French Film Noir Series Focuses on the Frenetic Fifties, opening at SF's Roxie Theater ~ November 15 - 20, 2018
MIDCENTURY PRODUCTIONS presents
The French Had A Name For It 5
French Film Noir Series Focuses on the Frenetic Fifties,
including Jeanne Moreau & Jean Gabin programs
6 Days / 20 Films • Roxie Theatre • November 15-20, 2018
The French Had A Name For It 5
Year Five of French Noir at the Roxie, November 15!
ADVANCE SALES FOR PASSES BEGIN ON OCTOBER 1
Midcentury subscribers will receive a special email with all details and special links for completing pass purchases. If you are not yet a subscriber, sign up to receive this special offer.
Passes granting discount admittance for all 20 films are extremely limited, so act promptly! Ticket sales go fully public on the Roxie web site on October 15.
The Mill Valley Film Festival is here! Wild DaZe, a powerful documentary has its world premier screening, October 8, 2018
Witness a powerful documentary film revealing the tenuous relationship between humans and non-humans.
World Premiere Screening at Mill Valley Film Festival October 8, 2018, additional screenings October 10 & 13
Wild DaZe screenings:
Monday, October 8, 6:30 PM, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA. 94901
Also: Wednesday, October 10,
8:30 PM, and Saturday, October 13, 5:30 PM, both at Century Larkspur, 500 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA 94939
Nikki Meredith, Author of The Manson Women & Me: Monsters, Morality & Murder ~ Wednesday, October 3, 7 pm, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley
Author Nikki Meredith will discuss her recent book, The Manson Women & Me: Monsters, Morality & Murder in a live interview conducted by her daughter, Caitlin Meredith.
Part memoir and part true-crime narrative, The Manson Women and Me is an unflinching examination of Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, two seemingly normal young women who took a dark journey into the very heart of evil.
Nikki Meredith is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Pacific Sun, The Marin Independent Journal, Psychology Today, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, and California Living, among others. She is a former probation officer, a licensed family therapist, and a former NPR reporter.
Caitlin Meredith, Nikki’s daughter, has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a master’s in Public Health from Tulane. She has worked in the Actual Innocence clinic at the University of Texas law school, and currently works as a criminal legal defense consultant. Because of her criminal justice involvement and her experience with many of the issues raised in the book, her mother asked her to write the foreword to “The Manson Women and Me.”
Location: The Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please tell a friend and bring a friend to this Free Open to the Public Evening Event. No tickets are required. Light refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm and the program will begin at 7:30 pm.
Bear's Lair Tavern opens its doors to Bay Area diners ~ it's a modern take on a Berkeley campus favorite
UC Berkeley mainstay opens with a beer garden and
a new gastropub menu
Bear Lair Tavern (BLT), a fine casual bar and grill on the edge of the UC Berkeley campus, is now open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
In partnership with UC Berkeley, managing partner Reign Free, owner and founder of the Red Door Group, welcomes faculty, staff, students, families and Bay Area diners to a dynamic dining experience reflective of Berkeley's vibrant and diverse culture and deep connection to the student community.
"We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support from the University and City of Berkeley. The revival of this restaurant into a new and improved dining concept shows the importance of fostering communities both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. My team and I are excited to share our passion and creativity and look forward to creating new friendships and memories with diners who walk through our doors,” said Free.
The restaurant’s gastropub menu was created by Free in collaboration with longtime friend Chef David Lawrence, owner of 1300 on Fillmore. The menu features Red Door Group favorites, as well as Chef Lawrence’s hallmark 1300 Fried Chicken Sandwich with jalapeño slaw and honey mustard dressing on a brioche bun. Menu highlights also include shared plates and hearty entrees using fresh ingredients, with many gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options.
Bancroft Street, exterior of Bear's Lair Tavern, photo: Hannah Hughes
Menu item - 1300 Fried Chicken Sandwich, photo: Hannah Hughes
The Bear’s Lair Tavern beverage program includes 20 rotating beers, cider or kombucha on tap, signature cocktails, and select California and global wines by the glass.
Bar area at Bear's Lair Tavern, photo: Hannah Hughes
Bear’s Lair Tavern, located at 2465 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, Calif, is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Free Redwood Guided Hikes at beautiful Jack London State Historic Park ~ Spend 2nd Saturdays outdoors!
Jack London State Historic Park invites you to spend your
Second Saturdays outdoors in this spectacular redwood
park in Glen Ellen in 2018
Oct 13 / Nov 10/ Dec 8
For complete details visit Free Redwood Days Hikes
More: 1st Saturday Morning Fitness Hikes to fit your style, Oct 6/ Nov 3/ Dec 1
Get started with full details, Saturday Morning Fitness Hikes
Jack London State Historic Park is in Glen Ellen, about an hour drive from
San Francisco and worth the trip. Make a great day out of it!
FREE scooping event! Sat, Sept 15, 2018, 11 am - 1 pm Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? Humphry Slocombe Partners with OCHO Candy on a PB&J for Grown-Ups!
FREE PB&J scooping event open to the public on
Saturday, September 15, 11am to 1pm, at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Oakland-based OCHO Candy and Humphry Slocombe have teamed up to create a new flavor: OCHO PB&J.The ice cream is available for a limited time, now through October 1.
OCHO Candy PB&J will be available at all Humphry Slocombe Bay Area and Los Angeles scoop shop locations (Mission, Ferry Building, Oakland, and Venice) throughout the month of September.
