SF LIFE Insiders’ Guide: Acrobats, Music, Performances, Fashion Talk
The events keep happening and we couldn’t be more delighted to share them with you! Club Fugazi returns with amazing acrobatics and circus fun comes to Yerba Buena. Our favorite outdoor flower piano returns to Golden Gate Park to bring music and nature together, Napa hosts free music downtown through October. Local theatre has some unique offerings LIVE, and The Fashion Incubator in SF shares a panel of experts on what fashion is all about today. Is it time to ditch the sweatpants? Me thinks so fellow tomatoes. And listen into this week’s inspiring Happy Hour Podcast.
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An Acrobatic Love Letter to The City by The Bay
Created by internationally acclaimed modern circus collective The 7 Fingers, Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story is powered by exhilarating acrobatics, spoken word, choreography, video projections, shadow play, and original music. From the Gold Rush and 1906 earthquake to the Summer of Love and the mysterious fog, San Francisco comes vividly to life over 90 action-packed minutes that pay homage to the City’s stunning beauty, storied characters, and astounding resilience. Begins September 22nd. Clubfugazisf.com
San Francisco’s one ring circus comes to Yerba Buena on August 28th. Their all inclusive performers hail primarily from the Bay Area, and their latest offering is called Humorous – “a celebration of the fantabulous world we discover together through the simple gifts of wonder and laughter.”
Directed by Abigail Munn, The Executive Director the sixty-minute performance features a diverse and talented troupe of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and clowns all set to a live band. For those of you long time Bay Area residents you may be familiar with the once beloved Pickle Family Circus. Abigail got her start as a trapeze artist with them at the age of 9. Circus Bella is truly an experience for kids of all ages. Circusbella.org
Aug. 26. The Future of Fashion
What is the future of fashion and what are we actually going to be wearing. The SF Fashion Incubator has gathered a panel of experts who have a pulse on all the different lifestyles that people lead now and what that means for personal wardrobe and shopping preferences.In this online event you will get to hear from Bloomingdale’s personal shopping manager Amanda D. Adams, Michael McCarthy, Editor in Chief of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Magazines and Lauren Messiah, stylist and author of “Style Therapy – 30 days to your signature style”. Much has changed in the lifestyle of people since the pandemic. Get tickets here.
The Fashion Incubator is also hosting a pop up at Bloomingdale’s in SF featuring local designers. One-of-a-kind designs – all local, what could be more enticing? This weekend only. Fashionincubatorsf.org/events
Music in Napa
Music makes our hearts sing and fortunately there are a lot of opportunities to listen to whatever sounds make your toes tap. If you find yourself in Napa, their downtown concert series hosts a variety of musical acts each weekend, now through October 9th. Billy Idol, Death Cab for Cutie and others will be headlining. And of course, there will be plenty of wine. Oxbowriverstage.com
Sept. 17-21. The Flower Piano
We simply can’t get enough of Flower Piano at the SF Botanical Garden, so mark your calendar now when the pianos return. They are tucked into nooks and crannies within the blooming gardens of the botanical garden. You can pop by to play your best Chopsticks during open play time and catch scheduled performances from the pros. Sfbg.org
Sept. 17-Oct. 3. Palo Alto Players present “Working” LIVE
“Working” is based on Studs Terkel’s bestselling book. This unique, Tony-nominated musical has been recently updated for the modern age and features the real-life words of average working Americans, set to music by a diverse collection of extraordinary story-telling songwriters including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Schwartz as well as Craig Carnelia and James Taylor.
WORKING is a brilliant, hilarious, and heartwarming examination of the “essential” worker. September 17 – October 3. Paplayers.org
Aug. 20-Sept. 12. “Mothers of the Bride” LIVE and Virtual
The delightful Pear Theatre in Mountain View brings us “Mothers of the Bride”. This play, about a bride-to-be who must manage the affections of both her mother and her stepmother while planning the wedding, began as a 10- minute piece in the 2019 Pear Slices, was developed into a full-length piece with input from other members of the Pear Playwrights Guild, and fine-tuned with audience input after being presented as a staged reading.
Now ready to see a fully staged production, Mothers of the Bride celebrates the talent of a Bay Area playwright as well as our own ability to choose our family.
This show will be presented as a hybrid — audience can choose to watch virtually or live in the theatre. Thepear.org