Ariane Vielmetter: The Rose Garden

Ariane Vielmetter: The Rose Garden Start Date: Saturday 11/9/2019 — End Date: Saturday 12/7/2019 Admission:Free Ever Gold [Projects] presents The Rose Garden, a solo exhibition by Ariane Vielmetter. In new paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Vielmetter explores representations of the female body in relation to fruits and flowers, and the ways these visual metaphors relate to lived experience. The female body, as a vessel for new life, is a natural structure for this kind of projection, and Vielmetter is particularly interested in the way this kind of imagery relates to the experiences of pregnant women. In a culture overloaded with information about best health practices, and a political climate that is very unpredictable with regards to women’s rights, the pregnant body has become an increasingly political site. The visual conflation of the botanical and the anatomical has both a long history and a strong contemporary presence. In an artist book Vielmetter will release in conjunction with her exhibition, she notes an example of this: an iPhone app that informs pregnant women of the approximate size of their developing babies in relation to fruits and vegetables. A baby, according to the app, might grow from the size of a mango at week 19, to a banana at week 20, to a cantaloupe at week 26. In her exhibition, as in her book, the artist weaves the personal, historical, and political together in a manner that is both organic and associative. She moves seamlessly from images and anecdotes from her garden, to paintings by Paula Modersohn Becker and writings by Joan Didion, and back again. At the heart of it all, however, is a contemplation about the potential for things to be at their prime the moment before they begin to fall apart.¬ Whether it is considered through the meticulous rendering of a persimmon, a fruit that is practically inedible until it is on the cusp of rotting, or in the context of having a child in the face of irreversible climate change, this potential is The Rose Garden’s central meditation. Ariane Vielmetter (b. 1987, Tübingen, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles. Vielmetter’s work uses the conventions of still life and trompe l’oeil painting as a way to explore the image-making process and realism’s ability to convey both plausible fictions and uncanny truths. She draws from a variety of source materials, ranging from re-purposed studio scraps and unfinished drawings, to specimens collected from her compost pile and garden, anthropological illustrations, and works by artists and writers who have been historically overlooked or underestimated. She often creates limited edition artist books to accompany each body of work. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 2008) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA, 2012). Her work has been featured by Fabrik Magazine, Artnet, LA Weekly, and The Art Book Review, and has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles) and Hey There Projects (Joshua Tree). Recent group exhibitions include Arrangements in Undertone at Pomona College (Claremont, 2017); The Furies at Visitor Welcome Center (Los Angeles, 2016); Modern Arts and Crafts at Eastside International (Los Angeles, 2016); and Demolition Woman at Chapman University (Orange, 2013). PREVIOUS POST Location: 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 105 San Francisco Contact: Andrew McClintock URL:

Peninsula Speed Dating Convention

Peninsula Speed Dating Convention Start Date: Sunday 11/10/2019 — End Date: Sunday 11/10/2019 Admission:25-30 Meet new single friends, 5 minutes at a time, at a fun restaurant! Sunday, November 10, 2019. 3 different sessions: 3:30-5pm – Asian Singles Speed Dating, ages 25-45. 5:30-7pm – 45+ Speed Dating – all ethnic groups, ages 45-60 7:30-9pm – Young Single Professionals Speed Dating, all ethnic groups, ages 30-45 LOCATION: Fattoria e Mare, 1095 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA 94010. From Hwy 101 take Broadway exit. Free parking. COST: $25/advance (by Nov 9) or $30/door, if space permits, per session. We recommend you prepay, as some sections are likely to sell out. Food and drinks available at additional cost. Dress to impress! CO-SPONSORED by Society of Single Professionals, San Francisco Singles, SF Bay Area Singles Events, Single Professionals Internet Network (SPiN), Singles with Advanced Degrees, Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures, Single n’ Professional, Hidden Backroads Adventures, Your Asian Connection, 40+ Singles, Cougar Events, Lifestyle Parties, Bay Area Singles Travel, Cougar Meetup, Indie Tom’s Hidden Backroads, Bay Area Single Boomers, Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing, Bay Area Asian Women, Backroads Wine Waterfall Adventures, etc. This is a fundraiser for The Seva Foundation,, to restore sight to the blind. Every $50 we raise at the party finances a cataract surgery for one blind person in one of the poor countries of the world! So please invite all of your single friends! DISCOUNTS and more parties at •No Rejection Dance, Oct 19, Redwood City •Silicon Valley Speed Dating, Oct 20, San Jose •Hidden Rain Forest & Wild Cats Experience, Oct 20, Freestone •Halloween Party, Oct 25, Silicon Valley •Halloween Party, Oct 26, Mill Valley •Single in the City Mixer, Nov 3, San Francisco •Wine Tasting Party, Nov 16, Larkspur •East Bay Speed Dating, Nov 16, Fremont/Union City •The Thanksgiving Ball at The Fairmont, Nov 30, San Francisco •SF Holiday Mixer, Dec 14, San Francisco Location: 1095 Rollins Rd Burlingame Gardens Burlingame Contact: Rich Gosse URL:

