VenueBook is a venue directory that allows event organizers to get online quotes, book a venue and pay online. Venues include bars and restaurants, galleries, theaters, lofts and private event venues. Currently it has 429 venues in the NYC metro, 118 in the SF bay area, 109 in the DC area, and 88 in Chicagoland. There is also an option for venues to offer complete packages, usually meals, but also art or culinary activities. We don’t know more about it, just mentioning it in case it’s of interest to you, either as an organizer or a venue.
FullCalendar is now an official San Francisco City vendor. We’re looking forward to spreading the word about lots of fun and interesting things held by the City and County of San Francisco!
It was wonderful to meet so many great people yesterday at the Theatre Bay Area annual conference! TBA is a very active organization, working in lots of different areas to improve the theater scene in the SF bay area. If you are or want to be involved with the stage, check them out:
Dancers’ Group, Theatre Bay Area, and Fractured Atlas have created a new resource for performing arts in the SF Bay Area: http://bayareaspaces.org/.
From the site:
Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, searchable database of performing arts venues and facilities in the greater Bay Area for classes, workshops, auditions, rehearsals and even performances.
Whether you’re looking for a space to rent or looking to rent your space, Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is your solution. What’s more, it’s free to search and free to list!
A quick browse shows the site has lots of traditional theaters, but also churches, community centers, even a venue at Childrens Fairyland in Oakland!
The site’s public launch date is November 15th – check it out!
SFStation’s Halloween Guide is now accepting ads, ranging from $250-2000. Just passing on the info.
Come check out the 11th Annual Expo for Independent Arts, Saturday, Sept 25th, at CELLspace in SF!
Exhibitors are looking for all types of artists:
Also, lots of related workshops this week: Independent Publishing, Promoting Underground Art, Social Networking, Fundraising, and Face Time with the SF Arts Commission.
This is a unique annual event that just keeps getting better and better. Don’t miss it!
Theatre Bay Area provides many services to the dance and comedy community, as well as theatre companies. Besides running event listings for free for their members, they offer ticket discounts, ticketing services (including selling half-price tickets day of the show), access to insurance and other business services, discounts for advertising, and act as a clearinghouse for theatre jobs and auditions. There are memberships for individuals and organizations. If you’re interested in the performing arts or working in these fields, check out Theatre Bay Area.
ArtSlant, a website featuring visual art, artists, galleries, shows, and related events, has created a new advertising opportunity for galleries, next to their Arts Calendar. Artslant covers art in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and overseas.
For more information:
FunCheapSF.com is a great website full of mostly free events in the bay area. All fun stuff: music, art, festivals, kid stuff. Johnny, who runs it, is constantly on the lookout for new and different things to do, but they have to be free or really cheap. And fun!
BiztechDay is a full day of tips and advice for using social media and the web to market yourself and your business. It kicks off with Tim Ferriss, the 4-hour Work Week author, and ends with Scott Heiferman, the founder of Meetup. Just after lunch, George Wright, the VP Marketing of Blendtec, is speaking – the company that did the viral Will it Blend? videos. Lots of interesting and practical panels inbetween.
If you go, come say hi – I’ll be on the Event Marketing Panel at 3pm.