November 6th – “Butte, America” screening & reception with the Gas Men
Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, Butte, America: The Saga of a Hard Rock Mining Town recounts the sometimes glorious, often sorrowful, but always fascinating story of the most lucrative hard rock mining town in United States history, “the Richest Hill on Earth,” “the town that plumbed and electrified America,” the Pittsburgh of the West. Pre-screening Reception with the Gas Men & film $25 (reception 5:30-7pm) Film only 8pm $15 Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, see Victoria Theatre website for more details. The ILHS is a sponsor of this event
November 20th – Sea Music Concert Series aboard the historic Balclutha
Singer and instrumentalist Jimmy Crowley on tour from County Cork and Bay Area mandolin virtuoso/ singer Marla Fibish will perform a sea music concert aboard the historic square-rigged ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco’s Fishermans Wharf. Experience Irish sea songs in this unique floating historic setting. Presented by the The National Park Service. All concerts begin 8pm. Wheelchair accessible. Prices: $14 general, $12 members. For reservations, call The Maritime Store: 415-775-2665.
The San Francisco Irish: 1950’s Immigrants and Their Legacy; An Oral History Project
The Crossroads Irish-American Festival is creating an oral archive about the history of the Irish and Irish-American communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are currently focusing outreach to men and women who emigrated in the 1950′s. If you or family members, friends, neighbors or colleagues could contribute to this archive, please contact Hillary Flynn at 415/810-3774 or email@example.com. For more information visit Crossroads Irish Amrican Festival Oral History Project