec 9 3pm



The Novato Theater Company (NTC) musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens'
classic, "A Christmas Carol," now in its third year, will open Saturday,
November 24th at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael.



Based closely on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, this musical version
hews closely to the original story.



Blanca Florido returns to NTC as writer and director for this annual
holiday tradition. Andrew Klein is Musical Director. The entire cast with
one exception is from Marin and includes 22 cast members including children.



St. Vincent's, long a family tradition with its holiday tree lots and other
festivities, is the perfect place to see the Dickens' classic and will be
welcoming donations during all performances.



Tickets: $20 General Admission; $18 Seniors; $12 Children; Purchase season
subscription $95.00 (Prorated) and support the NTC.



Space is limited. Please RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY.
Date: November 24th-December 15th 2012
Location: St. Vincent's School For Boys
One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel 415 883-4498
Email: ***@novatotheatercompany.org
www.novatotheatercompany.org




About St. Vincent's School For Boys

Once a Gold Rush orphanage, the school is now a non-profit residential
treatment center for boys.

About The Novato Theater Company

Recognized for their award-winning productions of musicals, dramas and
comedies, NTC has been producing quality theater for Bay Area audiences for
more than 90 years.



A Christmas Carol 11/24-12/15; Steel Magnolias 2/4-3-10; Gypsy 4/4-4/28;
and The Foreigner 5/23-6/16



We welcome donor, volunteer, audition and other inquiries. For more about
how to get involved visit www.novatotheatercompany.org or call 415 883-4498
or ***@novatotheatercompany.org. Press and media inquiries contact:
***@seandassoc.com or 415 887 9230.

Presented by Novato Theater Company (NTC)







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11/25/2012 - SF Indiefests Another Hole in the Head Film Festival Official
Pre-Party and Film Screening

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Get away from your holiday stress and turkey leftovers



Cognitive Dissonance Presents:
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival Pre-Party



Sunday, Nov 25th



7pm:Screening Trash Film Orgy's
"Planet of the Vampire Women"



followed by dj's, dancing, and drinking
Doors at 6:30pm / Movie at 7pm



$5 before 8:30pm, $8 after
FREE with Festival Pass



Film Festival passes will be on sale at the door



Food, Pool Tables, Dance Floor,
Happy Hour till 9pm



at The Stud - 399 9th St (at Harrison)
http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDissonancePresents



Cognitive Dissonance: Different kind of music on a different kind of night







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11/27/2012 - LAST SF EcoTuesday::Featuring Nikki Pava, Alegria Partners +
EcoTuesday

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Please join us this month in celebrating the last monthly EcoTuesday event
in San Francisco.We are a networking event for sustainable business. Every
event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed
by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an
opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded
collaborators.



This month we have the pleasure of ending our events with the founder of
EcoTuesday, Nikki Pava.



Nikki will discuss...

* Your personal ethics: why they're important, and how to thread them
throughout your business model.
* EcoTuesday's successes and what everyone can expect to see in the
future.




Nikki is the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that
specializes in planning and executing marketing communications and
sustainability initiatives for mission-driven companies. She holds an MBA
in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management and works in
a strategic capacity with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and
non-profits to develop and reach specific, measurable goals.



Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a
national networking forum that facilitates vital connections and essential
change in the business community. EcoTuesday has hosted more than 300
events and is currently thriving in six cities across the country. In 2012,
Renewable Energy News named Nikki one of the "Top 10 Women in Cleantech and
Sustainability."




This month's venue:
W Hotel
181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA



The four-diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the
first LEED certification for an existing building belonging to a major
hotel brand.



Also, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast to mark the occasion, courtesy
of Michael Pace + the W HOTEL!

Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals!

Presented by EcoTuesday







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11/29/2012 - Public programs for Nayland Blake: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX!

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YBCA invites you to enter our galleries in the midst of the installation -
and throughout the exhibition - of Nayland Blake: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX! for a
series of public programs that explore queerness, kink, identity,
creativity, art, and performance. The artist asks everyone who attends a
SHOW AND TELL program to bring an article of clothing, which will be
incorporated into a work in the exhibition.



Title Richard Meyer Lecture: “At Home in Marginal Domains”
Date Thu, Nov 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Richard Meyer, professor of art history, Stanford University, is
particularly concerned with the ongoing cultural debate over sexuality and
gender and its effects upon modern art and visual culture. For this lecture
he focuses on art history and queer subculture, especially how marginal
visual artifacts are a means to recognize the necessity of attending to
what the dominant culture discards or trivializes.



Title Queer Punks in Conversation
Date Fri, Nov 30, 6:30-8:30pm
This conversation examines queer punk history from the 1980s to the
present, including the music, politics, lifestyle, and trends of local
musicians and innovators. Speakers include musician/tattoo artist Leslie
Mah of Tribe 8; writer, dancer, and performer Brontez Purnell of Gravy
Train!!! and The Younger Lovers; Jess Scott of Make-A-Mess Records,
Brilliant Colors, Index, and Flesh World; and Matt Wobensmith, founder of
GoteblÌd Vintage Zine Store and Outpunk.



Title Nayland’s Makeover: Drag + Bay Area Personae
Date Sat, Dec 1, 6:30-9:30pm
Panel discussion led by Joël Tan, YBCA’s director of community
engagement and a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence about
“getting ready” for a drag identity, including presentations by Cliff
Hengst and D-L Alvarez; Shannon Trumble, a former member of Club Uranus; a
“getting ready” performance by Nayland Blake; and a wrap-up party in
YBCA’s loading dock.







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12/01/2012 - End of Daze: Does Hollywood Get Doomsday Right?

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If doomsday is coming in 2012, it had better hurry! On December 1st, with
just one month to meet the legendary “End of Days” before 2013,
Wonderfest invites you to a more rational - and much more fun - examination
of doomsday. "End of Daze: Does Hollywood Get Doomsday Right?" presents
uber-droll planetary scientist Chris McKay introducing a special screening
of 2012′s "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World." Get the explosive
truth - as best we know it - about how days might reallyend if a monster
asteroid comes to town. Don’t miss the rapture of this fundraising event
for Wonderfest and Variety Children’s Charity. It’ll be a blast!
(Ticket cost is tax-deductible.)







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12/04/2012 - The News

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SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, a monthly offering of new and
experimental performance works on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:30 to 9pm.
Held on the first Tuesday of each month, The News spotlights queer
experiments, debut works, and works-in-progress by pre-selected solo
artists, groups and troupes.



The December edition of The News features DavEnd, Cara Rose DeFabio, Elliot
Orona, Nathan Rapport, Travis Santell Rowland, Rheal Tea and Deep Teens, as
well as hosting guest curator 2012 San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie award
winner VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! (Mica Sigourney), who envisions an evening
that rides the line between performance art and nightlife entertainment.



ForeverMORE! is the first of four hosting guest curators enlisted by the
evening’s creator Kolmel WithLove to bring fresh performances and
curatorial flare to The News in the coming months. Future hosting guest
curators include Laura Arrington on January, 8, 2013, Peter Max Lawrence on
February 5, 2013, Malcom Hamilton and Gary Gregerson of Fembot and Friends
on March 5, 2013, and Bernadette Bohan of The Box Factory on April 2, 2012.
WithLove rejoins The News as host alongside Peter Max Lawrence for the one
year anniversary of the series on February 5, 2013.



House opens at 7:00pm and space is limited. Admission is $5, and advance
tickets may be purchased at thenewsperformance.eventbrite.com. An informal
session for artist-led feedback and resource sharing follows the
performances.







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12/08/2012 - Rocky Horror Holiday Show

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It's the last show of 2012 at the Albany Twin! Be there on Saturday,
December 8 - we'll have:




• Holiday Theme!
• Music, dancing + mingling
• A Riotous preshow
• Ridiculous games
• And so much fun it's Barely Legal



Saturday, December 8
Albany Twin
1115 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706



$10.50 / $8 with student ID
All Ages
Doors open around 11:30pm



http://barelylegal.rhps.org/
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11/21/2012 - Eats Everything, Ryan Crosson, Bill Patrick

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Join us for the annual get down with another ridiculous lineup at Public
Works courtesy of Dax Presents.



Very limited $10 pre-sales now available
- http://eatsthanksgiving.eventbrite.com/



Wednesday, November 21st - Thanksgiving Eve



Dax Presents




EATS EVERYTHING - Dirtybird - UK



RYAN CROSSON - VisionQuest - UK



BILL PATRICK - Supplement Facts - Berlin




KMLN - Berlin



LITTLE JOHN - Raindance



RICH KORACH - As You Like It



DAX - Nexus





live video mixing by :[dgr∆ph]:


Limited $10 pre-sales http://eatsthanksgiving.eventbrite.com/








About EATS EVERYTHING:



Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and
far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka
Bristolian Daniel Pearce. In a matter of months he has defined a whole new
genre of forward-thinking underground house music that draws elements from
classic house, UK bass music, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave, paying
homage to everything from Randy Crawford to Ray Charles and Murk to MK. 



Eats Everything is at the forefront of a new wave of talented producers
coming out of Bristol, the West Country’s Bass Central, that includes
Julio Bashmore, Laurie Appleblim and Waifs & Strays. In addition to this,
his now defunct ,‘Coat Of Arms’ side project with Chris James has
already gained widespread praise with ‘This Is Something’ signed to
Jamie Jones’ new fabric mix compilation from Bristol’s iconic
Futureboogie label.



While some producers spend years finding their feet, Dan made a clear
statement of intent with ‘Entrance Song’ his debut release on Catz N
Dogz ‘Pets Recordings’ label that was chosen by Pete Tong as his runner
up as biggest tune of last summer, only pipped to the post by Jamie
Jones’ iconic remix of ‘Hungry For The Power’ by Azari & III.
‘Entrance Song’ was championed all summer long by the likes of Seth
Troxler, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Jon Digweed and was a major contributing
factor to him being charted as the number twelve most charted producer of
2011 on Beatport and the number 18 most charted producer on Resident
Advisor, no mean feat given that he only started releasing records in the
second half of the year. By the end of last year, Dan had set a record by
being the first dance music producer to have two different tracks featured
on two different shows on Radio One for thirteen consecutive weeks. With
huge support from Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Andy George & Jaymo,
Eats Everything has rapidly become the toast of the UK airwaves. 



Following on from ‘Entrance Song’, Dan’s next two bass-laden bombs
‘The Size’ and ‘Tric Trac’ were picked up by Claude Von Stroke for
his flagship dirtybird label, for release last October. Prior to release
‘The Size’ was made Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’ the first in
a series of no less than five ‘Essential New Tune Contenders’ so far
clocked up. Since then Dan has gone on to remix The Ting Tings, Jamie
Jones, Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaur, We Have Band, Roy Davis Junior
and Crazy P on a broad selection of labels including Get Physical, Shy
FX’s Digital Soundboy, Classic, PMR, FFRR and Leftroom and
Sony/Deconstructed.



Dan has upcoming releases on Hot Creations, dirybird, Hypercolour, Pets,
Greco Roman, Digital Soundboy and forthcoming clubs gigs at fabric
(London), Watergrate (Berlin), Warehouse Project (Manchester), Trouw
(Amsterdam), Footwork (Toronto), Bugged Out (London), Circus (Liverpool),
In:Motion (Bristol), Spybar (Chicago), The Electic Pickle (Miami), and
festivals bookings at Bestival (Isle of Wight), SW4 (London), Hideout
(Croatia), Snowbombing (Mayerhofen), The Garden Festival (Croatia), Secret
Garden Party (Huntingdon), Parklife (Manchester) and Glade (Kings Lynn).



http://twitter.com/eats_everything
http://soundcloud.com/eatseverything
http://www.youtube.com/MrEatsEverything
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/eatseverything
http://dj.beatport.com/eatseverything






About RYAN CROSSON:

Ryan Crosson makes house and techno inspired by the historical precedent
set in his native city of Detroit and his adopted hometown of Berlin. His
musical output is shaped by pioneering artists like Richie Hawtin, Kevin
Saunderson and Moodymann in the US, in addition to European heavyweights
like Pantytec, Ricardo Villalobos, and Thomas Brinkmann. Situated loosely
between these two defining poles, alongside his partners in Visionquest:
Shaun Reeves, Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, Ryan delivers a obsessive
attention to the constant progression of his sound and embodies a ceaseless
energy that carries itself from the studio directly into his live set and
DJ performances. Whether it’s solo in the studio or as a guiding hand in
the Visionquest label and DJ/production partnership, Ryan consistently
chooses to steer away from the predictable circuit of so-called
“underground” club hits, instead favouring a process of constant
renewal, returning both to early influential material and to emerging
sounds that depart from well-trodden trends. As a key member of
Visionquest, Ryan is responsible for much of the concepting and day to day
running of what has rapidly become one of dance music’s most cherished
new labels. Between them, Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a
whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and more esoteric leftfield
electronica, gambling against the predicable to introduce emerging talent
like Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Footprinz, Laura Jones and Mathew Burton to
the record buying public. Their efforts were rewarded when their label was
voted number seven in Resident Advisor’s 2011 label poll, no mean feat
given that it’s back catalogue has only recently hit double digits.



In the studio, Ryan’s production and sampling practices depart from the
world of electronic music by accessing histories of sound, referencing
musique concrete, 1970's funk, and East African jazz. This is best
demonstrated by the evolution of his sound from minimal hits like ‘Gotham
Road’ and ‘Hopskotch’, through to the organic underground house
strains of his ‘Visionquest’ remixes of Kiki’s ‘Good Voodoo’ and
more recently via his Visionquest remixes of David Lynch’s ‘Pinky’s
Dream’ and Guy Gerber and P Diddy’s forthcoming ‘Eleven Eleven’
project. In addition to dancefloor bombs like ‘You’ve Got Me’ EP on
Supplement Facts he’s also capable of conjuring up the haunting cosmic
beauty of his recent ‘Birds & Souls’ project on Spectral Sound
alongside the genre-busting sonic experiments that make up his recent DRM
album collaboration with Cesar Merveille released at the start of the year
on Visionquest. 



In the past Ryan has released tracks on diverse and groundbreaking labels
like m-nus, Telegraph, Trapez, and Wagon Repair and more recently Soma,
Spectral Sound and Supplemental Facts. From the outset Ryan immediately
gave himself over to a life of touring and performance that keeps a steady
focus on both the avant-garde aesthetics and deeply emotional bonds of
dance music subculture. Ryan’s back-to-back live sets with Lee Curtiss,
at the sold out Visionquest showcase at fabric last year and at Movement in
Detroit, stole both these shows boding well for 2012 which will see him
repeat his live show at some of the world’s most famous clubs and
festivals alongside a packed schedule of DJ gigs, both solo and as part of
Visionquest, including his much anticipated new residency at Circo Loco at
DC10 this summer.







About BILL PATRICK:




In America, specifically NYC, Bill Patrick is a man of many accolades...
Since his days as a DJ in legendary clubs such as The Limelight, Vinyl &
Arc, he has charmed our hearts and moved our bodies. Not to mention being
co-founder of the famed Robots parties and amusing us weekly as Robot
Radio's alluring and witty host. Within the world of electronic music
everyone has a tale about our friend Bill Patrick. Some funny, some sad,
some tragic, most shady, but at the end of each story or any encounter with
this demi god your left wanting more. 



In 2008, this mythical creature, who by chance was reborn a man, relocated
to Berlin. Why? Few know. Some say it was in search of gold, some suggest
it was out of self loathing, those in his inner circle say it was to be
closer to them. He says it was to challenge the European state of mind and
how sexually active they, as a people, can become. In any event all legend
and lore were left behind. So where has that left this man, this
nu-romantic? I'll tell you, striving to be more. It doesn't matter that the
only place he now plays are mega festivals like Sunwaves in Romania, or
super clubs like DC10, Fabric, Cocoon and Kristal club,for those in the
know. He wants to step out of his box and come to you, to educate the minds
of the world with his deep, psychedelic take on contemporary dance music.
With the help of his unwavering comrades; Lee Burridge, Seth Troxler, Ryan
Crosson and Shaun Reeves, he is destined to thrive!

- Words by Seth Troxler







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11/26/2012 - Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: Science, Religion and the
Search for Meaning

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Can someone who accepts science also hold religious beliefs? Lord Jonathan
Sacks says yes. Join this discussion with the popular ethicist, a frequent
radio and television guest, who says “the hostility between religion and
science is one of the curses of our age and is damaging to [both] in equal
measure.” In his new book The Great Partnership, Rabbi Sacks argues that
the two are not only compatible, but complement each other.



In conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny.







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11/27/2012 - Reading the Forward Gallery

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Phil Stern captured the Golden Years of Hollywood’s iconic stars in a
breathtaking body of work that spans the decades. In this exhibit, he
created a whimsical series of photographs of the biggest and brightest
stars of that era reading the Daily Forward, America’s daily Yiddish
newspaper. See Marlon Brando, Bob Hope and Alfred Hitchcock as you’ve
never seen them before.



All photographs are available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds
benefit the JCCSF.

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm
Come join us for the Gallery Opening Event with the Photographer Phil
Stern. Refreshments and gallery tour included.



FREE!
Advance reservations required.
Call 415.292.1233 or email ***@jccsf.org







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11/30/2012 - SCRAP Art

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Opening Preview Reception Fri, 11/30, 6:30-9pm; SCRAP Party Sat, 12/8,
1-3pm; Exhibit 12/1/12 - 1/9/13



SCRAP presents its 4th creative reuse exhibition, SCRAP Art, at Arc Gallery
featuring SF Bay Area artists who use materials found at SCRAP in their
artwork.



SCRAP Art is an exhibition of the potential of materials. SCRAP has been
diverting waste from landfills for use as art supplies for over 35 years.
Its mission is to stimulate creativity and environmental awareness by
promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been
discarded as waste. SCRAP Art is an exploration of how materials inspire
creativity. The artists who come to SCRAP use all manner of materials in
their work taking advantage of the unending supply of materials both
traditional and non-traditional that pass through SCRAP.



Exhibition: Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 9, 2013
Opening Preview Reception: Fri, Nov 30th, 6:30-9pm
with a fashion show by artist Tuan Tran



SCRAP Party with creative reuse activities: Sat, Dec 8, 1-3pm



Gallery hours: Wed + Thurs 12-5; Sat 12-3



Artists: Andrea Allen, Aaron Almanza, Karen Balos, Marie Bergstedt, Gregg
Briggs, Jeanine Briggs, Nadine Browning, Nikki Carpenter, Pabi Chulo, Cory
Clinton, Aiko Cuneo, Louise Diskerud, Ste Fan, Susan Field, Paget Fink,
Paul Fresina, Marguerite Gilligan, Sofia Gonzalez, Robert Haemmerling,
Valerie Harris, Deb Hayner, Francisco Hernandez, Benjamin Hersh, Dianne
Hoffman, Al Honig, Megumi Inouye, Kathy Kleinhaus, Diana Krevsky, John
Kuzich, Mido Lee, Monica Lee, Wenia Lee, Reddy Lieb, Liz Mamorsky, Michele
Menard, Leslie Morgan, Dennis Potter, Stephanie Riger, Shawn Rosenmoss,
Remi Rubel, Lady Saphire, Jane Schafgans, Kenan Shapero, Sarah
Stangle ,Tuan Tran, Rebeca Trevino, Jennifer Utter, Joan von Briesen,
Stephen C. Wagner, Roxanna Walker, Bruce Wile, Jess Wilks, Dorothy Yuki,
David Zwicky



SCRAP is located at 801 Toland St. in San Francisco, 94124 (entrance on
Newcomb). Hours are Tues-Sat, 9-5.



Arc Studios + Gallery is located at 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
94103.



Presented by SCRAP







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11/30/2012 - Why the World Doesnt End ~ An evening presentation with
author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade

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“At the mythic level, ends and beginnings are essentially connected and
one keeps leading to the other as the eternal drama of life continues to
unfold. When the end seems near and everything spins faster and faster,
something old and lasting, something deep and meaningful, is trying to
catch up to us.”
- from Why the World Doesn’t End



At a time when the End can seem near because of global warming, nuclear
nightmares or the predictions of ancient calendars, mythologist Michael
Meade offers compelling tales of renewal and surprising ways to view the
psychology and mythology that mark the passage between one era and the next.



In this liminal period beset with radical change in culture and disruptions
in nature there are hints of renewal amidst the rattling and the rubble.
People face a critical choice between falling under the spell of collective
anxieties and dire predictions, or assisting with the revitalization of the
world.



Join us for a dynamic evening of poetry, stories, and discussion
celebrating Michael Meade’s timely new book.



For more information Tickets visit the Mosaic website at:
www.mosaicvoices.org or contact the Mosaic office at: 206-935-3665.







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12/01/2012 - Marin Bee Co. and Whole Foods present Free Year-Long
Beekeeping Series

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11:00 am on the following dates: Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb.2, March 2, April 6,
May 4, June 1, July 6,



Marin Bee Company teams up with Whole Foods Market in Novato to present a
FREE YEAR LONG, hands-on beekeeping series, "The Basics of Backyard
Beekeeping". Next session is Saturday December 1st, on their beautiful
patio garden at 11:00 am. Workshops will occur monthly over the next year
as part of Whole Foods "Share the Buzz" campaign, which aims to heighten
awareness about the struggling honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder
through community outreach.



Come prepared to suit up in a beekeeper's jacket and veil for a close up
look at live bees or spin honey in colder weather. This program continues
Whole Foods and Marin Bee Company's mission to create educational programs
through environmental stewardship. Both are committed to demystifying
beekeeping so that hobbyists can own and maintain their own beehives, while
enjoying the tremendous satisfaction that comes from actively helping the
environment and harvesting their own healthy raw honey.



Monthly happenings will include hands-on activities such as tending to the
hive, spinning honey, planting a bee friendly garden, fun educational
programs for children, cooking classes and recipes, film screenings and
more! People off all ages are welcome.



Dates for the year: Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June
1, July 6, and August 3



Presented by Marin Bee Company and Whole Foods Market, Novato CA







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12/01/2012 - Johansson Projects presents Rachel Kaye

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Johansson Projects presents SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZ! featuring work by
Rachel Kaye. Kaye's textile playgrounds channel the eternally dramatic love
affair between art and fashion. Ripped from fashion magazines today's top
trends melt into mazes of color and pattern, pure visual stimulation devoid
of opinion or moral stance. As if conducting an operation, Kaye
deconstructs the visual fabric of her physical fabrics, letting the
symbiosis of art and fashion exist on the same picture plane. Eventually
any trace of the textiles' former life as a clothing object is forgotten as
the patterns invite comparisons to graffiti, the internet, hieroglyphics
and even technicolor cartography. The ghosts of high art masters like Yayoi
Kusama and Andy Warhol loom above the trendy polka dots and floral motifs,
yet instead of lamenting their grand visions' fall to consumer levels Kaye
revels in the beautiful all-at-onceness of it all.



Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
Artist Reception: December 1, 3-5pm







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12/01/2012 - Johansson Projects presents Opal Dust featuring Casey Watson

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Opal Dust features Casey Watson depicting the sharp-edged task of
portraying a soft exterior. Watson’s meticulous colored pencil and
graphite drawings invite the viewer to unearth her treasures and inspect
their intricacies. Up close, petals, leaves and stems arrange themselves
into romantic kaleidoscopic wreaths. These fibrous orbs careen and breed,
evoking ideas of natural symmetry, squished floral formations, and cycles
of life and death. From a distance, the same drawings take on new forms -
fireworks, galaxies, and magnified molecules pop from the paper.



Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
Artist Reception: December 1, 3-5pm







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12/01/2012 - Northern Lights: A Clerestory Christmas

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Clerestory, the Bay Area's acclaimed ten-man vocal ensemble, presents
Northern Lights, an a cappella concert of holiday music from Scandinavia.
From a rollicking, traditional Lapland "yoik" to harmonies that evoke the
serene chill of the Winter Solstice, Clerestory presents holiday tunes from
Sweden, Norway, Finland and more to greet the season.



"Northern Lights: A Clerestory Christmas" will be performed Saturday,
December 1, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Church in Berkeley and Sunday, December
2, 8:00pm at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.



Clerestory's 2012-13 season continues with Bacchanalia in March 2013. The
group also will perform at Chanticleer's 35th Anniversary Celebration on
March 22, 2013 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.



ABOUT CLERESTORY
Clerestory's singers, from countertenor to bass, are professional veterans
of San Francisco's finest vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia
Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Since its founding in 2006,
Clerestory has performed across the Bay Area, including regular concerts in
San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, along with appearances in Sonoma,
Santa Cruz and Lodi. The ensemble has been featured on National Public
Radio and on San Francisco's KDFC and KALW's VoiceBox. Clerestory's concert
recordings are available for free listening or download at
http://www.clerestory.org/music. Clerestory is named for cathedral windows
that let in daylight; the group tells the "clear story" of music through
sophisticated performances grounded in decades of experience singing
together.

Presented by Clerestory







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12/01/2012 - Rooftop 80s Dance Party

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It's time to dust off those legwarmers, because the OFJCC wants to take you
back in time to our 80's dance party on our famous rooftop club!



Gather your friends and let us "shake you all night long" with our live DJ
playing your favorite 80's hits. The more friends you bring the better,
because we are offering a 10% group discount for purchases of 10 tickets or
more.



And with all this time travel you can't forget to bring your ID because we
will be serving 'adult beverages.'



Entertainment provided by Alan Waltz Entertainment.



Event is for adults of ALL ages: young, and young at heart!
(Dressing up is optional but strongly encouraged)



Wine generously provided and poured by Harken Spirits.



Presented by The Oshman Family JCC







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12/03/2012 - An Evening with Elliott Gould

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When Elliott Gould made the cover of Time in 1970, the magazine dubbed him
“star for an uptight age.” As the embodiment of a disenchanted youth
culture, he starred in films like M*A*S*H, Getting Straight and Bob + Carol
+ Ted + Alice. The witty yet modest actor gained a new audience with his
recurring role on Friends and in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s series and
continues to work on new television and film projects.



With San Francisco Chronicle movie correspondent Ruthe Stein







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12/07/2012 - Art Murmur at Johansson Projects

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RACHEL KAYE | SHEBAM! POP! BLOP! WIZZ!



Rachel Kaye's textile playgrounds channel the eternally dramatic love
affair between art and fashion. Ripped from fashion magazines today's top
trends melt into mazes of color and pattern, pure visual stimulation devoid
of opinion or moral stance. As if conducting an operation, Kaye
deconstructs the visual fabric of her physical fabrics, letting the
symbiosis of art and fashion exist on the same picture plane. Eventually
any trace of the textiles' former life as a clothing object is forgotten as
the patterns invite comparisons to graffiti, the internet, hieroglyphics
and even technicolor cartography. The ghosts of high art masters like Yayoi
Kusama and Andy Warhol loom above the trendy polka dots and floral motifs,
yet instead of lamenting their grand visions' fall to consumer levels Kaye
revels in the beautiful all-at-onceness of it all.



CASEY WATSON | OPAL DUST



Opal Dust features Casey Watson depicting the sharp-edged task of
portraying a soft exterior. Watson’s meticulous colored pencil and
graphite drawings invite the viewer to unearth her treasures and inspect
their rusted edges. Up close, petals, leaves and stems re-arrange
themselves into kaleidoscopic wreaths. These newly forged orbs careen and
breed, evoking ideas of natural symmetry and squished floral formations.
From a distance, the same drawings take on new forms as fireworks,
galaxies, and magnified molecules pop from the paper.



Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
First Friday: December 7, 5-8pm







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12/07/2012 - Sex Dreams, Freeways, and The Lost Race

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Sex Dreams, Freeways, and The Lost Race



On Friday, December 7th, from 6-9 PM, Smokey's Tangle gallery presents an
interactive record release party and art exhibition featuring the music of
one-man group Sex Dream and artwork by Oakland artists Marcos Weiss and
Esther Samules-Davis.



Smokey's Tangle is located at 4709 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. Admission is
free and open to the public. The event is part of the Temescal Winter Art
Hop: a neighborhood-wide art festival featuring live music, special art
events, a free raffle with prizes from local merchants, and more.



To promote the release of Sex Dream's self-titled 10-inch, an interactive
listening station will allow participants to experience songs from the
record by mixing their own versions on a multi-track recording device.



Sex Dream is the solo music project of Ben Jameson. He has been working on
this release for about two years and on October the 15th it was published
by Bleeding Gold Records. Ben considers Sex Dream leaning toward post punk
in genre offset by dreamy guitars, rolling bass lines, and forward moving
drums.



Marcos Weiss earned his BFA in painting from California College of Arts.
His work has been featured in Paint Rag Magazine. Marcos works primarily
with oils on wood panel. His current work employs a birds-eye perspective
of various geographies using freeways and the landscape as an abstraction.



Esther Samuels-Davis earned her BFA in Printmaking from California College
of the Arts in 2009. She now works primarily in etching, small sculpture
and finely detailed pencil drawings..



There will be additional gallery hours on Saturday December 8th and
Saturday December 15th from 2-6pm as well as Friday December 14th from
5-9pm.



Smokey's Tangle is an artist-run gallery and studio located in the Temescal
District of Oakland featuring interactive art shows, photo booths, a
monthly vintage pop-up shop, and more.



For more information about this event, the venue, and the participants
please contact Ben Jameson at (925)-408-9614 or by email at
***@gmail.com.







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12/07/2012 - The Winter White Masquerade

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iCu The Network
Presents:



"The Winter White Masquerade"




“Come and Enjoy A Night of Magic”



This will be a night of Industry Networking and Socializing! Meet other
Local Entrepreneurs, Fashionistas, Creatives and Artists! If you are
looking to break in or just learn more about the industry, this is the
night!



Come and enjoy a Captivating “Underwater Aquatic Themed Lounge” with
over $2 Million in renovation! It’s the Newest Sexiest, Secret the Bay
has to offer! Dance and Party while waves are projected all around you, and
future business opportunities at your fingertips!



Tickets: $10-


Must Be 21+



DRESS CODE: ALL WHITE

DJ: Shonye







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12/08/2012 - Rye - an erotic novel - reading/meet-the-author (#1)

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Brooklyn-based musician Sam Rosenthal turns erotic novelist within the
pages of Rye, a steamy, snarky and sensitive walk on the wild side.



Sam will be reading, answering questions, signing books, hanging out. Fun!
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE!!!



Saturday December 8 - Wicked Grounds
5-6:30 pm - 289 8th Street; San Francisco, CA 94103 - (415) 503-0405
FREE



A money-shot across the bow of outdated sensibilities, Rye takes a sexual
somersault through the complexities of desire in a penetrating portrayal of
twenty-first century intimacy.



Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2F1VS8 or ryethenovel.com







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12/09/2012 - 2012 San Francisco Crab Fest

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The 2012 Crab Fest has been announced by the Fisherman’s Wharf Community
Benefit District (FWCBD) signifying the start of its 2012 Holiday Season of
family events in true San Francisco style. The FWCBD 2012 Crab Fest hails
the sought-after and delectable crustacean with three hours of eating,
drinking and celebrating the season, featuring signature crab dishes
prepared by chefs from renowned Fisherman's Wharf restaurants, complimented
by local sustainably-produced wines.



Participating restaurants include Alioto's, Bistro Boudin, Blue Mermaid,
Cafe Pescatore, Capurro's, Fog Harbor Fish House, The Franciscan, McCormick
+ Kuleto's, and Scoma's. Also participating are Treasure Island Wines,
SFWinery and the Bay Institute.



The 2012 Crab Fest will also demonstrate many different ways to cook and
enjoy crab with participating Fisherman’s Wharf chefs sharing their
favorite crab dishes. The event also includes exhibits, demonstrations,
recipe ideas and much more.







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12/09/2012 - BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS - Celebrating Holidays Across
CulturesTM

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BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS
Celebrating Holidays Across CulturesTM



featuring



Presidio Dance Theatre
Sherene Melania, Artistic Director



This family holiday performance will take place on December 9th, at 5:00pm
at Herbst Theatre, in San Francisco.



Everyone knows that the "Land of Sweets" is a magical realm, where Clara
and The Nutcracker celebrate the holidays through dance! But what about the
rest of world? This Holiday season, join Clara as she travels around the
globe to see how different cultures celebrate the holidays through dance
and follow her on her dance-filled journey...Beyond the Land of Sweets!




For more information about Presidio Dance Theatre and its programs, please
visit: http://presidiodance.org.







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12/11/2012 - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder



In his global bestseller The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb argued that
rare, unpredictable events (“black swans”) have the greatest impact on
our lives - and that our blindness to these random events has a price. Now
he returns with Antifragile, a bold book explaining how and why we should
embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error as an antidote to our fragile
way of life, instead of trying to avoid mistakes and collapsing when
catastrophe strikes (see 2008). It may just change our lives.



"The hottest thinker in the world."
- London Times







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12/12/2012 - San Francisco Film Society and Kinotek presents: Take Off:
Kota Ezawa Kenneth Goldsmith

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The San Francisco Film Society presents its final KinoTek program of the
year, Take Off: Kota Ezawa, Kenneth Goldsmith, featuring new work by
genre-bending visual artist Kota Ezawa and unconventional poet Kenneth
Goldsmith, Wednesday December 12 at 7:00 pm at Kadist Art Foundation, 3295
20th Street (at Folsom). Admission is free.



Concluding a two-year series of presentations featuring nontraditional,
cross-platform and emergent media, the San Francisco Film Society’s final
KinoTek program brings together the engaging genius of a pair of kindred
artists working across different disciplines. At this unique exhibition,
visual artist Kota Ezawa will unveil his latest project Take Off, a
watercolor-based rotoscope-style animation based on footage taken from a
C-SPAN news broadcast. The television feed presents George W. Bush leaving
the White House in a Marine One helicopter and fading into the distance of
a Washington skyline, the surreal scene translated into vibrant color
through Ezawa’s animation process. In addition to his latest work, Ezawa
will also present a few of his rarely-seen videos.



In response to this new piece and Ezawa’s overall body of work, poet (and
UbuWeb founder and curator) Kenneth Goldsmith will read from his
forthcoming book Seven American Deaths and Disasters, which is comprised of
a series of writings that are essentially transcriptions of communications
proximal to terrible events in American history. Goldsmith’s magnetic
performative readings are insightful looks into our shared culture and are
not to be missed.



In all, this is a terrific ending to a series of KinoTek programming that
has aimed to expand the perceived field of cinema. Ezawa’s and
Goldsmith’s works likewise question some trademarks and assumed
foundations of Art, perhaps especially the overvalued notions of
“originality” and “creativity.” Goldsmith first came across Ezawa
when he was in residence at Stanford University where Ezawa was an MFA
student. While there, Goldsmith saw Ezawa’s profound short The Simpson
Verdict (2002), a transcription of the delivery of the verdict in the OJ
Simpson trial as it happened on television in 1995 into animation.
Goldsmith had already been experimenting with transcriptions of found
material as poetry, such as his work Fidget, a transcription of every
movement Goldsmith made during a thirteen hour period on June 16, 1997.
Goldsmith has subsequently archived Ezawa’s work on UbuWeb. This will be
their first time Goldsmith and Ezawa are presented in a joint program.



