Memorial Party for Patron Saint of SF’s Camera Obscura | El Cerrito
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The memory of a patron saint of San Francisco’s Giant Camera Obscura will be honored on Saturday: David Warren (who died in January) helped save it from destruction in the 1970s and then operated the camera below the Cliff House at Ocean Beach for years.
The memorial service with skits and archival film clips will be held at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach at 2pm, an amusement park museum in El Cerrito that holds many items donated by Mr. Warren.
About the Memorial Gathering:
- It is a carnivalesque potluck so bring food, snacks and beverages.
- Dress in a festive manner — put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We will have music, magic and film clips featuring Dave, as well as some of his many spiral notebooks filled with thoughts and ideas.
- There will be stories galore as Dave’s life was so colorful. We are trying to reach as many of his old friends as we can. For ex-Suicide Club members, we hope to make this an intriguing reunion.
- Alcohol is permitted in the museum, huzzah!
- Where: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach 10979 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530
- When: Saturday January 2, 2010 (2pm to 7pm) with music/skits/readings/footage beginning at 3:30pm
Source: New York Times
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