Friday, April 19, 2013
This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013, Tokio Pub will be offering its full menu as well as their sister restaurant, Shaw’s Crab House’s, famous Sunday Brunch. In addition, all moms will receive a special $25 gift certificate for future use! Treat Mom to Tokio favorites off of their regular menu or for $48 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) guests can enjoy the complete Mother’s Day Brunch from Shaw’s with kids 12 and younger eating for free (limit 2 children per adult). Tokio Pub guests can also imbibe in Shaw’s famous Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for just $8. Tokio Pub will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Shaw’s brunch being served from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The regular Tokio Pub menu will be offered all day. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 847.278.5181.
Tokio Pub specializes in fresh Japanese cooking. East Asian classics are blended with flavors and cooking techniques from Japan and Latin America to create a unique pub menu. Starters include mouth-watering tacos, specialty sushi and the signature Japanese Hot Rocks. Other delectable items include New York strip steak and sashimi-grade Yellowfin Tuna, cooked tabletop, bringing the action right to the table! For dinner, Tokio Pub’s 700 degree robata grill gets platters sizzling like the twice-cooked organic chicken with yakitori sauce and ramen noodles or the twisted lobster tails served with crispy rice noodles. Guests can also choose from fresh and simple stir fried dishes like the grilled garlic steak with snow peas, shiitake mushrooms and bok choy or the succulent pork belly in miso broth with slurping noodles. Dessert should not be missed, as Tokio Pub’s famous chocolate-filled beignets will leave you speechless. With its lively music, friendly service and edgy atmosphere, Tokio Pub offers the Northwest suburbs a new option for lunch, dinner and cocktails.
Tokio Pub is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Valet parking is available for $5 per vehicle, four season patio for 40 diners is available and all major credit cards accepted. For more info, call 847.278.5181, visit the website at www.tokiopub.com
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
SPONTANEOUS INTERVENTIONS OPENS AT
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER ON MAY 24
Exhibit Features Work by Architects, Designers and Everyday People
to Bring Positive Change to Neighborhoods and Cities
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, opening Friday, May 24, and running through September 1 in the Michigan Avenue Galleries of the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.).
Chicago is the first destination of the installation, which represented the U.S. at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2012). For over a century, the Venice Architecture Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in contemporary arts. The U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is presented by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA), which supports and manages the official United States participation at selected international exhibitions.
Spontaneous Interventions, organized by Cathy Lang Ho on behalf of the Institute for Urban Design, is devoted to the growing movement of architects, designers, artists and everyday citizens acting on their own initiative to bring improvements to the urban realm, creating new opportunities and amenities for the public. The exhibition received more than 178,000 visitors in Venice, and earned a Special Mention from the Golden Lion jury, the first time the United States has been honored in the history of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
“We’re so pleased that Chicago is the first destination for this thought-provoking display as the City has always been at the forefront of architecture and design,” said DCASE Commissioner Michelle T. Boone. “For more than 100 years, the city has attracted innovators seeking to make their contribution to our world class city.”
Spontaneous Interventions emphasizes two priorities of the Chicago Cultural Plan; fostering cultural innovation and integrating culture into daily life.
The Chicago installation will recreate the lively exhibition design of pull-down banners, created by Brooklyn design studio Freecell and Berkeley-based communication design firm M-A-D. The contents of the exhibition have been updated to include more recent and more local projects. Among the 84 projects that will be presented, more than a dozen are from Chicago, including several that also appeared in Venice.
“American urbanism always seems to circle back to Chicago: grid, fire, skyscraper, Burnham, rivers reversed, White City, sociology, Jane Addams, the Daleys, the projects, community organizing, urban
renewal, greening,” said Michael Sorkin, New York architect, critic and president of the Institute for Urban Design. “We are honored to bring a view of a new, democratic design movement that is growing across the country but with deep roots in America’s most essential city.”
In conjunction with the exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, Spontaneous Interventions will include a pop-up “outdoor living room” in Millennium Park, designed by Chicago-based MAS Studio, led by architect Iker Gil. The space will serve as an outpost for the exhibition and a venue for exhibition-related programs, including talks, panels, tours, workshops and more. The pop-up will feature a colorful canopy and seating made of salvaged lumber by local artist/woodworker John Preus of Dilettante Studios.