Come celebrate these artists and the last hurrah of an unusual series of
SFFS programming.







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12/12/2012 - SkepTalk: The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

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The Voynich Manuscript is probably the world's most mysterious book. It is
a 232-page illuminated manuscript written in an entirely unknown language.
The Voynich Manuscript's stylized script and exotic drawings give it the
aura of a medieval masterwork. Experts estimate that it is at least 500
years old, and they associate it with names like Roger Bacon, John Dee, and
Emperor Rudolph II. Since its (re)discovery just 100 years ago, the Voynich
Manuscript has defeated the world's greatest linguists and cryptographers.
Its nature and meaning remain a complete mystery.



Norm Sperling personally examined the manuscript and will present
hypotheses and revelations about this ancient mystery.







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12/13/2012 - 100 Acts of Sewing

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100 Acts of Sewing is an exhibit of fiber artist Sonya Philip's year-long
project. One hundred dresses, made between January and December of 2012,
will be on display at the Kala Artist Project Space in Berkeley. What began
as a personal challenge, evolved into a way of revaluing craft in consumer
culture. The project unpacks the relationship between process and product,
recasting garment making as an activity that requires skill. The exhibit
runs from December 5th through December 17th, with an Opening Reception,
December 13th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
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12/13/2012 - Ditched: Photos by Hap Leonard

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With tongue in cheek and a playful eye on the urban landscape Ditched
colorfully captures abandoned couches which have found their way to San
Francisco streets and allies. The artist felt these “formerly intimate
objects” needed recognition and worked to capture their “personality”
and unknown “history.”



Leonard’s inspiration for the project came several years ago when he saw
an abandoned couch in Dolores Park and captured the image with his phone.
His attention was drawn to more and more “previously invisible” couches
strewn about the city, “each with their own story, each with only hours
left before the city trucks were to come and turn them into matchsticks.”



Also on display during this exhibit, the multi-media artwork of Silvia
Piloto, who helped curate Leonard’s work. Poloto, a native of Brazil, is
known for her vibrant visual vocabulary. She works in a variety of media,
including photography, sculpture, painting and video, has a wide body of
art which exploits the same playful juxtapositions and visual puns
showcased in Leonard’s photography.







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12/14/2012 - The In Between

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 04:00 PM PST
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The Redux Studios + Gallery is a very special place located on the
beautiful island of Alameda! Redux is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de
Paul, and their primary focus is diverting waste from landfills. In
addition, they have a wonderful residency program that funds artists, and
promotes waste reduction and awareness through activities and education. I
hope you will consider supporting both me and the organization that is bring
ing education, funding and community outreach to Alameda County.



About the show:
'The In Between'
We are the magic, we are the shape shifters. We walk the world with a
unique ability to reason. Somewhere in between the beast and the tamed
animal resides the bed where we dream. We can hear the earth shifting
quietly in the universe, and the stars whispering gently when we shake our
heads and scream and dance. Our hands grip the skirt of the natural world,
and we grasp with every last breath the edge of it all, the cliff where we
can see the abyss. In the cracks of the sidewalk, the grit under our nails,
and the stardust in the corners of our eyes we find one another and embrace
forever.







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12/15/2012 - International Art Museum of America Celebrates One-Year
Anniversary with Party

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 09:00 AM PST
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The International Art Museum of America is excited to see you on Saturday,
December 15, 2012 to help us celebrate our One-Year Anniversary.



Recently acquired exquisite works will be on display for your viewing
pleasure. The day will be filled with the most incredible live
entertainment from an array of musical genres. In our museum store, you
will find gifts that capture the beauty of our art gallery and memorialize
this special day.



Our celebrations will begin at 11:00 A.M. and will last until we close our
doors at 5:00 P.M. Please mark your calendars as we wish to share this
special day with you.



We look forward to seeing you at the International Art Museum of America on
December 15, 2012... if not before!







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12/15/2012 - San Francisco Living Wage 'End of the Year Celebration'

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The San Francisco Living Wage is hosting a "End of the Year Celebration" on
Saturday December 15, 2012. There will be raffle prizes, music, poetry
reading, and SFLW announcements.



It's now time to celebrate the gains and victories that we have won while
we also affirm our future aspirations. What we have achieved is the first
step. It's time to come together to build our movement and win further
gains as we demand that anyone who works full-time be able to survive on
what they earn. Also, we will provide update on our current campaign.



Addition information will be posted in the future.







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12/15/2012 - Dating for Nerds love and chance event

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Get lucky during a fate-themed singles mixer. Find your charm over rounds
of board games and trivia with other unattached smarties from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Sugar Café (679 Sutter St.).



Play the numbers during a Chance Encounters icebreaker. How it works:
Attendees receive a list of 12 prompts. Guys and gals couple up and roll
dice to determine the topic of conversation. Each of them takes a turn
responding until time is up, then they part ways and meet new pairs.



Fortune favors the bold with drink specials such as the White Russian
Roulette (vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and a randomly chosen "mystery"
liqueur), the Magic 8 Ball Brew and the Drawing Straw-berries Martini.



And, hit the jackpot with giveaways like Schrodinger's cat decision makers
and prank misfortune cookies.



$30 online registration is required at nerdsatheart.com







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12/15/2012 - City of Awesome

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An exhibit of urban landscapes and crowdsourced community paintings by Todd
Berman



Visitors to Mission Pie will have the opportunity to help make future
paintings (no skill needed, stick figures okay) about what makes San
Francisco so awesome.



There will be an opening reception for the art show on Thursday, December
15 from 6-8pm with a short artist talk at 7pm.



Exhibit runs December 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Mon Fri 7a-10p, Sat 8a-10p, Sun 9a-10p







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12/15/2012 - ODC Pilot 61: 'Nightcap'

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ODC School and ODC Theater present Nightcap, a sampling of new dances and
an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC's programming since 1990,
the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in
choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11 week
session. Recognized as an incubator for the next generation of artists,
Pilot introduces audiences to up and coming talent in the Bay Area.



Nightcap showcases the choreography of six promising artists, offering a
sampling of different movement styles and trends in contemporary
performance. Jenni Bregman, a Bay Area favorite since 1999, premieres Home,
a comparison of our childhood assumptions about growing up and our real
experiences as adults, in which dancers use butcher paper to draw
stick-figure selves and real and imaginary places. David Schleiffers, a
Pacific Northwest transplant recently featured in Pilot 60 and House
Special, returns with a new dance of expansive, traveling movement and
unexpected partnering work, with an all male cast of four dancers.
Katharine Hawthorne, another Pilot alumnus, analyzes the overlap of art,
science, and technology with Analog, a piece about mechanical
representations of the body. Drawing inspiration from geophysics and plate
tectonics, Erin Malley, a media artist and contemporary dance maker,
presents 1.26 milliseconds incorporating "body mapping" infrared
technology. Liz Tenuto, a local ambassador of dance and prolific performer,
shares the divine and demonic Gush, a supernatural dance trio that embodies
the dark side of devotion. Phoebe Osborne, an artist previously based
between San Diego and Barcelona, offers up GOLD as a solo exploration of
failure, while she begins to unfold herself in her home city of San
Francisco.



As one of the final dance performances of the 2012 season, Nightcap will be
a night to savor, as these artists propel themselves forward into a new
year and new horizons.



Presented by ODC Pilot Program
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11/23/2012 - All the Trimmings: a Cornucopia of Comedy, Cartoons and Music

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Oddball Films and guest curator Lynn Cursaro present All the Trimmings: A
Cornucopia of Comedy, Cartoons and Music. There’s something for everyone
in this evening of revelry and frolic to banish every manner of Winter
Blahs . . . before they start! Buster Keaton remains stoic during the
wackiest camping trip ever when he unwittingly becomes The Balloonatic
(1923). A double shot of Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote - Whoa Be Gone
(1958) and Fastest with the Mostest (1960) - are part of a centenary nod to
animation genius Chuck Jones. Laurel and Hardy get into prickly, stinky
mess during basic training in With Love and Hisses (1927). What do cocoa
beans taste like? Jonathan Winters and pals will tell you that and much
more in Chocolate: What is it? from the 1970s Hot Dog series. Mini-doc Cans
(1970) might change your mind about using the humble tin as an exciting
craft material. “Incendiary Blonde” Betty Hutton tears up a local USO
canteen in highlights from The Stork Club (1945). How to Make a Movie
Without a Camera (1971) gives us a primer on the special magic of film. The
curator’s notorious home-baked gingerbread will be among the
complimentary home-baked treats for all.



Date: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00, RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or ***@oddballfilm.com




Highlights include:
With Love and Hisses (B+W, 1927)
Even before the troupe train leaves the station, Ollie’s had a belly-full
of Stan. This is a comedy gem you can almost smell. When the Captain (James
Finlayson) sends Hardy out to toughen up some dumbbell recruits, the
mishaps mount as is only right in a Hal Roach comedy. The last film before
“The Boys” became officially “branded” as Laurel and Hardy, all the
features that would characterized their partnership are set in place but
still have a fresh edge.



Cans (Color, 1970)
Mini doc meets DIY - completely narration-free! Festive holiday fun is at
your fingertips. From the factory all the way to post-pantry crafting, Cans
packs a lot into its small package. Once you've emptied them of baked beans
and cling peaches, the real fun begins.



The Balloonatic (B+W, 1923, Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline)
When Buster lends a hand to a ballooning crew who are preparing to launch,
he finds himself lifted (and dumped) into a backwoods adventure. Or maybe
misadventure is more like it. Keaton turns his struggles with hunting and
fishing equipment into comic gold as only he can and when bears get
involved you know there will be thrills, too! Phyllis Haver is the slightly
more capable outdoors woman who comes to his rescue, sorta. Coming toward
the end of Keaton’s two-reeler period, The Balloonatic shows a filmmaker
ready to make the jump to features.
Chocolate, What Is It? (Color, 1970s)
A toothsome and colorful mini-doc from the 1970s Hot Dog series! Choc-talk
from Comedy icons Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen and JoAnne Worley and some
delightful youngsters, too. From freshly harvested beans in their exotic
pods to luscious bars in shiny wrappers, chocolate fans a fresh
appreciation of their fave treat.



October 21, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of animator,
director and true genius Chuck Jones and the celebration continues!



Fastest with the Mostest (1960) might be one of the later of Jones’s Road
Runner cartoons, but there are always fresh ways to thwart Wile E. Coyote.
What does famishius vulgaris ingeniusi have up his sleeves in Whoa Be Gone
(1958)? One of the Acme Corporation’s wildest inventions ever: Tornado
Seeds. Gold Diggers of ‘49 (1935), directed by Tex Avery, was animated by
Bob Clampett and Jones in their early days at Warner Brothers. Early Looney
Tunes star “Beans” finds a mother lode to share with the town only to
end up in one wild chase when it gets snatched!



Stork Club Bombshell!
Highlights from The Stork Club (B+W, 1945, Hal Walker)
Bob Hope called her a “vitamin pill on two legs”, so get hip to Betty
Hutton, Hollywood’s “Incendiary Blonde” A solid singer, dancer and
comedienne, Hutton’s madcap girl-next-door persona suited the uplifting
WWII entertainments she jitterbugged through for the duration. In this
highlight reel, she tears up a USO canteen with an exuberant rendition of
Hoagy Carmichael’s Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief, a number one hit for
Miss Hutton in June of 1945.



Come early for:
Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard (1952)
Ada Leonard and Her All-Girl Orchestra anchor this fun variety short!
Connee Boswell, Bob Hopkins, and the Freddie Slack Trio. Anita Aros breaks
out her violin and plays Brahm's Fifth. Bob does a stunning Bing Crosby
impersonation to duet with Connee on Basin Street Blues. Other numbers
include El Cubanshero and Pig-Foot Pete.”



About the Curator
Lynn Cursaro is a local film blogger. Over the past two decades, she has
worked in research and administrative positions at a variety of Bay Area
film organizations. The monthly picture puzzle on the Castro Theatre’s
calendar is of her devising.



http://oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-trimmings-cornucopia-of-comedy.html







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11/24/2012 - FlashBang SF IV: 1-Year Anniversary Edition

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FlashBang SF proudly presents a celebration of San Francisco, sight + sound.



7 - 10pm: Pop up art gallery featuring
-Raul Guerrero
http://www.raul-guerrero.com/
-Thom Nguyen
http://www.facebook.com/ThomNguyenArt
-Karina Ramirez



10pm - Late: Club Night



Bells + Whistles (Four Sweaters)
http://www.facebook.com/Bellsandwhistlesmusic?fref=ts



All Hazards **Final Farewell Set** (Planetarium Records)
http://www.facebook.com/allhazards?fref=ts



Cavalry (FlashBang SF)
http://www.facebook.com/DJCavalry?fref=ts



Moredillon (Space) vs. Charlemagne (FlashBang SF)



Food Vendors + Live Art = All Night Long



::: TICKETS :::
$5 w/RSVP (!!TO THIS PAGE!!) before 10pm / $10 thereafter
21+







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11/28/2012 - The Michael Rubin Book Award.

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Fourteen Hills Press is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Stoyan
Vassilev's Hope Seven, winner of our 2012 Michael Rubin Book Award. Hope
Seven is a heart-breaking collection of stories about the realities of
living in post-communist Bulgaria and the dreams of immigrating to America.



Please join us for a reading with Stoyan Vassilev.







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12/01/2012 - RISK FOR DEEP LOVE a ritual audience participation experience
experiment

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST
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The Long-Running Underground Hit!



Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised
passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory
setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your
passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)



ARE YOU HUMAN ENOUGH FOR THIS?



Saturday, December 1, 2012
8pm




For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartcenter.org/index.html

2013 Dates!

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5 , 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013




“Lauded and controversial shaman performance artist Frank Moore   will
be
sure to baffle your mind. Moore will attempt to reimagine human emotion
through the use of musicians, actors, dancers, and members of the audience.
It's experimental performance art at its most experimental.”
George McIntire, San Francisco Bay Guardian



“Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection.”
www.reddit.com



"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori
Magazine



"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and
has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows
it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly



Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges
the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry
tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City



"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and
is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only
dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression,
Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine



“...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,....”
P-Form
Magazine



"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland
Edition



"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader



“(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism.” Mike Trachel



"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's
poem...
experience the joys of unsettled discomfort..." ᅵ" Kimberly Chun, SF
Chronicle



Downloadable poster here:

http://www.eroplay.com/risk-Dec2012.pdf







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12/05/2012 - dreambody/earthbody, an experimental documentary video by
Antero Alli

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Filmmaker in person.



Since 1977, Antero Alli has been developing a paratheatre medium using
techniques of physical theatre, Zazen, and voice as a means to access and
express the internal landscape. In this video, a group of seven demonstrate
a 5-phase physical warm-up cycle and the paratheatre methods of
non-directional jogging, no-form practice, and sourcing to prepare for a
dreaming ritual using movements recalled from nocturnal dreams. Also
featuring participant interviews and dramatic re-enactments from two of
Alli's own dreams.



a 6-min excerpt (the warm-up cycle)
http://youtu.be/Arl1ho9fzc8



The movie site
http://www.paratheatrical.com/circa2012.html



Featuring Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli, Robin Coomer, Jeffrey Fisher, Steve
Mobia, Lori Salomon, Marianne Shine, Julian Simeon, Nick Walker, Alaska
Yamada. Edited by Chris Odell + Antero Alli. Music by Sylvi Alli.
Videography by Antero Alli. Produced by ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Written,
narrated, and directed by Antero Alli.



"dreambody/earthbody" documents a dreaming ritual demonstrated by a group
of seven that I trained in paratheatre methods. The aim of this dreaming
ritual? To expose the overlays between the nightime dreambody and the
daytime earthbody as a presence to embody and express while fully awake.
Why do this? To experience firsthand the dreamtime continuum. - Antero Alli







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12/07/2012 - Holiday Tea at the Old Mint

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 10:00 AM PST
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Savor a traditional tea including scones with clotted cream + jam,
sandwiches + pastries-complemented by sparkling wine-served the the elegant
Belle Époque counting rooms.



Festive Decorations, Music + Entertainment, Exhibit of Geneology of Tea,
including antique silver services, plus a Rare Coins exhibit a Tour of the
Mint Vaults, and a Silent Auction offering Perfect Holiday Gifts and Decor.



Two seatings: 12noon and 2:30pm.



Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling (415) 537-1105.







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12/08/2012 - A TASTE OF SELF CARE ~ The dhyana Centers Grand Opening
Holiday Celebration

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A full day and evening celebration with tours of the Center’s new Self
Care Studio and Movement Studio, free yoga and movement classes with Center
teachers, delicious local foods, healthy teas and mocktails, eclectic music
and performance, and an evening concert with the raw rambunctious sounds of
singer/songwriter ALYRA ROSE followed by the one and only SHABAZ. The
dhyana Center is a beautiful new Sebastopol venue dedicated to nurturing
the health of our community through workshops, classes, Ayurveda,
education, concerts, an amazing new bath house and the Flourish Cafe, and
all kinds of wonderful gatherings.



SHABAZ is an incredibly rich synthesis of Sufi-Qawwali, and World Beat
dance. Featuring two of the most powerful Pakistani/Indiani voices
performing today, Riffat Sultana and her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan,
accompanied by the extraordinary guitarist Richard Michos. Riffat and her
Sukhawat are part of an eleven-generation continuum as they are the
children of the great classical singer Salamat! Ali Khan, and their lineage
extends back to the court singers for Akbar the Great. These stellar
musicians use their classical training in new settings resulting in a
fusion of the family's traditional and modern forms of music from the
Indian subcontinent, including Punjabi folk, ghazal, qawwali (devotional
Sufi songs) with folk, jazz, funk, and tabla groove. SHABAZ inspires
audiences to dance from the heart and listen from the soul; don't miss this
chance to experience their magic and celebrate the amazing gifts that the
dhyana Center has to offer our community.




ALYRA ROSE is a rambunctious, soulful and lyrical center of the Voodoo
Medicine Show - a high energy, psychedelic-gypsy-jam band. She also flies
solo as prolific song writer and engaging entertainer in her own right. Her
passionate songs are pure as her lyrics are born from desire to grow and
cultivate the seeds of change in a world ready for revolution. Alyra is a
naturally gifted guitarist, crafting and developing spontaneous, rocking
riffs. She is a ray in the spectrum of prolific, female musicians. Alyra
sings a healing ancient tune, with a rebel spirit and style all her own.



dhyana Center, 186 No. Main Street, Sebastopol
707-823-8818 / www.dhyanacenter.com







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12/14/2012 - American Fad

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Magic Jester Theater presents American Fad, a sketch comedy show. Enjoy a
fun, raucous, absurdist romp through the American Dream. Warning: May cause
mass hysterical laughter!
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12/15/2012 - San Francisco Living Wage 'End of the Year Celebration'

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The San Francisco Living Wage is hosting a "End of the Year Celebration" on
Saturday December 15, 2012. There will be raffle prizes, music, poetry
reading, and SFLW announcements.



It's now time to celebrate the gains and victories that we have won while
we also affirm our future aspirations. What we have achieved is the first
step. It's time to come together to build our movement and win further
gains as we demand that anyone who works full-time be able to survive on
what they earn. Also, we will provide update on our current campaign.



Addition information will be posted in the future.







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12/15/2012 - Dating for Nerds love and chance event

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Get lucky during a fate-themed singles mixer. Find your charm over rounds
of board games and trivia with other unattached smarties from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Sugar Café (679 Sutter St.).



Play the numbers during a Chance Encounters icebreaker. How it works:
Attendees receive a list of 12 prompts. Guys and gals couple up and roll
dice to determine the topic of conversation. Each of them takes a turn
responding until time is up, then they part ways and meet new pairs.



Fortune favors the bold with drink specials such as the White Russian
Roulette (vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and a randomly chosen "mystery"
liqueur), the Magic 8 Ball Brew and the Drawing Straw-berries Martini.



And, hit the jackpot with giveaways like Schrodinger's cat decision makers
and prank misfortune cookies.



$30 online registration is required at nerdsatheart.com







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12/15/2012 - City of Awesome

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An exhibit of urban landscapes and crowdsourced community paintings by Todd
Berman



Visitors to Mission Pie will have the opportunity to help make future
paintings (no skill needed, stick figures okay) about what makes San
Francisco so awesome.



There will be an opening reception for the art show on Thursday, December
15 from 6-8pm with a short artist talk at 7pm.



Exhibit runs December 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Mon Fri 7a-10p, Sat 8a-10p, Sun 9a-10p
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11/28/2012 - HOUSEPITALITY feat. MONEY LUKE, BILLY JAZ, JOHNNIE WALKER, +
MIKE BEE

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( ( ( ( (H O U S E P I T A L I T Y) ) ) ) ) proudly presents a lineup that
speaks for itself:

::MONTY LUKE (Black Catalogue | Detroit)::
::BILLY JAZ- **birthday set** (Handmade Recordings | SF)::
::JOHNNIE WALKER (Bionic | SF)::

Groove Lounge:

::MIKE BEE (Vinyl Dreams | San Francisco)::


The details:
FREE before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 after
FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
$5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)


Monty Luke

Monty Luke brings a funky, stripped down and eclectic sound to underground
dance music. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles, his background
stands as the genesis of the broad musical scope he showcases as both DJ
and producer. After gaining experience up and down the west coast, Monty
moved to the San Francisco bay area where he settled into a solid career;
regularly collaborating with crews such as Friends & Family,
Pacific/Sunset, Green Gorilla, Stompy, and [Kontrol].



In 2002, Monty began his career as a producer when he released “What U
Feel” alongside Sam Urton under the Loopwreckas moniker. That release was
quickly picked up by Dubtribe’s Imperial Dub label. Following a short
hiatus, Monty then teamed up with Stompy Hi-Fi resident DJ Tasho and
dropped the instant classic, “Paranoid,” which became the second
release on Mothership Music. A favorite amongst DJ’s and ‘those that
know,’ Monty has continued to set the bar high for himself and his
listeners, melding an upfront, electronic jack tracks mix style with an ear
for the dance floor. In mid 2008, Monty made a move to Detroit, Michigan to
work with his mentor, techno legend Carl Craig. As Craig’s right-hand man
at Planet E Communications, Monty was able to receive the right kind of
freedom and encouragement that led him back into the studio to produce
“Panik Attack,” his mighty follow-up to “Paranoid.” In 2010, Monty
remains focused on bringing that raw, eclectic jack music to the world
through both his DJ sets and original productions. The future is now.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/montyluke
https://soundcloud.com/mltr0nik
http://blackcatalogue.tumblr.com/



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Billy Jaz



http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/billyjaz
https://soundcloud.com/billy-jaz
http://handmade-recordings.com/

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Mike Bee:

http://soundcloud.com/mikebee
http://www.vinyldreams.us/
http://on.fb.me/OxlkGV




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Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist.



World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night..







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11/29/2012 - Black Young Democrats Leadership Breakfast with Van Jones

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The Black Young Democrats coalesced last summer when the city was
considering implementing a "Stop + Frisk" policy, and have organized to be
a voice to engage, empower and inspire others. Van Jones will offer
further inspiration at this leadership breakfast. Doors open at 7:00







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11/29/2012 - Fletcher Benton; The Alphabet Series and New Works

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Fletcher Benton; The Alphabet Series and New Works



November 1-December 21, 2012



Reception for the artist Thursday, NOV 1, 5:30-8pm







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11/29/2012 - Duncan Hannah; The Infatuationist

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Duncan Hannah; The Infatuationist



November 1-December 21, 2012







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11/29/2012 - ALESSI: Premiere of Metal Workshop at Zinc Details

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Please join us for the West Coast premiere of the METAL WORKSHOP: Cranbrook
for Alessi, an exhibition in material studies, product proposal and
pre-production samples created by a mix of Cranbrook-based metal artists
and designers.



The exhibition will be shown at the Zinc Details from 6 - 8pm for this
night only. Paolo Cravedi, Managing Director of Alessi USA will be present
and give a short presentation on the project with insight on its making.
The exhibition is the result of a 2009 workshop initiated by Alessi, the
Italian 'design factory' at Cranbrook Academy of Art, the renowned graduate
school of architecture, fine art and design based in Bloomfield Hills, MI.



Four designs from the workshop are in production and available at Zinc
Details



To RSVP: http://metalworkshop.eventbrite.com







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11/30/2012 - Root Division Presents: Happy Hour/Closing Reception for X
Libris

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X Libris
Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara
Heilweil, and Guest Curator Sarah Ratchye



Happy Hour/Closing Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012, 5-8pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20



Featuring live readings and an interactive book making project with Center
For the Book! (www.sfcb.org)



Readers:

Kiala Givehand
Wendy Kramer
Bonnie Kwong
Myron Michael
Brian George Vifian
*Special poetry reading of the collaborative sculpture “Biblio Babel”
by Yulia Pinkusevich + Glenna Cole Allee



X Libris is an exhibition exploring the book as a mode of communication in
flux. As we transition from the printed page to digital communication, our
relationship to print changes as we enter the literary realm of binary code
and multi-directional referencing and browsing. Once valued as a solitary
activity requiring deep concentration, perusing written language is
incrementally measured, and our attention fragmented. X Libris explores the
book as a vulnerable, ephemeral, morphing form, in this time of accelerated
transition to digital communication and “real-time.”



Artists:



Alexis Arnold
Lauren Bartone
Julia Bradshaw
Laura Chenault
Sarah Christianson
Christine Elfman
Emily Eiffler
Julia Goodman
Matt Gualco
Samuel Levi Jones
Kate Jordahl with Don Drake
Pantea Karimi
Michael Kerbow
Wendy Kramer
Steven Vasquez Lopez
Klea McKenna
Camilla Newhagen



Yulia Pinkusevich with Glenna Cole Allee
Maria Porges
Megan Prelinger
Leah Rosenberg
Brian Taylor
Nanette Wylde
Jody Zellen




Support for MicroClimate Collective and the publication accompanying the
exhibition X Libris is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative
Exposure Grant Program.







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12/01/2012 - The Mysterious Feminine

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Peter Turner is a multimedia, multidimensional artist. This is his first
solo show in Bolinas in 16 years. He is a musician, composer, video
producer, as well as a visual artist working in photography, painting, and
sculpture. This show will include work spanning more than twenty years.
His work combines elements from the natural world, the erotic,
metaphysical, and archetypical realms. He has shown work at the Cannes
Film Festival, received 2 Grand Festival Awards at the Berkeley Video and
Film Festival, and the Best in Show Award at the Rochester Erotic Art
Festival this year.







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12/01/2012 - MAM Dance Jam

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Marin Arts + Music and Yoga Tree- Corte Madera offer a non alcohol healthy
new dance event the first Saturday of every month.



Come celebrate the first monthly dance on a new 2400 sq ft. spacious
bamboo/cork dance floor.



Special guests DJ's mixing the best beats:
DJ Dragonfly, DJ Sol Rising and DJ Heartbeat



Delectable Organic Snack by Lydia's Organics.
Massage, Visuals, Chill Space by Altar Your Reality



Presented by Marin Arts + Music







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12/01/2012 - Go Van Gogh shakes it awake at Awaken Cafe 12.1.12

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Returning for one last 2012 East Bay show, Go Van Gogh shakes it awake at
Oakland's Awaken Cafe. The band will be playing 2 sets to wake the dead or
the just sleeping.



So put on your dancing shoes and come downtown (uptown?) for a beer or
caffeinated drink while you enjoy the band at this excellent venue
(http://www.awakencafe.com/)



The San Francisco Chronicle says
"Listening to Go Van Gogh is like traveling the world in your ears, as the
band plays an eclectic mix of genres. Their music is like a gateway drug:
Once you're hooked on Go Van Gogh, you might dig deeper to search out their
musical influences. Go Van Gogh excels at bringing the party wherever they
perform"







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12/02/2012 - Snow? In Berkeley?

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Take a snow day in the Gourmet Ghetto! Bring your boots and mittens to
play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall in the parking lot at
1673 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley on Sunday, December 2, 10AM-3PM. (Rain date is
Dec. 9.)



Visit with the Snow Queen who will listen to all of your holiday wishes,
ride the decorated live ponies, make holiday crafts like greeting cards and
dreidels, and warm up with hot cider and chewy cookies courtesy of
Andronico's. Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local craft vendors.



This is a free event for children of all ages sponsored by the North
Shattuck Association in conjunction with Art Kapoor Realty, Thornwall
Properties and the East Bay Express.



Then find the 'ice' in a snowball - one has a real diamond ring inside - at
M. Lowe + Co., 1519 Shattuck, 1-4PM, as a benefit for Walden and Berkeley
Arts Magnet Schools.



Every Saturday and Sunday in December 12-4PM throughout the Gourmet Ghetto
you will find Surprise Holiday Entertainers including musicians, elves,
stilt walkers angels and lots more to make your holiday season jolly.



The Gourmet Ghetto is just 6 blocks north of the Downtown Berkeley BART
station and has festive lights in over 50 trees.
www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com



Presented by North Shattuck Association







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12/02/2012 - 29th Street Swingtet

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Hard swinging Bay Area band that's influenced by the sound of French
guitarist Django Reinhardt. They also play blues, Latin, bebop + more.
www.29thstreetswingtet.com







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12/05/2012 - Fragrance: The Allure and Magical History of Perfumes hosted
by 'Impresario of the Dark' Jill Tracy

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Experience the shadowy pleasures of the Conservatory of Flowers after dark
with chanteuse and storyteller Jill Tracy, hailed by the San Francisco
Chronicle as "a femme fatale for the thinking man," in a special holiday
after hours event for the 21+ crowd that is sure to indulge all the senses.



Certain plants and perfumes have become an honored holiday tradition, from
mistletoe and holly to frankincense and myrrh. Join Tracy and master
perfumer Emerson Hart of Nocturne Alchemy for a conversation about the
magical history of fragrance as they unveil a new collaborative fragrance
line that pays homage to dark elegance. You'll get a chance to see and
smell some of these essences in their raw form and sample many exquisite
perfumes, learn their secrets, and find out what goes into creating the
perfect concoction.



Sample truffles by Vice Chocolates and learn about the craft of making
these fragrant morsels.



Then stay for a special CD release concert as Tracy and her band perform
holiday songs from the new album "Silver Smoke, Star of Night." The album
is Tracy's lavish, shadowy interpretation of some of the more haunting
classic carols, some dating back to the Middle Ages, featuring everything
from hand-held antique chimes, bells, toys, mallets, bamboo, metals, and
drums by master percussionist Randy Odell; to the mysterious heartfelt
strings of cult violinist Paul Mercer. Stephen Hill of National Public
Radio's Hearts of Space says: "Elegantly restrained and seductively
atmospheric ... familiar melodies in a somber and sublime gothic
soundscape. If Santa's mistress performed at your Christmas party, it might
sound like this."



Throughout the night, enjoy the chance to experience the beauty of the old
Victorian greenhouse at night. Cash bars throughout the building offer a
variety of craft brews and wine from Magnolia Pub + Brewery and JAQK
Cellars.



Jill Tracy is a San Francisco-based singer/pianist/storyteller and
“musical evocateur” who has garnered multiple awards and a passionate
following for her eerie and beautiful cinematic music, sophisticated
lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales. With six
albums to her credit, Tracy’s music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, and
numerous independent and feature films. Named Best of The Bay, and a
two-time California Music award nominee, she has collaborated with music
legends such as Steven Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees,) David J
(Bauhaus,) Jello Biafra, and famed author Lemony Snicket. She has worked
with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Film Noir Foundation, and is
the first musician in history to receive a grant from the renowned Mutter
Museum of medical oddities in Philadelphia. She will spend 2013 completing
a musical work based on the Mutter collection.







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12/07/2012 - Opening Reception: Embracing Excess

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CCA's Interior Design juniors have produced full-scale material prototypes
(walls, screens, furniture, surfaces) using excess leather and cloth belts
generously donated from G Hensler + Co's overstock inventory.



Please join us in celebrating this work!







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12/07/2012 - Terra e Asfalto - Around the World on a Vespa

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The Emerald Tablet presents:
TERRA E ASFALTO
(“earth and asphalt”)


Around the world on a Vespa. An exhibit of travel photography by Giorgio
Serafino and Giuliana Foresi.


The incredible story of an Italian couple who found their souls by getting
lost, told in images and words, with in-person appearances by the explorers
themselves.



On display: December 7-16, 2012
Opening reception: December 7, 2012. 6-10 pm. Featuring readings and
performances by Jack Hirschman, Agneta Falk, Giorgio Serafino, Giuliana
Foresi and friends. Music, wine, refreshments.



Giorgio Serafino and Giuliana Foresi have been around the world on a Vespa,
and they lived to tell the tale and show you the pictures in person. Please
join us for an evening of spoken word, music, images and companionship, as
we celebrate wanderlust, the freedom to follow it, and all the serendipity
that happens when you do.



The travel photography featured in this exhibit includes locations along
Route 66 (Chicago to LA), as well as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, South
Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Italy.



More information: http://terraeasfalto.it







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12/08/2012 - Lorena Ziraldo, Hotel California Artist in Residency

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Hotel California is pleased to introduce the second resident of its
Artist-in-Residence program with Canadian-based figurative painter, Lorena
Ziraldo. Ziraldo will be inhabiting Hotel California for one month, from
November 12, through December 12, 2012. The artist will be working on a
series of paintings that will be on view each weekday evening from 5-7PM in
the reception room. During these times, the reception room will be open to
the public for viewing and patrons are encouraged to witness the artist’s
work take shape and change during her residency. Over the course of her
residence at Hotel California, Lorena Ziraldo will be painting from a
series of photographs taken on a seaside family vacation last year. Her
son, a recurrent focal point in her artwork, will be a strong presence in
this series of work; his changing form as he grows older is expressed by
the artist as a larger metaphor for the passing of time. Please join us for
the closing reception where we will be celebrating the culmination of the
artist's time at Hotel California. The residency will be open to the public
on Saturday, December 8 2012 from 5PM - 7PM and complementary wine and hors
d'oeuvres will be served.
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12/08/2012 - Rocky Horror Holiday Show

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It's the last show of 2012 at the Albany Twin! Be there on Saturday,
December 8 - we'll have:




• Holiday Theme!
• Music, dancing + mingling
• A Riotous preshow
• Ridiculous games
• And so much fun it's Barely Legal



Saturday, December 8
Albany Twin
1115 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706



$10.50 / $8 with student ID
All Ages
Doors open around 11:30pm



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11/24/2012 - Map Margins: Matt McCormick's Great Northwest + 433 Pictures'
American Nobodies

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On Saturday, November 24, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA welcomes to San
Francisco our longtime microcinema accomplice Matt McCormick, who
personally introduces the California premiere of his 70-min. experimental
travelog, The Great Northwest. Fifty years after four Seattle women
undertook a 3,200 mile road-trip through 4 Northwest states, McCormick by
happy chance discovered their scrapbook in a thrift store. He set out on
the road, following their route as precisely as possible. His patient
observations constitute a lyrical time-capsule, revealing how the
landscape, architecture, and culture of the Northwest has changed over the
past half-century.



