The showstoppers Thursday night weren't the artist's famous works, but Manischewitz gelatin shots that - for better or worse - had visitors buzzing about the ubiquitous sweet kosher wine.Yes, that's right. It's the latest social scene at the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum.
"Oh, yeah, it's a Jewish tradition," Lyora Zadik said as her friends spooned and slurped purple jelly from plastic cups. "At my bat mitzvah, I had to do 12 of them."
The shots - made of wine, vodka and grape gelatin - are all part of Oy Vey! Thursdays, one of the newest entries in San Francisco's expanding nighttime arts scene.
Sometimes it's been embarrassing to be a San Franciscan. Other times it's been equally embarrassing laying claim to membership in the American Jewish tribe. I do believe that this is the first time that I am equally mortified to be both.