Contemporary Jewish Museum

26 Feb 2015

Art Activist, Gallerist & Co-Creator of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: Local Legend Cheryl Haines

(photo credit for-site.org) Cheryl Haines is the curator, gallerist, and executive director responsible for putting the work of China’s most famous artist, inside of America’s most famous prison on Alcatraz Island.  Her project with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been visited by some 500,000 people since it began in the fall

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19 Dec 2014

All the Things for Jews (and Lonely Gentiles) to Do on Xmas in SF

If you haven’t spent a Christmas in San Francisco, you’ve been missing something special. December 25th might just be one of my top five favorite days of the year in this city.

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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16 Jan 2011

FREE Museum Happenings Tomorrow Courtesy of MLK, Jr.

It goes without saying that we have many things to thank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for, including, for most of us, a day off work on Monday.  To commemorate the birth of The King and his influence as a leading activist of the Civil Rights Movement, the city has

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01 Dec 2010

Spinagogue Smackdown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

At this time last year, i.e. Hanukkah time, I was living in a house with Jewish roommates and freaking the freak out for eight days straight.  This year, I’m in a teeny studio that barely fits my full-sized bed, let alone holiday decorations, namely a Christmas tree. The folks over

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13 Apr 2010

Two Rad Dudes at Two Rad Talks (Tonight!): Griel Marcus & Harvey Pekar

There are two amazing talks tonight by two amazing men.  One is FREE, the other slightly pricey but probably worth it. 1. If you don’t know who he is, Greil Marcus is a cultural critic who writes fascinating books, was a rock critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, has written for

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10 Apr 2010

FREE Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

This Sunday, April 11th in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is FREE all day! I usually like going to museums solo so I don’t feel rushed by my companions, but this seems like an event best spent with friends and loved

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16 Mar 2010

FREE Rush Hour Concert at the CJM

Ever since I wrote about, and subsequently went to see, the Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, I’ve fallen in like with everything about that place.  I like the architecture, I like that it has cheap tickets ($5) every Thursday after 5pm, I like that it’s across the

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09 Feb 2010

Fuck You Hitler: Mein Kampf Exhibit at the CJM $5

A Jew after my own heart, Linda Ellia has made an art of defacing relics of Nazism.  In 2005 Ellia came across a French translation of Hitler’s infamous memoir Mein Kampf (which means ‘œOur Struggle’ in English).  Holding the thick manifesto in her hands, she felt an immediate visceral response

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