The Casual Friday @ Modernist
Dj Drell Starts at 10pm
DJ Drell (Andral Hagos) born in Los Angeles Ca, the son of a Chinese Filipino immigrant and Latin jazz vibraphonist and percussionist. He loves sharing his happy energy through music. His influences range from Michael Jackson, Prince, Cal Tjader, J Dilla, Tribe Called Quest, Neil Armstrong and Local SF DJ Mark Farina and The Invisibl Skratch Piklz. His current mixes are House Infused East-Coast Hip-Hop and Funk Undertones with Melodic Riffs and Soulful Vocals.
Drell began mixing and scratching vinyl when he was 11 years old. While underage, confined to the Vinyl DJ booth, promoters had to sneak him in to play club sets as he was too young to move about. While in college at UCSB, with local DJ’s like Steve Aoki, he performed at Downtown clubs and Isla Vista, sharing his jazz influenced hip-hop, funk & house breaks throughout Santa Barbara.
Enjoy a casual night out with Great people, Creative drinks & Awesome vibes!
We invite you to join us for an exclusive evening with James Syhabout, Owner and Chef of two Michelin Star restaurant Commis. He will be sharing his inspiring journey of his rise to stardom – a story you will not want to miss.
Super excited to bring you our next fireside chat!
Join us & hear Modernist member David Lee's amazing story, from Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor to Co-founder of Refactor Capital & SV Angel.
Such an inspiration to us all - living life to the fullest in home, work & play/community.
A bit about David:
Prior to Refactor Capital, David was the Managing Partner at SV Angel, which invested in Airbnb, Snap, Stripe, Flatiron Health, Pinterest, Slack, Oscar Health, Climate Corporation, Dropbox, and many others during his tenure.
He helped start the New Business Development Group at Google and spent time at Baseline Ventures, Morrison and Foerster, and the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. He has a JD from NYU, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a BA from Johns Hopkins.
He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow while at Stanford and listed on the Forbes Midas List of Top Technology Investors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
6:30p-7:30p, Fireside Chat
8:15p, Private Dinner @ Modernist
8:15p-11p, GP Social Mixer
Join us this Wednesday evening for our next amazing fireside chat & social, this special event with Modernist Member Kevin Lin (co-founder Twitch, #GoldOpen movement).
Hear Kevin's story - from growing up in Louisiana where jazz, hot links & cracklins, cajun & creole are much the norm, to co-founding,
Twitch, live streaming video platform sold to Amazon, and leading the $970M acquisition
#GoldOpen, the successful movement that helped mobilize notable Asian American influencers to back, support & evangelize Crazy Rich Asians.
CNN: What it's like to have amazon buy your company.
ABC for #GoldOpen
Fireside Chat: 6:30-7:30p (including Q&A)
Private Dinner: 8:15p-9:45p (8 piece nigiri + 2 appetizers)
GP Social: 8p-11:30p
The week is starting off strong with Whisky Business featuring
Booker’s® Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered*. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by mistake. We don’t advertise. We don’t do social media. We just do bourbon.
We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it’s aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered*. We don’t add, we don’t water down, and we don’t apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it’s probably the best ever.
“Batch” “Backyard BBQ
6yrs & 2 months
“It’s named in tribute to my dad, Booker Noe, and his love for hosting good, old-fashioned cookouts in our backyard. That man sure knew how to throw a party — complete with delicious food, lively music and great bourbon, of course.'“ - Batch Story
Complimentary tasting from 6 - 8pm
See you Tuesday!
An ‘Invite Only’ evening to shop selected Designer Collection that is not yet released in the market place. Preview and reserve collection pieces before they are exhibited on the runway!
5:00 pm: Press Conference
6:00 pm: Cocktails with Influencers and Bloggers
7:00pm: Shop The Runway
About Fashion Community Week:
Fashion Community Week is an award-winning non-profit organization focused on providing a powerful marketing and Business platform for Fashion, Beauty and Technology industries to showcase their products and services. We are the Global ‘intersection’ of Fashion in San Francisco.
Produced by Modernist member Shirin Hashem.
*Event is complimentary to Modernist members & guests
Welcome back Whisky Business!
The bottle this week is a repeat of 3 weeks ago.
Macallan Edition No. 4
The fourth release in the Edition Series, the Edition No. 4 was aged in a combination of seven different cask types. Take a sip, savor the finish that lasts for an age and carries a smattering of wood spice.
"The “Edition” series is a loose collection of bottles associated with two themes: no age statement and prices around $100. There are some cooked-up-in-marketing-meeting stories associated with every bottle, but all you really need to know is that when you see “Edition” and a number on a Macallan bottle, it’s going to be fairly priced and damn good. With No. 4, they’ve really hit the mark.
Sequels are rarely better than the originals, in part because they try and repeat the successes without being brave enough to push things in a new direction. But with Edition No. 4, Macallan has somehow gotten closer to the source material of what made most of us fall in love with their whisky in the first place."
