I know it's early in the week, but I can't help mentioning how excited I am about this weekend. There are two events coming up that I've been looking forward to all year.
The first is the Grand Opening of Southern Exposure's new home here in the Mission. For those of you not familiar with SoEx, it is the most innovative, generous, exciting, inspiring, active, and amazing arts organization in the Bay Area (and beyond). I've had the honor of serving on the board for a while now and I'm constantly amazed at how incredibly important SoEx is to artists and the arts community here in San Francisco. Look around, if you see something cool happening in the arts, chances are SoEx has something to do with it.
We're celebrating SoEx's gorgeous new space (and 35th Anniversary!) with a 2-day extravaganza. Friday is the Member's preview party and first look at the inaugural exhibition "Bellwether" featuring an all-star lineup of amazing artists from the Bay Area. There will be tons of free food and drink from some of San Francisco's most delicious restaurants. I highly encourage people to come to this very, very special event. If you're already a member, See You There!!, if not, you can easily sign up right here, right now. You can also join Friday at the door. It's $50 ($30 for artists) and there are tons of great advantages of becoming a member (including a very special gift of a limited edition poster created by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes!!!), and there's never been a better time, or reason to join. On Saturday we'll be opening our doors to everyone! We're blocking off the street to continue the celebration with lots more food and drink for sale from the neighborhood's famous street cart vendors. We'll be there both days, hope to see you too!!
Sunday, we're heading out to the Treasure Island Music Festival! It's the best curated music event of the year, and we're huge fans of every band on the bill. We're especially excited to see our friends Thao (of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down) and Tommy Guerrero. They're amazingly talented and always, always, always blow us away. So excited!!!