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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival – September 14th-15th

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Mill Valley, CA
‪September 14th-15th, 2019‬ (‪Sat-Sun)‬

What: 63rd Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Where: Old Mill Park, Mill Valley CA When: Sat/Sun ‪September 14th‬ and 15th ‪from 10am – 5pm‬

Be a part of history! Attend the 64th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival.
Added promotion and special community events to help celebrate turning 64 will make our 2019 event the best ever. Only room for 140 artists in the beautiful Redwoods of Old Mill Park in downtown Mill Valley just 20 minutes from San Francisco and 40 minutes from the Sonoma wine country.

MVFAF supports the artists through an extensive advertising campaign that includes print, TV, radio and online coverage. The Festival maintains an active Facebook page as well as engaging website. Festival Program is produced by MarinScope and distributed one week in advance to Marin County residents. Every resident and business in the 94941 zip code receives a Tom Killion designed invitation to the event.

ARTIST AMENITIES: * Complimentary coffee and snacks each morning * Artist thank you reception ‪on Saturday night‬ * Wi-Fi available throughout Park (NEW) * Nearby free parking and artist shuttle to Festival grounds * Booth sitters * Overnight security * Artist awards totaling $2,500 * Award winners will be invited artists for the 2019 Festival * Website includes artist name and link to each artist’s website

2019 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara

The 2019 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival will feature the talents of local and regional artists with nearly 175 booths to visit, 25 community groups serving international foods, four vintners pouring fine wines, micro-brewed beer, live entertainment on three stages, and the ever-popular Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is set inside picturesque Central Park. The park sprawls over 50 acres and comprises a beautiful lake, hundreds of trees, several picnic areas and acres of green grass. More than 50,000 people from Santa Clara and the surrounding communities will attend the two-day event. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is a tradition which brings the community together to support vital community groups and organizations in Santa Clara. To date, the Festival has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. 

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is free of charge to the community. Smoking is prohibited in the park. Please leave your pets at home. The Santa Clara City Council has passed a special weekend ordinance that does not allow pets to be brought to the Festival. 

We hope you enjoy your time at our Festival!

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi. 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960's.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Hendrix's performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbowsat Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New Yorkon August 18, 1969. 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the 32 acts to perform at Woodstock, and boy did he put on one hell of a show donning a white leather and blue-beaded fringed jacket. Hendrix was actually the last to perform at the festival for a crowd of 30,000 onlookers as many of the music-loving concertgoers had already gone home because of the rain delays.

The ones who waited in anticipation for Hendrix’s two-hour performance with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were certainly thrilled they waited, as it has gone done in history as a defining moment of the ’60s. Hendrix might have been the last act to perform, but he was the highest paid and earned himself a nice sum of $18,000.

International Left Handers Day

International Left Handers Day is observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers. The day was first observed in the year 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Left-handers International, Inc.

Top Lefties

  • Barack Obama. … 
  • Bill Gates. … 
  • Oprah Winfrey. … 
  • Paul McCartney. …
  • Jimi Hendrix. …
  • Babe Ruth. … 
  • Napoleon Bonaparte. … 
  • Leonardo da Vinci. … 
  • Marie Curie. … 
  • Aristotle.

Fremont Festival Of The Art: August 3rd – 4th

Fremont Festival Of The Art: August 3rd – 4th

 
The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.
 
