Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sing-a-long Grease - December 15 - 21

The Castro Theatre is having sing-a-long Grease from December 15th through the 21st. I went to the sing-a-long Sound of Music a couple years ago and it was fabulous. I can go on Sunday the 17th (matinee or evening), Monday the 18th, or Thursday the 21st.

Let me know if you can go (and when) and I'll get tix.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Santarchy - Saturday, September 9th

On December 9, cheap suit Santas will gather where it all began:
San Francisco. Details below.
Gather your Elves.
Fluff your Reindeer.
Be jowly.
Don your gay apparel.
Santa is on the move.
This is the firm date and will not change, rain or shine.
* A Santa suit held together with zip ties and sticky remains of last year’s beverages and bodily fluids. (NOT just a santa hat.)
* CASH for drinks, bribes and tips (TIP YOUR BARTENDERS. Santa tips well.)
* $5.50 for ferry (if coming from Oakland)
* $1.50 for MUNI (in quarters) (MUNI has NO CHANGE MACHINES)
* An unmarked drinking vessel for beverages to supplement bar drinks
* Santafication tools (to make others into Santas).
* A ball* Toys/gifts (Naughty and Nice)
* Mistletoe
* Niblets (optional)
* Lube and condoms (elf size too if you’re into that sort of thing)
* Sex toys
* The Baby Jesus
* Comfortable shoes - because Rudolph will become too drunk to cart your sorry ass around.
* Warm clothes - Santa goes all night long

* 10:30am - San Francisco Gathering at Carousel @ Pier 39. Santas get on for ½ price: $1.50* 11:30am - Santarchy begins.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Porchlight, Monday, November 27th

I went to Porchlight for the first time last month and loved it. It's a wonderful event with interesting people telling stories at Cafe du Nord. I'd love to check it out again. I'd be happy to pick up the tickets.
Let me know if you want to go!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Mob of Waldos - Saturday, November 11th

It's another flash mob this weekend! This time a mob of Waldo's will show up at the Ferry Building Saturday at noon.

Let me know if you want to go.

Vodka Latka - Thursday, December 14th

How can you miss something called Vodka Latka?

If you don't have a tree, you don't have an excuse!

JDub Records, Progressive Jewish Alliance, and Reboot Present:Vodka Latka: Festival of Rights


December 14, 2006

Golem, The Conspiracy Of Beards, DJ Anaan, and special guests

The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, SF CAPlus High Stakes Charity Dreydl$12 in advance / $15 day of show 21+8PM Doors, Cocktails and Latkas
The night starts with Cocktails and Latkas upstairs in the Independent Balcony. Then, turn the Festival of Lights into the Festival of Rights with a unique menorah lighting by local social justice activists, during which they'll share a "right" they fight for. Past lightings have included Gordon Mar of the Chinese Progressive Association, Mike Casey of Unite Here union, and Rabbi Dorothy Richman.

Eastern European folk-punk auteurs Golem (named after the legendary Jewish Frankenstein of Prague) will take the stage with a live performance that will electrify the night and whip crowds into a singing, dancing frenzy. Golem's racked up early raves for their electrifying sophomore LP Fresh Off Boat (released August 22nd on JDub Records), a motley, multi-lingual brew of Jewish, Slavic, and Gypsy music played with the abandon of a New York punk band. "The group's sultry bounce practically insists that you dance along" -Time Out NY

The Conspiracy Of Beards, based in San Francisco, are a 30 member a cappella male choir that exclusively performs the songs of Leonard Cohen. Inspired by late artist Peter Kadyk and directed by Daryl Henline, the group performs gritty yet uplifting renditions of Cohen's songs. Started in 2003 by Henline and Patrick Kadyk, the group has performed to enthusiastic audiences around the Bay Area including SFMOMA, Café Du Nord and the NPR program West Coast Live.

Throughout the night, participants can buy chips to gamble their way through High Stakes Charity Dreydl. Prizes will be given out to the highest grossing dreydl-ers and include a night for two at the Healdsburg Hotel. Chip purchases will benefit The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, an Oakland-based non-profit that promotes alternatives to violence and incarceration through cutting-edge campaigns and initiatives.

Here is some additional information about the producers:JDub Records is a not-for-profit record and event production company building community through innovative Jewish music and cross cultural dialogue.

Progressive Jewish Alliance is a new model for Jewish grassroots urban activism.

Reboot provides an open space for participants to question, explore and reclaim identity and community on their own terms, and fosters collaborations to engage their peers the larger Jewish community, and theworld, in a similar pursuit.

Noise Pop is San Francisco's premiere indie music festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2007. Noise Pop recently launched an on-going series of concerts, shows and special events.

Let me know if you want to go.

Holiday Charity Event - Thursday, November 16th

Just learned from Kimball about this cool charity event put on by, a women's networking group. There will be music, shopping, and a charity raffle. Click here for more info and to get tickets.

Let me know if you want to come along.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Aimee Mann Xmas Show - December 4th & 5th

Just saw that Aimee Mann is doing a Christmas Show at Bimbo's on Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th. Thought it might be just the way to get in the holiday spirit. She'll be singing holiday songs and there will be "special" guests!

Let me know if you are interested in going.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

President Clinton Rally for Prop 87 - Wednesday, November 1st

President Clinton is going to be at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday at 5:00 at the Prop 87 Rally. Here's where to sign up for your free ticket.

Let me know if you want to join me.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pixies Movie Screening - Tuesday, November 7th

Amoeba in SF is screening the new Pixies Concert film for free at 12 Galaxies.

