Bay 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.
Bay 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.
Bay 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.