SF Life: Fashion, Art, Our Planet, Women Playwrights, Free Museums

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Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

Fashion Community Week is upon us, we may not be NYC or Paris, but this is our own little event. Lyme disease is something that affects so many and the annual LymeLight foundation’s fundraiser is almost here and it’s a fun one called Dart for Art. Our Planet, that fabulous film is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre for one night only with a live orchestra. We love heralding women in all fields, particularly one where we are in the minority and that is female playwrights. See what’s coming up celebrating us.  Who doesn’t love a good museum?  We know tomatoes do, and we have some of the best and which days they are FREE!

March 18. Dart for Art

The Tomatoes love an event for a great cause and it’s time for the Lyme Light foundation’s annual benefit, Art is not your typical auction or cocktail party. It is a lively and unique event in a gallery setting where guests leave with an original piece of art. Guests stroll through the gallery previewing the works they will be “darting” (running) for later in the evening. Chances are you know someone affected by Lyme disease.

This debilitating disease is particularly challenging for young people and the LymeLight foundation’s mission is to provide grants to enable eligible children and young adults with Lyme disease to receive proper treatment and medication as well as raising awareness about Lyme disease. It is truly a unique evening and will be held once again at the San Mateo Convention Center.  Get the details.

March 9. Sustainability and Future of Fashion Conference

Fashion Community week is a bi-annual award-winning not for profit organization focused on providing a powerful marketing and business platform for Fashion, Beauty and Technology industries to showcase their products and services.  The fashion week members support emerging local and global fashion businesses, talents and organizations. The events begin on March 9th with a Sustainability and Future of Fashion Conference from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The interactive conference will be led by the industry leaders discussing the future of the Fashion Industry.

Friday evening you can join fellow fashionistas for delicious, crafted cocktails, conversations and socializing. The one-of-a-kind fashion show, no knock offs only original clothing, is Saturday evening at 6. Cocktails, more socializing and lots of oohs and aahs as the models walk the runway. This is their only runway show of the season featuring extravagant collections by outstanding International and Local Fashion designers. Grab your finest cocktail attire and pose for photos, while supporting a charity which will be announced and gathering a look at truly unique wearable art. Get the details.

Our Planet Live in Concert 

The landmark Emmy Award-winning Netflix series that took the world by storm is now a live concert event. Our Planet Live in Concert combines breathtaking HD cinematography with all-new orchestrations by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price performed by a live onstage orchestra. A journey of discovery across our planet featuring narration by legendary broadcaster David Attenborough, this mesmerizing concert is a spectacular celebration of the planet we call home – you will be fully immersed into the wonders of earth’s wildlife and their habitats.

A donation will be made to the World Wildlife Fund for each concert.  This one night only event takes place at The Golden Gate Theatre with an 18-piece orchestra accompanying the movie. This Saturday March 4th. An incredible opportunity to get out of your living room watching a small screen and immerse yourself in this beauty. Get the details.

March 4-18. 3Girls Theatre’s New Works Festival


We just discovered a decade old theatrical company called 3GirlsTheatre.  Wow – founded in 2011, the purpose of the company is to challenge the cultural bias that favors men’s voices over women’s on stage. At the time fewer than 20% of plays were written by women. Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director and Founding Playwright AJ Baker, 3GT has grown into a company that offers development opportunities to an ever-expanding group of women theatre-makers who reflect the uniqueness and diversity of our region.

On March 18th the 3Girls Theatre’s New Works Festival will present nine new works. The free series of events highlights multiple programs and projects by Bay Area women. Wednesdays – Saturdays beginning March 4th through the 18th. At Z space in SF. Get the details.

Free Museum Days

Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Photograph by Steve Whittaker, @FAMSF. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Did you know…. that we have many free museum days in the bay area? What’s not to love about museums? You learn new things. You see interesting art.  But sometimes getting in the door can get pricey, which is why free days are a total blessing. Here they are….get ready for some free culture.

SFMOMA – free first Thursdays for Bay Area residents, reserve tickets 2 weeks in advance.

deYOUNG  and LEGION OF HONORF- free on the first Tuesday of the month. Free general admission for Bay Area residents every Saturday. https://www.famsf.org/

ASIAN ART MUSEUM – Free every first Sunday of every month. https://asianart.org/

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS- Free for SF residents every day. Free for all on the first Tuesday of every month. https://conservatoryofflowers.org/

SF BOTANICAL GARDENS – Free every day from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Free on the second Tuesday of every month. https://www.sfbg.org/visit

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM – Free on the first Friday of every month. https://www.thecjm.org/

BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE – free on the first Thursday of each month. https://bampfa.org/



  • Kim Selby

    Kim Selby, the SF life editor of The Three Tomatoes, is your gal for info on what’s hot and happening in the beautiful bay area. Having lived on the Left Coast for 27 years, after almost a decade in NYC, she has explored and continues to have adventures all over the San Francisco area. Passionate about fashion, formerly with GLAMOUR magazine and Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue , Palo Alto, Kim produced fashion shows in the bay area for over 20 years. She now creates events to empower, delight and inspire women, aka “Tomatoes”. Learn more about Kim at www.kim-selby.com

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