Welcome to February (it’s Leap Year) and Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from the team here at Farley’s. Stop in on Valentines Day for a special candy. We ❤️ you!
Farley’s in the News!
Yes, after almost 31 years, we are still “essential” in the San Francisco coffeehouse scene!
And another nice mention in The Bold Italic highlighting East Bay cafes where it’s great to unplug.
Farley’s East Coffee Roaster of the Month: Cat & Cloud
“Ever had a job that sucked the life energy out of you and left you drained, unempowered, and feeling like no matter how hard you work you weren’t contributing to anything meaningful?
Us too. We want to change that.
We’re on a mission to leave people feeling happier than they were before, and have a vision to change the way the world does business.
We believe the success of everyone is more important than our personal success… This is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Shogun Shido
Shogun Shido is a New Orleans raised creator with a primary focus in visual arts. Recently transplanted to the Bay Area his vision lays within his passion for ancestral arts, abstract expressionism, and storytelling. Shido who utilizes his creative platform to promote love, power, wisdom hopes to create a spark of inspiration, promote positive living, and influence those who visually digest his creations to reflect these qualities onto themselves and others.
- LOVE: Adoration, compassion, for self, as well as those closest to your heart. Sympathy for the souls you encounter on the day to day
- POWER: Existing beyond physical strength—power to be in control of ones own conscious and subconscious intentions in order to conquer past traumas to manifest our truest reality
- WISDOM: Knowledge and experience attained via your life journey. Accumulated collectively with love and power, to mold yourself, in the present, in preparation for the future.
Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Junior League of Oakland-East Bay
The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Danielle Wong
Danielle Wong has a green thumb from paint and plants, in equal measure. She combines her love of both by depicting flowers and trees on canvas.
Her first attempt at this was her rendition of Klimt’s Birnbaum. (Constraints do result in creativity–since she has nowhere near the resources to acquire the original or move to an Austrian pear tree orchard, she painted her own version.) Since then, Danielle has created original pieces that experiment with movement and light in nature, and she is currently exploring textures of flower petals.
Danielle works in oil, acrylic, and graphite, and does installations. She accepts commissions. Check out her art on Instagram.
Art opening Saturday, February 22 from 6:00-8:30 pm.
Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Kia Fritz
All pieces are original, hand painted with watercolor and ink.
“I’m a Minnesota native that endured the cold winters by cuddling up in my room, drawing and painting until it became warm enough to go outside. I don’t take my art too seriously and neither should you. I turn coffee spills into pizza crusts and ink explosions into creepy crawling bugs. The majority of my art is what I had to eat that day. If it’s not food, then it’s something I saw on a hike in Pacifica. Hope my art makes you hungry or smile, either works for me.”
Every Monday a knitting group will be meeting from 6:45-8:30 pm and open to newcomers.
Saturday, February 8: Book release party for local author Jenn Lyons, who recently published her first book, Losing Siggie, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Thursday, February 13: Live music by 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.
Saturday, February 15: Live music by Jonathan Yonts, The Musicteller utilizes live looping and a unique style of guitar playing to create a dreamy, atmospheric, singer-songwriter presence that is peaceful with a dash of edge, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 19: Live music by The Soul Delights who are back with their collection of energetic rhythm and blues and other classic songs. Come sing along and dance in your chair, 7:30-8:30 pm.
Saturday, February 22: Art opening for local artist Danielle Wong, 6:00-8:30 pm.
Thursday, February 27: 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.
Farley’s SF is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes. If you’re interested, please email email@example.com.
Farley’s East is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes and the walls. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.