SF LIFE: Film Festival, Hillary, Walking, Fashion Week
OK, much as I hate to admit it, the title of this weekend’s film festival intrigues me. It’s the 7th Annual Film Festival on Aging – not that I’m going to admit I’m aging, but…should be interesting! Hilary Clinton is coming to town to sign copies of her new book. Walk SF is holding the annual Peak2Peak, 13-mile urban trek. And our very own fashion week arrives soon and this year we celebrate the movement of diversity. No matter your size, color, or gender identification, all Tomatoes should look and feel their best!
Sept. 15-17. Legacy Film Festival on Aging
My friends the films and documentaries on aging that you will see this weekend will inspire, delight and educate everyone, not just those of a certain age. This 7th annual festival celebrates the aging process as profound, meaningful, challenging and courageous. Films ponder the questions of will we age gracefully, crankily, painfully or defiantly? The filmmakers portray some of the many facets of this unique and ever-changing experience honestly, artfully and with compassion for the subjects.
Here are some of the films coming up tomorrow and Sunday that might tempt you. Bacon & God’s Wrath; a nine-minute film about a 90-year-pold Jewish woman who prepares to cook and eat bacon for the first time in her life after undergoing a crisis of faith. The Honeys and Bears – a delightful 4 minute look at the members of the Honeys and Bears, a synchronized swim team for seniors, as they describe the freedom of the water. And just so you know, “Aging” is in. Hey tomatoes we are popular and fabulous. Get all the details.
Oct. 6. Hillary Clinton at Books Inc.
Remember that fab tomato Hillary, you know the one, Democratic Party nominee for Pres, former Secretary of State, two term senator – well on October 6th she will be signing copies of her new book What Happened. Tickets are of course sold out, and were when I read about it, but supposedly Books Inc, will be making more tickets available, so check in with them www.booksinc.net. What Happened was released on September 12th and if you are fortunate enough to grab a ticket, you will receive a copy and you can stand in line to have Senator Clinton give it her John Hancock.
If you just can’t get there, she will also be in Davis on Monday the 9th. According to the press release from Simon & Schuster, in the book, “Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.” Should be a page turner! For more locations to see the author: https://www.hillaryclintonbooktour.com/
Sept. 23. Peak2Peak
By now we all know that walking is one of the best forms of exercise, for anyone at any age. However, walking also cuts down on carbon emissions and helps keep our streets less congested. Walk SF, a pedestrian advocacy organization diligently works to improve city streets to help make San Francisco a more livable and walkable city. On September 23rd, they are hosting the 13th annual Peak2Peak, a one of a kind, 13-mile urban trek across 10 peaks.
This year walkers will experience a brand new, route that starts in the heart of the Financial District, and takes you through diverse neighborhoods including North Beach, Russian Hill, the Richmond, Haight Ashbury, and Alamo Square. You will get insider-only views along this one-of-a-kind urban trek, as you enjoy a mix of historical, architectural, and natural landscapes, including a secret spring, lesser-known peaks, and the heights of Sutro. The walk culminates with a celebration at Alamo Square. Hurry as the event sells out every year. www.walksf.org
Sept. 22- Oct. 1. SF Fashion Week.
Diversity seems to be the key word in all areas these days and the movement of diversity can also be found on the rise in the fashion space. SF Fashion Week’s theme is “Innovating Fashion’s Diverse Culture”. I love how they are going to explore how diversity has become the battle cry of the fashion industry by utilizing technology and showcasing 3D fashion, wearable tech and so much more. Workshops, manufacturing tours and runway shows are all part of this weeklong gathering.
One workshop focuses on how fashion brands are using Virtual Reality, and another shares how women are changing the face of tech and fashion. A StylePop runway show featuring the most stylish local bloggers and influencers will enlighten us all on the latest and greatest trends and of course no fashion week would be complete without the Emerging Designers Runway and Competition. Prices for all events are from $10 – 40. Get the latest details here.