“Our goal with Spontaneous Interventions is to use the exhibition as a framework for understanding a larger movement, in which citizens all over the world are devising and implementing clever, low-barrier urban interventions to make their cities more inclusive, sustainable, pleasurable and safer,” said Cathy Lang Ho, a New York–based design journalist and curator. “For this reason, we have organized a rich roster of programs that will place the trend of tactical urbanism in the context local urban issues and citizen action.” Program director is Samantha Topol, a Chicago editor and writer.
Also, just across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72 (72. E. Randolph St.) features another exhibition from the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012) called City Works. This exhibition shows a series of typical Chicago environments, examining the way architecture engages the city. It’s a collaborative effort by five teams: David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman and UrbanLab. The installation involves a large model of visionary Chicago.
All summer long, programs will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, in the pop-up pavilion in Millennium Park, and at various offsite locations. Many of the programs are organized in partnership with Chicago-based designers, nonprofits, community organizations and city agencies.
ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS EATURED IN THE EXHIBITION:
Candy Chang, Change Administration (Aurash Khawarzad), Center for Urban Pedagogy, COMMONstudio, CROP, Design 99, DSN AGNC (Quilian Riano), Alexander Eisenschmidt with Cheng+Snyder, envelope a+d (Douglas Burnham), Experimental Station, Theaster Gates, Fritz Haeg, Hester Street Collaborative, LA Green Grounds, Latent Design, Public Media Institute (Ed Marzewski), Moving Design (Ric Valicenti and John Pobojewski), Neighborland, OpenPlans, Rockwell Group, Stamen, Street Plans Collaborative (Mike Lydon), Team Better Block, Jordan Seiler, WORKac, and others.
Spontaneous Interventions emphasizes two priorities of the Chicago Cultural Plan: fostering cultural innovation and integrating culture into daily life.
For more information, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase.
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The FBI releases official pictures and video of Marathon Bombing Suspects
If you were at the Boston marathon and taking pictures,please check your images.If you have any photos of these 2 men or information as to their identity,please contact the FBI directly!
If you were at the Boston marathon and taking pictures,please check your images.If you have any photos of these 2 men or information as to their identity,please contact the FBI directly!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
ArtPadSF Announces Exhibitors + Programming Highlights for 2013 Edition
ArtPadSF is pleased to announce its 2013 exhibitors, a group of superlative contemporary arts institutions, galleries, and artists from all over the nation. For the third year, ArtPadSF will take place at the iconic Phoenix Hotel where over 40 rooms will be taken over by galleries, curatorial projects and an eclectic special events program. Arts patrons and enthusiasts are invited to immerse themselves in an unconventional 21st century boutique art fair, where participating exhibitors and programs showcase a diverse range of avant-garde contemporary art including new media work, participatory experiences and happenings that invite fairgoers into an immersive art experience.
ArtPadSF 2013 Exhibitors
Three Point Nine Art Collective SF
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES LA
Amex VIP / QUEENS NAILS PROJECTS SF
Walter Maciel Gallery LA
Paul Mahder Gallery SF
BASH Contemporary SF
Marx & Zavattero SF
beta pictoris gallery Birmingham
The Mcloughlin Gallery SF
Blythe Projects LA
Mirus Gallery SF
CES Contemporary Laguna Beach
Electric Works SF
New Image Art LA
Eve Fowler / Artists Curated Projects (ACP) LA
NIAD Art Center Richmond
Gauntlet Gallery SF
Spoke Art SF
Charlie James Gallery LA
THE POOL NYC NYC
Jancar Projects LA
The Popular Workshop SF
Johansson Projects LA
Toomey Tourell Fine Art SF
Unspeakable Projects SF
gallery km Santa Monica
Steven Wolf Fine Arts SF
Gregory Lind Gallery SF
Mark Wolfe Contemporary SF
ArtPadSF 2013 Special Events
The 2013 programming extends the ArtPadSF experience into participatory events and theoretical realms, to help fairgoers connect to contemporary art through social moments and big ideas. Fair attendees will become part of the art in works such as Andrew Benson’s Shine Bright Plastic Diamonds presented by BAM/PFA, Lucas Murgida’s The Locksmithing Graduate Institute’s Lesson #13 presented by Charlie James Gallery, and I just wanna hold your hand presented by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
Discourse will zoom out from the personal to the global with the TUMBLR ARTS SUMMIT, where art world representatives will discuss their participation in Tumblr’s burgeoning online arts community. Dance duo Navarrete x Kajiyama will perform a section from BAILOUT!, a movement performance that comments on the March 2011 disasters in Japan. Art-loving parents can introduce their small children to the joy of art appreciation with fair tours for children led by the NY-based organization, LittleCollector. There is something for everyone at ArtPadSF this year!
