Kour Pour: Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape

Kour Pour: Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape Start Date: Saturday 3/2/2019 — End Date: Saturday 5/4/2019 Admission:Free Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 5-8pm. Ever Gold [Projects] presents Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape, a solo exhibition of new work by Kour Pour. The exhibition includes paintings from a number of different series that Pour has developed over the past several years. Occupying both of the gallery’s exhibition spaces, this group of works illustrates the variety of subjects and techniques explored by the artist. Primarily working with painting and printmaking, Pour’s works encompass diverse subject matter and culturally specific references, ranging from Persian carpets to Ukiyo-e prints, and Western Abstraction to Eastern landscape painting. These references are used as starting points for his paintings, in which a source image is often cropped, abstracted, or adjusted in palette to create vivid, intricate, and layered painting surfaces. For Pour, any given process is not only a means to achieving a desired surface, but also a connection to specific art making traditions. This methodology can be seen in the block print paintings that stem from the artist’s investigation into Japonisme, the Japanese influence on Western art and culture. These works combine techniques and imagery used in Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking to create large scale paintings on canvas that resonate with Modernist art traditions of the West. Kour’s synthesis of image and process often connects different art histories in an attempt to highlight the cultural exchanges that lead to artistic innovation and disrupt the notion of singular originality. Treating the history of painting as a framework to explore the products of cultural exchange and the possibilities for creativity and hybridization within the medium, Pour often inserts non-Western, ornamental, and craft practices back into Western traditions of painting which have eradicated or ignored such conventions in the past. In this regard, his paintings evoke the sensibilities of the Pattern and Decoration artists of the 1970s and ’80s. Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape is the first overview exhibition of the artist’s work and includes paintings that roughly fit into three categories: figuration, landscape, and image/abstraction. Part a product of the artist’s multicultural biography, and part product of his interest in broader histories of migration concerning people, objects, and images, Pour’s work shares a vibrant energy through the use of rich colors, dynamic compositions, and various processes. A forthcoming catalogue with Skira also explores these notions and will be published later in 2019. All inquiries: please contact info@evergoldprojects.com. Kour Pour (b. 1987, Exeter, England) is an artist based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Abrash at Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago, 2018); Polypainting at GNYP Gallery, (Berlin, 2016); Polypainting at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, 2018); Grinding at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2017); Earthquakes And The Mid Winter Burning Sun (with Kazuo Shiraga) at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2017); Labyrinth(s) at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, 2016); Onnagata at GNYP Gallery, (Berlin, 2016); Onnagata at Feuer/Mesler (New York, 2016); and Samsara at Depart Foundation (Los Angeles, 2015). Pour was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30: Art And Style list in 2015 and 2017. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2019), and The Club Tokyo (Tokyo, 2019). Location: 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 105 San Francisco Contact: Andrew McClintock info@evergoldprojects.com URL: https://evergoldprojects.com/exhibition/kour-pour-solo-exhibition-march-2-may-11/

“Incubator” Art Kiosk Installation Comes to Redw

“Incubator” Art Kiosk Installation Comes to Redwood City’s Courthouse Square Start Date: Saturday 3/9/2019 — End Date: Saturday 4/6/2019 Admission:Free The Redwood City Improvement Associations welcomes the community to enjoy the new public art exhibit titled “Incubator” in one of the Courthouse Square kiosks in Downtown Redwood City. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. and the show will continue until April 6. The installation will be presented by Kate Dodd, an artist and Berkeley native, in support of Women’s History Month in March. “Incubator” will display thousands of books based on her personal trips to the Redwood City Library and beyond. A tower of books will be connected through hand-cut paper messages and supported by a foundation of books, aimed to celebrate women using books as a tool to develop their voices in fiction and non-fiction. In partnership with Fung Collaboratives, this is the third display of ten Art Kiosk Installations that will rotate throughout 2019 to showcase new top local and international artists and their unique exhibits. Location: 2200 Broadway St. Redwood City, CA Contact: n/a info@visitRWC.org URL: http://visitrwc.org/

