November News

Welcome to November and the official start of the holiday season! It may feel a little soon for that but daylight savings is in two days! As it cools down, come into the cafes to enjoy some hot apple cider made with mulling spices from the Oaktown Spice Shop or a sweet and tasty maple latte (SF only)! We wish you and yours a happy holiday season and we’ll see you in the cafes.

Farley’s East Coffee Roaster of the Month: Alchemy Collective

Alchemy Collective is a worker-owned cooperative, dedicated to roasting and serving exceptional coffee, giving great service to the community, and empowering workers through the cooperative model.

Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Boose

One half Korean immigrant mother, one half midwestern farm boy father. A multiracial bridge between communities of color and those of privilege. Mixture of Chinatown hotpot feasts, rainy day sketchbooks, Mac Dre, corny ass humor, hella dancing, Henny, mobby bike rides, water worshipping, and respect for powerful women! The Great Wave motif in my work (shoutout Hokusai) represents various aspects of identity and interconnection through water: a divine element that links all life forms, the substance that envelops us within a mother’s womb, a tribute to growing up in the Bay, the site of connection yet separation from my ancestor’s motherland.

I understand my spirit’s placement on this earth, at this moment in time, is not by chance and not unintentional. I understand my place within my family’s ancestral history is one of resistance: for the colonized and dislocated, hundreds of our ancestors needed to survive and persist for our generation to exist now. I want to be mindful and pay tribute to the legacies of those who came before us, our bloodline or community members, our past warriors who fought for our freedoms and dignity.

Graduating from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a degree in Ethnic Studies, my intent is to understand and critique systems of racialized/gendered privilege, power, exploitation, oppression, and the institutions that uphold and reproduce those inequalities. Growing up in the Bay which hosts extreme wealth disparities, my mixed identity allowed a degree of mobility to explore and connect with various communities where I could witness or experience institutional racism firsthand. I recognize an obligation to equip future generations with the necessary decolonial knowledge of communities of color and our histories, so as we understand the causes of our people’s struggles, we can fight better to effectively dismantle them.

Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Collaboration with Coco Coalition and Sol Sisters, Inc.

Coco Coalition, lovingly called Coco, is a social enterprise dedicated to curating holistic, safe, and empowering opportunities for women of the African Diaspora to connect, grow, and thrive. As a social enterprise, Coco is focused on creating opportunities for Black women, and sowing in the well being of black teen girls by supporting projects that remove barriers to a healthy and secure future. Coco started with a brunch event in 2015 that was held in Oakland, CA and have reached over 200 women, across 6 countries, and plans to continue our efforts in reaching more and creating a beautiful network of black women and support their mental, physical, and holistic health.


Sol Sisters, Inc brings quarterly events to women that are focused on four areas of health: healing through expressive arts, creativity, and beauty; physical health and wellness; mental and emotional health; and community outreach. Sol Sisters puts on events every quarter, has internship programs, and has reached more than 1000 women. Our biggest events are our International Women’s Fest that showcases 25-30 local women business owners, artists, musicians, and more. As well as our Share the Health event that brings together women of all ages to exercise and get fit and Nourish the Sol conference that focuses on mental health and wellness.

Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Austen Zombres

Austen Zombres, originally from Sonoma, CA, uses San Francisco’s exes of paper and cardboard to construct detailed recycled collage. Materials used are saved from personal use or collected from smoke shops and retail locations. Thin cardboards and paper flyers are stored and organized by color. No paint or pen is visible in the final pieces, etching and fine xacto blade detail take their place. Botanical works, food and retro nostalgia fill his canvas.

Join us November 22nd to see new works of art, Hand made pins and magnets.

Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Pet Parade

We’ll have a few of our favorite pet parade photos displayed in the window boxes all month. Check them out there

Farley’s Events

 

Farley’s SF

Every Monday a knitting group will be meeting from 6:45-8:30 pm and open to newcomers.

Thursday, November 7: 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.

Saturday November 9: Live music by Karaj who is a California bay area songwriter playing ‘acoustic folkin’ rock’ along the pacific coast and beyond. recent releases ‘oil and water’ and ‘american canyon’ now spinning and streaming, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Friday, November 15: Live music by Singer/songwriter Kevin Patrick McGee who combines finger style playing on 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars with poetic, thoughtful, evocative lyrics in genres ranging from rock to folk to alt-country and bluegrass. A San Francisco Bay Area native, who has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and Japan, McGee distills people, places, and things (real or imagined) into serious and humorous songs of love, loss, and hope, 7:30-9:30 pm.

Saturday, November 16: Live music by Marc and CD Onofrio, performing folk music, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 20: 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.

Thursday, November 21: 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.

Friday, November 22: Art opening for local artist Austen Zombres, 6:00-8:30 pm.

Saturday, November 23: Kids Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Sunday, November 24: Adult Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Hours
SF: 7:30 am-2 pm
East: 8 am-2 pm

Friday, November 29: Margo May playing a mixture of 90’s and early 2000’s acoustic singer songwriter royalty such as Jewel and Alanis Morriestte but meets a softer contemporary emo style of today with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo, 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 darby@farleyscoffee.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 bianca@farleyscoffee.com.