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silent film festival: san francisco

Photo Courtesy of: Orange County ArchivesWhat: The 17th Annual SF Silent Film Festival
Where: The Castro Theatre, San Francisco
When: July 12 thru 15

To mark the San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s 17th year, seventeen films of new discoveries, new restorations and favored classics will be previewed.

Select programs will showcase live musical accompaniment by top musicians in the field—including Alloy Orchestra, the Matti Bye Ensemble, and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.


golden gate bridge 75th anniversary festival

photo by: zoonabar What: The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Festival
When: Sunday, May 27
Where: various parks and venues

Set-up is already underway for a spectacular waterfront festival as the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Highlights include a ‘road trip through history’ at East Crissy Field which will feature vintage cars and motorcycles from 1937 to today.

And, in the pioneering spirit of the Bridge, the Center Future Fair will showcase sustainability technologies and innovations—and the Marina Green Stage will feature music and dancing.

The grand finale fireworks begin at 9:30pm with a live soundtrack on KFOG, 97.7FM.

While traffic is rerouted around the bridge, calm is expected at the exhibit: SFMOMA the Golden Gate Bridge at 75. And make plans to visit the SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason for a new exhibition of Golden Gate Bridge–themed artworks by Bay Area artists beginning May 26.

Note: traffic to the Golden Gate Bridge will be interrupted over the weekend for set-up, production, and break-downs. For the most up-to-date and detailed information, check local news sources.


richard serra retrospective: san francisco

photo by: rjhuttondfw What: Richard Serra Book Signing
Where: Haas Atrium, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 6:00pm

What: Richard Serra Talk
Where: Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 7:00pm

The talk is sold out but a simulcast will be available in the Koret Visitor Education Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

What: Richard Serra Drawing, A Retrospective
When: October 15 thru January 16, 2012

This first-ever retrospective of drawings by Richard Serra is a chance to see his ideas in a completely different medium, creating an entirely different perspective.

Using black paintsticks to build stark, densely layered two-dimensional forms—they evoke a terrific sense of mass and gravity not unlike his intense and weighty three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition traces Serra’s evolution from the 70s on and also features some of his earliest sculptures in lead, rubber, and fiberglass.


dieter rams exhibit: san francisco

photo by: xmattWhat: Less and More—The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
When: August 27, 2011 thru February 20, 2012

Including more than 200 models and objects by Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, this exhibit highlights one of the most influential industrial designers of all times.

For more than 40 years, Rams was the lead designer for Braun and an active designer for Vitsœ. During his career, Rams and his teams produced innovative ideas and projects that have become not only the basis for contemporary design—both industrial and graphic—but iconic mainstays as well.

photos by: nickwade


bay to breakers, 2011

photo by: Tom Hilton photo by: amandicacom What: Zazzle® Bay to Breakers 12k Foot Race
When: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:00am
Where: San Francisco

January 1, 1912. That’s the first time this—the world’s oldest and largest—foot race took place in San Francisco. 100 years later, it’s not only wildly popular, it’s probably the most colorful ‘foot race’ in the world.

Bay to Breakers refers to the route which starts near the Embarcadero—the “bay” side of the city—and winds its way through San Francisco to end at the “breakers” of Ocean Beach.

Fun facts about this race? Centipedes—a group of 13 runners that are connected as a unit, ie. tethered by rope, ribbon, etc—were founded in 1978 by Dwayne “Peanut” Harms, a runner on the UC Davis track team. Not only are trophies awarded to the fastest Centipede, there are 5 different categories of them!

And in 2001, for its 90th Anniversary, the San Francisco Bay to Breakers Foundation was created to improve the lives of Bay Area children and youth, and to assist young people in crisis.

While the race shifted to a Sunday in May back in 1949, and although it’s a timed 12k recognized by the United States of America Track & Field (USAT&F), many participants walk to enjoy the day, the costumes, the floats, the festivities, the music…

Run, walk, or cheer from the sidelines…but definitely dress—or undress—accordingly.

Thanks to marlene, store manager union square, for this submission.