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Stop & Go Animation Screening Headed To The Haight

This Saturday, February 28th at 7:30pm, Second Act community market and theater will be hosting a new kind of entertainment: Stop & Go, a touring stop-motion animation collective based in San Francisco.

The current project, titled "Made From Scratch," is Stop & Go's fourth. It has toured in San Francisco at the Exploratorium and around the world as far as Holland and Croatia. "Made From Scratch" features 22 short films by different artists, and focuses on different modes of cuisine, horticulture and the tactile world.

Specific to this showing will be food pairings, with "four separate courses of food and films." Tickets, which are $25, include not only entry to the screening gastronomical treats offered by Second Act food vendors Burma Bear, AйDa Piroshki, Crêpe La Vie, RAW juices and Eatwell Farm's Ice Box, which will be providing lemon cake and ice cream.

Sarah Klein, the show's founder and curator, began Stop & Go in 2008 as a way to pursue her interest in how visual artists work with animation. Curated out of San Francisco, the show tours worldwide and features artists from Oakland and Los Angeles to the Netherlands and the UK.

In this, the fourth iteration of the show, Klein said she was looking for a new dimension: "I wanted to bring in an element of something tactile," she said. "That was where the food element came in."

The Second Act show is the first full-length screening in San Francisco, as well as the first screening that offers a full complement of real food. "We're really happy to bring it here," Klein said.

Other upcoming events at Second Act, which just celebrated its first birthday, include a Salon 97 screening of the Stephen Fry documentary Wagner And Me, tomorrow at 6:30 pm (free), a March 6th acoustic music performance (tickets $5), and a March 13th comic book series launch and art show from Eddie H. Ahn ($25).

Tickets for "Made From Scratch," $25, are available at Brown Paper Tickets

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