Photo by Michelle Kilfeather
Our theme, our kickoff event, our closing party ...
This year on Storied: San Francisco, we're writing love letters to the city. The January event got things started, and Michelle Kilfeather's photo exhibit of the same name stayed up in the gallery at 63 Bluxome Street. Naturally, we chose Valentine's Day as the end date, and honestly: How could we not throw a party to mark the closing of the show?
Photo by Erin Lim of Bitch Talk Podcast
Man, that was fun!
On Saturday, we kicked off Season 3 of Storied: SF with an art opening, poetry reading, and live performance by young Bay Area rockers. The event was sponsored by Cheese Plus, who provided trays of delicious cheese, fruits, and meats, and The Jug Shop, who poured big-ass bottles of red and white wine. It was hosted by the rad folks at Babylon Burning/63 Bluxome Street Gallery (including S1E47 storyteller Mike Lynch).
Scroll through the slideshow below to get a glimpse of the fun.
The lineup included two powerful, inspiring poets and our favorite average-age-19 band:
Over in the gallery next to the screen-printing shop, Michelle's solo show "Love Letters to the City" will be up through Valentine's Day. The gallery's hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop by, check out the photos and slideshow, write your own love letter on our special stationery, and "post it" in the mailbox. We got quite a few letters Saturday, which really warms our hearts.
Thanks to all who participated and came out to celebrate San Francisco with us.
And now that Season 3 is officially started, here's to the next 48 weeks of bringing you some of the best of what this city has to offer. See you online and offline, we hope!
Michelle and Jeff
Photos in slideshow above by Erin Lim
Our first independently produced show was a total success! So many awesome people said "screw you!" to the smoke cloud covering San Francisco and came out to look at some fresh art, watch the incredibly talented dancing of Flowers of the Apocalypse, laugh (and maybe cry) with our spoken-word artists, and tap their feet to the awesome musicians.
Please scroll through the galleries above (by Erin Lim) and below (by Morgan Shidler).