SF LIFE: Fun Ways to Kick off the New Year

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Whee, Cheers, clink, clink – Hope your New Year Celebration was festive and cheerful or cozy and comfortable! However, you chose to ring in 2016, I wish you the best for the coming year. Let’s celebrate just being us and not opt into New Year New You! After all we are Fabulous Tomatoes just the way we are!  Here are a few fun ways to start off the New Year.

Glass Blowing

SF LIFE: Fun Ways to Kick off the New YearI don’t know about you, but in this second, or third act of life, I have been chomping at the bit to, gingerly, let some of my inner artist explore various art forms. We all have that creative gene, even if it’s been tamped down for decades. Glass Blowing just seems so cool, for lack of a better word. Slow Burn Glass studio in Oakland, offers beginners through advanced artists the opportunity to experience the joy of glassblowing. YOU will actually do the work. Their environment emphasizes hands on learning by doing. Small classes of 3 – 6 burgeoning glass blowers ensure plenty of time to create! Can’t wait to create my own glass pumpkin….hahah….or orb!

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Jan. 13-Feb. 7. Satchmo at The Waldorf

SF LIFE: Fun Ways to Kick off the New YearCalling all Jazz lovers for a fab evening out. A.C.T., our amazing local theatre presents this one man-show featuring a collision between two jazz titans, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. John Douglas Thompson “the greatest classical actor” (New Yorker) channels these two jazz greats. This acclaimed off-Broadway hit, by theater critic Terry Teachout, details Armstrong’s meteoric rise, as well as his fateful relationships with his manager and with Davis. This tale of ambition and artistry gives the audience a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of history’s most iconic jazz legends.  Get discount tickets via Goldstar.

Jan. 20-Feb. 19. The Book of Liz

book of liz goldstarFor something out of the realm of the ordinary, the Sedaris sibling hilarious and eccentric play returns to San Francisco. Laugh out loud as you watch the plight of Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock who is known throughout town for her legendary and delicious cheeseballs! A member of the Squeamish religious order, Dunderstick runs away from her home within the isolated community of Cluster Haven to try her luck in the real world. Her adventures lead her to an array of distinctly Sedaris-esque characters, from a Ukrainian immigrant dressed as a giant peanut to the alcoholic staff of a local diner, as she struggles to figure out where she belongs. Ring in 2016 with laughter!  Get discounted tickets via Goldstar.

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  • 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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