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ENCORE! Kick-Off Party

photography by Jessica Lifland for Drew Altizer

SF Ballet ENCORE! kicked off the 75th season, and 15 years of ENCORE!, with its first membership party at the Martin Lawrence Galleries in Union Square.

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Jacopo Strada Art Opening

photography by Vasna Wilson and Sarah Morton for Drew Altizer

Serge Sorokko Gallery hosted an opening reception for its installation of "Jacopo Strada (1510-1588) Mannerist Splendor: Extravagant Designs for a Royal Table," which will run through Nov. 10, 2007.

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SF Symphony Opening Gala

The SF Symphony kicked off the 2007-08 season with an opening gala where soprano Renée Fleming performed with Michael Tilson Thomas at Davies Symphony Hall. The black-tie affair included a cocktail reception and lavish dinner.

Symphonix Dinner Gala

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Symphonix Dinner, preceding the 2007 opening gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming, was a black-tie affair that included a recception, dinner and dancing at City Hall.

Opera Ball 2007

The SF Opera Guild launched the 85th opera season with a black-tie opening ball co-chaired by Cheryl Baxter and Marybeth La Motte and held at City Hall. Mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina and tenor Clifton Forbis, with Patric Summers conducting, are starring in Camille Saint-Saëns's biblical epic, Samson and Delilah.

BRAVO's Golden Hollywood Ball

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

BRAVO! CLUB’s 16th annual opening night gala, The Golden Hollywood Ball, included a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing well into the night at City Hall. Michelle Marie Robertson and Sean Cullen were co-chairs of the black-tie event.

Rock 'n Roll Art

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Shell Cardon's "Hear with your Eyes – Visual Rock ‘n Roll" opened with an artist's reception at Michael Martin Galleries last Thursday.

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Olafur Eliasson at SFMOMA

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Last Saturday, SF Museum of Modern Art opened "Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson," the first full-scale survey of projects by this contemporary Icelandic artist to appear in the United States. The exhibit, which runs until Feb. 24, was organized by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, in close collaboration with Eliasson.

Joss Stone at Kiehl's

Kiehl's threw a rock 'n roll party, attended by singers Joss Stone and Nya Jade, to celebrate its grand opening in the Westfield Centre and to announce its partnership with VH1 Save the Music Foundation—for one year, one percent of the Market Street store's proceeds will go towards the creation of a complete music program at a Bay Area elementary school.

Symphonix at Enrico's

photography by Heather Wiley and Drew Altizer

More than 300 people ascended on Enrico's for Symphonix's cocktail reception celebrating the opening night gala (taking place on Sept. 19, Wednesday) for the San Francisco Symphony.

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