Not For Sale Gala

We really do love being a part of events that give to the greater good.  And being able to attend and photograph the Not For Sale Gala in October was just incredible. The annual gala was held at City View at Metreon in San Francisco and consisted of a fun filled night full of food, cocktails, live performances, and of course, SnapFiesta!

Not For Sale is a non-profit organization that combats modern day slavery and human trafficking. With the help of special guest speakers and performers, Nikki Reed, Paul McDonald, Dave Batstone, and Kru Nam, the gala raised enough money to support more than 1,000 survivors of human trafficking in the year 2014.

To learn more about Not For Sale and it’s fight to stop human trafficking, visit http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

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#ENDHIV SF Drag Ball 2013

Who doesn’t love to party for a great cause? We certainly do! It was an honor for us to set up a booth at the 2013 #ENDHIV San Francisco Drag Ball. The ball, held at BeatBox in downtown San Francisco, invited anyone to get their drag on to help raise money for AIDS and HIV research.

Although dressing up was optional, guests had the opportunity to compete for Best Animal Fashion and Best Runway Prowl. The contest was judged by Sister Roma, Terry T., Bebe Sweetbriar, Grand Duchess Pat N Leather, Sister Eve Volution, Kylie Minono, and more!

Proceeds from this event benefit the Abzyme Research Foundation. To find out more, visit their website at www.abzymeresearchfoundation.org

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KIPP Ping Pong Tournament

SnapFiesta enjoyed a second year at the KIPP Ping Pong Smackdown to benefit the KIPP schools in the Bay Area. The Knowledge Is Power Program is growing rapidly and they plan to open a KIPP high school in San Francisco this year.

Seven KIPP schools are already in existence and provide almost 3,000 low-income students and 1,200 alumni get into and graduate college and emphasize the power of technology. Sponsors of the event included Apple, Asurion, and the Fisher Fund. Dancing, partying, and ping pong ensued, as well as a costume contest for most creative costumes!

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La Mar SF 5th Year Anniversary Celebration

La Mar San Francisco brought the best 5th year anniversary party San Francisco has ever seen! SnapFiesta was invited to capture a night filled with food, music, dance, and joyful people, and it definitely did not disappoint!

Over the past five years, La Mar has become the premier source of authentic Peruvian cuisine thanks to Chef Diego Oka. The 5th year anniversary party included favorites prepared by Chef Oka and an open bar, as well as live Peruvian music and a photobooth with SnapFiesta! A portion of the proceeds from the event were also donated to Meals on Wheels of San Francisco and VIDA USA.

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SF Street Food Festival

Love food? We do too! Which is why we were so excited to be a part of the 5th Annual SF Street Food Festival presented by Whole Foods Markets and La Cocina. Thousands of people lined the streets of the Mission District for food of all sorts. Over 80 local vendors served up a delicious variety of foods from deep fried mac and cheese to doughnut burgers!

The festival even included La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference. This year, La Cocina partnered with Southern Foodways Alliance to talk about the theme of Women, Work & Food. The festival also included the Local Forager contest. Congrats to the winners Clearly Kombucha, Fritas Shack, Gyro & Cheesesteak Trolley, Kama Food Lab, and Koja Kitchen! To find out more about the contest click here.

Thanks again to La Cocina and Whole Foods for letting us in on the fun!

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Mill Valley Film Festival Closing Night Party 10.13.13

Sunday night marked the end of the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) and SnapFiesta captured the celebration!

The MVFF, presented by the California Film Institute, is a non-competitive forum for independent and foreign filmmakers to showcase their work. The festival itself runs for 11 days each year and sells over 40,000 tickets. It also welcomes over 200 filmmakers from across the globe.

Following a screening of Ben Stiller’s directorial debut of, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, attendees were invited to celebrate at the Maple Lawn Estate at the Elks Lodge. In addition to a SnapFiesta photobooth, party goers enjoyed live music on the terrace, martinis in the Drake Room Bar and Sol Food, Theresa and Johnny’s, and West End Cafe catering!

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Yelp in the Hundred @ SOMArts

Yelp SF threw a party to remember at SOMArts this past August and SnapFiesta was invited to capture the night in photobooth form! Yelpers from across the city were invited to this exclusive event to enjoy food, booze, music and more! Yelp Elite got to enjoy the lovely sounds of Cello Joe, who’s music is powered by bicycle generated electricity! Food was provided by several local restaurants including Rosamunde, Krave Beef Jerky Bar, La Fromagerie, Dixie, Creperie St. Germain, Jamber, and Sugar & Spun craft cotton candy. Drinks were provided by Best Beverge Catering and included Skyy vodka, Camari America’s Espolon Tequila, and Wild Turkey Bourbon. The event also had a beer garden where guests could find beers from Speakeasy, Calicraft Brewing, and Ninkasi Brewing! For the wine enthusiasts, the Family Winemakers of California Festival offered exclusive tastings from Taplin Cellars & Bravium winery!

The fun didn’t stop there, either! Eat24 presented deliveries from Pizzelle di North Beach, Golden Kim Tar, Sparky’s 24 hours Diner, and Yama Sushi for even more yummy treats! Postmates also delivered about 1,000 Bob’s Donuts and delivery.com gave 1,500 cupcakes!

Other goodies included Orukayak, which gave away a day on the bay trip in their origami kayak, and the Lords of Print, who provided the event with live screen printing for super awesome t-shirts! Overall the event raised $6,112 for the arts collective! It was definitely a successful night, if we do say so ourselves!

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Black Sabbath, KLBJ 40th Anniversary Show

SnapFiesta traveled to Austin, Texas for the Black Sabbath, KLBJ 40th anniversary show at the Frank Erwin Center. Blue Moon beer and South Point Nissan sponsored the event in celebration of Austin’s KLBJ-FM radio station. Along with the awesome tunes of Black Sabbath, guests got to rock out to Andrew WK, received complimentary drinks, and even food from Maria’s Taco Xpress! Guests were also able to take photobooth pictures at our photobooth! Congrats to KLBJ-FM for providing Austin with 40 years of music, here’s to another 40 more!

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Jewish Film Festival @ The Swedish American Hall

2013 marks the 33rd annual Jewish Film Festival and SnapFiesta got to be part of the fun! This year’s theme was “Life Through a Jew(ish) Lens” and featured screenings of over 75 movies from July 25 through August 12. The Jewish Film Festival is not exclusive to San Francisco. In fact, there are currently 0ver 100 festivals worldwide and runs year-round, but San Francisco launches them all with it’s largest crowd – over 30,000 attendees – and most influential films. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) has featured over 1,300 films over it’s 33 year history. SnapFiesta was invited to attend the Opening Night Bash at the Swedish American Hall, which included live music from San Francisco’s La Peche Quintet, our photobooth, and lots of great food from Fabrique Delices, Ciao Bella, Max’s Market, Shorty Goldstein’s and more!

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Remix & Mingle @ Mijita

SnapFiesta was there to celebrate Project Open Hand’s Remix and Mingle Happy Hour Event at AT&T Ballparks Mijita! Free admission to the event scored attendees free appetizers, happy hour drinks, our photobooth, the sounds of DJ Tiny, and lots of super cool raffle prizes! All proceeds from the event went to helping Project Open Hand in their ongoing commitment to providing daily meals to the critically ill and seniors in the San Francisco and Alameda counties. The nonprofit organization currently produces over 2,500 meals every day and over provides over 400 bags of groceries to their clients on a weekly basis.

To learn more about Project Open Hand, or become a volunteer visit their website here!

Full Gallery from the event is this way!