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08.20.14 - 10:02 am |
Joni Morris and her stellar band bring to life the music of Patsy Cline at the beautiful, century-old historic Empress Theatre in Vallejo for a night of legendary music in a majestic setting.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with 'Joni Morris' in the subject lline.
“It’s almost spooky how Joni Morris conjures up Country Western Legends…with tremendous style and fidelity!” – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, August 23
8:00pm; Ticket Price: $20
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo (707) 552-2400
08.13.14 - 8:52 am |
Morning Gloryville - Rave your way into the day! is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to challenge morning culture and start their day in style! We’re on a soul-shaking mission to turn clubbing upside down and transform mornings into something truly remarkable, and you’re invited!
Tickets are: $20
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
6:30 - 10:30 AM (PST)
Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with "Morning Glory" in the subject line.
08.06.14 - 4:06 pm |
This Saturday at Slim's! Dr. Rock & Latin Rock Inc. Present: Rick Stevens & Love Power - 2nd Year Anniversary
Saturday, August 9 doors 7pm/show 8pm
Tickets are $15 advance/ $20 door
Rick has been singing since the age of four, and started his professional singing career as a teenager. Rick's soulful vocals helped put the Bay Area band Tower of Power on the charts in the early 1970s, with such songs as Sparkling in the Sand and fan favorite You're Still a Young Man. After auditioning a number of great Bay Area musicians, the members of Rick's new band will include these excellent artists: Julius Melendez, trumpet; Manny Melchor, tenor sax; Tony Abena, bari sax; Gabriel Del Rosario, bass; Johnny De la Cruz, guitar; Ace Olfre, keys, and Amado Tuazon, drums. The inspiration for the name of the band... God is love and Rick came from the Tower of Power.
08.05.14 - 4:21 pm |
VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) - Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) is down on his luck in Las Vegas. The Grand Prix is just around the corner and his race car needs an engine! Lucky has to take a job as a casino waiter, and luckily, there's that redheaded bombshell Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret) to help him. And luckily, Lucky Johnson can SING! Highlights of the twelve musical numbers include a verbal duel between Elvis and Ann-Margret entitled "The Lady Loves Me", the essential rockabilly number "C’mon, Everybody", Ray Charles’ "What’d I Say", and the requisite ballad "If You Don’t Think I Need You". And, of course, you can’t forget the title song!<br><br>
Movie classics feature 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, Dec-O-Win raffle, and a live Wurlitzer organ serenade. Purchase advance tickets here and enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with "Viva Las Vegas" in the subject line. Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office on movie night.
Friday, August 15, 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. | $5
08.04.14 - 3:47 pm |
La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival on Saturday, August 16th, is a celebration of community, culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Where micro-entrepreneurs and informal food vendors cook next to James Beard Award winners and Michelin-starred chefs. Where every block is a barbacoa to bhelpuri to banh mi exploration of flavor (although probably not all at once), all on the same street, and all at the same price. Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, the festival showcases the best of the Bay Area’s local food entrepreneurs and restaurants. The event is hosted by La Cocina, a non-profit kitchen working to formalize food businesses for low-income and immigrant food entrepreneurs. Visit sfstreetfoodfest.com for more information and purchase a passport for extra drink tokens and savings on 8/16!
07.15.14 - 9:40 am |
With over 150 events, 70 films from 18 countries, and 8 world premieres, SFJFF34 is not to be missed this summer. If you’re 35 or younger -- get your pick of the entire Festival and enjoy one of the best deals in town: the 35&Under Pass for only $30!
The 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent Jewish film festival in the world, presents three weeks of award-winning films, food, music, and festival guests celebrating the very best of independent Jewish cinema.
That’s our shpiel. Now, would you go shlep down to SFJFF34 for some schmoozing and noshing, already?! And your Bubbe would like us to remind you that you might even meet a nice Jewish boy or girl! For more information, tickets and passes, visit sfjff.org. Try your luck and enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfmediaco.com with "SFJFF34" in the subject line.
