05/03/2013 - Tequila and Tacos: A Tasting with Herradura
Posted: 03 May 2013 03:00 PM PDT
Celebrate spring with The Bold Italic over an evening of tequila and tacos. We are teaming up with our friends at Casa Herradura and Tacolicious to bring you libations, snacks and some education.
The evening will include:
-A cocktail reception featuring drinks crafted by Tacolicious and Herradura
-Light fare provided by Tacolicious
-Flight of three Herradura expressions with Casa Herradura Global Ambassador Ruben, in from Mexico for two nights only!
-Build your own margarita station
-Custom made tequila cupcakes from SIFT Cupcakes
*portion of proceeds to benefit CUESA
Thursday May 2, 2013 Choose 5pm seating, 7pm seating or 9pm seating
This is a 21+event. ID's will be checked at the door. Please enjoy responsibly.
05/03/2013 - Oddball Films Presents - Solo Cinema
Posted: 03 May 2013 06:00 PM PDT
Oddball Films and guest curator Landon Bates bring you Solo Cinema, a program of loners, drifters and on-screen dreamers with cast comprised of a band of outsiders. This collection of films celebrates the solitary, and salutes the secluded. The cinema, after all, is our sanctuary: the abode of the awkward, shelter for the shy. And, who better to state this theme than that perpetual wanderer, that lone wolf, the Tramp? In The Tramp (1915), Chaplinâs iconic hobo-hero saves a farm girl from a group of thieves, and, welcomed into her fatherâs house as a gesture of his gratitude, Charlie finds the prospect of a new home glittering (mirage-like?) on the horizon. The Tramp will be succeeded by two other weary travelers, likewise looking for a place to settle down: that eponymous duo of Roman Polanskiâs brilliant early short, Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958); undoubtedly influenced by Chaplinâs slapstick antics. In this melancholic comedy, our pair of pariahâs, always lugging a beloved wardrobe, just canât seem to find their niche in the modern city. The Balloonatic (1923) is classic Buster Keaton. With gags galore, this film finds Buster bumbling through each frame, finally whisked away by a rogue hot air balloon and dropped into the woods to fend for himself. And, finally, Busterâs balloon gives way to another: The Red Balloon (1956), wherein a young Parisian boyâs best friend is his big red balloon. Theirs is a tender friendship only a special sort of child could have, and one that ends up drawing the hostile attention of humorless adults and envious peers. Before the actual screening begins, weâll be running Shy Guy (1947), an educational film starring Dick York (of TVâs âBewitchedâ), designed to bring the antisocial adolescent out of his basement. We similarly encourage you to emerge from yours, and enjoyï¿½"with us, together--this evening of longing and laughter, melancholy and mirth.
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming <at> oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117
Chaplin + Keaton
The films of Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton are black and white, and yet are remarkable for their many figurative colors. The very phrase âblack and whiteâ (as in âthe issue is not so black in whiteâ) is a perfect emblem for the films of Chaplin and Keaton, as they are beguiling in their seeming simplicity. Scenes that foreground exaggerated physical comedy (i.e. âslapstickâ) manage to resonate with thematic meaning (whether political, social, or philosophical). Pictures whose dominant tones are joyful and light are underscored with longing and melancholy, somehow all the more aching for their subtlety. Chaplin and Keaton are the cinemaâs original on-screen lonersï¿½"their films are both for and about the isolated and alienated.
The Tramp (B+W, 1915)
The most celebrated of the Essanay Comedies, The Tramp is regarded as the first classic Chaplin film. In his sixth film for Essanay in 1915, Charlie saves a farmerâs daughter (Edna Purviance) and falls in love with her, but upon the eventual appearance of her fiance, The Tramp takes off for the open road, leaving only a note behind. The filmâs sad ending was new to comedy and incorporated Chaplinâs first use of the classic fade-out, in which the Tramp shuffles away alone into the distance, with his back to the camera.
