SF LIFE: Live Events, Virtual Fun, Women’s History Month
Hey Tomatoes, I’m not going to say what everyone else is saying – can you believe it’s been a year? Oops, I just said it. A year of creative folk learning how to bring our favorite events to you digitally and a year of learning more about ourselves. Still an abundance of virtual events, but we found a few in-person places to spread your newfound wings like museums to wander. It’s Women’s History month, so we have a few online ideas for you including the fun and free 3T Women’s History event. And if you love books, listen in to this week’s podcast.
Moms Don’t Have To
Head to a Museum
Tomorrow is community day at SFMOMA, meaning it’s FREE. Only 25% capacity allowed, reservations encouraged, and masks required. Sfmoma.org
he Asian Art Museum opened its doors on Tuesday, and I am so looking forward to hanging out in one of my fav museums again. Free admission on Sunday will be offered, along with the first Sunday of every month going forward. www.asianart.org
In addition, the de Young Museum will herald its Saturday, March 6, return with the American premiere of the traveling exhibition “Calder-Picasso.” The show explores the relationship between American mobile creator Alexander Calder and Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. The exhibition runs through May 23. “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” which had been open for 10 weeks before the de Young closed in March 2020, will also return. It is extended through May 2, with advance tickets required. The de Young plans to offer free admission on Saturday and all Saturdays thereafter. www.deyoung.famsf.org
Embark upon the “Riddle of the Sphinx” tour at San Francisco’s Gregangelo Museum, available in person every Thursday – Saturday, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. The tour will take you through three outside garden areas with a variety of art installations. Immerse yourself with art, stories, and riddle-solving in order to go to your next adventure. This is entirely outside and of course mask up friends. www.gregangelomuseum.com
March. 24. Join the 3Ts for Some “Crazy” Fun
Yep. We’re doing our very own event to in honor of Women’s History Month. Women who make history have always been thought of as a little “crazy.” Join us as we celebrate women groundbreakers in honor of Women’s History Month with a fun, inspiring, and musical event. SIGN UP.
More Women’s History Month Events
The month of March is typically dedicated to honoring mighty women and shining a light on the impactful ways they have brought change and contributed to the improvement of equal rights through the ages. Here are a few ways you can honor fab femmes virtually through Bay Area events.
Author Talk: “Last Night at the Telegraph Club”
Award-winning young-adult author Malinda Lo will read selections from, and discuss, her new novel and its historical inspirations with historian Amy Sueyoshi, a professor at San Francisco State whose research specializes in Asian American and sexuality studies. 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Free, donations encouraged. glbthistory.org
The Marsh Solo Performer Spotlight Series Presents: “Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments”
Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn brings her eclectic musical science show to the Marsh as a live-streamed event. Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, the show pairs operatic vocals with lighthearted humor and science lectures. Demonstrations of basic scientific concepts, familiar classroom experiments, a wearable model of the solar system and slideshows illustrated by comic artist Maki Naro are part of the unique presentation, set to a musical score, with the libretto inspired by words of scientists and teachers. 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Free, donations encouraged. themarsh.org/marshstream
Women in Arts: Donna Brookman, Maria de Los Angeles and Linda Vallejo
This panel discussion is scheduled to feature three artists from the Museum of Sonoma County’s “35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years” exhibition. Moderated by art committee chair Estelle Rogers, the event will feature conversations focused on the lives, work and experiences of the panelist/artists. 5 p.m. March 18. Free, registration required. museumsc.org
Festival Opera Presents: “And Yet She Persisted: Women in Classical Music”
Presented virtually, and in-person if COVD-19 restrictions allow, this event features a program of works by female composers Pauline Viardot, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach and Libby Larsen, featuring soprano Carrie Hennessey and pianist Jennifer Reason. 5 p.m. March 21. $40. Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont. bit.ly/3quIm8M
HERstory: S.F. Public Library Women’s History Month Series
The library plans to offer a monthlong spotlight on women’s achievements featuring a diverse schedule of virtual programs for adults and youth. This year, many of the “HERstory” programs correlate to their “One City One Book” program, which highlights author and artist Chanel Miller and focuses on building awareness of sexual assault and empowerment through activism, art and community work.Through March 31. Free. sfpl.org
Immerse yourself in Pandora, a feminist version of the Pandora’s Box story by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein and presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and the Getty Museum; through March 19. Register for free on getty.edu.
SUPPORT WOMEN and give the potter’s wheel a try at female-owned Bernal Heights ceramic studio Pinckney Clay. During a Try-It Wheel session, you’ll learn how to center and shape clay into a pot and then walk away with some hand-thrown pieces; Fridays at 6pm. Sign up on pinckneyclay.com.