San Francisco Social Calendar, March 2013



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SF Ballet
SF Ballet presents “Scotch Symphony,” “Within the Golden Hour,” and “From Foreign Lands”. 8:00 PM. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., SF. Tickets: $35 and up.


It’s a Red Carpet Life
Red Carpet Bay Area presents “It’s a Red Carpet Life” on TV36, 5 minutes of San Francisco glamour. Airs at 5:25 PM, following “Friends” at 5:00 PM.


NFL Celebrity Bartending Event
Matrix Fillmore
Join Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch, Cleveland Browns player Josh Johnson, and other NFL players as they serve cocktail specials to raise money for the Family 1st Foundation benefiting Bay Area Youth. Presented by Charleston Pierce. 8:00 PM, Matrix Fillmore, 3138 Fillmore St, SF.


The Bay Lights
Bay Bridge
Witness the birth of the largest LED light sculpture in existence as the Bay Bridge is lit by The Bay Lights. Check out Marin and San Francisco restaurants, hotels, cafés and public places with the best views. 9:00 PM.


Celebrating Change
Julia Morgan Ballroom
The International Museum of Women’s 16th Anniversary, Celebrating Change. The annual Innovator Award for Women in Technology will be presented to Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems. The event is chaired by Tracy Curtis, SVP & Region President for Wells Fargo, with Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz as honorary co-chair. 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St., SF. Tickets: $300 and up


California Home+Design Awards
San Francisco Design Center
California Home+Design Requests the Pleasure of Your Company to Celebrate the 2013 CH+D Award Winners and our First Design Icon, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. San Francisco Design Center, Galleria Atrium , 101 Henry Adams Street, SF, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets: $40 (sold out!)


Urbanized screening
Asana headquarters
Asana is hosting a screening of Urbanized, the newest film by Helvetica’s Gary Hustwit. 7:30 PM, Asana headquarters, 1550 Bryant Street , Suite 900, SF. Reserve ticket at Eventbrite.


Master the Finance Game
Atelier Advisors
Atelier Advisors monthly “Think + Drinks” series presents an evening celebrating the publication of “Master the Finance Game” by Lili Balfour. The book walks entrepreneurs through the process of building financial models, valuing companies, and raising the right type of capital. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Atelier Advisors, 356 6th St., SF. Tickets: $35 (includes book)


Dukes of Melrose premiere
Bravo TV
Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos of Decades boutique in LA star in the new Bravo show, “Dukes of Melrose.” 7:30 PM, Bravo TV.


Power of Choice Luncheon
The Fairmont
NARAL Pro-Choice America presents its 18th SF Power of Choice Luncheon. This year’s event will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Noon, The Fairmont, SF. Tickets: $300 and up.


Conversation with Dick Costolo
Commonwealth Club
“Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, In conversation with Nick Bilton of the New York Times. 5:45 PM, Commonwealth Club, Blue Room, 595 Market St, SF. Tickets: $25 and up. “


Celebrate with Heart Gala
Four Seasons Hotel
The American Heart Association’s Bay Area, Celebrate with Heart Gala, chaired by Pamela Joyner. 6:00 PM, The Four Seasons Hotel, SF. Tickets: $2,500 for two patron tickets. Call (415) 228-8419 for info.


Paving the Way Gala
Four Seasons Hotel
Larkin Street Youth Services 2013 Paving the Way Gala, Building a Sustainable Future, Presenting Going the Distance: The Larkin Street Youth Achievement Award. With Mark Buell, Chair of America’s Cup Organizing Committee, and Jimmy Spithill , Skipper and Helmsman of Oracle Team USA (with members of his team). The Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., SF, 6:00 PM. Tickets $300.


Y for Youth Luncheon
Yerba Buena Center for the Art
YMCA of SF presents its second annual Y for Youth Luncheon: Y Then Y Now?. Noon, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF. Tickets: $500 and up. Call (415) 281-6734 for info.


9 to April 28
The Jersey Boys
Curran Theatre
The Jersey Boys is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St., SF. Tickets: $60 and up.


9 to June 2
Garry Winogrand exhibit
SFMOMA presents a major retrospective of the work of photographer Garry Winogrand. Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., with guest curator Leo Rubinfien, this is the first major touring exhibition dedicated to Winogrand’s work in 25 years. SFMOMA, 151 Third St., SF. Tickets: $18.


Circles of Light Gala
Four Seasons Hotel
United Religions Initiative hosts its 10th annual Circles of Light Gala, chaired by Sara Duryea. Tickets: $2,750 per table, and up.


SF Boys Chorus Gala
Stanford Court Hotel
The SF Boys Chorus 65th Anniversary Gala and Auction honors Senator Mark Leno this year. 6:00 PM, Renaissance SF Stanford Court Hotel, SF. Tickets: $200.


Mid Winter Gala
de Young Museum
The Midwinter Gala at the De Young Museum. Chaired by Vanessa Getty and Trevor Traina. By invitation only.


Bridge to Caring 2013
Metropolitan Club
Bridge to Caring 2013 is a benefit for Pathways Hospice, and features an exclusive dinner with author Laney Salisbury at 5:30 PM, followed by a book signing and reception starting at 6:30 PM. Metropolitan Club, SF. Tickets: $100 and up. Call (800) 753- 3071 for info.


