Friday, August 2, 2013

Ginsberg's Poetry through Music, Wise Sons Deli Opens, Exploring Underground Publishing (with Boing Boing)—August at the CJM

Ginsberg's Poetry through Music, Wise Sons Deli Opens, Exploring Underground Publishing (with Boing Boing)—August at the CJM

August 2013
Ginsberg's Poetry Set to Music
Ginsberg In Song at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Sunday, Aug 11 | 1–2pm, 3–4pm
Living in Berkeley in 1955, Allen Ginsberg completed the bulk of a collection of poems which would soon be published as Howl and Other Poems. Conspiracy of Beards musical director, Daryl Henline, arranges the poems into original musical compositions for voice and instruments. Performers include Afi Ayanna, Allison Fenner, Berel Alexander Steinberg, and Peter Whitehead.
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A private viewing of
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art
For Supporter, Sponsor,
and Patron Members
Tuesday, Aug 20 | 7–8:30pm

Enjoy an exclusive, after-hours look at Beyond Belief, a collaborative exhibition with SFMOMA exploring the spiritual in modern and contemporary art. Only for Supporter Members and above, free with RSVP by Aug 13; or 415.655.7837.
Join or Upgrade Your Membership to Attend Enjoy more behind-the-scenes access to CJM programs, reciprocal Museum membership benefits, exclusive Curator Gallery Talks, and more.
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Beyond Belief Private Viewing Hours
Wise Sons Now Open and Serving Contemporary Jewish Food
Visit the new Wise Sons location at the CJM! Featuring their signature sandwiches with brined and smoked meats, the second best matzo ball soup (your bubbie’s is first), and a specialty vegetarian sandwich. CJM Members receive: 10% discount at their CJM location and a 5% discount at their 24th Street location.
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Getting Ready for Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of September 4. Holiday-inspired merchandise is now in stock. Shop early to get the best selection of Jewish calendars, New Year cards, apple and honey dishes, shofars, challah covers, holiday music, books, and children’s toys. Members always
save 10%.
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In the Museum Store
From Beatniks to Gay Liberation: Allen Ginsberg and Queer
San Francisco
Thursday, Aug 15 | 7–9pm
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th Street, San Francisco

Learn about Ginsberg’s San Francisco in the 1950s. By reading passages from biographies and memoirs of Ginsberg, Jack Spicer, Sam Steward, James Broughton, and José Sarria, as well historical studies, Michael Flanagan recreates a vibrant story of how bohemian and beat San Francisco blended—and didn't blend—into one another.
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In the Museum Store
Performing Diaspora Festival
Thursday, Aug 15–Sunday, Aug 25 | 8pm
1310 Mission St. SF

There are many shades of innovation, diaspora, and performance. From first generation culture bearers to third generation hyphenated-Americans, the six artists featured in CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora push the boundaries of their performance practice, each rooted in diverse cultural forms. Join CounterPULSE in August for a vibrant kick-off party, a thought provoking symposium, and two weekends of new work by Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, Jia Wu, Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, and Nadhi Thekkek.
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In the Museum Store

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Mark Rothko, No. 14, 1960, 1960. Oil on canvas, 114 ½ x 105 ? in. Collection SFMOMA, Helen Crocker Russell Fund purchase; copyright © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo: Ben Blackwell.

Wise Sons by C+N Creative.

Allen Ginsberg, courtesy the GLBT Historical Society




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