SF LIFE: Bay Area Comeback: Museums, Sharon Stone, Pop Ups and More
It’s almost spring – hooray! We are coming back Bay area Tomatoes. Museums are open and we have a few exhibits and fundraisers for you to check out. The Skystar Observation wheel next door to the De Young is operating and totally worth the trip. A live one-woman show takes place outdoors in Half Moon Bay. Sharon Stone is live at a virtual event presented by Book Passage and a China Town pop up inhabits the Ferry Building! Check out this week’s podcast with one of Broadway’s top Tony winning producers. And don’t miss our 3T Women’s History Month Event. Dip your toe in the wealth of offerings!
March 24. Join The Three Tomatoes for a Crazy Fun Event
Join us for an inspiring conversation and some fabulous entertainment. SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE EVENT.
Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay
This wonderful hidden gem is run totally by volunteers, local talent shines. Coming up next month is a one woman show called I’ll Eat You Last. Set in 1981, the show takes audiences into the parlor of Tinseltown’s number one agent Sue Mengers. Mengers (played by Deborah Joves) is about to throw one of her legendary, star-studded dinner parties, but her plans are overshadowed by having just been fired by superstar client Barbra Streisand. As Sue awaits an explanatory phone call from the Funny Girl star, she shares an array of juicy Hollywood stories. This jaw-dropping comedy charts Sue Mengers’ rise from a child of the Holocaust to movieland power player.
Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm April 9 – 25th. Tickets $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students. Performances are outside and are socially distanced. You bring your own chair and favorite mask of course. The show lasts around 1 hour 10 minutes, with no intermission. http://www.coastalrep.com
March 30. Sharon Stone
The fabulous Sharon Stone is sharing her new book and her story. Organized by Dominican University and Book Passage, this Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, human rights activist, artist, mother, daughter, sister, and writer shares her intimate story of healing, love, and purpose. Sharon was one of the most renowned actresses in the world — until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame.
In The Beauty of Living Twice, she chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In the book Stonereveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family’s reconciliation and love. Sharon Stone
ART BASH is the art-filled signature fundraiser for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). This year, Art Bash is an exciting multi-day experience that benefits SFMOMA’s vibrant exhibition and education programs, which affirm the significance of art with the goal to be accessible and meaningful to the broadest possible audience. From April 12 – 15, the Art Bash experience explodes across four days as a virtual series of dynamic free events. Artbash.sfmoma.org
Frida Kahlo and Picasso at DeYoung
The de Young museum is open – with exhibits that are truly inspiring. First, Frida Kahlo with the exhibit Appearances can be deceiving. You really have a chance to Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo’s vibrant artistry through this exhibition. At the time of Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist’s highly personal items—including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics—were locked away. 50 years later, these belongings were unsealed—now they’re on view for the first time on the West Coast.
And then there is the Calder-Picasso exhibition which features more than 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and graphics by Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso two of the most innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century. This tomato had the opportunity to view this exhibit and I was blown away by the thoughtfulness and the way each of their pieces of artwork were paired with the others. So cleverly curated by both Calder’s and Picasso’s grandsons. Now through May 23rd. Book online and wear a mask (and eat in the café….it’s delish)
Skystar is Now Open
While you are visiting the museum, walk a few steps and head to the Skystar for a ride on the ferris wheel. Technically it’s a climate controlled observation wheel with 36 lovely enclosed gondolas. They fit up to six people, and you only ride with your group. I can tell you, it is SO MUCH FUN, and very safe. Next time I’ll try the night ride with twinkling lights and city views. Check it out while it’s still here. Skystarwheel.com
Chinatown Pop Ups at the Ferry Building
Throughout the month of March, the Ferry Building will host a series ofweekend pop-ups featuring some of Chinatown’s most beloved small businesses. A portion of proceeds from sales will go toward San Francisco Community Business Resources, a nonprofit organization providing business resources, information, and collaboration to various small businesses and other nonprofits throughout the city.
In celebration of the pop-up series, two gates inside the Ferry Building Marketplace have been decked out with décor provided by Chinatown shops specializing in handmade decorations and lanterns. Let’s continue to support our small businesses. For more info follow @ferrybuilding on Instagram.