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June 3, 2011

Gertrude Stein with friends circa 1934. Photograph from the Yale Collection of American Literature Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

I doubt that Gertrude Stein was thinking about Shabbat when she wrote, “generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything,” but I might be wrong. Tomorrow at SFMOMA I will take a bit of time to think about that possibility while participating in a replication of the queer literary salons that Gertrude and her family once hosted in the 1920’s in their Paris apartment (details). Rain or shine there will be more of something on Sunday at Israel in the Gardens (details) with music, dancing, art, and general fabulous people watching. find me i will be signing folks up to participate in the AIDS Walk (details) before heading off to my “hip pop hapa japa” besties wedding at the Fairmont that night.

What a weekend and it is only the first of many during San Francisco’s Pride month! Shabbat Shalom, friends. Take a look at the myriad of ways you and yours can participate Jewishly in the many of the fabulous festivities of Pride (details).

  1. Faith permalink

    Don’t know if this is too political for you, but I wanted to let you know that a protest is planned for opening night of the frameline Film Festival, because they dared to include Israeli films in the festival. Friday June 17, 5:30 p.m. Castro Theater, San Francisco. A counter-protest is being planned.

  2. thanks for the information. it is helpful to know where details about all the different protests will be that night. see you at framline.

  3. fmh@heyday permalink

    I love knowing about these great events. I’m also loving the whole “Summer of Stein.” Too many things going on and I want to go to all of them!

    The company I work for actually recently came out with a fantastic book by Harriet Lane Levy and it has some great insight into Stein’s circle. If you’re interested, I recommend it: Actress Laura Sheppard is actually performing a one-woman show where she “brings to life” Levy’s voice in the book. They even have a performance at the Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibit. There’s several shows in SF and around the Bay:

    Sorry for the super long comment! I just wanted to share. 🙂

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