Sunday, September 21, 2008
The monthly art opening in Supervisor Mirkarimi's office in City Hall featured new parents...
...and not-very interesting B&W photos by a group of teenagers on the walls prompted by an historical tour of the Western Addition neighborhood.
They were part of a summer program of "deserving teens" called Spotlight on the Arts which is sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts (click here for their website) and is partially funded by such benevolent citizens as Lennar Corporation, Wells Fargo, PG&E and Diane B. Wilsey.
I joined the amusing and informative h. Brown (above right) for another party a couple of blocks away which was raising funds for John Avalos, who is running for District 11 Supervisor this November.
The very jolly party was at The Rickshaw Stop, a young hipster music spot on Fell Street between Franklin and Van Ness which I'd never visited before.
The candidate spent much of the evening dancing quite well with his wife Karen Zapata...
...and then discussing politics with guests such as Supervisor Mirkarimi and Luke Thomas above.