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FAMSF Page Views Book Club ‘Monet: The Early Years’ @ Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

FAMSF Page Views Book Club 'Monet: The Early Years'Page Views ‘Monet: The Early Years’ is the inaugural event for Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s first ever book club!

Join us for this free event at the Legion of Honor Florence Gould Theater, where we will discuss The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave The World Impressionism by Ross King. In this compelling non-fiction work, King describes the period surrounding the rise of the Impressionists in France and their larger place in modern art history. This parallels ‘Monet: The Early Years,’ the first major US exhibition devoted exclusively to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s career.

About Page Views:

Our goal is to deepen engagement with works on view by pairing special exhibitions with a companion text. Together, we’ll celebrate art history, literature, and the thrill of lively discussion among friends new and old.

Reading Partners’ Celebrity Spelling Bee @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reading Partners' Celebrity Spelling Bee, Red Carpet Bay AreaReading Partners’ Annual Bay Area Celebrity Spelling Bee

A unique event that raises funds and awareness for Reading Partners’ one-on-one reading tutoring program that supports 2,700 students in 52 reading centers across the greater Bay Area. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Leaders in Innovation.” Spelling Bee guests enjoy a cocktail hour with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by an onstage spelling competition between five teams—each composed of a leader of innovation and a corporate sponsor. All funds directly support Reading Partners’ one-on-one literacy intervention program in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Silicon Valley.

About Reading Partners

Reading Partners empowers low-income elementary students to reach their full potential by ensuring they have the foundational reading skills necessary for academic, professional, and life success. To support this effort, Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to provide individualized instruction to struggling readers in local Title I elementary schools.

California Prize for Service and the Common Good @ USF Campus
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
California Prize for Service and the Common Good

Changemaker:Dr. Joseph E. Marshall Jr., Alive & Free, Changing the World for the Common Good

University of San Francisco will present its California Prize for Service and the Common Good to Alive & Free co-founder and executive director Dr. Joseph E. Marshall Jr. Join

Proceeds from the gala benefit the African American Scholars Project at USF.

ZooFest 2017 @ San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

ZooFest 2017ZooFest 2017: Call of the Wild Gala on Friday, April 28, is a delightful evening filled with dining and dancing at San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. This year’s event pays tribute to and Lynne and Marc Benioff for their impact on improving communities, both local and worldwide.

Proceeds from ZooFest support the San Francisco Zoological Society’s mission to connect people with wildlife while inspiring care for nature, and advancing conservation action. Every year, more than 900,000 people visit the SF Zoo, including 300,000 local school children. With help from more than 2,000 animals, the SF Zoo fosters curiosity, appreciation, and respect for nature.

ZooFest: Call of the Wild Event Chairs: Elizabeth and Jeff Minick

Animal-inspired cocktail attire encouraged; valet parking provided

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San Francisco Art Institute Annual Gala: The Original Disruptor @ San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

San Francisco Art Institute Annual Gala: The Original DisruptorSan Francisco Art Institute Annual Gala: The Original Disruptor will celebrate generations of alumni by inviting more than twenty artists back to transform its iconic Chestnut Street campus
into a series of stunning art bars and lounges for one night only.

Gala: 6pm until 9pm
After Party: 9pm until 12am

From Burning Man artist David Best’s monumental installation over the historic courtyard to the glow-in-the-dark drinks at Whitney Lynn and Tony Labat’s peace sign bar celebrating the Summer of Love, San Francisco Art Institute’s 2017 Gala will be a one-of-a-kind experience. Its historic home on Russian Hill will provide the setting for an unprecedented celebration of its legacy as an incubator for some of the nation’s most “disruptive” and groundbreaking artists such as Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Annie Leibovitz, Paul McCarthy, Laura Poitras, Jason Rhoades, and Barry McGee, just to name a few. The event is SFAI’s premier fundraiser—all proceeds from the evening will benefit student scholarships.

