shooting star

by Geezer on April 21, 2015

misrachBay seniors have a seriously great photographer in our midst. Richard Misrach, a Bay senior himself, has shot an extraordinary range of subjects, many in super-sized formats, including the Oakland Fire, ecological devastations, even fresh looks at our greatest local cliché, the Golden Gate. No matter the subject, Misrach’s work has a stunning formal elegance. A career retrospective is now showing at the invaluable Fraenkel Gallery on Geary.

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delish

by Geezer on April 20, 2015

yogurtBay seniors who have been foodies for decades should not miss the wonders of Omnivore, the tiny shop on Cesar Chavez in the city jammed with new, antiquarian and collectible cookbooks. Get there early for their free, popular lectures and demonstrations. This Sunday at 3 Cheryl Steinman, author of “Yogurt Culture” will show you how to make your own version of the world’s healthiest, creamiest food. On Saturday May 2 Maureen Abood, “Rose Water and Orange Blossoms” blogger, will explore the delights of Lebanese cuisine. 3 pm.

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fidgetty feet

by Geezer on April 20, 2015

tangoBay seniors whose knee replacements have healed nicely are invited to gambol along during Dance Week from this Friday until May 3. Over 400 events are scheduled around the Bay Area from ballet classes to participatory demonstrations of jazz, modern, hip hop, tango, ballet, swing, 70’s jazzercise, salsa, capoerira, afro-columbian, zumba, tango, belly dancing, even something temptingly titled the Bliss Experience. Noteworthy is an open rehearsal at Lines Ballet. Many events are free.

 

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top of the world

April 14, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who want a last jolt of Spring before California turns golden might want to hike Briones Park in the East Bay. Its 6,255 acres have a rolling network of trails the high point being the loop route past the 1,483 foot Briones Peak. The views are cineramic from Diablo to Tamalpais from Suisan […]

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happy birthday

April 13, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors grateful to still be on terra firma might want to join in this Saturday’s celebrations of Earth Day. This most historic will be a party for the 177th birthday of the father of eco-consciousness – John Muir. From 10-4 at his historic 1882 home in Martinez there will be exhibits, music, awards, even […]

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the masters

April 13, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors no longer have to be embarrassed about living in a city without any Rothkos or deKoonings. Our claim to serious art status has been convincingly advanced with the opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford, housed in a new museum adjacent to the Canter Art Center. The building is unimpressive but the […]

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open invitation

April 12, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors can invite themselves to penultimate picnics in vineyards, ranches, even sea caves. Sit with dozens of guests – chefs, farmers, cheese producers, vintners – at a long narrow table. Outstanding in the Field, are the impresarios behind these al fresco feasts. They have been holding these events since 2000. Many of this […]

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ooze and ahs

April 7, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors may think that foodies are all focused on esoteric Asian vegetables but there are an equal number obsessed with refining grilled cheese sandwiches which now have the status of “classics”. You’ll find proof this Sunday from 11 to 5 when National Grilled Cheese Day is celebrated at SoMa StrEast Food Park on […]

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let the games begin

April 6, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors excited about the opening of baseball season this week might want to know about another sport whose popularity is even more impressive. It is estimated than in 2013 over 71 million people were watching competitive video games. You can see what the excitement is all about when Red Bull stages its Battle […]

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chateau geezer

April 6, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who would rather not bother with owning their own winery can still look like they do. This Sunday at 3pm at Tank18, an urban tasting room in SOMA, they will provide the art supplies to create and affix your own personalized wine label. Select from Tank18’s collection of vintages and if you’re […]

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