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SF Art Commision Grants
Organizational Project Grants
Deadline: January 28, 2005
Grants of up to $15,000 to arts organizations for the support of art projects
whose presentation benefits or interests the community at large or specific
segments of the San Francisco community. All art forms will be considered.
Projects must take place in San Francisco and be accessible to the public.
Some organizations may qualify for support for two years.




                                                                                Dance Brigade and KUNST-STOFF
                                                                                present:
                                                                                New Media at Dance Mission Theater
                                                                                Curated by Yannis Adoniou
                                                                                Produced by Dance Brigade
                                                                                Dance Brigade and KUNST-STOFF present four evening programs of multimedia dance, video, slides, and
                                                                                films that explore the intersection of dance, performance and technology in this era of new and emerging
                                                                                techniques for creating multidisciplinary performance art.
                                                                                New media is a broad term that refers to emerging digital, computer and information technologies
                                                                                that are creating radical new forms of culture and society and which are playing a large role in cultural
                                                                                transformation. In the field of dance creation and presentation, media technologies are significantly
                                                                                altering the communication environment in which choreographer, performer and audience interact.
                                                                                The impact of new media technologies on society is bleeding over into how performances are conceived
                                                                                and constructed. In this environment, dance, theater and the other performing arts are re-inventing and
    XENODROME HOSTS ECLECTIC                                                    redefining themselves in order to stay relevant and dynamic.
                                                                                Each evening will have performances in both the theater and in a gallery installation, allowing the

    BENEFIT FOR LEA BENDER’S                                                    audience to interact with the dances in different environments.
                                                                                Featured Companies, Main Stage: Nature Theater of Oklahoma, The Foundry, KUNST-STOFF, RaptSara,
                                                                                Shelton Mann/Contraband, Anima Mundi Films, Gallery Installation:Talal Al Muhana/Frankfurt, GermanyGreta
    “SECOND SIGHT”                                                              Jorgensen, San FranciscoAnthie Domi, Greece/San FranciscoYannis Leontaris / Prosxima-Videodance 2004,
                                                                                GreeceKevin Cottam, BelgiumPAA/Tomi Paasonen, GermanyEric Kupers/Dandelion Dancetheater, San
                                                                                Francisco Internet: Evann Siebens NYC. Featuring: The FoundryImprint , KUNST-STOFF, Anima Mundi, Talal
    On December 10th, 2004, Xenodrome, the theater/gallery                      Al, Muhana, Evann Siebens
    space on Potrero Avenue operated by the Xeno performance                    December 2-5, 2004
    group, will present “The Second Sight Benefit.” A jam-packed                 Dance Mission Theater
    evening of visual art, live music, aerial & fire dance, and cabaret          3316 24th Street
    performances to raise funds and awareness for the completion
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Mission Arts Foundation which is a nonprofit         the Arts will review the agency’s funding     working for themselves and making a          the Mission is going online. Our goal is to keep
organization dedicated to helping the artists       guidelines and criteria as well as the        living by their own hands.                   you informed about what is going on and bring as
and art organizations of the greater Mission        application form itself and the review        Enterprising artists, art-minded San         much up to date info as we can. We have changed
District. It is distributed free of charge during   process.                                      Franciscans and visitors from around         the format of the calendar so that it will be more
the first week of the month.                         If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to       the globe benefit from the voter-             reader and web friendly. We hope to update
                                                    Khan Wong at 415.554.6710 or khan.            mandated program. “Street Artists Day”       the calendar weekly so you can find those last
The Online version can be found at:                 wong@sfgov.org                                was declared by a mayoral proclamation       minute happenings that didn’t make the monthly
                                                                                                  on November 1, 1991 and by Board of          paper edition. Also you can read the more in
www.MissionArts.org                                 Since its inception in 1961, Grants for       Supervisors declaration on September         depth coverage of the events happening here and
                                                    the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund         20, 1997.                                    interesting articles about art. If you like the paper
Mission Arts Monthly encourages writers,            (GFTA) has distributed over $145 million      Today, excellent wares—from amber            and can’t find a copy you can get most of the info
artists, arts organizations, galleries, theaters,   to hundreds of nonprofit cultural              earrings to wood sculptures—delight          online. Let us know how we are doing and what
cartoonists and anyone else to submit               organizations in San Francisco. This          shoppers in the city’s most frequented       you like and don’t like about the paper.
articles, photos, letters and press releases for    economic investment in the activities         sections, including Fisherman’s Wharf,
inclusion in the paper by e-mail to:                of diverse arts and promotional groups        Downtown, and Union Square. Almost           Geoff Wolfe
articles@missionarts.org                            enhances our City’s attractiveness to         400 craftspeople selling their own work      editor@missionarts.org
All submissions for publication must be by          visitors and provides employment and          join in an unparalleled city program
e-mail, accompanied by your name, address           enrichment to the City’s residents.           that champions their efforts as




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and phone number and may be edited for              Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel       businesspeople and as artists.
clarity and length.                                 Tax Fund revenue derives from a small         Store owners and street artists build a
                                                    portion of the 14% room tax levied on         community by sharing San Francisco’s
EDITOR                                              local hotel and motel bills.                  streets—and its rich commerce. And San
Geoff Wolfe                                         Established through a combination of          Francisco’s reputation as a mecca for art
editor@missionarts.org                              City and State legislation, and approved      and culture grows beyond the interiors
                                                    by the City’s Board of Supervisors, GFTA      of its celebrated galleries and museums
MUSIC EDITOR                                        has evolved into a national model of arts     to include its streets.
Lil Mike                                            funding. It has a policy of supporting
                                                    an arts organization’s general operating
                                                                                                  Before a committee appointed by the
                                                                                                  Mayor, artists and craftspeople must
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                                                    of years a group can continue to receive
                                                                                                  demonstrate that they create and sell
                                                                                                  their work unaided. In return, they
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 As                                                                                        Eat Paint,
           of this month, we are initiating an opinion piece on the art of visual                                                                                swear to Jesus, for hours. I sit in silence, I sit with the music
                                                                                                                                                                 going. And because of it I now know that the dude that
           storytelling. The intent of the column is to present a philosophical
                                                                                                                                                                 lives in one of the rooms in the house directly across from
           analysis of art and its role in creating narrative structures. The range of                                                                           ours, lies to his friends about having sex with German girls,


                                                                                           Sh#t Art:
topics covered will include everything from street art to digital art. For example,                                                                              and which mp3’s will play next even while the goddamned
some of the upcoming pieces will discuss comic art, graphic novels, digital                                                                                      player is on shuffle. But I digress, it’s not that I can’t paint.
storytelling, narrative paintings/drawings/sculptures, and more.                                                                                                 It’s that I haven’t been able to for the past 2 months.
 Please send column ideas, criticisms, suggestions, and kudos to                                                                                                                My latest piece, “the green one” (title in
Leena@missionarts.org. We’d love to feature art that makes political or social                                                                                   progress) got about 80% done within the first 3 days of
                                                                                                                                                                 my working on it when it caught a snag, perspective. See
commentary and/or tries to challenge/change the status quo.
                                                                                                                                                                 the artist trick on perspective, depending on the severity of
                                                                                           A Tale of Artistic Constipation                                       realism involved, is that you choose a point of focus on the
                                                                                                                                                                 horizon then make sure everything within the frame of the
                                                                                           i.e. Artists Block                                                    picture is an extension of that point. Now as complicated




The
                                                                                                                                                                 as that sounds, it’s as complicated to do. Especially with
                                                                                                                                                                 what the trick comes in most handy with, buildings. Had I

                                                                                           By: Ali Salamin                                                       played the painting smart I could have pulled in for a tight
                                                                                                                                                                 shot, eliminating the need for this Vietnam of a piece, by
                                                                                                                                                                 avoiding the dreaded horizon. Stupid. (You can’t see it but I
                                                                                                           So I’m sitting here in my 550 dollar a month          just pointed at myself.) Now the smart ass artists among you
                                                                                           Western Addition room that’s been converted into an art               who might be thinking “Well why don’t you just use a pencil




Walls
                                              ������                                       studio by my hucking out my twin mattress then stuffing
                                                                                           in a single bed into the walk-in closet… and a lot of things
                                                                                                                                                                 and a ruler to line up everything with the point of focus?”
                                                                                                                                                                             can hold that thought cause I’m using gouache in