ALSO: Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck present their 433 Pictures
project, American Nobodies, a half-hour suite of poetic miniatures, finding
complexity and meaning in small moments and overlooked details.







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12/09/2012 - 2012 San Francisco Crab Fest

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The 2012 Crab Fest has been announced by the Fisherman’s Wharf Community
Benefit District (FWCBD) signifying the start of its 2012 Holiday Season of
family events in true San Francisco style. The FWCBD 2012 Crab Fest hails
the sought-after and delectable crustacean with three hours of eating,
drinking and celebrating the season, featuring signature crab dishes
prepared by chefs from renowned Fisherman's Wharf restaurants, complimented
by local sustainably-produced wines.



Participating restaurants include Alioto's, Bistro Boudin, Blue Mermaid,
Cafe Pescatore, Capurro's, Fog Harbor Fish House, The Franciscan, McCormick
+ Kuleto's, and Scoma's. Also participating are Treasure Island Wines,
SFWinery and the Bay Institute.



The 2012 Crab Fest will also demonstrate many different ways to cook and
enjoy crab with participating Fisherman’s Wharf chefs sharing their
favorite crab dishes. The event also includes exhibits, demonstrations,
recipe ideas and much more.







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12/09/2012 - BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS - Celebrating Holidays Across
CulturesTM

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BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS
Celebrating Holidays Across CulturesTM



featuring



Presidio Dance Theatre
Sherene Melania, Artistic Director



This family holiday performance will take place on December 9th, at 5:00pm
at Herbst Theatre, in San Francisco.



Everyone knows that the "Land of Sweets" is a magical realm, where Clara
and The Nutcracker celebrate the holidays through dance! But what about the
rest of world? This Holiday season, join Clara as she travels around the
globe to see how different cultures celebrate the holidays through dance
and follow her on her dance-filled journey...Beyond the Land of Sweets!




For more information about Presidio Dance Theatre and its programs, please
visit: http://presidiodance.org.







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12/11/2012 - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder



In his global bestseller The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb argued that
rare, unpredictable events (“black swans”) have the greatest impact on
our lives - and that our blindness to these random events has a price. Now
he returns with Antifragile, a bold book explaining how and why we should
embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error as an antidote to our fragile
way of life, instead of trying to avoid mistakes and collapsing when
catastrophe strikes (see 2008). It may just change our lives.



"The hottest thinker in the world."
- London Times
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11/30/2012 - Songwriters in the Round with Alan Monasch and Alex Jimenez

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Come out and listen to the songwriting stylings of Alan Monasch and Alex
Jimenez as they share their music with each other and with you all.



Songwriters in the round. Food and drink. Good company. In a fantastic
listening space.



Hope to see you!



http://www.reverbnation.com/alanmonasch
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12/02/2012 - Valley Concert Chorale Presents 'Holiday Songs of Joy' Dec. 2,
15

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Dec. 2, 3pm in Pleasanton; Dec. 15, 7:30 pm in Livermore



Begin the holiday season with a multitude of carols and audience sing-along
by attending the Valley Concert Chorale's annual holiday concerts. Joining
the Chorale is the Tri-Valley's own award-winning Cantabella Children's
Chorus which will perform additional holiday selections. Two performances,
two locations: Sunday, December 2, 3pm; Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225
Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton and Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm, First
Presbyterian Church,2020 Fifth Street, Livermore.



"The Chorale's annual holiday performances of familiar and traditional
carols are guaranteed to fill your spirit with the joy of the season," says
John Emory Bush, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Chorale. "The
Cantabella Children's Chorus will perform songs of its own as well as sing
with the Chorale. And, there is always the audience sing-along of familiar
holiday songs. No one will leave without a smile on their face."



Featured songs include Conrad Susa's medley of traditional carols
entitled "A Christmas Garland," and a variety of carols from countries
around the world such as Estonia, Germany and South Africa.



Two choirs from the Cantabella Children's Chorus will perform, one at each
of the holiday performances. For the December 2 performance, Cantabella's
Honors Choir will perform Seven Joys of Christmas, arr. by K. Mechem, Op.
25b, and on December 15, the Cantabella Chamber Choir will perform Veni
Emmanuel by Zoltan Kodaly, and Hiru Eguberri Kanta (Three Christmas Songs)
by Javier Busto. Both performances will be directed by Eileen Chang, who
helped the chorus bring home two silver medals from The World Choir Games
this past summer.

Presented by Valley Concert Chorale







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12/02/2012 - Wild Woods + Starry Nights

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The award-winning San Francisco Choral Artists explore images of nature in
a program spanning five centuries of Christmas music. The
performances--featuring gems from the Renaissance, masterworks by Howells,
Poulenc, and Kodaly, as well as two world premieres by living
composers--promise to present audiences with all the group has been hailed
for: lively rhythmic renditions of beloved tunes, compelling melodies, and
a choral sound that can be ethereal and atmospheric as well as powerful and
lush.



These concerts also mark the 15th anniversary of the group's succesful
Composer-in-Residence program. This year that title goes to local composer
Mark Winges. His world premiere "Toward the Horizon," is one of three new
works he is writing for the group this season. He explains: "Since I
purposely use sounds instead of words in this piece, the work's "language"
draws us forward, but never really presents a definitive meaning. To me
this is similar to how the horizon suggests a place (emotional,
intellectual or otherwise) toward which we move but at which we never quite
arrive."



In addition to Winges' "Toward the Horizon" the program features a second
world premiere: "The Darkling Thrush" by Composer-Not-in-Residence Eleanor
Aversa. Her work is set to Thomas Hardy's poem "The Darkling Thrush" from
1901. Eleanor says: "This poem has long been a favorite of mine, and its
dramatic scope seemed particularly appropriate for a choral piece. As a
composer, I was most excited to reflect the contrast between the anxious
speaker in a dark landscape and the bird's sudden and joyful music. After
setting the entire text as is, I added a section--beginning with a tenor
solo--that retells key sections of the poem, but now from the bird's point
of view. For this, I used short melodies taken from field recordings of the
Hermit Thrush and the Wood Thrush."



Presented by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon Artistic Director







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12/02/2012 - KITKA Women's Vocal Ensemble: Wintersongs

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"A refreshing spin on traditional seasonal choral music... A thoroughly
marvelous concert!" - National Public Radio



Few things evoke the magic of the winter holidays as the transcendent
splendor of the human voice raised in song. Kitka has researched and
discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of
Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. "Wintersongs" showcases
material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative
Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works... from mesmerizing pre-Christian
incantations for the longest nights of the year to Hebrew chants for
Chanukah to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of
wintertime.



Kitka engages in a unique repertoire development process. Each member of
the ensemble works closely with native master folk singers and
ethnomusicologists, listens to rare archival recordings of traditional
Balkan, Baltic, Caucasian, and Slavic singers and choral ensembles, or
traces the seasonal musical legacies of her own ethnic heritage.



Kitka, which means "bouquet" in Bulgarian and Macedonian, began as a
grassroots group of singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who
shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms,
intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern
European women's vocal music. Since its informal beginnings, the group has
evolved into an internationally-recognized professional ensemble known for
its artistry, versatility, and mastery of the demanding techniques of
Balkan and Slavic vocal styling. Through a busy itinerary of live and
broadcast performances, recording, educational programs, master artist
residencies, commissioning programs, and adventuresome collaborations,
Kitka has exposed millions to the haunting beauty of their unique
repertoire.



Presented by KITKA Women's Vocal Ensemble







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12/02/2012 - Northern Lights: A Clerestory Christmas

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Clerestory, the Bay Area's acclaimed ten-man vocal ensemble, presents
Northern Lights, an a cappella concert of holiday music from Scandinavia.
From a rollicking, traditional Lapland "yoik" to harmonies that evoke the
serene chill of the Winter Solstice, Clerestory presents holiday tunes from
Sweden, Norway, Finland and more to greet the season.



"Northern Lights: A Clerestory Christmas" will be performed Saturday,
December 1, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Church in Berkeley and Sunday, December
2, 8:00pm at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.



Clerestory's 2012-13 season continues with Bacchanalia in March 2013. The
group also will perform at Chanticleer's 35th Anniversary Celebration on
March 22, 2013 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.



ABOUT CLERESTORY
Clerestory's singers, from countertenor to bass, are professional veterans
of San Francisco's finest vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia
Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Since its founding in 2006,
Clerestory has performed across the Bay Area, including regular concerts in
San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, along with appearances in Sonoma,
Santa Cruz and Lodi. The ensemble has been featured on National Public
Radio and on San Francisco's KDFC and KALW's VoiceBox. Clerestory's concert
recordings are available for free listening or download at
http://www.clerestory.org/music. Clerestory is named for cathedral windows
that let in daylight; the group tells the "clear story" of music through
sophisticated performances grounded in decades of experience singing
together.

Presented by Clerestory







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12/03/2012 - ATC Lecture: JoAnne Northrup, Curator, Nevada Museum of Art

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Within the contemporary art world a group of artists-including Erwin Redl,
Leo Villareal, and Jennifer Steinkamp, among others-explore light, color,
abstraction, and movement within a technological foundation. These artists
might be regarded as the "black swans" of new media art. So what's the
point of making art that resembles Christmas lights, Las Vegas, Disney,
1960s light shows, lava lamps, screensavers, and Star Trek in the 21st
century? Doesn't the world we live in have more pressing concerns?



Or perhaps these artists are onto something important. JoAnne Northrup
explores "objective art" in her talk "Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism
from Bauhaus to Beehive." She traces back to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's and Oskar
Fischinger's avant-garde films in the 1920s and 30s that probed the nature
of perception. More recently, the ubiquity of personal computers has
enabled the "black swans" of media art to explore light, color and motion
in three dimensions and create immersive environments. This recent work
references nature and biological networks, incorporates data, and evokes
emergent behavior through practices that exist at the juncture of design,
technology, science, and contemporary art. Can this work harness technology
to enable us to see, hear, and feel the patterns of the natural world as a
profoundly aesthetic experience? Or have we simply returned to the 1960s
light shows and lava lamps?



JoAnne Northrup is dedicated to bringing artists who use pioneering
techniques and inventive materials into the mainstream conversation about
contemporary art and innovation. She was appointed director of contemporary
art initiatives at the Nevada Museum of Art in January of this year. She
was drawn to the Museum's unique interdisciplinary program and the
opportunity to explore uncharted territory through her curatorial work.



Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media/Art Techonology + Culture
Colloquium [ATC]







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12/05/2012 - Holiday Concert with Menlo Atherton High School Choir

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The Menlo Atherton High School Choir in Menlo Park, CA, will entertain
Little House members and the general public to an afternoon of eclectic and
dynamic Holiday Music from 2pm-3pm on December 5, 2012. The choir has
enjoyed a rich tradition of musical excellence since 2006.



The choir's mission is to unite students and the community in the simple,
but profound pleasure of singing. Under the direction of Patrick Maier, the
M-A choir has performed at the Menlo Park Circus Club, the Anaheim Heritage
Festival, and the Menlo Park City Council Chambers.



You are all cordially invited.



For more information, call (650) 326-2025 ext. 222

Presented by Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.







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12/07/2012 - Menlo Park Chorus Holiday Concert

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'A Gift of Music,' the annual holiday concert by the Menlo Park Chorus, is
slated for Friday, December 7, at 7:30 PM, at Trinity Episcopal Church.
The evening's music ranges from seasonal pops to traditional carols. The
program spans holiday pieces from the US and Europe, Brazil and Puerto
Rico. The City-sponsored Menlo Park Chorus performs under the direction of
April McNeely with piano accompaniment by John Iosefa.



"We are delighted to once again share our music for this holiday season,"
said McNeely. "Our appearances at the local Veterans Administration
Hospital, the Menlo Park Council Chambers and aboard Caltrain's Holiday
Train are most gratifying. We love to bring harmony and joy to many
audiences around Menlo Park and the Peninsula."



The Chorus performs at Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo
Park. Tickets for the Friday evening, 7:30 PM concert are available at the
door, at $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and students. Children
under 12 are free.



The Menlo Park Chorus is sponsored by the City of Menlo Park Community
Services Department.



Presented by Menlo Park Chorus







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12/08/2012 - Marin Ballet Nutcracker

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Sat Dec 8 at 1pm + 7pm; Sun Dec 9 at 1pm + 5pm

Marin Ballet, a premier classical ballet training center based in Marin
County, is pleased to announce its annual Nutcracker performance, December
8-9, 2012, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael. The 2012
production, choreographed by Julia Adam (formerly of San Francisco Ballet),
opens Marin Ballet's 50th Anniversary season. More than 200 Marin Ballet
dancers ages 8-18 perform in this annual full-length production. This year
the student dancers will be joined by guest artists including Memphis
Ballet's Travis Bradley and Diablo Ballet's Robert Dekkers.



"It is an amazing privilege for me to work with Marin Ballet during its
50th anniversary season. I feel incredibly fortunate to work with so many
talented people of all ages and share my love of dancemaking," said Julia
Adam.



Marin Ballet's Nutcracker has played to nearly 250,000 people and has
become a treasured holiday tradition among Marin residents over the past 50
years. This year's cast includes: ten female alumni dancers, representing
every era and production performed by Marin Ballet, participating in the
Party Scene with newly designed costumes. Some of the alumni performers
include: Georgia Thunes playing Clara and Fritz's mother alongside her son
Virgil Thunes (as Fritz), Holly Stern and Elaine O'Malley, formerly of Het
Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet). In addition, the roles of other
Party Parents will be performed by the following alumni: Moira (Perry)
O'Neal, Whitney (Lee) McEachern; Board Member Jon O'Halloran and his wife
Haven (Dorado) O'Halloran; and Hiromi Yamazaki of Diablo Ballet and Robert
Dekker's Post:Ballet. Mr. Dekkers will be performing the role of
Nutcracker Boy. Marin Ballet student Paige Shaw (Miss Redwood Empire's
Outstanding Teen) will perform the role of Clara.



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11/29/2012 - Playland After Dark

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Thursday, November 29th
Playland After Dark -Grown-up Game Night
(Adult Admission Only $10)
Join us for a date night like no other-Playland After Dark's Grown-up Game
Night featuring board games galore (or you can bring your favorite!) and
all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball
always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, without the kids.



Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built
entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic
and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic,
side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted
houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer
generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's
Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious
sights and sounds of that marvelous era.



Admission: $10
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Website is www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org
(510) 932-8966 Cell Phone
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11/29/2012 - Strange Sinema 58: Bizarre Cinema Histories

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Oddball Films presents Strange Sinema 58: Bizarre Cinema Histories, a
monthly screening of new finds, old gems and offbeat oddities from Oddball
Films’ collection of over 50,000 film prints. Tonight we present an
offbeat look at the origins and bizarre expressions of cinema through
historical inventions, experimental innovations and hand-made films
throughout the ages. We start off with a fascinating documentary The
Origins of the Motion Picture (1955) examining cinema history from Leonardo
Da Vinci to Thomas Edison featuring oddities such as the Thaumatrope, the
Phenakistiscope, Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope and more. We follow with the
early cinema experiments of Georges MéliÚs in excerpts from Baron
Munchausen’s Hallucinations (1911) and pair of animated satires of
Hollywood including Mickey’s Gala Premiere (1933) featuring M*ckey Mouse
and a cast of show biz celebs viciously lampooned for our enjoyment, Daffy
Duck Goes to Hollywood (1938) where our duckster makes movie mayhem by
creating a masterpiece using stock footage only to enrage his boss! Witness
Camera Magic (1943), a rare curio by notorious oddball photographer Arthur
“Weegee” Felig demonstrating a variety of camera techniques used to
produce special effects. Moving on to the 70s we take a cue from Stan
Brakhage, Len Lye, and other avant-garde film makers in Michael and Mimi
Warshaw’s How to Make a Movie Without a Camera (1972) and Yvonne
Andersen’s Let’s Make a Film (1971), films which encourages kids to
make beautiful movies by scratching and drawing directly on film and
animating films using hinged cut-outs, clay, toys, painted film and live
action. Another rare doc Richter on Film (1972) profiles Dadaist and
abstract/avant garde filmmaker Hans Richter as he talks about his
ground-breaking experimental films of the 1920's including excerpts from
Rhythm 21 (1921), Race Symphony (1928), and Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927).
Additional films include Mandatory Edits (1965), a wacko reel of sexually
suggestive and violent censored film clips marked for the cutting room
floor and saved by a film collector and Bombay Movies (1977), an inside
look at the bizarre world of Bollywood films in the 1970s.



Plus! Rare avant garde shorts and excerpts featuring Lightplay: Black-
White-Grey (excerpt) (1932) by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Site (1964) (excerpt) by
Robert Morris + Stan Vanderbeek and Linoleum (1967) (excerpt) by Robert
Rauschenberg



Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to ***@oddballfilm.com or
(415) 558-8117




Highlights Include:



Origins of the Motion Picture (B+W, 1955)
This fascinating documentary describes the events leading to the perfection
of motion pictures, and examines the technological development, from the
theories of Leonardo Da Vinci to the inventions of Thomas Edison. The film
examines reliefs on Indian temple walls, DaVinci’s Camera Obscura, the
Magic Lantern, the many facets of moving image inventions from the
Thaumatrope, or “wonder turner,” the Phenakistiscope, Muybridge’s
Zoopraxiscope, the Zoetrope, Edison’s, Kinetograph and many more
evolutionary moving image projection devices. Produced by the U.S. Navy in
collaboration with The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution,
the National Archives, Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and the George Eastman
House of Photography.



How to Make a Movie Without a Camera (Color, 1972)
Taking a cue from Stan Brakhage, Len Lye, and other avant-garde film
makers, Michael and Mimi Warshaw encourage kids to make beautiful movies by
scratching and drawing directly on film. Using just these simple techniques
and a catchy soundtrack, the Warshaws show that it doesn’t take a big
studio budget or an all-star cast to craft a movie that makes more sense
than Inception.



“Michael and Mimi Warshaw’s film is a non-stop sampling of the wonders
of found footage and hand-made movie techniques. The film incorporates
techniques such as scratching, acetate inks, food coloring, felt tip pens,
bleaching, rub-ons, and various stock or found footage elements creating an
instructional yet experimental film. Famed avant garde filmmakers such as
Len Lye, Stan Brakhage, and dadist Hans Richter created entire bodies of
innovative, abstract cameraless film using direct physical techniques such
as these.”



Camera Magic (B+W, 1943)
This rare curio by notorious oddball photographer Arthur “Weegee” Felig
demonstrates a variety of camera techniques used to produce special effects
with an ordinary 16mm motion picture camera without employing special
equipment. A man moves to embrace a woman and we watch her vanish. On the
beach a woman smiles while her decapitated head lies next to her. More
offbeat scenes demonstrate tips and tricks for the amateur and professional
alike. Wacky, weird and nothing like it in the entire Castle film
collection this came from!



Excerpts from Baron Munchausen’s Hallucinations (B+W, 1911)
Georges MéliÚs was the magician par excellence of the early cinema,
innovating constantly to bring cinema to its full expressive potential. In
his rarely-seen version of Baron Munchausen, MéliÚs takes on the
fantasies of the great traveling Baron, using new camera tricks and
exquisite sets to bring the stories to life.



Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
Watch Daffy Duck wreak havoc on a movie set by cutting and splicing
together various clips into finished product of a movie contains nothing
but newsreel titles and clips surrealist style. An anarchistic and avant
garde masterpiece!



Mandatory Edits (Color+B+W, c.1950- 1965)
This wacko reel of censored film clips will be presented as found. Marked
“Mandatory Edits” and compiled presumably by the editor at the big Los
Angeles TV station where this reel originated, these feature film clips
were apparently deemed too violent, sexual, suggestive or shocking to be
shown on TV. Jarring edits take you from the Civil War to WWII to the old
West, to Ancient times and back, and from color to B &W. See flaming arrows
in the chest, suggestive undergarments, bloody stumps, heaving breasts, and
so much more! See Gary Cooper, Buddy Greco, Burt Lancaster, Charo, and a
cast of thousands together in the boldest film that never was!



Let’s Make a Film (Color, 1971)
Photographed by Yvonne Andersen with narration by Dominic Falcone Shows how
children between the ages of five and eighteen, working at the Yellow Ball
Workshop, make animated films using hinged cut-outs, clay, toys, painted
film, constructed forms, and live action. Follows one child through the
entire process of making a short animated film with 16mm Bolex Camera on a
tripod, and using rewinders and viewer as editing tools.



Mickey’s Gala Premiere (B+W, 1933)
Mickey and Minnie attend the premiere of the Big Mouse’s new hit cartoon
in this animation from the height of Hollywood’s Golden Age. All the
stars of the day are at the show, and most of them are ruthlessly
lampooned. Get a taste of Hollywood’s lost glamour in this cavalcade of
in-jokes and personal attacks.



Bombay Movies (Color, 1977)
The entire output of the American film industry is the merest trickle in
comparison with India, where the original Moguls release many times more
films each year than the Americans can ever dream of. Studios in Bombay’s
Hollywood, Bollywood, churn out a smorgasbord of musicals and exploitation
films on a daily basis, serving the needs of India’s vast moviegoing
public. Follow mega-star Vinod Khanna as he introduces American audiences
to cinema, Indian-style.



Richter on Film (Color, 1972)
The brilliant painter, Dadaist and abstract/avant garde filmmaker Hans
Richter talks about his experimental films of the 1920's. Excerpts from
Rhythm 2 (1921), Race Symphony (1928), and Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927)
are included. Richter moved from Switzerland to the United States in 1940
and taught in the Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New
York. While living in New York, Richter directed two feature films, Dreams
That Money Can Buy (1947) and 8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957)
in collaboration with Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Paul Bowles, Fernand Léger,
Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and others. In 1957, he finished a film
entitled Dadascope with original poems and prose spoken by their creators:
Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann, Richard Huelsenbeck, and Kurt
Schwitters. Richter was also the author of a first-hand account of the Dada
movement titled Dada: Art and Anti-Art which also included his reflections
on the emerging Neo-Dada artworks.



Plus these avant-garde art films:
Rhythm 21 (1921) by Hans Richter Lightplay: Black-White-Grey (excerpt)
(1932) by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Site (1964) (excerpt) by Robert Morris + Stan
Vanderbeek
Linoleum (1967) (excerpt) by Robert Rauschenberg

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11/30/2012 - In Transit: San Franciscos Daily Commute in Words and Pictures

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In celebration of Muni's 100th anniversary, Harvey Milk Photo Center and
Muni Diaries present "In Transit," featuring the top photos and stories
about your daily commute.



The opening reception this Friday will also feature our new “Rename Your
Muni Line” game where you can bestow a new nickname for your line
(6-Parnasty, anybody?) on a humongous map, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey style
(no blindfolds, unless you’re so inclined).



The Harvey Milk Photo Center is at the west end of Duboce Park, and a great
place for photography-lovers.







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11/30/2012 - GAZE screening #3: Material Worlds

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Walking the line between the natural and the mythic, GAZE’s most recent
compilation of moving image works takes us deep into the pulse of the
natural world, where the familiar textures of organic material give way to
manipulated landscapes of the imagination.



Featuring film and video work by local and international women filmmakers.



Mere Mystery, by Lori Felker
Garden, by Michaela Nettell
Markings 1-3, by Eva Kolcze
Changed Landscape, by Tijana Petrovic (in attendance)
Cry When It Happens, by Laida Lertxundi
Leafless, by Nazli Dincel (in attendance)
Seattle Solstice, by Caryn Cline
Within a Stone’s Throw, by Cecilia Condit







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11/30/2012 - Fairy Tale Frenzy

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Oddball Films and guest curator Landon Bates bring you Fairy Tale Frenzy, a
lovely jumble of fairy tales as interpreted for the screen. This program,
a kaleidoscope of colors and textures, comprised of classic tales, and some
fresh lesser-known ones, is sure to bring out your inner kid. We’ll
begin with the wonderfully weird Czech animation Cecily (1970’s), the
story of a girl whose ears, pulled continually by her grandmother as
punishment for bad behavior, stretch to the size of sails, doubling as
wings that will carry her far away from her previously drab and ordinary
life. King Midas and the Golden Touch (1946) is a puppet-filled parable
that warns against the dangers of greed, as the king abuses his newfound
ability to turn anything he touches to gold. A Chairy Tale (1957), a crazy
sort of comic ballet, with a sitar score by Ravi Shankar, involves a boy
who may not sit in a chair until the chair first sits on him. The Owl and
the Lemming (1971), a stop-motion animation with traditional Eskimo
chanting music, tells of an owl who falls prey to flattery, letting his
dinner elude him. The Thieving Magpie (1967), an Italian animation by
Emmanuel Luzzati, set to Rossini’s famous overture, shows what happens
when birds revolt against their hunters. And, lastly, we’ll conclude the
evening with three exquisitely elegant silhouette films by Lotte Reiniger:
The Magic Horse, The Frog Prince, and Puss n’ Boots (1953-54). This
evening of fairy tale fun is not to be missed.



Date: Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to ***@oddballfilm.com or
(415) 558-8117




“One day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
- C.S. Lewis



Featuring:



Cecily (Color, 1970’s)
In this surprising Czech animation, the eponymous Cecily is a little girl
with big dreams of becoming a singer. Her grumpy grandmother, however, is
less than encouraging, tugging on Cecily’s ears whenever displeased with
her behavior. Such incessant ear-pulling eventually stretches the little
girl’s ears to the size of sails, and little Cecily takes to the sky,
Dumbo-like, to realize her dreams elsewhere. She lands in the jungle,
adopted by an assortment of animals, and starts a band.



King Midas and the Golden Touch (Color, 1946)
In this tale of obsession, when granted a single wish, the avaricious King
Midas chooses the power to turn whatever he touches to gold. The king’s
initial delight is unbounded as he tries out his new ability at the
breakfast table, touching first the tablecloth and then a short-stack of
pancakes, with dazzling results. But, as ordinary objects are transfigured
into golden ones, so Midas’s ecstasy dissolves into horror, when he
touches the hand of his own daughter, rendering her statuesque. This tale
is brought to life with wonderful puppetry animation.



A Chairy Tale (B+W, 1957)
A young man seeks a place to sit while reading, a simple enough problem
with an equally simple solution: there is an empty chair conveniently
nearby. Yet, when the man attempts to sit, he finds himself floor-bound;
the chair has eluded him. He tries again, and again the chair moves. The
most basic of actions turns into an all-out battle of wills, chair and boy
tumbling in a frenzied blur across the floor. Directed by experimental
filmmaker Norman McClaren, with a sitar score by the imminent Ravi Shankar
punctuating the comically exaggerated physical movements, this Buster
Keaton-like ballet won British Film Academy and Venice International Film
Festival awards when it came out in 1957.



The Owl and the Lemming: an Eskimo Legend (Color, 1971)
A hungry owl, Ookpik, spies a plump, sleeping lemming, a potential feast
for his family. He captures the lemming, who readily surrenders but then
encourages Ookpik to indulge in a sort of victory dance, praising the owl
as the finest dancer in all the land. The owl proceeds to get drunk on his
vanity, losing himself in his dance and providing his prey with the perfect
opportunity for escape. This stop motion animation, touching on the
dangers of flattery, employs a beautiful sunset backdrop, whose smooth
curves undulate slightly, which, combined with a serene score of Eskimo
chanting, creates a subtly hypnotic atmosphere.



The Thieving Magpie (Color, 1967)
In this Italian animation, three kings who tire of war turn to recreational
bird hunting, sweeping the skies with barrages of arrows, and sending
countless birds plummeting to their demise. One wily magpie, however,
manages to evade the kings and, in turn, terrorize them with his antics,
eventually amassing an army of bird troops to avenge themselves against the
killer kings. Directed by Emmanuelle Luzatti, this film received an
Academy Award nomination.



3 Silhouette Films by Lotte Reiniger: The Magic Horse, The Frog Prince, and
Puss n’ Boots (B+W, 1953-1954)
These three animated adaptations of several of the most classic fairytales
are this program’s main course. Unmatched in their imaginative
innovation, Lotte Reiniger’s use of silhouetted cutouts seems the perfect
medium for bringing to life these whimsical tales. Ornate and elegant,
these three shorts alone are easily worth admission.




Curator’s Biography:
Landon Bates is a UC Berkeley graduate of English Literature, has worked on
several documentary film projects, is the drummer for the post-punk duo
Disappearing People, and is a cinephile whose devotion to movies knows no
bounds.

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12/01/2012 - Penguins Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

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December 8 - 9
Penguins Weekend
Dance your happy feet over to Playland as we have chillax with the most fun
creatures of the Arctics - the penguin. Search throughout the Museum of Fun
for all kinds of our web-footed friends - Emperor Penguins, King Penguins,
and even animated ones may appear. It'll be a Playland party weekend like
no other (tuxedo optional)!


The special events of Penguins Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's
regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can play all
day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built
entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic
and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic,
side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted
houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer
generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's
Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious
sights and sounds of that marvelous era.







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12/01/2012 - Gift Shop

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The Bold Italic makes a habit of supporting local makers year-round, but
with all the money spent in the month of December, the holidays are an
especially great time to get behind goods that are crafted here in town.
That’s why TBI has partnered with 5M Project on Gift Shop, an independent
San Francisco marketplace that helps people support their neighbors with
their holiday shopping. On December 1 and 2nd, The Bold Italic Event Space
will be transformed into a free pop up holiday mall and steering the masses
toward San Francisco-made gifts, from apparel to jewelry, home décor to
food, and everything in between.



Confirmed vendors include - Johsu + Vela, Stolen Sunday, Curiosity Atlas,
The Bold Italic, Casa Murriguez, Capital Eyewear, Salty Fox, a Snap
Yourself Holiday Photo Booth and more.



When: Saturday Dec 1st, 11 am - 5 pm; and Sunday Dec 2nd, 12 pm - 5 pm



Come out to Gift Shop to browse the goods on display and maybe even get a
photo taken on Santa’s lap.







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12/01/2012 - Travelers on the Art Road

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 10:00 AM PST
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A Woman's Eye Gallery hosts opening reception Saturday, December 1 with
Allan Ridley, Alice Ducayet, Mimi Makowksy







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12/01/2012 - DSF Clothing Co. + Art Gallery Presents 'Life Lessons: 1-24'

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Life Lessons: 1-24 by Katrina Ruth
'Analog typography showcase of hours + hours of work, filled with all the
life lessons you could ever hope to learn.'



Saturday Dec 1st we will be hosting the opening reception for Katrina
Ruth's new show titled "Life Lessons: 1-24" Now shut up and listen to this;
we have a bunch of rad art going on the wall, a bunch of booze for you to
drink while you look at it, and DJ Oli will be spinning music that make you
feel like a smooth criminal.




About the show.
Hand-drawn, hand-cut, hand-glued, layered pieces of construction paper.
Computers are rad, but limiting.


This body of work was inspired by mistakes. It's made up of pieces of
advice that I've obtained over the last 24 years. Some I've learned, some I
was given, all of it was helpful. The idea was to take something
expendable, and create something memorable. Advice can work in the same
way. You can choose to either ignore it, or apply it to what you do and
change your work entirely.




About Katrina
+ Graphic Designer / Screen Printer
+ Based in San Francisco, CA
+ Most recently watched movie: Teen Wolf
+ Most recently loved album: Good Kid MAAD City
+ Dreamboat: Steve Buscemi
+ General Favorites: Horror Films, Pho + Biking



RSVP @ http://www.facebook.com/events/354162248014043/







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12/01/2012 - The Joy of Christmas: A Celebration for Chorus and Harp

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST
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San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Robert Gurney, presents:



The Joy of Christmas
A Celebration for Chorus and Harp



Benjamin Britten "A Ceremony of Carols"
Benjamin Britten "A Hymn To The Virgin"
Kirke Mechem "Seven Joys of Christmas"
Kirke Mechem "Gloria" (from Three Motets)
Bob Chilcott "The Shepherd’s Carol"
Bob Chilcott "God So Loved The World"
Robert H. Young "There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue"
Marjorie Hess "The Oxen"
Peter Wishart "Alleluya, A New Work Is Come On Hand"
Boris Ord "Adam Lay Ybounden"



Meredith Clark, harp

Tickets: http://www.sflc.org/concerts/buy tickets.htm
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12/06/2012 - Honk If Youre Horny: Retro Sex Musicals

Posted: 06 Dec 2012 05:30 PM PST
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This series presents three sex musicals from the bicentennial year of 1976.
Jimmy Carter was elected president, the Apple computer company was formed,
Nadia Comaneci got a perfect 10, and The Ramones released their first
record. But most importantly, the tiny sub-genre of the sex musical film
blossomed with these three releases. Come kick off the holiday season with
a trio of dusty, strange and erotic relics.



This series presents three sex musicals from the bicentennial year of 1976.
Jimmy Carter was elected president, the Apple computer company was formed,
Nadia Comaneci got a perfect 10, and The Ramones released their first
record. But most importantly, the tiny sub-genre of the sex musical film
blossomed with these three releases. Come kick off the holiday season with
a trio of dusty, strange and erotic relics.







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12/07/2012 - The Autotech Council: CHANGES IN IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 06:30 AM PST
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Does your company work with integrated in-car entertainment and information
systems? Check out The Autotech Council’s next Public Meeting:
INFOTAINMENT. This month Autotech Council members will be exploring the
rapidly changing In-Vehicle Infotainment segment, IVI. As standalone
systems and aftermarket upgrades are being rapidly displaced by smartphones
providing access to richer content in a more flexible manner, Automakers
are rising to the challenge of updating their IVI experiences,
incorporating cellular connectivity, touch UIs, and wired or wireless links
to smartphones.



The Autotech Council gathers auto manufacturers, vendors, distributors,
startups, and investors every other month for a 1/2 day, deep dive on one
segment inside the auto industry where lots of innovation is taking place.
These meetings are open to the public and introduce dozens of companies to
new ideas, new companies, and new opportunities. They include insight into
to what the major vendors and manufacturers are doing as well as exposing
them to a handful of new products and services. Startup demos are always a
highlight of these agendas.







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12/07/2012 - 1AM Gallery presents 'Over The Edge'- the first US solo show
featuring world-renowned artist MadC!

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 04:30 PM PST
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1AM has a new show featuring world-renowned mural and aerosol artist MadC.
You won't want to miss the beginning of her art career taking root in the
US.



"Over The Edge" is a solo exhibition featuring new works from German
artist, MadC aka Claudia Walde. With the constant evolution and argument of
graffiti as an art form, 1AM's upcoming show aims to keep the energy of
this form alive on canvas without taking it directly from the street. MadC
is not only challenging the line between graffiti and fine art, but is also
charging forth as a female artist in an art form that is primarily
male-dominated. Arguably the top aerosol artist in the world, she is
renowned for her talent, tenacity, and ambition.