Brunello Cucinelli trunk show
Wilkes Bashford
Brunello Cucinelli Fall Mens & Womens Trunk Show at Wilkes Bashford. 375 Sutter Street, SF. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


13 to May, 2013
Troilo US Debut
Coup D’Etat
Italian Artist Troilo will make his U.S. Debut at Coup D’Etat through May, 2013, Coup D’Etat, 111 Rhode Island Street #1, SF. Opening party by invitation only. Email for information.


Artful Decorations signing
Meet designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffrey Weisman as they celebrate the release and sign copies of their new book, “Artful Decoration”. 5:40 PM to 7:30 PM. Gumps, 135 Post St., SF. RSVP to


Dr. Seuss! Hat Collection
Dennis Rae Fine Art
Never-before-seen hats from Dr. Seuss’s Private Collection along with prints & sculpture from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. All artwork on exhibition and available for acquisition. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Dennis Rae Fine Art, 781 Beach St., SF. RSVP: (415) 292-0387


Fine European Furniture Auction
Fine European Furniture, Decorative Arts and Garden Ornaments. 10:00 AM, Bonhams, 220 San Bruno Avenue, SF.


Bouquets to Art
de Young Museum
The Golden Age, Bouquets to Art’s Opening Night Gala will feature an exhibition preview of 125 floral displays, catered reception, and music by the Dick Bright Orchestra. Diane B. Wilsey and Wells Fargo are Presenting Sponsors, with Lonna Wais contributing as Sponsor. 5:30 PM, de Young Museum, SF. Tickets: $300 and up. Call (415) 750-3504 for tickets and info.


19 and 20
Ralph Rucci trunk show
Saks Fifth Avenue
View the Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2013 collection, Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St., SF.


San Francisco Soiree
Four Seasons Hotel
From the American Cancer Society, enjoy “an Evening of San Francisco Inspiration” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organization, and honoring Dr. Laura Esserman. 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., SF. Tickets: $350 and up.


20 to 24
Shen Yun 2013
Orpheum Theatre
Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company built upon a vision to revive 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., SF. Tickets: $64 and up.


Conversation with Condoleeza Rice
Palo Alto
PenFed Foundation hosts a conversation with Condoleeza Rice. Honorary co-chairs of this rare event include Hon. R. James Nicholson, Hon. William J. Perry, Condoleeza Rice, and George Shultz. Palo Alto. Contact for info


Maiyet Launch
Betty Lin
Celebrate the launch of the gorgeous Maiyet collection at Betty Lin. Ten percent of Maiyet sales will be donated to Nest. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Betty Lin, 340 Presidio Ave., SF. RSVP to


Private Collections
Multiple Locations
Every spring since 2000, a group of San Francisco’s most passionate art collectors have opened their homes to share their exceptional collections with the public, and raise awareness for Enterprise for High School Students at the same time. From connoisseurs to cool hunters, every host is a vibrant part of the fabric of the Bay Area’s visual art community. 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM, Addresses to be provided. Tickets: $150 and up.


A Love Affair
Treasure Island
The Museum of Performance + Design will unveil its new location at an intimate evening, A Love Affair. 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, at The Winery on Treasure Island. Mr. Romain Serman, French Consul General, is honorary chair, with Garen Scribner and Margaret Karl as event chairs. Tickets: $350 and up.


Mr. Marina Competition
Ruby Skye
Witness 10 of the Marina district’s favorite men take the stage to compete for the title of Mr. Marina 2013, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 7:00 PM, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., SF. Tickets: $35 and up.


Snuggly Soiree
Private Residence
The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund’s Snuggly Soiree benefitting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, at the residence of Gordon and Ann Getty. For info email


Jason Wu fashion show
City Hall
SF Opera Guild and Neiman Marcus host acclaimed designer, Jason Wu on his first visit to SF. With a runway show highlighting Mr. Wu’s Fall 2013 Collection, the event will feature a champagne reception and fashion show followed by a post party with a festive buffet and dancing. Event co-chairs are Stephanie Tuttle and Melissa Boxer Zill. 6:00 PM, City Hall’s North Light Court, SF. Tickets: $375 and up. 415-565-3204


Conversation with Yves Béhar and Tim Brown
Commonwealth Club
Wizards of design , Yves Behar and Tim Brown, dissect the formula for harmonizing industry, beauty, brand and meaning. 6:00 PM, Commonwealth Club, Blue Room, 595 Market St, SF. Tickets: $20 and up.


21 to 28
SF Ballet
SF Ballet presents an encore engagement of John Cranko’s dramatic story ballet, Onegin. 8:00 PM. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., SF. Tickets: $35 and up.


On a Turquoise Cloud
The City Club
“SF Girls Chorus presents its 34th season gala, On a Turquoise Cloud. The evening includes an elegant cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and concert featuring the music of Duke Ellington with the Marcus Shelby Trio. The event Co-chairs are Senator Dianne Feinstein and Charlotte Shultz. 6:00 PM, The City Club, SF. Tickets: $300 and up. Call (415) 863-1752, x 306 for info.”


Celebrate Spring 2013 Gala
Bimbo’s 365 Club
Convent of the Sacred Heart & Stuart Hall present Celebrate Spring 2013, an evening gala with a Casablanca theme. 6:00 PM. Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus, SF. Tickets: $225.


One Night Only
Marine’s Memorial Theater
The Richmond/Ermet Aids Foundation presents a One Night Only Cabaret featuring members from the Tony-award winning cast of “The Jersey Boys”, with special guest star Debbie Gibson. 7:30 PM, Marine’s Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., SF. Tickets: $35 and up.

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