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June 23, 2024

Events Around the Bay

Rise Up And Resist: A Commemorative Concert on the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
April 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

As part of the international commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, San Francisco Opera and Taube Philanthropies present Rise Up And Resist: A Commemorative Concert on the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The program will span solemn musical remembrance; outlawed music performed in the Warsaw ghetto in defiance of the Nazi regime; music performed by the Jewish Symphony Orchestra in the Ghetto; folk music celebrating Jewish, Polish-Jewish and Polish cultural heritage; and uplifting music of the time.

Works will include music by Dovid Beigelman and Isaiah Shpigl (arranged by Eytan Pessen), Ernest Bloch, Frédéric Chopin, Albert Harris, Szymon Laks, Dimitri Pakras, Karol Szymanowski, Alexandre Tansman, Henryk Wars and Mieczysław Weinberg.

A heartfelt thanks to Dianne and Tad Taube Philanthropies for keeping the memory alive of the horrid past and painful history for me personally who lost both sets of grandparents who perished in the ghetto of Grodno, Poland and who never had a chance to love, hug and spoil their little grandchild Lina Rosianski Broydo.

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Tickets are $36
(415) 864-3330
SFOPERA.COM
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Rafal Grunt

 

2023 SF Film Festival: Stephen Curry: “Underrated”
Opening night on April 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks delivers a rousing documentary illuminating the career of NBA superstar Stephen Curry.

Intertwining Curry’s emergence at Davidson College with thrilling footage of the 2021-22 Golden State Warriors season when the team won its fourth championship of the Curry era, Nicks deftly builds a portrait of a man who continually defies expectations.

With unique access, heart-pounding edits, and electrifying footage, “Underrated” tells the remarkable story of a local legend.

Director Peter Nicks and producer Ryan Coogler expected to attend.

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SFFILM.COM
Grand Lake Theatre
455 9th Street in San Francisco

Photo courtesy of SFFILM

 

SF Ballet School’s Spring Festival Celebrates the School’s 90th Anniversary
May 24-26, 2023

Enjoy the fabulous performances by the students of the renowned San Francisco Ballet School, the future ballet stars of the SF Ballet Company and beyond.

The Spring Festival will celebrate the 90th anniversary of SF Ballet School, the official school of SF Ballet and the oldest professional ballet academy in America, which will include a fundraising dinner on May 25 honoring SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand in his final season as its Director. Proceeds from the dinner and performances benefit scholarship and financial aid programs for the School, which total over $1.5 million annually.

In addition to the world premiere by Myles Thatcher, a SF Ballet Soloist whose choreographic career started at SF Ballet School, an additional excerpt from former SF Ballet Artistic Director Lew Christensen’s Beauty and the Beast (1958) will highlight the celebration of the School’s historic 90th anniversary.

The programming will also include a demonstration by students in Levels 2–8 choreographed by Karen Gabay, Stolen Moments by Val Caniparoli, and choreography by School Faculty members Dana Genshaft, Viktor Plotnikov, and Larissa Ponomarenko.

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* $25 Tickets to the performances on May 24-26 at Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, located at 700 Howard Street in San Francisco can be purchased by calling 415-865-2000
* Fundraising dinner to follow the performance at Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 PM. Tickets to the Gala Dinner & Performance range from $200 to $25,000 and can be purchased by contacting Meg Sullivan at msullivan@sfballet.org or by calling 415-865-6625

Photos courtesy of SF Ballet School

 

Lavender Season at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Now through May 22, 2023

Ahh… Lavender…. Each April and May, lavender finds itself in full bloom in Half Moon Bay. Following winter showers, and we’ve had quite a few, bright purple rows of lavender from local farms decorate the mesmerizing surroundings and embrace the beauty of the spring super bloom.

The culinary masters at the Ritz-Carlton are creating lavender-inspired menus, curated cocktails, a signature spa treatments, a meditation class to delight the senses available this spring. Most people associate lavender with two traits: fragrance and color, but lavender also has a long history throughout herbal medicine.

The Ritz-Carlton’s aficionados hope for you to experience some of lavender’s health benefits including relaxation, anti-inflammatory, pain relief, stress reduction, improved sleep and sipping on the lavender-infused Lady Violet cocktail, a concoction of Half Moon Bay Lavender Vodka, yuzu, chamomile lavender syrup with a splash of champagne.

I am on my way!!!

Hey chefs, are you planning to create something special with soon to be blooming lilac, my favorite flowers?

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650-712-7000
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
One Miramontes Point Road In Half Moon Bay

Photos courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay