Come Experience A Concert and Sensory Tasting In The Pitch Dark!
The San Francisco Blind Cafe, is a mind bending / heart opening experience where the audience will indulge in a vegetarian ‘Sensory Tasting Experience’, participate in a Q & A with their blind wait staff and enjoy a concert of original music by Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken + The Constellation Prize…all in the pitch dark. This is NOT just another dinner in the dark…it’s a community experience where people connect, learn and grow from working together to participate in something greater than themselves. The San Francisco Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our San Francisco events to Accessible Science, a nonprofit group that advocates for accessible methods in the Science lab for blind students & The California Association of Blind Students.
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A Sensory Tasting Experience…
A delicious vegetarian ‘Sensory Tasting Experience’ will be prepared to delight your senses by our lovely volunteers and a local Chef. We source as much of the produce and food from local sponsors and farms as possible. You will be sharing tables ‘family style’ with other guests working together to get your food.
A Community Discussion…
Your heart and mind will be opened as you celebrate and explore the darkness with our awesome blind waitstaff. A question and answer forum will offer you opportunities to learn about the lives of blind persons by sharing in their personal stories.
A Music Listening Concert…
Experience an ‘unencumbered music listening’ concert, without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette & your cell phones! This is a ‘quiet listening experience’ where the audience is empowered as a group to practice ‘active listening’.
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Meet Our Keynote Blind Speakers!
Oct. 10th – 12th ~ Gerry Leary
Blind since birth, Gerry worked as a car Mechanic for over 30 years and then started roasting coffee in 2004. He opened The Unseen Bean Coffee Shop in Boulder, CO in 2007. Gerry has traveled nationally with The Blind Cafe sharing his personal experience as a blind entrepreneur and leading discussions in the dark to help people have a deeper sense of compassion for themselves and others.
Oct. 24th – 26th ~ Richie Flores
Richie Flores, is the president of the National Federation Of The Blind in Austin Texas and Keynote speaker for The Blind Cafe. Richie is the Texas coordinator for the NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) program. The program targets those children with low vision, who otherwise do not receive Braille instruction because of their residual vision. Richie Flores travels nationally with The Blind Cafe supporting it’s mission to create community and awareness.
Nov. 7th – 9th ~ Rick Hammond
Rick Hammond, a blind spoken word artist, grew up in Portland, Oregon. Hammond performs his original poetry in the dark at The Blind Cafe. He is also The Blind Cafe’s main wait staff trainer, teaching blind servers on how to guide guests and coaches them in public speaking. Hammond travels nationally with The Blind Cafe supporting it’s mission to create community and awareness.
SF Blind Cafe ~ Weekend One ~ Oct. 10th – 12th | Chef Kyra Bramble, has been enthralled with food since she was three and found a zucchini as big as her. Now with over ten years of industry experience, a Le Cordon Bleu degree from the California Culinary Academy, and food-obsessed travels across Asia, Europe, and Central America; she wants to share her passion through teaching and cooking. She has taught children and adult classes in San Francisco with Cooking Matters, Sprouts Cooking Club, and Y.U.M. Chefs. Her cooking style plays strongly on using fresh, local, and interesting ingredients to create delicious and healthy meals for humans of all ages. She also enjoys delving into the history of international foods and exploring cultures through their cuisines. Find out more about Kyra at: www.morepleaze.com
SF Blind Cafe ~ Weekend 2 & 3 ~ Oct. 24th – 26th & Nov. 7th – 9th | Executive Chef Jamie from Chelfer.com
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Explore and challenge your senses with Vegetarian/Vegan meal paired with wine
Two nights only: October 24 and 25 we are pairing with beer instead of wine. Join us for these special nights !
Map & Directions
Oct. 10th – 12th, 24th – 26th & Nov. 7th – 9th ~ The San Francisco Blind Cafe will be held at The Center SF at 548 Fillmore Street, in Beautiful San Francisco, CA 94117 ~ 6:30PM Doors / 7PM Seating ~ Advanced Tickets Only
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