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Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - World Veg Festival

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Sat-Sun, Oct 2-3, 10am to 6pm both days

San Francisco Vegetarian Society presents its 11th WORLD VEG FESTIVAL. Creative vegetarian cooking demos, international cuisine, Veggie Speed Dating, and entertainment.

Presenters: John Robbins, Rory Freedman, Dr. Milton Mills, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Michael Klaper, Fashion show by Karine Brighten, etc.

October 2 - 3, 2010 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) San Francisco County Fair Bldg, Lincoln + 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park). $7 suggested donation; FREE to everyone before 10:30 a.m. FREE to children, students + seniors with ID.

SFVS was founded in 1968 to promote the nutritional, ethical, social and environmental benefits of a vegetarian diet. Tel 415-273-5481 or www.sfvs.org Sat-Sun, Oct 2-3, 10am to 6pm both days.

MORE INFO: JC Cadiz ** http://www.sfvs.org/wvd/ ** wvdinfo <at> sfvs.org ** 415-273-5481 Presented by San Francisco Vegetarian Society


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Country Western Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

October 2 - 3 Country Western Weekend Howdy, partner! This weekend we celebrate all the great western TV shows, movies and stars of the past and present. Grab your family and head over to the town hall for all the festivities. The jukebox will be full of Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and all the country greats. Dress as a western character and get fifty tickets for carnival prizes as you enter!

The special events of Country Western Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and 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.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Edges of Light

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

The exhibition “Edges of Light”, on view at Arts Benicia from October 2nd through November 6th, features a diverse range of artists brought together to examine the existence of photography outside the usual expectations of the medium. Co-curators Mark Eanes, associate professor at California College of the Arts (CCA), and Chris Nickel, director of CCA’s photo lab, have structured an exhibition that exposes the viewer to works of art that challenge existing ideas of what a photograph is, what it looks like, and what techniques and materials are possible in its creation. The exhibition features artists Stephen Berkman, Brice Bischoff, Matthew Brandt, Natalie Cheung, John Chiara, Binh Danh, Rachel Heath, Jason Kalogiros, Chris McCaw, Eric Mertens, Christine Nguyen, Maggie Preston, and John Roloff.

In the works on view in “Edges of Light”, there are a number of distinct approaches taken by the artists, both in the materials and processes utilized, but also in the conceptual connection to photography as a whole. The images that bear the most resemblance to traditional photography are those using antique processes. In the Daguerreotypes made by Binh Danh and Eric Mertens, viewers come face to face with modern iterations of the first-ever viable photographic process. Stephen Berkman and Rachel Heath, on the other hand, create images using a wet plate collodion process that produces a uniquely distorted and specifically nineteenth century appearance. In another approach, Chris McCaw and John Chiara both use cameras and traditional photographic materials to create images, but again, the product of their efforts are unlike any typical photograph. In both cases, the object on the wall is an actual one of a kind sheet of paper used to capture the image.

The nature of the process itself is what distinguishes this exhibition of photography. Although the work at Arts Benicia represents a broad range of expression stylistically and conceptually, this group of artist is united by the significance of process, and in most cases, chance and mystery, these images are not the products of a quick snap of the shutter. In fact, many of the images are made without a camera. Instead, the photographs are carefully crafted, and in certain cases, take hours to create and develop. “Edges of Light” is the culmination of the risks these have artists have taken and the boundaries they have broken.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Bethany Center Senior Housing Unveils a New Creative Community Program in the Mission

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Noon San Francisco District 9 Supervisor David Campos performs an origami opening ceremony

Noon – 4pm Music by Potaje Ensemble A blend of contemporary Flamenco, Latin music and jazz

Recycled, Reinvented A group exhibition of artists working with SCRAP (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts)

Informational tables and demonstrations by: Always Active, SCRAP (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts) with Aiko Lanier Cuneo, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Dance Generators and origami lessons.

2pm Dance Generators Performing a piece commissioned for this event, they are an intergenerational performance company comprised of USF students and senior adults from the local community.

3pm Tai Chi Ruth’s Table presents its Saturday morning Tai Chi class. Our students will be performing and giving demonstrations of their new skills.

Also, an art bazaar, silent auction and raffle! INFO: http://ruthstable.org or www.bethanycenter.org

On Saturday, October 2, Bethany Center Senior Housing introduces Ruth's Table, a center for creative learning designed for people over age 50 living independent lives in San Francisco. Bethany Center is a nonprofit, nonsectarian residence that provides quality housing and services to lower-income people with a priority to seniors.

Grand opening ceremonies begin at noon on Saturday, October 2nd with an origami opening ceremony performed by District 9 Supervisor David Campos at the Capp Street entrance. The festivities will include an art bazaar with hands on arts + crafts, music by flamenco fusion band Potaje Ensemble, a dance performance by Dance Generators, an intergenerational company based at USF, tai chi demonstrations from Ruth’s Table students, and food and refreshments. The Gallery at Ruth’s Table will feature the group exhibition Recycled, Reinvented by artists from SCRAP (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts), curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation, S.F. Fine Arts Museums.

Programming at Ruth's Table spans many areas, from art classes and exhibits to an intergenerational dance company, tai chi, music, active wellness, civic engagement, and the creation of a community garden. Ruth’s Table also includes an artist-in-residency program, a professional art gallery with rotating shows, music concerts, and guest artist workshops in many mediums including Batik and Chinese Brush and Ink.

Ruth's Table is rooted in the life and work of San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa. In 1969, Asawa installed Growth, the vibrant mosaic that still greets members of the community as they enter Bethany Center. Her continued support has played a pivotal role in inspiring our arts programs and collaborators over the years.

The program was named for Ruth Asawa's own kitchen table, built for her by her husband, architect Albert Lanier. Over decades, Asawa’s table became a well-known meeting place for politicians, poets, and artists to share food and ideas, create art, and organize projects. Her door always remained open as she committed herself to linking her personal life with her community. Now, Asawa has generously donated that very table to become the centerpiece of Ruth's Table. Her wish is that the table continue to serve as a hearth for creativity, inspiring people over 50 to come together, continue to learn, and give back to the community.

A documentary about the journey of Ruth's Table will premiere at The de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium in January 2011.

For more information about Ruth Asawa: www.ruthasawa.org

Ruth's Table Collaborators: Academy of Art University, California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco Performing Arts Department, SCRAP, AARP, Community Music Center, de Young Museum, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco State University.

The programs at Ruth’s Table are for anyone over 50 living in the San Francisco area. The Gallery at Ruth’s Table is open 12-5pm M-F and by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. Please call (415) 821-4515 to schedule weekend appointments.

SCRAP (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts) Recycled, Reinvented has been curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, a curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. The opening for the show will be held on Friday, September 24th from 6-9pm in The Gallery at Ruth’s Table. View the works of a group of talented artists that dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP. This exhibition will show how our environment can shape ourselves and help the communities we live in. Ruth Asawa served as president of the board of directors and president emerita for SCRAP for more than 20 years. http://www.scrap-sf.org/

Dance Generators An intergenerational performance company comprised of USF students and senior adults from the local community. They perform in theaters and community centers throughout San Francisco. http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/pa/dance_minor/

Potaje Ensemble Potaje was founded in 1992 by Chus Alonso with the artistic objective of exploring the musical connections between Spain and the Americas. Since that time Potaje has created and performed a blend of contemporary Flamenco, Latin music and jazz, developing an original style, both innovative and traditional-respectful of the old musical forms, but open to contemporary ways of expression. In the framework of this ensemble, world class Flamenco, Latino-American and classical musicians and dances have collaborated to build a musical bridge, linking Spain with the Americas. http://chus.carayanpress.com/potensemble.html ###


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Family Day at Galeria de la Raza

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Influential Mission District institution and community arts space Galería de la Raza is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Season. To commemorate this pivotal milestone, the Galería has created a robust itinerary of events that will take place this Fall.  The celebratory programming is comprised of four events; the Retrospective Anniversary Exhibition, an interactive Family Day, a Latin Jazz concert at Yerba Buena Gardens and an exclusive finale ceremony at Brava Theatre Center featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Sandra Cisneros.

A Family Day, created in appreciation of Galería’s cherished community, is intended to invite neighbors and new individuals to discover Galería’s curriculum.  The day will offer a fun and informative programming for all ages.  Children will be able to participate in the hands-on art-making activities with local artists and craftsmen. Guests will also experience a diverse sampling of the Galería’s programs as well enjoy specialty music, art and performance. 

Family Day at Galería will be held on October 2, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Meet an Environmental Hero - Pete McCloskey

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Former Congressman Pete McCloskey has been a hero of the environment for five decades. He co-founded the first Earth Day, co-authored the 1973 Endangered Species Act, was one of the nation's first environmental lawyers, and represented the Bay Area's 11th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983.

Mark your calendars and invite your family and friends to be part of a major Chapter event at which we will honor Pete McCloskey with the Chapter's first Environmental Hero Award. We will then hear Pete McCloskey talk about his lifetime efforts in protecting the environment. Master of Ceremonies will be Emmy Award-winning former South Bay Bureau Chief-KGO TV newsman Rigo Chacon.

MORE INFO: Darren Ponce ** http://www.lomaprieta.sierraclub.org ** darren.ponce <at> sierraclub.org ** 650-390-8494 Presented by Sierra Club - Loma Prieta Chapter


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Out of Our Minds with Melissa Auf der Maur

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Out Of Our Minds – OOOM

IN PERSON: MELISSA AUF dER MAUR

Join us for a special event with celebrated Canadian musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), who will present herHD fantasy film Out Of Our Minds, part of a multidisciplinary conceptual project that includes her 2010 solo album Out Of Our Minds and a new comic book. Described by Auf der Maur as a “blood-and-witches fantasy” about “the hunt for the heart,” the film is a Norse-inspired, music-filled experimental saga without dialogue in which a crashing car opens a gateway to parallel worlds and other time periods.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - SFFS Film in the Fog: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The San Francisco Film Society, with the Presidio Trust, continues its 2010 Fall Season with the much-anticipated ninth annual Film in the Fog at 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 2. There is a new location this year, on the lawn near Moraga Avenue and Arguello Avenue. The free, family-friendly film screening will feature the classic existential science fiction thriller The Incredible Shrinking Man (USA 1957), a classic Disney Silly Symphony short and free popcorn for all.

After businessman Scott Carey is engulfed by a mysterious noxious cloud composed of radiation and insecticide, he shrinks. And shrinks. And shrinks. What begins as a scientific/medical enigma soon presents dire consequences, as Carey is literally dwarfed by his environment. Directed by B-movie master Jack Arnold (Creature from the Black Lagoon, FIF 2007; The Mouse that Roared, SFIFF 1959), the film presents a not-so-sly allegory of masculine crisis in the post-WWII era. As Carey becomes smaller, less functional and less important, he becomes trapped in the home when his unsympathetic wife leaves to bring home the bacon. With his domestic space becoming increasingly menacing and full of pitfalls, Carey eventually squats in a dollhouse. The film’s special effects are especially ingenious, ranging from simple “big clothes” to rear projection and some amazing oddly-scaled sets. In 2009 The Incredible Shrinking Man was added to the National Film Registry, the list of films deemed worthy of preservation for their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance. Written by Richard Matheson. Photographed by Ellis W. Carter. With Grant Williams, Randy Stuart. 81 min.

Preceding the film will be the classic Disney Silly Symphony short The Skeleton Dance, drawn by Ub Iwerks with music by Carl Stalling, presented courtesy of the Walt Disney Family Museum, also located in the Presidio.

The film program begins at sunset (approximately 7:00 pm). Dress warmly, it’s San Francisco.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Hospitality: A Discussion of Social Meal Space

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The fifth and final meal and discussion in the Pop-Up Cafe series is on the topic of Hospitality, taking place in my home on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 starting at 5:30pm. Questions for the evening include: What is the role of hospitality, and generosity more generally, in the creation of successful social meals? What are the implicit and explicit values at play in the political economy of social exchange in meal hospitality? Where is reciprocity operative in social meal space? Please join special guests Alexis Petty and Sarah Fontaine of the Upper Left Ethnography Project, and writer and art historian Claire Daigle in this conversation.

The Pop-Up Café is a series of open discussions around five aspects of social meal space facilitated by dinner. The past decade has been accompanied by a range of social food projects throughout many fields including the arts. The intention of the Pop-Up Cafe meal and discussion series is to find out why this movement is occurring, and what that means for our lives.The series is presented throughout this fall in several locations across San Francisco. Each of the meals will be in a place evocative of the discussion theme. Conversations will include the contributions of special guests. The public is invited to participate in this free event with RSVP, dinner starts at 5:30pm and discussion will continue until 7:30pm. All guests are asked to bring their ideas and appetites. Please visit the website, www.pop-upcafe.com, for more information and to RSVP.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - MAPP AND PINK ART PRESENT

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

MAPP (Mission Arts&Performance Project) and Pink Art Productions present a live performance of music and art. There will be 5 surprise artists and musicians that will definitely live up to that last fantastic MAPP event. Don't miss this event because you will definitely regret it!


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Film in the Fog: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Enjoy a free, outdoor screening of the 1957 science-fiction classic The Incredible Shrinking Man, when the Presidio Trust and the San Francisco Film Society present the 9TH annual Film in the Fog. The film tells the story of the inward development of an ordinary man, who after a freak encounter with a radioactive cloud and a new insecticide, is shrinking away to practically nothing. The film’s stunning special effects and camerawork, considered remarkable for their time, are, even today a source of amazement. Parking is available on the Main Post. Pre-show entertainment begins at 5:30. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and to arrive early to reserve a spot. Food and beverages available for purchase or bring a picnic.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - An Evening at Elizabeth's Court - Season Opening Gala

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Our fun-filled evening of music, merriment, mead and morsels returns when her royal majesty Gloriana, Maestro Todd Jolly, and the staff and singers of San Francisco Renaissance Voices invite you to An Evening at Elizabeth's Court. Your evening at court starts with a reception flowing with mead and wine, and a Silent Auction featuring some of the finest items in The Realm including tickets to performances and dining, fine vintages and valuable gift items. For your entertainment this year her majesty has asked our Assistant Music Director, The Lady Katherine McKee to direct The Ladies of the Court in a concert lush with madrigals with guest artist Celtic harper Diana Rowan. Your evening at court ends with a Renaissance feast featuring exotic foods from sunny Spain.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - To Your Wishes: an evening of guaranteed chance

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, SF Saturday, October 2nd doors 7:30 show up to vote by 9:30 party on into the night.

Noisebridge is turning 3 and is celebrating with an experimental birthday party! There will be food, drinks, music, death-swings, dancing, and contests of strength, wit, and agility.

Guests are invited to attend with $10 and (optionally) a hare-brained scheme. The thrust of the event will then be deciding which hare-brained scheme to spend all the collected money on. If 100 people turn up, you'll be a part of a group that has $1000 to spend. If 200 show up, $2000. Ideas could range from the obvious (blow it all on booze at that instant), to the whimsical (buy a 'bouncy castle' that everyone will have 1/200th ownership of), to the insurrectionary (that'd be one hell of a reclaim the streets sound system), to the excessive (buy a few thousand dollars worth of bouncy-balls and unleash them somewhere in the city). Maybe we could even buy land somewhere? Anything goes, and it's likely that the most hare-brained of the hare-brained schemes will prevail.

The hope is that by spending $10 you'll have at least $1000 at your disposal, along with a room full of co-conspirators to help make the best use of it. We'll be providing a super fast paced visual voting system, along with an infrastructure to make this the most ADD decision ever made. This is a party, not a meeting.

Doors open at 7:30pm, and you have until 9:28pm to get in the door with $10 and a plan. Afterwards, the party will continue on. Noisebridge is located at 2169 Mission St, bring your friends.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - Screening: 'Mellodrama'

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 06:30 PM PDT

SAT. 10/2: MELLODRAMA: THE MELLOTRON MOVIE + WAKEMAN + WOBBLY +

The first of five in our Dead Media suite, this doc by Dianna Dilworth explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron; the first musical keyboard to 'sample' the sounds of other instruments. From its birth in a California garage in the '50s, through its dominance on concert stages in the '70s, to its near-religious cult of followers today. From the Beatles to Black Sabbath to Kanye West, Mellodrama is a 50-year odyssey of musical invention, revolution, betrayal and rediscovery, with testimonies from Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Mike Pinder (Moody Blues), Rod Argent (The Zombies), Ian McDonald (King Crimson), Richard Chamberlin (Chamberlin Company), Tom Rhea (Berklee School of Music), and Pea Hicks (Optiganally Yours). Opening is Rick (Yes) Wakeman's half-hr. history of the instrument (visuals by David Cox), plus commentary by SF's own expert on all things Sampled, Jon 'Wobbly' Leidecker. James Brundage's Mellotron is in the house for all to tickle...and an Optigan too!

Doors open at 8pm for 8:30pm start.

A.T.A. GALLERY 992 VALENCIA STREET SAN FRANCISCO 415.648.0654

www.othercinema.com


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - SIX FEET UNDER CLUB: Let's have sex in a coffin

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 07:30 PM PDT

Let's have sex in a coffin! monochrom wants you to go down!

http://www.6fuc.com/

In the age of data mining, a person's sex life may contain less embarrassing details than their web search history. Does it make sense that the former is a tightly guarded secret while the latter is shared with anonymous corporations daily? Even though a sexual nature is one of the few things most humans share in common, our social convention is to push all trace of it out of the public sphere. The Six Feet Under Club offers attendees a unique opportunity to experience the warping of public and private intimate space.

At monochrom's Arse Elektronika conference, couples can volunteer to be buried together in a casket beneath the ground. The space they occupy will be extremely private and intimate. The coffin is a reminder of the social norm of exclusive pair bonding 'till death do us part'. However, this intimate scene will be corrupted by the presence of a night vision webcam which projects the scene on to an outside wall. The audience will be privy to the scene inside, but the volunteers in the coffin will be completely isolated from them. The scenario keeps the intimacy of a sexual moment intact while moving the private act into public space. It can be seen as an absurd parody of pornographic cinema or an examination of the high value placed on sexual privacy. Either way, won't you become a member of the Six Feet Under Club?

Saturday, October 2, 2010 9:30 PM on street outside of Parisoma (1436 Howard St. at 10th, San Francisco)


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - 'Bollywood Stars in the Sky: Indian Sound and Cinema' Screens at Oddball Films

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 08:00 PM PDT

Oddball Films presents an evening exploring Indian sound and cinema featuring “There’ll Always Stars in the Sky: The Indian Music Phenomenon” (1992), the story behind Bollywood playback singers, “Discovering the Music of India” an introduction to classic Indian musical styles from the North and South and “Bombay Movies”, a profile of Indian superstar Vinod Khanna. In “They’ll Always be Stars in the Sky......” British documentary director Jeremy Marre takes you behind the scenes of India’s Hollywood to meet star actors (Raj Kapoor), star singers (India’s reining “playback” singer Lata Mangeshkar , sister of Asha Bhosle), top musical directors (Kalyanji Anandji) and others in recording sessions, on shooting sets, in posh residences and in the teeming streets as it explores India’s “sound behind the cinema”. With over 750 feature films a year in Bollywood alone, 100 million viewers a week and over 600 movie magazines the Bollywood film industry is a subject of fantasy and fascination worldwide.


Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - 24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Posted: 02 Oct 2010 09:00 PM PDT

The 24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, sponsored by Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc., featuring works of 94 artists and craftspeople - both established and emerging - who live or work in Emeryville, is on display October 2 through October 24, 2010, at 5815 Shellmound Way, Emeryville, CA. The show is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm; admission is free.

The Exhibition celebrates the work of Emeryville artists and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, and glass works. This unique and inclusive community exhibition presents new discoveries each year. The sheer number and array of artists living or working in Emeryville illustrates the city's cultural vibrancy and provides an impressive creative pool that continues to create exciting works for the annual exhibition. The individual pieces demonstrate the diversity of Emeryville artists and show their engagement with a host of aesthetic, political, and social concerns.

The collection of artwork for the 24th annual exhibition was selected by a panel of jurors including, Paul Tomidy, independent curator and visual artist; Mina Dresden, owner, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco; and Steve Pon, Gallery Exhibitions Supervisor, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco. Tomidy returns for the fifteenth year to curate this exhibition. (Works on exhibition are for sale.)

Contributing artists include Kirk Crippens, photography; Rae Dunn, ceramics; Ana Lisa Hedstrom, textiles; Teresa Kalnoskas, painting; Shawna Peterson, neon sculpture; Rik Ritchey, sculpture; Dean Santner, furniture; and Camille Seaman, photography.


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Indian Summer Block Party

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Public Works and Dax Presents invite you to the

INDIAN SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Block Party in the Heart of the Mission

Nothing is better than having a party in your very own backyard with all your closest friends and a killer soundsystem ... join us as we welcome some of the most forward thinking electronic music producers and DJs in the world today to the corner of Mission and Erie in San Francisco!

special guests from los angeles:

:: ACID GIRLS ::

iheartcomix / kitsune

+ Surprise Guest SUPERSTARS

we can't tell you or their agent will hurt us but yer gonna love it! with local heroes:

WORTHY (dirtybird)

SOLAR (sunset / bionic)

LITTLE JOHN (raindance / nexus)

MOZAIC (raindance / glimmer of dope) happy bday!

ADNAN (fwd sf / power to the peaceful)

SHAWNA (el circo / get freaky)

SLEAZEMORE (lights down low)

STRIDAH (nexus / ack labs)

T-DUB (rebel bass collective)

MAJITOPE (symbiosis / garden house)

Opus Audio outside and Funktion One inside

Staging + Inflatable Decor by Zone AV

Live Art + Interactive Surprises

Live Video Mixing Massage

Check out the Banksy piece on the club wall and get down to some of the hottest DJs in electronic music!


Limited $5 pre-sales available at http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=131493 $10 day of the show

ALL RESPONSIBLE AGES to dance // 21+ to drink

We will be making donations to support two great charities - Root Division and NextAID learn more at nextaid.org and rootdivison.org


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Conversation: Willa and George Tanabe on Japanese Religious Art

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Two noted scholars will examine significant pieces of Japanese Buddhist art featured in the exhibition through the lens of both religious studies and art history. Engaging each other in discussion about diverse works—including painted and sculptural images of the bodhisattva Jizo, a humorous Zen monk in a tree, and an exquisite Nyoirin Kannon—George and Willa Tanabe plan a complementary, occasionally contentious, disquisition on the backgrounds, styles, and meanings of Japanese religious art.

George Tanabe is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai’i. He has written widely on Japanese religion, including co-authoring, with Ian Reader, Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan. He also edits several important series on Japanese tradition and Buddhism.

Willa Tanabe, former Dean of the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, is Professor Emerita in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai’i. She has published extensively on images connected to the Lotus Sutra and has also curated exhibitions of woodblock prints, Japanese embroidery, and the sacred art of Mt. Kōya. The Tanabes are currently working on a guidebook to all of the Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawai’i.


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Rock Of Our Ages

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Osher Marin JCC Exhibits Work of Three Jewish Rock Photographers in 'Rock of Our Ages' From the 1960's to the present, Jewish artists have been prominent among those capturing images of rock performers. On Sunday, October 3, 2010, from 4-6pm, the Center for Jewish Life at the Osher Marin JCC will host an opening reception for Rock of Our Ages, an unprecedented rock photography exhibit featuring the work of Bob Minkin, Richard Pechner, and the late Bruce Steinberg. The Marin History Museum Music Center, opening the Marin Rocks exhibit in San Rafael this November, is co-sponsoring this family-oriented opening celebration.

MORE INFO: Doris Simon ** http://www.marinjcc.org ** dsimon <at> marinjcc.org ** 415-444-8000 Presented by The Center for Jewish Life (CJL) at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Film Portraits by Christopher Felver: Ferlinghetti

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 04:30 PM PDT

In Person: Christopher Felver. Invited Guest: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Bay Area photographer Christopher Felver specializes in portraits of artists, poets, writers, musicians, filmmakers and actors, and he has captured many of the cutting-edge talents of our time. As an extension of his pictures, his films are documentary portraits of artists.

Chris Felver will present his definitive documentary on Ferlinghetti, San Francisco’s great poet, artist, publisher and civil libertarian who was also a catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Ferlinghetti is a lively and intimate portrait, including extensive interviews with the man himself, as well as other figures, such as Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Dennis Hopper, Dave Eggers, Amiri Baraka, Gary Snyder and many others. The bestselling poet in modern literature, Ferlinghetti means even so much more to the tradition of American literature and thought. (US 2009) 82 min. plus discussion.


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Poetry Reading with David Meltzer and Jayne Lyn Stahl

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Poetry Reading featuring legendary Beat poet, jazz musician, and Cabalist, David Meltzer, author of 'Beat Thing' and, most recently,'David's Copy' from Penguin, and widely published poet, Huffington Post blogger, playwright, and screenwriter, Jayne Lyn Stahl, author of 'Riding with Destiny,' her new collection from NYQ Books: http://www.nyqbooks.org/title/ridingwithdestiny


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - The Lit Show Rare Cinema+Live Literary Song

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Oddball Films and Lit Quake presents THE LIT SHOW, a celebration of song, cinema and literature starring LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS + Brad Kay, who perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac + Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song. With rare film clips of Kurt Vonnegut in “Deadeye Dick”, Ginsberg and Keroauc in “Pull My Daisy”, Marlon Brando, and more literary lions! Live on the Oddball Films Cine Stage! Details: http://www.oddballfilm.com/oddballftp/The_Lit_Show_PR.pdf


Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - Arse Elektronika: SPACE RACY / Microtalks on Sex/Tech/Art <at> Mission Comics and Art

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 06:30 PM PDT

###### monochrom's ##### Arse Elektronika 2010 #### SPACE RACY ### Talks, machines, workshops and performances ## San Francisco, September 30-October 3, 2010 # At Chez Poulet, Center for Sex and Culture, Parisoma, Noisebridge and Mission Comics and Art

# http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika/

### SPACE RACY?

Love hotels. Swinger club design. Phallic architecture. The gentrification of Times Square, kicking out all the peep shows, and similar anti-sex gentrifications and battles. Kids making out in the back seats of cars, and people fucking in parks. Housing for unconventional family units. Augmented reality sex spaces. Furniture for sex. Room design. Creating new environments. Gendered spaces, and gender in the creation of space. Architecture by women, and the potential for the construction of a feminist architecture. Actively gender-segregated spaces, as both empowering and oppressing. Queer-segregated spaces, similarly. The acts of human intimacy, sexual intercourse, and procreation in weightlessness and the extreme environments of space. Erotic space tourism. The visibility of sex, genders, and relationship structures in various spaces. Spaces of sexual control and permissiveness. Sexual subcultures as spaces of social division. Spatial enforcement of relationship structures and gendered power structures. Geotagging as an expression for kinks. The sexual reading of architecture, especially around historical and modern styles and concerning ornament and detail. The eroticization of buildings -- architecture for whorehouses, the Las Vegas strip, people who want to sleep with buildings. What makes design 'sexy' and the construction of 'sexy' as an architectural category as a comment on late heteronormativity. The terabyte gloryhole. The space in which the male gaze occurs and the space it defines.

