Those of us living in the San Francisco Bay Area are so rich, rich in the beauty of our surroundings, rich in our diverse cultural heritage, and oh, so very rich in the wide variety of cultural activities available to us. This weekend is no exception. From classical music, to jazz to rock to art to wie or to just getting out and enjoying our exquisite Autumn weather
The Santa Rosa Symphony opens its second season as Resident Orchestra at The Green Music Center’s Weill Hall this Saturday. It also marks their 85th year of presenting grand music to Sonoma County. So, put on your best bib and tucker and join the festivities. Follow the fanfare into the hall for this celebratory event, then continue to celebrate with a glass of sparkling wine after the concert. Weill Hall and the Santa Rosa Symphony are truly something worth celebrating.
Is jazz your thing? Then you couldn’t go wrong with Dave Holland’s performance at the San Francisco Jazz Center. This exceptional venue, dedicated to the exploration of jazz in all its forms, will play host to this outstand bassist and his “Prism.” Holland became an icon in the jazz word shortly after he joined zmiles Davis in 1958.
Oh yes! The Mill Valley Film Festival is back and opening this weekend. Always great fun and enlightenment with their wide range of outstanding examples of the film makers art.
If wine and food are your thing, then visit the Sonoma County Harvest Festival this weekend, at the Sonoma County Fare grounds in Santa Rosa and enjoy wine, good and other events planned to celebrate our harvest.
If you just love feasting your eyes on truly grand and gorgeous things, then the M.H. deYoung Museum is the place for you. The Bulgari Exhibit has to be one of the world’s greatest examples of obvious consumption, yet with incredible beauty and good taste; truly a banquet for the eyes. The exhibit includes pieces from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, including a piece she commissioned but never wore, instead putting it up for auction for the benefit of AIDS awareness.
And this weekend and next are your last chances to experience the Impressionist on the Water exhibition at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Don’t miss this opportunity. Who knows how many decades it may be before these landmark paintings return to our community?
And there’ always our beautiful surroundings. Why not take advantage or these glorious autumn days and visit the beach, the vineyards, the woods, oops, - can’t visit some of the woods and our other national wonders. Some members of congress are holding the nation for ransom. Just saying …