Ken Fulk, named the “Puller of Strings” by the New York Times and half of a “Power Couple” with Denise Hale, by San Francisco magazine, added a premiere Halloween party to his repertoire in 2012. Revamping the Strand, a benefit for American Conservatory Theater (“A.C.T.”), was held in and around Fulk’s studio, retail and office space in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, on October 27th. Ken Fulk is an interior designer and event producer whose parties and design work attract the Silicon Valley elite, the San Francisco social, gays, straights, artists and billionaires.
For Revamping the Strand, guests were invited to celebrate Hollywood’s horror classics at a costumed gala dinner, street party and concert with Stevie Nicks. 150 supporters who paid from $2,500 – $5,000 were served a four-course dinner by celebrity chefs Gary Danko, Tyler Florence, Nancy Oakes and Jennifer Puccio; an additional 200 paid $500 each to attend the post-dinner concert by Stevie Nicks. Approximately $250,000 was raised to renovate the historic Strand Theatre on Market Street, purchased by A.C.T. in February 2012.