Two Men and a Wardrobe (B+W, 1958)
Roman Polanskiâs darkly comic early film has many of the directorâs thematic preoccupations already present: alienation, crisis of identity, and a bizarre view of humanity that sees us as some very strange animals. In this quasi-surrealistic jaunt, two otherwise normal looking men emerge from the sea carrying an enormous wardrobe, which they proceed to carry around a nearby town. Seeking the right place to settle and plant their furniture piece, all the two find is rejection at every turn. Though they are two, they comprise a sort of loner unit, shunned by everyone they encounter. Watch Polanski in a bit part he later reprises in Chinatown). Two Men and a Wardrobe initiated Polanskiâs collaboration with Krzysztof Komeda (who would go on to score such Polanski films as Cul de Sac and Rosemaryâs Baby), Polandâs great jazz composer.
The Balloonatic (B+W, 1923)
In The Balloonatic, Keaton tests out hot air balloons and wilderness survival. Keaton is accidentally whisked away on a hot air balloon and stranded in the untamed wild, rife with bears and white water rapids. Fortunately he encounters a woman (Phyllis Haver) who is more adept in the outdoors than he. The Balloonatic was one of the last short films Keaton made before moving on to features. Despite its happy ending, a low-level sadness pervades this comedy, likely due to Keatonâs eyes.
The Red Balloon (Color, 1956)
The fairytale-esque story of an imaginative Parisian boy who develops a magical friendship with a bright red balloon (the magical element is suggested by music reminiscent of the score of The Red Shoes; the color of the balloon likewise suggests this reference). He totes the balloon around the city, and when in restrictive places (like his Dickensian school) where balloons arenât allowed, the balloon loyally follows the boy. As the protagonists in Two Men and a Wardrobe are met by ignorant onlookers with blind hostility, so too, the boy and his balloon are targeted by mean spirited peers. This film won the Golden Palm at Cannes in 1956, and features breathtaking photography of Paris.
For the Early Birds:
Shy Guy (B+W, 1948)
Poor Phil (Dick York of âBewitchedâ) canât seem to fit in at school. So he haunts his basement tinkering with electronics like some ancestor of Crispin Glover. His overdressed dad comes to his rescue and Dick learns a valuable lesson in social conformity.
Landon Bates is a UC Berkeley graduate of English literature and is the drummer for the two-piece band Disappearing People.
05/04/2013 - Giants vs Dodgers AIDS Fundraiser
Posted: 04 May 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Come help AIDS Lifecycle participant Valerie Lemke raise money to end AIDS. Watch the Giants/Dodgers game, win some great raffle prizes and help a good cause! All the proceeds from the beer and raffle sales will go directly to supporting the SF AIDS Foundation.
05/04/2013 - AWE Gallery Judith Williams Art Exhibit + Artist Reception Seeing is Projecting
Posted: 04 May 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Judith Williams art exhibit Seeing is Projecting
May 4 - 26, 2013
Artist Reception, Saturday, May 4, 2013
show runs May 4-26, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays + Sundays Noon to 5 PM
05/04/2013 - Renewal and Redemption
Posted: 04 May 2013 04:00 PM PDT
Opening party Saturday May 4th 6 - 9pm
Sculpture by James Mullen
With live music by Laura Inserra
Show runs April 29th through June 15th, 2013
A solo show by James Mullen showcasing his 8x8 abstract assemblage art and interactive sculpture, an artist never sleeps.
"I've fully embraced the art of assemblage, where form is suggested, directed, even dictated, by the objects at hand. My palette is the boxes and shelves of metal and wood cast-offs that I've collected over the years. Like most artists, I'm seeking pleasing proportion and line and form, through the judicious placement of the elements of each work."
More about Mullen's work:
Opening night music:
Laura Inserra is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and artistic director. She is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. She plays contemporary and world music in different projects as a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She authors and performs music for theater, dance performances, exhibitions as well as soundtracks for movies with internationally acclaimed musicians.
