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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
1:36 am - Synchronized Chaos Magazine invites visual and written submissions

Everyone in this community is invited to submit work to the literary/artistic/cultural/nature and travel writing/scientific webzine Synchronized Chaos. (http://www.synchchaos.com) This includes novel excerpts - we encourage novelists to provide some description of the project along with the excerpt and a link where the whole piece may be purchased. We also do book reviews for fiction and nonfiction.

Information on the zine and how to submit, from the Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20763137372&ref=mf :

We have four local Bay Area spinoff writers' and artists' groups, free and open to the public to drop by and share work for professional critique and marketing advice. Please email me at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net for info, the groups are selected weeknights twice a month in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, and Castro Valley.

The brainchild of some of my friends and colleagues, along with myself, the publication provides thoughtful art/cultural/literary/scientific/social commentary/essay material. Our title comes from the mathematical concept of chaos theory - the study of whether we can find order in systems which seem to be random at first glance, whether anything in nature can be proved to be truly random or whether some systems just seem that way because we don't know enough about the initial conditions. This is a social experiment and a fun way to stay coherent without limiting our contributors' creativity or having to turn away excellent work because it isn't a fit.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010
10:36 am - Free at the DeYoung, Friday April 2


The DeYoung Museum in partnership with Precita Eyes Mural Company presents:

Mission Muralismo - Whats So Funny? Mission Comix Styles

Type: Music/Arts - Performance
Date: Friday, April 2, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Location: de Young Museum
Street: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (Golden Gate Park)
City/Town: San Francisco, CA


Come watch Sirron Norris paint a mural live with the legendary Spain Rodriguez, Or participate in a collaborative community mural with them on April 2, 2010 at the deYoung. Sirron's participation in this event will be: "Hell in Playland". This will be located in the kimball gallery.

MISSION MURALISMO is a year-long series on Friday nights at the DeYoung that offers an enriching schedule of themed programs to celebrate the internationally recognized Mission District arts community. An exciting array of Mission artists, writers, performers and luminaries presenting talks and performances, will share their art, insights, musings, experiences and perspectives about the work that has put the Mission District on the global arts map.

For more information see their website:  www.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/day.asp


current mood: artistic

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Friday, July 24th, 2009
3:52 pm - Cool Neon Party


Cool Neon Soldering Party:

Friday, July 24th 6-9 PM

Come get hands-on experience soldering Cool Neon wire,

check out our newest products, and brainstorm with other Burning Man participants to create the glowing project of your dreams.

And more to be announced!

Our entire product line will be available for purchase and perusal.

Burning Man is always green, making our Cool Neon wire, and LED

Products not only the most beautiful choice for your safety, and decorative lighting,

but the most energy efficient too.

*** Always Free ***

1433 Mandela Parkway Oakland

Just up the street from the Crucible

(510) 547-5878 www.CoolNeon.com

current mood: creative

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
3:02 pm - Junkstock this Saturday!

 The Junkstock kick off party and event will be held on Saturday, July 25th from 11am - 5pm in Golden Gate Park, at Marx Meadow. Junkstock is an absolutely FREE, family friendly event. Adults and kids can learn how to make a kazoo, sing a song, and more!

We will feature an acoustic stage with some of the Bay Area’s premier performers encompassing the vision that instruments, composition and performance come from, sometimes, unexpected places. Here's the schedule:

Noon – Just Henry
12:30 – Reverend and Missus McCubbin
1:00 – The Goat Family
2:00 – Liquor Cake
2:30 – Drew Piston
3:00 – Aesthetic Cling
3:30 – 5 Cent Coffee
4:00 – Vagabondage
4:30 – One Man Banjo
5:00 - Jam

The day will include scheduled workshops—take things out of your recycle bin and make your own instruments or make household or hardware store items sing (or clank whatever the case may be)!

Amy Zing - Learn to play the musical SAW!
Chris Callahan - Spoons! Learn to play percussion with your utensils.
Bryn Tucker - Tin Pan Mandolin construction
Megan Tucker - Fun and Easy instruments and songs for Children
Steve Tucker - Making instruments from plumbing parts
Holly Callahan - The Cup game, poly rhythmic percussion for kids (& Adults!)
Wayne Hagen- Learn to play the Jug!
Spitshine from 5 Cent Coffee - Make a drumset out of household junk or make and play a DIDDLEY BO!
Doodles LaRue from 5 Cent Coffee - Make a kazoo & learn to play it like Louis Armstrong!
Kelly McCubbin, The Ukulele Apocalypse - Old Time songs for Ukulele & other instruments.
Steve Tucker - Primitive oboes and bagpipes made from sticks and hardware store bits, and reeds made from plastic cups, dental floss and other fun trash!

