• !!! Hamilton @ Orpheum !!!!

    SHN Orpheum Theatre

    Let's go catch Hamilton in SF! Balcony seats are $95. https://www.hamilton.shnsf.com/Online/default.asp

  • SF's Largest Tech Startup, Business & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Mixer

    This is the largest networking event for Entrepreneurs , Startups and Business Professionals. Calling All: Tech Startups! Entrepreneurs ! Artists ! Professionals ! Free-lancers, Thinkers, Game-Changers, and Heroes! Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations. Ambiance: - Name Tags will be provided to everyone who attends.We request you put your name and industry on your name tag. - Make sure you bring enough business cards. - The dress code is Business Casual. Timings: - Event is from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.***Arriving on time recommended. Support The Space: Since the venue is lets us use the space for the event, please support them buy ordering (one mandatory) beverages and food. ***As alcoholic drinks are served at this venue, all attendees must be 21+.***

  • 8-day Yellowstone Meditation Retreat at the General Motors Family Ranch

    September is Self-Care month. In the spirit of the season, make your”SELF” a priority. ⛰Join me for a rejuvenating 8-day retreat. Under the vast open fall colors of Yellowstone Park, Montana, take time to go within, so you can bring your best SELF back to work 🍂 ⭐ Salient features ⭐ • Complete soul & body rejuvenation with meditation, yoga, breath work, hikes, massage & spiritual chit-chat • At the General Motors founders' ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park • They are very selective about who they invite to teach at their private ranch • Subsidized by a grant, this all-inclusive retreat costs than than room rent at the ranch • Fall colors are stunning this time of year • Fabulous array of indoor/outdoor activities led by experts • Two day-trips to Yellowstone National Park • Unique Family Member option which includes outdoor activities so your loved ones can tag along • Cozy cabins and fireplace 👍 Registration & details www.findwith.in/montana.php 🎗About the Facilitator🎗 Meditation teacher, TEDx speaker, producer of Peace in the Park festival and SPIRIT Summit conference and host for the Wise Leader retreats. While getting my master’s degree in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, I came to the realization that a life of fulfillment trumps a life of achievement. Since then, I has been traveling around the world to help people develop SQ (spiritual quotient), to live happy and fulfilling lives, to become successful human BEINGS instead of human doings. My guided meditations have over 500,0000 listens worldwide. I has been invited to speak at Google, McKinsey and Gap Inc., and at universities including Stanford. Cost: Participant, Shared Room $1,499.00 Family Member, Shared Room $1,299.00 😇 What past participants had to say : "This retreat helped me let go of my self-limiting beliefs, and open my mind and heart. The tools I learnt have helped me in my daily life and I remain grateful to Jay - he is a gifted teacher and guide. Highly recommend this." ~ Gautam, Google "I came to the event with a deep desire to uncover my purpose / meaning. I walked away with more clarity and resolve than I have ever had - to build a conscientious workplace where we lead with purpose, build meaningful interractions and drive deeper impact than just bottomline. THANK YOU for that!" ~ Silicon Valley Executive

  • Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

    San Francisco International Airport

    Meetup on The Orient Express!!!! The Autumn Edition. The Orient Express, . . . you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure!! Of course with the opulence too! This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route and go from Paris to Istanbul. You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and Istanbul. Included Guided Tours in each city, with at least one meal a day and a wine tasting also included! Included additionally are many other options and extras. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" option so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula. Here is a basic thumbnail: ** Paris for two full days. * Night Train Paris to Venice **Venice for a full day * Night Train Venice to Vienna **Vienna for two full days * Night Train Vienna to Prague ** Prague for a full day * Night Train Prague to Budapest ** Budapest for two (almost full) days * Late flight Budapest to Istanbul ** Istanbul for full day. * Hotels nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul What was The Orient Express? The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel was built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it!!! Although the original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times, and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, then later shortened to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. With the train cars being updated all along they way too. So the real Orient Express is but a memory. There is a price for opulent luxury, . . . and we are not paying it. With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime. EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence. All the details are taken care of so all you have to do is join in & revel in the magic of all the places we are traveling to. In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey! Includes: all trains all accommodations all train cabins all transfers guided tours in each city a meal a day and more The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before $500 deposit plus the $2,790 final payment = $3,290 total cost. Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly. Eight spots already filled. Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!