                                              ����������                                   are going through my head. I
                                                                                           wanna keep pretending that I’m
                                                                                           an artist. That’s my mission
                                                                                                                                                                                  varying shades of green with a barely visible
                                                                                                                                                                                   shade as the main coat. It’s practically white.
                                                                                                                                                                                   So it’s no go. No go with pencil, but not
                                                                                           statement. So at least once a                                                           impossible just really frustrating, tedious,
                                                                                           week I do something that could
                                               ���������������                             loosely be defined as actual
                                                                                                                                                                                   annoying, and a general waste of life.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Which brings me to my main
  Until I started living near The Mission,                                                 art. But the God honest truth is                                                        distraction, life. Yes, life. Life itself. I’m 23
the murals of San Francisco were just another peripheral characteristic of this            that it’s been maybe 2 months                                                           years old, man. I’ll be 24 in a month. And
                                                                                           since I’ve shown determination,                                                         what do I have to show for it? A bed…in a
beautiful city. I knew they existed; I knew they were historical. But I had very little
                                                                                           or been in the groove of a real                                                         closet. No joke, there are actual girls that
appreciation for them. Sure, I had noticed them and had even made plans to go              artist.                                                                                                      like, like me. I see them
on a Mural Walk someday. On occasions, I even took photographs of a particularly           And you could                                                                                                     on a daily basis, but
striking mural. They hadn’t, however, been successful in competing for my                  rephrase the point                                                                                                  instead of doing
attention against all the art museums in this city.                                        of that last line a                                                                                                   anything about it or
  My attitude changed when I was looking for an ideal place to shoot a scene for           hundred different                                                                                                      thinking about what
a film. I wanted the location to be outdoors, near Valencia Street and someplace            ways, using just                                                                                                        could be between
                                                                                           as apt words                                                                                                            us, I think about
quiet to minimize the sound being picked up by the film microphone. Thus,
                                                                                           like inspiration,                                                                                                       how unproductive
I walked around on Valencia scouting for the perfect location. It wasn’t easy              motivation,                                                                                                             I’ve been and try
because, from the overly sensitive microphone’s point of view, every location was          continuity, blah                                                                                                        and figure out what
extremely noisy.                                                                           blah blah, the                                                                                                         to do about “the
  As I passed by the Elbo Room, I noticed the alley next to the nightclub. The alley       point still is, in                                                                                                    green one”. Only
was off Valencia, very colorful, and relatively quiet. The only negative aspect was        the past 2 months                                                                                                    to end up thinking
that it was a bit dirty. That, however, was something I could handle in the filming.        I’ve had none                                                                                                      about them while
                                                                                           of the essential                                                                                                 trying to work on the
  The three minute scene that we filmed in that alley took us an entire day and
                                                                                           elements that make                                                                                             f#@%ing painting. I’m
gave us a chance to become quite familiar with the murals in Clarion Alley. As the         up art. Nothing but              the skill. I know how to paint                                             caught somewhere between
director of the film and as someone who had to be the most aware of the location            people like they look. I know how to paint scenery like it            moving forward and standing still but it feels like I’m going
logistics, I walked away with a new respect for not just the aesthetic and technical       looks. I know how to tweak sh#t so that it looks somewhere            backwards.
appreciation of the artwork                                                                between photo-realistic, realistic, surrealistic, cartoony, and                      And somehow, it always seems to coincide.
but also an excitement for the
power of art to make political
                                        “I felt that I had been                            downright abstract. And that’s just painting. I can do it all.
                                                                                           But for the life of me I can’t stay in the thick of it. I can’t eat
                                                                                                                                                                 The two I mean. It’s not just that my art has hit the old give
                                                                                                                                                                 up or go, it’s that my life has. Is the one endemic of the
statements.                               cheated out of the                               paint sh#t art.
                                                                                                           I can’t express passion and feeling and thought
                                                                                                                                                                 other? I dunno. But if I don’t sink this it’s gonna sink me.
                                                                                                                                                                 And logically I know what to do. And logically I should do
  At the time I had no idea that
this alley near 17th Street and       excitement that political                            through a medium that includes mixing and re-mixing tiny
                                                                                           little bird-dropping sized globs of colors in order to use
                                                                                                                                                                 just that. But then maybe the same stuff that keeps me from
                                                                                                                                                                 opening the flood gates of what’s inside of me for the sake of
between Valencia and Mission
was actually quite famous. The             art can generate.”                              about 4 molecules of which to tint the left iris of a cat. I
                                                                                           can’t express frustration and anxiety with a brush made out
                                                                                                                                                                 a lousy painting, is the same stuff that stops me from living.
                                                                                                                                                                 And maybe my excuses as to what’s causing this inability
murals that are painted are                                                                of f#@!ing mink fur. I can’t but I try, and I sit there, man I        to just f#%!ing paint, no better excuse my inability to just
proposed to a committee,                                                                                                                                         f#@%ing live.
approved, and planned in
detailed sketches and paintings. After approval and completion of the work, a
block party is organized to celebrate the piece. The practice of painting the walls
of Clarion Alley started in 1992.
  Now hooked on the murals, I wanted to find out more. So, I signed up for a mural
tour with Precita Eyes, which offers several tours of the murals every week. The
tour started with a slides presentation of the murals of San Francisco. This is
where I learned that a mural is “anything” painted on a wall. This was contrary to
my understanding that a mural adhered to a specific style and political agenda.
  I also learned that most murals in San Francisco are narratives of Latin American
politics or culture and many of them can be found in walls and alleys in The
Mission. One of slides featured Diego Rivera’s self portrait where he’s shown
working on a mural. I recalled seeing this mural at a tour of the San Francisco Art
Institute that I had attended as part of an Art History class.
  After the slide presentation, we walked down Balmy Alley where we feasted on
a visual spread of colors and passions. One mural depicted political struggles of
women in Latin American and other developing nations; another one captured
the shadows of peoples’ lives in wartime El Salvador. Most of the murals displayed
messages of political or religious significance. There were some, however, that
                                                                were painted for pure
                                                                aesthetic pleasure.
                                                                 We moved on to
                                                                view other murals
                                                                in the surrounding
                                                                area, including one at
                                                                the end of the tour,
                                                                which was painted
                                                                in monotonic blue
                                                                with sprinkles of red.
                                                                There were several
                                                                political scenes in this
                                                                mural including one
                                                                that depicted how
                                                                Bechtel Corporation
                                                                of San Francisco
                                                                overcharges people in
                                                                developing countries
                                                                for water that belongs
                                                                to the people but has
                                                                been quarantined by
                                                                Bechtel.
  At the end of the tour, I was feeling a multitude of mixed emotions. As a painter,
I felt that a new world of possibilities had opened up to me. Yet, I felt frustrated
with my own work, which now appeared stale in comparison to the passion
expressed in the murals. As an art connoisseur who had learned about visual art
on a self-taught three-week long visit to Paris and follow-up visits to the South
of France, I felt that I had limited myself by placing myself on a Chagall/Dali/
Magritte continuum that had become a staple and a reference point of judging
all paintings. As a card carrying member of the SFMoMA and several of the art
museums in San Francisco, I felt that I had been cheated out of the excitement
that political art can generate. Even the Diego Rivera pieces I had seen at SFMoMA
and the Frieda Kahlo pieces I had seen everywhere had not had the impact on my
heart as the wall art easily accessible all around San Francisco.
  Why?
  It was only after journaling my thoughts about the experience and sharing those
thoughts with other people that the reason for the murals’ appeal became clear to
me. In the past, the intellectual and playful contents of paintings had resonated
with me. The murals, however, reached far deeper by resonating with my
intellectual and political needs. They also validated my quest for finding meaning
in art, a meaning beyond aesthetic pleasure and intellectual masturbation.
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Complex Ion                                                                 The Art Explosion
                                                                            Studios @ Mission

Hyper Mechanism                                                             Arts Gallery
                                                                            “Sneak Peek” show
                                                                            Dec 11th
Thru December 18 @ The Lab
                                                                            Here’s a chance to pick up some
                                                                            last minute Christmas gifts! The Art
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM
                                                                            Explosion Studios is having a “Sneak
Closed for Thanksgiving November 25-26                                      Peek” at the art being created in the
                                                                            studios. The Art Explosion is home to
Since 2001, Joyce Hsu, Liz Miller, Chris                                    over 200 local artists. This is a chance to
Novak, Chen Ju Pan and Inam Yong have                                       view high quality original art where it
collaborated as the collective Complex                                      is made. If you missed our open studios
Ion. A complex ion is made up of a                                          show this is a chance to see some great
metallic atom or ion as well as electron-                                   art in a gallery setting. If you did catch
                                                                            the open studios show you know that
donating molecules. Much like its scientific
                                                                            this is a unique opportunity to view and
counterpart, the Complex Ion artists                                        purchase high quality original art. The
work separately toward the united goal
of re-examining the current state of
                                                                            show will take place at two locations at
                                                                            the same time just a few blocks from                   “The Dream of a
our world through the investigations                                        each other. The Mission Arts Gallery will
inherent in their artistic process. In                                      host the show at 744 Alabama St @ 19th
                                                                            St. The Art Explosion Studios will host
                                                                                                                                   Ridiculous Man”
Hyper Mechanism, they seek to examine
the emotional and scientific patterns                                        the show at 2425 17th St @ Potrero. Both               Solo show of new paintings by DAve (aka
                                                                            locations will have exceptional art on                 Dave Warnke)
evidenced in the heightened response to
                                                                            display. Don’t miss this chance to add to              December 2 thru December 5, 2004
a given stimuli, such as the human self-                                    your Mission arts collection! This show                Dave is known for his street art and
defense mechanism. These patterns, or involuntary responses, represent      will repeat on the Second Saturday of                  posters that have made the Mission
common threads that run through the exhibition. As five artists among        each month. Come to the studio to get                  more lively if only temporarily. Now you
billions, they are constantly responding to both external stimuli and       the art.                                               can view some of Dave’s art in a gallery
internal conflicts, despite their diverse cultural and social backgrounds.   Saturday, Dec 11th 2004 2:00 – 5:00 pm                 setting and you don’t have to try and
Hyper Mechanism proposes a reinterpretation of art and its relationship     AND January 8th, 2005 2:00 – 5:00 pm                   peal the posters off street to get one.
with the gallery: the artists use the exhibition venue as a metaphorical    2 Locations!                                           Don’t miss this chance to see and buy
                                                                            744 Alabama St (at 19th) and 2425 17th St              some art from a Mission arts icon!
showcase for their reactions, and the art making process as a way of
                                                                            (at Potrero)                                           Opening Reception Saturday,
responding to those reactions. Ironically, the struggle and process
                                                                                                                                   December 4, 12 noon - 5pm
of capturing those reactions may still be inadequately represented,                                                                66balmy gallery, 591 guerrero street
especially where the intricate link between themselves and the world is                                                            @18th Street 415-522-0502
concerned.




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                                                                                                               decosta Location: The Make Out Room,
                                                                                                               3225 22nd. St. between Mission and
                                                                                                               Valencia: $3 to $5 sliding scale

                                                                                                               Thirteen Artists to Exhibit
                                                                                                               at New Langton Arts
                                                                                                                                                                 EXPLOSION
                                                                                                               Theater
                                                                                                                                                                 STUDIOS
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                                                                                                               Thirteen young artists working in diverse
                                                                                                               media will be having a one-night exhibition in

Muralist Juana Montoya
                                                                                                               the downstairs theater space at New Langton
                                                                                                               Arts (1246 Folsom Street). The artists are:
                                                                                                               Katie Davis, Xan DeVoss, Ramon Garcia, Donna
                                                                                                               Han, Kira Inglis, Gretchen Kimball, Christina
By Michael Martzke                                                                                             Limata, Leanne Miller, Cole Montelongo,




