masterpiece theater

by Geezer on September 30, 2014

matisse,jpgBay seniors who have long since guessed that the Geezer lives in Berkeley, don’t have to guess why. Argument #1: my neighborhood movie theater which is not only within walking distance but just announced a knock-your-socks-off long season of 31 filmed theater, dance, art and opera events which will save me a fortune on NYC airline tickets. Just a whiff of the program includes the wildly praised “Tweflth Night” from London’s Globe Theater, the brilliant new Met exhibit of Matisse cutouts, “Swan Lake” from both the Bolshoi and the Royal Ballet and a tour of the Hermitage. Prices run about $25 per show. The ones that I’ve seen up til now have been amazing, You can see and hear everything which is not always the case when you attend them live. I’m sure the program is repeated around the Bay. Good luck in finding them. I couldn’t.

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everything’s coming up rosa

by Geezer on September 30, 2014

rosaBay seniors whose knowledge of Mexican art stops cold at Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo might want to consider frequenting the Mexican Museum tucked away in Fort Mason’s Building D. At the moment they are hosting a show of the ruggedly delicate pottery and cooking utensils of Rosa Covarrubias (until January 18). On October 26 there will be a Dia de los Muertos celebration including the Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco. Admission always free. Surprising that this cultural enterprise is so minimal considering that 15% of San Francisco is of Hispanic descent.

 

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diebenkornicopia

by Geezer on September 30, 2014

DiebenkornBay seniors rediscovered the brilliance of painter Richard Diebenkorn last year at the deYoung. A smaller but equally awesome display of his talents, this time on paper, is running at the too-often-overlooked Richmond Art Center through Nov. 16. Joining him will be other heroes from the last flourescence of a regional California style, mid-century stars such as David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Nathan Oliviera and James Weeks. Free admission. Still not satisfied? Check out the paintings by these art heroes now at the Berggruen Gallery in SF.

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doc days

September 29, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors ravenous for cultural stimuli will find generous servings of it this fall at a unique documentary film series curated at the charming, restored Lark Theater in Marin. “Mind Reels” unspools films on Vermeer, I.M. Pei, the Ballet Russes, Mussel Shoals and the Philadelphia Orchestra at midday Tuesdays over the next month, followed […]

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cloud server

September 24, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors whose flying fantasies have been restricted to their dreams have a chance to head skywards for real at Fly Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport. Pilot a single engine plane over the Bay and above the Golden Gate. Begin with an hour of tarmac instructions, followed by up to another hour […]

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coast with the most

September 23, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors may have missed the news that we have our first underwater state park. You’ll find it 88 miles north of the City at Salt Point. The Gerstle Cove Marine Reserve, open to scuba diving, is just one of the pleasures of this rugged coast with over 20 miles of trails ribboning along the […]

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art on the run

September 23, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors who could not make it to the Venice Biennale to see Lisa Freiman’s spot on piece of Americana, a “sculpture “ of a jogger running atop an upside down tank, will have a chance to hear what it was all about when the artist speaks at the SF Art Institute on October […]

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last tango

September 22, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors concerned that twerking may throw their hips out, might want to consider learning a more flirty and erotic form of dancing. What could be more passionately adult than the Argentine Tango where you and your partner are glued together? Slow, sinuous and steamy there are classes for it all over the Bay […]

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codgertations #8

September 17, 2014

Tweet Money may not buy happiness but statistically at least it appears to buy longevity. The pricey Principality of Monaco has the world’s oldest life expectancy – 87.2 years. The USA is #34 at 79.8 years, tied with Costa Rica. US women live longer than men (82.2 years vs. 77.4 years) Among lifetimes in states […]

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“You mean you haven’t told everyone you know with a pulse about the Daily Geezer?

September 10, 2014

Tweet Do the Geezer a favor and spread the word. Sign your pals, your families, your sworn enemies up for the weekly surprises delivered direct to your email.Coming up are more juicy, unexpected tips on maxing the fun of life in the Bay Area

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