  • Shaina McCoy: A Family Affair — opening reception

    Ever Gold [Projects]

    Opening reception: September 7, 5-8 pm Exhibition dates: September 7 – October 26, 2019 Ever Gold [Projects] presents A Family Affair, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Minneapolis-based artist Shaina McCoy. The exhibition features McCoy’s newest series of portrait paintings, which offer a constellation of tenderness and reverence based on the photographic archive of a black American family. Within this collection, she traces her own family heritage using a signature style of thick, glossy brush strokes and almost featureless faces. Each painting is based on a photograph from the McCoy family album and is rendered with bold and affectionate gestures. McCoy’s technique, through firmly influenced by the traditions of Impressionism, has a unique capacity to hover over the precipice of familiarity and anonymity; she gives her audience just enough information for a spark of recognition, be it a face, a shirt, or a room, while also withholding the bristling realism that we are so accustomed to in our increasingly high-definition world. Her images function more like memories or afterimages than documentation. The usual requisite sentimentality of such personal work is reserved, even concealed, by the lack of recognizable facial features, which are perhaps only hinted at with a particular swoosh this way or that. McCoy’s style of portraiture, at once gooey and flat, rejects a paradigm of artificial facial recognition, one in which our cherished images of loved ones are played back as automated, premade slideshow templates set to generic stock music. Instead, what she offers is both an honest record of a specific family and a relatable surface for the memories of others—a placeholder where one can project their own faded, idealized, or troubled visions of relatives posing, eating, and gathering across generations. In the current moment, the threshold between private and public identity is blurrier than ever and our relationship to the preservation and ownership of our own images is constantly being contested. If social media platforms capitalize on our archival impulses and our use of image-making for the construction of social identities, then it is a precarious contract between the needs of the user and those of the corporations who manage, distribute, and ultimately control their circulation. In A Family Affair, McCoy has taken up the task of rerouting the power dynamic of this situation and has taken the act of photographic remembrance and identification into her own hands. What she has unearthed is a map for finding our way back to ourselves. Shaina McCoy (b. 1993, Minneapolis, MN) began painting while studying at the Perpich Center for Arts Education (Golden Valley, MN) in 2012. She attended Normandale Community College from[masked], and graduated with an Associate of Arts from Minneapolis Community and Technical College in 2018. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA), Gildar Gallery (Denver, CO), Art4Shelter (Minneapolis, MN), PLOT (Minneapolis, MN), and City Wide Artists Gallery (Minneapolis, MN). McCoy lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Labor Day Weekend: Grand Canyon Rim To Rim (R2R) OR Camping at Mather

    Yes. It's almost Christmas and New Years and who is thinking of Labor Day Weekend You are. It's time to give yourself a gift AND to fulfill your New Years Resolution AND to get this off your bucket list. This is a multi-faceted event going to The Grand Canyon with several options. Option 1: (the hard version) Rim to Rim with Camping at Mather OR Hiking to The River from the South Rim and back. Option 2: Camping at Mather with smaller hikes and only partial canyon (the easy version) Option 3: Staying at Grand Canyon hotels and spending the time seeing the sights and the vista points and interpretative centers. (The easy easy version. Or the "tour" type version) We have a group site secured at The Rim (called Mather Campground). And we have the site for Fri, Sat, and Sunday eve. You can spend 1, 2 or 3 nights there depending upon when you can arrive and when you need to depart (if you have the Monday off or not). RSVP here if you are interested in Option 1, 2 or 3. Option 1 will be an R2R if there are enough who want to. It takes several to do it safety. If there are not enough to do Rim to Rim we will either do a touch-back hike to the river via the main trails or a night at the river with a permit at Hermit Rapids. Grand Canyon is about the same elevation change and pitch as Whitney so a one day is very doable. And logically better due to issues unique to Grand Canyon and temperature changes as you descend into and out of the canyon. Timing and preparation is very important. This doable and you will be guided and led to stay and maintain safety. Option 2 is a great way to have a weekend away and have moderate hiking that matches your fitness level. Option 3 is for those who prefer a bed and wish to have a more easy time of it. COSTS: Option 1: (R2R or River) $180 Option 2: (Mather Only) $120 Option 3: Price will vary based upon when hotel is booked, and if single our double occupancy. You pay only actual costs. Hotels go up as dates get closer. Message for details Event is limited to 20 Max of Option 1 and 2 combined. A wait list will start once filled. And this will indeed fill!!! Terms: Payment is the only way to secure your spot. Secure your spot now!!! Payment is Fully Refundable up to 3 weeks before the event. Under 3 weeks and credit given for future event. And efforts will be made at a replacement from the wait-list. If a person fills your place before the trip leaves you will be refunded instead of a credit. Option 1: https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/180 Option 2: https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/120 Option 3: Message for hotel options GETTING THERE: Will do Carpool matching as best as possible.

