Two events this week not to be missed!
Virgil Shaw Hipraiser
This summer our good friend Virgil Shaw will have a total hip replacement. To help offset his medical bills we are throwing a party! Don't miss this amazing night of music. This Friday evening!
Concert, art auction & fundraiser, July 25, 6-11 PM
Location: Gallery 16: 501 3rd St., SF, CA 9410& Date/Time: Friday, July 25, 6-11 PM Minimum donation: $20 Cocktails: Beer and wine (open bar) Musical performances: Virgil Shaw, Sonny Smith, Marc Capelle & the Casuals Artwork by: Alice Shaw, Alicia Mccarthy, Richard Shaw, Todd Francis, Torin Brandborg, Chris Johanson, Whitney Shaw
The Summer of Evel (Knievel)
Griff Williams' personal collection of Evel Knievel ephemera
Reception & short film screening July 24, 5-8:30 PM Featuring live score by Kelley Stoltz & Justin Frahm
Location: THE THING Quarterly: 447 O'Farrell St. SF, CA 94102 Date/Time: Thursday, July 24, 5-8:30 PM Screening and Perfomance: 7:00 PM with live score by Kelley Stoltz & Justin Frahm Evel Cocktail: A special Wild Turkey cocktail (Evel's drink of choice) Seating: Blankets for seating and cuddling provided by Nipomo Viewing Dates: Collection will be on display from July 24th to August 29th
From the THING Quarterly: "This summer marks the 40th anniversary of Evel Knievel's famous attempt to jump Idaho's Snake River Canyon. We were blown away when we discovered that Gallery 16 owner, artist, and racountour Griff Williams was a cousin of the 1970's Motorcycle Daredevil. Our minds were even further blown when he revealed his collection of Evel ephemera, some of which was given to young Griff by his cousin Evel. The collection includes home movies of the Snake River jump, hospital x-rays of Evel's injuries, and the original blueprints of Evel's famous Skycycle. We immediately knew that this information must be shared with a larger public... which is to say, you. And so we have brought it to our Bookshelf Collection Series. Also of equal interest and excitement are the two 8mm home movies shot by Griff's mom and dad. The filmic time capsule is comprised of moments from Griff's life as a young boy growing up in 1970's Montana. The home movie also contains footage of Evil's failed jump of the Snake River and other moments with young Griff and Evel. These two 9 min. films will be be scored and played with live synth and electronic accompaniment by the Bay Area's astounding Kelley Stoltz and Justin Frahm. An evening not to be missed...unless you are on vacation."
To RSVP please visit the facebook event page.