Sep/24/2011 Black Family Day

Posted by Richard • September 24th, 2011

San Francisco Black Family Day Celebration & Black Business Awareness Week

Black Family Day – One Love
Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Street, SF
Saturday, September 24, 2011
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Introducing Black Business Awareness Week this year, September 18-25, 2011. Special recognition at Black Family Day for businesses 25 years and older. To register your business, send an email to brothersforchange946@gmail.com.

Raffles, Music played by Gospel, Family Games, Family Photos, Free Barbecue, Live Entertainment, and Horse & Pony Rides.

7th Annual SF Black Family Day Celebration Sponsorship/Donation Opportunities for Black Family Day on September 24, 2011. Sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum $10,000 +
  • Diamond $7,500 +
  • Gold $5,000 +
  • Ruby $3,000 +
  • Silver $2,000 +
  • Bronze $1,000 +
  • Star $500 +
  • Friends/Partners of BFC $499 and below

Download a sponsorship packet and/or vendor application at www.brothersforchangeincca.org.

For more information, contact BFC Coordinators:
Ericka Sorrells 415-684-6953
Caronda Daggs 415-577-9356

* Join Brothers for Change, Inc., on September 6, 2011 as we take a bus down to the 44th Annual Stockton Black Family Day. Reserve your family a seat. Contact: Larry Haynes, SF Black Family Day Liaison at 415-286-8634.

Sep/2/2011 Take 5: Art Break Day 2011

Posted by Richard • September 2nd, 2011


Take an ART BREAK with your community!

When?
Friday, September 2, 2011
9 am until 5 pm

Where?
San Francisco, San Rafael, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland

Admission: FREE! The first 200 participants for each location will receive a free gift!

All of the artwork collected at this event will be compile into a traveling exhibition and will visit all 5 cities from October 2011 to February 2012.

You can help make Art Break Day happen! To volunteer, please contact Art is Moving at www.artismovingnow.com/contactartbreakday.html.

 

Aug/2/2011 Youth Community Organizations Invited to Free Performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

Youth community organizations are invited to a free performance of the beloved comic opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Barber of Seville).

Dates available:
Monday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 pm

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

For seats:
Please email Michelle Andre at mandre@sfopera.com by July 22, including:

  1. Your name
  2. Your organization/group name
  3. Your email address
  4. Your preferred date
  5. Number of attendees

Educational resources are also available. Just ask when you email to RSVP!

Merola Opera Program presents

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Conductor: Mark Morash
Director: Roy Rallo

Mistaken identities, lovers in disguise, an elaborate ruse and, of course, true love. In this commedia dell’arte production, lovely Rosina has two competing suitors – her guardian Dr. Bartolo and the wealthy Count Almaviva. The Count, hoping Rosina will love him for himself rather than for his money and position, disguises himself as a poor student and sets out to woo her, while dodging a suspicious Dr. Bartolo. Luckily, Count Almaviva’s trusty ally Figaro helps him deceive Dr. Bartolo and win the hand of Rosina. More disguises, a series of secret meetings and one misdirected letter combine to give everyone plenty to worry about. But in the end, true love conquers all!

Please note this opera is double cast. One cast will appear on August 1, and the other cast on August 2.

 

Aug/1/2011 Youth Community Organizations Invited to Free Performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

Posted by Richard • August 1st, 2011

Youth community organizations are invited to a free performance of the beloved comic opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Barber of Seville).

Dates available:
Monday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 pm

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

For seats:
Please email Michelle Andre at mandre@sfopera.com by July 22, including:

  1. Your name
  2. Your organization/group name
  3. Your email address
  4. Your preferred date
  5. Number of attendees

Educational resources are also available. Just ask when you email to RSVP!

Merola Opera Program presents

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Conductor: Mark Morash
Director: Roy Rallo

Mistaken identities, lovers in disguise, an elaborate ruse and, of course, true love. In this commedia dell’arte production, lovely Rosina has two competing suitors – her guardian Dr. Bartolo and the wealthy Count Almaviva. The Count, hoping Rosina will love him for himself rather than for his money and position, disguises himself as a poor student and sets out to woo her, while dodging a suspicious Dr. Bartolo. Luckily, Count Almaviva’s trusty ally Figaro helps him deceive Dr. Bartolo and win the hand of Rosina. More disguises, a series of secret meetings and one misdirected letter combine to give everyone plenty to worry about. But in the end, true love conquers all!

Please note this opera is double cast. One cast will appear on August 1, and the other cast on August 2.

