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Red Cross Paint the Town Red Gala Trunk Show

photography by Drew Altizer

Members of the Bay Area philanthropic community attended an invitation-only trunk show on Sunday, February 10 in anticipation of the annual Paint the Town Red Gala for the American Red Cross Bay Area. Hosted by gala committee members Elyse Adams and Lana Gleckman and co-sponsored by BrandHabit, a portion of the event’s proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross Bay Area disaster readiness and response efforts.

The San Francisco Symphony's Chinese New Year Celebration

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

On Sunday, February 10 the San Francisco Symphony ushered in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat at its annual Chinese New Year celebration featuring music and an elegant post-concert dinner, which reflected the customs and traditions of the New Year.

Teach With Africa Benefit

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

Teach with Africa held its inaugural event celebrating the LEAP School of Cape Town, South Africa. Willie Brown, Jr., acted as emcee for the benefit, which took place at the St. Regis Hotel.

Willie Brown Book Signing

Former SF mayor Willie Brown had a reception and book signing for his new Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times at Wilkes Bashford.

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Peekadoodle Kidsclub Grand Opening

Peekadoodle Kidsclub opened its doors at Ghirardelli Square with a party in its 10,000-square-foot digs, which includes a multi-themed playground and four classrooms. The first of its kind in the Bay Area, Peekadoodle will provide a full suite of services to children up to five years of age.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the W Hotel

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

SF's National Resources Defence Council presented "a retrospect on the environmental movement and policies created" featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC's senior attorney, at the W San Francisco.

SF Opera Season Unveiling

The SF Opera Season for 2008-09 kicked off at the War Memorial Theater last week.

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Virginia & Alvin Ziegler             Linda Kemper, David Gockley  Tamara Wapinsky, Andrew Bidlack

Symphonix Party at Davies Hall

Symphonix threw a membership party called "An Evening of Exploration and Indulgence" in the Wattis Room at Davies Symphony Hall following a performance by the SF Symphony.

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Roberta Economidis, Barry Shotts, Jennifer Hagan                   Meredith McNamara, Amir Nassihi

Bogosse Fashion Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The W San Francisco and French Tuesdays hosted a trunk show and party showcasing the latest Bogosse fashions for men.

Tse Spring Preview at the Mandarin Oriental

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

TSE and the new MO Bar at the Mandarin Oriental of SF co-hosted a shopping event with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the San Francisco Parks Trust. The party included a preview of Tse's spring 2008 collection.
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