On May 3, the popular event space with the famed breathtaking views atop 135 Fourth St. showed off a dazzling renovation. The City View at METREON Showcase welcomed event professionals, planners, and VIP guests to unveil a major remodel of its modern-luxe interior and coveted garden terrace.
Now that the sun's out and you've mercilessly ravaged your closet for spring cleaning, it's time to inject some warm-weather fashion into your wardrobe. There's no better way to do it than at the Thread Fashion Show, taking place at the Metreon this Sunday, April 10.
It's an epic gathering of the city's indie, emerging and eco-friendly designers hawking their handmade goods alongside a clothing swap for you to trade your old digs in for "new to you" clothes and kicks. But Thread isn't all about the clothes: there will also be a crafting section for you to get your DIY on, giveaways at the DJ booth, manicure and makeover opportunities at the on-site nail salon and Style Lounge, an art gallery stuffed with local artists, and cocktails for the drinking and snacks to be had. Check out the full gamut of fashion-centric activities here (guys, there's also an entire section dedicated to you called the Thread Man-Cave!).
From the original dress Judy Garland was to wear in the Wizard of Oz to a one-of-kind Donna Karan dress custom-made for Barbra Streisand and Joan Crawford’s jewels, fans of old Hollywood’s fabled glamour will find much to ogle in a new exhibition on view at the Metreon.
Culled from the extensive collection of Oakland memorabilia collector Barry Barsamian, the showing of over 200 pieces worn or owned by Hollywood television and film stars includes vintage gowns, costumes and all manner of accessories touched by silver screen greats, including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and many others.