Event: Soirée 2021 – Heritage at 50!
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wine Reception and Social Hour | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Main Program
Location: In-person at FORT MASON FLIX, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, or online via livestream
The Board of Directors of San Francisco Heritage and The Lilienthal Society invite you to join our annual Soirée. This year’s Soirée will be a very special and festive evening to celebrate Heritage’s 50th anniversary. The party happens in-person at a big-screen drive-in at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC), with a simultaneous online livestream of the festivities. We’ll honor Heritage’s founders, friends and allies, who have kept San Francisco’s unique architectural and cultural identity vibrant.
The evening will feature drinks, a three-course dinner exceptionally crafted for Heritage by McCalls Catering and delivered to your car, fun film programming featuring Heritage stories, an auction, guest entertainers, local luminaries, and other surprises adding up to a lively, sparkling event.
Months ago, we began to plan an event that would ensure Covid safety and keep pace with ever-changing health mandates. We are delighted to share that Soirée guests who are fully vaccinated will be welcome to mingle and socialize during the Social Hour, with masks in hand, but in a more relaxed way, per rules updated May 20, 2021.
Presented by and housed in FMCAC’s historic waterfront campus, FORT MASON FLIX is a pop-up drive-in theater showing hit movies six days a week. In addition to regular screenings, the pop-up is giving non-profits like Heritage the opportunity to host fundraisers and special programs during a time when in-person programming has been severely limited during the pandemic.
Space for the in-person drive-in is limited, while a virtual event livestream will allow participation with Heritage’s wider community. Guests who opt for the simultaneous online livestream can receive goodies delivered directly to their homes. Everyone will be able enjoy the entertainment and participate in the auction.
Many thanks to our cherished sponsors listed below.
Whether in person or online, we look forward to toasting Heritage’s 50th with you, so don’t wait to register to get your tickets, sponsor the evening, or simply donate.
Sponsorship levels and benefits are set! Please click on the link below to access the sponsorship form.
For answers to frequently asked questions about Soirée 2021, click the link below.
We still have virtual tickets for our event, starting at $25! Purchase tickets.
Jerome L. and Thao Nguyen Dodson
Linda Jo Fitz
Charles R. Olson & Yoko Watanabe
Gee Gee Bland Platt
Alice and Bill Russell-Shapiro
Supporters and Individual Sponsors
Stephanie and Phil Gatto • Nancy and Tom Gille • Craig Hartman and Jan O’Brien • Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP • Marchetti Group • Western Specialty Contractors • Restoration Hardware • Shorenstein Properties • Gael and Lee Bruno • Elizabeth and Jim Buckley • Courtney Damkroger and Roger Hansen • Erin Garcia and Mike Buhler • Equity Community Builders • Joe Butler • Courtney Clarkson • Shaari Ergas • Nancy Fee and Lindsay Joye • David Gallagher • Alicia and Jerry Goehring • Zane O. Gresham and Carole Roberts • Fred Hamber • Aaron Jon Hyland • Alexandra and Michael Marston • Tom Lewis Restoration and Consulting, Inc. • Mark Paez, Port of San Francisco • Annie Yang and Moe Jamil • Katherine Petrin • Marcia Popper • Rebecca Schnier • J. Gordon Turnbull, FAIA • Sue Honig Weinstein • Glenn Wertheim
Donald Andreini • James Haas • Knapp Architects • Arnie Lerner • Carolyn Marie O’Brien • Rekha Patel • Julianne Polanco and Scott Downes • Christopher VerPlanck • Western Neighborhoods Project
About the artist: eryn kimura (she, they) is a mixed media artist and fifth generation san franciscan. working with collage, she composes cacophonous yet fractal visual symphonies, using fragments from print media and found ephemera. while scrutinizing mechanisms of hegemony in visual culture and memory, eryn employs the process of collage as alchemy, reimagining and archiving ancestral pasts and futures.
eryn kimura was born and raised in san francisco, on unceded ramaytush ohlone land. she is a community organizer, culture worker and fifth generation japanese- and chinese-american.