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This Month:

Harriet Andersson at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Hot new band Shiny Toy Guns (oh wait a minute, they stood me up for the second month in a row! Sorry.)

San Francisco Collage Collective.

The Steakhouse Incident.

The usual email press releases from people pushing stuff.

Director Ingmar Bergman called her “one of cinema’s geniuses,” and this great Swedish actress remains one of the key players in Bergman’s cinematic universe. From her break-through role in Summer With Monika through Sawdust and Tinsel, Smiles of a Summer Night, Through a Glass Darkly, Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander, Harriet Andersson infused her performances for Bergman with emotional complexity, and she frequently scorched the screen with her striking sensuality. From their first work together, in the theater as well as film, Bergman praised her natural talent, once remarking, “There’s never been a girl in Swedish films who radiated more uninhibited erotic charm than Harriet.” In her extensive work with other major Swedish filmmakers and her rare roles abroad, Andersson’s essential presence and artistic daring brilliantly endure.

Okay, I didn’t write the above paragraph. It’s from the Mill Valley Film Festival’s website.

The subtitles above that first paragraph will remind most of you of Kimberlye Gold’s Almost Famous column. Alas, for the first time in… I think it’s 8 years… Kimberlye Gold is not covering the Mill Valley Film Festival for the Herald.

Well, actually, there’s no Herald anymore. But you know what I mean.

Where to begin? If I knew what the hell I was talking about, I’d know. But let’s see if I can BS my way through this thing.

The first event I attended was a Q & A with the beautiful Swedish movie star, Harriet Andersson, one of Ingmar Bergman’s regular actresses, where we were treated to a showing of Through a Glass Darkly. Here’s some info on the actress and the movie…

Harriet was very modest, charming, and still beautiful (not to mention stylish -- one of the questions from the audience was where did she buy her lovely wardrobe?) She mentioned some odd movie trivia (like that Bergman was always in the toilet) and joked that it was probably better for both Europe and the United States that she had stayed in the Old World and never ventured to Hollywood. She claims to not be a method actor; that no matter how intense the part is, once the camera is off she’s back to being herself. As far as she’s concerned acting is just a job. A few questions pertained to her interview with San Francisco Chronicle movie critic Mick Lasalle. Here’s that interview…

I met her at the after-show party at Mill Valley’s Outdoor Art Club. I had some wine and it was late, so all I remember is shaking her hand and telling her how great she was as she forced a smile and looked like she was thinking to herself, Who the hell is this guy?

By the way, the wine there was supplied by Arrowood Vineyards and Winery in Sonoma Valley’s Glen Ellen. Thanks to Arrowood hospitality manager Raymond Rolander for his help and if you want more info check out

While I’m plugging away here, it was nice seeing two Mill Valley Film Festival regulars: Richard A. Habib of Alexander’s Decorative Rugs ( and Linda Najarian of Judy’s Breadsticks (

And thanks to Gabrielle Harris of HamiltonInkPR ( who did such a great job making sure I was taken care of for the event.

On a sad note, Pam Hamilton, the event’s longtime publicist and founder of HamiltonInkPR, recently passed away of lung cancer.

Here’s a remembrance of Pam from the Marin Independent Journal:

Okay. Hope to be there again next year.


Subject:           Gallery Extraña Presents SF Collage Collective Show
From:           "Jill Beaverson" <>
Date:           Tue, October 28, 2008 4:58 pm
Priority:           Normal

Defiant Optimism: New Works from the San Francisco Collage Collective 
is an exhibit of contemporary collage and montage that opens on 
Friday, November 7th and runs through December 12th. After several 
shows in Mexico and Texas, this exhibit is the first group show for 
the San Francisco Collage Collective and includes two invited Bay Area 
artists, both internationally renowned for their collage work: master 
film animator Lawrence (Larry) Jordan and political punk satirist 
Winston Smith. It also includes work by collective members vice 
presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez and Emily the Strange creator Rob 
Reger. The artist’s reception will be held on November 7th from 6 to 
10 pm, with film screenings by Jordan at 8pm. Gallery Extraña is 
located at 2912 Telegraph Avenue (1 block north of Ashby Avenue) in 


I attended the event listed above and had a good time. Jill Beaverson, the publicist, told me all about Rob Reger’s Emily the Strange creation. Here’s some information about it:

Larry Jordan’s animated films with Rob Reger’s accompaniment on piano was the highlight of the evening.

