November News

We had a great time last month at the Pet Parade. We hope you were able to join us, if not we’ll see you next year. The Chronicle captured some great photos of the participants and had a nice write up here. We’ve also posted an album of several of the entrants on Facebook. We had so much fun seeing all the great creativity you and your pets shared with us. Photos will also be displayed in the window boxes at Farley’s SF for the month of November.

As November is upon us, we are now offering hot apple cider made with organic mulling spices by our friends at Oaktown Spice Shop! Come get a mug and warm up in the cafe. It really is going to rain!

Our Coffee Journey

With the whirlwinds of change that has come to Farley’s, our coffee has changed a bit too (and for the better!) We are so excited to offer you all our very own roast, as well as featuring some of our favorite local roasters!

Farley’s is now roasting a blend of, Guatemala, Brazil, and Ethiopia Sidamo. This fun blend pleases any palate. It starts off smooth and chocolaty, followed by some spicy notes, and finished off with a clean fruity flavor. Come in and talk with our baristas while you try our new coffee, and grab a bag off of our retail shelf to share with your family and friends over the upcoming holiday season!

Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Ivan Bajinov

Ivan Bajinov is a San Francisco based documentary photographer.
Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ivan moved to San Francisco in 1990.
He’s been photographing city life ever since.

Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward is a multi-media artist from Oakland California whose work ranges from digital art prints to oil canvas painting to album art to music and writing. Displayed on the bottom floor of this venue are a combination of framed digital art prints of the psychedelic/contemporary art variety, as well as abstract oil canvases paintings from his series, “Dance From the Void”, an exploration of how darkness or void gives form and coherence to otherwise chaotic patterns. On the top floor of the venue is featured small framed prints of logo designs from his clothing label Z3N, a project he began while volunteering at a non-profit Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley, California back in 2015.

Farley’s East Non-Profit of the Month: Ubuntu

Ubuntu — I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours. “I am because we are.”

The Ubuntu Theater Project is a collection of artists that are committed to creating compelling works that unearth the human condition, and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater.

Founded in Oakland, California, in 2012, Ubuntu Theater Project shared three annual summer theater festivals and produced 14 plays in five Bay Area cities during that time. Ubuntu Theater Project is now proud to offer year-long theater for Oakland and the Bay Area through our mainstage seasons. Our shows engage audience members from disparate communities to unite and reveal our shared humanity. Our work sparks a deep sense of interconnectedness and mutuality that changes attitudes and behaviors. We believe in radical inclusivity and offer every professional production at a pay-what-you-can price — removing barriers to access for our audiences.

Theater has the power to foster ubuntu and address the prejudice at the root of our social dysfunction where it lives — in the hearts and minds of people. For more information about Ubuntu Theater Project or our upcoming 2018 season, please visit: www.ubuntutheaterproject.com

Farley’s Events

Farley’s East

Thursday, November 2: Morgan Lear presents his latest, personal, short movies at Farley’s East on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM. Shot in Oakland over the course of 2017, the three shorts, “shift”, “I’m not going to Tucson am I?”, and “fridge” explore themes of love, loss, intimacy, routine, and food humor.

Morgan is a storyteller currently residing in Oakland. His subjects of interest are the little forgotten moments, the messy, and the drama in-between.

The running time for the three shorts will be around 20 minutes. There will be a Q and A, afterwards.

Thursday, November 9: Non-Profit Happy Hour from 5-9pm. 20% of all sales will be donated to Ubuntu Theater Project.

Thursday, November 23: Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be open until 2 pm.

Friday, November 24: Visit us on Plaid Friday Weekend #PFW Nov. 24-26 for any purchase over $10 we’re giving away one of our favorite chocolate chip cookies (while supplies last). Citywide happenings can be found at OaklandGrown.org.

Farley’s SF

Thursday, November 2: Live Music by Amalgamation. Performing a stripped down set of Americana/Blues/Alt-Country tunes consisting of vocals, duo acoustic guitars, harmonica and kick drum for the beats. Think foot-stomping tunes inspired by the likes of Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Johnny Cash and Rosetta Tharpe, 7:30-9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7: Art opening for Ivan Bajinov, showcasing his photos of city life, 7:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 8: Live Music by local Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman. Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa), 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, November 9: Live Music by Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers. Playing original tunes in the Honky Tonk country vein, 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, November 23: Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be open until 2pm.

Friday, November 24: We’re open, so come join us and get caffeinated to help with your post-Thanksgiving hangover.

Wednesday, November 29: Live Music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-9:00 pm!

Thursday, November 30: Live Music by St. Cinder. St. Cinder share a love of traditional American music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. From folk to early blues and jazz, the classic sounds and styles of the time pour from the instruments and the presentation, 7:30-9:00 pm!

Farley’s SF is in looking for an artist, non-profit, collector, or any type of display you’d like to share in the window boxes for the month of December and into 2018. If you’re interested, please email darby@farleyscoffee.com.