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Happy St. Paddy's Day!  Did you know that if you head over to Einstein Brothers Bagels in Hayward today you can get your...
03/17/2022

Happy St. Paddy's Day! Did you know that if you head over to Einstein Brothers Bagels in Hayward today you can get yourself some green bagels? Pair it with some green beer from the St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl "Lepra-CON" and you've got yourself a merry day, me lad 🍀

We mourn the loss of George Yamasaki, Jr., SF's longest-serving city commissioner, and the voice of the Northern Califor...
03/17/2022

We mourn the loss of George Yamasaki, Jr., SF's longest-serving city commissioner, and the voice of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. He was 86 years young and a beloved pillar of the community. Rest in Power, George ❤

Tickets for Songs for J-Town | Presidio Theatre
03/16/2022
Tickets for Songs for J-Town | Presidio Theatre

Tickets for Songs for J-Town | Presidio Theatre

World Premiere! APR 23. Emmy Award winning composer Mark Izu presents an evening of jazz infused with Gagaku music and poetry about San Francisco's Japantown.

Today is the anniversary of the deadly shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 innocent spa workers in Atlanta, Geo...
03/16/2022
Break the Silence: Justice for Asian Women - National

Today is the anniversary of the deadly shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 innocent spa workers in Atlanta, Georgia last year, most of whom were Asian women. Please check out this national livestream happening RIGHT NOW to bring justice to the memories of these women.

Break the Silence: Justice for Asian Women - National Live stream:

JUSTICE FOR ASIAN WOMEN MARCH 16, 2022 On the 1-year anniversary of the Atlanta Spa Shootings that massacred eight people, six of whom were Asian women, Jus...

Happi Pi Day everyone!  Celebrate by...doing some math?? 🤔
03/14/2022

Happi Pi Day everyone! Celebrate by...doing some math?? 🤔

It's Daylight Savings time!  Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" and set your clock one hour forward tonight.  You don't want...
03/13/2022

It's Daylight Savings time! Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" and set your clock one hour forward tonight. You don't want to get caught thinking it's the wrong time!

#TBT It's almost spring!  Which makes us think about flowers and reminisce about the time we produced the 55th anniversa...
03/11/2022

#TBT It's almost spring! Which makes us think about flowers and reminisce about the time we produced the 55th anniversary of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Northern California, 4 years ago this month at the St. Mary's Cathedral in SF. Masters from Japan came to show off their arrangements in celebration of the oldest and longest-running ikebana school in the world. Check out these stunning pieces! And these are just a handful of the hundreds of breathtaking arrangements at the event.

#events #tbt #ThrowbackThursday #eventcoordinator #eventcompany #sf #sfevents #eventplanner #spring

On this eve of the anniversary of the WHO formally declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, here's a photo slideshow from the past...
03/11/2022
Photos show the first 2 years of a world transformed by COVID-19

On this eve of the anniversary of the WHO formally declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, here's a photo slideshow from the past 2 years of hardship and transformation:

Our photographers bore witness to the ways the world has coped—and changed—since the pandemic began.

Our friends at EBALDC have appointed Karim Sultan as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO).   As COO, Karim oversees p...
03/10/2022

Our friends at EBALDC have appointed Karim Sultan as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Karim oversees property operations, asset management, and internal operations and is part of the Executive Leadership Team focused on executing the mission and core values of EBALDC. Congratulations Karim!

Happy International Women's Day! 😍
03/08/2022

Happy International Women's Day! 😍

Today is the day to commit to standing up for the human rights of women everywhere. #breakthebias #internationalwomensday
@unwomen

Applauding Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen who is with his team on the ground feeding refugees at the Ukrainia...
03/05/2022

Applauding Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen who is with his team on the ground feeding refugees at the Ukrainian-Poland border right now. World Central Kitchen goes to wherever there are hungry people and helps people eat. Click the link in the comments for the story:

Sam Leftwich continues his adventures through Vegas with good friends David Robinson and Marni Cook.  Here they are at R...
03/03/2022

Sam Leftwich continues his adventures through Vegas with good friends David Robinson and Marni Cook. Here they are at Red Rocks, and of course playing Wheel of Fortune 🤑

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, a...
03/02/2022

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women's achievement this month and every month.

