By Lina Broydo
Los Altos Rotary’s Fine Art in the Park
August 12 & 13, 2023
Find the art that touches your heart among more then 150 juried and award winning California artists as they display and sell their original and stunning sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood and glass works in an open-air picturesque setting at the Lincoln Park in Los Altos with live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden to enrich your enjoyment of this marvelous weekend under the redwoods.
Well behaved and on the leash pooches are welcome.
100% of Rotary Fine Art profits will be donated towards a variety of projects such as providing support to fight diseases including Polio, AIDS and COVID-19, helping victims of weather disasters, providing local scholarships and supporting sustainable projects both locally and internationally.
WHAT IS ROTARY? With over 1.4 million members in 200 countries, Rotary is an international service organization of business and professional women and men who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and work toward world understanding and peace.
Lincoln Park in Los Altos
Photos courtesy of LARC
Stanford Live and San Francisco Ballet Present: Starry Nights
August 3 & 4 at 7:30p.m.
The fabulous dancers of the San Francisco Ballet are pirouetting south to Stanford University’s extra ordinary Frost Amphitheater!
The highlights hits from SF Ballet’s repertoire are their choices for showcasing their magnificent talents in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Violin Concerto which was choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and reimagines composer’s Igor Stravinsky’s celebrated 1931 Violin Concerto in D. Originally commissioned and created for SF Ballet’s 2023 next@90 festival Violin Concerto was met with standing ovations and rave reviews and now it is your opportunity to see it for yourself.
Enjoy the following selections from the recent SF Ballet Galas which were added to this amazing Starry Nights evening at Frost Amphitheater: Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux choreographed by George Balanchine to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Blake Works I Pas de Deux choreographed by William Forsythe to the music of James Blake; Cinderella Act II Pas de Deux choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to the music of Sergei Prokofiev; Swan Lake Act III Pas de Deux choreographed by Helgi Tomasson to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and MADCAP choreographed by Danielle Rowe to the music of Pär Hägstöm.
Definitely not to be missed! How about attending these performances on both nights! I will!
327 Launcen Street at Stanford
Photos courtesy of SF Ballet
Palace of Fine Arts Turned to Pickleball as of July 11, 2023
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco listened to my prayers! For those of us who’s knees are too weak to play tennis… the nice people at the Palace created a new and extremely popular opportunity for us to join the latest rage in sports: the Pickleball!
The pickleball courts have been fashioned out of a space at the Palace of Fine Arts that appears to be the former Exploratorium Museum, and they are available for reservations to quench the city’s high demand among pickleball enthusiasts.
The new pickleball courts are located in one of the high-ceilinged warehouse spaces at the Palace of Fine Arts. “We are thrilled to further expand access to pickleball, an incredibly social and inclusive sport that has brought joy to so many new players over the past few years,” says SF Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg in a statement.
As of this week, there are 64 available courts in the city for playing pickleball, up from just 12 in 2018, the parks department notes.
Once the Palace of Fine Arts courts open, that number will be 67, and that will include 17 dedicated pickleball courts and 50 tennis courts that have had new striping and wheel-able pickleball nets added to accommodate pickleball playing. Thanks Phil, see you at the Palace! Princess Lina.
Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
Photo courtesy of SF Rec and Park
Tina – The Tina Turner” Musical in San Francisco
August 1 through 27, 2023
She was called “Simply The Best! Her voice was undeniable. Her fire was unstoppable.
Her triumph was unlike any other.” Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of the most beloved hits from the one and only Queen of Rock n’ Roll, “Tina – The Tina Turner” Musical follows the journey of the beloved and the world’s best selling performing artists in the history of music.
Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer.
Featuring her much loved songs, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
I am never tired of listening to Tina or watching her videos. Did you know she taught Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones fame “Pony” – her famous signature prancing footwork and dance moves? “He caught on fast” she said.
My life was enriched by seeing her perform at the SAP Center’s Arena in San Jose.
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor Street in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of the broadwaysf.com