Eat, Drink & See Films This Weekend

We have selected the following list of events to add to your calendar this week.

GhirardelliFest

THE 19TH ANNUAL GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

This weekend you can sample chocolates, ice cream, and desserts from over 30 local restaurants, bakeries and chocolate companies. Profits benefit Project Open Hand http://www.openhand.org/

http://www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival/

OPEN GARDENS DAY

OPEN GARDENS DAY

21 community gardens around the city will be open to the public for enjoyment and education on Saturday, September 13. 38 gardens are volunteer-run (over 1,600 participants and counting!) under the umbrella of San Francisco’s Rec and Park’s Community Gardens Program. Isn’t it time that you grew your own produce? http://sfrecpark.org/event/open-gardens-day/

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SOLANO STROLL

One of the bay area’s longest-running and most fun street fairs stretches the length of Solano Avenue from Albany into Berkeley all day Sunday with lots of food (over 50 booths), games, art cars, crafters, a parade and entertainment. Free admission. http://www.solanoavenueassn.org/events/solano-avenue-stroll/

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MIDDLE EASTERN & GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL

Both vegetarians and meat eaters can enjoy a variety of Arabic and Greek cuisines while becoming immersed in culture from both worlds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Milpitas. http://www.sjorthodox.org/festival.html

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ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL & BAZAAR

If you want to stay in San Francisco for your ethnic food cravings, this event celebrates its 57th year on Friday-Sunday. http://stgregorysf.org/?event=2014-annual-armenian-food-festival-bazaar-3

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Poster by Tracie Ching

KUBRICK- HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

The Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley is offering a complete retrospective of the movies directed by Stanley Kubrick. Friday is SPARTACUS and LOLITA screens Saturday. The complete schedule is here. http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/eyeswide

"BORN TO FILM" by Guillaume Morellec

“BORN TO FILM” by Guillaume Morellec

Spoke Art invited over 60 artists to re-imagine the films of Stanley Kubrick. The results are a stunning collection of images on display through September 27 at the gallery in San Francisco. All the works can also be seen at the website where prints can be purchased (though many have sold out). http://www.spoke-art.com/exhibitions/

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CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Travel through the Caldecott tunnel for a selection of new independent features and shorts films showing in the historic Orinda and Rheem Theaters with two days at the Castro including a tribute to Julie Newmar, aka Catwoman. http://caiff.org/#2

Broughton's THE BED

THE JOYS OF JAMES BROUGHTON

We miss the delightful filmmaker, poet and muse James Broughton but luckily his films continue to delight as you can find out next Wednesday. http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/film/FN20828

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SILENT WEDNESDAYS

The Stanford Theatre continues its weekly recreation of a night at the movies in the silent era with cartoons, shorts, newsreels and rare, features, all in restored 35mm and accompanied by the incomparable Dennis James on the theater’s Wurlitzer pipe organ. Next Wednesday finds Constance Talmadge in a romantic comedy UP THE ROAD WITH SALLIE. www.stanfordtheatre.org/

GOD HELP THE GIRL

Belle & Sebastian songwriter Stuart Murdoch makes his directorial debut with the musical God Help the Girl , screening at the Roxie. http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/god-help-girl/

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