ArtPadSF & SFMOMA present Opening Night
Opening night of ArtPadSF 2013 will benefit the upcoming SFMOMASECA Art Award exhibition with an evening of special programming created in partnership with the museum. This event will be a multisensory extension of ArtPadSF’s unconventional downtown aesthetic with entertainment to hear, watch, and taste. Synthpop and Chillwave band Altars will play between 6PM-8PM, followed by a DJ set by Altar’s Bertie Pearson. At 7PM the San Francisco Tsunami Swim Club, a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight-friendly masters-level swim team, will perform a synchronized swim in the Phoenix Hotel pool. Throughout the night, Thought for Food will offer their conceptual based concessions, replicating the taste of “sun, sand, and sea” on mini surfboard styled sticks with a debut flavor, the BELLY FLOP. If you’re interested in attending opening night, please contact our VIP manager, Amber Jean Young: firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtPadSF presents Chat Room
Chat Room is a social space in a guest room of the Phoenix Hotel. It is both a lounge and a spontaneous exhibition area of performative artworks that are informed and activated by their interaction with the viewer. This multi-purpose room is a place to casually congregate with fellow art appreciators, catch an impromptu performance piece, or show up for scheduled programming such as Lucas Murgida’s The Locksmithing Graduate Institute and Chris Vargas’ MOTHA.
ArtSlant Afterparty &&
Award + Installation Exhibition
May 17, 9:06PM
ArtSlant, in cooperation with ArtPadSF, presents ArtSlant Afterparty &&or email us at email@example.com.
Award Installation, juried by prominent new media
artists and curators Nick Briz, Anthony Antonellis, Manuel Fernández,
Daniel Rehn and Sarah Caluag (me+Sarah), and Annie Werner. The here installation will be projected onto the wall adjacent to the
Phoenix Hotel, and viewable in virtual exhibition on ArtSlant.com, as
well as on the ArtSlant Tumblr, following the screening. An Error 415 is
the HTTP response status code for an unsupported media type; the award
refers to new media practices which have yet to be fully supported by
the art establishment while also giving a nod to the tech-savvy Bay
Area. The winner of the ArtSlant Award will be
announced during the event, and will receive a cash prize of $415. More
information on the award can be found
Asian Art Museum presents Artists Drawing Club: Tender Landscapes with Radka Pulliam
May 18, 12PM + 3PM
Take a walk with artist Radka Pulliam as part of the Asian Art Museum's new monthly program series, Artists Drawing Club. The 30-40 minute journey begins inside the Asian Art Museum and finishes at ArtPadSF. Meander through the city’s last ungentrified frontier, the Tenderloin, a diverse neighborhood with a storied history that thrives despite its bad rap. Along the way, discover intimate connections with the surrounding environment through observations and sensory exercises. This interactive artist-and-resident-led stroll will culminate at the Phoenix Hotel, where ArtPadSF will be in full effect. To participate, register with a museum staff member on the front steps of the Museum by the "Tender Landscapes" sign 15 minutes prior to departure. This event is first come, first served.
Asian Art Museum presents BAILOUT! (an excerpt) by Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater
May 18, 5PM
Dance duo Navarrete x Kajiyama's latest riveting and thoughtful performance, BAILOUT!, responds to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan, and how they continue to affect the nation. Movement, with an original score by Adria Otte, examine how we cope with environmental disasters, integrating the duo’s volunteer experiences cleaning up in Northern Japan. Modern life has diminished humanity's sense of respect for and long-term thinking about the environment. How dire does the situation need to get before we take charge of our own survival? Navarrete x Kajiyama with perform an excerpt with music by Adria Otte. BAILOUT! will be performed in the courtyard of the Phoenix Hotel. For more information please visit: www.nkdancetheater.com.
BAM/PFA presents Shine Bright Plastic Diamonds by Andrew Benson
May 16, 8:06PM + May 18, 19, Sundown
On the opening night of ArtPadSF, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will present an outdoor video installation by Bay Area-based artist Andrew Benson, curated by BAM/PFA Video Curator Steve Seid. Shine Bright Plastic Diamonds is a digital mural that will be projected onto the six-story building adjacent to the Phoenix Hotel. Benson has created software that incorporates a number of image sources into one rushing, time-based artwork that continually reinvents itself in exuberant and saturated colors. Fairgoers can catch a glimpse of their own silhouette as the artwork will incorporate images of the fair via live footage capture.
