SF LIFE: Spooky Biking, Art, Lights, Intuition
Happy Haunting Tomatoes!!! On Sunday grab your bike and head for the cemetery, for a mixed terrain bike ramble – hauntingly fascinating. If Art is more your jam, check out all that Art Span has to offer at Open Studios this weekend. Light up your life and plan a visit to the Castro to see their brand new LED light sculpture. If you are curious about unlocking your intuition, two Bay Area tomatoes have created an online course to help you do just that.
Oct. 29. Cemetery Bike Tour
“Tis the season (not that one yet), for getting spooky and visiting cemeteries by bike. At this point in our lives Tomatoes, I’m not going to head to the city for an all night Halloween rager, but it’s ok if you do. I just want to give you another fun option, a free cemetery bike tour. This mixed-terrain ramble goes through the Presidio to visit San Francisco’s only remaining cemeteries.
Beginning at the top of Buena Vista Park, the tours head into the Presidio where you will wind through a selection of short trails connected by paved roadways. The National and Pet Cemeteries are on the route. After this 15 – 20 mile bike ride, if you have energy, there will be a special movie screening of Colma “The Musical”, a charming small-budget film. (Location revealed when you sign up!) Get all the details.
The Seed L.E.D. Lights
Tonight, if you happen to be near the Castro, you will see the unveiling of “THE SEED” art installation, inspired by the Castro District’s culture and human rights movement in the form of a seed. This art piece is homage to those seeds– “wishes” that have found their place in the world. This is a new art light installation with changing colors from Aphidoidea in Jane Warner Plaza at Castro and Market. There will be music accompanying the inauguration of this installation – by The Daphne Gooch String Quartet. Music starts at 7:30pm. Unveiling will be at 8pm.
The seed is comprised of six, larger than life abstract dandelion seeds scattered across the Plaza. This area was chosen because it is vibrant, and active with ongoing community events such as live music, performances, demonstrations, and of course the ever popular people watching. The seeds are arranged in such a way that they become a catalyst to all these activities by creating a backdrop that enhances the plaza during the day, and during the night with different color and animated lights.
Two fabulous Bay Area Tomatoes, Mary Welty-Dapkus and Keisha Gallegos have created a popular program called the Intuitive Gym. No sweating, weights, or workout attire required. You take the class from the comfort of your own home (and jammies if you wish) for four Saturdays – this one begins November 19th! You will learn how to access your intuition and so much more. Calls are recorded so you don’t have to be on them live. So easy!
Mary and Keisha are both well-known certified Master Life and Intuitive coaches and have successfully coached hundreds of women and men. They free their clients and help them take authentic and inspired action in their lives, their work, in their communities and in the world. Believe me when I tell you that coaching really, really is life changing. Yes, I may have done a session or twelve with these women. You will not be disappointed, as they are dynamic, inspiring and will make you laugh as you tap into the little used part of your brain. Keisha is also the best-selling author of The Little Book of Big Mojo. This book will have you in stitches as you uncover your Mojo! For more info on the “gym” and the women: www.freshintuition.com
ART SPAN’s Open Studios is here and this year’s month-long event showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. This is not only a wonderful way to engage with up and coming artists, it is also an incredible way to explore the city. You will find art at every turn. Painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and so much more. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialog and gives a glimpse into the life of the working artist.
A talented local (Sunnyvale) Tomato deserves a shout out. Rachel Tirosh, a former design engineer on the roller coaster of high tech, has switched careers to explore her artistic side. She creates wonderful and colorful polymer-clay pieces and amazing abstract paintings that will light you up. She will be joining 11 other artists on November 4-5th at The General’s Residence at Fort Mason as part of Art Span. Get your art on here.