More about Laura Inserra:
05/04/2013 - Megan Prelinger's Inside the Machine: Electronics and the Modern Century + Year 1999 +
Posted: 04 May 2013 06:30 PM PDT
On Saturday May 4, archivist, author, and Prelinger Library principal Megan Prelinger graces Other Cinema/ATA Gallery again with Inside the Machine, her hour-long slideshow on the visualization of 20th Century electronic technology. Anticipating her forthcoming book, Megan has unearthed modernist artists who ushered in the Electronic Age with their visionary graphics, demonstrating that design and technology were mutual contextualizers in the mid-century modern era.
After her interactive show-and-tell, these mid-century 16mm films also bear on tonightâs theme: IBMâs 1953 Piercing the Unknown, the supremely campy 1945 Principles of Electricity, Philcoâs 1967 Year 1999, an anomalous industrial from Underwriter Labs, and even a outrageous clip of Orson Welles in the seminal Future Shock.
And, as always, free VHS, vinyl, and bike helmets.
05/05/2013 - Lecture - From I to We: People and the Plants and Animals that Accompany Us on Earth
Posted: 05 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT
What matters more: our human communities or the natural world? This question, or a variant of it, drives environmental debates, and also drives a wedge between progressive movements. Brent Plater, founder and director of the Wild Equity Institute, will describe what his organization is doing to get past this dilemma and build a healthy and sustainable community for people, plants, and animals. You will learn about the numerous endangered species found in the Bay Area and find out how you can help them recover. You will also learn how you can help build a stronger environmental and social justice movement.
RSVP requested at http://wildequity.org/events/3405
05/05/2013 - Bay Area Cine Salon
Posted: 05 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
Bay Area Cine Salon
OLD and NEW. HISTORIC and AHISTORIC.
The Bay Area Cine Salon will present contemporary works by local film-makers working with analogue film along side a selection of shorts celebrating Mayday and social justice. Come see works by Bruce Baillie, Robert Nelson, Charles Chadwick, Zach Van Joo, Zach Iannazzi, Nawneet Ranjan and Eric Stewart.
05/06/2013 - An evening with Author Nathan Englander and Sue Fishkoff
Posted: 06 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
The Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) will host Nathan Englander who will discuss his newest collection of short stories, What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. For the past six months, One Bay One Book has been hosting discussions with Bay Area readers about these thought-provoking tales and the issues they raise - questions of memory and obsession, of choices and consequences and of love and betrayal. Englander will address these themes and more, revealing the thought process behind his rich and edgy stories. He will conclude with a question and answer session and will be available for book signing after his talk.
Englander's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and numerous anthologies including The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He is also the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, which earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Englander will be joined by Sue Fishkoff, the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, and author of Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority and The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch. She is a former national correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and The Jerusalem Post, and currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Presented by The Oshman Family JCC
05/08/2013 - Berkeley Design Fest
Posted: 08 May 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Where is design happening at Berkeley? UC Berkeley students from all over campus have been engaging in design to solve a diversity of real-world problems. On May 8th, the broader community is invited to see what Berkeley's student architects, engineers, scientists, planners, biologists, MBA's, artists and all forms of designers have been working on at the second Berkeley Design Fest. The Design Fest is an open house event where students will share their design projects. This open house event will give visitors a sense of the diversity and magnitude of the design activity occurring in departments throughout Berkeley. The first phase of Design Fest will take place at the College of Environmental Design from 10am-noon. The north campus phase of the Design Fest will take place from 1-5pm in the CITRIS Atrium, CITRIS Auditorium and the Blum Center.
On display will be hundreds of newly-created products designed to improve the lives of people from all walks of life. Student teams have been invited from an array of classes and student clubs, including: Human-Computer Interaction, New Product Development, Sustainable Product and Community Design, Design & Activism, Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions, Design For America, Berkeley Innovation, Mechanical Design and Prototyping, and Capstone Industry Projects.