Gallery Wendi Norris presents Ranu Mukherjee
May 18, 9PM
Ranu Mukherjee's Radiant Chromosphere (move towards what is approaching), is a short animated projection of a fictional event, evoking transformation of a once agriculture based economy into a technologically based one. The film is composed around a Tree of Life which assembles itself from the detritus of a solar storm that comes through the orchards, gathering the objects which have been brought there by the people of many nations into a swirling tactile event. It is a reflection on the sun’s energy as it is deeply connected to the economic and social histories as well as speculative narratives of Silicon Valley. Radiant Chromosphere (move towards what is approaching) will be projected on the wall adjacent to the Phoenix Hotel.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts presents: I just wanna hold your hand
Play can transform an environment. In I just wanna hold your hand, two metal hands are mounted to the wall. When two or more individuals complete the circuit they provoke audiovisual responses. The level of interactivity is determined by the flow of electricity through the individuals. The interaction is tailored to the installation; the core tool is the Arduino platform that responds to sensory data in the environment, and activates processing projections generated from the outside interactions. I just wanna hold your hand will be located in the courtyard of the Phoenix Hotel.
May 18, 12:30PM + May 19, 12:30PM, 1:30PM
Art isn't just for adults, it's something that can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages! Bring your very own LittleCollector to ArtPadSF to explore and learn about some of the fascinating artwork from a LittleCollector artist. Saturday’s tour will be given by LittleCollector artist Matthew Carden, and Libby Black will lead the tour on Sunday. After Sunday's tour, join LittleCollector Founder Chrissy Crawford and a group of artists and educators as they speak about the benefits of introducing your children to art at a young age. Learn how to get their creative juices flowing, about the best art resources for young learners, and how to start them on a path of creative critical thinking. Check in at the VIP desk for tour and discussion information.
MOTHA: Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art
May 18, 5PM
Chris Vargas will host a reception and slide show presentation for the imminent opening of MOTHA—Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art, an as-of-yet unrealized arts institution in the Bay Area. The Executive Director will discuss the mission of the museum and its future, talk about its importance in the community, and announce the architectural design competition. While the museum is under construction (indefinitely, and at an undisclosed location in the Bay Area), MOTHA will continue to present off-site exhibitions and programming; exhibitions and events. The reception for MOTHA will take place in the ArtPadSF Chat Room.
KALA Art Institute presents Reciprocal Relationships: Artist Residencies Today
May 17, 1PM
Join Kala Art Institute for a lively discussion on artist residencies near and far. How can artists find the right residency for them? Just what differentiates one program from another? What is the significance of this sector of support for the Arts? These questions and more will be addressed by a panel of representatives from Bay Area residency programs, including Kelly Sicat of the Montalvo Arts Center, Margot H. Knight of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Brian Karl of the Headlands Center for the Arts, Allyson Feeney of Project 387, and the Kala Art Institute’s own Carrie Hott. Kala will present useful information from the Alliance for Artist Communities (AAC) and ResArtis as well as moderate an open Q&A session. This panel will take place in the Lounge at Chambers Eat + Drink.
THE BAY LIGHTS Live Stream
Every evening, THE BAY LIGHTS transforms the San Francisco Bay Bridge into an monumental, illuminated canvas bridging earth and sky. Join THE BAY LIGHTS team at ArtPad to watch the nightly live stream and learn how internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal designed and orchestrated this iconic art piece with its infinite array of never-repeating designs. The Gift of Light program will also be on hand, which allows you to name a light in THE BAY LIGHTS, among other brilliant gifts based on donation level. THE BAY LIGHTS Live Stream will be projected on the wall adjacent to the Phoenix Hotel every night as the fair closes.
The Locksmithing Graduate Institute of ArtPadSF
May 16, 9PM + May 18, 2PM
The faculty and staff of The Locksmithing Graduate Institute are pleased to announce San Francisco’s first Locksmithing Institute class in almost 5 years, courtesy of Lucas Murgida and The Charlie James Gallery. In Lesson #13: Victimless Oppression Part #1; Self-Muzzle, Self-Nuzzle students will be taught how to restrain, reprimand, reward, and free themselves. Materials and methods covered in the class will include lessons in metal and mental restraint manipulation and custom surrender and escape tactics. As always, classes are free, and open to the public. Lesson #13: Victimless Oppression Part #1; Self-Muzzle, Self-Nuzzle will be performed in the ArtPadSF Chat Room.