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                                                                                                               Tila Rodriguez-Past, Lynn Scott, Garth
Mission Arts Monthly would like to congratulate Latina muralist Juana Alicia Montoya on her
                                                                                                               Thompson-Vieira and Jessica Yoo. There will
recently completed “La Llorna’s Sacred Waters” mural project viewable by all passerby at 24th &
                                                                                                               be a reception for the artists on Wednesday,
York. If you haven’t heard of her, you’ve likely seen her work in the neighborhood and as far
                                                                                                               December 15 from 7-9 PM. This event is
away as SFO Airport or even Pennsylvania. She is one of the most respected & prolific muralists
                                                                                                               being produced by the San Francisco Art
in the Bay Area, and aside from her familiar work around the Mission, her collaborations and
                                                                                                               Institute and presented at New Langton Arts
solo creations are coming soon to UC Parnassus and the exterior of a planned 80-unit senior
residential facility in Berkeley. Juana Alicia was one of the 7 artists who helped conceive the
“Maestrapeace” that was eventually completed by 100’s of volunteers on the Women’s Building
                                                                                                               Epic
                                                                                                                                                                  A Gallery Show In The Studios
on 18th. Other high profile works include the Mime Troupe building on Treat Ave, Caesar Chavez
School’s “Si Se Puede” mural done with Susan Cervantes of Precita Eyes and “Ceasefire” the jaw                  Southern Exposure’s 14th Annual
droppingly beautiful anti-war piece at 21st & Mission.
                                                                                                               Juried Exhibition
The “La Llorna” project, her latest project which was which was finished over the summer,
replaced her first mural, 1983’s “Las Lechugueras,” ( the Lady Lettuce Workers). The original was a             Thru December 16                                    The Art Explosion is home to
mural that depicted California’s female farm workers and their struggles. The themes captured                  Southern Exposure announces Epic, the 14th          almost 200 talented artists.
                                                                                                               Annual entry-fee free juried exhibition of
their strength, beauty and resilience in the face of ongoing UFW labor issues & pesticide
                                                                                                               Northern California art. The annual juried
                                                                                                                                                                   Sneak Peak gives the art buyer
poisoning. The mural was a colorful blast visible on the side of a building for 20 years at the
corner of 24th & York.                                                                                         exhibition has become the premiere showcase         a chance to see and buy
                                                                                                               of cutting-edge contemporary artwork                original art where it is made.
Ironically the catalyst for the new project was the forces of water itself, when the wall that                 by promising local talent. Unlike many
“Las Lechugueras” was painted on was slated to be torn down due to water damage. With                          competitions that charge a submission fee,
fiscal sponsorship from The San Francisco Women’s Center and 24th street’s Galería de la Raza,
and support from an array of sources including UC Berkeley’s Las Trenzas Latina Student
                                                                                                               Southern Exposure’s juried exhibition does
                                                                                                               not require artists to pay to enter their work.
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Alumnae Organization, and funding from The Potrero Nuevo Fund, SF Mayor’s Neighborhood                         The exhibition is open to any artist living in     ��������������������
Beautification Fund, and private donors like the Greppi and Leone families, the artist was able
to start a new project. Using simple, but rich tones and expressive style with much detail, it
                                                                                                               Northern California north of King City and
                                                                                                               south of the Oregon border. Over 700 artworks      �����������������
depicts the tragic tale of La Llorna amidst broader themes of women, water, spirituality and
globalization.
                                                                                                               are hand-delivered to the gallery for jurying,
                                                                                                               attesting to the extreme popularity of the
                                                                                                                                                                 2425 17th Street @ Potrero
                                                                                                               show. For many of the artists selected, this is   744 Alabama St @ 19th-20th
Juana Alicia pays powerful tribute to the natural world, and deities and beliefs of indigenous
spirituality. The deep blues & red’s of the piece are augmented by mythical characters like
                                                                                                               their first major exhibition and an important       www.theartexplosion.com
                                                                                                               step in advancing their career.
Chalchiuhtlicue, the goddess of lakes and streams and Oshun. Juana Alicia, interweaves her own
political beliefs into the legendary La Llorna tale and mentions as her inspiration the heroic
Bolivians in Cochabamba who have fought to keep Bechtel from buying the water rights in
their country. We see the many mourning women in black who have protested the murders of
women working and dissappearing in the shadows of the máquiladoras of Juarez. Aside from
the many weeping women, and female faces in the work, we can see the black helicopters of
corporate militarized forces and barbed wire of border crossings and detainment centers. Her
work is as colorful, unique and stirring as the lives of the people she depicts, and her talents as
an artist and visual storyteller truly have made a memorable impact on the Mission.




Mission Grafica
Under the direction of Juan Fuentes, Mision Grafíca offers poster and printmaking services to the
community along with offering classes in silkscreen, etching and monoprint.
Mission Grafica provides some basic screenprinting services for individuals, community
organizations and schools. Special workshops for groups are available call Mission Grafica for
more information. We can design and print both posters and T-Shirts of a limited quantity for
your special projects. Call us for an estimate or advice on your next printing project.
Mission Grafica can clean,coat and expose your screens. Cost : $5.00 to $10.00 per screen, you
must provide film positives. Artists are provided work space to print individual projects. A fee
of $5.00 per hour or 6 hours for $20.00 will be charged. Artists must provide their own materials.
A limit of 30 fine arts print with one print for the Mission Grafica archives, color is unlimited. No
commercial work will be permitted for either prints or posters, special consideration will only be
made for those projects that are community based, Mission Grafica or the director of the center
will determine this if questions arise. The use of the exposure unit only is $2.00 per screen and
the cleaning unit is $1.00 per screen. You must provide your own reclaiming solutions. Artists are
responsible for any broken or damaged materials.
Poster / Prints Archival Project
We would also like to announce the long-anticipated archiving of the collection of posters and
prints at Mision Grafica. This collection, which spans more than twenty years, chronicles the
Latino and Chicano arts movement of San Francisco and the Bay Area. If you have interest in
participating in this project or have work which is pertinent to this archive, we encourage you to
contact us at 415-821-1155. For more information on MG’s services, please contact Juan Fuentes
at 415-643-2786.

                                             Better Living Thru Chemistry:
                                             2nd Dose @ The Drug Store,
                                             Vintage Decor
                                             A Group Show with Paintings by
                                             Owen Derners, Ivy Jacobson, Kevin Pincus
                                             Peter Sorensen December 10, 2004 to January 12, 2005
                                             The Drug Store, Vintage Decor
                                             3149 Mission Street@Precita Avenue is a collective of nine
                                             dealers specializing in vintage home decor, furniture,
                                             collectibles, decorative arts, ephemera, clothing, linens, and
                                             jewelry at affordable prices Regular business hours are 12PM to
                                             7PM everyday (415) 282-0544
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                                                                      Barbie Doll Burial
                   �                                                  By Leena Prasad
                                                                      At the end of ‘Cabaret
                                                                      Pre-Hispanico,’ half the




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                                                                      audience stood up to
                                                                      give the performers a
                                                                      standing ovation. The
                                                                      other half strained to
                                                                      look over and between




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                                                                      the standing crowds to
                                                                      watch the response of
                                                                      Jesusa Rodriguez and
                                                                      Liliana Felipe. Rodriguez
                                                                      and Liliana rewarded the




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                                                                      encore with a continued
                                                                      performance in this two
                                                                      day limited engagement,
                                                                      packed-house show at
                                                                      Brava! For Women in the




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                                                                      Arts.
                                                                      Rodriguez opened the
                                                                      show as a unibrow, fully
                                                                      mustachioed, pot-bellied,
                                                                      Frida Khalo in a wheelchair.
                                                                      With this character, she




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                                                                      addressed the current
                                                                      post-election depression in
                                                                      San Francisco by suggesting
                                                                      ways in which Mexico could
                                                                      infiltrate the U.S. and take




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                                                                      over and save the country
                                                                      from itself. Her suggestion
                                                                      involved airbrushing poor
                                                                      underfed and bug-eyed
                                                                      Mexicans to a shade of
                                                                      green so that they’d be
                                                                      mistaken for being aliens
                                                                      and used to distract the US
                                                                      army. Frida continued on
                                                                      to other topics, including
                                                                      a ceremonial murder and
                                                                      burial of a Barbie Doll to
                                                                      symbolize the killing of


SUN & MOON
                                                                      American Consumerism.
                                                                      Later on, under the guise
                                                                      of different characters and
                                                                      with the use of Muppets,

ENSEMBLE presents                                                     Rodriguez replayed
                                                                      the specter of the Iraqi
                                                                      prisoners’ abuse scandal,


LONGING FOR LIGHT
                                                                      denounced the war,
                                                                      invoked George Bush’s
                                                                      name and addressed
                                                                      several current political
                                                                      issues.
A theatre performance with drama, dance, humor, giant puppets,        Rodriguez, a talented actress and dancer, presented her political beliefs within
masks, and live music creates an atmosphere of intensity and          the context of Aztec statues and symbolism. Among the symbols invoked were La
pure magic.                                                           Nueva Conchera in Aztex finery, aviator shades, and cell phone borrowed from an
                                                                      audience member who had left her phone on during the show.
                                                                      Felipe supported Rodriguez’s performance with her piano and vocal talents.
                                                 Sun & Moon           Although parts of the show were lost on the non-Spanish speaking audience, a large
                                                 Ensemble’s new       screen behind the stage displayed English translation of most, albeit not all, of the
                                                 production,          spoken words. Lilians spoke and sang only in Spanish; Rodriguez spoke mostly in
                                                 Longing for Light,   English but reverted to Spanish towards the end of the show.
                                                                      The screen used for language translation was also used to punctuate the show with
                                                 weaves together      a variety of experimental and narrative films ranging from droplets of blood to
                                                 drama, dance,        invoke the price of war to green skinned aliens lounging around on earth.
                                                 humor, giant         This multi-media political cabaret was not only unique and original but managed
                                                 puppets, masks,      to elicit a steady dosage of laughter from its Spanish-speaking and non Spanish-
                                                                      speaking audience.
                                                 shadow play,
                                                 and live music
                                                 in an original
                                                 piece inspired
                                                 by creation tales
                                                 from around the
                                                 globe. Audiences
                                                 familiar with
                                                 Sun & Moon
                                                 Ensemble’s
                                                 renowned
                                                 outdoor
                                                 performances in
                                                 San Francisco’s
                                                 Yerba Buena
                                                 Gardens will
                                                 be pleased to        Open Process Series
                                                 experience many
                                                 new creative         @ Intersection For the Arts
developments in this unique production, which is geared towards       Stairway to Heaven by Jessica Hagedorn
an adult audience. Following a simple poetic narrative, the
performance enters a world of myth, metaphor, and powerful            Thursday, December 16, 7:30pm
                                                                      Directed by Nancy Benjamin.
visual experience. Director Maria Lexa worked for 20 years at         Featuring Catherine Castellanos, Margo Hall, Tina Huang, Luis Saguar and Sean San José.
the forefront of the European theatre scene as actress, teacher,      Join the next Open Process series featuring the newest play by nationally acclaimed novelist,
                                                                      poet, multimedia performance artist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn.
theatre group leader, and international festival organizer. In        The Open Process Series is an ongoing invitation to enter and contribute to the world of new
Longing for Light, she teams up with award winning lighting           works as they are coming into being. This event provides an opportunity for audiences to
                                                                      participate in the process of bringing a brand new play to life. Their Open Process Series are
designer Allen Willner, master drummer Orlando Obligacion, and a      more than readings – they are open rehearsals, design discussions, and interactive forums.
vibrant group of international performers. Together, they take us     Set in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Stairway to Heaven weaves the lives and memories
on a journey into imagination and fantasy to uplift the spirit, and   of social outsiders—a homeless vet and the woman who takes him in, a strip club owner, an
                                                                      exotic dancer and speed freak—wrestling with their dreams and realities. Written specifically
bring us back to the familiar territory of the human heart.           for Campo Santo + Intersection, Stairway to Heaven is Hagedorn’s first play since Dogeaters,
December 9-19, 2004                                                   which opened to national acclaim at New York City’s Public Theatre in 2001. This project also
                                                                      marks the return of Jessica Hagedorn to the Bay Area and to Intersection, where she created
Dance Mission Theater                                                 many of her earliest performances in the 1970s and 1980s. Stairway to Heaven is scheduled to
3316 24th Street                                                      premiere at Intersection in February 2005.
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PRINCESS BRIDE @ The Dark Room
What happens when the
Most Beautiful Woman
in the World marries the
Handsomest Prince in the
World—and he turns out
to be a son of a bitch?
Fencing, Fighting, True
Love, Strong Hate, Harsh
Revenge, Lots of Bad Men,
Lots of Good Men, Some
Beautiful Women, Beasties
Monstrous and Gentle,
Some Swell Escapes and
Captures, Death, Lies,
Truth and a little sex
abound in PRINCESS BRIDE
the Play, Impossible                                                                                                                THE BRIGHT RIVER
Production’s tribute to
                                                                                                                                    By D.C. Aarons
the hottest fairy tale ever
written. All we need is a                                                                                                           Appearing at Traveling Jewish Theatre Dec. 1,
                                                                                                                                    2004 – Jan. 1, 2005
Miracle.                                                                                                                            470 Florida Street, San Francisco (Project
                                                                                                                                    Artaud building)
The impossibly lovely                                                                                                               Traveling Jewish Theatre, an ensemble-based
Buttercup falls in love                                                                                                             theatre company, has been creating and
with Westley, a poor                                                                                                                bringing new Jewish work to life during its
                                                                                                                                    26 years of existence. This December the
perfect farm boy who                                                                                                                company presents THE BRIGHT RIVER, by local
dies at the hands of the                                                                                                            artist Tim Barsky. The play re-imagines Dante’s
                                                                                                                                    Inferno, utilizing a traditional storytelling
Dread Pirate Roberts.                                                                                                               method layered with a live hip-hop soundtrack
The fabled hunter, Prince Humperdinck, convinces Buttercup to marry him, but not before the land’s                                  and a modern sensibility.
most notorious criminal ensemble, Vizzini the Sicillian, Fezzik the giant and Inigo the fencer, kidnap                              Here we speak with Tim Barsky and two of
her—with the mysterious Man in Black hot on their trail. They face the Cliffs of Insanity, traverse the                             TJT’s company – Aaron Davidman (TJT’s Artistic
Fire Swamp, rage against the Machine and go to the Chapel of Love; but they’ll need a Miracle before                                Director) and Corey Fischer (TJT’s Co-Founder):