Probably the lowlight was my lame attempt to make conversation with Matt Gonzalez, whom I ran into at the bar. It was three days after the Nader/Gonzalez ticket lost the Presidential election with their third party bid so I guess it wasn’t too sensitive of me to ask, “So… what percentage of the vote did you get?”

He just kind of looked at me and said, “Less than one percent.” Then as he walked away offered, “It’s tough.”

“It’s a tough business to break into,” was my lame consolation.

Oh, I liked Winston Smith’s collages the most out of all of them, natch.


Here’s a funny video of Will Franken performing “Paradise Lost” at a Poetry Slam. Warning: Contains some very offensive language. And I don’t just mean the politically correct diversity blather. There’s some sexual content, too.

Move back to San Francisco, Will.

More info at


I originally read this on Jeff Kay’s West Virginia Surf Report (
Apparently it was written by a guy named Steve Crisp.
I have to warn you, this story is not for everyone.
It’s a little disturbing, but heck, it’s about the triumph of the human spirit.
And, by golly, he’s an American, too.
Here it is if you want to read it:

Thank God the election if finally over. Don’t you agree? And I have to admit, truthfully, it was inspiring to see Barack Obama elected as our nation’s first black president (and I can’t even stand the guy).

The great Mark Steyn on Barack Obama:

And here’s Jack Cashill from The American Thinker who’s convinced former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers ghost wrote Obama’s Dreams From My Father:


Here’s the World’s first web site:


As I write this it’s November 18th, 2008 -- the 30th anniversary of the massacre at Jonestown. A few years ago I received an email from Tom Kinsolving, the son of Lester Kinsolving, about the tragedy. As I recall, Lester Kinsolving was the religion editor for the San Francisco Examiner in the 1970s and was trying to warn the city of the madness of Jim Jones.

Here’s Tom Kinsolving’s blog. He holds more people responsible for what happened than just the crazy preacher from Indiana…


Subject:           Upcoming Shows at The Independent!
From:           "Sarah Fink" <>
Date:           Tue, October 28, 2008 5:35 pm
Priority:           Normal


The Independent
628 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94117

Saturday, December 27th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Still Flyin'
Disco Shawn and Oro11
Friday, November 21st, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm
$13 Adv / $15 DOS

Motion Potion
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm
$15 Adv / $18 DOS

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Magic Bullets
Jonah Ray
Monday, November 24th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm
$12 Adv / $14 DOS

Raashan Ahmad
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Friday, November 28th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

BUSTLE IN YOUR HEDGEROW - "The Led Zeppelin Experience"
Saturday, November 29th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

DJ Shortkut
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

The Parson Red Heads
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm
$12 Adv / $14 DOS

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Thursday, December 4th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Dub Gabriel
Friday, December 5th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Saturday, December 6th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Five AM
Ernie Halter
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Yoni Wolf (from Why?)
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm
$13 Adv/ $15 DOS

Wooden Shjips
SF Dirty Stealer
Friday, December 12th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Heavy Mojo
Natives of the New Dawn
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Monday, December 15th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

The Duke Spirit
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Friday, December 19th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

NAT KEEFE CONCERT CARNIVAL - Feat. musicians from David Grisman Quintet, New Monsoon, Poor Man's Whiskey, Jambay, Everyone Orchestra, BLVD and Hot Buttered Rum
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm
$20 GA adv / $35 Reserved Seating (pairs only)

Big Light
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm
$85 (Open Bar Included in Price of Admission) 


Subject:           [zine_world] who does your distro?
From:           "Jerianne" <>
Date:           Thu, October 30, 2008 6:27 pm
Priority:           Normal

Zine World is looking for your recommendations about distros and stores,
both as a zinester selling your zines and as a reader buying zines. In
each issue, and on our website
(, we
publish recommendations on which distros/stores to use, and which ones to
avoid. So: Who has the best stock? Who is prompt in making payments /
filling orders? Who did you have to nag and nag to get your payment? Who
isn't reliable?

We hope you will share your recommendations and comments with us. Email
your comments to : We will include your
name, unless you specifically ask us not to. (We are willing to print your
comments without your name, if you fear retribution.) Thanks!


Subject:           Momu iPod Scavenger Hunt Starts Now!
From:           Loöq Records <>
Date:           Wed, October 29, 2008 9:04 pm
To:           Loöq Records <>
Priority:           Normal

The fun loving folks at Loöq Records have a gift for one of you fun loving and
clever Momu Fans. It's an iPod Shuffle loaded with Momu's brand spanking new album 'Momentum' (including bonus tracks). The blue iPod is also engraved with the band and album names.

