SF LIFE: Jazz Clubs, Arts & Antiques, Tony Bennett
BOO! Yes, it’s Halloween weekend, so perhaps you are donning your favorite Tomato costume and heading to a festive bash. However, if you want to do something a wee bit different, I found some great jazz clubs, no masks required. Not up for partaking in the scary festivities? You can head to the annual Arts and Antique show – where you may uncover your next favorite piece. Lastly, get your tickets now for our iconic Tony Bennett in concert on November 5th in San Jose.
Jazz It Up
I have heard some folks say that we just don’t have enough live music in intimate environments for a casual night out, I beg to differ. You can even find spots that open at 6 p.m. for those of us who often prefer an early night.
This Haight Street spot has an unassuming exterior; but inside, the retro bar is decked out in wood paneled walls, chrome-and-vinyl chairs, and abstract artwork. Styled after New York City jazz houses of the past, the Deluxe hosts live music every night from 6 pm. – 12 p.m. and only a $5 cover on the weekends. Hit a high note here: http://www.clubdeluxe.co/
This lively lounge, the more casual offering from the restaurant, hosts musicians Monday – Thursday evenings from 7 – 10 p.m. An elegant French/Vietnamese restaurant below, the lounge offers more casual fare, or order from the menu. Get your groove on here: www.lecolonialsf.com
Delicious Tuscany inspired dishes have made this Lower Nob Hill restaurant a stand out. However, the nightly jazz that begins at 8 p.m. has a following of San Francisco jazz lovers. Well known artists will have you coming back not just for the food! Music and food here: www.zingari.com
Art & Antiques
This weekend I urge all tomatoes to head to Fort Mason Center for the 35th annual San Francisco Fall Art & Antique Show. The theme of the show is “Animalia – Animals in Arts and Antiques”. There are antique as well as contemporary pieces, many of which incorporate animal motifs and depictions. The focus for many of the pieces explores the beauty and the mystery of the animal kingdom. In addition to the works of art on display, there is a full roster of programming, including cocktail hour talks and a lecture series featuring the brightest and best designers.
You won’t want to miss the four designer created vignettes beautifully coordinated at the entryway. 100% of the proceeds benefit Enterprise for High School Students, the San Francisco nonprofit that offers training, career counseling, and internships to a diverse group of Bay Area youth to pursue life after school with passion and purpose.
For more information: www.sffas.org
Nov. 5. Tony Bennett
Iconic Tony is back! How many singers can waltz into their seventh decade of singing with 18 Grammy awards, and chart topping songs that span the decades since the 1950’s? You know it, the guy who made the song we all love, “I left my heart in San Francisco” such a hit. At 90 year’s young, that’s right you heard me 90, he is still crooning and has garnered a following of all ages. A few years ago he toured with Lady Gaga (amazing, I saw him!) and the gentleman sings on and on and on.
On November 5th he performs at the City National Civic Theater in San Jose. Perhaps it’s time you saw this gentleman perform with his still perfect pitch and a beautiful voice that maintains the strength and style he had in his youth. Get your tickets here.