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Jul
6
Thu
2017
Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer ConcertMerola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert

The performance will feature staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and Weill’s Street Scene, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles

Anne Manson, conductor
David Lefkowich, director
Kendra Berentsen, Mathilda Edge, Felicia Moore, Alexandra Razskazoff, sopranos
Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano
Andres Acosta, Xingwa Hao, tenors
Dimitri Katotakis, Thomas Glass, baritones

About the Merola Opera Program:

Each summer, San Francisco becomes a place where dreams come true for the young artists in the Merola Opera Program. Out of hundreds of young hopefuls who audition, approximately 23 singers, five apprentice coaches, and one apprentice stage director are chosen to participate in the Program. Merola is dedicated to seeking out the finest young opera talent and helping them develop into professional artists of the highest caliber. This is supported by a vibrant community of opera lovers devoted to nurturing tomorrow’s finest operatic talent.

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jul 9 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer ConcertMerola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert

Some of the opera’s greatest moments will come to life as Merola’s young artists perform staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and Weill’s Street Scene, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles

Anne Manson, conductor
David Lefkowich, director
Kendra Berentsen, Mathilda Edge, Felicia Moore, Alexandra Razskazoff, sopranos
Alice Chung, mezzo-soprano
Andres Acosta, Xingwa Hao, tenors
Dimitri Katotakis, Thomas Glass, baritones

About the Merola Opera Program:

Each summer, San Francisco becomes a place where dreams come true for the young artists in the Merola Opera Program. Out of hundreds of young hopefuls who audition, approximately 23 singers, five apprentice coaches, and one apprentice stage director are chosen to participate in the Program. Merola is dedicated to seeking out the finest young opera talent and helping them develop into professional artists of the highest caliber. This is supported by a vibrant community of opera lovers devoted to nurturing tomorrow’s finest operatic talent.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Merola Opera Program presents La Serva Padrona, Sāvitri, and The Bear @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Merola Opera ProgramMerola Opera Program will feature a triple bill of fully-staged, one-act operas:

La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress) is a comic opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master.

Sāvitri, music composed by Gustav Holst, is from the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focused on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman.

The Bear, opera by William Walton, in which a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Merola Opera Program presents La Serva Padrona, Sāvitri, and The Bear @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Merola Opera ProgramMerola Opera Program will feature a triple bill of fully-staged, one-act operas:

La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress) is a comic opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master.

Sāvitri, music composed by Gustav Holst, is from the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focused on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman.

The Bear, opera by William Walton, in which a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.

Aug
2
Wed
2017
13th Annual Flower Power Luncheon @ Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Salvation Army 13th Annual Flower Power Luncheon and Floral Design Show, Red Carpet Bay AreaSalvation Army 13th Annual Flower Power Luncheon and Floral Design Show will feature designs by John James co-hosted by Leigh Martinez of KTVU FOX 2. Using a colorful array of flowers, John will show guests how to create his signature designs at home.

11:00 a.m. Silent auction
12:00p.m-1:30p.m. Lunch/Show

A benefit for The Salvation Army’s Back to School and After-school programs in San Francisco.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Merola Opera Program presents La Cenerentola @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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In Rossini’s warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme. Casting to be announced at a later date.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Merola Opera Program presents La Cenerentola @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer ConcertMerola Opera Program presents La Cenerentola

In Rossini’s warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme. Casting to be announced at a later date.

Aug
8
Tue
2017
Menlo Charity Horse Show 2017 @ Menlo Circus Club
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm

Menlo Charity Horse Show, Red Carpet Bay AreaMenlo Charity Horse Show attracts 500 of the most notable names on the circuit. In addition to the exciting equine competitions, the six-day event features shopping for clothing, jewelry, and art, beer and wine tasting, casual lunches and dinners and a black-tie gala event. The Menlo Charity Horse Show raises funds for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Admission: $10.00 Daily Pass, $35.00 weekly pass; Children under 12 and Senior Citizens (65 and over) are complimentary

Show Events

Tuesday, August 8

  • “Pony Palooza” Special Treats for our Pony Exhibitors and Fans
  • Noon to 3:00 PM Palooza Hospitality Tent
  • “Exhibitor Welcome Dinner”
    5:30 PM Dinner on the Terrace

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • “Pony Palooza” Special Treats for our Pony Exhibitors and Fans
    Noon to 3:00 PM Palooza Hospitality Tent
  • $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3’3″ Incentive Program Stake
    Arena
  • $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3′ Incentive Program Stake
    Arena
  • $1,000 Round Meadow Farm Pony Hunter Classic
    Arena
  • $2,000 Windy Hill Equestrian in Memory of Larry Mayfield 1.20m Horse & Hound Jumper Class
    6:00 PM Grass Jumper Field
  • “Round Meadow Farm-Nicole Norris Pizza Night”
    5:00 PM Pizza and Salad on the Polo Field

Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Daryl K. Hoffman, M.D.
    4:30 PM Grass Hunter Field
  • Pasta Dinner courtesy of The Cask Wine Bar Restaurant
    5:00 PM Polo Field

Friday, August 11, 2017

  • $10,000 The Rhys Vineyards 1.30m Ryman Memorial Speed Jumper Class
    6:00 PM Grass Jumper Field
  • “Village Pub and SAAG’S Night”
    5:00 PM Polo Field
  • The Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala

Saturday, August 12, 2016

  • Menlo Charity Horse Show Leadline Class
    Underwritten by Don DeFranco in Memory of his father V. James DeFranco, M.D.
    Arena
  • “Adult  Palooza” Special Treats and Wine Tasting for our Exhibitors and Fans
    1:30pm – 3:00 PM Palooza Hospitality Tent
  • $1,000 Matilda Nieri .95m Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • 6:00 PM Stephen Silver $40,000 Grand Prix
    Appetizers courtesy of John Bentley’s
  • Bayhill Equine BBQ
    5:00 PM Polo Field

Sunday, August 13, 2016

  • $2,500 Strideway Farms/The Peterson Family Junior Hunter Classic
    Grass Hunter Field
  • $5,000 China Blue Farm Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic
    Grass Hunter Field
  • $2,500 DeLeon Realty, Inc.  Junior Low Hunter Classic
    Grass Hunter Field
  • $2,500 Kristin Kendall-Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Amateur Owner Low Hunter Classic
    Grass Hunter Field
  • $1,000 Peninsula Equine Medical Center Adult Amateur Hunter Classic
    Arena
  • $1,000 Trick or Treat Children’s Hunter Classic
    Arena
  • $2,500 Rosewood Sandhill 1.0m Children’s/Adult Amateur Low Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • $5,000 Summerhouse Farm 1.10m Children’s High Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • $5,000 ELLA in Town and Country Village 1.10m Adult Amateur High Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • $7,500 Charlebois Farm 1.20m Junior/Amateur Modified Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • $7,500 FlexJet 1.30m  Junior/Amateur Owner Low Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field
  • $7,500 ABC 7 (KGO-TV) 1.40m Junior /Amateur High Jumper Classic
    Grass Jumper Field

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Aug
19
Sat
2017
Merola Grand Finale Summer 2017 @ War Memorial Hall Opera House
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer ConcertCelebrate with the 2017 Merola young artists one last time before they head out to dazzle audiences around the world! The Merola Grand Finale is an exciting evening at the War Memorial Opera House, featuring scenes from some of the opera’s most thrilling moments.

7:30 pm Performance (Program and casting to be announced at a later date) at the War Memorial Opera House

10:30 pm Post-performance reception with the artists at the War Memorial Veterans Building in the Green Room. A separate ticket ($75) is required for admission to the reception. For reception tickets, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala 2017 @ San Francisco Symphony
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

YoYo Ma, San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala 2017San Francisco Symphony’s 2017-2018 season will celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, one of the greatest composers, conductors, and educators of the 20th century. The season kicks off with an Opening Night Gala featuring superstar YoYo Ma with Michael Tilson Thomas and the Symphony Orchestra performing two beloved works. All opening night concertgoers are invited to continue the celebration at the After-Party, which includes cocktails, live music, and dancing.

Make a whole night of it! Four unique Dinner Packages that include premium seating for the concert are available.

San Francisco Opening Night Gala Performers:

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
San Francisco Symphony

Program:

Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Ravel

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Sep
16
Sat
2017
American Cancer Society Discovery Gala @ The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

American Cancer Society San Francisco Discovery GalaThe 2017 American Cancer Society San Francisco Discovery Gala is expected to raise more than $2 million in the effort to finish the fight against cancer.

Some 600 guests including American Cancer Society’s Board of Ambassadors will gather for a reception, elegant dinner, special guest entertainment, and a live and silent auction.

Event Chairs: Denise and John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa

Oct
20
Fri
2017
15th Annual Fashion Fights Arthritis @ The Fairmont Hotel
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Yuka Uehara, Tokyo Gamine, Red Carpet Bay AreaJudy Jorgensen, Fashion Fights Arthritis Chair, Sharon and David Seto, Honorary Chairs, and Chelsey Seippel, Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary President, invite you to a thrilling runway show featuring designs by Yuka Uehara. Join us for this fun-filled day of fashion to support our efforts in the fight against arthritis.

10:30 a.m. – Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon, Live Auction & Runway Show

— Related — Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of more Arthritis Foundation benefit events in San Francisco:

Oct
25
Wed
2017
San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show: Flower Power @ Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day

San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show, Red Carpet Bay AreaFollowing San Francisco’s Summer of Love 50th anniversary celebrations, save the dates for San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. This year’s theme springs from the beauty and romance of blooms and blossoms. Floral imagery has long been part of a rich visual symbolism in art, be it mythological, religious or romantic. Flower Power is fertile ground for cultivating a uniquely curated assortment of art and antiques. San Francisco Art and Antiques Show also serves as a benefit event for Enterprise for Youth.

San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Gala: October 25
Show Dates: October 26 – 29

Show Chair: Suzanne Tucker

Preview Gala Committee: Ken Fulk, Laura King Pfaff, Allison Speer and Frederic Hutchins Moll, OJ and Gary Shansby, Alexis and Trevor Traina, Diane B. Wilsey

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Nov
2
Thu
2017
Ideation 2017: Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference @ Sheraton Universal Studios
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Ideation 2017: Premier Fashion Technology Software ConferenceIdeation 2017: The Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference presented by Gerber Technology — Join visionaries, disruptors, and leaders who are changing the world of Fashion, Apparel, Retail, Footwear, Home Furnishings, Automotive and Aerospace at the premier software conference dedicated to digital solutions.

Discover hundreds of ways to innovate, collaborate and accelerate your productivity and performance. Learn how leading organizations are meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace by maximizing their productivity and accelerating time to market.