This Lingering Life by Theatre of Yugen, a play I reviewed here, has been nominated in eight categories in the inaugural year of the Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards, which are to be held Monday, November 10th here in San Francisco.
Individual Artist Award Category
- Chiori Miyagawa* for Outstanding World Premiere Play
- Michael Gardiner for Outstanding Original Underscore
- Hideta Kitazawa for Outstanding Creative Specialty
Tier III Production Category
- Jubilith Moore for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
- Lluis Valls for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
- Callie Floor for Outstanding Costume Design
- Mikiko Uesugi for Outstanding Scenic Design
- Allen Willner for Outstanding Lighting Design
Good luck wishes to everyone for their amazing creative efforts in putting together this piece.
How might a person describe this city of mine in one word. I was intrigued to see the responses in this video (via The Bold Italic):
I think if I were going to pick just one word to describe this city, it would be playful. There are so many opportunities to play here … to play with your own identity, to play with others in activities. More than anywhere else I’ve ever been, adults embrace the joy of play.
My beaux and I originally met on the How About We dating site. A few months ago, we joined their relatively new site for couples where you pay a monthly fee and get a monthly date for free along with discounts on various dates. We’ve done some fun things through them although I’m not sure it’s worth the $18 monthly fee. A recent example of that was our date at Monarch, which was a fun date but not worth the $18 we paid just to get a free date for the month.
Color Me Badd
The date was called Color Me Badd and was supposed to be a date for two at happy hour at Monarch. It was advertised as having 90’s slow jams and risque coloring plus two free vodka drinks. I assumed that there would be dancing since I’ve been to the two-level bar before but the bottom level with the dance floor was actually closed so it was just lounging. The music wasn’t danceable anyway; there were no slow jams and whatever was playing was more in the family of heavy metal than anything nostalgic.
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So much construction happening in San Francisco right now. This is over near 1st and Mission.
A shot of the ocean and fog at the pier in Pacifica
A piece of art in Britex Fabrics downtown
Some of the flowers and other nature I’ve seen recently in and around San Francisco:
Yesterday I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently. I went to go see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art exhibit. It’s there because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. It was so weird to see childhood toys and drawings that were in my home now placed in a museum as vintage ephemera! I wasn’t interested in TNMT myself but my little brother and sister loved the movies (VHS tapes at the time) and had all of the action figures. To think that those are now museum-worthy is just so weird!
I’ve had it on my radar to go to the Cartoon Art Museum for awhile but I hadn’t actually been motivated to go until recently. It was actually the Ninja Turtles exhibit I went to go see (more on that here on the blog tomorrow) but I fell in love with another exhibit there called Pretty in Ink. It highlights the work of female comic writers/ artists, which I thought was really interesting to explore.
It was interesting to learn about how women cartoonists had work during WWII and then the work kind of dried up after the men returned home but a few persistent women continued with their art. It was also interesting to see the different type of humor, the unique content and the fashion illustration inspiration in the women’s comic art. And it was fun to see the different styles of women’s comics over different eras. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I did a roundup of the photos I’ve taken but hadn’t yet shared. Here it is …
Yarn hanging in window on FillmorePonies on Fillmore for Juneteenth Festival
I’ve been wanting to go line dancing for years now. I didn’t know where to do it in San Francisco and I couldn’t convince anyone to go with me so it didn’t happen for a long time. But then I mentioned it to a friend who said that they have two-setpping and line-dancing several times each week at Sundance Saloon so we made a date and went.
Here’s what I posted to Facebook the day after:
I went two-stepping with a friend last night. Things I learned …