“Seeking Life” Art Kiosk Installation Comes to R

“Seeking Life” Art Kiosk Installation Comes to Redwood City’s Courthouse Square Start Date: Thursday 2/7/2019 — End Date: Saturday 3/2/2019 Admission:Free The Redwood City Improvement Associations welcomes the community to take a peek inside the new public art installation titled “Seeking Life” in one of the Courthouse Square kiosks in Downtown Redwood City. The installation is presented by Santa Fe based mother-daughter duo, Nora Naranjo Morse and Eliza Naranjo Morse. Witness geese in flight, moving through braided strands of colorful, repurposed plastic to represent a bird’s migration. Watch as some geese carry bundles of human personal objects; things that can be exchanged, left behind or held onto while traveling. “Seeking Life” is a celebration of the incredible spirit behind movement and journey. In partnership with Fung Collaboratives, this is the second display of ten Art Kiosk Installations that will rotate throughout 2019 to showcase new top local and international artists and their unique exhibits. Location: 2200 Broadway St. Redwood City, CA Contact: n/a event-coordinator@example.com URL: http://visitrwc.org/

Fundraiser Plant Sale

Fundraiser Plant Sale Start Date: Saturday 2/9/2019 — End Date: Saturday 2/9/2019 Admission:Free Admission Join us for the first Fundraiser Plant Sale* of 2019 on Saturday, February 9th from 9:30am-1:30pm. W H A T: We have lots of beauties for you to enjoy! Everything from indoor and outdoor plants, trees, succulents, mulch, log edging, garden decor, tools, and more. Inventory changes daily. W H E R E: 4500 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 Have questions? Interested in volunteering? Email us at connect@theplantexchange.com. *All proceeds benefit our mission to promote sustainability, resource sharing, and community building. Location: 4500 Lincoln Avenue Oakland Contact: Odette Pollar connect@theplantexchange.com URL: http://theplantexchange.com/february-plant-sale/

Finding Your Happily Ever After

Finding Your Happily Ever After Start Date: Wednesday 2/13/2019 — End Date: Wednesday 2/13/2019 Admission:free Join Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Lyon, for a transformative Free Webinar: Finding Your Happily Ever After! Find out how you score on the Conscious Dating Quiz, Learn the Ten Principles of Conscious Dating and Discover the 3 Essential Steps to True Love. This webinar is for you if you are single and want a great partner, if you are tired of relationship disappointment, or if you are confused and discouraged about dating. Location: webinar on your computer or phone anywhere Contact: Dr. Wendy Lyon Wendy@DrWendyLyon.com URL: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=0013yYWxIr3lUFZ1djTmlfPBizz_L8AZjWE5NTaJ8IrJv

Gardening 101

Gardening 101 Start Date: Saturday 2/9/2019 — End Date: Saturday 2/9/2019 Admission:$10 in advance or $12 at the door GARDENING 101 Saturday, February 9th from 2-4pm 4500 Lincoln Avenue Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door Learn how easy and fun gardening can be! Join Lori Caldwell and learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener. Topics will include: *Deciphering the terminology *Plants 101 *Healthy soil building *Transplanting and plant choice by season *Seeds vs. starts *Non-toxic pest control *Reuse in the garden and tips and tricks This class is taught by Lori Caldwell, Owner/Operator of CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education. Her mission: “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides”. She offers sustainable gardening classes for beginning and intermediate level gardeners. Topics include: composting, growing edibles, drought-tolerant gardening, Hugelkulture, natives and non-toxic pest control. In addition to garden maintenance projects, Lori also provides lawn conversion services using the permaculture technique known as sheet mulching. Location: 4500 Lincoln Avenue Oakland Contact: Odette Pollar connect@theplantexchange.com URL: http://theplantexchange.com/sustainable-urban-gardening-speaker-series/