this inconceivable epic of passions ends happily ever after. PRINCESS BRIDE: the Play is inspired by the                            Q: How did the show make its way to TJT?
classic tale of high adventure and true romance by William Goldman.
                                                                                                                                    TB: We did a workshop performance last
Street, SF, between 18th and 19th. For more details, check www.darkroomsf.com.                                                      Spring at the Ashby Stage. [Then it was the
PRINCESS BRIDE: the Play is an Impossible Production, directed by Cameron Eng & Jim Fourniadis and                                  Transparent Theater.] It ran for 6 weeks and
                                                                                                                                    sold out for the last three – over 1600 people
produced by Erin Ohanneson & Cameron Eng, and stars: Don Wood, Nancy Bower, Josh Lenn, John                                         saw it.
Filgas, Mark Para, Cameron Eng, Jim Fourniadis, Seanetta, Laura Drus, and Patrick Biggs.
TICKETS:$15 at the door; $12.50 at www.acteva.com/go/impprod                                                                        AD: I was one of those 1600 people. I knew
                                                                                                                                    immediately that nurturing Tim’s heartfelt
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 3pm                                                                                          work and bringing it [to TJT] was of the
December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2004                                                                                   highest priority.

The Dark Room Theater                                                                                                               Q: Why was it so important for TJT to do that
2263 Mission Street                                                                                                                 work?

                                                                                                                                    CF: TJT’s first piece, Coming From a Great
                                                                                                                                    Distance, was based on the Jewish storytelling
                                                                                                                                    tradition. We [TJT’s founders – Corey Fischer,
                                                                                                                                    Albert Greenberg and Naomi Newman] sensed
                                                                                                                                    that in story could be found the starting point
                                                                                                                                    for a new Jewish theatre. Tim’s work echoes
                                                                                                                                    that same passionate spirit that animated our
                                                                                                                                    earliest efforts.

                                                                                                                                    Q: Tim, what is your link to storytelling?

                                                                                                                                    TB: In addition to a degree in Islamic and
                                                                                                                                    Judaic religious studies, I also studied with the
                                                                                                                                    Chassidic folklorist, Fishel Bresler. But really, I
                                                                                                                                    guess it’s about the power of fairytales.

                                                                                                                                    Q: Right. So tell me about the birth of this
                                                                                                                                    play.

                                                                                                                                    TB: I started working on this project at one of
                                                                                                                                    the lowest points in my life, when it seemed
                                                                                                                                    like the world was literally collapsing. The
                                                                                                                                    country was swinging so far to the right I
                                                                                                                                    almost felt as if I didn’t recognize it anymore.

                                                                                         The Man Who                                And all around me, I felt like I was watching my
                                                                                                                                    friends, peers, and collaborators get pushed to
                                                                                                                                    the brink, and in some cases past it. I started
                                                                                         Came to Dinner                             to feel like I was living in a looking-glass world
                                                                                                                                    – as if everything was upside down.

 “XENODROME” from page 1                                                                 Written by George S. Kaufman & Moss
                                                                                         Hart
                                                                                                                                    Q: So why not do Alice in Wonderland? Why
                                                                                                                                    create a fairytale about the Afterlife?

of “Second Sight”, a solo performance piece by Lea Bender and directed by Antero                                                    TB: The show really came out of that
                                                                                         December 9, 2004 – January 9, 2005
Alli.                                                                                                                               experience, out of wandering around in a
                                                                                         The Houseguest from Hell!
The benefit will feature a fine art gallery reception from 8pm-9pm                                                                    fever dream, and starting to wonder if maybe
                                                                                         He was just supposed to come to            the whole thing wasn’t breaking down. What
with paintings and sculpture by Doug Rhodes, Nick Keefer, K2, Kim
                                                                                         dinner on a short stop on a mid-west       if heaven and hell had been downsized? What
Frohsin, Larry Dionisio, Nel “Charlie” Adams, Zoi, and other surprise
                                                                                         speaking tour. But, The Man Who Came       if nothing made any more sense in death than
guests.
                                                                                         to Dinner trips on the icy front steps     it did in life? I started to worry what if I had to
From 9pm-1am, lovable Emcee Zebra returns from Portland to
                                                                                         of his hosts’ home and is now trapped      pay rent even after I died? I started drawing
host the evening’s diverse performances. A 15-minute excerpt                                                                        diagrams of Purgatory as a bus station, started
                                                                                         there for six weeks until the broken
from Lea Bender’s “Second Sight.” Live music from Splintered Tree,                                                                  mapping out the toll system on the bridge
                                                                                         bones heal. His hosts are Mr. and
The Stunning Ninjas, and Sterling & Lewis. Aerial performances                                                                      between life and death. I started asking
                                                                                         Mrs. Ernest Stanley - perfectly nice,      people about their own deaths. I became very
by Kerri Kresinski, Xep Levy, and Carrie Lynn Rosenbaum. Cabaret
                                                                                         conservative, prosperous folks in a        unpopular at parties.
style performances by Miss Faux Drag Queen 2004 Pandora Box and
                                                                                         small Ohio town. Their long-term guest
drag king Dr. Chains. And the fight of the century: Fighter Joe vs.
                                                                                         is Sheridan Whiteside, a famous man        Q: I’m sure. So – bus station, toll system and
Biff Bjornsted. The evening culminates with dance, music, fire and
                                                                                         of letters, bon vivant, raconteur, world   the subtitle of the play is “a mass transit tour
trapeze by Xeno.                                                                                                                    of the Afterlife.” What is it about mass transit?
                                                                                         traveler, and hob-nobber. Whiteside is
“Second Sight” follows Lea on her journey to a small mountaintop village in Ghana
                                                                                         also selfish, self-centered, egotistical,
where she finds herself participating in possession rituals with a group of African                                                  TB: I sat on the bus and dreamed about the
                                                                                         manipulative and aggressively              Afterlife. And it’s about the reality of [our]
spirit mediums. Through characters drawn from her time in Ghana, Lea promises
                                                                                         insulting – the houseguest from hell!      surroundings – about the cabs, buses and
to open the door to questions about belief, spirituality and the unknown for both
                                                                                         This great George S. Kaufman/Moss          subways that form the stage on which our
herself and her audiences.
                                                                                         Hart farce comedy from 1939 remains        lives and deaths are lived. It’s a story about
“Second Sight” will premiere at La Val’s Subterranean in Berkeley, June 10th – 18th,
                                                                                         fresh and as funny as ever in this         mass transit, and the people on it. I guess
2005 as a part of local theatre company Crowded Fire’s Matchbox Series (www.                                                        really, it’s about what I know: Love. Death. War.
                                                                                         Theatre Rhinoceros holiday revival.
crowdedfire.org). CALL: 415-561-1465 for more information.                                                                           Life. Transit.
                                                                                         P.A. Cooley, San Francisco’s own
Admission to the benefit is a $10-$25 suggested donation, with no one turned away
                                                                                         silver-tongued, man-about-town,            AD: It’s a piece that stretches the boundaries
for lack of funds. Donations are tax-deductible and proceeds from the benefit will
                                                                                         adds a new dimension to Sheridan           – grabs the tradition by its lapels and yanks it
aid in Lea’s return to Ghana, West Africa to research and live out the final chapter of
                                                                                         Whiteside, supported by a repertory        into the 21st century. Prepare yourself for a
her solo show. Dec 10th
                                                                                         of San Francisco and Rhino perennial       new experience.
XENODROME 1320 Potrero Avenue (between 25th Street & Cesar Chavez)
                                                                                         favorites.
415-285-XENO (9366) www.xenodrome.com
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          Checkpoint @ Roxie
          Friday, December 10 - Thursday, December 16
          Imagine you have a sick child who needs
          to go to the hospital. You’ve been
          there many times before, but today,
          for whatever reason, they won’t let
          you in. A guard with a gun simply says,
          “Go home.” Over 3,000,000 Palestinians face
          this situation every day. Since 1967, the West
          Bank and Gaza Strip have been under Israeli
          military occupation, forcing citizens to pass
          through checkpoints to go to work, attend
          funerals, or take their children to the hospital.
          With unprecedented access, Yoav Shamir spent
          three years chronicling the routine, absurd, and volatile conflicts that erupt at these checkpoints—
                                                            often the first and only contact between the two
                                                            peoples. Top prizewinner at the International
                                                            Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Checkpoint
                                                            builds to a slow-burning indictment of the Sharon
                                                            government’s siege mentality by simply letting its
                                                            powerful, unflinching footage speak for itself. IDFA
                                                            (Joris Ivens Main Award); HotDocs (Best Film); Doc
                                                            Aviv; Munich (Special Documentary); New Directors/
                                                            New Films; San Fransisco (Golden Gate); Hot Docs
                                                            (Best Documentary) a.m.o Directed by Yoav Shamir.
                                                            In Arabic, English, Hebrew, w/English subtitles. DV.
                                                            2003. Running time: 80 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly
                                                            6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday &
                                                            Wednesday matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.




                                              Inheritance @ Roxie


������������                                  Friday, December 3 - Thursday, December 9
                                              Director Per Fly delivers a mesmerizing family drama, melting together
                                              intimate insights and subtle social criticism in the crucible of the European
                                              steel industry. Christoffer Borch-Moller, the scion of a Danish steel magnate,
                                              lives a happy life abroad in Stockholm – enjoying success as a restaurateur




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                                              and love from his wife, a Swedish actress. Sudden news of his father’s
                                              suicide forces him to return to Denmark and face the life and family he
                                              left behind. What he finds is a family business on the brink of bankruptcy,
                                              an inept brother-
                                              in-law angling for
                                              control of the
                                              company and an
                                              overbearing mother
                                              who demands that
                                              Christoffer lead the
                                              enterprise out of
                                              debt. As Christoffer
                                              dives deeper into
                                              the machinations
                                              of the steel
                                              industry, he puts
                                              increasing distance


�������                                       between his sife and his old life, making it hard to distinguish which




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                                              world Chrisoffer really belongs to. Produced by Lars von Trier’s Zentropa
                                              Productions, INHERITANCE as a decidedly Dogma flavor: The use of natural

������                                        lighting, handheld cameras and minimal music reveal its filmic lineage.
                                              The filmmaking bequeaths a starkness to the film that allows the intensity
                                              of the lead performances to stand in pure relief, making INHERITANCE a
                                              powerful examination of duty, loyalty, and the alternate lives our decisions
                                              create. - Aaron Lazenby, San Francisco International Film Festival. Written
                                              & Directed by Per Fly. Denmark, 2002, 107 min. In Danish with English


�������������������                           subtitles. 35mm. Show times: Nightly 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Sun & Wed
                                              matinees at 2:00 & 4:30. Additional Saturday matinee at 2:00.