20th Annual Potrero Hill History Night

20th Annual Potrero Hill History Night Start Date: Saturday 11/2/2019 — End Date: Saturday 11/2/2019 Admission:Free Potrero Hill History Night returns for its 20th year on Saturday November 2nd at SF International High School. Kicking off the event at 5:30pm will be food and drinks, followed by a free program at 7pm till 9pm. This event showcases the amazing history of Potrero Hill told by people who lived it. Come experience Philip De Andrade as MC for the night and hear from Rose Marie Sicoli Ostler and Mat Callahan. Rose Marie will be talking about life in the ‘40s and ‘50s and Mat Callahan, a member of The Looters, will be talking about music and politics on the hill in the ‘60s and ‘70s. To end the night, there will be an update on the documentary made by Ken Fisher and Mariangela Mistrella, “Building Resilience in the Community” which is about the ongoing effort involved with rebuilding public housing on Potrero Hill. Location: 655 De Haro St Potrero Hill San Francisco Contact: Potrero Hill Archives Project URL:

Live Organ & A Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under The S

Live Organ & A Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Start Date: Thursday 11/14/2019 — End Date: Thursday 11/14/2019 Admission:$6.50 Join us for our Live Organ & A Movie series. Hosted by Matias Bombal and music played by Dave Moreno. This series combines live organ music, raffles, and a classic movie all rolled into one. We begin with Dave Moreno playing the theater’s historic Robert Morton Organ with a selection of themed musical pieces. This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio’s costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. Kirk Douglas plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre, Douglas sets sail to investigate–and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo (James Mason), who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. This film won 2 Academy Awards for Best Film Direction and Best Special Effects. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: California Theatre URL:


Annie Start Date: Saturday 11/9/2019 — End Date: Sunday 11/24/2019 Admission:$16-$27 A plucky orphan is on a mission to find her parents in 1930s New York City. Abandoned on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes and experiences adventure in The Big Apple beyond her wildest dreams. Filled with great songs (including the now iconic “Tomorrow”), this Tony award-winning musical has been entertaining families for more than 40 years. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: California Theatre URL:

Darren Lee- My Way

Darren Lee- My Way Start Date: Saturday 11/2/2019 — End Date: Saturday 11/2/2019 Admission:$40-$50 Back by popular demand!!!! With major shows in Las Vegas and Hawaii, this tribute artist has been wowing audiences with his homage to ‘The King’ for decades. He has performed all across the USA and Canada garnering 5 Star reviews. His Maui show, Burn’n Love, was rated #1 in Hawaii. The consummate Elvis Tribute Artist. A must see!!! “Darren has a top of the line show. I’ve seen a lot of Elvis Shows and Darren certainly has the moves and the voice and the energy”…..Entertainment Director, Cache Creek Casino Resort Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: California Theatre URL:

DAKILA Featuring Da Island Way

DAKILA Featuring Da Island Way Start Date: Sunday 10/27/2019 — End Date: Sunday 10/27/2019 Admission:$30 The San Francisco-based band was originally formed in 1971 and reached legendary status all over the world for fusing elements of rock, funk, soul and Latin and were among the first Filipino-American groups to sign on a historic, major label-Epic/Columbia now called Sony Entertainment Records. Reformed in 2013 the band continues sharing their unique compositions lead by the original Bay Area musician-artist…..David Bustamante. “Da Island Way” is Concord’s premier Polynesian dance and Music studio founded by David Bustamante and his family in 1993. DIW has left their mark in competitions and performances from Tahiti, Hawaii, & throughout California. The success of Da Island Way is just an extension of David’s love of Polynesian music. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: California Theatre URL:

30th Annual Potrero Hill Festival

30th Annual Potrero Hill Festival Start Date: Saturday 10/19/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/19/2019 Admission:Free Have a day of fun at the Potrero Hill Festival which returns to 20th St. between Wisconsin St. & Missouri St. on Saturday, October 19th to celebrate local artists, musicians, and historians. Featuring jazz/blues/swing and rock-a-billy tunes all day from The Klipptones and Jinx Jones. Returning to the festival this year are goats from City Grazing, and the epic kid’s zone. New to the festival this year is a tantalizing beer and wine garden for everyone 21+ to enjoy while relaxing and enjoying music. This festival is fun for the whole family and promises great food from local food vendors. The proceeds from the festival go to support the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. Location: 953 De Haro St Potrero Hill San Francisco Contact: Potrero Hill Festival Planning Committee URL:

Superfest Disability Film Festival!