Heterosexism, misogyny, and heterocentrism reinforce the dominant cultural structure and contribute to the oppression of large sectors of society. Sexuality, sex, gender, and related constructs are heavily implicated in and reproduce space, and are also constrained and restricted by it and by heterosexism. Let's explore this space of interactions.

## Microtalks on Sex/Tech/Art

# Lightning talks about technosexual art and comic culture! Give your own 5-minute presentation!

Sunday, October 3, 2010 8:30 PM at Mission Comics and Art (3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco)

### FESTIVAL PASSES # Single day pass: $20 (with a possibility of student discount) # Festival pass: $50 # Workshops <at> Noisebridge: free, but possible material costs


Monday, 04 October, 2010 - Recycled, ReInvented- From the Artists of SCRAP

Posted: 04 Oct 2010 07:00 AM PDT

Exhibit runs now to Jan 5, 2011; Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, weekends by appointment

The Gallery at Ruth's Table presents Recycled, ReINVENTED - From the Artists of SCRAP Artists Reception: Friday, Sept 24, 6-9pm

View the works of a group of talented artists who dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP. This exibit is a collective demonstration of how the SCRAP environment shapes us and helps the communities we live in.

SCRAP is the oldest non-profit creative reuse center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Artists: Ellen Felcher Burns, Stacey M. Carter, Air Feller, Jake David Lindsay-Ceniceros, Jennifer Morningstar, Sandra Murray, Jeff Rahuba, Lisa Ryan, Jane Schafgans, Kenan Shapero, Ute Zaunbauer Guest Curator: Robert Flynn Johnson Exhibit runs now to Jan 5, 2011; Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, weekends by appointment.

MORE INFO: Stacey Carter ** http://www.scrap-sf.org/recycled-reinvented-from-the-artists-at-scrap-at-ruths-table-gallery ** carterstacey <at> msn.com ** 415-647-1746 Presented by The Gallery at Ruth's Table


Monday, 04 October, 2010 - Oakland Anticipations

Posted: 04 Oct 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Oct 4-30, Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm, opening reception Thursday Oct 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Amory's use of multiple motifs and repetition of forms in his paintings represent a deeper examination in to the ways that bodies inhabit both space and time. His artworks attempt to defy the singular and linear perspective of time, taking instead a circuitous route towards the issue of representing fleeting temporality.

Amory's Waiting series is populated by people caught in the liminal space between action and movement, where time seems to pause. Painting a series based on people in the act of waiting seems straightforward enough, but Amory deals powerfully with the issue of poly-locality--how people can be in one place at one time, and yet seem to be miles away in their minds. Oct 4-30, Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm, opening reception Thursday Oct 7, 5:30-7:30pm.

MORE INFO: Sandra Lee ** http://sandraleegallery.com ** art <at> sandraleegallery.com ** 415-291-8000 Presented by Sandra Lee Gallery


Monday, 04 October, 2010 - Keeping the Net Healthy: A Conversation with Vinton Cerf, Paul Mockapetris + Esther Dyson

Posted: 04 Oct 2010 04:15 PM PDT

Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; one of the 'fathers of the Internet' Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board, Nominum; Creator, Domain Name System (DNS) Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings + Angel Investor - Moderator

Viruses, spyware, spam, phishing, zombie machines. Several years ago, we might have thought of these as just a nuisance, and their perpetrators as mostly underemployed kids. Today, cybercrime is worth billions of dollars to loosely organized networks of criminals that prey on individuals, businesses and governments with malicious or profit-seeking intent. What are some of the current threats, and how is industry responding to them? What new threats might we expect in the coming years? Is the Internet's health partly a result of misaligned incentives, where those who cause the damage don't bear its costs? How can we change that? What more should industry, government and individuals be doing to protect the network and, ultimately, ourselves?


Tuesday, 05 October, 2010 - Fatima Bhutto: 'Songs of Blood and Sword, a Daughter's Memoir'

Posted: 05 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

In SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD: A Daughter's Memoir, Fatima Bhutto offers a heartbreaking and revelatory first-hand intimate account of the family that shaped Pakistan. Beyond the news value - with its startling claims about the culprit behind Bhutto's father's death, vivid reporting about her aunt and uncle (now the President of Pakistan) - the book is a remarkable portrait of one of the most famous families in the world, and an insightful commentary on the political turmoil shaping the country.

$12 advance tickets: tel: 800-838-3006 or: independent bookstores ($15 door/$7.50 HC members)

MORE INFO: http://www.kpfa.org/events ** 510-848-6767 Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - Courtyards Redux

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Two prominent Los Angeles artists are collaborating on a show in a re-purposed old winery building in San Francisco's Mission District. The show, entitled Courtyards Redux, is taking place in the building's courtyard, which was originally used to stable horses as part of the winery operation. The vernissage is Wednesday, October 6, between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

The San Francisco venue echoes the renaissance taking place in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, and has attracted two of LA's most prominent personalities who have pioneered the downtown renaissance.

Skip Arnold is a world-renowned performance artist, acclaimed for displaying his torso (often entirely nude) for hours at a time in ways that compel the viewer to contemplate his body as art. In one of his most famous works, each visitor to Basel's 2002 Art Fair could gain entry only by walking over Arnold's prone body, motionless under a piece of specially-fabricated glass. Lying still for over 8 hours per day, over 200,000 visitors from around the world literally walked atop the artist throughout the 5 days of the show.

Arnold has works in numerous museums and high-profile galleries throughout the world. He recently returned from two years in Paris as a visiting professor at Ecole Nationale D'Arts, to resume his faculty work at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He brought his young French bride Olivia to reside with him in an unassuming downtown warehouse -- the kind surrounded by other warehouses -- still remote from the trendy conversions and condos sprouting up in the LA arts district.

Rick Robinson is a larger-than-life fixture at the Brewery Arts complex in LA. Rick is recognized not only for his steel sculpture creations but for his high-profile work in outdoor media. He has dedicated his life not only to his artistic endeavors, but also to major charitable organizations, notably those supporting disadvantaged children. Rick also tours the world as a motivational speaker.

The two artists have had a long personal friendship, and were fascinated by the opportunity presented by Venice resident Alan Pomerantz, who owns the San Francisco venue. The property is a microcosm of LA's Brewery; having originally housed the V. Sattui winery dating to the 1880's (and still operating in Napa Valley). Part of the structure now houses an arts collective, with whom Pomerantz collaborated to repurpose the unused stable area into a sculpture garden. The old winery structures have become a landmark in the thriving Mission arts district.

Guests are invited to attend this vernissage, occurring in a private space. An information package is available by emailing to CourtyardsRedux <at> gmail.com.

Links:
www.Flickr.com/photos/CourtyardsRedux
www.Skiparnold.com


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - Flight of Poets: A Litquake Event

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 04:30 PM PDT

What does a pinot noir sound like? What to drink while reading a re-telling of the Odyssey? Come find out—and savor the sound of language in the process.

Wine and poetry- both rich Bay Area traditions—allow us to expand and attend to our senses. At this reading—part of the Bay Area’s LITQUAKE festival— curated by Tess Taylor and Hollie Hardy, internationally renowned sommelier Christopher Sawyer (former sommelier of the Napa Valley Film Festival ) will hand-select wines— from California and beyond— to accompany- and enhance— readings by some of the Bay Area’s best poets. Come celebrate these vintaged verses!

Doors at 6:30 Reading begins at 7 PM Readings by: Camille T. Dungy, Robin Ekiss, Paul Hoover, Ada Limón, Zachary Mason + Matthew Siegel.

THE POETS

CAMILLE T. DUNGY author of two books of poetry, most recently Suck on the Marrow, has edited three poetry anthologies, most recently Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, and teaches at SFSU.

ROBIN EKISS is the author of The Mansion of Happiness winner of the 2010 Shenandoah/ Glasgow Poetry Prize, and finalist for both the 2010 Northern California and California Book Awards. She has a preference for Pinot.

PAUL HOOVER’s poetry books include Sonnet 56, Edge and Fold, and Poems in Spanish. He edited New American Writing and the anthology Postmodern American Poetry. A new book, Desolation : Souvenir, is forthcoming from Omnidawn.

ADA LIMÓN is originally from Sonoma, California. She is the author of three collections of poems. Her most recent book, Sharks in the Rivers is out this fall from Milkweed Editions.

ZACHARY MASON is the Vivian Darkbloom Professor of Pure and Applied Lepidoptery at the Barro Colorado research station in Costa Rica. His first book, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, was published this year by Farrar Straus Giroux.

MATTHEW SIEGEL is a poet and essayist from New York. He is a 2009-2011 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Lo-Ball, Ninth Letter, and Washington Square.

THE SOMMELIER:

Bay Area-native CHRISTOPHER SAWYER —an internationally-renowned sommelier, wine consultant, critic, public speaker— has been personal sommelier for both the Getty Family and the Gorbachevs.

THE HOSTS: Berkeley High School grad TESS TAYLOR is currently the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Resident in Lenox, Massachusetts, where she writes and works one day a week on an organic farm. Her work appears in AGNI, Believer, Hudson Review, Oxfoard American, the Atlantic Montly and others, and her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America.

HOLLIE HARDY is the Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills, former curator of The Velvet Revolution, and an MFA candidate for poetry at SFSU. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Parthenon West Review, One Ded Cow, Transfer, Milvia Street, Goetry, and Boxcutter.


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - LDM100

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Four years and 99 episodes in the making, we welcome you to celebrate the kickoff of a worldwide Literary Death Match tour, celebrating the 100th-ever episode. Judges will pass centurial judgment on a must-see lineup featuring home-run hitters. Join hosts Todd Zuniga, Alia Volz, and M.G. Martin for a historic night, with an outrageous finale you’ll never forget.

The LDM100 tour kicks off in conjunction with Litquake. This is a wildly special episode, judged by Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Fiore and Jane Smiley, plus blazing comedian W. Kamau Bell.

All-star dueling authors go head to head: lauded novelist David Corbett (The Devil’s Redhead, Do They Know I’m Running?), slam-dunk poet Jason Bayani (founder: Proletariat Bronze), funny woman Kari Kiernan and music man Joel Selvin (Smart Ass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin).

Advance tickets at www.literarydeathmatch.com


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - Cecil Taylor: All the Notes

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In Person: Christopher Felver + Al Young Chris Felver will introduce his documentary on free-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor and engage in discussion with Al Young, writer, professor and Poet Laureate of California. Felver’s film portrait of Cecil Taylor captures the unconventional genius of this avant-garde giant, who has forged a singular path since the 1950s. Interviewed extensively at his home in Brooklyn, Taylor is depicted in performance at Lincoln Center and Yoshi’s in Oakland, as well as working with students at Mills College. Other interviews include Elvin Jones, Amiri Baraka, Nathaniel Mackey and Al Young. (US 2006) 73 min. plus discussion.


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - BYOF Cinema Orgy!!! Open submission film night every 1st wednesday of the month

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Things are heating up for B.Y.O.F Cinema orgy’s inaugural October 6th launch!!!

Tell your friends!!! Highlights so far: A sneak preview of PIG DEATH MACHINE. The new Feature film by cinema of transgression filmmaker Jon Moritsugu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Moritsugu, some cool shorts, a great documentary chronicling a shoe stores patronizing treatment of a mentally ill chinese punks 10 years of daily obsessed visits and.. MORE!!!! Remember…this is an open forum for YOU, the filmmaker. Contact us at byofcinemaorgy <at> gmail.com about screening your film, or just bring a DVD to the screening and tap one of the trusty moderators on the collar bone….tap…tap…tap

http://cinemaorgy.com http://www.ark221.com/

BYOF Cinema Orgy happens every 1ST WEDNESDAY of the month.

BYOF Cinema Orgy is a monthly film night for independent filmmakers in the bay area at the new film production, community + art space ark221. Bring your work down and it will be screened, all genres and content accepted from G to XXX. We hope our film night, will be just one more way to help unify the scene.

BYOF Cinema Orgy is every first Wednesday <at> 8pm at Ark 221, 221 11th street between Howard and Folsom in the SOMA District of San Francisco.


Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - Erotic Spoken Word Contest

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 06:30 PM PDT

Would you like to win some money? $200. to be exact?

Have you ever had a super hot erotic experience? Or, do you have a sexy imagination and a hot fantasy?

Erotic Spoken Word Contest to determine just who can make the audience the hottest in seven minutes or less. Must be original material performed by the author. Can be fact or fiction. Story or just hot fantasy. But, it must be hot!

If you want to enter the contest, email me at fredley <at> live.com or click the sign-up button at www.the-art-of-sex.com. This can be your first time doing this or not.

First prize $200. Cash. Paid that night. Admission is free, but you have to buy stuff from Rancho Parnassus. They rock!


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 08:30 AM PDT

World-renowned photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have devoted their lives to documenting the rapidly vanishing way of life and cultures of the indigenous people of Africa.

A book signing for their new publication will be held at Modernbook Gallery Thursday, October 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

A lecture and book signing will be held at MOAD Saturday October 9, 2010 2:00-4:00 pm

Exhibition runs October 7 - November 28


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Heidi Look-a-Like Contest at Justin Herman Plaza

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

FIRST-EVER HEIDI LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST COMES TO SAN FRANCISCO Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. Contest Will Benefit Academy of Friends and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Thursday, October 7 from 11:00 am - 1 pm at Justin Herman Plaza

WHAT: Come celebrate all things Swiss at the first-ever Heidi Look-a-Like Contest at Justin Herman Plaza. Rent a goat (at your own risk ;-)) and pull out your Heidi Dirndl dress! Contestants will have chances to win fabulous prizes, including a trip that same day to Switzerland for an extravaganza package featuring round-trip airfare in Business Class for 2 people on Swiss International Air Lines’ new nonstop service from San Francisco to Zurich and deluxe accommodations in Zurich. Don’t have access to a goat or Heidi dress? All are invited to come and enjoy Swiss giveaways and treats such as SWISS chocolates, Ricola candies, and others. The Heidi Look-A-Like Contest is brought to you by Swiss International Air Lines and benefits the Academy of Friends and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

WHEN: Thursday, October 7 at 11:00am - 1pm

WHERE: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (near Market + Stuart Streets)

WHO: Heidi Look-A-Like Contestants MC’s: Fernando + Greg of MOViN 99.7 Judges: Empress XXX Donna Sachet, Performer, TV Host and Columnist Joe D’Alessandro, President, CEO, San Francisco Convention + Visitor’s Bureau Alex Hermann, Director of Switzerland Tourism, North America Annette Reantragoon, Director Passenger Sales USA., Swiss International Air Lines

ADMISSION: Free! All are invited to join in the fun! For more information please visit http://www.myswitzerland.com/heidi

INFO + REGISTRATION: BACKGROUND: Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) serves 73 destinations in 39 countries throughout the world with a fleet of 86 aircraft from its Zurich hub and the Swiss international airports of Basel and Geneva. This summer, SWISS opened its newest West Coast gateway in San Francisco with a special edition Airbus A340-300 painted with a 60’s-inspired colorful “flower power” motif, and complete with new premium (First and Business) cabins and economy class service. In addition to San Francisco, other SWISS gateways include: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Newark, and New York. SWISS remains true to its mission of providing quality air services that link Switzerland with Europe and the world and embodies typical Swiss values of hospitality, quality in every detail, and personal care. SWISS is a member of Star Alliance and the Miles + More frequent flyer program. As Switzerland's national carrier. SWISS is committed to making all passengers feel at home. For more information visit swiss.com


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - FIERCE

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:30 PM PDT

FIERCE comments on the horror of the AIDS pandemic by two artists whose lives were cut short by AIDS.

Self portraits by John B. Davis (1964-1992) and Sylvain Klaus (1959-1996) that tell a horrific story, creating something out of the tragedy.

Davis' photographs use his own ravaged body. The work is unsentimental and stark. These images were featured the film, We Were Here: Voices from the AIDS Years in San Francisco, directed by David Weissman.

Klaus' work is mixed media bas relief, influenced by outsider art and German Expressionism. His work expresses his anger and pain in a universal, primal and raw manifestation. Klaus was recognized as a Northwest Mystic Painters.

MORE INFO: Julie Blankenship, E.D. ** http://www.visualaid.org ** visaid <at> visualaid.org ** 415-777-8242 Presented by Visual Aid


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - John Held Jr - Debris from the Cultural Underground

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Opening Reception: October 7, 2010 6-9pm Closing Reception: October 28, 2010 6-9pm

“John Held, Jr. Debris from the Cultural Underground,” chronicles four decades of involvement in the international cultural undergrounds of Fluxus, Mail Art, rubber stamp and zine cultures by the San Francisco artist, writer, collector, bibliographer and cultural historian.

The exhibition explores Held's interest since the seventies in confronting the challenging art of his time, having met artist Ray Johnson, who introduced him to Mail Art, and George Maciunas, the impresario of Fluxus, which counted among its adherents Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik and Yoko Ono.

Held's interest in the diffusion of open cultural participation over long distances through DiY (Do-it-Youself) practice led to active involvement in the fields of Mail Art (DiY art), rubber stamps (DiY craft) and zines (DiY publishing). Aspects of these fields and Held's involvement with them, are presented in this retrospective exhibition blending art and life over a forty year period.

Held will be lecturing in early October at Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, North Carolina, on the influence of John Cage, Ray Johnson and other Black Mountain College artists (Ruth Asawa, Remy Charlip, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly) on current DiY artistic practice, including the incorporation of chance in the contemplation and completion of the creative act.

Held has had solo exhibitions in over thirty countries, lecturing at such varied institutions as the Victoria + Albert Museum (London), National Communication Museum (Berlin), Palace of Fine Arts (Havana) and Academy of Contemporary Art (Moscow). He is the author of several books on Mail Art and rubber stamp art, and his Papers are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Local artists included in the exhibition through inclusion in Held's collection include the late David Ireland, Tom Marioni, Jeff Berner, Bay Area Dada (Tim Mancusi, Marlon Vito Picasso, Monte Cazazza, Indian Ralph, Madawg Painter of Dark), Charles Gatewood, Greg Edwards, Wanxin Zhang, Harley, Jokie X. Wilson, Jennie Hinchcliff, Mike Dickau, Alice So…among others in the Bay Area Mail Art and zine communities.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx “Forty Years Accumulating Debris from the Cultural Underground” Lecture: October 14, 2010 7pm

Held will present a lecture on “Forty Years Accumulating Debris from the Cultural Underground,” commenting on his four decade history with an international network of cultural workers and interviews with such notable artists as John Cage, Ray Johnson and Alan Kaprow.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx “Withheld: A Conversational Memoir”

Performance: October 21, 2010 7pm

San Francisco playwright and actor Jeremy Greco will present excerpts from, “Withheld: A Conversational Memoir,” which resulted from the transcription of ten interview sessions between the artist and playwright earlier in the year. Greco's work is currently in development at The Marsh.


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Sandbox Suites Union Sq Opening Party

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Sandbox Suites is Bay Area's premier shared office and meeting space for independent professionals. Sandbox just expanded to its third location on Union Square. Come celebrate the Grand Opening and schmooze with SF's most interesting entrepreneurs and start-ups.

- Enjoy wine/beer tasting + delicious treats

- Win a full day ride on a Spyder bike

- Listen to cool beats

- Leave a record of yourself at our photo/video booth

- Meet awesome entrepreneurs and start-ups

- Stop by Hang Art's gallery opening event downstairs

- We may have a few models to spice things up ;)

RSVP on http://unionsq.eventbrite.com/


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Persistent Behavior - Repetition as Art

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Oct 7 to Nov 6, Tues-Sat 11-5; Opening reception Thurs, October 7, 6 to 8 PM

This exhibition focuses on the poetics of repetition as the artists transform the banal into the beautiful. Mason Eubanks' paintings and drawings are characterized by surfaces covered with accretions and marks built up to create sensuous, dramatic wholes. His process embraces the generative potential of repetition, while also showing how repetition can be non-static and playful. Indira Martina Morre currently lives and works in the Bay Area. Her new paintings are predominantly white. Drawings in the form of painting. The process allows her to alternate layers of drawing with thin applications of gesso, resulting in a complicated depth. The opening reception is on Oct 7, from 6 to 8 PM. Oct 7 to Nov 6, Tues-Sat 11-5; Opening reception Thurs, October 7, 6 to 8 PM.

MORE INFO: Tim Hyland ** http://www.cainschulte.com ** info <at> cainschulte.com ** 415-543-1550 Presented by Cain Schulte Contemporary Art


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Ritual/Habitual

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Objects that are used ritually or habitually and are endowed with powerful memories or assume greater meaning through daily use, are the focus of this lively and provocative exhibition.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 7, 7–9 pm. Event features live music and remarkable art for sale.

Where: Creativity Explored gallery; 3245 Sixteenth Street at Dolores Street, San Francisco, 94103

Exhibition dates and times: October 7–November 21 Monday–Friday, 10 am–3 pm; Thursday until 7 pm; Saturday, 1–6 pm

Information and Exhibition Images: 415-863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - The International Homosexual Conspiracy book release

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Book release event for 'The International Homosexual Conspiracy' by Larry-bob Roberts, published by Manic D Press. Come hear from this collection of rants and support the kickoff of a midwestern book tour.

In this series of cultural polemics on an unexpected array of contemporary topics -- from mistaken first impressions ('Presumed Hetero Unless Proven Gay') to sustainable yet unaffordable pants ('Socially Responsible Pants') to critiques of bourgeois mindsets ('Middle Class Writer') -- author Larry-bob Roberts offers hilarious insights into the absurdities of modern life and queer culture. His humorous observations are destined to jostle readers' complacency and confirm their worst suspicions.


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - 'Sartorial Creatures' Opening Reception with artist Monique Motil

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Monique Motil's bestiary of well-dressed monstrosities draws on her skill as a doll maker, costumer and sculptor, along with her love of anatomy and the natural sciences. Get into the Halloween spirit early- we always do! Costumes not required (but always encouraged) for her opening reception.


Thursday, 07 October, 2010 - Outsound presents Slumgum and Walsh Set Trio

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Outsound presents Slumgum and Walsh Set Trio, two jazz ensembles at the forefront of a vibrant independent music scene in Los Angeles.

Slumgum is a perpetually inventive quartet that delivers their original music with a whirlwind of grit and exuberant imagination. 'Their soloing is masterful, their veneer metropolitan and their technical prowess top-notch' (Jonathon Lopez, Good Times Santa Cruz). www.slumgum.com

Walsh Set Trio is dedicated to exploring improvisation through contemporary classical music, jazz, and noise making. The group draws inspiration from the music of Bobby Bradford and Thelonious Monk, just to name a few. www.brianwalshclarinet.org


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - 2 Blocks of Art

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In conjunction with the Central Market Arts Festival (September 24 - October 17, 2010) the '2 Blocks of Art' art walk will take place Friday, October 8th from 4pm to 8pm. Fifteen local artists will exhibit in galleries, restaurants, hotels, public spaces and businesses along 6th Street between Market and Howard. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the way are offering food and drink specials during the event.

MORE INFO: Marisa Louie ** http://urbansolutionssf.org/news_events/index.html ** info <at> urbansolutionssf.org ** 415-553-4433 x114 Presented by Urban Solutions


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Oscar Palacio: American Places - OPENING

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Opening reception Fri, Oct 8, 5:30-8pm; Exhibition on view through December 3, 2010

In American Places we'll see - displayed together for the first time - images from both of Oscar Palacio's recent bodies of work, History Revisited and Un-Familiar Territory. The works of History Revisited--sites of conquest, national pride, or shame--are juxtaposed against the works from Un-Familiar Territory, which show both the familiar and forgotten, the grandiose and banal, in sites closer to what we might associate with 'home.'

'From our attempt to contain the wild to simulating the very nature we seek to destroy, my work focuses on the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world.'

http://oscarpalacio.net

Exhibition on view through December 3, 2010 Opening reception Fri, Oct 8, 5:30-8pm; Exhibition on view through December 3, 2010.

MORE INFO: http://www.ciis.edu/About_CIIS/The_Arts_at_CIIS.html ** 415-575-6242 Presented by The Arts at CIIS


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Local Flavor

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Food writer Tamara Palmer (The Feast San Francisco, SFoodie, Bay AreaBites/KQED) and fabric8 are pleased to present Local Flavor, an exhibition focusing on the centuries-old relationship between the visual and culinary arts. In addition to a group art show featuring local artists, fabric8 will be hosting a series of events in conjunction with neighborhood food establishments.

From the classic still life paintings of the Dutch Masters to the licorice portraits of SF mosaicist Jason Mecier, art has continuously addressed the topic of food in contemporary lifestyles. Much like visual art, food can either be easily taken for granted or thoroughly enjoyed as one of life’s necessary luxuries. This exhibition takes the latter approach.

With Local Flavor, Bay Area artists Jason Mecier, Reuben Rude, Nome Edonna, Rachel Major, Romanowski, Dmitri SFC, Phokos, Andy Stattmiller, and Brandon Dicks come together to address the subject with a group exhibition of artwork.

To correspond with the show, local establishments such as Lucca Deli and Papalote will host special food events at fabric8 to reintroduce their culinary artistry in a fun and unique way. For over a year, fabric8 has been offering up their space to burgeoning food carts during their weekly Street Food Fridays events, and Local Flavor will be a way to expand that concept to include the already-existing neighborhood institutions.