Eric Staller’s LIGHTMOBILE
May 16, 9PM
Artist Eric Staller will land in the LIGHTMOBILE, the first altered car in his "urban UFO" series. LIGHTMOBILE is a Volkswagen beetle covered with 1659 lamps that are computerized into 20 different patterns of light flowing over the car. It evokes the back-to-the-future optimism of the 1960's while remaining timeless--LIGHTMOBILE simultaneously embodies the past and a vision of what is to come.
Tsunami Synchro returns for third year at ArtPadSF
May 16, 2013 7-8PM + May 18 3PM
Tsunami Synchro, the Bay Area’s premier synchronized swim team, will be performing for the third year in a row at ArtPadSF on opening night and Saturday afternoon. Still drying off after their gold medal at the US Masters National, Tsunami Synchro will swim choreographed routines to diverse musical genres from beatbox to vocal acapella. Performances will be held in the Phoenix Hotel’s courtyard pool.
TUMBLR ARTS SUMMIT
May 17, 4PM
Tumblr is quickly becoming an indispensable tool as an online art showcase and social networking hub. The Tumblr Arts Summit will bring together exceptional users of the social blogging platform from diverse sectors of the art world: Aditya Julka, Co-founder of Paddle8, Jennifer Yin of the Asian Art Museum, Joel Kuennen of the publication ArtSlant, Kara Q Smith of Art Practical and the SFMOMA Open Arts Blog, Liz Glass of CCA Wattis Institute, and artist Eric Dyer. Annie Werner of Tumblr will moderate a discussion on the creative ways the panelists have individualized their Tumblr presences', and how Tumblr has helped them engage and expand their communities. The Tumblr Arts Summit will take place in the Lounge at Chambers Eat + Drink.
What is Art? LIVE!
The Bay area's premier Art based TV show What is Art? LIVE! is excited to cover Artpad for it's third year running! What is Art? LIVE! will be on-site for all four days of ArtPadSF, interviewing exhibitors, patrons, and celebrities, and capturing the sensory experience. In addition "What is Art? LIVE! Studios" will be in residence at the Phoenix this year, A fully functioning TV studio Where we will be conducting interviews, panels, and a variety of other spontaneous antics….a dating game? a dance party? Doesn’t get much easier to see and be seen. What is Art? LIVE! is produced by San Francisco Art Institute alums Tim Sullivan and Chris Corrente.
YBCA Art Advice Booth
May 18 12-8PM + May 19 12-5PM
Ask us! The YBCA:You Advice Booth offers free advice on any topic to anyone who asks. Part gathering place, part social experiment, the booth is manned by YBCA:You program staff. The "You Booth" is also an information hub for the YBCA:You program, an innovative membership that gives you three ways to get obsessed with art for $15 a month: an all-access pass to YBCA performance, films and gallery exhibitions, exclusive monthly programs just for Youers to go deep with the art and the opportunity to develop a one-on-one art coach relationship to help you nerd out on culture. Look for the hot pink booth and bring your questions.
601 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Thursday, May 16th
6-8PM //SFMOMA SECA Art Award Opening Night Benefit Preview
8-10PM //SFMOMA SECA Art Award Opening Benefit Party
Friday, May 17th
12-8PM //General Admission
8-10PM //AfterHours Events
Saturday, May 18th
12-8PM //General Admission
8-10PM //AfterHours Events
Sunday, May 19th
12-5PM // General Admission
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
1-Day Pass $15/$20 advanced/ door per person
3-Day Pass $35/40 advanced/ door
Students and MUNI riders get $5 off door admission
Children Under 12, Free
Click here to purchase tickets
About the Phoenix
The Phoenix Hotel is located in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, a hotbed for the city’s emerging artists. Perhaps the last frontier of SF’s ever-expanding gentrification trend, you can still stumble upon unpolished gems in the forms of incredible cooking, unpredictable bar scenes, mom-and-pop stores, great live music and a thriving art community. This area is also home to Twitter HQ, Grey Area Foundation for the Arts and Asian Art Museum, and is in close proximity to the most recognizable art institutions of the city, such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
ArtPadSF at the iconic Phoenix Hotel is a provocative 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. In its third year and partnered with San Francisco’s world-renowned arts institutions, galleries, and artists, ArtPadSF is a nexus for the creative, and an unparalleled marketplace for art. Arts patrons and enthusiasts are invited to take in some of the most exciting contemporary art on the market as the Phoenix Hotel transforms into a visual arts destination with over 40 hotel rooms being taken over by galleries and curatorial projects. Join us May 16th through 19th in 2013 for screenings, panels, performances, and more...