Opening December 7th, 6:30-9:30pm, "Over The Edge" will showcase a
collection of mixed media paintings on canvas and paper that will highlight
her 1AM Gallery inspired installation. Already one of the best mural
artists and successful with her recently sold-out Paris show, MadC's
burgeoning art career now begins in the west.



For inquiries or media related materials, email ***@1AMSF.com.







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12/07/2012 - A Musical Evening of Giving featuring Squid Inc

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 04:30 PM PST
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Join in this evening of Musical Giving featuring Squid Inc to support the
Community School for Creative Education.



Guests will be serenaded by string quartet Squid Inc and have the
opportunity to bid on delightful auction items.



Squid Inc is made up of some of the Bay Area's fiercest string players and
will open your ears as the world of popular music dances with classical
tradition.
Welcome to the future of the string quartet!
http://www.squidincstrings.com/live



All proceeds will directly benefit the Community School for Creative
Education.
CSCE is a Waldorf inspired Oakland Public Charter School nestled in the
urban neighborhood of the San Antonio district in Oakland. The school
serves an incredibly diverse population of students, bringing a unique
education to the community of Oakland where each student is prepared to
thrive in our multicultural society.



The event is sponsored by The Numi Foundation and hosted by the CPAC
(Community Parents Action Committee)



Presented by Community School for Creative Education







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12/07/2012 - Edo Salon + Gallery presents: Woolen

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST
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Warm up from the winter cold at Woolen, an exhibition of fiber works by
artist Meghan Urback. Inspired by wool’s tactile qualities, complex
biological structures, and miraculous physical capabilities, Urback creates
textural compositions using hand and industrially processed wool felt.



The process of felting, traditionally used to construct garments and
shelter, dates back millennia. Many of these centuries-old practices are
still in place today, yet the fiber has also become a product of industry.
Urback’s simple yet elegant artworks highlight the beauty of wool’s
historical and commercial uses by integrating the age-old fiber’s natural
textures and colors with its contemporary counterparts.
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12/07/2012 - Puss in Boots Holiday Panto

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Dec 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30pm; Dec 8, 9, 15, 16 at 2pm



Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage Company presents 'Puss In Boots' Holiday Panto,
their hugely popular annual 'fractured fairy-tale' musical comedy. Based
on the beloved French fairytale by Charles Perrault, this world-premiere
panto musical by local playwright Kate Hawley features a sassy cat who
promises to solve the problems of a poor miller's son. Puss charms the
Queen, befuddles the Prime Minister, defeats the powerful wizard Kazaam,
and helps her shy master and Princess Sweetiepie fall madly in love.
Featuring original songs by local composer Chris Houston, the positive
message about just being yourself makes this musical a gem.



"Panto" (short for "pantomime") is not to be confused with the
silent "mime" performance genre made famous by French mime master Marcel
Marceau (think: black tights and white painted faces). Rather Panto is a
lively irreverent musical-comedy production beloved for centuries in Great
Britain, and most often performed during the Christmas season. American
theater from vaudeville to Saturday Night Live owe their existence to the
cherished and iconic Pantos of England.



Puss in Boots follows the panto tradition of being based on traditional
children's stories. Plot lines are then adapted for comic or satiric
effect, and always incorporate audience participation, slapstick, inside
jokes, cross-dressing, song, dance, and all kinds of silliness.



In this version of Puss in Boots, the role of the Queen was written
especially for returning guest actor Paula Wujek. Guest artist David
Moore, appearing with Civic Arts Stage Company for the first time, has dual
roles as the snooty Prime Minister Pratt and the evil wizard Kazaam.



In addition to returning director Rebecca Ennals, Katie O'Bryon reprises
her role as company choreographer, along with set and lighting designer
Steve Mannshardt and sound designer Ryan Lee Short. New staff music
director Angela Zullinger and costume designer Sophia Thorsen round out the
senior production roster.



Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center







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12/07/2012 - Melody of China with Guests Earplay - New Voices: Celebrating
Contemporary Composers

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Melody of China presents an evening of new music for Chinese instruments.
Featured on the program is a special performance of Joan Huang's "Along the
River During the Qingming Festival". Melody of China will perform this
colorful and dramatic work with guests Earplay ensemble offering a striking
combination of Chinese and Western instruments. Also on the program will be
the world premiere of "Standing at the Gate" for Chinese sextet by young
composer Eric Myers. Melody of China and Earplay - don't miss this
incredible performance!! For tickets, visit:
www.oldfirstconcerts.org
For info about Melody of China, visit:
www.melodyofchina.org







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12/07/2012 - The Winter White Masquerade

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST
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iCu The Network
Presents:



"The Winter White Masquerade"




“Come and Enjoy A Night of Magic”



This will be a night of Industry Networking and Socializing! Meet other
Local Entrepreneurs, Fashionistas, Creatives and Artists! If you are
looking to break in or just learn more about the industry, this is the
night!



Come and enjoy a Captivating “Underwater Aquatic Themed Lounge” with
over $2 Million in renovation! It’s the Newest Sexiest, Secret the Bay
has to offer! Dance and Party while waves are projected all around you, and
future business opportunities at your fingertips!



Tickets: $10-


Must Be 21+



DRESS CODE: ALL WHITE

DJ: Shonye







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12/08/2012 - A TASTE OF SELF CARE ~ The dhyana Centers Grand Opening
Holiday Celebration

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:00 AM PST
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A full day and evening celebration with tours of the Center’s new Self
Care Studio and Movement Studio, free yoga and movement classes with Center
teachers, delicious local foods, healthy teas and mocktails, eclectic music
and performance, and an evening concert with the raw rambunctious sounds of
singer/songwriter ALYRA ROSE followed by the one and only SHABAZ. The
dhyana Center is a beautiful new Sebastopol venue dedicated to nurturing
the health of our community through workshops, classes, Ayurveda,
education, concerts, an amazing new bath house and the Flourish Cafe, and
all kinds of wonderful gatherings.



SHABAZ is an incredibly rich synthesis of Sufi-Qawwali, and World Beat
dance. Featuring two of the most powerful Pakistani/Indiani voices
performing today, Riffat Sultana and her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan,
accompanied by the extraordinary guitarist Richard Michos. Riffat and her
Sukhawat are part of an eleven-generation continuum as they are the
children of the great classical singer Salamat! Ali Khan, and their lineage
extends back to the court singers for Akbar the Great. These stellar
musicians use their classical training in new settings resulting in a
fusion of the family's traditional and modern forms of music from the
Indian subcontinent, including Punjabi folk, ghazal, qawwali (devotional
Sufi songs) with folk, jazz, funk, and tabla groove. SHABAZ inspires
audiences to dance from the heart and listen from the soul; don't miss this
chance to experience their magic and celebrate the amazing gifts that the
dhyana Center has to offer our community.




ALYRA ROSE is a rambunctious, soulful and lyrical center of the Voodoo
Medicine Show - a high energy, psychedelic-gypsy-jam band. She also flies
solo as prolific song writer and engaging entertainer in her own right. Her
passionate songs are pure as her lyrics are born from desire to grow and
cultivate the seeds of change in a world ready for revolution. Alyra is a
naturally gifted guitarist, crafting and developing spontaneous, rocking
riffs. She is a ray in the spectrum of prolific, female musicians. Alyra
sings a healing ancient tune, with a rebel spirit and style all her own.



dhyana Center, 186 No. Main Street, Sebastopol
707-823-8818 / www.dhyanacenter.com







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12/08/2012 - Marin Ballet Nutcracker

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:00 AM PST
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Sat Dec 8 at 1pm + 7pm; Sun Dec 9 at 1pm + 5pm

Marin Ballet, a premier classical ballet training center based in Marin
County, is pleased to announce its annual Nutcracker performance, December
8-9, 2012, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael. The 2012
production, choreographed by Julia Adam (formerly of San Francisco Ballet),
opens Marin Ballet's 50th Anniversary season. More than 200 Marin Ballet
dancers ages 8-18 perform in this annual full-length production. This year
the student dancers will be joined by guest artists including Memphis
Ballet's Travis Bradley and Diablo Ballet's Robert Dekkers.



"It is an amazing privilege for me to work with Marin Ballet during its
50th anniversary season. I feel incredibly fortunate to work with so many
talented people of all ages and share my love of dancemaking," said Julia
Adam.



Marin Ballet's Nutcracker has played to nearly 250,000 people and has
become a treasured holiday tradition among Marin residents over the past 50
years. This year's cast includes: ten female alumni dancers, representing
every era and production performed by Marin Ballet, participating in the
Party Scene with newly designed costumes. Some of the alumni performers
include: Georgia Thunes playing Clara and Fritz's mother alongside her son
Virgil Thunes (as Fritz), Holly Stern and Elaine O'Malley, formerly of Het
Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet). In addition, the roles of other
Party Parents will be performed by the following alumni: Moira (Perry)
O'Neal, Whitney (Lee) McEachern; Board Member Jon O'Halloran and his wife
Haven (Dorado) O'Halloran; and Hiromi Yamazaki of Diablo Ballet and Robert
Dekker's Post:Ballet. Mr. Dekkers will be performing the role of
Nutcracker Boy. Marin Ballet student Paige Shaw (Miss Redwood Empire's
Outstanding Teen) will perform the role of Clara.



Presented by Marin Ballet







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12/08/2012 - Christmas Opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' Dec. 8

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Dec. 8, 2pm and 5pm



For the first time, Livermore Valley Opera, in collaboration with First
Presbyterian Church of Livermore, presents the long-standing Christmas
season favorite Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo
Menotti. Performed in English, this story of a crippled boy and his mother
who are visited by the three kings on their way to Bethlehem, offers a
unique opportunity for holiday family entertainment. Details are as
follows: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Saturday, December 8, 2012; 2pm and
5pm; First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 Fifth Street.



"We are very excited about bringing this unique chamber opera production to
the Tri-Valley," says Raquel Holt, LVO Board member. "This opera is so
delightful with a heartwarming story that is perfect for families."



Director Sylvia Amorino says that because the chamber opera is in English
and under an hour, it is the perfect piece for children and families. And,
because the main character Amahl is a young boy, children can identify with
his role.



Other cast members include soprano Michelle Rice as Amahl's mother who has
performed in a number of LVO productions include Romeo et Juliette, and
solo performances at LVO's annual Opera in the Vineyard. The cast of
shepherds, members of First Presbyterian Church of Livermore's own choir,
is led by choral director Janet Holmes, who will also provide piano
accompaniment for the opera.



With the opera's Christmastime appeal, young singers and heart-warming
story, Amahl makes for a great family holiday experience says director
Amorino.



Presented by Livermore Valley Opera







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12/08/2012 - Rye - an erotic novel - reading/meet-the-author (#1)

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 03:00 PM PST
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Brooklyn-based musician Sam Rosenthal turns erotic novelist within the
pages of Rye, a steamy, snarky and sensitive walk on the wild side.



Sam will be reading, answering questions, signing books, hanging out. Fun!
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE!!!



Saturday December 8 - Wicked Grounds
5-6:30 pm - 289 8th Street; San Francisco, CA 94103 - (415) 503-0405
FREE



A money-shot across the bow of outdated sensibilities, Rye takes a sexual
somersault through the complexities of desire in a penetrating portrayal of
twenty-first century intimacy.



Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2F1VS8 or ryethenovel.com







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12/08/2012 - Lorena Ziraldo, Hotel California Artist in Residency

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Hotel California is pleased to introduce the second resident of its
Artist-in-Residence program with Canadian-based figurative painter, Lorena
Ziraldo. Ziraldo will be inhabiting Hotel California for one month, from
November 12, through December 12, 2012. The artist will be working on a
series of paintings that will be on view each weekday evening from 5-7PM in
the reception room. During these times, the reception room will be open to
the public for viewing and patrons are encouraged to witness the artist’s
work take shape and change during her residency. Over the course of her
residence at Hotel California, Lorena Ziraldo will be painting from a
series of photographs taken on a seaside family vacation last year. Her
son, a recurrent focal point in her artwork, will be a strong presence in
this series of work; his changing form as he grows older is expressed by
the artist as a larger metaphor for the passing of time. Please join us for
the closing reception where we will be celebrating the culmination of the
artist's time at Hotel California. The residency will be open to the public
on Saturday, December 8 2012 from 5PM - 7PM and complementary wine and hors
d'oeuvres will be served.
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12/03/2012 - Quiet Lightning

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Quiet Lightning is a monthly literary mixtape that will not stand on
ceremony.



Every month we get to read through a basket full of blind submissions sent
by some of the greatest writers from the Bay and beyond. We pick the
biggest shiniest diamonds from the other big shiny diamonds and present it
to you; straight up, no introductions, no filler, just writers and the
things they write. Every piece is collected in our monthly publication,
Sparkle + Blink, available for purchase at the show. Pay attention, or
you’ll miss every flash of brilliance.



Our next show is at The Lab ᅵ" 16th and Capp, near Van Ness; Monday 3rd
December 2012 at 7.30pm. Admission is $5. We’ll also have delicious ice
cold Lagunitas drafts for only $3.



Art this month is from Jacqueline Norheim, and the readers? Well -
Bridgette Portman » Wes Solether » Austin Smith » Kate Menzies » Kai
Carlson-Wee » Nora Toomey » Eric Sneathen » Casey Childers | Eliza
Mimski » Siamak Vossoughi » John Panzer » Laura E. Davis » Tomas Moniz



Get excited. We will never waste your time, but we might change your life.
For more info on the the readers, the art, the book and everything in
between, see http://quietlightning.org!







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12/04/2012 - The Evolution of HIV/AIDS Therapies: A Conversation

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:00 PM PST
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Since its emergence as a global epidemic 30 years ago, HIV/AIDS has been
transformed from a fatal illness into a manageable chronic disease owing to
the powerful antiretroviral therapies discovered and developed by chemists,
virologists, clinicians, and many others working together at academic,
government, and biopharmaceutical industry laboratories around the world.
This conversation will focus on both the remarkable progress we have seen
in HIV therapies and the challenges still to be met.



Please register for free at
https://www.chemheritage.org/secure/register-for-an-event.aspx?eventid=78667







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12/04/2012 - Ignite SF #6

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Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis.
Since then hundreds of 5-minute talks have been given across the world.
There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Baltimore, Portland,
Paris, and now, right here in San Francisco!



At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities
take the stage to answer this challenge. Our goal is to spark new
conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines.



Get Tickets Now: https://mogotix.com/events/6646



Speakers and topics include:



Rachel Binx - "Memes, Kitsch, and My Search for Meaning in Gangnam Style"
Renee Direstra - "Anatomy of the banking crisis"
Nick Doiron - "Maps No One Wants"
Julia Grace - "p!=np"
David Hayes - "Climbing your inner demons"
Liam Holt - "Viruses shape the world"
Rachel Kalmar - "Health sensors + the data ecosystem"
Kristina Kearns - "Sharing versus Giving: Valuing reciprocity"
Joyce Kim - "The industry of Gangam Style (How Korea is building a pop
empire)"
Bob Lee - "How that dongle works"
Rob Munro - "Where's my talking robot?"
Ramez Naam - "The Wired Brain"
Molly Nixon - "The Mouse Industrial Complex"
Siobhan Quinn - "The 5 Laws of Engagement"
Chris Robinson - "Tsunamiball: the backyard boat project"







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12/04/2012 - CINEMA VISIONARIES: An Evening with Werner Herzog

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A German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director,
Herzog is often considered one of the greatest figures of the New German
Cinema.



Get your tickets at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/299689







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12/06/2012 - 'Occupy The Bay' Rough-Cut Screening

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Rough-cut screening of new documentary "Occupy the Bay" at 7pm at the
ANSWER Coalition at 2969 Mission St. San Francisco, California.



Occupy the Bay is a documentary video project directed by Jonathan Riley
and produced by Kevin Pina/Long Memory Productions. This one-hour
documentary chronicles the local incarnation of the Occupy Movement, which
officially started in September 2011 on Wall St., and then spread across
the country and continues today. For more information email the ANSWER
Coalition at ***@answersf.org or call 415-821-6545.



Trailer can be viewed at:
http://www.answercoalition.org/sf/events/film-showing-discussion-4.html







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12/07/2012 - Holiday Lights: Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

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Join the Presidio community for its traditional tree-lighting ceremony.
Music will be provided by the Golden Gate Carolers (bring your singing
voice!). Light refreshments will follow in the Presidio YMCA gymnasium.



After the tree lighting, don't miss the lantern-lit evening forest walk,
which will start at 6:15 pm. Bring a flashlight and experience the park in
the dark on this 20-minute stroll. Meet in the YMCA gym. Meet at the corner
of Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue in the Presidio.







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12/07/2012 - Lower Haight December Art Walk

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It's that time of year again! LOWER HAIGHT ART WALK TIME!!



Participating vendors, neighborhood discounts, events, and more will be
listed below as they come in and are updated.



As usual, expect a huge party in the neighborhood. Just in time for the
Holidays! So spin that dradle, deck that tree, and come get a drink or
three! There will be art on walls, discounts for all, and trees with
holiday balls. Okay, sorry, we've been reading a little too much Dr. Suess.



The December Art Walk is going to be full of awesome.



Kicks off at 6pm, and goes till 10pm.. Probably later because it's Friday,
and we have all these bars.




SPECIALS//EVENTS//AND MORE!

D-Structure: New Art Show, free booze, DJ Oli spinning vinyl, and discounts
up to 30% off clothing!



Upper Playground: 15% off



Metro: Free fries with purchase of a burger or cheesteak



Idle Hand: "Get what you get" $60



Edo: New art work with beer and wine



Merch: New art from Kelly Nicolaisen/additional 30% off sale items



Gallery 683: 10% discount on $50 and up + live music



Costumes on Haight: open late with Santa suits starting at $14.95



Wak Shack Salon: New Photography, 10% off product, receive $25 gift
certificate with purchase of $100 Gift Certificate



Xapno: New artwork from Rose Heinmen



Danny Coyles: $2.50 Tecate, $3 Sam Adams and Black Star, $7 PBJ + Jameson



Life: 10% off, accessory trunk show, and other sale items



Molotov's: $6 Tecate + shot



The Grind: Happy Hour: 4PM-8PM Wine $2.50



On Mars Salon: Artwork by Jonelle Marie, jewelry by Venus Superstar, live
music from Rocketship Rocketship, Jasy B Boutique parked in front



Maven: Serving "Seared, Spicy-Sweet Calamari" on the streets







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12/07/2012 - Secession Art + Design Holiday Show + Party

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Secession Art + Design Presents
THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION AND PARTY



Gallery and Boutique Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-7pm
Holiday Party: Friday, December 7, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Open on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 11am-5pm




Secession Art + Design’s holiday collection has arrived! Showcasing over
50 independent designers for men, women, and children, you are sure to find
that unique gift for every person on your list and even something special
for yourself!



Secession curates everything from affordable art, hand-made jewelry, custom
coats, urban t-shirts, sweet onesies, and more. Our main gallery features
original paintings and screenprints by Hilary Williams and hand-cut paper
art by Bird Mafia, two artists that have a playful take on the urban and
natural world with vibrant colors and intricate textures. Also find two
working artist studios nestled in our store where you can watch the process
of art and jewelry being created by in-house artist Heather Robinson and
designer Colleen Mauer.




Secession Art + Design is a gallery, boutique, and artist workspace in
Bernal Heights, 3361 Mission Street. Open since August 2007, Secession has
grown organically into a destination storefront that features art,
clothing, and jewelry by over 50 independent makers. The gallery and
boutique has a rotating collection; each piece is hand-picked by owner and
curator, Eden Stein, and is displayed alongside the work of in-house
artists and designers Heather Robinson, New Skool, and Colleen Mauer.



Featured Artists:



Hilary Williams creates original paintings and limited edition screenprints
that exhibit highly graphic bold colors and layers of mixed media. She uses
photography, drawing, painting, and patterning to create levels of images
and meaning. Inspired by her surroundings, Williams merges today's urban
and natural environments to explore exterior and interior architecture and
urban life themes while incorporating humor, irony, and a touch of
melancholy into her works.



Bird Mafia is a design company based on the cut paper art form. By layering
meticulously hand-cut lines and textiles, she creates three-dimensional
shadow boxes that depict movement in nature and urban-scapes. Using only an
X-acto knife and exquisite printed paper (often maps), Bird Mafia artist
Emily Brown captures a whimsical moment in nature.







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12/07/2012 - SF Bike Party + SF Yellow Bike Project Toy Drive

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San Francisco Bike Party and San Francisco Yellow Bike Project Holding a
Toy Drive for Children Friday, December 7, 2012.



San Francisco Bike Party (SFBP) and San Francisco Yellow Bike Project
(SFYBP) are joining forces on Friday, December 7, 2012 to gather toys and
bikes for children for the upcoming holiday season. The toys will be given
to a local fire station at the end of the ride on Friday night. The bikes
will be inspected and repaired by SFYBP before being distributed to kids
via a school-based bike swap.



The two organizations will be collecting toys and bikes for one night only
during the monthly SFBP ride. They are asking the public to please bring
any new and unwrapped toys to any of the resting locations during the ride.
The ride will gather at McCovey Cove around 7:30 pm. There will be two
stops at South Park in SOMA and Pier 7 along the Embarcadero. Please check
SFBP’s twitter (@sfbikeparty) for the rest area drop off times on Friday,
December 7th. The ending location will be Showplace Triangle at the
intersection of 16th and 8th streets at approximately 11pm.



People who ride with SFBP and bring a toy or bike parts will be given a
spoke card. The organizations want to encourage all of the community,
including those who cannot ride SFBP, to give toys and any used bikes or
bike parts to this toy drive.



San Francisco Bike Party is on the first Friday of every month, and their
mission is to build community through biking.



San Francisco Yellow Bike Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community bike
shop that uses the bicycle to empower our community. The SFYBP’s mission
is to get more people on more bikes in the streets of San Francisco.
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11/30/2012 - Stop the Nudity Ban!!!

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On November 20th the Nudity Ban passed the first vote at the Board of
Supervisors (6 to 5). Despite the tremendous support of the progressive
Supervisors David Campos, Christina Olague, John Avalos and Eric Mar (Jane
Kim didn't speak but voted against the ban) the corporate puppets that
comprise the rest of the Board voted "yes" and the ban was passed. The
second and final vote is usually a formality and is most likely to be the
same as the first one. The final vote is on December 4th at 2 PM.



If you have any faith in any of the member of the Board who voted against
us please email or visit them. As far as we have been informed the only
person worth approaching there is David Chiu. His was the swing vote. He
betrayed us. I have heard that he has big career plans. In a private
conversation he said he was with us, that he goes to Burning Man and has no
problem with nudity, but he still voted against us - hypocrite! If you are
not disgusted enough yet maybe you should try to visit and convince him.
Let him know that without the support of the people he won't be able to get
very far. He still has a chance to save his reputation on December 4th -
let him know.




WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th @ 7 PM - 155 Sansome Street, Suite 520, San
Francisco, CA 94104
SF Democratic County Central Committee Meeting where Scott Wiener, David
Chiu and Malia Cohen who betrayed us will be seeking political support from
the Democratic Party. Make public comment (2 minutes) and possibly get
naked? You will not be alone if you do!



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 12 noon - City Hall steps - protest (clothing
optional)
if it rains go to Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission Street (between
9th and 10th St), SF, CA 94103

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 2 PM - final vote at City Hall Board of Supervisors -
if they pass the ban get naked with us! Bring a friend with a camera and go
viral on Youtube!

Presented by My Naked Truth TV







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11/30/2012 - AMERICAN TRIPPS Berlin Style-Ping Pong Party (Lower Haight
Edition)

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AMERICAN TRIPPS Berlin Style-Ping Pong Party (Lower Haight Edition)



This monthly Berlin Style pin pong party in the Lower Haight is the most
consistent thing we've ever done.
Once a month, DSF Clothing Company + Art Gallery invites us all into their
shop and we play ping pong all night and listen to great music and party
and dance and just generally have a blast.
This one marks roughly a year of fun at this location, so hats off to us!
√
Located at
DSF Clothing Company and Art Gallery







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11/30/2012 - Fuck the Feds Eviction Party

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House burning party this Friday!



We are being evicted by pressure from the FBI (Long story). Come celebrate
the closing of our warehouse with us. The FBI van is outside. But our music
will be too loud for the bugs inside...




Located @
The Evicted Printer 1274 Folsom st San Francisco, Ca 94103
9th and Folsom







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12/03/2012 - Mapa Teatro - Witness to the Ruins

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Mapa Teatro, one of the foremost interdisciplinary artistic companies in
Colombia, presents Witness to the Ruins, a lecture/performance about a
series of art projects rooted in of one of the most ambitious urban renewal
developments in their hometown of Bogotá, Colombia: the demolition of the
Santa Inés district - an extremely impoverished neighborhood also known as
El Cartucho ("the cartridge") - and its replacement with a monumental park.


Between 2002 and 2005, Mapa Teatro recorded the demolition of the barrio
while developing projects with its former residents. These collective and
communal endeavors resulted in theatrical performances, installations, and
site-specific presentations that reflect Mapa Teatro's self-description as
a "laboratory of the social imagination."


Using an experimental format that includes live commentary, video
projection, and community ceremony, Mapa Teatro's founders and directors
Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden will be joined by the legendary
mathematician/philosopher/politician Antanas Mockus, who commissioned the
projects as mayor of Bogotá at the time; Mapa Teatro producer Ximena
Vargas, who will be adding a vast archive of videos, documents, and
testimonies to the presentation; and Juana María Ramírez, the last
inhabitant of El Cartucho.


Marking ten years since the demolition was completed, Witness to the Ruins
at SFMOMA serves as a farewell ceremony to an important episode in the
history of Bogotá, making visible the sites where what has been lost
remain.


Part of Helena Producciones and the 8th Festival de Performance de Cali:
Carolina Caycedo, Helena Producciones, and Rolf Abderhalden.







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12/08/2012 - Christmas Opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' Dec. 8

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Dec. 8, 2pm and 5pm



For the first time, Livermore Valley Opera, in collaboration with First
Presbyterian Church of Livermore, presents the long-standing Christmas
season favorite Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo
Menotti. Performed in English, this story of a crippled boy and his mother
who are visited by the three kings on their way to Bethlehem, offers a
unique opportunity for holiday family entertainment. Details are as
follows: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Saturday, December 8, 2012; 2pm and
5pm; First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 Fifth Street.



"We are very excited about bringing this unique chamber opera production to
the Tri-Valley," says Raquel Holt, LVO Board member. "This opera is so
delightful with a heartwarming story that is perfect for families."



Director Sylvia Amorino says that because the chamber opera is in English
and under an hour, it is the perfect piece for children and families. And,
because the main character Amahl is a young boy, children can identify with
his role.



Other cast members include soprano Michelle Rice as Amahl's mother who has
performed in a number of LVO productions include Romeo et Juliette, and
solo performances at LVO's annual Opera in the Vineyard. The cast of
shepherds, members of First Presbyterian Church of Livermore's own choir,
is led by choral director Janet Holmes, who will also provide piano
accompaniment for the opera.



With the opera's Christmastime appeal, young singers and heart-warming
story, Amahl makes for a great family holiday experience says director
Amorino.



Presented by Livermore Valley Opera







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12/08/2012 - Rye - an erotic novel - reading/meet-the-author (#1)

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Brooklyn-based musician Sam Rosenthal turns erotic novelist within the
pages of Rye, a steamy, snarky and sensitive walk on the wild side.



Sam will be reading, answering questions, signing books, hanging out. Fun!
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE!!!



Saturday December 8 - Wicked Grounds
5-6:30 pm - 289 8th Street; San Francisco, CA 94103 - (415) 503-0405
FREE



A money-shot across the bow of outdated sensibilities, Rye takes a sexual
somersault through the complexities of desire in a penetrating portrayal of
twenty-first century intimacy.



Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2F1VS8 or ryethenovel.com







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12/08/2012 - Lorena Ziraldo, Hotel California Artist in Residency

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Hotel California is pleased to introduce the second resident of its
Artist-in-Residence program with Canadian-based figurative painter, Lorena
Ziraldo. Ziraldo will be inhabiting Hotel California for one month, from
November 12, through December 12, 2012. The artist will be working on a
series of paintings that will be on view each weekday evening from 5-7PM in
the reception room. During these times, the reception room will be open to
the public for viewing and patrons are encouraged to witness the artist’s
work take shape and change during her residency. Over the course of her
residence at Hotel California, Lorena Ziraldo will be painting from a
series of photographs taken on a seaside family vacation last year. Her
son, a recurrent focal point in her artwork, will be a strong presence in
this series of work; his changing form as he grows older is expressed by
the artist as a larger metaphor for the passing of time. Please join us for
the closing reception where we will be celebrating the culmination of the
artist's time at Hotel California. The residency will be open to the public
on Saturday, December 8 2012 from 5PM - 7PM and complementary wine and hors
d'oeuvres will be served.







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12/08/2012 - Annual Holiday Group Show

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Exhibition Dates: December 4th-29th, 2012; Opening Reception: Saturday
December 8th, 5:30-7:30pm



To celebrate the end of the year 2012, Sandra Lee Gallery presents our
Holiday Group Show featuring our selected gallery artists. This show is
meant to serve as a gesture of gratitude to the artists, clients,
art-lovers, and members of the San Francisco Bay Area art community who
have embraced our gallery this past year.



Year-round, we are proud to display the artwork of prominent Bay Area
artists and international artists from Asia, and this month will be no
different. For this very special occasion, Sandra Lee Gallery will
showcase a broad scope of works from our gallery artists, side-by-side, to
allow for both provocative juxtapositions and complementary readings. For
frequent visitors of the gallery, this will be a reminder of our artists'
ambitious offerings from this past year, and for our new friends, an
excellent introduction to the talented artists we represent year-round.



Right in time for the holiday season, our fine art works will be unique,
one of a kind gifts for the art lovers on your holiday shopping list.
Better yet, these pieces can act as a year-end luxury for your own home.



In keeping with the gallery's mission to connect artists and collectors in
their unified passion for the arts, the gallery will be hosting a party in
conjunction with this reception on Saturday 8th from 5:30-7:30. Please
stop by and celebrate the holiday season early with champagne, music and a
distinguished crowd alongside our collection of masterful artworks.

Presented by Sandra Lee Gallery







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12/08/2012 - Misfit Toy Factory II

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The Misfit Toy Factory
A One-Night Live Event of Artists Making Small Sculptures / Toys / Giftables
Second Saturday Reception + Event: December 8, 6-10:30pm



Root Division presents The Misfit Toy Factory, a live artmaking event
featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and giftables onsite in
the gallery space at Root Division. All works made in this one night only
event will be cash and carry for $40 each. Join the misfits for a night of
mayhem and making, and get your holiday shopping done in style!




Artists/ Makers: (confirmed to date)



Verda Alexander
Alexis Arnold
Sharon Bach
Ray Beldner
Joey Castor
Linda Ford
Erica Gangsei
Blake Gibson*
Dan Grayber
Adrienne Heloise
Alexander Hernandez*
Plinio Hernandez*
Pete Hickok
Ryan Jenkins
Ryan Jones
Angie Lee
Jennie Lennick*
Cathy Lu
Bobby Lukas
Margaux McAllister*
Kate Stirr
Tobias Tovera*
Ian Treasure
Brian Wasson
Adam Widmer
Sarah Willis
  and many more TBD!
* Root Division Studio Artist




One Night Only Live Event: December 8, 6-10:30pm
Featuring a variety of holiday festivities, including tunes by DJ Yukon
Cornelius
Doors open @ 6:00 / Toy Factory starts @ 6:30
All items will be for sale for $40 each
EXHIBITION DATES: December 8-14, 2012
Any unsold pieces will be available through December 14th
OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm







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12/08/2012 - Nutcracker

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12/8, 14, 15, 16 - 7:00 PM; 12/8, 9, 15, 16 - 2:00 PM; 12/11 - 9:30 AM +
12:15 PM



Valley Dance Theatre will present its annual production of Tchaikovsky's
holiday classic The Nutcracker. Full length performances will take place
at 7:00 p.m. on December 8, 14, 15 + 16 and at 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 9,
15 + 16. A shorter 1 1/2 hour performance will take place on December 11
at 9:30 and 12:15.

Presented by Valley Dance Theatre







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12/08/2012 - Rocky Horror Holiday Show

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It's the last show of 2012 at the Albany Twin! Be there on Saturday,
December 8 - we'll have:




• Holiday Theme!
• Music, dancing + mingling
• A Riotous preshow
• Ridiculous games
• And so much fun it's Barely Legal



Saturday, December 8
Albany Twin
1115 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706



$10.50 / $8 with student ID
All Ages
Doors open around 11:30pm



http://barelylegal.rhps.org/







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12/09/2012 - 2012 San Francisco Crab Fest

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The 2012 Crab Fest has been announced by the Fisherman’s Wharf Community
Benefit District (FWCBD) signifying the start of its 2012 Holiday Season of
family events in true San Francisco style. The FWCBD 2012 Crab Fest hails
the sought-after and delectable crustacean with three hours of eating,
drinking and celebrating the season, featuring signature crab dishes
prepared by chefs from renowned Fisherman's Wharf restaurants, complimented
by local sustainably-produced wines.



Participating restaurants include Alioto's, Bistro Boudin, Blue Mermaid,
Cafe Pescatore, Capurro's, Fog Harbor Fish House, The Franciscan, McCormick
+ Kuleto's, and Scoma's. Also participating are Treasure Island Wines,
SFWinery and the Bay Institute.



The 2012 Crab Fest will also demonstrate many different ways to cook and
enjoy crab with participating Fisherman’s Wharf chefs sharing their
favorite crab dishes. The event also includes exhibits, demonstrations,
recipe ideas and much more.
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12/02/2012 - SF Mixtape Society: 'Snow Daze' mixtape exchange

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San Francisco Mixtape Society: It’s like Secret Santa with music mixes.
Assemble and bring a mixtape based on the theme, leave with a themed
mixtape assembled by someone else.



The theme this time is ”Snow Daze.”



Anyone who brings a mix tape to the party is eligible for the following
prize packages: Audience Choice,
selected by popular vote, and Best Packaging, selected by judges.
Additionally, a Best Mix Tape prize winner will be selected by judges from
mix tapes submitted in advance to the San Francisco Mix Tape Society
website. www.sfmixtapesociety.com.



The makers of the winning mixes will receive prize packages presented by
sponsors including the San
Francisco Modern Art Museum (www.sfmoma.com), Four Barrel Coffee
(www.fourbarrel.com), Matador Records (www.matadorrecords.com), Photojojo
(www.photojojo.com), Holiday Matinee (http://www.holidaymatinee.com/) and
others.