Local Flavor will be on exhibit from October 8 through November 1 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco, and open 7 days a week.

The opening reception for Local Flavor will be held on Friday, October 8, from 6pm-10pm.


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Symposium and A/V Performances by Ezekiel Honig, Joshue Ott and David Last

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Join us on Friday, October 8th for a symposium moderated by Ezekiel Honig and Joshue Ott. The symposium will be followed by a sound performance series with Ezekiel Honig and Joshue Ott, David Last, and Santa.

Before the performance, Ott and Honig will lead an informal discussion and Q+A centering on their collaborative approach to improvising with a set of conceptual and content-based tools, where their individual practices meet, and how each takes advantage of an accidental precision.

6:30 to 8:00 - Symposium with Ezekiel Honig and Joshue Ott 8:00 to 9:00 - Reception 9:00 to 10:00 - Ezekiel Honig and Joshue Ott 10:00 to 11:00 - David Last 11:00 to 12:00 - Santa

Ezekiel Honig

A New York City native, and founder/label manager for the Anticipate and Microcosm labels, Ezekiel Honig concentrates on his idiosyncratic brand of emotively warm electronic-acoustic music. Using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, nestling into a comfortable, shared space between muted techno, melodic, event-driven ambient, downtempo and slowmotion house - using them as reference points from which to stray, rather than as steadfast frameworks. Drawing on the rich history of musique concrete, Honig looks to incorporate a material nature into his music by imbuing it with a host of field recording/found-sound sources in the search for a balance between digital software innovation and the physicality of the world around us. Using the sounds of plastic, metal, wood and air in collaboration with Rhodes, guitar, horns, piano and other instrumental origins, his music is one of contrast and contradiction, combining minimal, abstract tendencies with a core of timeless harmonics - pairing inviting, fuzzy chords with clunky and dirty 'mishaps.'

In addition to his studio releases and label work, Honig performs live consistently, and in this setting, strives to push beyond the boundaries of the recorded material. His improvisational approach combines loops and elements from various songs with on-the-fly arrangements, editing and effects. Viewing the recorded material as a constantly shifting body of work leaves space for serendipitous moments and leads to each set being an individualized rework, referencing and reprocessing itself as well as the song forms from which the parts emerged. As a result of this flexibility to tailor sets to the environment, his performances have been known to take the form of location-centered, rhythmic near-ambient, deep after-hours techno, or heartbeat-driven installation. Honig performs regularly in a variety of venues in NYC, from Le Poisson Rouge to inflatable bubbles, Roulette to The New Yorker Festival, and many points in between, as well as galleries and alternative spaces outside his hometown, including Mutek (Montreal, Canada), Plateaux Festival (Torun, Poland), Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milan, Italy), and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

Joshue Ott

New York-based visualist Joshue Ott creates cinematic visual improvisations, performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real-time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving images that reside somewhere between minimalism, psychedelia, and Cagean chance, delivered with an inescapably human touch. Supple yet digital, ephemeral but instantly memorable, Ott renders sound into vision, yielding an immersive multi-sensory experience that is at once immediate and synergistic, a unique visual narrative born in the moment.

Performing with musicians from all genres between classical and avant-electronica, Ott's visuals have been featured at Unsound festival NY, Mutek, Communikey, MGfest, the Plateaux festival in Poland, the San Francisco International Film Festival, Yuri's Night Bay Area, Le Cube (Paris), the Playgrounds Audiovisual Art Festival (Netherlands), Boston Cyberarts, and the 2006 Ars Electronica Animation Festival. He has performed with the American Composer's Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; with Son Lux at MASS MoCA; with Gina Gibney Dance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center; and frequently at venues throughout New York City, including Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, the Knitting Factory, and the Stone.

David Last David Last is a musician and visual artist living in Brooklyn, New York. With Sasha Kaline (Alka Rex), he is a founder of the Konque label and music project.

Tracks range from electronic dance music to cinematic orchestral ambience depending on the setting. This is not surprising, as he has been creating music for a variety of venues; the dancefloor, Imax film, video installation, childrens’ animation, and albums. As a result of a broad curiosity about music, each project is considered anew as its own sonic world.

David's tracks are currently released in a variety of contexts with labels like Staubgold (Berlin), Konque (NYC), and Foundsound/Unfoundsound (Berlin). He has remixed for many others including François K’s WaveTec label (NYC), indie psych-rock label The Social Registry (NYC) and Audio.NL (Rotterdam). His downtempo full-length CD 'The Push Pull' is now in its second printing with The Agriculture (NYC), having gained respect from tough critics like pitchforkmedia, and generating a sizable cult following. International projects further afield of dance music have included the performance of a commissioned soundtrack for a cavern in Japan, the soundtrack to a computer animated Imax film about talking atoms, and a video/music installation in Amsterdam.

'Musically Massive,' a 2009 CD release with ragga vocalist MC ZULU was a critically acclaimed departure from previous instrumental endeavors. David has also been collaborating with Japanese tech-house producer Segeke on a project called Pocket Pet. Pocket Pet has hit dancefloors with EPs on Goosehound (NYC) and Geometric Deck (Osaka). His drumming with live bands Solids and Dub Amp round out his collaborations with other musicians. David has an upcoming full length that he will be showcasing at his performance with us at Gray Area.

Besides music releases, he creates visual artwork with odd abstract cartoon characters. His artwork has appeared on packaging for music and in animated tv-show intros for MTV-Japan. His handmade books have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum and bought by MOMA. In his spare time he creates a limited edition series of illustrated sneakers, and other artworks. Santa

Santa is a seven piece electroacoustic ensemble based in San Francisco. The group's sound is hinged upon Cullen Miller's electronics and is fully actualized with the accompaniment of trumpet, tenor and alto saxophones, alto flute, drum kit and upright bass. Cullen Miller is an American composer, electronic musician and sound designer born in Detroit, Michigan. He is currently residing in San Francisco, California. His music is a laptop fused hybrid of aleatoric, electronica, dub, and jazz; incorporating original field recordings, programmed rhythms, fragmented vocals, synthesizers and traditional instrumentation. His compositional endeavors began by learning double bass and studying contemporary classical and jazz theory under the Netherlands based composer and bassist, Chad Langford. He utilizes and designs custom software applications that are configured in graphical environments. Miller performs periodically with San Francisco band, Santa and under his dub guise, Selande. He has released three EPs, all on the American (San Francisco) based label TwoCircles.

Miller's live performances typically consist of orchestrated acoustic instrumentation (cello, various drums and percussion, synthesizers, clarinet, dobro, electric and double bass, piano, violin, vocals, and saxophones) integrated with prepared and stochastic electronics.


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Mark: Subject/Object/Collaborator

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Autobody Fine Art Presents: “Mark: Subject/Object/Collaborator” A Solo Exhibition by photographer Robert Fischer October 8th – December 5 Opening Reception, Friday, October 8th, 7:00 – 10:00pm Gala Reception, Friday, November 12th, 7:00-10:00pm This exhibition is free and open to the public

Autobody Fine Art is pleased to announce the exhibition of epic-scale psychological portraits by photographer Robert Fischer. “MARK: Subject/Object/Collaborator” explores the multiple personas of a single subject. This series of startling narrative images reveals the subtle interactions between photographer and subject and pulls the viewer deeply into the dialogue.

Photography is a fickle medium. Its ability to look as if it accurately represents a subject can reduce a portrait to simply an image. By scrutinizing the same person over an extended length of time (in this case nearly a decade) Fischer is able to analyze the availability of multiple assumed and clinical personalities that collide upon the body of a select individual. In addition, Fischers’ project addresses the history of portrait photography and the manner in which images are constructed. Ranging from the informal, stage -directed and digitally manipulated, Robert Fischer's quest for understanding his subject and his own relationship as auteur traverses the methods through which the medium speaks.

Robert’s Fischer’s work unapologetically explores both the celebratory and darker aspects of the human psyche. He pulls no punches with his subjects, but the resulting images resonate with sensitivity and vulnerability. He captures the unusual, the bizarre and disturbing, the complexity, and ultimately, the touching—in humanity. This is mediated with a classical sensibility based on art historical references and classic cinema. Fischer’s early career as a successful painter informs his photographic style, lending it rich, painterly qualities not often found in the medium. Art writer De Witt Cheng has stated: 'In a digitally connected global economy of increasing diversity and complexity, with geographical and cultural borders diminished, we’re increasingly asked to reconsider our provincial or insular values. Robert Fischer’s humanistic but unsentimental photographs force us to be both more truthful and more tolerant, as Robert Frank’s The Americans did in an earlier time.'

Robert Fischer is represented by William Torphy Fine Art ( www.torphyart.com) and Autobody Fine Art would like to thank William Torphy for his close collaboration in bringing his work to a wider audience. For more information and images, please contact Amy George, Gallery and Events Director, Autobody Fine Art Gallery at info <at> autobodyfineart.com, or call the gallery at 510.865.2608


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Oct 8th: 7pm-11pm; Oct 9-10: 11am-6pm

Come see over 130 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists will be showing so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. The free opening reception gala will be on Friday, October 8th from 7-11pm. Don't miss this opportunity to get a first look at all the incredible work that will be on display and enjoy a spectacular night out viewing art. On Sat + Sun we will have open studios from 11am - 6pm. Come meet the artists in their studios and get a personal showing of their art. As always Free Admission and Free Refreshments with plentiful street parking. Oct 8th: 7pm-11pm; Oct 9-10: 11am-6pm.

MORE INFO: http://www.artexplosionstudios.com Presented by Art Explosion Studios 17th Street


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Rooftop Comedy's Out Loud Comedy + Arts Festival

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Rooftop Comedy proudly presents its inaugural Out Loud Comedy + Arts Festival, San Francisco’s very first comedy festival dedicated to the best in LGBT entertainment. This three-day, multi-venue festival will feature performances from the legendary Sandra Bernhard, Sasha Presents the Drag Queens of Comedy (starring Sasha Soprano, Heklina, Shangela, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, and Miss Coco Peru), local San Francisco legend Ian Harvie (the first female to male transgender headliner), Guy Branum (head writer on E!’s Chelsea Lately), and a host of other national and local comedic acts that span stand-up and sketch formats.


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - SINS INVALID-An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

SINS INVALID: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility, San Francisco’s unique performance art and disability project, returns for a fifth annual show, this year at Theatre Artaud. Knotting Stories over Time and Geography runs October 8-10, 2010 at the 450 Florida Street theatre.

“Heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, funny, loud, beautiful, sad and smoking-hot...” according to one review, the performances are simultaneously provocative and profoundly moving. Audience members routinely report the show completely changed their views on disability. Each year SINS INVALID is met with tremendous acclaim and this ground breaking, erotic event is always performed before sold-out houses.

*This show contains explicit content **Oct.9th show is Audio Described and ASL interpreted


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Becoming Walt Whitman

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

PRODUCER: 6th Street Playhouse proudly presents the Bay Area premiere of WHAT: 'Becoming Walt Whitman' By David Beckman of Santa Rosa Set in the rough and tumble days of Manhattan, just before the onset of the Civil War, David Beckman's play is a coming-of-age story about a young, rough-hewn Walt Whitman contending with family, gender, love and genius as he forges his future as one of America's greatest poets. Manhattan in 1855 is a vivid backdrop for Beckman's play which follows the 35-year old Whitman from Brooklyn to mid-town Manhattan and back again during the period when Whitman's classic 'Leaves of Grass' is first published. Featuring Gabriel Grilli as Walt Whitman. For mature audiences only Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Our Town

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Thornton Wilder’s classic 1938 play about a small town in New England will be given a fresh, new staging by director Christopher Herold. This dynamic production powerfully recasts today’s social and moral issues against the timeless backdrop created by Wilder, inviting the audience to explore enduring questions of both past and present.

Presented Fridays + Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm (October 8 – 17, 2010).

Buy tickets online, or by calling the TDPS Box Office at 510-642-8827, or by emailing the TDPS Box Office at tdpsboxoffice <at> berkeley.edu


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Tonight's Town improv theater featuring the AfTers

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Tonight’s Town is an improv format that takes an audience suggestion of a town that has never existed, and invents characters and a unique story that takes place entirely within that town. This narrative long-form improv format offers limitless possibility for both comedy and drama. We see how the characters live and grow over time. Their hopes and fears are explored, and often at least one character completes a major life transformation.

Each show is totally original and never to be repeated. Given its unscripted nature, the ridiculous and absurd often take center stage. Whether the plot turns to drama or to comedy, the results are guaranteed to entertain.

The Afters perform live every Friday at Pan Theater. Performances are ongoing, and “Tonight’s Town” will have a gala opening on Friday, October 8, 2010. Tickets and information available at www.pantheater.com. Show runs until November 26th.

About The Afters: The Afters is made up of a diverse group of funny people. Some have extensive performing arts backgrounds, and others have to wear a tie to work and spend all day pretending not to be funny. Their professions include: Teacher, Lawyer, Office Manager, Speech Therapist, Chef, Community Manager, Photographer + Zookeeper.

Every Friday night, cast members bring their range of life experiences to the stage, and infuse their performance with wit and wisdom. Sometimes it leads to laughs. Other times it leads to though-provoking insight. Every time it leads to a unique and entertaining live theater experience, never to be repeated again!


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Woodside Day of the Horse - 6th Annual

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

The Day of the Horse, the brainchild of two Woodside horse lovers who wanted to bring the community together in support of the horse, is a chance to pay tribute to our equine friends with a day of FUN and FESTIVITIES.

The Horse Fair in downtown Woodside and the Progressive Trail Ride for experienced riders and their horses. The event is open to the public. Admission to the Horse Fair is free while a small registration fee/donation is required for the Progressive Trail Ride. Registration for the trail Ride: http://www.whoa94062.org/images/WHOA-Docs/RegForm-STD.pdf

MORE INFO: http://www.whoa94062.org/index.php/day-of-the-horse ** contact <at> whoa94062.org ** 650-380-6408 Presented by WHOA!- Woodside-area Horse Owners association


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Festival of Rock Posters

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

San Francisco will be forever known worldwide for the “Summer of Love”, which was a defining moment of the 1960’s. Come re-live this era and celebrate both the psychedelic art of the 60’s, as well as contemporary rock art, at the Festival of Rock Posters. This event will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Hall of Flowers (old County Fair Building) at Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco.

The show will feature renowned rock poster artists and dealers from around the country. This is the one show that shouldn’t be missed by poster collectors and fans of rock art. Artists will be on site to sell and autograph posters. Artists from the 60’s who will be present include Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, David Singer, and Lee Conklin. Contemporary rock poster artists who will be at the show include Emek and The Firehouse. Plus many other artists! Come see the best poster art from the 60’s and today!

The Festival of Rock Posters is an annual event sponsored by the Rock Poster Society (TRPS), a local nonprofit organization. TRPS is the world’s largest organized group of rock poster collectors, artists and dealers. Members share a common bond in the joy of rock poster collecting.

Admission is $10.00 for the public and $5.00 for TRPS members.

Further information at: www.trps.org


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Robot Wars at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Robot Wars October 9 - 10 Whether you remember 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' or 'Transformers', this weekend the robots take over Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Watch and participate in the interactive Robot Wars where you control mechanized warriors. Anyone dressed as a robot wins an instant prize.

The special events of Robot Wars Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and 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.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Green Drive Expo - Bay Area

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Green/Alternative Vehicles Only! The Bay Area's first consumer expo exclusively for fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles! Explore the full range of green alternative transportation from concept cars to purchase-ready vehicles including electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, biodiesel, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and more.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Open Studios: new work by Rodney Ewing: Keep in a Cool Dry Place

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

On Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, 2010, from 11am- 6pm, the Pacific Felt Factory Lofts #107 (720 York St, #107, SF 94110) will be hosting an open studio of Rodney Ewing's new works on paper and installation pieces, as well as projects created over the last three years.

To view more images, please go to: www.rodneyewing.wordpress.com/about/

To gain entry, use the 20th street gate, between York and Bryant. Wheelchair accessible.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - 9th Annual Livermore ArtWalk

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

9th Annual Livermore ArtWalk Sat Oct 9, 2010 11am-5pm Benefits the Bothwell Arts Center http://www.artwalklivermore.org/ Location-Downtown Livermore Maps/Info at Bankhead Theater, 2400 1st St Livermore, CA 94550

Pick up a free tour map at our information booths or in participating downtown businesses prior to ArtWalk; check back to download a copy closer to ArtWalk time. Art invades downtown Livermore on October 9th from 11am to 5pm during the 9th Annual ArtWalk.

Over 150 artists will set up exhibits, displaying their work in boutique shops, wine bars, restaurants, sidewalks and parks throughout the heart of downtown. Art from contemporary to traditional, pottery to painting, fused glass, stained glass, art quilts, handcrafts, and jewelry made from everything from metals to legos and fabric will be on display, with most for sale. The event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center. Street-pole Art Banners created by local and regional artists that livened up the approach to downtown with Public Art will be displayed for up-close viewing and will be auctioned off on Artwalk Day. Many reflect the themed challenge, “Think Green (but don’t use green paint)”, from which Waste Management, the sponsors of the banner project, will judge for their Sponsor’s Theme award. The Bankhead Theater will also host a wine bar nearby, featuring the works of some of our local vintners. Arts Education is a big theme ArtWalk this year, with exhibits running the gamut from LVJUSD students district-wide, three local high school art programs, Las Positas College students, Pathways to Picasso’s summer program recycling container mural project, and graduates from the San Francisco Art Academy at the Bankhead Theater. ArtWalk day is the only day that the SF Art Academy show will be open to the public without a performance ticket. This year, ArtWalk is offering limo rides to transport art lovers from the main event down to the Vine Center, to enjoy artwork at the Vine Cinema + Alehouse, Live for More Fudge and the popular Ekphrasis art + poetry exhibit at Windermere Homes. ArtWalk 2010 continues its tradition of providing an all-day, all-acoustic music event at the Livermore Valley Plaza and capping it off with an evening performance at Panama Red Coffee House. Details on the lineup and background on the musicians can be seen on Valley SingOut’s web page at www.valleysingout.com. ArtWalk artists will show works from contemporary to traditional, pottery to textile art, paintings, photography, handmade jewelry and more, from artists who are just beginning to award-winning professionals that display in museums and galleries across the country. Tour maps will be printed and available in participating businesses the week prior to ArtWalk; for more information, see www.artwalklivermore.org. ArtWalk can also be followed on Facebook by searching for Artwalk Livermore. ArtWalk 2010 Highlights • Arts Activities and Craft Vendors on J Street, between First + Second (especially fun for kids) • Working artist studios in the Historic Old Firehouse, right across from the Bankhead Theater • Browse several downtown gallery and art display sites that regularly show local works, including Wild Vine, Panama Red, John Christopher Cellars at Blacksmith Square, and the Ryan Fine Art Gallery downstairs from It's All About Dancing • “Art of Dance” demonstrations by students at It’s All About Dancing throughout the day • Get an up close viewing of the new Firehouse mural commissioned by the City of Livermore, and talk with the lead artist directly • View group exhibits from the Sculpture Studio, a group of San Francisco Art Academy graduates at the Bankhead Theater, The Art Glass Shop, area high schools and district-wide art, Las Positas Community College, the Disabled Veteran's Painting Group, and the award-winning Path to Picasso group with their newly installed murals done on the recycling containers for the Bankhead, as well as the Christ-Centered Arts Festival/Trinity Church group and the Decorative Painting Society.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - SF Open Studios

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Oct 9-31, all Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 6pm

Unfamiliar with SF Open Studios? It's the oldest and largest open studios program in the county, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 800 San Francisco artists in their studios. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the working artist's life, and it helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

For listings of participating neighborhoods and weekends visit artspan.org/sf-open-studios

For more information, visit artspan.org Oct 9-31, all Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 6pm.

MORE INFO: Heather Villyard ** http://artspan.org/sf-open-studios ** info <at> artspan.org ** 415-861-9838 Presented by ArtSpan


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

The San Francisco Folk Music Club, in association with The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission and Windrush School, present the annual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 10 pm.

Open to the public, the daylong arts and music festival is free and will be held at the historic Windrush School located at 1800 Elm Street in El Cerrito, California.

This exciting event will feature performances and workshops by world renowned and local musicians alike, with open microphone and jam sessions, and much, much more. Bands performing include Patrick Landeza, Euphonia, Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins, The Courtney Janes, Misner and Smith, Emily Bonn and the Vivants and Don Burnham and The Bolos.

Please visit the festival website at www.elcerritofolkfest.org for updates, directions, and a schedule of performers.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Intimate Nature Exhibition

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 9, 6-8 pm Inspired by Berkeley Art Center's idyllic setting in Live Oak Park and above Codornices Creek, intimate nature presents a poetic selection of visual art and interactive installations about place, encouraging a closer look at the beauty and fragility of our natural world. Artists include the collaborative team of Kim Anno, Ricardo Rivera, and David Coll; Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang; Mari Andres; Alicia Escott; Terri Friedman; and Zach Pine. Exhibition catalog available for purchase and on-line.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - BAPC One Shot x2 Exhibition

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

BAPC Membership Exhibition

October 2 – October 29, 2010 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 9, 2010 Harvey Milk Photo Center Gallery 50 Scott Street, San Francisco, 94117 (map)

Photographers often present their images in a body of work elaborating on a concept or documenting places or events. BAPC’s annual One Shot exhibit provides an opportunity for members to showcase an image that can stand apart from their series of work or is outside the typical subject matter or medium the artist uses. This year BAPC has expanded the concept. In One Shot x Two each member exhibits two images that are thematically related.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Reception Absence Presence : Kathy deRosas

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Absence Presence by artist Kathy deRosas is an exhibition that creates a playful, evocative and poetic landscape of the ephemeral. Working with the transient and sensuous qualities of disparate materials such as pom-poms, honey and dirt deRosas reveals the very delicacy of time.

Along with the ephemeral, Absence Presence also explores the merging of the personal and political in the artist’s ongoing series entitled Oakland Projects. Through site-specific ritual, deRosas observes and documents the economic and environmental changes occurring in and around her neighborhood. Her site-specific art brings change and transformation of various sites in Oakland through partnerships in the Oakland community. On September 25th 2010, Kathy will partner Oakland Public Works Creek to Bay Day, to clean up Damon Slough, which is located behind the Oakland Coliseum. Kathy will create site-specific art, Leona Creek Dreams of Red Velvet from 9 am until noon.

Kathy deRosas lives in Oakland and exhibits her work in Bay Area venues, such as a one person exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center Pacifica, CA (2009). She has partnered with The Crucible, Edna Brewer Middle School and Oakland Public Works Creek to Bay Clean Up Day, 2010. She is an MFA candidate at John F. Kennedy University’s Arts + Consciousness Program, Berkeley, CA

For more information visit: www.kathyderosas.com, www.facebook.com/kathyderosas


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - All Souls

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The Immortal Gallery is proud to present, All Souls, a group exhibition of mixed media. All Souls is motivated by the many days, rites, and commemorations dedicated to the faithfully departed. Among other religious days, All Saints day, Day of the Dead, and the Ghost festival all have in common that the alive want to pray for those in purgatory and the veneration of the dead. This quartet of artists have take inspiration from monuments to the dead ( like pyramids), the struggle incorporated into mythical art, psychopomps, and the items we used to give remembrance.

About the Artists:

Hannah Stouffer www.grandarray.com Based, but not limited to San Francisco, Hannah is current that runs through today's art scene. Through her illustration the viewer feels the charging flow of conflict rushing out off her work. Her use of repetitious design and light and dark imagery creates a feel of polarizing magnitude. If one happens to land themselves in New York you can see her artwork installed in Grand central station in September.

Kylea Borges www.kyleaborges.com Kylea is a San Francisco based artist, but has no boundaries with her art. Not only is she creating a window installation, but is also transforming collage into two and three dimensional forms. Recent shows include the Minna Desden Gallery and RVCA. She sells her jewelry line, Opus Magnum, in hip boutiques along the coasts and you can also view it on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/OpusMagnum

Brian Willmont www.brianwillmont.com/ Surreal and unnexpected, Brian’s new work transports you to a place inside that that you keep locked up, but always fantasize about entering. Vivid echoing colors washes fade over you as you recognize little friends and scary strangers that decided to come with you on this trip. Along with Cody Hoyt, Brian runs the experimental art book/silkscreen printers APENEST. He is currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.

Alissa Eberle www.alissaeberle.com/ Alissa Eberle is a New Orleans, Louisiana based photography artist. A new twist on afterlife, she explores the waste left in graveyard trashcans. We see faded plastic flowers and broken hearts and other items presented on vividly colored home made laser backgrounds and other found backdrops. Alissa has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is part of an upcoming show in London in October 2010 at The Assembly Room.

The Venue

Conceived by artist, Angel Acordagoitia, The Immortal Gallery is a new gallery in it’s fifth month of operation. The Immortal gallery is dedicated to promote emerging artists exposure and to elevate the Los Angeles downtown art scene with a unique point of view. Located at 215 W 6th #116 cross st. Spring in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. (www.immortalgallery.com)

Catherine Kaleel is a freelance art curator whose raison d'être is creating and promoting the visibility of artists and the venues where their work is shown and sold. (www.catherinekaleel.com) For Media inquiries, additional information regarding October's All Souls show, or the sales or leasing of artworks please contact: Catherine Kaleel: kaleelart <at> gmail.com (978) 886-0591 For additional information regarding All Souls or Immortal Gallery Gallery, please contact Angel: angelacordagoitia <at> hotmail.com


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - 'Palin' [Phaze One]

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The center piece of the 'PALIN [PHAZE ONE] exhibition maps the artist's work to the state in which they live, giving the viewer a national visual overview of the responses on the word 'PALIN'. Each piece will have 2 accompanying adjectives and/or a brief write-up to help emphasize their response to the word. The unexpected thing was how the 'positive' responses decided to submit, and you'll see this at the exhibit. We are also expecting a special guest appearance which will definitely be a great photo-opportunity, video and still photography; be there at 6:00 PM sharp for the reception nights so you do not miss out!

