Mardi Gras Cocktail Class
Feb
25
3:30 pm15:30

Mardi Gras Cocktail Class

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

Just in time for Mardi Gras!

Stookey's Club Moderne will be offering a demonstration class on how to make two New Orleans cocktails: the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz.

In addition to demonstrating the cocktails they will also be giving you the fascinating history of these two favorites of the Crescent City. At the end of each demonstration they will give you samples of the finished products, and at the finish of the lecture you will have a choice of a full sized version of either cocktail. Samples of the different ingredients will also be included.

Because of the nature of this talk, tickets are limited to 25 people and naturally you must be 21 or older to attend. They only have seats for 13 people and the other 12 will have to be standees. They rely on everyone’s kindly disposition to be sure that people who are unable to stand for an hour are offered a seat.

The demonstration will start promptly at 4pm and will last for approximately one hour. Doors will open at 3:30pm.

Tickets are $25 and available at Eventbrite or at the door.

Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway
Mar
12
4:00 pm16:00

Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway

  • Piedmont Piano Company

Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Frederick Hodges
"Gershwin on Broadway"

Acclaimed concert pianist and ADSC favorite Frederick Hodges presents a musical tour of Gershwin's greatest Broadway shows, including the long-lost original overture to Lady Be Good. He will also present the Oakland premier of Gershwin's First Piano Sonata, a stunning new work created by Frederick from themes and incidental music composed by Gershwin for the show Girl Crazy.

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call 510-547-8188.

More information at http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/170312frederickhodges.html

Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s

  • Chapel of the Chimes

The Oakland Heritage Alliance presents a wonderful lecture on Art Deco era homes:

Fairy Tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel—these are all synonyms for Storybook Style, a rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe, and surely the most delightful home style of the twentieth century. It appeared in the early 1920s, and was almost forgotten by the late 1930s. Storybook Style houses were created by architects and builders with a distinct flair for theater, a love of fine craftsmanship, and not least a good sense of humor—attributes that make these homes endearing to the tech-weary modern eye. Join architect and author Arrol Gellner on a visual romp through the Storybook era.

Arrol Gellner is a practicing architect and frequent writer on architectural subjects. He has authored three books on historic architecture, as well as the long-running nationally syndicated column Architext. He maintains offices in Emeryville as well as near Shanghai, China, where he spends his summers indulging a penchant for heat and humidity.


Building Berkeley
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Building Berkeley

  • Berkeley City Club

Berkeley City Club and The Berkeley City Club Conservancy invite you to a wonderful Arts & Culture talk. Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, will be speaking about Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan and the UC Berkeley Campus.

Julia's Lounge on the 2nd floor serves wonderful beer, wine & cocktails beginning at 4:30pm if you opt to come early and relax before the talk.

Members $5, non-members $10

Historic Libations with California Historical Society
Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

Historic Libations with California Historical Society

  • California Historical Society

Take the edge off winter’s penetrating chill at Historic Libations, the California Historical Society’s annual holiday party. Now in its eighth year, this special edition of Historic Libations coincides with the opening of CHS's newest exhibition, "Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing." These exquisite Great Depression-era labels are the perfect backdrop to our signature menu of craft cocktails, legendary California wine, and innovative brews. There will be live entertainment for your dancing pleasure.

This exhibition coincides with the publication of two new books, "Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s" and "Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s."

Tickets are required.

Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala
Dec
11
5:30 pm17:30

Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala

  • Holiday Inn, Sierra Room

Join our dear friends in the Sacramento Art Deco Society at this annual, delightful holiday gala!

Wear your best Deco finery and enjoy a lavish buffet dinner, no-host bar, silent auction and dancing to the fabulous Harley White, Jr. Orchestra -- high atop the Holiday Inn, with glamorous views of the State Capitol and Tower Bridge.

Tickets are $65 per person for SADS or ADSC members; $75 per person fornon-members. Space is limited; RSVP with payment by 11/30 to: SADS, PO Box 162836, Sacramento CA 95816

http://sacartdeco.org/

SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents

  • Castro Theater

Can't wait for next spring's SF Silent Film Festival? You don't have to: Enjoy a full day of silent-era movies accompanied by live music!

The Art Deco Society of California is proud to co-present the film "So This Is Paris," with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin.

See one film, or make a full day of it. More information at www.silentfilm.org.

SF Fall Art & Antiques Show
Oct
26
Oct 30

SF Fall Art & Antiques Show

  • Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW GALA
Wednesday, October 26
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

SHOW DATES
October 27 through October 30
Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in its 35th year, is the oldest and most prestigious show of its genre on the West Coast. Presenting 60 of the finest international art and antiques dealers showing a breadth of works from across the globe and through the centuries. It is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design.