Let me know if you want to go.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Dia De Los Muertos - Thursday, November 2nd

I've always wanted to go to the Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The procession begins at 7:00pm at 24th & Bryant.

Let me know if you want to go.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Luxe Benefit Art Exhibition - Saturday, November 4th

Gen Art is putting on a benefit art exhibition. Check out the details and let me know if you want to go.

Billion Dollar Babes Sample Sale - Saturday, November 4th

Billion Dollar Babes is having another sample sale on Saturday, November 4th. Let me know if you want to go and I'll add you to my RSVP!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Miranda July Performance - Monday 10/23 or Tuesday 10/24

Miranda July (creator & star of the film "Me and You and Everyone We Know") is perfoming at Project Artaud Theather Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th. I can go to either show. Tickets are $20.

Let me know if you're interested, I'll get the tix.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Bloomingdale's Girls Night Out - Thursday, October 19th

The brand new SF Bloomingdale's is having a cocktail / shopping event. How can we miss it?

Let me know and and RSVP to Splendora if you want to go.

Macy's is also having an event the same night. We can department store party hop! Here's the info:

You're invited to the Impulse party to see our new space!
Where's the party? (Thought you?d never ask.)

Catch a runway show in the Impulse Dept. on Level 3. Stop by our beauty bar (as if you need it). Try Betsey Johnson?s new fragrance(gotta love free samples). And no party would be complete without cocktails and hors d?oeuvres. Impulse-tini, anyone?

And there?s more. Spend $150 and get an exclusive Impulse signature scarf.* Spend $250 and get a $25 Macy?s Gift Card and designer goodies.* Spend $300 or more and get a custom piece of Polaroid Art byBest of the Bay winner Darwin Bell, valued at $120.*

Check out the latest looks from: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max, Laundry by Shelli Segal, 7 for All Mankind, Joe?s Jeans, C&C California, Free People, Nanette Lepore, and Trina Turk.

A $10 donation at the door will benefit Symphonix,the Young Professional League of the San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera?s BRAVO! CLUB, a group of young adults dedicated to cultivating the next generation of opera goers.

*While supplies last. Limit one per customer. Only valid on Impulse merchandise. No returns. Exchange only.

RSVP for this event.

Monday, September 18, 2006

de Young Museum - Saturday, November 18th

Anne, Andy & I are planning to go see these two exhibits at the de Young on Saturday, November 18th.

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

The sculpture of Ruth Asawa.

We'll also be checking out the Artists Guild out in the Music Concourse (in front of the de Young).

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Sia - Monday, November 6th

I'm going to see Sia at The Fillmore on Monday, November 6th. I saw her recently with Zero 7 and it was a great show. I'm dying to see her solo stuff too. Check out her Myspace page if you want to hear her music.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster, but I have an extra ticket too.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Lower Haight Block Party - Sunday, October 22nd

*DATE CHANGE* - The Lower Haight Block Party has been rescheduled to next Sunday, October 22nd.

The Lower Haight is having it's first street fair this year on Sunday, October 22nd from 11am to 6pm on Haight Street between Fillmore and Pierce. I wouldn't miss the first block party in my hood. Should be great.

Due to Jenny's great suggestion I'm going to host Bloody Mary's at my place before going to block party. I'm also going to make a little something to eat. Come over at 11:00am. We'll drink and eat, then mosey over to the party.

Here's a little more info sent to me about the party:

The Lower Haight Merchants Association is hosting its first neighborhood Block Party on Sunday October 22, 2006 from 11am to 6pm on Haight Street between Filmore and Pierce and Steiner between Laussat andPage.

The Block Party will feature live music, special events for families and children, and reasonably-priced booth spaces to accommodate local and emerging artists. The event will not include alcohol booths, and food booths are available only to the existing restaurants within the confines of the event.

The Lower Haight Merchants Association is a neighborhood organization whose purpose is to develop and maintain a thriving business environment within our membership area. We seek to provide a safe, clean and supportive atmosphere where businesses can thrive, working closely with city and state government agencies, community-basedorganizations and neighborhood residents.

Lower Haight Merchants Association 597 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117Email:

Live Music & Performers
Hosted by MC Radioactive
Maestro Curtis, Kalimba Records recording artist
Music For Animals
Sugar & Gold
Miles Ahead 5150, Featuring Top Cat

djb.cause (4onefunk)
mikebee (amoeba / kusf)
DJ. B-Love (400 blk fool)
D.J. Disk (SF Turntablist Kings)
D.J. Lady Fingaz (SF Turntablist Kings)

Street Performers Include:
The Western Addition Steppers
Rock The Block B-Boy Street Jam
San Francisco Circus Center
Face Painters and balloon artists.

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Bettie Serveert - Monday, October 16th

I'm going to see the great 90's band Bettie Serveert at Cafe du Nord on Monday, October 16th. I have an extra ticket and tickets are still available on Ticketweb.

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Tom Stoppard's "Travesties" at A.C.T. in October

Haven't picked a date yet to go, but I'd love to see Tom Stoppard's play "Travesties" at A.C.T. Tickets are available on Goldstar, so we should be able to get a good price. I probably want to go some time in October, it's playing through the 14th.

Enter a Comment to RSVP, and let me know the dates in October you can go.

UPDATE: The run has been extended to October 22nd. I can go on Wednesday 10/18, Thursday 10/19, Friday 10/20, or Sunday 10/22 (Matinee). Let me know if you're able to go any of those days.

The National - Thursday, October 12th

I'm going to see The National at The Great American Music Hall on Thursday, October 12th. Tickets are still available on

I saw these guys earlier this year at the Noise Pop Festival. They were terrific, so I can't wait to see them again.

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