You can bring a mix in any format ᅵ" CD, USB, etc. ᅵ" but you earn the
respect of your peers and nab a
free beer from the Mixtape Society if you bring your mix on an actual
cassette tape. This event is free of charge and open to all.







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12/02/2012 - Robert Minervini 'Electric Light'

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Opening Reception: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm



The word Utopia, originating from the literal Greek meaning "non place,"
suggests that perfection can only exist in the realm of imagination.
Minervini’s work presents invented spaces that are based on reality, but
revel in artificiality. In these desolate dreamlike non-places, constructed
realities allude to the making of utopian and dystopian environments.



Show runs December 2, 2012 ᅵ" January 13, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday ᅵ" Friday, 1-5pm and by appointment







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12/05/2012 - FLUID PLANES - Rebecca Shortle @ Hotel Triton

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Dec 5, 2012 - Feb 5, 2013, 24/7; Opening reception: Wed, Dec 5, 6-8pm



McKinley Art Solutions and Hotel Triton present:



Fluid Planes - new work by Rebecca Shortle



Opening reception: Wed, Dec 5 6-8pm



My fascination with the natural world and its laws, forces, patterns, and
phenomena has long been a driving force in my life. I have pursued it
academically in research science, artistically in painting and sculpture,
casually in nonfiction reading and in natural observation, and
professionally in chemical and biotech patent law. My years of formal and
informal study provide me with a lens through which I view the world; I
cannot see shapes and patterns in nature without considering the forces
from which they resulted, or without noting ratios and patterns universal
to living and non-living things. This fascination informs the subject
matter of my paintings as well as the process.



I create paintings on a horizontal plane, building up rich semi-transparent
surfaces over weeks or months by pouring, dripping and brushing on layers
of acrylic paint and ink mixtures. Each layer is primarily acrylic medium
with very little pigment, and the successive layering results in paintings
with a luminous watery depth. Each layer is an experiment, frequently
yielding unexpected colors, textures, and optical properties. Unanticipated
results direct the evolution of my paintings.



The process results in paintings that mimic the effect of looking down
through a microscope or studying the earth and water at your feet rather
than at the horizon. Universal patterns, shapes, ratios, and life processes
seen at the micro and macroscopic levels are depicted, and the abstract
pieces evoke images of microscopic life, underwater landscapes, and
biological growth and reproduction. Through the process as well as in the
finished painting, I recreate my feeling of spending hours contemplating
the shape of life under the microscope and the intricate colors and
patterns of natural formations under my feet.

Presented by McKinley Art Solutions







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12/06/2012 - EFactor Presents: Holiday Extravaganza

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After a year of hard work, it’s time to take it a step back by joining us
for this Holiday Party. Have a drink, relax, and meet fellow entrepreneurs.
We will have a special guest during this event that will feed you with some
great thoughts for over the Holidays!



Enjoy free food and drinks and dance the night away!







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12/07/2012 - Art Explosion Holiday Art Show 2012

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Holiday Open Studios Show!



Opening Reception:
Friday Dec 7th, 6pm - 11pm



We will deck the walls of our galleries with paintings, ceramics, drawings
and other spectacular art that will make even the sugar plums jealous. Our
annual Holiday Art Show is the place to find unique gifts for the holidays
and an opportunity to support the arts and local artists while enjoying a
festive evening on the town. The free opening reception gala will be on
Friday, December 7th from 6pm-11pm. As always Free Admission and Free
Refreshments with plentiful street parking.



Two Locations:
2425 17th St, SF, CA
744 Alabama St, SF, CA

Presented by Art Explosion Studios 17th Street







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12/07/2012 - Hand to Mouth Comedy: Traditions

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Funner than a Quinceñera on the 4th of July!



James Fluty and Trevor Hill present ‘Hand to Mouth’: a monthly,
topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social,
cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.



December’s Topic: Traditions!



Comedians Mike Drucker (Montreal Comedy Fest), Ben Feldman (Cobb's Comedy
Club, KOFY TV), Nicole Calasich (SF Punchline) and Imran G-i (Comix NY)
will join James and Trevor in celebrating New Year’s resolutions, Easter
eggs, Super Bowl parties, Advent calendars, tooth fairies,
jack-o’-lanterns, senior proms, mistletoe, circumcision and
eggnog .not, like, together though.



Cover: $5 Advance. $8 at the Door.



Info: http://handtomouthcomedy.com
Tickets: http://handtomouthtraditions.eventbrite.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy







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12/08/2012 - Music with no Christmas themes at all

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The Albany Consort presents: Music with no Christmas themes at all.



Bach: Trio Sonata in g minor and violin/harpsichord sonata in c minor
Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor
Alex Shapiro: Slip
Sheli Nan: Absinthe



Played by Four Friends
Marion Rubinstein recorder. Karen Bentley Pollick violin, Dan Reiter cello,
Jonathan Salzedo harpsichord



Presented by Albany Consort







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12/09/2012 - World Hoop Day Flow Arts Festival + Celebration

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Bay Area Hoopers is hosting a celebration with Workshops, Performances,
Raffles, Face Painting, and More--all to benefit the World Hoop Day
foundation and Bay Area Hunger. Come play with the greatest Flow Artists in
the Bay Area and Celebrate World Hoop Day!



http://Worldhoopday.org



at: Veteran's Memorial Building, 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville, CA
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Event Info


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Date: 12/9/12 (Sunday)
Where: Veteran's Memorial Building, 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville
When: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Dress: Wear your favorite RAINBOW colors!
Transportation: Accessible by AC Transit, MacArthur BART + Emery-Go-Round,
limited street parking is available



MCs: Hoopin' Annie + Marjorie!
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Ticket Info


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At the door:
$10 for 1 pass + 1 raffle ticket
Free for children under 12 (with adult)



Online/Advanced purchase:
$8 for 1 pass + 1 raffle ticket
$20 for 3 passes + 3 raffle tickets
Free for children under 12 (with adult)



To purchase tickets online:
http://worldhoopday2012-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

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Workshops + Activities
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We will have a wide variety of workshop for hoopers of all experience
levels and all ages.

Activities:
**Face Painting
Bri Crabtree of Bri Entertainment (facebook.com/kidsjugglingshows)



Teachers + Workshops include:



**Parent and Child Hoop (Beginners)
Kaye Anderson of Hoop Power (hoop-power.com)
Lilea Duran of Sunglow Hoop Dance (facebook.com/SunglowHoopDance)
Suni Shine of Holy Hoop (holyhoop.com)



**Flow Wand
Mari Francille



**HoopChi
Betty Lucas (lucashooping.com)



**Belly Hoop
Kat Lopez-White



**Exploring Space Inside and Outside the Hoop
Sam



**Isolations
Nicole Wong of Cherry Hoops (cherryhoops.com)



**TBA
Ron Starr of TrinityStarr (trinintystarr.com)



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Performances
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Throughout the day, world-class performers will dazzle and inspire you!
**Chressie Mae
**Ashley
**Mary Jane
**Jessie
**Zach + Marria



**WHD Choreography + Dance
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Raffle + Silent Auction Info
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Raffle tickets are available online and at the door.



1 for $5
5 for $20

Raffle prizes (stay tuned: this list is still growing!):



Goodies from Temple of Poi (templeofpoi.com)
Goodies from Trinity Starr (trinitystarr.com)
Goodies from Lucas Hooping (lucashooping.com)
WhoopKat: Burlesque Tassle Hoop (www.etsy.com/shop/whoopkat)
Hoopin' Annie: Minis and Full Size Hoop




Silent Auction prizes (stay tuned: this list is still growing!):



Kaye Anderson's Hoop Classes
Unique Crocheted Hat
Hoopin' Annie: Minis + Full Size hoop
Body Massage
Hooping Kitty Ears by Caroline Bader-Hepting
+ Much, Much more!



About the Charities
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Proceeds will benefit World Hoop Day's Foundation + Bay Area Hunger.

The World Hoop Day Foundation gives grants to ambassadors to take hoops to
remote areas of the world and give hoops and lessons to kids and families
with out any means to play.



Bay Area Hunger is a collaboration of 7 local food banks serving 11
northern California counties which serve over 700,000 Bay Area residents
monthly. Through 1,597 food pantries, children's programs, shelters, soup
kitchens, residential programs, and other emergency food providers, Bay
Area Food Banks distribute 149 million pounds of food each year. We serve
anyone in need with dignity and compassion.







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12/09/2012 - Community Music Center's 'La Posarela'

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This bilingual Christmas musical blends the Mexican traditions of Posadas
and Pastorelas. It features over 70 performers of all ages and stars Carlos
Baron as "the devil." With Latin music and Christmas carols sung in Spanish
and English, this play also features music arrangements by CMC faculty
members Chus Alonso, Miguel Govea and Tregar Otton. Performers include
members of the Latin Music Vocal Workshop, Mission District Young Musicians
Program, Coro del Pueblo, CMC Children's Chorus and Senior Choruses. Lisa
Quoresimo is the stage director and Circulo Cultural co-produces the show.
Join us for a fiesta afterwards with a piñata, atole and tamales!







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12/09/2012 - 'Sing an Endless 'Ave' this Holiday Season with WomenSing

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The combination of steel drum and WomenSing is unexpected, but perfect for
Sing an Endless 'Ave,' WomenSing's holiday concerts! You can choose to
celebrate this holiday season with WomenSing, under the artistic direction
of conductor Martin Benvenuto, either on Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 pm at
the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland at 2619 Broadway Avenue, or on
Wednesday, December 12th at 8:00 pm at the Lafayetter/Orinda Presbyterian
Church at 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette.



You'll be eager to samba and calypso as we go "Latin fusion" with two
movements from Glenn McClure's "St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean
Mass." Along with these and other Latin-infused pieces, the program
explores the endless eclectic possibilities of seasonal song with two
Benjamin Britten carols, an audience sing-along, a sparkling arrangement of
the buoyant English carol "I saw three ships," and much more!



In addition, the program will offer 'Proface, Welcome!' a selection from
WomenSing's upcoming CD release: "Songs from the Old and New World." The
CD will be available in early December, and can be purchased from their
website and at these holiday concerts.



Sing an Endless 'Ave' will leave you dancing long after its celebration.



Advance tickets are available up to 24 hours prior to concert at
www.womensing.org, or by phone at 925-974-9169. Tickets also available at
Farmyard Darlings (Open Daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm) located at 3295 Mt.
Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Tickets are priced at $30 for premium seats, $25 for general admission, $20
for seniors, and $10 for students/youth 18 and under.

Presented by WomenSing







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12/09/2012 - Two Cats Comic Book Store Creator Rights Panel

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Jimmie Robinson! (Bomb Queen), Landry Walker and Eric Jones! (Little
Gloomie/Danger Club) These creators will be appearing at TWO CATS COMIC
BOOK STORE (320 West Portal Ave. San Francisco, CA 94127)! Join us Sunday
Dec 9th at 4PM to hear these independent creators talk about one of the
most hot-button issues in the industry: creator rights.
Signing/meet-and-greet to follow. For more information call (415) 566-8190







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12/09/2012 - BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS - Celebrating Holidays Across
CulturesTM

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 03:00 PM PST
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BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS
Celebrating Holidays Across CulturesTM



featuring



Presidio Dance Theatre
Sherene Melania, Artistic Director



This family holiday performance will take place on December 9th, at 5:00pm
at Herbst Theatre, in San Francisco.



Everyone knows that the "Land of Sweets" is a magical realm, where Clara
and The Nutcracker celebrate the holidays through dance! But what about the
rest of world? This Holiday season, join Clara as she travels around the
globe to see how different cultures celebrate the holidays through dance
and follow her on her dance-filled journey...Beyond the Land of Sweets!




For more information about Presidio Dance Theatre and its programs, please
visit: http://presidiodance.org.







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12/09/2012 - Darling Song Cycle / Cordelia

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An evening of new music performance featuring compositions by Bay Area
composers Edward Schocker and Suki O'Kane



The Darling Song Cycle is a new work of original songs by Edward Schocker
and Greg Giovanni. Inspired by the humorous relationships of The Darling
Family in the story Peter Pan, this work experiments with new storytelling
approaches that expand theatrical and musical vocabularies.



The Darlings:
Mrs. Darling: Tako Oda (voice)
Mr. Darling: Tomoko Schocker (voice)
Child: Sarah Willner (violin)
Child: Sean Carson (bass)
Child: Edward Schocker (guitar)



The Darling Song Cycle was created with the support of the East Bay
Community Foundation's East Bay Fund for Artists and the Zellerbach Family
Foundation.



Cordelia is based on Shakespeare's King Lear, told from the point of view
of Lear's daughter Cordelia, a Japanese phantasmal Noh warrior. The work
will be performed by an acoustic double-trio of Polly
Moller and Steve Adams (flutes/chanter), Anna Wray and Nava Dunkelman
(piccolo snares), Suki O'Kane and Joy Sue Hutchinson (sruti boxes) with
Mantra Plonsey (voice).**



Both works were composed for Theatre of Yugen as part of larger cycles: the
Darling Song Cycle is a set of musical interludes for Yugen's production of
Greg Giovanni's A Minor Cycle, five plays adapting classic folk narratives
and children's literature. Cordelia is a composition for one of 17 plays by
Erik Ehn, collected as Soulographie, the durational performance event
looking at 20th century America from the point of view of its relationship
to genocides.



About Theatre of Yugen
Founded in 1978, Theatre of Yugen is an experimental ensemble dedicated to
the pursuit of the intangible essence called yugen through its exploration
of dramatic and literary classics and the crafting of new works of world
theater. Our investigation stems from a discipline of Japanese theatrical
aesthetics - primarily the classical forms of Noh drama and Kyogen comedy.
Through training, creating, presenting, collaborating and performing we aim
to foster intercultural understanding and keep theatrical discipline vital.
Yu - deep, quiet, other worldly gen - subtle, profound, dark



Links
Edward Schocker: http://edwardschocker.com
Suki O'Kane: http://sukiokane.com/
A Minor Cycle: http://www.theatreofyugen.org/?spec=53
Cordelia: http://www.theatreofyugen.org/?spec=55
Soulographie: http://www.soulographie.org/







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12/10/2012 - Ethical Destinations: Vote with Your Wings

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One of the most important things concerned travelers can do is spend their
tourist dollars in countries that uphold core values like human rights,
civil society and environmental protection.



Every year, Bay Area based Ethical Traveler releases its list of "The
World's Best Ethical Destinations," which honors 10 countries - all in the
developing world - that are promoting a locally based, sustainable tourism
economy.



Join us for a discussion of which nations made the 2013 list, and why.



Speakers:
Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler
Malia Everette, Director, Global Exchange Reality Tours; Founder,
Altruvistas



Presented by Ethicaltraveler.org
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12/07/2012 - Ragged Wing Ensemble presents Fierce Play Performance Series

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Ragged Wing Ensemble presents...
Fierce Play Performance Series
Created and directed by Ragged Wing’s Core Ensemble
Program 1: Dec 7-9
$15-30
Envision Theatre
1515 Webster St. Oakland, CA 94621



Air:born by Soren Santos
Fish Tank Piece by Addie Ulrey dir. by Keith Davis
The Music Tree by Phil Wharton



Ragged Wing’s Core Ensemble will lead the creation of a series of short
plays in a condensed time-frame of fourteen days of theatrical athleticism!
The FIERCE PLAY Performance Series is an invitation to practice the power
of GO. To bang the words: RAW and POLISHED together and make the sparks fly.







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12/11/2012 - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder



In his global bestseller The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb argued that
rare, unpredictable events (“black swans”) have the greatest impact on
our lives - and that our blindness to these random events has a price. Now
he returns with Antifragile, a bold book explaining how and why we should
embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error as an antidote to our fragile
way of life, instead of trying to avoid mistakes and collapsing when
catastrophe strikes (see 2008). It may just change our lives.



"The hottest thinker in the world."
- London Times







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12/11/2012 - Humble Pie vol. 7 Release Party

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HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature
Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.







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12/11/2012 - F8 Band Night presents: Beautiful Machines, Return to Mono,
Roosevelt Radio + Destro

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It's the perfect date @ F8:



Sink back into your head with dreamy synthpop, wake your senses with
indiewave, dance your arse off to electro rock, and cool off with some
experimental EDM...all under one roof on a beautiful Tuesday evening.
Aaaaahhh, PERFECT!



Beautiful Machines
https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulMachines?fref=ts



Return to Mono
https://www.facebook.com/Return.to.mono.sf?fref=ts



Roosevelt Radio
https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltRadio?fref=ts



Destro
http://official.fm/blingcrosby



Live Art by Christopher White
http://www.dreamerafterall.com/2010/07/blog-post.html



@ F8
1192 Folsom at 8th Street, SF
Tickets $8: http://www.eventbee.com/v/beautifulmachines



There will be drink specials!
SEE YOU THERE AND BRING YOUR FAVORITE PERSON.







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12/12/2012 - The Science of (Holiday) Light: A Seasonal Stroll for
Inquisitive Souls

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Join us on this festive trek and gain a new appreciation for some of the
city's most spectacular light displays. We'll stroll along San Francisco
stairways, side streets, and scenic vistas, admiring the local holiday
handiwork while doing experiments with color mixing and animation, and
talking about light. Learn about the history of holiday lights, enjoy some
seasonal treats, and bask in the glow that lights the winter's night.



The tour is 1.5 miles, with hills and staircase climbs.
6:30 - 8:00 pm



Tickets:
$25 adults
$15 youth (suggested age 10 and up)
$10 preview on Dec. 12



Dec. 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28



Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/297286



Discovery Street Tours offers San Francisco walking tours that explore the
science of everyday life, in your food, on the street, and inside you.



www.DiscoveryStreetTours.com







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12/12/2012 - San Francisco Film Society and Kinotek presents: Take Off:
Kota Ezawa Kenneth Goldsmith

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The San Francisco Film Society presents its final KinoTek program of the
year, Take Off: Kota Ezawa, Kenneth Goldsmith, featuring new work by
genre-bending visual artist Kota Ezawa and unconventional poet Kenneth
Goldsmith, Wednesday December 12 at 7:00 pm at Kadist Art Foundation, 3295
20th Street (at Folsom). Admission is free.



Concluding a two-year series of presentations featuring nontraditional,
cross-platform and emergent media, the San Francisco Film Society’s final
KinoTek program brings together the engaging genius of a pair of kindred
artists working across different disciplines. At this unique exhibition,
visual artist Kota Ezawa will unveil his latest project Take Off, a
watercolor-based rotoscope-style animation based on footage taken from a
C-SPAN news broadcast. The television feed presents George W. Bush leaving
the White House in a Marine One helicopter and fading into the distance of
a Washington skyline, the surreal scene translated into vibrant color
through Ezawa’s animation process. In addition to his latest work, Ezawa
will also present a few of his rarely-seen videos.



In response to this new piece and Ezawa’s overall body of work, poet (and
UbuWeb founder and curator) Kenneth Goldsmith will read from his
forthcoming book Seven American Deaths and Disasters, which is comprised of
a series of writings that are essentially transcriptions of communications
proximal to terrible events in American history. Goldsmith’s magnetic
performative readings are insightful looks into our shared culture and are
not to be missed.



In all, this is a terrific ending to a series of KinoTek programming that
has aimed to expand the perceived field of cinema. Ezawa’s and
Goldsmith’s works likewise question some trademarks and assumed
foundations of Art, perhaps especially the overvalued notions of
“originality” and “creativity.” Goldsmith first came across Ezawa
when he was in residence at Stanford University where Ezawa was an MFA
student. While there, Goldsmith saw Ezawa’s profound short The Simpson
Verdict (2002), a transcription of the delivery of the verdict in the OJ
Simpson trial as it happened on television in 1995 into animation.
Goldsmith had already been experimenting with transcriptions of found
material as poetry, such as his work Fidget, a transcription of every
movement Goldsmith made during a thirteen hour period on June 16, 1997.
Goldsmith has subsequently archived Ezawa’s work on UbuWeb. This will be
their first time Goldsmith and Ezawa are presented in a joint program.



Come celebrate these artists and the last hurrah of an unusual series of
SFFS programming.







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12/12/2012 - Lecture: Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate

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Come learn about the variety of shipwrecks hidden deep beneath the bay as
Dr. James Delgado, international shipwreck expert and maritime
archaeologist, speaks of sunken treasures in the Golden Gate Strait. Dr.
Delgado will be introduced by co-author and National Park Service historian
Stephen Haller.



James Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, has led and participated in shipwreck
expeditions around the world. He is the Director of the Maritime Heritage
Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His
undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia,
the ship that rescued Titanic’s survivors, and the notorious “ghost
ship” Mary Celeste. His archaeological work included the excavation of
ships and collapsed buildings along the now-buried waterfront of Gold Rush
San Francisco.







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12/12/2012 - Sunset Poetry by the Bay

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Featuring Doreen Stock, Stephen Kessler + Alta Ilfland



Doreen Stock is a poet, essayist, memoir practitioner and explorer of
creative nonfiction for thirty plus years from the feminine point of view
as a wife, mother of three, single human, and grandmother of ten. Her first
book of poems, The Politics of Splendor, Alcatraz Editions, Santa Cruz,
1984, was part of a New American Writers exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair
that year, combining her poetry and prose poems with her translations from
the work of Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova. Other literary translation
of women poets include Gabriela Mistral influencing.her writing at the
border of prose, poetry, and quite naturally -- memoir writing. Sausalito
poet/prose-ist, founding member of the Marin Poetry Center. Most recent
publications include poems in Solo, Occupy San Francisco, California
Quarterly, Portland Review, Haight Ashbury Journal, and Before We Have
Nowhere to Stand, an anthology of responses to the Israel/Palestinian
struggle.



Stephen Kessler is a poet, prose writer, translator, and the editor of The
Redwood Coast Review. He received the 2010 Harold Morton Landon
Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for his version of
Desolation of the Chimera by Luis Cernuda. His other recent books include
Burning Daylight (poems), The Tolstoy of the Zulus (essays), The Mental
Traveler (novel), and The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges (as editor and
principal translator). His new book of poems, Scratch Pegasus, is due next
spring from Swan Scythe Press, and his translation of Poems of Consummation
by Vicente Aleixandre is expected soon from Black Widow Press. Recent
magazine publications (poems, essays, translations) include The American
Poetry Review, New American Writing, Harvard Review, Or, Catamaran, Agni,
and others. He lives in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Dina Scoppettone)



Alta Ifland was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in
1991. After teaching French for ten years, she left academia and switched
from French (her second language) to English (her third language). Ifland
is the author of two collections of short stories: Elegy for a Fabulous
World (Ninebark Press, 2009)-which was a finalist for the 2010 Northern
California Book Award-and Death-in-a-Box (Subito Press, 2011)-which won the
2010 Subito prize in fiction; and two collections of prose poems: Voix de
Glace/Voice of Ice (Les Figues Press, 2007)-written in French and
translated by herself into English, winner of the 2008 French prize Louis
Guillaume-and The Snail’s Song (Spuyten Duyvil, 2011). She has received
fellowships in fiction from Wesleyan, MacDowell and Millay.



Studio 333 Art Gallery ~ 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, Calif. -- (415)
331-8272
More info poetnews(at)sonic.net or visit www.studio333.info .







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12/12/2012 - SkepTalk: The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

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The Voynich Manuscript is probably the world's most mysterious book. It is
a 232-page illuminated manuscript written in an entirely unknown language.
The Voynich Manuscript's stylized script and exotic drawings give it the
aura of a medieval masterwork. Experts estimate that it is at least 500
years old, and they associate it with names like Roger Bacon, John Dee, and
Emperor Rudolph II. Since its (re)discovery just 100 years ago, the Voynich
Manuscript has defeated the world's greatest linguists and cryptographers.
Its nature and meaning remain a complete mystery.



Norm Sperling personally examined the manuscript and will present
hypotheses and revelations about this ancient mystery.







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12/13/2012 - I See Beauty in this Life Curator's Walkthrough

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm



Walk through our exhibition I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer looks
at 100 years of Rural California with curator Lisa M. Hamilton. She will
give you insight into how she chose the historic images for the show from
the extensive collections of the California Historical Society and share
some of the stories behind her own photographs.



Over the past two years, writer and photographer Lisa M. Hamilton has been
telling the stories of these rural communities in her multimedia work Real
Rural. For this exhibition she has delved into the collections of the
California Historical Society to connect these present-day stories with the
past. Featuring roughly 150 photographs, I See Beauty in This Life is a
combination of large-scale color prints by Hamilton and her selections from
California Historical Society's vast photography collections-material
dating from the 1880s through the mid-twentieth century, much of which has
never been exhibited before. Led through CHS's vast collection of historic
photographs by the Director of Library & Archives Mary Morganti, Hamilton
has selected images that are not predictable views of pastoral windmills or
heroic mule teams, but rather images that reflect her own keen interest in
revealing the unexpected. Her approach to the Historical Society's
collections is different from that of an historian in that her first
priority was to choose images that are outstanding for aesthetic reasons.
Taken by amateur and mostly unknown photographers, the photographs are
remarkable for their beauty and unusual perspective. These press prints,
snapshots, and publicity stills are also intimate records of struggle,
celebration, community, and the endless work required to wrest a livelihood
from the land. Together, they tell a complex-and sometimes humorous-story
of the many different individual lives and landscapes comprising the vast
mosaic that is the Golden State.



Presented by California Historical Society







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12/13/2012 - Downtown

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ROOT DIVISION at Spare Change PRESENTS:




DOWNTOWN
Work by John-Mark Ikeda
Curated by Amy Cancelmo
December 2012 - February 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
Spare Change Artist Space | 465 California Street, Suite 838



Root Division is thrilled to partner with Rhodes + Fletcher LLC to curate
Spare Change with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. Current
Studio Artist, John-Mark Ikeda uses symbols of ordinary business
accoutrements in his video, print, and augmented reality works.
Illustrating “the moment when myths deteriorate,” these familiar icons
are disempowered through their use as metaphor for a growing disenchantment
with the promises of free enterprise. Disassembled, deconstructed,
mis-used, manipulated and analyzed, Ikeda demonstrates a mastery over
traditional business vices and the ideas they represent.



Artist Reception: Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 13th - February 28th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm




Spare Change Artist Space
465 California Street, Suite 838
San Francisco, CA 94110
***@rhodesfletcher.com
(415) 362-8636



ROOT DIVISION
3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness + Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.rootdivision.org
415.863.7668
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ABOUT ROOT DIVISION:
Root Division is an arts + arts education non-profit located in the Mission
District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve
appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal
inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space
to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared
learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and
professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult
education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging
artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root
Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the
Bay Area.



Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks,
Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax
Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent
Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode
Foundation, and Art4Moore,.



For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do
not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or
***@rootdivision.org.







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12/13/2012 - 100 Acts of Sewing

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100 Acts of Sewing is an exhibit of fiber artist Sonya Philip's year-long
project. One hundred dresses, made between January and December of 2012,
will be on display at the Kala Artist Project Space in Berkeley. What began
as a personal challenge, evolved into a way of revaluing craft in consumer
culture. The project unpacks the relationship between process and product,
recasting garment making as an activity that requires skill. The exhibit
runs from December 5th through December 17th, with an Opening Reception,
December 13th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.







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12/13/2012 - Ditched: Photos by Hap Leonard

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With tongue in cheek and a playful eye on the urban landscape Ditched
colorfully captures abandoned couches which have found their way to San
Francisco streets and allies. The artist felt these “formerly intimate
objects” needed recognition and worked to capture their “personality”
and unknown “history.”



Leonard’s inspiration for the project came several years ago when he saw
an abandoned couch in Dolores Park and captured the image with his phone.
His attention was drawn to more and more “previously invisible” couches
strewn about the city, “each with their own story, each with only hours
left before the city trucks were to come and turn them into matchsticks.”



Also on display during this exhibit, the multi-media artwork of Silvia
Piloto, who helped curate Leonard’s work. Poloto, a native of Brazil, is
known for her vibrant visual vocabulary. She works in a variety of media,
including photography, sculpture, painting and video, has a wide body of
art which exploits the same playful juxtapositions and visual puns
showcased in Leonard’s photography.







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12/13/2012 - Why There Are Words December Magic: Give Me!

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Join us for the award-winning Why There Are Words for our last show of the
year. An enchanting night of readings from the following writers on the
theme of "Give Me" that will leave you chanting, Give me more! See the
website (whytherearewords.com) for the writers' beautiful faces and more
info.



Gabriel Blackwell is the author of Shadow Man: A Biography of Lewis Miles
Archer and Critique of Pure Reason, a collection of essays and fictions.
His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, Puerto del Sol, DIAGRAM,
and elsewhere. He is the reviews editor of The Collagist and a contributor
to BIG OTHER.



Laura E. Davis is the author of the chapbook Braiding the Storm (Finishing
Line Press). Her poem “Widowing” won the 2012 Crab Creek Review Poetry
Contest, judged by Dorianne Laux. Other poems and reviews are featured or
forthcoming in Mason’s Road, Right Hand Pointing, The Rumpus, A-Minor,
Super Arrow, and Redactions, among others. She is the founding editor of
Weave Magazine, and teaches poetry writing, translation, and recitation in
San Francisco.



Steve De Jarnatt grew up in the small logging town of Longview, Washington.
He attended Occidental College, graduated from The Evergreen State College,
and recently completed the Creative Writing MFA program at Antioch
University Los Angeles after a long career as a writer and director in film
and television. He counts among other credits the indie cult film,
“Miracle Mile.” His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from
Meridian, The Cincinnati Review, The Santa Moncia Review, The Best American
Short Stories 2009, and New Stories from the Midwest.



Valerie Fioravanti is the author of Garbage Night at the Opera, winner of
the 2011 Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Her fiction, essays, and prose
poems have appeared in many literary journals, including North American
Review, Cimarron Review, and Hunger Mountain. She was a Fulbright Fellow in
Creative Writing, and is at work on a novel set in Italy. She teaches in
private workshops in Sacramento and as a writing coach, and runs the
award-winning reading series Stories on Stage.



Anne Galjour is an award-winning playwright and actor. Her playwriting
credits include the upcoming world premiere of Turtles + Alligators, a
Cajun Kitchen Comedy at the Bayou Playhouse in Spring 2013; Bird in the
Hand; Okra; and The Queen of the Sea. Her solo performance credits include
You Can’t Get There from Here, Hurricane Mauvais Temps, Alligator Tales,
and The Krewe of Neptune. Awards for her work include the Bay Area Theater
Critics Circle Award ᅵ" Best Original Script; the Will Glickman
Playwriting Award and Bay Area Theater Critics Award ᅵ" Best Original
Script; theAmerican Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award for Emerging
Playwright; the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle ᅵ" Best Solo
Performance; the S.F. Solo Mio Festival ᅵ" Outstanding Solo Artist; and
the S.F. Bay Guardian “Goldie” for outstanding performance artist. She
is a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State
University.



Daniel Handler is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your
Mouth, Adverbs, and Why We Broke Up, recently awarded a Michael L. Printz
Honor. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of far too many books for
children, including Who Could That Be At This Hour?, the first volume in
his new series, All The Wrong Questions.



Arisa White is the author of the debut collection Hurrah’s Nest, the 2012
winner of the San Francisco Book Festival Award for Poetry. She is a Cave
Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, and an editor of Her Kind, the official blog for VIDA: Women in
Literary Arts. Her second collection, A Penny Saved, is forthcoming from
Willow Books.



Why There Are Words, curated by founder Peg Alford Pursell, was named Best
of the Bay for Literary Events 2012 and draws a full house of Marin,
Sonoma, SF, and East Bay residents every second Thursday of the month.







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12/14/2012 - The In Between

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The Redux Studios + Gallery is a very special place located on the
beautiful island of Alameda! Redux is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de
Paul, and their primary focus is diverting waste from landfills. In
addition, they have a wonderful residency program that funds artists, and
promotes waste reduction and awareness through activities and education. I
hope you will consider supporting both me and the organization that is bring
ing education, funding and community outreach to Alameda County.



About the show:
'The In Between'
We are the magic, we are the shape shifters. We walk the world with a
unique ability to reason. Somewhere in between the beast and the tamed
animal resides the bed where we dream. We can hear the earth shifting
quietly in the universe, and the stars whispering gently when we shake our
heads and scream and dance. Our hands grip the skirt of the natural world,
and we grasp with every last breath the edge of it all, the cliff where we
can see the abyss. In the cracks of the sidewalk, the grit under our nails,
and the stardust in the corners of our eyes we find one another and embrace
forever.







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12/14/2012 - American Fad

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Magic Jester Theater presents American Fad, a sketch comedy show. Enjoy a
fun, raucous, absurdist romp through the American Dream. Warning: May cause
mass hysterical laughter!







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12/14/2012 - D.R.U.N.K.S

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FREE DRINKS:
Bay area dance company wants to get their audience tipsy.
       



 BodiGram is up to their crazy antics again. Friday December 14th and
Saturday December 15th at 8pm in the Garage's new location 715 Bryant St,
the dynamic duo of Julia Graham and Blair Bodie presents D.R.U.N.K.S,
Dangerous Rebels Uncovering Nonsensical Knowledge Satirically. It will be a
lively evening of boot scooting,gun slinging, and cocktail making mixed in
with some modern dance and various other theatrical happenings. We will tip
our hats to you, pour you a few drinks, cut a little rug, and without a
doubt make you laugh. So leave your keys at home, and join us for an
absolutely intoxicating performance. Tickets are sliding scale$10- $20, and
soon to be available at brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit
715bryant.org or Bodigram.com.  
BodiGram Dance Company is the collision of the choreographic ideas of Blair
Bodie and Julia Graham.  Bodigram originally set out to make serious dance
pieces based in a shared interest in Asian philosophy and movement
traditions as well as improvisation and somatic awareness. Somewhere along
the way Blair and Julia got lost and started creating dance theatre that
just brings the fun and frivolity of their social life to stage. The
Audience benefits from quite a few hearty laughs, and with D.R.U.N.K.S a
few free drinks.


BodiGram's first performance as a company debuted in April of 2008;however,
the work of Julia and Blair has been seen in America and Southeast Asia at
Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Joyce Soho(NYC), Collective Unconscious (NYC),
Hatch (NYC), The Kaye Theater (NYC), Boulder Fringe (CO), Philadelphia
Fringe (PA), Fire House Theater (VA), SomArts (SF), CounterPulse (SF),
Intersection for the Arts (SF), Dancing in the Park (SF), The Dance City
(Kuala Lumpur), DA Theater (Kuala Lumpur), and Stadium at Bukit Jalil, as
well the Garage (SF) where they currently have a residency.YEEEEHAAWWW!







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12/14/2012 - 'Arrival...' a handbell concert presented by Bell Appeal

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Arrival...



Some people arrive bearing gifts. Some let a reindeer guide the way. Others
light candles, share traditions, travel to meet family and loved ones.



However you are arriving at this holiday season, Bell Appeal is here to
share that journey. Old classics meet new favorites and originally composed
pieces as we look closer at the meanings of the season through the music
that marks the advent of celebrations near and far.



