Save the date! Farley’s Pet Parade and Costume Contest is fast approaching. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26 @ 1pm!
NEW at East: Autumn Menu!
Get ready for some new nosh! Your evenings just got a whole lot comfier, we’ve got two new dishes for the night crowd: our Chipotle Mac ‘n’ Cheese (coming soon) and our good ol’ Veggie Chili served with a Cornbread Muffin and Honey Butter to keep you warm at night. Don’t worry, we got you covered in the morning hours, too, try our new “loaded potatoes”! Nothing like some spuds to start your day off right.
Not to mention… new month, new salad! Autumn Soba Noodle Salad!
Farley’s East Coffee Roaster of the Month: Sextant Coffee
Sextant is an independent cafe and roastery in San Francisco. Founded by Kinani Ahmed, a first-generation Ethiopian, working directly with farmers across Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, and elsewhere in order to showcase the most flavorful coffees throughout the world. We believe that the best cups are the result of careful expedition — from the farm to roasting to the brewing process itself — and strive for excellence at every step.
A sextant is a tool sailors have used for centuries to navigate and explore. It is also a symbol of how coffee was originally transported out of Africa, as well as of our ongoing efforts to find the highest quality beans and bring them to you. As such, we only buy from sources we have cultivated direct, sustainable relationships with. In fact, many of these farmers include our family and friends.
Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Erwin Rosales
My name is Erwin Rosales and I am a Bay Area based photographer documenting weddings, portraits, and events. I have a formal background in interdisciplinary digital media art, graphic design, and illustration. My passion lies in constantly working to improve my craft in order to create dynamic, high quality, storytelling imagery. Although the majority of my experience lies in photographing people, I have also worked in creating digital visual assets for multiple businesses using my camera, knowledge of lighting, and numerous photo editing software.
When I am not on the job, you can find me enjoying great coffee in good company or out-and-about with my trusty 35mm film camera by my side (I never leave home without it.) I’m always out photographing to challenge myself to improve and to be on the constant lookout for inspiration.
Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Autism Social Communities
Located in the Bay Area, Autism Social Communities (ASC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on reducing the 80% unemployment rate amongst the autism population by hosting all-inclusive social events and building a society that fosters diversity and inclusion. Through parent-guided and peer mediated play, ASC cultivates social skills, language, and creativity while building a community for children who have autism and autism related disorders. Autism Social Communities is grounded in the idea that play through specialized activities is essential for developing social skills. We believe that parent education as well as parent participation will help cultivate creativity, independence, collaboration and communication. We are grounded in the concept that “playful learning provides children the opportunity to actively engage, explore and discover the world around them (Dr. Roberta Golinkoff).
Our company is invested in promoting four core values that we believe are fundamental to unveiling your child’s true potential in life.
Give back: We’ll be hosting Autism Social Communities for a Happy Hour on Thursday, October 10 between 8 am-10 am, 10% of proceeds will go directly to ASC!
Learn more: https://autismsocialcommunities.org
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Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Open Studio Artists Elizabeth Medrano and Lutz Hornischer
My sculptures and wall art are inspired by nature, life and the uniqueness of the reclaimed wood I use. I enjoy the specific challenge of transforming an old and rustic material such as reclaimed redwood into contemporary sculptures and fine art. In my work I leverage the architectural qualities of the wood by laminating wood boards into larger blocks, sculpting organic shapes and exploring dynamic grain and natural color patterns. The old wood I am using has scratches, cracks, knots and other imperfections that are similar to real life. Every piece of wood is like a person, with its unique character, challenges and strengths. I yearn to give the wood a new life and I hope my sculptures and wall art inspire people to find a new awareness, purpose and joy in their own life. My art should also set an example that sustainability and re-use of material is not just a necessity, but a beautiful and inspiring part of our existence and future.
