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Art Stars in Napa

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Caldwell Snyder Gallery had its grand opening last weekend in St. Helena's Star Building, which was designed by turn-of-the-century architect H.W. Corbett. The gallery’s collection of modern and contemporary art includes pieces by Gilles Marrey, Frank Stella and Popliteo.

Zoofest Zoojungle

More than 500 people, including actors Tippi Hedren and Chris O’Donnell, flocked to the SF Zoo’s 37th annual fundraising gala, ZooFest ZooJungle. The event raised more than $600,000 for the Zoo’s wildlife, education and conservation programs.

Pac Heights Showcase

The 2007 SF Decorator Showcase recently held a gala allowing sponsors to preview the work of more than 35 leading Bay Area interior and landscape designers at 2901 Broadway in Pacific Heights. Public tours, which benefit SF University High School's financial aid program, run through May 28; for more information, go to

Tory Tour

American sportswear designer Tory Burch stopped by Nordstrom as part of the Tory Tour to promote her spring, summer and pre-fall collections.

Coming Up Posen

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a trunk show with fashion designer Zac Posen, a fave of celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Claire Danes, to benefit Children of Shelters.

BRAVO! CLUB's Spring Fling

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

SF Opera's BRAVO! CLUB threw a party for its members (opera lovers aged 21-40) at Harlot in SoMa last Thursday.

Alice Zhang, Andrew Strauss  Birgit Coleman, Mariana Ricci   Brita Moeller, Drew Cushing

SFMOMA Party on Nob Hill

SFMOMA's Contemporary Extension hosted a private reception for a select group of young art patrons as a warm-up to The Modern Ball, set for May 2, at The Fairmont Hotel's penthouse suite.

Spinsters Soiree

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Spinsters of San Francisco threw its annual charity event, the Patron's Reception, at Mercedes-Benz of SF. More than 400 attendees joined in the night's festivities and raised $26,000-plus for R.O.C.K. (Real Options for City Kids).

Art and Hieros

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

440 Brannan Studio Showroom (440 Brannan St., 415-957-1411) held an art and fashion soiree featuring works by artist Elaheh Borna and clothes from the Hieros line on Thursday night.

Tim Rose, Yooyoo Nazirbaygiev, Elaheh Borna

Jazz Divas

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the W Hotel and Jazz Diet Pepsi hosted "The Lovely Ladies of Jazz" photo exhibit and live performance on Wednesday night. SF's own jazz diva Lavay Smith belted out some soul-satisfying tunes as folks perused Kareem Black's photographs featuring top female jazz performers amd benefiting the Jazz Foundation of America.
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