AUGUST 3 & 4, 2019  |  10AM-6PM  |  DOWNTOWN
 
FREE ADMISSION
 
It Attracts Nearly 400,000 People Annually And Has Activities And Entertainment For The Entire Family:
  •         Over 500 top-quality Art & Craft booths
  •         Unique services and special deals on products in Business Marketplace
  •         Artisanal prepackaged food sales in Gourmet Marketplace
  •         Food booths benefiting non-profit organizations
  •         Food trucks offering a variety of delicious street eats also benefiting non-profits
  •         Beer, wine and margarita sales in branded glasses
  •         Kids slushies in collectible cups
  •         Continuous music featured on 2 stages
  •         Street performers, including face painters, henna tattoos, balloons and more
  •         2 sections of rides and games just for the young ones in Kid City & Kid City West
  •         Kid friendly performances and demonstrations on the stage in front of Kid City
Just How Big Is The Festival? Take A Look At Some Of These Stats…
  • 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts. The first festival was held in 1983 in the Fremont Hub.
  • 18,526 ice cream bars are consumed at the Festival.
  • Approximately 13,230 glasses of wine are enjoyed during the two-day festival.
  • 23,552 mugs of ice-cold beer are poured during the Festival.
  • More than 35,000 frosty cans of soda and bottles of water are sold to thirsty festival attendees each year.
  • Nearly 10,000 pounds of ice is used over the weekend to cool off the Summer heat.
  • The Festival of the Arts generates averages 3.3 tons of recycle materials and 1.75 tons of organic materials.
  • Over 3,000 volunteers are needed to run the festival.  The Chamber utilizes at least 800 for operations, 24 people sit on the Festival Planning Committee which is supported by 4 Chamber staff.  Other volunteers work at a variety of non-profit booths throughout the festival.
  • The Festival of the Arts has served as one of the largest fund raisers for local non-profit organizations. Nearly $11,000,000 has been raised over the festival’s 35-year history.  Non-profits have used these monies to fund scholarships and medical research; support at-risk children and families in need; provide safe environments for high school children; fund after-school and sports activities.
  • If you lined all the booths and attractions up in a straight line there’d be almost 4 miles of Festival fun.
 
 

TONIGHT: Paul McCartney – San Jose • 8:00p SAP Center

Paul McCartney – Freshen Up – JUL 10
Wed • 8:00p SAP Center
San Jose – San Jose, CA
 
Description:
Freshen Up is a concert tour by English musician Paul McCartney that began on 17 September 2018 with the first four shows in Canada. The tour is McCartney's first tour after the release of his album, Egypt Station. 
 
Associated album: Egypt Station
Start date: 17 September 2018
Legs: 5
No. of shows:
22 in North America 
8 in Europe 
5 in South America 
4 in Asia 
39 in total
Paul McCartneyconcert chronology
        (2018)
Freshen Up 
        (2018–19)
 
 
Next concert: 
Paul McCartney – Freshen Up tour 
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Saturday, 13 July 2019
 
Typical set list
 
  1. "Got to Get You Into My Life" (since Tokyo)
  2. "Let Me Roll It" (with "Foxy Lady" coda)
  3. "Dance Tonight" (since Copenhagen)
    • Encore
 
 

2019 CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL – Los Angeles’ Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

2019 CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL – Los Angeles’ Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm. Tickets good for either day.
 
Tickets: $8 – $20
 
Join us for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000 pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and served fresh to you!
 
TICKET INCLUDES
  • All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
  • Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games, Wildlife Exhibit, Butterfly Feeding, BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show and more (Kid's Zone open from 10am – 7pm)
  • Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
  • Great Bands including
    • Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
    • Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band
THE BEST IN SUMMER YUM & FUN!!
  • Everything from BBQ to Vegan to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
  • Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
  • A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!
All tickets are good for 1 day of your choosing: Saturday the 29th or Sunday the 30th.
 
Read our FAQs to learn more about rules, regulations, and event services
 
See more videos and pictures on our website at https://www.watermelonfest.org/
 
Location
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91342

Ann Sarnoff named chair and CEO of Warner Bros. The first woman to run the studio.

Sarnoff will take over one of the most storied studios in Hollywood, second only to Walt Disney.

Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO. BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations.
 
Sarnoff most recently served as the president of BBC Studios Americas.
 
But to the surprise of much of the industry, WarnerMedia turned to Sarnoff, who has worked primarily in television. Sarnoff, who takes over as chief executive and chair of Warner Bros., is currently president of BBC Studios Americas. She has previously been a top TV executive at Viacom and with the WNBA.
 
"She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth," Stankey said. "Ann has shown the ability to innovate and grow revenues and has embraced the evolution taking place in our industry."
 

The First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) 2019

In 2019, Summer Solstice in Northen Hemisphere will be 3:07 AM PST on Friday, June 21

All times are in Pacific Time.