Donations encouraged; light refreshments will be served.







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12/15/2012 - International Art Museum of America Celebrates One-Year
Anniversary with Party

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The International Art Museum of America is excited to see you on Saturday,
December 15, 2012 to help us celebrate our One-Year Anniversary.



Recently acquired exquisite works will be on display for your viewing
pleasure. The day will be filled with the most incredible live
entertainment from an array of musical genres. In our museum store, you
will find gifts that capture the beauty of our art gallery and memorialize
this special day.



Our celebrations will begin at 11:00 A.M. and will last until we close our
doors at 5:00 P.M. Please mark your calendars as we wish to share this
special day with you.



We look forward to seeing you at the International Art Museum of America on
December 15, 2012... if not before!







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12/15/2012 - International Art Museum of America One-Year Anniversary
Celebration

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The International Art Museum of America is excited to see you on Saturday,
December 15, 2012 to help us celebrate our One-Year Anniversary.



Recently acquired exquisite works will be on display for your viewing
pleasure. The day will be filled with the most incredible live
entertainment from an array of musical genres. In our museum store, you
will find gifts that capture the beauty of our art gallery and memorialize
this special day.



Our celebrations will begin at 11:00 A.M. and will last until we close our
doors at 5:00 P.M. Please mark your calendars as we wish to share this
special day with you.



We look forward to seeing you at the International Art Museum of America on
December 15, 2012... if not before!



Presented by International Art Museum of America







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12/15/2012 - San Francisco Living Wage 'End of the Year Celebration'

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The San Francisco Living Wage is hosting a "End of the Year Celebration" on
Saturday December 15, 2012. There will be raffle prizes, music, poetry
reading, and SFLW announcements.



It's now time to celebrate the gains and victories that we have won while
we also affirm our future aspirations. What we have achieved is the first
step. It's time to come together to build our movement and win further
gains as we demand that anyone who works full-time be able to survive on
what they earn. Also, we will provide update on our current campaign.



Addition information will be posted in the future.







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12/15/2012 - PRIVATE FRONTIERS: Chris Ballantyne + Michael Light

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Exhibit runs 15 December - 26 January, Reception: Saturday, 15 December
4-6pm



Private Frontiers features the work of Brooklyn-based painter Chris
Ballantyne and San Francisco-based photographer Michael Light in a
collaboratively-conceived exhibition. Having addressed similar themes in
their work for some years, both artists have been in dialogue for the past
year to develop work that examines the human urge to stake territory and
its more absurd manifestations on the American landscape. The exhibition
will include Light's large-scale aerial photographs and artist books
documenting the American West, and Ballantyne's quirky, quasi-minimalist
paintings.



Chris Ballantyne paints the buildings, roads, fences, parking lots, and
pipelines of depopulated suburban and exurban environments with such
deadpan finesse that it takes a moment for the incongruities to emerge.
Hillsides are neatly sliced to demarcate irrational boundaries. An empty
parking lot dotted with random palm trees becomes a maze of irregular
routes and random double-wide spaces. Ballantyne renders these
dysfunctional constructions, divisions, and passageways with sly humor in a
crisp graphic style. His delicate craftsmanship provides the perfect
veneer for depictions of aberrant infrastructure and environmental
re-engineering.



Michael Light's majestic, disconcerting photographs document the collision
points of human development with open space. Using a customized,
large-format camera that allows him to lean from a door-less, self-piloted
aircraft, Light continues a decade-long quest to examine the American West
from an aerial vantage point. His extreme process provides a singular
perspective on spectacular geology and the gated, exclusive "communities"
of the Western states. Like Ballantyne, Light coolly exposes the surreality
of landscapes audaciously sculpted and manipulated for human exploitation,
with ironic reference to the grandiose Earthworks of Michael Heizer, James
Turrell, and Robert Smithson.



Presented by Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco







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12/15/2012 - Dating for Nerds love and chance event

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Get lucky during a fate-themed singles mixer. Find your charm over rounds
of board games and trivia with other unattached smarties from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Sugar Café (679 Sutter St.).



Play the numbers during a Chance Encounters icebreaker. How it works:
Attendees receive a list of 12 prompts. Guys and gals couple up and roll
dice to determine the topic of conversation. Each of them takes a turn
responding until time is up, then they part ways and meet new pairs.



Fortune favors the bold with drink specials such as the White Russian
Roulette (vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and a randomly chosen "mystery"
liqueur), the Magic 8 Ball Brew and the Drawing Straw-berries Martini.



And, hit the jackpot with giveaways like Schrodinger's cat decision makers
and prank misfortune cookies.



$30 online registration is required at nerdsatheart.com







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12/15/2012 - City of Awesome

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An exhibit of urban landscapes and crowdsourced community paintings by Todd
Berman



Visitors to Mission Pie will have the opportunity to help make future
paintings (no skill needed, stick figures okay) about what makes San
Francisco so awesome.



There will be an opening reception for the art show on Thursday, December
15 from 6-8pm with a short artist talk at 7pm.



Exhibit runs December 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Mon Fri 7a-10p, Sat 8a-10p, Sun 9a-10p







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12/15/2012 - Ballads, Bands and Blessings

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Please join us for this annual holiday family-friendly show featuring music
from many holiday traditions, performed by the Crescendo Choir, Band
Without Borders, Half Dozen of the Other, talented soloists, and YOU,
singing along to your favorite holiday carols. Free reception with home
baked goods follows.



Presented by First Unitarian Church of Oakland
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12/15/2012 - Shooting Gallery Presents: 'Steppe Warriors' by Zaya

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Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Steppe Warriors, a solo show by
Zaya, featuring twelve ink and watercolor paintings inspired by the
Mongolian horsemen history of Chinggis Khan (more commonly known in the
U.S. by the Persian spelling Ghengis khan.) Through watercolors, gouache,
and mixed media, the artist brings a new life to the styles and themes of
Mongolian traditional painting with the addition of Japanese techniques and
contemporary Asian art influences. The opening reception will be Saturday,
December 15th, from 7-11pm, and is free and open to the public for viewing
through January 5th, 2013.



Born in 1975 in a dry, desert town of Southwestern Mongolia artist
Zayasaikhan Samuu, known as Zaya, began his life within a place of rich
cultural history that much of the world knows little about. The extensive
warfare of the Mongol Empire and its incredible expansion under the rule of
Chinggis khan inspires a wealth of powerful imagery in “Steppe
Warriors,” but perhaps even more powerful are the scenes of daily life,
honoring the Central Asian nomadic lifestyle and a people who have
flourished amidst harsh climates and religious censure. First converted to
Buddhism in the late thirteenth century, the Mongols’ culture is one
undeniably shaped by Tibetan spirituality, though Buddhism was outlawed as
much of Mongolia’s heritage was repressed during the country’s most
strident communist era beginning in the 1930s. The late eighties marked a
lessening of oppression in a restructuring movement akin to the Soviet’s
perestroika, called shinechel by Mongolians, and with it the customs and
values of Zaya’s country began to resurface, inspiring his artistic
talents.



Utilizing a detail-driven style, Zaya has said he is set on ‘evangelizing
Mongolian art through a contemporary oeuvre that suggests antiquity,’ and
he is doing so with remarkable skill. Both warriors and royalty are
depicted with the same sleek grace and fluid line work. The volatile
movement of the battle and hunting scenes of Steppe Warriors are visually
balanced in the exhibition by tranquil portraits, composed with elegant
costumes and hairstyles drawn directly from nomadic aristocracy.



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After a two year period as a monk, Zaya enrolled at the Soyol Fine Art
College in Ulaanbaatar to study traditional Mongolian fine arts. He
continued his artistic studies at the Institute of Fine Art at the
Mongolian University of Culture and Art, graduating in 2002 and beginning
to work as an artist. In recent years, Zaya has joined the international
community of artists, with shows in the USA, Australia, Japan, Europe,
China, Russia, India, Korea, and Mongolia.
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The Shooting Gallery opened its doors in 2003 to the historic Tenderloin
district of San Francisco, known for its lively street culture. Growing up
in Southern California gave owner and curator, Justin Giarla, a love for
everything lowbrow: pop art, street art, outsider art, punk rock album art,
comic book art, surf/skate art and hot rod culture. Giarla recognizes how
important it is to provide lowbrow artists with a platform for their work,
which is exactly what Shooting Gallery has done for nearly a decade.







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12/15/2012 - Hollywood Holiday Concert

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Dec 15: 7:30 (Saratoga); Dec 16: 7:00 (San Jose)



The Winchester Orchestra, under guest conductor Eric Choate, presents the
first movement of Haydn's Piano Concerto in D Major with soloist, 9-year
old prodigy, Josephine Chou. The program also features excerpts from
Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty along with Broadway and film favorites,
including music from Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and
Henry Mollicone's acclaimed Theme from The Premonition with the composer as
piano soloist.



West Valley College Theater (Dec 15), 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga CA



Presented by Winchester Orchestra of San Jose







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12/15/2012 - ODC Pilot 61: 'Nightcap'

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ODC School and ODC Theater present Nightcap, a sampling of new dances and
an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC's programming since 1990,
the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in
choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11 week
session. Recognized as an incubator for the next generation of artists,
Pilot introduces audiences to up and coming talent in the Bay Area.



Nightcap showcases the choreography of six promising artists, offering a
sampling of different movement styles and trends in contemporary
performance. Jenni Bregman, a Bay Area favorite since 1999, premieres Home,
a comparison of our childhood assumptions about growing up and our real
experiences as adults, in which dancers use butcher paper to draw
stick-figure selves and real and imaginary places. David Schleiffers, a
Pacific Northwest transplant recently featured in Pilot 60 and House
Special, returns with a new dance of expansive, traveling movement and
unexpected partnering work, with an all male cast of four dancers.
Katharine Hawthorne, another Pilot alumnus, analyzes the overlap of art,
science, and technology with Analog, a piece about mechanical
representations of the body. Drawing inspiration from geophysics and plate
tectonics, Erin Malley, a media artist and contemporary dance maker,
presents 1.26 milliseconds incorporating "body mapping" infrared
technology. Liz Tenuto, a local ambassador of dance and prolific performer,
shares the divine and demonic Gush, a supernatural dance trio that embodies
the dark side of devotion. Phoebe Osborne, an artist previously based
between San Diego and Barcelona, offers up GOLD as a solo exploration of
failure, while she begins to unfold herself in her home city of San
Francisco.



As one of the final dance performances of the 2012 season, Nightcap will be
a night to savor, as these artists propel themselves forward into a new
year and new horizons.



Presented by ODC Pilot Program







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12/15/2012 - BOOTIE SF - Santacon After-Party! Hubba Hubba Revue, A+D, Ugly
Sweater Party, Voicedude

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BOOTIE - the greatest mashup party in the universe
Now with THREE ROOMS of dancing in the expanded DNA Lounge!
More Bootie for the same price!
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SANTACON AFTER-PARTY!
Drunk Santas, free Xmas CDs, - plenty of holiday shenanigans!
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Wear a Santa hat, get the brand-new "A Very Bootie Christmas 3" CD!
Fully-dressed Santas get in for FREE!
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11 PM - Holiday-themed burlesque from:
HUBBA HUBBA REVUE - http://hubbahubbarevue.com
with THE SIZZLING SIRENS BURLESQUE EXPERIENCE -
http://sizzlingsirensburlesque.com
JAY SIREN
SASS HERASS
MEOW WOWIE
GEORGIA FIRE
plus aerialist TAYLOR WAY -

with emcee KINGFISH
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Main Floor mashup DJs:
A PLUS D - http://aplusd.net
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Above DNA:
NATHAN SCOT's UGLY SWEATER BIRTHDAY PARTY
DJ TYME - NATHAN SCOT - http://www.djtymenathanscot.com
MEIKEE MAGNETIC - http://facebook.com/meikeemagnetic
with a holiday-rific performance by: ENTYME vs. ZYME
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Lounge:
The Bootie SF debut of:
VOICEDUDE - http://voicedude.podomatic.com
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FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door!
$10 before 10pm, $15 cover, 21+ w/ID
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$15 advance tickets -- SKIP THE LINE! Available at:
http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf
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http://BootieSF.com



Once again, Bootie SF is hosting the biggest Santacon After-Party in San
Francisco, as a bunch of drunks in cheap Santa suits invade the party!
Anyone dressed in a full Santa suit gets in for free. It's an annual
tradition! To welcome Santa, Hubba Hubba Revue is presents a sexy holiday
mashup burlesque show on the main stage at 11 PM, hosted by emcee Kingfish!
With guests from the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience, the show
promises to be a Santastic striptease extravaganza!



Holding down the main floor will be Bootie founders and resident DJs A Plus
D, spreading the Christmash joy with a few holiday mashups sprinkled into
the mix. In the new Above DNA space, it's Nathan Scot's Ugly Sweater
Birthday Party. Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and celebrate with DJ
Tyme & Nathan Scot and Meikee Magnetic. And don't miss the holiday-irific
live performance by Entyme vs. Zyme. And finally, in the Lounge, it's one
of Bootie's favorite mashup producers, Voicedude, making his Bootie SF
debut by taking over the room all night!



Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian -
Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the
burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup
event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four
continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past seven years, Bootie keeps
your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations,
mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance
party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free
mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.



For all Bootie parties worldwide: http://BootieMashup.com







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12/18/2012 - The Future of Publishing

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SPEAKERS:
Barry Eisler, Author, Jack Rain and Ben Trevin Thriller Series
Clark Kepler, Chairman of the Board, The Kepler Corporation
Moderator: Guy Kawasaki, Author; Former Chief Evangelist, Apple
Additional Speakers TBA



What is the future of publishing in a world of instant ebook delivery and
on-demand printing? This stellar panel including bestselling author Barry
Eisler, bookstore owner Clark Kepler, and other speakers TBA, will deliver
up-to-the-minute insider perspectives on this rapidly evolving topic. Our
moderator is Guy Kawasaki, author of twelve books, including the new, APE:
Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. If you have dreamed of writing and
publishing a book, you are a published author who is considering going out
on your own, or you simply want to better understand opportunities in the
publishing business, you won't want to miss this candid and insightful
discussion.


SPONSOR: Citrix


REGISTRATION/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception: 6:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM


PRICE: Churchill Club Member $47 | Nonmember $72


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12/20/2012 - End of the World - Roller Disco Style

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The Mayan calendar stops on Dec. 21. Some say this marks the end of the
world. Well if that is the case, we might as well go out on a roll!!!



On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, come join D. Miles, San Francisco's "GodFather
of Skate" and SF's skate party crew as we get our skate groove on at the
Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St in the City. We'll be rockin' da house with the
best old school funk and roller disco ever played for your pleasure from
8pm to 2AM.



This is a Black and White affair!!! That's right, we're all wearing black
and white colors at this roller disco jam. If we all gotta go, we're going
in style!!!



The costs is $15 to enter - $5 for skate rentals. If you say the words, "I
LOVE SKATING" at the skating table, you'll get $5 off the entry fee!!! The
bar will be open, so you must be 21 and older and be able to prove it at
the door. The Cellspace is located at 2050 Bryant St. between 18th and 19th
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12/20/2012 - 'Any Last Words' - 40 of SF's comics telling the last joke of
their lives

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On 12/20/12, the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, 40 of San Francisco’s best
comedians will converge on Sub-Mission Gallery for a chance to tell the
last joke of their lives. So come have one last laugh (or 40) before the
feathered snake god Q’uq’umatz begins his 1,000-year reign of sorcery
and shadow.



Tix: http://anylastwords2012.eventbrite.com
Info: http://anylastwords2012.tumblr.com



Hosted by Trevor Hill



FEATURING COMEDIANS:
Caitlin Gill
Casey Ley
Kevin Camia
Ben Feldman
Shanti Charan
Kaseem Bentley
Sean Keane
Natasha Muse
Mike Drucker
Dave Thomason
Brendan Lynch
Joe Gorman
Anna Seregina
Jules Posner
Colleen Watson
Kevin O’Shea
Josef Anolin
Mary Van Note
Jesse Fernandez
Kevin Munroe
David Gborie
Joey Devine
Jesse Elias
Lydia Popovich
Red Scott
Andrew Holmgren
Juan Medina
George Chen
Clare O’Kane
Greg Asdourian
Kristee Ono
Drew Harmon
James Fluty
OJ Patterson
Kate Willett
Cameron Vannini
Kollin Holtz
Land Smith







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12/21/2012 - Henry Gunderson Apocalypse Shelter

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Ever Gold Gallery Presents:



Henry Gunderson
“Apocalypse Shelter”
December 21st - January 5th





Apocalypse

1125-75; Middle English
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12/05/2012 - Artist Talk: Tuan Andrew Nguyen

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Nguyen is cofounder of Sàn Art, an artist-run exhibition space in Ho Chi
Minh City, and a founding member of The Propeller Group. Join him for a
talk in the context of Poetic Politic, an exhibition at Kadist featuring
photography and video works by Cambodian and Vietnamese artists. Curated by
Zoe Butt, the exhibition highlights the power of mobility in the
communities these artists share, providing a glimpse of the talent that
visually and poetically rephrases the presence of a political voice.
Get the Stories. Join the Conversation. Related multimedia content is
available at Story Board, a digital hub for texts, videos, dialogue, and a
constellation of outside links offering windows onto the worlds of SFMOMA
artists and artworks.
Part of Here, There, and Elsewhere: Assembling Communities.



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12/05/2012 - Mary Armentrout on Karen Kilimnik's Sleeping Beauty and friends

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Mary Armentrout, experimental choreographer, dancer, performer, and ballet
teacher, will give a brief lecture demonstration on Karen Kilimnik's
Sleeping Beauty  and friends. Armentrout will unpack the role of dance in
Kilimnik's oeuvre from a dance-centric point of view. She will examine some
of the repertory Kilimnik quotes in her piece, discuss the role and level
of technique that Kilimnik employs, and touch on the role of "pastiche" in
live performance. The audience will be encouraged to indulge in a little
participatory ballet-embodying as well!



Armentrout is an experimental choreographer and dancer who creates
performance installations in both conventional and site-specific venues.
The Mary Armentrout Dance Theater has presented at numerous venues in the
San Francisco Bay Area, including ODC Theater, The LAB, and Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, as well as in less proscenium-oriented spaces
including a bathroom, the beach, and a car. Armentrout’s work has also
been presented at such venues as Movement Research at the Judson Church and
Danspace Project in New York City, Highways in Los Angeles, the Dance Place
in Washington D.C., le Centre Americain in Paris, and Tanzfabrik in Berlin.

http://mcam.mills.edu/



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12/06/2012 - `A Lure

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Installation Art by Judy O'Shea



December 3-31



Opening Reception Thursday, 12/6 5-8pm
First Fridays in North Beach 12/7 6-9pm
Artist Talk Wednesday, 12/12 @6pm




Canessa Gallery was built on the remains abandoned vessels left in the wake
of the Gold Rush.  This installation re-creates the ambiance of those
ghost boats, with sails flapping and fishing lures cast on currents.



"Judy O’Shea makes magic. She's a magician that takes a space and
enlarges its dimensions, textures and history with elegant and poetic
sculptural elements. She's able to transform the vision of those who see
the spaces she’s treated with objects she has created which are often
suspended from wires and carefully lit from within or without. Whether it's
hanging giant paper eggs in the arches of a 15th-century barn or marshaling
balls of twine as stand-in's for Roquefort sheep, a viewer is unavoidably
left awestruck with surprise and pleasure. Her magic is not trickery. It's
real conjuring and she is a master."



 ‚‚http://www.judyoshea.com



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12/06/2012 - Book Signing: Futurefarmers

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Amy Franceschini, artist
Michael Swaine, artist
MuseumStore and The Schwab Room
6:00 p.m.



What are the limits of knowledge? Where is there still mystery, and how are
researchers moving toward these "unknown" territories? Futurefarmers asks
these and other questions as part of a multifaceted research project
inspired by Charles and Ray Eames's film Powers of Ten (1977). Join
Futurefarmers Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine, along with
collaborators, for a book launch and signing for A Variation on Powers of
Ten.
Futurefarmers's A Variation on Powers of Ten is available in the
MuseumStore.



Get the Stories. Join the Conversation. Related multimedia content is
available at Story Board, a digital hub for texts, videos, dialogue, and a
constellation of outside links offering windows onto the worlds of SFMOMA
artists and artworks.



Part of Here, There, and Elsewhere: Assembling Communities.



http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/series/1365



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12/08/2012 - Analog Church: Performances by Jeremy Rourke, Doug Katelus,
Ben Wood + more

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On Saturday, December 8, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA presents an
obsolete-media extravaganza that indulges our love for forgotten formats
and media-archaeology lore.



Featured is Jeremy Rourke + Co., with live musical performances to two
lovely movies, The Biography of a Motion Picture Camera and The Paperman
May Charleston.



Ben Wood, in the apparel of none other than Eadweard Muybridge, affords us
a marvelous glimpse into those halcyon days of the Magic Lantern.



Doug Katelus, as Hammond organist for the night, offers his 16mm Help Keep
Film Dead, on the last days of Monaco Lab!


Lori Varga, as high priestess for tonight’s “church,” powers up her 4
projectors in Beyond the Frames of Light and Strange Sound.



PLUS Russ Forster with an in-person tribute to Bill Lear, inventor of the
eponymous jet AND the 8-track tape!



ALSO a half-hr cut of the BBC’s Alchemists of Sound, on the UK
Radiophonic Workshop, boasting Doctor Who composer Delia Derbyshire.



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12/09/2012 - Snow? In Berkeley?

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Take a snow day in the Gourmet Ghetto! Bring your boots and mittens to
play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall in the parking lot at
1673 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley on Sunday, December 9, 10AM-3PM. (Date was
rescheduled from Dec. 2 due to rain.)



Visit with the Snow Queen who will listen to all of your holiday wishes,
ride the decorated live ponies, make holiday crafts like greeting cards and
dreidels, and warm up with hot cider and chewy cookies courtesy of
Andronico's. Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local craft vendors.



This is a free event for children of all ages sponsored by the North
Shattuck Association in conjunction with Art Kapoor Realty, Thornwall
Properties and the East Bay Express.



Then find the 'ice' in a snowball - one has a real diamond ring inside - at
M. Lowe + Co., 1519 Shattuck, 1-4PM, as a benefit for Walden and Berkeley
Arts Magnet Schools.



Every Saturday and Sunday in December 12-4PM throughout the Gourmet Ghetto
you will find Surprise Holiday Entertainers including musicians, elves,
stilt walkers angels and lots more to make your holiday season jolly.



The Gourmet Ghetto is just 6 blocks north of the Downtown Berkeley BART
station and has festive lights in over 50 trees.
www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com

Presented by North Shattuck Association



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12/09/2012 - Workshop: Make Your Own Wrapping Paper!

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Koret Visitor Education Center
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This year dazzle your loved ones with handmade wrapping paper! In
conjunction with SFMOMA Family Programs, the museum will host a workshop
for gift-givers of all ages in the Koret Studios on the second floor.
Inspired by Jasper Johns's famous directions to "Take an object. Do
something to it. Do something else to it," you will start by making a
drawing of a pattern on a printing block and will then make prints on
colorful paper using your block. Don't forget to stop by the SFMOMA
MuseumStore for creative gifts ideas on the way out!

http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/2222



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12/09/2012 - Christmas Majesty

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This holiday season Bay Choral Guild presents Christmas Majesty, a
Christmas Concert unlike any you've ever heard! We are very excited to have
two outstanding instrumentalists join us for this concert - Harpist
Meredith Clark and oboist Adrienne Malley. They will perform in the second
half of the program, accompanying the chorus in a collection of Christmas
favorites including Britten's wonderful and rhythmically energetic, "A
Ceremony of Carols" and a delightful arrangement of "The Holly and the Ivy".



In the first half of the show, we focus on Advent as we perform various
contemporary settings of the Great O Antiphons. These brief prayers, each
one starting with the word "O," refer to Christ by alternate images; O
Wisdom, O Root of Jesse, O King of the Nations, etc. Originally simple
plainsong chants sung during the seven days leading up to Christmas, 20th
century composers began using these texts as the basis for seven-movement
Advent cantatas. We've combined sections from three of these cantatas by
three living composers: the Polish composer, Pawel Lukaszewski, Estonian
Arvo Part, and Seattle-based John Muehleisen. By turns meditative and
spirited, these works create a musical experience you won't soon forget!



So enrich your holidays and join us for this unusual concert! We will
perform in Campbell and San Francisco at our usual venues - Campbell United
Methodist and St Gregory of Nyssa. However we are very pleased to have a
new performance space in Palo Alto - the First Baptist Church on North
California Avenue. Contact your favorite BCG chorister for tickets or
purchase from our website. It's going to be a wonderful event!

Presented by Bay Choral Guild



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12/10/2012 - The SHOUT -- LIfe's True Stories

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The SHOUT is a live storytelling event featuring people from all walks of
life telling amazing but true 10-minute stories from their lives.
Interspersed with the featured raconteurs, audience members have the
opportunity to put their name in the hat in hopes of being picked for one
of our 6-minute wild-card slots. Past stories at The Shout have featured an
acid-laced Green Card wedding for a Russian Cuban, a substitute teacher in
Juvenile Hall, a young man discovering that he had been in witness
protection as a child, and an actor deciding to do better art after
starring in a soft-core porn version of Don Quixote, to name a few.



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12/12/2012 - Joanne Weir: Hot Out of the Oven

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Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking
Confidence"; Author, Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence; James Beard Award
Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005



In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko;
James Beard Award Winner for “Best Chef-California, 1995” and “Best
New Restaurant, 2000”



We love the occasional bit of sea urchin foam with our rabbit roulade, but
more often than not we find comfort in a home-cooked meal. Weir has cooked
with Alice Waters, studied under Madeleine Kamman in France, and won a
James Beard Award, but her heart is in home cooking. Come glean tips from
her food theory and technique as she unpacks dinner made simple. We’ll
learn from the master of home-cooking and taste her award-winning
Chardonnay (and maybe even some of her new tequila favorites).



Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. reception and book
signing
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation, as part of the
Food Lit Series



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12/13/2012 - Hessam Abrishami's 'Unique Impression' Show at Art People
Gallery, Dec. 11th-30th, 2012

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Art People Gallery presents Hessam Abrishami's latest works in his "Unique
Impression" collection.



Show: December 11th - 30th, 2012
Opening Reception: December 13th from 4-7pm



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12/15/2012 - Gifts of Unity: Oakland Youth Chorus' 2012 Holiday Concert

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For nearly 40 years, Oakland Youth Chorus' holiday concerts have been a
wonderful tradition to celebrate the season. Join Oakland Youth Chorus and
those who love seeing the art of choral music come alive as over 100 young
singers fill the air with beautiful music.



OYC's singers, ages 5 to 18, come from afterschool and community programs
all over Oakland and Alameda, with singers from these and surrounding
communities. They will warm up a chilly December evening with traditional
and exciting new arrangements of songs from around the world this holiday
season. Songs like Hine Ma Tov, Candle of Peace, Ave Verum Corpus, Carol of
the Jazz Bells and many others will open your heart and get you into the
holiday spirit.

Presented by Oakland Youth Chorus
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12/15/2012 - Shooting Gallery Presents: 'Steppe Warriors' by Zaya

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Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Steppe Warriors, a solo show by
Zaya, featuring twelve ink and watercolor paintings inspired by the
Mongolian horsemen history of Chinggis Khan (more commonly known in the
U.S. by the Persian spelling Ghengis khan.) Through watercolors, gouache,
and mixed media, the artist brings a new life to the styles and themes of
Mongolian traditional painting with the addition of Japanese techniques and
contemporary Asian art influences. The opening reception will be Saturday,
December 15th, from 7-11pm, and is free and open to the public for viewing
through January 5th, 2013.



Born in 1975 in a dry, desert town of Southwestern Mongolia artist
Zayasaikhan Samuu, known as Zaya, began his life within a place of rich
cultural history that much of the world knows little about. The extensive
warfare of the Mongol Empire and its incredible expansion under the rule of
Chinggis khan inspires a wealth of powerful imagery in “Steppe
Warriors,” but perhaps even more powerful are the scenes of daily life,
honoring the Central Asian nomadic lifestyle and a people who have
flourished amidst harsh climates and religious censure. First converted to
Buddhism in the late thirteenth century, the Mongols’ culture is one
undeniably shaped by Tibetan spirituality, though Buddhism was outlawed as
much of Mongolia’s heritage was repressed during the country’s most
strident communist era beginning in the 1930s. The late eighties marked a
lessening of oppression in a restructuring movement akin to the Soviet’s
perestroika, called shinechel by Mongolians, and with it the customs and
values of Zaya’s country began to resurface, inspiring his artistic
talents.



Utilizing a detail-driven style, Zaya has said he is set on ‘evangelizing
Mongolian art through a contemporary oeuvre that suggests antiquity,’ and
he is doing so with remarkable skill. Both warriors and royalty are
depicted with the same sleek grace and fluid line work. The volatile
movement of the battle and hunting scenes of Steppe Warriors are visually
balanced in the exhibition by tranquil portraits, composed with elegant
costumes and hairstyles drawn directly from nomadic aristocracy.



________________________________________

After a two year period as a monk, Zaya enrolled at the Soyol Fine Art
College in Ulaanbaatar to study traditional Mongolian fine arts. He
continued his artistic studies at the Institute of Fine Art at the
Mongolian University of Culture and Art, graduating in 2002 and beginning
to work as an artist. In recent years, Zaya has joined the international
community of artists, with shows in the USA, Australia, Japan, Europe,
China, Russia, India, Korea, and Mongolia.
________________________________________



The Shooting Gallery opened its doors in 2003 to the historic Tenderloin
district of San Francisco, known for its lively street culture. Growing up
in Southern California gave owner and curator, Justin Giarla, a love for
everything lowbrow: pop art, street art, outsider art, punk rock album art,
comic book art, surf/skate art and hot rod culture. Giarla recognizes how
important it is to provide lowbrow artists with a platform for their work,
which is exactly what Shooting Gallery has done for nearly a decade.



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12/15/2012 - Concert: Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration

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A full length contemporary concert featuring all aspects of WVPC's music
department: Choir, Handbell Choir, Worship Ensemble, Children's Choirs, as
well as many soloists. Accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, we wish to
bring you God's Christmas message through song, and hope that you leave
feeling very much in the "season;" full of "joy," hope, and grace in this
wonderful holiday season.



Presented by West Valley Presbyterian Church



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12/15/2012 - Hollywood Holiday Concert

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Dec 15: 7:30 (Saratoga); Dec 16: 7:00 (San Jose)



The Winchester Orchestra, under guest conductor Eric Choate, presents the
first movement of Haydn's Piano Concerto in D Major with soloist, 9-year
old prodigy, Josephine Chou. The program also features excerpts from
Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty along with Broadway and film favorites,
including music from Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and
Henry Mollicone's acclaimed Theme from The Premonition with the composer as
piano soloist.



West Valley College Theater (Dec 15), 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga CA



Presented by Winchester Orchestra of San Jose



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12/15/2012 - ODC Pilot 61: 'Nightcap'

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ODC School and ODC Theater present Nightcap, a sampling of new dances and
an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC's programming since 1990,
the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in
choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11 week
session. Recognized as an incubator for the next generation of artists,
Pilot introduces audiences to up and coming talent in the Bay Area.



Nightcap showcases the choreography of six promising artists, offering a
sampling of different movement styles and trends in contemporary
performance. Jenni Bregman, a Bay Area favorite since 1999, premieres Home,
a comparison of our childhood assumptions about growing up and our real
experiences as adults, in which dancers use butcher paper to draw
stick-figure selves and real and imaginary places. David Schleiffers, a
Pacific Northwest transplant recently featured in Pilot 60 and House
Special, returns with a new dance of expansive, traveling movement and
unexpected partnering work, with an all male cast of four dancers.
Katharine Hawthorne, another Pilot alumnus, analyzes the overlap of art,
science, and technology with Analog, a piece about mechanical
representations of the body. Drawing inspiration from geophysics and plate
tectonics, Erin Malley, a media artist and contemporary dance maker,
presents 1.26 milliseconds incorporating "body mapping" infrared
technology. Liz Tenuto, a local ambassador of dance and prolific performer,
shares the divine and demonic Gush, a supernatural dance trio that embodies
the dark side of devotion. Phoebe Osborne, an artist previously based
between San Diego and Barcelona, offers up GOLD as a solo exploration of
failure, while she begins to unfold herself in her home city of San
Francisco.



As one of the final dance performances of the 2012 season, Nightcap will be
a night to savor, as these artists propel themselves forward into a new
year and new horizons.



Presented by ODC Pilot Program



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12/15/2012 - Tingstad + Rumbel Holiday Show

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Grammy Award-winning acoustic duo Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel return to
the Firehouse. The show will be a special holiday mix of original and cover
tunes with Tex-Mex stylings, Caribbean rhythms and Americana
finger-picking. With Tingstad on guitar and Rumbel on oboe, English horn
and double ocarina, the duo create classically inspired music with
influences from regional America, the British Isles, Asia and Spain.
Plenty of free parking is available.



Every holiday season for 27 years, multiple award-winners Eric Tingstad and
Nancy Rumbel have created a 'Home for the Holidays' celebration concert,
and the Firehouse Arts Center is fortunate to be on their tour calendar
this Christmas. It was back in March of 1985 that finger-guitarist Eric
asked ethnomusicologist and musician Nancy to assist him in the recording
of a holiday album. The resulting album "The Gift" became a best-selling
recording, and launched a partnership that has resulted in world-wide
demand for their live performances, including a popular Carnegie Hall
concert.



Composer and guitarist Eric Tingstad hails from Seattle, where he was
trained in the Segovian classic guitar tradition. According to Tingstad,
Led Zeppelin, Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shankar, and Martin Denny are
some of his primary influences. Nancy Rumbel grew up in San Antonio,
Texas, then attended Northwestern University where she became interested in
the field of ethnomusicology, which lead to joining the prestigious
performing group the Paul Winter Consort for several years.



With 20 albums to their credit, the beloved team has multiple Grammy Award
nominations, and won the Best New Age Grammy Award in 2003 for 'Acoustic
Garden,' which show-cases their special brand of 'American home-style
music'. "Acoustic instrumental music simply doesn't get any better -
period,' according to reviewer Bill Binkelman.



Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center



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12/15/2012 - BOOTIE SF - Santacon After-Party! Hubba Hubba Revue, A+D, Ugly
Sweater Party, Voicedude

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BOOTIE - the greatest mashup party in the universe
Now with THREE ROOMS of dancing in the expanded DNA Lounge!
More Bootie for the same price!
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SANTACON AFTER-PARTY!
Drunk Santas, free Xmas CDs, - plenty of holiday shenanigans!
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Wear a Santa hat, get the brand-new "A Very Bootie Christmas 3" CD!
Fully-dressed Santas get in for FREE!
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11 PM - Holiday-themed burlesque from:
HUBBA HUBBA REVUE - http://hubbahubbarevue.com
with THE SIZZLING SIRENS BURLESQUE EXPERIENCE -
http://sizzlingsirensburlesque.com
JAY SIREN
SASS HERASS
MEOW WOWIE
GEORGIA FIRE
plus aerialist TAYLOR WAY - http://youtu.be/E3XSGSqZBMY
with emcee KINGFISH
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Main Floor mashup DJs:
A PLUS D - http://aplusd.net
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Above DNA:
NATHAN SCOT's UGLY SWEATER BIRTHDAY PARTY
DJ TYME - NATHAN SCOT - http://www.djtymenathanscot.com
MEIKEE MAGNETIC - http://facebook.com/meikeemagnetic
with a holiday-rific performance by: ENTYME vs. ZYME
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Lounge:
The Bootie SF debut of:
VOICEDUDE - http://voicedude.podomatic.com
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FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door!
$10 before 10pm, $15 cover, 21+ w/ID
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$15 advance tickets -- SKIP THE LINE! Available at:
http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf
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http://BootieSF.com



Once again, Bootie SF is hosting the biggest Santacon After-Party in San
Francisco, as a bunch of drunks in cheap Santa suits invade the party!
Anyone dressed in a full Santa suit gets in for free. It's an annual
tradition! To welcome Santa, Hubba Hubba Revue is presents a sexy holiday
mashup burlesque show on the main stage at 11 PM, hosted by emcee Kingfish!
With guests from the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience, the show
promises to be a Santastic striptease extravaganza!



Holding down the main floor will be Bootie founders and resident DJs A Plus
D, spreading the Christmash joy with a few holiday mashups sprinkled into
the mix. In the new Above DNA space, it's Nathan Scot's Ugly Sweater
Birthday Party. Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and celebrate with DJ
Tyme & Nathan Scot and Meikee Magnetic. And don't miss the holiday-irific
live performance by Entyme vs. Zyme. And finally, in the Lounge, it's one
of Bootie's favorite mashup producers, Voicedude, making his Bootie SF
debut by taking over the room all night!



Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian -
Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the
burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup
event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four
continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past seven years, Bootie keeps
your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations,
mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance
party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free
mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.



For all Bootie parties worldwide: http://BootieMashup.com
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12/06/2012 - The Hellstrom Chronicle and other Junk Science

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Oddball Films presents The Hellstrom Chronicle and other Junk Science, a
night of subjective science films that stretch the definition of
documentary. The centerpiece of the night, The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
is one of the strangest recipients of the Academy Award for Best
Documentary due to its obtuse facts and florid doomsday message. The film
utilizes mesmerizing microcinematography of insects juxtaposed with
narration from our host Nils Hellstrom, a fictional mad scientist who
poetically reveals that insects stand to take over the world and laugh on
the collective grave of the human race. Part documentary, part horror
film, part apocalyptic prophecy, The Hellstrom Chronicle is the dark,
foreboding step-mother of Microcosmos. The film was produced and conceived
by David L. Wolper, producer of such far-reaching productions as Roots, The
Thorn Birds, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Wattstax, penned by
Omen scribe David Seltzer and features a fabulous synthy score by
master-composer Lalo Schifrin. Campy, creepy, provocative and hypnotizing,
The Hellstrom Chronicle has got it all! Paired with this beautifully
prophetic mockumentary are two 1950s crackpot science films brought to you
by the world’s strangest bible science film producers, The Moody
Institute of Science. Evangelist Erwin “The Million Volt Man” Moon
shocks his crew to demonstrate God's design in The Electric Eel (1954) and
goes on to manipulate a couple of furry tree clingers in Slow as a Sloth
(1954). It is an evening that explores if science can remain science when
you take it personal.



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12/07/2012 - Obscura Society SF: Wine, Cheese and Tiny Boats - An Evening
at the San Francisco Model Yacht Clubhouse

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Friday, Dec 7 - Join the San Francisco Obscura Society for a special
evening of wine and cheese and exquisite tiny boats at the San Francisco
Model Yacht Clubhouse.



We are delighted to have been invited inside the San Francisco Model Yacht
Clubhouse in Golden Gate Park. Hidden inside the diminutive WPA-era
building is one of the world's largest collections of model yachts,
including many historic and painstakingly hand built examples of the craft.



We're bringing the wine and cheese, and Model Yacht Club Commodore Bob
Heacock will bring his years of experience and expertise to introduce us to
the marvels of miniature boating, and highlight the technology and
craftsmanship of the collection.



Space is limited, advance tickets required.



Details/special instructions.



Address: San Francisco Model Yacht Club, on Spreckles Lake in Golden
Gate Park
Time: 7-9pm
This event is ages 21+



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12/07/2012 - Oddball Films Present - The Best (and Worst) of the Blonde
Bombshells

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Oddball Films presents The Best (And Worst) of the Blonde Bombshells, a
program celebrating our favorite smoldering, cheeky, entertaining blondes
from the Golden Age of Hollywood. With rare, bizarre and hilarious clips,
excerpts, musical numbers and burlesque performances, you'll be sure to
have more fun with these blondes! The Art of Film: The Love Goddesses
(1965) chronicles the rise of the woman as a cinematic sex symbol with
clips and commentary about our favorite blondes and some noteworthy
brunettes that made the big screen sizzle. There's a double-dose of of the
funny and fabulous Mae West, in the marvelous I'm No Angel (1933) where she
plays a bold and brassy lion-tamer at the Circus (even putting her head
inside a lion's mouth!) and small screen oddity Mae West Meets Mister Ed
(1964) in which Mae West, playing herself, asks Wilbur to come on up and
redesign her stables sometime. Sultry German vixen Marlene Dietrich belts
out a song before brawling with the boys in a rowdy saloon in an
action-packed excerpt from Destry Rides Again (1939). Jayne Mansfield
knocks Mickey Rooney speechless at the 1958 Golden Globe Awards in a
hilarious vintage Kinetoscope recording. Zsa Zsa Gabor cashes in on the
Workout Tape craze and does pushups on half-naked beefcakes in It's Simple
Darling! (1993). We've also got burlesque blondes including The Fabulous
Cat Girl (1954), several swinging sixties Scopitones, the tantalizing
trailer for The Seven Year Itch, plus Vintage Hair Commercials and so much
more!



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12/08/2012 - Intellectual Property

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In conjunction with Intersections for the Art’s current exhibition,
Determining Domain, Professor Marc H. Greenberg will delve into the complex
issues of intellectual property in the art world by looking at actual court
decisions and legal statutes that shape the field of intellectual property
to the more theoretical issues of ownership, value, and the creative
process. Greenberg is an intellectual property attorney and the Founding
Director of the IP Law Program at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1-3pm




RSVP here: http://greenberglecture.eventbrite.com/



Bio: Marc H. Greenberg is Professor of Law, founding Director, and
currently Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center and Program
at Golden Gate University of Law. A member of the faculty since 2000, he
teaches Intellectual Property Survey, Internet and Software Law,
Intellectual Property and New Technology, and Entertainment Law in the IP
curriculum. He also teaches Civil Procedure, Business Associations and
related courses in the general curriculum. He was the 2010-2011 Chair of
the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and is a
past co-chair of the Copyright Section of the San Francisco Intellectual
Property Law Association.



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12/08/2012 - Urban Nature at Blackbird Bar Presented by Secession Art +
Design's Annex

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 04:00 PM PST
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Secession Art + Design’s Annex Presents



Urban Nature at Blackbird Bar



Artworks by graffiti artist Rob Sakovich, Saturday, December 8, 6-8pm



Secession Art + Design is extending their walls and curating prowess to the
stylishly rustic Blackbird Bar in the Castro. Eden Stein, owner and curator
of Secession, is proud to collaborate with Rob Sakovich in his first solo
show featuring his largest collection of fine urban art on Saturday,
December 8, 6-8pm.



As an old school graffiti artist, Sakovich has spent the past 25 years
creating graffiti murals around San Francisco. Instead of discarding his
used cans once his art was complete, he envisioned the reuse of his
artistic tool. Years later, and with more than enough spray cans in his
possession, Sakovich embarked on a new visionary journey, using his cans as
his canvas. His beautiful 3-D scenes of the City and nature depict such
landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge and golden ginko leaves in the fall.



Please come and join us for Blackbird’s fine libations, a chance to meet
Rob Sakovich, and to view his art, all of which will be for sale. You may
view more of his collection for purchase on www.Etsy.com. We look forward
to having you!



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12/08/2012 - A Plethora of Enchanted Delights

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Please join us for A Plethora of Enchanted Delights, the final exhibition
at fabric8 under our current moniker, featuring works by:



Erik Otto
Jenn Porreca
Jet Martinez
Kelly Ording
Monty Guy
Reuben Rude
Romanowski
Ursula X Young



Opening Reception Saturday, December 8, 7-10PM



It coincides with our annual holiday party and also marks the completion of
our latest parklet installation by Ursula X Young.



Erik Otto has been working professionally in the arts for over 10 years.
With a passion for creative exploration, he balances his time between
painting and design, blending multiple influences into one distinct style.



Jenn Porreca paints a delicate world of intricately layered folklore
influenced by the repetitive religious iconography of her childhood,
European silhouette and folklore art of the early 1900s, literature, street
art, and macabre films.



Jet Martinez is a Mexican-born, San Francisco-based muralist, painter, and
die-hard believer in the power of art as a means to creating a better world.



Kelly Ording’s delicately ethereal paintings blend organic shapes with
deliberately exact lines, expanding into abstracted landscapes that evoke a
hazy sense of nostalgia and narrative.



Monty is a San Francisco-based painter of urban characters and landscapes
who is constantly compelled to create, seeing beauty and inspiration in
everything.



Reuben Rude utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and digital
illustration in both the creative and commercial worlds, having shown in
galleries, comic books, and magazines throughout the world.



Romanowski is a Swiss-born, self-taught artist whose work includes
top-notch spray stencil pieces and found object assemblages that are
coveted by music and design aficionados around the world.



Ursula X Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban
fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San
Francisco and beyond.



A Plethora Of Enchanted Delights will be on exhibit from December 8, 2012
through January 14, 2013 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in San
Francisco.



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12/09/2012 - A Woman's Eye Gallery hosts Ambush Review #3 Contributors
Reading

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hosts Ambush Review #3 Contributors Reading
Bob Booker + Patrick Cahill, editors
Kit Kennedy, host
featuring: Al Averbach, Sharon Coleman, Lucille Lang Day, Grace Marie
Grafton, Ken Saffran



with special guest, Aidan Cahill, classical Guitar




This special event is in addition to on-going exhibit, "Travelers on the
Art Road," which opened 12/1 and runs through 1/27/13



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12/13/2012 - Nerd Nite East Bay #3: Black Holes, A/V, and BARREL

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December holidays mean an early edition of Nerd Nite East Bay. And we mean
early. We take Nerd Nite to the big screen at The New Parkway theater, a
much beloved and anticipated brew-and-view in Oakland. We’re invading
before their official opening on 12/14. They’ll provide the awesome
screen, comfy seats, and sell you a bit of beer and, if the tastings
we’ve been part of are any indication, ridiculously awesome grub. We’ll
bring the learning: with KQED QUEST discussing black holes, one of the New
Parkway’s experts talking about audio/visual systems, and a talk about
NASA’s balloon-based measurements of space weather. Also: the nerdiest
animated music video you will ever see. Be there and be square!



So: please join DJ Citizen Zain and hosts Ian Davis and Rick Karnesky as we
break-in the (brand) New Parkway theater!



Thursday 12/13
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8
The New Parkway, 474 24th St, Oakland
(less than half-a-mile from the 19th St BART)
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BLACK HOLES: OBJECTS OF ATTRACTION by KQED Science, Alex Filippenko, and
Bill Craig
Black holes have been the stuff of science fiction since their discovery in
the late sixties. But now a new, nimble NASA telescope is using its
powerful x-ray vision to hunt for these abundant yet invisible, massive
space oddities.



Alex Filippenko is the Richard + Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in
the Physical Sciences at Cal. His accomplishments, documented in about 700
research papers, have been recognized by several major prizes, and he is
one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers. An avid tennis player,
hiker, and skier, he enjoys world travel and is addicted to observing total
solar eclipses (11 so far).



Bill Craig is an instrument manager at the Space Sciences Lab at UC
Berkeley and has worked on numerous space missions with acronyms like
including XMM-Newton, CHIPS, and GLAST as well as a number of balloon-borne
instruments. He works on NuSTAR, which will open a new window on the
Universe by being the first satellite to focus high-energy X-rays into
sharp images.



Lauren Sommer is a science producer for KQED radio. Her work has appeared
on Marketplace, Living on Earth, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things
Considered.



AUDIOVISUAL SYSTEMS: HELPING PEOPLE GET LAID SINCE 1926 by Cliff Tune
Dinner and a movie ᅵ" the classic date! We’ll take a look at the
history of audiovisual systems, geek-out on video display and audio
transducer technology, and delve into modern cinema specifications to help
understand why audiovisual system technology touches us so profoundly. Be
warned! You may be up all night rearranging your living room.



The product of a family of musicians and engineers, Cliff started playing
music at age six. Starstruck by the knobs, buttons and blinky lights on an
audio mixing console, he dived headlong into live sound engineering in his
teens. Nowadays, after years of backstage doughnut trays and burned coffee,
Cliff has designed and built audiovisual systems for theatres, recording
studios, airports, hotels, courthouses, churches, funeral homes, cars,
boats and airplanes. When not trying to save the world from mediocre audio,
Cliff spends his time running his recording studio “The Playground”,
producing records, playing drums, and perfecting his BBQ pork shoulder
recipe under an ever-gorgeous Oakland sky.



KILLER ELECTRONS FROM SPACE: A MICRO-BREWED MISSION by Alexa Halford
Ever since the invention of the telegraph, we have seen that space weather
can affect our technology. However, we’ve only been in space for about 50
years studying the weather up there and lately it’s been getting stormy.
We are approaching solar maximum, the time period when we expect to see
more solar storms, more northern lights, and possibly more space weather
impacts on our technology. With the successful launch of the Van Allen
Probes and upcoming launch date of it’s much smaller (but in my biased
opinion way cooler) sister mission BARREL, we hope to gain a better
understanding of these space weather events and possibly one day be able to
predict the next attack from killer electrons.



Alexa Halford is a prime example of what happens when you go to college in
MN to take up space. She became a space physicist, and because she got her
PhD in Oz, some times says x, y, zed instead of x, y, zee. When not having
way too animated discussions about plasma waves, she teaches figure
skating  which also happens to have a lot of physics involved in it.
Physics is every where man, it’s just so cool!



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12/15/2012 - A Woman's Eye Gallery hosts Vocal Divine Contemporary
Holiday-Christian Music

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Traditional, original, contemporary holiday/Christmas Music by Vocal Divine:
Dionne Kohler + Alison Newvine, lead vocalists, guitarists, drummers
+ Alice Martin + Alice Heimsoth



This special event is in addition to the on-going exhibit, "Travelers on
the Art Road." which opened 12/1 and runs through 1/27/13.



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12/15/2012 - 'In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom' A Solo Show by New2

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White Walls is pleased to present In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom a
solo show featuring new works from Australian artist New2. The exhibition
will feature between 16 and 24 pieces large-scale works made entirely from
paper. The opening reception will be Saturday, December 15th from 6-9 PM,
and is free and open to the public for viewing through January 5th, 2013.



All the works of In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom are hand-cut
layered paper collages, crafted with even more detailed than the work New2
debuted in 941 Geary’s showcase of the top contemporary Australian
artists, Young and Free. With 28 years of writing on trains and in the
street, New2’s mastery is evident, with some pieces displaying the
artist’s more traditional lettering, while others break off into
progressive new forms. Paper is not a medium one normally associates with
graffiti. New2’s meticulously-layered collages push our standard
conception of the art form. The bold compositions take on a different shape
depending on the angle they’re seen from, and the unexpected dips and
valleys in the lightweight material creates a striking juxtaposition.



From the Artist:



My recent works are concerned with the juggling of and merging of apparent
dualities as facets of one experience. For example: Traditions I've been a
part of during my 28 years of writing (ghost) dissolving into and carrying
over into my more futuristic take on letters (atom) and I've been
abstractly exploring notions such as religion versus science, belief versus
apparent fact. The kind of things that coexist and make up the past and
future of human experience for me now.



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12/15/2012 - GAFFTA presents: Art Hack Day: 'Lethal Software' Exhibit and
Holiday Party

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Art Hack Day is an event dedicated to cracking open the process of
art-making.



Between December 13-15, artists and hackers will inhabit GAFFTA to create a
flash exhibit on the theme of ‘Lethal software’. Software now has a
license to kill, as advances in computing have made drones and other weapon
systems autonomous. This development was long presaged by popular culture
(Hal, Robocop, Terminator).



Fortunately, most of us don’t have to write this software (or suffer from
it) although we interact daily with software that is lethal in other
respects.There is software that prevents other software from executing
(spam vs. anti-spam, surveillance vs. sousveillance) and there is software
that shields us from the influence of fellow humans (e.g., Google’s
auto-complete algorithm).



On Saturday, December 15th, we encourage visitors to engage with the
projects for a closing public exhibition and party with performances by
Holly Herndon and more at GAFFTA on 923 Market Street from 7pm-late.



For more info see http://arthackday.net/gaffta or
http://www.gaffta.org/?p=16768



We will be accepting donations from $5 - $40 on a sliding scale and running
a full cash bar benefiting GAFFTA’s 2012 end of year campaign:
https://www.gaffta.org/support-us/



Thanks to sponsors IFTTT, Spark Electronics, New Hive and ICED DEV for
supporting!



Confirmed Participants include:
Josh Nimoy, Stijn Schiffeleers, Toby Schachman, Ryan Alexander, Matt
Ganucheau, Syed Reza Ali, Jeff Easter, Igal Nassima, Dan Moore, Max Ogden,
Andrew Benson, Gabriel Dunne plus many more to be announced!



Performances by:
Holly Herndon | DJ Set
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12/15/2012 - ODC Pilot 61: 'Nightcap'

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ODC School and ODC Theater present Nightcap, a sampling of new dances and
an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC's programming since 1990,
the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in
choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11 week
session. Recognized as an incubator for the next generation of artists,
Pilot introduces audiences to up and coming talent in the Bay Area.



Nightcap showcases the choreography of six promising artists, offering a
sampling of different movement styles and trends in contemporary
performance. Jenni Bregman, a Bay Area favorite since 1999, premieres Home,
a comparison of our childhood assumptions about growing up and our real
experiences as adults, in which dancers use butcher paper to draw
stick-figure selves and real and imaginary places. David Schleiffers, a
Pacific Northwest transplant recently featured in Pilot 60 and House
Special, returns with a new dance of expansive, traveling movement and
unexpected partnering work, with an all male cast of four dancers.
Katharine Hawthorne, another Pilot alumnus, analyzes the overlap of art,
science, and technology with Analog, a piece about mechanical
representations of the body. Drawing inspiration from geophysics and plate
tectonics, Erin Malley, a media artist and contemporary dance maker,
presents 1.26 milliseconds incorporating "body mapping" infrared
technology. Liz Tenuto, a local ambassador of dance and prolific performer,
shares the divine and demonic Gush, a supernatural dance trio that embodies
the dark side of devotion. Phoebe Osborne, an artist previously based
between San Diego and Barcelona, offers up GOLD as a solo exploration of
failure, while she begins to unfold herself in her home city of San
Francisco.



As one of the final dance performances of the 2012 season, Nightcap will be
a night to savor, as these artists propel themselves forward into a new
year and new horizons.



Presented by ODC Pilot Program



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12/15/2012 - Tingstad + Rumbel Holiday Show

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Grammy Award-winning acoustic duo Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel return to
the Firehouse. The show will be a special holiday mix of original and cover
tunes with Tex-Mex stylings, Caribbean rhythms and Americana
finger-picking. With Tingstad on guitar and Rumbel on oboe, English horn
and double ocarina, the duo create classically inspired music with
influences from regional America, the British Isles, Asia and Spain.
Plenty of free parking is available.



Every holiday season for 27 years, multiple award-winners Eric Tingstad and
Nancy Rumbel have created a 'Home for the Holidays' celebration concert,
and the Firehouse Arts Center is fortunate to be on their tour calendar
this Christmas. It was back in March of 1985 that finger-guitarist Eric
asked ethnomusicologist and musician Nancy to assist him in the recording
of a holiday album. The resulting album "The Gift" became a best-selling
recording, and launched a partnership that has resulted in world-wide
demand for their live performances, including a popular Carnegie Hall
concert.



Composer and guitarist Eric Tingstad hails from Seattle, where he was
trained in the Segovian classic guitar tradition. According to Tingstad,
Led Zeppelin, Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shankar, and Martin Denny are
some of his primary influences. Nancy Rumbel grew up in San Antonio,
Texas, then attended Northwestern University where she became interested in
the field of ethnomusicology, which lead to joining the prestigious
performing group the Paul Winter Consort for several years.



With 20 albums to their credit, the beloved team has multiple Grammy Award
nominations, and won the Best New Age Grammy Award in 2003 for 'Acoustic
Garden,' which show-cases their special brand of 'American home-style
music'. "Acoustic instrumental music simply doesn't get any better -
period,' according to reviewer Bill Binkelman.



Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center



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12/15/2012 - BOOTIE SF - Santacon After-Party! Hubba Hubba Revue, A+D, Ugly
Sweater Party, Voicedude

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BOOTIE - the greatest mashup party in the universe
Now with THREE ROOMS of dancing in the expanded DNA Lounge!
More Bootie for the same price!
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SANTACON AFTER-PARTY!
Drunk Santas, free Xmas CDs, - plenty of holiday shenanigans!
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Wear a Santa hat, get the brand-new "A Very Bootie Christmas 3" CD!
Fully-dressed Santas get in for FREE!
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11 PM - Holiday-themed burlesque from:
HUBBA HUBBA REVUE - http://hubbahubbarevue.com
with THE SIZZLING SIRENS BURLESQUE EXPERIENCE -
http://sizzlingsirensburlesque.com
JAY SIREN
SASS HERASS
MEOW WOWIE
GEORGIA FIRE
plus aerialist TAYLOR WAY - http://youtu.be/E3XSGSqZBMY
with emcee KINGFISH
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Main Floor mashup DJs:
A PLUS D - http://aplusd.net
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Above DNA:
NATHAN SCOT's UGLY SWEATER BIRTHDAY PARTY
DJ TYME - NATHAN SCOT - http://www.djtymenathanscot.com
MEIKEE MAGNETIC - http://facebook.com/meikeemagnetic
with a holiday-rific performance by: ENTYME vs. ZYME
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Lounge:
The Bootie SF debut of:
VOICEDUDE - http://voicedude.podomatic.com
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FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door!
$10 before 10pm, $15 cover, 21+ w/ID
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$15 advance tickets -- SKIP THE LINE! Available at:
http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf
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http://BootieSF.com



Once again, Bootie SF is hosting the biggest Santacon After-Party in San
Francisco, as a bunch of drunks in cheap Santa suits invade the party!
Anyone dressed in a full Santa suit gets in for free. It's an annual
tradition! To welcome Santa, Hubba Hubba Revue is presents a sexy holiday
mashup burlesque show on the main stage at 11 PM, hosted by emcee Kingfish!
With guests from the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience, the show
promises to be a Santastic striptease extravaganza!



Holding down the main floor will be Bootie founders and resident DJs A Plus
D, spreading the Christmash joy with a few holiday mashups sprinkled into
the mix. In the new Above DNA space, it's Nathan Scot's Ugly Sweater
Birthday Party. Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and celebrate with DJ
Tyme & Nathan Scot and Meikee Magnetic. And don't miss the holiday-irific
live performance by Entyme vs. Zyme. And finally, in the Lounge, it's one
of Bootie's favorite mashup producers, Voicedude, making his Bootie SF
debut by taking over the room all night!



Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian -
Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the
burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup
event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four
continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past seven years, Bootie keeps
your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations,
mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance
party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free
mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.



For all Bootie parties worldwide: http://BootieMashup.com



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12/16/2012 - 'We Have Seen His Star' annual Christmas Concert

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Everyone loves the sound of Christmas music! The 45 voice Oakland Bay Area
Community Chorus presents it annual Christmas concert "WE HAVE SEEN HIS
START" on Sunday, December 16th at 4 PM. The chorus specializes in singing
both CHRISTMAS SPIRITUALS, sung acapella and jubilant CHRISTMAS GOSPEL
selections. The concert features a special candle light performance of the
lovely Christmas hymn, "Beautiful Savior". Also included in the concert
this year will be a wide variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas
favorites that everyone loves to hear during the Christmas season.



William (Bill) Bell a multifaceted musican extraordinare is fondly known by
many in the Bay Area as the "Jazz Professor" for his artistry as a jazz
pianist and as a college professor. Perhaps, you will be surprised to learn
that he also has a great love for choral music. It is from this passion
that he founded and serves as artistic director of the Oakland Bay Area
Community Chorus (OBACC).



The mission of OBACC is to preserve the African American spiritual by
performing this seldom heard, but historically important music during
Christmas and spring concerts. Each year, Bell takes great joy in
presenting a stirring Christmas concert that continues to garner acclaim
from an enthusiastic audience each year. Choral singers from through out
the Bay Area participate in OBACC and are featured soloists.



Do fill your Christmas season with joyful music, children are encouraged
and welcome to attend - Join the Oakland Bay Area Community Chorus as they
sing historical and contemporary Christmas music.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 4PM
First Presbyterian Church
2619 Broadway - Oakland, CA 94612
tickets: Adults $20.00 Children $10.00, under 6 free
online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10648
information: 510-530-8552 or 510-527-0457



Presented by Oakland Bay Area Community Chorus



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12/18/2012 - The Future of Publishing

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SPEAKERS:
Barry Eisler, Author, Jack Rain and Ben Trevin Thriller Series
Clark Kepler, Chairman of the Board, The Kepler Corporation
Moderator: Guy Kawasaki, Author; Former Chief Evangelist, Apple
Additional Speakers TBA



What is the future of publishing in a world of instant ebook delivery and
on-demand printing? This stellar panel including bestselling author Barry
Eisler, bookstore owner Clark Kepler, and other speakers TBA, will deliver
up-to-the-minute insider perspectives on this rapidly evolving topic. Our
moderator is Guy Kawasaki, author of twelve books, including the new, APE:
Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. If you have dreamed of writing and
publishing a book, you are a published author who is considering going out
on your own, or you simply want to better understand opportunities in the
publishing business, you won't want to miss this candid and insightful
discussion.


SPONSOR: Citrix


REGISTRATION/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception: 6:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM


PRICE: Churchill Club Member $47 | Nonmember $72


EVENT URL: http://transition.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=967


Presented by Churchill Club



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12/20/2012 - End of the World - Roller Disco Style

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The Mayan calendar stops on Dec. 21. Some say this marks the end of the
world. Well if that is the case, we might as well go out on a roll!!!



On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, come join D. Miles, San Francisco's "GodFather
of Skate" and SF's skate party crew as we get our skate groove on at the
Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St in the City. We'll be rockin' da house with the
best old school funk and roller disco ever played for your pleasure from
8pm to 2AM.



This is a Black and White affair!!! That's right, we're all wearing black
and white colors at this roller disco jam. If we all gotta go, we're going
in style!!!



The costs is $15 to enter - $5 for skate rentals. If you say the words, "I
LOVE SKATING" at the skating table, you'll get $5 off the entry fee!!! The
bar will be open, so you must be 21 and older and be able to prove it at
the door. The Cellspace is located at 2050 Bryant St. between 18th and 19th
streets in the inner Mssion



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12/20/2012 - 'Any Last Words' - 40 of SF's comics telling the last joke of
their lives

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On 12/20/12, the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, 40 of San Francisco’s best
comedians will converge on Sub-Mission Gallery for a chance to tell the
last joke of their lives. So come have one last laugh (or 40) before the
feathered snake god Q’uq’umatz begins his 1,000-year reign of sorcery
and shadow.



Tix: http://anylastwords2012.eventbrite.com
Info: http://anylastwords2012.tumblr.com



Hosted by Trevor Hill



FEATURING COMEDIANS:
Caitlin Gill
Casey Ley
Kevin Camia
Ben Feldman
Shanti Charan
Kaseem Bentley
Sean Keane
Natasha Muse
Mike Drucker
Dave Thomason
Brendan Lynch
Joe Gorman
Anna Seregina
Jules Posner
Colleen Watson
Kevin O’Shea
Josef Anolin
Mary Van Note
Jesse Fernandez
Kevin Munroe
David Gborie
Joey Devine
Jesse Elias
Lydia Popovich
Red Scott
Andrew Holmgren
Juan Medina
George Chen
Clare O’Kane
Greg Asdourian
Kristee Ono
Drew Harmon
James Fluty
OJ Patterson
Kate Willett
Cameron Vannini
Kollin Holtz
Land Smith



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12/21/2012 - Henry Gunderson Apocalypse Shelter

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Ever Gold Gallery Presents:



Henry Gunderson
“Apocalypse Shelter”
December 21st - January 5th





Apocalypse

1125-75; Middle English



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12/21/2012 - Holiday musical dinner with Jazzkwest Quartet

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La Villa Musica presents a holiday musical dinner for your enjoyment with a
delicious dinner of Chicken Picatta, Veal Parmigiana or Petrale Sole that
includes salad and dessert. $25.



Featuring the swinging classic jazz by the Jazzkwest Quartet, performing
romantic ballads, songs of the 30s, 40s and beyond as well as Latin bossas.
This art deco setting is comfortable for families and features a full bar.
Prices are moderate and there is street parking. From 7:00 - 9:00 pm.



Make your reservations for this special holiday treat at 415.334.0580 or
www.villadeste-sf.com

www.jazzkwest.com



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12/21/2012 - The Portable Nutcracker. Zac Selissen and Michael T. Roberts,
classical guitars

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST
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The Shenson Faculty Concert Series Presents: "The Portable Nutcracker" for
two classical guitars. Something truly special happens to this music when
it’s voiced by two classical guitars. When you distill a monumental work
of 80 or 90 instruments down to a mere two, strange and miraculous things
occur. There’s no room for anything more than the true essence of the
work, so you have to pare all that beauty into its simplest form.



What’s more, when an orchestra becomes two guitars, new colors emerge;
personalities are transformed. We’ve found a tinge of country in the
Chinese Dance, Latin overtones in the stately ‘Waltz of the Flowers,’
even some heavy metal in ‘Mother Goose of the Clowns’ (of all places).
It’s still Tchaikovsky, without a doubt. But it’s also something else
entirely.
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12/19/2012 - A.V. Club/Mike's Hard Lemonade Present: The New Cult Canon
Series Holiday Tour 2012

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 05:30 PM PST
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The A.V. Club’s New Cult Canon series comes back with a jingle this
holiday season featuring a series of holiday film screenings around the
country-all brought to life by our friends at Mike's Hard Lemonade.



We’ll be showing either Bad Santa or the original Black Christmas (1974)
in 12 cities between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each screening will come
with an introduction from an A.V. Club staffer, and several will feature
special guests. All events are open to guests 21 and older, and the cost of
admission includes samples of Mike’s Hard Lemonade beverages. Ticket
information can be found at http://www.avclub.com/newculttour/.



SAN FRANCISCO
The Roxie, Wednesday December 19, 730pm
Black Christmas hosted by Scott Tobias, plus a post-show Q+A with actress
Margot Kidder!



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12/22/2012 - Oakland Ballet Presents Graham Lustig's 'The Nutcracker' Dec
22-24

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Sat + Sun, December 22 + 23, at 2 p.m.; Monday, December 24, at 11 a.m.



A Bay Area holiday tradition happily returns to the lavish and historic
Paramount Theatre in Oakland as Oakland Ballet Company takes the stage for
Artistic Director Graham Lustig's "The Nutcracker," with live music
courtesy of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, conducted by Michael Morgan. Mr.
Lustig's version of the holiday favorite is a freshly nostalgic look
at "The Nutcracker" story set in early 20th century Vienna with loving and
intelligent attention to details of story and characters that received its
Oakland Ballet premiere in 2010 to enthusiastic audience and critical
acclaim. Finished off with plenty of bravura dancing and reverence for the
perennial tale of a young girl's dreamy adventures in the Kingdom of
Sweets, Lustig's "The Nutcracker" has taken its place as an eagerly
anticipated Bay Area holiday tradition.



Sweet Dreams Parties follow the 2 pm matinees and allow children and
families to meet characters from the ballet and enjoy sweets, refreshments
and holiday cheer for an additional ticket price.



Presented by Oakland Ballet Company



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12/22/2012 - Night Wakes Dawn/ La Noshe Despierta El Amanecer

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Night Wakes Dawn is a musical, theatrical exploration of the beliefs and
prophecies initiated by the Mayan culture surrounding December 21, 2012 and
a questioning of the New Age controversy over its meaning. Night Wakes
Dawn focuses on reuniting with our ancestors and reconnecting with ancient
wisdom to guide us in making life decisions and affecting positive
change. We do this by exploring, celebrating and blending old and new,
traditional and modern, cross-cultural music + dance styles to illustrate
the concepts of: Ancestors & Children; Life & Death; Night & Dawn. An
original script was written this summer by longtime Loco Bloco youth
participants and Mission District natives, Alma & Martin Herrera-Pazmiño,
which tells the story of a brother and sister’s educational journeys how
these larger spiritual beliefs and energies are reflected in the lives of
families living in the Mission district today. Taking place during the
night of December 21, 2012, the story represents the 3 major stages of the
night (nightfall, midnight, and dawn) which are each represented by the
three music/dance compositions developed for Carnaval 2012:
1.Bachata/Reggaeton 2. R&B Experimental 3.Samba-House.
The Night Wakes Dawn theme and aesthetic was first conceived for Loco
Bloco’s 2012 San Francisco Carnaval contingent where the original music,
choreography, visual art and costumes where developed. The December stage
production allows Loco Bloco’s artists and performers to expand on the
work presented for Carnaval by infusing the musical pieces with narrative
and theater and brings the spirit and energy of Carnaval to the stage. The
production incorporates participants across Loco Bloco’s programs
including Theater class, the Youth Apprentice Program, Intergenerational
Performance Ensemble, and our youth classes.