"Design Fest" is emerging as a UC Berkeley campus tradition. This year's Design Fest features participants from new departments and student clubs which will help to highlight the breadth of Berkeley's design offerings. "What we are seeing is that design is not the provenance of one particular department or group, but rather the practice of active engagement by creative individuals everywhere," says Alice Agogino of Berkeley's Mechanical Engineering Department.
For more information contact:
Alice Agogino or Wendy Ju
designfest <at> lists.berkeley.edu
Presented by Cal Design Lab at UC Berkeley
05/09/2013 - Get your Art Thing Happening in Downtown Livermore
Posted: 09 May 2013 04:00 PM PDT
Get your Art thing Happening on May 9th at several locations downtown - we're expanding the event hours and creating a schedule to allow you to attend more of the events in a single evening, and adding a spoken word event at Peet's Coffee & Tea:
Downtown Studios: A Transformative Mask Making Journey with Carol Faber-Peake, 6-7pm
ABC Music Store: Flamenco Guitar Performance with Stan Houston, 7:30-8:30pm
Panama Red Coffee House: Art by Julie Wright; Open Mic 7:30pm
Figurehead Art Gallery: Angela Johal's Presentation on The Body Speaks, 7:30-8:30pm
Winemaker's Pour House: Brush Strokes and Wine Notes; Open Mic Poetry with Poet Laureate Cher Wollard, theme "Bloom", 6-8:30pm
Artistic Edge at Blacksmith Square: Sports Art, 6-9pm
Bankhead Theater: Artist Reception & Exhibition by Alamo Danville Artists' Society Rotating Gallery and a Solo Exhibition on Impressionism in the Founder's Room by David Dunlap, 6-8:00pm
Sanctuary Ultra Lounge: Comedy & Karaoke; Art by Trish Fenton, 8pm-Close;
Peet's Coffee & Tea: Storied Nights, Hosting the Spoken Word with Writers and Storytellers, 7:30-9:00
Art Happens on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month. Free and open to the public. You can download a map brochure at http://mylvpac.com/index.php/bac/art-happens.html or pick one up at any of the above locations, and like Bothwell Arts Center on Facebook to keep informed. Art Happens is coordinated by the Bothwell Arts Center with help from the Bankhead Theater/Livermore Performing Arts Center. Many spaces offer live entertainment.
Presented by Bothwell Arts Center
05/09/2013 - My Life, My Choices: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions Seminar
Posted: 09 May 2013 04:00 PM PDT
Hospice By The Bay is hosting a free seminar, âMy Life, My Choices: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions.â Ensure your health care wishes will be carried out, even if you canât advocate for yourself. Learn how to document your choices, choose the right person to make decisions for you, and communicate your values and goals about medical treatment choices. All attendees receive an advance care planning packet. Reservations are required.
05/09/2013 - 1AM Mobile App Launch Party - The Street Art World At Your Fingertips!
Posted: 09 May 2013 04:00 PM PDT
1AM is pleased to announce that 1AM Mobile is now available on the App Store, a free photography app thats puts the entire street art world at your fingertips. Ever wondered what to do with your dope street art photos? We have the answer for you. The app allows you to capture and share images and locations of your street art discoveries and follow other members and their findings worldwide. Members can be a part of as well as view this groundbreaking archive of street art history as all photographs are mapped, dated, and credited. In addition to providing the latest, most liked, and nearest street art, this app also provides accurate directions to experience the real deal. Wherever you travel, 1AM Mobile will tell you whatâs up in the streets and let you take part in documenting street art history.
Join us on Thursday May 9th from 6 ï¿½" 9pm to celebrate the launch of 1AM Mobile.
- Free mural tours by 1AMâs Art of Graffiti teacher, Nate1, given every half hour starting at 6pm until dark.
