Sure, Los Angeles has the Oscars.
But next week, San Francisco will host an Oscar vying to win an Oscar.
We're referring to Michael B. Jordan (no, not that one), who played Oscar Grant, the young man shot by a police officer at BART in Fruitvale Station.
He and the film's Oakland-based director Ryan Coogler are descending on the city with dozens of other star actors and filmmakers for a red carpet event all our own, the San Francisco Film Society's Fall Celebration.
Designer/impresario Ken Fulk is the host, known for throwing outrageous parties where unexpected things happen (Dita Von Teese riding a mechanical bull, Stevie Nicks serenading with "Edge of Seventeen," and bare-chested men in top hats greeting his masquerade ball guests). So yeah. Get ready.
Schmooze with famous directors Spike Jonze, Alexander Payne, and Chris Columbus inside the brand-spanking new private club The Battery, designed by Fulk himself. You'l be among the first to see the Bebo team's new super-swank club with roof-deck mezzanine.
The view's pretty good from the top, isn't it?
San Francisco Film Society's Fall Celebration
Thursday, November 14
717 Battery Street, Financial District
Tickets: Party $350; dinner and party $2,500. All access (includes press conference and penthouse reception): $3,500
Nearby: Tosca Cafe; Wayfare Tavern; The Hidden Vine