glitz

by Geezer on December 17, 2014

sugartreeBay seniors and their grandkids benefit from the fierce holiday lobby competition among San Francisco hotels.This year’s prize might just go to the Sugar Tree at the St. Francis on Union Square, 12 feet of pulled and blown sugar candy, 1,000 pieces in five circular layers. Free. Meanwhile in San Jose the normally creepy Winchester Mystery House has had a makeover for the holidays, its rooms handsomely overdecorated and it’s gardens glittering with holiday lights. 2.5 hour tour tickets start at $30.

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what fun it is to ride

by Geezer on December 16, 2014

santa1Bay seniors whose grandkids are on the fence about believing in Santa Claus might have their faith restored this weekend on the Santa Trains running from Napa to Yountville. Other passengers include Saint Nick himself and a troupe of his pals. The  morning and afternoon rides are an hour and a half. $25 including treats and two drinks.

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sealed with a kiss

by Geezer on December 16, 2014

sealsBay seniors with an interest in epic scale erotica are invited to view the elephant seals at Ano Neuvo Point south of Half Moon Bay during breeding season this January and February. The males are up to a hefty 6000 pounds and during mating rituals roar and fight over the affections of the females. It’s a 3-month orgy of mating and birthing. Naturalist led tours are 2.5 hours and the fee is $7

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olé noel

December 15, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors ready for a break from all the season’s caroling might want to check out the evening of holiday flamenco at Pena Pachamama on Powell Street in the city. Castanets will starting snapping at 6:30 on December 28. Seniors $18. Come to think of it, this slow, sensuous style of dancing is perfect […]

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be dazzled

December 10, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors not satisfied with the glow of Christmas trees around town are encouraged to check out IlluminateSF’s tour of six fantastical installations in SOMA, North Beach and the Embarcadero on December 27. You’ll travel on a bicycle festooned with holiday lights.Free .The very ambitious Discovery Street Tours  also has a Science of (Holiday) Light […]

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naughty & bawdy

December 9, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors still bitter that they are too young to have witnessed the risque antics of the Barbary Coast in its heyday, have a chance to revisit our tawdry past this weekend when the Vau de Vire vaudeville troupe presents Soiled Dove, which they tout as “lascivious and circus-infused” in the Mission with music by […]

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olive! live!

December 9, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors who were knocked off their sofas watching HBO’s recent “Olive Kittridge” will be happy to know that Frances McDormand, who played the title role with endearingly Scrooge-like snark, will be speaking at West Main School Gym on Saturday December 27 at 8 pm. She will be conversing with the show’s brilliant screenwriter, Jane […]

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fun with fungi

December 9, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors should appreciate one of the delicious results of the recent tempests – bumper crops of wild mushrooms. If you plan to go shrooming we recommend doing it with someone who knows the tasty from the toxic. ForageSF is very reliable and it has a few spaces left in their December hunts in […]

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joy of sax

December 2, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors who worship at the shrine of John Contrane may not realize that there is an actual Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church here. Seriously. On Sunday December 8 they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world’s greatest jazz saxophone player’s recording of the epic “A Love Supreme”. It happens in, of […]

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3-D holiday

December 2, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors with glittering memories of the Christmas tree under the glass dome in the old Emporium department store, might want to brave the holiday crowds to see how the celebration has been updated. Starting at 5pm every half hour every night from now until December 31 on the 4th floor of the Westfield […]

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