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Saturday, April 25th, 2009
3:37 pm - Free show - all ages - Tonight

Free event at DNA LOUNGE. Tonight

Eric Lewis will be performing from 5 - 7:30pm.
This is an all ages show!
375 11th st @ Harrison.

check out more info on the DNA website - www.dnalounge.com

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Friday, February 20th, 2009
9:34 pm - Swap! Not Shop! Clothing Exchange in West Oakland 2/28


Yes, we know that times are tough, but your wardrobe doesn't have to show it.
Start diggin' in your closets.....
Come out to Homeygrown's Biannual Clothing Exchange, SWAP! NOT SHOP!
Next Saturday, 2/28 from 4-9pm at Soundwave Studios in West Oakland.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
4:18 pm - Need report developer

Bank in Pleasanton, CA.
Must pass a 30-minute SQL test.
Must be willing to put up with me for a boss.
No sponsorship.
Details on request.

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
5:09 pm - Free Museum Admission for Two


Joint Member Day

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

South of Market region, San Francisco

Six cultural institutions are teaming up to offer their members reciprocal admission. All participating museums will be offering free admission to two people per membership. Please bring your membership cards when visiting participating institutions. For more information, contact (415) 581-3740 or members@asianart.org

Asian Art Museum

Cartoon Art Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Museum of the African Diaspora

San Francisco Camerawork

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

* Please note that the Asian Art Museum cannot guarantee admission into the special exhibition to reciprocal members.

current mood: artistic

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Monday, December 1st, 2008
9:43 am - Scrabble tonight!

Royal Ground Coffees on Polk (between Bonita and Vallejo, in Russian Hill) has a game night on Mondays starting at 7, I think. I was going to check it out tonight---any of you out there want to join me? I haven't gotten my Scrabble fix in ages*, and I'm fairly new to the city so I'm still trying to meet people.  I'll be the girl wearing the black cap, with curly hair and glasses.


x-posted on sanfrancisco and sfbayarea

*I'm a little obsessed. Has anyone seen "Word Wars--Tiles and Tribulations"? It's about the amazing people who compete in Scrabble tournaments. There's a book about the same people, "Word Freak" by Stefan Fatsis.

current mood: geeky

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Friday, November 14th, 2008
4:53 pm - FREE DeYoung Tonight


Tonight - 6:00pm - 8:45pm

The DeYoung Museum
in Golden Gate Park is open late and is
to all college students and faculty with ID.

Live Music
Artist Demonstrations
and of course ART!

For more information -  http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/day.asp?calendarid=4257&day=11%2F14%2F2008

current mood: artistic

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008
1:53 pm - Ancient Egypt Exhibition



Agatha Christie's Egypt:
Life on the Nile in the 1930's

Featuring Ancient Egyptian artifacts - including real mummies!

Admission is FREE  between 11 am and 4pm  Monday - Friday
(Not open Veteran's Day, or Thanksgiving week)

Only at the Museum of Ancient Civilizations at SF State University
Humanities Building - room 510;  at Font and Tapia

Open NOW through December 12th.

For more information or to reserve a group tour:
Please call: 415-405-0599  or email: museumst@sfsu.edu
or see our website:  www.sfsu.edu/~museumst

current mood: busy

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
5:51 am - Question

What is the cheapest bike shop that you know of?
I need brake pads and I am utterly poor right now...

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
12:28 pm

I posted about free coffee at starbucks yesterday, but there's a whole bunch of places giving away freebies to voters today, including Ben & Jerry's, Krispy Kreme, sex toys, mp3s, etc:



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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
5:04 pm - Free Starbucks coffee on Nov 4


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Friday, September 26th, 2008
12:01 pm - Free Family Art Day


October 19, a FREE day of exhibits, art activities and special family friendly performances at five cultural destinations in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood. In addition to regular gallery exhibits, the day will feature hands-on art-making activities and special family-friendly performances.

For more information, see the website:

current mood: artistic

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11:26 am - Origami Exhibit


Transforming Kami—The Art of ORIGAMI
Saturday, September 6 – Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Admission to all workshops and exhibits at the NJAHS Peace Gallery are FREE!

