Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts March 25th in San Francisco

Photo by Flickr user kenlund

Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
2:00pm | $10

Hours after scientist and artist Steve Kurtz called 911 to report his wife’s death, medics suspicious of his work reported him to the FBI, who detained Kurtz as a suspected bioterrorist. Hershman Leeson examines the ensuing court case with interviews, dramatic re-enactments, animation, and news footage, following its twists and turns while exploring its chilling potential effects on free speech and science in post-9/11 America. Soundtrack by The Residents. (2007, 75 minutes, digital)

In conjunction with Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar, YBCA presents all four feature films by this remarkable and visionary artist. These movies expand on many of the themes of her visual art and interactive projects, playfully upending cinematic traditions with artistic approaches rooted in cutting-edge technology and feminist activism and theory. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is prominent among Hershman Leeson’s collaborators on these films, which also feature many other Bay Area-based artists.

Receive free gallery admission to Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar when you purchase a film ticket.


Chevy’s Closes in San Ramon

18080 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the Mexican restaurant Chevy’s closed in San Ramon near Bollinger Canyon Rd. and San Ramon Valley Blvd. According to sign in the window check out their Emeryville and Union City locations if you miss them.

Real Estate

House of the Day

Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Simply Bay Area Team at Keller Williams Realty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Homes are still going over listing price in a short time. Check out this meticulously maintained home located on a private lane. With an awesome backyard for entertaining and inviting space on the inside, it sold for almost $40k over listing in just 3 days! This lovely home has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 3,000 square feet.

Address: 1163 Keaveny Ct, Walnut Creek, CA
List Price: $1,299,500
Sold Price: $1,338,000
Days on Market: 3
Close of escrow: 2/17/17

Listing courtesy of Kelly McCormick and Andrea Klein with J. Rockcliff Realtors.


Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions through April 19th

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions:

The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on May 7th at 3pm. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community screening. Entries for the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest will be accepted from now until April 19th. The competition is open to anyone five years of age or older who is living, working or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga.
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Material Girls Opening Reception at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek March 23rd

Material Girls Opening Reception:

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm | $5

Join us for our opening reception and meet Sabina Ott and Lynn Aldrich, who will be in town from Chicago and Los Angeles. This is a rare opportunity to meet out-of-town artists at their site-specific installation. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by our Bedford Gallery Guild and supported by JP Morgan Chase.


Impulse Room Jazz Club Closer to Opening in Downtown Walnut Creek

1501 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

I noticed new signage up at the upcoming jazz club and lounge Impulse Room that we learned would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek. According to their Facebook page “it looks like 2 1/2 weeks of construction and however long it will take to get final inspections.” Find out more about the club and wine/beer bar at their website here. On there it notes an April opening. Stay tuned…