SF LIFE: International Women’s Day, Many Voices, Bubbles
Tomatoes – I know you celebrate YOU all the time and we don’t really need a Women’s day – however we have one. Check out a few of the events surrounding “our” day and month. Many Voices, One Art is a Bay Area Choral Festival for those who can or can’t carry a tune. There’s a wonderful winery in Healdsburg you will want to visit if you enjoy the sparkling grape – run by women who give back to the community. And listen in to my Happy Hour podcast with Donna Zakowska, the costume designer for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” CHEERS!
I was so excited to interview Donna Zakowska, the inventive and creative costume designer for the beloved new Amazon show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Emmy award winner Zakowska shares the behind scenes info on creating the costumes for the cast. Listen in.
Month of The Woman
Welcome to the celebration of us! This year’s theme for International Women’s Day/month is Better the Balance, Better the world. Or #Balanceforbetter, the message is that everyone has a part to play, all the time, everywhere and the goal is to build a gender-balanced world. Ok, let’s do it. Meanwhile you can celebrate all things female at a few upcoming events. Here are some highlights.
Thelma and Louise
Who can forget these iconic gal pals? Thelma and Louise – “Thelma & Louise: Back Behind the Wheel”, is a discussion you will definitely enjoy. You know, those two wild gals on a weekend trip that turns crazy as they become desperados in a high-speed flight from the law? Remember how they drove off the cliff? Would Thelma and Louise have more options today? Would they need to drive off a cliff into the Grand Canyon or could they turn around and forge a life? How far have women come 25 years on?
Join the discussion at 7pm, Folio Books San Francisco with San Francisco Chronicle film critic Ruthe Stein, documentary filmmaker Wendy Slick, law professor Susan Rutberg, and moderator Maxine Einhorn. Free admission.
Wonder Women of Sf: Walking Tours
Hooray Women! Check out one of the upcoming walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to San Francisco’s legacy. Discover Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced the history of the Bay Area. Each tour is unique, visiting a different neighborhood and sharing the stories of a new set of women.
Tomorrow at 10: a.m. stroll through North Beach, Jackson Square, and the Financial District. It’s about a 2-mile flat stroll. More walks scheduled for the 17th, 24th and on April 7th. Explore and learn about the Western Addition, Golden Gate and Chinatown wonder women! Free, but donations encouraged.
Party Celebration of Women
Embrace the feminine side of YOU at an evening event created by W.E., a community of women who want to combine beauty, empowerment, health and wellness to help us embrace our feminine being. Side effects may include increased self-confidence and happiness. This evening sounds like a game changer. Pampering, wine tasting, wellness buffets and more will enhance your feminine side. You are guaranteed to meet other fab women who care about taking care of themselves.
There will be a beauty chemist on hand, make-up tutorials, personalized skincare, creative workshops, hair info, raffle gifts and lots of fun. Tickets are $30 – $45. Industrious San Francisco 345 California St. 6 – 10 p.m.
March 9. Many Voices, One Art
This daylong celebration is a unique musical event attracting singers and song lovers from around the country. Free workshops are offered for those who want to improve or learn how to perform in such areas as Gospel, Barbershop, Bach, Brazilian and more. There is someone to show you strategies for keeping your singing and speaking voice healthy and how to rehabilitate your voice.
You can learn about the Gullah culture with its dynamic music and rhythmic heart. This includes two sticking pounding choral pieces, not your normal singing event. You will also be instructed on how to make music using the oldest instrument on the planet – the human body – with clapping, slapping, snapping, and stepping. Open your throat and explore your voice! Saturday March 9th, 10 – 4 Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St. www.sfbach.org
As a true fan of the bubbly, this winery speaks to me in so many ways. It is of course delicious, and more importantly Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, and the passion for life that their mother passed down to them. The sisters, along with winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, are dedicated to sparkling winemaking in the traditional method, creating refreshing sparkling wines that pair well with life’s special moments.
This female run business is devoted to creating breathless moments in the lives of others through community-building outreach. They support non-profits focused on health, education, and issues affecting women and young people. Now that’s something toast-worthy! After the rains clear up, head to Healdsburg and say Cheers (or order some online!) https://www.breathlesswines.com/