Jul/29/2011 Summer Learning – Youth Art Show

Posted by Richard • July 29th, 2011

Youth Art Show
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: TBA

 

Jul/29/2011 Summer Learning – Youth Showcase

Posted by Richard • July 29th, 2011

Youth Showcase
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: TBA

Jul/23/2011 Hood Games Festival | Skateboarding, Fashion, & Conscience Hip-Hop

Posted by Richard • July 23rd, 2011

On July 23rd at the AAACC, we will do a rendition of Hood Games, an all day festival styled event centered around skateboarding, fashion, and conscience hip hop music. At this event, we will offer a full scholarship to the Woodward Skate Camp.

July 23, 2011
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Hood Games is a grassroots level community event started in 2005 in East Oakland as more inner-city youth were gravitating to skateboard culture. The events serve as a bridge between urban communities and the skate lifestyle while incorporating art, music, film and dance performances. Hood Games also collaborates with local schools, youth centers, city governments, local authorities, the skate community and city parks to make a memorable experience for the kids and families.

Special guests include: Fashawn, Martin Luther, The Memorials, Rob Young, Panopoly, Sarai and J Rocka, Karl Kauses, Nyjah Huston, Respin, and Aebldee.

Vitamin Water will assist in giving away two scholarships to underserved kids for the Woodward Camp. Applications can be downloaded at Hood Games Woodward Scholarship (doc).

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Jul/18/2011 Creative Edge Public Relations Announces the Hood Games Benefiting Karl’s Kauses Inc.

Posted by Richard • July 18th, 2011

Professional Skateboarder Karl Watson hosts The Hood Games benefiting his nonprofit organization Karl’s Kauses Inc.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2011

Skateboarding fans of all ages are invited to attend the Hood Games on Saturday July 23, 2011 at the African American Culture Complex in San Francisco. Karl’s Kauses Inc, a nonprofit youth focused initiative, has teamed up with California Skate Parks, Shred and Butter within SF Recreation and Parks and vitaminwater to produce a one of kind skateboarding infused community celebration. The day-long event will run from 10am until 9pm and is free for all ages. Daytime activities include skateboarding demos featuring world-renowned skate pros, live back to back performances showcasing hip hop master Farshawn and Martin Luther from the Roots, food, games and more. Special invited celebrity guests include: Terry Kennedy, Stevie Williams, Karl Watson, Nyjah Huston, Quentin Scott (Oakland Raiders), Vernon Davis (49ers), Rob Young and more.

The Hood Games was founded in 2005 by artistic designer K-Dubb and is designed to bring together kids of all backgrounds to celebrate their love and passion for the arts and skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. is a comprehensive nonprofit supplemental education and youth development organization that targets youths in surrounding communities developing their intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal empowerment through skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. identifies youths from all ages and supports them until graduation with programming centered on skateboarding. As a special treat for Hood Games attendees, through his custom clothing company called Organika, Karl will giveaway10 handcrafted longboards.

Immediately following the Hood Games is the 1st annual Skate to Couture fashion show benefitting Karl’s Kauses Inc. The show will feature the world’s top skate clothing lines including LRG, Organika, DGK, Elements, Young and Reckless, Fly Society, 9 Five Eyewear, D-structured, Nomadic and many more. The fashion show is invitation only and will feature a special acoustic performance from esteemed soul musician Martin Luther and The Miracles.

For more information please visit:
http://www.karlskauses.com

About Karl’s Kauses Inc.
Karl’s Kauses Inc. supports at-risk youth from all ages with skateboarding workshops and demonstrations as a positive outlet. Founded and incorporated in 2011 by Karl Watson and Robert Ferguson, Karl’s Kauses Inc. is based in San Francisco and implements programming through San Francisco’s Park and Recreational Department.

For media inquiries please contact:
Theodore W. Palmer, CEO
Creative Edge Public Relations
(646) 575-2967
creativeedgepr(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.creativeedgepublicrelations.com

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Jul/16/2011 July 15 & 16 | Salsa Festival on The Fillmore

Posted by Richard • July 16th, 2011

Jul/16/2011 Bay Area BBQ Championship

Posted by Richard • July 16th, 2011

July 16, 2011
Opens at 9:30 am
First pitch at 1:05 pm

Live Performance by La Toya London – American Idol finalist, Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, NAACP Theater Award Nominee

The Bay Area BBQ Championship (BABC) competition will be fierce as 32 Pit Masters and their teams compete in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork. Celebrity, VIP and Certified Judges determine the Grand Champion of this IBCA sanctioned cook-off. The People (you) will taste and vote for the team most deserving of the People’s Choice Award. You must pre-order your ticket packages if you want to attend. All proceeds benefit the thousands of Northern California foster children, youth and families served by Alternative Family Services.