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06-20-2008 - Stacy Malkin— Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:00 AM CDT

Stacy Malkin, Not Just A Pretty Face, Gives the Cosmetics Industry an Extreme Makeover
Friday, June 20 — 7:00PM

Journalist Stacy Malkin is Communications Director of Health Care Without Harm and co—founder of the Campaign for safe Cosmetics, a national coalition working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from personal care products.
Miss Malkin shows us how the FDA does not regulate skin products, how lead gets into lipstick and coal tar makes its way into shampoo. Why, asks Malkin, does the cosmetics industry market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone—disrupting chemicals that may contribute to that very disease?

Stacy Malkin gives the cosmetics industry an extreme makeover with her book, Not Just A Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, which has just won an important award in independent publishing.

For a true cosmetics makeover, Stacy Malkin shows how to put on your game face by knowing what the chemicals are so that we don't all get made up as guinea pigs.

QUOTE: As if there werent enough concerns about the toxicity of cosmetic chemicals, manufacturers are rushing to incorporate nanotechnology that uses particles 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair....Animal studies show that some nanoparticles can penetrate cells and tissues, move through the body and brain and cause biochemical damage.

06-20-2008 - Under Milk Wood

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:00 AM CDT

Porchlight Theatre Company presents a unique, outdoor production of “Under Milk Wood,” by Dylan Thomas. Randall Stuart directs this poetic, dreamlike tale about villagers in a small, seaside town. A cast of professional and trained actors portray more than 30 characters in this landmark play for voices first presented as a radio play in 1954. This production is presented in association with Upon These Boards.

06-20-2008 - 2008 Oakland Dance Festival

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:00 AM CDT

Company C Contemporary Ballet presents: 2008 Oakland Dance Festival June 20 — 21, 8:00 p.m., June 22, 2:00 p.m., Oakland


Company C Contemporary Ballet presents the 2008 Oakland Dance Festival, June 20—22, 2008. The Festival will showcase several Bay Area dance companies on Friday, June 20th, performining 5—10 minute works. On Saturday and Sunday, the stage will be shared by Company C Contemporary Ballet, ODC/Dance and guest artists, Garrett Anderson and Courtney Wright of San Francisco Ballet.

DATE & TIME: June 20 — 21, 8:00 p.m., June 22, 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 ALice Street, Oakland, CA 94612

COST & REGISTRATION: $$10 — $$25.

MORE INFO: Angela Evans ** ** info <at> ** 925—708—0752

About Company C Contemporary Ballet: Company C Contemporary Ballet is a repertory ballet company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The thirteen—member ensemble is comprised of established professional dancers of diverse backgrounds and exemplary technical accomplishment. The Company brings to the stage works by nationally recognized choreographers whose work is shaping current trends in contemporary ballet.


06-20-2008 - GLOBAL UNDERGROUNDS — Videos by Guy Ben—Ner

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:00 AM CDT

Guy Ben—Ner was born in Ramat Gam, Israel. He currently lives in New York.

Stealing Beauty (2007) was shot without permission at numerous IKEA stores around New York, Berlin and Tel Aviv. In the movie the Ben—Ners quite naturally inhabit idealized showroom interiors with price tags dangling from furniture, and shoppers occasionally interrupting the family's daily routines. Because of the hit—and—run filming, the traditional cinematic continuity is abandoned and the changing sets are stand—ins for their home. The narrative, however, remains linear as the father offers life lessons on the subjects of economic exchange, meaning of private property, ethics, and family love eventually leading to the children's rebellious manifesto.

In Berkeley's Island (1999) the first video to address his position of 'domestic artist', Guy Ben—Ner placed a small sandy island complete with a palm tree in the middle of the kitchen and became a shipwreck survivor living in solitude amidst domestic life going on around him. Through existential introspection combined with often hilarious use of resources that the kitchen set provides ('I learned to use what the island supplied me with'), 'Berkeley's Island' depicts the home environment as an exile and simultaneously as a place to escape from.

Moby Dick (2000) adapts Herman Melville’s classic novel, a sprawling tale centered on Captain Ahab’s quest to exact revenge against the great white whale Moby—Dick. The video features Guy and his 6—year—old daughter play—acting in their home kitchen in ways that take to absurd extremes the aesthetic of family home videos. Using minimal props (a rope and a pole) Ben—Ner transforms the space into a make—believe ship – a playground for the reenactment of the classic tale.

Wild Boy (2004) tells the story of a wild child and his educator, a story of power relations and the fantasy of bringing somebody up after one's own image. It is the story of every parent—child rearing, but more than that, it is a story of a director and his child—actor, raising the question of what it means to direct a child, to contain a child inside a fixed frame, to command him in and out of the frame (as if it is his private room).
On another level, it also raises the possibility of looking at early cinema (the “Cinema of attractions” as was coined by Tom Gunning), as a mute wild child that was tamed, eventually, by language (sound, narrative). “Wild boy” is based on several case histories, some myths, some educational manuals and is referring to a wide range of movies, from old photos left of the vaudeville acts by father and son, Buster and Joe Keaton, through Truffaut's “Wild Child”, to “The Kid” by Chaplin.

Thanks to Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea for lending us Guy’s work

06-20-2008 - Hubba Hubba Revue: Greco Roman

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:00 AM CDT

HAIL CITIZEN! It's Time For...





9PM Friday, June 20th, at DNA Lounge!

Join Kingus—Fishus and Eddipus Rex, as they take you on an eye—poppin', heart—stoppin', Greco—Roman Holiday guaranteed to stiffen your short—sword!


The Twilight Vixen Revue!

Flame Cynders!

Tit 4 Tat!

Siren Sapphire!

Penny Lux!

Ariyana LeFay!

Sparkly Devil!

Citty Rich!

Honey LeBang!

Riff Ditties!

Chi Chis del Fuego!

Kiss Me Kate!

Gretl von BoomBoom!

Emporer Fabulous!

Odessa Lil!

The Indra!

Tricksie Treat!

The Flying Fox!

Deshret Dance Company!

Gorilla Ten!

and The Kingfish & Eddie Dancers!

Live! Full—Throttle Roman Rock & Roll with THREE BAD JACKS!

Free dance lessons upstairs, 9:30 — 10:00PM by Brian from Swing Goth!

BARBARIAN DISCOUNT! From 9PM to 9:30PM, only at the box office night—of—show, tickets are just $$10!


Hubba Hubba Revue: ROME!

Friday, June 20th, 9PM

DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St. SF

$$15, 21 & Up w/valid I.D.

($$12 advance tickets at )

Throw your average, hum—drum Friday night to the Lions! You don't need the Oracle at Delphi to tell you History weren't never like this!!


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