SF LIFE: Mother’s Day, Goddesses, Rebagg, Short Plays  

 

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Oh glorious day of celebration for Moms, Grand mom’s, aunts, mother figures, mothers to be. May you all celebrate with love, food or maybe a free visit to a museum or perhaps a run in a 5k. And speaking of Goddesses, the documentary “The Goddess Project” airs later this month, empowering the feminine voice! If you have designer handbags just taking up space in your closet, Rebagg makes it easy to resell. Do you get fidgety in a long play? You might enjoy New Short Plays from Bay Area Writers, fast and delightful.


Hip Hip Hooray For Moms!

Hip Hip Hooray For Moms! Know a Mom who might enjoy a quick little 5k run? The Mother’s Day Marina Green 5k and Kids run takes place Sunday at Little Marina Green. Celebrating the 50th year of this annual activity, the Fun Run is for walkers, runners or light joggers. Basically, for anyone who wants to get out and get some fresh air as you celebrate Mom. 9:00 a.m. start time, then head to brunch. http://www.dserunners.com

If you prefer an indoor activity, two museums are offering free entrance on Sunday. The International Art Musuem of America on Market Street promotes art of quality and cultural significance. European paintings from the 17th – 21st centuries and Contemporary Chinese Painting and Sculpture are now on exhibit. A hidden gem in our fair city. www.iamasf.org

Wandering through our much beloved Exploratorium is a great way to spend Mother’s or any day, but for the price (free!) you might want to skip over to Pier 39 and visit. Explore science, art and human perception via interactive exhibits and play pretend. This museum is ever changing and so much fun. Take your bike and head over early to avoid the crowds. www.exploratorium.edu


The Goddess Project

 

A documentary created by two aspiring filmmakers, this film can only be seen through private screenings. Here is your chance to view this remarkable piece. The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today. Determined to empower the feminine voice, the filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives. You will meet inspiring tomatoes who have made lasting and impactful changes in their own lives – inspiring filmgoers of all ages.

Two tomatoes in Campbell created their own business; The Go2Galz, Suzan and Tania bring unique events and experiences to women in the bay area. Together with amazing modern day Shaman and Event Planner Lisa Watts Smith, they are hosting a backyard film screening of The Goddess Project. May 19th 7 p.m.  – $24 includes Appetizers, Movie Snacks and Goddess Mock-Tails. Part of the proceeds will go to the artists. Get your Goddess on here: www.go2galz.com

 


Rebagg

Oh tomatoes, who amongst us doesn’t love a good handbag?  Or a good deal? Or perhaps your closet is filled with designer handbags and you need to make more room in your closet for the latest and greatest. Here comes REGAGG, an internet startup that purchases pre-owned designer handbags. They are the leading authority in buying and selling the most wanted authenticated luxury fashion bags. And, they want to make the selling experience as easy as possible.

Of course there is an app that makes this whole process as easy as a click of your finger on the camera button.  Free prepaid shipping boxes included once your bag is approved and you get upfront payment. I think it’s worth a try! Ladies, these are the most desired Chanel, Hermes, LV, Givenchy etc. lux bags. Check it out here.


Short Plays 

See the latest and greatest new work from up-and-coming Bay Area playwrights at Best of Playground 21. Each performance features six ten-minute plays, from Come and Knock on Our Door, a prize-winning, feminist twist on ’70s sitcom Three’s Company, (ok, I still remember the theme song!) to a Mission: Impossible-inspired farce on difficult working conditions.

Other topics focused on include racism, misogyny and feeling a disconnect from the natural world. Enjoy these performances, chosen from over 175 submissions, at Potrero Stage in San Francisco. Now through May 28th Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street. Get tickets.

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