Programming includes the renowned Lecture Series, Loan Exhibition, and Book Signings. 100% of net proceeds support the nonprofit Enterprise for High School Students to help primarily disadvantaged high school students pursue life after school with passion and purpose. More info at www.sffas.org.

Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection
Oct
14
Oct 16

Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection

  • History Park

San Jose's History Park becomes the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection, an immersive fable for the digital age.

by Epic Immersive

You'll enter three fully immersive acts -- a 1907 World's Fair, the Roaring 20s, and a Depression-era camp -- as you trace the epic saga of an inventor who finds a way to radically extend the human lifespan, and how his invention transforms life in the Valley of Heart's Delight.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/large-scale-immersive-experience-matthew-briar-and-the-age-of-resurrection-tickets-27452573386

ADSC members and other Decophiles are encouraged to attend in period attire! The code "artdeco" will make General Admission tickets $35.

Want a glimpse into the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection? Check out this video from 2015's edition.

Financial stipends can be arranged for anyone who wants to be a participating character for the whole weekend. Please contact Steve Boyle, Founder and Artistic Director, Epic Immersive. c. (408) 476-7277 | Steve@EpicImmersive.com

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire - Halloween Show 2016
Oct
14
Oct 15

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire - Halloween Show 2016

  • Michaan's Auction Annex Showroom

More than 50 booths of vintage fashion, from every decade including the Art Deco 1920s - '40s. Save the date!

Friday night is VIP Early Buy event from 6 - 10 pm. Admission $10 and includes re-admittance to Saturday's show, as well as a fabulous costume contest (theme: Monster Mash). Friday night will also feature music by Sara & Swingtime and cocktails poured by Stookey's Club Moderne.

Saturday show, 10 am - 5 pm; admission $5

http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/blog/vintage-fashion

PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball
Oct
1
Oct 2

PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball

  • Alameda Elks Lodge

Join PEERS on Saturday, October 1 for a riotous Prohibition era dance party with 1920's and 30's music by the amazing Sara & Swingtime, playing hot swing and elegant vintage ballroom dance music, and the notorious Charleston. There will be a pre-ball dance class at 7pm and formal dancing follows from 8pm to midnight.

Vintage or modern evening dress or costumes from the Prohibition era (1919 -1933) are admired, but not required. No host bar, light refreshments and a special performance by the sizzling Century Sisters.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For information see http://www.peersdance.org/speakeasy.html or call (510) 522-1731.

The Speakeasy
Aug
12
Oct 1

The Speakeasy

  • The Speakeasy

Somewhere in a discreet location in the heart of San Francisco where North Beach and Chinatown coalesce, our exclusive gin joint awaits you for an unforgettable evening. Put on your finest duds and step back in time to a prohibition era of bootlegged hooch and hot jazz music. An illicit bar, a crooked casino, and a vaudeville cabaret are at the center of this immersive production. Enjoy period authentic cocktails, card and dice games, and watch as swordswallowers, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, chanteuse singers, and hoofers take the stage.

Tickets are available to the General Public at 10am on Monday, June 13th but you can use the secret password "skidoo" to access reservations beginning at 10am on Thursday, June 9th.

Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique

  • Westerfeld Mansion

Young historic architecture enthusiasts are invited to a Fête Fantastique at the Westerfeld Mansion, the grande dame Victorian overlooking Alamo Square, on August 6, 2016 from 6 to 10pm. Come and celebrate the Victorian heritage of the Bay Area, and enjoy an evening of networking with fellow friends of historic architecture and finery.

Learn more at www.victorianalliance.org/events/fete/

The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

  • SF Maritime Museum

San Francisco Heritage begins its 2016 lecture series with "The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum."

National Park Service Ranger David Pelfrey will introduce the art and artists of New Deal-era federal arts projects in San Francisco, using the Bathhouse Building as a case study.

From July through November, lectures are held on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. Individual tickets are $10 for Heritage members and students (with ID) and $15 for the general public. Series passes (all five lectures) are $40 for members/students and $60 for the public.

Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture
Jul
24
2:30 pm14:30

Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

As part of Stookey's Club Moderne monthly "Cuban Sundays" series, author and ADSC Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated talk on Havana's Art Deco treasures, with photos from her trip to the World Congress on Art Deco in 2013. Cuba's capital is well-known for its atmospheric "preservation by neglect" and tropical joie de vivre.

