Friday, March 22
There is a lot more to food than what we put in our mouths.
Picture American Gothic but with an African-American janitor, mop and broom in hand, in place of the iconic farmer and his wife. This signature piece (appropriately titled American Gothic) by photographer Gordon Parks is among the 75-plus prints, shot between 1940 and 1970, on view now at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. As the first black staff photographer at a major magazine, Park’s photojournalism for Life acted as commentary on the era’s rampant social injustice and, today, serves as a symbol of the then-budding civil rights movement.
When: Through April 20
Opera lovers, this is your chance to see the acclaimed Metropolitan Opera close to home. CinéArts in Sausalito is showing the Opera Francesca da Rimini in a live broadcast. Be prepared for star-crossed love, betrayal, death and doom–all set to the sweeping music. The Opera starts at 9 am on Saturday. Buy tickets here @ 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito
Saturday, March 16
If you haven’t had the chance to see what all the ‘Bay Lights’ buzz is about, now you finally have an excuse.
There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. This time around, we travel to Oakland to highlight a stretch of College Avenue in Rockridge.
This Saturday, get out and break a sweat while helping beat lung cancer. Jog For Jill is a 5K run on the UC Berkeley campus in honor of Jill Costello, a championship winning coxswain and UC Berkeley student who passed away at age 22 from lung cancer. Sign up for the race here, and help raise awareness, as well as money for research. The race begins at 11 am at Kroeber fountain on the UC Berkeley Campus.
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