Friday, June 6th 2003
Location: The incredible Capella Event Center!
>> 270 14th Street in the Mission District [map]
8:00pm - 2:00 AM
$10 general admission
Altruity presents an evening of inspiring and compelling artwork, eclectic musical entertainment and culinary wizardry. These events are collaborative efforts where we bring the visitor a truly exciting experience featuring the best elements of San Francisco while raising money for charitable causes.
We have selected Save The Bay as our beneficiary for this event. This great organization seeks to preserve, restore and protect the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary as a healthy and biologically diverse ecosystem essential to the well-being of the human and natural communities it sustains.
For more information: http://www.savesfbay.org/
A showcase of 12 artists, all who excel within their mediums and present innovation and passion in their endeavors.
-Selected works in paint from Josh Hagler, Alphonzo Solorzano, Miguel Felipe, circuit73, Nate Van Dyke, Diane Feissel, Beau Adams, Paul Hayes, Kerry Rogers, Nate Hooper and the incredible Jimmy Love Little.
-Unconventional photographic selections by Naseema.
2 Live Bands: Diamond Galaxy & Jazz Trilogy
DJs on two floors:
M3 (green gorilla, sublounge)
Dmitri from the Lower Haight (groove)
Mason Bates (masonic)
Rocket Morton (ezluv)
North Indian Bhangra Dance Performance from Vicki Virk and Ensemble
Turkish traditional instrumentation by Suha Erdem
Tribal Belly Dance from Romani Dance
We are honored to present the talent of up-and-coming chefs from the very best of San Francisco fine dining establishments. The dishes they prepare are stellar and the presentation incredible to behold. Over the past year, we have featured many individuals from such restaurants as Boulevard, Farallon, Bizou, Aqua and many others. For this enchanted evening, we bring to the floor: Chefs Charlotte March (Chez Panisse, Zax) hailing from French Culinary Institute and Gregory E. Mahuna (Eos, Bacar) coming from Hawaii.
Free canapés/hors d'oevres; $5 mini-entrees/appetizers
Explore our April 4th Menu.
Iron Chef Competition
Two contestants from rival culinary schools and restaurants will battle it out coliseum-style using a secret ingredient. Using only their wits and resources limited to them, they will go head-to-head to create the most original and tantalizing entrees from their culinary arsenal. The best part: These delicacies are to be judged by the people!
Live Cooking Course
Incredible home-chef Erin Griffin once again graces us with her knowledge of exotic dishes by highlighting one of her favorite desserts! Join her in the kitchen and taste these specialties while learning how to make them yourself!
Harem-style Retail Bazaar
Come explore our exotic and alluring bazaar laden with local designers and purveyors of the finest in fashions, fabrics, jewelry, spices and teas, gifts, accessories and much more. Set up with full harem decor, there will be a relaxing lounge adjacent where you can enjoy bellydancing and eastern european rhythyms while you take in the scenes.
A design showcase you must not miss, including but not limited to:
Erdem Imports, Vamp Design, Kris Nations, Red Threds, Victoria Allen, Crystal Lighthouse, SPASSO collection, Booty Boutique, Tea Traditions, Loopiloop and Resident's Apparel Gallery.
Lighting and visual environment enhancement by Rumpus Room Lighting.
See you there!