Doors open at 2pm; talk begins at 2:30pm. Admission is $15 and includes a delightful Cuban-themed special cocktail!

Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film
Jul
17
2:00 pm14:00

Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film

  • Egyptian Theater

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

East meets West and North meets South in this survey of Chinese exotic architecture in California during the Art Deco era. Author and Art Deco Society of California Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated presentation on Chinese motifs as a form of exotica in architecture and design in the Golden State.

A film screening will follow the presentation at 3:30pm:

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
1933, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra, Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

Tickets go on sale June 24th.

Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe
Jul
10
2:00 pm14:00

Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

Stookey's Club Moderne and Girl Guides are excited to be bringing back a popular talk:

*Romance of the Shoe*

A lively and informative presentation about everyone's favorite accessory, the shoe, and why and how it became so beloved.

Focusing on the golden (Art Deco) era of fashion, "Girl Guides Art and Fashion" mavens, Alice Jurow and Kimberly Manning Aker, will take you through the dreamy world of shoes, while you savor a scrumptious Club Moderne cocktail or two.

Bar opens at 2:00pm. Talk will begin at 2:30pm.

$15... includes one menu cocktail. Tickets are available at the bar or via Eventbrite.

(21+ only please.)

Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home

  • Chung Mei Home

The 1935 Chung Mei Home for Chinese Boys, now a school, was one of the ADSC's 2016 Art Deco Preservation Award winners for its tasteful and historically sensitive restoration and seismic retrofit.

Tour this elegant streamlined building and check out its stunning Chinese motifs that were highlighted at this year's Preservation festivities, especially the gorgeous dragon bas relief over the main entrance.

Tours will follow a special ceremony, where a plaque honoring Dr. Charles R. Shepherd, founder of the Chung Mei Home (or “Captain,” as residents always called him) will be unveiled.

The event is free and everyone is welcome, but to attend you must RSVP to Tom Panas at either (510) 526-7507 or tmpanas@yahoo.com. Punch and cookies will be served.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Jun
2
Jun 5

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

  • Castro Theatre

Join us for the 21st annual Silent Film Festival at San Francisco's landmark movie palace, the Castro Theatre.

ADSC is proud to co-present "A Woman of the World" on June 3rd. Members can enjoy a special discount on tickets to this particular film. Just enter the promo code ARTDC at checkout.

Tickets and more information about the whole festival here.

Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco

  • East Lawn Memorial Park

Shanghai is the world's largest port and the world’s most populous city. In the 1920s-30s, a building boom resulted in one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Many of these buildings still exist and have uniquely "Chinese Deco" decorative elements.

Randy Juster, well-known photographer and blogger of decopix.com, will discuss the history that led to Shanghai’s Art Deco boom and show photos taken during several visits, including the 2015 World Congress on Art Deco.

Light refreshments & door prizes. 
Donations are appreciated but not required.

This lecture is hosted by the Sacramento Art Deco Society.

Lantern Projects Bay Cruise
Apr
17
2:30 pm14:30

Lantern Projects Bay Cruise

  • Jack London Square Ferry Terminal

Lantern Projects is inviting members and friends of Art Deco Society to join an afternoon cruise on the yacht "Acania." The 1930 yacht Acania was once owned by Al Capone and has been fully restored to its former glory. Tickets are $100 per person, but a special price for "Deco Friends" who will come dressed in "Deco Era Attire" to add to the atmosphere is just $50!

The cruise leaves from Oakland's Jack London Square promptly at 3:00pm. Cocktails and appetizers on board.

To receive your special price and the invitation, contact Gail Uilkema at lanternprojects@comcast.net.

This event is not being presented by the Art Deco Society, but members and friends are invited to this benefit event which raises money for a clean water project for elementary schools in Jordan.

Bay Area Cabaret presents: The Puppini Sisters
Apr
17
2:00 pm14:00

Bay Area Cabaret presents: The Puppini Sisters

  • The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel

Based in London, this is an exclusive US appearance and their first time in San Francisco in 8 years. They've toured with Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bublé (they're also guest artists on 2 of his albums), and have their own gold albums in the UK. They just released their fifth album "The High Life."

Enjoy a wonderful mix of classics, like "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön", "Heebie Jeebies", and "Accentuate The Positive", along with originals, and Andrews Sisters-style vocals/arrangements of pop songs like David Bowie's "Changes", Blondie's "Heart Of Glass", Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love", the Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" and more.

Tickets and more information at www.bayareacabaret.org.