MORE INFO: Ronald Newman ** http://www.marketstreetgallery.com ** newmanstudios2 <at> scbglobal.net ** 415-290-1441 Presented by Market Street Gallery


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism: New works and installation by Augustine Kofie

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

White Walls is pleased to present Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Augustine Kofie. The artist examines the dynamics that emerge when new elements or techniques are built upon existing material. The exhibition will include a series of wood triangle collages, medium-sized assemblages on wood, acrylic paintings and an installation. The opening reception for Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, will be held at White Walls on Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 7-11 PM. The exhibit will be on display through November 06, 2010 and is free and open to the public.

With a deep interest in process and structure, Augustine Kofie creates works of intense detail centered on the order of balance. The precision of Kofie’s “drafted” art is strongly inspired by modern architecture as well as the form and shape of typography. In his quest for balance, Kofie harmonizes opposing and contradictory dynamics in his work by setting futuristic compositions against vintage earth-toned palettes, and creating organically complex formations through meticulously structured line-work and layering. Active in the Los Angeles graffiti scene since the mid-nineties, the artist’s work reflects his ever-growing influence of street culture, the craft of deconstructing lettering, contemporary music as well as 1960’s-70's iconography.

Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, Kofie’s debut solo exhibition with White Walls, continues his exploration of the process of organization, deconstruction and form while adhering to a controlled and tuned uniformity. In this collection the artist poses a broader range of color set against his signature earth-toned palette. The works conveys a ”push and pull” movement through the composition of the shapes and through the enhancement of classic or found material treated with newer counterparts. The works for the exhibition are comprised of acrylic and spray paint on canvas, found paper and mixed media on wood, and found-wood sculptures and installations.

Augustine Kofie is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. He has shown extensively worldwide with highlighted shows in New York, California, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project Room and Studio Voice.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Cradle Stories and In Search of New Land: A two man show with Lucas Soi and C3

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Shooting Gallery is proud to present a two man show, Cradle Stories and In Search of New Land: New Works by Lucas Soi and C3. Both artists create figurative drawings to explore the trappings of everyday and fantastical mythology and the rites and rituals that result from these polarities. The opening reception for Cradle Stories and In Search of New Land, will be held at The Shooting Gallery on Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 7-11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through November 06, 2010 and is free and open to the public.

In Cradle Stories, a series of 10 drawings produced over the past two years, Lucas Soi imagines the secret lives of teenage girls by depicting their clandestine lifestyles in wide panoramic views of interior suburban spaces. The interior or domestic sphere, long associated with antiquated views of femininity, is portrayed in a new light by Soi, where modern society’s rebellious rites of passage are acted out in the shrouded safety of the home. Painstakingly produced with millions of 0.01 inch dots and stylized with a fluid, organic line, each piece is framed and comprised of ink on multiple sheets of paper.

In Search of New Land proposes a Wild West fairytale narrative with a post-apocalyptic twist. Chris C. Curtis, also known as C3, uses the art historical conventions of portraiture to study the darker side of human nature by creating characters that embody the whimsical and the grotesque. His subjects, based on real-life models, morph into fractured versions of themselves when worked over by the artist’s hand. They become the nefarious personalities who populate C3’s imagined landscapes--abandoned brides, fortune-seekers, and gunslingers. In Search of New Land will be comprised of graphite, red, and white colored pencil on dyed paper.

Lucas Soi lives and works in Vancouver. He has exhibited at LES Gallery (Vancouver) and internationally at Colette (Paris); Preteen Gallery (Mexico); NEXT Art Fair (Chicago); and Aqua Art Miami. This will be his first time showing at the Shooting Gallery.

Christopher C. Curtis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has exhibited with Gallery Three, Babylon Falling and been included in numerous group shows around the Bay Area. This will be his third time showing at The Shooting Gallery.


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Tito's Show, World's most famous male bellydancer

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Tito of Egypt, the world’s most famous male belly dance artist, performs in ONE SHOW ONLY on Sat Oct 9 in Redwood City 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Theater. Details on http://www.HalaDance.com. Tito is the only dancer in the world who performs the “Asaya” dance with four canes. His innovation of dancing on the “Tabla” (Arabic drum) has become a worldwide phenomenon in belly dance. He’s continually reinventing himself as well as the art of belly dance.

Tito will teach his unique belly dance style in 3-day workshops in San Jose + Redwood City on Oct 8, 9 + 10. Open to all levels of dancers.

Against all odds, one man defied traditions, demystified taboos and redefined belly dance entertainment in Egypt and the whole world. The Hala Dance Company is proud to bring you this master dancer, teacher + choreographer, Tito of Egypt, to teach and perform in San Jose and Redwood City!

A wonderful and rare opportunity to study and dance with an international icon!


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Zombie Town - A Mockumentary Play

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

When a horde of flesh-eating zombies overruns the small West Texas town of Harwood, the townsfolk assume the worst has happened ? until a documentary theater collective arrives, determined to tell the town?s story in their exact words.

Runs Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays starting October 7th 8pm Showtime

Special show Halloween Sunday October 31st 5pm Tickets $35 Get them early, they'll go quick!

Written by Tim Bauer Directed by Noona Nolan Featuring: Chris Quintos Sean McGinn John Lennon Harrison Nicolas Brunner and Paul Hayes


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Garden, Mirror, Self

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Improvised Music for Gongs, Electric Sarod, and Prepared Electric Piano performed by Lisa Sangita Moskow, Karen Stackpole, and Eric Glick Rieman A fundraiser for the UUCB


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - SIMM Series 'On The Edge of Dark' w/Vinny Golia

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Local Arts Organization Outsound Presents 'On The Edge of Dark' New sonic works about desert planets, nova, space, and interstellar sonic mind travel with Rent Romus and the Lords of Outland featuring multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia

Outsound Presents, the home grown artist nonprofit collective of the Bay-Area is excited to present a special set of concerts during their 11th season of the SIMM Series (Static Illusion Methodical Madness) of 'On the Edge of Dark', new sonic works of original compositions and improvisations inspired by the writings of Frank Herbert's epic Dune series of books, Phil K. Dick's rantings and H.P. Lovecraft's darkest fears by saxophonist composer and producer Rent Romus. Performing with Romus will be his collective group The Lords of Outland and will feature grandmaster multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia.

Opening will be the Mutual Aid Project Trio: Tracy Hui/Nick Obando/Marshall Trammell


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Fourteen Hills + Eleven Eleven at Lit Crawl 2010

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 06:30 PM PDT

Fourteen Hills Press and Eleven Eleven present: Voices That Carry (Lit Crawl Phase 3)

Highlighting work from recent issues of the San Francisco State University Review and the California College of the Arts journal.

Featuring: Aurora Brackett, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Lauren Hamlin, Catherine Meng, Zara Raab + Loren Rhoads

What? You've never heard of Lit Crawl? Here's a little something from their website:
“The striking thing about Lit Crawl, actually, was not the variegated writerly menu; nor was it the variety of venues – 54 of them, including bookstores, bars, coffee shops, galleries and a bee-keeping supply store. Rather it was the specter of writing and literature — literature! — transforming an ordinary Saturday night in the neighborhood into a carnival of sorts. Up and down Valencia Street, crowds overflowed out of open doorways, and between readings, people hustled from one event to another or gathered on street corners clutching red Lit Crawl maps like participants in a mammoth scavenger hunt.” — New York Times, October 18, 2009

Over 300 authors appearing in three hours through the heart of the Mission District? And all for free? How is that even possible? Yes, yes again, and we’re not sure how but we don’t really question it. The annual closing night Crawl returns to S.F. on Saturday, October 9. A full schedule, including map, will be posted later this year. For more information, contact Lit Crawl Maven Jen Siraganian at crawl <at> litquake.org.

AUTHOR BIOS:

Readers for Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review

Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books) and the upcoming She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books.)

Lauren Hamlin is a San Francisco based writer whose work has appeared in Zero Ducats, Fourteen Hills, and Poets + Writers. She recently completed a residency at Can Serrat in Spain and is at work on her first novel.

San Francisco poet Zara Raab recently published The Book of Gretel. Swimming the Eel is due out next year. Her poems appear in West Branch, Nimrod, Spoon River, Fourteen Hills and elsewhere.

Readers for Eleven Eleven

Aurora Brackett graduated with an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University. She lives and teaches in Oakland, CA.

Catherine Meng is the author of the poetry collection Tonight's the Night (Apostrophe Books) and three chapbooks, 15 Poems in Sets of 5 (Anchorite Press), Dokument (Perichord Press), and Lost Notebook w/ Letters to Deer (Dusie Kollectiv).

For ten years, Loren Rhoads edited the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. She's collected her cemetery travel essays in the book Wish You Were Here.


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - To Life! A Jewish Cultural Street Festival

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Come out for a fantastic day of music, dance, art, family activities and food! To Life! is a unique annual event that showcases the diversity of Jewish culture and the many resources offered by Bay Area Jewish organizations.

California Avenue will be filled with entertainment of all kinds including a variety of musical and dance performances, exemplary fine arts and crafts and fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy vegetarian and kosher treats as well as free cooking demonstrations by the Kitchen Table.

We hope to see you there!

MORE INFO: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/tolife ** info <at> paloaltojcc.org ** 650-233-8700 Presented by The Oshman Family JCC


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Food + Tech: A Recipe for Better Eating

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Can technology shape the way we eat? Find out at this free outdoor event hosted by Wikia.com’s Healthy Recipes Wiki! Learn how websites, blogs and apps have the power to influence and educate our food choices. Join tech junkies and passionate foodies at the beautiful SF Ferry Building for free food tastings and a panel discussion moderated by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia. Live music to follow! This is a free, outdoor event. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Wikia.com, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Goodguides.com, and CUESA.


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Conference: 101010 - Cell Phone Justice

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

UC Berkeley's 0n0n0n series of conferences continues with 10/10/10: Cell Phone Justice, a conference concerned with the cell phone's impact on crime and justice. Informed by recent events where cell phones played a role in the fight for justice, and other events where cell phones played a role in perpetrating crimes, panelists will discuss some social and cultural complexities of the most ubiquitous handheld device on the planet including the criminal, legal, and social uses of cell phone technology, a case study of the impact of cell phones for Jamaicans, Haitians, and Dominican Republicans, how the cell phone can bring about educational and learning justice, and more.

MORE INFO: https://sites.google.com/site/bcnm101010/ ** info.bcnm <at> berkeley.edu ** 510-495-3505 Presented by UC's Berkeley Center for New Media


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Burning Man presents The 11th Annual SF Decompression

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

HEAT THE STREET FaIRE!

Sunday, October 10, 2010 Noon SHARP till Midnight All other outdoor stages/sound end 10pm, except Mariposa Stage, which ends 11pm Public Entrance: 19th St. + Minnesota St., SF streetwear All ages outdoors; kids under 12 always absolutely free! Age 21+ inside Cocomo (club closes 1:30am)

PLEASE TAKE MASS TRANSIT, BIKE and CARPOOL: (Muni bus #22, #48 and BART connects with the 3rd St T-line), ride your bike and avoid driving on Minnesota St completely! Discount parking available at UCSF lot (3rd St at 16th St). Or park on Terry Francois Blvd just a couple blocks away.

Come at noon SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2010 imagery, and more, more, MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and the stages will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share and BE the art you wish to see in the world!!! This is going to be quite a day to celebrate our 11th Decompression and 25th year of Burning Man! It’s also World Hoop Day and Climate Awareness Day, so leave the car at home and hoop to Decom! Full schedule and partial list of pARTicipants follow below. EVERYONE should read the Survival Guide DECOMandments before you come:

Survival Guide DECOMandments http://burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/decompression/decomsg_2010.html

TO VOLUNTEER: Email SEvolunteers <at> burningman.com while we still have openings. Yes, WE WANT YOU! Also need volunteers to come back 11am on Monday, Oct 11th to help with our annual neighborhood clean up so we can leave the neighborhood cleaner than we found it! (We’ll have donuts, coffee and new friends! Come earlier if you can get a head start.) Full event info, including street map, participant list and stage schedules will be at this link the week of event: http://burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/decompression/decom2010.html

FOOD AVAILABLE AT EVENT: Tasty meat and veggie food options provided by Raz; playa beignets and coffee generously provided by Hal. Sales benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation grant program. So, EAT FOR ART! Also food theme camps while supplies last. Come early! PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL CLIMATE AWARENESS ON 10/10/10: In honor of the 10/10/10 Global Climate Awareness Day, please leave your cars home and consider your impact on the environment. Reduce your consumption of natural resources by at least 10% starting today. Consider what you can do to make your city greener and reduce your carbon footprint. Let’s hear it for 10% reduction in resources starting in 2010 and 10% more celebration at Decom!

Partial lists of participating artists and groups follow: (alphabetized by artist first name) FIRE ART: Christopher Schardt, Dan Macchiarini, David Silverman, Earl 'Dodger' Stirling, Jason Starr, takuro hashitaka

FIRE PERFORMERS: Aileen Lawlor, Albino, Azzah, David Silverman, Fire Arts Collective, Hadouken!, Nicky Griffin, Pyronauts, Solar Flare, Vulcan Crew

VJs AND LIVE VISUAL ARTISTRY: Caroluna, Diana Maxwell, JacobEye, Mark McGothigan, Radia, Rayce O’ Brien, VJ Kai

ART and ART INSTALLATIONS BY: Amanda Thomas, Catie Magee, Damien Jones, Dan Lockwood, David Normal, Derek Heineman, James Bahr, Jeff Howe, Jess Hobbs, Julie Bright, Kathy Donofrio, Katy Shultz, Kawika, Keith 'Flipit' Privett, Kristian Akseth, Lawrence Batterton, Matthew Silvey, Michael Christian, Michael Hines, Oscillator, Perry E. Schanley, Pierre Riche, Richard Trapani, Robin Russell, Rose Carlyle, Ruby Bettencourt, Ruth Kneass, Sandy McReynolds, Sean Brennan, Seth McGinnis, Stacey Reineccius, Thomas May, Tim Anderson, Tom Haan

THEME CAMPS + BURNING MAN AFFILIATES: Above the Limit, Alternative Energy Zone, Beauty Shop of Horrors, Beignet's for BRAF, Bicycle Coffee, Blood, Guts, and Bass, BMIR, BRCPO, Burning Man Calendar, Camp Montage, Camp Questionmark, Camp Team, Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, District Everywhere, Distrikt, DMV, Earth Guardians, Fontain's M.U.S.E., Friends of Blackrock Highrock, Gate + Perimeter, Happy L+nd, Hookahdome, Kidsville, Liquid Latex Lounge, Musement Heights, Nautileo, Opulent Temple, Orgribbar, Matrix Camp, Paddy Mirage, Playa Info, Sacred Spaces, Santon's Lair at the Hammock Hangout, Scarbutts Café, Shadyvil, Shipwreck Tiki Lounge, Solar Cooking Demo, Space Cowboys, T-Shirt Transfer Booth, The Black Rock City Post Office 2.0h, The Lost Penguin, The Urban Pirates Variety Show, World Hoop Day, WOW

ART VEHICLES: Blinkysaur, Cat of a Different Color, Chopper Rockets, Dodo Bus, Fishy, Heart Deco, Hillbilly Space Ship, Janky Barge, Lovebus, Martha, Masayume, Nautilus X, Neuroweapon, Nomadic Café, Now-A-Saurus, PainKilla, PartySnail, People's Truck, Psychic Taxi, Robot Heart, Strip Ship, The Dusty Rhino, the lollygag, The Toaster, Unimog

DJ’S, BANDS, + PERFORMERS: Aaron Glass, Airpusher, ALBINO!, Anodyne Industries, Antioquia, Baby Seal Club, Bass Ritual, Black Rock City Allstars, BoRoCop, Brother Dan Palmer, Butoh Fusion, Caroluna, Cheesepuffs, CODE_E, Culann's Hounds, Cynthia Rauschert, darkMatter, Dex Stakker, Diva Marisa, divaDanielle, DJ FurSure, DJ ICON, DJ Neon Bunny, DJ Purple, DJ X-10, Exit Wonderland, Ferocious Few, Firefingers, F'kir Elderfae, Fontain's, M.U.S.E., Gooferman, Gravybrain, Hobo Gobbelins, Hot Nutz Burlesque, HystErica, JC Cassis, Johanna Chase, Jugtown Pirates, KAWEH, Keno Mapp, Los Angeles Television, Madame Spinach, Matthew Schoening, MegaFlame, Metamorphosis Ballet, Mia + T, MIND.GHOST.SPIRIT, Moldover, Organic Candy, Parlor Tricks, P-DUB, People's Fashion Show, PLAYBACK, Pym and Surly, Raks Hakohaveem, Richard Hartnell, Rob Smiley, Rumpel the Kangaroo Fool of Oz!, Samantha Giron Dance Project, samba stilt circus, Samira (SEISMIC, Sister SF), Saynt, Shakey Gibson, Shovelman, Small Flowers, Smokin Roots Crew, Sonic Valium, The Acid Angel, The Fossettes, The Lotus Moons, The Mermen, The Orphics, The Substitute Preachers, Tiger Honey Pot, Tornado Rider, Trip Delight Fantastic, Vibrant EYEris, Virginia Suicide, Wahnder Lust, World Hoop, Day + Prayer for Peace, Zack Darling


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Kestral Sound Review v.2: Battle of the One Man Bands

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

The Kestral Sound Review Vol. II is at home in a San Francisco which serves as “home of the characters.” Benefitting the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition – this concert, or Battle of the One Man Bands, tries to encapsulate the exotic musical tastes made eligible by one person on a stage. Together, these artists are not just a spattering of musicians pulled from the likes of the Cable Car turnaround on Market, or the sidewalks adjacent to Fisherman’s wharf, they serve as an insiders guide to what is happening in your backyard or alleyway. Curator Ted Folstad and Emcee Cold Steel Renegade (San Francisco’s Air Guitar Champion) promise to please even the most eclectic of tastes.

Artists included: The Mallard | A Magic Whistle | Ricky Lee Robinson | Hanalei | Daniel Durrett . The event will be Hosted by SF Air Guitar Champion Cold Steel Renegade. Valet Bicycle Parking will be included.


Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - L'esprit de Corps

Posted: 12 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

A group of San Francisco-based artists and organizers join curator Stephanie Sherman of elsewhere collaborative, a project-based living museum based in Greensboro, North Carolina, to investigate how collective models form, maintain, and extend the creative spirit. Running from October 4th through 14th, the joint residency culminates in an event on October 12th, designed by the artists to share the groups’ response to the Headlands site and residency experiment.

DIRECTIONS http://headlands.org/article.asp?key=23


Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 18th Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss

Posted: 12 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO’s VIPs SPLASH FOR CASH 18th Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss Benefits Tenderloin Families Tuesday, October 12, 2010

An eclectic “stew” of celebrities, chefs, local business leaders and City officials will all be ceremoniously tossed into the Phoenix Hotel’s pool to raise money to help Tenderloin children and families. The 18th annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco. Each year, the Celebrity Pool Toss raises funds to benefit the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (TNDC) After School Program and other family programs.

The 2010 TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss is hosted by Laura Pfaff and Jim Losi, and will feature the following confirmed “tossees”: Robert Dowgiallo from Pacific Wine + Spirit; Pamela Duffy, Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy + Bass LLP; Joanne Hayes-White, Chief, San Francisco Fire Department; Dawn Holliday, Impresario of Slim’s, The Great American Music Hall + Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival; Hubert Keller, Chef, TV Host + Author; Anna Marie Presutti, Vice President + General Manager, Hotel Nikko; Martin Richards, Bank of America San Francisco Market President.

Confirmed emcees include: Jon Handlery, President, Handlery Hotels, Inc; Cheryl Jennings, Anchor, KGO-TV/ABC7; Liam Mayclem, Host + Producer, CBS-TV/5, Eye on the Bay; Suzanne Whang, TV Host/Actor/Comedian.

Since the first pool toss in 1992, the annual Celebrity Pool Toss has raised nearly $3 million for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Tenderloin After-School Program and other support services. Past participants have included Warren Hellman, Betsey Johnson, Don Johnson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Bob Weir, Robin Williams, Kristi Yamaguchi, Cindy Williams, Cheech Marin, Mayor Willie E. Brown, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Jarrod Cooper, Jack Baer, Lou Seal, Liam Mayclem, Malou Nubla, Craig Newmark, Nick Graham, John Goldman, Cheryl Jennings, Charlotte Shultz, Joe D'Alessanro, Gwyneth J. Borden, Linda Corso, Warren Hinckle and many others.

An evening of “Only in San Francisco” entertainment has been confirmed, including The Fabulous Bud E. Love Show, DJ Rafa, and the extremely toned lifeguards from Gold’s Gym who will rescue any celebrities who can’t swim – or who just want to be rescued!

Celebrity Pool Toss tickets are $125 each; sponsorships start at $500. For more information on TNDC’s Celebrity Pool Toss, visit www.tndc.org, call (415) 358-3944 or contact kcreps <at> tndc.org.

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) Founded in 1981, TNDC’s mission is to provide safe, affordable housing with support services for low-income people in the Tenderloin community and be a leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live. TNDC owns and manages 30 buildings that provide homes for nearly 3,000 extremely low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, low-income wage earners, immigrants and many others in the Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods. In addition, TNDC provides support services to help residents stabilize their lives and develop a sense of community, including a team of 18 on-site social workers, the free Tenderloin After-School Program for neighborhood children, and a Community Organizing program to encourage residents to get involved in making positive change in the Tenderloin. More information about TNDC and its programs can be found at www.tndc.org.


Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - Three Sisters. Final Cut

Posted: 12 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

The Shelton Theater in collaboration with the International Theatre Ensemble Presents Anton Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS. FINAL CUT. Master playwright Anton Chekhov’s tale of three young sisters inhaling love and expectations and discovering what it means to be alive. This radically adapted classic incorporates live film acting and digital technology. Award winning avant-garde Russian director Oleg Liptsin presents his vision of contemporary American society.


Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - Burmese Refugees

Posted: 13 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Mac MeClelland is a writer and editor at Mother Jones. In 2006 she worked along the Thai border with Karen refugees fleeing from Burma. Her new book For Us Surrender is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War is about her work with the people she met and their stories of survival. She'll be at Get Lost showing images and discussing her time with the Karen people


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - The Eight Ten Portraits by Dennis Letbetter

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The Bonnafont Gallery in conjunction with ZYZZYVA magazine presents an exhibition of the photographs of Dennis Letbetter. An opening reception with the artist will take place Thursday 14 October from 6 to 8 pm. Thereafter the gallery will be open weekend afternoons 2 to 5 pm or by appointment (415.431.7546).

The Fall 2010 issue of ZYZZYVA has published 25 of Letbetter’s portraits of Bay Area culturati using black and white film in an 8 x 10 inch camera. Some of the subjects in the exhibition include such acknowledged luminaries as Peter Selz, Rondal Partridge, Jack Hirschman, Maestro Donald Runnicles, Leo Holub, Rebecca Solnit, George Kuchar, Bill Berkson, Herbert Gold, Robert Flynn Johnson, Nathan Oliveira, Stephen de Staebler, Andrew Hoyem, Gay Outlaw, William Winant, Nathaniel Dorsky, Jack W. Stauffacher, Naomie Kremer, Judy Dater, Norma Cole, Mason Bates, Fritz Rauh, Etel Adnan, Jack W. Stauffacher, Charles Amirkhanian, William Winant, to name but a few. It is a compelling collection of portraits of the most creative artists.

The exhibition is dynamic. The portraits will change daily.


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - Why There Are Words Literary Reading: Flight

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Elizabeth Bernstein is a short story writer and playwright, and the founder and editor of The Big Ugly Review. She teaches and writes at the SF Writers Grotto. http://www.ebc-books.com.

Ianthe Brautigan is the author of the memoir, You Can’t Catch Death, which has been translated into Swedish, German, and Russian, as well as being optioned by a major motion picture company. She teaches at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of four works of fiction, most recently The Story of a Marriage. He's the recipient of the PEN/O’Henry Prize for Short Fiction, the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. http://www.andrewgreer.com

Scott Landers is the author of Coswell's Guide to Tambralinga (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). He lives, with great trepidation, in north Sonoma County.

Janet Thornburg is the author of the collection of short stories Rhubarb Pie. She has written and performed seven solo shows, most recently 'Eight Plates.' She teaches at SF City College.

Olga Zilberbourg's second Russian-language collection of stories was published in September 2010 by St. Petersburg-based Limbus Press. Her English-language stories have appeared in many journals. She is an associate editor at Narrative Magazine. http://www.zilberbourg.com.

Why There Are Words, organized by Sausalito-based writer Peg Alford Pursell, has become the place to be in the Bay Area every second Thursday of the month. Come see why the literary salon is drawing raves and a full house of Marin, Sonoma, SF and East Bay residents.


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Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - Crows and Ravens of California

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

An overview of the world-wide Corvid Family (crows, ravens, jays + their kin), with a specific focus on the four Bay Area resident species, plus a fifth that may be establishing a population here. A sidebar will give guidelines for distinguishing the local American crow from its larger cousin, the northern raven. A brief look at other California species will precede a look at the corvids' most amazing adaptation: their remarkable intelligence - are they avian geniuses? Discussion to follow.


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - F3 at the Cotton Mill

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The beautiful and historic live/work Cotton Mill Studios, located in the Jingletown Arts District in East Oakland, will be exhibiting the artwork of resident artists for its first F3 (Third Fridays) exhibition. Exhibiting artwork consists of various media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, perfume, fashion, metalwork and woodwork.

The exhibiting artists are: Dee Adams, Jacob Cohen, Tyese Cooper, The Hammersmith Guild Design Group, Monika Harris, RW Hawkins, Zoe Hong, Paul Kardash, Chris Palmatier, Libby Patterson, Adele Richert, Candy Stoner, Michael Taft, Elizabeth Tennant, Susan Tuttle, and more. In addition, photographs by Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn will be featured in the “Visions of Ghana” exhibit at FLOAT Gallery, located in the Cotton Mill Studios building.  Artists will hang their work on the fourth floor, while tables featuring jewelry and other work will adjoin the museum lobby of Cotton Mill Studios on the first floor. Several studio tours will be conducted throughout the evening.Artists will be present at the opening reception party.