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Schools and universities typically have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. In almost all countries, children are out of school during this time of year for summer break, although dates vary. In the United States, public schools usually end in early June while colleges get out in early May.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright – Birthday

Today is the birthday of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). He changed the world of architecture and his influential work lives on and continues to influence design to this day. 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his own firm and developed a style known as the Prairie school, which strove for an "organic architecture" in designs for homes and commercial buildings.
 
Date of birth: June 8, 1867
Date of death: April 9, 1959
Place of birth: Richland Center, WI
 

Paul McCartney Turns 77

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942).

Sir James Paul McCartney, CH MBE
18 June 1942 (age 77)
Liverpool, England
 
Occupation: Singer-songwriter music and film producer businessman
Years active: 1957–present
 
Spouse(s): Linda Eastman, (m. 1969; d. 1998), Heather Mills (m. 2002; div. 2008), Nancy Shevell (m. 2011)
Children: 5, including Heather, Mary, Stella, James
Parent(s): Jim and Mary McCartney
 
Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar keyboards
Labels: Apple Capitol Columbia Decca Hear Music Parlophone Polydor Swan Vee-Jay
Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Wings The Fireman Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney's voice
 
Website: paulmccartney.com
 
McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. 
A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, 
 
McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival – 51st Anniversary: June 16 to June 18, 1967

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival – 51st Anniversary: June 16 to June 18, 1967, there was only one: the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured more than 30 artists and bands playing over the course of three days in the summer of 1967.

The festival's star-studded lineup reads like a who's who of rock royalty, but four names rise to the top of any conversation about the festival. There was Janis Joplin. ("When she sang, all of her sang," Pennebaker remembers.) The Who left the audience in awe after Pete Townshend concluded "My Generation" by smashing his guitar.

Finally, there was Jimi Hendrix, who threw his guitar down onstage and doused it with Ronson lighter fluid. "Then [he] lights it, and then leans back in this sacrificial rite of giving his guitar to the gods," the audience remembers. "One of the most iconic rock 'n' roll moments in musical history."

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Come celebrate Maker Media's 22nd Maker Faire and 13th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

 FRIDAY@MakerFaire – SPECIAL PROGRAM

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings.  Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.

  • Friday May 17 1pm – 5pm Limited FRIDAY@MakerFaire
  • Saturday May 18 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday May 19 10am – 6pm

 

Chart of ticket prices. Prices vary.

 

From: www.eventbrite.com

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival – 31st Anniversary

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival 
Miramar Beach, FL 
‪May 12th, 2019‬ (‪Sun‬) 

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival happening May 12th, 2019 in South Walton, FL, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.

ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

ArtsQuest is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink).

The festival takes place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center, which is also home to large-scale events such as the 30A Songwriters Festival and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Hwy 98 Corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets, including Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola and Tallahassee. 

ArtsQuest is the kick-off event for Art Week South Walton, which is an initiative of the CAA. The purpose of Art Week is to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning several days, Art Week will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and various venues throughout South Walton.

Highlights of ArtsQuest include: * $10,000 cash in artist awards * 5,000 quality art buyers * Children’s activities in “ImagiNation” * Live music and entertainment * Food vendors & full cash bar, along with existing restaurants in Grand Boulevard With the support of the Tourist Development Council, Visit South Walton, there is a comprehensive marketing campaign for ArtsQuest, including radio (Southeastern markets), social media, direct mail, posters, online advertising, and regional and national print.

Grand Boulevard and the surrounding area offer affordable accommodations, including hotels, camping and condo and home rentals. Other artist amenities include conveniently located artist parking, booth sitting, overnight security, continuous artist hospitality. 

Award winners from the 2018 ArtsQuest show do not need to submit jury fee and will be automatically admitted into the 2019 ArtsQuest show should they meet the application deadline.

May 9th, 1960 FDA approves the Pill

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill–Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Development of “the pill,” as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.

In the early 1950s, Gregory Pincus, a biochemist at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and John Rock, a gynecologist at Harvard Medical School, began work on a birth-control pill. Clinical tests of the pill, which used synthetic progesterone and estrogen to repress ovulation in women, were initiated in 1954.

