SF LIFE: Virtual Theatre, De Young Opens, Streaming Fashion, Photography
Happy clear skies Tomatoes! Looks like we are truly heading into one of our most magical times of year in the bay. As much as we are craving community, virtual offerings are still the norm. We found some fun new theatrical experiences and a virtual fashion show. Love photography and walking? An online class that gets you out and about is worth investigating. It’s also time to give thanks as we gradually re-open. In fact, the DeYoung opens to the public oh so soon. And guess who was this week’s Happy Hour Podcast guest? Moi.
Musicals at 42nd Street Moon
One of our favorite theatres showcasing good old-fashioned American Musicals,42nd Street Moon, has a brand-new paid virtual subscription series, MoonBeams, beginning on September 28, 2020. Fun, quality performances for theatre fans (raising my hand) to enjoy safely at home! Let’s keep theatre alive. They have fan favorites as well as new and fun offerings. Five shows will stream beginning September 28th and run through November 26th. All streams will be pre-recorded with professional audio and video quality. You can purchase single stream or subscribe to the whole series. Here are the first few.
FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Available October 1-October 11, 2020. Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier takes us on a musical tour of Broadway and Hollywood, featuring sensational songs written by everyone from George Gershwin to Marvin Hamlisch. With a combination of fascinating stories, hilarious anecdotes, unforgettable performances and a few special guests, this show is a musical delight. Enjoy hits like “Send In the Clowns” from A Little Night Music,” “One” from A Chorus Line, and medleys from the immortal Broadway shows Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story. Get the subscription details.
BROADWAY FLIPPED! Available October 15-25, 2020
This is a wildly-popular cabaret, where some of the Bay Area’s best musical theatre actors and favorite Moon performers sing songs from roles they would otherwise never get the chance to play. Broadway gets turned upside down and inside out with moments delightful, poignant, and hysterical.
New podcast up! But this time I’m the guest. Our Editor in chief (aka head tomato) Cheryl Benton interviews me! So if you are interested in my story and hearing what’s next for me- spoiler alert – my own new podcast- then have a listen and please share with friends. It’s funny. And authentic. And yes I wanted to be a “star” when I grew up. Hear how I take the essence of what I wanted to be at age 5 and transferred it to my life now! Xo. LISTEN IN.
Sept. 24-27. Fashion Community Week.
Like so many other organizations, San Francisco Fashion Community Week has pivoted to an online series of events. Makes it so much easier to attend this event when all you have to do is turn on your computer. The theme this year is California Dreamin’. This runway show will bring you to the true essence of California, the sun, deep blue water, and the nature right in the midst of the runway where models struts to showcase the collection of the season.
The collection presents the life of a Californian, taking a walk on rodeo drive, visiting the wine country of Napa or strolling the streets of San Francisco! The models strut the runway to showcase the contemporary collection of the season; the collections are created with an essence of chic California style with a trendy flair. Tickets are complimentary. www.fashionlocal.eventbrite.com
SF Camerawork Workshop
If you love photography, digital art and walking, check out this 5-session workshop through SF Camerawork. You will look at different artists who use walking in their practice as well as discuss the role of photography and video documentation as a form of art. Everyone will complete a weekly walk and document their routes using photography. Then you share and discuss individual experiences virtually, and digitalize those experiences with Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Illustrator.
Time will be allocated to brainstorm and develop projects, and of course you will meet via Zoom to discuss the experiences. The workshop focuses on walking as a form of art, exploring walking artists and demos on using digital programs. You will have the opportunity to establish a project based on walking as well. Starts October 19th. $150 for all 5 classes
Applause, applause the DeYoung Museum opens on September 25th for the general public, with subscribers having access earlier in the week (it’s a great time to join and support art). The Frida Kahlo exhibit is the one we have all been waiting for and now you can visit and view in person. There will be timed tickets so make sure to book well in advance.
The museum will be operating at 25% capacity for safety and strict regulations about visiting are in place, so be sure to visit the website prior to heading to the museum. Also, we thank the De Young as they are offering free entrance on Saturday’s for anyone who shows proof they reside in one of the 9 bay area counties. (Frida Kahlo not included) Space is extremely limited. This is great for the arts and our community. So get out and support! Get the details.