#WomensHistoryMonth #women #womyn #equality #diversity #inclusion #belonging

A very happy birthday to our good friend Sharon Seto, a pillar of the SF community (and on the first day of Women's Hist...
03/01/2022

A very happy birthday to our good friend Sharon Seto, a pillar of the SF community (and on the first day of Women's History Month, an incredibly strong and powerful woman leader)!! Here she is being honored at one of our past events, National Philanthropy Day, for all her work being a huge part of the SF philanthropic community. Happy Birthday Sharon! Hope you enjoy your special day! 🎂🎁❤

#happyfriday from Sam Leftwich, who had a long-overdue reunion dinner last night in Vegas with good friends David Robins...
02/25/2022

#happyfriday from Sam Leftwich, who had a long-overdue reunion dinner last night in Vegas with good friends David Robinson and Marni Cook! #bonweekend

Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl last week!  #TBT to the time when the Super Bowl was held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Cla...
02/25/2022

Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl last week! #TBT to the time when the Super Bowl was held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and we put on an event for the Super Bowl 50 "Golden Anniversary"! Can't believe it was 6 years ago already...

#ThrowbackThursday #SuperBowl #SuperBowlSunday #events #eventcompany #eventcoordinators #eventplanners #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscoevents

Last Saturday was the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, that disgraceful day in American history ...
02/24/2022
2022 DOR Keynote Jon Osaki

Last Saturday was the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, that disgraceful day in American history when the US government put over 120,000 Japanese American into concentration camps. Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) Executive Director Jon Osaki gave the Keynote Speech at the 2022 virtual Bay Area "Day of Remembrance" commemorating the event. Watch this incredibly powerful program below and may we never allow anything like this to ever happen again:
https://vimeo.com/677819341

Featuring:
Keynote Speaker: Jon Osaki Filmmaker & Executive Director, JCYC
Emcee: Dr. Emily Murase Executive Director, Japantown Task Force
Clifford I. Uyeda Peace & Humanitarian Award: Karen Kai & Robert Rusky (posthumous)
Performances by: Jerry Waki, Anthony Brown and Lauren Ito
Virtual Candlelighting Ceremony
Interfaith Benediction: Japanese American Religious Federation (JARF)
Call to Action: Black & Japanese Latin American Reparations Now!

This is "2022 DOR Keynote Jon Osaki" by JCYC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Saying you don’t see color means you are ignoring a huge part of someone’s identity and how they experience the world. #...
02/24/2022

Saying you don’t see color means you are ignoring a huge part of someone’s identity and how they experience the world.
#BlackHistoryMonth

Happy Two-Day today!  Today it all about making connections and coming together, so reach out to someone, because it tak...
02/22/2022

Happy Two-Day today! Today it all about making connections and coming together, so reach out to someone, because it takes TWO👯‍♀️

Interesting!  Did you know this about Japantown?  Please help the #JapantownRecovery by clicking the link in the comment...
02/22/2022

Interesting! Did you know this about Japantown?

Please help the #JapantownRecovery by clicking the link in the comments!

Get to know Japantown!

DID YOU KNOW: That there are relics of the Buddha and his disciples enshrined in Japantown? And that the Buddhist Church of San Francisco where they are housed is almost 125 years old?? The temple began with a group of devout Issei (first generation) Shin Buddhists establishing the first Jodo Shin organization in the US on July 30, 1898.

Throughout its long history, the BCSF sangha has persevered through the natural disasters of the great 1906 earthquake and fire, the internment camp experience during World War 2, post-war redevelopment, and now COVID-19...and it's still going strong!

Learn more by clicking here: https://www.buddhistchurchofsanfrancisco.org/

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There's more to Japantown than meets the eye! There's over 100 years of history and legacy located within just a few city blocks, but the pandemic is changing Japantown rapidly, and it might all disappear without our help. It's up to us to retain its culture, traditions, and vibrancy, which means digging deep and supporting the #JapantownRecovery. ...Japantown needs your help now more than ever! Please join us by clicking the link in the comments!

#japantownfacts #ja #japantown #savejapantown #japantownSOS #sf #sanfrancisco #sfjapantown #buddha #buddhism #buddhisttemple

Happy Presidents Day, everyone!
02/21/2022

Happy Presidents Day, everyone!

