Bay Area Benefits

September 22nd, 2005

I've been kind of busy the last couple of days, preparing to interview two very cool guys -- actor/author Alan Alda and craigslist founder Craig Newmark -- for tomorrow's tapings. (It's the first time we've taped two episodes in one day, and I'm a bit apprehensive. And excited. But mostly apprehensive.) But I did want to mention a few benefits that I'll be involved in over the next few days, in case any of you are interested:

  • Cinematropolis. Tonight (Sept. 22) at 7:30 in San Francisco (yikes -- that's soon!), I'm emceeing at this gala benefitting the Film Arts Foundation, an organization that has been supporting independent filmmakers for nearly three decades. To purchase a ticket, you can go to their website, or you can also call (415) 552-8760 ext. 304 or download and complete the order form from here. There's going to be a live auction, plus a special tribute honoring underground cinema legend George Kuchar. (I'll be going straight to this event from KQED's offices in the Mission, and I fear I'll be underdressed. Maybe I'll just say that I came in costume as an indie filmmaker.)
  • On Saturday (Sept. 24), from 6-9 p.m., I'll be hosting a benefit in Tiburon for Opportunity for Independence, a wonderful organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities throughout Marin County. Details and tix on their website. (By the way, I could use a ride to Tiburon from North Berkeley, in case anyone is going in that direction. Oh, and back to Berkeley, too, now that I think of it. ...)
  • "New Roots: Haircut-a-thon for Hurricane Katrina Recovery." My haircutter, Diane (insert your own haircutter-for-bald-guy joke here), and a bunch of her friends will be holding a Mardi Gras party and haircut-a-thon to benefit people and pets affected by the New Orleans disaster. This event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday (Sept. 25) at Vertical Clearance Hair Salon, 803 Valencia Street in the Mission District. They promise "music, a silent auction, beverages, and a hip new haircut for everyone." (I don't know about you, but the offer of a free beverage pretty much always seals the deal for me.) Don't make an appointment -- just show up with your checkbook (or cash) and disheveled hair.

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  • 1. Kathy Barbour  |  October 7th, 2005 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve been taping each of your shows because I work at night. I notice they get more engrossing with each viewing. I’ve seen the first three shows at least three times, and with each viewing the programs seem better, funnier, tighter–plus I hear another gem I missed before. Good luck with show, may you enjoy many years of success.

  • 2. Josh Kornbluth  |  October 15th, 2005 at 2:07 pm

    Kathy, thanks so much for your kind words!!

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