Doesn’t it always feel like just as you’ve finished digesting Thanksgiving, the winter holidays are upon you? No different for us here at Entire Productions. We’re happy to report that we had an amazing fall season and we’re moving forward into the holidays with a full plate! Here are some of the highlights of what we’ve been up to the past few months:
We had a blast in October working with the W San Francisco for their Restyle Launch Event on October 19th. Providing all the lighting and sponsoring an eclectic mix of ambient entertainment, the Restyle event was so much fun to work on. We had aerialists twirling above the guests’ heads, contortionists perched on top of revolving doors, stilted walkers interacting with party-goers, and illuminated dancers weaving throughout the crowd. Our lighting team headed up by Dylan McIntosh built an 18' custom truss for the aerialists to dangle from, and tailored a sensational lighting design to complement the newly remodeled bar and lounge area. Not to mention the serious wow factor they delivered lighting the exterior of the hotel. (But really, these guys are like an army of super-creative, tech-savvy spider-men).
It was amazing working with the W team, and we were lucky enough to be there again in November!
November 11th, Entire Productions partnered with the W Hotel to execute a client’s 35th birthday party. This client pulled out all the stops for his costume party and we helped him do it! We brought in creative event lighting and over ten performers to interact with the crowd and set the tone of the party. Sometimes I can’t even believe how awesome my job is. Being up way past my bedtime is totally worth it when we see how happy our clients are and how much fun our performers and guests have! Happily, we got to share how passionate we are about what we do when our Founder and Creative Director, Natasha Miller, was asked to be a speaker at the first-ever ISES MPI joint meeting on November 15th, "The Big Bang: How to Produce Events with Impact," at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. Natasha was part of a panel of meetings and special event industry professionals coming together for the first time in Northern California to share insight about creating sensational events—corporate or social! She gave the audience the inside scoop on what it’s like to be an entertainment vendor in our industry and the ways in which planners can maximize the utility of their vendors. It was our pleasure to sponsor all the lighting and musical entertainment during the networking reception, as well. We were in good company with Cort Event Furnishing who supplied the lounge furniture and Global Gourmet who catered the event. On December 2nd Entire Productions was proud to donate the entertainment for the Symphonix Holiday Party at One Leidesdorff. For those who aren’t familiar, The Symphonix League is the young professional association of the San Francisco Symphony, dedicated to raising funds for the Symphony's music education programs while cultivating the next generation of symphonic music enthusiasts. Americano Social Club provided the perfect backdrop for sipping cocktails and spreading holiday cheer.
… And speaking of holiday cheer—we’ve been busy all over the bay area bolstering holiday spirit with music and entertainment. You may have seen our performers and musicians at the Westfield Centre on November 25th—we had ladies dancing, pipers piping (well actually trumpeters heralding but close enough), and dancing candy canes and elves! We also had the pleasure of producing the Oakland City Center tree lighting ceremony on December 1st in partnership with CBRE and Lake Merritt/Uptown and Downtown Associations. This free, community event featured cookie decorating, photo ops with Santa and his elves, adorable snowball ballerinas from the Oakland City Ballet, roasted chestnuts, and of course amazing music. D Lucca warmed up the crowd with holiday favorites before Mayor Jean Quan helped us light the tree. We finished up the evening with a fantastic performance from the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Have I mentioned that I love my job?If you’re kicking yourself that you missed it—never fear! We still have more holiday entertainment scheduled at the Oakland City Center. Wednesday, December 14th come to the plaza at noon to catch West African Highlife Band and enjoy the Red Hot Chachkas on December 21st! We also have another holiday gem coming up in San Francisco on the 19th...our very own Natasha Miller is performing her annual holiday concert at Yoshi’s on Fillmore, not to be missed. From all of us at Entire Productions we wish you a colorful, joyful, musical, feastful (it’s a word, I swear) holiday season!