FREE SCOOP EVENT:
Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m, One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
Photos credits: Humphry Slocombe
There is time to register for this enjoyable, lots to learn workshop on Oct 9!
It really is a fun way to learn. You'll love it!
CCSF Continuing Ed, Downtown SF Campus.
Check it out at the CCSF continuing ed website
This is an informative and enjoyable 3-hour workshop that focuses on basic English grammar use geared to native speakers, and helps writers make the best grammar, punctuation, and word use choices for their work.
Writers with grammar questions will find the workshop a safe place to learn the fundamentals and beyond. Fill in knowledge gaps and gain confidence to write with renewed certainty. Included are reference handouts to take home.
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema is putting on a show!
BHOC offers free screenings and live music in parks and venues around “The Hill,”
September 6-8 and October 2, 2018.
This year is a big one! Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema celebrates its 15th anniversary. Once again, following in a long-held movie tradition, BHOC invites the entire neighborhood to help “put on a show.”
The annual end-of-summer film festival is known for its screenings in the neighborhood’s commercial spaces and on the grassy slopes of city-owned neighborhood mini-parks, playgrounds and open spaces. The festival presents a four-night series at four separate sites throughout the neighborhood of Bernal Heights. (Visit http://bhoutdoorcine.org/for details.)
The talented filmmakers come from all over!
Continuing its long-standing practice of working with other film festivals, BHOC has invited a broad range of co-presenters to explore the diverse voices and interests of Bernal Heights and the surrounding area. They include:
But many contributors are from the neighborhood. Caroline Blair, who has won numerous prizes for films like The Queen of Beechwood Drive, will screen Equinox.Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori offers Bridgegate.And then there’s Keith Wilson, with The Tree; H.W. Moss, with The Injuries of Time Dale; and Shani Heckman, with The House on Lucky Street-- all Bernal folks.
BHOC doesn’t put on its show in a barn, as they did in those old movies. It enjoys the hospitality of neighborhood shops and open spaces.
At the screenings, Bernal people are visible everywhere, helping the event run smoothly. They provide refreshments. They operate the projection equipment. They hand out programs. And many more are busy behind the scenes.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland would approve!
Thursday, 9/6, 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Opening Night. Reception and films. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street. Master of Ceremonies, Will Hammond, Jr.Music by Keenan Webster.
Friday, 9/7, 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Film Crawl. Cortland Avenue, from Bennington to Bayshore. Six different programs at six venues, screened simultaneously at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm.
Saturday, 9/8, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Music, films and picnics. Under the Stars. Precita Park, Folsom Street and Precita Avenue. Master of Ceremonies, Ian Williams. Music by Classical Revolution.
Tuesday, 10/2, 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Best of Bernal.Award-winning films and party. Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Avenue. Master of Ceremonies, Caroline Blair.
For line-up of films, visit www.bhoutdoorcine.org.
All venues are FREE. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, low-back lawn chairs and warm clothing for outdoor venues.
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema gratefully acknowledges its sponsors: San Francisco Art Commission, Zephyr Real Estate-Noe Valley; Good Life Grocery; Architect Mason Kirby; We Know Bernal ‑- Michael Minson, Keller Williams Realty & Danielle Lazier, Compass; Recology; PSAV Presentation Services; Jeff Salgado, Compass; fitLOCALfit; Shelly Trew, Vanguard RE; State Farm; San Francisco Parks Alliance; San Francisco Recreation and Parks; The Little Giant Lighting and Grip Company.
San Francisco's 20th Street Block Party, Sat Aug 18, 2018 ~ Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, an official sponsor of the event
Noise Pop is proud to present the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party to benefit Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS), a private, non-profit educational center in the City's Mission District. The 20th Street corridor will transform into a free party to highlight and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with its community traditions.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, an official sponsor of the party will be there at 4:30 PM in celebration of those who push boundaries on the modern cultural frontier with Bulleit Frontier Works: Bottle Impressions will launch in San Francisco.
Check out the fabulous entertainment LineUp here. Don't miss this super fun event!
About Frontier Works
Bulleit Frontier Works is a series of projects and collaborations with cultural creators who live on the modern frontier. It highlights interesting places at the edge of culture and celebrate not only our individual partners, but the larger communities they belong to. The modern cultural frontier isn’t a physical place. It’s a shared purpose among people who are constantly pushing boundaries to create something new, interesting and unique. For one of its latest Frontier Works projects, Bulleit has partnered with artist, Kelly Tunstall in San Francisco to re-imagine a standard bottle impression.
About Kelly Tunstall:
Working in acrylic, collage, spray paint, pencil, pen and ink, gold leaf and some secret sauce, Kelly’s experimental, yet classically grounded works live somewhat comfortably in a space between graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism and sketch. The patina of age and calligraphic drawing methods lend further depth to her story-filled worlds. Tunstall has shown nationally and internationally, often in collaboration with her husband, Ferris Plock. Her work is on permanent view at the restaurants a16 and Bar Crudo, both in San Francisco and at Alcazar and Cheeky's located in Palm Springs. Her following includes technologists and rockstars, fashionistas and foodies alike.
In celebration of the launch of Bay Club Signature class IGNITE, Bay Club will host an IGNITE-a-thon, a morning of back-to-back-to-back classes at the brand new studio at Bay Club SF on Saturday, August 25th. The event will be free and open to the public.
THE BAY CLUB COMPANY’S IGNITE-A-THON
Image Credit: Bay Club
The Bay Club Introduces GlideFit, a new pool class this summer at Bay Club Gateway!