SFAI alumni artists will transform the campus into twelve stunning, temporary bars and lounges designed to generate surprising and immersive experiences. Renowned chefs and bartenders will join forces with the artists to create an unforgettable homage to the creative spirit fostered at SFAI for the past 146 years.

Arriving guests will enjoy drinks in an elaborate installation, built over SFAI’s cloistered courtyard, designed by David Best (1962, 66-67, 71-74) who heads up Burning Man’s famous Temple Crew and was a member of the now world-renowned festival’s founding group.

Whitney Lynn (MFA 08) and Tony Labat (MFA 80), both current faculty at SFAI, will take over the Diego Rivera Gallery with an homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Labat, well known for his giant peace sign sculptures, will return to this subject with an enormous peace sign-shaped, blacklight bar created in partnership with Lynn. Expect glow-in-the-dark drinks, neon, video projection, and more.

KunstCapades, a collective composed of Tim Sullivan (MFA 04), Joshua Pieper (MFA 05), Robyn Carliss, and others, will bring their art-themed variety show/podcast to the President’s Office. Guests will board a gondola up to the recording booth—a micro tiki bar—for conversation and cocktails.

David Janesko (MFA 13) and Adam Donnelly (MFA 13) are creating the Camera Obscura Bar. Guests will enter an enclosed, 10’x20’ camera obscura to see the outside world projected inward through a variety of lenses focused on the surrounding area and San Francisco Bay. Photos taken by the giant camera will be available for sale that night.

Penelope Houston (77-78), a singer in the famous proto-punk rock band The Avengers, is creating a bar called Backstage that mirrors the hundreds of hours she has spent backstage at punk clubs. A live punk band will perform songs from the first wave of San Francisco’s punk scene, and the audience will be invited to perform punk-karaoke style. Expect graffiti and cheap beer on ice.

Taravat Talepasand (MFA 06), currently on the faculty at SFAI, is collaborating with fellow graduates Ala Ebtekar (BFA 02) and Amir Esfehani (MFA 07) to create “Mehmoonies,” or a Persian party. Layered rugs, cushions, and arabesque motifs will create a cozy spot for tea, baklava, seasonal fruits, and more.

Lorena Perez (MFA 14), now based in Mexico City, will turn the SFAI tower into a dazzling ribbon wrapped installation with a rooftop bar for viewing.

Katie Bush (MFA 00) promises “an environment that will be like a relaxing but violent lava lamp of love.” Expect light projections that “explode and molt … and reverbed funky machine gun beats.”

Other contributors include SFAI Board member Tom Loughlin (MFA 13) who is turning his bar over to SFAI students; experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala (MFA 97); the Bonanza team of Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams (MFA 13); and faculty member/conceptual artist Mads Lynnerup (BFA 01).

All bars and lounges will offer food and drink, with a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and all will offer art for sale, including the installation work itself in some cases.

An After Party will feature live music, as well as a silent disco.

About San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education in the arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

Holy Family Day Home Casino Night @ Julia Morgan Ballroom
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Holy Family Day Home Casino NightHoly Family Day Home Casino Night — Join us for a fun and important night of fundraising to benefit the children and families of Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco’s oldest preschool and family support service center. Funds raised will help us the continue to provide high-quality early childhood education and immediate family support services for working class families in the Bay Area. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served while you enjoy casino games, entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

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Ideation 2017: Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference @ Sheraton Universal Studios
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Ideation 2017: Premier Fashion Technology Software ConferenceIdeation 2017: The Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference presented by Gerber Technology — Join visionaries, disruptors, and leaders who are changing the world of Fashion, Apparel, Retail, Footwear, Home Furnishings, Automotive and Aerospace at the premier software conference dedicated to digital solutions.

Discover hundreds of ways to innovate, collaborate and accelerate your productivity and performance. Learn how leading organizations are meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace by maximizing their productivity and accelerating time to market.