According to Curator Linda Mihara, “Origami is magical. Its appeal is worldwide and spans across the globe to include almost every major city. New origami clubs and conventions are planned and formed, and origami exhibits are taking place in more places than ever before.” The exhibit Transforming Kami showcases four key fields of origami as an art form: sculpture, realism, whimsy and fantasy. The exhibit brings forth the talents of current origami pioneers who can transform a simple sheet of paper into a beautiful origami sculpture.

Two of the key participating artists in Transforming Kami are Makoto Yamaguchi of Japan and Dr. Robert J. Lang of the US. Mr. Yamaguchi is the author of numerous Origami books and founder of Origami House in Japan. Dr. Lang is a laser physicist who has bridged Origami with math and science. Both are at the forefront of the current movement—to present Origami as a true art form. Also contributing are members of a newly formed group, Pacific Rim Origami, comprised of professional Origami artists and expert teachers of the art. Many of the models in this exhibit were designed and folded by it’s creators.

Other Transforming Kami Events in the NJAHS Gallery

NJAHS Peace Crane Ornament Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2008
1 – 5 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

Origami Workshop
Saturday, November 1, 2008
3 – 4 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

Panel Discussion by Guest Origami Artists
Sunday, November 2, 2008
2 – 5 pm

Mayor’s Tree of Hope Crane Workshop
Saturday, November 8, 2008
3 – 4 pm
Space limited—call ahead for reservations at 415.921.5007

For More Inforrmation, see the website

current mood: artistic

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
12:00 am - free digital magazine subscription !

There's Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times
Parenting, Blackbook, The Advocate, Mens Journal etc etc
(You can get one free one year subscription per person)

It's part of Zinio.com's read green initiative to get people to
move over from paper magazines to digital issues--

check it out:

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Friday, September 5th, 2008
10:22 pm - K'vetsch Queer Cabaret on Sunday


This Sunday is going to be extreme in the greatness department, so come look at it and listen toward it. It is K'vetsh! And all-gender all-oriented open mary held at Sadie's Flying Elephant. Full of film, performance art and more reading opportunities that you can shake a stick at. It's a rock and roll punk rock poet kinda party see you there!

Super exciting awesome performers and show info under the cut.

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Your features:

Math! math bass is a video and performance artist who lives and works in San Francisco. She makes work about imagined queer utopias and is invested in the continual rebuilding/inventing of feminist language and landscape. Her favorite thing to do with other artists is to collaborate!


Charlotte Gutierrez! Charlotte Gutierrez is a San Francisco based filmmaker who has screened her darkly hilarious films at film festivals all around the world. She was born and raised in the City by the Bay and is an avid Giants fan who has been creating stories and films since her childhood. She has been named as one of the nations emerging Latina filmmakers by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, worked on the Oscar nominated WEATHER UNDERGROUND, guest curated films for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and for Cine Accion's Festival Cine Latino, as well as had her acting talents featured in local independent films. Her seat in the directors chair was cemented however after a scarring stint as an extra in the Hollywood Blockbuster, HOWARD THE DUCK. Determined to create films that make people laugh while making them think, Charlotte's film credits include the short films Yardbird, About That Lesbian Puppet, Speak of the Devil, Victor, and CHICKEN: an untitled short. She is currently working on several narrative shorts and a feature film screenplay.

Hosted by Tara, and GUEST HOST Samara Halperin!!!! Kirk is writing on an island and will be back in October.

This Sunday, Sept 7th, 2008. 8:30 pm sign-ups, 9:00 show at Sadie's Flying Elephant, corner of Potrero and Mariposa in San Francisco. 21+. Please donate two to five dollars. We give it all to the features. For the open mic people: we would love to hear one piece of less than five minutes or five minutes of a longer piece. This tends to be about two double-spaced pages. Five haiku. One song, clear medleys with the management. We want to drink you in.

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Monday, September 1st, 2008
6:01 pm - Free - Crucible Open House


The Crucible:  Fall Open House

Saturday, September 6, 2008
12PM to 6PM

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FYI - the Crucible is just a 1 1/2 blocks from the West Oakland Bart station.

current mood: artistic

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Thursday, July 24th, 2008
3:55 pm - Indonesian Day 2008

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http://www.indonesiandaysf.com !

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