SF Life: Night Bloom, Society Jane, Golden Girls, Living Nativity
Fa la la la la and jingle all the way to those of you who celebrate next Tuesday! For something out of the ordinary, the Conservatory of flowers has a grand sound and light show. Golden Girls – the irreverent, but hysterical drag show returns for the season with laughter and a nod to the iconic tomatoes from the series. Check out Society Jane, an online ordering service for cannabis, just for women – mellow mallows you will love. If you have ever wanted to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas, just head to Redwood City to experience the night of the First Christmas! Merry, Merry Christmas to all of you hot tomatoes. May you enjoy the eggnog, the presents and most especially time with those you – love be it family or friends.
Now-Jan. 6. Night Bloom
Light up the season at the SF Conservatory of Flowers for a fantastical light and sound exhibition. Watch as the conservatory transforms in this winter nighttime event. Installations are dispersed throughout the wood and glass walls that are just bursting with vibrant and luminous displays. Rooms evoking the tropics will dazzle in the interactive experience.
Five galleries transport you to a different dimension. Prism – with colorful beams of light, Glow – reflect in the glimmer of glowing ponds. Bloom – embrace your imagination and so much more. A great night for all ages and something to do with family and friends that doesn’t involve eating! This illuminated playground will truly light up your holidays. Conservatoryofflowers.org
Two entrepreneurial Tomatoes realized that as the rolling wave of cannabis legalization makes its way across the country, women are most curious about this once demonized plant and want to know the benefits. Enter Andy Greenberg and Sharon Krinsky who created a first of its kind cannabis concierge. By now all of you tomatoes surely know someone who has tried a CBC cream for arthritis, or a gummy for sleep. However, you may have many questions (as do I) about what is best for you and what are the benefits of specific products. Enter Society Jane.
By introducing women, with elegance, taste and refinement, to the testosterone-soaked cannabis culture. This female run company is an online service just for tomatoes like YOU. Shopping online is so simple, but best of all they have a number where informed folks help you with any and all questions. They will deliver to most places in the bay area with a minimum purchase of course, but it comes right to your door. Some of their wares include black sesame or strawberry shortcake marshmallows.
Full disclosure I had a tiny bite of one, and it was delish. Not enough to know the effects, but I may soon. The holiday specials include peppermint Bark chocolate bar or box of marshmallows covered with dark chocolate and peppermint. Oh yum… Of course you can grab a gift certificate for the gal who has everything, or just order a treat for yourself. Every item is clearly identified with ingredients and of course this is 100% legal friends. Might help take the edge off of holiday stress! www.societyjane.com
Now – Dec. 23. The Golden Girls at the Victoria Theatre
This yearly tradition featuring four drag queens transformed into the beloved Golden Girls is a laugh a lot event. Although not exactly Tomatoes, they portray Blanch, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia with such wit and grace, that you will find yourself thinking you are on the set of the original show. Two Christmas episodes will entertain all ages at the Victoria Theatre.
The Christmas fashions are worth the price of admission alone, but the hilarity that ensues will have you laughing so hard you will probably miss half of the show. It’s an entertaining annual event you will love, especially since I know you all are familiar with the original show – right? Now through the 23rd, tickets are $25 – $50. Goldengirlssf.com
Dec. 21-23. Living Nativity
Wise men, Roman soldiers, over 85 animals and of course the manger can be found on the Peninsula in Redwood City. Hundreds of volunteers work for months to demonstrate the “reason for the season”. The event recreates the ancient village of Bethlehem on the night of the first Christmas.
Known as the largest living nativity in California, this magnificent production can be viewed in about 15 minutes as you encounter Roman Centurions, Tax Collectors, a marketplace including potters and bakers, craftspeople folk dancers and more. Bethlehem A.D. is a one of a kind holiday experience that creates a deep sense of community uniting people of diverse cultural, religious and economic backgrounds.
Golf carts are available for the physically challenged and shuttles run from the Kaiser Hospital Parking Garage. It’s a very Merry Christmas tradition. December 21 – 23rd 6 – 9:30. http://www.bethlehemAD.com