CONTACT: David Abernathy dc.abernathy <at> gmail.com F3 at the Cotton Mill Web site: www.f3oakland.com For additional information: Cotton Mill Studios available live/work loft units: www.cottonmillstudios.com

Cotton Mill Studios featured on CBS 5’s Eye on the Bay “What is That?” show: http://cbs5.com/eyeonthebay/satellite.golf.landmarks.2.1280187.html)     


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - Hope Mohr Dance

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Contemporary dance that is beautiful and 'thought-provocative' (Hope Mohr) - this is what Hope Mohr Dance, a San Francisco-based company founded by extensively-trained dancer and choreographer Hope Mohr, will offer audiences in Montalvo's Carriage House Theatre on October 15. The company will perform two works: Far From Perfect (2010), which explores the overlap between forgiveness and the creative process; and Moments of Being (2008), which focuses on listening-based improvisation. The performance is at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through Montalvo's Box Office.

Mohr, who recently completed a residency at Montalvo's Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program, looks forward to sharing these performances at Montalvo. 'My work is contemporary, beautiful and thought-provocative,' said Mohr. 'People can expect to see rigorously crafted, emotionally resonant live performance in an unusually satisfying evening!'

Far from Perfect explores the nature of perfection and forgiveness in terms of artistic creation. Mohr invokes and reinvents the conventions of classic dance as her dancers move in and out of classical ballet poses, intentionally move off balance, break through lines, and break away from preconceived notion of 'perfect' movement. The performance features music by William Duckworth and original poetry by Brenda Hillman.

Moments of Being uses the act of listening as its subject. 'Normally,' says Mohr, 'choreographic processes develop around visual preferences. For this piece I wanted to build the movement based on the act of listening.' Sound is of primary importance in this piece. The combination of Bach and found sounds from the urban environment not only drives the action onstage as Mohr juxtaposes listening-based improvisation and classical dance vocabulary, but also invites the audience to participate through their own visual and auditory responses. Moments was created in 2008 while Mohr co-led an artistic residency in New York entitled 'The Language of the Listening Body.'

This is the inaugural performance for Montalvo's program New Directions series. Throughout the 2010-11 season, Montalvo will introduce a new series of performance works that will explore new directions in the areas of dance, music and performing arts. Organized by Kelly Sicat, director of programs at Montalvo, this series will feature the work of former Lucas Artists Residency Fellows and other selected artists; additional performances will be announced in the spring.

Since its inception in 2007, Hope Mohr Dance has quickly gained recognition as one of the leading emerging modern companies in the Bay Area.

'Although I have a background in formal training (ballet, Merce Cunningham) and enjoyed a performance career with major modern companies in New York, I have come home to my native Bay Area to create something wholly new and distinct,' said Mohr. 'I abstract personal story into universal truths. I blend classical, modern and post-modern forms to create a unique aesthetic.'

Ticket Information Tickets are $25 for the general public; $20 for Montalvo members. Tickets are available through the Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - How to Choose Which Open Studios to Visit

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Oct 15, 7pm to 9pm, Oct 16-17 11 am to 6 pm

Wondering Which Artists Studios to visit during the Annual Artspan Open Studio Weekend 2 (October 16-17, 2010)?

SOMA Artists Studios offer compelling reasons to spend your time with them. Not only were they selected 'Best of the Bay' Best Artists Collective 2010, but there are 38 artists participating, under one roof, in an easy-to-park area of the City.

Established in 1989, there are both established and emerging artists. They are multi-national, multi-generational, and multi-cultural. Work, includes painting, glass, wood, installation, ceramics, digital arts, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, and assemblage. There's art for collectors or those who want to decorate a wall. Oct 15, 7pm to 9pm, Oct 16-17 11 am to 6 pm.

MORE INFO: Linda Colnett ** http://somaartiststudios.com ** somaartiststudios <at> gmail.com ** 415-602-5434 Presented by SOMA Artists Studios


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - Hubba Hubba Revue: Mad Science

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 07:00 PM PDT

HUBBA HUBBA REVUE: MAD SCIENCE

9pm - after hours. 21+ with ID.

$12 advance; $10
http://www.dnalounge.com/flyers/2010/10/15.html http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kSj0AwXJRY

Burlesque gone mad! Creatures and comedy! Terror, tassles + tease!

ALIVE! On stage! Monsterous musical mayhem with:

THE FUXEDOS -- http://www.myspace.com/thefuxedos

Featuring performances by:

Vienna LaRouge The Diamond Dahlia (Brisbane, AU) Jenny Atomik Stella Noir F'risque Bunny Von Tail Twinkletoes McGee Honey Lawless Gigi D'Flower Roxy Shocks + Johnny Angelhorn Rubenesque Burlesque Delilah Bunny Pistol Bombshell Betty Professor Shimmy McPuzo + Trotsky Miss Balla Fire Madam Chartreuse Gorilla X ...and the Hubba Hubba Murder-Nurses!

Flip that switch! It's time for... Hubba Hubba Revue: Mad Science!

MAD? MAD?? HAHAHAHA!!! Those fools at the University! They laughed at our research! Well, come have the last laugh with Dr. Kingfish, Dr. Eddie and a whole laboratory of the most insanely gorgeous creatures in burlesque!

Join the Hubba Hubba Revue group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22983060922 Tickets: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51523 VIP Service: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51524


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - Paul M. Davis live in Santa Cruz

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 07:00 PM PDT

Santa Cruz-native and Chicago transplant Paul M. Davis returns for a rare hometown show on Friday, October 15th at 9pm at the Crepe Place. En route to his new home of Austin, TX, Davis delivers a set of new material as well as a longtime fan favorites. The former singer/guitarist/songwriter for Santa Cruz cowpunk outfit Mule Train, Davis draws upon the passion of punk rock in his contemporary take on folk, soul, gypsy jazz, and western swing. His forthcoming album Gentleman Caller is a collection of hook-laden, passionate songs about love, familial ties, and the cultural divide.

From 1999 through 2006, Davis was an active member of the Santa Cruz music scene. In addition to performing with Mule Train, he organized three complications of emerging West Coast underground folk, country and punk, Tastes Like Burning, Someday Coming Down and Someday Coming Round. His music has been featured in publications including Punk Planet, AMP Magazine, Zero Magazine, the Metro Santa Cruz, and Good Times Santa Cruz. He has also performed live on KPIG radio and KZSC.


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Longplayer San Francisco: 1,000 years in three simultaneous acts

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 05:00 AM PDT

Act 1: Jem Finer's Longplayer is a 1,000 year long composition that's been playing in one form or another since the beginning of the millennium. For 1,000 minutes this October 16th, it takes the form of 18 musicians playing hundreds of singing bowls on a 60 foot-wide custom-built instrument in YBCA's Forum.

Act 2: Longplayer will be presented with the Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds.

Act 3: Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time will be a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.

Tickets are good for all events; the 6 hour Long Conversation, performance by Sosolimited and the 16.6 hour Longplayer performance.
Members of partner organizations receive one free ticket: * The Long Now Foundation * Contemporary Jewish Museum * Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Winning the Water: A Public Performance by Pawel Kruk

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 07:00 AM PDT

Event Summary: Performance in which the artist will enter the water at Alcatraz (9 AM) and swim to Aquatic Park (anticipated arrival 10AM) while accompanied by the band Coconut. The public is invited to gather at Aquatic Park.
Continuing his artistic inquiry into the heroic nature of athletes and athletic feats, Pawl Kruk will swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park surrounded by a group of friends contributing to the performance in various ways. As the public cheers from the shore, Kruk’s swim will be accompanied by the two-person band Coconut performing live music on a small vessel propelled by oars, a videographer and photographer documenting the sounds and scenes of the performance, and another vessel carrying a group of spectators, whose presence will also contribute to the work. San Francisco’s South End Rowing Club’s history and their role in the dynamics of the interaction between people and the Bay will underlie the entire event. Documentation will be posted on the SFAC Gallery web site.

Kruk, a performance artist originally from Warsaw, spent a short time at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2002, and then returned as an Affiliate Artist in 2007. In 2008 he was a Fellow at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Kruk exhibits internationally and in 2003 was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s major exhibition The American Effect. He had a critically acclaimed solo exhibition at San Francisco’s David Cunningham Projects in 2009 and is currently a finalist for the 2010 SECA Award at SFMOMA.
Acknowledgements: David Cunningham, Buck Delventhal, Justin Limoges, Airyka Rockefeller, Richard T. Walker, Members of the South End Rowing Club and Electric Works.
This performance is part of Transplanted at the SFAC Gallery. Read more about Transplanted here:
http://www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2010/press-release-transplanted-three-commissioned-projects-by-bay-area-newcomers/


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Treasure Island Festival

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Treasure Island returns for its 4th year. 2 days of the best up-and-coming music around. With the days divided between electronic and indie-rock, there's something for everyone. Set on picturesque Treasure Island, there are 2 stages that alternate between sets so you don't have to miss a note. While you're there, enjoy the photo booth, art exhibits, retailers, local food vendors, ferris wheel, and many other non-music related activities.

For more information go to: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com

For transportation information go to: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/transportation.php

For tickets go to: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/tickets.php


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) Project Launch

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

SOMArts presents the Mobile Arts Platform, a mobile pop-up gallery and series of curated exhibitions led by artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari. The MAP program consists of a redesigned van and trailer combination that serve as a transient gallery space activated through a series of five pop-up”exhibitions. The first is the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Festival. The SOMArts MAP exhibition will be found at the corner of 20th st and Arkansas in a temporary mobile gallery from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Biketoberfest-Marin 2010

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Biketoberfest-Marin, a day-long event that combines a handmade bicycle show with a brew fest, rides into Fairfax on Saturday, Oct. 16. Biketoberfest features a bike expo, vintage bike show, activities for kids and live music and brew fest of over a dozen handcrafted beers from Northern California brewers. The event is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at FairAnselm Plaza Parking lots at 765 Center Blvd (next to Iron Springs Pub), in downtown Fairfax. Admission is free. Tickets for beer tasting are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event and include a commemorative 8 oz. Biketoberfest glass. Proceeds benefit bicycle advocacy in Marin County. For more information call 415-456-3469 or visit the website at www.biketoberfestmarin.com

Biketobertfest Marin-2010 “The human-powered two-wheelin’ festival”

WHO: Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B) present…

WHAT: Biketoberfest-Marin 2010

Biketoberfest combines a handmade bicycle show with a brewfest, bike expo and cyclocross race featuring Northern California's best! A celebration of the bicycle, Biketoberfest Marin 2010 for cyclists of all ages, combined with a brew fest of over a dozen handcrafted beers from premier Northern California brewers. Biketoberfest features a bike expo, vintage bike show, kids activities and live music. Highlights include:
• Featuring tastings over 20 different beers from 15 different Northern California Brewers and great food!
• Family Fun Zone
• Cyclocross Race – Lions of Fairfax
• Group rides led by Marin Cyclists Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly and Luna Chix • Classic bike show featuring 40 vintage bikes!
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2010 LOCATION: FairAnselm Plaza Parking lots 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax, Calif. 94930 (near Iron Springs Pub and Fairfax Post Office)

COST: Free. Includes bike expo, vintage bike show, kids activities and music
BEER TASTING: The Biketoberfest beer tasting features over 20 beers from 15 Northern California brewers. The fee for tastings is $20 in advance ($25 day of) and includes a commemorative Biketoberfest 8oz. glass. Proceeds benefit bicycle advocacy in Marin County.

PHONE: 415-456-3469 WEB SITE: www.biketoberfestmarin.com VIDEO: Proceeds from Biketoberfest 2010 benefit bicycle advocacy in Marin County, the Bay Area's premier cycling destination.


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - San Francisco Trolley Dances 2010

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Kim Epifano’s Epiphany Productions presents the Seventh Annual San Francisco TROLLEY DANCES, Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17. A beloved San Francisco event since 2004, San Francisco Trolley Dances takes audiences out of the theater, onto the Muni/Metro line and into the streets to see the Bay Area’s finest dance in San Francisco’s finest venue – the city itself.

This year’s performers include the internationally renowned Joe Goode Performance Group; award-winning choreographer and director Sara Shelton Mann; Kim Epifano’s Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater and others.

Beginning at the Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts in Duboce Park, audiences who pay the $2 Muni fare or have a fast pass, board the N Judah Muni/Metro, winding through the Duboce Triangle, Cole Valley, and Inner Sunset neighborhoods to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.

All performances are also accessible at no cost for those who choose to arrive by car, foot, or bicycle to each site. All sites are wheelchair accessible. The guided performance tours leave from Duboce Park every 45 minutes starting at 11 a.m. and take 1-1/2 hours to complete. The last tour leaves at 2:45 p.m.

CALENDAR LISTING Please note: high-res jpegs are available through Okuhn Public Relations WHAT: Seventh Annual San Francisco TROLLEY DANCES WHO: Kim Epifano’s Epiphany Productions, Joe Goode Performance Group, Sara Shelton Mann, Ensohza Minyoshu, Christine Bonansea-2x3 Project; Sunset Chinese Folk Dance Group with others to be announced DATES: Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th, 2010 WHERE: Tours leave from the Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts at Duboce Park (Scott Street and Duboce Avenue) WHEN: Tours leave every 45 minutes between 11 AM and 2:45 PM COST: FREE with Muni Fast Pass or with regular fare of $2.00, $.75 for seniors and youth, free for children 4 and under. INFO: 415-226-1139 and epiphanydance.org (information is in English)


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Trashy Fashion Show

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Attention fashion designers, garage sale hunters, thrift store lovers, planet savers, and spectators:

Join Sustainable Contra Costa for the 1st Annual Trashy Fashion Show, to be held at Oktoberfest on October 16 at Todos Santos Park in Concord. Contestants needed to create stylish outfits from these inspiring categories:

• Thrifty and Nifty--put together a secondhand outfit from pieces gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, etc. Help demonstrate that shopping secondhand is fun, saves money, supports local businesses and nonprofits, and is a green way to go.

• Trashique—for the crafty and handy, create an outfit from items that would otherwise be discarded or recycled. Show off that resourceful, fashion designer side!

Enter as a youth (10-19 years old) or adult (20+).

Spectators will pick the winners, who will strut their stuff on the main stage. Prizes include gift certificates to fabulous local stores and restaurants, including Fin’s on the Square, the Old Spaghetti Factory, Bangkok Thai, Toscano’s, the Hot Dog Palace, and Half Priced Books. A cash prize will be awarded to the overall best of show.

Registration forms are available at the Sustainable Contra Costa booth at the Thursday Farmer’s Market at Todos Santos Park, or on the Sustainable Contra Costa website:

www.sustainablecoco.org

Sustainable Contra Costa educates, connects, and provides resources for local citizens, businesses, and governments – enabling them to live and operate in a way that sustains the health and wellbeing of our environment, economy and society.


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Oakland Asian Cultural Center's Fall 2010 Fundraising Extravaganza

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Proceeds will help keep OACC's programs and services free or low cost to the 25,000+ participants and communities we serve.



...Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available!



Program Overview
This event will feature the premiere of PURI 5: 'SPoRA,' a multidisciplinary new piece that will explore the themes of migration and the Asian diaspora within a context of international war.



Featuring instrumentals, vocals and spoken word by renowned Korean percussionist and vocalist Dohee Lee
with performances by local and international musicians Van-Anh Vanessa Vo (Dan Tranh and other instruments) and Hiroyuki Jimi Nakagawa (Taiko).
Special performances by Jamaesori and other artists TBD.



The premiere will include an artist talk led by Ms. Lee.



This program is made possible with the generous support from: the City of Oakland, Merilyn Wong + David McClain,

Mr. + Mrs. Nam Ly, Dr. William Kwong, D.M.D., Oakland Charter High School, Kin Chow, Robert + Anne Chu, Dr. Lawrence Ng, Kin Chow, Sameer Siruguri, Yoshino Sushi, and other donors. Partial list as of 8/24/2010.

PURI 5: SPoRA was commissioned by OACC with grant from the East Bay Fund for Artists at the

East Bay Community Foundation.




Poster and photo credits:
Original poster image by EastSide Arts Alliance: www.eastsideartsalliance.org
Photo by Petra Cvelbar


This program is made possible with the generous support from: the City of Oakland, Merilyn Wong + David McClain, Mr. + Mrs. Nam Ly, Dr. William Kwong, D.M.D., Oakland Charter High School, Kin Chow, Robert + Anne Chu, Dr. Lawrence Ng, Kin Chow, Sameer Siruguri, Yoshino Sushi, and other donors. Partial list as of 8/24/2010.


Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - Myth of Ten Thousand Things by Dylan Bolles and Sasha Hom

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The Myth of Ten Thousand Things is a process-based collaboration between Dylan Bolles and Sasha Hom, which combines written and oral storytelling, music, performance, installation and graphic arts to tell family stories. In episodic explorations on the themes of voice, place, and family, Bolles and Hom cultivate performance environments that embed practioners and audience members into a continuous field of change. From 3:00 – 6:00pm Bolles and Hom welcome gallery visitors to a performance-based open studio, which includes short segments from The Myth of Ten Thousand Things, stories about their process, demonstration of the instruments and singing. From 7:00 – 9:00pm they perform the latest episode The Myth of Ten Thousand Things, The Edge of the Pacific.


Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - Abstracts and Botanicals

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Photography by Hiroko To

EXIBIT OPEN: September 20- November 9 (by appointment) Mon-Wed, 9AM-5Pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: October 19, Tuesday 4:30PM-6PM

Curated by SLATE art + design


Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - The Heart of Grieving - film screening

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Kick-off the Day of the Dead festivities at the premier screening of The Heart of Grieving, third film in the award-winning series, Secrets of Life and Death. The San Francisco Day of the Dead provides a visual backdrop for four stories about grieving. From diagnosis to death to mourning, the film explores the heart and soul of grief. Filmmaker Dr. Michelle Peticolas will be present at the screening for questions and discussion about ways of grieving and honoring the dead. Suggested donation, $10. Advanced purchase $8, contact mp <at> secretsoflifeanddeath.com.


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Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - Trevor Paglen <at> City Lights Bookstore

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Trevor Paglen
discusses
Invisible: Classified Landscapes and Covert Actions
published by Aperture
Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Trevor Paglen's long-awaited first photographic monograph. Social scientist, artist, writer and provocateur, Paglen has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies--the 'black world'--for the last eight years, publishing, speaking and making astonishing photographs. As an artist, Paglen is interested in the idea of photography as truth-telling, but his pictures often stop short of traditional ideas of documentation. In the series Limit Telephotography, for example, he employs high-end optical systems to photograph top-secret governmental sites; and in The Other Night Sky, he uses the data of amateur satellite watchers to track and photograph classified spacecraft in Earth's orbit. In other works Paglen transforms documents such as passports, flight data and aliases of CIA operatives into art objects. Rebecca Solnit contributes a searing essay that traces this history of clandestine military activity on the American landscape.

Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at Transmediale Festival, Berlin; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the Istanbul Biennial 2009, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, Modern Painters, Aperture, and Art Forum. Trevor Paglen is the author of three books. His first book, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights (co-authored with AC Thompson; Melville House, 2006) was the first book to systematically describe the CIA’s 'extraordinary rendition' program. His second book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me (Melville House, 2007) an examination of the visual culture of “black” military programs, was published in Spring 2008. His third book, Blank Spots on a Map, was published by Dutton/Penguin in early 2009.

visit Trevor's website at: http://www.paglen.com/

For more info about City Lights visit: www.citylights.com


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - Mario Gomez: Memories of the Infinite

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Opening: October 22, 6-8pm

Gallery Bergelli is pleased to present 'Memories of the Infinite', an exhibition of new paintings by Chilean artist Mario Gomez. On view from October 22 through November 25, 2010.

Gomez's paintings beckon the viewers to their own childhood. His vibrant work breathes life and joy. The source of his images is often autobiographical and reminiscent of the fantasies of his childhood. Images of paper ships, circus whirls, and the priest who rode the bicycle evoke memories of his growing years. Playful objects such as the juggler, the ballerina, the horse, intermingle with simple architectural constructions, influenced by the literature of Latin-American magic realism. He creates a world of fantasy, reassembling familiar images and spaces, creating a new synthesis. The artist describes his work as communicating without saying the obvious, as that would eliminate the attraction of the painting. The protagonist is the human figure, interacting with fundamental worries and fundamental joy - works of art that involve the viewer with the artist in an interpretation of life. His genius manifests itself in the unique content and juxtaposition of human, natural, and material objects. Equally exciting and accomplished is his unique technique. He creates a 'paper world' - simulating crumpled paper - and combining classical elements with contemporary elements in the same scene.

Mario Gomez was born in 1968 in Concepcion, Chile. He is married and the father of two daughters and currently living in Isla De Maipo, Chile. Raised by his father, an engineer, and his mother, an art teacher, Mario originally aspired to be an architect but his love for the arts and creative spirit led him to the study of fine arts. He attended the School of Art at Pontificia Catholic University of Chile to study under Chile's influential painters, such as Balmes, Gracia Barrios, and Ciengfuegos. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in his native Chile and also internationally in Japan, New Zealand, Finland, various European countries, and the United States.

Mario Gomez is a recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions.


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY CONFERENCE

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 10:00 PM PDT

A new paradigm is emerging in spirituality that goes beyond religion, beyond faith, beyond gurus. It is an approach that is grounded in cutting-edge science, using the latest findings from quantum physics and neuroscience to support an analysis of consciousness that is consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality.

At this year’s Science and Nonduality Conference, Oct. 20-24, preeminent scientists, philosophers, artists, and mystics will converge for five days of stimulating exchange. Last year, people gathered from all over the world to listen to such luminaries from the worlds of science and spirituality as Stephen Wolinsky, Henry Stapp, Daniel Pinchbeck, Marilyn Schlitz, Peter Russell, and Amit Goswami.

This year’s lineup includes CSO at Advanced Cell Technology, Robert Lanza; spiritual leader and teacher of nonduality Adyashanti; Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, Stuart Hameroff; author Jeff Foster; physicist Nassim Haramein; founder of the Diamond Approach, A. H. Almaas; artist and author Rupert Spira; evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris; Advaita teacher Francis Lucille; plus many, many more. See website for full list of speakers.

In addition to talks from prominent scientists and spiritual leaders in the nonduality movement, selected presenters will offer interactive workshops that give conference participants more opportunity to engage with the speakers.

This year’s program also includes many experiential sessions, co-presented with the magazine Conscious Dancer, in which different movement modalities are offered. With both live and DJ’ed music, movie screenings, and poetry readings in the evenings, this year’s conference promises to be a stimulating, illuminating, and fun experience.

The Science and Nonduality Conference is organized by Neti Neti Media in association with the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS).

Neti Neti Media, leaders in the worldwide nonduality movement, is a conscious conglomerate of filmmakers, scientists, and philosophers committed to expanding human potential by bridging modern science and ancient traditions.


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - World Record Dance to 'Thriller'

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Thriller Dance Workshops—Every Saturday, 10 am– 12 noon. Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland, CA Thriller World Record-Breaking Event Date: October 23, 2009, 4 pm. Please arrive 1 hour early to register (Saturday before Halloween). Want to be listed in a World Record? Preparations are underway around the globe to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

All ages and physical abilities are welcome, 4-70+. The dance is easy to learn and can be low impact or high energy, depends on what kind of a zombie you are. Remember, zombies are very poor dancers!

Come early to the dance workshop, same day, same location, 1-3 pm.

Last year, nearly 23,000 people on 5 continents and 280 cities participated and broke the world record for the fourth straight year in a row!”

For additional information visit: www.thrilltheworldoakland.com


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - SF Ghosts: A Paranormal Dinner, Multi Media Conference and Spooky Haunted Tour

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Come discover the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel and enjoy a full course fine dining Italian dinner with our host, Fior D’Italia, and witness the very location a double murder happened during a wedding reception in 1911. Hear all about the hotel’s past and experience the ghosts that roam the property. This event is like no other you’ve been to before! See exciting multimedia presentations of the history and hauntings of the hotel. Learn the stories of the ghosts of San Francisco by real ghost hunters who’ve experienced them, and see real evidence of Bay Area hauntings with the San Francisco Ghost Society, as they present audio and video evidence from their secret files during this one night only event!

Meet top-notch paranormal investigators like Janice Oberding, seen on the hit TV show Ghost Adventures, and hear from Jeff Dwyer, author of several Bay Area ghost books. You’ll also get to meet real ghost researchers and discover the unique world of ghost hunting.

But, wait there’s even more! After your delicious meal and multimedia lecture series, you’ll get a private spooky filled tour of the very haunted San Remo hotel with special enhanced Halloween bone chilling thrills for your Halloween season enjoyment. Plus get a chance to win some spooky festive prizes. Just $79 per person (plus sales tax.)

You get a multi-course fine dining Italian dinner, paranormal multimedia lectures, welcome goodie bag, with free souvenir booklet, and a private 'spooky' tour of the haunted hotel by actual team members of the San Francisco Ghost Society. Tickets are going fast and seats are very limited. The full evening event will run from 3pm to 11pm. Don’t miss out! Space is VERY Limited!

Please Note: This event is not recommended for those faint-hearted folks that don’t like spine-tingling scary fun. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY!


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Reluctant

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Written and Performed by Joel Israel Directed by Meiyan Wang Music Composed by Mark Valadez October 23, 2010-November 13, 2010

Are You Reluctant to Kill?... Part radio play, part blues show, part confessional - a tale like no other. Set in a radio booth, Joel Israel takes you on a journey sure to make your Halloween cravings be satisfied.

Reluctant is the story of one man’s imagination. Utilizing multilayered soundscapes and the effortlessness of great story telling, the piece encompasses the energy of the noir aesthetic on stage. In near darkness the audience is drawn into the imaginative realm, blending stories of ordinary people at the edge of sanity. From supernatural tales of love-sick pirate princes to dark molting angels, the characters encountered are a race of discarded hoi polloi, including the story teller himself. Creator/Performer Joel Israel spikes the narrative with fairytales injected with a sense of familiar interactions with strangers. Each performance will feature a different local female artist in the production.

