Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Poppin' Fourth

Our Fourth of July weekend was packed with activities. We were exhausted by Tuesday morning. Saturday morning I shuttled my two young kids back to their mom while E went for a run. We met friends for coffee and then headed to San Francisco for the day. We visited two excellent exhibitions at the main public library. I would urge anyone in the SF Bay Area to spend an hour to see them sometime in the next month.

"Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945": Presented by US Holocaust Memorial Museum (part of Smithsonian). Through reproductions of some 250 historic photographs and documents, this exhibition examines the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime's attempt to eradicate homosexuality, leaving thousands dead and many more lives shattered. 6th Floor, Skylight Gallery; through August 18.
"Out at the Library, Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center": Great exhibit of the Library's own collection of gay and lesbian literature and historical documents. Lower Level and 3rd Floor, through October 16.

We had dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant called Santorini near Union Square. We both had the Pomegranate Chicken (marinated roasted chicken infused with pomegranate sauce served with roasted garlic mashed potato and vegetables). It was delicious but a little salty. Latter on in the evening we were dying of thrust.

From the restaurant we walked to the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre to see “Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte”. It is a funny drag show parody of the Bette Davis movie “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte”.

Sunday we went to a pool party hosted by a member of our running group. That evening we saw “War of the Worlds”. Monday we were back in the city to see the Giants lose again. After the game we saw “Batman Begins”. We both thought that “Batman” was better than “War of the Worlds”.

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