It is a slow week for events. There is too much competition with the holidays, shopping and parties so special dinners and tastings are rarely scheduled. But we have some good ideas for you.
A cool community theater in Oakland with couches and quirky seating, a beer and wine license, and a full food menu, is turning two on December 22, 2014 and to celebrate, they’ll open the theater early for $2 movies all afternoon and night.
In every single movie showing that day, they’ll be raffling off a 2015 New Parkway Annual Pass, meaning you can get into anything they show in the upcoming year for free.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The New Parkway, 474 24th St (between Broadway and Telegraph), Oakland
$2 all movies all day
2014 Anniversary Showtimes:
12:30 pm: Elf
1:00 pm: Boyhood
2:55 pm: The Tale of Princes Kaguya
4:20 pm: Rosewater
5:55 pm: Gone Girl
6:40 pm: Dear White People
9:00 pm: St. Vincent
9:15 pm: The Babadook
The Roxie Theatre has scored another coup with this weekend long salute to the filmmaking Coppola clan. Many of the filmmakers will appear with their movies.
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain has a terrific web series in its second season. eThe newest webisod, “The Future of Our Species” has just gone up. Both seasons are available free. Each only last five minutes but is packed with ideas, striking visuals, wisdom and humor. Great for a quick lift.
Buy Books Locally
Local bookstores are a treasure and we are blessed in the Bay Area to still have many great ones. Support them. If you are walking down the street and notice a bookstore, step in and discover books you didn’t know about. The staff will be knowledgeable and help you find what you are looking for…and more.
Some of our favorites in San Francisco include City Lights (with the best film book selection around), Alley Cat Books, Omnivore (for food and drink books), Green Apple, Bird & Beckett, Booksmith, Borderlands (science fiction and fantasy), Dog Eared Books, Browser, Folio, Modern Times (progressive politics), Kayo (vintage paperbacks), Pressworks on Paper, Marcus (African American), bound together anarchist collective and the San Francisco Public Library stores at the Main Library in Civic Center and the Bay Bookstore at Fort Mason.
In the East Bay visit Bookmark (Oakland library store), Walden Pond, Pegasus, Black Swan, Owl & Company, Spectator, A Great Good Place for Books, Diesel, Issues (magazines you never heard of), Book Zoo, Book/Shop, Wolfman, Biblomania, Laurel, Bergeron’s, European Book Company (French books and magazines),Moe’s, Wilmot’s, Black Oak, Mrs. Dalloway’s, University Press Books, Shakespeare & Co, Eastwind (Asian), Tavistock, Bookish, Builder’s Bookstore (Architecture), Friends of the Berkley Library, Small Press Distribution, Storyteller (youth),De Lauers’ (magazines and newspapers from around the world; open 24/7), Mr. Mopps (childrens),Lewin’s Metaphysical Books, Revolution, and Dark Carnival (science fiction, horror, fantasy).
In Marin we like Diesel, Copperfields, Point Reyes Books and Book Passage.