Summer is here, and Friday Nights are alive again on Main Street in Tiburon. Here’s a video of Mas Que Nada (one of my favorite all time songs) performed by Ritmojito, a special guest joins Sandra Aran of Ritmojito towards the end. Be sure to check out the live music schedule at Servino Ristorante.
This is one of my favorite bands, and they’re perfect for a place like Servino’s Ristorante. They have a really nice playlist which is jazzy and romantic for dinner, and transitions gradually through the evening to latin/ska/salsa that will get you on your feet as you party into the night.
This video is available in various qualities (right-click or ctrl-click to download to your hard drive):
These are all H.264 MPEG-4 files. You can also copy and paste the Flash player above on your website (just click on the video to play, and click once more on the video to get the embed code).
This video is also available on YouTube.
Photos from the Tiburon Classic Car Show 2010 can also be download for free on Flickr Or you can view and share these photos on Facebook.
50+ Wineries, food sampling from restaurants vendors, Live Music from The Soulshine Blues Band, Angel Island shore with breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, Tiburon, Sausalito and Belvedere Island.
For more information see:
Vino Moda Save Angel Island Wine Festival 2010.
This turned out to be a wonderful wine festival. Despite the very long line early on, things seemed to work out very well. Most people showed up before the event started, but once they got under way with letting people in, the line moved swiftly.
There was plenty of wine through the day. Only a couple of vendors seemed to run out. Note to vendors: don’t ever let this happen.
The weather was amazing again this weekend. Thanks for letting it rain during the week between opening day and the wine festival!
Also, the oyster were really good. They’re the same oysters they serve at the cantina at Ayala Cove.
I’m not sure how much money was raised for the island, but I hope it was a lot. The island is definitely worth it!
The Sausalito Art Festival was a total blast. My favorite moment was watching The English Beat perform. Dave Wakeling and the rest of the band can really put on a show. Somehow they were able to manage a mashup of their hit Sooner or Later along with Tom Petty‘s Free Falling and Pearl Jam‘s Better Man. Tainted Love was also a lot of fun for the 80s fans, as was Night Ranger, while Servino‘s regular Michael LaMacchia performed on the artist stage.
I was a little disappointed with the food, although the crab cakes were really good, and so was the wine and champagne.
And of course the art was definitely worth spending a day or two to go through and see it all.
As for me, I was too busy enjoying the work of others, so continuing in that spirit, please enjoy the above slideshow of photos submitted to Flickr from various attending photographers.
From Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco. Chelsea Croy has always lived in the bay area and is currently living and working in Sausalito. Her mother was an artist and started her off early in that direction. Chelsea began her education in art at the College of Marin, then continuing at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In 2003 and 2004 she was chosen to show at the prestigious Sausalito Art Festival. Chelsea Croy has been selected to show at the Artisan Gallery, and at the gallery at the College of Marin, Her work is collected throughout the country.
Photos from the Chelsea Croy party can also be download for free on Flickr:
From the artist:
The figure has always captivated me. It compels us and we identify with it. We see arms, legs, and head and imagine blood, bones, heart, emotions and intellect. The human body is a symbol of contrasts. It is our nature to be strong, yet delicate, fallible yet sublime, solid yet susceptible. These are qualities I keep in mind whenever beginning a new work.
My images are bold, passionate and often monumental in scale. They are a celebration of our individual uniqueness, resilience and power.
From the Tiburon International Film Festival 2009. Sorry for the delay on these. I really enjoyed the film festival, and saw some incredible films. My favorite, Guard No. 47, won best picture, best director, Filip Renč, best cinematography, Karel Fairaisl, and best actress, Lucia Siposova. There were many other brilliant films, and unfortunately (in terms of photos), I was busier watching films than taking pictures.
I’m looking forward to the Mill Valley Film Festival, October 8-18…and may be doing more than taking pictures there.
As always, you can download these pictures for free from Flickr.
Red Union hair salon is in San Francisco, not Tiburon, but it’s definitely the best hair salon in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including Tiburon, Belvedere and all of Marin County. From Tiburon, it’s just a quick trip over the Golden Gate and then there’s easy parking off of Union Street. Once a quarter, the owner, Erika Redding does a salon party with free beer, wine, music, and appetizers to show off the new artist’s opening. This is really a wonderful way to start the evening in the city or to come back to Tiburon and end up at Sam’s. However, I’d highly recommend going there first for the hair services!
From July 2009, Servino’s Dinner Opera in Tiburon. You can download any of these photos in full resolution for free from Flickr. To watch in full screen, click the icon on the bottom right of the slideshow.
Unfortunately, there will be no opera night in August, but opera nights will return again in September.