  • *Camping Labor Day Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Fishing, Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

    First of all, . .Big Pine Lakes is an amazing hidden gem. The water is a crazy hue. The Minarets rising above are stunning. There are amazing places on the way there and nearby as side trips. Such as the Anceint Bristlecone Forest, Mansanar, Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls or Red Rock Canyon (Cantil). There is no fee to enter compared to National Parks like Sequoia ($35 per car) Even with that: You don't see trips often to Big Pine Lakes. This is because area is only open from May to October. The snow is thick even into May and in Oct the nights are below freezing. With such a small window sites are super hard to get. Especially for holiday weekends. AND WE HAVE A GROUP SITE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!!!! Our site is amazing. Tons of conveniences. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a small general store with a few necessities for if you need them. Many of the sites have electrical at the site or close by. Same goes for water. Restrooms are close. Space for cars, and an overflow lots near. Best of all . . . There is a Fish Pond!!!!! Stocked with trout. You can even catch dinner. The fish pond is free!!! For fishing you will need to buy (AND HAVE WITH YOU) a fishing licence before you go. They do rent poles at the general store and have bait too. Tons of shade from mature pines for many of the sites We are steps away from the trail-head AND steps away from the roaring glacier fed Big Pine Creek. Drive Time to the site from LA is less time than it takes to get to sites in Sequoia. The site is located at 7,800 ft so it's cooler. For Sequoia is super hot this time of year. For example Canyon View Campground in Kings Canyon/Sequoia is at 4500 ft or so. Super toasty!! You only need the basics of camping gear. You will revive a packing and equipment list recommendations . UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE Sadly the event filled. The Payment links are removed. I know, .. . Big Sadness. Read on to find out how NOT to have this happen again!! It was initially limit of 25. We were able to increase our site to 60. And it still filled!!! This event was only posted only about a week ago!!! What is means is yes: this is an awesome place, and yes . . . we aim to run great events at event better places. We will be going back Big Pine Lakes July 4th next year. We may even before then. All of our events are rather top notch. We put a lot of effort into them to make them special and standout. Here are some that are upcoming (camping/hiking) events of ours. These are on the calendar not announced. So there is definitely space. Like this event and all of ours .. .they will fill too. OCT 4 (Fri) Mt Whitney (training) Camping at Whitney Portal. Lone Pine Lake https://tr.im/Whitney OCT 18 (Fri) Salton Sea Adventure, Ladder Cyn, Mud Volcanoes, Salvation https://tr.im/SaltonSea NOV 8 (Fri) Veterans Day Weekend, . . . Camping!!! El Capitan State Beach https://tr.im/ElCapitanStateBeach Nov 14 Wine Camp!!!!! Wine, Cider Mead tasting . . . AND camping!!! Jullian https://tr.im/WineCamping NOV 22 (Fri) The REAL "Bridge to Nowhere" hike!!!! Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/events/263050795/ NOV 29 (Fri) Red Rock Cyn and Fossil Falls https://tr.im/RedRockCanyon DEC 13 (Fri) Awesome Camping & Road trip! Robolights, The Slot https://tr.im/TheSlot JAN 24 (Fri) Pisgah Crater, Lava Tubes, Kelso Dunes, Marble Mine, and Trilobites!!!!!!! https://tr.im/KelsoDunes MAY 8 (Fri) Sequoia National Park AND Class IV+ Rafting!! Camping, Nature, Hiking https://tr.im/SequoiaAndRafting MAY 22 (Fri) Yosemite over Memorial Day. Gotta Go CAMPING!! https://tr.im/YosemiteMemorialDayWeekend

