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This is how you stand up against hate

Hoodslam is Oakland-based performance art wrestling at it’s best. It’s better than anything the WWF or WWE has ever been, but it’s also a community that actively spreads love, not hate. This is the speech I wish every American could see, instead of what our embarrassment of a president gave us.

Woodsist Festival 2016 Mixtape

I’m stoked to head down to Big Sur for possibly the most chill music fest out there, Woodsist Festival. Last year was magical, and this year they’ve extended it to two days of music under the redwoods during the week (July 26/27), so only people that really want to be there will be in attendance. Like last year, I’ve put together a mixtape featuring a couple songs from each artist. There are still some tickets available, so join me and don’t forget to book that camping spot.

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It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it

If you weren’t able to catch Dave’s talk at last month’s Creative Mornings/San Diego, that video is now up. It’s worth a watch if you need that little extra push or would just like to hear more about the continuing story of Holiday Matinee. Big shout out to everyone who showed up and continues to support us. It means the world.

Chinatown Pretty is prettay, prettay good

I’m super excited to share Chinatown Pretty, a photo and interview project that documents the street-style of seniors living in San Francisco’s Chinatown. For the past year, Andria Lo and my pal Valerie Luu have been schmoozing with Chinatown residents as they went about their daily routines. What they discovered was the unique fashion that is equal parts unexpected, rad and as they like to say, “not just pretty, but Chinatown Pretty.”

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I’ve always known Valerie to be involved in interesting projects, but these photos and the work that went into it, going as far as enlisting Cantonese translators, is something special. If you’re in SF, it’s all coming together in an exhibition and opening reception this Friday that pairs the photos with interviews to help tell a story. Stop by for the opening or check out the exhibit before the end of February.

We’re Back in Town This Week

Resisting the urge to reference Thin Lizzy or Slim Shady, let me just say that a bunch of the Holiday Matinee crew will be back in San Diego this week for Dave’s talk on Friday at Creative Mornings San Diego. This month’s international topic is WORK and who better to speak than the dude who consistently reminds us to “Love Your Work. Work Your Love.” We hope you can stop and catch up. We miss you lots.

What: Creative Mornings San Diego (Register here)
Where: San Diego Central Library
When: Friday, November 20, 8:30AM – 10AM (talk starts at 9)
Cost: FREE

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