- Free stickers and t-shirts for new signups and early attendees
- Free 1AM iPhone cases for the most active users to date.
- DJ Mr Murdock and DJ Don Kainoa will be on the wheels of steel
- 1AM bartenders will be serving up beer and wine (while supplies last).
**The launch party is 21+.
DOWNLOAD THE 1AM MOBILE APP TODAY!
05/10/2013 - 'Tough Love' Opening Reception
Posted: 10 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
Join us for the opening of "TOUGH LOVE" on Friday, May 10, 7pm-late. The Double Punch gallery will be packed with paintings, drawings and prints by a slew of local and international artists.
Hannah K Lee
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05/10/2013 - Ramayana
Posted: 10 May 2013 05:30 PM PDT
May 10, 11, 17, 18 7:30pm; May 11, 12, 18, 19 2:00pm
Based on the centuries-old Sanskrit legend of Prince Rama, this production of the Ramayana is an adaptation by Berkeley playwright Anthony Clarvoe. "With the large ensemble cast and epic scope, it is one of the Civic Arts Stage Company's most exciting and challenging productions to date," according to Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival who produce the company's programs in conjunction with the City of Pleasanton.
Rama, the wise and worthy hero prince, is portrayed by guest artist Salim Razawi, who is familiar to Las Positas Community College insiders as a national theater and debate competition award winner. His arch-nemesis, Ravana, King of the Demons, is played in alternate casts by local actor Jeff Zolfarelli and Oakland-based guest artist Leighland Hooks. The role of lovely Princess Sita is shared by Avery Clinton (who recently played Annika in Pippi Longstocking) and Madhumitha Krishnan, who is performing her first role with Civic Arts Stage Company.
'Partner acrobatics' is a challenging and exciting new element being incorporated into this production. Also referred to as 'AcroYoga,' it involves simple lifts and sharing weight using acrobatic positions and movement. Choreographer and movement director Amelia Adams taught cast members from age 7 to senior citizen how to perform moves that represent "everything from soaring vultures to terrifying demons to Hanuman, the flying monkey god."
The company enlisted the help of local Indian theater expert Maanasa Venkatasubbaiah as cultural advisor and dramaturge for this project, helping the cast to not only learn pronunciations of Sanskrit names and places, but also advising directors on appropriate behavior for the ancient characters. "We hope that this play will be delightful and familiar to families of South Asian heritage," says Ennals, "but also intriguing and fun for other families who probably won't know the story."
Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
05/11/2013 - Mother's Day Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Posted: 11 May 2013 08:00 AM PDT
May 11 - 12
Motherâs Day Weekend
The box of candy will be gone and the flowers will be wilted, but Mom will still remember the day of fun and magic you shared with her at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! $2 off general admission for all mothers on this special weekend.
The special events of Motherâs Day Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can play all day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic, side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious sights and sounds of that marvelous era.
05/11/2013 - AWE Gallery Poetry Reading + Book Signing The Book of Now Poetry for the Rising Tide
Posted: 11 May 2013 12:00 PM PDT
The Book of Now: Poetry for the Rising Tide
Anthology Reading & Book Signing
Saturday, May 11, 2013
readers: Leah Shelleda (editor) and Jane Downs
light refreshments served
05/11/2013 - Before the Sun Dies, Part II âKingdom of Nightâ by C3
Posted: 11 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
White Walls Project Space is pleased to present Before the Sun Dies, Part II âKingdom of Nightâ by San Francisco-based artist C3. The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7-11pm with the exhibit free and open to the public through June 01, 2013.
âKingdom of Nightâ is the second exhibit in a narrative trilogy following 2011âs Before the Sun Dies, Part I âTempest Horizon,â which introduced aristocratic cult leaders and anti-heroes through finely drawn graphite portraits. Whereas âTempest Horizonâ was about the dawning realization of living within a darkly complicated world torn by opposing forces, âKingdom of Nightâ illustrates an uprising of sorts, with a Christ-like character and an oracle at its center.