  • Labor day: Border Hopping

    San Diego International Airport

    Labor day?! Border crossing say what!! Heck yeah...count me in! Here's the basic layout of my plan: FRIDAY: Everyone will meetup at the San Diego airport around noon. Once everyone has been accounted for. We will proceed down to the border together. Once we reach the border, everyone will check into their perspective lodging and eventually gather once again under the giant arch. From here on out, we will walk through the the various neighborhood of Tijuana to see the various residents that calls this place their home. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop at the various taco food cart to indulge in our tastebud. I recommend one taco per stop unless you have a big appetite and never order the same food twice...lol. You might just find something new and yes guacamole comes standard. As the sun starts to settle...we will make our way back to our original starting point. Here, everyone will have a chance to rest up and at some point we will meet up once again. You can either choose to opt out entirely and explore the area on your own or pick a time that works best for you. Everyone has a cell phone and I believe most carriers cover Mexico. This way, you can take your time and join the group when its most convenient to you. SATURDAY: We will meet up under the arch and have brunch together or everyone can enjoy it on their own base on their dietary needs. Just be mindful of the meetup time. After everyone has been account for, we will make our way over to one of the local bus stop (vans). From here on, we will take the bus all the way down to our next city south of Tijuana. You are now in Rosarito. Home to the famous papas n beer event center that is so tiny yet hosts some of the biggest and extravagant events in Baja, Mexico. Explore we will...The beach bar scene is usually just taking off during this time and labor is going to busy and pack full of both tourist and locals. Grab a margarita or two and enjoy the warmth of sun and the vibrant area of downtown de la playa. Just note that Rosarito isn't our main destination...that would be Puerto Nuevo. Home to spiny lobster and fresh tortilla and yes made the authentico way. Yummy? Heck yeah! Don't stuff yourself too much in Rosarito or else you will be left out in the gorging down lobsters. If time permits, we will all take a quick drop in to a local fisherman's village where everyone will get a chance to negotiate for their own food.fresh seafood. Hint: They have giant spider crabs here...the kind you have to pick up a rock and wooden board to hulk smash open with. With our belly stuff...we can now head back to Rosarito to enjoy the later scene. SUNDAY: Sunday fun day? For the first half of the day, everyone will have a chance to explore the entire area on their own. With smartphones, I am sure you will find your way back somehow...hehe. The second half of the day will be spend by the beach of Tijuana next to the border wall. Monday: A quick bite of breakfast and back to the border we go, across back to the states. We make our way yet again back onto the trolley and down to the terminal we go. Explore the port area and eventually if we decide we can actually walk all the way back to the airport. It's actually not that far. IMPORTANT INFO: Flights: $[masked] round trip 👍 August 30, 2019 Depart from either bay area via your own flight at anytime and meet at San Diego Airport around noon September 2, 2019 Make sure your return flight is booked for after 3pm! Hotel: $90-150 for 3 nights. Cheaper if we share! Here are the ones I recommend: 1. Hotel Caesars 2. AirBnB via any place near hotel caesar. Food: $250 Transportation:$30 bucks Enjoy budget: $800...humble Living life: $1000...work hard/play hard Baller status: $1200...king n queens YOLO: $1500...IDGAF

  • River Rafting in North Tahoe

    Truckee River Raft Co.

    Cross-Posted from the 'Adventures in Faith' group ... How about a group trip down the Truckee River and then meet up for some good food in North Tahoe? This would be a great trip for entire families as well! Truckee River Raft Company has agreed to give us a per-person discount if we have more than 15 people, which should be easy to accomplish. Normal price is $45 per person but for us it will be $35 for paid members, and $38 for free members and guests. Children age 6 through 12 are $35, and toddlers age 2 through 5 are free. More details can be found on the Adventures in Faith website below. Feel free to RSVP here but you must register through our main site to be officially registered ... REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN on our website at ... https://adventuresinfaith.wildapricot.org/event-3390790

  • Golden Gate Bridge - Lands End - Sutro Baths | 6 cardio miles! | Dim Sum Lunch!

    Annual Community Meetup Fee: 10.00 which helps cover my dues and planning. This applies to first-timers or anyone who last paid August 2018 or before. Cash or Venmo @franny-meetup. Thank you! A classic hike which covers some of the most popular coastal hiking spots in San Francisco! Fast-paced and scenic. Bus leave from Sutter and Sansome at 10:30 AM. Miss the bus and you miss out! We'll gather at Starbucks and catch the weekend 76X bus to the Golden Gate Bridge. From there, we'll hike south over the Batteries to Bluffs staircases, across Baker Beach and segue into Seacliff with its marvelous mansions. We then walk along the Land's End Trail all the way to Sutro Baths. If there's time and it's sunny, we'll visit the mesmerizing Camera Obscura! A short walk from there to the Outer Richmond is where we'll have a Dim Sum lunch by 1:30-2 pm (optional) Yelp review below: https://www.yelp.com/biz/feng-ze-yuan-鋒味館-san-francisco Bus: 2.75 cash or Clipper Card Camera Obscura: 3.00 cash (optional) Cash or Venmo for lunch (optional) Uber/Lyft, N-Judah, 38 Geary (or other bus) can take you back downtown. Bus info at this link: https://www.sfmta.com/neighborhoods/outer-richmond