                                      Media Archaeology
                                      PRELINGER’S PANORAMA
                                      EPHEMERA + CONNAH’S HOME-
                                      MOVIE MUSIQUE
                                      Rick Prelinger, archivist, essayist, and free-culture advocate, graces our gallery with his rich
                                      compendium of mid-century industrial-film artifacts. A patchwork quilt stitched from the
                                      myriad skeins of our cinematic collective (sub)conscious, this feature-length compilation
                                      flows from his fabled treasure-trove of informational and orphaned motion-picture
                                      Americana. Opening the evening is the masterful artistry of Mr. Graham Connah and friends.
                                      These interpretive musicians have created original compositions to a rapturous suite of
                                      our loveliest 16mm rolls of personal travelogue and home-movie material, including views
                                      of ‘20s Spanish mercados, poetic reveries of ‘50s Hungarian cemeteries, and delirious color
                                      rhapsodies of Central Park in the Sixties. Come at 8pm for a compelling personal memoire of
                                      the ‘39 World’s Fair, unspooled to the accompaniment of period 78s. AND free flea market
                                      slides, of course.
                                      SAT. 12/4 @ ATA 8:30pm
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                                            ATA Benefit
                                            Auction (20 years
                                            of ATA!)

                                            Artists’ Television
                                            Access celebrates
Avant To Live                               twenty years!
Other Cinema
                                            Featuring work by: Peggy Ahwesh,
                                            Craig Baldwin, James Bewley, Jaren
                                            Bonillo, David Sanchez Burr, Yin-Ju Chen,


@ ATA
                                            David Cox, Rachel Daley, Carl Diehl,
                                            Kota Ezawa, Charles Fairbanks, Isabel
                                            Fondevila, Linda M. Ford, Jacqueline
                                            Goss, Gilbert Guerrero, Molly Hankwitz,
SAT. 12/18: NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS          Darren Jenkins, Miranda July, Sarah
As always, Other Cinema’s calendar is       Lockhart, Norman Long, James “Rroland”
consummated by a flaming cavalcade           Lucas, Xander Marro, Carolyn Mason,
of recent pieces that celebrate personal    Rebecca McBride, Karla Milosevich, Kim
expression and radical cinematic form.

                                                                                         Video Trouvé
                                            Miskowicz, Richard Mitchell, Toban
Among the titles, most in their debut,      Nichols, Mike Okum, Mark Pauline/SRL,
are Anne McGuire’s Elizabeth Hepburn        Kathleen Quillian, Michael Rauner, Shonie
Sings, Marshall Weber’s Requiem for a       de la Rosa, Joshua Short, Valerie Soe,


                                                                                         SAT. 12/11: FOUND
Dying Planet, Ken Paul Rosenthal’s Flow,    Leslie Sundal, Lise Swenson, Sean Talley,
Aaron Valdez’ Big Screen Version, Enid      Margaret Tedesco, Lucy Thane, Marshall
Blader’s Hammerhead, Ben Folstein’s         Weber, Nanette Wylde, Bijan Yashar.
Attack of the Fisher Cat, and a nice pair   Also, fun and stimulating contributions


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of premieres from Martha Colburn, A         from 826 Valencia (aka the Pirate Store),
Little Dutch Thrill and XXX Amsterdam.      Good Vibrations, Lost Weekend Video,
ALSO on the program are new projects        Leather Tongue Video and Faye’s Video.
from Negativland, Adam Bork, Ben


                                                                                         VIDEO FESTIVAL
                                            Music by the Dry Spells. All proceeds go
Wood, Yin-Ju Chen, and Robbyn               to help sustain the very wonderful and
Leonard’s Falling, with live music by       indespensible Artists’ Television Access.
Laurie Amat & Lucio Menegon. Holiday        Friday, December 10, 2004. starts at 7pm
Bonus: an atrocity exhibition of the                                                     In the OC spirit of serendipitous street magic, and as the second part of
                                            preview of work from 2-5pm
worst-ever Xmas films in multi-projection                                                 our Media Retrieval mini-series, here’s a cabinet of curiosities curated by
                                            doors at 7pm
mode. Sat 12/18 @ATA 8:30                                                                Davy Rothbart and Jason Bitner (tho they’ll have to leave the building a
                                                                                         couple days before the actual screening). Their collection project struck

Goodbye,
                                                                                         a national nerve 3 years ago by recognizing the revelatory potential of
                                            “North Korea:                                discarded lists, notes, letters, and doodles. For this, their first foray into
                                                                                                    time-based ephemera (!), these scavengers have turned their

Dragon Inn                                  Beyond the DMZ”                                               sense of the sublimely absurd to those VHS cassettes
                                                                                                                   that we everyday see underfoot, or in second-
                                            ANSWER Film                                                                 hand stores and sidewalk sales. Come and
@ Roxie                                     Series
                                                                                                                           appreciate the pathos and unintentional
                                                                                                                             poetry of even the most improbable
                                                                                                                              video flotsam. PLUS Craig Baldwin’s
Friday, December 17 - Thursday,             With a report and                                                                   double-projector Roto-Rooter
December 23                                 discussion of the Bush                                                               performance, a special sidebar of
                                            administration’s threats
                                                                                                                                  rank-amateur music “demos,” 2-bit
“Tsai Ming-                                 against North Korea.
                                                                                                                                   beer, and free found CDs! Other
Liang has
                                             “Axis of evil?” While                                                                  Cinema @ ATA 8:30pm 12/11
fashioned
what may                                    this tiny state
                                            on the divided
be his most
brilliant
                                            Korean peninsula
                                            is continually
                                                                                                                                      The Coconut-
metaphor
yet: a lament for the death of
                                            demonized in
                                            America, few have
                                                                                                                                      Lotion Stop-
feelings framed as a valediction to
an entire era of Chinese cinema,
                                            any first hand
                                            knowledge of                                                                              Motion
                                                                                                                                      Commotion
not to mention an epitaph for the           the Democratic
very idea of going to the movies.           People’s Republic
                                            of Korea. What
A decrepit old barn of a cinema is
                                            is it like on the
screening a martial arts classic, King      other side of the
U’s 1966 movie DRAGON INN. Even                                                                                                       A festival of Strippers, Swingers,
                                            38th parallel? How
                         with the rain                                                                                               and Single-Framers!
                                            do Koreans in the
                         bucketing          north view this past                                                                     @ ATA
                         down               decade – the fall of
                         outside, it        Soviet communism,                                                                        Join us for an evening of cinematic
                         doesn’t pull       natural disasters that                                                                 reveries! Group works include the
                                            brought famine and                                                                    “Re-shot Shit-faced Shoot-out” and
                         much of an
                                            power shortages, and a                                                              other collaborative work exploring
                         audience—          continued, dangerously
                         and some                                                                                             the edges of live action, animation, and
                                            hostile relationship with the
                         of those                                                                                           the nature of projected motion itself. Be
                                            U.S.? What are the concerns of
who have turned up are less                 the Korean American community                                                aware and ready for the diverse personal
interested in the movie than in the         – many of whom have family in the                                        works explicitly exploring themes of emotional,
possibility of meeting a stranger           north? This new documentary follows                             experimental and controversial natures.
in the dark. Anyway, this cinema            a young Korean American woman to see her                 These films exhibit a diverse array of frame-by-frame filmmaking
                                            relatives, and through unique footage of life in the   techniques including hand painting, optical printing, hand
is dying. There are even holes
                                            D.P.R.K. and interviews with ordinary people and       processing, re-photography and other processes. Also, explore the
where the rain gets in . It’s run by        scholars, opens a window into this nation and its
just two people, the box-office                                                                     100-year old animation technique of the phenakistiscope!
                                            people. 2003, 56min.
girl and the projectionist. She has                                                                Monday, December 13, 2004. 8PM $3
                                            Thursday, December 9, 2004. 7:30 pm $5
a hammy foot and a crush on the             Artists’ Television Access                             Artists’ Television Access
projectionist. He makes a point of          992 Valencia Street                                    992 Valencia Street
going missing when she looks for
him. Oh, and the place is haunted.
Two of the men in the auditorium
look suspiciously like lead actors
from DRAGON INN itself. Ghosts? Or
ghosts of memories? The Japanese
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                                                                                                                                                  Thurs Dec 9th – BOYSKOUT @ 12 Galaxies -

                                                                                                                                                  Just down the street from the refined jazz soaked environment of
                                                                                                                                                  Bruno’s, there is the clamoring emanating from the darkened time
                                                                                                                                                  zone that is 12 Galaxies. Tonight Boyskout reclaim their spot as the
                                                                                                                                                  dykes to watch, after leaving us for NYC, they return to our humble




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                                                                                                                                                  city by the Bay for at least one night of sweaty edgy new wave
                                                                                                                                                  infused be-bopping. Their sweet in the middle, but hard around
                                                                                                                                                  the edges ‘tude is as cute as it is clever, and I gotta say, i love the
                                                                                                                                                  romping around in their skinny ties & skivvies. If it takes a heck-a
                                                                                                                                                  style over substance approach to win friends and influence people,
                                                                                                                                                  hey so be it.

