Foreign Cinema Turns 12 (and Is Throwing a Big Bash!)


Counting Crows’ signed guitar up for auction for Little Kids Rock; photo from Facebook.

Congratulations are in order for chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark as ~FOREIGN CINEMA~ turns 12 this year, and they’re throwing a rockin’ anniversary party to celebrate. It’s gonna be a big bash, and with a big heart too ‘cause they’re teaming up with nonprofit Little Kids Rock for a live auction. The party starts at 6pm on Thursday September 22nd with Liam Mayclem of CBS5’s Eye On The Bay leading the party as the evening’s emcee (so expect a few instances of everyone yelling “hip hip hooray!”).

Guests will get to sip cocktails and enjoy bites from the Foreign Cinema kitchen all evening while enjoying art, live musical performances by local student rock bands, roving magicians, and the debut of the film 12 Minutes by in-house filmmaker, Bryan Ranere. Guests also get to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. We’re talking guitars signed by famous musicians like Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Counting Crows, and Mike Patton; custom-built guitars from SF Guitarworks painted by prominent artists like Naomie Kremer, Sheldon Greenberg, and Scott William of San Francisco, and Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Square Pants; and other unique rock memorabilia.

Call 415-648-7600 to reserve anniversary party tickets ($85). Proceeds benefit the Bay Area chapter of Little Kids Rock, which brings free music classes and instruments to thousands of underfunded public schools in the Bay Area.

Event Info

Thursday Sep 22, 2011
Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St. at 21st St., San Francisco