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Robyn Cain, Blake Patterson, Pernella Sommerville, Jonathan Cain and Jake Wall

The Afterparty on San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night

San Francisco Symphony launched its 2015-16 season with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra performing Rogers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe favorites with vocalists Kelsey Grammar, Nathan Gunn and Alexandra Silber. Four dinners for some 1,500 donors and a cocktail party preceded the opening night performance,
The Symphony Gala Scene at City Hall -- Symphony Supper and Symphonix Dinners

The Symphony Gala Scene at City Hall

The Symphony Gala Scene at City Hall included the Symphony Supper, co-chaired by Nancy Greenbach and Mary Sky, and the Symphonix Dinner, co-chaired by Brianna Haag and Clarissa Nicosia. Some 725 donors gathered for cocktails and dinner prior to the opening
Vanessa Getty

Stylish Patrons Dinners at San Francisco Symphony Gala

Dagmar Dolby and her daughter-in-law Natasha Dolby co-chaired the San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala on September 24, 2015. Some of Red Carpet Bay Area’s favorite style scenes from the patrons dinners in the Wattis Room and the Patrons Tent: Photos by Moanalani
The Pre-Show at San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala

The Pre-Show at San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala

San Francisco Symphony held four cocktail parties, four dinners and one big after-party to celebrate its new season, on September 24, 2015. The festive opening night concert featured Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony performing Rogers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe favorites with
Bass Anthony Reed

Introducing the 2016 Adler Fellows

San Francisco Opera has trained future opera stars since its 1954-55 season, and this year is no exception. San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced 12 recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, selected from artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program.
Schuyler Hudak

TNDC’s 23rd Annual Celebrity Pool Toss

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (TNDC) 23rd Annual Celebrity Pool Toss returned to the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink pool on October 7, 2015. This year’s super-hero themed event brought in over $355,000 for TNDC youth and family programs like the Tenderloin After-School Program that serves
Sandy Weill, Joan Weill, Lang Lang

Weill Hall Season Opening Gala 2015

Lang Lang played at the fourth season opening for Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, on October 3, 2015. Joan Weill and Alice Chiang co-chaired the Season Opening Gala event that included a cocktail reception at Prelude Restaurant, a recital performance by Lang Lang in Weill Hall
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders with Red Carpet Bay Area's Marybeth La Motte

The 49ers Academy Gala 2015

San Francisco 49ers players, alumni, leaders and supporters gathered at the 49ers Academy Gala on October 2, 2015. Watch the video: The 49ers Academy‘s annual gala and benefit event under the stars, took place in the backyard of board member Michael Uytengsu‘s home, in Atherton, California. The
Watercolor by Steve Curl

Rodin by Moonlight 2015

Rodin by Moonlight, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University‘s biennial black-tie dinner dance, raised over $500,000 for the museum, a record high for the event in its 30 year history, on September 19, 2015. The funds will help keep the museum admission free
Charleston Pierce, Hooman Khalili

Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation

Olympic gold medalist and two time world champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi founded the Always Dream Foundation (ADF) to help underserved children by teaching them to read and inspiring them to dream big. In 2012, Always Dream Foundation launched “Always Reading,” an early childhood literacy program that now
A rendering of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated for opening in the heart of Los Angeles in 2017, announced a gift valued at more than $5 million from the late Oscar®-winning Hollywood actress and United States Ambassador Shirley Temple Black and her
Party for the Parks 2015

Party for the Parks 2015

The 10th annual Party for the Parks benefit event at the Palace of Fine Arts attracted some 500 park supporters on September 19, 2015. The iconic Palace of Fine Arts is the only remaining building from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and San Franciscans are just as