                                                                                                                                                      Fri Dec 10 KUSF presents

                                                                                                                                                      The Battle of Heaven & Hell with Knights of the New Crusade/ Mr & Mr & Mr & Mr & Mr Evil/ Double
                                                                                                                                                      Dutchesses/ Smile God Loves You @ 12 Galaxies

                                                                           Dec 6th at Sadie’s Flying Elephant’s “Speakeasy                            While they say the evening may once and for all decide the Good vs Naughty thang, I ain’t so sure. At least
                                                                           Cinema Showcase” free flix are presented on                                 there’s something for everyone at this college radio sponsored shindig “The Double Dutchesses” are enough to
                                                                           Monday Nite’s in Big Ass Projection Technology – Fear                      get me down there early for some jump rope mayhem... For those in the spiritual know, the Smile God Loves
                                                                           & Loathing In Las Vegas & The Crazy Never                                  You gang are the likely pop heroes, but for those needing a taste of the unshaven and darker side of life, why
                                                                           Die : Terry Gilliam ( Brazil, 12 Monkeys) directed                         not go with the Evil?
                                                                           Johnny Depp in the big budget adaptation of Hunter
                                                                                                                                                      12/10 Hiroshimania! W/ Phantom Surfers @ Thee Parkside, SF
                                                                           S Thompson’s lysergically fueled 1968 novel which
                                                                           will headline, but as a treat included is a low budget                     I know little of this Hiroshimania! concept, but this scribe is well wise the the masked mayhem and turbulent
                                                                           HST prequel flick. In the late 80’s , the notorious local                   froth of an increasingly rare Phantom Surfer’s gig. The shtick... it’s not tired, it’s merely well seasoned and
                                                                           pornkings The Mitchell Brothers went on the road                           aged to perfection, and I submit that these mighty rapscallions will erupt in a fury of half-witty between song
                                                                           with their then “night manager” Hunter S. Thompson                         banter, twangy guitar sheningans and all will be well and beer soaked fo’ shizzle on the far end of 17th street.
                                                                           and made the film “the crazy never die”. It’s a half-                       Also look for The Poontang Wranglers and other ne’er do’ells to make appearances.
                                                                           hour doc, shot on film featuring Hunter and his writing,
                                                                           guns, strippers and his uh, “lifestyle” as well as some
                                                                           blithering and blathering lecture stops on college                         Sat Dec 11th stop by across the street for some hardcore punk after the Mission Cultural centers Holiday
                                                                           campuses. Drink up, and it will all make sense. 491                        Bazaar with Battleship, Mae Shi, & Cold War from 8pm til 12am at Balazo Gallery, 2811 Mission, S.F $6
                                                                           Potrero Ave
                                                                           12/7 Jam Session with Sharman Duran @ Savanna                          •   also on Sat Dec 11th if you’re willing to venture a tad past the borders of the Mission up to Fell & Van Ness, the
                                                                           Jazz . The players play circa 8pm at the Mission’s quasi                   new hipster den The Rickshaw Stop has Gun & Doll Show teasing the folks with some new Killer tunes. 155
                                                                           classy nouveau jazz rendezvous spot ( formerly Voodoo                      Fell St. at Van Ness
                                                                           Lounge).


Last Call
                                                                                                                                                  HOMELAND
                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, December 12, 3pm -El Salvadorean films @ Mission Cultural Center.

                                                                                                                                                  “HOMELAND” is a documentary on the Salvadoran Diaspora, directed by Doug Scott and produced by Daniel
                                                                                                                                                  Flores y Ascencio. It is a story of a young immigrant who arrives to the US at the age of 5. In his adolescence, he
                                            By Lilmike                                                                                            gets involved in gang member activities and is deported back to his home country, El Salvador where he begins to
                                                                                                                                                  understand the painful legacy of his country’s twelve-year civil war.
12/8
                                                                                                                                                  also Ama: The Memory of Time, a film that chronicles the 1932 slaughter of indigenous people in El Salvador.
Celebrate the book release “ The Art of Modern Rock” at Thee Parkside. The rock poster explosion of recent years revitalized                      General Admission $4, Students/Seniors $2.
& stirred the soup across the whole graphic arts shebang and now a new definitive book with hundreds of artists is out this month from Chronicle
                                                                                                                                                  Dec 12 - Victim’s Family (20th Anniversary Show) Bottom Of The Hill
Books. Authors Paul Grushkin & Dennis King have created this sequel of sorts to The Art of Rock, a 1987 coffee table volume that explored the
60’s & 70’s eras of rock poster imagery & iconography. Come meet yer fave current rock poster                                                     Sonoma County’s Victim’s Family first emerged in the late 80’s on Mordam Records along with label mates Faith
artists who will be hangng out. Local rock artist folks with deep neighborhood roots will be aound                                                No More. While FNM later got swept into the corporate MTV world, Victim’s Family continued to tour by van & ply
like Little Tuffy, Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, Wig and others that will need you to buy them                                                       their trade in the low paying underground scene. Their breakdowns & shakedowns the stuff of legend, and their
beers... at Thee Parkside 12/ 8 from 7 pm to 11 ish                                                                                               heady stew of prog & punk influences soon got them compared to contemporaries like No Means No and The
                                                                                                                                                  Minutemen. Eventually they were picked up by Jello Biafra for his Alternative Tentacles record label and last
Supplicants @ Bruno’s – 12/9
                                                                                                                                                  trickled a new CD out in 2001. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years but leader Ralfy, is dusting off the cobwebs
By definition, a supplicant “humbly asks for something before God.” or in this                                                                     and and throwing down that krazy off kilter sound for another go around. Indeed why not, considering that with
case also offers up some original Afro-Kosmik-Indian Jazz. The improvisational                                                                    groups like Burmese, Lighting Bolt, and Deerhoof the talks of the town, then the the market for decidedly
band The Supplicants feature David Boyce ( also of the Broun Fellini’s)                                                                           uncommercial molten crash & klang spew has never been better. At least Victim’s Family has a 7 album pedigree
on Saxophones, David Ewell on upright bass and Drummer Sameer Gupta.                                                                              and a certain dark humor with creepy cachet. I recall one dismal and drizzling evening years ago, where the mere
They have two CD’s out and a true love of performing. Writer Drew Foxman                                                                          name Victim’s Family on the marquee drew horrified stares while a gaggle of gawkers, lost newscasters and Winona
waxed prophetic about their sound when he said “ the music of The Supplicants                                                                     Ryder were looking for parking for the Polly Klass memorial service in Petaluma. For this special 20th anniversary
is so much more than an intricately woven framework of sounds, beats, and                                                                         celebration in SF, the band will bring in all their various side projects over the years including Hellworms, Saturn’s
melodies. It is an experience. The level of emotion with which they play is so                                                                    Flea Collar ,Meow Meow & The Meow Meows and The Freak Accident. 1233 17th St @ Texas...
deep, so personal, the energy so pure, the creativity perpetually evolving and
                                                                                                                                                  Dec 12 – if the scree and skronk of Victim’s Family is too much for y’all perhaps Peter Case will suffice. The
beautifully ephemeral, that it is almost as if existence, or being itself, creeps
                                                                                                                                                  troubadour brings his Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar and his traveling songsmith
most surprisingly yet receptively into our souls. Because they create with such
                                                                                                                                                                                  schtick to Cafe Du Nord . Case first showed up in SF from Buffalo via Greyhound
purity, they are inextricably connected and in tune to life and thus to the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                  back in the early 70’s with a guitar & busked North Beach street corners. He
They represent a return to roots, not of the jazz idiom, rather of humanity. We,
                                                                                                                                                                                  hitchhiked his way around, (once picked up by Anton LaVey) and joined the
the listeners, are freed of our daily worries and concerns and stripped bare
                                                                                                                                                                                  Nerves (the band that wrote “Hanging On The Telephone” before Blondie covered
to face ourselves as we truly are. This is truly profound, provocative music.
                                                                                                                                                                                  it). The Nerves were early pop-punk & toured with the Ramones. Case eventually
“ They also will appear on KUSF Monday 12/6 @ 8:15 am for a live in-studio
                                                                                                                                                                                  ended up in L.A starting the Plimsouls whose biggest commercial moment was
performance prior to their 12/9 show at Bruno’s . If ya miss them at Bruno’s,
                                                                                                                                                                                  having “A Million Miles Away” on the KROQ hit soundtrack to the Nick Cage flick
                                                                                                                                                                                  Valley Girl. Now, with the economics of touring being tougher than ever, Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                  Case is back to doing simple solo sets, whipping out the guitar and tapping into
                                                                                                                                                                                  the many stories that permeate his back catalog. Check him out, he’s a one man
                                                                                                                                                                                  jukebox... Cafe du Nord, 2170 Marke


                                                                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, December 14 @ Modern Times
                                                                                                                                                                                   Books
                                                                                                                                                   7:30 PM Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette
                                                                                                                                                  a book release party for Cockette Pam Tent

                                                                                                                                                  Pam Trent is a Cockette, and if that don’t mean much to you then check out
                                                                                                                                                  David Weissman and Bill Weber’s 2002 documentary, The Cockettes. It’s a
                                                                                                                                                  glorious look back at a spectacular San Francisco era, that wowed audiences at
                                                                                                                                                  the Sundance Film Festival and shone a bright new light on the legacy of SF’s
                                                                                                                                                  finest drag performers of the 70’s. Now, in Midnight at the Palace, one of the
                                                                                                                                                  founding members of the legendary troupe has written a definitive account.
                                                                                                                                                  What was going on inside the flamboyant ensemble of countercultural radicals
                                                                                                                                                  who decked themselves out in drag and glitter for a series of legendary pre-disco
                                                                                                                                                  era midnight musicals at the late great Palace Theater in North Beach. Come
                                                                                                                                                  down to Modern Times and find out for your bad self and learn a bit more about
                                                                                                                                                  the history of this town’s performing arts scene.

                                                                                                                                                  Wed Dec 15th Lucifer’s Hammer Dark Metal Tribute Night

                                                                                                                                                  Worship at the feet of those that worship at the feet of those that worship Satan... yes it’s a three band bill paying
                                                                                                                                                  tribute to dark metal heroes of yore... HAIL SATAN (Mercyful Fate), WELCOME TO HELL (Venom), BLOOD RED
                                                                                                                                                  (Slayer). All this evil for just $6 at Elbo Room , Thy attendance is appreciated, King Diamond lookalikes admitted
                                                                                                                                                  free

                                                                                                                                                  Dec 16 American Music Club, Bottom Of The Hill

                                                                                                                                                  AMC has scheduled a rare SF performance with proceeds from this event to help out former Bottom of The
                                                                                                                                                  Hill booker, KALX DJ and singer of the band “A Night Of Serious Drinking”, Mr. Anthony Bonet. Apparently
                                                                                                                                                  he’s been in dire health, spent a month in the ICU at Stanford and will need to pay for assisted technology and
                                                                                                                                                  modifications once he leaves the hospital. Mark Eitzel, featured in the new doc “I. Curmudgeon” along with fellow
                                                                                                                                                  notable bearers of bad tidings Andy Rooney & Harvey Pekar has put aside his pessimism and really wants to help
                                                                                                                                                  out. He’s even said he might even wear an elf outfit for this holiday party, but I ain’t betting on it. Never successful
                                                                                                                                                  or happy enough to lose their indie cred, Eitzel’s AMC crew has been back and forth across the years, sounding ever
                                                                                                                                                  more convincingly morose with each passing CD, buck, bus, and year. With Moody Vudi conducting the orchestra,
                                                                                                                                                  and Eitzel, the downcast wayward wanderer flying the vocal flag perpetually at half mast, what more could a
                                                                                                                                                  sad-core afficianado ask for ? Despite going off in eclectic & electric Pro Tool-ed attempts at new “solo works” he
                                                                                                                                                  resurfaces once in awhile to heal the faithful and ply the waters with new AMC material. In fact it looks as if the
                                                                                                                                                  boys are using this SF X-mess gig as a firing range to test some stuff out before they hit the road in the U.K. It’s
                                                                                                                                                  abroad where they shuck & jive to enough faithful to actually garner a lil decent press & some stray pounds to boot.
                                                                                                                                                  This one at the B.O.H though is on the house, and for a friend in need. Get Down There & Dig Deep...