Superfest Disability Film Festival! Start Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 Admission:$12 Welcome to Superfest Disability Film Festival! Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest-running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970, it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—co-produced by San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. For more than 30 festivals, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that is accessible to disabled filmgoers of all kinds. All films at this screening will be presented with captioning and open audio-description and all live dialogue will be available with American Sign Language and live captioning. Tickets for Sunday are sold separately through the Contemporary Jewish Museum website here: *Note: Saturday there will be open audio description. On Sunday morning there will be open audio description / no audio description screening room available upon request. Sunday afternoon screenings there will be no audio description / open audio description screening room available upon request. Please make requests to Emily Beitiks at or 415-338-6010. Saturday 12pm: *Gaslit* Naomi Chainey, Australia/2018/ 9 min Best of Festival Short A young disabled woman fights to hold on to her identity in the face of the world’s assumptions, and strives for independence from her parents, who doubt her ability to become a mother. *Deaf Jam* Judy Lieff, USA/2011/53 min Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration. *Song For Rent, After Jack Smith* Malic Amalya, USA/ 2018/5 min Shot on 16mm film and with a loop of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” in the background, in this adaptation of a 1969 film by Jack Smith, Barbarella Bush joins Rose Courtyard – a drag character based on Rose Kennedy – in a campy exploration of US hegemony, queer assimilation, and queer disruption. *Carlotta’s Face* Fabian Driehorst, Valentin Riedl, Germany/2018/ 5min Animated Short As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She even didn’t recognize her own face. This animated short shares her journey as she learns about her difference through isolation and cruelty until she later finds that art offers her a way to finally recognize herself. AND MORE! See the rest of the line up: *FAQ* I’m having trouble purchasing tickets through this site. What do I do? Email Where will the event be held? On Saturday, October 12th, Superfest will be held at The Freight and Salvage, in Berkeley. On Sunday, October 13th, Superfest will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in 736 Mission St in San Francisco. You can purchase tickets for Sunday on our sister site: How do I find out what films will be screened at what times? Our website! Are there discounted tickets? We have set aside tickets for low-income guests who would like to attend, but cannot afford the ticket price. Email to inquire. Can I buy tickets at the door? Superfest sells out every year so we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door for both events. Or you can purchase tickets in advance at the Freight and Salvage box office. Will there be food? There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase, coffee teas, and alcolholic beverages at the Freight and Salvage cafe. Is the venue and festival accessible? 100% access is impossible, but we are always striving to get as close to it as we can. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs; a friendly environment for service animals; and a scent-free environment; films will be audio described and captioned; and ASL interpreting and live-captioning will be provided. For additional accommodation requests, please contact Emily Beitiks at 415.405.3528. Is the event family friendly? Our films are a mix of family friendly and adult content. If you would like help selecting a screening that’s best for your family, contact Emily at Where do I buy tickets for the Sunday event? Sunday tickets may be purchased on our sister site: How do I get there and where can I park? The Downtown Berkeley BART station is located just around the block from The Freight and Salvage, on 2020 Addison, between Shattuck and .Milvia. Location: 2020 Addison St Downtown Berkeley Berkeley Contact: Emily Beitiks URL:

Sacred Heart Mens Club Concert – An Irish Christ

Sacred Heart Mens Club Concert – An Irish Christmas Start Date: Saturday 12/14/2019 — End Date: Saturday 12/14/2019 Admission:Tickets: $45, $60, $75, $90 Kerry Irish Productions Presents: An Irish Christmas taking you on a magical journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and traditional Irish music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas features award winning dancing stars: Caterina Coyne, (Riverdance Principal Dancer), Tyler Schwartz, (World Champion Dancer), Conner Reider, (The Chieftains, Celtic Fyre) and wonderful music by members of the Kerry Traditional Orchestra. Celebrate these great traditions in dance and song: Butter making, Chase the wren on St. Stephens’s Day, Draw down the half door. Simply spectacular dancing. Enjoy singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish Night! Not to be missed! Ireland at its best! A perfect family event! Doors Open at 6:30PM FREE PARKING Location: 13716 Saratoga Ave Saratoga Contact: Sacred Heart Mens Club URL: www.sacredheartsaratoga.tix