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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.

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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.

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Eighth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala @ San Francisco Design Center
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

g16legacy-324The Eighth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala will bring young Bay Area professionals and philanthropists together for a formal, festive and celebratory night! Join us and celebrate GLIDE’s tradition of love, leadership, and community in support of GLIDE and its vital programs.

Hosted by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, the evening will feature musical performances from the GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band and DJ KingMost. The event will honor three change-makers who embody GLIDE’s values.

2017 Honorees:

  • Janice Mirikitani Award: Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund and Founding GP NOW Ventures
  • Reverend Cecil Williams Award: Shaka Senghor, prison reform activist and New York Times bestselling author
  • Community Hero Award: Greg Kloehn, artist and tiny house builder for formerly homeless people

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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.

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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

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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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Dec
5
Tue
2017
Holiday Heroes 2017 @ AT&T Park
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Holiday Heroes Hosts Frankie Solinksy Duryea and Sean Patrick Cronan, with Aidan Skytt (front) and Lou Seal (photo: Christie Hernandez)

Holiday Heroes Hosts Frankie Solinksy Duryea and Sean Patrick Cronan, with Aidan Skytt (front) and Lou Seal (photo: Christie Hernandez)

This December, the Wender Weiss Foundation for Children is presenting the annual Holiday Heroes event which raises awareness for deserving children in the Bay Area. This event is an excellent way to spread the holiday spirit with your family as well as to share that experience with other families in need of support. Be a hero to your own child and to local children in need!

Commence the holiday festivities, after hours, at AT&T Park:

4:30 pm –6:00 pm VIP RECEPTION

This pre-event reception on the AT&T Park field is for the higher level donors and sponsors. Invitation to this event includes early entry to the Batting Tunnels and Dugout, as well as to the event itself, s’mores on the field, special VIP-only children’s activities and special wine and appetizers.

5:30 pm –8:30 pm MAIN EVENT

Held on the Club Level of AT&T Park, Holiday Heroes is an evening of holiday joy and fun for San Francisco Bay Area families and children in need. Holiday Heroes attendees enjoy rare access to the SF Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels and an exclusive opportunity to meet local sports athletes while celebrating the holiday season. This event also includes many family friendly activities such as cookie decorating and face painting!

Watch our 2013 recap video featuring the charming reporters Frankie Duryea and  Sean Cronan:

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