42nd Street Moon presents: The Boys from Syracuse
Mar
23
Apr 17

42nd Street Moon presents: The Boys from Syracuse

  • The Eureka Theater

42nd Street Moon presents Rodgers and Hart's delightful 1938 musical The Boys From Syracuse. Three theatrical titans make Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors sing!

In this madcap farce, two sets of twins create havoc in Ancient Ephesus. Mistaken identities, chases, magic spells, courtesans, and a mysterious seeress add to the general insanity. It's all set to "the most captivating, thrilling, humorous songs Rodgers and Hart have ever written!" (NY Times) - including Falling in Love With Love, This Can't Be Love, Sing for Your Supper, and He and She.

Performances continue Wednesdays through Sundays, ending Sunday, April 17 at 3pm. Good seats available for all shows. Show times are Weds - Thurs at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 6pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

ADSC members can enjoy a special discount for regular weeknight performances and Saturday matinees. Enter the code DECOBOYS for any of those performances and the $44 ticket price will be reduced to $35. This offer does not apply to previews, Saturday evening or Sunday matinees, or premium or economy seats.

More info and tickets at www.42ndStMoon.org/the-boys-from-syracuse.

Little Island - Big Ideas: Guns, Gangsters, and the Gayway!
Mar
19
10:30 am10:30

Little Island - Big Ideas: Guns, Gangsters, and the Gayway!

  • Main Lobby, Building One, Treasure Island

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is a lecture series presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. If interested, please register for the lecture series.  It's optional, but it will help them plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.

Enjoy a unique visit to Treasure Island’s 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition with award-winning crime fiction author Kelli Stanley, along with her heroine, the ex-escort, former Spanish Civil War nurse, and iconoclastic private eye, Miranda Corbie.

Kelli's best-selling and award-winning series of literary noir novels plunge the reader into a fully-realized past, from the scent of Shalimar in smoky night clubs to the murky world of "flesh shows" on Treasure Island's Gayway. The GGIE and Treasure Island play major roles in both plot and character, and Kelli’s noirish take on the celebrated “Pageant of the Pacific” is not to be missed.

Join her in a discussion of the in-depth research and inspiration behind her stories and preview what's in store for Miranda and the GGIE in the series’ fourth novel, City of Sharks.

Kelli Stanley has received the Macavity and Golden Nugget awards for her Miranda Corbie books, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was named a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisher’s Weekly. She holds a Master’s degree in Classics, lives in San Francisco, and prefers her bourbon neat.

San Francisco History Days
Mar
5
Mar 6

San Francisco History Days

  • The Old Mint

On the weekend of March 5 & 6, the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office will open the Old Mint (at 5th St. near Mission) to the public for a free community open house, the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. 

Used only occasionally for special private events, “The Granite Lady” will come alive with stories of the City’s unique past as over 75 organizations offer pop-up museums throughout the building and vaults from 11 AM–5 PM on Saturday, March 5, and from 11 AM–4 PM on Sunday, March 6.

Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, authors of history, filmmakers, and other history enthusiasts for this weekend showcase. The ADSC is proud to be a part of this celebration of local history. Stop by our table and say hello!

More information at http://sfhistorydays.org/

Little Island - Big Ideas: The Fair that Never Was
Feb
27
10:30 am10:30

Little Island - Big Ideas: The Fair that Never Was

  • Main Lobby, Building One, Treasure Island

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is a lecture series presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. If interested, please register for the lecture series. It's optional, but it will help them plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.

Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the “Little Island” lecturer for our celebration of the 77th anniversary of the Golden Gate International Exposition. Professor Shanken’s book, Into the Void Pacific: Building the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair, was published last year.

Little Island - Big Ideas: I Flew the Pan Am Clippers
Jan
23
10:30 am10:30

Little Island - Big Ideas: I Flew the Pan Am Clippers

  • Main Lobby, Building One, Treasure Island

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is a lecture series presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. If interested, please register for the lecture series. It's optional, but it will help them plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.

In 1942, Tom Kewin applied to Pan American Airways for a job on the iconic Pan Am Clipper flying boats, then provided wartime service to the Navy out of Treasure Island. That was the start of a Flight Engineer career spanning an aviation era from the first transpacific passenger service to the Boeing 747. Hear Mr. Kewin's personal recollections of his life and times on Treasure Island and around the world.

Tom Kewin is a Pan American Airways veteran and author of the book The Pan Am Journey. He lives in Mill Valley.

