Three years. Sometimes it seems like a lot less, but usually (to me) it feels like a lot longer, for both positive and not-so-positive reasons. I feel like Actual Cafe has become a fixture of the Golden Gate neighborhood, and we’ve accomplished much of what we set out to do here. We’ve become a friendly [...]
About salSal is the brawn behind the brains and the brains behind the brawn - the grease on the squeaky wheel that makes Actual Cafe go.
Hey, Arbor Cafe! We’re so jazzed for Team Bike Challenge in May (thanks to Trumer Brauerei!), that we think we ought to create an East Bay Bike Friendly Cafe subdivision. We challenge you to a bike-off in May. We’ll use average miles per rider as our yardstick, so it’s fair. If you win, we’ll treat [...]
Trumer Brauerei has challenged Actual Cafe to compete in the Team/Company Bike Challenge during bike month this year, and we’ve accepted the challenge. Trumer has added some twists to the competition, including our Trumer sales for the month as a factor (which you can all help us out with), but we’re pretty confident we can [...]
Lots of really cool stuff in our Nerd/Cool show, and a great opening last night. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post a preview before the opening, but better late than never, right?
We’ve got another great group show coming up in April. It’s called Nerd/Cool, and it’s packed full of great artists, including Jen Oaks, Maggie Hurley, Beca Irizarry, Steven Chunn, and Billy Darr. Drawing on video games, scifi, comics, and the more fun post-apocalypse, Nerd/Cool is really just kinda awesome…see for yourself.
Hey, kids. We’ve been working for a while now on our new wordpress site – I’ve spent dozens of my own hours massaging content and migrating blog posts from our old blog and art blog, creating new promotional slides for events, updating and formatting our menu for the site, and on and on. It’s been a [...]
The folks at Rock Paper Scissors, Fly Away Mobile Zine Library and Rad Dad are busy right now making holes in our walls and hanging zines everywhere…here are a couple early shots to whet your appetite. Don’t miss the opening, tomorrow (Friday March 9) from 6-10. Look, read, touch, listen, contribute, and have a swell old time.
Lena shot a series of portraits during the opening of Alternate Takes (the show that’s still hanging in the cafe). She’ll be back to display the result of that shoot, and do another portrait sit and shoot. These are really striking portraits – you have to see them in person to really appreciate them. And, [...]
We’re excited to announce another collaborative art show – this time partnering with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective and Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad Zine. Paper Trails is a zine-themed show, encompassing hundreds of zines, many of which are locally-produced. The show runs from March 9th through April 12th and opens with a party on [...]
We just opened an excellent new show of portraits in several media (photos, drawings, paintings), by a really talented group of artists: Chloe Crossman, Ashley Eberlein, Sage Redclay, Stephanie Sarley, Daniel Salo, and Jeffrey Chung. Apologies for not getting this stuff up before the opening, but the show’s up for a full month, so you’ve [...]