Arts + Culture
As many of those who don wet suits know, it's shark season. They start to lurk in the waters with arrival of NFL preseason, and don't leave till the Super Bowl.
Since August 24th, when Stintson Beach was closed after a sighting, there have been 4 sightings at Ocean Beach, most recently September 14th, when a man surfing 2-3 foot waves around Sloat Ave watched a shark rip into a seal. Upon sharing this info with other surfers, most chose to stay in the water. They must have figured he was full.
Run! Don't walk, to purchase ducats for the San Francisco Opera production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on the best-selling book by beloved local author Amy Tan. That is, if any tickets (through Oct. 3) remain.
"I'm liking this a lot," enthused SF Opera patron Robert Mailer Anderson, with a slice of wry. "Imagine, a modern work. Here, in San Francisco."
We’ve got an office debate raging about which day is better. Help us settle the score. And check back over the weekend for our live video coverage of the festival.
photo by Stefanie Michejda
Check out Native Elements live at Pier 23 Saturday, September 27th at 10 pm.
It was mom (and dad's) night out last Friday in Golden Gate Park where supporters of the San Francisco Parks Trust gathered for a gala on the grand veranda of the dazzling Conservatory of Flowers.
Clear-walled tents retained the flower-rific view for these gala-goers while keeping the thickly flowing fog at bay. Guests warmed themselves by wandering through the steamy delights inside the august and historic Conservatory, in addition to supping and snacking on the McCall Associates bountiful buffet which featured such fun "family-style" foods as mini-triangles of grilled cheese served with a demitasse of soup.
A new kid's in town this weekend (Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion) at the debut of SF20, a show and sale featuring exquisite decorative arts and furniture showcasing 20th Century design.
Like the set of "Mad Men" come to life, a swinging preview party kicked things off Wednesday. And glamorous guys and dolls, decked in their hipster finest, ravenously raced from booth to booth snapping up the jazzy one-of-a-kind kit.
Most succinctly, Doris Fisher uttered the adjectives on the tip of every patron's tongue at the Celebrate Leadership dinner last night at the new California Academy of Sciences .
"Fabulous!" "Amazing!" "Fantastic!" enthused the philanthropist and arts patron.
The 154-year-old Academy deserves all those superlatives and many, many more. Perhaps even some 484 million more. Which is the dollar amount (outside of new universities, the largest ever private capital campaign in the West) this group of 300 deep-pocketed (500K-and-up) donors raised to get the Academy up and running after sustaining irreparable damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
As usual, Nic Offer of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) brought a packed audience with his wild dance moves on Wednesday, August 27, at the Independent. The eight-member ensemble had the crowd singing and shaking right along with them. Sugar and Gold opened the show.