“Street Utopia” – Film and Food Festival (North Beach)

When
January 9, 2010   5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
1 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco (five minute walk from Montgomery BART)
Cost
Free.
More Info
Website: http://streetutopia.org.
Email: hank@streetutopia.org.
Notes
Check out the poster here

Street Utopia is an urban design festival showcasing film, food, and art that promotes Democracy & Egalitarianism in the public spaces of North Beach.  The multi-media presentation offers: 

* Two screens of International Films from Samso and  Copenhagen (Denmark), Bogota (Colombia), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Portland (Oregon), Budapest (Hungary), Curitiba (Brazil), and other cities that utilize environmentally sustainable and people-friendly policies.    

* New art presented by North Beach residents: painter Lutzka Zivny, photographer Chris Ferris, and the children of Destination Art.    

* Wall displays by Urban Ecology of proposed utopian building and redesign projects in North Beach: Vehicle-free Grant Avenue?  "Poet's Plaza" on car-free Vallejo between Columbus and Grant? Plant 500 trees?  Repair & beautify Washington Square, for environmentally-friendly events?  Widen sidewalks on Columbus?  Audience opinions & suggestions will be solicited.    

* "Street Food" by mobile sidewalk vendors: The Girl From Empanada, Bike Basket Pies, The Hot Dog Man.    

*  Brief public speeches, testimonies and manifestos presented orally by local street freedom activists.