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Make-A-Wish Foundation Will Transform San Francisco Into Gotham City For Batman-Themed Wish From Five-Year Old Miles


Five-year-old Miles has leukemia. Described as “a sunny, positive little boy,” Miles finds strength in the super hero characters that he loves. Next month the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation will help everyone find strength in Miles when they make his dream of becoming Batman come true.

Miles’ big day as Batman happens on November 15th, when the San Francisco/Gotham Police Chief will put out a call for help cleaning up our city. Miles, along with a grownup Batman sidekick, will jump into action answering the chief’s call and taking to the streets of San Francisco in the “real” batmobile. The people from Make-A-Wish Bay Area, describe the plot of Miles’ real-life comic book day:

“After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?

Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!

After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman!”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation promises more details about the event will follow soon and, of course, everyone in S.F. is welcome to come out on November 15th to cheer on the hero this city deserves.



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Spoke Art Gallery Presents, “Bad Dads” Their 4th Annual Art Exhibit Dedicated To The Films of Wes Anderson Opening On November 1, 2013


Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to present, “Bad Dads” their 4th annual art exhibit dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson.

Since it’s inception in 2010, Bad Dads has become a yearly tradition at Spoke Art. The exhibition, which debuts on Halloween weekend, opens to the public with a fun and free costume party, and this year Spoke Art will expand the show also to the Castro Theatre for a one night triple screening of Anderson’s films.

Featuring over 100 artists from around the globe, “Bad Dads” presents a diverse look at the inspiration that abounds within, and from, Anderson’s dynamic films. For this exhibit, expect a wide range of affordable and original paintings and sculpture, alongside a bevy of limited edition screen prints and posters.

Join Spoke Art on Friday, November 1st and Saturday November 2nd at the gallery on Sutter Street in San Francisco for the opening night reception and Halloween costume party art show. Then, meet at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd for a triple screening of Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.

“Bad Dads” will be on view from November 1st – November 23rd.

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Pixar Night At AT&T Park On May 20th

The Giants and Pixar Animation Studios are proud to bring the first ever “Pixar Night at the Park” to AT&T Park, during the 2013 season! Your special event ticket package includes a ticket to the Monday evening game versus the Nationals, and a special Pixar-themed Giants t-shirt! Additionally, every special event ticket holder gains access to the Pixar pre-game party in Seals Plaza from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mike and Sulley from the upcoming film, “Monsters University” will be in attendance at the pre-game party, unique artwork from Pixar’s archive will be on display, and a raffle (with Giants and Pixar items) will be taking place, with every special event ticket holder receiving one (1) complimentary raffle ticket! Please make sure to arrive early as Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, will be throwing out the First Pitch! Bring out the whole family for a fun-filled evening celebrating two of the Bay Area’s most celebrated forms of entertainment: Pixar and the Giants!

Get a special event ticket package to get a Pixar-themed Giants t-shirt and access to the Pixar pre-game party in Seals Plaza. Find out more HERE.



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Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration To Open At The Cartoon Art Museum On May 11


The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of Superman, The Man of Steel with an exhibition exploring the long and storied history of The Last Son of Krypton, from his earliest incarnation when he launched the Golden Age of comics through his bizarre adventures in the Silver Age of comics to the modern era, where he continues his never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.


In 1938, the first issue of Action Comics hit newsstands, and Superman became an instant hit with readers.


Creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, childhood friends from Cleveland, Ohio, unsuccessfully pitched the character to newspaper syndicates for several years before selling the feature to National Allied Publications, the forerunner to DC Comics.  Over the next 75 years, Superman became one of the world’s most recognized and beloved icons, appearing in comic books, comic strips, animation, radio, live action films, and on countless merchandise.






The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco explores the rich history of Siegel and Shuster’s creation through original artwork by such notable talents as Golden Age Superman artists Fred Ray, Wayne Boring; Curt Swan, often cited as the character’s definitive artist; the legendary Neal Adams; John Byrne and Jerry Ordway, who revitalized Superman in the 1980s; the artists responsible for the widely-publicized “Death of Superman” storyline in the early 1990s, Jon Bogdanove, Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Dennis Janke, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, and many others.  Vintage movie posters, toys, and props will also be included in this historic display.


Superman: A 75th Anniversary Celebration will open at The Cartoon Art Museum on May 11th and run until September 8, 2013.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-CAR-TOON

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George Lucas Art Museum Is Coming To San Francisco

Just months after selling Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas is setting his sights on a new project: a San Francisco-based art museum.

“Star Wars was there to inspire young people to imagine things,” Lucas told CBS This Morning. The museum will serve a similar purpose.

An avid collector, Lucas’ first art purchase was a comic book illustration costing about $25. His current collection consists of pieces from Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. He has more than 1,000 works of art, enough to rotate a gallery collection every six months for six years, CBS reports.

Lucas plans to build the museum on piece of land overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

In addition to displaying art, the museum will teach young people about the craft of storytelling. He hopes to explain the process of designing sets, characters and costumes to visitors.


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