                                                                                                                                                  Thurs Dec 16 – Good Vibrations Kinky Circus @ DNA Lounge

                                                                                                                                                  If you are still mad that Anthony Bonet never booked your lousy band, or just ain’t a big Sad-Core fan, or are
                                                                                                                                                  just craving a lil ‘ spicy sumpin’ sumpin’ of a hedonist flava to savor , then check out the Kinky Circus. Put on by
                                                                                                                                                  the folks at Good Vibrations, this is a vivacious variety show with more than monkey spanking potential . Formal
                                                                                                                                                  or Fetish Wear Required and Folks abounding in various forms of dress and undress onstage include porn star
                                                                                                                                                  Nina Hartley, Mr. Trannyshack 2004 Jay Walker, The Harlem Shake Burlesque Troupe, and Sexologist Carol
                                                                                                                                                  Queen... DNA Lounge 375 11th & Harrison, 25 big bones at the door...

                                                                                                                                                  Dec 17th The Men of Porn & Altamont kick out the jams at The Elbo Room 21+ 10pm

                                                                                                                                                  Dec 19 & 20
                                                                                                                                                  Two Big Nites! El Vez @ Café Du Nord

                                                                                                                                                  There are few showmen, likely none, who can match the incomparable El Vez in a pop cultural battle of wits. The
                                                                                                                                                  Chicago Sun-Times once referred to him as the “ world’s most intelligent Elvis Impersonator”. Once a member
                                                                                                                                                  of punk rock’s notorious Zero’s, Robert Lopez (a.k.a El Vez) is an art gallery curator who’s emerged as the true
                                                                                                                                                  champion of Elvis impersonators, in fact he’s even won an actual competition in Memphis. It’s not that Lopez does
                                                                                                                                                  the King so well that makes his El Vez great, it’s that he has the King doing so many other great things as well. El
                                                                                                                                                  Vez has not only milked the Presley back catalog for kitsch value, he’s politicized it too with underground hits that
                                                                                                                                                  twist “Viva Las Vegas” into “Viva La Raza” and “Suspicious Minds” into “Immigration Time” and “Little Sister” is
                                                                                                                                                  now “Chicanisma,” about the empowerment of Latinas . His “Say IT Loud, I’m Brown & I’m Proud” grabs James
                                                                                                                                                  Brown for a subversive trip with the King down South of The Border way. He incorporates a veritable plethora of
                                                                                                                                                  rock iconography into the set, borrowing choice bits of Bowie & The Beatles or even B.T.O when useful. One has
                                                                                                                                                  truly not lived until the diminutive Mexican appears resplendent in a tight white jumpsuit with a sequined Virgin
                                                                                                                                                  of Guadalupe on the back rapping out “En El Barrio” ala “In The Ghetto” with the sexy Memphis Mariachi’s at
                                                                                                                                                  his side... All I can say is “G.I ay ay ay Blues”... The only problem with attending a show biz extravaganza this
                                                                                                                                                  amazing, is that for a long time afterwards, nothing else quite satisfies... Cafe Du Nord, you know the joint, an old
                                                                                                                                                  speakeasy at the spot where Market hits 16th St

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Wednesdays is LE BOOM, a DJ fueled fiasco
happening EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
@ PINK ( formerly Liquid & way before that it was once
Faye’s Club)
 They’ve got some $3 beers & $4 well cocktails but
charge a $5 cover to get in on the fun at 2925 16th ST.
@ S. Van Ness. Upcoming Weds Le Boom DJ’s include:
M3 who appears Dec 22nd & 29th. That hipster DJ cat
“M3” has a new EP out limited to 500 copies called “lite
it Up” onsale via the greengorillalounge.com website .

12/25 Karla LaVey’s Black X-Mas @ Elbo Room

a noisy Church of Satan sponsored holiday soiree featuring KROB
( Ask Dr. Hal) as well as Graves Bros. Deluxe, Sixes, Rubber-O-
                                                                   Bat Makumba
Cement, Theremin Barney, Fumi & Aerobics King
                                                                   @ Elbo Room
Wednesday December 29 @ The Oxygen Bar, 795
Valencia                                                           Brazilian funk rockers Bat Makumba take their
“Project Mole” w/ Nong & Hotep 45 – playing                        listeners on a percussive joyride through the rocky
downtempo, deep house and wasabi breaks 8p-12am                    backroads of Brazilian popular music. Going batty
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                                                                   the band has mesmerized audiences with funked
Thursday Night Live Dec 30th @ The Eagle                           up interpretations of Brazilian music, always
see man/boy about town John Dwyer ‘s latest project The            resulting in an irresistible dance party. Named
TRAWGGS plus A TENSION, THE PONIES (from Arizona) &                after the 70s classic Tropicalia song by Caetano
    APPRECIATION. The SF Eagle is at 12Th & Harrison               Veloso + Gilberto Gil (popularized by Os Mutantes),
                                                                   Bat Makumba follows in the tradition of cultural
                                                                   cannibalism that so well describes modern music
                                                                   in Brazil. Spanning from Rio-style sambas to the
New Year’s Eve – a preview                                         maracatus and baiôes of the Brazilian Northeast,
                                                                   Bat Makumba create a fresh sound by injecting funk
@ Bottom of The Hill
 Rogue Wave whips up a New Year’s froth after a set                and rock into these traditional rhythms.
from the humble hero known as Kelley Stoltz. The
locally flavored New Years Party is opened by The
Herms.
@ Elbo Room
Crown City Rockers whip up some local Hip Hop
fervor with Zion-I, and special guest is upcoming soul
chanteuse Jennifer Johns.
@ 12 Galaxies
a full evening’s entertainment session including
lengthy jam band freakouts, and even your breakfast!
Music from New Monsoon, Hairy Ape Butt Moving
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 Blackalicious, Lyrics Born and likely a whole buncha
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 Between Heaven and
 Earth: an evening of
 electronic music
 @ The Lab
 Within Complex Ion’s Hyper Mechanism installation,
 The LAB presents an evening of experimental sounds
 by The Life On Earth and Roddy Schrock. The Life On
 Earth is the brainchild of Ben Tuttle, a San Francisco
 multi-instrumentalist. Like Mice Parade, Tortoise,
 or Squarepusher, The Life On Earth builds ambient
 soundscapes around thick, percussive grooves
 littered with jazzy vibes and assorted tape effects.
 Electronic effects, filters and assorted samples buzz
 in and out of songs, lending a mysterious edge. The
 live show features the ingenious Tim Frick on the
 electric bass and the prolific Ryan Francesconi on
 laptop and processed guitar.
 Roddy Schrock is an experimental sound artist who
 digitally mines the sounds of the everyday for the
 profound and the glitzy, rough edges of pop music
 for its articulate immediacy. He has lived and worked
 in Tokyo, Rotterdam, New York, and San Francisco,
 with performances in the Czech Republic, Holland,
 Japan, and North America. In this live performance
 of “Seconds of Salvation” he finds the underlying
 essence of musical redemption in various songs
 about hope and higher powers from different
 cultures and ideologies by first hacking those tunes
 to microscopic bleeps, next rearranging the shards,
 then fusing them into a new inorganic whole and
 finally realigning the synthetic and the natural. If
 that doesn’t happen, it’ll be really nifty anyway.
 This program is co-curated by The LAB’s composer-
 in-residence Beth Custer and sponsored by Meet The
 Composer’s New Residencies program. Funding for
 New Residencies was provided by The Pew Charitable
 Trusts with additional support from the National
 Endowment for the Arts and other generous
 supporters.
 Thursday, December 9, Doors at 8 PM
 $5-$15 sliding scale admission The Lab
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                                                                                                  8:00 pm at The Marsh
                                                                                                  Untitled Intentions
                                                                                                  Juried group exhibition
                                                                                                                                  MONUMENTAL
                                                                                                                                  5th Annual film & video
                                                                                                                                  screening 7:30
                                                                                                                                  Southern Exposure
                                                                                                                                  NEW MEDIA
                                                                                                                                  Dec 2-5 8 pm
                                                                                                                                  at Dance Mission Theater.
                                                                                                                                  Rush Limbaugh in Night
                                                                                                                                                                  The Archive
                                                                                                                                                                  ProjectFilm screening
                                                                                                                                                                  & benefitAt The Lab
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                                                                                                                                                                  3pmTheatre of Yugen,
                                                                                                                                                                  Noh Space
                                                                                                                                                                  NEW MEDIA at Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                               Holiday Gift Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                               2-8 pm at Artist Xchange
                                                                                                                                                                                               Circles and Squares: A Weird
                                                                                                                                                                                               Show for the whole family
                                                                                                                                                                                                1:00pm at The Marsh
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mock Café
                                                                                                                                                                                               Stand-up Comedy showcase
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                                                                                                  Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Street Level TV                 for weekend pass 2004        Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space
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                                                                                                                                  Independent news program         Holiday Art SaleFri         NEW MEDIA at Dance Mission
                                                                                                                                  8 pm ATA                        6-9 pm, Sat & Sun 11-        Theater. Dec 2-5 8pm $15 per
                                          ���          A Gallery Show In The Studios
                                                                                                  A mass-transit tour of the
                                                                                                  afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm
                                                                                                                                  Extremities                     6Creativity Explored         night or $35 for weekend
                                                                                                                                  Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Spreading Propaganda         The Dream of a Ridiculous
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                                                                                                  Traveling Jewish Theater        Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space     Film screening 8pm ATA       Man – art by DAve
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                                                                 Sneak Peak gives the art buyer
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                                                                                                                                  Dec 2-4 8 pm ODC Theater
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                                                                 original art where it is made.   day of remembrance,             The Bright River                Courage Group=Jon            2004 Holiday Art Sale
                                                                                                                                  A mass-transit tour of the      Sims Center 8pm              Fri 6-9 pm, Sat & Sun 11-6
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NEW MEDIA at Dance Mission
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                                Monday Night Marsh
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                                                                 Inheritance, Born Rich, &
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                                                                                                  Talking With Angels
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                                                                                                                                  Rush Limbaugh in Night
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Theater. 8pm $15 per night      Works-in-progress                Tarnation – 3 films               Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          School at The Marsh           Chemistry: 2nd Dose            a gallery show 2-5pm
or $35 for weekend pass         at The Marsh 8pm                 The Roxie Dec 3-9                Project Artaud Theater          Thurs & Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm      Artist reception 6-9 pm         The Art Explosion Studios
2004 Holiday Art Sale           Inheritance, Born Rich, &        Jamie Janover & Friends          The Bright River                Longing for Light             The Drug Store Vintage Decor   Circles and Squares: A
Fri 6-9 pm, Sat & Sun 11-6      Tarnation – 3 films               12 Galaxies 9 pm                 A mass-transit tour of the      Theatre performance           Princess Bride                 Weird Show
Creativity Explored             The Roxie Dec 3-9                                                 afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm        Free Preview at The Lab       Fri – Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm        1:00pm at The Marsh
Extremities                                                      John Vecchiarelli, Charles       Traveling Jewish Theater        Between Heaven and Earth      The Dark Room Theater          HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Sean Hayes, Leslie Helpert,      Atlas & Furniture                Inheritance, Born Rich, &       Electronic music 8pm          HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR             Mission Cultural Center
Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space     & Nathan Paine                   Make-Out Room                    Tarnation – 3 films                                            Mission Cultural Center        11:00-5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                   The Lab
Talking With Angels             Make-Out Room                    Realistic Orchestra              The Roxie Dec 3-9                                                                            Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
                                                                                                                                  Extremities                   6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Eaton / Barics Quintet           Jazz Hip-Hop                     El Capitan                      Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Courage Group                  The Marsh 11pm
Theatre Project Artaud          Jazz Jam 10 pm                   Bruno’s 9pm                      12 Galaxies 9 pm                Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space   Dec 10-11, 8 pm                Give*Art
Holiday Gift Fair               Bruno’s                          POPTOPIA, Hot Mutes              Unagi                           Talking With Angels           Jon Sims Center                art & live performances
2-8 pm at Artist Xchange        Vroom:                           Thee Parkside                     CD Release Party               Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Holiday Gift Fair              8 pm – 1 am ArtSF
Princess Bride                  DJ’s spinning funk, punk, soul                                    Make-Out Room                   Project Artaud Theater        2-8 pm at Artist Xchange       Wrapping Paper Caper
Fri – Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm        & other weird stuff              Complex Ion and                  Telepathy                       North Korea: Beyond the       ATA Benefit Auction             Dec 11th & 12th
The Dark Room Theater           El Rio 8 pm                      Gabrielle Thormann               avant garde music               DMZ     ATA 7:30 pm           Preview 2-5 pm                 The Marsh 2:00 pm
The Bright River                                                 Gallery hrs Wed – Sat 1- 6 pm    Bruno’s 9pm                     The Man Who Came to           Auction 7pm at ATA             Extremities
Opening Night 7 pm              Mirah, Dear Nora,                Through Dec 18th                 The Arcade Fire, Heavenly                                                                    Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
                                                                                                                                  Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9          Second Sight Benefit
 Traveling Jewish Theater       Willow Willow, Leyna Noel        The Lab                          States, Citizens Here and                                                                    Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space
                                                                                                                                  Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm      8pm – 1am at Xenodrome
Soul Survivor’s Club            Bottom of the Hill 9 pm                                           Abroad         9 pm                                                                          Holiday Gift Fair
                                                                                                                                  Theatre Rhinoceros            Checkpoint
Sadie’s Flying Elephant 9 pm                                                                      Bottom of the Hill              Boyskout 12 Galaxies 9 pm     The Roxie Dec 10-16            2-8 pm at Artist Xchange




