SF LIFE: Tesla Fun Run, Arts Fest, Ping Pong

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Ready for a unique run for a great cause? Check out the Telsa Family Day and Fun Run. The Fort Mason Center will be home for a few days to over 100 unique artists from over 50 countries when it hosts the SF International Art Fest. And I can’t wait to head to SPIN a ping pong social club for a few rounds of ping pong. And who knows, maybe I’ll run into Susan Sarandon who is one of the backers of this fun venture.

May 22. Tesla Family Day & Fun Run for A Great Cause!

SF LIFE: Tesla Fun Run, Arts Fest, Ping Pong

Are you or a male tomato pal obsessed with Tesla, like everyone else?  Here is an opportunity to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Tesla Factory in Freemont – while running (or walking). This 5 k course takes you through Tesla’s metal presses and the stamping department (no I don’t know exactly what that is). Then you race part of the test track and skip through the plastics center and finally whiz by their famous red robots. After you take a breath you return to the Family Day event space for live music and loads of activities.

You will also be giving back to the community as your entry fee will be donated to two organizations: Semper Fi Fund, providing financial assistance and support to post 9/11 injured members of the Armed Forces and Got Your 6 that works to normalize the way veterans on pictured on film and TV. Get more info.

May 19 – June 5.  SF International Arts Fest

SF LIFE: Tesla Fun Run, Arts Fest, Ping Pong

This has got to be one of the most interesting events I’ve researched. There are over one hundred unique artists, from all genres and more than 50 countries, who will be participating. This festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture gathers a global community of singers, dancers, performance and visual artists. Their goal is to increase human awareness and understanding and features world-class international artists (along with US creatives) who are not well known in the US. The scope of creative talents featured is amazing.

One example is Charlie Levin. We get to witness a painting come to life in response to a text read aloud by the audience.  Starting behind a large piece of glass, Levin uses melted wax to create illuminated images that change with the direction and intensity of light. Whoa…this is supremely cool. You have to go to the website and spend time exploring. Tomatoes and pals will find something entertaining, unique and chat worthy every day of this festival. Head here for the details: www.sfiaf.org

SPIN – Ping-Pong Social Club

SF LIFE: Tesla Fun Run, Arts Fest, Ping Pong

I have to admit, I love ping-pong. Actually I love playing games, especially for a fun night out with friends or hubby. This attracted me because one of the backers is one of my favorite famous tomatoes – Susan Sarandon. I figure if she thought this was a good idea, then I would as well.  I love going out, socializing with friends, meeting new peeps, but I don’t love just going to a bar. This is such a fun concept. I’m already practicing my backhand so I can be ready to slam that ball. You can book ping-pong tables by the hour or get group rates for parties. Fun 50th or 60th birthday bash!  690 Folsom Street. Get the details.


  • Kim Selby, the SF life editor of The Three Tomatoes, is your gal for info on what’s hot and happening in the beautiful bay area. Having lived on the Left Coast for 27 years, after almost a decade in NYC, she has explored and continues to have adventures all over the San Francisco area. Passionate about fashion, formerly with GLAMOUR magazine and Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue , Palo Alto, Kim produced fashion shows in the bay area for over 20 years. She now creates events to empower, delight and inspire women, aka “Tomatoes”. Learn more about Kim at www.kim-selby.com

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