C3 describes the five pieces titled âKingdom of Lightâ as a reference to the saviorâs perception upon awakening, â[He] has been asleep for a generation and when he awakens the sun blinds him for a time. He begins to receive and perceive his world in flashes of light and symbols. He then begins to realize what he must do and what the two beings that have awakened him want from him. This in turn will lead into the third and final chapter in the trilogy.â
Many of the works for the show fade into drawn line, hinting at the process involved in works which otherwise could appear to be photographs preserved from an earlier era. The aesthetic of faded Victorian snapshots and old Westerns is transformed into something entirely new in the hands of C3, whose uniquely compelling vision continues to unfold through beautifully detailed drawings.
Tulsa, Oklahoma native Christoper C. Curtis currently lives and works in San Francisco. Known for his photorealistic renderings, C3 creates striking works woven together through an overarching narrative that explores a land filled with uncertainty and danger. The most immediate aspect of the artistâs work is its direct and unabashed confrontation of the grotesque. His tightly rendered graphite drawings display a haunting, vintage quality of antique portraits. As a graduate from the Academy of Art, C3 has exhibited throughout the Bay Area including solo shows at Shooting Gallery, Gallery Three, and Babylon Falling.
05/11/2013 - White Walls Presents: Control, a Solo Show by Nick Flatt
Posted: 11 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
White Walls is pleased to present Control, a solo show by Nick Flatt. The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7-11pm with the exhibit free and open to the public through June 01, 2013.
At its core, Nick Flattâs Control is a response to Guy Debordâs book Society of the Spectacle, where Debord expounds that authentic experience has been subverted by the mere representation of it, outlining the spectacle as a system feed by the mass mediaâs control of images and the social relationship people have with these images.
Flatt opens a dialogue on the pseudo needs and boundless pursuit of gratification this type of system has supported with a series of 5ft x 7ft oil paintings which depict models sporting necklaces that read âMOREâ resting on their chests. Three different 10 layered stencils displayed in duplicate form seem to comment on the production and commodification of desire, the fact that, in Debordâs words âIn a consumer society, social life is not about living, but about having [â¦]â
By placing the stereotypical ideals of beauty used in advertisements, and showing specifically, without illusion, what is being sold, Flatt attempts to draw attention to how art, sex, and even rebellion are reduced to commodities. A grandiose installation featuring a crushed car built by Flatt himself instills the show with an air of threat, but whether the threat is in denying the spectacle or feeding into it is left unclear.
From the Artist:
The person to the left of you has more than you do. The guy to the rightâs girlfriend has bigger tits than yours. The averages seemed to have been raised, and youâre left wanting more. The bombardment of advertisements is a constant source of corporate bullying. People that are prettier and happier than you telling you to buy stuff that will make you pretty and happy. So go whiten your teeth, get a job producing more shit, strive to drive a luxury car, and maybe, just maybe the next time youâre in public your girlfriend will have the biggest boobs in the room. Control.
Texas-born Nick Flatt, is known for his large scale photorealistic black and white portraits, often with provocative themes gleaned from titles like Blow Me, Pussy Fingers, and Nip Slip. By using models who physically resemble the prototype of those commonly used in mainstream advertising, Flatt whets the viewerâs unconscious appetite for consumption. However, their extreme, lascivious gestures distort our desire to the point of discomfort. By exposing the cheap triggers employed by these glossy glamazons, Flatt invites us to be repulsed by their honest unmasking.
05/11/2013 - Non Stop Bhangra Returns #92- --Basement Bhangra (with DJ Rekha From NY) + Non Stop Bhangra under one Roof! East Coast Meets West Coast Bhangra Vibes!