Valentine’s Green Elephant Estate Sale

Valentine’s Green Elephant Estate Sale Start Date: Friday 2/8/2019 — End Date: Friday 2/8/2019 Admission:Free Admission Join us for a special Valentine’s Green Elephant Estate sale featuring jewelry! W H E N: Friday, February 8th from 9am-4pm W H E R E: 445 30th Street, Oakland W H A T: Showroom quality items range from: J E W E L R Y: Napier earrings, .925 Earrings, .925 Chains, Original Theodor Fahner Bracelet, Vintage Broaches, Vintage Earrings, Vintage Bracelets, Modern Jewelry, Costume Jewelry C O L L E C T I B L E S: Ezra Brooks-Hopi Indian white buffalo liquor bottle, Cathay Airlines first class porcelain dishes, Noritake hand painted salad plates, Dutch pewter & glass decanter, German lavaware vase, Alphonse Mucha numbered plates, art glass, antique apothecary bowl, Mia-Bo-Jia vase, J. Williams framed art: A Quiet Moment, cup and saucer sets. D E C O R: Large Italian flower pots made for Gumps, lighted display cabinet, desk clocks, drop leaf wood table, hand painted children’s cabinets, furniture from the 20’s and 30’s, porcelain figurines, Bionaire standing heater, artwork, storage trunks, round oak dining table and chairs, chaise lounge, marble top side table, large and small wooden bookcases, stools, books, wine racks, music boxes, wood carvings, silver ice bucket, brass and glass end tables, Anne Fitzpatrick framed art pieces, glass and ceramic vases, ginger jars, table and floor lamps, and more. K I T C H E N: Irish coffee glasses, Adams English ironstone: Ming Jade color, Mikasa fine china dishes, Villeroy & Boch cappuccino set, cast iron baking pots, corning ware, 12-piece brass and wood silverware set, chafing dishes, decanters, butcher block table, cordial glasses, champagne flutes, French Appolia baking dishes, cutting boards, crock pots, full set of bean pots, rice cooker, roasting pans, cookie jar collection, tea pots, stock pots, cookbooks, pots and pans, wine and martini glasses, George Foreman grill, Noritake colorwave blue dishes, platters, Pyrex bowls and baking sets. V I N T A G E: Metal camping set, Waring hand mixer in original box, metal condiment caddy’s, red flour sifter and matching baking utensils, Metal Serve-A-Dish sets, cookie jar, Fiesta cups, rooster flour canister set, Tupperware and enamelware. Inventory updated daily. N O T E: • Free admission • Plenty of onsite and street parking available • Delivery Available – for an additional fee • We accept Credit Cards and Cash Want to learn more? Want to volunteer or donate items for our fundraiser sale? Contact us at connect@theplantexchange.com or (510) 866-8482. *The Green Elephant Sale is the official fundraising arm of The Plant Exchange, Inc. Proceeds directly benefit keeping the annual March Plant Exchange FREE to the public. Location: 445 30th Street Oakland Contact: Odette Pollar connect@theplantexchange.com URL: http://theplantexchange.com/green-elephant-sale-feb8/

The Winter Ball at The Fairmont!

The Winter Ball at The Fairmont! Start Date: Saturday 3/9/2019 — End Date: Saturday 3/9/2019 Admission:20-30 Celebrate the end of Winter at San Francisco’s most famous hotel! $20/advance (by March 8) or $30/door includes dancing to your favorite hits in a spectacular ballroom! Please dress in your finest. Adults of all ages welcome. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8pm-Midnight. LOCATION: The Fairmont, 950 Mason Street at California, San Francisco CA 94108. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Professionals Guild Singles, and many other singles organizations and meetups. DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com. Location: 950 Mason Street SAN FRANCISCO Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

The Plant Exchange

The Plant Exchange Start Date: Saturday 3/23/2019 — End Date: Saturday 3/23/2019 Admission:Free The Plant Exchange is a community organization that encourages resource sharing, reuse and recycling. Our annual free Plant Exchange event brings over 1000 community members together, and throughout the year, we host several events that support Oakland’s designation as one of the greenest cities in the country. Location: 4500 Lincoln Ave Oakland Contact: Conect@theplantexchange.com Connect@theplantexchange.com URL: http://www.theplantexchange.org

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Start Date: Thursday 2/28/2019 — End Date: Saturday 3/23/2019 Admission:$18-$30 BROOKLYN BRIDGE, Melissa James Gibson’s charming, witty and thoughtful story, centers on 10-year-old Sasha, a latchkey kid with a big homework assignment, a report on the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s due tomorrow, and the problem is… she can’t find a pen! One little girl’s procrastination helps her meet her extraordinary brownstone neighbors, and connect with quirky and caring community all around her. BROOKLYN BRIDGE is a play that will resonate with audiences of all ages. The California Premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s BROOKLYN BRIDGE, a play full of heart and humor for the whole family. BROOKLYN BRIDGE will have 12 performances, including two previews, February 28 through March 23, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 – $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. Location: 3535 School Street Lafayette Contact: Susan E. Evanas BoxOffice@TownHallTheatre.com URL: https://www.townhalltheatre.com/brooklyn-bridge/