In addition to the iPod, the winner will receive a chance to guest list themselves and 25 friends at Loöq Records weekly party Qoöl.

The contest ends as soon as we hear from the winner. And don't worry. We'll let you know as soon as someone contacts us, so you don't go looking for something that's no longer there.

Good luck!


The EVIDENCE POINTS to what you seek at the end of the TOWN'S END. Where there were once STEAMBOATS, is now cityscape. As you head WEST, HEDGE RIGHT. Your prize, wrapped in plastic, may not be in sight, but is within arm's reach.

You can find an additional visual clue <a href = ''>here</a>.

And for anyone who just wants to buy the album without hunting around for free shit click here!


Juno (UK)



Subject:           CSS to play San Francisco (Dec 12th)
From:           "Teal Garrels" <>
Date:           Tue, November 4, 2008 3:20 pm
To:           "Teal Garrels" <>
Priority:           Normal

Wanted to shoot over an early warning that Brazil's CSS will be heading
up in December for another round of US dates!  If you haven't had the
chance to see this Sao Paulo crew live, the Beatcrave review below gives
you a pretty good idea of the energy they bring to the stage.  If you
want to see it for yourself, I can add you to our list.  In the
meantime, let me know if you'd like to cover the Dec 12th show at Bimbos
via preview, and if you need music/interviews/etc...
Thanks...and happy election day!


CSS - Donkey

Release Date: July 22, 2008

Bio, photos, mp3s:



Pitchfork feature:

Boston Globe:

"Formed in 2003 in Sao Paulo, CSS is, among a great many other things,
the first South American band signed to the overrated Sub Pop label of
Seattle, WA.  Produced in Brazil by the band's own Adriano Cintra and
mixed in Los Angeles by Mark "Spike" Stent (whose credits include
Madonna, Bjork, Massive Attack, M.I.A. and Arcade Fire), Donkey is
tough, street-ready, and recreated the frenetic energy of their live
shows.  And really, with CSS the live show is the thing.  Equal parts
dance party, urban circus, and out-and-out chaos, the band's unaffected,
unbridled joy in performance is for real and for you."

*Complete list of tour dates and venues available at:

Out Now:

Daniel Martin Moore Stray Age

Blitzen Trapper Furr

Chad VanGaalen Soft Airplane

Death Vessel Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us

Oxford Collapse Bits

CSS Donkey
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Fleet Foxes-Fleet Foxes
Mudhoney--The Lucky Ones
Mudhoney--Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition
No Age--Nouns
Flight of the Conchords--Flight of the Conchords
Sera Cahoone--Only as the Day is Long
Grand Archives--The Grand Archives
The Gutter Twins (Dulli & Lanegan)--Saturnalia
Ruby Suns--Sea Lion
Kelley Stoltz--Circular Sounds
The Helio Sequence--Keep Your Eyes Ahead


Subject:           The San Francisco Improv Alliance: Celebrate and Enjoy Improv in the Bay Area.
From:           "The San Francisco Improv Alliance" <>
Date:           Mon, November 10, 2008 8:00 am
Priority:           Normal

The San Francisco Improv Alliance Newsletter

Dear Gene,
To see portions of this newsletter and more (including hiring improv actors through the SFIA Talent pool, go!

Improvisers helps to overturn Prop 8 with Shakespeare
No Nude Men Productions presents A one night only reading of Shakespeare's perpetually controversial The Merchant of Venice.
Also featured will be commentary from premiere west coast Shakespeare scholar Denise Battista and an audience discussion led by a panel of writers and artists including world-renowned Jewish-American author and fantasist Peter S. Beagle and John Fisher, founder/artistic director of Theater Rhino, San Francisco's oldest queer theater company.
The event is donation only (of any size) and all proceeds go to funding the legal
battle to overturn prop 8 in California and grant the freedom to marry to all citizens.
The cast includes and all G/L/B/T cast (along with notorious Bay Area Improvisers):
Nathan Tucker (Shylock), Kendra Arimoto (Portia), Stuart Bousel (Bassanio), Chris Kelly (Antonio), Shaun Landry (Nerissa), Lisa Swanson (Jessica), Tony Sommers (Lorenzo), David Bicha (Gratiano), Carl Lucania (Salanio), Rik Lopes (Salarino), Jason Wong (Prince of Morocco), Sean Fenton (Prince of Aragon). Brian Olkowski (Tubal), Chris Struett (Launcelot) and Ryan Hayes (Narrator).
No Nude Men's All Queer Merchant of Venice an eloquent discussion of hate, prejudice and marriage 400 years in the making.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:30pm
The Exit Theater
156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Cannot make the reading but would like to support?  Donations can also be made to the event by contacting Stuart Bousel [] at No Nude Men Productions.