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill, granting greater reproductive freedom to American women.

Stonehenge Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.

Stonehenge’s Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.
 
Workers raising three pieces of a standing stone in 1958 after it had fallen to the ground at Stonehenge.
 
A vanished Stonehenge piece has been returned to The UK after 60 years. 
 
The missing stone — roughly the size and shape of a broomstick — was removed and taken by a Robert Phillips Briton, at the time working for a diamond-cutting business and relocated to the United States about thirty years ago.
 
Mr. Phillips took part in repair works at Stonehenge in 1958 to raise one of the trilithons, the iconic three-piece standing stones, that had fallen to the ground. The work included drilling ring-shaped holes into the stone, and it produced three-foot cylinders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He retired to Aventura, Fla., north of Miami and kept the polished-looking stone in his office for decades. But on the eve of his 90th birthday last year, he decided to return the piece to England.
 
Heather Sebire, a curator with English Heritage, said “We are very grateful to the Phillips family for bringing this intriguing piece of Stonehenge back home.”
 
The piece is expected to provide clues to a team of researchers that had been looking into the origin of the giant stones, which stand in Southern England at about 13 feet high and 7 feet wide.
 
When the researchers analysed the DNA of early British farmers, they found they most closely resembled Neolithic people from Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). These Iberian farmers were descended from people who had journeyed across the Mediterranean.
 
In addition to farming, the Neolithic migrants to Britain appear to have introduced the tradition of building monuments using large stones known as megaliths. Stonehenge in Wiltshire was part of this tradition.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

The 1970s were an era of living dangerously, when we rode in cars without seat belts, took bike rides without benefit of a helmet, before airbags, before nutrition labeling and before surgeon general warnings. Before anyone knew what ultraviolet rays were not healthy.
 
Photo credits: 1974 Johnson's baby oil ad with Ali McGraw.
 
A bit of humor: 
  • I just turned my brightness all the way up on the iPhone & got a nice little tan. 
  • There is a fine line between a tan and looking like you rolled around in a bag of Doritos.
  • I competed in the sun-tanning Olympics, but all I did was get bronze

ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019: 5th of May in San Francisco

ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019

Live painting, exhibited artwork, and interactive fun! Mixed with local arts and crafts stalls! Come see the creativity that San Francisco is famous for.

Sunday May 5th from Noon to 8pm

http://HowWeird.org

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. Inspiring peace through music, art, ideas, connections, understanding, and raising consciousness.

SUNDAY MAY 5th

Noon to 8pm

Centered at Howard & 2nd Streets

Downtown San Francisco, Earth

$20 at the faire / $15 in advance

2019 MAGIC PASSES are now available!

You can get the presale Magic Passes for $15 at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-weird-2019-tickets-59869723956

Join us as we gather the tribes once again to celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness.

How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, in the heart of the San Francisco’s technology and art sectors. Filling in the faire will be thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets

Celebrate peace and weirdness at the greatest street faire in the galaxy.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, proving for 20 years now that peace is possible. See why San Francisco is still at the vanguard of creativity and artistic expression.

 

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019 

 2400 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, California 94923

 http://www.bbfishfest.org/

 (707) 875-3866

 Nonprofit Organization · Performance & Event Venue

SEA your way to Bodega Bay, the fishing community

Welcome to the home of the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more.

The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

LIVE MUSIC • ENTERTAINMENT

WINE TASTING • BEER BOOTH

LOCAL CUISINE FOOD BOOTHS

ART SHOW • CRAFTS FAIR EXHIBITS • RAFFLE PRIZES

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

~ Well-behaved and Leashed Pets Welcome

~ Free Parking  ~ Handicap Accessible

Visit the Information Booth for details & updates

ONGOING ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, and a WOODEN BOAT CHALLENGE.

Kid Zone • Touch Tank Tide Pool • Informational Nonprofit Booths •
 
CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings • US Coast Guard rescue demos in the harbor
 
Westside Park is operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks. Sonoma County Board of Supervisors grant sponsor.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a 501 (c) (3) California nonprofit charitable organization.

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services