LIMITED RUN 10/23/2010 thru 11/13/2010 -buy your tickets in advance! Tickets $10-$25


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Reluctant

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Reluctant West Coast Premiere Written and Performed by Joel Israel Directed by Meiyan Wang Music Composed by Mark Valadez October 23, 2010-November 13, 2010

Are You Reluctant to Kill?... Part radio play, part blues show, part confessional - a tale like no other. Set in a radio booth, Joel Israel takes you on a journey sure to make your Halloween cravings be satisfied.

Reluctant is the story of one man’s imagination. Utilizing multilayered soundscapes and the effortlessness of great story telling, the piece encompasses the energy of the noir aesthetic on stage. In near darkness the audience is drawn into the imaginative realm, blending stories of ordinary people at the edge of sanity. From supernatural tales of love-sick pirate princes to dark molting angels, the characters encountered are a race of discarded hoi polloi, including the story teller himself. Creator/Performer Joel Israel spikes the narrative with fairytales injected with a sense of familiar interactions with strangers. Each performance will feature a different local female artist in the production.

LIMITED RUN - buy your tickets in advance! Tickets $10-$25

Sat, October 23, Preview 8pm Sun, October 24, Preview 8pm Mon, October 25, OPENING NIGHT 8pm Wed, October 27, 8pm Thurs, October 28, 8pm Fri, October 29, 10pm Sat, October 30, 10pm Mon, November 1, 8pm Pay What You Can Industry Night Thurs, November 4, 8pm Fri, November 5, 10pm Sat, November 6, 10pm Wed, November 10, 8pm Thurs, November 11, 8pm Fri, November 12, 10pm Sat, November 13, CLOSING NIGHT 10pm


Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - “Terrorism Light and Dark” Rare+Unique Propaganda Films before 911

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Oddball Films Presents Portland curator Dennis Nyback’s insightful and entertaining program of rare film clips from cartoons, silent comedies, propaganda and political spots illustrating our Country’s naive, racist and overwrought view of terrorism before 911. Juxtaposing clips as diverse as 1952’s US Government film “What You Need to Know About Biological Warfare” with the 1933 Warner Brothers Cartoon “Wake Up the Gypsy in Me”, Buster Keaton’s “Cops”, a warning about a eminent Communist Attack by Ronald Reagan and many more Nyback will introduce the films and answer questions.
Link to Detailed Program Notes: http://www.oddballfilm.com/oddballftp/Terrorism_PR.pdf

Program Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaBrKXpe3I


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Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Combots Cup V: Holy %#, fighting robots

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Yes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, bots and droids: Coming to you this fall, at the one and only San Mateo County Event Center, comes the 5th Annual ComBots Cup!

October 23-24th, 2010!

7pm-2pm!

Ticket Pays For the Whole Seat But You'll Only Need THE EDGE!

Fighting robots - from the teensiest 1-pounders to the most massive 220- pound heavyweights - will meet up to determine who reigns triumphant and who goes home in a bucket. A fighting robot extravaganza for the ages, live and in-person from our 100,000-pound bulletproof robot arena! Fighting Robots are WAY BETTER IN PERSON! Smell the incinerated batteries, feel the floor shake, stare with unbridled lust at robots as they rip victory from the hulking shells of their annihilated opponents.

Meet the builders, see sportsmanship at its finest, and enjoy science and engineering in all their crunchy metal glory!

220-pound Heavyweights will contend for the Vth (that 5th!) annual COMBOTS CUP - see teams vie for bragging rights, their names inscribed on the hallowed, sacred, and incredibly heavy ComBots Cup itself, plus $3500 prize purse for the robots able to mangle their opponents more effectively than all the other robots!

Get your tickets now to see whose machine will reign supreme!


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - Room to Read 10th Annual Gala

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Room to Read, a global non-profit based in San Francisco, celebrates 10 years of empowering four million children in the world’s poorest countries through education. Founders John Wood and Erin Ganju will share stories and inspiration from the past ten years, and the organization’s aggressive goals for the future. The event includes VIP and general receptions, auctions, and dancing. It's hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, as part of its commitment to raise more than $250,000 in 2010.


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - Red Priest: Nightmare in Venice

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

One of the major success stories on the early music scene today, this extraordinary British foursome (named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi) has given hundreds of sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights, Prague Spring, Ravinia, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. They are the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil. Dare to attend Red Priest's infamous Halloween show, NIGHTMARE IN VENICE!


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Wednesday, 06 October, 2010 - Bawdy Storytelling at LitQuake

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Storytellers include Stephen Elliott, Tim Barsky, Johnny FunCheap, Morgan, JDelicious + Joe Klocek

Bawdy’s storytellers will share tales of sexual mishaps, poorly planned evenings and stellar successes – in other words the juicy bits, held to the standards of a well-told story.

For October, our storytellers are not limited to any particular theme; they’re bringing the gold and sharing their best true stories of roadblocks and strokes of luck on the path to Sexual Nirvana. The quote “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want,” should be kept in mind as you enjoy an evening of sexy education and entertainment.


Friday, 08 October, 2010 - Dancing on Glass: A Dark Comedy Written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

RasaNova Theater Presents

the North American Premiere of Dancing on Glass: A Dark Comedy Written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham

Amit Sharma as 'Shankar' + Amisha Veda as 'Megha' Directed by Vidhu Singh

CounterPULSE, Fri-Sat, October 8-9, 8 PM + October 10, Sunday, 7 PM web: www.counterpulse.org

Dancing on Glass takes a look at the flip side of the fast paced, globalized technological world. Written in 2004, in the thick of the outsourcing buzz, the play is an eloquent response to the rapid changes in the cityscape and its effect on two young working professionals. Alternating between raucous humor and edgy drama, the play runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes without interval and is an emotionally explosive theatrical experience.

Megha works nights at a Call Center. Shankar is a software engineer. Her hormones are all over the place. He is constipated. When Pradeep-Megha’s boyfriend and Shankar’s roommate dies, there is suddenly a void in both their lives. They come together, braving the torture of their professional lives, struggling to connect, reaching out for each other in the darkness. And in the technojunkiechilledoutlaidbackfastexpanding PARTY ZONE life is really crazy for the cyber-coolie!

Here’s a review of the play in UK Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2010/sep/09/indian-play-dancing-on-glass

TICKETS/RESERVATIONS: http://counterpulse.org/dancing-on-glass-by-ram-ganesh-kamatham/ 415-626-2060 or julie <at> counterpulse.org at CounterPULSE $20-25 sliding scale


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - Summersalt Music Festival at Fort Mason

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

San Francisco's EYE HEART SF is proud to present the first annual SUMMERSALT MUSIC FESTIVAL to coincide with the cities annual 'Fleet Week' celebration.

The 'Summersalt' concept was created in efforts to take advantage of the cities unique microclimate in October (aka 'Indian Summer') and simultaneously forge a new path for the local music scene and surrounding San Francisco Bay Area community. With an emphasis on live music, food, drinks, arts and games, and situated on the waterfront at the cities historic Fort Mason Center, with views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, this first annual undertaking is poised to redefine the 'Fleet Week' and festival experience in San Francisco by partnering with the areas top musical talents, promoters and event producers.

The festival will feature a main open-air stage and other side stages with sound to be engineered by 'Sound on Stage', the company responsible for some of the best sound installations in Northern California, including large scale concerts such as the Blue Grass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The event will also feature 'Best Beverage Catering', the same organization responsible for food and beverage operations at major festival events like Coachella Music Festival and the NFL's Super Bowl Party. We will also be partnering with Off The Grid, the city's best mobile gourmet food!

Check out the official website for Lineup, Tickets, Twitter, Youtube&more: http://www.summersaltsf.com/


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - The Sensitive '70's: Empathetic Self-Help and Social-Problem films from the Disco Decade

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 06:30 PM PDT

Film on Film Foundation (www.filmonfilm.org) and Oddball Films present:

The Sensitive '70's: Empathetic Self-Help and Social-Problem films from the Disco Decade

Personal and societal ills have long been fodder for small-gauge cinema. Nestled between the faux-clinical health films of the '50's and earlier and the overly simplistic 'just say no' school of '80's didacticism, the films of the '70's stand out for their aptly sensitive approach to sensitive problems. Whether through free-form discussion, improvisation, or full-on narrative, room is given for real life to assert itself and introduce messy, complex, even contradictory subcurrents into these works. We'll view films about alcohol abuse, drug dependence, and suicide that situate these issues within the dynamics of family and friendship, often raising more questions than answers. Along the way we'll take a light-hearted detour into the emotional lives of children. Underlying all these works is a rare sense of empathy and humanism.

The program consists of the following 16mm films:

Francesca, Baby (1976) by Larry Elikann The Drug Scene (1970) by Justin M. Purchin Your Self Image (1971) by Jim Gable and Jerry Greenberg I'm Feeling Scared (1974) by Larry Klingman Suicide: It Doesn't Have To Happen (1976) by Peggy Chute

For more information, please visit www.filmonfilm.org


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Gamble Garden - Treasures of Botanical Art with Leila Lyons

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Gamble Garden 25th Anniversary Speakers Series Presents Leila Lyons.

Plants have appeared prominently in printed European works since the introduction of the woodcut into Western Europe and the development of the printing press in the late 15th century. Leila Lyons of Lyons Ltd. Antique Prints will speak on how the types of plants and the manner in which they are depicted have changed over the centuries, reflecting man's evolving relationship to the plant world and the increasing sophistication of printmaking techniques. She will also discuss the growing appreciation of botanical prints, and ways to use them in our homes.

A lovely reception will follow in the Main House.

MORE INFO: Gamble Garden ** http://www.gamblegarden.org ** admin <at> gamblegarden.org ** 650-329-1356 x201 Presented by The Elilzabeth F. Gamble Garden


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - San Francisco Academy Orchestra with Violinist Axel Strauss

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Axel Strauss, Violin Andrei Gorbatenko, Conductor

W.A. Mozart- Adagio and Fugue Sir Edward Elgar- Introduction and Allegro Astor Piazzolla- Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

MORE INFO: http://www.sfacademyorchestra.org ** sfacademyorchestra <at> gmail.com Presented by San Francisco Academy Orchestra


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - The Secret Secretaries

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

w/ performances by: the secret secretaries, Jess + Andrew, Peck the Town Crier, and Both Cheese (from Japan). *Everyone who attends gets a copy of the secret secretaries' debut album 'birthmark(ed)' included with the door charge!


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - Katya Bonnenfant: La Destitution de la jeune fille (The Deposition of the Young Girl)

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Katya Bonnenfant: La Destitution de la jeune fille (The Deposition of the Young Girl)
Thu, Oct 14, 2010-Sun, Jan 9, 2011

Katya Bonnenfant approaches various subjects—including ideas around desire and judgment—with humor, whimsy and lightness of mood, even if the subjects themselves reject this levity. Her recent multimedia works involve hand-drawn scenarios translated into wallpaper applied to the wall. The imaginary creatures she draws populate a landscape that is at once minimalist and baroque. An animation of her signature amphibious critter, is projected onto the wall, interacting with the wallpaper scene. La Destitution de la jeune fille (The Deposition of the Young Girl) depicts warring monsters, representing concepts inspired by the philosophical theory of the French writers collective Tiqqun (1999-2001), calling for a new social order.

Where: La Destitution de la jeune fille – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Viewing Corridor

Public Info: 415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

Gallery Admission: $7 regular; $5 students, seniors + teachers/Free for YBCA Members

YBCA galleries are FREE to the public on the first Tuesday of every month. FREE First Tuesday is made possible in part by YBCA's Directors Forum Members

Enjoy same-day gallery admission with all YBCA paid events.

Gallery Hours: Thu-Sat: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, except FREE First Tuesday FREE first Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - New Paintings by Ryan Martin

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Show Dates: October 14 – November 27, 2010 Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:30pm; Saturday by appointment Address: 1 Sutter Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94104 www.wolfecontemporary.com

Reception: Thursday, October 14, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to inaugurate its new space in San Francisco’s famed Flatiron Building with a new series of oil paintings from Oakland-based portraitist Ryan Martin, in his second solo show with the gallery.

Following the warm reception of his 2008 gallery debut, and subsequent successful outings at art fairs in New York, Chicago, and Miami, Ryan Martin continues to probe the boundaries of portraiture, this time with a heavy concentration on color.

As in his earlier work, he places his subjects in surreal, dreamlike landscapes populated with meticulously rendered plants, animals, and figures from mythology. Some of his ancillary figures are immediately recognizable; others seem only to strike a note of vague familiarity somewhere in the subconscious. His subjects, meanwhile – family members, friends, lovers, himself – present themselves with characteristic ambiguity. Are they devoid of emotion entirely, or are their expressions the product of emotional overload? Are the dreamscapes they inhabit peaceful and utopian, or pure nightmare?

Viewed as a whole, Martin’s compositions present as deconstructivist visual biography – an amalgam of objective image and subconsciously generated association that combines to form the totality of experience of another person in the mind of the viewer.

Ryan Martin studied painting at the California College of the Arts. His work has been exhibited across the U.S. Founded in 2006, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art exhibits new art in all media from emerging and established artists nationally and internationally.


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 'Reishi, Shiitake, and the Medicinal Mushroom Fraud'

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Dr. Nicholas Money is a mycologist , Western Program Director and Professor of Botany at Miami University. He will speak on the culture and mythology surrounding medicinal mushrooms, and the irrational beliefs that lead to the use of fungi for everything from sexual impotence to keeping a dying patient alive. He will also be available to sign his book, 'The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History' .


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - POW! POW! POW! Art Festival 2010

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

ACTION ART LIVE ART PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION VIDEO ARTE SIN CENSURA NO BUDGET NO LIMITS RAW ART READY TO GO ACTION ART

Performance Installations

CURATED/PRODUCED by: gal*in_dog AKA Guillermo Galindo, Alyssa Lee, and Guillermo Gómez Peña.

FESTIVAL SITE: http://www.myspace.com/powminiperformanceartfestival

$12 in advance - $15 at door

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/125903

Just in time for the next credit crunch and as the main cultural institutions of the country, in panic, join forces with the corporate media to save their culo, POW!POW! POW! arrives once again to the scene as uncompromising and independent as ever.

Appealing to a primal desire of free expression without limits, POW!POW! POW! is, today, one of the few remaining uncensored performance festivals in the US. As major art institutions continue to play it safe and impose their political agendas on the artists, POW! POW! POW! declares, once and for all, total freedom of expression with no limits and no strings attached.

Now an internationally renowned festival, this third edition of the original POW! will bring together an array of local and international multigenerational action artists more willing to ask for forgiveness than for permission.


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - FISHBONE at SF DocFest Opening Night!

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

FISHBONE Everything Must Go The Loyd Family Players

The Opening Night Party for the 9th SF Documentary Festival. See the Fishbone documentary EVERYDAY SUNSHINE at Roxie Theater that night at 715p. Film + Show ticket $20. One screening only! Tix and more info avail at SFINDIE.COM


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - Arc Studios + Gallery Opening Reception for Artspan Open Studios, SOMA

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

View artwork by 18 artists working and exhibiting in San Francisco's diverse South of Market neighborhood at the newly opened Arc Studios + Gallery during the ArtSpan Fall Open Studios in SOMA.

Opening Reception on Friday, October 15th, 6-10PM and Public Showing on Saturday + Sunday, October 16th + 17th, 11AM-6PM.

Featuring artwork by Arc Studios artists: Jack Androvich, Kirk Brooks, Soad A. Kader, Mike Kimball, Saundra McPherson, Priscilla Otani, William Salit, Stephen C. Wagner, Tanya Wilkinson, + Hilary Williams.

With guest artists: Johnny Botts, Aximillion Helga Duson, Mirto Golino, Eric Larson, Alan Mazzetti, Greg Nelson, Lucky Rapp, + Kirsten Tradowsky.

MORE INFO: Stephen Wagner ** http://www.arcsf.net/ ** arcstudiossf <at> gmail.com ** 415-861-3504 Presented by Arc Studios + Gallery


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - One-Act Fringe

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Relationships between couples in crisis and neighbors, plus the tensions between noise and silence, take center stage in this annual festival of student-penned plays. Over the past eight years, One-Act Fringe has acted as a springboard for star playwrights such as Marcus Gardley and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Plays featured in this festival include: “The Ballad of 423 and 424” by Nick Pappas, “Fidelity” by Marilyn Harris Kriegel and “Brave, Battling Autism” by Mario El Caponi Mendoza. One-Act Fringe is a collaboration between the Creative Writing and Theatre Arts departments at SF State.

“Fidelity” By Marilyn Kriegel Directed by Laura Schultze A man’s joke about an affair leads to his wife’s quest for the nature of truth and fidelity.

“Brave, Battling Autism” By Mario Mendoza Directed by Terry Boero A couple’s silences at a vacation resort reveal deep and violent emotions.

“The Ballad of 423 and 424” By Nick Pappas Directed by Tea Toplak A lonely young woman and a reclusive neighbor brave an apartment hallway to forge an unlikely relationship.

Friday, Oct. 15–Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21–Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m.


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Vampire Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Vampires Weekend October 16 - 17 As the Halloween season approaches, Playland has been visited by a pesky group of vampires. Help us gather them up and keep them together by finding all the wooden stakes hidden throughout the Museum of Fun. A fun event for all ages.

The special events of Vampires Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and 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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Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - You Gotta Hear This! Rootstock + Sqwonk

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Rootstock takes us on a vivacious journey into the Orchestra's rhythm section. PLUS: Bass clarinet duo Sqwonk bring their unique combination of heavy reeds to explore rock, klezmer, minimalism, and free improvisation.

A seriously offbeat classical variety show featuring the best in live music--classical and otherwise. Listen, laugh, and learn about music from the inside out as we go behind the scenes and between the notes to un-stuffify your listening experience. Musical trivia contests, 'Name That Classical Tune,' 'Composer of the Month,' live performances, and more! Hosted by SFCO Music Director Ben Simon.

MORE INFO: Colleen Marlow ** http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org/concerts/you-gotta-hear-this-2/ ** info <at> sfchamberorchestra.org ** 415-692-5297 Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra


Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - Myth of Ten Thousand Things by Dylan Bolles and Sasha Hom

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The Myth of Ten Thousand Things is a process-based collaboration between Dylan Bolles and Sasha Hom, which combines written and oral storytelling, music, performance, installation and graphic arts to tell family stories. In episodic explorations on the themes of voice, place, and family, Bolles and Hom cultivate performance environments that embed practioners and audience members into a continuous field of change. From 3:00 – 6:00pm Bolles and Hom welcome gallery visitors to a performance-based open studio, which includes short segments from The Myth of Ten Thousand Things, stories about their process, demonstration of the instruments and singing. From 7:00 – 9:00pm they perform the latest episode The Myth of Ten Thousand Things, The Edge of the Pacific.


Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - Amy Obenski Music Video Release Party!

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In 2008 her third album, From the Deep, was released. Immediately after, Obenski started working on a music video for the popular track, Words on a Page. Two years and zero dollars later, Obenski finally is releasing her very first music video to the public.

'I'm astounded by what we have accomplished,' says Obenski. 'We had no budget. And somehow we got an amazing crew and cast to be part of our video. It just took a little longer to finish, that's all. The video looks wonderful and I couldn't be more pleased.'

The cast and crew include actors, artists, musicians and 48 Hour Film Project veterans from the Bay Area.

Obenski will be performing from 7:00 to 8:00, and during that time they will show the video. Afterwards, other bands will be playing and Obenski plus cast and crew will be there to celebrate into the night.

---- 'Amy Obenski is the sort of artist who deserves to achieve big things, and with any luck she'll do just that and ride the wave of the female singer/songwriter genre in its post-Feist-iPod resurgence... it is likely that her new release From the Deep will continue her rise to stardom.' - Silicon Valley Metro


Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - Next!&Attention Deficit Gift – A 99 Hooker Screening

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

99 Hooker highlights his Bay Area collaborations in his first screening here in many years: Next! West coast debut of acclaimed alt.doc on artist and character Ernst Benkert Attention Deficit Gift: A mind bending mash-up mind of old and new work. Program kick-offs with a couple of gems from the Bay Area ImprovCore scene: Bible Launcher and Fracture. NEXT! (previews available at www.ernstgrid.com)

Ernst Benkert participated in the breakthrough exhibition of “OpArt” at MoMA in 1965, “The Retrospective Eye.” Despite, or perhaps because of, his sudden notoriety, Benkert moved away from the big time art world. Inheriting Eva Hesse’s studio, Benkert’s exploration of the grid became an obsession he suffered and exulted in for years before breaking free just as he was losing his sight. Benkert’s illustrations of crazed, neurotic and hilarious characters began as doodles he did while talking on the phone. Part Otto Dix and part “Tijuana Bibles”, Fone Art eventually pointed a way out of the confines of the purely perceptual. His stackhead series represent a hard-won synthesis of abstract rhythms and delightful misanthropy. The New York Times recently reviewed his work as presented by D. Wigmore Gallery: “alarming, hallucinatory.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/arts/design/11galleries-003.html) 99 Hooker spent a year interviewing Benkert. With editor and effects master Michael Garber, they fashioned an interactive website which utilized the grid to offer the viewer their own narrative to construct. The interactive piece was featured in Prospectives09 (UNLV) and the linear version debuted to a sold out audience at Anthology Film Archives. Music features LX Rudis’ grid instructions, 99 Hooker, Klezmer Madness, David Krakauer, Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder”, sound libraries and more.

Attention Deficit Gift: features favorites like the underground laugh riot “Deep Fat Fried Grinder”, “Britney Buddha” (his collaboration with Underground Britney which documented the defacement of Ms. Spears’ posters in the New York subways) and the haunting “Body Count” mashed-up with new work including “Tiger Woods, Serial Killer,” micro-documentaries on his father’s last days and his sister’s ill-remembered lover, along with 99’s challenging expansion of rev.99’s “Everything Changed After 7-11.” A pastiche of styles, sounds, moods and ideas, Attention Deficit Gift nevertheless delivers a coherent, at times hilarious, and deeply felt sense of everyday American schizophrenia.

99 Hooker:

An active member of the ImprovCore and experimental art scenes of the Bay Area in the 90s, 99 Hooker’s “ferocious” saxophone is featured in ths program with legendary jazz butchers “Fracture” and Bible Launcher – the infamous Tzadik release even John Zorn had to pull from the shelves. Other Bay Area artists featured in the program include Thollem McDonas, LX Rudis (label mate on Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s SF PAX Recordings), and Oakland’s late great The Molecules.

Since moving to New York, 99 Hooker founded the multi-media performance collective rev.99 (2001) and has had his work shown/performed at the Hirshhorn Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Museum of Art&Design, MoMA, Walter Reade, Bowery Ballroom. Performances in Europe include Musique Action (Nancy, FR) and Netmage (Bologna). He has produced with a wide variety of artists including Martha Colburn, Abraham Incorporated, DJ Spooky, the Yes Men, Benton-C Bainbridge, Donald O’Finn, Glenn Spearman, Borbetomagus, Jack Wright, The Dramatics, Ron Anderson and many others.


Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - An evening of electroacoustic audio-visual improvisations with Kyle Bruckmann, Bill Hsu, Gino Robair and John Shiurba

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 06:00 AM PDT

Bill Hsu works with electronics and live animation systems. He has performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is a founding member of the Beanbender’s collective, which organized over 150 concerts of new music in the San Francisco Bay area. Gino Robair is an American composer, improvisor, drummer, and percussionist. In his own work (as a soloist and in improvisation ensembles), he plays prepared/modified percussion, analog synthesizer, ebow and prepared piano, theremin, and bowed objects (polystyrene, customized/broken cymbals, faux daxophone, metal).Gino Robair was an editor of Electronic Musician magazine, and runs Rastascan Records. Guitarist John Shiurba is a composer and guitarist whose musical pursuits include improvisation, art-rock, modern composition and noise. Through the use of extended techniques and unusual preparations, he expands the traditional sound range of the guitar, producing stunning, often unrecognizable results. Oboist Kyle Bruckmann’s creative work spans a dizzying aesthetic range, from a classical foundation into genre-bending gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock.


Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - Abstracts and Botanicals

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Photography by Hiroko To

EXIBIT OPEN: September 20- November 9 (by appointment) Mon-Wed, 9AM-5Pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: October 19, Tuesday 4:30PM-6PM

Curated by SLATE art + design


Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - The Heart of Grieving - film screening

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Kick-off the Day of the Dead festivities at the premier screening of The Heart of Grieving, third film in the award-winning series, Secrets of Life and Death. The San Francisco Day of the Dead provides a visual backdrop for four stories about grieving. From diagnosis to death to mourning, the film explores the heart and soul of grief. Filmmaker Dr. Michelle Peticolas will be present at the screening for questions and discussion about ways of grieving and honoring the dead. Suggested donation, $10. Advanced purchase $8, contact mp <at> secretsoflifeanddeath.com.


Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - Sinfonia d'Autunno: The Woodblock World of Mariaelisa Leboroni

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

October 1 through November 15, 2010 Gallery open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day

Meet Mariaelisa Leboroni at the reception Thursday, October 21, 6 – 9 p.m. (light refreshments will be served)

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller

A restless princess endures the antics of a band of mischievous elephants. A military officer gasps as her slip and blonde curls escape the confines of her uniform. A hapless pedestrian loses her spectacles to a naughty wind. In a merry riot of color and decoration, these characters and many more parade through life’s vagaries as they celebrate Sinfonia d’Autunno—autumn’s symphony.

Castle in the Air is delighted to present this witty collection of 18 embellished fabric prints from master Italian xylographia artist Mariaelisa Leboroni. Known in the United States primarily for her cheerful prints and book covers, Leboroni now introduces to us a cast of good-humored souls who—adorned with seashells, jewelry, and other whimsical decorations—continue to smile, dance, even skip rope in the face of unexpected upset.

Xylography is a venerable woodblock printing technique once widely practiced throughout Europe and Asia, but now the domain of a diminishing number of artisans. A resident of Perugia, Italy, Mariaelisa Leboroni dedicated herself to the art more than 40 years ago, founding the Xilocart studio and amassing a portfolio including fine art prints, books, stationery, games, ex libris bookplates, her own Tarot deck, and more.

“A Studio for the Imagination,” Castle in the Air’s shop and classroom have inspired local and visiting artists since 2001. Since its opening in 2009, the gallery in our upstairs loft has quite literally taken the inspiration to new heights and provided a venue to showcase current and historical works.