***LES Event Tip*** Preparing for the Mayor...We love Mayor London Breed, but as the mayor of one of the biggest cities ...
02/19/2022

***LES Event Tip*** Preparing for the Mayor...

We love Mayor London Breed, but as the mayor of one of the biggest cities in the US, she is extremely busy! If the mayor is scheduled to give a speech at your event, it is a great honor, but be prepared:

- The mayor's office will give you an expected time of arrival, but she will most likely arrive after that due to her many commitments. Often, she'll be coming directly from another event.
- Designate a back entrance/exit for her arrival so that she does not come through the main entrance. This is for security and also because...
- If she must come through the main entrance, be prepared for her to be stopped and chatted up many times before reaching the stage...everyone wants time with the mayor!

...All in all, budget lots of extra time and be ready to change your program lineup to compensate!

(Pictured: Mayor Breed giving a speech at last year's Petchitecture event by PAWS and Shanti Project)

***Planning an event? We’ve got all kinds of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade after doing events in San Francisco for over 12 years. Stay tuned for more stories or ask us questions at [email protected]!***

#events #eventcompany #sf #sanfrancisco #sfevents #eventcoordinator #eventplanner #eventplannerlife #eventdesign #expecttheunexpected

Black History of San Francisco, From KQED: 92 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Charlotte ...
02/18/2022
A Century Before Rosa Parks, She Fought Segregated Transit in SF - KQED Pop

Black History of San Francisco, From KQED: 92 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Charlotte L. Brown took on SF's racially segregated cable car company and changed the city's public transportation laws forever.
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHerStoryMonth

https://www.kqed.org/pop/108474/rebel-girls-from-bay-area-history-charlotte-l-brown-gold-rush-era-civil-rights-champion?fbclid=IwAR2FvuZ7MJkWgMGAcAfC9txvUdQm1EjeawVAG0PMIxqDsUCim-eGKqBpf8I

Almost a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Charlotte L. Brown took on San Francisco's segregated streetcars—and won.

More photos from our walk through of Pier 27 Port of San Francisco yesterday!  ***EVENT TIP*** If you want to do an indo...
02/17/2022

More photos from our walk through of Pier 27 Port of San Francisco yesterday! ***EVENT TIP*** If you want to do an indoor event safely these days, your best bet is to GO BIG, and Pier 27 does not disappoint! About the size of a football field, the event space holds a whopping 1200 people seated. This way your guests have ample room to socially distance and there's plenty of air circulation. Check out these photos and check out that view!

Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2022 is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent Japanese Amer...
02/15/2022
2022 Bay Area Day of Remembrance

Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2022 is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent Japanese Americans to concentration camps. This year's event will be held virtually this Saturday, February 19th from 5:00 - 6:30pm via Zoom and will feature JJapanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) Executive Director, Jon Osaki, as the Keynote Speaker, joined by other extraordinary headliners including Dr. Emily Murase, Karen Kai & Robert Rusky, Anthony Brown, Lauren Ito, Jerry Waki, and the Japanese American Religious Federation (JARF).

Please join us in the effort to support Black, Japanese, and Latin American reparations and to continue building solidarity between communities! Register for the event below!

Saturday, February 19, 2022 5:00-6:30 PM PST Virtual Zoom Event

Currently doing a walk through of Pier 27 for an upcoming event for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce! Are in-person...
02/14/2022

Currently doing a walk through of Pier 27 for an upcoming event for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce! Are in-person events coming back? Stay tuned to find out!

Did you know this about City Hall? #BlackHistoryMonth
02/08/2022

Did you know this about City Hall? #BlackHistoryMonth

02/04/2022
Leftwich Event Specialists

Have you thought about the future of your events?

(Thank you Golden Gate Business Association for the awesome video and shout out!)

#events #eventcompany #eventdesign #sf #eventplanner #eventplannerlife #sanfrancisco

LES Event Tip:If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to check your event location for BUGS.In 2018 we produced a g...
02/04/2022

LES Event Tip:

If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to check your event location for BUGS.

In 2018 we produced a gala for George Mark Children's House. They don't have an event space large enough for a gala so they decided to host it in their parking lot, which they would cover with a tent.

The rental company made it look stunning, transforming the parking lot into a beautiful ballroom for the evening. But it was still a parking lot after all, and we didn't realize until about an hour before the event was to start that a number of the head tables were covered in ANTS!

