The second year of living with Covid-19 is coming to an end, and the rigors of another holiday with COVID can be overwhelming. As wrote Joan Didion, who passed away this week where were you from, “There is no real way to deal with all that we lose.”
However, the moment we experience loss, hope springs up.
There are some good things that happen during the New Year holidays.
New Year’s Eve…
You can ride Mony for free on New Year’s Eve from 8pm to 5am
New Year’s Eve movie
Roxy Theater will appear Transmission: Strange Days (35mm) On December 31 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Eve, 1999; Los Angeles is on the verge of collapse. Devastated by personal and professional failure, Lenny (Ralph Fiennes) sells memories with the help of virtual reality in the underworld. After receiving a tablet from a woman while jogging, he and his best friend (Angela Bassett) find themselves embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving his ex-girlfriend (Juliette Lewis), police corruption, and the fate of the city.
Conceived by James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow, strange days It captures the media-saturated turmoil of the early 1990s – a science-fiction-tainted vision of the future rooted in voyeurism and racism that remains shockingly strong into the 21st century. More information here.
Between 9:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on December 31, Mark Farina, Sponge, and singer Danielle and Michio will perform at 161 Erie Street.
Mark Farina has cemented himself in the world of dance music as a DJ, producer, tastemaker and House Music icon. After 3 decades of traversing the globe, it shows no signs of slowing down in remaining innovative, humble and firmly rooted in the earth’s interior.
Sponges have brought their blend of classic disco vibes and modern production techniques to the dance floor everywhere. Be prepared for the future of funk, disco dukes, lords lords, bastard tsarinas, ecstasy lords, babbling rulers, valiant scoundrels and groove gods. More information here.
Other events and noteworthy information:
Indoor performances in Chapel
Emerging from the fog, dust, and silence of time, Ty Segall is behind the wheel of a stylish new ride, scraps of pages ripped from his ongoing story zipping through the air behind him. With Harmonizer, his first album in two years, Ty is smoothly sliding into unexpected territory, where he loves to find himself! In response to the challenge presented to him by his new songs: re-engineering a composition production, Tay returns with heavy creativity, requiring a wealth of guitar and keyboard setups to do the work.
The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m. on December 30. More information, here.
virtual cooking lesson
New Year. Thank goodness but there are still some old challenges: Are you tired of eating out, being hungry, no time for shopping or complicated cooking? Join 18 Reasons Why Online and let Mike show you how to roast a whole chicken. We’ll roast the bird on a pile of savory leeks, and put a rainbow of bland potatoes in the chicken fat that oozes out in the cooking. Perhaps most importantly, when we start cooking for more than just ourselves, Chef Mike will show you how to properly carve the bird when it’s done, ready for our delicious drip gravy!
The event will run from 6-8pm on January 4th. More information, here.
SF Public Library – Virtual Mission Branch Meeting
The San Francisco Public Library is holding a third community meeting about the mission’s branch renovation and their plans to open a temporary site for personal service during the construction period. This meeting will cover the same content reviewed in two previous in-person meetings on Saturday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 7 at the Mission Branch Library.
The event will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on January 6th. Click here to register.
i am hiring
Mani is hiring an Events Manager, Executive Assistant and Marketing Partner.
A new musical, “Coming Soon,” was scheduled to be shown at Z Space last year, and show writer Rachel Lark has been given time to connect with her work and collaborate with her team.
Lark said, “As an artist accustomed to doing everything herself and achieving results through brute force, the pandemic has forced me to relax in what happens when there is room to breathe and allow others to be heavily involved in the process. Now, after two years of sitting warily with materials and finding Excellent cast, I feel like the show and I have come out of the cocoon ready to fly. I am so excited for the premiere of this show in Z Space, which couldn’t be a more ideal setting for this new business, and I am proud to share what has been coming out over the past two years.”
Donation link here.
CMC Sessions: Tradition Moving Forward Starting in January 2022, it will showcase the talents of ten CMC faculty members from various classical and non-classical traditions. Online presenters will use video, audio, and lecture presentations to illustrate the influences and music education that shaped them, and to highlight how their unique interests influence their education and performance at CMC.
The free series will be broadcast live through Zoom on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and friends of the CMC community are welcome. More information here.