If you’re traveling about the San Francisco Bay Area in the following week, you will find no lack of exciting things to do. You don’t have to board a 747 to travel the world. You can do it right here in your own back yard, and remember, we have the great good fortune to live on one of the most desired destination regions of the world.
For starters, you might just walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You just happen to have the great good fortune to have one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” right here in your back yard. Enjoy it. Experience it. Revel in it.
And talk about wonders. The newly opened Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
on the Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, just an hour north of the Golden Gate, is being called one of the most acoustically perfect music venues in the world. This superb concert hall is dedicated to bring the finest music available in a variety of genera to Northern California residents. Just in the month of September alone you will have the opportunity to see, Renee Flemming, Lang Lang, Ithak Perlman, Herbie Hancock, and Ruth Ann Swenson nd Warren Jones. And in September, the weather will still be good so you can take advantage of the lawn seating which is a fraction the price of inside tickets and oh so enjoyable; great music, wine, a picnic – how can you miss.
And, another how can you miss venue, The Lamplighters . This season enthrawlling audiences with Iolanthe, dir Fledermaus and anH.M.S. Pinafore sing along – how cool is that?
For something completely new, The New Conservatory Theater presents a new play by Brad Erikson. This new look at the “American Dream” runs through September 15.
At the Oakland Museum "Inspiration Points," an exhibition of California landscape artists will be running through September 8th. This exhibition features works by Ansel Adams, William Keith, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrch, Thomas Moran and more. This exhibition is consists of paintings, photographs, drawings and prints of the California landscape; from her wild beauty to scenes no longer unspoiled.
At the M.H. De Young Museum you may experience the works of Richard Diebenkorn – now through September 29th. This exhibit focuses on the years he lived in Berkeley and was an instructor at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where I had the good fortune to study under him.
And, at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, now through October 13 you have the rare opportunity to see some of the worlds finest Impressionist’s paintings. This outstanding exhibition, “Impressionists on the Water,” was designed to coincide with and complement the America’s Cup competitions which is occurring now through September 21st. This excellent exhibit shows the impressionists love of the water, boats and boating.
Now, if this isn’t enough to keep you on the move for the coming month, well then …