This Week In Improv

Big City Improv
Ongoing Every Fridays: Big City Improv shows are unscripted, un-edited and created on the spot, using audience suggestions, participation and their dark and sordid lies.
Every Friday night at 10:00pmThe Shelton Theater, San Francisco 533 Sutter Street in Union Square. Tickets $20.00 For more information go to The Shelton Theater Website


ComedySportz San Jose
Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: The National Comedy Theatre is proud to be the home of ComedySportz, competitive, team improvisational comedy every Friday and Saturday night in beautiful San Jose! Also,check out its late night show made especially for adults!
For Tickets go to

Secret Improv Society Presents TakeOne: Shortform Improvisation
Every Saturdays Edge-of-your-seat improv theater; uniquely San Francisco, completely hilarious shhhh. Don't tell anyone. 10PMThe Shelton Theater 533 Sutter Street San Francisco. $15.00. For tickets go to

AWOL - Welcome to Rossbrae
Every Saturdays
AWOL will be presenting the fourth episode of their improvised Soap
Opera: Welcome to Rossbrae Set in Rossbrae General Hospital, the
Staff, Patients and Citizens of Rossbrae play out their lives, loves
and losses. Who will live? Who will die? Who will be confronted with
their long-lost twin? 8:00pm at the Studio Theater - Fine Arts Building College
of Marin 835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA  Go AWOL's Facebook Page
for more information.

Stone Soup Improv
First Saturday of every month: Improv is live theater at its most unpredictable!
Each show is different, created on-the-spot using suggestions from the audience! Stone Soup Improv performs  in Oakland's bustling Temescal neighborhood. Each unique show is created on-the-spot using suggestions from the audience!  Improv truly is LIVE theater!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street (at Telegraph Avenue) in Oakland, CA Box office opens at 6:30pm Doors open at 7:45pm and Show starts at 8:00pm  Admission: $9.00
 General ($6.00 for students with ID and seniors)
or for online reservations.

Blue Blanket Improvpresents: "Coastside Comedy Improv"
Second Saturday of every month: A la ugh-out-loud, high-energy,
affordable,fun-for-the-whole-family comedy theater experience unparalleled on the coast! Blue Blanket Improv presents a new comedy improv show on the second Saturday of each month. Bring a friend or several and enjoy a night of laughs.
Doors open at 7:30 PM.Time:8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Location: Enso 131 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay Phone:(650) 726-1409. For additional information please visit
us at:

Rats In the Alley
First and Third Thursdays: The Rats in the Alley continue to bring their own aggressive style of "trial by fire" improv to the North Bay.
Uncle Bongs Pizzeria' 203Main Street, SuiSun City, CA, 94585 Street,SuiSun City
for more information and tickets.

Performance Schedule THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008: BATS Improv's Main Stage Theatre Company, BATS "Sunday Stage" and Student Performing Groups, along with Special Guest Ensembles!
Thurs-Sat Shows 8PM. Sunday Shows 7PM. Go to for more information, prices and tickets. Performances include:

Nov. 14
and SEMI FINALS Nov 21
Main Stage Company Theatresports: Two teams, three judges, millions of scenes and laughs
Saturday Nov 15: SEMI FINALSMain
Stage Company Theatresports: Two teams, three judges, millions of scenes and laughs
* Sunday Nov, 16, 23 & 30
Players' Freestyle ImproStudents of BATS Improv school create new shows
* Saturday,
Nov. 22

Theatresports--CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: The final teams standing battle for the crown
 with millions of scenes and laughs.
* Friday-Saturday,
Nov. 28
& 29
Drama: Thanksgiving EditionFive unique characters gather for the holidays, with results ranging from the tragic to the hilarious.

WWWIF: Worldwide Willows Improv Federation Comedy Smackdown!
Come and watch the hottest teen improvisers in the East Bay perform
hilarious improv comedy as they vie to be the champs of the COMEDY
SMACKDOWN and walk away with the coveted TriCorn Crown of Comedy!  Will the Benicia High School Improv  7:30pm :The Willows Cabaret @ The Campbell Theater Street:636
Ward Street City Martinez, CA  go to The Williows Theater WWWIF Page
for more information!

The Great Bollywood Puppet Holiday Extravaganza
Nov. 28  - Dec. 20The Un-Scripted TheaterpresentsThe Great Bollywood Puppet Holiday Extravaganza! Complete with improv singing and dancing, it will also feature humans and puppets in a Bollywood world.  SF Playhouse, Stage 2 533 Sutter Street
$20 general  $10 students & seniors.  For more information go to for more information and tickets!

Weeping Willows Improvisation
Monday, December 8th Weeping Willows Improvisation debuts its professional improv comedy show. The cast will include Cassidy Brown, Chris Hayes, Wylie Herman, Liz Adelman and Kenn Adams. 7:30pm
Willows Cabaret at The Campbell Theater 636 Ward Street Martinez, California $5.00 at the door.

Improv On the Air
Movies from barewitness films! Barewitness is the longest San Francisco Improv Company doing completely improvised movies!
Check out all of their award winning films at

Radiostar Network

Cassandra Call Productions: Cassandra Call (the folks who brought you Sweetie Tanya!) brings you Radio Star Podcasts and animation! (Where every show is completely improvised and recorded in a single take and podcast every Wednesday)!
To hear Radiostar Podcasts go to

Improv Books
The Improv Playbook A must have for everyone who performers improv. Over 370 Improv Games collected over 20 years of improv play from the one of the Founders of BATS Improv, San Francisco, William Hall. For a table of contents and to purchase this book, please to The Fratelli Bologna Improv Playbook Site
How to Improvise a Full-Length Play Author Kenn Adams (SF Synergy Theater )presents a step-by-step method for long-form improvisation, covering plot structure, storytelling, character development,symbolism, and advanced scene work. For more information on this improvisational book or to purchase, go to!


Improv And Actors First
Monday November 10th 2008 Issue

In This Issue

Improvisers and Prop 8
This Week In Improv


Join Our Mailing List or call 510-465-2797.

Saturday Drop in Classes Ongoing Saturdays
This Drop-in improvise a really fun class and a very welcoming group. It's
not clique-y.
Newcomers are always welcome. If you come to class, you
have to participate. Sorry, no voyeurs! The class is made up of comics,
actors, improvisers, and just generally people who like to play. The
laugh quotient is high! All ages welcome. This class was taught by Jim
Cranna for 25 years!
Fort Mason Bldg C, either Room #230 or 235 (depending on the week).
Check the board outside each room's door to see which room the class
will be in. $10

Laughing Stock Free Improvisational Fund & Games Workshops
Living with, working with, or know some one with cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis
C, kidney disease or other life-threatening illness Note: This is
neither stand-up comedy, nor drama-therapy.
Saturday Afternoons Workshops 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.Workshops held at S.F.'s CPMC Davies campus Gazebo Room.
These free 'comedy' classes open to the above, their care partners/intimates
as well as those working/volunteering for organizations in this health
care services area. Free garage parking.
The Gazebo is wheelchair accessible. MUNI N street car to Noe Street; 24 or 37 bus lines to Castro & 14th Streets. Free snacks and beverages provided courtesy
of BATS IMPROV Board of Directors. Wear loose, comfortable clothes for
For more information contact

BATS School of Improv
Whether you're an actor working to enhance your performance skills or someone who thinks that improv just looks like fun, BATS Improv has a class for
For more information on class schedule go to BATS School of Improv

Synergy Theater Classes
Check out Synergy Theater's Round of eight week classes each month with teacher and improviser Kenn Adams!
For more information and pricing go to Synergy Theater's Class Website

East Bay Improv Classes
Our workshops are an easy, laugh-out-loud way to become more
self-confident, creative and spontaneous. All experience levels are
welcome, from zero to hero.
Each 4-week session is different. Many of our students come back month after month, year after year.Come and play with us in a fun and supportive environment.
510-524-9283 or 510-964-0571. You can also go online to

Workshops with Joya Cory
FULL SPECTRUM training activates full emotional and physical range to create
Improvisational Theatre of authenticity and  substance.
Includes expressive movement and voice, theatre games, storytelling, acting technique & taming the inner critic. Expand creative energy, imagination and spontaneity.
Strengthen your presence, learn to trust your intuition. and Develop confidence
and ease.
Berkeley:  First Sunday of the monthStarts September 7,  1-5 pm
San Francisco: (Intermediate/ Advanced) Ongoing, resumes September 6 Saturdays 2-4:30
For more information on classes go to
or call 415-564-4115

