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by Ed Attanasio

Let’s get trivial!

From left: Anthony Chang, D. Reed Monroe (seated);
John Rose, Grant Kohler (standing)

The Trivia Night Pub Quiz at the Presidio Cafe (300 Finley Road), hosted by food and beverage director Michael Perry, is a blast. Recently the winners represented a team named Mel Gibson’s Anger Management System, comprised of four top trivia minds (pictured right). They even correctly answered the question, “Who is the same person buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, behind the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and at the Westminster Abbey in London?” (Do you know the answer?)  The Trivia Nights the Presidio Cafe are held every first Wednesday of each month, so get there if you want to show how much useless knowledge you’ve assembled over the years.

Italy meets El Salvador in North Beach

From left: Salvatore Nevigato, owner of Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (414 Columbus Avenue); Ana Valenzuela, El Salvador’s consul general; Colosseo chef Juan Angel Hernandez; and Daly City council member David Canepa, Valenzuela’s husband, sample Hernandez’s Italian cuisine at Colosseo. Hernandez studied for 25 years under four

14 Reasons to Visit S.F.’s Newest Art Gallery

From left: Artists Tony Pett, Lark Calderon-Gomez,
Matthew Olyphant, gallery owner Amelia Hyde,
and photographer/sculptor Philip Lawson

The Amelia Hyde Gallery (521 6th Street) celebrated its grand opening and inaugural show on Aug. 20 featuring Urban Collective 14, a collection of paintings, illustrations, photography, printmaking, and sculpture by 14 artists from the Bay Area, Miami, New York, Cuba, Berlin, Turkey, and South Africa. Works by Andy Warhol, Amos Miller, Archie Held, Hans Feyerabend, Philip Lawson, Sergio Lastres, Lark Calderon-Gomez, Gary Epting, Matthew Olyphant, Shenay Chandler, Max Sherman, Claudia VonWelczek, Sharon Lombard, and Tony Pett are featured through Sept. 26.

Comedy legends convene to discuss the art of funny

From left: Carol Channing, Rich Little
and Steve Rossi talked about their lives
in comedy on Aug. 8

Comedy Talks: Conversations with the Legends of Comedy was a three-day panel discussion series in August brought to USF Presentation Theater by host/magician Robert Strong. “These comedy icons discussed their careers, personal lives, insider gossip, and tips of the comedy trade,” Strong said.



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