736 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94103

Contemporary Jewish Museum and Reboot Present
DAWN 2008

All-Night Arts & Cultural Festival Celebrates the Opening of San Francisco’s Stunning New Daniel Libeskind-designed Contemporary Jewish Museum
Saturday, June 7, 2008, the Evening Prior to Public Opening

Eclectic lineup includes:
In an exclusive Bay Area performance, Dengue Fever,
a six-member band with its own psychedelic take on American rock
sounds of the 60s fused with vintage Cambodian pop

Conversation with special guest Jonathan Safran Foer,
acclaimed author of international bestseller, Everything is Illuminated

A unique, live performance in front of a Jewish silent film

Along with film premieres, theatrical and spoken word performances, comedy, readings, live music, DJs art installations and much more

The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) and Reboot—a non-profit organization providing a forum to explore Jewish culture and traditions—announces DAWN '08, an all-night arts and cultural festival taking place Saturday, June 7, 2008, to celebrate the grand opening of San Francisco’s new Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Jewish holiday Shavuot.

With performances, films, special appearances, and installations taking place simultaneously throughout the Museum, DAWN ’08 will feature an evening packed with headlining performances and events including a Bay Area exclusive performance with Cambodian and American psychedelic pop sensation, Dengue Fever, and the rare opportunity to catch Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the international bestseller Everything Is Illuminated, in conversation, and a unique, late-night, live performance in front of a Jewish silent film.

The evening also includes theatrical and spoken word performances, premiere film screenings, visual arts, lectures, comedy, readings, open-space discussion forums, special guests AND the opportunity to explore the Museum’s stunning new, blue-steel clad building and its exhibitions before the doors open to the public the following morning.

Besides celebrating the opening of a new cultural institution in San Francisco, DAWN ’08 coincides with the Jewish Holiday Shavout, which commemorates the day the Torah was given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai.

For Full programming details, bios and ticket information please visit:www.dawn2008.org
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2008
Doors open at 8 PM
WHERE: Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, between 3rd and 4th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103
CJM main number: (415) 655-7800
For DAWN ‘08: (415) 655-7854

General Admission Tickets for DAWN ’08 includes admittance, full entertainment program, and Museum sneak preview. Space is limited.
$12 Advance Tickets
$10 Community partners/ CJM Members/students
$15 General Admission at the door

Tickets can be purchased online at www.thecjm.org
or by calling (415) 655-7854.

Tickets for First Blush VIP Reception at Ducca, from 7-9 PM, includes a six-month membership to the Museum and admittance to DAWN '08.
$75 VIP Ticket
$50 CJM Members

For VIP Tickets, please visit www.thecjm.org, call (415) 655-7837, or e-mail [email protected]

DAWN has been made possible by a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. First Blush, is sponsored by Ducca.


Official Website: http://www.dawn2008.org

Added by laurenarose on May 1, 2008