Next Stage Classes with Marcia Kimmell
Director, Marcia Kimmell founded The Next Stage in 1979. She was a student of
Viola Spolin at the Second City in Chicago. Spolin created "Theater
Games" and was mother of the improvisational theater movement in the
The Next Stage Theater 1620 Gough Street (at Bush) San Francisco
Call 415-826-6505 or email Marcia Kimmell. For more info online go to

Blue Blanket Improv Workshops
Come out and play! Blue Blanket Improv is offering a six week Comedy Improv workshop starting Monday, Sept 22, thru the HMB Parks & Recreation Department. Check out the details
in HMB Park and Rec's' Fall 2008 Activity
This class is an introduction to the world of improv comedy.  Discover the power of "Yes and" Explore your inner characters, relationships, and objectives. The class will culminate in a student showcase.
Fee: Resident:
$65.00. Non-resident: $70.00
Ages: 14 and up
Location: Train Depot
(Half Moon Bay)
Dates: Mondays from 9/22 to
Time: 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
Class Code: 713319.01
Register online at


Check The San Francisco Improv Alliance on The Internet!


San Francisco Improv Alliance
San Francisco Improv Alliance

Subject:           Project Open Hand - Press Release
From:           "Daisy Moreno" <>
Date:           Thu, November 13, 2008 11:00 am
To:           "" <>
Priority:           Normal


SAN FRANCISCO-Project Open Hand, a local non-profit that provides meal and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS or breast cancer, those homebound with other critical illnesses and seniors, will hold its Seventeenth Annual Hand to Hand Luncheon to honor some of the organization's most outstanding supporters.

Kate Kelly, CBS 5 News featured reporter is once again emceeing the event, chaired this year by Mahla Shaghafi, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Union Bank of California.  Hand to Hand will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, and will feature an exquisite three course meal consisting of four unique appetizers, entrees and desserts, prepared by twelve of the Bay Area's most noted chefs, including Annie Somerville of Greens, Charles Phan of The Slanted Door, Mark Dommen of One Market Restaurant, Mauro Pando of Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar, James Irby of Kuleto's, and Keith Jeanminette of the San Francisco Marriott among others.
All proceeds of the event support Project Open Hand's vital meal and nutrition
services for thousands of men, women and children in San Francisco and Alameda County.

WHEN: December 10, 2008, 11 am to 1:30 pm.

San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco

TICKETS: $250. Tables of 10 start at $2,500.
For tickets call (415) 447-2316 or visit


Subject:           December Films @ SF Public Library
From:           "Blaine Waterman" <>
Date:           Fri, November 14, 2008 2:29 pm
To:           "Blaine Waterman" <>
Priority:           Normal


San Francisco Public Library Presents

Large Screen Videos in Koret Auditorium
December 2008
Thursdays at Noon

December 4
City of Angels (1998,115 min.)
When an angel falls in love with a mortal woman, he must decide if he'll forsake his immortality and become human to be with her.  Starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.

December 11
Defending Your Life (1991, 112 min.)
After a head-on crash, Daniel wakes up deceased and finds that he must make a case for having lived a full and fearless life or go back to Earth and try again. After meeting Julia, he's determined not to go back. Starring Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep.

December 18
Stairway to Heaven  (aka A Matter of Life and Death) (1946, 104 min.)
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a
celestial court.  Starring David Niven.

Large Screen Videos
Thursdays at Noon
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

All films are shown with captions when possible to assist our deaf and hard of hearing.
All programs at the Library are free.

Sponsored by the Audiovisual Center and supported by the Friends of the San
Francisco Public Library. To receive monthly e-mail about upcoming Audiovisual
Center programs, please send a request to:

Blaine Waterman
Film & Television Specialist
Information Services/Audiovisual Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Subject:           Andy Yorke - Sounds Eclectic, Tuned In & More
Date:           Fri, October 31, 2008 2:48 am
Priority:           Normal


Andy Yorke's solo debut, Simple.


Simple comes out November 18th on CD and is available now as a
digital download. If you still haven't heard the album there are
several ways to do so:


 (password: press2008)

or request a CD

Download and share Andy Yorke - "Rise and Fall" (MP3)

"Simple shows that Andy Yorke is someone worthy of attention." - ABC


All contents © 2008 by Gene Mahoney