SF LIFE: Women’s Health, Illusions, Dim Sum, Art, Shop or a Cause
There’s a fascinating conversation at the City Arts & Lectures that’s all about women’s health and reproduction – yes, they will be talking about vaginas. Another important health conversation about brain health will take place at Bloomingdale’s with a top Stanford neurologist. If you love illusions head to the Museum of 3D. It’s Oakland Art month and there are tons of things to do. Dim Sum fans, there’s a new guy in town and you’ll find him at Ghirardelli’s Square.
The Museum of 3D Illusions
This new fun museum was founded as a place where visitors could let their imaginations run wild. Oh and also awesome for Instagram junkies. A great place for friends and family, tomatoes of all ages. At the Museum of 3D Illusions, you can express yourself in one of a kind interactive art exhibits that make for a photo opportunity unlike any other.
You can take unlimited photos in front of a wide range of exhibits, from climbing the highest mountain tops in the world to playing Jack & Rose as the Titanic sinks, or running through the city during a meteor strike! No matter the setting, you are in for an incredible experience sure to play with your perception and make you the star of every photo you take. Think like a tourist friends and do something different. And while you are there, why not grab clam chowder in a bread bowl! Sfillusions.com
May 21. Alzheimer’s and Bloomingdales
Bloomingdales in Palo Alto will host a panel of distinguished leading neurologists from Stanford. Sadly, too many we know have been impacted by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Dr. Frank Longo, chair of the Department of Neurology at Stanford will moderate the panel.
So much is being done to make strides in memory impairment research and you will learn the significance of how diet, care and genetics impact brain health. For any purchases made that day, Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of your purchase to the department of neurology at Stanford. (just mention it at checkout.) May 21 @ 5:30. Space is limited so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-363-9200
May 22-23. Oakland Art Month
Always a creative lovers haven, Oakland pulls out its best this month. May is dedicated to promoting events, performances and shows that highlight the diversity of artists and work created in our East Bay favorite. Long home to innovators, creative and artists, this is time to explore new types of art or revisit old favorites.
This weekend you can celebrate Armenian food and culture or indulge in some of your Greek favorites. Tomorrow you can join a guided walking tour of Temescal’s public art led by local artists or immerse yourself in Oakland’s diverse dance culture with the pop-up museum of Moving Art at the Beat Generation Exhibition Gallery.
May 22 – 23rd Oakland vertical dance pioneers, Bandaloop, present open rehearsals on the side of the Bruener Building at West Grand and Broadway at 3:15. You will be blown away! For more of the creative genius found in Oakland: http://www.visitoakland.com
May 21. Women’s Health with Dr. Jen Gunter
City Arts & Lectures continually educates and enlightens us. Dr. Jen Gunter will have a conversation with Ayelet Waldman (a fabulous author and tomato herself). Dr. Gunter is a very well-known OB/GYN and pain medicine physician who is a fierce advocate for women’s health. And we all want that! She is devoted to correcting myths and misinformation that is perpetuated by the internet, around women’s well-being and reproductive health.
We love her because she careens between empathy, outrage and snark She is also known for challenging GOOP’s many alternative suggestions a few years ago. Her forthcoming book is The Vagina (and Vulva) Bible and seeks to correct the falsehoods about women’s health and reproductive systems commonly disseminate and accepted by men and women alike. A fascinating evening awaits. www.cityarts.net