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Homeland
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                                Monday Night Marsh
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                                                                 Checkpoint
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                                                                                                  The Man Who Came to
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                                                                                                                                  Longing for Light
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                                                                                                                                                                Holiday Gift Fair
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                                                                                                                                                                                               Holiday Gift Fair
Theatre 3pm                     Works-in-progress                The Roxie Dec 10-16              Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9            Theatre performance           2-8 pm at Artist Xchange       2-8 pm at Artist Xchange
Mission Cultural Center         at The Marsh 8pm                 The Mustache’s for Kids:         Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm        Through 12/19 at The Lab      Extremities                    Wrapping Paper Caper
Wrapping Paper Caper            The Coconut-Lotion Stop-         Sweet Stache Show Down           Theatre Rhinoceros              Thurs-Sat 8pm, Su 2&7pm       Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm         Through Dec 30th
Dec 11th & 12th                 Motion Commotion                 Fundraiser for                   Talking With Angels             Artist’s Talk with Complex    Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space    The Marsh 2:00 pm
The Marsh 2:00 pm               ATA 8:oo pm                      The Make-a-Wish Foundation       Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Ion & Gabrielle Thormann      Talking With Angels            Mock Café Stand-up Comedy
Extremities                     Checkpoint                       The Make-Out Room                Project Artaud Theater          The Lab 7-8 pm                Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm         showcase every Saturday
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          The Roxie Dec 10-16              Tartufi, Secrets of Family        College City Movie Mash         Extremities                   Project Artaud Theater         night at The Marsh 9:30
Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space     Hot Club Sandwich,               Happiness, Brian Mission         CCSF Screening 8:00 pm          Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Freedom SMACKdown              Extremities
Talking With Angels             Cuckoo’s Nest, Project           12 Galaxies 9 pm                 ATA                             Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space   Performance art Dec 16-18      Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Pimento                          Shotgun Wedding Quintet          The Bright River                Talking With Angels           ODC Theater 8:00 pm            Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space
Project Artaud Theater           Make-Out Room                   Jazz Hip-Hop at Bruno’s          A mass-transit tour of the      Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Longing for Light              Talking With Angels
Cristo Moreno                                                                                     afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm        Project Artaud Theater        Theatre performance            Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
Afro-Peruvian Musical           The Fun Time Show                POPTOPIA, Randogs,               Traveling Jewish Theater        Stairway to Heaven            Through 12/19 at The Lab       Project Artaud Theater
ODC Theater 4 & 7 pm            Featuring Frank Chu & others     Anton Barbeau                    Indiefest Rock & Roll           Open Process Series 7:30 pm   Thurs-Sat 8pm, Su 2&7pm        Freedom SMACKdown
Holiday Gift Fair               12 Galaxies 9pm                  Thee Parkside                    Horrorshow                      Intersection for the Arts     Princess Bride                 Performance art Dec 16-18
2-8 pm at Artist Xchange        Eaton / Barics Quintet                                            12 Galaxies                     4 Artists, 4 Panels, 1 Room   Fri – Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm       ODC Theater 8:00 pm
                                                                 Hey Will Power, The Death
Longing for Light               Jazz Jam 10 pm                                                    The Old Man and the Sea         Artists Reception 7 –10 pm    Through Dec 19th               Longing for Light
                                                                 of a Party, Sean Allen Fenn
Through 12/19 at The Lab        Bruno’s                                                           Theatre of Yugen’s Premiere     Red Poppy Art House           The Dark Room Theater          Through 12/19 at The Lab
                                                                 & the Maids of Dishonor,
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Su 2&7pm         Vroom: DJ’s spinning funk,                                        stage adaptation of             Freedom SMACKdown             The Bright River               Thurs-Sat 8pm, Su 2&7pm
                                                                 The Invisibles
Soul Survivor’s Club            punk, soul & other weird stuff                                    Hemingway’s classic             Performance art Dec 16-18     Wed - Sat 8 pm                 Other Cinema every
                                                                 Bottom of the Hill 9 pm
Sadie’s Flying Elephant 9 pm    El Rio 8 pm                                                       At El Rio 9 pm                  ODC Theater 8:00 pm           Traveling Jewish Theater       Saturday night at ATA




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Extremities
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                                Monday Night Marsh
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                                                                 Sweetness’ Country
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                                                                                                  The Man Who Came to
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                                                                                                                                  Cirque du Somethin’
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                                                                                                                                                                Talking With Angels
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                                                                                                                                                                                               The Bright River
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Works-in-progress                Christmas a holiday              Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9            internationally acclaimed     Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm         A mass-transit tour of the
Theatre of Yugen, Noh Space      at The Marsh 8pm                hootenanny at The Lab            Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm        clowns Unique Dreique & Mr.   Project Artaud Theater         afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm
Talking With Angels             Goodbye Dragon Inn               8:00 pm                          Theatre Rhinoceros              YooWho at The Marsh           The Man Who Came to            Traveling Jewish Theater
Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          The Roxie Dec 17-23              Goodbye Dragon Inn               Cirque du Somethin’             Wed & Thurs 3:30 pm           Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9
Project Artaud Theater          Eaton / Barics Quintet           The Roxie Dec 17-23              internationally acclaimed       Talking With Angels           Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm
Café Flamenco Series            Jazz Jam 10 pm                   Low End Theory                   clowns Unique Dreique & Mr.     Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Theatre Rhinoceros
ODC Theater 7:00 pm             Bruno’s                          Trombone at Bruno’s 9 pm         YooWho at The Marsh             Project Artaud Theater        The Bright River
Holiday Gift Fair               Judith Owen with Harry           The Moore Bros, Helene           Wed & Thurs 3:30 pm             The Man Who Came to           A mass-transit tour of the
2-8 pm at Artist Xchange        Shearer and Andrea Guskin        Renaut, Sebastien Martel         Talking With Angels             Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9          afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm
Longing for Light               Make-Out Room                    Make-Out Room                    Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm      Traveling Jewish Theater
Through 12/19 at The Lab                                         POPTOPIA, Lipstick               Project Artaud Theater          Theatre Rhinoceros
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Su 2&7pm                                          Conspiracy                       The Bright River                The Bright River
Princess Bride                                                   Thee Parkside                    Wed - Sat 8 pm                  A mass-transit tour of the
Fri – Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm                                                                          Traveling Jewish Theater        afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm
The Dark Room Theater                                                                             Goodbye Dragon Inn              Traveling Jewish Theater
The Bright River 3 pm                                                                             The Roxie Dec 17-23             Goodbye Dragon Inn
Traveling Jewish Theater                                                                          Kamau’s Non-Denomiational       The Roxie Dec 17-23
Goodbye Dragon Inn                                                                                Holiday Orphan Show             Jim Compolongo
The Roxie Dec 17-23                                                                               Comics, short films, music       Guitar Legend at Bruno’s
Soul Survivor’s Club                                                                              Make-Out Room                   My Way My Love
Sadie’s Flying Elephant 9 pm                                                                      Bearcult    Jazz at Bruno’s     12 Galaxies 9 pm




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Talking With Angels
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                                Monday Night Marsh
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                                                                 Shotgun Wedding Quintet
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                                                                                                  The Man Who Came to
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                                                                                                                                  Talking With Angels
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                                                                                                                                                                Talking With Angels
Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Works-in-progress                Jazz Hip-Hop at Bruno’s          Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9            Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm        Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
Project Artaud Theater           at The Marsh 8pm                The Femurs, the Wildlife         Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm        Project Artaud Theater        Project Artaud Theater
Mr Corey Porter and             Cirque du Somethin’              Make-Out Room                    Theatre Rhinoceros              The Man Who Came to           The Man Who Came to
Friends, Tippy Canoe, Heidi-    internationally acclaimed        POPTOPIA, Falling by the         Talking With Angels             Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9          Dinner Dec 9 – Jan 9
Jane at the Make-Out Room       clowns Unique Dreique & Mr.      Stars                            Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm          Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm      Wed–Sat 8 pm, Su 3, 7 pm
Soul Survivor’s Club            YooWho at The Marsh              Thee Parkside                    Project Artaud Theater          Theatre Rhinoceros            Theatre Rhinoceros
Every Sunday with Lil Mike      Mon - Thurs 3:30 pm                                                                               The Bright River              The Bright River
Sadie’s Flying Elephant 9 pm    Eaton / Barics Quintet                                            The Bright River                A mass-transit tour of the    A mass-transit tour of the
                                Jazz Jam 10 pm                                                    A mass-transit tour of the      afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm      afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm
                                Bruno’s                                                           afterlife Wed - Sat 8 pm        Traveling Jewish Theater      Traveling Jewish Theater
                                Pono, the Odd Bodkins                                             Traveling Jewish Theater        Hazy Loper, Dolly Rocker      Resistance Lounge IV
                                Make-Out Room                                                     KML Kabaret featuring           Make-Out Room                 Spoken words & Freakina
                                                                                                  members of Killing My Lobster   New Monsoon, Hot              Rhythms
                                                                                                  A Benefit for                    Buttered Rum String Band      Blessed a funk, hip-hop,
                                                                                                  SF Coalition on Homelessness                                  dancehall, latin thang every
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