We had to rush around to the affected tables and wipe them down with wet cloths and kill as many ants as possible. With enough hands and help, we were able to clear them all just in time, and the gala went forward without a hitch. *phew*

Check for bugs ahead of time and always #expecttheunexpected!

***Planning an event? We’ve got all kinds of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade after doing events in San Francisco for over 12 years. Stay tuned for more stories or ask us questions at [email protected]!***

#events #eventcompany #sf #sanfrancisco #sfevents #eventcoordinator #eventplanner #eventplannerlife #eventdesign #expecttheunexpected

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The Power Lunch is our signature #event turned #VirtualEvent this year! One of the sections we showcase is the Power Pitch where members like LEFTWICH Event Specialists get to pitch their #business to our corporate partners. And this year, you get to see them all! Want to see their full pitch and see the other #businesses? Check them out on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxsJToMTH0ht0-1gqUFDJA/videos
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☝️ 1 week left to donate to San Francisco Japantown Foundation's Community Fund at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/heartofjtown We want to thank Yuichi Yamakawa, President of Kintetsu Enterprises Company of America (KEA), who donated at 🌷 Chrysanthemum Level! KEA first established Japan Center with the 1968 opening of Miyako Hotel (now Hotel Kabuki) and Kintetsu Mall (Japan Center Malls West). Mr. Yamakawa recalls, "There was 🌸 Sakura Matsuri; activities planned by the Japantown Merchants Association; summer and fall festivals, and the yearly 🍡 mochi pounding at New Years where I was named the “man of physical labor” because I was the youngest staff member...I had to wear a 🎅 Santa Claus suit throughout the entire month of December in 1983! I want to see SF Japantown continue to exist for the future. Even though our company no longer has property in Japantown, I believe it is still important to support it and I thank the community for the wonderful memories and experiences it has provided me.” Full LEFTWICH Event Specialists interview: leftwichevents.com/interview-with-yuichi-yamakawa-president-of-kintetsu-enterprises-co-of-america Thank you for your support Yuichi-san! 🙏 Please share this campaign with your family and friends, and give what you can, no amount is too small to fund Japantown's future. charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/heartofjtown #covid19 #community #communitylove #感謝の気持ち #感謝です #nonprofit #fundraising #donate #supportlocal #September #桜祭り #NCCBF #CherryBlossomFestival #日本町 #Japantown #サンフランシスコ #SanFrancisco #Japanese #JapaneseAmerican
Our special thank you to #EJS20 virtual gala sponsor LEFTWICH Event Specialists (leftwichevents.com) - we appreciate your support of our 20th anniversary celebration this Thursday! equaljusticesociety.org/20th
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Flower Piano is a massive planning and logistical effort for our collaborators at Sunset Piano, as well as Garden staff and volunteers. It’s an all hands on deck affair. Another key player that helps make sure everything goes smoothly is event sponsor and production partner LEFTWICH Event Specialists. There are so many moving parts behind the scenes. We’re grateful to the Leftwich team for being there in the early mornings and late evenings making sure everything is ready to go for maximum Flower Piano magic! • We immediately miss the pianos... but took the opportunity today to slow down, take some deep breaths, reflect on so many beautiful moments over the past two weeks, and admire the summer Garden. We welcome you to come do the same. Don’t be strangers 🤗 • Pictured here: • Lobelia aguana blooming profusely in the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest. • Garden classic Hydrangea macrophylla flowering in the Temperate Asia collection. • Parrot lily (Alstroemeria psittacina) is not your run of the mill Alstromeria... this beauty looks amazing right now in the Andean Cloud Forest. • Puya venusta has kept gorgeous inflorescences coming for months in the Chile collection. • Lobelia tupa is another star in the Chile collection right now. • The rare Impatiens tinctoria from the East African highlands is blooming enthusiastically in our cool, coastal climate as it has for years. • Eucomis bicolor and other Eucomis species always provide summer interest in the South Africa collection. • Kniphofia 'Wrexham Buttercup' is another South African summer stunner. • Lilies throughout the Garden are winding down but there are still a few in the Temperate Asia collection where you can also find the textural foliage of Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'. • We hope to see you in the Garden soon! • #sfbotanicalgarden #summer @ San Francisco Botanical Garden