Find Out Exactly How To Pronounce ‘Chopin’

Oh you like Chopin, do you? What else do you like? Pizza? Oxygen? Because to classical people that’s like saying, “Boy, do I love movies. Have you seen the Godfather?” Anyways, Tuesday March 1st is Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday and there will be a great show in the city celebrating his music.

Classical Revolution started as a site-reading jam session at Revolution Cafe consisting of top-notch chamber music musicians and has since evolved into a worldwide collective. For every major composer’s birthday they do these these commemorative shows, usually free at Revolution Cafe on Mondays.

This one, however, is at an Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore district called Sheba’s (across from Yoshi’s), and from the bitching I’ve heard from pianists at Rev, it’s probably got a much nicer piano. Don’t worry, there aren’t that many steep hills getting there.

Here’s the scoop from facebook:

Join us as we celebrate the 201st birthday of Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

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8pm Christine McLeavy
Selected works

845 William Kirkpatrick
Etude in Ab major, Opus 25/1
Berceuse, Opus 57
Etude in C minor Opus 25/12
Waltz in Ab major Opus 69/1

915pm Mayumi Urgino
Nocturne in E minor, Opus 72/1

930pm Kristina Soriano
Waltz in C# minor, Opus 64/2
Nocturne in C# minor, Opus Post
Nocturne in Eb major, Opus 9/2
Fantasie Impromptu, Opus Post 66

1030pm Allison Lovejoy
Nocturne in F# major
Nocturne in Bb minor
Etude in E major, op 10/3
Barcarolle

1130pm Michael Tan / Samsun van Loon
Cello Sonata

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Sheba’s is a piano lounge / Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore District, across the street from Yoshi’s.
The piano is a nice baby grand and the food is awesome (spicy!!)

$5-20 donation supports tonight’s musicians.

http://www.shebapianolounge.com/
http://www.classicalrevolution.org/

And here’s a taste to get you in the mood:

The Comic Book Guide to the Mission

This amazing cover was created by Chuck Whelon for an upcoming book called “the Comic Book Guide to the Mission”. There’s a release party for the book this Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Mission Comics and Art.  I’m disappointed that Rob Liefeld didn’t make a submission, though. Maybe next year! Nonetheless, it will be a great time, here are the details:

Come celebrate the BRAND NEW “Comic Book Guide to the Mission”! Gather and meet many of the creators of this fabulous and entertaining neighborhood resource. Food! Drinks! Fun!

Featuring the talents of: Sean Chiki (Wunderkammer), Jamaica Dyer (Weird Fishes), Andrew Farago (The Cartoon Art MuseumWilliam Bazillion), Shaenon K. Garrity (NarbonicSkin Horse), Justin Hall (All Thumbs PressTrue Travel Tales, Glamazonia), Mario Hernandez (Love and RocketsCitizen Rex), Greg HinkleNomi Kane (Chutzpah!), Jonas Madden-Connor (Ochre Ellipse), Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Omar Mamoon (The Mission: Taco), Amy Martin(Bachelor GirlThe Single Girls), John MathisAindrila MukhopadhyayRoman Muradov (Sad Comics), Jen OaksAriel Schrag (Potential,LikewiseAriel and Kevin Invade Everything), Matt Stewart (The French Revolution), Alfred Twu (First Cultural Industries), Dan V. (American Objects), Geoff Vasile (Trackrabbit), Jeff WalkerMike White (Amity Blamity), Clint Woods (Fernetiquette), and Rick Worley (A Waste of Time). Plus, behold this amazing cover by Chuck Whelon (Pewfell).

RSVP on Facebook

[via Mission Comics and Art]

 

NYC Burrito Makers Have Weak Arms

Everyone thinks that the secret to our excellent burritos is the ingredients. New theories indicate that it’s all in the upper body strength of the maker.

The recently NYC transplanted sexpigeon has more to say on the matter.

P.S. Pret-ty sure that’s Dos Toros. A place I visited last summer and of which I posted a very similar evaluation concerning proper rolling technique:

…the pierced and tatt’ed young lady who wrapped my burrito really didn’t know what she was doing. Her end folds were way too big pushing all the contents to the middle. She tried to cover things up with an exaggerated triangle fold to bring the edges in, but this just resulted in burrito contents shooting out of the tip at a higher velocity after the second roll. The whole structural integrity of the burrito was therefore compromised, as you can see from the cracking of the overloaded bottom half…

[via sexpigeon]

Help Recreate the Secret Mission Dolores Mural

San Francisco’s oldest surviving building is Mission San Francisco de Asís. You know, that Mission on Dolores street that the Mission is named after? Yeah, that one.

In 2004, a hidden mural was uncovered by Ben Wood and Eric Blind  behind the building’s church altar. It was painted by Ohlone Indians under the enslavement supervision of Spanish missionaries in 1791. Ben Wood documented these findings and digitally captured the entire mural in this fascinating article at Found SF.

Now a kickstarter project has been created to resurrect the mural on the wall of Mission Market on 22nd and Bartlett. If funded, it will be painted by local artists Jet Martinez, Ezra Eismont, and Bunnie Reiss.

So if you want to see this piece of history recreated on a wall that looks pretty damn crappy right now, now’s your chance to pitch in! Here is a mock up of proposed recreation:

Check out the kickstarter page for more details a great video on the subject.

[via Jeremy Shaw of Mission Community Market]

New Mission Bicycle Video

Our pals at Mission Bicycle have a new promo video done by 4SP Films, the same guys that did the Tartine Bread one a while ago. It looks great and has nice shots of the ‘hood.

Jefferson adds:

They were pretty awesome to work with but they wanted to crop out a bit where a dog is taking a leak in and otherwise beautiful shot.  I said NO WAY.  It’s one of my favorite bits.  Gotta look close though, it’s just a quick flash.

Bonus dog peeing shot!

[Vimeo link]