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For the first time ever, the Blind Cafe, a benefit dinner and concert in pitch darkness, is coming to San Francisco. Organized locally by Collette Simko-Knauss of Events by Collette, the Blind Cafe takes dining in the dark to a whole new level, combining a sensory tasting experience, communal dining and live music all in a pitch black environment.

The brainchild of Brian “Rosh” Rocheleau, the Blind Cafe seeks to eliminate the visual distractions and high-tech interruptions that often accompany (and detract from) the experience of dining out. A product of Tibetan Buddhist-inspired Naropa College, Rosh was inspired to find ways to encourage people to interrelate at a more fundamental level through the shared experience of music and food, to enjoy social connections free of self-consciousness and judgement, and along the way, to foster a  greater appreciation and awareness for the unique challenges and abilities of the blind.SF Blind CafeTickets are offered on a sliding scale from $85-$150 and include a delicious vegetarian tasting menu, glass of red wine, and a concert by Rosh’s string orchestra. Advance purchase required through Brown Paper Tickets. Nine seatings are available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Friday, Oct. 11
  • Saturday, Oct. 12
  • Thursday, Oct. 24
  • Friday, Oct. 25
  • Saturday, Oct. 26
  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • Friday, Nov. 8
  • Saturday, Nov. 9

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available. For more information, contact .

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