Written By: Alma Herrera-Pazmiño + Martin Herrera- Pazmiño



Artistic Direction By: Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Pedro Gomez & Giuliana Blasi



Featuring Original Music, Choreography & Narratives Performed by Loco
Bloco’s Performance Ensemble & Youth Classes



Event Date: Saturday December 22nd - 7:00pm and Sunday December 23rd at
2:00pm



Event Venue: Brava Theater Center: 2781 24th Street San Francisco CA 94110

Ticket Prices: student = $10 and regular = $15-$20 sliding scale

Ticket Sales: ***@locobloco.org or
http://www.brava.org/current-shows/current-shows/#.UKqF5oZXkuI



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12/22/2012 - Will Franken's Last Christmas Show Before Leaving for
England: 'Tough Jobby, Boot: Tis Yule'

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"Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone
else in his field look like lazy chancers" (Chortle UK)



"I can't remember one moment of this show that wasn't funny. I am still
laughing" (Scotsman)



"You can't take your eyes off these inspired outpourings" (UK Guardian)



Fresh from a highly successful run of performances in the UK and on his way
back to England, Will Franken (www.willfranken.com) has just a brief amount
of time left in this country to regale you with his patented form of
one-man theatrical hilarity. With his long-term return to Britain just
around the corner, tonight, Saturday, 22 December at 9:30pm, marks a final
chance to catch Will Franken in all his surrealist and absurdist glory with
this brand-new show: Tough Jobby, Boot: Tis Yule. See and hear an entirely
new plethora of characters and vignettes making their debut in Franken's
repertoire, including Glaswegian Jack Rabbit, a self-described professional
eavesdropper (who only leaves you alone if you invite him to join the
conversation); Exxon Mobil executives surrender to the Occupy movement and
sign a treaty in Golden Gate Park; shy British lads invite girls to dates
at the Museum of Modern Fruit; and in an homage to his greatest
personality defect Franken murders people in line at a burrito stand out
of impatience, admits his guilt on the stand in order to hurry the trial
along, and opts to nix the lengthy appeals process and go ahead and die
all in time for Christmas!



One of the 15 best reviewed performers of Edinburgh 2012 according to The
British Comedy Guide (Four stars Scotsman, four stars Guardian, four stars
Chortle UK, four stars Independent, four stars Times of London, four stars
Sunday Times, among many others), as well as San Francisco's "Best
Comedian" (SF Weekly), "Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs" (Bay
Guardian) and "genius" (Chronicle).



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12/23/2012 - 'Fiesta Navidea' Carolina Lugo's + Carol(c) Acua's Ballet
Flamenco

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 04:15 PM PST
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24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006 dinner reservations 415-646-0018
Tickets online:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269021
Price: Adults $19.99 show $14.99 children/student w/ID
Website: www.carolinalugo.com



Regardless if you celebrate Hanukkah’s eight nights or the 12 days of
Christmas or just in need of a sultry Spanish nights, the holiday season
with Carolina and Carole is a wonderful night for a date night, family
gathering, or get together with friends and co-workers. So brace yourself
for a night when the well worn hardwood floors of Pachamama resonate with
the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping
and guitar. Carolina and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of
musicians and dancers offer a special evening of entertainment. If you have
not seen this group, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy
and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and
Spanish dance traditions.



Best to arrive 30 minutes before show times for seating. Allow for traffic
and parking which is available next door or across the str



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12/24/2012 - SF Gay Men's Chorus Presents 'SantaConCert' at Castro Theatre

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December 24: 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.



Taking a cue from the outrageously popular and festively irreverent
international phenomenon of SantaCon, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Music
Director Dr. Timothy Seelig has announced a hip holiday program
entitled "SantaConCert" for the organization's seasonal concerts to be held
this 35th anniversary year.



For 24 years SFGMC has packed the Castro Theater on Christmas Eve, December
24, for what has become a legendary Bay Area tradition of multiple concerts
for community and family. The three performances at the iconic Castro
Theatre on Christmas Eve began as a way for people in San Francisco who
could not go home for the holidays to gather and celebrate. Over the years,
the concerts have become a destination for people from around the world.
The intimate setting and anticipation of the holiday arriving in only hours
make these concerts a truly "over the top" experience. The men of the
Chorus sing and dance their way into your hearts and become your very own
holiday family.



Presented by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus



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12/24/2012 - Chopshticks With Comedian Avi Liberman

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Don't miss our annual comedy and Chinese food extravaganza. You'll get a
mouthful of tasty treats and an earful of humor from Los Angeles comedian
Avi Liberman, who uses a winning combination of life experiences and
topical issues, making him a favorite in comedy clubs across the U.S. and
Israel.



Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS's Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson, on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Make Me Laugh as well as
NBC's Friday Night! His acting credits include Dave's World on CBS, Boston
Common on NBC and Andytown U.S.A. on Comedy Central. Avi can be seen
regularly on E! as a frequent guest on their very popular countdown series.



Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy
tours in Israel, donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The
successful "Comedy For Koby" tour is now a bi-annual event, benefitting the
Koby Mandell Foundation.



Presented by The Oshman Family JCC



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12/26/2012 - Fifth Annual Day After Xmas Show

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We are pleased to announce and welcome you to our fifth year at the Hotel
Utah in San Francisco! What started out as an acoustic showcase has evolved
into a full blown celebration. We daresay, a mind blowing display of
creativity and full band musicianship showcasing the time and effort each
member of each respective band puts in to their craft. Without further ado,
here is the final bill for the Fifth Annual Day After Christmas Concert
2012.



Bailey Stone (8:30-8:45)
Collective W (8:50-9:10)
Dear Indugu (9:15-10:00)
Spooky Flowers (10:05-10:55)
Caldecott (11:00-12:00)



Since the Day After Christmas falls on a weekday, the show will be ending
at midnight. The Hotel Utah is less than a mile away from Powell St. Bart.

http://www.hotelutah.com/event/182175/

Hope to see you there!!



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12/29/2012 - Rocky Horror in San Jose - Holiday Theme

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This is it, your last chance to Time Warp in 2012! Get down to the Camera 3
in San Jose for an insane holiday theme show with live cast Barely Legal!




We'll have:

• Special performance
• Insane holiday theme
• Music, dancing + mingling
• A Riotous preshow
• Ridiculous games
• The last Rocky Horror of 2012
• And so much fun it's Barely Legal



http://barelylegal.rhps.org/



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12/30/2012 - Main Stage Concert: Dial 'M' for Music (San Francisco)

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 01:00 PM PST
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Benjamin Simon, conductor
Scott St. John, violin
Sharon Wei, viola



Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 9 in C major
Harold Meltzer: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin + Viola [SFCO Commission +
World Premiere]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin + Viola, K. 364



Our three 'M's begin with one of Mendelssohn's precociously brilliant
string sinfonias, written at the tender age of 13. These early works were
inspired by Bach and Mozart, Mendelssohn's two favorite composers, yet they
sound fully "Mendelssohnian." Harold Meltzer is an award-winning composer
based in NYC, whose own inspiration was Mozart's singular Sinfonia
Concertante. Commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's New
Works Program and funded by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Meltzer's
double concerto is paired with Mozart's, one of his most expressive and
graceful works.



Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and new commissions offer something
for everyone at our Main Stage Concerts! Be sure to join Maestro Ben Simon
for an engaging and informative onstage talk 30 minutes before each
concert. Concerts are generally 90 to 120 minutes in length, with an
intermission.



Admission is free to all concertgoers! Seating is first come, first served
(no tickets). Doors open to supporting members 60 minutes before concert
time, and to non-members 45 minutes before concert time. Supporting members
receive priority entrance and priority seating. Please bring your
membership card, and please arrive no later than 15 minutes before concert
time to help us ensure your seating.



Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra



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12/31/2012 - New Year's Eve Party and Celebration with Boo, Betty + Jen

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New Year's Eve Party and Celebration with Boo, Betty + Jen @
Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club - Tickets Now on Sale - 12/31



Link to online announcement:



http://montclairclubwomensnewyearseve.brownpapertickets.com./



- Join us for a most memorable New Year's Eve for women welcoming 2013!



New Year's Eve Party with Boo, Betty + Jen



Monday, December 31st



(Schedule details below)

Featuring:

- Two great bands representing multiple genres:

Maria Cora and Azucar con Ache and Jean Fineberg + The Party Monsters

- An historic venue dressed in candlelight

- Passed hors d'oeuvres and gourmet food stations

- More, more, more in details below!

Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club

1650 Mountain Blvd

(1 block from Hwy 13 at the Moraga/Thornhill Exit)

Oakland



* Ticket Information -

Online: http://montclairclubwomensnewyearseve.brownpapertickets.com./

$135 per person

Tickets are Limited so buy yours today!



Boo, Betty and Jen are Throwing a Women's New Year's Eve Party at the
Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club in the Oakland Hills. Arrive at
8:30pm with subsidized Valet Parking (only $5 per car). Enter the
vintage venue and be met with Passed Hors d'Oeuvres, Coat Check and a
No Host Bar.



At 8:45 PM Jean Fineberg and The Party Monsters take the stage and
the Night of Dancing begins and continues to 12:35 AM, alternating
every hour with Azucar con Ache and Maria Cora. The party music will
be non-stop. Put your Dancin' Shoes on!



Throughout the evening there will be four gourmet stations of Small
Plate options ranging from Thai fried shrimp, chipotle grilled
chicken and carnitas sopes, pan fried corn cakes, kebab station with
prawns, lamb, chicken, beef and pork, fire-grilled veggies, and Cous
Cous pilaf, Banh Mi small sandwiches, crispy spring rolls, a large
fruit and cheese display, and a yummy selection of specialty
desserts.



A specialty Espresso Bar with all your favorite coffee drinks
including hot chocolate will be at your service. The No Host Bar will
serve wine, prosecco, cocktails and sodas.



Get ready for the countdown at Midnight. The Champagne Toast is
included. Dress is Festive, Elegant and Dashing.



* More About Tickets + Table Reservations -



Tickets are Limited so buy yours today at:



http://montclairclubwomensnewyearseve.brownpapertickets.com.

Once you've purchased your tickets you may reserve seating together
for 2 - 10. We'll combine seating at tables for smaller groups and
couples. Singles tables also available, so just let us know!



Produced and Presented by Bay Times Publishers Betty Sullivan +
Jennifer Viegas and by Barbara Price Productions



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12/31/2012 - New Years Eve Carnaval Pea Pachamama

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$99. dinners + show 7:00 PM, romantic upstairs seating beginning 6:00 PM;
$125. dinners + show seating main dining room 8:15 PM Dancing until 1:30 PM
All tickets prepaid.



For an incredible and unforgettable evening!
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012!



If Carnaval is in your dream book, Pachamama is the place to be this New
Years Eve Special guests Samba dancers + drummers join Fito Reinoso, Latin
Granny Nominated Eddy Navia, Pachamama Band with Flamenco and Bolivian
dancers Also Gabriel Navia, percussionists Fernando de Sanjines
+ Quentin Navia + after hours guest DJ



Advance prepaid only tickets: 3 course-dinner, champagne toast, music and
dancing all night $125 main floor (show begins at 9 PM), dinner seating
from 8 to 10 PM
$99 romantic early evening upstairs (show begins at 7 PM) dinner seating is
from 6 to 7 PM but upstairs you are welcome as well to stay for a midnight
toast!
at Peña Pachamama 1630 Powell Street, San Francisco 94133 Groups welcome.



For our favorite customers on our email list if you reserve before December
18th: 1/2 off on
a bottle of champagne or wine on New Year's Eve (one per table) Major
credit cards accepted.



A Landmark Location in 1918, it housed one of San Francisco's most
important speakeasies and became one of the most famous restaurants in the
city. Peña Pachamama was formerly Amelio's, one of the City's most famous
fine dining establishments where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had their
wedding dinner. The Kennedys, Gary Cooper, Rocky Marciano, Dean Martin and
the Marx brothers were frequent guests. In the upstairs dining room Clark
Gable and Carole Lombard rendezvoused.




New Year's Eve MENU
To Begin
Salteñas Golden Bolivian pastry, naturally raised beef or
vegetable Organic greens,
mango-lime
yuca croquette,chicharron de pollo or vegan tamal



EntreeChoice of Traditional Bolivian Falso Conejo
grass-fed beef milanese, organic potato
incredible Bolivian sauce, rice



Crusted Rack of Lamb guayaba demi-glace, mote (hominy)
organic garlic-spinach



Fresh Wild Salmon, rice, plantains,
black bean reduction, camote (yam) mash



Chef's Vegan Plate Quinoa, Yuca mash, guacamole,
raw organic living kale chips, organic spinach saute



Dessert
Homemade Mitchell’s vanilla ice cream,
incredible chocolate cake
or Vegan housemade live-food chocolate ice cream, pistachio biscotti



Complimentary Midnight Champagne Toast Wines $9 glass $29/$32 bottle
Cocktails (mojitos, margaritas, martini) $9
Sangria $8 $25 litro Beer $5/6



Robin Williams declared the wildly rhythmic nightspot "the kind of place
even the Amish would dance."
-SF Chronicle 2/20/05




Voted Best of the Bay-Bay Guardian Best Floor Show -SF Weekly



“San Francisco’s most fun underground club" -ZAGAT Best of San Francisco



"Pachamama is San Francisco's best place to be for dinner, music, dancing,
romance, and a lot of fun"- Richard Provenzano



Best to arrive 30 minutes before show times for seating. Allow for traffic



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12/31/2012 - New Year's Eve Comedy @ Farley's East

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Resolve to start your New Year's Eve off right with our final Comedy Night
of 2012! Local favorite Natasha Muse (Cobb's, A Funny Night for Comedy)
takes over hosting duties for featured performers Colleen Watson (SF +
Sacramento Punchline), Kelly Anneken (Hobo Pancakes, Femikaze), Reyna Amaya
(Comedy Store, Hella Funny Hump Day), Kaseem Bentley (SF Punchline, "Best
Racial Humor," SF Weekly) and headliner Kevin Camia (Comedy Central,
Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, iTunes Top 10 Comedy Album 2010.) Our show
kicks off at 7:30 PM on December 31 and it's totally free! Farley's full
cafe menu is available throughout the show along with beer and wine
specials, so it's a great way to grab dinner and a drink before you head
out to party--or a great way to ring in the New Year if you need to get to
bed early. Don't miss our biggest, funniest lineup of the year!



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12/31/2012 - SEA OF DREAMS NYE 2013 LunaSea

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The 13th ANNUAL SEA OF DREAMS NYE



SEA OF DREAMS NYE 2013 “LunaSea”



Monday, December 31, 2012
8pm ᅵ" 4am
18+ / (no ins + outs)



FULL INFO:  http://www.seaofdreamsnye.com/
BUY TIX: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/179663



FEATURING EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
GOGOL BORDELLO - SPHONGLE’s QUIXOTIC MASQUERADE - THE GLITCH MOB
(exclusive dj set) - TRENTEMOLLER (exclusive dj set) - DIEGO’S UMBRELLA -
REALISTIC ORCHESTRA - VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY - QUIXOTIC - PUMPKIN - ROBERT
DeLONG



+ DIRTYBIRD, RAINDANCE + DAX PRESENT BASSCRAFT SOUND SYSTEM:
CHRISTIAN MARTIN - WORTHY - MOZAIC - -LITTLE JOHN - DIGITAL HONEY -
ANTACID  - DAX



+ OPULENT TEMPLE / OPEL EXPERIENCE:
PLAZA DE FUNK - SYD GRIS - MOTION POTION - DEX STAKKER - DULCE VITA  -
COSMIC SELECTOR - DJ BRIAN WILLIAMS



+  TRIPLE-BARRELED 2012 New Year’s MIDNIGHT PORTAL CROSSING
CELEBRATIONS from 1) GOGOL BORDELLO! (East) + 2) VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY
(West) + 3) OPULENT TEMPLE (Lobby)



+ INCREDIBLE ART + MUSIC ENVIRONMENTS from our brightest lights alongside
the legendary extraplanetary anonEvents Decor, Amazing VENDORS, 3 GOURMET
FOOD Trucks, Vats of Wet DRINKS, and as always YOU in your incredible SEA
OF COSTUMES!!



+  VIP PACKAGES  - (Sea of Dreams VIP package will include, prime viewing
areas, VIP restrooms, expedited entry, exclusive bars, a limited edition
“Sea of Dreams” Poster and complementary champagne and hors
d’oeuvres. BUY NOW, while they are still available!)



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12/31/2012 - Bravas New Years Eve Comedy Fiesta with Marga Gomez and Funny
Lady Friends

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Marga Gomez (voted 2012 Best Comedian by the SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly and
Bay Area Reporter) headlines a New Year's Eve bill featuring the Bay Areas
best female and drag queen comics: Aundre the Wonderwoman, Pippi
Lovestocking, Lydia Popovich and Eloisa Bravo. Decompress from 2012 with
the sage, sarcastic and silly stars of Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy
Fiesta as they tackle the hottest topics of the year. Unlike most New
Year's comedy shows, admission also includes a countdown party with free
champagne at midnight, cocktails, DJs and dancing into the wee hours of
2013. Proceeds benefit Brava Theater Center.



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12/31/2012 - ALIST | OPEN BAR 'Passport to the World 2013' NYE Ball |
Westin St. Francis Union Square

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Hosted Bar |15 djs | Live Band | Fashion Show | 40 bartenders | Live Art
Taiko Drummers | Stiltwalkers |Drummers | Photobooths + more!



The largest upscale New Year's event in Northern California the past 7
years, with SOLD OUT shows every year - so please get your tickets soon!



Both General Admission and VIP tickets include all of your drinks for the
evening.



buy tickets here:
http://alistsf-tasksam.eventbrite.com



1 minute youtube video here:




previous pictures here:




This is it! Get set for an amazing end to 2012 as we bring you the most
anticipated event of the year- the sophisticated, fun, and upscale A.List
New Year's Eve Ball at the luxurious Westin St. Francis!



This glitzy, landmark event truly embodies what this great city of San
Francisco has to offer! Come experience for yourself the exciting and
diverse mix of music, fashion, art, culture, sophistication, and charitable
causes as we take you into 2013 in style at the largest and most amazing
event in town - "Passport to the World NYE Ball!"
Special Guest performance by 80's cover band - The Spazmatics! The
Spazmatics have performed for Jessica Simpson, a former US President and
more! "nerds that rock" :)



Venture all throughout the 30,000+ sq feet going from room to room,
experiencing different music and entertainment in each! 3000+ balloons in
the midnight balloon drops, the largest in SF!



Featuring all of the following (subject to change):
* Large theme-based props/decor in each of the main rooms
* Hosted bar where all of your beverages are included
* An edgy, stylish, and sexy fashion show
* Great live bands playing both covers and originals
* 15 of San francisco's best dj's spinning your favorite music
* Live Art taking place right before your very eyes!
* Stilt-walkers/Exhibitionists tantalizing your visual senses
* Complimentary photo booths for your awesome 'passport' photos :)



The Countdown has begun... join us at 'Passport to the World 2013'!
NO REFUNDS, so please plan accordingly prior to purchase



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12/31/2012 - BOOTIE SF NYE 2013 - New Years Style!

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BOOTIE SF - NYE 2013
New Years Style!
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FOUR rooms of dancing all night!
THREE different balloon drops
Champagne toast at midnight
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FREE "Best of Bootie 2012" CDs to the first 500 people through the door!
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Bootie's resident DJs spinning the best mashups of the past year:
A PLUS D ᅵ" http://aplusd.net
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Late-night set by:
MYKILL - http://djmykill.com
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Surprise performances throughout the night by:
ADRIAN + MIMI of SMASH-UP DERBY - http://smashupderby.com
VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY - http://vaudeviresociety.com
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Live video mashup countdown by:
ENTYME
Video feeds from parties around the world all mashed up!
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Above DNA:
GLITTERAZZI - http://facebook.com/GlitterazziSF
Explosive electro, mashups + house with DJs:
MEIKEE MAGNETIC - http://facebook.com/meikeemagnetic
MIXTRESS SHIZAAM - http://facebook.com/djshizaam
with guest MC VIRUS
Hosted by MYSTIE RODRIGUEZ
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Lounge:
DEATH GUILD - http://deathguild.com
Gothic, industrial, + synthpop with DJs:
DECAY, JOE RADIO, + MELTING GIRL
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Room Four:
DJ TYME + NATHAN SCOT ᅵ" http://awesomemashups.com
DJ AJAX - http://djajax.com
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Limited Early Bird Tickets: $20
Discount Advance Tickets: $30
Tickets available at:
http://dnalounge.com/tickets/bootiesf
21+ w/ photo ID
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http://BootieSF.com




Party with Bootie, New Years Style! Filling the DNA Lounge with four
different rooms of dancing all night, Bootie will not only have the
traditional champagne toast at midnight, but also THREE different balloon
drops, so it won't matter which room you're in - you won't miss out at
midnight!



Resident DJs A Plus D will be playing out 2012 in the Main Room, spinning
the best mashups from the past year to keep you dancing into the New Year.
There will be surprise performances throughout the night from live mashup
singers Adrian + Mimi from house band Smash-Up Derby, as well as circus
acts from the Vau de Vire Society. Entyme will lead us into midnight with a
video mashup countdown of video feeds from parties all over the world! And
taking us into 2013 will be Mykill, spinning a special late-night set.



In the new Above DNA space, Glitterazzi brings their explosive brand of
electro, house, and mashups, with DJs Meikee Magnetic and Mixtress Shizaam,
with special guest MC Virus and host Mystie Rodriguez. And because it's
Monday night at DNA Lounge, Death Guild takes over the Lounge, with DJs
Decay, Joe Radio, + Melting Girl spinning goth, industrial, and synthpop.
And finally, Room Four has DJ Tyme + Nathan Scot, and special guest DJ Ajax
spinning club-banging sets guaranteed to keep you dancing!



All this, plus the much-awaited “Best of Bootie 2012” CD - our annual
80-minute mashup mixtape compilation - FREE to the first 500 people through
the door. And of course, Bootie house photographer ShutterSlut will be on
hand to capture all your New Years Eve fabulousness!



Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian +
Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the
burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup
event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four
continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past seven years, Bootie keeps
your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations,
mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance
party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free
mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.



For all Bootie parties worldwide: http://BootieMashup.com



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01/03/2013 - Celebrated Persian Artist Asal Fallah in her 'My World'
Collection

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Show: January 1st -15th, 2013
Opening Reception: January 3rd, 4-7pm




With the help of a simple black pen, Asal depicts her “mental ambiance,
her needs, and daily experiences.” All black and white drawings, the
works in her “My World” collection alternate between a dark reality and
a dream-like world viewed through the eyes of the central character, always
a woman.



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01/06/2013 - 3rd Annual Boar's Head Festival and Mid-Winter Gala

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We combine our two most popular events this year once again under the
direction of our Assistant Music Director, Katherine McKee for a grand
celebration of Twelfth Night and Mid-Winter presided over by her Royal
Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I! Arrive any time during the first hour to begin
the evening with a silent auction accompanied by the most delicious
appetizers in the realm washed down with mead and wine; her Majesty then
invites you and a magical, mysterious guest or two, approximately an hour
later, to a concert at her court to end the Yuletide season with a
celebration of - The Boar’s Head - the world’s oldest continuously
celebrated Yuletide feast for over 650 years, with the music of Medieval
through Contemporary England and lots of chances for you to sing along!
Legend has it that a scholar was studying a book of Aristotle while walking
through the forest on his way to Midnight Mass. Suddenly, he was confronted
by an angry wild boar. Having no other weapon, the resourceful Oxonian
rammed his metal-bound philosophy book down the throat of the charging
animal, whereupon the brute choked to death. That night the boar's head,
finely dressed and garnished, was borne in procession to the dining room,
accompanied by carolers singing "in honor of the King of bliss." After the
concert you’ll enjoy a feast featuring wassail, king’s cake and
traditional meat and vegetable pies. Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan
Gundunas returns with Celtic harper Diana Rowan and Adam Cockerham, theorbo.



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01/09/2013 - Hemingway in Cuba

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While Ernest Hemingway’s dazzling life from Paris to Key West has been
chronicled in detail, little has been revealed about the profound effect
that his decades in Cuba had on his life and work. Yet it was in Cuba where
he experienced some of his greatest triumphs and saddest defeats, as both a
man and a writer. Lifelong Hemingway fan Brad Rosenstein will immerse you
in the sights and sounds of Hemingway’s Cuba, incorporating the most
recent Hemingway scholarship in this richly illustrated talk.



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01/12/2013 - Jungsan Senim Painting and Performance

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Exhibition Dates: January 3rd-31st, 2013; Opening Reception: Saturday
January 12th, 3-6pm



Sandra Lee Gallery is excited to commence the New Year with a show by the
eminent international artist Jungsan Senim. Having garnered much applause
from his January 2012 exhibition and performance, Jungsan presents a brand
new showcase of conceptual creations. He continues his adaptation of
unconventional materials and explores the musical rhythm of life. Guided by
his spiritual teachings and intuition, Jungsan constructs without any
boundaries or rules, working only towards genuine expression of divine
truth.



In his newest work, Jungsan deploys items such as razorblades and
matchboxes to reflect the musicality of life spatially, sensually, and
rhythmically. By constructing massive screens housing hundreds of these
individually painted and placed fragments, Jungsan produces a pattern
similar to that of a musical composition. Inspired by Gustav Mahler's
symphony Fairy Land in Dream, Jungsan delicately and methodically placed
one blade at a time by and around one another, stopping and starting in
space, similar to the harmonious pattern of the song's melody. Clusters of
colored blades become music notes while open spaces, breaths, and the piece
as a whole, a complete symphonic arrangement. Visually the stationary
pieces begin to dance, the sharp blades collecting and reflecting light,
the paint jumping from one surface to the next.



With these chosen materials; razorblades, matchboxes, nail polish, Senim
(meaning Monk) is also reflecting the Zen Buddhist lessons concerning the
external desires of taste, touch, smell, and the emotions of anger, lust,
hate, and pain. He utilizes only one side of each blade or box with paint
or collage, echoing the lesson of 'Substance is Emptiness, Emptiness is
Substance'. One surface tells a story of abundance and the other, its
liberation.



As a multi-talented monk, chef, and artist, Jungsan is a connoisseur of
combining music, paint, and performance in a manner so vividly significant
to this post-modern era.


Presented by Sandra Lee Gallery



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01/13/2013 - Images from Chinatown: Four decades of Photographs

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Exhibit runs January 13-February 2, 2013, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Opening:
January 13, 2013, 1pm-4pm



Images from Chinatown: Four decades of Photographs by Maurice H. Edelstein



San Francisco- Maurice H. Edelstein's photographs of San Francisco's
Chinatown on view at the Chinese Culture Center January 13-February 2, 2012.



Images from Chinatown, a retrospective solo exhibition will examine the
lives of the elderly, children and family situations framed by unusual
Chinatown backdrops through photography. A frequently ignored subject
overshadowed by Chinatown as a tourist spot itself, Images from Chinatown,
gives the spotlight to the people who live and work within Chinatown, one
of the densest neighborhoods in the country. Additionally, historical
photos such as the protest of the I-hotel, depicts the activist history and
daily struggles of Chinatown and the community.





About the Artist: Maurice H. Edelstein, a native of San Francisco and
long-time friend within the Chinese community, Edelstein has been taking
photographs for over four decades. His work has been long documented, and
has been exhibited at the Chinese Culture Center in 1998 and 2004.



This exhibition is the launch of the new Visiting Exhibition Series at the
Chinese Culture Center. The Series features guest curators, local and
international artists and artwork, and community organizations who take
over the gallery space, in order to give a more inclusive view of
contemporary, modern, and traditional works in Chinese culture and art. The
Visiting Exhibition Series complements the CCCArts Visual Arts series,
Present Tense Biennial, XianRui, and other exhibitions curated by CCC
Artistic Director, Abby Chen.



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01/16/2013 - Neil Shubin: The Universe Within

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Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin is famed for
discovering the fossilized Tiktaalik roseae, the missing link between
ancient sea creatures and land dwellers. His bestselling book, Your Inner
Fish, shows parallels between human anatomy and the structures of the fish
that first wriggled landward 375 million years ago. In his new book, The
Universe Within, he goes one step further, explaining how the universe’s
14-billion-year history is reflected in our bodies, right down to our
molecules.



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01/17/2013 - Mel Ramos; New Paintings

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Artist reception Thursday, January 17, 5:30-8pm; January 17-March 2, 2013,
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm



Mel Ramos; New Paintings



January 17-March 2, 2013



Reception for the artists Thursday, January 17, 5:30-8pm.
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01/17/2013 - Elena Dorfman; Empire Falling

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Artist reception Thursday, January 17, 5:30-8pm; Exhibit January 17-March
2, 2013, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm



Elena Dorfman; Empire Falling



January 17-March 2, 2013



Reception for the artists Thursday, January 17, 5:30-8pm.



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01/17/2013 - Michael Ondaatje

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With Dr. Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone)



Get a glimpse into the inner workings of Michael Ondaatje’s literary
artistry, which has influenced an entire generation of writers and earned
him the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Best known as a novelist (The English
Patient, Divisadero, The Cat’s Table), Ondaatje has also delved into
poetry, memoir and film. Regardless of genre, his work reveals a passion
for defying conventional form.



"Each of [Ondaatje’s] books is filled with passages of such finesse and
vividness that they become part of us. He is a writer whose best paragraphs
hover just over the page, then fly into the mind."
- New Yorker



"Ondaatje couldn’t write a banal sentence if he tried. The tender weight
and candlelight hush of Ondaatje’s prose render scene after scene
indelible."
- Pico Iyer



Tickets here!
https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/lectures/literary/michael-ondaatje/



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01/18/2013 - Resistance by Taraneh Hemami

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The Luggage Store is pleased to present Resistance a solo exhibition of new
work by Taraneh Hemami. Please join us on Friday, January 18, from 6-8
p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist.



Resistance surfaces the underground visual culture of protest, making
visible the otherwise absent histories of dissent in Iran and its diaspora
through the production of collected and found historical archives,
hand-crafted replications of a “social media” before the word existed.
Resistance builds on Hemami’s Theory of Survival, collected historical
archives from local communities and the web of decades of otherwise banned
and censored print matter belonging to the Iranian Students Association of
Northern California active from 1964-1984. The material reflects the
political sensibilities of the Iranian student organizations worldwide in
books, periodicals, newspapers published both inside and outside of Iran.
Resistance invites us to see its reflection in today’s uprisings in the
Middle East and at home.



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01/19/2013 - Art of a Community Opening Reception

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Arts Benicia is beginning the year with one of its most important
exhibitions, Art of a Community. Now in its 19th year, this annual exhibit
features the work of over 100 of Arts Benicia's member artists. This
celebration of the rich artist community in Benicia and the Bay Area is
unique in presenting the work of artists on all levels; from artists
showing for the first time, to mid-career studio artists and artists who
have spent their lifetime honing their practice, all have a place in the
Art of a Community. Arts Benicia has spent 25 years working with this
community to help it grow and gain momentum, and is proud to continue to
present their work as well as the work of emerging artists in this
exhibition.



On January 19, 2013 at 7:00 Arts Benicia will host the annual reception for
the exhibition, The Heart of a Community. This event is free and open to
the public, and we encourage any who would like to meet and support the
exhibiting artists who are at the heart of Benicia's art community to
attend.



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01/23/2013 - Tracy Kidder: Good Prose

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Tracy Kidder is acclaimed for his strong story lines and distinctive
literary voice. The Soul of a New Machine - a book celebrated for its
insight into the world of high-tech corporate America - earned him a
Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. His enormously influential book
Mountains Beyond Mountains, the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, who helped stem
the tide of new HIV and TB infections in Haiti, is a gripping and uplifting
account of one man’s compassion for the poor. In Kidder’s latest book,
Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction, he shares the secrets of his writing
success, providing inspiration and guidance for seasoned and novice writers
alike.



"Kidder has become a high priest of the narrative arts."
- New York Times



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01/24/2013 - Downtown

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ROOT DIVISION at Spare Change PRESENTS:




DOWNTOWN
Work by John-Mark Ikeda
Curated by Amy Cancelmo
December 2012 - February 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, January 24th, 5:30 pm-9 pm
Spare Change Artist Space | 465 California Street, Suite 838



Root Division is thrilled to partner with Rhodes + Fletcher LLC to curate
Spare Change with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. Current
Studio Artist, John-Mark Ikeda uses symbols of ordinary business
accoutrements in his video, print, and augmented reality works.
Illustrating “the moment when myths deteriorate,” these familiar icons
are disempowered through their use as metaphor for a growing disenchantment
with the promises of free enterprise. Disassembled, deconstructed,
mis-used, manipulated and analyzed, Ikeda demonstrates a mastery over
traditional business vices and the ideas they represent.



Artist Reception: Thursday, January 24, 2012, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 13th - February 28th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



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02/08/2013 - On The Edge 3, Erotic Photography Exhibition

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"ON THE EDGE 3” Erotic Photography Exhibition will feature the ultimate
in erotic photography, from the fine art nude to the extreme erotica. Group
show of 25 photographers presenting over 400 erotic photographs. The
exhibition will also include erotic fashion shows and more.



Presented by Erotic Art Events, the exhibition will be held at Gallery 4N5,
863 Mission St. (bet. 4th + 5th), South of Market in San Francisco, on
February 8-10, 2013, the weekend before Valentine’s Day.



Hours:



Friday: 4-10pm
Saturday: 1-10pm
Sunday: 12-5pm



Admission: $5, Free on Sunday - Must be 21



Website: http://www.eroticartevents.com



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03/02/2013 - Inside The Secret Garden

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San Francisco Opera invites you to learn more about The Secret Garden in
preparation for seeing the performance! Experience this new opera based on
the themes, story, characters and music of The Secret Garden.

The workshops will take place Saturday, March 2, 2013 and Saturday, March
9, 2013, with two each day: one from 3:30-4:30 pm and one from 5-6 pm. Ages
6 and older are recommended, and children should be accompanied by a parent
or guardian. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be purchased at the box
office (301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA across from City Hall), on
the phone at (415) 864-3330, or online at www.sfopera.com/gardenworkshop.
Workshops will be held in the Toll Room of Alumni House at UC Berkeley.
They are presented by San Francisco Opera’s and Cal Performances’
Education Departments. More information can be found at
www.sfopera.com/gardenworkshop.



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10/08/2030 - David Auburns' PROOF

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DAvid Auburn's award winning play PROOF will be presented by the BellJar
Theatre at EXIT STAGE LEFT in San Francisco on Fridays and Saturdays only.
Proof is play about relationships haunted by the character of insanity and
colored by doubt. Witty, suspenseful, and compassionate; PROOF is
storytelling at its best



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02/20/2334 - SF Silent Film Festival Winter Event

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Three Chaplin shorts, one gorgeous film from France, and a quintessential
romance - all with live musical accompaniment at the Castro Theatre.



1:00pm - It's Mutual: Charlie Chaplin Shorts. The Rink, The Adventurer, and
The Pawn Shop
Piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin



3:30pm - L'Argent, directed by Marcel L'Herbier
Ensemble accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra



8:00pm - La Boheme, directed by King Vidor
Accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer
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12/16/2012 - Flowers

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Flowers are sex.



Flowers are death.



Through the month of December Artist’s Television Access Gallery at 992
Valencia Street will be presenting installation and painting by Vanesa
Gingold, exploring stages from blossoming to withering.



An opening party will be held on December 16th from noon til 4PM.
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