Posted: 11 May 2013 07:00 PM PDT
Non Stop Bhangra Welcomes Back Basement Bhangra
Non Stop Bhangra is excited to to bring back the one and only DJ Rekha of Basement Bhangra, the longest running world renowned Bhangra part in New York. To add to the energy, Malinder Tooray from Los Angeles's Dhol Nation will be joining DJ Rekha on live dhol.
As always, the night will begin with the ritual Bhangra dance lesson followed by beautiful dance performances with Dholrhythms Dance Company. To round out the mix, DJ Rekha will be joined on the decks Non Stop Bhangra's own DJ Jimmy Love and NSB friend and guest DJ Wicked NSB dholi's Pavit and Mehul rocking the drum beats. Beyond dance, Non Stop Bhangra caters to sight and sound with visuals all night by DJ Amar while NSB photographer Odell Hussey captures the experience. So come join the crew for another colorful and vibrant night with great music, friends, gratitude, happy vibes, and non stop dancing.
New York + Los Angeles + San Francisco vibes---a night not to be missed!
Whether you are exploring a new culture for the first time or addicted to the music and its essence, this will be one night where you can get away from it all and dance the night away. So much more than just a club night, Non Stop Bhangra has truly turned into one of a kind cultural experience only found in the Bay Area.
NON STOP BHANGRA #92
Non Stop Bhangra(SF) Meets Basement Bhangra (NY)
East Coast + West Coast Vibes
Saturday, May 11th
$10 pre-sale/$15 door
***cash only bar
Purchase Tickets: http://nsb92.eventbrite.com/#
Bhangra Lesson: 9:30pm
Dholrhythms Dance Company: 10:00pm
Non Stop Bhangra Crew:
Dholrhythms Dance Co.
DJ Jimmy Love
Pavit Deol (Dhol)
Mehul Mistry (Dhol)
Odell Hussey (Photos)
Special Guest DJ's
DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra)
For those that still don't know what NSB is:
Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub---swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, and the relentless energy of brilliant beats-thatâs Non Stop Bhangra.
05/12/2013 - Life on the Edge: Endangered Species Along the Coastal Trail Hike
Posted: 12 May 2013 08:00 AM PDT
You are invited to join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute on a 5-mile hike along the edge of the North American continent. We will explore San Franciscoâs beautiful habitats and learn about the endangered species that call the area home. During the hike, we will search for Marbled Murrelet, Western Snowy Plover, San Francisco Lessingia, Humpback Whale, and Southern Sea Otter.
Meet at the Baker Beach North Parking Lot. The 29 Muni stops within a short walking distance of the Baker Beach North Parking Lot. Check 511.org for details. Bring snacks and water.
RSVP requested at http://wildequity.org/events/340
05/12/2013 - Oshman Family JCC Presents Multicultural Ugly Duckling Performance
Posted: 12 May 2013 11:30 AM PDT
This Mother's Day, the Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) is producing an original musical fable adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's classic children's story The Ugly Duckling. This narrated story for young children focuses on the beauty of being different; delivering a gentle anti-bullying message that celebrates differences. The OFJCC will offer four performances each in a different language, Mandarin, Russian, English and Hebrew on Sunday, May 12 providing a perfect Mother's Day activity for young families and grandparents.
Kids ages 2-8 will love this original retelling which combines classical music excerpts performed by Ensemble Salon Classique, an adult narrator, a child actor, multimedia and audience participation. At different points during the show, children will be prompted to respond to the action onstage, helping them to empathize with how it feels to be treated badly by others.
For attendees, the performance won't be the only highlight of the day. Pre- and post-show activities include outdoor water play, art projects and special Mother's Day treats for all the moms! Experience the joys of music, cultural arts and community with the entire family on May 12.
Presented by The Oshman Family JCC
05/12/2013 - Mothers Day Fashion Show and Shopping Affair
Posted: 12 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
Mothers Day Fashion Show and Shopping Event!