Sacramento Art Deco Society's Holiday Gala
Dec
13
5:30 pm17:30

Sacramento Art Deco Society's Holiday Gala

  • Holiday Inn

The Sacramento Art Deco Society will be hosting its annual Holiday Gala in the luxurious John Q Room at the downtown Holiday Inn. The evening will include a lavish buffet, dancing to the Harley White, Jr. Orchestra, a silent auction, and a no host bar.

Wear your best Deco finery!

$65 for members / $70 for non-members

Space is limited. RSVP with payment by November 29th to Sacramento Art Deco Society, P.O. Box 162836, Sacramento, CA 95816-2836.

For more information, visit www.sacartdeco.org, or call 916-863-9667.

Holiday Big Band Bash!
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Holiday Big Band Bash!

  • Oakland Scottish Rite Center

Kick off the holiday season with style at the Bay Area’s “Holiday Big Band Bash!” this Sunday, December 6th! Enjoy a festive evening while dancing to the Mood Swing Orchestra in the grand ballroom at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. This elegant and historic venue is situated on beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Be serenaded by over 35 local performers as you enjoy classic big band hits and holiday favorites. This entertaining three hour event is filled with nostalgia, tradition and beautiful live big band music. Cocktails, wine, beer and food will be available for purchase at the event.

*Oakland Scottish Rite Center Grand Ballroom*
1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
Sunday, December 6th, 6-9pm
Doors Open at 5:30pm

Tickets: http://www.holidaybigbandbash.com

Word for Word’s Holiday High Jinx: Bums, Broads, and Broadway
Nov
25
Dec 24

Word for Word’s Holiday High Jinx: Bums, Broads, and Broadway

  • Z Below

Directed by Sheila Balter

With stories by Damon Runyon ("Dancing Dan's Christmas"), Joseph Mitchell ("The Cave Dwellers"), and E.B. White ("Christmas and Relative Pronouns", "Notes and Comment"—from The New Yorker, 12/17/32).

Special Events:
12/1—Dancing Dan Night—Come dressed in period clothing (1930's New York) and get a complimentary drink ticket.

12/8—Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest—Wear your strangest Christmas sweater and get a complimentary drink ticket—the winner of sweater contest (chosen by Holiday High Jinx cast) will get a gift certificate to a future Word for Word production.

More information and tickets at http://zspace.org/w4w/word-for-word-holiday-show

"Forbidden City, USA" Launch Party
Nov
21
1:00 pm13:00

"Forbidden City, USA" Launch Party

  • Chinese Historical Society of America

In preparation for next year's Art Deco Preservation Ball theme, we highly encourage you to attend this lecture and book signing!

Get your deluxe hardcover edition of “Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs 1936-1970” at CHSA Museum and join author and filmmaker Arthur Dong for a book talk and signing. There will be a brief Q&A session and light refreshments will be served.

Special guests! Surviving veteran dancers from the Chinatown Nightclub era: Pat Chin, Ivy Tam, and Cynthia Yee, founding members of the Grant Avenue Follies; and Coby Yee, exotic dancer who eventually ran the Forbidden City nightclub.

The event is FREE, but be sure to RSVP here: http://chsa.org/event/forbidden-city-u-s-a-hardcover-edition-launch-party/

(Also, RSVP on Facebook!)

Winner of the 2015 American Book Award, "Forbidden City, USA" captures the magic and glamour of the Chinatown nightclub scene, which peaked in San Francisco during World War II. Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong spent thirty years interviewing the entertainers from this era, collecting hundreds of rare images and objects. The result is a sexy and insightful exploration of a time when Asian Americans pushed against exploitation and racism—as well as expectations from within their own community—to pursue their dreams of working in show business.

Read more and view photo excerpts at www.forbiddencitybook.com.

World Congress 2015 in Shanghai
Nov
1
Nov 6

World Congress 2015 in Shanghai

Shanghai Art Deco is preparing to welcome the world this November! The World Congress on Art Deco is held every two years, hosted by members of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS). This year, exquisite Shanghai, with its rich cultural history, is the host city. Join Decophiles from around the globe for six fascinating days of tours, lectures, films and festivities. There are also pre- and post-congress programs in Beijing and Nanjing.

Learn more at www.shanghaiartdeco.net/world-congress-2015/.

An Art Deco Halloween
Oct
31
8:00 pm20:00

An Art Deco Halloween

  • Flora

Spend Halloween the Art Deco way! The fabulously Deco restaurant Flora, in Oakland's Uptown (across from the Fox Theater), is having a happy hour all night. No RSVPs required!

Period attire strongly encouraged.