Concert Information

Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld

Weapons of Mass Distraction Tour: Faze II

Elender Wall & Bryant Kong

Here are details for our many fall events, including ticket information. We hope to see you at a show soon!

This Page: September 2004. Benefits in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Page 2: October 2004. Concerts in Northern California: San Francisco, Berkeley, & Nevada City.

Page 3: October 2004. Events in Southern California: Santa Monica & Claremont.



Operation Artistic Freedom
Benefit for the Democratic National Committee

Sun, Sep. 5, 2004

5:00 to 10:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate—and help protect—freedom of expression in the arts and media at this house party chaired by prominent members of the Los Angeles film and political communities. Chairs include Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Joss Whedon, and CA State Senator Jack Scott.

Enjoy live music, comedy, poetry, and art. Comic Taylor Negron and artists Elender Wall and Bryant Kong headline the entertainment. Speakers include LA City Council members Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti.

Location: Home of Jain and Eliot Sekuler, 1109 Oneonta Drive, Mount Washington.

Tickets: Suggested donation of $50+ by check to the Democratic National Committee, at the door. Call (323) 225-0501 to RSVP.

Parking: Park at nearby Holy Mary Coptic Church, 4900 Cleland Drive, Mount Washington, and board a shuttle to the event.



86 Bush

Benefit for MoveOn.org

Wed, Sep. 8, 2004

6:00 to 8:30 pm

San Francisco, CA

Come to a wine and food extravaganza in a fantastic downtown San Francisco gallery space to support MoveOn.org and help "86 Bush" and his administration from the White House this November.

Enjoy food and drink from 13 top restaurants and 17 top wineries, live music, guest speakers, and a silent auction. Of course, artists Elender Wall and Bryant Kong will be there to perform The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld.

Participating restaurants and wineries include (partial list): Boulevard, Fringale, Hayes Street Grill, Zuni Cafe, Glen Vineyards, Talley Vineyards, White Rock Vineyards. The event's goal is to raise more than $25,000 for MoveOn PAC.

Location: Urbis Artium Gallery, 140 2nd St., 6th floor at Mission in downtown San Francisco.

Tickets: Suggested donation of $50+ by check to MoveOn PAC at the door, or donate in advance at the 86 Bush website.

Parking: Leave time for street parking or come by transit to Montgomery station.



Benefit Concert for

Justice for New Americans

Sun, Sep. 12, 2004

3:00 pm

San Francisco, CA

Elender and Bryant will perform a Benefit Concert in support of Justice for New Americans, a non-profit organization which advocates for immigrants' civil rights. The organization's activities are especially important today due to the US Patriot Act.

The event commemorates the anniversary of Wen Ho Lee's return to freedom (JNA was previously WenHoLee.org, in support of the Los Alamos scientist who was accused of espionage) and the memory of Kent Dedrick, benefactor of progressive causes and one of Lee's great supporters.

The program includes remembrances, a reception, and a CD signing with the artists.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. at Geary in central San Francisco. Concert takes place in the chapel.

Tickets: Advance reservations $35 by check to J4NA Foundation/Benefit Concert, mail to Justice for New Americans, PO Box 120, Fremont, CA 94537. At the door $25 standard admission, $15 seniors and students with ID.

Parking: Not too bad on adjacent streets. Or come by transit to this central location (38 Geary bus from Powell station, or any bus up Van Ness from Van Ness station).



House Parties for Kerry
Lawyers for Kerry-Edwards

Sun, Sep. 19, 2004

Sunday Brunch, Sherman Oaks: 11:30 am

Afternoon Garden Party, Hancock Park: 4:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment at these intimate house parties organized by the Los Angeles chapter of Lawyers for Kerry-Edwards. Of particular interest to those tracking the progress of the Kerry campaign.

Events benefit the campaign's legal and accounting compliance fund: raising this official fund privately enables public funds to be spent on campaigning. Hear live remarks by Mark Berman, the group's Mass. co-chair and law school classmate of John Kerry, and talk by phone with Philip O'Neill, Chair of the campaign's Middle East Foreign Policy Task Force.

Brunch schedule: Brunch 11:30 am. Entertainment: 12:15 pm. Remarks: 1:00 pm.

Garden Party schedule: Refreshments 4:00 pm. Entertainment 4:30 pm. Remarks 5:00 pm.

Locations: Brunch at Lieberman Residence, Valley Vista Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Garden Party at Christa/Jackson Residence, South Lorraine Blvd., Hancock Park.

Tickets: Requested contribution by check to Kerry-Edwards 2004, GELAC Fund, at the door. Brunch: $150. Garden Party: $200. Public interest, nonprofit, student: $45. Call (323) 931-0267 to RSVP and for street address and directions.

Parking: Street parking in residential neighborhoods.