Complimentary Tasting from 6pm - 8pm
The premiere of SMS, featuring the amazing live musician / vocalist Shane Mac & DJ Stephane teaming up for a rock n' roll night!
Shane Mac helped create the first ever live + DJ mashup show, playing one of the highest energy live shows in the world. He's performed in Vegas, star studded celebrity events in LA, dazzling GoodPeople benefits events, and New Years Eve galas.
Originally from Nice, France - DJ Stephane has been playing the sexy beats at major nightclubs in San Francisco all the way to France!
Post burn social for our community this upcoming Wednesday
Cohosted by Davin Miyoshi from disco space shuttle
Share your experiences and reconnect back in real life away from the 'Happiest Place on Earth'.
*Akiko's Inside the Modernist available for order until 9:45pm
Join us Tuesday Evening for a Dictador Rum Tasting!
Featuring 4-5 of their Rum Expressions.
Informal & Formal Tasting
Reservations Required for Formal Tasting
Light Food Bites provided.
Rum can be pre-ordered for Bottle Locker.
*Complimentary for Modernist members
*Guest(s): $20 per person
"In the late 18th century, Severo Arango y Ferro arrived in Cartagena de Indias in Nueva Granada (present-day Colombia). He had plans to improve tax collection for Spain in the American Spanish colonies. His strong and powerful nature was quickly recognised and he was soon dubbed DICTADOR.
Then came the moment when he fell in love at first sight (and taste) – he discovered rum. His devotion and affection for the tropical elixir drove him to become a key trader of exotic sugar cane spirits, which at the time were considered a currency in the region.
Due to its geographical position, Colombia is one of the three largest sugar cane producers in the world, assuring both high quality and high quantity harvests. Cartagena and its countryside are famous for being the first areas for sugar cane production in South America. Third-generation rum producer and Master Blender, Hernan Parra, continues the family’s legacy and tradition."
Join us Tuesday at 6pm to learn more!
Eventbrite Password: Thirsty?
Join us this Wednesday for a panel discussion on the latest developments in wearable tech - from glasses, watches, AR/VR and more! Complimentary sushi/appetizers courtesy of Roger Royse Law Firm, a trusted global firm that specializes in Business Formations, Corporate & Securities, IP, Labor & Employment, Litigation, M&A, Tax, Technology Transactions, and Wealth Strategies.
Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30pm
GoodPeople Social 7:45pm-late
Moderator: Modernist Member Roger Royse - Founder Roger Royse law
Kelly Peng is CEO and Lead Electrical/Optical Engineer at Kura Technologies, a next generation augmented reality glass - hardware, optics display, sensor & system. Kelly was previously a GreylockX Fellow, and has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Stanford University.
Chin Keong Lam founded Palo Alto Scientific, Inc., which developed a wearable device for athletes thatused Ai IOT/Vision hardware and AI technology to collect real time data, predict user injury trends and make recommendations. Chin has a degree in Mechanical and Electronic Telecommunication Engineering form Singapore Polytechnic and a post graduate degree from the University of Essex. Chin is currently developing a new AI technology for cancer research
Join us for a fun social hour before heading off to Black Rock City.
Share your anticipation & excitement of "I, Robot" this year.
Burning man attire encouraged.
Still looking for a ticket or vehicle pass to Burning Man? We have 1 extra Burning Man ticket & 1 vehicle pass. We thought that the most fair way to offer it to our friends/members was by raffle.
*To RSVP and for more details on how to participate in raffle, please click here.
Join us this Wednesday evening as we feature member Bob Lee (first CTO at Square) and his new venture, Present. Toasting to its biggest release to date, Present is an app that helps you find things to do with people and friends nearby.
Download the app via the link below to join the 'Present at Modernist' event and receive a complimentary cocktail! (limited offering for the first 75 people)
A new breed of social network that brings local communities closer together, encourages real-life interactions, and aims to make the world a happier, healthier place. Present’s real-time recommendation engine considers dozens of factors—like distance, recency, popularity, and your social graph—to surface the circles most relevant to you. Time is our most valuable commodity. Use Present to get the most out of yours. Let’s be Present!
Join us for our very first Head of Growth panel featuring some of most riveting Growth stories in the last decade - Stitchfix & Dropbox. Get the inside story on how these iconic brands really grew, growth hacks & myths, controversies, growth hiring and tips for startups. How do you grow your user base without money? How do you grow your base from zero? Do Growth hacks actually work?
Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30pm
Private Dinner with Panelists 7:45pm-9:15pm
GoodPeople Social 7:45pm-late
Moderator: Modernist Member Shan Shan Fu - Winner of the Global Startup Battle
Mike Duboe - Head of Growth @ Stitch Fix
Darius Contractor - Growth Engineering Lead @ Dropbox
more panelist(s) to be announced.
Progressing forward with our weekly tastings,
and finishing up Tequila Business for the month.
We Decided to compare and contrast
Whisky & Mezcal
Side by Side
Choose the Dark Side or the Light Side?
Join us to find out which one you favor more!
Complimentary Tasting from 6 - 8pm