07.14.14 - 3:44 pm |
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) - Based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards, this unforgettable gem of a romantic comedy stars the incomparable Audrey Hepburn at the height of her beauty and talent. Hepburn is mesmerizing as Holly Golightly, a Manhattan party girl who doesn't quite grasp when parties end and reality begins. Sharing Holly's lifestyle is handsome young writer Paul Varjack (George Peppard). No matter what scrape Holly manages to get into, Paul is always there to pick up the pieces. But Paul is trying to make something of himself and Holly is trying to create something of herself. Will Holly realize that there's more to life than being kept in a style to which she's become accustomed? Will Paul ever convince Holly that he deserves more from her than "brotherly" love? Micky Rooney as Holly's Japanese landlord, O.J. Berman as Holly's Hollywood agent, Patricia Neal as Paul's patron, and Buddy Epsen as Holly's ex-husband round out a perfect cast delivering peak performances. Henri Mancini's musical score and the song "Moon River" sung by Audrey Hepburn earned Oscars.
Movie classics feature 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, Dec-O-Win raffle, and a live Wurlitzer organ serenade. Purchase advance tickets here or enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfmediaco.com with "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in the subject line. Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office on movie night.
Friday, July 25, 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. | $5
07.11.14 - 3:58 pm |
Vallejo's Historic Empress Theatre presents a night of comedy with Chicago-based veteran comedian Rocky LaPorte. Rocky has starred in his own Comedy Central special, and is currently a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Rocky is joined by Myles Weber (1st place in the Bay Area All-Star Comedy Competition and 2nd in the Best Of The Bay Comedy Competition) and host G King, also of the Bay Area. To win tickets, email email@example.com with the subject line "Rocky LaPorte."
Friday, July 18 at 8pm @ Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo
07.03.14 - 1:54 pm |
THE GOONIES (1985) - Precocious, misfit kids discover a pirate map and begin a heart-pounding adventure to find treasure.
On the wrong side of the tracks in a seaside town, a land developer prepares to tear down a block of houses in order to build a golf course. A band of neighborhood kids, who call themselves the Goonies, are about to see an end to their adventures together. Facing eviction from their homes, the Goonies find an old Spanish map and go on the trail of a lost pirate treasure. This is Stephen Spielberg's homage to classic children's adventure films - but the Goonies are real kids: vulgar, insensitive, profane, cunning, and combative. Director Richard Donner hurls plot twists, thrills, laughs, stunts, and special effects across the screen at breakneck speed, and the cast of precocious child actors (Sean Astin, Martha Plimpton, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, and Anne Ramsey) is unforgettable.
Movie classics feature 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, Dec-O-Win raffle, and a live Wurlitzer organ serenade. Purchase advance tickets here and enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with "The Goonies" in the subject line. Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office on movie night.
Friday, July 11, 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. | $5
06.23.14 - 3:13 pm |
San Francisco event collective Hard French to celebrate Pride with two stages, one block party and six clubs in six hours!
Hard French, San Francisco’s award winning soul music event, is bringing their annual Pride Party, Hard French Hearts Los Homos, to the streets of downtown San Francisco! After three sold out Pride Events in previous years, they are excited to bring their party to the heart of San Francisco Pride celebrations and host an eight hour danceparty inside Mezzanine and outside on the adjoining Stevenson Alley. Hard French is known for an out of this world dance party experience, and they will keep their attendees on their feet once again with a combination of their classic all vinyl soul and live performances by some of the hottest bands, performers and DJs out right now.
Headlining the Mezzanine Main Stage will be some of Hard French’s favorite live artists including Brooklyn’s Midnight Magic, LA’s Hi Fashion and San Francisco’s SaturnRising. The stage will be hosted by Persia and Daddies Plastik. In addition to live performances, Daddies Plastik will oversee the return of 6 parties in 6 hours featuring DJs from popular local parties like Go Bang!, Mango, Bearracuda, Esta Noche, Club Fist and a surprise club TBA.
Outside, the Block Party Stage will be headlined by the sweet all-vinyl soul sounds of DJs Brown Amy & Carnita with smoking hot dance moves from the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes. They will be joined by 60’s soul spinstress extraordinaire, DJ Beyonda who will be brining some of her rarest 45s up from Los Angeles for your dancing pleasure.
Hard French Hearts Los Homos will be a partial benefit for the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco.
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