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Friday, 08 October, 2010 - SHITOBERFEST

Posted: 08 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

SF-based PianoFight Production's uproarious sketch comedy act--and longest current-running sketch comedy show in the SF Bay Area--The Stop Hating Imagination Time Show (known casually as The S.H.I.T. Show) gears up for its first annual SHITOBERFEST; an all-out, month-long comedic party celebrating its love for beer, as well as its unique brand of harshly vulgar yet unmistakably intelligent creative work. Brown bags encouraged more than ever!


Saturday, 09 October, 2010 - East Bay Waltz: free night of social partner dancing

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Enjoy a night of social dancing featuring the most romantic of partner dances, the waltz. East Bay Waltz is an eclectic mix of music both modern and old (but mostly modern), and dances like waltz, polka, swing, salsa, and tango (but mostly waltz). You don't need fancy clothes, you don't need to bring a partner, and this time, you don't even need to pay!

Don't know how to waltz? Arrive at 7 p.m. for Kathy Lowy's introductory waltz class, and you'll be spinning around with grace and ease. Meanwhile, if you already know how to polka, Christophe Taylor will be teaching a choreographed polka called the Bohemian National Polka which is filled with fun pivots and other fancy steps taken from 1830's polka. Then, from 9 until midnight, Sam Simmons will be playing great music to dance to. Come dance with us!


Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Free electronics recylcing benefit

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 07:00 AM PDT

Support our kids and help our City get rid of E-Waste the right way by diverting it from the landfills to a proper recycling process!

This Sunday bring your E-waste to Everett Middle School located at 450 Church Street in San Francisco. Whether or not your old electronics are working please bring in your televisions or other monitors, computers, laptops, Cell phones and Mp3 players, Printers and ink and toner, old cables and even microwaves.

Benefit proceeds go towards funding much needed school programs.


Friday, 15 October, 2010 - Anything Goes

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Oct 15, 16, 22, 29, and 30 at 7:30 pm, October 24 at 2 pm

A madcap farce set in the 1930s on an ocean liner bound for London from New York, Anything Goes boasts a brilliant script, delightfully witty songs, and huge dance numbers. The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers, amongst them a gangster, a wealthy debutante and her mother, a nightclub singer, and a New York businessman and his stowaway assistant. A group of sailors and passengers contribute to the antics, which include plenty of romance, zany disguises, and a rousing revival. The score features numerous classic Cole Porter songs, including I Get a Kick Out of You; You're the Top; and It's Delovely. Oct 15, 16, 22, 29, and 30 at 7:30 pm, October 24 at 2 pm.

MORE INFO: Laurie Senauke ** http://www.ymtcberkeley.org ** info <at> ymtcberkeley.org ** 510-595-5514 Presented by YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Evening of Psychic Entertainment

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Saturday Evening, October 16th A Special 'After Hours' Presentation – 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM An Evening of Psychic Entertainment with Peter Kim and Scott Alcalay Mentalist Peter Kim's 'All in Your Mind' Scott Alcalay's 'Sideshow of the Paranormal'

Mentalist Peter Kim's 'All in Your Mind' will present an intriguing and one-of-a-kind demonstration of 'mind reading' that combines intuition, psychology, suggestion, and illusion that you'll be talking about long after the evening is over.

Scott Alcalay will present 'Sideshow of the Paranormal' – introducing a collection of oddities which have shown unusual traits, both psychic and physical. He will recreate for you a séance show based on the classic séances conducted in the parlors and sitting rooms of homes during the late 1800s.

Tickets for this Amazing Evening are $25. Doors open at 6:30, and price includes unlimited pinball before the shows. Pinball pass only: $15. Tickets may be purchased by phone using a credit card at (510) 232-4264 ext #24 or at the Playland-Not-at-the-Beach box office.


Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - Trevor Paglen <at> City Lights Bookstore

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Trevor Paglen
discusses
Invisible: Classified Landscapes and Covert Actions
published by Aperture
Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Trevor Paglen's long-awaited first photographic monograph. Social scientist, artist, writer and provocateur, Paglen has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies--the 'black world'--for the last eight years, publishing, speaking and making astonishing photographs. As an artist, Paglen is interested in the idea of photography as truth-telling, but his pictures often stop short of traditional ideas of documentation. In the series Limit Telephotography, for example, he employs high-end optical systems to photograph top-secret governmental sites; and in The Other Night Sky, he uses the data of amateur satellite watchers to track and photograph classified spacecraft in Earth's orbit. In other works Paglen transforms documents such as passports, flight data and aliases of CIA operatives into art objects. Rebecca Solnit contributes a searing essay that traces this history of clandestine military activity on the American landscape.

Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at Transmediale Festival, Berlin; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the Istanbul Biennial 2009, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, Modern Painters, Aperture, and Art Forum. Trevor Paglen is the author of three books. His first book, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights (co-authored with AC Thompson; Melville House, 2006) was the first book to systematically describe the CIA’s 'extraordinary rendition' program. His second book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me (Melville House, 2007) an examination of the visual culture of “black” military programs, was published in Spring 2008. His third book, Blank Spots on a Map, was published by Dutton/Penguin in early 2009.

visit Trevor's website at: http://www.paglen.com/

For more info about City Lights visit: www.citylights.com


Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - Free documentary film screening in Piedmont: 'Anyone and Everyone'

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Thursday, Oct 21, free reception 6:30-7pm, film 7-8pm, discussion 8-9pm

From Utah to North Carolina, and Wyoming to New York, all families are connected by a common thread - a gay child. This documentary tells the stories of families with a gay child. Director Susan Polis Schutz is also the parent of a gay son. Whether Japanese, Cherokee, Mormon, Catholic or Hindu, these families share a deep love for their children along with a struggle for acceptance. While some showed unconditional support, other struggled with their child's sexual orientation, either fearing alienation from their extended family, their church or their community. Some simply did not understand the universal nature of homosexuality and that it can affect anyone and everyone. Thursday, Oct 21, free reception 6:30-7pm, film 7-8pm, discussion 8-9pm.

MORE INFO: Julie Chang ** http://diversityfilmseries.org ** julie <at> diversityfilmseries.org ** 510-835-9227 Presented by Piedmont Diversity Film Series


Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - Vampires: The Truth behind the Legend

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Kitty Burns from San Francisco Vampire Tours will be here to speak about the medical and historical facts underlying the vampire legend. She uses vampires as an example of one of the many mythological beings posited in the natural history literature.


Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - APRIL MARTIN CHARTRAND&IMANI M. HARRINGTON

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Green Arcade Presents A Book Signing&Reading Featuring APRIL MARTIN CHARTRAND&IMANI M. HARRINGTON Guest Readers: Kehinde&Kulwa Apara

October 21, 2010, Thursday - 7:00 p.m. —8:30 p.m. Where: The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street San Francisco , CA 94102 415-431-6800

Books Available <at> The Green Arcade ‘ANGEL'S DESTINY: A Novel Story of Poems&Illustrations’ by April Martin Chartrand, Author/Illustrator ‘POSITIVE/NEGATIVE - A Collection of Plays: Women of Color and HIV/AIDS’ Editors - Imani M. Harrington&Chyrell D. Bellamy. SPONSOR - THE GREEN ARCADE http://www.TheGreenArcade.com

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Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - FUNNY PARTY

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

FUNNY PARTY a monthly comedy variety show featuring stand-up, sketches, videos, and other well-intentioned displays of half-baked foolishness!

with your resident hosts: Donny Divanian Casey Ley Cory Loykasek Chris Thayer

8PM/$5 <at> The Dark Room 2263 Mission St. (b/w 18th + 19th) SF, CA, 94110


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - Mario Gomez: Memories of the Infinite

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Opening: October 22, 6-8pm

Gallery Bergelli is pleased to present 'Memories of the Infinite', an exhibition of new paintings by Chilean artist Mario Gomez. On view from October 22 through November 25, 2010.

Gomez's paintings beckon the viewers to their own childhood. His vibrant work breathes life and joy. The source of his images is often autobiographical and reminiscent of the fantasies of his childhood. Images of paper ships, circus whirls, and the priest who rode the bicycle evoke memories of his growing years. Playful objects such as the juggler, the ballerina, the horse, intermingle with simple architectural constructions, influenced by the literature of Latin-American magic realism. He creates a world of fantasy, reassembling familiar images and spaces, creating a new synthesis. The artist describes his work as communicating without saying the obvious, as that would eliminate the attraction of the painting. The protagonist is the human figure, interacting with fundamental worries and fundamental joy - works of art that involve the viewer with the artist in an interpretation of life. His genius manifests itself in the unique content and juxtaposition of human, natural, and material objects. Equally exciting and accomplished is his unique technique. He creates a 'paper world' - simulating crumpled paper - and combining classical elements with contemporary elements in the same scene.

Mario Gomez was born in 1968 in Concepcion, Chile. He is married and the father of two daughters and currently living in Isla De Maipo, Chile. Raised by his father, an engineer, and his mother, an art teacher, Mario originally aspired to be an architect but his love for the arts and creative spirit led him to the study of fine arts. He attended the School of Art at Pontificia Catholic University of Chile to study under Chile's influential painters, such as Balmes, Gracia Barrios, and Ciengfuegos. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in his native Chile and also internationally in Japan, New Zealand, Finland, various European countries, and the United States.

Mario Gomez is a recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions.


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Friday, 22 October, 2010 - Repossessed

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Electric Works presents In the Main Gallery 'Repossessed' October 22-November 26, 2010 Artist Reception: Friday, October 22, 6-8 PM

In 'Repossessed,' Lucy Puls continues her exploration of the discarded items of our culture. With the attention of an anthropologist, Puls offers these items with a contemporary aesthetic. In this exhibition what is discarded is the very idea of a home—Puls has gleaned photographs and items from foreclosed houses. The surprise is that some of the items: disposals, chandeliers, door locks are lovingly remade in her sculpture studio from paper.

Lucy Puls received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Puls’ work has been exhibited internationally and she is represented in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection, and the Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH. Puls is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Davis.


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - Colony

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Electric Works presents In the Project Space 'Colony' October 22-November 26, 2010 Artist Reception: Friday, October 22, 6-8 PM

Electric Works is pleased to present in the Project Space, 'Colony,' three series of prints by Talia Greene that explore the themes of order and disorder. The print installation Weaver Colony takes inspiration from the organizational behaviors of weaver ants to create filigrees of clambering insects. The ant towers move across the walls, around posts, and spill onto the floors of the gallery.

The group of prints at the center of the exhibition pairs altered portraits of 19th century Westerners with Orientalist postcards taken and traded by Westerners in the Colonial era. The themes of sensuality, concealment, and exposure, already implicit in Victorian and Orientalist imagery, are taken to an absurd degree. Shown together, the comparisons play with assumptions regarding the colonizer and subject. Here, the insects are the invaders, modestly cloaking the body of “Une Belle Morocain”, or burying a Victorian man in the chaotic swarm of his own beard.

Talia Greene received her BA from Wesleyan University, and her MFA from Mills College. She has had solo exhibitions in cities throughout the United States including Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Brooklyn, at American University Museum in Washington, DC; and most recently at Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been in group shows at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, International Print Center New York in New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa, CA, and Internationally at expositions for digital art in Cuba and Mexico. Her work is in private collections in California, Oklahoma, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Greene currently lives in Philadelphia, and is a Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts.


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - Leslie Marmon Silko: The Turquoise Ledge

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

The Turquoise Ledge is a refreshingly original self-portrait by the novelist deemed by Larry McMurtry, 'the finest prose writer of her generation.' This is a deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world. Leslie Marmon Silko has a mix of Laguna Pueblo, Mexican, and White ancestry. In 1978 her novel Ceremony, described by Sherman Alexie as 'the greatest novel in Native American literature' appeared, and subsequently sold over a million copies in paperback.

hosted by Lakota Harden and Gregg McVicar of KPFA Radio's Bay Native Circle

advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores Info: www.kpfa.org/events KPFA Radio benefit

MORE INFO: http://www.kpfa.org/events ** 510-967-4495 Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - ATA Film + Video Festival 2010

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

The ATA Film + Video Festival includes two programs of independent + experimental short films, installations and two hands-on workshops!

ATA Film Video Festival on October 19, 21 - 23, 2010.

* Tuesday, October 19 – Lightstruck – a hands-on photogram creation + 16mm processing workshop

* Thursday + Friday, October 21 + 22 - Short experimental film programs

* Saturday, October 23 – Flix Remix, a hands-on 16mm found footage repurposing workshop

ATA is located at 992 Valencia at 21st Street in San Francisco. Doors open at 7:30pm each night. Screenings start at 8:00pm. Tickets are $7-$10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For complete information, including interviews with filmmakers visit http://festival.atasite.org/2010


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY CONFERENCE

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 10:00 PM PDT

A new paradigm is emerging in spirituality that goes beyond religion, beyond faith, beyond gurus. It is an approach that is grounded in cutting-edge science, using the latest findings from quantum physics and neuroscience to support an analysis of consciousness that is consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality.

At this year’s Science and Nonduality Conference, Oct. 20-24, preeminent scientists, philosophers, artists, and mystics will converge for five days of stimulating exchange. Last year, people gathered from all over the world to listen to such luminaries from the worlds of science and spirituality as Stephen Wolinsky, Henry Stapp, Daniel Pinchbeck, Marilyn Schlitz, Peter Russell, and Amit Goswami.

This year’s lineup includes CSO at Advanced Cell Technology, Robert Lanza; spiritual leader and teacher of nonduality Adyashanti; Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, Stuart Hameroff; author Jeff Foster; physicist Nassim Haramein; founder of the Diamond Approach, A. H. Almaas; artist and author Rupert Spira; evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris; Advaita teacher Francis Lucille; plus many, many more. See website for full list of speakers.

In addition to talks from prominent scientists and spiritual leaders in the nonduality movement, selected presenters will offer interactive workshops that give conference participants more opportunity to engage with the speakers.

This year’s program also includes many experiential sessions, co-presented with the magazine Conscious Dancer, in which different movement modalities are offered. With both live and DJ’ed music, movie screenings, and poetry readings in the evenings, this year’s conference promises to be a stimulating, illuminating, and fun experience.

The Science and Nonduality Conference is organized by Neti Neti Media in association with the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS).

Neti Neti Media, leaders in the worldwide nonduality movement, is a conscious conglomerate of filmmakers, scientists, and philosophers committed to expanding human potential by bridging modern science and ancient traditions.


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - SAN FRANCISCO OPEN STUDIOS 2010

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO OPEN STUDIOS 2010 Buena Vista - Haight-Ashbury October 23 + 24, 11am to 5pm SONIA MELNIKOVA ART PHOTOGRAPHY http://art.soniamelnikova.com 1435 Page Street <at> Masonic


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Combots Cup V: Holy %#, fighting robots

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Yes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, bots and droids: Coming to you this fall, at the one and only San Mateo County Event Center, comes the 5th Annual ComBots Cup!

October 23-24th, 2010!

7pm-2pm!

Ticket Pays For the Whole Seat But You'll Only Need THE EDGE!

Fighting robots - from the teensiest 1-pounders to the most massive 220- pound heavyweights - will meet up to determine who reigns triumphant and who goes home in a bucket. A fighting robot extravaganza for the ages, live and in-person from our 100,000-pound bulletproof robot arena! Fighting Robots are WAY BETTER IN PERSON! Smell the incinerated batteries, feel the floor shake, stare with unbridled lust at robots as they rip victory from the hulking shells of their annihilated opponents.

Meet the builders, see sportsmanship at its finest, and enjoy science and engineering in all their crunchy metal glory!

220-pound Heavyweights will contend for the Vth (that 5th!) annual COMBOTS CUP - see teams vie for bragging rights, their names inscribed on the hallowed, sacred, and incredibly heavy ComBots Cup itself, plus $3500 prize purse for the robots able to mangle their opponents more effectively than all the other robots!

Get your tickets now to see whose machine will reign supreme!


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - World Record Dance to 'Thriller'

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Thriller Dance Workshops—Every Saturday, 10 am– 12 noon. Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland, CA Thriller World Record-Breaking Event Date: October 23, 2009, 4 pm. Please arrive 1 hour early to register (Saturday before Halloween). Want to be listed in a World Record? Preparations are underway around the globe to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

All ages and physical abilities are welcome, 4-70+. The dance is easy to learn and can be low impact or high energy, depends on what kind of a zombie you are. Remember, zombies are very poor dancers!

Come early to the dance workshop, same day, same location, 1-3 pm.

Last year, nearly 23,000 people on 5 continents and 280 cities participated and broke the world record for the fourth straight year in a row!”

For additional information visit: www.thrilltheworldoakland.com


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - SF Ghosts: A Paranormal Dinner, Multi Media Conference and Spooky Haunted Tour

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Come discover the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel and enjoy a full course fine dining Italian dinner with our host, Fior D’Italia, and witness the very location a double murder happened during a wedding reception in 1911. Hear all about the hotel’s past and experience the ghosts that roam the property. This event is like no other you’ve been to before! See exciting multimedia presentations of the history and hauntings of the hotel. Learn the stories of the ghosts of San Francisco by real ghost hunters who’ve experienced them, and see real evidence of Bay Area hauntings with the San Francisco Ghost Society, as they present audio and video evidence from their secret files during this one night only event!

Meet top-notch paranormal investigators like Janice Oberding, seen on the hit TV show Ghost Adventures, and hear from Jeff Dwyer, author of several Bay Area ghost books. You’ll also get to meet real ghost researchers and discover the unique world of ghost hunting.

But, wait there’s even more! After your delicious meal and multimedia lecture series, you’ll get a private spooky filled tour of the very haunted San Remo hotel with special enhanced Halloween bone chilling thrills for your Halloween season enjoyment. Plus get a chance to win some spooky festive prizes. Just $79 per person (plus sales tax.)

You get a multi-course fine dining Italian dinner, paranormal multimedia lectures, welcome goodie bag, with free souvenir booklet, and a private 'spooky' tour of the haunted hotel by actual team members of the San Francisco Ghost Society. Tickets are going fast and seats are very limited. The full evening event will run from 3pm to 11pm. Don’t miss out! Space is VERY Limited!

Please Note: This event is not recommended for those faint-hearted folks that don’t like spine-tingling scary fun. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY!


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Reluctant

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Written and Performed by Joel Israel Directed by Meiyan Wang Music Composed by Mark Valadez October 23, 2010-November 13, 2010

Are You Reluctant to Kill?... Part radio play, part blues show, part confessional - a tale like no other. Set in a radio booth, Joel Israel takes you on a journey sure to make your Halloween cravings be satisfied.

Reluctant is the story of one man’s imagination. Utilizing multilayered soundscapes and the effortlessness of great story telling, the piece encompasses the energy of the noir aesthetic on stage. In near darkness the audience is drawn into the imaginative realm, blending stories of ordinary people at the edge of sanity. From supernatural tales of love-sick pirate princes to dark molting angels, the characters encountered are a race of discarded hoi polloi, including the story teller himself. Creator/Performer Joel Israel spikes the narrative with fairytales injected with a sense of familiar interactions with strangers. Each performance will feature a different local female artist in the production.

LIMITED RUN 10/23/2010 thru 11/13/2010 -buy your tickets in advance! Tickets $10-$25


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - Reluctant

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Reluctant West Coast Premiere Written and Performed by Joel Israel Directed by Meiyan Wang Music Composed by Mark Valadez October 23, 2010-November 13, 2010

Are You Reluctant to Kill?... Part radio play, part blues show, part confessional - a tale like no other. Set in a radio booth, Joel Israel takes you on a journey sure to make your Halloween cravings be satisfied.

Reluctant is the story of one man’s imagination. Utilizing multilayered soundscapes and the effortlessness of great story telling, the piece encompasses the energy of the noir aesthetic on stage. In near darkness the audience is drawn into the imaginative realm, blending stories of ordinary people at the edge of sanity. From supernatural tales of love-sick pirate princes to dark molting angels, the characters encountered are a race of discarded hoi polloi, including the story teller himself. Creator/Performer Joel Israel spikes the narrative with fairytales injected with a sense of familiar interactions with strangers. Each performance will feature a different local female artist in the production.

LIMITED RUN - buy your tickets in advance! Tickets $10-$25

Sat, October 23, Preview 8pm Sun, October 24, Preview 8pm Mon, October 25, OPENING NIGHT 8pm Wed, October 27, 8pm Thurs, October 28, 8pm Fri, October 29, 10pm Sat, October 30, 10pm Mon, November 1, 8pm Pay What You Can Industry Night Thurs, November 4, 8pm Fri, November 5, 10pm Sat, November 6, 10pm Wed, November 10, 8pm Thurs, November 11, 8pm Fri, November 12, 10pm Sat, November 13, CLOSING NIGHT 10pm


Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - BEYOND THE 'I' PARTY

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Neti Neti Media | Science and Nonduality presents BEYOND THE 'I' PARTY
Part conference, part festival, Science and Nonduality explores how meditation, philosophy, art, music, dance, and shamanism are converging with cutting-edge science to deepen our understanding of the nondual nature of reality.

Whether attending the conference, everyone is welcome to Saturday’s Beyond the 'I' Party - a celebration of the interconnectedness of life! Lose yourself in the vibrational harmony of a Monkey Chant lead by GAMELAN X. Dance with wild abandon to the infectious rhythms of BRASS MENAZERI and genre-morphing beats of DJ DRAGONFLY.

Plus, as an added bonus for Saturday night’s attendees only, add Friday evening’s entertainment into the mix for a small additional fee! Friday night includes the brilliant, irreverent, wise-cracking NINA WISE, the transcendent sounds of RUMICELLO, the sublime rhymes of PREMANATOR, plus a screening of the movie CALLING IT QUITS.
PRESALE ONLY!!

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door for either Friday or Saturday night. Get your tickets in advance (with NO service charges!) at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132130

See the Science and Nonduality website for the full schedule of events spanning six days, starting Wednesday October 20th.


Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - SocialTech 2010

Posted: 26 Oct 2010 06:30 AM PDT

Save $100 on SocialTech with promo code FC100. Focused on social media for B2B high-tech marketers, SocialTech brings together real-world B2B social media practitioners, big picture viewpoints of analysts and thought leaders, and how-you-make-it-happen demos of the newest tactics and tools. A great line-up of high-tech B2B social media marketing experts will take you through real-life social media marketing programs and pass along the lessons they've learned along the way. You'll hear keynotes from three of the most well-respected thought leaders in social media marketing: Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. Can't make it to San Jose? You can also attend online.

MORE INFO: Penny Fiederlein ** http://www.marketingprofs.com ** events <at> marketingprofs.com ** 866-557-9625 Presented by MarketingProfs


Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - Lera Boroditsky - How Language Shapes Thought

Posted: 26 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Lera Boroditsky presents How Language Shapes Thought

When given a set of images showing the passing of time - for example, a baby maturing into an adult and then becoming an old man - speakers of English will arrange the images from left to right. Speakers of Hebrew will arrange them from right to left. No matter where the experiment is conducted, speakers of certain Australian aboriginal languages arrange the images from East to West, in orientation the daylight path of the sun across the sky.

Do the languages we speak influence the way we think? Is there intrinsic value in human linguistic diversity? Join us as Stanford cognitive linguist Lera Boroditsky re-invigorates this long standing debate with data gathered in experiments with speakers from all over the world.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand http://www.longnow.org/people/board/sb1/ Advance Tickets Recommended - Tickets are $10 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132050

Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats. https://www.longnow.org/membership/

There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum + Store following the Seminar. http://www.longnow.org/contact/

About the Series: The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.


Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - “Terrorism Light and Dark” Rare+Unique Propaganda Films before 911

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Oddball Films Presents Portland curator Dennis Nyback’s insightful and entertaining program of rare film clips from cartoons, silent comedies, propaganda and political spots illustrating our Country’s naive, racist and overwrought view of terrorism before 911. Juxtaposing clips as diverse as 1952’s US Government film “What You Need to Know About Biological Warfare” with the 1933 Warner Brothers Cartoon “Wake Up the Gypsy in Me”, Buster Keaton’s “Cops”, a warning about a eminent Communist Attack by Ronald Reagan and many more Nyback will introduce the films and answer questions.
Link to Detailed Program Notes: http://www.oddballfilm.com/oddballftp/Terrorism_PR.pdf

Program Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaBrKXpe3I


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - Room to Read 10th Annual Gala

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Room to Read, a global non-profit based in San Francisco, celebrates 10 years of empowering four million children in the world’s poorest countries through education. Founders John Wood and Erin Ganju will share stories and inspiration from the past ten years, and the organization’s aggressive goals for the future. The event includes VIP and general receptions, auctions, and dancing. It's hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, as part of its commitment to raise more than $250,000 in 2010.


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Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - Concert and Kirtan with Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, and the Mayapuris

Posted: 10 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting, dancing, and reveling with three of the most dynamic musical artists in the yoga world, at the elegant and historic Sweet's Ballroom.

JAI UTTAL has been leading Kirtans worldwide for over thirty years. 'These ancient chants,' writes Jai 'contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries.'

By combining his knowledge of yoga with his love for hip hop music, MC YOGI creates an exciting new sound that brings the wisdom of yoga to a whole new generation of modern mystics and urban yogis.

Up-and-coming sensation the MAYAPURIS, have been making quite a splash in the kirtan/chant scene with fiery vocals, earth shaking rhythms and enchanting musical flavor.

Plus acrobatic performances! And henna tattoos!


Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - Leonardo Art/Science Evening (LASER)

Posted: 13 Oct 2010 04:45 PM PDT

Leonardo Art/Science Evening (LASER) Mountain View, 13 October 2010, 6:45pm c/o SETI Institute

6:45pm-7:00pm Socializing/networking 7:00pm-9:00pm Presentations: * Renetta Sitoy (Artist) on 'The Internet as Media' * Henrik Bennetsen (Katalabs) on 'What the next phase of the web could mean' * Anna Couey (Artist) on 'Communication systems as social sculpture' * Chris Palmer (Artist) on 'Tradition Meets Modern Digital Fabrication' 9:00pm- Discussion, socializing

Free and open to the public but RSVP required to p <at> scaruffi.com See the program at www.scaruffi.com/leonardo


Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - Urgh! A Music War + New Wave Singalong at The Roxie

Posted: 14 Oct 2010 05:15 PM PDT

SF IndieFest presents:
80s NEW WAVE NIGHT <at> SF DocFest Sat Oct 16 New Wave Double Bill 715p: URGH! A MUSIC WAR 930p: JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH: NEW WAVE VIDEO SING A LONG Roxie Theater

3117 16th St at Valencia $10/adv, $11/door One ticket good for both shows! Free beverages to loosen your larnyx! Co-presented by New Wave City Tix/info at SFINDIE.COM ----

Urgh! A Music War A veritable who?s who of the 80?s Punk/New Wave movement, Urgh! earned its cult status thanks to repeated late-night broadcasts on television programs like Night Flight. This concert film features performances from The Police, Devo, X, Wall of Voodoo, The Go Go?s, The Cramps, The Dead Kennedys, OMD, Oingo Boingo, Gang of Four, XTC, Echo + the Bunnymen and many many more. One of the best concert films of all time! http://www.sfindie.com/movie/?fid=62 ----

I Just Can't Get Enough: 80's New Wave Singalong Let's face it: punk scared people. In order to break into the mainstream, the feelings of isolation and discord with the corporate world would somehow have to undergo a radical transformation that made it more palatable for that very world it tried to rebel against: enter the 'new wave.' We've put together a killer show with the one-hit wonders and the legends of pop all feeding off of each other in a wonderfully independent flourescent-hued flash of a future that still feels like it's on the way even though it's all from over 20 years ago. We'll melt with you at the Roxie on Oct 16!

http://www.sfindie.com/movie/?fid=47


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 40th Annual Half Moon Bay Art + Pumpkin Festival

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 07:00 AM PDT

Saturday Oct 16 and Sunday Oct 17, 2010 -- 9 AM TO 5 PM both days

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay the Royal Granddaddy of Festivals featuring a special display of gigantically enormous champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade with Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePants and Diego, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into the likeness of animated supervillain MEGAMIND, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, 'Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands', festival-label wine, pumpkin-margaritas, pumpkin-mojitos and Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale. Saturday Oct 16 and Sunday Oct 17, 2010 -- 9 AM TO 5 PM both days.

MORE INFO: Tim Beeman ** http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinfest/index.html Presented by Miramar Events


Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - Creative Conversation: Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Berkeley Art Center is pleased to host a community gathering/creative conversation as part of Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund, a nationwide effort to encourage a movement that helps to guarantee healthy arts funding and arts education in America, and stimulates dialogue about the arts in communities. Interested parties, especially in the neighborhoods of North/West/Central Berkeley and the greater East Bay area, are encouraged to visit and talk informally as a group about the arts in our local community and potential larger impacts. The dialogue will be informally moderated. 

RVSP's are strongly encouraged by calling 510-644-6893 or emailing annw <at> berkeleyartcenter.org


Friday, 22 October, 2010 - portal

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

A flow arts-based performance. Travelers from another dimension arrive with their mysterious message encoded in circles, mandalas, sacred geometry. Their tools are familiar (hoops, balls, staves) yet arcane. What is the key to their ritual? What does it unlock? Perhaps it is the universe inside you.


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - The Art of Embalming

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Thomas Marsden from The Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA, will take us along on a body's trip from death to burial. He will explain the hows and whys of the embalmer's art, give a bit of historical perspective, and demonstrate (without a real cadaver) some of the high-tech techniques in use today.


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - Radical Women's Fiery Feminists of Color Theory Series

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Fiery Feminists of Color Theory Series continues with a discussion of Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, edited by Barbara K. Ige and María Ochoa. Through critical examinations, creative nonfiction, and poetry, the contributors of this powerful anthology provide living testimony for the need to put an end to oppression and violence. Copies of the readings are available for a small donation. Come early for a buffet available at 6:15pm for a $7.50 donation. Wheelchair accessible.


Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - Red Priest: Nightmare in Venice

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

One of the major success stories on the early music scene today, this extraordinary British foursome (named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi) has given hundreds of sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights, Prague Spring, Ravinia, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. They are the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil. Dare to attend Red Priest's infamous Halloween show, NIGHTMARE IN VENICE!


Friday, 29 October, 2010 - Metal Arts Guild Annual Themed Exhibit - NEXUS

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco and the Bay Area in conjunction with Lireille Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art in Oakland is pleased to present NEXUS, the Guild’s annual themed exhibition. The presentation features artwork by a large group of accomplished metalsmith artists including Alison Antelman, Julie Jacobs, Fran Grinels, Jenny Reeves, Julia Efimova, Cynthia Clearwater, Aimee Golant, Elaine Gerber, Mona Clee, emiko oye and more. November 5 reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

STATEMENT: Relationships in today’s world are no longer defined by traditional conventions. We forge, link, solder, kink and merge our individual selves into units that defy standard definition. For the 2010 Metal Arts Guild All-Member Exhibition, members have been invited to create jewelry as well as sculptural and conceptual works that explore the boundaries and diversity of relationships, connections, and commitment. We invite you to come and visit Lireille, Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art in Oakland, dedicated to promoting the awareness and availability of art jewelry from emerging and nationally-acclaimed artists.


Friday, 29 October, 2010 - L <at> TE: Hauntology

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

L <at> TE: Friday Nights <at> BAM/PFA Hauntology (Doors 5 p.m., DJ 6:30 p.m.) Programmed by Scott Hewicker

An evening of hauntological sounds, spirited discussions, and phantasmagorical projections will inhabit Gallery B. The spectral sounds of Portland-based Indignant Senility, and Bay-area based artists Barn Owl and Jim Haynes will provide a haunting sonic backdrop for multiple film, slide, and video projections, many from the PFA Collection, plus a ghostly procession and other tricks and treats. Ghost costumes encouraged! This event is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition Hauntology and is preceded by a public program at 6 p.m. (See our website: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/hauntology)

Galleries Open Until 9 p.m. Admission before 5 PM: Free for BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; children (12 + under) $10 for adults (18-64) $7 for non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 + over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17) After 5, admission is $7


Friday, 29 October, 2010 - We Are All Together, Alone in the Wilderness

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

We Are All Together, Alone in the Wilderness by Stijn Schiffeleers and Michael Swaine

Stijn Schiffeleers and Michael Swaine invite you to join them on a journey into the wilderness as they perform a multi-media non-spectacle inspired by natural elements, the hand-built, and the work of Richard Louis 'Dick' Proenneke, a naturalist who, for 30 years, lived alone in the high mountains of Alaska. We are all Together, Alone in the Wilderness features performances on the musical sewing machine (a foot-powered finger piano), Beat Blocks (a wooden, tangible interface for a rhythm sequencer), a tree stump record player/recorder, a canoe, buckets, and a two person saw. The one-time-only presentation also includes the screening of an 'Alone in the Wilderness' remix—a re-edit of the original account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Proenneke carried out in the Alaskan wilderness, alone with the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company


Friday, 29 October, 2010 - Dead Man's Wake

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

World premiere 'Dead Man's Wake' New play set in Marin County in 1969 WHO: West Coast Arts Foundation presents the world premiere of WHAT: 'Dead Man's Wake' By Larry Klein

The reality of complex family dynamics are exposed when a socially-conscious Mill Valley mother and her two adult sons confront issues about the father's recent death. Larry Klein's new American play follows the Ogden family's complicated and revealing journey as they search for courage and hope while struggling with changing times and unfulfilled dreams.

Loosely based on a true story, 'Dead Man's Wake' is a character driven play with humor, romance and poetic language. With hints of American stage classics by Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams, 'Dead Man's Wake' is set in Marin County in 1969.

Directed by Liz O'Neill / Produced by Margot Jones WHEN: Oct. 29 to Nov. 14, 2010 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2 p.m. Sundays Preview performance presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at $10 for all.

COST: $25

Preview performance Wednesday, Oct. 27 - $10 TICKETS: Order online through www.brownpapertickets.com ; by telephone 1-800-838-3006; or purchase at the door. Reservations recommended.


Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - Rachel Sussman: The Oldest Living Things on Earth

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Rachel Sussman: The Oldest Living Things on Earth October 29 – January 16, 2011 Sussman’s landscape-based photography is rooted in a subtle exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with nature and, by extension, with itself. Sussman employs formal devices such as restricted color palates, careful consideration of the tensions between grounds, and selective use of line and shape to further the dialogue between aesthetics, content, and form. What results is a unique visual system, imbued with cultural, natural, and scientific context drawn from her travels all over the world.


Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - Haunted Hostel Halloween Festival

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Gather your little goblins and join the fun, as the seaside Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel transforms into a Hallow’s Eve playland crawling with tricks, treats, and magical creature mayhem.

Get down to the spooky sounds of Les Monstres, enjoy Halloween crafts and activities, and encounter a 30-foot puppet creature! Children and grown-ups alike are encouraged to show off their Halloween best, so dust off your costumes and bring the whole brood to this annual monster mash!


Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - Journey to the End of the Night-Halloween

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Journey to the End of the Night

Saturday, October 30, 7:00 pm - midnight Start location: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco FREE (suggested donation $5-20)

Journey to the End of the Night, a free citywide game of tag, will bring costumed players from throughout the world to the haunted cityscape of San Francisco on Halloween for a heart-pounding chase through the streets, with stops only to receive signatures from strangers at themed checkpoints. 2009 checkpoints included a live game of Clue, an Alice in Wonderland-themed haunted house, and an end party at the Noisebridge hacker collective in the Mission. 2010 checkpoints will remain secret until the game begins on October 30.

Players sporting colored ribbons will try to make it through a series of checkpoints on foot or by public transportation, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who survive will be praised and feted at the end party, which is open to players of all ages. Those who fall will become chasers themselves, rising in undeath to pursue their former friends and allies. Players are not allowed to use bicycles, skates, cars, taxis, or any other mode of transit other than their feet and public transportation. Players should wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and bring water—depending on the route taken by the player, the length of the race can be 10 – 20 kilometers. Home-made prizes will be awarded for top finishers, best chasers, and best costume.

Journey to the End of the Night is presented without any kind of sponsorship or player fee, and is staffed entirely by volunteers, though donations are accepted to help cover production costs.

Journey to the End of the Night, released by SFZero in 2006 under a Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial license, has been run by dozens of SFZero players in cities throughout the world, most recently Mexico City (October 2, 2010). The game has also been produced in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., London,Vienna and many other locations.

For more information, visit http://journey.totheendofthenight.com/ or www.sfzero.org.


Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - Annual Halloween Weekend Office of the Dead Concert

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) for their Seventh Annual Halloween Weekend Office of the Dead concert featuring the exquisite Requiem and In Paradisum of Juan de Esquivel Barahona (c1560-c1625) and other hauntingly beautiful music of sadness and sorrow from the Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance by Lobo, Ortiz, de Escobar, Morago and others.


Saturday, 30 October, 2010 - 6th Street IMPROV

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 06:00 PM PDT

6th Street IMPROV! Fresh, funny and unforgettable PRODUCER: 6th Street Playhouse presents WHAT: 6th Street IMPROV!

Don't miss the spontaneous and outrageous laugh fest at 6th Street IMPROV! where trained actors take suggestions from the audience and perform on-the-spot stories, songs and scenes. Become part of the magical synergy yielding unusual, funny and poignant antidotes reflecting the funnier side of daily life and current events. Who knows what will happen? It’s guaranteed - every show will offer experiences that are fresh, funny and unforgettable.

Directed by Stephen Page Produced by Bridget Palmer WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 13, and Dec. 19, 2010 Saturday, Oct. 30 - Halloween Show

LOCATION: 6th Street Playhouse 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa Located in historic Railroad Square TICKETS: $14 per person The Improv Flex Pass: Purchase ten (10) tickets in advance using “The Improv Flex Pass” for $100. Use flex pass tickets for individual admission or bring family and friends. Redeem tickets for seats in any combination at any of the 6th Street Improv performances. To purchase “The Improv Flex Pass” call 707-523-4185 or visit www.6thstreetplayhouse.com PHONE: 707-523-4185 Order tickets by telephone, online or purchase at the door. WEB SITE: www.6thstreetplayhouse.com VIDEO:


Sunday, 31 October, 2010 - Trannyshack: Halloween

Posted: 31 Oct 2010 07:30 PM PDT

TRANNYSHACK: HALLOWEEN
Featuring a special performance by:

Julie Brown (Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun / Earth Girls Are Easy / MTV)

With your hosts:

Heklina + Peaches Christ

Plus performances by:

Cousin Wonderlette Kim Burly Elijah Minnelli Syphillis Diller Raya Light Exhibit Q Sandra O'Noshidint Bay Area Flash Mob and more!

With DJs:

Pinky Ring MC2

And, of course, a costume contest! Visuals by Vis-A-Vis.

This Halloween, Heklina and Peaches Christ return to the stage for their 4rd annual holiday extravaganza! These two best ghoul-friends join forces to create a Halloween party so fantastically frightening you'll never forget it, no matter how hard you try! Featuring a special performance by guest star Julie Brown.

Your hostesses for the evening first decided to throw the fright-night in response to years of violence at the Castro Halloween Event. The party has quickly become the place to be on Halloween! Peaches and Heklina hope to continue their holiday tradition, mixing outrageous creativity with terrifying results in a safe space. The party is for all kinds of revelers looking to celebrate the traditional spirit of Halloween.

The evening will feature an 11pm drag show performed by the darkest divas of Trannyshack. Tickets: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51645 VIP Service: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51646


Thursday, 04 November, 2010 - Edward Burns Screening: Nice Guy Johnny and Master Class

Posted: 04 Nov 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Join The Brothers McMullen's Edward Burns for a screening of his new film Nice Guy Johnny and a master class, Hollywood 2.0.

SCREENING Thursday, November 4, 7:30 pm

Nice Guy Johnny Edward Burns (2010)

Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he's 25, he'll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that'll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny's nothing if not a man of his word. Now he's flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire's well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke . . .

A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director, and wise-crackin' actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush's (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they're great at trading Burns' characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood's image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische's (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny's real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart? —Nancy Schafer, Tribeca Film Festival

Written by Edward Burns. Photographed by William Rexer. With Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Anna Wood, Edward Burns, Max Baker. (89 min)

MASTER CLASS Thursday, November 4, 3:00–5:00 pm

Hollywood 2.0 $15 SFFS member/$20 general This master class will focus on emerging trends in technology and how they will affect the way indie filmmakers create and distribute their films. The class will cover all aspects of the independent film value chain, with special emphasis on financing and distribution. Sunil Rajaraman from Scripped.com will facilitate this discussion-style class with Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, Sidewalks of New York).


Friday, 05 November, 2010 - I Live Here SF

Posted: 05 Nov 2010 03:00 PM PDT

I Live Here SF – Opening Reception, exhibition curated by Julie Michele. Community based photography and story telling project.


Friday, 05 November, 2010 - After All We've Done: Recent Work by Jessica Martin

Posted: 05 Nov 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Bay Area artist Jessica Martin returns to SLATE gallery in October wth a new body of paintings, which continue to explore the spaces and relationships between everyday domestic life and the power and magic of nature.

Martin has spent the last year reading novels by Melville and Thoreau, and biographies of explorers such as S.A. Andree and John Muir, thinking about the impulse that drives people to escape the every day and engage with nature at its most spectacular, dramatic, and at times, dangerous, extremes.

The resulting series of paintings has a diverse iconography, featuring abstract forms that suggest mountains, stones, trees, planets, maps, star-charts, and snow, among others. This imagery is captured in Martin’s confident negotiation between loose, expressionistic passages, and tightly-controlled sections of pattern, along with her signature combination of multi-media techniques including acrylic painting, staining, drawing, metal leaf, and collage.

After All We’ve Done: Recent Works by Jessica Martin, includes five large works on canvas and panel priced between $2,200-6,000, and six smaller works on paper for $700-900. In addition, the artist will also be painting directly on a gallery wall to create a site-specific multi-media piece specifically for this exhibition.

Martin grew up in San Francisco, and now lives and works in Healdsburg, CA in the heart of wine country. Martin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, with Bay Area shows at The Lab, Southern Exposure, The Bedford Gallery, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, diRosa Preserve, New Langton Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Katrina Traywick Gallery, and SLATE contemporary.


Friday, 05 November, 2010 - Cordon Off the Contempt in a Word Compartment (and Other Whispering Moments)

Posted: 05 Nov 2010 06:30 PM PDT

A video-directed group exercise/meditation/conversation by Joshua Kit Clayton, 'Cordon Off the Contempt in a Word Compartment (and Other Whispering Moments)' investigates the uses and values of contempt, hygiene, language, and importantly, of whispering as a means of containment, paradoxically, through the process of propagation. The hour long video asks audience members to consider and/or discuss their own relationship to contempt and other topics within the space of the video itself.


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Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 1:AM Gallery presents... Nature's Revenge

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 05:30 PM PDT

To celebrate our 2-year anniversary, 1:AM gallery is exhibiting a blockbuster show with some of the most talented artists from the urban and fine art world. The exhibition is titled Nature’s Revenge. There will be new works by MearOne, Hyde, 64 Colors, Katch, Roberto Gonzalez, Satyr, Chamber Made, Carlos Fortino Almeda and Optimist. We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 22nd from 7:30 – 9:30pm.

This group exhibition will address the negative impact humans have had on Mother Nature’s resources. With humans leading the destructive charge of heavy deforesting and radioactive mishaps, there’s no denying that mother earth would come for payback. Look no further for how nature gets hers as our artists depict Nature’s REVENGE.

The opening reception of Nature’s Revenge at 1:AM gallery is on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 from 7:30 – 9:30pm. The opening will be a 21+ event with DJ Don Kainoa and Spinnerty on the wheels of steel. The 1:AM bartenders will be serving red and white wine. The exhibit will be on display through December 4th, 2010.


Saturday, 06 November, 2010 - 2010 International Taiko Festival

Posted: 06 Nov 2010 12:00 PM PDT

On November 6th and 7th, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, one of the nation’s foremost Taiko drumming performance groups and schools under the direction of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, will bring the exuberance and the dynamic excitement of Taiko drumming at its very best to Bay Area audiences. The 42nd Annual International Taiko Festival will be presented at the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Also performing are special guest artists, including the acclaimed Osuwa Daiko drumming ensemble from Japan, Sacramento Taiko Dan, Kaminari Taiko of Houston, Mui + The GRRRL Brigade, and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo Rising Stars.


Saturday, 06 November, 2010 - Box Art Benefit Auction + Preview Exhibition

Posted: 06 Nov 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Box Art Benefit Auction: Saturday, November 6, 2010 6:00 - 9:00 pm Preview Exhibition: November 2 - 6, 2010

SILENT + LIVE AUCTION!!!!!!! Beer, Wine, Food, Music, Art and More!

Box Art 2010 features original works made from recycled materials distributed by Pro Arts in partnership with The Reuse People (TRP) and Habitat for Humanity. This annual fundraiser inspires fun, new work created in community with other artists working with the same materials.

Participating Artists: To be announced soon... Note: Artists featured in the Live Auction receive a portion of proceeds.

Sponsor an Artist: Acknowledge your support for your favorite artist or be first in line to win! Sponsors receive reserved privileges at the event--a VIP wristband for complimentary drinks and first bid on sponsored work. Sponsorships are available for $100 in advance of the event only.

Presenter Series: Become a Pro Arts Benefactor by directly supporting programs. This is an opportunity to underwrite artist commissions for new work, sponsor a performing arts performances in the gallery, or sponsor a Youth Fellow for the year. For more details on sponsorships and the presenter series, call 510.763.4361 or send us an email at info <at> proartsgallery.org

Auction proceeds benefit Pro Arts' Youth Fellows Initiative, a program that nurtures artistic development by integrating arts education, exhibition opportunities, professional arts training, youth internships and youth development in the introduction of artistic practices to youth in Oakland public high schools.

Registration for bid cards begins November 2.


Sunday, 07 November, 2010 - PAZAPA ( Art Auction Benefit )

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 01:00 PM PST

On 7th of November 2010, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Braunstein /Quay Gallery will host an auction of works of over one hundred local artists , who are generously donating 100% of the proceeds to Pazapa, an organization in Jacmel, Haiti, which helps improve the daily lives of handicapped children and their families.

The Center's building suffered extensive damages in January's earthquake and needs to be rebuilt. This event is organized by a group of concerned San Francisco artists. Please join us for a fun evening!

MORE INFO: Candace Loheed ** http://pazapa.org/ ** candaceloheed <at> comcast.net ** 415-652-6897 Presented by PAZAPA


Sunday, 07 November, 2010 - Cinema by the Bay, presented by Southern Exposure and The San Francisco Film Society

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 06:00 PM PST

The Film Society's 2nd Annual Cinema by the Bay festival features new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. A leading light for the art community, Southern Exposure consistently supports Bay Area artists and serves as a vital hub for the arts. Their new Mission District space is a dynamic venue for the presentation of diverse, contemporary art, and for this night of video work by several of the leading local artists working with video and film. Artists include Melissa Day, Anthony Discenza, Kota Ezawa, Jonn Herschend, Desiree Hollman, Rebekah May, Packard Jennings, Chris Sollars, Richard T. Walker, Anne Walsh and Chris Kubrick, and Lindsey White.


Monday, 08 November, 2010 - Points in Recent History

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 05:00 PM PST

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players opens its 40th season with a concert of unconducted works handpicked to present a concentrated highlight of our history and a glimpse of the future. Fresh new music from France and Italy will be performed alongside classics from Cage (co-commissioned by the ensemble in 1988) and Glass (featuring William Winant and friends on flute, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, percussion, and two keyboards).


Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 'Metaphysics': new Neon Works by Meryl Pataky

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:00 PM PST

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that discusses the first principals of things, including concepts such as being, knowing, substance, identity, time and space. Inspired by this thought, Meryl Pataky seeks truth as she shows the elemental qualities and process of the medium – neon. a.Muse Gallery is proud to present Metaphysics, a solo exhibition of new works by Meryl Pataky. There will be a public reception for the artist November 11, 2010 from 6pm - 9pm.

Pataky’s work, entirely in neon, is based on Plato’s writings on “the first principals of things,” or in other words, “What does it mean to be?” Balancing the two strands of Metaphysics: one which holds that what exists lies beyond experience and the other which holds that objects of experience constitute the only reality, the artist attempts to address the human condition.

In her own words, “We all aspire to be a Form, in a Platonic sense, and our experiences shape our unique matter inside and create our ‘reality’ on this plane. We are all molds filled with different ‘substance’.”

Each of the gasses used to illuminate her work are elements, part of the noble gas family. Housed in glass tubing, they seem to breath and flow under the influence of electricity.

“By using neon, I hope to underline the commonalities of the basic nature of the medium and our lives – a battle between resistance and growth.”


Friday, 12 November, 2010 - Conrad Anker with the California Wilderness Coalition

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 03:00 PM PST

California Wilderness Coalition Annual Fundraiser November 12th, 2010 David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

This gathering is CWC’s largest annual fundraiser, offering an opportunity to socialize with old and new friends, pay tribute to a distinguished honoree, and learn more about CWC’s accomplishments and priorities.

A live and silent auction will offer tempting, one-of-a-kind items, including travel and adventure, fine wines, outdoor gear and more. Additionally, a selection of fine wines and delicious food will be served at the reception.


Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - Abilities United Authors Luncheon

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 07:30 AM PST

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)

MORE INFO: Michele Greenfield ** http://www.abilitiesunited.org/Page.aspx?pid=338#authorslunch ** michele <at> AbilitiesUnited.org ** 650-618-3330 Presented by Abilities United


Thursday, 02 December, 2010 - Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival “Bringing Down the House”

Posted: 02 Dec 2010 03:00 PM PST

Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival “Bringing Down the House” A night of comedy at the San Francisco Warfield Theatre With Co-Chairs Richard C. Blum, Janice Mirikitani, California First Lady Maria Shriver, Rev. Cecil Williams and Robin Williams

WHAT: Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival “Bringing Down the House” Feeding the hungry with hope, humanity, humor…and fried chicken

A night of comedy at the San Francisco Warfield Theatre to benefit Mo’s Kitchen and Glide’s programs.

Live entertainment with the Glide Ensemble and Change Band and other special guests to be announced

Post-concert reception with hors d’oeuvres and libations from some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and beverage companies.

WHERE: The San Francisco Warfield Theatre, 982 Market Street

WHEN: Thursday, December 2, 2010 Doors open: 6pm Stage program: 7 – 8:30pm Reception: 8:30 – 10:00pm

WHO: A night of comedy at the San Francisco Warfield Theatre

Live entertainment with the Glide Ensemble and Change Band and other celebrity guests to be announced

TICKETS: Available through Ticketmaster and at Glide.org Individual tickets range from $65 - $250, VIP tickets and sponsorships range from $500 to $100,000

All individual tickets are available through Ticketmaster at any Ticketmaster outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 982-2787; or may be purchased at the Warfield Theatre Box Office (Sundays 10 am–4 pm, and show nights).

For more information and to purchase VIP tickets and sponsorships please call 415.674.6117, email festival <at> glide.org or visit www.glide.org.

INFO: For more information visit Glide.org Call 415.674.6117 or Email festival <at> glide.org

BACKGROUND: Each year, Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival raises funds for Mo’s Kitchen and Glide’s programs. Mo’s Kitchen serves up three meals a day to San Francisco’s poorest residents – nearly one million meals each year.

Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, Glide Foundation is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for over 45 years. From serving nearly one million meals a year, to holiday programs helping over 80,000, to operating a professional medical clinic, to offering weekly spiritual celebrations at Glide Church, and much more – Glide touches the lives of many people. Glide has helped thousands of disenfranchised and poor people get back on their feet and find their way to jobs, housing and spiritual fulfillment.

For more information about Glide, to donate or volunteer please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.glide.org.


Friday, 31 December, 2010 - Hot Club of San Francisco

Posted: 31 Dec 2010 05:00 PM PST

The Hot Club of San Francisco comes to the Bankhead stage for a sizzling, swinging, New Year’s Eve celebration featuring the 1930’s jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions In addition to this sizzling, swinging celebration, the evening will feature a complimentary wine, champagne and dessert reception in the theater lobby immediately following the performance.


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