I doubt that Gertrude Stein was thinking about Shabbat when she wrote, “generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything,” but I might be wrong. Tomorrow at SFMOMA I will take a bit of time to think about that possibility while participating in a replication of the queer literary salons that Gertrude and her family once hosted in the 1920’s in their Paris apartment (details). Rain or shine there will be more of something on Sunday at Israel in the Gardens (details) with music, dancing, art, and general fabulous people watching. find me i will be signing folks up to participate in the AIDS Walk (details) before heading off to my “hip pop hapa japa” besties wedding at the Fairmont that night.
What a weekend and it is only the first of many during San Francisco’s Pride month! Shabbat Shalom, friends. Take a look at the myriad of ways you and yours can participate Jewishly in the many of the fabulous festivities of Pride (details).
- Gertrude Stein gets her due in ‘Five Stories’ (sfgate.com)
- Jewish museum offers insight into Gertrude Stein (sfgate.com)
- Secrets of Gertrude Stein: CJM exhibit spotlights life and legacy of bohemian writer (j . the Jewish news weekly of Northern California)
- wayne koestenbaum takes on the stein’s as a queer historian (qjew.wordpress.com)
- Israel in the Gardens set for Sunday! (j . the Jewish news weekly of Northern California)