2nd Sunday May 12th, 2014
MUST RSVP- LIMITED SPACE
FREE ONLINE RSVP/ $20 <at> DOOR
HOSTED BY: "Mr.USA"
Model/ Actor: Chavis Aaron
Time to treat your mom like the queen she is! This is a special invite for you and your mother. We invite you to enjoy an amazing fashion event.Join us as we transform local moms time to prove that moms have what it takes to walk the runway! Even shop local vendors for that perfect mothers day gift!
FREE WINE for VIP
7-9pm Shop local Vendors and find that perfect gift!
CHECK IN: in, Grab a name badge (if you like). Meet and Great with local Startups, Entrepreneurs, Fashion Industry, Models, Creatives, Artists, Photographers.
-RULE: NO ONE CAN STAND ALONE- if you see some one say something, why not?
-LIKE/TAG ON FB AFTER YOU MAKE YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CONNECT!
9pm - Seating for show
Enjoy a Runway show featuring 4 local designers, local models, and creatives!
We will be presenting a show that will feature mom's and influential women to storm our runway! Think your mom deserves a shot to strut her stuff? Email info <at> icuthenetwork.com
PROVING There is Style and Fashion in the BAY!
Our LAST SHOW:
Vendor/ VIP BOOTHS and SEATS ARE AVAILABLE !!
05/13/2013 - Joystick Warfare: On the Legality and Morality of Combat Drones
Posted: 13 May 2013 05:00 PM PDT
Washington doesn't like to talk about its use of military drones very much. No wonder: they just might be illegal under U.S. and international law...to say nothing of the Administration's so-called "targeted killing" program and its insistence that even U.S. citizens are legitimate targets of warfare from afar.
So-called experts who have examined drone technology tend to have a common thought about it: Drones, whether military or just for surveillance, are here to stay and we should get used to the idea of having them. From both a military/security and civil liberties standpoint, some folks will beg to differ.
To address the matter of drone warfare, on Monday May 13 Paul George, Director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, will be the guest of Peace Action of San Mateo County with a talk entitled "Joystick Warfare - On the Legality and Morality of Combat Drones."
We are honored to have Paul reprise the presentation he gave in Cupertino April 16. In this forum, we will take a look at the U.S. drone program: Where and how often are drones being used to launch missiles? Who are the targets? And who is actually being killed by the drones? Most importantly, he'll raise the question: Should our country be using combat drones in its citizens' names?
Paul George has been an activist and grassroots organizer for peace and human rights for over 45 years, and has also been PPJC's director since the mid-1990's. He is a highly regarded and frequent public speaker (including at various PASMC events over the years) on a range of topics. In the course of his career, Paul has traveled to war zones to witness firsthand the profound effects of U.S. foreign policy on ordinary people. On May 13 we will be honored to have his expertise and his commitment to peace.
The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.
Presented by Peace Action of San Mateo County
05/13/2013 - The SHOUT -- LIfe's True Stories
Posted: 13 May 2013 05:30 PM PDT
The SHOUT is a live storytelling event featuring people from all walks of life telling amazing but true 10-minute stories from their lives. Interspersed with the featured raconteurs, audience members have the opportunity to put their name in the hat in hopes of being picked for one of our 6-minute wild-card slots. Past stories at The Shout have featured a bipolar father building a skiff in a living room in the projects, a substitute teacher in Juvenile Hall, a young man discovering that he had been in witness protection as a child, and an actor deciding to do better art after starring in a soft-core porn version of Don Quixote, to name a few. The SHOUT - Life is Entertaining
05/14/2013 - Playland After Dark
Posted: 14 May 2013 04:00 PM PDT
Tuesday, May 14th
Playland After Dark ï¿½" Grown-up Game Night
(Adult Admission Only $10)
Join us for a date night like no otherï¿½"Playland After Dark's Grown-up Game Night featuring board games galore (or you can bring your favorite!) and all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, without the kids.
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic, side shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious sights and sounds of that marvelous era.