By Lina Broydo
July: Zoom Showcases Opera in Latin America
July 11: The Zarzuela at 1p.m.
July 18: Baroque Opera in the New World at 1p.m.
July 25: Contemporary Latin Stage Works at 1p.m.
San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) has announced new Opera Aficionado virtual conversations in July centered on Opera in Latin America.
The live, 75-minute Zoom discussions offer music lovers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks and conversations and an opportunity to dialogue with fellow opera enthusiasts and special guests.
Speakers in July include Emilio Sagi, director of San Francisco Opera staging of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Carlo and Otello; musicologist Laura Prichard and multidisciplinary artist Albert Montañez. Join San Francisco Opera’s interactive lecture series, “Opera Aficionado” for a summer vacation south of the border, no mask or passport required.
Ports of call include the origins of sacred choral music and Baroque opera in the New World, contemporary Latinx stories written for today’s stage and the Zarzuela, the beloved Spanish tradition of musical storytelling. Journey each Sunday through music and time while rediscovering a centuries-old cultural landscape in which opera continues to thrive.
Thank you San Francisco Opera!
Photos courtesy of SF Opera
teamLab: Continuity at Asian Art Museum
Opening July 23, 2021
The beauty of nature comes alive in the stunning exhibit of teamLab: Continuity, where you will find yourself immersed in a wondrous ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art that dynamically evolves around you.
The “audience-tickling blockbuster” showcases sumptuous images of inky crows and fluorescent flowers, fluttering butterflies and darting fish propel you to wander, to pause, and to marvel. The Tokyo-based international collective teamLab is renowned for its interactive, interconnected digital artworks that dissolve boundaries between artwork and viewer, inside and outside, and art and technology.
“Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous borderless continuity of life,” says teamLab founder Toshiyuki Inoko. “For teamLab, technology is a means rather than an end. Your experience is not about the digital realm but instead about the natural world — portrayed as a pulsing, transforming, interconnected ecosystem — and your place in it.”
Have fun and if you plan to visit this exhibit on Sunday the Museum has reopened with grab-and-go offerings and beverages! Enjoy a selection of Japanese sandwiches, Boba Guys drinks, and a new addition to the menu, the chirashi bowl.
teamLab: Continuity is the first exhibition in the museum’s new Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion. This is truly a great and enriching outing for the entire family.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larking Street in San Francisco
* Please note the following dates are sold out: July 24; July 25; July 31; August 1
Photos courtesy of Asian Art Museum
C’est Si Bon Bastille Day Party by Treasure Island Wines
July 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy Bastille Day celebration in San Francisco with no revolution in mind! Just a fab setting of the Parisian Bistro terrace featuring classic French bistro cuisine in pairing with sauvignon blanc, roses, Pouilly Fuisse chardonnay, Burgundian Pinot, and Champagne-method Napa bubbly.
“Bistro Moustache” will perform classics from the “French Café” songbook. The ensemble features accordion, guitars, mandolin, flute and clarinet and is fronted by native Parisian Chanteur Olivier.
Fresh from their popup kitchen the festive menu will feature grilled French regional sausages from renowned San Francisco butcher Olivier’s, fresh Canyon Market demi-baguettes, and a French bistro salad.
Pairing superbly with the French Café vibe is a selection of Old World style wines from Treasure Island Wines, Passaggio, and Umbriaso.
Viva la France!
$35 per person
Price includes Bistro Moustache (2 sets) and food.
Wine by the bottle and glass not included in purchase price.
Location: Umbriaso at Treasure Island Wines
995 9th St; Bldg. 201
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Photos courtesy of Treasure Island Wines