Barry Bond's Day -Classy event at Justin Herman Plaza. Free chips, candy, pop corn, hot dogs, cracker jacks and buttons. Beautiful day. Speeches were short. Barry Bond's speech was very good with his last words challenging young people to break his record. Then the fireworks went off. Looked great on tv. Buzz in audience: Barry Bonds to be traded to American League as a pinch hitter?
Gavin Newsom did a great job, he projected well across the whole plaza.
Dog had Giants hat on and a Giants outfit that said "Don't walk Barry". Cute.
Jug Band Festival - Golden Gate Park Bandstand - Wonderful music. I was expecting Spike Jones type of music. Not so. Music from the 20's and 30's. One of the singers also tapped danced but she forgot her tap shoes so they taped quarters to the bottom of her shoes and she danced! People were dancing including Carol Ruth Silver - past Supervisor in San Francisco. Happy music, great to hear in the outdoors.
Nan Kempner Exhibit- DeYoung Museum. Beautiful, extravagant clothes (small exhibit). Nan Kemper was a socialite in San Francisco and New York. She was famous for saying "you can never be too rich or too thin". All the clothes are from famous designers including Chanel and Dior. You could wear all these clothes today, they are ageless. Simple - classic. Exhibit is on until November 11, 2007.
Michael Buble - Oracle Auditorium in Oakland. Concert sold out. All his concerts are sold out across America. Loved the music sung, great voice, a little too glitzy for my tastes, but the crowd loved it. He plays to the audience. Let concert goers take pictures with their cameras. At one point he said "waive your cameras" and all these lights were swinging in the air like candles.
August 28th - Tuesday
Take a Stand Day - Cable car terminus @ the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco. 5:3o p.m. Sponsored by Move on.
August 29th - Wednesday
Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Encourages members to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bill Graham, Civic Auditorium, Civic Center, San Francisco.
August 30th - Thursday
2007 Planning Commission hearing - Progress report on Eastern Neighborhoods Program.
City Hall, Commission Champers - Room 400, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. 6 p.m. Hearings are available on line at: http://www.sfgov.org/sfgtv
San Francisco Women's Political Committee - November endorsements. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (location to be determined) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to vote you must have paid yearly dues, be a current member of the organization for at least 60 days or if membership has expired, have been a member within one year prior to vote and who has paid the yearly dues within the last 60 days (which may include the date of the vote). Attended at least three SFWPC meeting in the preceding twelve months prior to the endorsement meeting.
August 31st through September 3rd - Sausalito Art Festival -Tickets are $20. Can take the ferry from Pier 41. Information: 415-331-3757
September 2nd - Sunday
Summer of Love 40th Anniversary - Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park - Information: 415-861-1520. Names include Country Joe McDonald, Michael McClure, Merl Saunders, "the fish Melton", Canned Heat and Purple Sage. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 4th - Tuesday
Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Single-Payer Health Care. Andrew McGuire, Executive Director of Health Care for All will speak. 7 p.m. Will talk about SB840. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco, Ca. Contact: email@example.com.
September 6th - Thursday
City's Better Streets Plan - 7 to 8:30 at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue.
September 8th - Saturday
Neighborhood Empowerment Summit - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from 9 a.m to 4 p.m Goal is to make it easier for communities to partner with city agencies and non profits to improve the neighborhoods. Information: http://www.empowersf.org/
September 10th - Monday
A Tribute to Kerouac's On the Road - With David Meltzer, Wavy Gravy, Lenore Kandel, Joanna McClure. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - 8 p.m. $10.
September 12th - City's Better Streets Plan - Bayview Branch Library, 5075 Third Street. 6:30 to 8 p.m.