After a BFA in Sculpture from the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), Tyler School of Art, and a trip to meet her biological father’s family in Bogota, she moved to the Bay Area earning an MFA at SFSU as a Distinguished Graduate in Sculpture. Medrano received several grants from the California Arts Commission, a residency at Edna St. Vincent Millay Residency, taught at SFSU, as well as various other SF schools, community centers and organizations. She has shown her work throughout the Bay Area in such places as the Richmond Art Center, Peninsula Museum, Chabot College, Jewish Museum of SF, De Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, and Sanchez Gallery. Elizabeth maintains a studio in San Francisco.
Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Dounya Serrano
“A Journey around Earth into Space” is a mixed media series of acrylics, colored pencils and markers on canvas and cardstock. I think of this series as a journey of my emotions as I use art like a journal. I often reference flowers, sunsets and things cosmic; they may seem worldly different, but the colors and forms are all organic and are full of various ranges of colors and shapes that I can explore and deeply engage myself into. My work takes on various forms intended to draw in the viewers, with my lots of colors and the expression of my techniques. I use multiple layers and colors on all of the mediums I use, yet the end results are quite different for each medium, take a look closer look to some of my pieces and you can see this technique in place. My aim is to engage you into my world, look for more and wanting to explore this journey that I have made for you to enjoy. I just love colors; hope you have a bright day!
Every Monday a knitting group will be meeting from 6:45-8:30 pm and open to newcomers.
Wednesday, October 2: Live music by Stolie, a musical entertainer and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience on stage and in the music industry. She is a songwriter to over 100 published songs, a multi-instrumentalist and arranger, loop-pedal artist, and bilingual traveling performer, 7:30-8:30 pm.
Thursday, October 3: Joins us for our monthly comedy show with some of the Bay Area’s up and coming comedians. SRGO Productions and your host Sergio Novoa have gathered a diverse lineup ready to make you laugh, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 9: Meet A Typer–Come and try out any and all of a select group of vintage manual typewriters. Write a poem or make a journal entry. Play a writing game with your friends or the event curator, Edward Pollard. If you really like one, they are also available for purchase and fairly priced, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Sunday, October 13: Meet A Typer plus Tune-Up Clinic–Same as Wednesday, plus bring your own or your grandparent’s machine that has been sitting in the closet or garage and just needs a little attention to be usable again. If you want to donate one to the West Oakland Typewriter Orphanage & Rescue Mission, we will be happy to accept it for future events. There will be new ribbons available for sale and immediate installation. Light oiling and spot cleaning, too! Even if you just want to show us your favorite typer that works like a dream, we’d love to see it, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Thursday, October 17: Live music with Ben Barnes is always a surprise. Ben and his friends play many different styles at Farley’s, including acoustic rock/singer songwriters, Olde Tyme Fiddle bands, classical pieces, jazz combos and one show at Farley’s featured a saw! 7:30-8:30 pm.
Thursday, October 24: Live performance by (Singer) James Everett, a native of San Francisco with a sound and performance style that’s reminiscent to the Rat Pack days fused with sprinkles of R&B, Jazz, Pop and Neo-Soul, 7:30-8:30 pm.
Friday, October 25: Movie night for families showing Coco, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Saturday, October 26: Farley’s 30th Annual Pet Parade, 1 pm! Parade starts at 1 p.m. at the corner of 18th and Arkansas streets, marches up 18th Street. Costume judging at 18th and Texas streets.
Saturday, October 26: Live music by The Placeholders, performing original rock ‘n’ roll, 2:30-4:00 pm.
Saturday, October 26: Movie night for adults showing Us, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Sunday, October 27: Art opening for Open Studio artists Elizabeth Medrano and Lutz Hornischer, 4:00-6:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 30: Live music with GT2 +1, a quartet (guitars, keyboard & vocals) that specializes in covering classic songs of the 20th Century — including songs by the Beatles, Eagles, Van Morrison, Everly Brothers, the Who, Nat King Cole, Jackson Browne, the Stones — among many others, 7:30-8:30 pm.
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