December 29, 1995
More than 30 film producers and financiers from throughout the United States, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Italy and Canada are scheduled to attend the third International Film Financing Conference in San Francisco, Jan. 12-14. The event will be held at both Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, and KQED-TV, 2601 Mariposa St. In conjunction with IFFCON, a mini-festival of contemporary Swiss and German cinema titled "Berlin and Beyond" will be held Jan.
March 5, 1989
The article "Dolphins 'Ask' to Be Fed by People at West Australia Beach" (Feb. 19), by Lyn Hancock, on Monkey Mia, reminded me of my wonderful two-day stay in the Shark Bay area of western Australia in November, 1987. The close contact with these friendly bottlenose dolphins is truly a unique experience. Although the article listed only Australian firms going to this area, I would like to inform readers that there is an American firm, Oceanic Society Expeditions, that also includes Monkey Mia among its trips.
March 27, 1986 |
Susan Hoffman, founder and former executive director of a 50-member, nonprofit arts groups coalition in San Francisco, has taken over as executive director of the California Confederation of the Arts. She assumed the position earlier this month from June Gutfleisch who resigned from the state arts advocacy agency in February after 4 1/2 years in the post.
March 1, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents "Custom Built: A Twenty-Year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler," a chronicle of Wexler's work as an architect, sculptor and furniture-maker, from March 30-June 24. 151 3rd St. (415) 357-4000. * The West Coast premiere of Richard Nelson's "Goodnight Children Everywhere," winner of the Olivier Award for best new play, continues through March 18 at the American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St. (415) 749-2ACT.
June 26, 2011
ROSWELL, N.M. UFO Festival When, where: Friday-July 4, various venues Highlights: Visit the alleged UFO crash site and take in alien-themed attractions, conspiracy-oriented lectures, a costume contest (including one for pets), a wine festival, a battle of the bands, a light parade and fireworks. Cost: Free Info: http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF. Ultimate Independence Day Weekend When, where: Saturday-July 4, throughout the resort Highlights: Skiing in July?
October 1, 1998
What's happening the next few weeks: * The 16th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 8, presents concerts, club shows, jazz cruises, dance parties, free educational events and exhibits at venues all over town. Performers include vocalists Al Jarreau and Diana Krall, saxophonist Joshua Redman, right, pop icon Rosemary Clooney, pianists Fred Hersch and Andy Bey, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, the Mingus Big Band, salsa greats Marc Anthony and El Gran Combo, and more. (415) 398-5655.